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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Willing To Learn From Le'Veon Bell

Oct 20, 2020 9:06 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs ran the ball 46 times for a season-high 245 yards in their 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon.

It marked just the second time they ran more than they passed with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. It was also the most rush attempts any Andy Reid-coached team has ever recorded in a single game.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 161 yards on 26 carries just a few days after the Chiefs signed Le'Veon Bell.

"Talking to Le'Veon, he's another piece to the puzzle," Edwards-Helaire said. "From here, I just feel like we can only go up. Le'Veon is older than me. I'm still in my rookie year, so, ultimately, anything that I can do to pick his brain and gain any knowledge from him, I'm there for it."

Nate Taylor/The Athletic

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

Doug Marrone Hasn't Ruled Out Pulling Gardner Minshew In Future

Oct 20, 2020 9:01 AM

Doug Marrone was asked after Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions whether he considered pulling Gardner Minshew from the game.

Minshew went 25-of-44 for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 34-16 loss.

Marrone didn't consider pulling his quarterback in Week 6, but didn't rule out a change in the future.

"Maybe in the future, I think," he said. "I mean, I'd be naïve not to say [that's a possibility]. That's up for any position, any play that we can do for ourselves to get better. But no, I didn't feel that way during the course of the game."

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

Ezekiel Elliott Takes Blame For Blowout Loss To Cardinals

Oct 20, 2020 8:50 AM

Ezekiel Elliott took all the blame for the Dallas Cowboys' 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

It was the team's first game since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

"I don't think we can use that as an excuse," Elliott said of not having Prescott. "I'm just going to keep saying it over and over -- I started the game out with two fumbles, gave the ball away and gave them all the momentum they need to go take off. I want to say I'm sorry and this one is on me. I need to be better."

Elliott finished the game with 80 total yards on 20 touches. He fumbled on back-to-back drives in the first half that changed the course of the game.

"I mean, when you're fumbling every game obviously teams are going to lock in on it and go for it even more," he said. "That's even more of a reason I need to figure it out, man. I don't want to keep talking about it, but I've got to figure out a way to figure it out."

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

David Njoku Hopes Browns Trade Him By Deadline

Oct 19, 2020 3:16 PM

David Njoku would still like the Cleveland Browns to trade him by the Nov. 3 deadline.

Njoku initially asked to be traded on July 3rd, but then rescinded the request on August 1st.

Njoku was a first round pick in 2017.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland.com

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets On Pace For Worst Point Differential In NFL History

Oct 19, 2020 10:01 AM

The New York Jets are 0-6 and on pace for perhaps the worst season in NFL history.

The Jets have been outscored 185-75 in 2020, a point differential (-110) that is equal to the combined point differentials of the second-worst and third-worst teams.

New York is on pace to be outscored by 293 points this season, which would be the worst point differential in NFL history.

The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were outscored by 287 points.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Stats

Adam Gase 'Wasn't Happy' With Gregg Williams' Veiled Dig

Oct 19, 2020 9:56 AM

The New York Jets are winless and things may be crumbling from the inside.

Adam Gase wasn't happy that Gregg Williams, the team's defensive coordinator, took a veiled shot at the offense when speaking to the media on Friday.

Gase addressed the comments after New York's 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

"Yeah, I wasn't happy about it, but we talked about it," Gase said. "Right now, our players are doing such a good job as far as trying to get things righted. It's just that everything we say, it matters. He understood that we have to set the right example."

On Friday, Williams was prompted by a reporter who noted the Jets were allowing 32 points per game. The fiery defensive coordinator replied, "It's not a very good number -- and a lot of it's not all defensively."

Asked to elaborate, he said, "You'd have to figure it out."

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Steelers Play 'Varsity Ball,' Improve To 5-0 For Second Time

Oct 19, 2020 9:49 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers thumped the Cleveland Browns 38-7 on Sunday, sacking Baker Mayfield four times and intercepting him twice.

Pittsburgh is 5-0 for just the second time in franchise history and first since 1978.

