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Week Seven injury report roundup

Week Seven kicked off on Thursday with a Raiders win and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday, which means that the 26 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Eric Rowe, Stephon Gilmore out again for Patriots

The Patriots didn’t have cornerback Stephon Gilmore when they faced the Falcons in the Super Bowl last February and they won’t have him when they face the Falcons this Sunday night. Gilmore will miss his second straight game with a concussion as the Patriots ruled him out on their final injury report of the week. [more]

Tom Brady: Missed opportunities in passing game hurting team

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played pretty well this season, but he said Friday that he doesn’t feel he’s been as sharp as he could be during the first six games of the year. Brady is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for the year, although that number was higher before facing the Jets last [more]

Report: Brandon Browner arrested on drug charges

Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner’s probably going to hang onto that first adjective. According to TMZ, the former Seahawks standout was arrested in Los Angeles for cocaine possession in May. La Verne Police Department records showed Browner was arrested on May 25, and released a few hours later. Browner was also arrested this offseason on felony [more]

Dolphins insist Sunday’s game will be fully staffed with security personnel

The never ending anthem controversy is like a dam that constantly springs new leaks in different spots. According to Andy Slater of WINZ, police officers may choose not to provide security services Sunday’s Jets-Dolphins game, based apparently on the perception that protests during the national anthem are directed at them. A Dolphins source insists that [more]

Dan Quinn: We don’t want to go into rematch world

The Falcons and Patriot will face off on Sunday night, which means there’s going to be a lot of references to the last time those two teams played each other. That was in Super Bowl LI, of course, and it’s easy to imagine the Falcons would like a chance to replay that game after they [more]

Riveron triples down on controversial Patriots-Jets ruling

NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron, who had twice before defended a controversial decision to turn a touchdown in the Patriots-Jets game into a touchback via replay review, previously declined to address the comments from two of his predecessors on the issue. On Tuesday, Riveron was asked again about the beliefs of Mike Pereira and [more]

On Seferian-Jenkins ruling, league office erred

When final say regarding replay review belonged to the referee at the game site, a convenient vehicle existed for publicly keeping him honest: The NFL’s V.P. of officiating, who had the ability via periodic video and media appearances to explain that, for example, the referee failed to apply the replay-review standard and instead made a [more]

Who were the best replacement quarterbacks of all time?

Inspired by the extended absence of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and his replacement by the largely unproven Brett Hundley, Tuesday’s PFT Live took a look at the question of the best replacement quarterbacks of all time. We did it draft style, with Chris Simms and yours truly going back and forth through three rounds. As [more]

Tuesday meeting in New York includes 13 players, 11 owners

The NFL and NFLPA announced last week that there would be a Tuesday meeting involving officials from both organizations as well as players and team owners as a precursor to the league meetings regarding the national anthem later in the day. That meeting is underway in New York and the league has released the names [more]

Ernie Accorsi: A Giants scout begged me to draft Tom Brady, I didn’t listen

One of the most interesting “what ifs” in NFL history is, What if some other team had drafted Tom Brady before the Patriots finally took him late in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft? Former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi admits that team could have been the Giants, if only he had listened [more]

Todd Bowles: I don’t give “two shakes” about replay decision

Aside from Patriots fans, NFL head of officiating Al Riveron doesn’t have many people siding with him in his decision to overturn a Jets touchdown and award the ball to New England on Sunday. Riveron defended his replay ruling Monday. Jets coach Todd Bowles, though, refused to fuel the controversy. “I don’t give two shakes [more]

Bill Belichick: “Incomprehensible” to think team would start season in peak form

The Patriots improved to 4-2 with a 24-17 win over the Jets on Sunday that featured some good work on both sides of the ball without being quite as overwhelming as many people thought the Patriots would be this season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was not one of the people making that claim and he [more]

Al Riveron stands by call, declines comment on his predecessors’ criticisms

NFL head of officiating Al Riveron is standing by his decision to overturn a Jets touchdown and award the ball to the Patriots on Sunday, even as two of his predecessors in the job are saying he got it wrong. Riveron told reporters today that Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins fumbled the ball before crossing [more]

NFL saw “clear and obvious” evidence of Seferian-Jenkins fumble, failure to recover

The biggest officiating controversy of the day, if not of the year, came from the Patriots-Jets game, which featured what appears to be a proper application of the most unfair rule in football. In the fourth quarter, Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught the ball and carried it into the end zone. The ruling on [more]

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