• Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens, claims wrongful termination

    SB Nation "The former running back is also awaiting a hearing to appeal his suspension from the NFL. Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice officially filed a grievance against his former team, citing wrongful termination, per a report. The move was expected from Rice, who is now fighting back..." October 22

  • Lance Briggs left Bears’ locker room during Marshall’s emotional outburst

    Chicago Sun-Times "Injured Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said he left the Bears’ locker room during Brandon Marshall’s postgame locker-room rant Sunday. “I just left because I could see where things were kinda going,” he said on his weekly Comcast Sports Net show, which airs Tuesday night. “And I knew that when..." October 22

  • Rice appeal hearing set for November 5-6

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the Ray Rice appeal hearing tentatively was set for early November. The tentative has now become more definite. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the hearing will occur on November 5 and 6. Like every other legal proceeding that’s ever been scheduled, the dates could be..." October 21

  • Cowboys waive Sam from practice squad

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad and signed linebacker Troy Davis. Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted, signed with the Cowboys on Sept. 3 after he was among the final cuts of the St. Louis Rams. Coach Jason Garrett and defensive..." October 21

  • Aldon Smith's suspension could be reduced from 9 games

    SB Nation "Aldon Smith could have his nine-game NFL suspension reduced by "a game or two," according to Pro Football Talk, in a report that was confirmed by ESPN. Smith is currently sitting due to multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. His reduced suspension would be the result of good..." October 21

  • Matthew McConaughey doesn't want Redskins to change their name

    Fox Sports "Everyone seemingly has a take on the Redskins team name, including Jerry Jones. The latest person to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the "Redskins" team name is actor Matthew McConaughey. In a new interview with GQ, the actor and longtime Washington fan shared his thoughts on the..." October 21

  • Percy Harvin is headed to the one place he might fit in

    USA Today "Percy Harvin appears to be difficult to work with. The willingness of the Seattle Seahawks to hand Harvin over to the New York Jets, not even two years after getting him from the Minnesota Vikings speaks for itself. The reports of Harvin getting into an altercation with Doug Baldwin and Golden..." October 21

  • 11h
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills announced they signed former Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner and placed CJ Spiller on IR designated to return.

  • Rams are regarded as the favorites to move to L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, we sparked a flurry of reports and quotes and boasts and ultimately concerns regarding the return of the NFL to Los Angeles, reporting that the league believes one or two teams will move there within the next 12-24 months. Of the three teams viewed as the most likely to move —..." October 21

  • McCoy will get start in Week 8 if RGIII is not ready

    Covers.com "Colt McCoy will start at quarterback unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready for action in Washington's Week 8 Monday Night Fooball matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. McCoy took over the reigns under center in the second half for the..." October 21

  • Trestman swats down notion of Marshall-Cutler rift

    NFL.com "Bears coach Marc Trestman on Monday shot down the notion of a rift between quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Responding to reports that Marshall called out Cutler among other teammates in the locker room after Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Dolphins, Trestman labeled the..." October 21

  • Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett avoid talk of new contract

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jerry Jones doesn’t want to talk about it. Jason Garrett isn’t interested in the subject either. At some point, though, the two will talk to each other about a new contract for the Cowboys coach. Garrett began this season in the final year of his deal, likely needing to make the playoffs to..." October 21

  • Lions interested in rugby star Jarryd Hayne?

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell didn't exactly shoot it down when asked Monday if the Detroit Lions are one of the teams reportedly interested in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. "I can't tell you much about that," Caldwell said at his weekly news conference. "I mean, I know who he is, obviously, but I don't..." October 21

  • Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the..." October 21

  • Ominous signs point to NFL figuring out Bears' 'razzle-dazzle'

    CSN Chicago "After a 3-0 sprint-out to start last season, the Bears have gone 8-12 under Marc Trestman, and one inescapable suspicion is that the NFL has figured Trestman out. That would encompass figuring out Jay Cutler as well, which more than an occasional defense has said it had over the past five-plus..." October 21

  • 17h
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source: #NFL informs @RiverboatRonHC that Luke Kuechly shouldn't have been ejected, wont be subjected to a fine for contact with official

