NFL

Trumaine Johnson, Todd Gurley fined for Week 13 infractions

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — A couple of Rams players heard from the league this week about fines that will add some financial losses to the on-field one they suffered against the Patriots last weekend. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has been fined $18,231 by the league for a facemask on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. Johnson yanked Blount down by the…
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Browns rookie WR suspended for final four games

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Browns rookie wide receiver Jordan Payton has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Payton will be eligible to return to the active roster at the conclusion of the regular season. A fifth-round pick last spring, Payton has played in four games this season and has one reception for…
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DeMarcus Lawrence questionable but expected to play

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Cowboys are going to be without a pair of contributors in the secondary, but they should have defensive end Demarcus Lawrence on the field when they try to push their winning streak to 12 against the Giants Sunday night. Via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Lawrence will be listed as questionable but…
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Report: Aldon Smith met with Roger Goodell on Friday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith’s push for reinstatement reportedly took another step forward on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Smith met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who will make the decision about whether Smith will be reinstated from the year-long suspension handed down in 2015 after multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.…
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Tyrann Mathieu out again Sunday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — A lingering shoulder injury will keep Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu out of Sunday’s game at Miami. It will be the second straight game he has missed. Mathieu missed two games in November then returned for one game before aggravating the injury. Mathieu did not practice this week, and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians offered no guess…
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Texans say Jadeveon Clowney will play against Colts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Texans played without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney while they slumped to a third straight loss in Green Bay last weekend, but they expect to have him back against the Colts this Sunday. Clowney is dealing with elbow and wrist injuries and didn’t practice on Wednesday before returning to the field for the final two…
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Andy Reid says he has no issue with Jack Del Rio

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — An awkward moment unfolded between Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio after Thursday night’s game between the two teams. Reid gave Del Rio a glancing pat on the shoulder; Del Rio responded with an icy glare. So is there a problem between the two men? “Not at all,” Reid told reporters…
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Broncos to make call on Trevor Siemian Saturday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Broncos aren’t ready to name their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Titans. Trevor Siemian missed last week’s victory over the Jaguars with a foot injury, but ditched the protective boot he was wearing early this week and split reps with Paxton Lynch at practice this week. There’s been no word of setbacks…
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Kenny Vaccaro dropping appeal of four-game suspension

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension, the New Orleans Advocate reported Friday. Vaccaro’s suspension will begin immediately, and he will miss the rest of the regular season. The suspension, for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, was first reported in early November, before Vaccaro even knew about…
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Joe Haden not happy with suggestion that Alabama would beat the Browns

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Chiefs have generated a record of 20-3 in their last 23 games; the Browns over that same span are 1-22. In 2016, the Browns are 0-12. Their run of futility now stands at fifteen straight losses. The run of futility has sparked plenty of criticism and cracking wise about the Browns, including a suggestion that…
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Jordan Reed questionable for Washington

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — There’s at least a chance Washington tight end Jordan Reed is back on the field, after missing last week with a separated shoulder. Reed has been listed as questionable for this week’s game against the Eagles, after participating in practice throughout the week. Washington coach Jay Gruden told reporters they wanted to put him through…
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Chuck Pagano: Participation trophies “ain’t real life”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — If the Colts want to win the AFC South this season, beating the Texans this weekend would be a pretty good way to kick off the final four weeks of the regular season. That was the point that Colts coach Chuck Pagano was presumably trying to make on Friday when discussing the fact that only…
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Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and the Patriots' Great Prank War of 2006

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — Matt Cassel (16) learned the hard way: don’t mess with Tom Brady. (AP) In 2006, I was with the Providence Journal and in my first year covering the New England Patriots. I remember walking into the locker room for player access one day and being confused – and amused – at the sight of three large tires in front of Matt Cassel’s locker. Turns out, they were the tires off Cassel’s car, and...
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Carr-to-Cooper misfire didn’t hit camera cable

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — It’s a post-truth nation, so why shouldn’t it include a post-truth National Football League? A popular theory has emerged in the wake of Thursday night’s Raiders-Chiefs game regarding an errant fourth-quarter throw from Oakland quarterback Derek Carr to receiver Amari Cooper. Carr, who moved forward from the pocket to escape pressure before spotting Cooper open…
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Bengals rule Green, four others out for Sunday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Wide receiver A.J. Green is one of five players the Bengals have ruled out for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Green will miss his third straight game since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring tear last month. He hasn’t ruled out a return this season but has yet to participate in on-field team activities since suffering the…
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