NFL

Davante Adams says last year’s ankle injury “more difficult to deal with”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams is not practicing this week and his status for Sunday’s NFC Championship game is still in doubt after an ankle injury sustained in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. Adams injured his ankle when his left foot was caught awkwardly underneath Cowboys cornerback Brandon…
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Who will win the AFC championship?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Thursday’s PFT Live presented a question of the day based on the NFC championship. Friday’s PFT Live flips things over to the other conference. Who wins the AFC title game between the Steelers and Patriots? Vote below, comment, and then tune in for the show. Guests include Rams coach Sean McVay, whose team once played…
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Oakland mayor issues statement regarding Raiders relocation

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Raiders, as expected, have filed for permission to move to Las Vegas. The team’s current home, as expected, has issued a statement cloaked in political cover. “It’s no surprise that the Raiders have filed for relocation,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said, via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal. “Oakland welcomes the chance to show them and…
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Report: Browns close to new deal with Jamie Collins

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Browns are close to finalizing a multi-year contract with linebacker Jamie Collins, CBS Sports reported Thursday. The report said “significant progress” has been made between the sides and that the deal will be done by the weekend. Absent a new deal, Collins would have had hit the open market in March and would have…
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Mark Gastineau says he has dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Mark Gastineau said he wants to make the game of football safer. (AP) Mark Gastineau, even with a terrible medical diagnosis that he believes comes from playing football, made clear that he wouldn’t change anything about playing in the NFL. But the former New York Jets legend wants to make the game safer. Gastineau, in an interview with 710 WOR Radio in New York as part of USA...
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49ers may have trouble hiring a G.M.

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — As the 49ers continue to look for a G.M. who, as a practical matter, will be working for coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers could be facing a different set of challenges. If control over the roster was promised to Shanahan in order to get him to take the job at a time when everyone else had…
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Gregg Williams: No one will be more aggressive or physical than us

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — New Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams says his players will love playing for him in Cleveland because they’re going to be the toughest defense in the league. “From an attitude standpoint, they’re never going to play for anybody that’s going to let them play more attacking, more physical, more aggressive than me. I’ll back them…
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Bills hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — New Bills head coach Sean McDermott has made the most important hire on his staff. Rick Dennison will be the Bills’ offensive coordinator, the team announced. Dennison spent the last two years as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator under Gary Kubiak but was not retained by new head coach Vance Joseph. Dennison was in his second…
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Robert Kraft is still salty about #DeflateGate

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Patriots fans who are still salty about #DeflateGate aren’t alone. The man who owns the team remains miffed, too. “Sometimes, the league really messes up, and I think they really messed this up badly,” Robert Kraft told the New York Times as part of a broader profile. “But we’ve all agreed to subjugate our right…
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Hall of Fame obtains full Super Bowl I post-game audio

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has obtained a full audio recording of the post-game show following Super Bowl I, and it’s a fascinating 30 minutes for anyone who’s interested in the history of football. Pat Summerall, who was then 36 years old and recently retired as a player, handled the post-game proceedings and deftly…
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You decide: Did NFL Network intentionally leave Tom Brady out of playoff promo?

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — Did NFL Network deliberately leave Tom Brady out of a promo? (AP) If you’re reading this blog, you know this is a big weekend in the NFL. There are four teams left to fight for the two spots in Super Bowl LI in just a couple of weeks. And as it happens, the four remaining teams – the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers – all have top-notch...
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As the AFC championship game approaches, many Steelers affected by the flu

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — The Pittsburgh Steelers, already underdogs as they go to Foxborough for the AFC championship game, didn’t need any more hurdles to cross. But as the team prepares for the New England Patriots, almost a third of the team is reportedly battling a flu bug. Four Steelers players didn’t practice Wednesday because of “illness,” and tight end Ladarius Green was added to Thursday’s report with the...
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NFL moves Commissioner’s Super Bowl press conference from Friday to Wednesday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Super Bowl week typically ends with a Friday press conference involving the Commissioner. Although he speaks on various other occasions throughout the year (but hardly “almost every day“), there’s a different feel for the Super Bowl press conference, especially given the sheer number of reporters present and the lingering sense that a curveball, a screwball, and/or…
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Championship week PA and Florio podcast is up

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — It’s AFC and NFC title-game time, and the PA and Florio podcast will help get you ready for the games. The latest edition of the half-hour-or-so discussion is available wherever podcasts can be obtained, specifically at  iTunes and audioBoom, and free of charge as always. PA is, for those of you who ask every week, Paul Allen.…
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Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison remain out of practice for Packers

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Packers didn’t have a change in status for any of their injured wide receivers during Thursday’s practice. Jordy Nelson was on the field for the second straight day, but media in Green Bay report that he wasn’t wearing pads while going through drills with his teammates. Nelson said on Wednesday that the team was still waiting…
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