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Sean McVay: Aaron Donald is playing even better this year

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the 2017 defensive player of the year, already seems to be the clear favorite to win it again. His coach definitely thinks so. “I think he was well deserving of defensive player of the year last year and I think he’s even playing better this year,” Rams coach Sean McVay [more]

Not everyone is thankful for higher scoring games

Tuesday’s PFT Live simulcast began with Peter King providing his big takeaway from Monday night’s epic game between the Chiefs and Rams: “Football has changed.” Indeed it has. Fueled by fairly recent rules that promote safety by protecting quarterbacks and defenseless receivers and decades of efforts to pump up the offense, points are being scored [more]

Pete Carroll glad to have Mychal Kendricks back at practice as he nears return from suspension

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks returned to practice with the Seahawks on Tuesday as he serves the final weeks of an eight-game suspension for a guilty plea to insider trading charges in September. The seven-year NFL veteran appeared in three games with two starts for Seattle earlier this season after signing with the team in mid-September. He [more]

Drew Brees on verge of winning first league MVP award

Drew Brees holds several major NFL passing records. By any measure, the Saints quarterback is one of the best players in NFL history. But while Brees has made 11 Pro Bowls, only once has he earned first-team All-Pro. That year, 2006, Brees’ former teammate, Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, gained 2,323 yards from scrimmage and [more]

Tom Flores, Zach Thomas are Hall of Fame semifinalists for first time

As first-year eligible players, Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed are expected to be Hall of Fame finalists. Indeed, they made the initial cut as the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the semifinalists for its Class of 2019. It’s the presence of two other first-timers that comes as a surprise. Coach Tom Flores [more]

Cowboys cut Christian Ringo, re-sign Darian Thompson

The Cowboys re-signed defensive back Darian Thompson on Tuesday, according to the NFL’s official transactions wire. They cut defensive tackle Christian Ringo in a corresponding move. With injuries on its defensive line for its game against the Falcons, Dallas promoted Ringo from the practice squad Saturday. He played eight special teams snaps against the Falcons. [more]

Washington has had bad luck with quarterback decisions

When it comes to making quarterback decisions, Daniel Snyder’s football team has made a run of bad decisions for most of this decade. It started on Easter Sunday in 2010, when Washington surrendered a second-round pick to the Eagles for a washed-up Donovan McNabb. Two years later, Washington surrendered three first-round picks and a second-round [more]

Cowboys’ opponents haven’t had holding penalty on pass play since Week 2

The Cowboys rank seventh in the NFL in sacks per pass play, and somehow their pass rushers aren’t getting held. Or more accurately, they are not getting caught. Only three times this season have officials flagged Dallas’ opponents for holding on a pass play. The last time came in Week Two against the Giants, but [more]

Bucs sign Josh Shaw to take O.J. Howard’s roster spot

The Buccaneers announced they have signed defensive back Josh Shaw to take O.J. Howard‘s roster spot. Shaw originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2015. He spent three seasons with Cincinnati and was with the Bengals this past offseason and preseason before being waived. Shaw also spent time with the [more]

Marcus Davenport limited in Saints practice

Rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport is moving closer to a return to the Saints lineup. Davenport has missed the last three games due to a toe injury and did not take part in practices before returning for a limited session on Tuesday. Davenport was listed as limited on Monday as well, but that was just [more]

Todd Gurley hurt his ankle Monday night

Rams running back Todd Gurley‘s streak of games with at least one touchdown ended at 13 games when the Chiefs kept him out of the end zone in Monday night’s 54-51 Rams win. Gurley played a more limited role in the Rams offense than usual as his 12 carries were the lowest of the season. [more]

Buccaneers quarterbacks are on pace for nearly 6,000 yards

If the Buccaneers would ever settle on one quarterback, that quarterback would be generating huge numbers. As a reader has pointed out, the two Tampa Bay signal-callers have combined through 10 games for 3,746 passing yards. That puts Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston collectively on pace for 5,993 passing yards for the full season. Peyton [more]

Cardinals sign David Amerson, promote Chris Jones, Jalen Tolliver

The Cardinals announced they have re-signed cornerback David Amerson and promoted cornerback Chris Jones and receiver Jalen Tolliver from the practice squad. They released defensive end Vontarrius Dora and cornerback Jamar Taylor in corresponding moves. The release of Taylor was reported Monday, and it was anticipated the team would fill the roster spot with Amerson. [more]

Lions sign Don Carey

If Don Carey had any plans for Thanksgiving dinner, he’s going to be calling to cancel them. The Lions announced that they have signed Carey to their 53-man roster. The defensive back was on the team from 2011-2017, worked out for them recently and joins up a couple of days before they’ll play the Bears [more]

Rams survived a questionable approach to potential clock-killing drive

Here’s another intriguing development from Monday night’s remarkable game between the Chiefs and Rams that easily became overlooked in the flurry of activity in a frenetic fourth quarter. The Rams nearly blew the game by mismanaging the clock after an interception that could have (should have) sealed the victory. Cornerback Marcus Peters ended a Kansas [more]

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