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Report:  Cards fine Dockett $200,000

Report: Cards fine Dockett $200,000

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
Whatever Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett did to safety Kerry Rhodes, it was enough to result in a very significant sanction from the organization. Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the team has fined Dockett $200,000 for conduct detri…
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  • Seahawks can beat the best - now they need to take care of the …

    Seahawks can beat the best - now they need to take care of the other teams

    seattletimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Seahawks have beaten the Patriots, Packers and Bears this season but have slipped up in games against Detroit and Miami, and have lost all three of the NFC West games. Coach Pete Carroll is looking for more consistency from week to week.
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  • 49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. Dolphins

    49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. Dolphins

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Frank Gore carries a heavy load every week for the 49ers and it will be more of the same when San Francisco hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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  • Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.
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  • Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson stri…

    Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even better

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • FBI could swap headquarters with Redskins if Redskins move back…

    FBI could swap headquarters with Redskins if Redskins move back to Washington, D.C.

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    As NFL trades go, this might be the best one we've heard since Carroll Rosenbloom traded the Baltimore Colts to Robert Irsay in exchange for the Los Angeles Rams in a tax-free barter back in 1972. According to D.C. Council Finance and Revenue Chairman J…
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  • Jaws' QB rankings: Where West stands

    Jaws' QB rankings: Where West stands

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Ron Jaworski's latest quarterback rankings for Insider place Seattle's Russell Wilson 19th and climbing, with San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and St. Louis' Sam Bradford not far behind. Wilson has gone from 31st to 24th to 19th during these quarterly r…
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  • A look at Rams' (really) deep passing game

    A look at Rams' (really) deep passing game

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Jim Thomas' piece on Sam Bradford's improvement in the deep passing game matches up with charting from ESPN Stats & Information. 2012 Passes Traveling 36+ Yards Downfield In 2010 and 2011, Bradford completed 5 of 20 passes for 205 yards with one tou…
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  • Sherman has two arguments for his PED appeal

    Sherman has two arguments for his PED appeal

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Next Friday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will attempt to overturn his four-game suspension for violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Sherman has two separate arguments
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  • Sando's best guesses: Week 14 predictions

    Sando's best guesses: Week 14 predictions

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks used touchdown drives of 97, 94 and 80 yards to claim a 23-17 victory at the Chicago Bears in Week 13. Seattle is tied for second in the NFL with with six touchdown drives of at least 85 yards, according to ESPN Stats & Informat…
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  • Adam Schefter Made Beanie Wells Look Like A Dick Last Night Bec…

    Adam Schefter Made Beanie Wells Look Like A Dick Last Night Because He Sucks At Twitter

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    While watching last night's Broncos-Raiders game, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells sent out the following innocuous tweet, expressing his views on Peyton Manning: More »
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  • Final Word: NFC West

    Final Word: NFC West

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Seeking divisional breakthrough. The Seattle Seahawks play a divisional game at home for the first time this season when Arizona visits CenturyLink Field. They are 0-3 in NFC West play to this point. That makes t…
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  • Second chance for Wilson against Cards

    Second chance for Wilson against Cards

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    2012 Russell Wilson by Opponent Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson completed 6 of 18 passes for 47 yards with a 42.4 NFL passer rating and 14.6 Total QBR score when the Arizona Cardinals rushed five or more defenders in Week 1. He had no touchdowns,…
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  • Around the NFC West: 2013 draft capital

    Around the NFC West: 2013 draft capital

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 7, 2012 The St. Louis Rams should root for Baltimore in Week 14, Cleveland in Week 15, Philadelphia in Week 16 and Dallas in Week 17. Victories for those teams in those weeks would come at the Washington Redskins' expense. And …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year 02:47

    NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year

    Dec 7
    Episode 233: Suzy Kolber and Damien Woody discuss Russell Wilson's impressive season. Steve Young breaks down the matchup between RGIII and Ed Reed. The NFL32 crew discuss the quarterback matchup between the Saints and the Giants.
  • Video - 'Playbook': St. Louis Rams vs. Buffalo Bills 01:33

    'Playbook': St. Louis Rams vs. Buffalo Bills

    Dec 7
    The "Playbook" group discusses how the St. Louis Rams' young defensive line has anchored its defense this season.
  • Video - Week 13: FedEx Air and Ground winners 00:36

    Week 13: FedEx Air and Ground winners

    Dec 7
    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears, while Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran for over 200 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers 03:26

    'Playbook': Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Dec 7
    Can the Miami Dolphins find a way to stop San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick? The "Playbook" guys discuss why Kaepernick provides new elements to the offense.

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    Dec 7
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    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.