  • Fitzpatrick on Texans’ collapse: ‘As bad as I’ve ever seen’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien had little interest in discussing the specifics of the Texans’ late second-quarter collapse, which saw a 13-0 lead suddenly become a 24-13 deficit. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick echoed the sentiment of many of his teammates, acknowledging Pittsburgh’s outburst..." October 21

  • Freeney gets his shot at Peyton Manning

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Finally, Dwight Freeney will get a chance to sack Peyton Manning. Barring injury, Thursday night's game in Denver will pit the two friends and former Colts teammates against each other for the first time. When Freeney joined the Chargers in May 2012, he sounded eager for the chance to..." October 21

  • 13h
    Les Bowen @LesBowen

    Chip says Sproles is full to go, will practice

  • NY Giants lack the talent to fix problems at the point of attack

    New York Daily News "They limped back from Dallas saying all the things that teams say when they are on the precipice: about sticking together, about working hard, about eliminating mistakes. “What we got? Nine games to play?” Jason Pierre-Paul asked. “Just win all nine games. I think we can do it. We’ve just got..." October 21

  • 18h
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    More #Saints bad news: They will lose RB Pierre Thomas for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury, I'm told. He left Sunday's game early.

  • Bills will see if trade for Bryce Brown pays off

    Buffalo News "When the Bills made five trades in three days during last year’s NFL draft, team president Russ Brandon said, “It’s all about preparation.” Dealing a conditional fourth-round pick for Bryce Brown showed they were preparing for the day when C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were no longer..." October 21

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Marrone says Bills are still waiting to discuss Spiller's injury with doctors after surgery. No decision on IR yet

  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London, playing status uncertain

    SB Nation "Calvin Johnson will be crossing the pond with his team this week. Whether he'll be doing anything more than sightseeing has yet to be determined. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the star wide receiver will "absolutely" travel to London with the team to take on the Atlanta Falcons,..." October 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: pic.twitter.com/QhJOHpj9sn

  • Ray Rice could be reinstated to the NFL within a month

    CBSSports.com "Former Ravens running back Ray Rice remains suspended indefinitely following the publication of the video of him striking his now-wife, Janay, in a casino elevator, but he could be reinstated within the next four weeks, sources said. An appeal hearing date has been set, with a final decision..." October 20

  • Kyle Long calls out Bears fans

    ESPN Chicago "Kyle Long criticized Soldier Field fans for booing the Chicago Bears during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Long said that the Chicago fans' decision to boo the home team for falling behind 14-0 at halftime was "unacceptable," and he also didn't like the crowd's failure to make sufficient..." October 20

  • Harvin was offered for Julius Thomas

    ESPN.com "Before the Seattle Seahawks dealt wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft choice, they quietly called around to see if any teams would have an interest in a trade. The Seahawks found little interest, but one of Seattle's more interesting proposals involved the..." October 20

  • Gruden's conundrum: Griffin, Cousins or McCoy?

    CSN Washington "The Redskins were still celebrating Sunday’s 19-17 victory when Jay Gruden was asked which quarterback he intends to start next Monday night in Dallas. It’s possible he’ll be choosing from three -- Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy … and maybe Robert Griffin III. “You would like to have your decision..." October 20

  • Earl Thomas: ‘We’re playing the referees too’

    Seattle Times "Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was asked if he was surprised if the Rams’ fumble at the end of Seattle’s 28-26 loss wasn’t reviewed. It looked as if Sherman had recovered the fumble initially, but the Rams’ retained possession and ran out the clock. “Yeah,” Thomas said. “At least give us a shot...." October 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Who else could be traded? I’m told #Bucs are getting tons of calls on WR Vincent Jackson. TB loves him as a player, but considers everything

  • Jaguars lose Paul Posluszny for the season to torn pectoral

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars got their first win of the season yesterday, but they didn’t get to celebrate for long. Via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, veteran middle linebacker Paul Posluszny suffered a torn pectoral muscle yesterday and will be out for the year. That’s a huge blow for a young..." October 20

  • Fred Jackson may miss a month

    ESPN.com "Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson could miss up to a month after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The injury will not require surgery. "It's not as bad as it could have been," Jackson said in a weekly appearance Monday on WGR 550 in Buffalo...." October 20

  • 49ers center Daniel Kilgore breaks leg, season likely over

    CSN Bay Area "Center Daniel Kilgore, whose strong play has been a bright spot for an inconsistent 49ers offense, is likely out for the season after sustaining a fractured left lower leg. Kilgore was the last 49ers player to exit the locker room late Sunday night. He had a cast on his left leg and required..." October 20

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Brian Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle, per league source.

