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Rams waive Brit Miller to make room for Scott Wells

Rams waive Brit Miller to make room for Scott Wells

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
With the return of center Scott Wells from injured reserve, the St. Louis Rams waived fullback Brit Miller Tuesday to open a spot for Wells on the 53-man roster. Wells has been on injured reserve with a designation to return since suffering a fractured …
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  • Harbaugh having follow-up evaluation on heart

    Harbaugh having follow-up evaluation on heart

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had an appointment Tuesday for a follow-up evaluation with doctors after undergoing a minor procedure last Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.
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  • Seahawks rookie Winston Guy suspended for banned substance

    Seahawks rookie Winston Guy suspended for banned substance

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Seahawks rookie safety Winston Guy has played in only two games this season.  He definitely won’t play in the next four. Per our newest addition, Curtis Crabtree of KJR (and now PFT), Guy has been suspended four games for violating the league’s polic
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  • Seahawks rookie Guy hit with four-game ban

    Seahawks rookie Guy hit with four-game ban

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Seattle Seahawks rookie safety Winston Guy has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
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  • NFC West Stock Watch

    NFC West Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    FALLING 1. John Skelton, Cardinals QB. Skelton avoided joining Ryan Leaf as the only quarterbacks to toss interceptions in 13 consecutive appearances. That was good. How Skelton avoided the streak was bad. The Cardinals benched him after Skelton missed …
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  • Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals quarterback problems: I’m far fro…

    Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals quarterback problems: I’m far from flawless

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Cardinals haven’t announced who will be playing quarterback for them this weekend, but none of the options qualify as the kind of talent that has been missing from the team since Kurt Warner decided to retire. While the entire Cardinals offense has
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  • Silver linings: Rams vs. Jets

    Silver linings: Rams vs. Jets

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 3-6-1 with a 27-13 home defeat to the New York Jets in Week 11. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Steven Jackson averaged 6.2 yards per carry on his way to 81 yards. Chris Long…
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  • 49ers Backup Colin Kaepernick Opened Up The Playbook And Shot D…

    49ers Backup Colin Kaepernick Opened Up The Playbook And Shot Down The Bears Last Night

    Monday Night Football yesterday was supposed to be a tiresome thump-fest between two teams with great defenses, each playing without its concussed starting quarterbacks. It was a night for slimming down the playbook and taping up ankles-like the prior e
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  • Raiders release Aaron Curry

    Raiders release Aaron Curry

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Raiders have released linebacker Aaron Curry, ending an experiment that never paid off for the former fourth-overall pick in the 2009 draft. After the Seahawks gave up on him, the Raiders acquired him last season for a pair of draft picks, last year…
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  • Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    For the turnaround Saints, every game from now on is critical. But they're not alone on the bubble. Don Banks breaks down the biggest games left that could impact the playoff field.
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  • Sizing up the recent NFC West QB gap

    Sizing up the recent NFC West QB gap

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    There appears to be some separation in quarterback play for the Arizona Cardinals and their division rivals in recent weeks. I'll take a closer look later Monday. In the meantime, here are a couple charts to digest. They show quarterback stats for all N…
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  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB con…

    Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; mail

    CNNSI.com nytimes.com Nov 20, 2012
    Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick are kindred spirits. Still, Harbaugh's reaction to the QB's breakout was wrong, Peter King writes, and should have Alex Smith very upset.
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  • NFC West Watch: Niners add to division lead

    NFC West Watch: Niners add to division lead

    seattletimes.com Nov 20, 2012
    The 49ers were the only NFC West team to win in Week 11, and their victory means that Seattle must win two more games than San Francisco over the final six weeks to win the division. That's going to be a tall order considering the road ahead:
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  • NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Cardinals think they can win six straight

    Cardinals think they can win six straight

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Never mind the fact the Cardinals have lost six in a row. Cards linebacker Daryl Washington thinks they can win six in a row. “The season is never over until it’s over,” Washington said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. “As easily as weâ
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  • Slideshow: NFC West Week 11 fan photos

    Slideshow: NFC West Week 11 fan photos

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Thanks to those who made our third NFC West slideshow the best one yet. This is quickly becoming a fun way to share the game-day experience, whether you're at a game or watching from wherever you happen to watch or listen to games. Thanks again. We'll d…
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  • Aldon Smith wants Von Miller to know who leads the league in sa…

    Aldon Smith wants Von Miller to know who leads the league in sacks

    Broncos linebacker Von Miller had three sacks on Sunday, giving him the NFL lead with 13 on the season. That lead held up for one day, until 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith had 5.5 sacks on Monday night, giving him the NFL lead with 15 on the season. Smith…
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  • Rams to activate Scott Wells from injured reserve

    Rams to activate Scott Wells from injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The St. Louis Rams are planning to activate center Scott Wells from injured reserve this week. Wells suffered a fractured left foot in the Rams season opener against the Detroit Lions. He was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return making…
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  • Fourth-and-Short: Niners Dish Out a Recipe of Whoop-ass

    Fourth-and-Short: Niners Dish Out a Recipe of Whoop-ass

    grantland.com Nov 20, 2012
    Well, very few people expected to see that. Although there were always rumors circulating that Colin Kaepernick would impress if the 49ers ever gave h...
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  • Video - Preview: St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals 02:23

    Preview: St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Video - Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints 03:25

    Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins 02:37

    Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.
  • Video - Backup QB grades 02:36

    Backup QB grades

    Nov 20
    How did Charlie Casserly grade the performances of Jason Campbell, Colin Kaepernick, Byron Leftwich and Nick Foles? Find out if the professor will be having office hours for a couple QBs.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Nov 20
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have plenty to be thankful for this year: namely, they're thankful that rookie head coach Greg Schiano has instantly ignited a fire under a team that gutlessly quit on coach Raheem Morris in 2011.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    Nov 20
    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: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…

    Nov 20
    With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; m…

    Nov 20
    Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.