"That was varsity ball today," Mike Tomlin said. "They stepped up and stepped up big all across the board."

Brooke Pryor/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor

Rams DC Likens Jalen Ramsey To LeBron James

Oct 16, 2020 8:57 AM

In his first year as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, Brandon Staley has begun to view Jalen Ramsey as much more than a cornerback.

"Jalen Ramsey is a natural player at star," Staley said. "I think that anybody that knows his game going back from when he was in high school knows that this is what he's capable of doing. I see him like a LeBron James is used on the basketball court, where he's a position-less player. He plays some point guard, he plays some three, he plays some four, he guards fives and he's what his team needs to be in that particular game in order for them to be successful."

Staley said the "star" position requires far more of Ramsey than is required of a cornerback.

"It's a position that kind of combines several different skillsets," Staley said. "You're a little bit of a corner, you're a little bit of a safety, a little bit of a linebacker — inside linebacker and outside linebacker because you're kind of a rusher too."


Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor

Sick NFL Players Must Now Isolate Even If Negative

Oct 16, 2020 8:53 AM

The NFL is now following a policy that requires players and team staff members to isolate if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, even if their most recent test result was negative.

As a result, there will likely be an increase in missed practices and perhaps games as medical staffs attempt to determine the source of the symptoms.

"We're always going to err on the side of safety and we're going to support the medical judgment of the medical staff," chief medical officer Allen Sills said. "Everyone has the same goal here and that's to operate as safely as we can. ... When you look at the big picture, our goal is to make sure we don't put someone on the field that we think might be actively infected. If we're going to make a mistake, we would rather make a mistake on the side of being cautious and keeping people off the field. If it turns out that those were non-COVID symptoms, I think we would all be happy with that outcome."

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Tags: Misc Rumor

A.J. Green Wants To Stay With Bengals Despite Frustrations

Oct 16, 2020 8:45 AM

A.J. Green is frustrated with his season thus far but wants to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green met with the media on Thursday for the first time since television cameras caught him apparently telling a staffer that he should be traded if the team couldn't use him effectively.

"I think we're building something special here, and I just want to be a part of the team and help us win," Green said.

Green understands the perception of a potential rift between him and Zac Taylor but said that's not the case. Green said he and Taylor had a "great conversation" and that the coach understands the frustration and what happened on Sunday.

"I think we're all frustrated about the way we're playing because we're way better than what we're putting on tape," Green said. "For me, I just have to channel that frustration and keep playing like I have for the last couple of years."

Ben Baby/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Le'Veon Bell Agrees To Sign With Chiefs

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell To Decide Between Dolphins, Chiefs, Bills

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Titans Trade Kamalei Correa To Jaguars

Turron Davenport/ESPN

Saints Didn't Technically Suspend Michael Thomas For Week 5

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Owners To Vote On Moving New Orleans Super Bowl From 2024 To 2025

Ben Fischer/Sports Business Daily

Sean McVay Is Now Relying More On His Coordinators


Saints To Meet With LSU About Hosting Home Games

Mike Triplett/ESPN

NFL's Chief Medical Officer Against Shifting To Bubble

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Jets Release Le'Veon Bell

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jets Would Find Tepid Interest If They Try To Trade Sam Darnold

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jets Trying To Trade Le'Veon Bell

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Teams Will Undergo Game-Day Testing Beginning In Week 6

Grant Gordon/NFL

Cam Jordan: Justin Herbert 'May Be A Force To Be Reckoned With'

Luke Jones/NOLA.com

Cowboys' Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott Is Still 'Our Future'

Todd Archer/ESPN

Adam Gase Open To Giving Up Playcalling Duties

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Falcons Will 'Have To See' About Matt Ryan's Future With Team

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

NFL Could Add Additional Weeks To Regular Season

Michael Silver/NFL

Frank Reich: Philip Rivers The Least Of My Worries

Kevin Bowen/107.5 The Fan

Russell Wilson Lifts Seahawks To First-Ever 5-0 Start

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Patriots, Titans Have No New Positive Tests

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