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10:20 AM ET Indianapolis Colts veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri will undergo season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move signals the end of Vinatieri’s 24th season in the NFL — and potentially his career. Vinatieri, 46, was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay
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4:28 PM ET HOUSTON — Maybe not “Infinity and Beyond,” but Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock‘s historical day Sunday kept the Denver Broncos‘ slim hopes alive to finish a season at the .500 mark after an 0-4 start. With Lock behind center for just his second career start — his first start on the road
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5:18 PM ET The New York Jets‘ disappointing season took another bad turn Saturday, as they ruled out running back Le’Veon Bell for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Bell became ill this week, the team said, and he didn’t practice Thursday and Friday, when he was listed as questionable. Coach Adam Gase didn’t give
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4:31 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Lions and members of its football operations were fined $110,000 total for not properly updating the injury status of quarterback Matthew Stafford before the Nov. 10 game against the Chicago Bears — the first game Stafford missed since the start of the 2011 season. The NFL fined the
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10:54 PM ET The New England Patriots will be re-signing kicker Nick Folk, a league source confirmed to ESPN. The move, which was first reported by NFL Network, was expected after the Patriots waived Kai Forbath on Monday and were left with no kickers on the roster. Forbath was signed to replace Folk, who had
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2:27 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell, mired in the worst statistical season of his career, is sick and his status for Sunday is in doubt. Bell was sent home Friday and missed his second straight day of practice. “I think I’ll have more information probably by [Saturday],”
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9:35 PM ET CHICAGO — The rest of Bears linebacker Roquan Smith‘s season is in jeopardy. Smith, Chicago’s leading tackler, suffered what is believed to be a significant pectoral injury in the first quarter of the Bears’ 31-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. “We’ll get more details in the next couple of
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5:01 PM ET BRADENTON, Fla. — After the San Francisco 49ers suspended radio color analyst Tim Ryan for a game for saying Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s dark skin helps him disguise a dark football when running fake handoffs in Baltimore’s zone-read-heavy offense, he apologized to players and members of the organization at the team’s hotel
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12:33 AM ET Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor simple assault after being stabbed during a dispute in Pittsburgh early Saturday morning. Pryor was taken to the hospital just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday following a dispute involving what police described as “mutual combatants” in an apartment on
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9:18 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley’s role in the Los Angeles Rams offense has recently increased. The reason, according to Rams coach Sean McVay, is quite simple.
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12:15 PM ET PITTSBURGH — A jovial Maurkice Pouncey didn’t have any regrets about his role in the fight between Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett three weeks ago in Cleveland. Pouncey, who served a two-game suspension, was gregarious and light-hearted while speaking publicly Wednesday for the first time since the
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3:16 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper began to contemplate firing coach Ron Rivera a few weeks ago, after a home loss to a two-win Atlanta team followed by a meeting with reporters in which he said long-term mediocrity wouldn’t be tolerated. On Tuesday, two days after a 29-21 home loss
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3:16 PM ET The Carolina Panthers have parted ways with coach Ron Rivera, the team announced Tuesday. Rivera has been the Panthers coach since 2011, and earned a 76-63-1 regular season record and a 3-4 postseason mark. In nine seasons, Rivera guided the team to a Super Bowl appearance, an NFC Championship and three NFC
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2:55 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers and receiver David Moore went from puking to producing Monday night. Those two were among the hardest hit by a flu bug that started making its way through the Seahawks’ locker room midway through last week. They combined to lose at least 22 pounds
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6:34 PM ET The New England Patriots waived kicker Kai Forbath on Monday, three days after he was signed to replace Nick Folk, who had an appendectomy last week. Forbath missed an extra point Sunday night in the Patriots’ loss to the Houston Texans, and also made a chip-shot, 23-yard field goal and one extra-point
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