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Victor Cruz knows he’s expected to catch the ball

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said last week that he thought he needed to be targeted more often in the passing game if the team’s offense is going to be successful and he got that opportunity against the Cardinals. The problem was that Cruz didn’t do a very good job of catching the ball. Cruz,…
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Next few days will be “telling” for Eric Decker

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Among the frustrations the Jets dealt with on their way to a 31-24 loss in Green Bay last Sunday was losing wide receiver Eric Decker to a recurrence of the hamstring injury that plagued him during the preseason. Decker said Wednesday that he didn’t tear the hamstring, but aggravated the previous injury and that limited him…
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Tony Romo says there’s no reason to panic about his back

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Even though he missed practice yesterday with tightness in his back (after missing most of the offseason following back surgery) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo insists there’s no reason for alarm. Via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Romo said he planned to practice today, but that more rest days were likely in his future. “It’s going to…
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Falcons say no-huddle offense was stymied in Cincinnati by officials

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Lost in the concern over whether the NFL’s officials are throwing too many flags is whether they’re tapping the brakes on no-huddle offenses. Falcons coach Mike Smith believes that, in Cincinnati on Sunday, the men in black and white made it hard to put the pedal to the metal. “Each game has a completely different…
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A.J. Green plans to play if his toe will let him

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Bengals have a bye after this week’s game against the Titans, and wide receiver A.J. Green could certainly use the rest. But he said yesterday he’s going to try to play through his toe injury, if he’s able. “If it’s feeling good, then I’m going to go,” Green said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “If…
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Broncos fans don’t want Phil Simms doing their games

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — In the same week that former NFL quarterback Phil Simms made it to the list of 99 players who eventually will become the 2015 Hall of Fame class, far more than 99 people have expressed their desire that the current CBS analyst no longer be assigned to Broncos games. Via the Denver Post, more than…
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Carson Palmer trying everything he can to wake up nerve in shoulder

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed Week Two because of a nerve problem in his right shoulder and he’s still being bothered by it this week. It’s not for a lack of trying to find ways to alleviate the issue. Palmer told reporters that he has tried methods including electrical stimulation, acupuncture and dry needling in…
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Thursday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Pegula family bid for the Bills was approved by the league’s finance committee. Dolphins QB Ray Tannehill is trying to fix his inaccuracy. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s absence was not injury related. Jets CB Antonio Allen, a converted S, has a big challenge on his hands this week. Ravens QB Joe Flacco has a…
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Ryan Tannehill: “I’m upset at myself the way I’ve played”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill did not have a good game in Sunday’s loss to the Bills. He’s not happy about that. Tannehill threw for just 241 yards on 31-of-49 passing, and he was also sacked four times for a loss of 31 yards. That’s just 3.96 yards per dropback, and that’s a big part of…
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Pegula bid for Bills approved by finance committee

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Bills moved closer to officially having new owners on Wednesday. Terry Pegula met with the league’s finance committee on Wednesday so that they could approve the $1.4 billion bid for the team that the Pegulas made last week. Approval was expected coming into the meeting and the Pegulas got it by a unanimous vote. NFL…
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Ma’ake Kemoeatu gives brother Chris the gift of life

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — We all need a feel-good story about football players right now, and what better way than for family to matter more than the regional rivalries, and for something more than the game to overcome. Former Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu, who had to retire from the game because of kidney problems, got the gift of life…
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Panthers have plenty of problems besides Greg Hardy

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — It was easy to lose sight of everything but the paid vacation given to Panthers defensive end Greg hardy yesterday, but the Panthers had some other stuff going on. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, they had to practice without seven starters, and they were down to one healthy running back. The…
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Captain Munnerlyn on Adrian Peterson hiatus: “I really don’t get it.”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Minnesota Vikings came to the decision to place running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list early Wednesday morning to keep him away from all team activities until the resolution of his legal issues. However, not all members of the Vikings organization seem to understand the move. Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn disagrees with the…
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Week Three skill position injury report

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Below is a list of skill-position players who were listed on Wednesday’s injury report for Week Three. Players bolded are those whose status might be of particular interest to fantasy football players: Did not practice Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee). Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring). Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee). Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (other).…
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Marshawn Lynch sits out practice Wednesday with a sore back

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch left the sidelines early with still over a minute to play in Seattle’s 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday the reason for Lynch’s early departure was due to a sore back that tightened up late in the game. “It’s an ongoing…
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