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Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

Patriots place WR Josh Gordon on injured reserve with knee ailment

Just as the Patriots were welcoming a new wide receiver in Mohamed Sanu, the team lost another for the season in Josh Gordon.

       

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Patriots place WR Josh Gordon on inured reserve, ending his season

We now know why the New England Patriots were so quick to add Mohamed Sanu in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons mere hours after a shutout victory. According to the NFL translation wire, the defending champs have placed star receiver Josh Gordon on injured reserve. Gordon missed the previous game with an injury to his ankle and knee. He’ll now be out for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old Gordon ends the season with 20 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown in six games....

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Browns plan to acquire OT before trade deadline

Browns general manager John Dorsey is targeting a number of offensive tackles to ensure the team acquires an upgrade before the trade deadline, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. Cleveland’s offensive line woes have been well documented this season, but they are far from the only team seeking upgrades via trade. Washington tackle Trent Williams remains the obvious best candidate available. Except, while he continues to hold out with no progress toward a new contract, Washington...

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Sheri Berkery and Martin Frank, Cherry Hill Courier-Post

Eagles' Doug Pederson says Fletcher Cox's absence from practice unrelated to intruder incident

Fletcher Cox missed practice day after an intruder incident at his home last week. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the DT's absence was unrelated.

       

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Eagles’ Fletcher Cox chased would-be assailant off with shotgun

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox nearly experienced real-life horror last week when the ex-boyfriend of his current girlfriend showed up at his Mullica Hill New Jersey home, damaged a vehicle and them attempted to break into the home by throwing rocks through the front window, according to Action News ABC. Surveillance videos from Cox’s home also show the man, Corbyn Nyemah, pacing the property with a baseball ball and repeatedly trying to enter the home through the...

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Tom Brady taking NFL future, retirement plans ‘day-by-day’

Tom Brady has long expressed a desire to continue his NFL career as long as possible, but his most recent comments on the subject suggest he is taking a much more pragmatic approach to his future than in the past. As recently as this past offseason, there was exceedingly optimistic buzz that Brady could conceivably play until he’s 50 (although Brady himself has stated playing until 45 is a more attainable goal). On Wednesday during his appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show,” the...

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Christine Brennan, USA TODAY

Opinion: Jim Brown's rap sheet disqualifies him from my list of greatest NFL players

Some consider Jim Brown to be the greatest player in the NFL's 100-year history, but his criminal record cannot be overlooked.

       

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Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions trading Quandre Diggs a business move, albeit a risky one

Tuesday's trade of Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks was reminiscent of last year's deal of Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles

       

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Jerry Rice, Tom Brady and Lawrence Taylor top our list of the 100 greatest NFL players of all time

In celebration of the NFL's 100th season, USA TODAY Sports unveils its list of the best 100 players in NFL history.

       

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Browns interested in Giants LT Nate Solder?

With their Trent Williams efforts looking likely to come up short, the Browns may be looking at another NFC East tackle. They are interested in Giants left tackle Nate Solder, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweets. While it would be a major salary to take on, Solder is a proven left tackle who would upgrade Cleveland’s offensive line. The Giants signed Solder to a four-year, $62M deal, reshaping the tackle market in 2018. Solder, the centerpiece of Dave Gettleman‘s aggressive...

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Nate Davis, USA TODAY

Analysis: Patriots trade for Falcons' Mohamed Sanu a brilliant exercise in self-awareness

It may have seemed like New England overpaid for veteran Falcons receiver, but dig a little deeper before rendering judgment.

       

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Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY

Broncos trade WR Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers for third- and fourth-round picks

The Broncos have sent veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth-round pick to the 49ers in exchange for third- and fourth-round selections.

       

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Drew Rosenhaus: ‘I fully expect’ Antonio Brown to play again this season

Antonio Brown has yet to catch on with another NFL team after the New England Patriots unceremoniously cut him loose on Sept. 20 after a brief 11-day stint. Despite the myriad red flags, there are teams that reportedly remain interested in the talented-but-mercurial wide receiver. Perhaps that is why Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, expressed total confidence Tuesday that his client will play again in the NFL this season. Rosenhaus made his comments on Brown’s future during an appearance...

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Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY

Le'Veon Bell on airing of Jets teammate Sam Darnold's comments: 'NFL did Sam dirty'

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell said the NFL "did Sam (Darnold) dirty" by airing the quarterback's unflattering remarks during the broadcast.

       

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Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY

Raiders legend, Hall of Famer Willie Brown dies at 78

Willie Brown, a two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer who was one of the leaders of the Oakland Raiders' golden era, died Tuesday at 78.

       

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Andy Vasquez, North Jersey Record

Jets coach Adam Gase unhappy with ESPN for airing Sam Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment

The Patriots were in Sam Darnold's head Monday night. And the whole world saw it when ESPN ran a clip of the QB saying he was "seeing ghosts."

       

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XFL will kick off one week after Super Bowl LIV

The XFL officially announced their 2020 schedule on Tuesday, and they’re not even going to let the dust settle following the conclusion of the NFL league year to get things underway. Less than one week after Super Bowl LIV, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2, the XFL will kick off with a game between the DC Defenders and the Seattle Dragons on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET on ABC. That Saturday will feature a split doubleheader with FOX airing a game between the Los Angeles...

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Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY

Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. not pleased with $14K fine for pants that were too short

Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. let everyone on Instagram know how he felt about being fined $14,000 by the league.

       

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Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY

New England Patriots acquire receiver Mohamed Sanu from Atlanta Falcons

The New England Patriots acquired Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round draft pick. Sano has 33 catches and a TD this season.

       

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Nate Davis, USA TODAY

NFL power rankings: Surging Vikings crack top five, while three other teams vault into top 10

The top four teams in our weekly poll are unchanged, but the surging Vikings managed to join them near top. Three others clubs earned way into top 10.

       

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