3:40 AM EST, Sat December 20, 2014
Seattle Times 6 hours ago

Cliff Avril gets four-year contract extension from Seahawks

Cliff Avril signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks worth as much as $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed. The contract will keep him in Seattle through 2018 and comes a day after the team announced K.J. Wright had signed a similar four-year extension.
Seattle Times 6 hours ago

Why the Seahawks rewarded Cliff Avril with a contact extension

Cliff Avril has been disruptive all season, and he has done the one thing pass rushers must consistently do: move the quarterback off his spot. Time and again this year Avril did that, and the Seahawks rewarded that consistency with a new four-year extension worth $28.5 million.
Seahawks Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune 14 hours ago

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...
Tacoma News-Tribune 14 hours ago

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year extension

Seattle signed rush end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension on Friday, a league source with knowledge of the contract confirmed to The News Tribune.
Seattle Times 14 hours ago

Seahawks sign defensive end Cliff Avril to four-year extension

The Seahawks are taking even greater steps to keep their vaunted defense together, today signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28 million --- $16 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com, the league's official website. League sources have confirmed the deal.
Seattle Times 6 hours ago

Max Unger, Russell Okung to miss Seahawks game vs. Cardinals

Seattle has two offensive linemen who have made the Pro Bowl — center Max Unger and left tackle Russell Okung. Neither, though, will be available Sunday when the Seahawks play what looms as their biggest regular season game of the season, a showdown at Arizona.
Seahawks Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune 9 hours ago

Russell Okung, Max Unger out; J.R. Sweezy will play, Carroll says

  Both Russell Okung and Max Unger will sit because of injuries in Sunday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. That’s what Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after practice Friday. That leaves the Seahawks without their two All-Pro offensive linemen against a Cardinals pass rush that...
Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times 15 hours ago

Pete Carroll says on radio show Max Unger and Russell Okung will not play against Arizona, but J.R. Sweezy will

The Seattle Seahawks will be without two starting offensive linemen --- center Max Unger and left tackle Russell Okung --- against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said today on his weekly Friday radio show on KIRO-97.3 FM. However, Carroll said another offensive linemen battling injury...
Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times 9 hours ago

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Okung, Unger out for Cardinals

After practice today, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said again that left tackle Russell Okung and center Max Unger will not play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Okung is dealing with a bruised lung and Unger a sprained ankle. For the first time, Carroll said the injury to Unger is a high ankle sprain...
The Herald 10 hours ago

Carolina Panthers ‘very confident’ QB Cam Newton will play vs. Cleveland Browns

The Carolina Panthers put Cam Newton through several physical tests during Friday’s practice, and the Pro Bowl quarterback gave the team no reason to think he won’t be ready for…
Inside the Panthers | Charlotte Observer 13 hours ago

Rivera 'very confident' Newton will start vs. Browns

The Carolina Panthers put Cam Newton through several physical tests during Friday's practice, and the Pro Bowl quarterback gave the team no reason to think he won't be ready for Sunday's game against Cleveland. Newton is officially listed as probable,...
Akron Beacon Journal 8 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...
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago
Rashad Jennings officially ruled out for Giants in Week 16

Rashad Jennings officially ruled out for Giants in Week 16

Their starting running back will miss his fifth game of the season because of injuries.
Dan Graziano / Giants Blog | ESPN New York 11 hours ago

Rashad Jennings officially out for Sunday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings missed a third straight day of practice and has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game in St. Louis. Jennings has a sprained right ankle that he aggravated on the first play of last Sunday's game against Washington. Earlier this...

Could DeMarco Murray's injury help Tony Romo's MVP case?

