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Detroit Lions re-sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, cut RB Winn
Farris signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State and was waived last month.        
5 points by Detroit Free Press | 2009 NFL Draft American football Indianapolis Colts American football positions Detroit Lions Michigan Washington Redskins Detroit
NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, key matchups on all games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, facts, player spotlights and key matchups on all games
1 points by UPI | American football National Football League American football positions Quarterback Washington Redskins Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots
NFL season begins with same issues, hits to the head
The start of a new season rekindled some old — and troubling — issues for the NFL.
154 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning John Elway Washington Redskins
Cam Newton after NFL’s season opener: ‘It’s not fun getting hit in the head’
The start of a new season rekindled some old _ and troubling _ issues for the NFL
181 points by The Boston Globe | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts John Elway Washington Redskins
Broncos batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
4729 points by Arizona Republic | American football Super Bowl Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders National Football League Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins
In offseason of changes for Giants, there’s one constant
Much is unknown entering this season. The Giants have a new head coach, high-priced defensive acquisitions, talented rookies and a former star receiver who hasn’t played a regular-season game in nearly two years. But for the 184th straight game, Eli Manning will be starting at quarterback, Even after Manning’s miserable preseason, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan...
5 points by New York Post | American football New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Peyton Manning Offensive coordinator Quarterback Washington Redskins Canadian football terminology
Cam Newton on loss to Broncos: “We came in and had opportunities to put them away and we didn’t”
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked nothing like the Super Bowl quarterback who struggled against the Broncos early Thursday evening. At least in the first half, when he led the Panthers to a 17-7 lead, seven more points than Carolina scored in the Super Bowl, and twice as many third-down conversions.
1219 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos Super Bowl Super Bowl XXII American Football League Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks RG Germain Ifedi to miss at least 3 games
The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks rookie right guard Germain Ifedi is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
2 points by UPI | United Press International National Football League International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Offensive tackle
Broncos defense comes up clutch to earn hard fought victory
When the bravado wore away, the Broncos' defense was left looking around for answers in an early fight. Just as they did time and time again last season, they punched back and finally delivered the knockout blow.
9 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions National Football League Tight end Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVI Washington Redskins Linebacker
Top newcomers, story lines to watch on the Detroit Lions' offense
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the team's offense        
4 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Offensive tackle Calvin Johnson Matthew Stafford American football positions Washington Redskins Replacements Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | American football San Francisco 49ers American football positions National Football League San Diego Chargers Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans Washington Redskins
Headlines from around the NFL
VikingsBridgewater done with knee surgeryEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery.Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings Jerry Rice American football positions
Redskins, Steelers and Monday night's football matchup
ANALYSIS/OPINION: My birth town Pittsburgh Steelers are taking on my hometown Washington Redskins. In the season opener. On Monday night. This NFL girl couldn't ask for more — except a win, of course. So does this Pittsburgh native and D.C. resident have to choose sides? Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh are ...
3 points by The Washington Times | Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Washington Redskins National Football League Super Bowl XIV Terry Bradshaw Super Bowl XIII Pittsburgh
Fantasy football: Studs and duds for Week 1
StudsRaiders QB Derek Carr at. Saints --- Carr, along with wideout Amari Cooper, will feast on the dreadful New Orleans defense that gave up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2015.Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount at Cardinals --- The Patriots should look to run the ball more with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Blount has a good chance at finding the end zone and is a cheap daily play.
2 points by Boston Herald | American football American football positions Washington Redskins National Football League San Diego Chargers Quarterback American football quarterbacks Canadian football
Week 1 Preview: Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Sports Xchange GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the Green Bay Packers, it's the start of another attempt to reach the top of the NFL mountain.
3 points by UPI | National Football League Green Bay Packers American football positions Super Bowl American football Washington Redskins Jacksonville Jaguars Chicago Bears
Fired coach Art Briles talks about sexual assault controversy at Baylor
Football won’t be the only story line when No. 23 Baylor takes the field against Southern Methodist on Saturday. The Bears’ former coach, Art Briles, recently spoke to ESPN, his first extensive public comments since being dismissed last spring for his role in mishandling sexual assault allegations...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Idlewild Royal Navy American films The Incident Monday Night Football Washington Redskins I Understand It
Week 1 preview: Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks
By Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange If Adam Gase was looking for a litmus test for his Miami Dolphins out of the gate, the first-year head coach couldn't have asked for a much more difficult test than traveling to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field at 4:05 ET on Sunday.
