1:37 PM EST, Sat December 20, 2014
It Is What It Is | WEEI 18 hours ago
Devin McCourty isn’t buying disrespect card played by Jets: ‘There’s no difference between these 2 teams’

Devin McCourty isn’t buying disrespect card played by Jets: ‘There’s no difference between these 2 teams’

FOXBORO — There was a ton of commotion when the reporters were allowed in the Patriots locker room early Friday afternoon. There was Devin McCourty in the middle of everything, yelling and screaming. He wasn’t trying to fire his team up about finishing the season strong or warning them about the perils of taking the […]
Denver Post 21 hours ago
Broncos QB Peyton Manning improves, practices on limited basis

Broncos QB Peyton Manning improves, practices on limited basis

Peyton Manning walked off the field Friday without a limp or a grimace. The right thigh injury that required treatment and rest on Thursday has improved.
Cincy Jungle Dec 19, 2014

Broncos hoping to have Ronnie Hillman vs. Bengals

Hillman was limited in Thursday's practice after missing the past five games, and the Broncos are hoping to get him back this week. The Denver Broncos may be better than last year's Super Bowl runner-up squad not only because of an improved defense, but a stronger running game as well. That could get a boost this week if running back Ronnie Hillman is able to return. Hillman was limited in Thursday's practice after missing the past five games, and Denver is hoping to have him back vs. the Bengals on Monday Night Football. It's been a bit of a turntable at running back this year for the...
Akron Beacon Journal 18 hours ago

Browns notebook: Defense bracing for dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton

BEREA: The Browns had better be ready to face two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton because all signs point to him completing a quick comeback Sunday.Newton fully participated in practice the past two days and is officially listed as probable for Sunday when the Carolina Panthers (5-8-1) will host the Browns (7-7).The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Newton sat out this past weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering two fractures in his lower back during a two-car accident Dec. 9 in Charlotte. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Friday he’s “very...
Akron Beacon Journal 20 hours ago

Ahtyba Rubin on verge of 100th game with Browns, hopes to continue career in Cleveland with free agency looming

BEREA: Nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin hopes to retire as a member of the Browns, but it might not be a realistic goal.The four-year, $26.50 million contract Rubin signed in 2011 is scheduled to expire March 10. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent.Rubin, though, doesn’t even want to think about finishing his career elsewhere. He’s been with the Browns (7-7) since they drafted him in the sixth round in 2008, and when they visit the Carolina Panthers (5-8-1) on Sunday, he’ll become just the ninth player to appear in 100 games with the franchise since 1999. “I just think about...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 19, 2014

Kansas City Chiefs work out free agent defensive end Travis Chappalear

Chappalear is a product of Northwest Missouri State. The Kansas City Chiefs continue to check out potential late additions to the roster and practice squad as they approach both the postseason and offseason. The latest prospect to work out for John Dorsey and the Chiefs staff is defensive end Travis Chappalear, per Aaron Wilson. Chappalear is familiar with the region already after spending time at both Missouri State and Northwest Missouri State. The defensive end charted at 6'5, 263 pounds coming out of college in 2013 but failed to get drafted that year. The 25-year-old has spent time on...
Battle Red Blog Dec 19, 2014

Ravens @ Texans: Five Questions With Baltimore Beatdown

Matthews Stevens of our sister site, Baltimore Beatdown, takes some time to answer all of our questions about his beloved Baltimore Ravens before this weekend's (annual) showdown. 1. C.J. Mosley has been an under the radar DROY candidate for pretty much the entire season. What does he bring to the Ravens defense? C.J. Mosley has brought a lot to the defense. First is his attitude and willingness to learn. For a rookie, he is finding himself around the ball on most plays, which means that he knows not only this defense but he is a film freak and knows what the offense is going to do....
Brek Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

Brek Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

Former U.S. National Men's Team star Bret Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.
Stampede Blue 22 hours ago

Grading the Moves Ryan Grigson Made this Offseason

Let's take a look back at the job that general manager Ryan Grigson did this offseason by looking at the moves he made. My #GMCPlaybook question for @SBNation: Does your GM have vision? Grade your front office’s performance this season. http://t.co/kfiJU12YwC— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 18, 2014 Here's Marshall Faulk's question for us this week: At the end of the day, every GM has the same goal: win a championship. But when you're Professional Grade, it takes vision to build a path toward that goal. Look back at all the moves your front office made this year, and give...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 20 hours ago

GMC Playbook: Grade the Dolphins front office

The Miami Dolphins hired Dennis Hickey to be their general manager this year. How would you grade his performance this year? My #GMCPlaybook question for @SBNation: Does your GM have vision? Grade your front office’s performance this season. http://t.co/kfiJU12YwC — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 18, 2014 Our Week 16 question from Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk and GMC asks us to take a look at Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey. Faulk wants to know if we see Hickey building a path to the ultimate goal: the Dolphins winning the Super Bowl. It is kind...
Houston Chronicle 23 hours ago

Ryan Mallett says he wants to return to the Texans

Injured Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett said on Friday he would like to return to the team next year. Mallett, who suffered a season-ending injury after starting two games, acknowledged the team is still in the season and it’s early in the process. Mallett’s contract runs out after this season. He said he’s feeling better and […]
Baltimore Sun 21 hours ago

Chris Canty listed as questionable with ankle injury

Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year extension, keep securing No.-1 ranked defense. Deal reportedly worth $28.5M

That Percy Harvin trade from October keeps on giving. Now the Seahawks are even locking up their imports to keep their No.-1 ranked defense intact. Seattle used some more of the cap space they freed by dealing Harvin and his $11 million salary to the New York Jets in October and signed rush end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension, a league source with knowledge of the contract confirmed to me this morning. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Seahawks have yet to announce the deal, though they are likely to later today. It comes … Read more »
Dawgs By Nature 14 hours ago

Browns Approval Poll: GM Ray Farmer

My #GMCPlaybook question for @SBNation: Does your GM have vision? Grade your front office’s performance this season. http://t.co/kfiJU12YwC — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 18, 2014 This week, Marshall Faulk said, "At the end of the day, every GM has the same goal: win a championship. But when you’re Professional Grade, it takes vision to build a path toward that goal. Look back at all the moves your front office made this year, and give them a grade. Is your team on the right path?" Heading into the season, Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer had a pretty high approval...
Gang Green Nation 2 hours ago
Jets vs. Patriots: Five Bold Predictions

Jets vs. Patriots: Five Bold Predictions

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. - Voltaire Disclaimer:  A Bold Prediction is not something that is likely or probable to happen. Bold Predictions are guesses that are beyond what anyone can reasonably expect to happen, but not so far as to be physically impossible. Saying that Geno Smith is going to throw for 162 yards and one touchdown is not a Bold Prediction.  Well, maybe that's a bad example.  Let's try that...

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