10:17 PM EST, Wed November 25, 2015

Gabbert settling in as starter; rookie Thompson remains lone backup; Bears block bid for SJSU's Fales

With Colin Kaepernick's season over in the wake of Tuesday's shoulder surgery, Blaine Gabbert will press forward as the 49ers' entrenched starting quarterback, while rookie Dylan Thompson remains his unproven backup. McLeod Bethel-Thompson was signed Tuesday to the practice squad but won't be Continue Reading The post Gabbert settling in as starter; rookie Thompson remains lone backup; Bears block bid for SJSU's Fales appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

Injury report: Brooks in concussion protocol; Hyde still shelved; Dorsey, Kaepernick surgeries went well

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks is in the league's post-concussion protocol after reporting to work with a headache, coach Jim Tomsula said Wednesday. Brooks, a 10th-year veteran, has played in all but one game this season. Eli Harold or Corey Lemonier Continue Reading The post Injury report: Brooks...
Cat Scratch Reader 3 hours ago

Panther Rookie Review: Having Fun-Fun Yet?

No one expected Devin Funchess to set the world on fire, especially behind last year's first round pick Kelvin Benjamin. That is until the second year WR went down with a season ending ACL tear. Off to a slow start, it now appears that Fun-Fun is ready to make his mark on this team. Let's take a look at his progression so far and what we can expect in the coming weeks. If we took game by game, the narrative would be bleak for Devin Funchess and his future as an impact player for the Panthers. However, this a team full of contributors, ready to make plays when their number is called. Keeping...
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

How much is too much? The Junkies debate a Kirk Cousins contract

The Redskins have a decision to make when Kirk Cousins' contract expires at the end of the season. So we asked The Junkies (and Alan May!) how much is too much for Cousins? Watch now!
Field Gulls 10 hours ago

Marshawn Lynch injury: Beast Mode to have surgery, miss at least a month

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to miss at least a month after having surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to reports. NFL Network'sIan Rapoport reported on Monday morning that the fear was that it would require surgery, then confirmed on Tuesdaythat's the case. The team has not yet confirmed nor denied the news (and there have been a few conflicting reports about what's going on), but Pete Carroll has a press conference today. Lynch met with hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday and apparently decided that it's best to go ahead with...
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Pierre-Paul just happy to be alive after fireworks accident

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Giants two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul didn't hesitate saying why he was thankful on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Five Vikings stats that stand out, such as Wallace's ineffecient stretch

Each Wednesday, we highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 0.21 — yards per route run by Mike Wallace the past four games On Sunday, for the second time in four games, Wallace was held without a catch. He was targeted just twice against the Packers, dropping one pass and not being able to get both hands on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s deep ball on the other. According to Pro Football Focus, Wallace ran 124 total routes the past four games but he had just two catches and 26 receiving yards to show for it. That’s an average of 0.21 yards per route run, dead last in...
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Frank Gifford family's suspicions confirmed: His brain has signs of football trauma

Frank Gifford family's suspicions confirmed: His brain has signs of football trauma

In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family said he had "experienced firsthand" symptoms associated with CTE but did not offer specifics.
Packers Gab 5 hours ago

Six Questions with “Leaders of the Pack” Author Rob Reischel

Today PackersGab got a chance to catch up with author Rob Reischel, who wrote a fantastic book on the Packers and other quartarback threesomes in the NFL, entitled Leaders of the Pack. The book explores the Packers history of successful signal-callers, highlighting Bart Starrs Super Bowl victories, Brett Favres collection of NFL records, and Aaron []
Newsday 5 hours ago

Neck MRI on Larry Donnell causes concern for Giants

Larry Donnell was running around and practicing with the team on Monday and was excited to get back on the field this weekend for his first game since Nov. 1. But while he said he feels fine and is experiencing no discomfort at all, a recent MRI on his neck had the Giants' medical staff concerned enough to hold him out of practice on Wednesday and likely sit him against Washington on Sunday.

Lions likely won't give GM powers to new coach

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are looking for a new general manager. They could be looking for a new coach, too, once the season wraps up. Here's a question: Could those hires be one in the same? Some clubs...
The Guardian 11 hours ago
George Best – a life in pictures

George Best – a life in pictures

George Best died 10 years ago today. To commemorate his passing we take a look at some images of his Manchester United career, and how football reacted to his death on 25 November 2005
Field Gulls 15 hours ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

Read! Kaepernick has surgery, with 4-6 month recovery time | ProFootballTalkAs expected, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has undergone surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the damage to Kaepernick's labrum was "extensive." Barrows also reports that Kaepernick's recovery is expected to take four to six months. Blowing the Whistle on NFL Officiating—and Week 12 Power Rankings | The MMQB with Peter KingThe men in stripes stole the spotlight on Monday Night Football. But the Patriots still held on to the top spot in our power rankings FPI breaks...
Bears Gab 1 hour ago

Chicago Bears versus the Green Bay Packers Game Preview

By Bryan Dietzler The 4-6 Chicago Bears will travel to venerable Lambeau Field this Thursday night to take on the 7-3 Green Bay Packers for the second time this season in a Thanksgiving night matchup.  The Bears are coming off of a loss to the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field while the Packers put the []
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago

49ers: Gabbert way better option than Kaepernick, Cardinals corner says

Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu counts the ways Blaine Gabbert is an improvement over Colin Kaepernick.

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Northwest Herald 28 mins ago

Hub Arkush: More than rivalry is on the line for Bears

As the Bears prepared to meet the Denver Broncos on Sunday with a touch of playoff fever in the air around Soldier Field, it seemed like most of the teams in the NFL were tied with them at 4-5 and trying to separate themselves.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 40 mins ago

Smith optimistic he'll play Sunday despite knee injury

Vikings safety Harrison Smith was minding his own business late in the first quarter Sunday after an Eddie Lacy run when teammate Terence Newman rolled up his left knee chasing the play to the sideline.
What do the Seattle Seahawks need to do to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers?

What do the Seattle Seahawks need to do to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers?

How does the Seahawks' secondary match up with the Steelers' air attack? Will Thomas Rawls continue channeling his own Beast Mode? Here's an inside look at Sunday's big matchup at CenturyLink Field.

Vikings won't sacrifice defensive scheme for turnovers

But the slumping Falcons have been turnover-prone.
New York Daily News 1 hour ago
Giants Insider: More neck issues for Larry Donnell

Giants Insider: More neck issues for Larry Donnell

So much for the return of Larry Donnell. O MUCH FOR the return of Larry Donnell.

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