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  • NFL notebook: Steelers expecting RB Conner back for Pats

    Steelers running back James Conner practiced on a limited basis Friday and is expected to return to the Pittsburgh lineup for a key AFC affair with the New England Patriots on Sunday.

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  • Saints QB Brees tops all players in Pro Bowl fan vote

    Amid a growing group of young star players around the league, 39-year-old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished the fan ballot portion of Pro Bowl voting with more votes than anyone.

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  • Raiders WR Bryant suspended indefinitely

    Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant was indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Friday for violating his reinstatement terms of a previous ban, the league announced Friday.

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  • Cowboys' Elliott gets fined $26K for helmet hit

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the first offensive player penalized this season for the helmet rule, was fined $26,739 on Friday for lowering his head to initiate contact Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  • Chargers' gamble results in key win over Chiefs

    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fired a touchdown pass with four seconds remaining Thursday, connecting with Mike Williams, then the same duo added a decisive two-point conversion as visiting Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28.

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  • Bears' Nagy named top coach by AP panel

    First-year Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy received seven of 10 possible first place votes among a panel of 10 Associated Press football writers asked to name the NFL coach doing the best job this season.

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  • Report: Chiefs CB Fuller out with broken wrist

    Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller is likely to miss time with a fractured wrist, NFL Network reported Friday.

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  • Deja vu for reigning champion Eagles as QB Wentz's season in doubt

    With quarterback Carson Wentz facing a possible season-ending injury the Philadelphia Eagles may turn again to the man who stepped in brilliantly last season and led the team to their maiden Super Bowl triumph.

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  • NFL: Eagles suffer injury headaches rather than Super Bowl hangover

    Less than a year after their surprise Super Bowl victory, the playoff hopes of the injury-riddled Philadelphia Eagles are hanging by a thread as they enter Sunday's game against the high-flying Los Angeles Rams.

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  • NFL notebook: Wentz reportedly fractured vertebra

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra in his back that might keep him out of Sunday's game, according to multiple reports.

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  • College football notebook: Murray takes first step toward NFL

    Quarterback Kyler Murray was one of the underclassmen whose names Oklahoma submitted to the NFL College Advisory Committee, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday. That could imply a change of plans for Murray, an outfielder selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft.

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  • Jury issues $25 million verdict against former Cowboys DT, club

    A defunct Dallas nightclub and former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will share responsibility for a $25 million award in the death of his teammate and best friend, Jerry Brown, six years ago.

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  • Report: Chiefs S Berry will start, be on snap count

    Eric Berry indeed will start Thursday night, making his season debut in his team's biggest game to date, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.

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  • Take 5: Steelers' D vs. Brady headlines Week 15

    The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't beaten the New England Patriots since 2011.

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  • Report: Eagles QB Wentz has fractured vertebra

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra in his back that may keep him out of Sunday's game, multiple outlets are reporting.

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  • More signs that Heisman winner Murray considering NFL over MLB

    Quarterback Kyler Murray was one of the underclassmen whose names Oklahoma submitted to the NFL College Advisory Committee, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday.

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  • Report: Eagles QB Wentz to have MRI

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will undergo an MRI on his back Thursday to help diagnose the discomfort and soreness that may keep him out of Sunday's game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

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  • Ravens, quarterback Jackson resume playoff push vs. Buccaneers

    The Baltimore Ravens, coming off a loss in Kansas City, resume their playoff chase when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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  • Journeyman Johnson charged with reviving Redskins at Jacksonville

    While the Washington Redskins maintain playoff hopes despite a month-long stumble, the Jacksonville Jaguars are left hoping to salvage something out of a season far below expectations.

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  • Ravens, quarterback Jackson resume playoff push vs. Buccaneers

    The Baltimore Ravens, coming off a loss in Kansas City, resume their playoff chase when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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  • Rams confident O-line can bounce back

    Arizona Cardinals: After being vague on Monday about defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche's knee injury, coach Steve Wilks confirmed Wednesday that the former first-round pick has a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, but Nkemdiche's availability for the start of next season could be in doubt, poor timing as the third-year pro had begun playing better. "He was progressing," Wilks said. "He had a great game against the Chargers and he was hurt before that. Just on...

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  • Ingram on verge of breaking McAllister's TD mark

    Atlanta Falcons: It was their fifth straight loss, but the Falcons were encouraged while scoring just 20 points and losing by two touchdowns to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. Atlanta coaches said the team made some positive strides by rushing for 107 yards -- only its third 100-yard outing of the season -- and the offensive line allowed just two sacks after quarterback Matt Ryan had been dropped a combined 12 times over the previous three games. Ryan passed for 262 yards and three...

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  • All signs point to Chiefs S Berry playing

    Denver Broncos: Von Miller was whistled for jumping offside three times last week, and coach Vance Joseph was critical of the outside linebacker on Monday, saying a player of that caliber "doesn't need to cheat the count." But while Miller accepted blame, he doesn't plan to stop anticipating snap counts. "Yeah, I was upset about it, but at the end of the day, if I've got 97 sacks, probably 80 of them came off of getting a great jump," Miller said Wednesday. "So it's like yeah, I jumped...

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  • Michigan dismisses RB Samuels after arrest

    Michigan sophomore running back O'Maury Samuels is no longer on the team.

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