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Doug Marrone: “Big mistake” not to run Leonard Fournette more often - 2019-11-19T21:43:50+00:00
The Jaguars got quarterback Nick Foles back in the lineup against the Colts last Sunday and he threw the ball 47 times in hs return to action. In hindsight, head coach Doug Marrone thinks that might have been too much work for the quarterback in a 33-13 loss to the Colts. The Jaguars set a [more]

Antonio Brown is hoping for a decision “very soon” - 2019-11-19T21:41:56+00:00
Lost in the Myles Garrett and Colin Kaepernick sagas of last week was the fact that Antonio Brown had his interview with the NFL last Thursday in South Florida. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown remains hopeful that a decision will come “very soon.” There’s a sense of optimism from Brown’s perspective [more]

John York: NFL could add a 17th game without increasing injuries - 2019-11-19T21:32:11+00:00
San Francisco 49ers co-owner John York, a medical doctor and chairman of the owners’ health and safety committee, says a 17-game season is not inconsistent with the league’s efforts to make the game safer. York told TheAthletic.comm that the league has studied the possibility of a 17-game regular season and three-game preseason and that the [more]

Justin Reid not expected to play Thursday night - 2019-11-19T21:24:08+00:00
The Texans are expected to play without safeties Justin Reid and Mike Adams on Thursday night, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Reid and Adams were diagnosed with concussions Sunday. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Tuesday any player with a concussion was unlikely to exit concussion protocol before the showdown with the Colts. Reid [more]

Colts bump Anthony Castonzo to full practice, T.Y. Hilton listed as out - 2019-11-19T21:22:51+00:00
The Colts held another walkthrough on Tuesday, which means that their injury report is another estimation of how much work players would have done during a traditional practice session. That estimation brought some optimism about left tackle Anthony Castonzo‘s status. Castonzo was listed as out along with 10 other players on Monday, but he was [more]

Myles Garrett should be careful what he wishes for - 2019-11-19T21:20:17+00:00
On Wednesday, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will have the appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension, resulting from removing the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it. Garrett’s best argument comes from the notion that the rules don’t permit an indefinite suspension for on-field misconduct. And that’s apparently [more]

Steelers sign linebacker off Giants practice squad - 2019-11-19T21:16:29+00:00
The Steelers brought back one of their own Tuesday, who had visited with the Giants for a bit. The Steelers announced the signing of linebacker Tuzar Skipper, off the Giants practice squad. The former undrafted rookie from Toledo was on the Steelers 53-man roster initially, but was released before the opener when they promoted a [more]

Giants could be eliminated from playoff contention this week - 2019-11-19T21:06:47+00:00
The Bengals could have some company soon. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants could be officially eliminated from playoff contention this week, pending a few particular sets of results. They’d need to lose to the Bears, and the Cowboys would need to beat the Patriots, and there would need [more]

Gary Kubiak: Being a head coach not for me anymore - 2019-11-19T21:05:23+00:00
Gary Kubiak was away from coaching for two years after stepping down as the Broncos head coach after the 2016 season due to health issue, but he returned to take a job as an assistant head coach and offensive advisor on Mike Zimmer’s staff in Minnesota this year. Zimmer called that “probably the best thing [more]

Odell Beckham tells Mike Tomlin: You disrespected me; you know who I am - 2019-11-19T20:45:41+00:00
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin started it. Browns receiver Odell Beckham finished it. Beckham adds it was all in good fun. After the Browns traded for Beckham during the offseason, Tomlin fake yawned when ESPN asked him about facing Beckham twice a season. Beckham replied with a fake yawn of his own after a 42-yard catch [more]

Four quarterbacks had four interceptions each for the first time since 1983 - 2019-11-19T20:32:12+00:00
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ended his team’s Week 11 loss to the Chiefs with his fourth interception of the night. That gave the NFL a quartet of quarterbacks who threw a quartet of interceptions each, for the first time in well over a quarter of a century. Starting Thursday night with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, [more]

Pats to put Gunner Olszewski on IR to make room for Isaiah Wynn - 2019-11-19T20:09:43+00:00
The Patriots need a roster spot for left tackle Isaiah Wynn, and they appear to have found it. According to Mike Reiss of, the Patriots plan to put wide receiver/special teamer Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve. He’s been dealing with ankle and hamstring issues, and hasn’t played since Week Eight. The need for Wynn [more]

Eagles remain high on Nelson Agholor despite his struggles - 2019-11-19T20:04:03+00:00
Nelson Agholor has played the most snaps of any Eagles’ receiver this season. Yet, he has four games with two or fewer catches, including one with none. He has six games with 24 or fewer yards. He has one 100-yard game. He has not scored a touchdown in the past seven games. Despite the mounting [more]

Josh McDaniels never views Tom Brady’s frustration as a negative - 2019-11-19T20:00:11+00:00
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made it clear he wasn’t happy with how the offense played in last Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Eagles after the game and again in a Monday morning radio interview. Brady couched all of his comments by noting that the most important thing is that the team won the game, but [more]

Tomlin on Steelers-Browns fight: I don’t know that we did anything to cause it - 2019-11-19T19:19:48+00:00
After Thursday night’s loss to the Browns, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss the melee that broke out late in the fourth quarter but he had a little more to say about it at a Tuesday press conference. Tomlin called the fight “ugly for the game of football” and that the Steelers “accept responsibility [more]

