Gabe Jackson among Oakland’s inactives ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — As expected, the Raiders will be without their starting left guard on Thursday night vs. Kansas City. Rookie Gabe Jackson (knee) is among the seven inactives announced by the Raiders for Week 12. Head coach Tony Sparano had indicated Jackson, who is missing his third straight game, would be held out on Thursday night. With…
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Who Are These Guys Helping NFL Teams?

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — J.J. Watt tears it up on defense.
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Titans to wear white jerseys for rest of season ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — If you like the Titans’ white uniform tops . . . well, here’s another reason to perhaps tune in as 2-8 Tennessee plays out the string. The Titans will wear their white jerseys for their final six regular season games, Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reported on Thursday. Paul Lukas of reported Wednesday…
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Bills’ Home Game Against Jets Will Be Relocated

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By MATT HIGGINS) — The N.F.L. decided to move the game from Buffalo because of “public safety concerns” after a storm that dumped more than six feet of snow, but have yet to determine its location.
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Fitzgerald still optimistic he’ll play ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL.  That will make it difficult for Fitzgerald, who played on Sunday after suffering the injury, to suit up and play at Seattle in three days. According to John Weinfuss of, Fitzgerald remains “optimistic” that he’ll be able to play.  Fitzgerald also said…
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Bills add TE MarQueis Gray on waivers ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — On a day in which the NFL announced Sunday’s Bills-Jets game would not be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium because of heavy snow, the Bills still went about the business of tweaking their roster. According to the league’s transactions, the Bills were awarded tight end MarQueis Gray on waivers from Minnesota on Thursday. A collegiate…
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Bills-Jets Game Will Not Be Held in Snowy Buffalo

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By REUTERS) — Sunday's National Football League game between the New York Jets and the homestanding Bills will not be played in Buffalo due to the heavy snow that has hit western New York, the league announced on Thursday.
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Union Appeals Adrian Peterson's Suspension

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.
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DeSean explains his recent social media message ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — On Monday, Washington receiver DeSean Jackson posted the following message on social media:  “You can’t do epic sh-t with basic people.” He has explained it by saying, essentially, “if the sh-t fits . . . .” “Whoever feels like it’s directed at him, that’s who it’s directed at,” Jackson said Thursday, via Rich Tandler of…
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Mark Davis: Reggie McKenzie has gotten us in “really good shape” to build ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Raiders make their 11th bid for their first victory of 2014 against the Chiefs on Thursday night with an interim head coach and a 16-game losing streak that had led to plenty of speculation about the future of General Manager Reggie McKenzie. Raiders owner Mark Davis didn’t make any concrete statements about what the…
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Bills and Jets won’t play in Buffalo Sunday ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The league has now confirmed what anyone with two eyes (and/or a snow shovel) realized. They’re not playing football in Buffalo Sunday. League spokesman Michael Signora has confirmed that they’re not playing the Jets-Bills game in Buffalo Sunday, and are looking for a place to play it. As we’ve pointed out, that’s most likely to…
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So why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011? ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A common theme has emerged in recent days regarding the suspension imposed by the NFL on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  And it goes a little something like this:  “The NFLPA has no room to complain because the NFLPA gave the Commissioner the power to do whatever he wants.” While it’s true that the NFLPA…
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Falcons sign James Anderson ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Falcons placed running back Antone Smith on injured reserve earlier this week, but they didn’t fill his roster spot with another running back. They announced Thursday that they have signed linebacker James Anderson, who was a member of the Titans until earlier this week. Anderson had five tackles in seven games for Tennessee before…
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Matt Tobin returns to practice, may not return to starting lineup ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — On Wednesday, it looked like the Eagles might have to make a change to their starting offensive line because of right guard Matt Tobin’s concussion. Tobin was cleared to return to practice on Thursday, but it looks like change may be coming to the Philly line anyway. Tobin, who has been filling in for Todd…
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Fantasy Football: Week 12 Player Tiers

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BORIS CHEN) — In the middle tiers, quarterbacks Tony Romo and Colin Kaepernick have favorable matchups against Tampa Bay and Washington.
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