Kam Chancellor hated watching player he was earlier this season ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor couldn’t stand watching the player he was at times earlier this season. Bone spurs in his ankle, coupled with a nagging hip issue left him unable to recognize the player he saw on film each week. The enforcer of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” just wasn’t able to be the player…
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The end for RG3 in Washington? Robert Griffin benched Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — It's amazing how fast the Robert Griffin III era soured in Washington. The 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year has been benched before 2014 is even done. Griffin has been benched for Colt McCoy.'s Adam Schefter reported the news and it was confirmed by other outlets. Griffin's poor 106-yard effort in a close loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week was all Redskins coach Jay...
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Griffin is surely done in D.C. ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Well, that escalated quickly. Only nine days ago, quarterback Robert Griffin III remained entrenched as the starter in D.C.  After nearly beating the Vikings in his return from a dislocated ankle, Griffin had two weeks to get ready for a gimme putt against the Buccaneers. And then Tampa won by 20, Griffin looked horrible in…
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N.F.L. Roundup: Playful Seahawks Have Laugh on League

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Two Seattle players had a bit of fun with the news media in a jocular protest after the N.F.L. fined a teammate for not speaking to reporters.
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Bruce Arians says Cardinals needed a bigger back in backfield ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — With a rushing attack that ranks 31st in total yards and dead last in yards per attempt, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians knew the Cardinals needed a different piece in their backfield for the stretch run. A bigger back is a piece the Cardinals have been lacking since Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the non-football…
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Report: Washington to start Colt McCoy on Sunday ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Robert Griffin III’s return to the starting lineup lasted all of three games. Griffin is being benched in favor of Colt McCoy for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday night. Since returning from an ankle injury in Week Nine, Griffin has been sacked 17 times in three games, and he completed just…
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Rams promote TE Justice Cunningham from practice squad ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Rams added yet another tight end to their roster Tuesday, signing Justice Cunningham from the practice squad. The transaction was disclosed in the NFL’s personnel notice. Perhaps best known for being the final pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the 23-year-old Cunningham spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with St. Louis before being placed…
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On Pro Football: Jets Join Hands as They Tumble Downhill

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BEN SHPIGEL) — The Jets’ offense, defense, special teams and coaching staff can all claim some responsibility for a 2-9 record.
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Kyle Fuller, Lance Briggs could be game-time calls ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Two of the Bears’ key defensive starters were listed as non-participants in Tuesday’s  practice. Outside linebacker Lance Briggs (groin) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) didn’t take part in today’s workout, according to the injury report. However, the Bears held just a walk-through, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. Briggs and Fuller both...
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First Decision of the Game: For Belichick and Patriots, It’s No Tossup

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By PETER MAY) — There is one constant in the approach of Patriots Coach Bill Belichick: He will defer possession to the second half if New England wins the coin toss.
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Hernandez double-murder trial delayed ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The second of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s two murder trials has been postponed. Originally set for May 28, the case regarding the July 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado had been scheduled for May 28.  It has been delayed indefinitely. Hernandez faces trial in January 2015 for the June 2013…
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NFL indeed does not fine Raiola ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Sunday’s game against the Patriots included a pair of incidents involving Lions center Dominic Raiola.  He leveled Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore with a blow to the head during a play, and then Raiola took out Moore’s knees on the final snap of the game, because Raiola was unhappy about New England’s decision to score…
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Another Ugly Jets Loss in Already Ugly Season

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Pick an adjective, and it's likely the New York Jets used it to describe the lowest point in what had already become a lost season.
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Reggie Bush limited in practice with ankle, back injuries ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Lions running back Reggie Bush intends to play on Thursday against the Bears.  To do so, he’ll need to overcome another injury. Already dealing with an ankle problem, Bush was limited in Tuesday’s practice with a back injury, too. He also would have been a limited participant on Monday with both injuries, if the Lions…
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Sherman, Baldwin Dig at NFL in Press Conference

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
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