Tyreek Hill getting an MRI soon - 2019-11-19T18:52:32+00:00
The Chiefs are getting more tests done on wide receiver Tyreek Hill, after returning from Mexico. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Hill will have an MRI on his hamstring “in the next day or so.” The late flight back from another country is pushing back the medical check a bit, which seems reasonable, [more]

T.Y. Hilton to play Thursday “if I check all the boxes” - 2019-11-19T18:43:03+00:00
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has missed the last three games with a calf injury and he said on Tuesday that he thought his season was over when he first suffered the injury in practice. That turned out not to be the case and Hilton is eyeing this Thursday’s game against the Texans as a [more]

Matt Nagy: I’d give up calling offensive plays if I thought it would help - 2019-11-19T17:46:00+00:00
The Bears offense had another bad outing in Los Angeles on Sunday night, which led to skepticism about whether quarterback Mitchell Trubisky‘s fourth quarter exit was really due to a hip injury. Head coach Matt Nagy insisted on Monday that performance had “zero to do” with the decision and that Trubisky will be the starter [more]

Broncos adding tight end Orson Charles - 2019-11-19T17:45:49+00:00
The Broncos needed some blocking help, after losing fullback Andy Janovich to an elbow injury last week. They found it Tuesday. According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, the Broncos are adding veteran tight end/fullback Orson Charles. The 28-year-old Charles was in camp with the Broncos this offseason, and was chosen in the XFL [more]

Steelers backfield still up in the air - 2019-11-19T17:29:22+00:00
The Steelers have struggled to run the ball, and to keep running backs healthy this year. They’re apparently close to getting at least one of their backs back on the field, if not the one they’d prefer. Via Brooke Pryor of, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that starter James Conner re-injured his shoulder last [more]

Report: Mark Walton charged with battery of pregnant woman - 2019-11-19T17:18:19+00:00
The Dolphins waived running back Mark Walton on Tuesday and said that they made the move after discovering his involvement in a police matter. More information about the nature of that police matter has come to light and it is hard to imagine any team claiming Walton off of waivers after hearing about what allegedly [more]

Jerry Jones: A lot of Kaepernick workout “wasn’t about football” from the start - 2019-11-19T17:08:07+00:00
Some teams planned to have a representative at Colin Kaepernick’s NFL-sanctioned workout last Saturday, but they wound up not having people at the workout Kaepernick set up for himself after disagreements with the league about a waiver they wanted him to sign before taking the field. The Cowboys were not in that group. Cowboys owner [more]

Week 12 power rankings - 2019-11-19T17:05:32+00:00
1. Ravens (8-2; last week No. 1): The only thing that will derail them at this point is a Lamar Jackson injury. 2. Seahawks (8-2; No. 2): They’re one false move by the 49ers away from the No. 1 seed. 3. Patriots (9-1; No. 3): They’re one false move away from the Ravens being the [more]

Marty Mornhinweg denies wanting to move Lamar Jackson to receiver - 2019-11-19T16:28:58+00:00
Former Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg issued a statement this morning denying that he wanted to move Lamar Jackson to wide receiver. Mornhinweg’s statement was a response to comments from former NFL executive Mike Lombardi, who claimed on his podcast that Mornhinweg said to the Ravens’ other coaches last year, “When are we moving him [more]

Dolphins waive Mark Walton following “police matter” - 2019-11-19T16:22:13+00:00
Running back Mark Walton won’t be returning to the Dolphins when his four-game suspension is up after Week 13. The Dolphins announced on Tuesday that they have waived Walton. In a statement, General Manager Chris Grier indicated that Walton’s involvement in a “police matter” led to the decision. “We were made aware of a police [more]

Browns put Morgan Burnett on injured reserve - 2019-11-19T16:09:01+00:00
Defensive end Myles Garrett isn’t the only Browns defensive starter set to miss the rest of the 2019 season. Unlike Garrett, safety Morgan Burnett doesn’t have a chance of changing that outlook via a suspension appeal. Burnett tore his Achilles in last Thursday’s game against the Steelers and the Browns formally removed him from the [more]

Gronkowski has “no plans” to return in 2019 - 2019-11-19T16:00:30+00:00
Rob Gronkowski won’t have to worry about his Super Bowl party happening with Gronkowski unavailable to attend because he’ll be preparing to play in the game. Via Mike Reiss of, Gronkowski said Tuesday that he has no plans to return to football this season. “I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back,'” Gronkowski said. “I’m 30 [more]

49ers’ defense is shutting down opposing quarterbacks–but not Kyler Murray - 2019-11-19T15:00:24+00:00
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray‘s rookie season is how well he has played against the top pass defense in the league. Murray has faced the 49ers’ defense twice, and in those two games he has put up numbers like no other quarterback against San Francisco, which leads the league in [more]

Bruce Arians on Bucs’ plan: “Win them all” - 2019-11-19T14:34:19+00:00
The Buccaneers are 3-7, and have lashed themselves to the mast of a quarterback who leads the league in interceptions. Coach Bruce Arians is not giving up the ship, however. Via the Associated Press, the Bucs coach had a clear answer when asked his focus for the rest of the season. “Win them all,” Arians [more]

Rob Gronkowski’s Tuesday announcement has nothing to do with playing - 2019-11-19T13:55:09+00:00
Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he’d be making a big announcement on Tuesday morning, but anyone hoping it had to do with a return to the playing field is going to be disappointed. Gronkowski’s announcement concerns a party he’ll be hosting in Miami the day before the Super Bowl. Tickets to the event start [more]

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