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Report: Broncos' Miller fined $21K for low hit

Report: Broncos' Miller fined $21K for low hit

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was fined $21,000 for his low hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, according to a Denver Post report.
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  • Elvis Dumervil plans to return to practice Friday

    Elvis Dumervil plans to return to practice Friday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has yet to practice this week after suffering a sprained left shoulder in a win over the Carolina Panthers last week. That’s expected to change tomorrow. According to Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, D
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  • Falcons' Jones misses 2nd straight practice

    Falcons' Jones misses 2nd straight practice

    Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury on Thursday and will be a game-time decision against Arizona.
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  • Darren Sproles moves closer to a return

    Darren Sproles moves closer to a return

    Saints running back Darren Sproles was expected by some to miss six games with a broken hand.  In the end, he may miss only two. A day after returning to practice on a limited basis, Sproles fully participated in Thursday’s session.  We’re told he”
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  • Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Cornerback Aqib Talib met the media on Thursday for the first time since the Patriots traded a fourth-round pick to the Buccaneers to acquire him just before the trade deadline. Talib said all the expected things about being excited to join the team and…
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  • More on Pro Bowl voting

    More on Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We told you Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber were the only NFC South players leading at their positions in the early fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Now, it’s time to go a little deeper on
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  • Ryan Mathews’ neck still hurting after Quincy Black collision

    Ryan Mathews’ neck still hurting after Quincy Black collision

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Chargers running back Ryan Mathews remained in last Sunday’s game after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision that led to Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black being carted off the field, but he wasn’t totally unscathed. Mathews has now missed practice on b
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  • Checking out the experts' picks

    Checking out the experts' picks

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    I went to check on the ESPN NFL Expert Picks expecting the panel to be unanimous in this week’s games involving NFC South teams. But it turns out that’s the case in only one game. The panel was unanimous in its choice of the Atlanta Falcons over the A
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  • 2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Tampa Bay vs Carolina

    2012 NFL Week Nine Preivew — Tampa Bay vs Carolina

    The Bucs travel to Carolina on Sunday for a NFC South battle between two teams whose seasons have not exactly gone like the script that many felt it would. The Panthers were expected to take a big step forward after their 2011 season in which Cam Newton…
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  • Checking the injuries that matter most

    Checking the injuries that matter most

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We’ve got a bunch of significant injuries around the NFC South, so let’s take a look at the latest news. Carolina Panthers receiver/kick returner Armanti Edwards (groin) sat out Thursday's practice. That could clear the way for rookie Joe Adams to get
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  • Schiano "not sure" if Meredith can play Sunday

    Schiano "not sure" if Meredith can play Sunday

    tampabay.com Nov 15, 2012
    There does appear to be some concern whether starting right guard Jamon Meredith can play Sunday against the Panthers. Meredith did not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury suffered in the final period of Wednesday's practice, when another player fa…
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  • The cost of Ray Edwards

    The cost of Ray Edwards

    Although he already has been released, defensive end Ray Edwards still will cost the Atlanta Falcons $4.65 million against the 2013 salary cap. The Falcons are off the hook for the $5.5 million in base salary that Edwards was scheduled to earn next year…
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  • Southern exposure for Week 11

    Southern exposure for Week 11

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The suddenly-surging New Orleans Saints will play to the largest audience of any NFC South team on Sunday. Take a look at the map of which games will be broadcast in which areas on Sunday and follow the yellow that represents the game between the Saints…
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  • Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for th…

    Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for the Saints ... again

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Saints have life again, as does their surprise featured back, Dennis Dillon writes. Chris Ivory has provided a spark that has fans asking the team's coaches, What took so long?
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  • Can the Falcons make the Super Bowl?

    Can the Falcons make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    After a loss to New Orleans on Sunday, a lot of people started to write off Atlanta as “the same old Falcons." You know, the team that can’t win the big one. The team that hasn’t won a single playoff game since the arrivals of coach Mike Smith and q
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  • Freeman, Bucs breaking new ground

    Freeman, Bucs breaking new ground

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
      This really has been true for only five weeks, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the most exciting offense in franchise history and they have a true franchise quarterback for the first time. Start thi
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Let's take a quick look at the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz writes that the Falcons have flaws, but points out every NFL team does. That’s very true. It may seem like the world is picking the Falcons apart right now.
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  • Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip Rivers

    Norv Turner, Antonio Gates stand behind Philip Rivers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    After another costly interception from San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Norv Turner was asked if he’d consider sitting his starting quarterback. Turner had benched running back Ryan
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:27

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Nov 15
    Cold Hard Facts looks at Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow and the New Orleans Saints
  • Video - Freeman Finding Success 02:00

    Freeman Finding Success

    Nov 15
    Ron Jaworski breaks down what's behind the improved play of Buccaneers' quarterback Josh Freeman
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman finding success by getting back to basics 06:44

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman finding success by getting back to basics

    Nov 15
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman joins "Around the League" to talk about the Buccaneers' emergence in the NFC playoff race, his own personal success and Freeman's new weapons by the bay.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Raiders 00:39

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Raiders

    Nov 15
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at Oakland

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 15
    The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Nov 15
    Who's up for another three hours of shitty football? Pull up a chair and watch poorly prepared, banged-up football players from two forgettable teams...