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Report:  Jon Gruden talking to the Raiders about a return

Report: Jon Gruden talking to the Raiders about a return

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
Last week, former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden supposedly was in talks to return to the University of Tennessee, where he once served as a graduate assistant. This week, former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden supposedly is in talks to return to t…
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS After playing a Thursday night game, the Falcons altered their schedule. Coach Mike Smith gave the players the weekend and Monday off before returning to practice Tuesday.…
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  • After pelting Saints bus, Atlanta airport egg-tosser quits his …

    After pelting Saints bus, Atlanta airport egg-tosser quits his job

    Long before the Falcons scrambled Drew Brees and the Saints last Thursday night, someone at the Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport threw a little hot sauce on the Atlanta-New Orleans rivalry by egging the Saints' bus. Most of the Saints looked on the …
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  • Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders

    Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    ‘Tis the season for stashing players for the future on the 53-man roster. The Panthers announced they had promoted two of their own practice squaders, and signed defensive end Mario Addison from the Redskins practice squad. The back-filling came after t
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  • Bucs, Falcons make most of injuries

    Bucs, Falcons make most of injuries

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    When a team’s season goes bad, one common response is to point to injuries. Sometimes that holds merit and sometimes it doesn’t. We don’t have to look any further than the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to see that. At least at the momen
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  • Best hands in the NFL?

    Best hands in the NFL?

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    When ESPN Stats & Information sends out its weekly package that includes the league leaders in individual and team dropped passes, I usually do a post about it. It was relevant last year when Atlanta’s Roddy White was running away with the league lead i
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  • NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Aaron Kromer a finalist at BC

    Aaron Kromer a finalist at BC

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    New Orleans offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is one of three finalists for the head-coaching position at Boston College, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco and Ball State coach Pete Lembo are the other finali
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Sports Columnists

  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…