Geno gets testy over Vick questions

Well, at least he didn’t tell anyone to go f–k himself. Jets quarterback Geno Smith, who lost his cool and yelled a pair of “F” bombs into the stands at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, was in no mood on Wednesday to take questions about a guy who once shot a pair of middle fingers t...

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Geno Smith goes from cursing out Jets fans to arguing with reporters over Michael Vick questions

Share this URL Geno Smith is splintering amid growing expectations, shrinking timelines and the specter of a better player below him on the depth chart, an ominous sign for a guy who believes he's a franchise quarterback for an organization starving for one. Three days after Smith dropped an F-bomb ...

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Manish Mehta
N.Y Daily News, Jets Beat Writer

Kaepernick avoids topic of locker-room turmoil

After non-reporter Deion Sanders reported that 49ers players want coach Jim Harbaugh to coach someone other than the 49ers, the team trotted out several players to debunk the report from the non-reporter. But where were the team leaders? Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin, Colin...

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Larry Donnell benched himself in fantasy football last week in favor of Vernon Davis. His team lost by 15 pts. "Would've won if I played me"
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With the Patriots ... Asked around with NFL personnel folks yesterday and this AM, can't find anyone who thinks Tom Brady is the problem.
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Antonio Brown disappointed in Steelers' play:
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Is the future bright for Jags? QB Blake Bortles completed 78.4% on Sunday, the best comp percent of any rookie in his first start since 1960
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Panthers DE Frank Alexander suspended 10 games by NFL, per source.
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Both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning likely to hit milestones Sunday. Manning is one away from 500 TD passes, Brady 60 yards away from 50,000.
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#Panthers DE Frank Alexander is suspended for the team’s next 10 games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
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Steve Smith went nuclear on Panthers today: 'I was stabbed in the back'
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Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain on the first time he was around his teammates: "I felt a group of guys that are hungry. I was hungry."
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Reche Caldwell pleads guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute mollies. Damn Patriots influence.
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Kevin Acee , SD Union-Tribune, Chargers Reporter
Bad news: 7 Chargers didn't practice Wednesday. Good news: Jason Verrett, Ladarius Green, David Johnson limited but looking good for Sunday.
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#Cowboys are putting on an absolute clinic with their run game, masking roster flaws. Little surprised more teams don't operate like this.
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After talking to 3 offensive linemen today it appears the Cowboys respect JJ Watt but don't fear him.
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#49ers rookie C Marcus Martin, who was injured in preseason, took part in his first practice.
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Kyle Orton, Bills quarterback.
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NFL announces that 49ers S Antoine Bethea was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
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All-22: Deep dive into the Eagles' offensive issues. What the film shows & what players say.
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Chuckle Keeton is the Marcus Lattimore of the Mountain West. So sad.
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Warner: "There is a big question, what’s going on with Tom Brady? I can’t answer it because it’s not just physical stuff, it’s mental too."
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Yes, Jets CB Dee Milliner will play this week, barring another setback. #nyj
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Warner on Patriots: "We’re seeing a team here and guys that don’t do this sort of stuff normally but they’re making it routine."
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Rex Ryan, mocking Bill Belichick: "We're on to San Diego." #nyj
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What to expect from Kyle Orton. WITH PICTURES!
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Michael Gehlken , Union Tribune, Chargers Beat Writer
Corey Liuget suffered concussion Sunday. One of 14 Chargers out or limited in practice:
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What do you think you know about the #Bears through 4 games?
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When will Josh Huff play? When "he's physically + mentally ready." Chip Kelly says why the rookie WR hasn't dressed:
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No Davises, Brock at 49ers practice; full participation reports for #49ers, #Chiefs ...
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#Raiders has second fewest after contact yard average at 1.0
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Tania Ganguli ,, Texans Beat Writer
Watt, Foster, Johnson among 12 Texans who didn't practice: HOUSTON -- A whole slew of very important H... #Texans
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Tania Ganguli ,, Texans Beat Writer
Houston, Dallas police departments engage in Twitter tiff: HOUSTON -- Some version of this is probably... #Texans
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Bill Williamson , ESPN, AFC West Reporter
#Raiders tied for second worst third-down defense at 50 percent
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Cam Newton says his offseason ankle surgery was more extensive than he was led to believe.
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In advance of Thursday's Vikings-Packers game, Mike Mayock examined Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater:
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#Raiders have third fewest RB run per carry average at 2.81.
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Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith on his release from Panthers: ‘I was stabbed in the back’

Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith didn’t have many inflammatory things to say in the days leading up to the Baltimore Ravens’ 38-10 win against the Panthers or immediately after. But Wednesday, he unloaded on his former employer. In an interview with Charlotte radio station WFNZ, Smi...

