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Arians: Calais Campbell a game-time decision

Arians: Calais Campbell a game-time decision

ESPN.com Updated 9 hours ago
TEMPE, Ariz. – If it was up to Calais Campbell, he would be playing Sunday against Philadelphia. But Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians will be the one who makes that call, and Arians said Friday that that status of his 6-foot-8 defensive end will be …
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  • Muffed returns could have led to different issue for Ted Ginn

    Muffed returns could have led to different issue for Ted Ginn

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Had Ted Ginn Jr. not recovered either of his muffed returns Sunday in Oakland, he knew this week might have been vastly different. But he did and he kept his job as the Arizona Cardinals’ kickoff and punt returner for at least another gam…
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  • Rams look to improve perimeter run D

    Rams look to improve perimeter run D

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- As they make their final preparations for the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps the St. Louis Rams defense can get some pointers from Vanderbilt alum/running back Zac Stacy. Vanderbilt's catch phrase -- "Anchor Down" -- makes plen…
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  • Seahawks owner Paul Allen pledging $100M in fight against Ebola

    Seahawks owner Paul Allen pledging $100M in fight against Ebola

    Folks in the United States are starting to understand the seriousness of the Ebola crisis worldwide now that there have been documented cases in this country, but it has plagued Western Africa with nearly 5,000 deaths. One NFL owner is doing everything …
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  • Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce questionable for Sunday

    Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce questionable for Sunday

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    Eagles center Jason Kelce has been targeting Week 10 for his return from sports hernia surgery, but things appear to be progressing more quickly. Kelce returned to practice this week and has been listed as questionable for the team’s trip to Arizona to …
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  • Bye comes at perfect time for wounded 49ers

    Bye comes at perfect time for wounded 49ers

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Jim Harbaugh’s instructions and hopes for his San Francisco 49ers team as it broke in Santa Clara this week for the much-needed bye? “I want them to enjoy their families, enjoy their children if they have them, play with their kids and come back mentall…
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  • Unfazed, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Doing It His Way

    Unfazed, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Doing It His Way

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    The way his big brother tells it, Jim Harbaugh never minded the regular moves every few years for his father's football coaching jobs because he needed a change in towns to find fresh surroundings and make new friends given how quickly he ran them off.
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  • Larry Fitzgerald: Lack of touches is a “champagne problem”

    Larry Fitzgerald: Lack of touches is a “champagne problem”

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    Larry Fitzgerald has piled up a lot of stats for a lot of mediocre teams. So now that he’s not getting as many stats for a good one, he’s not going to complain, at least out loud. While it’s clear that the Cardinals wide receiver isn’t getting the ball …
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  • Free tickets to 49ers games create problems for San Jose police

    Free tickets to 49ers games create problems for San Jose police

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    A troubling picture has been painted in recent weeks regarding the relationship between the 49ers and San Jose police. In addition to the team routinely hiring San Jose police officers to provide security services (a practice that has been suspended due…
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  • With shoulder injury in past, Carson Palmer moves forward

    With shoulder injury in past, Carson Palmer moves forward

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The pop came overnight. When Carson Palmer threw the Thursday before Arizona hosted Washington in Week 6, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald saw passes that were “a little soft coming out.” A day later, when the Cardinals took the field for …
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  • Cardinals vs. Eagles preview

    Cardinals vs. Eagles preview

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Anyone looking for a good, old-fashioned running battle won’t have to look further than University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals' top-ranked rushing defense will have its hands full trying to corral Philadelphia Eagles running back…
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  • ESPN confirms existence of Seattle locker-room divide, in unusu…

    ESPN confirms existence of Seattle locker-room divide, in unusual way

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The Seahawks have a divided locker room. Unless they don’t. Unless they do. ESPN has advanced the ball on this topic in an unusual way. Appearing on SportsCenter and introducing Thursday’s sound from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, anchor Kenny May…
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  • Week 8 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 8 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    This week’s games include a matchup between the Eagles and the Cardinals, who have unexpectedly taken control of the N.F.C. West.
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  • Eagles will test Cards' offseason focus on defending tight ends

