2:29 AM EST, Tue December 01, 2015
Acme Packing Company 2 hours ago

Andrew Quarless sentenced to 1 year of probation in Florida, NFL discipline could follow

The Packers tight end pleas no contest to charges. The legal proceedings surrounding Andrew Quarless have finally concluded. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, a Florida court has sentenced the Green Bay Packers tight end to a year of probation and fined him $1,000 for firing his gun in Miami Beach on July 4. Quarless must also attend an anger management course and weapons safety course in addition to forfeiting his firearm. Quarless' trial was set to begin Monday, but he elected to enter a plea of no contest to avoid a more serious punishment. With the matter resolved in the eyes of the...
Windy City Gridiron 5 hours ago

Bears sign Cornelius Edison to the practice squad, Barrett Jones signed away by the Eagles

The Chicago Bears lost a player off of their practice squad today when the Philadelphia Eagles signed center Barrett Jones. Chicago could have elected to promote Jones to their 53 man roster, but they decided to terminate his contract and let him head off to Philly. To take Jones' place on the practice squad, the Bears signed center Cornelius Edison (6'3", 305), an undrafted free agent from Portland State. Last year as a senior, he was named the Rimington Award winner as the top center in the nation at the NCAA FCS level. He started the last 35 games of his career at center and left...

Detroit Lions opt to keep rookie CB Alex Carter on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK -- Alex Carter will not see the field as a rookie in the NFL. Despite having the option to activate the young cornerback, the Detroit Lions opted to keep Carter on injured reserve for the remainder of the...
Pride Of Detroit 8 hours ago

Lions injury report: Ankle injuries plague six players

The place that hurts the most. The Lions practiced on Sunday in preparation for a second consecutive football game on Thursday; this time against the Green Bay Packers. However, the first injury report did not come out until after Monday's practice, where we first got a look-see at what horrible nasties are plaguing the Honolulu Blue this week. Ankle injuries make up over half the injuries listed this week, forcing Lance Moore to miss all of practice and limiting four others, including Calvin Johnson. In addition to Moore and Johnson, Glover Quin, Caraun Reid and Travis Swanson were also...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Zimmer: Vikings playing like a 'smart football team'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says his team is playing like a 'smart football team' after beating the Falcons and taking sole posession of the lead in the NFC North.
Niners Nation 10 hours ago

49ers-Bears line: Chicago is touchdown favorite as Vic Fangio, Adam Gase await San Francisco

The line is not surprising, but will the Bears DC and OC look to stick it to the 49ers and get the easy cover? The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the Chicago Bears this weekend, and they are currently a touchdown underdog. The Bears are 5-6 on the season, but have won three of their last four. All three wins were on the road, beating San Diego, St. Louis, and Green Bay. They are currently three back of the division-leading Minnesota Vikings, but only a game out of the second NFC wild card berth. The Bears defense still ranks pretty low due to some ugly early season performances, but Vic...

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Lions CB Darius Slay promises to sit courtside with 'Slay loves Kobe' sign at Pistons-Lakers game

ALLEN PARK -- Longtime Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant announced this week he'll retire at the end of the season. Some are sad to see him go. Others say it's about time. Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay didn't say...

Bears' Pernell McPhee relishes getting revenge on Aaron Rodgers, Packers

Pernell McPhee has a long memory, and he uses it for the good of the Bears. After the Packers won the season opener at Soldier Field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said, "It's always fun beating the Bears." That didn't sit well with McPhee, the outside linebacker who's relatively new to the rivalry....

Eagles sign center/guard Barrett Jones off Bears' practice squad

Eagles sign center/guard Barrett Jones off Bears practice squad
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: 'We played like a smart football team'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was upbeat on Monday, meeting with reporters a day after his team beat Atlanta 20-10 for its fourth consecutive road victory. The Vikings move to 8-3 and have a one-game lead in the NFC North … and have surpassed their victory total from last season (7-9). “We played like a smart football team, and were good in crucial situations of the game,” Zimmer said. “There was a point in the game where the time of possession was 31-21 [minutes in the Vikings' favor] and that’s important to me. “We had 20 pass completions and 39 runs, and that adds up to 59, and...

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said a 'possibility' safety Anthony Harris could be called up from practice squad

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday it's a "possibility'' rookie safety Anthony Harris could be called up from the practice squad. The Vikings could need help at safety with Harrison Smith having missed Sunday's 20-10 win over Atlanta with a left knee injury and Andrew Sendejo being knocked out of that game in the second quarter with a left knee injury. Zimmer said Sendejo had an MRI on his knee, but he doesn't know the results or how long he might be out. Antone Exum started for Smith on Sunday and Blanton took over after Sendejo […] The post...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Vikings' Adrian Peterson is close to his 2012 pace, with a catch

Adrian Peterson is having another improbably breathtaking season, leading the NFL in rushing at age 30. At a time when running backs are supposed to be hitting a wall, he keeps running through people. And a guy I thought the Vikings would dump this past season as much for his mileage as his baggage continues to prove so many of us wrong. The last time he had a true “prove it” season, of course, it was much the same thing. In 2012, coming off a gruesome knee injury, Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards, willed the Vikings into the playoffs and won the league MVP award. What’s interesting is...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Vikings safety Antone Exum hopes to be a ballhawk on defense

Antone Exum got his first NFL start on Sunday, and by the second half, he was the last line of defense.  The second-year Vikings safety stepped in for an injured Harrison Smith (knee) alongside Andrew Sendejo … but when Sendejo left because of a knee injury and was replaced by Robert Blanton, well, the Vikings had no more safeties. “I thought, ‘I don’t care what happens, you’ve got to stay in the game, because we don’t have anyone else that plays the safety position on the sidelines,’” Exum joked on Monday, a day after the Vikings’ 20-10 victory in Atlanta. Exum had a...

Martellus Bennett (ribs) at open portion of Monday's practice

Martellus Bennett (ribs) at open portion of Mondays practice

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr confirms he indeed broke left hand Nov. 8

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr confirmed Monday what was quite apparent: He did break his left hand Nov. 8 against St. Louis. Barr has continued to play despite the injury while wearing a soft cast. He had his left hand wrapped Monday but said he's had much improvement.. "It's all better,'' he said. Barr sure didn't look Sunday like a guy who three weeks earlier had suffered such an injury. He had eight tackles, including a sack, two forced fumbles and a pass defended in a 20-10 win at Atlanta. Follow Chris Tomasson at...

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