Browns GM John Dorsey not flinching over Baker Mayfield's struggles: 'I love everything about him'

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BEREA, Ohio -- Baker Mayfield has been plagued by second-year struggles for the majority of the season.

You wouldn't know it, though, by talking about the Browns quarterback with the man who drafted him first overall last year.

General manager John Dorsey said Wednesday he "100 percent" still believes Mayfield can become the franchise QB he ...Read more

Rams place safety John Johnson on injured reserve

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday placed safety John Johnson on injured reserve because of a right shoulder injury, further depleting a team mired in a three-game losing streak.

Johnson, who has intercepted two passes, was injured during the Rams' 20-7 defeat by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Johnson is the third ...Read more

Seahawks' Will Dissly out for season, scheduled to have surgery Thursday on torn Achilles

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RENTON, Wash. -- The worst fears have been confirmed: Will Dissly will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles.

The Seahawks' second-year tight end out of the University of Washington is scheduled to have surgery Thursday, a source confirmed to The Seattle Times.

Dissly had become the feel-good story of the season for the ...Read more

Chiefs ready to bounce back against Broncos

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NFL Thursday


TV: 8:15 p.m. EDT, Fox, NFL.

Line: Chiefs by 3.

Over/under: 48 1/2.

Sam Farmer's pick: The Broncos can run the ball on Kansas City's defense, which keeps Patrick Mahomes on the sideline. Still, don't write off the Chiefs after back-to-back home losses. They're still an excellent team. Chiefs 24...Read more

Josh Rosen out, Ryan Fitzpatrick back in: Dolphins make another change at quarterback after 0-5 start

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick re-ignited some of his old Fitzmagic against the Washington Redskins.

And now the Miami Dolphins are making another change at quarterback.

Fitzpatrick will start ahead of Josh Rosen for Miami in this Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills (4-1), Dolphins coach Brian Flores said on Wednesday.

Fitzpatrick says ...Read more

Without naming Trent Williams, Browns GM John Dorsey says he's talked to Washington but 'it takes two to tango'

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BEREA, Ky. -- If the Browns don't trade for Washington seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, it won't be because they didn't explore the possibility.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey made that much clear Wednesday without mentioning Williams by name because of the NFL's anti-tampering rules.

Asked during a bye-week news conference ...Read more

Bears are 'cautiously optimistic' QB Mitch Trubisky will start against Saints

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CHICAGO -- Bears coach Matt Nagy is "cautiously optimistic" quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start against the Saints on Sunday at Soldier Field, Nagy said before Wednesday's practice.

All indications are that Trubisky will start if he suffers no setbacks or significant discomfort during or after three full-speed practices Wednesday, Thursday ...Read more

Greg Cote's Thursday night NFL pick

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CHIEFS (4-2) at BRONCOS (2-4)

Line: KC by 3.

Cote's pick: DEN 24-20.

TV: 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Fox/NFL.

Upset! Heading into October this Week 7 kickoff looked like a rout. But once-mighty Chiefs have lost two in a row with Patrick Mahomes looking mortal, while once-forlorn Broncos have won two in a row and reclaimed ...Read more

Fantasy football Week 7 lineups: Start, sit and sleepers

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There are some good quarterback plays in Week 7, including Gardner Minshew against the Bengals and Josh Allen against the Dolphins. But not all the start-sit calls are as obvious as they what they would appear to be.


Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons vs. Rams

Naturally, Jared Goff's matchup against the porous Falcons secondary captures everyone's ...Read more

Rams trade three picks for Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey after dealing Marcus Peters to Ravens

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LOS ANGELES -- The Rams, struggling to break out of a three-game losing streak, did not wait until the trade deadline to make huge moves with short- and long-term implications.

On Tuesday, they traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and then went all-in by acquiring cornerback Jalen Ramsey in a trade with the Jacksonville ...Read more

Defending the indefensible: Eagles' Jim Schwartz has a lot to answer for, but not a lot of answers

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Jim Schwartz couldn't defend much of anything that happened Sunday, which gave him something in common with his players.

The Eagles are preparing to head to Dallas this weekend with their defense in crisis. They're allowing 24.8 points per game, the league's 23rd-best figure, and they're only doing that well because they can stop the run (72.8 ...Read more

Rams trade two first-round picks and fourth-round pick to Jaguars for cornerback Jalen Ramsey

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LOS ANGELES -- The Rams did not wait until the trade deadline to make another huge move.

A few hours after trading cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens, the Rams on Tuesday acquired cornerback Jalen Ramsey in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams gave up first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-round pick in 2021 ...Read more

NFL admits error on Trey Flowers penalty vs. Packers: 'The foul wasn't there'

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The NFL admitted officials erred in flagging Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers on one of the two hands-to-the-face penalties he was called for in the fourth quarter of Monday night's 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent told reporters at the league's fall meeting Tuesday ...Read more

Jerry Jones fine with NFL officiating disarray: 'As long as they're talking, keep it going'

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Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones doesn't sound too worried about the current state of NFL officiating disarray, even if we keep seeing egregious examples of incorrect calls every week.

During his appearance on KRLD/105.3 The Fan Tuesday morning Jones segued from defending head coach Jason Garrett to multiple controversial calls in the Monday ...Read more

Panthers coach Ron Rivera won't pressure QB Cam Newton to rush back from injury

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday he won't pressure quarterback Cam Newton to return from injury before he's fully ready.

Newton, the former NFL Most Valuable Player, has missed the Panthers' last four games while recovering from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. Backup Kyle Allen has played in his stead, and the Panthers have ...Read more

Brad Biggs' Week 7 NFL rankings

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Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. Patriots 6-0 (1)

The Patriots have only played one team -- the Bills -- with a current winning record. They also have wins over the Giants, Redskins, Jets, Dolphins and Steelers, and those five teams have combined for six victories. In other words, as impressive as the Patriots have been and as thoroughly...Read more

Jerry Jones, Cowboys backing embattled coach Jason Garrett

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett entered the 2019 season on the hot seat whether owner Jerry Jones or Vice President Stephen Jones wants to admit it or not.

He is in the final year of his contract with the mandate of taking the next step toward the Super Bowl as the charge.

Garrett has won three division titles as Cowboys coach but...Read more

Ravens trade for top cornerback Marcus Peters, sending LB Kenny Young to Rams

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The Ravens have traded for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, the team announced Tuesday, betting that the two-time Pro Bowl selection can shore up a disappointing and injury-ravaged secondary.

In exchange, the Ravens are sending second-year inside linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed draft pick to Los Angeles.

Peters, 26, has 24 ...Read more

Akiem Hicks out at least 8 weeks after Bears place him on injured reserve

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CHICAGO -- The Bears will be without defensive lineman Akiem Hicks for at least eight weeks after they placed him on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon.

Hicks, a Pro Bowler last season, would be able to return to practice in six weeks. The earliest he could play is the Dec. 15 game against the Packers in Green Bay if he is designated to return. ...Read more

Fantasy football Week 7: Add and drop

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Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football -- I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues -- and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.

Follow me on Twitter @UTEddieBrown if you have questions throughout the ...Read more