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Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

Alshon Jeffery claims his Super Bowl guarantee traveled with him

When he said it in Chicago in January, it was crazy talk. But now that he’s in Philadelphia, Alshon Jeffery looks like a prophet. The Eagles wide receiver can laugh about it now, now that he’s on the best team in the NFC and perhaps the NFL. But when a 3-13 Bears season ended, Jeffery [more]

Tahir Whitehead on whether he intentionally stepped on Charles Leno: I’m not that kind of guy

Tahir Whitehead‘s wife and coach spoke for him earlier Monday, denying the Lions linebacker intentionally stepped on Bears offensive tackle Charles Leno. Whitehead gave his explanation during the team’s open locker room, also insisting it was unintentional. “Nah, I’m not that type of guy,” Whitehead said, via Chris Burke of The Athletic. “I let him [more]

Tahir Whitehead’s wife, coach say he didn’t purposely step on Charles Leno

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead stepped on the leg of Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno on Sunday, and there have been some suggestions in Chicago that it was intentional — suggestions that are being denied both by Whitehead’s wife and his coach. After Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune posted a video of the incident and [more]

NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS 1. Eagles (9-1): The class of the conference. 2. Vikings [more]

Zach Miller out of hospital after more than three weeks

Bears tight end Zach Miller was back home Monday, after more than three weeks in the hospital following emergency surgery in New Orleans. Miller suffered a dislocated knee during the game against the Saints, and surgeons had to repair arterial damage which threatened his leg. Miller tweeted out the news of his recovery last night. [more]

Bears think Leonard Floyd avoided ACL tear

The Bears know that Leonard Floyd‘s knee injury is serious. But perhaps it’s not as serious as it could have been. Via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, Bears coach John Fox said they don’t think Floyd tore his ACL, but they’re waiting until all the tests are done to make any announcements. If he [more]

Bears make a kicking change after missed game-tying field goal

Bears kicker Connor Barth missed a game-tying field goal at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, and that will be the last field goal he attempts in Chicago. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Barth is out and will be replaced by Cairo Santos. Santos has played his entire career for [more]

Mitch Trubisky: There’s no rookie excuse

Bears kicker Connor Barth missed a 46-yard kick at the end of regulation on Sunday, giving the Lions a 27-24 win and robbing the Bears of a chance to pull out a win in overtime. Barth’s chance was set up by a 19-yard run by quarterback Mitch Trubisky that he followed up with a 15-yard [more]

Leonard Floyd has “really serious” knee injury

The Bears lost linebacker Leonard Floyd for the final 13-plus minutes of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Lions and it looks like his absence will extend well beyond this week. Floyd had to be carted off the field after hurting his knee in a collision with teammate Kyle Fuller while the two men tried to [more]

Lions keep pace in NFC North with win in Chicago

The Lions are still looking up at the Vikings in the NFC North, but they stayed alive today with a hard-fought win in Chicago. The 27-24 victory, which improved the Lions to 6-4 as the Vikings improved to 8-2, didn’t come easy: The Bears jumped out to an early lead and stayed competitive throughout, missing [more]

Bears’ Leonard Floyd carted off with leg injury

The Bears are down one of their best defensive players today in Chicago. Leonard Floyd was carted off the field after what looked like a serious leg injury. There was no immediate word on his condition, but he was wearing the look of a player who thought he had just suffered a serious injury. The [more]

Week 11 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. Buccaneers at Dolphins Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE William Gholston, OL Caleb Benenoch, [more]

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan tenure isn’t going as well as expected

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has a habit of staying at each of his coaching stops only four years at a time. University of San Diego, four years. Stanford, four years. 49ers, four years. But none of those tenures ended because Harbaugh was struggling. To the contrary, he has consistently performed well. The bar, however, rests much [more]

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]

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