  • Percy Harvin's first day: Teammates to meet, questions to answer

    ESPN New York "After three days off, the New York Jets return to work for a rare Monday practice -- and Percy Harvin's first day with his new team. Harvin spent time over the weekend learning the playbook with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Presumably, he will practice..." October 20

  • Are reeling Bengals now in crisis mode?

    ESPN.com "The Cincinnati Bengals now find themselves at a crossroads. This is the time when a group like theirs is at its most fragile. It's when fingers might start getting pointed as answers are sought and sources of blame desired. Dark days like the ones the Bengals are in also could be when..." October 20

  • Jaguars' Denard Robinson gets chance to start ... and makes the most of it

    Florida Times Union "“The offensive line fired off the ball, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to do the same thing. I’ve got an opportunity, so let’s go,’ ’’ he said. Robinson made the most of his opportunity as he rushed for 127 yards on 22 carries in a 24-6 victory over the Browns. He’s the first Jaguar to rush for 100..." October 20

  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    CBSSports.com "Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs,..." October 19

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Initial diagnosis is a broken collarbone for CJ Spiller. Fred Jackson will need an MRI on his groin. Rough day for the Bills

  • Favre says playing with Percy Harvin was “great”

    Pro Football Talk "Count Brett Favre among the former Percy Harvin teammates who don’t think he’s a problem in the locker room. Favre, who spent two years as Harvin’s teammate in Minnesota, said he was shocked the Seahawks shipped Harvin to the Jets and can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Harvin as a..." October 19

  • Vincent Jackson, Spiller among trade deadline targets

    NFL.com "The NFL trade deadline sits nine days away on Oct. 28, and speculation is ripe to start flying. With one big-name trade already being consummated this weekend when the Seattle Seahawks shipped Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, what other players could be on the move? NFL Media Insider..." October 19

  • Joseph Randle to endorse MeUndies

    ESPN Dallas "In the span of less than a week, Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle,..." October 19

  • Handicapping where Rex Ryan will wind up after NY Jets days come to an end

    New York Daily News "The Rex Ryan Derby begins Dec. 29 when he presumably will be fired one day after the Jets finish the season in Miami. Even though Ryan’s teams have gotten progressively worse in his six seasons, he did make it to the AFC Championship Game his first two years with Mark Sanchez as his..." October 19

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    Peter King @SI_PeterKing

    Percy2: Sea spoke to Cle, TB also. Jets made best offer. Sea was open w/Jet GM John Idzik about the whole book on Harvin.

  • For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet

    Washington Post "Whenever Dewan Smith-Williams sees Janay Rice on television, she feels like she’s looking into a mirror. Smith-Williams, 44, remembers the denial, the secrecy, the sense of isolation, the shame. But most of all, she remembers the fear of ruining her husband’s career as a National Football League..." October 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    So for now, Saints TE Jimmy Graham is expected to play, though not expected to start due to shoulder injury. Will test injury in pregame.

  • Kirk Cousins out, Colt McCoy in

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been a quarterback change in Washington. Kirk Cousins was off to a lousy start today against the Titans, so Jay Gruden did what he previously said he wouldn’t do: He benched Cousins for Colt McCoy. McCoy promptly threw a pass to Pierre Garcon that Garcon turned upfield and ran to the..." October 19

  • Governor signs NJ sports betting bill

    ESPN.com "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that partially repeals the state's sports betting prohibitions and clears the way for casinos and racetracks to begin taking bets as soon as next weekend. Monmouth Park, one of the state's oldest thoroughbred tracks, has said it will offer..." October 19

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Seahawks learned of Harvin trade b4 boarding team bus. I'm told Marshawn Lynch, close to Harvin, went off & almost didn't get on bus #nyj