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Dockett apologizes to Rhodes, confirms reason for argument

Dockett apologizes to Rhodes, confirms reason for argument

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
On Sunday, an on-field incident occurred between Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett and Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes. On Monday night, we reported that the Cardinals planned to let the Jets score late while leading 7-6 and driving toward the Arizo…
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  • NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb (ribs) does not appear close to returning. John Skelton will start at quarterback. Receiver Andre Roberts (ankle) and defensive end Ronald Talley (ankle) did not practice. Defensive end Calais Campbell, held out of the Card…
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  • Browner concluded he couldn’t win appeal

    Browner concluded he couldn’t win appeal

    With Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman fighting his four-game suspension for violation of the league’s policy against steroids and related substances, the team’s other starter at the position has opted to take his medicine for allegedly taking medic
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  • Jets' Sanchez sees benching as a turning point

    Jets' Sanchez sees benching as a turning point

    Mark Sanchez, after nearly three days in limbo, was re-named the starter by Rex Ryan. The coach stuck with the struggling Sanchez over fan favorite Greg McElroy, who came off the bench and rallied the Jets to a 7-6 win against the Arizona Cardinals.
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  • 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    The St. Louis Rams' 2012 draft class accounted for 14 of the team's 16 points during an overtime victory against San Francisco in Week 13. That same 2012 class accounted for 25 of 31 points during a victory over Arizona the previous week. That's called …
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  • Ryan Lindley: A Football Life

    Ryan Lindley: A Football Life

    After just three games, Ryan Lindley has lost the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback job. John Skelton's back on Sunday. Let's take a moment to remember the three weeks when one special sixth-round rookie from San Diego State taught us all to dream big. Lin…
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  • Colin Kaepernick has an enormous pet turtle

    Colin Kaepernick has an enormous pet turtle

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Since he became the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, we've learned that Colin Kaepernick has a strong arm, religious tattoos, and parents who aren't afraid to stand up for their son. Now, we've also learned that he has an enormous pet t…
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  • Another special teams player of the week for Greg Zuerlein

    Another special teams player of the week for Greg Zuerlein

    Greg Zuerlein’s had quite a rookie year for the Rams and it got a little bit better when the league got around to handing out player of the week honors. Zuerlein was named the NFC special teams player of the week for the second time this year, joining J
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  • 710ESPN Seattle audio: Taking on Bayless

    710ESPN Seattle audio: Taking on Bayless

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Mike Salk, Brock Huard and I had all sorts of fun dissecting Skip Bayless' recently expressed skepticism over Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They drew me into a myth-busting session of epic proportions. Hope you enjoy the audio.
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  • PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Bears gave up a pair of late touchdowns to the Seahawks last Sunday, costing them a win they needed to hold onto their position as the NFC North leaders. John Mullin of CSN Chicago will join Mike Florio on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live to talk abo
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  • Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Waves are still rippling through the NFC West blog from our Tuesday discussion comparing Russell Wilson to Andrew Luck against seven common opponents. The touchdown-to-interception ratios in those games jumped off the page: 16-1 for Wilson, 13-12 for Lu…
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  • Rodgers says Packers are still discussing loss to Seahawks

    Rodgers says Packers are still discussing loss to Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    When Week Three of the 2012 NFL season ended with a Monday night game between the Packers and Seahawks that ended with a horrible call on a play that has become known as the “Fail Mary,” we all knew that the undeserved loss for Green Bay and the undes
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  • How recently drafted QBs are stacking up

    How recently drafted QBs are stacking up

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Every team in the NFC West has been starting a quarterback drafted since 2010 in recent weeks. The trend will likely continue unless Kevin Kolb returns from injury and gets the start for Arizona against Seattle. I've put together a chart showing 2012 st…
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  • 49ers may finally be ready to tap into draft class

    49ers may finally be ready to tap into draft class

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 49ers haven’t had to rely or - or even dress - their rookie class much this year. But with injuries and a shift in scheme with new quarterback Colin Kaepernick, there’s a chance second-round running back LaMichael James finally plays. He hasnâ
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  • Around the NFC West: Akers revisited

    Around the NFC West: Akers revisited

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 5, 2012 The St. Louis Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13 on the strength of strong play from their defensive front seven, excellent coaching, long-range marksmanship on field goals and a generally mistake-free gam…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost 03:07

    NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost

    Dec 5
    Episode 231: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact on Ray Lewis' return to the Ravens defense. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down why Eli Manning is set to be in the Hall of Fame. The NFL32 crew discuss which team in the NFC will make the playoffs
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Jeff Fisher 04:28

    'Sound FX': Jeff Fisher

    Dec 5
    Listen in as St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher leads his team to victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: No Place Like Home 00:58

    Blogger Blitz: No Place Like Home

    Dec 5
    NFC West blogger Mike Sano talks about the Seahawks home-field advantage down the stretch
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Seahawks Secondary 01:27

    Blogger Blitz: Seahawks Secondary

    Dec 5
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando says Seattle's secondary is in good shape despite the suspension of Brandon Browner