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No Matthew Stafford this week for the Lions

The Lions will be without quarterback Matthew Stafford again this week. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Matt Patricia ruled Stafford out this week because of a back injury. Asked if there was a scenario in which Stafford played Sunday against the Cowboys, Patricia replied: “Not this Sunday, no.” Stafford practiced [more]

Darren Sproles out for season

Eagles running back Darren Sproles may have reached the end of the line. Sproles injured his hip flexor muscle in practice this week and is out for the season, the team announced. The 36-year-old Sproles has played sparingly this year, in part because of a previous injury to the same muscle. With his season now [more]

Dak Prescott: We’ll peak at the right time

The Cowboys have lost four of their last six games and the stretch has created doubt about how well the 2019 season is going to go for the team. For the time being, public airing of those concerns is only going on outside the organization. Several players expressed confidence that the team will find its [more]

Saints won’t be at Colin Kaepernick’s workout

The NFL released a list of 11 teams that have committed to sending representatives to the workout the NFL arranged for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday and other teams are reportedly going to have someone there as well, but the Saints won’t be one of them. Saints head coach Sean Payton addressed the team’s plans on [more]

Kirk Cousins wants to win so he can stay in Minnesota

There are 29.5 million guaranteed reasons Kirk Cousins will be with the Vikings next season. But the Vikings quarterback told one of his predecessors he knows he needs to win more games if he wants to extend his stay in the land of 10,000 lakes. In an interview with Vikings legend Brett Favre on SiriusXM [more]

Jay Ajayi visiting Eagles on Friday

Free agent running back Jay Ajayi is being hosted on a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, a source confirmed to PFT. The visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Ajayi spent the last two seasons with the Eagles after being traded to Philadelphia by the Miami Dolphins on Halloween [more]

Daniel Jones files for trademark of “Danny Dimes”

Daniel Jones didn’t seem enamored with his nickname, Danny Dimes, when asked about it early this season. “It’s all right, I guess,” the Giants quarterback said. “There could be worse nicknames.” Jones, though, doesn’t want anyone else profiting off his nickname, like it or not, so the rookie filed a trademark request last month for [more]

Vic Fangio sees no difference in Minnesota offense without Adam Thielen

In theory, the Vikings’ offense would be fundamentally different without Adam Thielen, one of the best receivers in the NFL. In practice, the head coach of their next opponent sees no difference. “None,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Thursday regarding the changes to the Minnesota offense without Thielen. “The guy [Bisi] Johnson that’s been playing [more]

Woman dies after being taken to hospital by Montae Nicholson

A 21-year-old woman died early this morning after she was taken to the hospital by Washington safety Montae Nicholson. According to, Nicholson and another man dropped the woman off at the emergency room and immediately left, but they were later identified and located. The woman was unconscious and unresponsive and police believe she died [more]

Seahawks will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout

The NFL announced 11 teams have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday. But Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, Washington, the Giants, Tampa Bay and the Jets aren’t the only teams going. Dallas and San Francisco also will attend, according to reports, and add Seattle to the list, too. Brady Henderson of [more]

Christian McCaffrey makes another quick recovery

The Panthers are using running back Christian McCaffrey carefully during practice. It’s unclear whether he’s getting rest, or whether he actually has fought through a collection of injuries. From his back to a knee to, as of Wednesday, a foot, McCaffrey consistently has been injured. And he consistently shows up and plays. This week, the [more]

Amari Cooper returns to practice as limited participant

Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper returned to practice as a limited participant Thursday. He did not practice Wednesday with his knee and ankle injuries keeping him out. Last week, Cooper missed the first two practice days before being limited Friday. He still had 11 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. Right guard [more]

NFL says Bucs, Jets will be represented at Kaepernick workout

The NFL arranged a workout for quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday and announced on Thursday that 11 teams have committed to attending. Nine of those teams — Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, Washington and the Giants — have already announced those plans or had those plans reported by media members. [more]

George Kittle not practicing, Emmanuel Sanders does walkthrough for 49ers

The 49ers were quick to clarify that head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t rule tight end George Kittle out of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday, but it is looking like it is just a matter of time before that happens. Kittle sat out of practice for the second straight [more]

Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

Colin Kaepernick will workout for scouts Saturday in Atlanta. As PFT reported earlier Thursday, the league has not provided and does not plan to provide Kaepernick’s representatives with the names of those attending. The only certainty Kaepernick has received came from General Managers who informed Kaepernick’s camp that they will not attend. We have compiled [more]

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