• NFLPA investigator: NFL, Ravens aren't cooperating on Ray Rice

    CBSSports.com "While Roger Goodell will testify in front of the neutral judge who will decide on the appeal of former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his indefinite suspension, the NFL commissioner won't do so for the NFLPA as it conducts its own investigation into the Rice matter. And it sounds like the NFL..." October 25

  • Gambling blocked at Monmouth Park

    ESPN.com "A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend. After a wild week of rapid-fire legal filings, Judge Michael Shipp ruled the..." October 25

  • Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions took a gamble when they declined to pick up Nick Fairley's modestly priced option for 2015. And that gamble appears to have paid off, at least for a year. Fairley hired a personal chef, dropped more than 20 pounds and is playing some of the best and most consistent football..." October 25

  • How Sanders went from near-Patriot to Broncos weapon

    CSN New England "Another week, another Broncos win and -- for Patriots observers -- another head-shaking performance by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Through seven games as a Bronco, Sanders has 47 catches and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdowns came in prime time Thursday night against the..." October 25

  • Johnny Manziel: LeBron 'checking in'

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel plans to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener Thursday against the New York Knicks to support friend LeBron James, who keeps in touch with the Browns quarterback. Manziel is still the Browns' backup to Brian Hoyer, who's led Cleveland to a 3-3 record. "He's done a good..." October 25

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Lack of touches is a “champagne problem”

    Pro Football Talk "Larry Fitzgerald has piled up a lot of stats for a lot of mediocre teams. So now that he’s not getting as many stats for a good one, he’s not going to complain, at least out loud. While it’s clear that the Cardinals wide receiver isn’t getting the ball as much as he might prefer, it’s also..." October 25

  • RG III: 'Listening, learning'

    ESPN.com "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III turned to a historical figure to summarize his approach since suffering a dislocated ankle: Winston Churchill. And what Griffin said he learned was that it was time to listen -- a lot. Griffin spoke with the media for the first time since Sept...." October 25

  • Free tickets to 49ers games create problems for San Jose police

    ABC7 "ABC7 News has learned that San Jose police officials accepted gifts from the San Francisco 49ers. What the officers did was in violation of a San Jose city ordinance. What's less clear is whether they violated department policy. It's a story you'll only see on ABC7 News. You'll recall that..." October 24

  • Seahawks owner Paul Allen to donate $100 million to fight Ebola

    New York Times "The billionaire Paul G. Allen said on Thursday that he would donate $100 million to the fight against Ebola, which has killed almost 5,000 people so far and crippled Western Africa. The amount roughly quadruples his earlier commitment of about $26 million to nonprofit groups and government..." October 24

  • Fox not too concerned about Broncos’ scoreboard operator

    ESPN.com "In the end, the actions of an exuberant video board operator that caught Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's attention Thursday night were honest mistakes, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday. Following the Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Manning was critical of some..." October 24

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Sean Gilbert, who is running for PA director, released this NFL salary info since 2007: pic.twitter.com/eJUKKsnqjY

  • ESPN confirms existence of Seattle locker-room divide, in unusual way

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks have a divided locker room. Unless they don’t. Unless they do. ESPN has advanced the ball on this topic in an unusual way. Appearing on SportsCenter and introducing Thursday’s sound from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, anchor Kenny Mayne encroached on the turf of national..." October 24

  • Ronnie Hillman making strong case to be Broncos' top RB

    Denver Post "Ronnie Hillman is making things hard for the Broncos. A few weeks ago, Denver knew full well who its feature running back was. Montee Ball was coming off a solid 2013, was productive through the first three games of the season, and gave his team little reason to search for a..." October 24

  • Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful' scoreboard operator

    CBSSports.com "Late in the fourth quarter against the Chargers on Thursday, Peyton Manning should have been in a good mood. The Broncos were up 35-21 and Denver had the ball. However, Manning clearly wasn't in a good mood, as you can see below. Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful'..." October 24

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Clowney said he's ready that knee is sore but "I'll push through it."

  • Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only

    ESPN Chicago "Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season, and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate. On Tuesday, Bears general manager Phil Emery said in an online chat with Bears fans that he believed Cutler was elite because of his winning record as a..." October 24

  • Peyton about a year away from Favre’s yardage record

    Pro Football Talk "After breaking Brett Favre’s record for career passing touchdowns last week, Peyton Manning is about a year away from breaking Favre’s record for career passing yards. Through Thursday night’s win over the Chargers, Manning has 67,098 career passing yards. That puts him 4,740 behind Favre’s..." October 24

  • Antonio Gates is now Chargers all-time leader in receiving yards

    CBSSports.com "It took 44 years, but someone has finally passed Lance Alworth as the San Diego Chargers all-time leading receiver -- and it wasn't even a receiver. Tight end Antonio Gates passed Alworth on Thursday night against the Broncos after catching a 31-yard pass from Philip Rivers against the Broncos...." October 24

  • Sources: Broncos table in-season contract talks with Thomases

    ESPN.com "The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources. Instead, Denver plans to wait until after this season to tackle a situation as challenging as the one that opposing defenses..." October 24

  • Jay Cutler: 'Brandon wants to win'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday after a 27-14 home loss to the Miami Dolphins didn't cross the line, and it didn't include the wide receiver personally attacking teammates. "He didn't come near me," Cutler said. "He didn't say my name. I don't..." October 24

  • Russell Wilson: 'Percy and I never had differences ... ignore the noise'

    CBSSports.com "In the six days since the Seahawks unceremoniously dumped Percy Harvin on the Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick, we heard from everybody on the trade except Seattle's Russell Wilson. There were reports that Wilson may have had something to do with Harvin's hasty departure, though on Thursday..." October 24

  • Gruden hints at Week 11 return for Griffin

    Pro Football Talk "When a report emerged that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III plans to return from a dislocated ankle in Week Eight against the Cowboys, a source with knowledge of the situation promptly said it was too early to know when Griffin would return. The source suggested that Week 11 makes more..." October 23

  • Porn star Brooke Haven: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

    Larry Brown Sports "Adult film star Brooke Haven made an interesting revelation to TMZ earlier this week when she was discussing the various professional athletes she has partied with. The 34-year-old admitted that she has hung out with “a lot” of athletes, yet she hardly hesitated when asked who parties the hardest...." October 23

  • Ozzie Newsome, Dick Cass to testify at Ray Rice's appeal hearing, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and team president Dick Cass have been informed in a ruling by a third-party arbitrator that they must testify at the appeal hearing for Ray Rice, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Former federal judge Barbara S. Jones determined that NFL..." October 23

  • Titans plan to start Zach Mettenberger against Texans

    Tennessean "The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the situation. The move could also signal the beginning of the end for quarterback Jake Locker in Tennessee. The fourth-year pro has missed the last two games with a..." October 23

  • Gerald McCoy rips Bucs' defense

    ESPN.com "All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that the Buccaneers' defense has been "soft." "Yeah. I mean, if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the..." October 23

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Bill O'Brien says "there is no accuracy to that report" by Pro Football Talk that Brian Cushing will not play this week."

  • Panthers DE Greg Hardy’s attorney preparing for Nov. 17 trial start

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week. Chris Fialko said Wednesday he is getting ready for the case to start Nov. 17, which is the..." October 23

  • Hoyer: I don’t even think about getting benched for Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is the starter in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Minnesota. And now rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is the starter in Tennessee. But rookie quarterback Johnny..." October 23

  • Is there a problem between Russell Wilson and some Seahawks teammates?

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the great things about last season’s Seattle Seahawks, other than the immense talent on the roster, was the apparent togetherness. “We all we got, we all we need,” right? The players rallied around coach Pete Carroll’s high-energy ways. They won a Super Bowl. The last time a defending..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Devon Still jersey sales raise more than $1.25M for cancer research

    Fox Sports Ohio "When all was said and done, the desire of fans to contribute to the fight against pediatric cancer by purchasing Devon Still Bengals jerseys far exceeded expectations. By how much? Try almost 15 times. Bengals director of sales Jeff Berding told WLWT in Cincinnati the final tally of No. 75..." October 23

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson tests out ankle in practice

    Detroit News "Despite sitting during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did participate on a limited basis, testing out a high-ankle sprain that's held him out of practice and games the past two weeks. In addition to Johnson's return, right tackle LaAdrian..." October 23

