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Raiders will honor victims of Oakland warehouse fire

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Nine people have died and more than 30 more may have been killed in an Oakland warehouse fire during a Friday party. The Raiders will be honoring those affected by the tragedy. The team has announced that it will match up to $30,000 donated at a YouCaring.com page created by the Oakland A’s. The Raiders…
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Jerry Jones laments inconsistent officiating on Thursday night

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Vikings weren’t the only team unhappy with the officiating on Thursday night. The Cowboys, despite prevailing, were displeased, too. “They were inconsistent with their calls, and that was frustrating,” owner Jerry Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It remains to be seen whether…
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Todd Haley touts Pittsburgh’s offensive line

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — At a time when most believe the Cowboys have the best offensive line in football, one offensive coordinator begs to differ. Then again, he has a fairly clear bias. “They are playing at a very high level,” Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said regarding his team’s wall of blockers, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.…
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Antonio Allen calls for reconsideration of “stand your ground” laws

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Multiple American states have laws that essentially permit the modern-day equivalent of a duel. But instead of counting to 10 before firing, the gun can be drawn and the trigger pulled in the inherently subjective instant that someone concludes they are being faced with serious bodily injury or death. In an item from Bart Hubbuch…
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Geno Smith prepares for better days

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — When compiling a list of up to 20 veteran quarterbacks with starting experience who could be available in 2017, I overlooked a guy who definitely will be on the market: Jets quarterback Geno Smith. The 2013 second-round pick becomes a free agent in March. But he’s recovering from a torn ACL, and by all appearances the…
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Lions cut Justin Forsett

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Lions made a series of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Defensive end Armonty Bryant was activated from the reserve-suspended list after serving a three-game suspension, and wide receiver T.J. Jones was promoted from the practice squad. Veteran running back Justin Forsett and cornerback Johnthan Banks were released. Forsett had appeared…
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Seahawks activate Morgan, place Tripp on IR

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Seahawks made two linebacker-related roster moves Saturday. Mike Morgan was activated from the team’s injured-reserve list. He had missed seven games after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia in October. Morgan is a sixth-year player who’s been a valuable backup and utility man for the Seahawks. He played in four games and made one…
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Chargers call up nose tackle, place Attaochu on IR

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Chargers placed outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu on the season-ending injured-reserve list on Saturday. Attaochu suffered a foot injury in last week’s win over the Texans. He had two sacks on the season and was also fourth on the team in special teams tackles. To fill his spot on the roster, the Chargers promoted nose…
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Here’s an idea for making Week 17 even better

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The NFL deserves far more credit than it has gotten for giving players one week to deviate from the obsession with uniformity, via the wearing of non-conforming clears that support a wide variety of causes. So at a time when the league is feeling surprisingly charitable — and may be shocked to learn that the…
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Malcolm Mitchell makes an impact for the Patriots

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Yes, the Patriots will be missing one of their primary offensive weapons for the rest of the year. But they’re developing another offensive weapon, much earlier than they usually do. Receiver Malcolm Mitchell, the only player to beat Darrelle Revis for two touchdowns in the same game, is the rare rookie receiver to make an…
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Patriots put Rob Gronkowski on IR, ending his season

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is done for 2016. Gronkowski has been placed on injured reserve after back surgery, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Although the NFL does give each team one “return” designation to bring a player back from injured reserve, the Patriots have already used that designation on backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett. So…
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Jags promote Wynn, place Greene on IR

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Jaguars made a wide receiver swap Sunday, promoting Shane Wynn from the practice squad and placing Rashad Greene on their injured-reserve list. Greene has an Achilles injury. With Greene out for the year and Allen Hurns out Sunday due to a hamstring injury, Wynn will likely be in uniform and make his NFL debut…
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Andrew Luck exits injury report

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Colts will have quarterback Andrew Luck on Monday night. Luck doesn’t appear on the final injury report in advance of the game against the Jets, which means that he has been cleared to play, 12 days after landing in the concussion protocol following a win over the Titans. The franchise quarterback missed Indy’s Thanksgiving…
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Packers scratch T.J. Lang, JC Tretter

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The good news for the Packers is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains on track to play, despite a hamstring injury suffered on Monday night. The bad news for the Packers is that Rodgers won’t have 40 percent of his offensive line. The Packers have downgraded center JC Tretter and guard T.J. Lang to out for…
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Jadeveon Clowney ruled out at Green Bay

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — During his first two NFL seasons, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney missed 15 games with injuries and fell short of expectations. But this year, Cloweny has stayed healthy and become the difference-maker on defense the Texans hoped he’d be. Unfortunately, now Clowney is hurt again. The Texans announced today that Clowney’s elbow and wrist injuries…
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