    Eagles will test Cards' offseason focus on defending tight ends

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tyrann Mathieu was counting in his head. Did the Arizona Cardinals allow the Philadelphia Eagles' tight ends to catch two touchdowns last season? Or three? At first he was sure of two because he allowed them in the Eagles’ 24-21 win in W…
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  • T.J. McDonald returns to Rams practice

    T.J. McDonald returns to Rams practice

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A day after the St. Louis Rams went through a practice missing a handful of key starters, they got many of them back for Thursday night's session. Heading the list was safety T.J. McDonald, who missed Wednesday with a concussion. McDo…
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  • Wilson says Seahawks are not a divided team

    Wilson says Seahawks are not a divided team

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said a report about a division in the team's locker room is not true.
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  • Panthers hope DeAngelo Williams can return in Week Nine

    Panthers hope DeAngelo Williams can return in Week Nine

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    It will be another week without running back DeAngelo Williams for the Panthers. Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Williams is not sufficiently healed from his ankle injury to play against the Seahawks this Sunday. That will make four straight games o…
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  • Russell Wilson: Percy Harvin and I had no differences, media bl…

    Russell Wilson: Percy Harvin and I had no differences, media blew it up

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson denies that he and Percy Harvin had a rift. Wilson said that Harvin, who was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets last week, is a lot like him. And Wilson said he thinks reporters were trying to make a big deal out of…
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  • Rams' special teams plan to stay aggressive

    Rams' special teams plan to stay aggressive

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams special teams coach John Fassel met with the local media Wednesday for the first time since his group's game-changing performance in the Rams' 28-26 win against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. As you'd expect fro…
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  • Despite rough return, CB Tramaine Brock key to 49ers secondary

    Despite rough return, CB Tramaine Brock key to 49ers secondary

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Tramaine Brock suffered a painful toe injury in the San Francisco 49ers' season-opening victory at the Dallas Cowboys Sept. 7. The starting cornerback did not play again until this past Sunday night. Against the Denver Broncos. And Peyton Manning. It di…
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  • Sackless in Seattle, but will it change?

    Sackless in Seattle, but will it change?

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    RENTON, Wash. – The sacks have been few and far between for the Seattle Seahawks this season, with only seven sacks in the first six games. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes it’s going to get better for two men the team is counting on to bring pressu…
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  • Seahawks vs. Panthers preview

    Seahawks vs. Panthers preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers are reeling as they enter Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game at Bank of America Stadium. The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks have lost two straight games to fall to 3-3, two games behind Arizona in the NFC West. Th…
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  • Rams vs. Chiefs preview

    Rams vs. Chiefs preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs and 2-4 St. Louis Rams, both coming off big divisional victories, meet for the Governor’s Cup this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won in San Diego for the first time in seven years last week when they beat the Charger…
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  • Rams sticking with running back by committee approach

    Rams sticking with running back by committee approach

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Jeff Fisher is channeling his inner Mike Shanahan with his handling of the running backs for the St. Louis Rams. Zac Stacy entered last week as the Rams leading rusher and had started the first five games of the year for St. Louis. Against the Seattle S…
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  • Seahawks to use Robert Turbin at fullback for now

    Seahawks to use Robert Turbin at fullback for now

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Robert Turbin found out less than 10 minutes before kickoff that he was going to be called into duty at fullback for the Seattle Seahawks last week against the St. Louis Rams after starter Derrick Coleman broke a bone in his foot during pregame warm ups…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals 04:13

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Oct 24
    The "Playbook" crew breaks down the battle of the birds and what it's going to take for the Philadelphia Eagles to go into Arizona and defeat the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Video - 'NFL Live' OT Challenge Flags 01:54

    'NFL Live' OT Challenge Flags

    Oct 24
    Tedy Bruschi, Mark Schlereth and Trey Wingo throw their challenge flags for teams and players in Week 8.
  • Video - Allen Donates $100 Million To Ebola Fight 00:49

    Allen Donates $100 Million To Ebola Fight

    Oct 24
    John Clayton talks about Seahawks owner Paul Allen's pledge to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers 03:22

    'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

    Oct 24
    The "Playbook" crew previews the Carolina Panthers' Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

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