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Lamar Jackson says “it’s really cool” to surpass Michael Vick for QB rushing record

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is assaulting various record books in his first season as the team’s full-time starter. With 86 rushing yards on eight attempts on Thursday night against the New York Jets, Jackson surpassed Michael Vick’s 2006 record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. Vick had 1,039 rushing [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:27:48 +0000

DK Metcalf living up to Seahawks expectations in leading rookie receivers in catches, yards

The Seahawks weren’t the least bit shy about heaping expectations upon rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf this offseason. Russell Wilson was already calling Metcalf “really, really special” in June. Pete Carroll was calling Metcalf “a big threat” during the preseason. So far, Metcalf is doing everything he can to live up to those expectations. Through [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:19:49 +0000

Sean Payton elaborates on his “worry about your frickin’ meat” line

Saints coach Sean Payton coined a potential catch phrases for the ages earlier this week, when he said on WWL that he responded to a butcher who questioned a decision to go for two early in Sunday’s eventual loss to the 49ers by saying that the butcher should “worry about your own frickin’ meat.” In [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:15:17 +0000

Saints Hall of Famer Vaughan Johnson dies at 57

Former Saints linebacker Vaughan Johnson died Thursday in North Carolina after a long battle with kidney disease, Ken Trahan of Crescent City Sports reports. Johnson was 57. Johnson began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL. The Saints drafted Johnson 15th overall in the 1984 NFL supplemental draft. He joined the Saints [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:09:18 +0000

Vic Fangio wants to get rid of divisions

On the same day Commissioner Roger Goodell threw cold water on the idea of seeding the six playoff teams without regarding to whether a team has won its division, Broncos coach Vic Fangio took it a big step farther: Get rid of divisions completely. “Since the league went to 32 teams, which was when the [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:00:31 +0000

Lamar Jackson tosses five TDs as Ravens romp to 42-21 win over Jets

For the third time this season, Lamar Jackson tossed five touchdown passes in leading the Baltimore Ravens to victory. And he set a league rushing record in the process as well. Jackson’s five touchdowns were all to different receivers as Baltimore outclassed the New York Jets in a 42-21 blowout win on Thursday night to [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:27:51 +0000

Tom Brady challenges Lamar Jackson to race . . . sort of

Not long after Lamar Jackson set the NFL record for single-season rushing yards for a quarterback Thursday night, Tom Brady challenged the Ravens quarterback to a race. Sort of. “Me vs Lamar, 40 Yard Dash on natural grass but he has to wear rollerblades. Who’s buying the PPV?” Brady tweeted. Jackson has seven carries for [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 03:16:02 +0000

Lamar Jackson accounts for 119 yards, two TDs to put Ravens up 21-7 at half

The Jets’ 199 yards are more than the Ravens. They are 6-for-9 on third down and are averaging 5.9 yards per play. They have a 21-yard punt return and kickoff returns of 34 and 37 yards. Yet, they trail the Ravens 21-7. The Jets had a field goal blocked; they turned it over on downs [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:53:28 +0000

Mark Andrews’ eighth touchdown of season sets team record for a tight end

Mark Andrews thought he had a 1-yard score for an eighth touchdown catch of the season, a team record for a tight end, with 10:53 remaining until halftime. Lamar Jackson already was on the sideline with a jacket on when officials dropped a flag on extra tackle Parker Ehinger for not reporting as eligible. The [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:25:50 +0000

Lamar Jackson has 52 rushing yards, touchdown toss as Ravens lead 13-0

Lamar Jackson might run for 100 yards in the first half. He is having his way with the Jets run defense, which entered the game ranked second but is missing Quinnen Williams and Jamal Adams. Jackson has four carries for 52 yards, giving him more rushing yards than passing yards. He is 4-for-5 for 46 [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:55:41 +0000

Lamar Jackson sets NFL single-season QB rushing record on first drive

Lamar Jackson needed 23 yards to break Michael Vick’s NFL record for rushing yards in a season for a quarterback. The Ravens quarterback ran for 27 on the team’s first possession. Jackson now has 1,044 rushing yards, topping the 1,039 that Vick had in 2006. The Ravens, though, probably would rather Jackson didn’t take the [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:43:25 +0000

Emmanuel Sanders trade a big boost to 49ers’ passing game

The 49ers’ trade for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is looking like one of the best personnel moves any team has made since the start of this season. Sanders had a huge game on Sunday in New Orleans, helping the 49ers beat the Saints and moving them a step closer to home-field advantage throughout the NFC [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:18:35 +0000

Jamal Adams, Quinnen Williams among the Jets’ inactives

The Jets will not have safety Jamal Adams or defensive lineman Quinnen Williams against the Ravens tonight. They were among the team’s inactives, leaving them without two of their top defensive players against Lamar Jackson. The Jets listed both players as doubtful. Adams has an ankle injury and Williams a neck injury. Receiver Demaryius Thomas [more]

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:03:57 +0000

Tony Pollard, Jeff Heath return to being full participants

The Cowboys look like they will have starting safety Jeff Heath and backup running back Tony Pollard on Sunday against the Rams. Both were full participants in Thursday’s practice after being limited Wednesday. Heath missed last week’s loss to the Bears with injuries to both shoulders. Pollard sat out the game after injuring his ankle [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 23:39:20 +0000