  • Revis apologized for Tuesday tardiness

    CSN New England "Hours after being sent home from the Patriots facility for tardiness, Darrelle Revis returned to Gillette Stadium to meet with Bill Belichick and apologize. According to a source close to Revis, the veteran cornerback is “very contrite” about having overslept Tuesday morning and wanted to speak..." October 23

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer says nerve no longer an issue

    Arizona Republic "At the tail end of his news conference Wednesday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked if the nerve problem in Carson Palmer's right shoulder is now a thing of the past. "Yeah, knock on wood," Arians said, rapping three times on the top of table at which he was sitting. "Hopefully, we don't..." October 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders DE LaMarr Woodley suffered a torn bicep in the game Sunday, source says. His season is believed to be over.

  • Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports..." October 23

  • Nate Washington could be on trade block for Titans

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans parted ways with one veteran on Tuesday in Akeem Ayers. Could Nate Washington be the next known commodity to be sent on his way? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL Total Access that teams have been calling the Titans about Washington, who recently lost..." October 23

  • Judge rules Goodell must testify in Rice case

    ESPN.com "Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday. ESPN and multiple media reports said on Tuesday that the hearing will be heard Nov. 5-6. Rice was suspended..." October 23

  • Jets talk of ingenious plan to use Harvin to stretch field

    New York Post "The Jets sound as if they think they’re smarter than the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. After making a deal for wide receiver Percy Harvin, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he believes they will be able to better utilize Harvin’s skills than Seattle did. “I think when you look at how we are..." October 23

  • Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray surprises offensive linemen with iMacs

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Cowboys' locker room isn't typically an exciting place this early in a game week --€“ though, it's not every day the equipment staff delivers a shipment of computers. Halfway through a sleepy afternoon locker room session, team employees delivered iMac computers to the lockers of Tyron..." October 23

  • Russell Wilson isn't "Black Enough," Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

    The Big Lead "After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin pulled himself out of games. Harvin may have been about to “launch a mutiny” against Russell Wilson. Though (presumably) Wilson’s camp spread word through ESPN’s Chris..." October 22

  • Backup quarterbacks come in many varieties, just ask Matt Hasselbeck

    USA Today "He waits in the wings, often perceived as the guy who can enable a struggling team to take flight or perhaps save a season in a pinch. Maybe he's a 20-year-old hotshot, perhaps a 40-year-old has-been — most likely something in between — but often one of the most popular guys on an NFL..." October 22

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • Darrelle Revis was sent home Tuesday for tardiness

    Boston Globe "Bill Belichick has a specific set of rules that his players must abide by, and Darrelle Revis discovered Tuesday that being a superstar doesn’t buy you any leeway. Revis, playing his first season in New England following seven years with the Jets and Buccaneers, was absent from Tuesday’s..." October 22

  • Jamaal Charles: I didn’t want to go through the concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "When Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown Sunday against San Diego, he had a violent collision with Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers, sending both of them to the turf. Flowers left the game with a concussion, but Charles kept playing. Maybe he shouldn’t have. Charles said on ESPN Radio that he..." October 22

  • Lawyer: Pouncey brothers won’t be charged in South Beach club fracas

    Miami Herald "Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, accused over the summer of roughing up a clubgoer at their South Beach birthday party, will not be charged in the incident, according to the football stars' defense attorney. "As expected, the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney has determined that the Pouncey..." October 22

  • Agent denies unhappiness from Seahawks' Lynch

    SI.com "The agent for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch blasted a report that said Lynch refused to get on the team bus for their game against the St. Louis Rams because of the trade that sent wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, took to Twitter..." October 22

  • Mike Ditka rips Bears for lack of leadership

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka has watched his former team through the first seven weeks of the season, and he doesn’t like what he sees. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, two of which were at home. Ditka believes a lack of leadership is the team’s biggest problem at the..." October 22

  • Brian Cushing will miss at least a week with knee issue

    Pro Football Talk "When discussing highlights of Pittsburgh’s Monday night win over the Texans on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Ross Tucker noticed that Houston linebacker Brian Cushing was having trouble moving. He was, because of his knee. Per a league source, Cushing will miss at least..." October 22

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