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Seahawks place James Carpenter on non-football illness list

Seahawks place James Carpenter on non-football illness list

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
The Seattle Seahawks placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the non-football illness list Tuesday, ending his 2012 season. There has been no word yet as to the nature of the illness that led to Carpenter’s season coming to an end. Carpenter had l
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  • Report: Seahawks cut Braylon Edwards

    Report: Seahawks cut Braylon Edwards

    Braylon Edwards is a Seahawk no more. Seattle has waived Edwards, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Edwards will be given the waived/injured designation, although it was not immediately clear what the nature of his injury is. Edwards, who signe…
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  • Fumbling for answers to bad recovery rate

    Fumbling for answers to bad recovery rate

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Janoris Jenkins' critical fumble return for a touchdown Sunday was a long time coming for the St. Louis Rams. The team had recovered only one opponent's fumble all season, the last one coming against Arizona's Kevin Kolb in Week 5. 2012 Fewest Opponent …
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  • Struggling Cards release veteran tight end Heap

    Struggling Cards release veteran tight end Heap

    The struggling Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday released veteran tight end Todd Heap, league sources told ESPN.
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  • Michael Crabtree is on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Michael Crabtree is on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 49ers offense has been at the center of attention in recent weeks because of coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to change quarterbacks. A member of that offense will be a guest on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Wide recei
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  • Jim Harbaugh once played Screech’s cousin on ‘Saved By the Bell…

    Jim Harbaugh once played Screech’s cousin on ‘Saved By the Bell’

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    The next time I talk to perennially grumpy San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, I'll have some leverage to insure that he talks longer than six minutes on his media conference calls: Coach, give with the multi-sentence answers, or I'll publish a…
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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry …

    Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in race

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Every loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.
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  • Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49…

    Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    When the Patriots improved their record to 9-3 with a win over the Dolphins on Sunday, they clinched their 12th consecutive winning season. In the NFL, that’s a rare thing. With 12 straight winning records, the Patriots have by far the longest active st
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  • Wilson, Luck vs. same seven opponents

    Wilson, Luck vs. same seven opponents

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    2012 Luck-Wilson vs. 7 Common Opps @Akrish raised a good question after Seattle's Russell Wilson and Indianapolis' Andrew Luck led their teams to stirring victories in Week 13. "Can you please look at Luck and Wilson vs. the same opponents?" h…
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  • Darnell Dockett Might Have Spit In Kerry Rhodes's Face During T…

    Darnell Dockett Might Have Spit In Kerry Rhodes's Face During The Jets Game

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Down a point and the clock running out, the Cardinals had one and only one chance to win the game: Intentionally the Jets score a touchdown, and get the ball back with two minutes left. The Arizona defense did what it had to, parting like the Red Sea fo…
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  • NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • NFC West Stock Watch

    NFC West Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    RISING 1. Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB. Wilson was shockingly effective while leading 97- and 80-yard touchdown drives to beat the Chicago Bears by a 23-17 score at Soldier Field. Said Bears receiver Brandon Marshall: "He's a born leader. I listened…
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  • Searching far and wide (left) for a FG miss

    Searching far and wide (left) for a FG miss

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks watched the Miami Dolphins kick the winning 43-yard field goal against them as time expired. This past week, the Seahawks watched the Chicago Bears force overtime against them with a 46-yarder as the fourth-quarter cl…
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  • Braylon on the Jets: “Blame the idiots calling the shots”

    Braylon on the Jets: “Blame the idiots calling the shots”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards played with Mark Sanchez in New York during Sanchez’s first two years with the Jets, and Edwards thinks it’s unfair to Sanchez that he’s taking most of the heat for the Jets’ disappointing season. Edwards wrote on
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  • Charles Woodson nearing return for Packers

    Charles Woodson nearing return for Packers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson has missed the last five games due to a broken collarbone suffered against the St. Louis Rams in October. Now Woodson is closing in on his return to the field. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Jo…
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Sports Columnists

  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…