D.J. Jones headed to injured reserve

The 49ers placed tight end Garrett Celek on injured reserve Thursday after center Weston Richburg and Marquise Goodwin went on the season-ending list earlier this week. Defensive tackle D.J. Jones remains on the roster as a non-practice participant, but coach Kyle Shanahan said on KNBR on Thursday that the 49ers will place him on injured [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 23:31:25 +0000

Adam Thielen practices again for Vikings

The Vikings face a stiff challenge on Sunday at L.A., against the Chargers. They may be getting receiver Adam Thielen back for the game. Thielen practiced on a limited basis on Thursday, his second practice of the week. He injured a hamstring in Week Seven against the Lions, and he tried to return two weeks [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:58:42 +0000

Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill declares for draft

Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill will skip his senior season, having announced he will enter the NFL Draft. Hill intends to finish his college career by playing in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against Louisville on Dec. 30. Hill leads the SEC in rushing yards with 1,347, which ranks 13th nationally. He [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:54:29 +0000

49ers place Garrett Celek on IR, promote Daniel Helm

The 49ers announced Thursday they placed tight end Garrett Celek on injured reserve, ending his injury-plagued season. They promoted tight end Daniel Helm from the practice squad. Celek had offseason back surgery and began the season on the physically unable to perform list. The 49ers activated Celek on Nov. 11. He appeared in five games [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:38:12 +0000

Freddie Kitchens has “no problem” with Rashard Higgins

Browns receiver Rashard Higgins played only one snap Sunday. That came on an onside kick at the end of the team’s victory over the Bengals. He has played only 20 percent of the offensive snaps this season. Freddie Kitchens insisted Thursday that Higgins is not in the coach’s doghouse. “I think you guys are trying [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:22:29 +0000

Major League Baseball removes marijuana from the list of banned substances

NFL, you’re up. Major League Baseball has removed marijuana from the list of Drugs of Abuse under its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The change occurred as a result of negotiations with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Baseball will continue to test for opioids, fentanyl, cocaine, and synthetic THC. Major League Baseball will [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:49:45 +0000

Julian Edelman practiced on Thursday

The Patriots had a couple of changes to their injury report on Thursday, including a positive one involving wide receiver Julian Edelman. Edelman did not take part in practice on Wednesday, but he was back in action as a limited participant in Thursday’s session. Edelman is listed with knee and shoulder injuries. Edelman has been [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:46:51 +0000

Brett Maher works out for Titans as Ryan Succop struggles

The Cowboys moved on from Brett Maher this week, replacing him with Kai Forbath. Maher worked out for the Titans this week, Terry McCormick of titaninsider.com reports. The Titans so far have chosen not to sign Maher or any other kicker, but they obviously have concerns about Ryan Succop. Succop, 33, has made only one [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:46:05 +0000

Larry Fitzgerald not giving much thought to possible last home game

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is planning a pitch to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on returning for a 17th season in Arizona, but recent history says that Fitzgerald won’t be saying anything until his 16th season is in the books. Three games remain in the season and the final home game comes when the Cardinals [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:37:46 +0000

Raiders say farewell to Oakland on Sunday

Few venues in football are as iconic as the Black Hole in Oakland, home to some of the NFL’s most fanatical fans. But those fans in Oakland will no longer have a team after Sunday. The Raiders host the Jaguars on Sunday in their last game ever in Oakland, before they make the move to [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:35:20 +0000

Jaguars promote C.J. Board, waive Tae Hayes

The Jaguars promoted receiver C.J. Board from the practice squad Wednesday, the team announced. They waived rookie cornerback Tae Hayes in a corresponding move. Board was on the team’s active roster for the first 12 weeks of the season. He was on the practice squad for Week 13. Board has played two games and has [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:26:34 +0000

Report: Ravens thinking about parking Lamar Jackson if they clinch

The Ravens are going to put Lamar Jackson on the field during a short week, despite him not practicing a lot lately. That doesn’t mean they’re not thinking about finding him some rest. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Ravens are considering starting Robert Griffin III in Week 17 if they’ve already clinched [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:12:36 +0000

A&M DT Justin Madubuike declares for draft, will skip bowl game

Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday. He will not play in the Aggies’ bowl game on Dec. 27 against Oklahoma State. Madubuike announced his decision on social media. “I am excited to be one step closer to turning my childhood dream into reality,” Madubuike wrote. Madubuike leads the [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:06:08 +0000

Jets place Ryan Griffin on IR, activate Brent Qvale

The Jets hoped to have Chris Herndon playing a leading role at tight end for them this season, but a four-game suspension and injuries made it a lost year for the 2018 fourth-round pick. It also opened the door for Ryan Griffin to be the No. 1 tight end on the team and Griffin did [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:00:44 +0000

Kliff Kingsbury sees a lot of similarities between Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield

Kliff Kingsbury recruited Baker Mayfield to Texas Tech, where Mayfield played eight games as a true freshman before transferring to Oklahoma. Kingsbury tried to recruit Kyler Murray to Lubbock, but Murray instead went to Texas A&M and then Oklahoma. So Kingsbury has helped/is helping groom both quarterbacks, who meet for the first time Sunday. “They’ll [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:50:02 +0000

Kyle Shanahan: Raheem Mostert’s “given us no choice” but to play him

The initial plan for the 49ers backfield this season called for Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon to split time, but it didn’t take long for that plan to change. McKinnon went down with a season-ending knee injury during the summer for the second straight year, Tevin Coleman missed time at the start of [more]

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:50:00 +0000

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