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Week 11 injury report roundup

Week 11 kicked off on Thursday with a Steelers win and it continues with 12 more games 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, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Jerry Jones reacted to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension with colorful language

As Jones vs. Goodell, which is becoming far better than Mayweather vs. McGregor could have ever dreamed to be, continues to boil, the two guys doing some of the best reporting anywhere on the subject have harvested a quote that not only illustrates the acrimony but also takes the public airing of dirty laundry to [more]

Mexico City’s altitude will affect Patriots’ and Raiders’ special teams

The Patriots and Raiders are meeting in Mexico City on Sunday, and special teams will be affected. The game is at Azteca Stadium, which is 7,380 feet above sea level. That’s much higher than the 5,280-foot altitude of Denver, and that means punts and field goals will travel farther than they do at any NFL [more]

Jack Del Rio on Mexico City altitude: Preparing in Oakland makes sense for us

The Raiders and Patriots will be playing in Mexico City this Sunday and the two teams have opted for different ways of preparing for the game. The Raiders are practicing in Oakland and are treating the game similarly to other road trips while the Patriots have moved operations to Colorado Springs after playing in Denver [more]

Bill Belichick: Marshawn Lynch “looks good on every run”

Marshawn Lynch‘s career has taken some twists and turns since Pete Carroll decided not to give him the ball on the 1-yard-line in Super Bowl XLIX, but the coach on the other sideline in that game still sees a potent back. Lynch has had a limited impact in his return to the NFL with the [more]

Derek Carr thinks Raiders are Mexico’s team

Considering their home is a temporary one, and they’re going 2,000 miles from home this week, the Raiders expect to enjoy home-field advantage Sunday. Via Chris Booker of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr thinks his team will have a vocal following in Mexico City against the Patriots. The Raiders beat the Texans there [more]

Bill Belichick moved by experiences with service academies

The Patriots are spending the week at the Air Force Academy, giving them an opportunity at some perspective for the military. And for coach Bill Belichick, an opportunity to speak to another service academy was a special moment for him. According to Mike Giardi of NBC Sports Boston, Belichick was asked by Navy coach Ken Niumatalo [more]

Clay Matthews: Packers got “good laugh” out of Martellus Bennett saga

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews can’t help but chuckle over the circumstances that led to his former teammate Martellus Bennett lining up Sunday for the New England Patriots after apparently being too injured to play in Green Bay. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Matthews said the only way to look at the situation [more]

Chris Hogan, Marcus Cannon not with Patriots in Colorado

Special teams ace Matthew Slater isn’t the only Patriots player missing as the team spends the week in Colorado Springs before heading to Mexico City for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that wide receiver Chris Hogan is also back in Foxborough receiving treatment on the shoulder injury that kept him [more]

Patriots special teams captain heads home with injury

The Patriots are staying in Colorado Springs this week, so they can train at altitude in preparation for their game in Mexico City. But if a guy isn’t going to be available Sunday, elevation much benefit. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater has returned home, which probably means he [more]

Dion Lewis named AFC special teams player of the week

The Patriots’ domination of Denver’s special teams units was complete Sunday night. Dion Lewis just provided the most dramatic highlight of the lot. Lewis was named AFC special teams player of the week after his 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Sunday night. The running back also had 14 carries for 55 yards and a [more]

Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of the week

The Patriots didn’t need Tom Brady to be great Sunday night, but he was anyway. The veteran quarterback won yet another AFC offensive player of the week award, after his efficient night against the Broncos. He had plenty of assist from his special teams (more on that later), but Brady was still 25-of-34 for 266 [more]

NFL sees no evidence of Patriots tampering with Martellus Bennett

The abrupt departure of Martellus Bennett from Green Bay and his subsequent return to New England is not raising any concerns about tampering, according to the league office. On an NFL media conference call today, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe asked league spokesman Joe Lockhart if there are any tampering issues surrounding the Patriots [more]

NFL tells Jerry Jones to cease and desist

Jerry Jones officially is on notice. According to Ken Belson of the New York Times, the six owners on the NFL’s Compensation Committee have sent a letter to the Cowboys owner telling him to cease and desist with his efforts to block Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. The letter mentions a range of possible sanctions, [more]

Martellus Bennett: I told to not claim me, but Patriots did anyway

It’s easy for those who believe the theory that Martellus Bennett talked his way out of Green Bay, because he left enough breadcrumbs to make not just a trail, but a sandwich. But after his return to the field with the Patriots last night, he said he had to be talked into reporting to New [more]

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