NFL

Cam Newton takes first-team reps, throws 65-yard pass

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton appears good to go. Newton, who missed last week’s game after suffering a back injury in a car crash, took the first-team reps at practice today. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Newton threw a 65-yard pass, and it would be a shock if Newton doesn’t start Sunday. The…
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Unnamed Bears “confused and uncomfortable” with benching Cutler

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Because it’s the Bears — and because it’s rapidly turning into a tire fire — it was inevitable that some unnamed sources checked in. And they’re not necessarily thrilled with the benching of quarterback Jay Cutler. According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, a pair of unnamed players said that part of the locker room was “confused…
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Panthers' Newton Works With First Team at Practice

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took all of the first-team reps during the 20-minute portion of practice Thursday that was open to the media.
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Case Keenum looks like the Texans’ starter, by default

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Texans have no good options at quarterback this week, as injuries have already cost them their original starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, their second starter Ryan Lindley, and their third starter Tom Savage. So who will their fourth starter be? It looks like Case Keenum, by default. Although Texans coach Bill O’Brien may not announce whether…
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Derek Anderson tries to rebuild bridge he napalmed

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — At a time when former Cleveland quarterbacks seem to be lining up to rip the Browns, one of them is trying to be polite. At least, now. Panthers backup Derek Anderson — who might have to start Sunday if Cam Newton can’t — did his best to backpedal from previous inflammatory words about his stint…
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PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Week 16 picks

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Bears are making a big change to their offense this weekend. Jay Cutler is out at quarterback less than a full season after signing a fat new extension with the team and former Panther Jimmy Clausen will start for the team against the Lions on Sunday. John Mullin of CSN Chicago will join Mike…
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Michael Vick to the Redskins would be a 'dream come true'

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Jay Busbee) — This season hasn't exactly been a memorable one for Michael Vick, but then you could say that about pretty much anybody who's quarterbacked for the New York Jets for the last four decades. Vick's on a one-year deal with New York, and so it's no surprise that he might be looking elsewhere. At the top of his list? None other than the Washington Redskins. "That's home," Vick said, while...
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Antrel Rolle wants to play three more years with Giants

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Safety Antrel Rolle is coming to the end of the five-year contract that he signed with the Giants as a free agent in 2010 and he’s hoping that it isn’t the end of the line for his run with the organization. Rolle wants to return to the Giants in 2015 and would like to play…
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Steelers want crowd to be loud on Sunday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With the playoffs on the line, the Steelers need Heinz Field to be a-rockin’ when the Chiefs come a-knockin’. As Pittsburgh prepares to host Kansas City in a venue that typically provides a strong home-field advantage, the Steelers hope to avoid a repeat of ugly home losses to the Buccaneers and the Saints.  To keep…
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Oregon star suffers knee injury, school paid for his draft insurance

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, an Oregon cornerback with the talent to be a first-round draft pick, has suffered a serious knee injury that will keep him out of the college football playoff and may significantly impact his draft stock. But Ekpre-Olomu did something wise before the season, something every prospect who returns to school should do: He…
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Derek Carr would love to see Tony Sparano return in 2015

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr hasn’t finished his first year in the NFL, but he’s already played for two head coaches. He’d be happy if the Raiders decided not to make it three once the regular season came to a close. Carr was asked Wednesday if he’d like to see Tony Sparano make the move from…
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Troy Aikman could have unretired to play for the Eagles

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Jay Busbee) — Troy Aikman retired a Cowboy in 2000, but he very nearly returned to the field as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles . Aikman, a longtime commentator for Fox Sports, told sports station KESN this week that years after he retired, he received a call from then-Eagles head coach Andy Reid after Donovan McNabb went down with an injury. This call happened to come in the middle of a game Aikman...
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Michael Vick has nearly paid off his bankruptcy debt

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Jets quarterback Michael Vick paid his debt to society when he spent time in federal prison for his conviction on dog fighting charges. Now, he’s paid back most of the rest of the debt he accumulated. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Vick has paid back most of the $18 million he owed to creditors…
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The possible 2015 landing spots for Jay Cutler

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — If the Chicago Bears were willing to bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen , it seems like anything is on the table for the Bears and Cutler going forward. The Bears made a mistake signing Cutler to a massive contract this past offseason, and now they might try to get out from that mistake by trading him. The good news for the Bears is there are always general managers and coaches in the NFL on...
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Julian Edelman dealing with a concussion

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was a limited participant in the team’s practices last week because of a thigh injury, but he played all the way through the team’s victory over the Dolphins last Sunday without showing any sign of difficulty because of injury. That was also the case when he spoke to the media…
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