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Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Report: Seahawks worked out Branden Albert

The Seahawks didn’t go the veteran free agent route when left tackle George Fant tore his ACL this summer, but they may be considering a move in that direction. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Seattle worked out Branden Albert on Monday. Albert was released by the Jaguars in August after briefly retiring and then [more]

Le’Veon Bell doesn’t think Steelers ran enough on Sunday

Jaguars safety Barry Church said after Sunday’s 30-9 win over the Steelers that Pittsburgh’s offensive approach, which saw the Steelers run 20 times and drop back to pass 57 times, “played right into our hands.” One member of the Steelers appears to agree with Church’s assessment. Le'Veon Bell ran 15 times for 47 yards in [more]

Jaguars teammates enjoying Leonard Fournette’s style

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette scored a pair of touchdowns against the Steelers on Sunday, including a 90-yarder, but his most memorable play of the game didn’t end with points on the scoreboard. It came when Fournette sprinted around the right side of the line in the fourth quarter and motioned for Steelers safety Mike [more]

Barry Church: Steelers offense “played right into our hands”

The Jaguars came into Sunday’s game against the Steelers having allowed 569 rushing yards over their last three games while the Steelers were coming off a game when they handed the ball to Le'Veon Bell 35 times, which seems like a combination that would make for an easy choice about how to attack the Jacksonville [more]

Jaguars threw an NFL season-low 14 passes on Sunday

The Jaguars beat the Steelers with an old-school football offense on Sunday. Throwing just 14 passes in yesterday’s 30-9 win, Jacksonville threw the least of any NFL team in any game this year or last year. Not since the Bills threw 12 passes in a game in 2015 has an NFL team thrown so seldom. [more]

Calais Campbell: Maturity will lead to consistency

Some say dogs eventually begin to look like their owners. The Jaguars have begun to look like their helmets — two different colors, two different teams. So how can the 3-2 Jaguars, who racked up a rollicking 30-9 victory in Pittsburgh on Sunday, start to string together wins? “We’re just young,” veteran defensive lineman Calais [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: Maybe I don’t have it anymore

After throwing a career-worst five interceptions, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said what many wrote on social media after the Steelers’ 30-9 loss to the Jaguars. “Maybe I don’t have it anymore,” Roethlisberger said, via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media. Asked what he meant, Roethlisberger said, “I’m not playing well enough.” That certainly was the truth Sunday [more]

Ben Roethlisberger’s five interceptions kill Steelers in 30-9 loss

Ben Roethlisberger had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. The Steelers quarterback threw not one, not two, not three and not four interceptions but a career-worst five. Two were returned for touchdowns as the Jaguars blew out the Steelers 30-9. Safety Tashaun Gipson had two interceptions of Roethlisberger, and safety Barry Church, cornerback [more]

Ben Roethlisberger throws two pick-sixes in third quarter

The Steelers got a field goal early in the third quarter to take a 9-7 lead, but then, on their next possession, they gave it right back. Ben Roethlisberger threw his first pick-six in four years, 2,262 attempts, with Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith intercepting a pass tipped by Abry Jones. Smith went 28 yards to [more]

Jaguars lead Steelers 7-6 at half

The Steelers got a strange interception when Ryan Shazier literally stole the ball out of Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy‘s arms as he was lying on top of a Steeler. Replay confirmed the on-field ruling of an interception. It’s Shazier’s second interception of the season. The Steelers, though, only came out of it with a [more]

Ben Roethlisberger throws pick, Jaguars use short field for 7-3 lead

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey intercepted Ben Roethlisberger late in the second quarter. The Steelers quarterback finished the first quarter 5-of-9 for 76 yards and the interception. He did lead the Steelers on a field-goal drive. Roethlisberger tried to hit tight end Vance McDonald, but Ramsey made the pick with 1:24 remaining in the first quarter, [more]

Week Five early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Bills at Bengals Bills: LB Ramon Humber, WR Jordan Matthews, G John Miller, T Conor McDermott, [more]

Brandon Linder, Jaelen Strong won’t play

The Jaguars announced center Brandon Linder and wide receiver Jaelen Strong did not make the trip with the team to Pittsburgh. They will not play Sunday. Linder has an illness, forcing the Jaguars to promote offensive lineman Chris Reed from the practice squad as insurance at guard, with Tyler Shatley expected to start at center. [more]

Steelers add Martavis Bryant to injury report

As the Steelers prepare to try to run their record to 4-1, they may not have one of their best offensive players. The Steelers have added receiver Martavis Bryant to the injury report, due to an illness. He’s listed as questionable for the home game against the Jaguars. After missing all of 2016 due to [more]

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