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Jonathan Jones
Charlotte Observer, Panthers Beat Writer

Rex Ryan: Philip Rivers likely MVP today

Philip Rivers recorded a quarterback rating above 124 each of the Chargers' past three games. Rex Ryan can appreciate that. Since he became head coach in 2009, a Jets quarterback has reached the figure three times. That spans across 90 games in five-plus seasons, never occurring twice in the same ye...

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Michael Gehlken
Union Tribune, Chargers Beat Writer

The time Larry Donnell shoveled dirt on every other bad beat story

Look, fantasy football bad beat stories are generally just tedious. Here’s an example: Last week, a fantasy owner benched Giants tight end Larry Donnell in favor of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Donnell outscored Davis, and the fantasy owner lost. Yawn. Well, what if we told you the fantasy owner ...

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Mystery solved: Cowboys coordinator Bill Callahan behind the “Landry Hitch”

The mystery of who suggested the Landry Hitch to end Sunday’s game appears solved. Quarterback Tony Romo said the idea originated from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. The play, where the linemen raise up and then go back into their stance before the ball is snapped, is something Tom Landry em...

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David Moore
Dallas Morning News, Cowboys Beat Writer

Larry Donnell Benched Himself In Fantasy Football, Lost His Matchup

If you started Larry Donnell on your fantasy football team this week, there’s a good chance you racked up enough points to win your matchup. The New York Giants tight end had seven catches for 54 yards and a whopping three touchdowns in his breakout performance against the Washington Redskins on T...

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Trent Williams: Seahawks aren’t unstoppable, we can beat them

As Washington left tackle Trent Williams studies film of Seattle’s defense in preparation for Monday night’s meeting, his conclusion is this: These guys are beatable. Williams said he and his teammates won’t go into the game against the defending champion Seahawks intimidated, because they kno...

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Larry Donnell regrets benching Larry Donnell in fantasy

Nobody cares about your fantasy team. You should know this by now. But there's something interesting -- fascinating even -- about an NFL player wrestling with a gameday roster decision that involves himself. That's what happened on Thursday to New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell, who was forced ...

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Larry Donnell makes fantasy blunder

A dream game for New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell in Week 4 quickly turned into a nightmare scenario for at least one fantasy football owner last week: Donnell himself. Donnell told The Record that he benched himself in favor of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis in his fantasy lineup...

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ESPN, Sports Business Reporter
Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
I want more of You and less of me!
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Lions' Suh gets testy, slams door when questioned about contract

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh clearly has grown tired of being asked about his future. A recent ESPN report that said he wants to play in New York when he becomes a free agent after this season instead of returning to Detroit has created a controversy that the 305...

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Pagano says Ravens' defense 'looks like a scary movie'

When Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano was the Ravens' defensive coordinator four years ago, the defense ranked third in the NFL. Now, the Ravens' defense is allowing 15 points per game to rank tied for second in the NFL and are first in red-zone defense. They're ranked 13th in total defense, se...

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Baltimore Sun, Ravens Beat Writer
Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
You must say Yes to your purpose... Yes to your dream!!
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Panthers' Frank Alexander suspended 10 games

The Carolina Panthers will have to wait for defensive line help. The NFL announced Wednesday that Frank Alexander has been suspended 10 games for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. He'll be eligible to return following the team's Week 15 game against the Bucs. Alexander has yet to...

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Jon Gruden says the predictable thing about Raiders job

With the Raiders already in the market for a head coach after the 2014 season and with former Raiders (and Buccaneers) coach Jon Gruden’s name the first to emerge, the elder brother of Washington coach Jay Gruden is saying all the right things about the move he potentially will make come January. ...

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Frank Alexander suspended again for violating substance abuse policy

« DeAngelo Williams has cast on right foot, may be sidelined for more than 2 weeks | Main Two days after the Panthers reinstated defensive end Frank Alexander following a four-game suspension, the NFL suspended Alexander for another 10 games. On Monday, Alexander had just completed his suspension f...

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Jonathan Jones
Charlotte Observer, Panthers Beat Writer
Adam Schefter - ESPN, NFL Insider
Panthers DE Frank Alexander suspended 10 games by NFL, per source.
@AdamSchefter | | 3h | Score: 96

Frank Alexander suspended 10 games for another drug violation

The Panthers were hoping to get defensive end Frank Alexander back this week, after he served his four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. Instead, they’ll see him in December, if at all. The league announced that Alexander was suspended 10 games for violating the substance a...

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