5 points by UPI | American football positions American football Washington Redskins Tight end Wide receiver National Football League Pete Carroll Offensive tackle
Fantasy Football: Week 1 Tight End Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tight end is noticeably shallow to begin the 2016 fantasy football season.
1 points by UPI | American football Washington Redskins National Football League Oakland Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl New England Patriots Bill Belichick
Who’s the next Cam Newton? Here are 10 possibilities
After four years of very good, Cam Newton made the unexpected leap to most valuable last season. The Panthers quarterback was the runaway choice for the NFL’s MVP award in 2015 thanks to a nearly flawless regular season in which Newton finally lived up to both his talents and his pedigree as a former No....
4 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Peyton Manning Canadian football American football positions Indianapolis Colts Ben Roethlisberger Washington Redskins
Saints, Bears change kickers
The New Orleans Saints have changed kickers, cutting veteran Kai Forbath on Tuesday and signing Wil Lutz, a rookie who spent the preseason with Baltimore.  The move comes days after it appeared that Forbath, the former UCLA kicker who took over with the Saints last season, had won a preseason competition...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers American football Washington Redskins Super Bowl National Football Conference
Top newcomers and story lines to watch on 2016 Detroit Lions' defense
Can Ziggy Ansah break the Lions' sack record? What's A’Shawn Robinson's role going to be on a deep defensive line?        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Quarterback sack American football positions National Football League Glossary of American football Robert Porcher 2016 Summer Olympics Detroit Lions players Washington Redskins
Detroit News NFC team rankings
Detroit News reporter Justin Rogers ranks the teams in the NFC.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Washington Redskins National Football League Green Bay Packers NFC Championship Game Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Francisco 49ers
Fantasy football start/sit for Week 1: Go all in on Derek Carr vs. Saints
Week 1 requires owners to make decisions with less information than they'll ever have during the course of the fantasy season. Fortunately, we've got some fancy stats to help guide your hand as you craft your first starting lineup. Start Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders Three things you can count...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | San Diego Chargers American football American football positions National Football League Washington Redskins New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Fullback
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 1 winners against the spread
For the last five years, sports books have made an investment opportunity as safe as U.S. savings bonds available to NFL bettors in the offseason. Gamblers only needed to wager on ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos American Football Conference St. Louis Rams Atlanta Falcons
Martellus Bennett preps for Patriots debut
FOXBORO — For Martellus Bennett, it’s a good thing the Patriots preseason has come to an end, because it ended on a bad note for the tight end.Now, Bennett needs to turn the page and prepare for the type of regular season many expected when he signed with the Patriots as a free agent in the offseason.
5 points by Boston Herald | American football Tight end American football positions New England Patriots Washington Redskins Wide receiver Bill Belichick Eligible receiver
Week 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
The Sports Xchange The Pittsburgh Steelers have made the postseason 16 times in 24 seasons, played in four Super Bowls and won two of them since 1992.
