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Seahawks Tried To Trade Harvin For Julius Thomas

The Seattle Seahawks attempted to trade Percy Harvin to the Denver Broncos for Julius Thomas.

The Broncos never hesitated in turning down the offer, even with Thomas scheduled playing on an expiring contract.

Harvin was traded by the Seahawks to the New York Jets.

Via Adam Schefter/ESPN


Rex Ryan Punched Wall After Jets' Loss To Patriots

Rex Ryan was agitated and seemingly disheartened when he faced the media after the New York Jets lost 27-25 to the New England Patriots.

Kimberley Martin of Newsday writes that Ryan punched a wall on his way into the press conference, just after cursing under his breath. He then tried to compose himself and went to face reporters.

Via Kevin Patra/NFL.com


Manning, Receivers Rehearsed Fake Keep-Away With Record Ball

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' wide receivers practiced playing a game of keep-away with the record-breaking ball on the sidelines. 

"He came to me ... and said if anybody scores the 509, that's what we should do," Demaryius Thomas said. "He said 'Keep the ball away,' like hopscotch or whatever. I was like, 'Cool.'"

Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time touchdown record.

"We were definitely rehearsing it," Emmanuel Sanders said. "But I didn't think we were going to do it. I ended up running up to Demaryius, who had caught the touchdown, of course, and I was like 'Let's do it ... let's just do it.' And we did it.''

"I can't believe they actually did it,'' Manning said. "We sort of joked about it during the week ... I've lost my vertical leap, it's not there anymore, my side-to-side agility is not quite as quick, so it hurt me.

"But that was pretty funny, I enjoyed that and I'll definitely remember a lot of things about [Sunday night], but I'll definitely remember that part of it and the fact they had the guts to go ahead and go through with it.''

Via Jeff Legwold/ESPN



Idzik: Percy Harvin Trade 'Potential Coup' For Jets

While Percy Harvin wore out his welcome with the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Jets are excited to add a player of his caliber.

"This could be a potential coup for the New York Jets," general manager John Idzik said.

At 1-6, the Jets are non-contenders, but Idzik insisted "it's not too late."

Idzik said the Jets did "a ton of background work" on Harvin, who has a history of altercations with teammates and coaches. Idzik, a former Seahawks executive, said his familiarity with his former team was an "advantage" as they performed due diligence.

"It's about looking forward, understanding what may have happened in the past -- I wasn't there, he was," Idzik said. "That's really in the rear-view mirror. It's about learning from your experiences, like everybody else, and we're looking forward."

Via Rich Cimini/ESPN


Paul Posluszny Out For Season With Torn Pec

Paul Posluszny will miss the rest of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars with a torn pectoral muscle.

Posluszny is the Jaguars' leading tackler (69) and best defensive player, he's also responsible for making the defensive calls and is one of the team's leaders.

"It's tough because he is talented and he is a captain of our team and a leader," coach Gus Bradley said Monday afternoon. "To downplay that part of it wouldn't be fair to him. Important part, but I do believe that we'll have guys step up and move on."

Posluszny is in his fourth season with the Jaguars and eighth overall. 

Via Michael DiRocco/ESPN


Brian Orakpo Out For Season With Another Torn Pec

Brian Orakpo has suffered a torn right pectoral muscle and will miss the remainder of the season.

Team officials told ESPN.com on Sunday night that they feared this outcome.

It's the third time he's torn a pectoral muscle, though the first two were on the left side, with one of those tears costing him the final 14 regular-season games in 2012.

 

Orakpo's tenure with Washington could be over.

Via John Keim/ESPN


C.J. Spiller Out For Season With Broken Collarbone

C.J. Spiller will miss the remainder of the 2014 season with a broken collarbone.

Spiller is a free agent in the offseason and may have played his final game with the Buffalo Bills.

Via Marc Sessler/NFL.com


Fred Jackson Out One Month With Groin Injury

Fred Jackson could miss up to one month with a groin injury.

The injury will not require surgery.

"It's not as bad as it could have been," Jackson said in a weekly appearance Monday on WGR 550 in Buffalo. "It's typically a four-week injury. But we'll try to do some things to get it sped up.

"I like to think of myself as somebody who can come back before typical. It's just gonna be on me to get in there and rehab and see the team doctors and do what it is they want me to do."

Via Mike Rodak/ESPN


Colt McCoy To Start For Washington If Griffin Can't Play

Colt McCoy will start for Washington at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys if Robert Griffin III is unavailable.

Kirk Cousins was benched in the second half after another interception and McCoy led Washington to a 19-17 come-from-behind win.

McCoy hasn't started an NFL game since December 2011.

Via AP


DeMarco Murray Makes NFL History With 7th 100-Yard Game

DeMarco Murray became the first running back in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of the first seven games of a season with his 128-yard performance against the New York Giants.

Murray is on pace for 2,086 yards, just behind the pace Eric Dickerson had in 1984.

"I think we did this as a group," Murray said, sprinkling around praise for his offensive line. "So it's hard for me to accept this individually, and I definitely wish those guys were here. But they're a huge part of this, [along with] the tight ends, the receivers, the entire coaching staff. But I definitely give a lot of credit to those guys, and I'm blessed to be mentioned with that, but there's a lot of hard work that needs to be done. It's a long season."

Via Todd Archer/ESPN