Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott will play against Redskins; judge rejects NFL request

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, coming off his best game of the season in the 40-10 victory against the San Francisco 49ers, will be on the field for Sunday's game at the Washington Redskins.

Federal Judge Katherine Failla of the Southern District of New York rejected the NFL's request for an expedited hearing this week before the ...Read more

Mike Zimmer: Bradford, Bridgewater should travel with Vikings to London

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The Vikings expect to have four quarterbacks in London for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Who starts?

"We'll see," head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

Zimmer anticipates both quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater to travel with the team to London. Their flight departs after Wednesday's practice and lands in the U.K. on Thursday ...Read more

With Cutler unlikely to play, Dolphins preparing for Moore to start against Ravens

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Matt Moore is preparing to start his 30th NFL game on Thursday night when the Miami Dolphins face the Baltimore Ravens, filling in as Miami's third starting quarterback of the 2017 season.

How long Moore, who has a 15-14 record as a starter, will serve as the replacement for Jay Cutler, who fractured multiple ribs in Sunday's 31-28 win over the...Read more

Steelers have no plans to trade or discipline Martavis Bryant, source says

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It would seem the Steelers have a growing problem on their hands with disgruntled receiver Martavis Bryant, but as of now they are not expected to discipline him and certainly have no plans to trade him before the NFL's Oct. 31 deadline, a source said.

Bryant, who reiterated his desire to be traded in a since-deleted Instagram posts Sunday ...Read more

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly taking important step in concussion protocol

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There is reason to feel optimistic about the status of Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who missed Sunday's game at Chicago after a hit against Philadelphia on Oct. 12 placed him in the NFL's concussion protocol.

It was the third time in as many years that Kuechly has had to miss time with a concussion.

But Kuechly will be evaluated ...Read more

Injured Bailey out for a few weeks, Cowboys searching for another kicker

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey is expected to be out a few weeks with the groin injury that sidelined him in the second quarter of Sunday's 40-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

Safety Jeff Heath filled in admirably as the emergency kicker, making two of three extra points.

But the Cowboys are ...Read more

David Fales visits Dolphins as team shops for quarterback help

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Miami Dolphins are searching for a quarterback that can fill in as Matt Moore's backup while Jay Cutler is sidelined by a rib injury he suffered in Sunday's 31-28 win over the New York Jets.

David Fales, who produced a 99.6 passer rating in the four preseason games he played for Miami this summer, has been brought in for a workout, according to...Read more

Ravens sign TE Gavin Escobar, release G Tony Bergstrom

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With several receiving targets dealing with injuries, the Ravens on Monday announced that they have signed tight end Gavin Escobar, a 2013 second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

Escobar, 26, was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of the preseason and has been unsigned since.

At 6-foot-6 and 254 pounds, he profiles as a potential red ...Read more

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas will miss rest of season with torn triceps

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Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas will miss the rest of the season with a torn triceps he suffered in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Thomas underwent an MRI on Monday morning, and the test showed his left triceps is torn, the Browns announced. One of five players in NFL history to make ...Read more

Eagles QB Carson Wentz entering early MVP talk

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The signs were always there for the Eagles' brass, from the Senior Bowl practice fields in Mobile, Ala., to the meeting rooms at the scouting combine in Indianapolis to the dinner table at an upscale restaurant in Fargo, N.D. They thought Carson Wentz could develop into one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

But this soon? That would have been ...Read more

Packers fall 26-17 to Saints in Brett Hundley's first start

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The situation was primed for quarterback Brett Hundley to do something special in the closing moments of a close game Sunday.

His team, the Green Bay Packers, trailed the New Orleans Saints by nine with 4:55 remaining and this was the opportunity to reassure the his teammates, coaches and fans that life without Aaron Rodgers ...Read more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NFL is being damaged by protests

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Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones' hard line stance on the national anthem and his threat to bench any member of his team who disrespects the flag has put him at the center of the issue.

Jones, however, doesn't worry about the critics who say he's treating his players "like a plantation owner", which one protester did to his face at the NFL meetings ...Read more

Cowboys' Jerry Jones says NFL has not presented Elliott in a fair light

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refused to answer a question on whether he wanted running back Ezekiel Elliott to settle his legal fight with the NFL over his six-game suspension for alleged committing domestic violence against former girl friend Tiffany Thompson.

Elliott has long denied the allegations and says he wants...Read more

Panthers QB Cam Newton on rocky day: 'We squandered that opportunity'

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CHICAGO -- About 1 hour, 20 minutes after Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Bears, in a Panthers interview room at Soldier Field stocked with media members, Cam Newton strode in dressed in aviator sunglasses, a puffy brown hat and a blazer over wild print pants.

The get-up -- fashionable or over the top, depending on one's taste -- couldn't disguise ...Read more

Steelers beat Bengals 29-14 at Heinz Field

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PITTSBURGH -- That rivalry between the Steelers and Cincinnati came out one-sided again Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers won, 29-14, and have now beaten the Bengals five straight times, eight of the past nine and 13 of the past 16.

The victory opened a healthy lead for the Steelers at 5-2 in the AFC North Division. Cincinnati slipped to 2-4 ...Read more

Dominant defensive effort sparks Bears' blowout win over Panthers

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CHICAGO -- The dagger, believe it or not, came on the game's ninth play Sunday. With the Panthers nearing the red zone, Cam Newton took a shotgun snap, faked a handoff to Christian McCaffrey and scurried right for an option pitch. The play call was iffy. The execution was far worse. Newton's pitch to Curtis Samuel caught the receiver off balance...Read more

Chargers defense overpowers Broncos in 21-0 victory

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CARSON, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers are the hottest team in the AFC.

The 90-degree plus temperatures probably would've made that so anyways on Sunday, but an amazing pass rush and some timely big plays made that statement true in a more important way.

After beating the Denver Broncos 21-0 Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson, the Chargers...Read more

Seahawks start slow but finish with a flurry to down Giants, 24-7

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After a few agonizing seconds concluding one of the few plays of the game that compelled fans to get out of their seats, Seattle receiver Paul Richardson won the fight with New York's Landon Collins for control of the ball.

And when he did, it also finally gave the Seahawks control of a game that until that point had ...Read more

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys back in sync after dominating 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Along with star-crossed running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys should give a game ball from Sunday's 40-10 blowout victory against the winless San Francisco 49ers to Judge Paul Crotty.

It was Crotty, the senior judge in the Second District of New York, who gave Elliott a 14-day temporary restraining order on ...Read more

Rams prove their mettle on the road with shutout of Cardinals

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LONDON -- The road trips can be as short as a one-hour flight to San Francisco, several hours to Dallas or a 10-day stay in Jacksonville, Fla., and London.

It does not seem to matter.

The Los Angeles Rams appear to love the road life.

Their 33-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday before a crowd of 73,736 at Twickenham Stadium ...Read more