-1 points by UPI | National Football League Super Bowl Washington Redskins New York Giants Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys Oakland Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers
Greg Fitzsimmons is too funny to miss at Hilarities this weekend
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons headlines Hilarities and Oscar winner Mo'Nique is at the Improv this weekend in Cleveland. Comedian Greg FitzsimmonsMichael K. McIntyre  Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the host of the Laugh Track column, a man who can't wait for kickoff ... Mike McIntyre. Thank you, Cleveland! Here we go, Brownies, here we go! This year's team most assuredly won't give us a championship, again. But the Browns give us something much more valuable: the gift of time. Three hours dedicated to yard work instead of football every Sunday? My place is going to look like the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Laughing Fitz: Greg Fitzsimmons is easily one of the best, most likable, most versatile stand-up comics in the world. The host of "The Greg Fitzsimmons Show" on Sirius XM radio and the "FitzDog" podcast, he ought to be headlining arenas he's so funny. So fans of comedy are in luck, because they'll get a much more intimate experience as he headlines Hilarities this weekend. In honor of the start of the NFL season, here are some of the thoughts he has shared onstage about NFL team names. "The Washington Redskins. Should they be able to call themselves the Redskins? I think that they should be able to. But then they can only draft actual Native Americans to play for the team." "Whatever your team says they are, that's what they should have to be. ... If you're the San Francisco 49ers, your entire team should be 49-year-old men. That's it. Just in the huddle complaining about hemorrhoids and bad backs." "The Chicago Bears should come out, real bears with helmets on, playing 11 dolphins. Dead on the field by half-time, just a stench in the stadium." Check out Fitzsimmons this weekend. Remember, you'll have all that extra time, thanks to the Browns. He performs at  8 p.m. Thursday ($23), 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday ($25), and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday ($28) at Hilarities, inside Pickwick & Frolic restaurant, 2035 East Fourth St., Cleveland. Call 216-736-4242. And if you want to laugh with a real Browns fan about the Browns, show up on time, as very funny local comic Brian Kenny hosts the shows. Fitzsimmons is done after Saturday. On Sunday, Emily Galati headlines at 7 p.m. She made her debut this year on "Conan." She doesn't understand it when people say birth control is against their religion. "Not getting pregnant is the only thing I pray about. I go to church on Christmas and Easter and weeks I'm late. That's it," she says. Catch Galati at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hilarities. Tickets are $18. At the Improv: Comedian Mo'Nique is always a big hit at the Improv. She'll be delivering the laughs and showing off her svelte self this weekend. (She's been posting videos to Instagram, and making news, with her weight loss.) Mo'Nique won the 2010 best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Precious." She performs at the Improv at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday ($40). The Improv is at 1148 Main Ave., next to Shooters on the west bank of Cleveland's Flats. Call 216-696-4677.
2 points by The Plain Dealer | National Football League San Francisco 49ers XM Satellite Radio Sirius Satellite Radio Laughter Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Native Americans in the United States Washington Redskins
Chicago Bears sign QB Mark Sanchez to one-year deal
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract on Friday.
-1 points by UPI | National Football League National Football Conference Chicago Bears Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers Denver Broncos Washington Redskins
NFL free agency tracker: The latest moves
He has two career interceptions. Last season, an Achilles injury limited Te’o to three games.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football National Football League Free agent Draft Linebacker Tight end Washington Redskins
Dolphins coach Adam Gase visits Colorado Rockies clubhouse, gets trolled with “Ace Ventura”
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase helped guide Peyton Manning to one of the greatest single-season quarterbacking outputs in 2014 when the Broncos went 12-4 before a Super Bowl loss in New Jersey. But Gase, the former Broncos offensive coordinator, will get no free passes from Colorado.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLII Quarterback Washington Redskins National Football League Pro Bowl
Green Bay Packers ink DL Ricky Jean-Francois
Run stuffer Ricky Jean-Francois is joining a team that allowed the fifth-fewest rushing yards in the NFC last season.
2 points by UPI | San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers National Football League Washington Redskins Seattle Seahawks National Football Conference Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC Championship Game
Chicago Bears signing QB Mark Sanchez
The NFL's leader in free agent signings made another interesting addition Thursday.
-1 points by UPI | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Jay Cutler 2009 NFL Draft Chicago Bears Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins American Football League
Ex-Lions player arrested naked for third time
Stanley Wilson II was arrested after he tried to force his way into Oregon home        
-2 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 2016 Copyright
Naked ex-Lions arrested trying to break into house
It’s the third similar incident involving Stanley Wilson since June 2016        
-2 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 2016 Copyright
San Francisco 49ers hire Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator
The Sports Xchange New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday that Robert Saleh will be his defensive coordinator.
1 points by UPI | American football San Francisco 49ers American football positions Washington Redskins Quarterback National Football League Super Bowl Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins cut Mario Williams, hold off on Branden Albert
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Two former first-round draft picks could still be on the job hunt this offseason.
