NFL

Report: Keanu Neal tells teammates he’s OK

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Falcons first-round safety Keanu Neal had a short night Thursday due to a knee issue, but signs point to Neal having avoided major injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Thursday night that Neal was telling teammates he believes he’ll be OK and ready to play in the season opener vs. the Buccaneers. Neal was slow…
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Ezekiel Elliott impressive in limited debut for Cowboys

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The fourth overall pick from this year’s NFL Draft put on an impressive performance in his preseason debut on Thursday night. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 48 yards on seven carries for Dallas before yielding backfield duties to Alfred Morris for the remainder of the first half. Elliott had carries of 9, 9,…
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Tony Romo leaves Cowboys game with back injury

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — The very last thing the Dallas Cowboys wanted to happen happened in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks: Tony Romo got hurt. And once again, it’s his back. It happened on just the third play of the game – on second-and-7, Romo took a short drop out of the shotgun, and rookie Ezekiel Elliott put a good block on K.J. Wright, and Romo tried to tuck and run. But Cliff...
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John Mara’s arguments confirm the NFL has returned to the pre-Ray Rice mindset

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — After the Ray Rice video rocked the NFL to its foundation and nearly toppled a Commissioner, the NFL reacted to immense public pressure by making big changes. And now that the pressure has subsided, the NFL has retreated to it pre-Ray Rice reality. That’s exactly what happened in the Josh Brown case. Arrested in May…
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Giants' Pierre-Paul gets big victory in court, paving way for trial in ESPN, Schefter lawsuit

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — A U.S. District court judge on Thursday denied a motion from ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter to dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy lawsuit, paving the way for a potential trial. As outlined by Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann , the ruling by Judge Marcia Cooke was a bench ruling, meaning it was read aloud in court; Cooke will explain her decision in a subsequent...
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Tony Romo leaves game after just three plays with apparent back injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo left Thursday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after just three plays after being sacked from behind by defensive end Cliff Avril. Romo stepped forward in the pocket and escaped pressure to his left while Avril closed from Romo’s backside. Romo began to slide as Avril chased him down…
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Mike McCoy walks the fine line between employee and coach

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa remain at an impasse. And coach Mike McCoy is caught between a proverbial rock and a hard place. McCoy met with the media on Thursday, a day after folks higher on the organizational chart than McCoy poured gasoline and threw a match onto the bridge over which they…
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Julio Jones, Adrian Clayborn hurt, too

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Falcons are dropping like flies in Orlando. With first-round rookie safety Keanu Neal already being evaluated for a knee injury, starting receiver Julio Jones has an ankle injury. The only good news is that he hasn’t gone to the locker room, which suggests it’s not serious. Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been taken to…
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Ndamukong Suh injures ankle

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Falcons aren’t the only team sweating out an injury to a starting defensive player on Thursday night in Orlando. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh suffered an ankle injury, too. Suh is being evaluated in the locker room. Like Neal, Suh is questionable to return. Since it’s a preseason game, “questionable” is a lot closer…
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Falcons first-round safety Keanu Neal suffers leg injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The top priority for every team in the preseason is to emerge from it with as many players healthy as possible. The Falcons currently are holding their breath regarding first-round safety Keanu Neal. The rookie seemed to tweak his right knee while trying to make a tackle in the first quarter of Thursday night’s preseason game…
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Jets waiting on right tackle to return to practice

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini told reporters Thursday that he will play this season, but he’s unsure when that will be as he tries to recover from a back injury. He’s currently on the active/physically unable to perform list, which leaves PUP as an option when the season begins. But the Jets haven’t made any…
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Kubiak still hasn’t decided on a No. 2 quarterback for Saturday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — In two days, the Broncos will host the Rams in the all-important third preseason game. Coach Gary Kubiak still hasn’t made a fairly important personnel decision regarding the game. Trevor Siemian will start at quarterback. The next guy in at the position still isn’t known. “I know who’s going first,” Kubiak told reporters on Thursday.…
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Which player is most likely to win his first career MVP award?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — On Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, the topic of the day focuses on predicting the best player of the upcoming year, with a twist. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, and Cam Newton have each won at least one league MVP award. Which player who has never won a league MVP is the most…
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Report: Panthers will take a look at Whitner

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Veteran safety Donte Whitner is flying to Charlotte Friday and will work out for the Panthers, NFL Network reported. Whitner, 31, was cut by the Browns in April after two seasons. He’s a veteran of 10 NFL seasons and a three-time Pro Bowler. The Panthers already have one former Ohio State safety, Kurt Coleman, under…
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Tomlinson puts more pressure on Bosa

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — When last we heard from former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, he was calling out defensive end Joey Bosa for holding out while ignoring that Tomlinson himself once held out. Tomlinson is now doing it again. “Any football player who wants to be great, it doesn’t matter about the money,” Tomlinson told the Mark and…
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