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NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
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'Thursday Night Football' moves from CBS to NFL Network

NFL.com: According to the Gregorian calendar, Wednesday is followed by Thursday. That also means Thursday Night Football is again right around the corner, mere hours from filling televisions screens across the world with exciting NFL action.

NFL team worth 100m pounds to UK

A London NFL team remains some distance in the future despite claims that a Wembley-based franchise could be worth over 100m pounds (NZ$205m) to the UK economy.A report published yesterday by accountants Deloitte, produced in co-operation...

Ranking the NFL coaches: No surprise at No. 1; NFC West well-represented in top 5

Bruce Arians is right behind a pair of division counterparts who have appeared in Super Bowls.

Rookie Watch: Bortles' struggles show the peril in rushing QBs along

SI.com: When the Jacksonville Jaguars selected UCF's Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, they'd done their homework, and they were sure of one thing: They didn't want him to start in his first season. Bortles came into the pros ...

Here's An Odd Legal Journal Letter About The NFL And The Ray Rice Tapes

Deadspin: Take it with a grain of salt, but correspondent "Tim Troubled" says his firm dealt with a pro sports league that sounds a lot like the NFL, and a pro athlete who sounds a lot like Ray Rice. "Tim" says that his firm spoke with a few league officials ...

Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut

Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job. ''Let's go, you know the task in front of, let's go,'' Kaepernick told Martin. Martin, all of 20 and yet to step on the field for game day, is set to make his long-awaited season debut for the 49ers (4-3) on Sunday against St. Louis - and he'll do ...

'Thursday Night Football' moves from CBS to NFL Network

This week's 'Thursday Night Football' prime-time NFL action can be seen exclusively on NFL Network when Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers host Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

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Doug Martin, Mark Barron trade rumors picking up ahead of NFL deadline

SB Nation: Most NFL teams treat draft picks like gold and are historically unwilling to part with them to acquire a player. Really, it all depends on what the Buccaneers' asking price is. If Barron and Martin are available for a later-round pick, both could be ...

NFL Trade Deadline Live: 'Nothing To' Marshawn Lynch Rumors, Says Pete

NESN.com: “Oakland signed Justin Tuck to a two-year, $11 million contract in the offseason, but the Raiders pass rusher might not finish that deal on the West Coast if the right offer is made,” reads a story on NFL.com. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mark Barron ...

ROOKIES..

Which Rookies Are Steals and Busts from the 2014 NFL Draft?

Bleacher Report: The 2014 NFL draft provided surprising rookie talent that has performed out of the gate and through the first eight weeks of the NFL season. However, there are other first-year players who have yet to sniff the field, relegated to mostly bench duties ...

NFL midseason predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and more

NFL.com: At the halfway mark of the 2014 NFL season, NFL Media analysts are refreshing their predictions for the year, starting with the winners of individual awards. Check back throughout the week for predicted playoff participants from each conference and ...

What we learned Sunday in the NFL, Week 3: The wide

Sunday left us wondering which teams are the AFC's best. In the NFC, the 3-0 Cards and Eagles are getting hard to overlook. The SB Nation NFL team tackles those teams and two rookie QB debuts.

The real rise of the 'offensive weapon' in the NFL - SBNation.com

Last season, the NFL politely asked the Jacksonville Jaguars to cease and desist from designating rookie Denard Robinson as an offensive weapon, or "OW" on their official roster. Robinson had been a quarterback in college ...

HOUSTON TEXANS..

NFL Week 9 Picks: Broncos over Patriots, Texans upset Eagles

CBSSports.com: I'm not saying that selfies are directly correlated to losses in the NFL, but the evidence is clearly there. Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger spent his entire week taking selfies -- and guess what happened to the Titans? They lost and Mettenberger ...

2 NFL Players Have Torn Their ACLs Celebrating Sacks This Season

Mashable: The newest dangerous injury risk decimating NFL rosters isn't blindside hits or chop blocks. Nope — it's over-enthusiastic sack celebrations. Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears is out for the season because he injured his knee while gloating after ...

Another Stupid NFL Player Injured Himself While Celebrating A

... his discount double-check sack celebration went horribly wrong. This week, Bears DE Lamarr Houston joined Tulloch and famed kicker Bill Gramatica on the list of NFL morons who have injured themselves while celebrat...

NFL picks, Week 3: Can the Bills and Texans stay undefeated

Denver's been a unanimous pick by the SB Nation panel of NFL contributors for two weeks running. The real question for the folks picking the games is whether or not anyone picked the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans to be ...

ATLANTA FALCONS..

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

The Verge: Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this ...

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS..

NFL Week 9 Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

FiveThirtyEight: 4 San Francisco 49ers were idle, but the top 3 teams in Elo won, headlined by the Denver Broncos beating the San Diego Chargers by 14 to close in on the majestic 1700-point Elo barrier (a distinction last held by an NFL team when the Seattle Seahawks ...

STEELERS..

2014 NFL Power Rankings – Week 9: Cardinals, Patriots, Lions, Steelers move

Washington Post: Each week, national NFL writer Mark Maske will provide his ranking of the league's 32 teams based on his observations, while Fancy Stats blogger Neil Greenberg mines the numbers to generate a stats-centric power ranking of his own. Compare, contrast ...

Week 8 NFL hot reads: Steelers can't be overlooked

USA TODAY: Ten snap reactions from the eighth Sunday of the NFL season: — The Colts experienced every team's worst fear when facing the Steelers, and the loss of CB Vontae Davis to a knee injury was only the start. QB Ben Roethlisberger's knack for keeping plays ...

2014 NFL Power Rankings Week 9 (Pre-Monday Night Edition

Here's a look at the 2014 NFL Power Rankings Week 9--with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming up big.

Keith Olbermann calls Budweiser the real NFL commissioner

Watch this to the end because the Vikings Bros In Suits "Get Things Right" supercut is terrific. Recommended. Marshall Faulk asks who the Steelers on-field leaders are · Raiders 2015 Hall of Fame snubs · Advanced Baseline ...

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