NFL

Concussed last week or not, Robert Griffin III is cleared to play

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A week ago tonight, there was confusion regarding the question of whether Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III had been cleared to return to a preseason game against the Lions following a possible concussion. Earlier on Thursday, Griffin danced around the question of whether he actually was concussed. Concussion or not, the team has announced that…
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Ryan Mallett missed practice because he overslept

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Maybe Ryan Mallett hit the snooze alarm for an extra five and it never came back. Or maybe he messed up the AM/PM. Or maybe there was a separate knob for the radio alarm. Whatever the reason, Mallett overslept today and missed practice, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texans had previously confirmed that Mallett missed…
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ProFootballTalk: Titans need to let Mariota trust his instincts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss whether Marcus Mariota’s positive upswing will continue the preseason. Florio advises to protect himself while Harrison advises to just let him play.
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ProFootballTalk: Robert Griffin III handles media questions wisely

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Rodney Harrison applauds Robert Griffin III for the way he handled the media’s concussions questions, saying his boring approach is a wise move and straight from Bill Belichick’s playbook.
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ProFootballTalk: Martavis Bryant’s suspension limits Steelers’ offense

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss what Martavis Bryant’s suspension means for the Patriots who face the Steelers Week 1 and take a look at the limits that now face Ben Roethlisberger.
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Josh Johnson joins Jets, Jake Heaps jettisoned

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Jets have made a change at the bottom of the quarterback depth chart. Veteran Josh Johnson signed with the Jets today, while rookie Jake Heaps was cut. Johnson, who was cut by the Bengals this week, is one of the NFL’s most athletic quarterbacks, but has struggled as a passer. He has played in…
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NFL slated to start the season with more than 30 players suspended

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The NFL has suspended more than 30 players this offseason. Our NFL 2015 suspension tracker currently has the names of 34 players on it, with the possibility that more suspensions could still be coming. It’s still possible that some suspensions could be overturned. Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is still appealing his four-game substance-abuse suspension, while…
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Russell Wilson has more to say about Recovery Water

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Over the past two days, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has said plenty of stuff about Recovery Water, a company in which he has invested. And most of what he has said indicates a belief by him that the product helps prevent or treat concussions. Wilson was back at it on Thursday, extolling the virtues of…
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It sounds like Aaron Rodgers won’t play on Saturday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that the Packers offense is right where it needs to be for the start of the regular season before saying he wasn’t sure how much playing time he’d get in Saturday’s game against the Eagles. Based on what one of his backups had to say on Thursday, it sounds…
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NFL 2015 suspension tracker

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Here is a list of all the NFL players who have been suspended in 2015. 16 games for substance abuse Browns WR Josh Gordon Dolphins DE Dion Jordan 10 games for substance abuse and 4 games for performance-enhancing substances Free agent CB Jarrett Bush 10 games for performance-enhancing substances Free agent S LaRon Landry 10…
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Thursday’s PFT on NBCSN poll question looks at Colts, Rams

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Week Three of the preseason includes a game between a pair of franchises that were once swapped by Robert Irsay and Carroll Rosenbloom. The Colts visit the Rams in a matchup of teams that were in Baltimore and L.A. when their pink slips were swapped. Thursday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN bases a poll question…
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Patriots waive/injured 2012 third-rounder Jake Bequette

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Patriots waived 2012 third-round pick Jake Bequette last year, but brought him back to the practice squad and then moved him from defensive end to tight end this year in an attempt to find a place for him on the roster. That effort has come to an end. The NFL’s daily transactions report brings…
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Terrelle Pryor not sure if he’s playing Saturday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Terrelle Pryor practiced for the Browns again on Thursday, but he’s not sure whether he’ll be in the lineup for the team’s third preseason game on Saturday. Pryor said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, that how his hamstring feels on Friday will determine whether or not he can make his first appearance…
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Eagles waive/injured Emmanuel Acho after thumb surgery

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Eagles are down one inside linebacker in the competition to make the 53-man roster. According to multiple reports, Emmanuel Acho has been waived/injured because of a thumb injury. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Acho’s injury required surgery. Every team in the league will have an opportunity to claim Acho off of…
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RG3 declines to say if he had a concussion

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — If you were inclined to believe that Robert Griffin III didn’t really suffer a concussion in last week’s preseason game, nothing he said today would change your mind. Griffin met with the media today for the first time since the team announced last Thursday that he had a concussion, and when he was asked directly…
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