8:28 PM EST, Tue November 25, 2014

Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from New England Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. Today's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. Looking ahead to the road game against the Packers, and how the Patriots might attempt to slow them down. 2. The decision to have running back Jonas Gray not play against the Lions, and what LeGarrette Blount's addition means for him. 3. Bill Belichick's personnel decisions and how they have bolstered the roster in 2014.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 39 mins ago

Free-agent OT Webb says he rejoining Vikings

Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, who spent time with the Vikings last season, announced on Twitter that he is rejoining the Vikings, who need another tackle with Phil Loadholt out for the season. Webb, 26, played eight games for the Vikings last season. He was a backup swing tackle, but he did make one start at right tackle while Loadholt was sidelined in a Week 10 win against the Redskins. Webb signed with the Chiefs this spring but did not survive final cuts at the end of the preseason. Webb, who was a seventh-round pick of the Bears in 2010, is listed at 6-foot-7 and 333 pounds. He...
Pride Of Detroit 3 hours ago
Jim Caldwell's quotes from Tuesday

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Tuesday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Tuesday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Tuesday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) On how dangerous Bears RB Matt Forte is: "He's pretty accomplished in both areas actually. I think he's averaging over four yards a carry. He's one of those guys who's got patience, power, he's got vision, he's got hands, he can do it all, impressive. Not just one game or one season but it's year after year. He's quite a back." On how Bears DE Willie Young has done for the Bears this season: "Willie looks like he's a very...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 45 mins ago

Vikings: Tackle J'Marcus Webb will rejoin team

Tackle J'Marcus Webb is rejoining the Vikings, a source confirmed Tuesday.
Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh's post-football ambitions far exceed current contract conundrum

Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh's post-football ambitions far exceed current contract conundrum

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Suh is spending his free time cultivating major business connections as the dominant defensive tackle plans for life after football.

Tackle J'Marcus Webb rejoins the Vikings

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Tackle J'Marcus Webb is rejoining the Vikings, a source confirmed Tuesday. Webb, who played last year for Minnesota, will take the spot on the roster for when Phil Loadholt is placed on injured reserve. Loadholt was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle in his shoulder suffered in last Sunday's 24-21 loss to Green Bay at TCF Bank Stadium. Webb had tweeted Tuesday that he would be signing with the Vikings. He wrote, "I'm a Viking!'' The Vikings did not make an official roster move Tuesday on Webb. It could be done Wednesday. After...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago
Ex-Viking Fred Smoot charged with domestic assault

Ex-Viking Fred Smoot charged with domestic assault

ASHBURN, Va. -- Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home.

Nelson on cover of Sports Illustrated

 Photo/Sports Illustrated Jordy Nelson is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, which will be delivered to subscribers’ mailboxes starting Wednesday. GREEN BAY – Jordy Nelson doesn’t seem like the type to believe in any sort of jinx or superstition, so the Green Bay Packers wide receiver wasn’t concerned about landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, despite the infamous SI cover jinx.Of course, given how little Nelson cares about attention and accolades, he probably isn’t overly excited about it, either.Nevertheless, the Packers star wide receiver is...
Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford approaching career-worst sack total

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford approaching career-worst sack total

He went down twice more in Sunday's ugly loss against the New England Patriots, bringing his yearly total to 33. That's just three off his career worst. Stafford took 36 sacks in 2011, although did so while attempting 663 passes. He's attempted just 415 this season.
6 Detroit Lions starters limited during team's Tuesday practice

6 Detroit Lions starters limited during team's Tuesday practice

Three-quarters of the team's starting secondary were among the players limited.
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Chicago, by the numbers: Bears offense survives only when their defense provides enough chances

Chicago, by the numbers: Bears offense survives only when their defense provides enough chances

In the Bears' five wins this season, they've forced 13 turnovers. In their six losses, they've forced just five.
Injured Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford running and doing drills

Injured Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford running and doing drills

Warford's limp is gone and he said his injured knee is doing great as he is increasing his physical activity.

Video: '5 Questions' and 'X's and O's' with LeRoy Butler

This week in 5 Questions, Green Bay Packers hall of famer LeRoy Butler and JS reporter Tom Silverstein introduce a new feature to the show while identifying why Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb didn't have big games against the Vikings. They also diagram how gutsy Bill Belichick can be with his defenses. In X's and O's, they discuss what should be made of the closer than expected win over the Vikings. They also preview the McCarthy/Rodgers vs. Belichick/Brady matchup and how Eddie Lacy might factor into the game.
Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola doesn't regret actions in Patriots game

Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola doesn't regret actions in Patriots game

ALLEN PARK -- Bill Belichick and Jim Caldwell have both expressed disapproval of Dominic Raiola's actions in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss against the New England Patriots. But those looking for an apology, or some kind of show of...
Northwest Herald 4 hours ago

All-22 Slideshow from Chicago Bears win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

We begin with the Bears' first quarter struggles on offense. Penalties and drops come to mind, and some good defense by the Buccaneers.

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  • 4 Phil Loadholt

    Phil Loadholt

    Free-agent OT Webb says he rejoining Vikings

  • 3 Stephen Paea

    Stephen Paea

    Bears' Stephen Paea poised to cash in

  • 3 Ndamukong Suh

    Ndamukong Suh

    Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh's post-football ambitions far exceed current contract conundrum

  • 3 Dominic Raiola

    Dominic Raiola

    Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola doesn't regret actions in Patriots game

  • 2 Riley Reiff

    Riley Reiff

    Lions injury report: Riley Reiff misses practice

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