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Report: Leonard Fournette will not play Sunday

Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette will spend Sunday on the sideline. The Jaguars have decided not to play Fournette as he deals with a quadriceps injury, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Fournette missed practice all week, but the Jaguars listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. They’ve apparently decided they’d rather keep [more]

Le’Veon Bell wins fan Pro Bowl voting

Just as the Eagles quarterback was preparing to hold up a newspaper (he wasn’t) with the headline “Wentz Defeats #Tommy,” another player emerged to win the popularity contest that is the NFL’s Pro Bowl voting. The league has announced that Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell racked up 855,539 fan votes in the process that ended [more]

Jaguars newest star was recently sleeping in his car

The Jaguars have plenty of great players. One arrived fairly recently, joining the practice squad in late September, climbing to the active roster in late October, and twice winning the AFC special-teams player of the week award since then. Receiver Jaydon Mickens, who had been cut by the Raiders in September, had no idea whether [more]

NFL must explain why Michael Bennett faced no discipline

When the NFL fines or suspends a player, it issues a statement about what the player did to draw the fine or suspension. This week, the NFL needs to issue a statement to explain what a player did to avoid a fine or suspension. The player in question is Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who [more]

Ejections should last for 60 minutes of game time

Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Jaguars was marred by another late-game tantrum from Seattle defenders who sometimes have a hard time processing the fact that the team may not be as good as they think it is. Like the final snaps of Super Bowl XLIX, things got ugly, prompting multiple ejections. But no one [more]

Pete Carroll not surprised Michael Bennett avoided fine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was not surprised Michael Bennett avoided a fine despite the defensive end starting the brouhaha at the end of Seattle’s loss to Jacksonville. Carroll again defended Bennett, saying Bennett was merely trying to time up the snap and swipe the ball. “Yeah, he did what I said he did,” Carroll said [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

League issues $64,693 in fines from Seahawks-Jaguars game

The league has handed out fines for Sunday’s brouhaha in Jacksonville. The NFL fined two Seahawks and one Jacksonville player for their part in the ugly final plays after the Jaguars lined up in victory formation. Seattle coach Pete Carroll also was docked $10,000 for “improperly entering the playing field” during the melee. Jacksonville running [more]

Despite taking shot at Jaguar’s knee, Michael Bennett escapes NFL discipline

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett took a shot at Jaguars center Brandon Linder’s knee at the end of Sunday’s game, and although he picked up a personal foul penalty in the ensuing fracas, the NFL didn’t discipline him. The league has confirmed that Bennett wasn’t fined for the incident. That’s a surprise, to say the [more]

Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins to play

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he expects wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to play Sunday. Clowney missed practice all week with a knee injury and an illness. He has nine sacks and 20 tackles for losses this season. The Texans added Hopkins to the injury report on Thursday after he participated [more]

Sean Payton, Pete Carroll fined $10,000

The NFL warned teams this week that “significant discipline” could be coming for coaches who cross the line with officials. Now we can quantify what the league considers to be significant. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Saints coach Sean Payton and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll were each fined $10,000 for “improperly entering [more]

Leonard Fournette misses third straight day of practice, questionable

If the Jaguars are going to continue their push for a playoff berth — and maybe more — they might have to do it without running back Leonard Fournette. The team announced that he’s questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans, but he missed his third straight day of practice with a quad injury. Fournette [more]

DeAndre Hopkins misses practice with a toe injury

The Texans added wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to their injury report Thursday. He missed practice with a toe injury. Hopkins is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars. T.J. Yates needs Hopkins as the backup quarterback starts a game for the first time since 2015. He went 2-0 that season with Houston. Hopkins had success [more]

Texans promote practice squad QB Taylor Heinicke

The Texans promoted quarterback Taylor Heinicke from the practice squad, making it official he will backup T.J. Yates on Sunday. They cut defensive tackle Chunky Clements to make room on the roster. Heinicke, 24, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion in 2015. He made Minnesota’s roster but was [more]

Leonard Fournette out of practice again on Thursday

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rebounded from a couple of down games by running for 101 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in last Sunday’s win over the Seahawks, but he may not be able to build on that performance against the Texans this weekend. Fournette did not practice on Wednesday because of a [more]

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