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Eagles listed Fletcher Cox out with “illness” after incident at his home

Last week the Eagles put on their official injury report that defensive lineman Fletcher Cox had missed Wednesday practice with an “illness.” There was no explanation of the illness, but Cox was back and healthy at practice on Thursday and started as usual on Sunday. So what kind of “illness” did Cox have? It’s unclear, [more]

Brett Maher named NFC special teams player of the week

Cowboys kicker Brett Maher made some history against the Eagles last Sunday night. The Cowboys elected to try a 63-yard field goal at the end of the first half and Maher put it through the uprights with room to spare. That made Maher the first player in NFL history to hit three field goals of [more]

Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of the week

Aaron Rodgers didn’t have all of his weapons in the passing game, but he didn’t need any more. The Packers quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week after his six-touchdown day against the Raiders last week. Rodgers threw five touchdowns to five different receivers (none of them the injured Davante Adams), and registered [more]

Chandler Jones named NFC defensive player of the week

After the Cardinals sacked Giants quarterback Daniel Jones eight times in a 27-21 win last Sunday, Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones said that cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s return to the lineup sparked the pass rush. That may have been the case, but it was Jones’s work as a pass rusher that caught the eye of the NFL. [more]

Brady to the 49ers in 2020 can’t happen, can it?

When trying to identify potential fits for Tom Brady in 2020 if, as some think, he’s destined to leave the Patriots, I left out one team that maybe should have been included. The 49ers. Yes, they have a quarterback. They also have everything else that would give a quarterback like Brady a chance to win [more]

Lions teammates not thrilled with Quandre Diggs trade

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has made some out-of-the-Honolulu-blue moves at the trade deadline before. But suffice it to say yesterday’s deal that sent starting safety Quandre Diggs to the Seahawks (along with a 2021 seventh-round pick) for a 2020 fifth-rounder was not something his teammates were expecting. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, [more]

If Tom Brady leaves the Patriots, where would he go?

Ever since the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady agreed to a contract extension that isn’t really a contract extension and Brady put his house in Boston up for sale, some have been speculating that Brady won’t be back in New England next year. On Monday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter did more than speculate that 2019 [more]

Who else will be traded?

The in-season trading activity has been significant in recent days, with still seven days to go until the window closes until 2020. So who else could be traded? Receiver A.J. Green tops the list. It’s possible that he and the team have an understanding that he’ll be kept out of action in order to remain [more]

Eagles aren’t questioning Nelson Agholor’s effort

Nelson Agholor explained what some interpreted as a lack of effort late in Sunday’s loss to Dallas. The Eagles receiver also appeared unbothered by the outside criticism. “Man, I’m a professional,” Agholor said Tuesday, via Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal. “I know I work hard. At the end of the day, no one [more]

The #PFTPM Week Seven players of the week

Tuesday is award day for #PFTPM. The Week Seven prizes were handed out earlier today. MDS named Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and I opted for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reasoning is explained in the attached video, which also addresses various issues related to the players and their teams, including this question: If Andrew Luck [more]

Would-be Cowboys candidate Urban Meyer can scratch Florida State off his list

As a former (for now) college football coach begins publicly expressing interest in a high-profile NFL job in Texas and continues privately laying the foundation for a high-profile college job in California, he shouldn’t spend time thinking about a high-profile college job in Florida. Via Yahoo Sports, Florida State Athletic Director David Coburn told the [more]

John Elway: Emmanuel Sanders had issues, and we had issues

Only 11 days ago Broncos General Manager John Elway insisted the team had no players on the trading block. On Tuesday, Denver traded receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 fifth-round draft choice to the 49ers in exchange for 2020 third- and fourth-round selections. So what changed? “I think eventually with what happened after the Tennessee [more]

Saints release Zach Zenner, Ray-Ray Armstrong

The Saints released running back Zach Zenner, linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and practice squad quarterback J.T. Barrett. That leaves the Saints with two open spots on the 53-player roster and two on the practice squad. Barrett became expendable with Drew Brees returning to practice. Zenner’s release likely means running back Alvin Kamara‘s injury ankle is improving. [more]

Brett Favre knows a thing or two about “seeing ghosts”

Patrick Mahomes has plenty in common with Brett Favre, in a good way. Sam Darnold has something in common with Favre, in a not-so-good way. Favre knows a thing or two about “seeing ghosts” on a football field. “That’s a term that Mike Holmgren would say to me quite often, my first one, two, three [more]

Ryan Kerrigan has full practice; Adrian Peterson DNP

Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) returned to a full practice Tuesday after the team estimated him as limited Monday. Running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) remained out but said earlier Tuesday he expects to play Thursday night against his former team. Besides Kerrigan, the only other change to the team’s report was receiver Steven Sims (toe) [more]

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