3:01 PM EST, Thu December 08, 2016
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago

Jets C Nick Mangold might miss 49ers game

An ankle injury could sideline the Jets center. Will it make a difference for DeForest Buckner, Glenn Dorsey, and the rest of the 49ers front seven? The New York Jets have moved Bryce Petty into the starting lineup for Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he might be dealing with a new center....
Buffalo Rumblings 5 hours ago
Tyrod Taylor’s contract: two things you need to know

Tyrod Taylor’s contract: two things you need to know

There are two very important things to keep in mind when considering whether the Bills should keep Taylor around for the next five years. Yesterday, Spotrac co-founder/editor Michael Ginnitti gave us a very good look into the looming contract extension for embattled (can I call him that yet?) Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. I strongly encourage everybody with an interest in Taylor’s contract to read the piece. There are plenty of raw numbers given, and plenty of conclusions for you to arrive at no matter what side of the “should he stay or should he go” debate you fall on. That said,...
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago
Browns QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday against Bengals

Browns QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday against Bengals

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, a team spokesman said Thursday. It'll be Griffin's first game action since he suffered a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder Sept. 11 in the regular-season opener. He has missed the past 11 games. All signs pointed to Griffin starting. Now it's official. The Browns still need to formally activate Griffin to their 53-man roster. They designated him to return from injured reserve on Nov. 23.
Battle Red Blog 2 hours ago
Tom Savage Still Out With Elbow Infection

Tom Savage Still Out With Elbow Infection

Could it be Brandon Weeden time? Bad news for Texans fans still hoping to see Bill O’Brien make a change at quarterback. Tom Savage, who was a late scratch last week against the Packers due to an infection in his right elbow, remains sidelined. No word yet on whether Savage will be ready to suit up when the Texans face the Colts on Sunday. That means that if Brock Osweiler gets hurt, the Texans could turn to Brandon Weeden at quarterback. Weeden, you might recall, led the Texans to their first ever victory in Indianapolis over the Colts last year when T.J. Yates tore his ACL. Just as...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 18 hours ago

Devin McCourty ready for daredevil Joe Flacco, Steve Smith and Ravens ‘West Coast’ offense

FOXBORO — The last time Devin McCourty went up against Joe Flacco and the Ravens, the end result was great. But the journey to a 35-31 win in the AFC divisional round was like pulling teeth. It wasn’t an experience that McCourty tries to recall all that often, partially because Flacco and the Ravens were […]
CSN New England 23 hours ago
SNC Update: Chris Sale speaks on joining Red Sox

SNC Update: Chris Sale speaks on joining Red Sox

Bob Neumeier has a SportsNet Central Update on Red Sox newest ace Chris Sale, the New England Patriots practice attendance, and Isaiah Thomas status for Celtics game against Orlando.
What the 49ers could learn from the Raiders

What the 49ers could learn from the Raiders

The 49ers are where the Raiders were three years ago – drastically undermanned, in the midst of unrelenting losing, and with Fort Knox-like money under the salary cap. Obviously, the 10-2 Raiders have made the right moves in hiring coach Jack Del Rio, drafting players like Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, and acquiring players like
What Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said Thursday

What Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said Thursday

What Dolphins special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Darren Rizzi said Thursday: Says Michael Thomas is a Pro Bowl-caliber special teams guy. Provides leadership but also it’s the way he plays. Rizzi says it is hard ...
Bolts From The Blue 18 hours ago
The G-L Review: Trust the Process or (The Unexpected Virtue of Tanking)

The G-L Review: Trust the Process or (The Unexpected Virtue of Tanking)

Despise the concept of tanking? It’s understandable. But it doesn’t make you a bad sports fan to root for next year. There’s always next year...right? But seriously, that sure is what it feels like for Chargers fans. The current product we’re given is usually sub-par, so we look towards the ‘14 ‘15 ‘16 ‘17 season as The Year. I do understand why people hate the concept of tanking or losing games in order to improve a team’s draft stock. I really do. Sports teams are million, sometimes billion-dollar organizations that are meant to put a good show out for the audience by...
Kansas City Star 1 hour ago
There is reportedly ice on the field at Arrowhead Stadium

There is reportedly ice on the field at Arrowhead Stadium

Here is an unexpected wrinkle for Thursday night’s AFC West showdown between the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders: Ice. A check of the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday morning found …
Niners Nation 1 hour ago
Chip Kelly press conference updates, December 8

Chip Kelly press conference updates, December 8

The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Thursday as they continue preparations for Week 14 against the New York Jets. Head coach Chip Kelly will meet with the media at 10:20 a.m. PT. That will be followed by a 10:35 a.m. practice, and player availability after practice. You can follow the press conference at 49ers.com/live. I've also embedded the beat writer Twitter list below, so you can see what they have to tweet out. Tweets from https://twitter.com/NinersNation/lists/niners-media
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago
Browns | Robert Griffin III will start Sunday vs. Bengals

Browns | Robert Griffin III will start Sunday vs. Bengals

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — RG3's getting his second shot with the Browns. Robert Griffin III, who hasn't played since injuring his shoulder in the Sept. 11 season opener at Philadelphia, will start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals as the winless Browns (0-12) try to avoid becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.
Miami Herald 1 hour ago
A nightmare matchup for the Miami Dolphins: Larry Fitzgerald in the slot

A nightmare matchup for the Miami Dolphins: Larry Fitzgerald in the slot

The biggest mismatch the Miami Dolphins face Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals? Wait, stop ... The biggest mismatch the Miami Dolphins may face all season and remember they …

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Russell Street Report 16 mins ago

The Patriots Seek Revenge

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Chargers OL Joe Barksdale talks fatherhood, Melvin Gordon and more

Chargers right tackle Joe Barksdale became a dad for the first time Tuesday. Hear his thoughts on fatherhood, running back Melvin Gordon reaching 1,000 yards and more.
CSN New England 44 mins ago

Brady have animosity for Ravens after Deflategate? 'Try to put everything aside'

Tom Brady said that hell try not to be thinking about Deflategate, or the 2012 AFC title game, or the 2014 AFC Divisional Round game, or anything else but the task at hand on Monday night. 
East Bay Times 58 mins ago
Ex-Raiders coach Kiffin set to go back to school with Houston job

Ex-Raiders coach Kiffin set to go back to school with Houston job

The University of Houston reportedly is on the verge of naming former Raider coach Lane Kiffin as the school's new football coach

Browns' Griffin decision: Money grab or football move?

As much as the Browns might be desperate for cash, announcing Robert Griffin as the starting quarterback makes sense on a football level.

AFC Player News

  • 9 Robert Griffin III

    Robert Griffin III

    Browns | Robert Griffin III will start Sunday vs. Bengals

  • 7 Bryce Petty

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    Brandon Marshall pleased with Bryce Petty, who used to be 'fat and overweight'

  • 6 Tom Brady

    Tom Brady

    Despite Terrell Suggs not saying his name, Tom Brady continues to praise Ravens LB

  • 6 Brandon Marshall

    Brandon Marshall

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  • 5 Joe Thomas

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