NFL

Kessler, not Ginsberg, will be questioning Goodell

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Well, this one keeps getting even more interesting. I’d assumed (ass, you, me) that the questioning of Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Ray Rice appeal hearing would be handled by Rice’s lawyer, Peter Ginsberg.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Goodell will be questioned not by Ginsberg but by NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey…
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No limits on Goodell testimony

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The bad news for the NFL is that Commissioner Roger Goodell has been required to testify in hearing regarding the appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension.  The worse news is that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, no limits have been applied to the topics on which he’ll be interrogated. The case…
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Titans plan to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at QB this week

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — The Tennessee Titans, with nothing to lose on a season headed south in a hurry, plan to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback this Sunday, according to the Tennessean. Jake Locker has been banged up and Charlie Whitehurst has played like Charlie Whitehurst in his absence, so the Titans will apparently turn to their sixth-round pick this week against the Texans. Mettenberger isn't a...
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Report: Titans tabbing Zach Mettenberger as their starter

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Titans appear to be making a change at quarterback. According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans are “plan” to go with rookie Zach Mettenberger as their starter in Sunday’s game against Houston. Fourth-year pro Jake Locker, who has missed the last two games with a right hand injury, went through a…
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Report: Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett arrested

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Indianapolis Colts quickly released safety John Boyett a year ago after he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Boyett could now find himself in a similar situation with the Denver Broncos. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Boyett was arrested on a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge…
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Week Eight skill-position injury report — Wednesday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Here are the skill-position players in Thursday and Sunday games who were listed on the Wednesday injury report. Key fantasy starters are bolded. Injury information is via the NFL and clubs. The first injury report for Monday night’s Washington-Dallas matchup will be released Thursday. Teams on bye: 49ers, Giants. DID NOT PARTICIPATE Bears TE Martellus…
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Brian Cushing will miss at least a week with knee issue

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — When discussing highlights of Pittsburgh’s Monday night win over the Texans on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Ross Tucker noticed that Houston linebacker Brian Cushing was having trouble moving. He was, because of his knee. Per a league source, Cushing will miss at least one game to rest his knee, which has…
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Shutdown Corner's Playoff Projection: Some good NFC teams will miss out

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — Prior to the season, we made the assumption that the wealth of quality teams in the NFC (and the lack of depth of such in the AFC) would mean that there would be some good teams that find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture looking in Through seven weeks of the season, that's holding up. Last season, the Arizona Cardinals finished 10-6 and missed the postseason. It's possible...
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DeMarco Murray buys new iMacs for his offensive line

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Jay Busbee) — Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is having a historic season, the kind that we'll be talking about for years to come. He just set an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard game to begin a season. But of course, he wouldn't be totaling anywhere near those numbers without a strong offensive line. (Isn't that right, Atlanta?) Anyway, Murray clearly recognizes the importance of a...
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Roger Goodell will testify in Ray Rice appeal hearing

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Ray Rice 1, NFL 0. The first skirmish in the Ray Rice appeal hearing has resulted in a big victory for Rice and the NFL Players Association — and a potentially costly loss for the league office and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Per a league source (and as multiple others are reporting as the news is…
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Pete Carroll has nothing more to say about Percy Harvin

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Seahawks haven’t really said all that much about the stunning decision to trade receiver Percy Harvin.  Coach Pete Carroll didn’t add much to the collection in his weekly Wednesday press conference. “We already have made that move,” Carroll said in response to the question of how the team has moved on from Harvin.  “It…
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Report: LaMarr Woodley has torn bicep

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — One of the Raiders’ notable free agent additions could be lost for the season. Defensive end LaMarr Woodley suffered a torn bicep in Sunday’s loss to Arizona, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Wednesday night. The injury is thought to be season-ending, according to Rapoport. Earlier, Raiders coach Tony Sparano indicated Woodley had suffered a…
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Thursday’s Matchup: Chargers (5-2) at Broncos (5-1)

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN) — A look at how San Diego and Denver match up for Thursday night’s game.
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Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. “Five letters.  R-E-L-A-X.  Relax.  We’re going to be fine,” Rodgers said. Fine they’ve been.  With wins over the Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, and Panthers, all that’s standing between a 6-2 record at the…
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Barry Cofield, Evan Mathis among Wednesday practice returnees

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Eagles Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis was among four players on reserve lists to return to practice on Wednesday, per the NFL’s transactions. Mathis, who is on injured reserve/designated for return with an MCL sprain, can re-enter the Eagles’ lineup on November 16 at Green Bay. The other players returning Wednesday were Jaguars cornerback…
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