• FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    SI.com "The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington..." October 01

  • NFL admits mistake in penalizing Husain Abdullah for religious celebration

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL wasted no time admitting a mistake in penalizing Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who went to the ground in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown against the Patriots. Abdullah's touchdown, celebration and ensuing 15-yard penalty happened on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning the NFL..." September 30

  • Report: 76 of 79 NFL player brains studied show signs of CTE

    CBSSports.com "Having studied the brains of 79 deceased NFL players, one of the nation's largest brain banks has come to the conclusion that 76 suffered from some form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. According to PBS's Frontline, a total of 128 former football players..." September 30

  • Raiders settle on Tony Sparano as interim head coach

    Pro Football Talk "Tony Sparano is set to become the Raiders’ interim head coach after the firing of Dennis Allen. After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN reported on Tuesday that it’s Sparano, who had the..." September 30

  • Belichick the GM is hurting Patriots more than helping

    Sporting News "Tom Brady looked every day of his 37 years on Monday night in the Patriots’ blowout loss in Kansas City. In three of their four games, in fact, he and the offense have been a shadow of what the NFL has been accustomed to. The biggest reason, besides the possibility that Brady is declining at..." September 30

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney was careful with his words, not say anything definitive and speaking in vague generalities. But the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft acknowledged being injured before the first half of his initial NFL game was “very tough” and he’s anxious to return to action, hoping to..." September 30

  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith..." September 30

  • Jonathan Dwyer charged with aggravated assault, 8 misdemeanors

    SB Nation "Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, per an Associated Press report. The events date back to July 21, when Dwyer reportedly head-butted his wife in the face after she refused his sexual advance. The following..." September 30

  • Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone

    Kansas City Star "Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim. He’s also a safety for the Chiefs, and he made a promise to himself if he ever did find himself in the end zone. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said. Early in the fourth quarter, Abdullah dropped deep in a..." September 30

  • Garrett welcomes suspended Brent's return to Cowboys

    Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett described what Josh Brent's role will be now that the suspended defensive lineman can be around the team again. Brent is suspended for 10 games for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Garrett explained why it's good for..." September 30

  • Report: Dennis Allen informed by Oakland Raiders that he's been fired

    Yahoo! Sports "Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have informed Dennis Allen that he has been fired. Allen's Raiders dropped to 0-4 — their 10th loss in a row dating back to last season — after Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. It has been widely speculated that..." September 30

  • Jim Harbaugh blasts Deion Sanders' report alleging he has lost 49ers' locker room

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh fired back Monday afternoon to an NFL Network report that some of his players want him out. "Personally, I think that's a bunch of a crap," Harbaugh said. Former 49ers player Deion Sanders, now an analyst for the NFL Network, cited unnamed sources..." September 30

  • Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL's worst teams

    NFL.com "We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season's biggest upset to date. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Heinz Field on Sunday and came out with stunning 27-24 victory, thanks to a 5-yard..." September 30

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Colts announce they've extended Robert Mathis' contract through 2016.

  • 15h
    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Bridgewater: It feels pretty good. I'm making progress each day.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    In a possible indication they expect Joique Bell to be out this week, Lions will sign RB George Winn off their practice squad, source says.

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    Rich Tandler @Rich_TandlerCSN

    Jordan Reed said it's 50-50 that he plays vs Seattle. #Redskins

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    Jeremy Igo @CarolinaHuddle

    Deangelo Williams tells fans at his Williams Warriors reception that he is out a few weeks with high ankle sprain.

  • Panthers sign RB Ogbonnaya

    Covers.com "The Carolina Panthers on Monday signed running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived running back Tauren Poole. Ogbonnaya spent most of the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns. In 2013, he played in 16 games with seven starts for the Browns. He compiled 240 rushing yards on 49 carries and..." September 30

  • Browns running back Ben Tate returns to practice after missing two games with sprained knee

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Ben Tate practiced Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of the Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a sign Tate will likely be able to play Sunday when the Browns (1-2), who are coming off their..." September 30

  • Jets sign Conner to one-year deal

    SNY TV "The Jets have signed FB John Conner to a one-year deal, according to reporter Rand Getlin (Twitter, Sept. 30). Conner visited the Jets on Monday (Costello, Sept. 29)." September 30

