10:17 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
Detroit Lions place Kyle Van Noy on short-term injured reserve

Detroit Lions place Kyle Van Noy on short-term injured reserve

ALLEN PARK — Kyle Van Noy, who had core muscle surgery on Thursday, was place on reserve/injured-designated for return on Tuesday. The Detroit Lions rookie linebacker will be eligible to return to practice in six weeks and can be activated to play after eight weeks. Van Noy was on the field watching the linebackers during individual practice drills Tuesday.  To fill his place on the 53-man roster, the Lions re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp. Van Noy was not expected to start, but obviously this injury will set him back. Tahir Whitehead was named the starting strong-side...
Vikings Gab 32 mins ago

Austin Wentworth Signed to Practice Squad, Kendall James Released

The Vikings made a minor roster move Tuesday, signing Austin Wentworth to the practice squad and releasing Kendall James to make room for him. Wentworth, a first-year offensive tackle out of Fresno State, originally made the team as a backup swing tackle but lost his job to Michael Harris, who San Diego waived, less than […]

Packers rank 13th in NFL salary-cap room

Green Bay - The Green Bay Packers are $8.231 million under the NFL salary cap, which ranks 13th in available space among the 32 teams.
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Monday Night Football's Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico fear Detroit Lions' secondary will be Achilles' heel

Monday Night Football's Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico fear Detroit Lions' secondary will be Achilles' heel

Detroit's secondary remains the key focus and concern heading into Monday Night Football.
Marshawn Lynch scheduled to talk today, two days before Seahawks-Packers

Marshawn Lynch scheduled to talk today, two days before Seahawks-Packers

The Seahawks have what amounts to a Friday-like, walk-through practice late this morning in Renton for Thursday’s NFL opener against Green Bay. After it, the Seahawks’ communications staff has scheduled Marshawn Lynch to talk to the media for the first time since February’s Super Bowl — and about the second time since the media industry was created. I was in the locker room on Sunday when a staffer informed Lynch of his appointment today, and the usually I-don’t-talk running back was cool with it. I’ll let you know how it goes. –For today’s News Tribune, I wrote about how … ...
Field Gulls 3 hours ago
Seahawks vs. Packers: Injury report, injury settlement updates

Seahawks vs. Packers: Injury report, injury settlement updates

The Seahawks head into Thursday's game with the Packers relatively healthy, and with one practice left this week, have some hope that Bruce Irvin, Jeremy Lane, and maybe even Kevin Norwood will be able to suit up and play. On the other hand, it's looking less likely that Cooper Helfet, Christine Michael, Lem Jeanpierre, Tharold Simon, or Kevin Pierre-Louis will be ready by Thursday after not practicing on Tuesday. Here's the full report: Seahawks injury report: DNP: TE Cooper Helfet (knee), RB Christine Michael (hamstring), C Lemuel Jeanpierre (neck), CB Tharold Simon (knee), LB Kevin...
Pride Of Detroit 5 hours ago
Lions vs. Giants: Full coverage of Monday's game

Lions vs. Giants: Full coverage of Monday's game

The Detroit Lions kick off the 2014 regular season at home with a Monday night game against the New York Giants. The Detroit Lions have released their first depth chart of the 2014 regular season. As usual, it's considered unofficial, but it's worth nothing that LaAdrian Waddle is listed as the starting right tackle, Nick Fairley is once again a starter at defensive tackle and Tahir Whitehead is the starting strongside linebacker. Here's the full depth chart: OFFENSE Pos. First string Second string Third string QB Matthew Stafford Dan Orlovsky Kellen Moore RB Reggie...
Buffalo Rumblings 12 hours ago

Projected play time percentages for Buffalo Bills offense, Week 1

The Bills have a lot of mouths to feed on offense. Who will have the most opportunities to be fed in Chicago? Here's our best guess at play time percentages for Week 1. The Buffalo Bills have several major question marks on offense heading into their Week 1 showdown with the Chicago Bears. Their first-team offense struggled mightily throughout the preseason, managing only two touchdowns - both of which came against Tampa Bay's reserves - while EJ Manuel mostly struggled and the team made some major alterations to its offensive line. It just so happens that those two areas - quarterback and...

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Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago

Broncos’ Wes Welker suspended 4 games for amphetamine use

Just days before the season opener, the Denver Broncos’ offense suffered a serious blow. Slot receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for a banned amphetamine, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not yet announced the suspension. The Broncos had not been notified of the...
Detroit Free Press 2 hours ago

Stafford, Lions know they must keep pace with NFC North offenses

The Bears were second in points scored last season. The Packers tied for eighth. The Lions were 13th. Even the dreadful Vikings were no slouches and tied for 14th. 'There's some great offenses in our division, there's no question about it,' Stafford said. 'I thought we played well within our division last year, but there's always room for improvement. We've got to continue on that pace.'
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Michael Sam on verge of joining Cowboys

Michael Sam has apparently found his next NFL job with the Dallas Cowboys. Sam, the defensive end seeking to become the NFL’s first openly gay player, will undergo a physical at the Cowboys headquarters on Wednesday, with the team poised to sign him to their 10-man practice squad, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. It would create an intriguing mix with Sam joining arguably the NFL’s highest-profiled franchise amid the...

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Bruce Irvin hoping Seahawks can 'spook' Packers O-Line again

Seattle --- Three games into his NFL career, Bruce Irvin was the one cranking up the volume at CenturyLink Field.

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    Kyle Van Noy

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    Lance Briggs

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    Jasper Brinkley

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