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  • 25 November

    Pete Carroll: Clarity coming soon for Avril, Chancellor

    Getty Images Cornerstone Seahawks defenders Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor (pictured) have been lost in recent weeks to neck injuries. And while not much has been disclosed about their situations to date, more information is coming soon. “There will be some clarity,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday. “Yes. …

  • 25 November

    NFLPA will explore quality of FedEx Field playing surface

    [embedded content] Getty Images The NFL and Washington are saying all the right things regarding the playing surface that looked all sorts of wrong on Thursday night. The NFL Players Association will be exploring the situation. The union “will take a look at the matter,” a source familiar with the …

  • 25 November

    Kyle Long fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness

    Getty Images The NFL fined Bears right guard Kyle Long $9,115 for unnecessary roughness. Long pushed Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson in the back, knocking him to the ground, after rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky ran for 15 yards. Officials penalized the Bears 15 yards. Trubisky fumbled on the next play, …

  • 25 November

    Kiko Alonso fined $18,231 for hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Getty Images The NFL fined Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso $18,231 for unnecessary roughness. The play was similar to the hit Alonso had on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earlier this season. The NFL fined Alonso $9,115 for the hit that knocked Flacco out of the game with a concussion. Buccaneers quarterback …

  • 24 November

    Jack Del Rio insists Bruce Irvin, Khalil Mack were given “rest day”

    Getty Images Jack Del Rio insisted Friday that Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin‘s absence from practice this week had nothing to do with Ken Norton Jr.’s firing. Instead, the Raiders coach said the two players were given a “rest day” Wednesday. “It’s something we do,” Del Rio said, via Matt …

  • 24 November

    Johnny Holton fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct

    Getty Images The NFL fined Raiders receiver Johnny Holton $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct. Holton gave Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones an open-hand smack on the helmet after a Derek Carr incompletion to Holton in the fourth quarter. Holton slapped Jones in front of side judge Allen Baynes, who immediately threw his …

  • 24 November

    CFL could alter schedule to accommodate NFLN deal

    Getty Images The CFL could be coming to NFL Network. And as part of that deal, the CFL may alter its schedule to move the Grey Cup from late November to the middle of October. “I’d like to see the Grey Cup earlier, it won’t happen for 2018, but for …

  • 24 November

    Earl Thomas fined for unnecessary roughness

    Getty Images The NFL fined Seahawks safety Earl Thomas $24,309 for unnecessary roughness in Monday night’s loss to the Falcons. Atlanta’s Levine Toilolo caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan in the third quarter. At the end of the play, Thomas hit Toilolo in the helmet with his shoulder. …

  • 24 November

    Carson Wentz fined $9,115 for low block

    Getty Images The NFL fined Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz $9,115 for a low block in Sunday’s victory over the Cowboys. During a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, Wentz threw a pass to tight end Zach Ertz, who was ruled to have fumbled before crossing the goal line. (It appeared …

  • 24 November

    Kenny Clark accepts Ryan Jensen’s explanation about what happened on play he was injured

    Getty Images Ravens center Ryan Jensen texted Kenny Clark to explain he wasn’t trying to injure the Packers defensive tackle during Sunday’s game. Clark injured his ankle on a play that drew criticism from Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Clinton-Dix said Jensen was “dragging [Clark] into the ground while his …