IRVING, Texas – Earlier in the week ESPN.com assembled reporters from NFL Nation and NFL Insiders to discuss the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. The focus was on Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt and, yes, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. Packers NFL Nation reporter Rob Demovsky gave this assessment of Murray’s chances: He absolutely should be on the list, and around the midseason point he probably was considered one of the front runners.
Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News 13 hours ago

Jerry Jones ‘pretty positive’ about DeMarco Murray, Zack Martin playing Sunday

IRVING – Despite DeMarco Murray’s still swollen surgically-repaired left hand, Jerry Jones is “pretty positive” about the NFL’s leading rusher playing Sunday against Indianapolis. The Cowboys owner and general manager was asked during a Friday radio interview about the health …
CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Redskins place Brandon Meriweather on IR

The Redskins placed safety Brandon Meriweather -- set to be a free agent after the 2014 season -- on injured reserve with a sprained big toe. Is his time in Washington over?
philly.com 8 hours ago

Eagles' McCoy getting fewer touches

LeSean McCoy is getting fewer snaps and touches in the red zone over the last eight games. He is having a solid season by most estimates, but his rushing and receiving statistics have declined and with a $10 million salary next season in which only $1 million is guaranteed, there is more to speculation that the Eagles' franchise running back may not return in 2015.
5 reasons Detroit Lions defense has transformed into one of NFL's best units

5 reasons Detroit Lions defense has transformed into one of NFL's best units

The Lions had a defense that ranked in the middle of the pack the past four years, but have developed into an elite unit this season despite minimal personnel changes in the offseason.

Packers' Bryan Bulaga recovering from concussion, might play Sunday

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a concussion against the Bills and is still going throughtests before being cleared to play Sunday at Tampa Bay. He is listed as questionable.
Windy City Gridiron 10 hours ago

Chicago Bears Injury Report: Chris Conte and Robbie Gould are out

The Detroit Lions will travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears in a game with playoff implications. If Detroit wins they will guarantee a postseason appearance. Here's the full injury report for both teams. Two Chicago Bears have already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Safety Chris Conte (back) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad) will both sit out again. This means more playing time for Brock Vereen at safety and more kicking work for Jay Feely. The Bears list 4 players as questionable, meaning there is a 50% chance they play, Corner Tim Jennings (ankle),...
San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago

Notes: Borland, Hyde, Johnson, Brock ruled out; Gore, Davis questionable; Reid fined

Rookies Chris Borland and Carlos Hyde will miss the first game of their careers Saturday when the 49ers (7-7) host the Chargers (8-6).

Santana Moss draws hefty fine for penalty, ejection

The NFL has fined Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss $22,050 for the the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and ejection from last Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, according to a league source. Moss, a 14th-year veteran, drew the penalty after vehemently arguing referee Jeff Triplette’s call that reversed a Robert Griffin III touchdown, turning it […]
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Griffin, Redskins have a lot to prove against Philly

Jay Gruden says the Redskins' final two games are an opportunity "to show their worth" as the front office begins to eye 2015.
Arizona Republic 8 hours ago
Cardinals guard Cooper ruled out vs. Seahawks

Cardinals guard Cooper ruled out vs. Seahawks

Ted Larsen will move from right guard, where he's played the past two weeks, and return to the starting left guard spot. Paul Fanaika, who has been out because of an ankle injury, will start at right guard.         
The Herald 4 hours ago
NFL picks: If Browns lose to Panthers, there’s still Myrtle Beach

NFL picks: If Browns lose to Panthers, there’s still Myrtle Beach

The Carolina Panthers get Cam Newton back for the final home game of the regular season. The Cleveland Browns are starting Johnny Manziel for the second straight game.

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Times-Picayune 19 mins ago

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: What to watch

"(Our fans) recognize the significance of the game," Sean Payton said this week. "Our fan base is real smart. They understand."

Rams Mason looks to rebound after losing first fumble

Tre Mason averaged just 2.5 yards per carry last week. A critical lost fumble hurt the most for the St. Louis Rams' rookie running back, and he is looking for…

Arizona injury update, and more

In case you missed it, here's an update on Arizona's injuries. As noted, the big thing there is that Drew Stanton is doubtful, so not ruled out and could maybe be a backup. The Honey Badger, meanwhile, is probable.

Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison Bumgarner's dominance in the World Series.
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison Bumgarner's dominance in the World Series.

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