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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]

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]

Matthew Stafford out of practice again on Thursday

It’s starting to look like Jeff Driskel is going to start at quarterback for the Lions against the Cowboys this weekend. Matthew Stafford remained out of practice on Thursday as he deals with the back injury that caused him to miss his first game since 2010 last week. Lions head coach Matt Patricia said earlier [more]

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys still smarting after Vikings stuffed the run

Ezekiel Elliott has had only three games with fewer rushing yards than he had Sunday. Those three came on the road, so his 47 yards on 20 carries against the Vikings was the fewest rushing yards he ever has had at AT&T Stadium. “You never expect to have a performance like that but just got [more]

Amari Cooper, La’el Collins, Zack Martin miss practice

The Cowboys were missing five starters Wednesday. Defensive lineman Michael Bennett (not injury related), right tackle La'el Collins (knee/back), receiver Amari Cooper (knee/ankle), right guard Zack Martin (back/ankle/elbow) and left guard Connor Williams (knee) did not practice. Williams will not play this week after undergoing surgery. Swing tackle Cameron Fleming (calf) returned to a limited [more]

No practice for Matthew Stafford Wednesday

At a Tuesday press conference, Lions head coach Matt Patricia didn’t say whether quarterback Matthew Stafford would take part in practice this and he didn’t include Stafford on the list of players who would sit out when he spoke to reporters before Wednesday’s session. If that raised hope that Stafford would be on the field [more]

Lions to attend Colin Kaepernick workout

The Lions have an ailing quarterback at the moment, which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with their interest in another one. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Matt Patricia said the team would be at Saturday’s workout for Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta. Of course, if the Lions were truly [more]

Lions coy about Stafford’s practice plan

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced last week, at least on a limited basis, before watching Sunday’s game from the sidelines because of a back injury. They’re not saying at the moment whether he’s practicing this week or not. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Matt Patricia said during a conference call [more]

Pete Carroll praises new arrival Quandre Diggs for big game vs. 49ers

Quandre Diggs played his first game as a Seahawk on Monday night, and coach Pete Carroll loved what he saw. Diggs, a safety acquired for a fifth-round draft pick in a trade with the Lions, intercepted a pass and played all 88 defensive snaps in the Seahawks’ overtime victory over the 49ers, and Carroll said [more]

Lions claim Dan Skipper off waivers, put Kevin Strong on IR

The Lions made a couple of changes to their roster on Tuesday. The team announced that they made a successful waiver claim on tackle Dan Skipper. Skipper was waived by the Texans on Monday. It’s a return engagement in Detroit for Skipper. He played one game for the Lions in 2017 and was one of [more]

NFC playoff picture: Getting tighter at the top

The 49ers lost their first game of the year on Monday night, which didn’t knock them from the top perch in the NFC playoff picture but did make things tighter in the race for the No. 1 seed in the conference. A win would have left them two games up on the Packers and Saints [more]

Matthew Stafford: Sitting was the “right decision”

The Lions gave quarterback Matthew Stafford the option to play last week, after he had practiced while dealing with a back injury. But he said Monday he thought the Lions were better off without him. “Ultimately, I think, made the right decision,” Stafford said, via Michael Rothstein of “Giving my pads to somebody else [more]

Matt Patricia: Lions gave Matthew Stafford option to dress Sunday

Lions coach Matt Patricia gave no real update on Matthew Stafford‘s status Monday. “No updates on him,” Patricia said, via video from the team. “Again it is truly day by day, week by week right now as far as he’s concerned. You know he practiced all last week, so we’ll move ahead with kind of [more]

Adam Shaheen appears to be in Bears’ doghouse

The Bears used the 44th overall choice on Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen in 2017. They selected Shaheen before Joe Mixon, Cooper Kupp, Alvin Kamara, JuJu Smith-Schuster and George Kittle were selected in what is looking like a draft of missed opportunities for the Bears. (See Trubisky, Mitchell.) Shaheen has started only 13 games and [more]

Matt Millen shares fond memories of Charles Rogers

When Charles Rogers flamed out of the NFL after going to the Lions with the second overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft, he became a symbol of the failures of former Lions President Matt Millen. But after Rogers died overnight, Millen said he has fond memories of Rogers as a man. Millen told Dave [more]

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