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49ers expect Richard Sherman to play, Marquise Goodwin a game-time call

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman did not practice on Thursday due to what was listed as a heel injury, but it does not appear to be something that will keep him from playing against the Chiefs this weekend. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was on KNBR Friday morning and said that the team is planning to have [more]

Cowboys remain the most valuable NFL franchise

If they gave out Lombardi Trophies for franchise value, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would need a bigger trophy case. For the 12th straight year, the folks at Forbes have named the Cowboys the most valuable franchise in the NFL. For 2018, the Cowboys have increased in value by four percent, to a whopping $5 billion. [more]

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s ankle not a concern for Sunday

Tight end Rob Gronkowski popped up on the Patriots injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to an ankle issue and midweek additions to the injury report can sometimes be a bad sign for a player’s availability over the weekend. Gronkowski’s case does not appear to fall into that category. Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Baker Mayfield will be the Browns’ 30th starting quarterback since 1999

Officially, the Browns have not named Baker Mayfield their new starting quarterback. Realistically, everyone knows Mayfield will start next week after taking over for an injured Tyrod Taylor on Thursday night and leading Cleveland to its first win since 2016. When Mayfield does become the starter officially, he’ll be the 30th starting quarterback for the [more]

Mike Wallace on Le’Veon Bell: They make you the villain when you want what you earned

Former Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace can sympathize with Le'Veon Bell, who has lost support in Pittsburgh while he continues to stay away from the team in a contract dispute. Wallace wrote on Twitter that Bell is taking criticism merely for asking for his fair-market value. “It’s crazy how they will make you out to [more]

DeVante Parker now OK with not playing in Week Two

The Dolphins went without wide receiver DeVante Parker in their Week Two victory over the Jets despite signs during the week that he was ready to play after recovering from a broken finger. After the game, Parker said he wasn’t OK with not playing and that he had not heard from head coach Adam Gase [more]

49ers backed away from initial interest in Josh Gordon

The Browns might have obviously preferred trading Josh Gordon out of their conference (so he doesn’t impact their playoff run), and the 49ers were initially interested in a deal for the talented-but-high-maintenance wide receiver. But 49ers General Manager John Lynch said during a radio interview on KNBR that they ultimately decided Gordon would have been [more]

Baker Mayfield: I’ve just been waiting for my moment

Before being drafted by the Browns, Baker Mayfield‘s biggest football moment in Ohio came when he led Oklahoma to a win over Ohio State in Columbus. Mayfield planted the OU flag at midfield after that game in a move that wasn’t met with laughter from Buckeye partisans. Many of those partisans are also Browns fans, [more]

Steelers simplifying defense, since the other way hasn’t worked

One of the sure signs that an offseason plan has gone wrong is when teams announce they’re “simplifying” things in the first month. The Cardinals are doing it on offense after their 0-2 start, and since the Steelers aren’t playing well on defense, they’ve decided to follow suit after giving up 31.5 points per game [more]

Jarvis Landry on Baker Mayfield: “He is special. He is really special.”

When the Browns were forced to flip from Tyrod Taylor to Baker Mayfield during the second quarter of Thursday night’s game, the fans were thrilled. The players weren’t rattled. “Never doubt 6,” receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters after the 21-17 victory over the Jets. “Never doubt 6. Never doubted him.” Why did Landry not doubt [more]

Todd Bowles: The whole ballgame is on me

The Jets became the first team to lose to the Browns since 2016 when they wound up on the wrong end of Thursday night’s 21-17 final score after leading 14-0 in the first half. When you lose a game like that, there is going to be plenty of finger pointing and blame assessment. Two key [more]

FanDuel reverses course, will pay off long shot bets

The fan in New Jersey who bet $110 on the Broncos when FanDuel accidentally listed them at 750-1 odds will get his money after all. After initially saying that it had posted those long shot odds accidentally and wouldn’t honor the fan’s bet, FanDuel released a statement saying that it will pay off multiple bets [more]

Isaiah Crowell ready to accept punishment for his TD celebration

Jets running back Isaiah Crowell scored a pair of touchdowns on Thursday night. And after the second one, he celebrated like he had just gone No. 2. Specifically, Crowell wiped his rear end with the ball and threw it into the stands, drawing a penalty. “I didn’t think about the touchdown celebration before the game,” [more]

Reuben Foster says it’s “like a holiday” returning to 49ers after suspension

Reuben Foster won’t get a soft landing in his first game back with the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. The 49ers are set to face Patrick Mahomes and a Kansas City Chiefs offense that has scored 38 and 42 points in their first two games of the season. But after missing the first two weeks [more]

Hue Jackson scoffs at notion of stolen Philly Special

Before Cleveland fans could cry, “Dilly Dilly!” as the locks came off the free-beer fridges following their team’s first win in 635 days, some where shouting, “Philly Philly!” But Browns coach Hue Jackson insists he didn’t take the play that ended with quarterback Baker Mayfield catching a two-point conversion from the Super Bowl LII champs. [more]

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