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Ravens activate running back Danny Woodhead off IR

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The Ravens will have another potential offensive weapon in the fold Sunday when they face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Ten weeks since he went down with a hamstring injury in the Ravens' season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, veteran running back Danny Woodhead has been activated off injured reserve and is expected to ...Read more

Seahawks' Kam Chancellor likely out for season, report says

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Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor likely is out for the season because of a neck injury suffered Nov. 9 at Arizona, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafalo, citing sources informed of the situation.

ESPN is reporting that a source said Chancellor will likely be placed on injured reserve.

The news is another blow to and a quick reshaping ...Read more

Dolphins waive linebacker Rey Maualuga following arrest

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Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga will be released by the team following his arrest in Miami-Dade County on Saturday night.

The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk, which said Maualuga was arrested on a battery charge.

Maualuga, released by the Cincinnati Bengals during the offseason, was signed late in training camp after an ...Read more

Can Derek Carr be elite and lead Raiders back to the playoffs?

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr isn't a huge stats guy.

He said that in response to a question about how he can cut down on interceptions, given that his seven picks in nine games has already surpassed his six from all of last season.

Carr doesn't harp on the number seven since not each pick is indicative of a disastrous mistake on his part, he ...Read more

Dak Prescott vs. Carson Wentz: Young quarterbacks are good for rivalry, NFL

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FRISCO, Texas -- Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson only won three games as a starting quarterback, but has fond memories of his initial victory.

It happened on Oct. 10, 1999 against the Dallas Cowboys.

"The next week was like, you couldn't do anything wrong," Pederson said. "Everybody was on a high. The community, the city was on a high....Read more

Lions' Ngata may never play again, but team still needs him

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Haloti Ngata hasn't played a game in more than a month, and he might not play again. But as he rehabs from surgery to repair a torn bicep, Ngata has made the telling choice to do so around the team.

"We've been calling him 'Coach 92' since the summer, since OTAs and stuff," Lions defensive end Cornelius Washington said. "He is the old man and ...Read more

Sullivan has no time for nostalgia

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John Sullivan is going home to where his NFL career began.

The Los Angeles Rams' center, who has provided quarterback Jared Goff with protection and guidance during a 7-2 start, spent seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

So he will see familiar faces when the Rams play the 7-2 Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

"If I tried to step ...Read more

Jerry Jones continues to target Roger Goodell as feud grows testier

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FRISCO, Texas -- That Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been gunning for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell since the Ezekiel Elliott suspension is no secret.

Jones believes Goodell misled him into thinking there would be no suspension for Elliott and considers it an unforgivable breach of trust, which was first reported by the Star-Telegram.

...Read more

Jerry Jones apologizes for inappropriate racial comment made in 2013

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who is already under fire for his feud with the NFL over a proposed extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, is now offering up a Mea culpa for an alleged inappropriate, four-year-old racial comment.

Jones made the comment in 2013 on a video at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas.

It was ...Read more

NFL scouts will watch Rosen and Darnold in a unique matchup

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LOS ANGELES--Scouts representing 20 NFL teams will line the second row of the Coliseum press box Saturday for the UCLA-USC game. They'll have their laptops open, colored pens at the ready and binoculars held to their faces. They won't be watching like typical spectators; these scouts are focused on nuance, gathering information on body language,...Read more

Versatile Rams linebacker Mark Barron is thriving in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme

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LOS ANGELES--Wade Phillips' impending arrival as the Rams' defensive coordinator last January caused several players minor anxiety.

They were excited, of course, about Phillips' track record of success, but uncertain how they might fit into his 3-4 scheme.

Mark Barron, at a seemingly undersized 6 feet 2 and 225 pounds for an inside linebacker,...Read more

Browns' Josh Gordon on track to return to practice next week, coach Hue Jackson says

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BEREA, Ohio -- Coach Hue Jackson expects Josh Gordon to start practicing with the Browns next week.

"I do," Jackson said Thursday. "He's doing well. He's here in the building every day, on time for everything, involved and big smile on his face. He's a pleasure to be around."

Gordon was reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on a ...Read more

Report: Jones requests a league meeting to discuss Goodell's contract extension

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys is not backing down on his attempt to block a contract extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, despite "threats of retaliation" from other NFL owners.

Jones on Thursday requested a special league meeting to discuss Goodell's contract extension negotiations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According ...Read more

Elliott's suspension case wasn't a distraction for supportive teammates

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FRISCO, Texas -- One of the reasons suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott conceded his legal fight with the NFL was to no longer be a distraction to his teammates and gain a sense of closure.

The Dallas Cowboys know he will be back for the Dec. 24 game against the Seattle Seahawks and can focus on doing the best they can to stay in the playoff...Read more

Eddie Brown's fantasy football Week 11 start/sit

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We are approaching the trade deadline in most leagues.

For many owners, it's the last best chance to make a drastic difference with your roster.

Here's some trade advice to help you with the process:

1. Be personable. Compliment your league's owners whenever you have an opportunity. Reach out when something bad happens like an injury. Keep ...Read more

Greg Cote's Week 11 NFL picks

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Disparate week in a dispiriting season for me with a nifty 11-3 mark straight-up last week but a miserable 5-9 against the spread -- despite a bull's-eye on Buccaneers over Jets in our Upset of the Week call ("Aawwk!"). If this keeps up much longer I'd need to start robbing convenience stores to make up the shortfall on my record vs. the evil ...Read more

Teddy Bridgewater says focus is to 'trust the process' and cheer on Vikings

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Teddy Bridgewater's dream of returning to the NFL field is very much within reach. It's so close, no rational person could fault him for feeling frustrated as he's been cleared by the Vikings medical staff to play, but will remain a backup Sunday against the Rams.

But Bridgewater's personality and signature smile don't crack easily. So he says ...Read more

Getting rid of Jerry Jones? Here's how NFL could do it

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If you've ever dreamed of Jerry Jones the Dallas Cowboys' owner, firing Jerry Jones the general manager, perhaps this story is for you.

Although it's a long shot and would likely involve years of courtroom machinations, the NFL does have the power to remove one of its members.

The NFL Constitution and Bylaws allows the commissioner to suggest ...Read more

Sam Farmer's Thursday night NFL pick

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TENNESSEE (6-3) AT PITTSBURGH (7-2)

TV: NBC, NFL Network, 8:15 p.m. EDT.

Line: Steelers by 7.

Over/under: 44.

Sam Farmer's pick: The Titans are starting to show their capabilities, and they've got defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau returning to Pittsburgh. They're at the Steel City, however, and the Steelers don't lose in prime time at home. ...Read more

Gipson's barbs at Browns catch attention of coach Hue Jackson, his players

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BEREA, Ohio -- The scathing comments free safety Tashaun Gipson made about the Browns early this week practically sounded an alarm in Hue Jackson's head.

The coach addressed Gipson's trash talk with his players Wednesday as they prepared for Sunday's game at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"You can bet your bottom dollar I did," Jackson...Read more