  • Cecil Shorts is out, but Ace Sanders is ready to return

    Florida Times Union "This is a week of contrasting emotions for Jaguars receivers Ace Sanders and Cecil Shorts. Sanders’ four-game suspension ended Monday and it’s possible he will play Sunday against Pittsburgh. Shorts, meanwhile, sustained a left hamstring injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to San..." September 30

  • Has Fisher come to his senses?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Good morning from the Atlanta airport. I'm waiting for my connecting flight to St. Louis, and writing time is short. I know the emphasis is on the Cardinals' postseason right now, but the Rams return to action Sunday in Philadelphia after catching a brief break during their bye weekend. The..." September 30

  • CB Morris Claiborne out for season; what are Cowboys' available options?

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys’ fears became reality Monday with the news that cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He is scheduled to have surgery in the next few days, coach Jason Garrett said, and will be placed on injured..." September 30

  • Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon broke his clavicle against Lions

    Newark Star-Ledger "Fullback Tommy Bohanon sustained a broken clavicle during the Jets' loss to the Lions on Sunday, an injury head coach Rex Ryan described on Monday as "major." "That one really caught us by surprise," Ryan said. "The young man played through that injury in the second half of the game, so that..." September 30

  • Bills bench E.J. Manuel, go with Kyle Orton at QB

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills didn’t wait long to pull the rip-cord on the parachute that is Kyle Orton. Bills coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was benching second-year starter E.J. Manuel, and making Orton his starting quarterback. “We can’t keep going in the direction that we’re going,” Marrone..." September 30

  • Michael Strahan announces role in 'Magic Mike XXL'

    Sporting News "Michael Strahan made it official when he announced Monday on Live with Kelly & Michael that he will have a role in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the hit movie starring Channing Tatum. "The wardrobe guy called me the other day," Strahan said. "Apparently there ain't nothing to be worn." In the..." September 30

  • Colts S LaRon Landry suspended for PED violation

    Indianapolis Star "Colts free safety LaRon Landry has been suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, according to a release by the NFL. Landry will be eligible to return to the Colts' active roster on Oct. 27 following the team's Oct. 26 game..." September 29

  • Jovan Belcher likely had CTE, according to post-mortem brain exam

    Kansas City Star "A post-mortem analysis of Jovan Belcher’s brain found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. Belcher was a starting linebacker for the Chiefs who shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, then himself on Dec. 1, 2012...." September 29

  • Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne lost for season with ruptured patellar tendon

    Dallas Morning News "Six days after walking out on the club upon being told of his demotion, Morris Claiborne has learned that his season has come to an end. An MRI has confirmed that the cornerback suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee in Sunday’s victory over New Orleans. The injury ends a..." September 29

  • AP reporter tweets Dennis Allen is fired, then deletes report

    SB Nation "Terry Collins of the Associated Press tweeted Sunday night that the Oakland Raiders had fired head coach Dennis Allen. His tweet was out there long enough to catch like wildfire, but it was later deleted, leaving his report on Allen's status in doubt. Rumors of Allen's demise circulated Sunday..." September 29

  • Geno Smith apologizes for snapping at fan

    Pro Football Talk "To cap a day that included “We want Vick!” chants at MetLife Stadium, Jets quarterback Geno Smith apparently got into a verbal altercation with a fan after the game. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. Smith apologized for snapping at a fan after the game. Smith said he lost his..." September 29

  • Sheldon Richardson to Jets fans chanting for Michael Vick: 'Shut up'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Geno Smith wasn't the only Jets player frustrated by Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Lions on Sunday, the team's third in as many weeks. Sheldon Richardson, the Jets' defensive end, didn't take kindly to Jets fans shouting for Smith, the team's quarterback, to be replaced by Michael Vick as..." September 29

  • Deion Sanders says 49ers players want Harbaugh gone

    Covers.com "NFL Network analyst and former San Francisco 49ers player Deion Sanders, said he is hearing the players want head coach Jim Harbaugh gone. “They want him out,” Sanders said Sunday night after a recap of the 49ers’ 26-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. “They’re not on the same..." September 29

