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Rams' Jalen Ramsey tells NFL to focus more on players' safety, less on uniform policy

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants to believe there was no foul play involved regarding the Miami Dolphins’ injury situation with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who slammed his head last week against the Buffalo Bills before sustaining a concussion three days later versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

“If he was in a ...Read more

NFL DFS Week 4 optimal lineup

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Devising the perfect Daily Fantasy Sports strategy for the NFL can be a challenge, which is why I'm here to assist.

On DraftKings, it's important to remember you're playing full-point PPR with bonuses if a player surpasses 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards or 100 receiving yards.

Here is my optimal lineup for Sunday's $4 million Fantasy ...Read more

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Consultant involved in Tua Tagovailoa's concussion check fired by NFL players union

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MIAMI — The unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant involved in Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion check last Sunday has been fired by the NFL Players Association, a league source confirmed to the Miami Herald, after the union found the person made multiple mistakes in the evaluation.

The NFLPA launched an investigation into the ...Read more

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Sam McDowell: How (and why) one foolish comment from Bucs could spur Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke for seven and a half minutes Wednesday, spread across 15 sets of media questions and his answers.

He was accommodating and expansive for the most part, but there was one exception. In response to an inquiry late in the conversation, he provided a terse, six-second reply, more than ...Read more

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Gerry Dulac: Don't fall into the trap of comparing Kenny Pickett to other No. 1 picks

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PITTSBURGH — Michael Irvin's assertion the Steelers should be playing Kenny Pickett right now to "see what everything else happens" and comparing it to Troy Aikman's rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys is as baseless and ridiculous as his "playing offensive line is as easy as anything" comment.

Irvin said the Cowboys learned a lot about ...Read more

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Greg Cote: Unfair to Dolphins for armchair experts who have never examined Tua to malign team doctors

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MIAMI — Imagine how we would all be seeing the positive and defiantly doubling down on our optimism about the Miami Dolphins and this season had the game been simply a 27-15 road loss to a Cincinnati Bengals team that made the Super Bowl last season.

The Dolphins stand 3-1 at roughly the NFL season’s quarter mark, against the toughest four-...Read more

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Amazon criticized for Tua Tagovailoa coverage

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This is Amazon’s first year broadcasting NFL games, so you’d expect a couple of bumps along the way. But the tech giant’s Thursday Night Football broadcast received a healthy dose of criticism over its coverage of Tua Tagovailoa’s injury.

During the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 27-15 win over the Miami Dolphins, ...Read more

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Marcus Hayes: Tua Tagovailoa's sickening concussion(s) ruin credibility of NFL, Dolphins

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We’ll never believe the Miami Dolphins or the NFL again. Not after what happened with Tua.

On Sunday, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion, obvious to anyone with eyes: He hit his head on the turf, rose, staggered, and left for examination. One of those sets of eyes belonged to Dr. Kester J. Nedd, a neurologist and the ...Read more

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Quarterback Mac Jones among 3 Patriots ruled out for Sunday

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BOSTON —The Patriots officially ruled out quarterback Mac Jones for Sunday’s game at Green Bay.

Jones was one of three players ruled out, along with defensive tackle Lawrence Guy and offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste. In Green Bay, All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander were non-participants Thursday. The ...Read more

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Lions rule out Amon-Ra St. Brown, D'Andre Swift and Austin Seibert vs. Seahawks

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have racked up 1,227 yards of offense through three games. On Sunday, they're going to be without two players responsible for nearly half that production, ruling out wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and running back D'Andre Swift on Friday.

St. Brown suffered an ankle injury in last Sunday's game against ...Read more

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Mike McDaniel defends Dolphins' decision to play Tua Tagovailoa vs. Bengals after injury scare days earlier

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CINCINNATI — Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel firmly defended the team’s decision to play quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night that resulted in Tagovailoa getting carted away on a stretcher due to a concussion, among his head and neck injuries.

McDaniel was asked postgame if he would’...Read more

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Dave Hyde: Concussion expert warned against playing Tua, repeats decisions were 'unbelievably stupid'

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Chris Nowinski was in New York City giving a talk and raising $20,000 for the Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday night when he looked down at his phone and saw 50 messages.

Many came with the video of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being spun hard to the ground by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Chris Tupou and smacking the...Read more

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Teddy Bridgewater to start while Tua Tagovailoa misses time with concussion

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — While starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is out indefinitely with a concussion, veteran Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Dolphins, coach Mike McDaniel said Friday.

“It’s one of the strengths of our football team, and I think that guys rely on that,” McDaniel said. “Tua, Teddy and Skylar [Thompson] have ...Read more

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Gavin Escobar, former Dallas Cowboys player, killed in rock climbing accident

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LOS ANGELES — A former tight end with the Dallas Cowboys was one of two hikers killed while rock climbing in Riverside County, California, authorities said Thursday.

Gavin Escobar, 31, and Chelsea Walsh, 33, both of Huntington Beach, died Wednesday afternoon in Tahquitz Rock near Idyllwild, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

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Mike Preston: Ravens offensive line needs stability, and Ronnie Stanley could provide it

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BALTIMORE — As the Ravens continue to tinker and revamp their team, the offensive line remains perhaps the biggest question mark.

Right now, the unit is a revolving door, even though it seemed to find some rhythm in Sunday’s 37-26 win over the New England Patriots. The Buffalo Bills will be a much bigger challenge because they have the No. ...Read more

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Tua Tagovailoa leaves game with head, neck injury in Dolphins' loss to Bengals

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CINCINNATI -- Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher and the Dolphins’ 3-0 start to the 2022 NFL season came to an end in a 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Thursday night.

The Dolphins announced Tagovailoa sustained injuries to his head and neck after he was sacked by defensive tackle Josh ...Read more

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Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa taken off field in stretcher in Dolphins-Bengals Thursday night game

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CINCINNATI — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field in a stretcher in the second quarter of his team’s Thursday night game at the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium.

The third-year quarterback was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game with head and neck injuries. The Amazon Prime Video broadcast ...Read more

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Chargers reveal how they blew it trying to protect injured quarterback Justin Herbert

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LOS ANGELES — Justin Herbert and his fractured rib cartilage absolutely personified the NFL's long-standing designation of "questionable" Sunday.

The cloudiness around Herbert's status was so pronounced that — even after the quarterback started against Jacksonville — the uncertainty leaked into the game, impacting the Chargers' play ...Read more

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Why Rams' Matthew Stafford still has more interceptions than touchdown passes

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LOS ANGELES — Matthew Stafford will not go into a "Monday Night Football" matchup against the San Francisco 49ers riding an obvious wave of production.

The Rams quarterback did not throw a touchdown pass in last Sunday's victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the first time since the 2020 season — when Stafford played for the Detroit Lions —...Read more

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off field after injury vs. Bengals

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CINCINNATI — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after sustaining an injury in the second quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium.

Tagovailoa was sacked by defensive tackle Josh Tupou and lay motionless for several moments after hitting his head on the ground. ...Read more