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Patriots Release Josh Gordon Off Injured Reserve

Oct 31, 2019 4:40 PM

The New England Patriots have released Josh Gordon off injured reserve.

Gordon had been playing through a left knee injury.

Gordon will be subject to waivers and other teams can put in a claim for him.

Through six games, Gordon totaled 20 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Dwayne Haskins Excited About Possibility He'll Start

Oct 31, 2019 8:28 AM

With Case Keenum still in the concussion protocol, Dwayne Haskins took first-team reps in practice on Wednesday.

There's a chance Haskins will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

"I get hyped every day I get to put a helmet on," Haskins said. "Even more excited to put a first start on film, even more excited about it."

Haskins has seen limited action in two games. He's 12-for-22 with 140 yards, with no touchdowns and four interceptions.

Washington Post

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Ravens Expect To Give Patriots 'Run For Their Money'

Oct 31, 2019 8:24 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are underdogs heading into Sunday night's game against the undefeated New England Patriots, but they don't lack confidence.

"We'll see how good they are once we play them," tight end Nick Boyle said. "I don't think they've seen anyone like our offense or like Lamar [Jackson]. They're a good team and we'll need to bring our 'A' game."

The Patriots, who are 8-0, are the only team since 1970 to lead the NFL in points allowed, takeaways and sacks through Week 8.

Jackson is having a historic season as well. He's the only quarterback in NFL history to pass for 1,600 yards and rush for 500 yards through the first seven games of a season.

"We're definitely the type of team that's prepared to play this team and definitely one that's going to give them a run for their money," defensive tackle Brandon Williams said.

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Baker Mayfield Gets Testy In Exchange With Reporter

Oct 31, 2019 8:20 AM

Baker Mayfield got into a heated exchange with a reporter on Wednesday before walking out of his media availability.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback was asked if the team lacked urgency on a possession at the end of the first half during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots.

Mayfield interjected during a follow-up question.

"Stop saying 'but.' I just told you the clock was running and we had a penalty," Mayfield said to Tony Grossi, a reporter for 850 WKNR radio. "You want to give them the ball back? No. You don't play, you don't know it. That's just plain and simple."

Grossi then asked if Mayfield was happy with the way the drive ended.

"Was I happy with the drive? No, we didn't score points," Mayfield answered. "The dumbest question you could ask. What? Jesus, Tony."

Mayfield then walked away from the lectern.

Grossi said later on WKNR that it was not the first time he had been at odds with Mayfield this season.

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A.J. Green, Bengals Discussing Contract Extension

Oct 30, 2019 12:24 PM

A.J. Green has interest in signing a long-term contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green wants to avoid a situation in which he is franchised.

Contract negotations between Green and the Bengals were paused when he got hurt and they've now resumed.

Paul Dehner Jr./The Athletic

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Lions, Falcons Had Extensive Devonta Freeman Trade Talks

Oct 30, 2019 10:51 AM

The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons discussed a Devonta Freeman deal at length before the deadline.

The Falcons ultimately decided they wanted to keep Freeman. The Falcons signed Freeman to a five-year extension in 2017.

The Falcons are 1-7 this season while the Lions are 3-3.

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Gardner Minshew Can't 'Worry' About Nick Foles' Potential Return

Oct 30, 2019 9:56 AM

Nick Foles is eligible to return to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, but Gardner Minshew is trying to remain focused on the field.

"It's something I can't really worry about right now," the rookie quarterback said. "Every half-way competitive guy ever, you want to be the guy out there helping your team win, there is no doubt about that. But at the end of the day, we just want to win, and whatever we've got to do to make it happen, we're going to do it."

Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1.

"It's been crazy," the rookie said of being thrust into the starting lineup. "I knew at some point I'd get an opportunity to play. I didn't think it would be the first quarter of the first game, like how it went. But I've been trying to do my job. A lot of guys have been working hard."

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Patriots Sign Nick Folk, Release Mike Nugent

Oct 30, 2019 9:44 AM

The New England Patriots have released Mike Nugent and agreed to terms with Nick Folk, according to a source.

Folk last kicked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

Nugent, 37, was signed on Oct. 3 after the Patriots placed Stephen Gostkowski on season-ending injured reserve with a hip injury. Nugent appeared in four games, and was 5-of-8 on field goals and 15-of-16 on point-after attempts.

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Rams Trade Aqib Talib To Dolphins In Salary Dump

Oct 29, 2019 5:22 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have traded Aqib Talib and a fifth round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a conditional pick.

Talib was placed on injured reserve earlier this month due to fracture ribs. Talib could return by Week 15.

Talib is in the final season of his deal with approximately $4.2 million remaining.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Trent Williams Ends Holdout, Reports To Washington

Oct 29, 2019 4:18 PM

Trent Williams has ended his holdout and has reported back to Washington.

Washington began listening to trade offers for Williams as the deadline approached.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jets Interested In Trading Le'Veon Bell

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Tom Brady Downplays Speculation About Future

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Ravens Sign Willie Snead To $6M Extension

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Chargers Fire Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator

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Bill Belichick Open To Coaching Into 70s

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Washington Listening To Trent Brown Trade Offers

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Jets Trade Leonard Williams To Giants For 3rd, 5th Round Picks

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Cardinals Acquire Kenyan Drake From Dolphins

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Falcons To Evaluate Dan Quinn Over Bye Week

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Joe Flacco Questions Denver's Conservative Playcalling

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Tom Brady Frustrated With Patriots' Turnover At Wide Receiver

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49ers Receive Trade Calls On C.J. Beathard

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Tom Brady Considering All Options For 2020

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Patriots To Release Josh Gordon

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Jets Still Upset With Jaguars Running Up Score Last Season

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Cowboys Acquire Michael Bennett From Cowboys

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Julio Jones Interrupted Dan Quinn To Address Falcons After Loss

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Patriots Expected To Waive Josh Gordon When Healthy

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Jim Harbaugh Refutes NFL Return Rumors As 'Total Crap'

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Tom Brady Taking Uncertain Future One Day At A Time

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