7:45 PM EDT, Thu September 18, 2014
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 48 mins ago
Doug Martin, Roddy White, Gerald McCoy officially inactive

Doug Martin, Roddy White, Gerald McCoy officially inactive

Neither Doug Martin nor Gerald McCoy will start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Atlanta Falcons will be without receiver Roddy White. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to beat the Atlanta Falcons without running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Martin is out with a knee injury he suffered in week one, while McCoy is recovering from a broken hand he suffered against the St. Louis Rams. For the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Roddy White will not be active tonight and he'll be replaced by Harry Douglas and Devin Hester. Rookie tackle Jake Matthews is healthy enough...
Rotoworld 39 mins ago

Bucs' Gerald McCoy (hand) sitting out TNF - Gerald McCoy (DL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.
KFFL 7 hours ago

Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy unlikely to play

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald ...
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Jerry Rice says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald

Rice joins former teammates Ronnie Lott and Steve Young in saying the San Francisco 49ers need to sit McDonald until his domestic violence arrest case is resolved.
Eric Branch / San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Jerry Rice on Ray McDonald: ‘He should be off that football field’

Add Jerry Rice to the list of public figures who disagree with the 49ers’ decision to play defensive tackle Ray McDonald while he is under investigation for felony domestic violence. Rice joined a chorus that includes Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and House Minority Leader...
Beason to see doctor, not ruled out for Sunday

Beason to see doctor, not ruled out for Sunday

Jon Beason hasn't practiced this week, but he and the Giants are still holding out hope that he will be able to play on Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago

Jon Beason feeling 'drastically' better, Giants remain optimistic for quick return

Beason is no longer wearing a walking boot on his right foot. He also wouldn't rule himself out for Sunday. These are positive signs.
Arizona Republic 4 hours ago
Report fills in disturbing details of Jonathan Dwyer case

Report fills in disturbing details of Jonathan Dwyer case

Arizona Cardinals RB out of jail on bond         
CBS Sports 1 hour ago
Video: Jonathan Dwyer arrested

Watch: Jonathan Dwyer arrested

Chris McGee and Rand Getlin join Jim Rome to discuss Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer getting arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Redskins injury report: DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed remain sidelined

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson ran a handful of half-speed pass routes and caught some passes during the individual drill portion of practice on Thursday, but that was the extent of his action, and it wasn’t enough to count even as limited participation on the daily injury report. Jackson continues to nurse a sprained AC joint […]
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 41 mins ago

TFD: Vikings release Jerome Simpson, and we bring you stories from when he signed

The Vikings announced at 5:45 p.m. that they have released troubled WR Jerome Simpson. That brings to an end a rocky tenure from 2012-present in which he caught 74 passes for exactly 1,000 yards with the Vikings. It was a rough go from the start, but the Vikings kept bringing him back on one-year deals — three times, including this season. Here are snippets from the Star Tribune stories when he signed his initial deal in 2012 and this most recent re-sign in 2014: 2012: Since free agency began in mid-March, the Vikings have been doing their research on Simpson, both impressed with his...
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago
Brandon Marshall details long, long past with domestic violence

Brandon Marshall details long, long past with domestic violence

RICK TELANDER: There were lots and lots of media members in the Bears interview room Thursday afternoon, waiting for the Brandon Marshall show.
Newsday 1 hour ago
Giants unconcerned about opponent, just wanting to avoid mistakes

Giants unconcerned about opponent, just wanting to avoid mistakes

The feeling around the Giants that their 0-2 start is more a function of their own mishaps and lack of execution than anything the Lions and Cardinals did to beat them runs so deep that this week's opponent has become almost an afterthought. Clean up their own mistakes, the thinking goes, and they'll be OK. It's such a self-centered sentiment that when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was asked what concerns him about the unbeaten Texans heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium, he dismissed it with a one-word answer:

Injury Report: Bellore doesn't practice

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- New York Jets linebacker and special teams stalwart Nick Bellore did not practice Thursday with a hip injury. Jets coach Rex Ryan said there is a chance that Bellore won't be available for the Monday night game against the Bears. "Well, certainly there is a chance that he won't go because he never practiced today even," Ryan said, "so there is still that chance." This was the first day that Bellore has been listed with a hip injury.
Charlotte Observer 1 hour ago
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger expects big Steelers following in Charlotte

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger expects big Steelers following in Charlotte

After last week?s 24-7 win against the Lions, Carolina?s backup quarterback tweeted to Panthers fans that if they?re going to sell their tickets to Sunday night?s game against Pittsburgh, ?please…
Bucs Nation 33 mins ago
Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Predict the game

Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Predict the game

Here's your first quarter open thread, and your chance to give us your prediction on the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Atlanta Falcons in just over an hour on Thursday Night Football. The one and likely only nationally televised game for the Bucs this season, as they cling on to their division hopes despite an abysmal 0-2 start. Meanwhile, the Falcons want to prove they're better than the team that went 4-12 last year. I'm a homer and I'm tired of making negative predictions on the Bucs' chances, which would be what I did for all of last year, so I'm saying they pull out the win,...

Tony Romo feeling good after practice

IRVING, Texas -- Unable to practice Wednesday with tightness in his back, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took every snap in practice Thursday and is set to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Romo said he felt good after practice and said the day off gave him time to build more strength as he continues to return to form from back surgery. He said his practice schedule going forward would be dependent on how he feels. "It was just to try something new," passing game coordinator Scott Linehan said.

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Bucs Scene | The Ledger 33 mins ago

Importance of Guard Logan Mankins

While Tampa Bay has yet to see a healthy Logan Mankins for a full game, he has already shown his benefit and leadership on the field. Left tackle Anthony Collins gushed about how Mankins have helped him out during games this season “I have never played with a guy like Logan,” Collins said earlier this week. “I had some great guards in Cincinnati but a guy like Logan, he’s telling me the game while the game is going on. I… Read More »
San Jose Mercury News 33 mins ago

Dave Rahn, former longtime 49ers' employe, dies

Former San Francisco 49ers public relations employe Dave Rahn was close to many ex-49ers including Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Brent Jones and Keena Turner; was also well-known in the music world
Seattle Times 33 mins ago

Seahawks perspective? CBS’s Jim Nantz brings plenty to Broncos showdown

Jim Nantz, CBS’s longtime announcer, has plenty of Seahawks and Seattle sports history, thanks to being Fred Couples’ former college roommate.

Seahawks injury report for Thursday: Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor fully participate

Seattle's injury report for Thursday is out. And the good news is that running back Marshawn Lynch and safety Kam Chancellor are each listed as full participants after having sat out on Wednesday --- Lynch with a back injury and Chancellor an ankle. The bad news is that defensive end Bruce Irvin has been added to the injury report, listed as sitting out practice Thursday with a rib injury. Irvin practiced on Wednesday and was not on the injury report for that day. Also still out today are TE Zach Miller (ankle), LB Mike Morgan (hip) and CB Tharold Simon (knee). Listed as a limited participant...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 38 mins ago
Vikings: Jerome Simpson's release just latest negative hit for team

Vikings: Jerome Simpson's release just latest negative hit for team

The day after Vikings owners admitted they "made a mistake" in reinstating Adrian Peterson following an arrest on a child-abuse charge, the team got another, unexpected dose of negative news via problem receiver Jerome Simpson.

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    Redskins injury report: DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed remain sidelined

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    What worries Jason Pierre-Paul about the Houston Texans offense? Uh, nothing!

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