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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
So much for protecting whistleblowers. The lengthy memorandum issued by the NFL to all teams on Tuesday regarding the re-issued discipline in the Saints bounty scandal identifies former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy as the person who originall…Share Tweet
yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass for the 48th straight game on Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers, and his New Orleans Saints triumphed in front of their beloved, persecuted, suspended head coach Sean Payton. It was an evening of joy for the S…Share TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared to practice on Wednesday and said after the session that he was feeling no aftereffects from the concussion he suffered during the Week Five loss to the Falcons. “I felt sharp,” Griffin said, via TarShare TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Scott Fujita accused Roger Goodell of abusing his power as commissioner for his handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounty case.Share TweetRyan Kalil, the Carolina Panthers' Pro Bowl center, who took out a full-page ad in The Charlotte Observer to promise fans a championship, won't be going to the Super Bowl.Share Tweet
Ron Rivera takes pride in heritageAs part of our coverage of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I did a question-and-answer session with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera. You can see the full interview here. But, if you want the quick version, Rivera has been a pioneer. He became the f…Share Tweet
Bountygate: A Circular, Confusing Historynytimes.com Oct 10, 2012If you feel like the N.F.L.'s case against the Saints for a bounty program keeps going around in circles, you are not alone.Share TweetThis should come as no surprise, but the NFL has announced that Drew Brees is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brees made history Sunday night when he threw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game to break the 52-year-old record set by Johnny…Share TweetLacking depth in the middle of their defense with the loss of linebacker Brian Cushing, the Texans signed veteran Barrett Ruud Wednesday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Ruud was just released by the Saints, who acquired him in a tra…Share TweetAs they go through their bye week, the struggling Carolina Panthers face a major decision that could have long-term implications on their franchise. Do they put veteran Jon Beason back at middle linebacker? Or do they go with rookie Luke Kuechly in the …Share Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Mike Triplett and the coaching hot seatIf it’s Wednesday, that means it is time for PFT Live‘s weekly look at which coaches are feeling their seats getting warm. It’s still early to make such determinations, although five games is certainly enough to give some credence to any thoughts abShare Tweet
Around the NFC SouthIt's time for our Wednesday morning look at the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS The team has had a 23-percent increase in television viewership during its 5-0 start. That’s not surprising. Winning attracts attention. Although AtShare Tweet
Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have one thing in common. They lead the NFL in dropped passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons and Saints each have 15 drops. That hasn’t been a problem for the Buccaneers and Panthers, who eShare Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Minnes…Share Tweet
Who is built best for January?Oct 10The San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants all have solid squads, but which team is best built for January? Michael Lombardi and Darren Sharper offer their take.
Blogger Blitz: Changes to Tampa Bay's O-LineOct 10NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about the changes coming this weekend to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line
Blogger Blitz: Panthers' Kalil Put on IROct 10NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about what impact the absence of Panthers' center Ryan Kalil will have on the team
Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-TBOct 10Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Buccaneers