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Palmer looking for answers to nerve injury

Palmer looking for answers to nerve injury

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Short of sacrificing small animals, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is trying anything and everything he can find to awaken the sleeping nerve in his right throwing shoulder. Palmer has already tried electrical stimulation th…
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  • Week Three skill position injury report — Thursday

    Week Three skill position injury report — Thursday

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    The following is a compilation of skill position players listed on Thursday’s injury report, along with their practice activity levels as declared by their clubs. The final status for players whose teams play on Sunday will be announced on Friday. Did n…
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  • Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated

    Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated

    Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians sai…
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  • 49ers DE Ray McDonald's fiancee allegedly grabbed gun in anothe…

    49ers DE Ray McDonald's fiancee allegedly grabbed gun in another domestic dispute

    Ray McDonald has become far better known for being arrested for domestic abuse, right after the NFL announced its tougher domestic violence policy, than anything he has done on the field as a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. There is more inte…
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  • Hill still limited, Wells returns Thursday

    Hill still limited, Wells returns Thursday

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- After an early evening Thursday practice, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher made it clear that a decision on the starting quarterback will again be made before Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. But the decision could be a littl…
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  • Dwyer’s placement on NFI means he’s done this year with Cardina…

    Dwyer’s placement on NFI means he’s done this year with Cardinals

    Technically, running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Greg Hardy could play for the Vikings and Panthers, respectively, again this year, thanks to their placement on the not-so-double-secret-probation list. For running back Jonathan Dwyer, the Car…
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  • Seahawks' Thomas refocused following loss

    Seahawks' Thomas refocused following loss

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas was disappointed in his effort at San Diego, but said the loss has revived his desire to succeed.
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  • Tight end Derek Carrier ready to start

    Tight end Derek Carrier ready to start

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- With both Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald still hobbling around -- Davis' left ankle, McDonald's right knee -- might the San Francisco 49ers' tight end spotlight turn to a third-string, converted basketball player? Derek Carrier…
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  • Russell Wilson preparing for a very different Denver D

    Russell Wilson preparing for a very different Denver D

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a big day against the Broncos’ defense in the Super Bowl seven months ago. But he’s not counting on playing so well against the Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch. In part because he’s facing a very different …
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  • Bevell knows it's a different Denver D

    Bevell knows it's a different Denver D

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell knows the worst thing he could do this week is formulate a game plan based on what the Seattle Seahawks did in carving up the Denver Broncos' defense in the Super Bowl. "It’s a …
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  • 49ers waiting on Anthony Davis at RT

    49ers waiting on Anthony Davis at RT

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Anthony Davis, who started every game of his first four years at right tackle for the San Francisco 49ers until missing the first two of this season with a left hamstring issue, has yet to practice this week. Jonathan Martin, acqu…
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  • Jim Harbaugh thinks home field advantage “could be improved”

    Jim Harbaugh thinks home field advantage “could be improved”

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The support of a big crowd has been a big factor for the 49ers this season. Unfortunately, they might have had more vocal support at their road opener in Dallas than in the first game at new Levi’s Stadium. Coach Jim Harbaugh clearly wasn’t thrilled by …
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  • Victor Cruz knows he’s expected to catch the ball

    Victor Cruz knows he’s expected to catch the ball

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said last week that he thought he needed to be targeted more often in the passing game if the team’s offense is going to be successful and he got that opportunity against the Cardinals. The problem was that Cruz didn’t d…
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  • Seahawks have serious attitude this week

    Seahawks have serious attitude this week

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had a three-word answer Wednesday when asked about the mood of his players heading into Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos. "Serious, really serious," Carroll said. Obviousl…
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  • Cowboys vs. Rams preview

    Cowboys vs. Rams preview

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    The St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys put together two of the league's most dubious Week 1 performances, but both teams rebounded with road victories last week. This week, the teams meet for the second consecutive season in search of their second win. T…
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  • Video - ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings 07:09

    ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

    Sep 18
    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
  • Video - Arians Reacts To Dwyer's Arrest 00:42

    Arians Reacts To Dwyer's Arrest

    Sep 18
    Bruce Arians discusses the Cardinals placing Jonathan Dwyer on the reserve/non-football injury list following his arrest on assault charges.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:01

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Sep 18
    Brian Dawkins breaks down why the Broncos will beat the Seahawks, why the Eagles are 2-0 and which team he is most surprised to see remain unbeaten.
  • Video - Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals? 02:03

    Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals?

    Sep 18
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss discusses Arizona's quarterback situation, as well as what the Cardinals need to do to get past the 49ers on Sunday.

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