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NFLPA says NFL won’t cooperate with its Ray Rice investigation

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The NFL Players Association has begun its own investigation into the Ray Rice case. The NFL apparently thinks that’s one investigation too many. According to the NFLPA, the NFL isn’t cooperating with the NFLPA investigation, which is being conducted simultaneously with both the league-sanctioned investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller and Rice’s appeal of…
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Bill Belichick declines to talk about Darrelle Revis in every way possible

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Jay Busbee) — There's some perverse fascination in dealing with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, not unlike the days when you were back in your first apartment and you were starving. You'd go to that refrigerator, open it again and again and again, hoping against hope that there'd be something other than half-full mustard bottles and green butter in there. Nope. Same thing, every damn time. ...
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Ryan Shazier probable for Sunday vs. Colts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — One of the Steelers’ defensive starters is set to return. Rookie left inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (sprained MCL) is probable for Sunday’s game vs. Indianapolis, according to the injury report.He has practiced fully in each of the last two days. The Steelers’ first-round pick in May, Shazier has missed the last four games, with Sean…
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Week Eight injury report roundup

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there’s one…
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Blandino says ref made right call on Broncos non-fumble

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Broncos appeared to catch a huge break on Thursday night when the on-field ruling of a fumble by kickoff returner Andre Caldwell was reversed on instant replay, with the referee saying Caldwell was down before he lost control of the ball. On Friday, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said that was the right…
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U.S. Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting Law

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By REUTERS) — A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legalized wagering on sporting events, the judge's chambers said.
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Mike McCoy: Jason Verrett wouldn’t have played if he wasn’t ready

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Chargers coach Mike McCoy met the media on Friday and there were more questions about how the team handled a pair of injuries from Thursday night than there were about why they couldn’t handle the Broncos. McCoy was asked about the decision to play cornerback Jason Verrett after he missed last Sunday’s game with an…
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Judge blocks New Jersey sports betting

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Well, if you’d wagered that a federal judge would block New Jersey’s plan to trot out sports wagering this weekend, it’s time to collect. Per multiple reports, Judge Michael Shipp has granted a temporary restraining order preventing New Jersey from implementing a plan to launch sports betting this weekend at racetracks and casinos. The order…
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Pats will soon get a close look at the one who got away

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — During 2013 free agency, the Patriots signed then-restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, willing to give up a third-round pick if it meant getting the player away from Pittsburgh on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. The Steelers matched, but many believed that New England’s gesture would be rewarded in 2014, when Sanders…
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Big Audiences for New CBS Thursday Night NFL Games

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — CBS's new Thursday night NFL package drew big audiences despite a string of blowouts.
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Shane Vereen questionable due to illness

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Shane Vereen wasn’t at Patriots practice on Friday, a new development after the running back had been on the field each of the first two days of the week. The good news for the Pats is that Vereen isn’t injured. The bad news is that he’s sick enough that his status is up in the…
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Union Questions NFL's Domestic Violence Plan

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."
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Saints rule out two RBs; Jimmy Graham questionable

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Saints will be down two tailbacks Sunday night vs. Green Bay. According to the injury report, the club has ruled out Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder). Mark Ingram figures to be the Saints’ featured back against the Packers, with Travaris Cadet likely the top pass-catching option out of the backfield. And with…
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Brian Cushing on playing Sunday: We’ll see how it goes

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Earlier this week, Mike Florio of PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing would miss at least one game because of issues with his surgically repaired knee. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was “no accuracy to that report” on Thursday, but the linebacker was listed as questionable Friday after missing practice for the third…
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Colts' Wayne Out vs. Steelers With Elbow Injury

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not play in the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of an elbow injury.
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