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Report: Patriots QB Mac Jones seeking second opinion with New York ankle specialist

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is expected to get a second opinion on his high ankle sprain with Dr. Martin O’Malley of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, according to Mike Giardi of NFL Network.

O’Malley is a foot and ankle specialist and team doctor for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s also the team physician for USA Basketball and Iona ...Read more

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Mike McDaniel deems Tua Tagovailoa questionable for Bengals; Dolphins QB more optimistic

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins are another day closer to the Thursday night game at the Cincinnati Bengals with uncertainty still surrounding whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will play.

Coach Mike McDaniel, as of Tuesday afternoon, is deeming Tagovailoa, who left and re-entered Sunday’s thrilling win over the Bills after a late ...Read more

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NFL, college football schedules scrambled by Hurricane Ian

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Several college football games and one NFL game could be affected by Hurricane Ian this weekend as the storm bears down on Florida.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL’s Sunday Night Football showcase spot.

But Ian is expected to wreck the Tampa area beginning Wednesday. The Bucs have already left...Read more

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Chris Perkins: The reasons Dolphins offer for their offensive success might surprise you

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Offensive diversity is a good thing. You want your offense to have multiple ways to score and gain yards. You want the deep passing game involving quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, the run game, the red-zone offense, the goal-line offense, the third-down offense, the whole package.

Having options, and ...Read more

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NFL power rankings, Week 4

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Each week of the NFL season, The Baltimore Sun will rank all 32 NFL teams. The rankings will take into account not just weekly performance, injuries and roster depth, but how well each team measures up as Super Bowl contenders.

Here are the rankings heading into Week 4:

Super Bowl contenders

1. Buffalo Bills (2-1, No. 1 last week)

2. Kansas ...Read more

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Mac Engel: The 4th quarter version of CeeDee Lamb needs to be the every quarter WR for the Cowboys

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In less than two quarters CeeDee Lamb went from Antonio Bryant to Dez Bryant.

Lamb, one of a handful of Dallas Cowboys receivers to be handed the hallowed No. 88 jersey, played like the receiver the Cowboys need/expect him to be when they shoved Amari Cooper away to Cleveland in exchange for a Target gift card.

Took a while, but Lamb showed up...Read more

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As Bucs-Chiefs Super Bowl rematch nears, what has changed? What hasn't?

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TAMPA, Fla. — In terms of suspense and dramatic effect, this is one sequel that should pound its predecessor.

Twenty months after the Bucs embarrassed the Chiefs with a defensive tour de force in Super Bowl 55, the teams meet again, presumably at Raymond James Stadium (though Hurricane Ian may have the final say about that). Unlike that 31-9 ...Read more

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Giants WR Sterling Shepard has torn left ACL, out for season

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NEW YORK — It’s as bad as the Giants initially feared: Sterling Shepard tore the ACL in his left knee. His season is over, if not his Giants career.

The veteran wide receiver dropped to the MetLife Stadium turf in agony and grabbed his left leg after suffering a non-contact injury late in Monday night’s fourth quarter against the Dallas ...Read more

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett released from hospital after car crash

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is OK after flipping his Porsche on the way home from practice Monday.

Garrett, 26, was released from the hospital Monday night after the rollover crash that left him and an unidentified female passenger injured, according to

Photos taken by WKYC show the gray sports car totaled, with...Read more

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Fantasy football Week 4: 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 ...Read more

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Mike Sielski: The Eagles' win over Washington shows they're a team that handles things, in the best way possible

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LANDOVER, Md. — The play Sunday that told you that the Eagles are an excellent football team, with the potential to be more than excellent, was born of what appeared to be chaos.

It was late in the first half, the closing seconds ticking down on the game clock, the Eagles up 17 points on the Washington Commanders, positioned for a finishing ...Read more

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After first victory, Panthers coach Matt Rhule challenges team to have winless intensity

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Less than 24 hours after the Carolina Panthers earned their first victory of the season, coach Matt Rhule had a clear task for the team heading into Week 4.

“I think the key is to try to be the same guy every day, so I challenged them today to have the same intensity about improving that they had last week at 0-2,” Rhule said. “That is ...Read more

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones mum on injury, playing status

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Mac Jones pleaded the fifth.

The Patriots quarterback met with the media on a video conference late Monday afternoon and wouldn’t divulge much of anything about the injury he suffered against the Ravens.

He was asked numerous questions about the left ankle injury, which tests confirmed was a high ankle sprain, according to a source.

An NFL ...Read more

Steelers stress staying 'even-keeled' during tumultuous start to season

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Cam Heyward has a warning for anyone who is ready to push the panic button after three games.

"Point me in the right direction," the Steelers defensive captain said.

Heyward has been around long enough to know it's way too early in the season to get overly excited about a victory and too down about a loss. The 1-2 Steelers are a perfect ...Read more

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Have the Chargers' injuries jeopardized their season after only 3 games?

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The Chargers thought they had it all figured out. They believed they had all the right pieces in all the right places. They had drafted well. They had made all the moves they believed they needed to make, with one blockbuster trade and a string of quality free-agent signings.

They were as right as rain, the pundits agreed. They had done well to...Read more

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NFL plans major changes for Pro Bowl in Las Vegas

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The NFL is making major changes to the Pro Bowl format, beginning with this season’s event in February in Las Vegas.

With more and more of the participants opting for safety over physicality, including last season’s game at Allegiant Stadium that essentially deteriorated into a game of two-hand touch rather than full-on tackling, the league...Read more

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Bucs, NFL making contingency plans for practice, game vs. Chiefs in advance of Ian

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TAMPA, Fla. ― The Bucs are working with the NFL on contingency plans to move Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs and/or practice in another city should Hurricane Ian make landfall near Tampa Bay, coach Todd Bowles said Monday.

“Right now we’re still monitoring things, but we’re working things out with the league and we ...Read more

Larry Stone: Seahawks defense must look inward after being dominated by Falcons

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Richard Sherman ain't walking through that door — unless maybe it's to record an episode of his podcast. Nor is Jamal Adams — unless he's on crutches when he does so. Ditto any stalwart Seahawks defender-slash-savior from the past you can think of, from Chancellor to Wagner.

Here are two hard and true facts to emerge from the Seahawks' ...Read more

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Bucs' video board may have tipped Packers to final plays

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TAMPA, Fla. ― Head coach Todd Bowles will meet with the Bucs’ game-day operations staff to determine whether the operators of the video board at Raymond James Stadium unintentionally revealed critical information to the Packers late in Sunday’s loss with a shot of the Tampa Bay sideline before both two-point conversion attempts.

“We’...Read more

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Mike McDaniel gives update on Tua Tagovailoa's injury, status for game vs. Bengals

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Mike McDaniel on Monday said the Dolphins are “happy to comply” with any investigation into their handling of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injury during the team’s 21-19 win over the Buffalo Bills. The first-year coach was also noncommittal about Tagovailoa’s availability for Thursday night’s road game against the Cincinnati Bengals....Read more