-2 points by UPI | National Football League Miami Miami Dolphins Washington Redskins Offensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs New York Jets American football positions
Detroit Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB, Dan Orlovsky says
Dan Orlovsky indicated last weekend that his second tenure with the Detroit Lions is over.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Detroit Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers 2009 NFL Draft
Vince Young wants back in NFL, hires agent
Alex ButlerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- He hasn't taken a regular season snap since 2011, but Vince Young is eying a return to the NFL.
1 points by UPI | National Football League Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers Washington Redskins American Football League Super Bowl American football Indianapolis Colts
Roddy White 'would've fought' Kyle Shanahan for Super Bowl 51 play calling
Alex ButlerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- When you look at all-time great players for the Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White's name is near the top of the list.
-2 points by UPI | Atlanta Falcons Washington Redskins National Football League Georgia San Francisco 49ers Cox Enterprises Margaret Mitchell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Denver Broncos could cut All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib
Alex ButlerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- Professional football players would rather think about cutting cake than being cut on their birthday.
9 points by UPI | National Football League American football 2008 NFL Draft Houston Texans American Football League Pro Bowl Assault Washington Redskins
Giants release Cruz, Jennings in salary cap moves
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL’s most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title before being slowed by injuries.The Giants announced the part...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League New York Giants Super Bowl American football New York Jets San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLII Washington Redskins
Former Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses killed in house fire
Former NFL defensive end Quentin Moses died in a house fire in Monroe, Georgia on Sunday morning.
3022 points by Daily News | National Football League Georgia Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins Super Bowl Monday Night Football Pittsburgh Steelers
Kiszla: Here’s why John Elway was smart to pick Vance Joseph over Kyle Shanahan as Broncos coach
Although the Broncos missed the NFL playoffs, a big winner of the Super Bowl was John Elway.
612 points by The Denver Post | National Football League Super Bowl Denver Broncos Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXXII Cleveland Browns Houston Texans
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett balks at Israel goodwill trip
The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has decided to skip a goodwill tour of Israel next week with other NFL players, citing human rights concerns.
67 points by UPI | National Football League San Francisco 49ers American football positions Washington Redskins Israel American football West Bank Denver Broncos
Former UNH Coach Kelly wants to stay in NFL but who wants him?
It has been more than five weeks since the San Francisco 49ers dismissed Chip Kelly as their head coach, becoming the second NFL team in two years to say no thank you to the head coaching stylings of the man who once was going to change the way offense was played in the league.NFL head coaching jobs...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers National Football League Philadelphia Eagles Bill Belichick Denver Broncos Florida Gators football Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins OL Kory Lichtensteiger retires after nine seasons
The Sports Xchange Washington Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger announced his retirement Friday, deciding not to return for a 10th NFL season.
3 points by UPI | Washington Redskins National Football League Mike Shanahan Oakland Raiders 2008 NFL season Denver Broncos New York Giants Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons promote Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator
The Sports Xchange The Atlanta Falcons promoted secondary coach Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator on Friday.
3 points by UPI | San Francisco 49ers National Football League Washington Redskins American football Super Bowl Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXIX Denver Broncos
Steve Young: I would leave ESPN if not for the perks
Steve Young would love to run as far away from ESPN as possible. But the private equity firm he co-founded in 2007, Huntsman Gay Global Capital (HGGC), is making it difficult for him to leave his post as an analyst on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast. The Hall of Fame quarterback, who won three Super Bowls...
90 points by New York Post | San Francisco 49ers Monday Night Football Dallas Cowboys American football Washington Redskins ESPN National Football League NFL on CBS
Rob Gronkowski parties hard after missing Super Bowl due to injury
Gronk goes wild!
95 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots American football Super Bowl National Football League Super Bowl XL Bill Belichick Washington Redskins Pittsburgh Steelers
Howe: In-depth look at Patriots’ roster situation
The Patriots’ celebration came and went this week, vanishing nearly as quickly as the Falcons’ lead in Super Bowl LI.But that’s business in the NFL. Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio have to quickly get to work on their team-building process for the 2017 season. The Patriots front office must evaluate the entire roster and cram for next month’s combine and free agency.Before they can look outside the organization, the Patriots must finalize their internal reports. Here are the 70 players they’ll study prior to mapping out an offseason plan.
55 points by Boston Herald | Free agent American football American football positions Washington Redskins Super Bowl Draft Undrafted sportsperson National Football League