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League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies…

League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies it

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…
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  • Terry Bradshaw didn’t like how Drew Brees celebrated his record…

    Terry Bradshaw didn’t like how Drew Brees celebrated his record-breaking TD

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Drew 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…
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  • Robert Griffin III: I felt sharp at practice

    Robert Griffin III: I felt sharp at practice

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    Redskins 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 Tar
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  • Fujita blasts Goodell

    Fujita blasts Goodell

    BEREA, 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.
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  • Panthers C Kalil, who promised title, put on IR

    Panthers C Kalil, who promised title, put on IR

    Ryan 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.
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  • Ron Rivera takes pride in heritage

    Ron Rivera takes pride in heritage

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    As 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…
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  • Bountygate: A Circular, Confusing History

    Bountygate: A Circular, Confusing History

    nytimes.com Oct 10, 2012
    If 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.
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  • Drew Brees is player of the week

    Drew Brees is player of the week

    This 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…
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  • Texans add some veteran LB depth with Barrett Ruud

    Texans add some veteran LB depth with Barrett Ruud

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    Lacking 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…
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  • Decision time for Panthers

    Decision time for Panthers

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    As 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 …
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  • PFT Live: Saints talk with Mike Triplett and the coaching hot s…

    PFT Live: Saints talk with Mike Triplett and the coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    If 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 ab
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    It'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 At
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  • Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'

    Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    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 e
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Top 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…
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  • Video - Who is built best for January? 01:27

    Who is built best for January?

    Oct 10
    The 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.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Changes to Tampa Bay's O-Line 00:36

    Blogger Blitz: Changes to Tampa Bay's O-Line

    Oct 10
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about the changes coming this weekend to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Panthers' Kalil Put on IR 00:38

    Blogger Blitz: Panthers' Kalil Put on IR

    Oct 10
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about what impact the absence of Panthers' center Ryan Kalil will have on the team
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-TB 01:05

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: KC-TB

    Oct 10
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chiefs-Buccaneers

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 5

    Oct 10
    Throw out any notion of a stoic "game-management" offense in San Francisco, pigskin peeps.
  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    Oct 10
    The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton