NFL.com "Ricky Williams' initial decision to walk away from football just before the start of the 2004 season was the quarterbacks' fault. In an upcoming episode of NFL Network's A Football Life, Williams said that his decision to abscond from the team and go on a mission to find himself had more to do..." October 30
Pro Football Talk "As the Panthers continue to play without defensive end Greg Hardy, they may be playing without him even longer than they had thought. Per a league source, Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges has been postponed. It had been set for November 17. A judge previously found Hardy..." October 30
CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 2--and his teammates were impressed with what they saw from the third-year quarterback. “He looked good,” fullback Darrel Young said. “He looked like Robert. I..." October 30
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle cracked jokes and acted flippantly while being booked in the Frisco, Texas, city jail following his Oct. 13 arrest for shoplifting, footage obtained by CBS affiliate KTVT shows. "If I give you $100, can you give me a massage?" Randle asked a female jail..." October 30
NFL.com "The Bengals just can’t seem to get all their weapons on the field at the same time. While Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green began his second straight practice Thursday, running back Giovani Bernard was nowhere to be seen for the second straight day. That would indicate Bernard is going to miss..." October 30
NFL.com "Mark Ingram is coming off the best game of his career, breaking tackles and making defenders miss time and time again in the New Orleans Saints' victory over the Green Bay Packers. Coach Sean Payton not only increased Ingram's workload, but also shifted the offense to more base personnel sets,..." October 30
ESPN.com "During his peak years with the Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson welcomed the Monday morning aches and pains. It usually meant a busy and productive Sunday. He longs for those days now. "I don't really play, so I'm never sore," the New York Jets running back told ESPN.com on Thursday. The..." October 30
CBSSports.com "Jets quarterback Michael Vick admitted this week that he's not as athletic as he used to be when he was 24. Vick might not be be able to run as fast as he could 10 years ago, but he still has his fastball, just ask tight end Jeff Cumberland. Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said on..." October 30
Bruce Carter sufferer a broken left ring finger in practice. Said it won't keep him from playing. Will wear a splint for protection
Pro Football Talk "Chargers running back Donald Brown has returned to practice after missing three weeks with a concussion. Brown was in full pads and apparently will be good to go Sunday at Miami. Brown indicated that it hasn’t been easy dealing with concussion symptoms but that he’s now been cleared. “It’s..." October 30
Rashad Jennings and Cullen Jenkins won't practice today, Tom Coughlin said. DRC will be limited at practice.
ESPN New York "Along with a promotion, Michael Vick received a word of warning from New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Don't fumble. The turnover-prone Vick, preparing for his first start in a year, fumbled four times -- losing two -- in relief of Geno Smith last week against the Buffalo Bills. Vick, calling..." October 30
New York Post "Jets running back Chris Johnson is doing his best to keep quiet, but his disappearing role on this team is clearly bothering him. Johnson played just 16 of the 84 (19 percent) offensive snaps in Sunday’s 43-23 loss to the Bills. He had just three carries for seven yards and two catches for..." October 30
Tennessean "It's painful to watch the Titans these days. Just as difficult is identifying the biggest problem. Free agents aren't performing up to expectations. Key draft picks haven't panned out. Would you believe only two of the 20 players selected from the 2009-2010 draft classes are on the team? That's..." October 30
Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing the widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict..." October 30
San Francisco Gate "Throughout his entire two-year ordeal recovering from a severe knee dislocation, 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore has been nothing if not boldly honest. Lattimore practiced for the first time since the end of last season on Wednesday, which also coincided with his 23rd birthday. “I am..." October 30
Pro Football Talk "Since he was accused of hitting an Ohio State fan after his final home game at Michigan 11 months ago, Taylor Lewan has insisted he was innocent. Now he has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with the incident. Lewan, who was the Titans’ first-round draft pick this year and is a..." October 30
Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.
USA Today "Tom Brady wanted to make one thing perfectly clear Wednesday as he met reporters in advance of another showdown against Peyton Manning. "I'm pretty self-motivated," Brady said when someone asked whether Manning's presence as a rival propelled him to greater heights. "He's always someone I've..." October 29
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine revealed Wednesday that he knows Johnny Manziel is frustrated with not playing. "I can sense it,'' said Pettine. How can he sense it? "Well, I just think that he's quiet. I just think you feel it,'' said Pettine. "I'd be shocked -- maybe I'm imposing it on him..." October 29
CBSSports.com "Aaron Hernandez didn't get to watch Tom Brady go up against Peyton Manning the last time the Patriots and Broncos played, but this time around, Hernandez will likely be allowed to watch. Suffolk Sheriff Steven Tompkins told the Boston Herald that Hernandez has been a 'model citizen' in jail and..." October 29
Marvin Lewis says that Vontaze Burfict will be out the next two weeks. Had an arthroscopic scope to left knew this morning #Bengals
Dallas Morning News "For a league-leading fifth time this season DeMarco Murray lost a fumble. Despite rushing for over 100 yards for an eighth consecutive game, the Pro Bowl running back lost the ball after a second quarter reception. While Murray was fighting for extra yards on the 36-yard gain, Washington..." October 29
SB Nation "The Chicago Bears once looked like promising team this year after a 2-1 start to their season. Things have dramatically changed since then though, with Chicago losing four of its past five games and dropping to 3-5, tied for last place in the NFC North. Now, former Bears great Mike Ditka is..." October 29
Pro Football Talk "Despite a Willis Reed moment (without, you know, the victory) on Monday night against Washington, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn’t have a green light to play on Sunday against the Cardinals. And Romo may not get one. One league source with knowledge of the situation currently believes..." October 29
CBSSports.com "When the Miami Dolphins hired Dan Marino in August, they brought him in to serve as a special adviser in the front office. Apparently, Marino's role with the team isn't just limited to the front office though because the Hall of Famer has also been helping out quarterback Ryan..." October 29
Fox Sports "The long-anticipated return of running back Charles Sims couldn't come at a better time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims, who fractured his ankle in August, was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list. It appears the third-round rookie will be a significant part of the team's..." October 29
Bruce Arians: Patrick Peterson is going through concussion protocol. We should have a better idea of where he is tomorrow AM. #Cardinals
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones delivered the message that Tony Romo could return to the game, but he did not demand the quarterback play after suffering what has been called a bruised back in Monday's loss to the Washington Redskins. That Jones delivered the update to..." October 29
#Browns Pettine said TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) hasn't been cleared, won't practice today.
Newark Star-Ledger "John Idzik's failed Cicero impression on Monday wasn't the only interview opportunity he granted a media outlet that day. SNY's Jeane Coakley also got Idzik, the Jets' general manager, for a one-on-one interview that will air in two parts, with the first coming Tuesday night at 6:30 and the..." October 29
Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks opened up a pair of roster spots on Tuesday and filled them on Wednesday. Coach Pete Carroll announced that the team has signed fullback Will Tukuafu and promoted linebacker L.J. Fort from the practice squad. Tukuafu gives the team another option in the backfield in the wake of..." October 29
TMZ.com "Ray Rice and his wife Janay are fully aware of the Ray Rice costumes that have been surfacing this Halloween -- and they're telling friends they're simply praying for the people mocking them. You've seen the pics -- people dressed up as Ray dragging around an inflatable Janay in an effort to..." October 29
New York Post "It remains to be seen if the Giants, as an object in the rearview mirrors of the Cowboys and Eagles, actually are closer than they appear. The division was almost gone, out of reach before the midpoint of this season and yet Jerry Reese exuded confidence the jackrabbits out in front of the race..." October 29
Bucs finalized a trade of S Mark Barron to Rams, per source.
Pro Football Talk "Champ Bailey is ready to hang up his cleats. Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Washington and Denver, has decided to retire, his agent has told multiple reporters. That decision was probably based on the reality that there isn’t much interest in the 36-year-old Bailey, who was cut..." October 28
At this time 1 year ago, Cleveland debated dealing WR Josh Gordon to SF for a couple of picks. Browns held off; picks would have been nice.
Latin Post "The NFL trade deadline is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. EST, and the Denver Broncos could potentially make some waves. At this point into the season, every team knows what they thrive in and what they lack. With the NFL draft long gone and free agent options more limited than ever,..." October 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered his third concussion in less than two years, and his status for the next two games is uncertain. With the Browns playing two games over the next 11 days - at home Sunday against Tampa Bay and Thursday Nov. 6 in Cincinnati - it remains to be seen if..." October 28
Sports Radio KJR "While the marriage between the Seattle Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch may come to a conclusion in the near future, it won't be as early as Tuesday's 1 p.m. trade deadline. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Seattle's star rusher won't be dealt despite reports of a disconnect..." October 28
Arrowhead Pride "The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday. I wrote earlier this week about why I did not think the Chiefs would pursue a wide receiver such as the Bucs' Vincent Jackson. NFL.com wrote an article earlier this week about trades they want to see and included Jackson to the Chiefs, which is why you see..." October 28
Cincy Jungle "The NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, and we're taking a look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt. TheMMQB's Peter King doesn't anticipate an active NFL trade deadline, but says that Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter could be one the block,..." October 28
#Bucs will consider offers for two former first-RD picks: RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron as trade deadline approaches. .
Philly.com "Eagles safety Nate Allen took responsibility Sunday for the error in coverage on the 75-yard touchdown that decided a 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Before the game, Pro Football Talk reported that the Eagles were trying to upgrade Allen's spot at safety with the trade deadline..." October 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "The trade deadline is Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT. It likely will pass the Chargers without incident. Traditionally, there is little activity at this mark. This isn't baseball where a team, without a salary cap, can acquire a bat to insert into its lineup or left-handed arm for its bullpen. In..." October 28
Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets are going with veteran Michael Vick as their starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game at Kansas City, coach Rex Ryan said Monday. Vick replaced second-year pro Geno Smith in last Sunday’s 43-23 loss to the Bills after Smith threw interceptions on three straight first-quarter..." October 28
Washington Post "After going nearly two years without making a meaningful game appearance, Colt McCoy now has helped the Redskins to back-to-back victories. But Coach Jay Gruden insists that he does not have yet another quarterback controversy on his hands. The coach remained non-committal on when Robert..." October 28
New York Daily News "Eli Manning, once a never-say-die gunslinger, has only now learned to value each and every possession, to think smart play instead of big one. But he just may have learned his lessons in offensive conservatism a little bit too well. That’s what Giants GM Jerry Reese indicated Monday, when he..." October 28
Chicago Sun-Times "The research was the retort. If Bears linebacker-turned-frequent critic Brian Urlacher is going to rip quarterback Jay Cutler, then general manager Phil Emery has some numbers for him. ‘‘I went back and looked at their time together,’’ Emery said. ‘‘Together on the field and at the same time,..." October 28