  • Adrian Peterson sent motivational text to Vikings before 41-28 win

    CBSSports.com "Adrian Peterson wasn't in attendance for the Vikings 41-28 win over Atlanta on Sunday, but he he did have a message for the team. Just before kickoff, Peterson sent a text message to coach Mike Zimmer, who read the text to the team, several players told KSTP-AM in Minnesota. Vikings running..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are expecting to be without 1st round WR Mike Evans for 2-3 weeks with a groin injury, I’m told. Had his best game on Sunday

  • Seahawks TE Zach Miller undergoes ankle procedure during bye week

    Fox Sports "Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller underwent an ankle procedure last week, multiple sources told FOXSports.com. Miller is expected to be sidelined with the injury an extended period of time. Despite being named on the injury report before the bye week, Miller played the entire game against..." September 29

  • Ryan Tannehill’s toughness shines, but his future as Dolphins starting quarterback not set in stone

    Miami Herald "Even after this one, there’s still nothing that guarantees the Dolphins have found their quarterback of the next decade. We still don’t know if Ryan Tannehill, fresh off one of his best games as a professional, can continue to be the guy everyone saw this day or if he’s going to ride this high..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Richard Sherman on the Broncos: I hope we see them again

    Seattle Times "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman appeared on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning show as a guest analyst and had a couple of interesting quotes the NFL Network passed along: “You have to put him in there…If you’re basing that judgment off of winning, how he plays in big games and clutch..." September 29

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Washington signs S Jamarca Sanford, per league source.

  • J.J. Watt Is a Young Michael Strahan, and That Is the Ultimate Compliment

    Bleacher Report "The best thing anyone can say about a young defensive lineman is to call that player a young Michael Strahan. That is J.J. Watt. When I see Watt, it's like going back in time, when a young Strahan entered the NFL, and I was covering the New York Giants beat for the New York Times. We can debate..." September 29

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Dallas Cowboys fear CB Morris Claiborne has season-ending torn left ACL: http://t.co/fEZ6su6l8o

  • Niners' Frank Gore ensures his message is heard

    NFL.com "He runs with the blunt force of The Equalizer, pushing through holes that look almost invisible, finding yards where they don't otherwise exist. As one of the least likely star running backs in NFL history, Frank Gore is about as subtle as a Prince guitar solo. As a motivational speaker, the..." September 29

  • McDonald faces discipline if charged

    ESPN.com "If charges are ever filed against San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald on an alleged assault of his fiancee, the team is prepared to discipline McDonald with a suspension or termination of contract, according to league sources. However, as of Friday, that remains a significant..." September 28

  • Report: Suh wants to play in New York

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a given that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will hit the open market in March. With a franchise tag that would exceed $26 million and the plug pulled on contract talks during the season, it makes no sense for Suh to accept an offer from the Lions after the season ends but before he..." September 28

  • Jermichael Finley's $10 million policy ensures he won't play in 2014

    CBSSports.com "NFL teams have continued to monitor the progress of former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, according to league sources – most recently the Ravens following losing starting tight end Dennis Pitta for the season – but it's “99 percent certain,” the former playmaker will not be on the field in..." September 28

  • Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

    Tampa Tribune "Mike Glennon is back. Lucky him. The Bucs were 0-3 last season when Glennon took over. Josh Freeman was a total mess and Greg Schiano wasn’t far behind. Glennon had all those ups and downs, like most rookie quarterbacks, as the Bucs fell off the cliff. “He went through a storm last year,”..." September 28

  • Roger Goodell meets Charlie Strong

    ESPN.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league executive Troy Vincent met with Charlie Strong on Sunday morning to discuss the Texas coach's "Core Values" system, which has garnered widespread attention following the dismissals of nine Longhorn players. Vincent, the NFL executive vice president of..." September 28

  • Rift between Miami Dolphins’ Joe Philbin, Ryan Tannehill in jeopardy of getting wider

    Miami Herald "It doesn’t matter what Joe Philbin was thinking. The damage is done. Perhaps at some point the Miami Dolphins coach will take someone into his confidence and explain why, offered numerous opportunities to say Ryan Tannehill is his starting quarterback against the Oakland Raiders, he declined to..." September 28