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Jameis Winston not ejected despite contact with official

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston remains the most talked-about college football player in America, for good and for ill, and today he’s added another item that will be recited on the “con” side of the ledger in the NFL draft. During Florida State’s win over Boston College, Winston moved an official aside as Florida State…
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Stanford Routs Rival Cal 38-17 in 117th Big Game

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Remound Wright ran for four touchdowns, and Stanford used a smothering defensive effort to rout rival California 38-17 on Saturday and clinch bowl eligibility.
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Doug Marrone: Fred Jackson likely to play vs. Jets

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Bills are planning on having their elder statesman in the lineup against the Jets. Tailback Fred Jackson (groin) is expected to play in Monday night’s game in Detroit, Bills coach Doug Marrone said Saturday, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. Jackson was listed as questionable on the club’s Friday injury report. The 33-year-old Jackson…
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Week 12 skill-position injury report — final

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — For fantasy football participants, here are the skill-position players listed on the final Week 12 injury report, with both Monday-night games (Jets-Bills, Ravens-Saints) included. Key fantasy starters are bolded. Inactives will be posted 90 minutes before game time. Byes: Steelers, Panthers. OUT Bears WR Chris Williams (hamstring). Broncos RB Montee Ball (foot). Broncos RB Ronnie…
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On Pro Football: Saints Revisit Days of Futility, Without the Fun

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By JERÉ LONGMAN) — New Orleans is contending for the N.F.C. South title, but only because the Saints, at 4-6, appear no more mediocre than the rest of the division.
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Sunday’s Matchup: Cowboys (7-3) at Giants (3-7)

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BILL PENNINGTON) — The Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who may be the healthiest he has been in weeks, will be asked to stop Dez Bryant, who caught nine passes for 151 yards against the Giants in Week 7.
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Monday’s Matchup: Jets (2-8) at Bills (5-5)

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BEN SHPIGEL) — The Jets’ secondary has to be better if it is to contain Sammy Watkins, Buffalo’s rookie standout, who had an 84-yard reception against the Jets in Week 8.
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On Pro Football: Giants and Tom Coughlin Near a Crossroads

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BILL PENNINGTON) — The Giants’ 3-7 record has raised questions about the job security of Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese.
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Broncos sign RB Jeremy Stewart

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Broncos have swapped reserve running backs in advance of Sunday’s game vs. Miami, promoting veteran Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad and waiving rookie Kapri Biggs. The roster move was announced in the NFL’s Saturday transactions. The 25-year-old Stewart has appeared in 17 regular season games, all with Oakland from 2012 through 2013. A…
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Reggie Bush is targeting Thanksgiving for return

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A lingering ankle injury caused Lions running back Reggie Bush to miss last Sunday’s loss in Arizona.  He’s currently expected to miss Sunday’s game at New England. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bush intends to return on Thanksgiving, when the Lions host the Bears. Bush practiced all week on a limited basis,…
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Glenn Dorsey won’t be back for at least a few more weeks

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Five days ago, the 49ers activated defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey from injured reserve with designation to return.  Per a league source, Dorsey nevertheless remains a few weeks away from being ready to play. Dorsey suffered a torn biceps in August; he’s listed as out for Sunday’s game with a forearm injury.  Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio…
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Is Henderson independent? As usual, NFL and NFLPA can’t agree

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The NFLPA wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to delegate the ability to resolve the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s suspension to a neutral, third-party arbitrator. Goodell instead delegated the case to former NFL executive Harold Henderson. While not the kind of independence the NFLPA envisioned, Henderson isn’t currently a direct employee of the league office. Sure, he’s…
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Pierre Thomas is poised to return, after more than a month

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — As the Saints try to avoid falling three games under .500 and in turn losing three straight games at the Superdome for the first time since 2001, they’ll have some extra help in the backfield. Running back Pierre Thomas appears as probable on the injury report with a rib and shoulder injury.  Thomas last played…
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Charles Woodson wasn’t pleased with Sio Moore’s celebration

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Raiders linebacker Sio Moore is lucky his excessive third-down celebration didn’t prevent Oakland from winning for the first time in 17 tries.  If that had happened, Moore would have had a problem beyond the Raiders falling to 0-11. “I couldn’t believe it,” Woodson said, via Michael Wagaman of ESPN.com.  “That was the first time I…
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Eric Decker admits it’s tough to see Emmanuel Sanders’s success

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — This offseason saw receiver Eric Decker leave Denver for the Jets in free agency, and Emmanuel Sanders sign with the Broncos to take Decker’s place. Decker sometimes feels the way you’d expect a receiver to feel about leaving a first-place team quarterbacked by Peyton Manning and joining a last-place team quarterbacked by Geno Smith and…
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