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Friday morning one-liners

The Bills are working to get their running game on track. It looks like Dallas Thomas will replace Daryn Colledge at left guard for the Dolphins this week. LB Jonathan Casillas is doing all he can to learn the Patriots scheme on the fly. Jets coach Rex Ryan remains high on T D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s play.…

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Saints blast NFL for short turnaround from SNF to TNF on road

Saints coach Sean Payton held his tongue all week. But after beating the Panthers on the road Thursday night (which followed beating the Packers Sunday night), Payton was finally ready to let the NFL know how he felt. “I just think it’s foolish,” Payton said, via Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I’ve got three guys…

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Report: T.J. Lang doesn’t need ankle surgery, hopes to return after bye

The Packers lost right guard T.J. Lang to a left ankle injury after the first series of their game against the Saints last Sunday night, but it doesn’t look like that his absence will extend too long as a result. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Lang avoided structural damage when he went down while blocking…

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Perfect month nets Shayne Graham NFC special teams honors

A lot of people have expressed concern about various parts of the Saints roster this season as they’ve opened up with a 3-4 record over the first two months of the season. Kicker Shayne Graham hasn’t been one of the players to elicit worry from observers, though, and his performance in October was good enough…

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PFT’s Week Nine picks

Last week was a good week.  For me.  Not for MDS. We disagreed on two games, and my faith in the Steelers and Saints finally paid off. So that five-game lead MDS enjoyed has shrinked/shrunk/shrunken/whatever to three.  And we disagree on three games this week.  They also happen to be the biggest three games of…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills LB Nigel Bradham is making a name for himself. You can find stats to prove anything, including that the Dolphins are the second-best team in football. The emergence of Patriots WR Brandon LaFell follows a familiar script. This is fun: The New York Daily News came up with a list of teams worse than…

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Richard Sherman could return punts again on Sunday

The season began with one member of the Legion of Boom serving as the punt returner.  The experiment with safety Earl Thomas went poorly, and the plug was pulled quickly. Quietly, another member of the team’s secondary assumed the duties last week, with receiver Bryan Walters injured. Richard Sherman filled in against the Panthers, returning…

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Week Nine skill-position injury report — Wednesday

The following are the skill-position players listed on the Week Nine injury report. Key fantasy starters are bolded. Bye: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans. DID NOT PRACTICE Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip). Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin). Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion). Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring). Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle). Cardinals RB…

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Graham, Robinson questionable for Saints

The Saints and Panthers get the short-week short straw this week, playing on Thursday after playing on Sunday. For the Saints, fullback Austin Johnson (knee), linebacker David Hawthorne (hand), and running back Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) are all out. The “questionable” category includes tight end Jimmy Graham (shoulder), running back Khiry Robinson (forearm), center Jonathan Goodwin…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is garnering good reviews in Buffalo. Dolphins G Daryn Colledge apologized to teammates after pulling himself from Sunday’s game against Jacksonville after giving up two sacks. Colledge was suffering from a migraine during the game. Said Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski of Sunday’s opponent, “The Denver Broncos obviously are probably the…

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Week Eight power rankings

1. Denver Broncos (Last week No. 2; 6-1):  Good news — they can handle the best the NFC has to offer.  Bad news — they may not be able to handle the Patriots. 2. Arizona Cardinals (No. 3; 6-1):  How good would this team be if it had Dansby, Dockett, and Darryl Washington? 3.  Dallas…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills DT Kyle Williams looks forward to a restful bye week. Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle has no big concerns about his unit. The Patriots liked what they saw from LB Akeem Ayers in his first game with the team. A rough Sunday for the Jets made for an entertaining postgame show. Ravens TE Dennis…

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Despite drop, Packers won’t hesitate to throw to Julius Peppers again

For years, coaches have been fascinated by the red zone potential of pass-rusher Julius Peppers, considering his size, athleticism and basketball background. The Packers were the latest to try it, and even though a potential touchdown pass clanked off his hands Sunday night, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he wouldn’t hesitate calling Peppers’ number again. “I’m…

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Lamarr Houston tore his ACL on Sunday

For the second time this season, a defensive player from the NFC North has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL suffered while celebrating a play. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that, as feared, Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston has torn the ligament in his knee and will miss the remainder…

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Monday morning one-liners

Said Bills QB Kyle Orton, “We’ve got a lot of young guys on offense. We’re improving. We’ve put ourselves in a position, coming into the second half of the season, where being young isn’t an excuse anymore.” The Dolphins defense carried them to victory on Sunday. WR Brandon LaFell continues to grow into a prominent…

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