Kaepernick out of surgery for 'extensive' shoulder tear

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had surgery in Vail, Colo. Tuesday morning on his left, non-throwing shoulder. A source said the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Peter Millett of the Steadman Clinic, said the tear in the quarterback's labrum was "extensive."

Kaepernick's recovery is expected to last four to six ...Read more

Browns bench Manziel, name McCown starting QB moving forward

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Johnny Manziel lost his job as the starting quarterback of the Browns a day after a video and photographs surfaced online showing the 22nd overall pick in last year's draft partying.

Browns coach Mike Pettine announced his decision to start veteran Josh McCown moving forward in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. Austin Davis will serve as ...Read more

Bears waive QB Clausen, protect Fales with promotion

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears waived quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Monday, a move coach John Fox said was prompted by another team's interest in fellow quarterback David Fales. Therefore, the Bears promoted Fales from the practice squad to their 53-man roster and showed Clausen the door.

It's worth noting that the Baltimore Ravens lost ...Read more

NFL quarterbacks rule the drama in Week 11

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So much backing up in the NFL on Sunday, the whole league should have been beeping.

The backup quarterbacks for Denver, Indianapolis and Houston led their teams to victories, and Tony Romo, who has watched Dallas backup quarterbacks languish for seven weeks, returned to lead the Cowboys to their first win since September.

As for the Baltimore ...Read more

Short-handed on offense, Bears struggle to find a rhythm against Broncos

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CHICAGO -- Against the Denver Broncos -- the NFL's top-ranked defense -- on Sunday, the Bears may have suffered their greatest setback 90 minutes before kickoff. It was then that the team officially declared running back Matt Forte (knee) and receiver Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) inactive. Receiver Eddie Royal (knee) was also out, leaving ...Read more

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to see specialist, may need surgery

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SEATTLE -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will travel to Philadelphia on Monday to see Dr. William C. Meyers and hopefully determine what is wrong with his abdomen. Head coach Pete Carroll said the injury could be a sports hernia and didn't rule out that Lynch could have to have surgery.

"Nothing is ruled out at this point," ...Read more

Joe Flacco 'in shock' after season-ending injury

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BALTIMORE -- As many of his star teammates had gone down and the losses started to pile up, quarterback Joe Flacco remained one of the few constants for the Ravens.

But in their 16-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, Flacco became the latest player to see his season prematurely end in what has quickly become the most ...Read more

No joke: Tony Romo makes a difference for Cowboys

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- As a final punctuation mark to two months of losing, the gray clouds over Sun Life Stadium opened and washed the Dallas Cowboys' offense with rain early in Sunday's game.

The symbolism -- and the humor therein -- were not lost on Tony Romo.

"Oh, yeah, there's humor," said the Cowboys quarterback, who was taking his first...Read more

49ers' Seattle Seahawks woes continue in 29-13 defeat

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SEATTLE -- The San Francisco 49ers lost a fifth straight visit to Seattle on Sunday, falling 29-13 to the Seahawks and allowing 209 rushing yards to undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls.

Blaine Gabbert, making his second consecutive start at quarterback, passed for 264 yards for the last-place 49ers (3-7). They remained winless through five road games...Read more

Chiefs crush Chargers 33-3, get back to .500

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SAN DIEGO -- Five weeks ago, things looked so bleak for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs were 1-5, losers of four straight, and Jamaal Charles -- their best offensive player -- was out for the season.

At that time, it was certainly hard to imagine the Chiefs' season ending in a scenario that resembled anything close to what they set out to ...Read more

Packers rise up, knock off Vikings 30-13

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers aren't quite ready to give up control of the NFC North. The young Minnesota Vikings weren't poised enough to take it from them either.

In a showdown between the top two teams in the division, Rodgers threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Packers beat the uncharacteristically ...Read more

Turnovers costly for Falcons in loss to Colts

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ATLANTA -- Falcons coach Kyle Shanahan has cited turnovers to explain his unit's recent struggles to score points.

The issue didn't get any better in a 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons committed three turnovers, none more costly than quarterback Matt Ryan's interception that Colts linebacker D'...Read more

New low for Eagles as they are embarrassed by Buccaneers 45-17 at home

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PHILADELPHIA -- The boos were scarce in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. So was the attendance. There were wide swaths of empty seats throughout Lincoln Financial Field, because there was little reason for the fan base to even stay to voice its disapproval.

There was enough time for that ...Read more

Cowboys beat Dolphins in Romo's return

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MIAMI -- That sound in the distance is the Dallas Cowboys' comeback train revving its engine.

The Cowboys still have a long way to go and seemingly impossible odds to overcome, considering that no team that started 2-7 has ever rebounded to make the playoffs.

But the process-oriented Cowboys couldn't possibly live up to quarterback Tony Romo's...Read more

Ravens beat Rams 16-13, but Flacco tears ACL and is out for the season

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens won Sunday's game as time expired, but they lost quarterback Joe Flacco for the rest of the season with a torn ACL and possibly a torn MCL.

He played the final two drives with the knee injury and put the Ravens into position to win. The Ravens also lost top running back Justin Forsett earlier in the game to a broken arm....Read more

Panthers demolish Redskins behind Cam Newton, dominant D

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' 44-16 victory over Washington will be remembered for Cam Newton's five touchdown passes to five different receivers, but the defensive numbers were equally impressive.

The Panthers effectively made Washington's offense one-dimensional and invited Kirk Cousins to beat them. He wasn't up to the task.

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Lions suddenly winning, beat Raiders 18-13 in Detroit

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DETROIT -- Don't look now, but the Detroit Lions are on a roll.

Matthew Stafford scored a fourth-quarter touchdown on a 5-yard sneak and the Lions got another big game from their much maligned defense to beat the Oakland Raiders 18-13 at Ford Field.

The Lions (3-7) have won two straight since general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom ...Read more

Injuries, or desperation, prompt some QB changes in NFL

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A bunch of NFL games Sunday will hinge on quarterback turnovers.

And those turnovers have already happened.

Some are the result of injured starters -- Brock Osweiler for Peyton Manning in Denver, Matt Hasselbeck for Andrew Luck in Indianapolis, Mark Sanchez for Sam Bradford in Houston, and T.J. Yates for Brian Hoyer in Houston.

In St. Louis, ...Read more

49ers' Kaepernick out for season with shoulder injury

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Colin Kaepernick's season, and quite possibly his 49ers tenure, is over as he needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder, a league source said Saturday.

The 49ers placed Kaepernick on injured reserve and promoted rookie Dylan Thompson from the practice squad, ahead of Sunday's game at the Seattle Seahawks.

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As for an NFL return to Los Angeles, here's where we stand; a question and answer

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LOS ANGELES -- The clock is winding down on the likelihood of the NFL's return to Los Angeles by the 2016 season, and the situation is as murky as ever.

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are backing a competing plan in Carson.

The NFL held special committee ...Read more