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Rams taking London twist in stride

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As rap music blared from a speaker, Los Angeles Rams players emerged from a rugby training building and made their way onto a field surrounded by trees tucked in the English countryside.

Several bundled themselves in sweats and beanies to stay warm in the chilly fall weather. Coach Sean McVay appeared energized in his trademark blue shorts.

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Tentative court date set for Elliott's preliminary injunction

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FRISCO, Texas -- A court date has been set for Ezekiel Elliott vs. the NFL in the ongoing battle regarding his six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy and playing status for this year.

A tentative docket entry in the Southern District of New York indicates that a preliminary injunction hearing before Judge Katherine Failla...Read more

Marshawn Lynch suspended one game without pay

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Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game without pay for Thursday night's incident in which he made contact with a referee, the NFL announced Friday.

Lynch will miss the Raiders' Week 8 game at Buffalo, the team Lynch began his NFL career with.

Lynch has already appealed the suspension, according to ESPN.

Late in the first half of the ...Read more

Panthers' Kuechly out vs. Bears; Benjamin expected to play

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The Carolina Panthers will face one of the NFL's top rushing offenses without their top tackler and defensive leader.

Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago while he remains in the concussion protocol.

This marks the third consecutive season in which Kuechly will have missed at least one game because of ...Read more

Cowboys DE David Irving intends to do something during national anthem

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FRISCO, Texas -- David Irving didn't want to reveal his specific plans for what he might or might not do during the national anthem on Sunday before the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers.

But Irving has made a personal determination to do something to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He, along with Damontre Moore, ...Read more

Mike Mitchell's $48,620 NFL fine was for a hit on Charcandrick West, not Alex Smith

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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is almost $58,000 lighter after the NFL fined him for two illegal hits in the Chiefs game.

Mitchell was fined $48,620 for a head shot on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West and another $9,115 for a low hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The hit on Smith was penalized in the game, but the hit on West was not.

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Vikings' Barr insists he's not a dirty player, did not intend to injure Rodgers

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By the time Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr checked his phone at halftime of Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, the reaction had already been piling up on his digital doorstep.

About "3,000 notifications" Barr figured he had at that time, just an hour or so after he levied the hit that led to Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone.

"Mostly not too...Read more

Vikings WR Diggs sidelined for second consecutive game

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The Vikings will be without receiver Stefon Diggs, who has been ruled out after not practicing all week.

Diggs (groin), quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) and left guard Nick Easton (calf) have been ruled out by the Vikings ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Quarterback Case Keenum and left guard Jeremiah Sirles are ...Read more

Chiefs' AFC West winning streak snapped with 31-30 loss to Raiders

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- One couldn't help but wonder which version of the Chiefs the nation would be treated to Thursday night.

Would they see the high-scoring, fun-to-watch group that overwhelmed their first five opponents on the way to becoming the NFL's sole undefeated team at 5-0? Or would they see the offensively-inept, undisciplined run-...Read more

Raiders win wild game with no time left, defeat Chiefs, 31-30

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is paid like an elite franchise quarterback. He had a chance to finally validate his salary in 2017, if only for one game, with one final drive.

Less than three minutes on the clock, ball on the Raiders' 15-yard line, Carr under center with one timeout, Chiefs up six.

Oh yeah, maybe even Oakland's season on the ...Read more

In 16th season, Panthers' Julius Peppers still producing at a high level

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The sequence was all too familiar. Julius Peppers bursting past a helpless offensive tackle, turning the corner with eye-catching athleticism and barreling down on a quarterback who didn't see him coming. When the hit came, the ball popped free.

Strip-sack. Turnover.

Same old, same old.

This was just last week, during Peppers' most recent ...Read more

Return to form has Gurley's fans excited

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- He is no fan of international NFL games that take him out of his routine, mess with his schedule and keep him on the road for more than a few days.

"Terrible," Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley said Thursday before the Rams departed for London.

But Gurley has a softer spot for the fans who will be in attendance ...Read more

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch ejected for contact with official

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected with 6:12 remaining in the first half Thursday night for contact with an official with the Raiders trailing the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14.

On third-and-10 from the Chiefs 43-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr took a shotgun snap and looked as if he planned on running up the middle. He ...Read more

Dolphins preparing to play Jets without Mike Pouncey

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins don't have any control over whether Mike Pouncey plays in Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

That decision is in the hands of an independent neurologist, who is walking Miami's starting center through the four stages of the NFL's concussion protocol program.

Pouncey did some physical activity before ...Read more

Browns rookie Garrett eager to test himself, his health against Titans' Lewan

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BEREA, Ohio -- Rookie defensive end Myles Garrett aspires to become a perennial Pro Bowl player, so he's looking forward to gauging himself against an opponent of that caliber for the first time in regular-season action.

Garrett will receive the opportunity Sunday when the Browns (0-6) host the Tennessee Titans (3-3) and he lines up across from...Read more

The Steelers aren't the only unpredictable team in the NFL

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No one needed the NFL RedZone channel to stay tuned to what's occurred throughout the NFL over the first six weeks of the season.

All you needed to do was watch the Steelers play.

Their six games that produced a 4-2 record were a microcosm of all that is the NFL in 2017: Unpredictable, unfathomable at times and, as the dust clears, none ...Read more

Elliott's return keeps Cowboys' locker room upbeat for game against 49ers

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys know star running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Beyond that is anybody's guess in his ongoing legal fight with the NFL.

But his teammates are happy to see him in the fold for the time being.

"It's great to have him back," quarterback Dak Prescott said. "...Read more

Eddie Brown's fantasy football Week 7 start/sit

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R-E-L-A-X.

So you lost Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season? Relax.

(The man himself would advise this.)

I know you're feeling like the fantasy gods have spited you, but relax, because this is the season to stream quarterbacks.

Fantasy owners who drafted Andrew Luck have likely been doing it since Week 1, when they started Alex Smith or ...Read more

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: 'I definitely believe I'll play this year'

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From the day he took that ambulance ride out of 9520 Viking Drive to Wednesday's practice, Teddy Bridgewater spent 59 weeks thinking, wondering and working toward this moment.

So it wasn't all about how much he did with the Vikings on his first day back, it was that he did anything.

"Just being able to get back on the football field 1/...Read more

Panthers QB Cam Newton declines to talk to media, could face fine from NFL

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton declined to talk to the media Thursday for the second day in a row, leaving the face of the Panthers' franchise subject to a possible fine.

Players who fail to fulfill their media obligations are subject to discipline under the "conduct detrimental to the league" clause. Former Seattle running back ...Read more

 

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