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Carson Palmer blurts out Mike Tomlin as a candidate for USC job, “if he wants out”

Well, Mike Tomlin has something to talk about at his weekly Tuesday press conference. USC is looking for a new coach. Former USC quarterback Carson Palmer is involved in the search. Here’s how Palmer explained his level of involvement to Dan Patrick on Monday. “I’ve been talking to a bunch of folks and been giving [more]

Kevin Stefanski not ruling out Baker Mayfield for Week Eight

Though quarterback Baker Mayfield was not at practice on Monday, there’s still a chance he could play in Cleveland’s Week Eight matchup against the Steelers. Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters after practice that Mayfield is feeling better and has not been ruled out this week. But Stefanski is unsure if Mayfield will be able [more]

Nick Chubb practiced Monday, Baker Mayfield didn’t

Browns running back Nick Chubb has missed the last two games with a calf injury, but he took a step back toward the lineup on Monday. Chubb took part in the portion of practice open to the media as the Browns got back to work after last Thursday’s 17-14 win over the Broncos. The Browns [more]

Joe Burrow: Cincinnati’s 41-17 victory over Baltimore “was a big statement”

After lingering at the bottom of the AFC North for the last few years, the Bengals have now put the rest of the league on notice. With Sunday’s 41-17 victory over Baltimore, Cincinnati is 5-2 and 2-0 record against its divisional opponents — with both wins coming on the road. The Bengals beat the Steelers [more]

Kevin Stefanski on Baker Mayfield: When he’s ready, he’s ready

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield missed Thursday night’s game against the Broncos after again dislocating his left shoulder and fracturing the humerus bone in it. Speaking to the media in his Friday press conference, head coach Kevin Stefanski declined to put any sort of timeline on Mayfield’s return. Though the Browns have a mini-bye after playing [more]

Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield will be back as soon as he can

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t play in Thursday night’s win over the Broncos and told Jay Glazer of Fox Sports that he fractured the humerus bone in his left shoulder when he dislocated it in last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. There was word earlier in the day that Mayfield will need to have surgery [more]

Baker Mayfield has fractured humerus

On Tuesday, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sounded like someone who wanted to play through his shoulder injury. On Thursday, it’s clear that Mayfield needs some time to heal. Mayfield told Jay Glazer of Fox Sports that Mayfield has a fracture in his humerus bone, at the shoulder. Mayfield said that the fracture is preventing his [more]

T.J. Watt named AFC defensive player of the week

The Steelers needed T.J. Watt to be at his best late in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and Watt certainly delivered. Now the Pittsburgh edge rusher has been named AFC defensive player of the week. Watt finished Sunday’s game with a pair of sacks, three tackles for loss, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble. [more]

Mike Tomlin on late-game review: I wouldn’t say I got clarity, but I’m not going discuss it further

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was clearly upset with the officials over the use of a replay review late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s overtime victory over Seattle. On Sunday, Tomlin said the decision to stop the clock with three seconds left to review D.K. Metcalf‘s catch along the left sideline was “an embarrassment” [more]

Pete Carroll on Twitter spats: We’ve tried to discourage our guys from communicating that way

Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe got into a back and forth on Twitter earlier today. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wishes it hadn’t happened. “In general, I don’t know why anybody would want to communicate that way, openly,” Carroll told reporters. “You can always call people and talk to [more]

D.K. Metcalf bristles at criticism from Shannon Sharpe over failing to get out of bounds

Last night’s bizarre decision to review whether Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf caught the ball before fumbling it helped deflect from Metcalf’s bizarre decision to not get out of bounds after catching it. But not completely. Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe called out Metcalf, claiming that Metcalf was playing “hero ball” by trying to [more]

Mike Tomlin: No one is surprised by T.J. Watt delivering in big moments

The Steelers blew a 14-point lead and couldn’t stop the Seahawks at the end of regulation on Sunday night, but T.J. Watt made sure they didn’t lose to the Seahawks in overtime. Watt wrecked Seattle’s first possession with a sack of Geno Smith, but the Steelers punted the ball right back. Watt came up even [more]

Mike Tomlin on officials’ review at the end of regulation: It was an embarrassment

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was clearly livid at the officials when they stopped Sunday’s 23-20 overtime win with three seconds left in regulation to review D.K. Metcalf‘s catch. There wasn’t much reason to question what happened during the play. Metcalf made a clear catch and clearly fumbled. Then receiver Freddie Swain recovered the ball [more]

Pete Carroll: Preliminary CT scans on Darrell Taylor were clear

Seattle defensive end Darrell Taylor was carted off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter of the team’s matchup with Pittsburgh on Sunday, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had good news to share in his postgame press conference. Noting that he was sharing preliminary information, Carroll told reporters that Taylor’s initial CT [more]

Sunday Night Football: T.J. Watt saves the day, Steelers beat Seahawks 23-20 in OT

T.J. Watt got paid to make plays as he did on Sunday. The edge rusher helped save the day for Pittsburgh, making a strip-sack in overtime that led to Chris Boswell’s walk-off 37-yard field goal for a 23-20 victory on Sunday Night Football. While Seattle won the OT coin toss and gained plenty of yards [more]

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