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Colin Kaepernick plans to take part in a private workout for NFL teams

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a private workout Saturday arranged by the NFL and to be held in Atlanta.

In a memo sent to all 32 teams Tuesday and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the league alerted general managers, head coaches, and player personnel directors that there will be a workout and interview of Kaepernick at ...Read more

Colin Kaepernick to hold private workout at Falcons' facility

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The NFL has arranged for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a free agent, to work out for NFL teams at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch on Saturday.

A memo about the workout went out to all 32 teams Tuesday.

Kaepernick, who guided the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, has not played in the ...Read more

Dak Prescott showed he can win with his arm. Jerry Jones wants Cowboys to use his legs.

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is as disappointed in the confounding 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as anyone.

But don't misconstrue his lack of anger for acceptance. It's just par for the course, he said.

"I don't know if I have too many weeks regarding the Cowboys that I'm not disturbed," Jones said on his radio show ...Read more

How the Falcons are preparing for Kyle Allen and the Carolina Panthers

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons will get their first look at the Carolina Panthers without quarterback Cam Newton, who recently was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Kyle Allen, who played at Texas A&M and Houston, has replaced Newton in the lineup and has posted a 5-2 record as a starter. The Falcons (2-7) are set to play the ...Read more

Buoniconti's death leaves void, and ends ritual, on a meaningful day for '72 Dolphins

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MIAMI -- Dick Anderson saw his friend's email early Tuesday morning, about seven hours after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the previously unbeaten San Francisco 49ers, informing him that no team -- for a 47th consecutive season -- will match the Dolphins' achievement of completing an entire regular season and postseason without a loss.

That ...Read more

With need to bolster thin defensive line, Ravens sign veteran DTs Justin Ellis, Domata Peko

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After defensive tackle Michael Pierce suffered an ankle injury in the Ravens' 49-13 win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals, the team was left thin on interior linemen on the defensive front.

The Ravens on Tuesday announced the signing of veteran defensive lineman Justin Ellis. The team is also signing defensive lineman Domata Peko, Peko's ...Read more

Brad Biggs' Week 11 NFL rankings

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Last week's rankings in parentheses.

1. Ravens 7-2 (3)

Lamar Jackson is on pace to pass for 3,620 yards and 27 touchdowns and to rush for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those numbers might not be sustainable, especially if Ravens coach John Harbaugh has occasion to rest his starters in Week 17. But the projections are mind-boggling just the ...Read more

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens not optimistic defensive end Olivier Vernon will be able to face Steelers on Thursday

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BEREA, Ohio -- Starting defensive end Olivier Vernon will likely miss his second consecutive game with a knee injury when the Browns (3-6) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4) on "Thursday Night Football."

Coach Freddie Kitchens was asked Tuesday whether he's optimistic Vernon will be able to give the Browns something in Thursday's game.

"I ...Read more

As Eagles prepare for Patriots, they use a special resource: Super Bowl LII

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Bill Belichick doesn't want to talk much about the Patriots' last meeting with the Eagles, the Birds' 41-33 Super Bowl victory. Meanwhile in Philadelphia, fans still love to relive it, and coaches inside the NovaCare Complex recently rewatched the game film from that fateful February 2018 night.

The coaches' reasons, however, were more ...Read more

Fantasy football Week 11: 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

Panthers had their 'heart ripped out.' They're needing Christian McCaffrey in the clutch.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This should not be Christian McCaffrey's burden to bear.

But that's how the Carolina Panthers' superstar running back will likely take it.

At least, that's how McCaffrey handled things the last time he came up two yards short of a game-winning touchdown. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, the last game Cam Newton ...Read more

Barry Jackson: Here's where Dolphins stand in search for franchise QB after another win

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MIAMI -- The Arizona Cardinals, in April, made the unusual move of selecting a quarterback high in the draft (Kyler Murray, first overall) after using a high pick on another quarterback (Josh Rosen) in the previous draft.

The Dolphins must hope that type of scenario doesn't happen again, because that could torpedo their grand plan of emerging ...Read more

Mac Engel: Combo of Jason Garrett, Kellen Moore kills Dak's chance to save Dallas Cowboys

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The child prodigy offensive coordinator who has drawn up plays since he was a zygote inexplicably lost faith in his quarterback when all Dak Prescott had done was create confidence that he's "got this."

Dak deserved better from head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

The dynamic duo of Garrett and ...Read more

Mark Bradley: So what do we make of these Falcons now?

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For the record, let me state here and now that the sentiments offered above do not constitute a prediction. Two games earlier, these same Falcons lost at home by 27 points to the team that won the NFC title. Until Sunday, these Falcons had gone 55 days without winning. There's every chance that all winning in New Orleans did was mess up their ...Read more

Impressions from the Seahawks' wild overtime win vs. the 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Early impressions from the Seahawks' 27-24 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football:

Overtime overdrive madness

Russell Wilson picked the worst time imaginable for his second interception of the season. Wilson had tight end Jacob Hollister -- the hero of last week's overtime victory over ...Read more

Rams lose center Brian Allen for season with knee injury that requires surgery

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams' losses continue to mount, and not just on the field.

Center Brian Allen will sit out the rest of the season because of a knee injury that requires surgery, right tackle Rob Havenstein will be sidelined at least one game because of a knee injury, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks also will be sidelined another ...Read more

Danny Trevathan could be headed for injured reserve. Has he played his last game with the Bears?

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CHICAGO -- There was little question Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan was seriously injured Sunday when the replay showed his left arm bending the wrong way as he hit the ground while taking down Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel.

The question now is whether Trevathan has played his last down in a Bears uniform.

Coach Matt Nagy didn't ...Read more

Greg Cote: After 20 years of not winning, the Miami Dolphins are suddenly failing at failing, too?

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MIAMI -- Nineteen consecutive seasons without an NFL playoff victory establishes beyond reasonable debate that the Miami Dolphins have been averse to winning for, well, for pretty much the entire 21st Century.

Now here comes the scary part.

After two decades of not winning anything, the Fins are now even failing at failing.

Here is the ...Read more

Keys to the success of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins? He's playing smart and fast.

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There's one reason above all others why Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is in the middle of the longest run of his NFL career without a turnover, a streak at four games after Sunday night's 28-24 win in Dallas.

"He's playing fast," head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday, "and that's probably the most important thing; making good decisions and ...Read more

Panthers QB Kyle Allen had option to run or pass vs. Packers on last play. Right call?

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera supplied more detail Monday on the final play of Carolina's road loss to Green Bay, explaining that quarterback Kyle Allen had the option to hand the ball off to Christian McCaffrey or to throw a pass.

"It was an RPO," Rivera said, referring to the run-pass option that has become popular in the NFL over the past few ...Read more