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LeSean McCoy facing new allegations from woman who was attacked

A woman who was attacked during a home invasion at a property owned by LeSean Mccoy back in July says the NFL star went to great lengths to cover up the crime, which McCoy was previously accused of orchestrating. Elizabeth Donald, a friend of McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon, says she was also attacked when a masked man broke into the home on July 10. Both Donald and Cordon have publicly accused McCoy of sending a man to the house to retrieve jewelry and other items for the Bills...

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Odell Beckham Jr. still believes Giants will make playoffs

Odell Beckham Jr. may not be fully confident he will be able to play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but the star wide receiver is willing to make a much bigger prediction about what the future holds for him and his New York Giants teammates. On the heels of the Giants winning three of their last four games to get to 5-8, Beckham told reporters on Thursday that he believes the team will finish the season 8-8. With a little help from the man upstairs, he is fully confident that record...

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Eagles' Carson Wentz has a broken back, report says, but did he play through it?

The Eagles will have to determine if Carson Wentz can play through the injury or if he's better off sitting out the rest of the season.

        

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USA TODAY Sports' Week 15 NFL picks: Do Cowboys stay hot vs. Colts?

As the playoff picture crystallizes and other teams circle the drain, our NFL experts serve up their weekly prognostications.

        

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Carson Wentz reportedly has fractured vertebrae, will not need surgery

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been dealing with a back injury for several weeks, and it turns out it is more than just minor soreness. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wentz underwent a CT scan this week that showed he has a fractured vertebrae. While he is expected to be able to avoid surgery, it is unclear if he will play again in 2018. Wentz has been on and off the injury report with a back injury since October, so the injury is likely one he has been playing through...

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Report: Eagles’ Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without starting quarterback Carson Wentz for this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after it was revealed that he’s dealing with a back injury. It was somewhat of a surprise given that Wentz didn’t look to be banged up during last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Now comes this uncomfortable piece of information for Wentz and his struggling Eagles. Multiple media reports now indicate that the franchise quarterback is dealing with a...

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Eagles not planning to rehire John DeFilippo

Former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is back on the market, but it doesn’t sound like a reunion is in the works. On Thursday, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters that there are no plans to bring the offensive guru back into the fold.  “What I’ll say is John did a great job for me,” Pederson said (via Zach Berman and Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “He helped us win a world championship and then he had an opportunity. I love my coaches. I’m confident in...

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz likely done for season

The Eagles will be without Carson Wentz on Sunday and probably won’t have him back at all this season. The team has not formally decided on whether to place him on injured reserve, but it’s likely that we won’t see the quarterback again until 2019, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. As it turns out, Wentz’s back injury is more serious than it initially appeared. After a battery of tests, the team learned that Wentz has a fracture in his back. Now, the Eagles are doing more tests to...

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Predicting the outcomes of all the games in NFL Week 15

Last week: 12-4. Strong forecast for such a turbulent weekend! 133-74 on the season. Thursday Night - Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5): The schedule makers got this prime-time matchup right. Arguably the two best teams in the AFC happen to reside in the same division, and the Chiefs can lock up the West with a home win on the national stage. This forecast is cloudy for what should be a bright and vibrant game. I’d like the Chargers chances a lot more if either Melvin...

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Twitter blasts Stephen A. Smith after he botches 'TNF' preview

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is someone you absolutely love for his outlandish takes or loathe due to his big mouth. But we can all pretty much agree that his preview of Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs left a lot to be desired. In previewing the game Thursday, the "First Take" host absolutely whiffed in every possible way. First off, he still thinks Philip Rivers and the Chargers play in San Diego. But that’s not the extent of the issue here. In...

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Joe Flacco reacts to Ravens starting Lamar Jackson over him with class

The Ravens effectively ended the Joe Flacco Era in Baltimore with the decision this week to start rookie Lamar Jackson over the healthy veteran on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To say Flacco is handling the situation with a lot of class would be an understatement. Flacco on Wednesday made his first remarks since suffering a hip injury on Nov. 4. The 33-year-old veteran made it clear that while disappointed, he understands the situation and the Ravens’ decision to start...

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Jaguars’ Malik Jackson expects to be cut

Three years ago, Malik Jackson inked a six-year, $85.5M contract with the Jaguars. However, Jackson doesn’t expect to play out the second half of that deal. In a conversation with John Reid of the Florida Times-Union, Jackson said that he expects to be released in the offseason. “In my mind, if I’m third or fourth on the depth chart making $14.5M to $15M, I don’t see too much future for me in Jacksonville,” Jackson said Wednesday. “I’m not trying to be a journeyman by any...

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Odell Beckham Jr. visiting with specialist for quad injury

Odell Beckham Jr. missed last week’s game against the Washington Redskins with a quad injury, and his status for Sunday’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans remains uncertain. However, the way his week has progressed does not sound all that promising. After he was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Beckham visited with a specialist on Thursday for a further evaluation on his injured leg. It’s unclear if he suffered a setback on Wednesday, but he appears to be trending...

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Eric Berry will reportedly play limited snaps against Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to get the leader of their defense back on Thursday night, but he may not be on the field for all or even most of their big game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Berry will be on a “pitch count.” Berry has had a very long road back from Achilles and heel injuries, so it makes sense that the Chiefs don’t want to risk him suffering some sort of setback. The former No. 5 overall pick signed a six-year, $78 million...

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Report: Melvin Gordon facing uphill battle to play against Chiefs

Melvin Gordon is listed as questionable and considered a true game-time decision for Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but it sounds like it is more likely that he will have to sit out another week. Gordon was given a two to four week timeline for recovery after he suffered a sprained MCL on Nov. 25. Less than three weeks have passed since then, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it will be “challenging” for him to take the field on Thursday night. All...

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Mitch Trubisky is so done with his old ‘Favre’ nickname

Mitch Trubisky is so done with his old nickname. Trubisky is in his second year with the Chicago Bears, and the team can clinch the division with a win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Trubisky has passed for 21 touchdowns, rushed for three more, and is establishing himself in the league. That’s why he’s well beyond his old high school nickname of “Favre.” Entering Sunday’s game against the Packers, Trubisky was asked about his old nickname, which is a nod to the legendary...

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NFL Week 15 questions: Can Chargers come out on top against Chiefs?

The Chiefs and Chargers provide plenty of playoff intrigue in Thursday night's matchup as they kick off what should be an eventful week in the NFL.

        

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Raiders want to re-sign TE Jared Cook

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden expressed his desire to re-sign tight end Jared Cook, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2018 season, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic. As Tafur notes, no matter whom the Raiders select to replace the recently fired Reggie McKenzie, Gruden figures to retain either de facto or outright control of the club’s personnel. Therefore, if Gruden is highly interested in retaining Cook for 2019 and beyond, it stands to reason Oakland will be...

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Melvin Gordon expects to be a game-time decision vs. Chiefs

Although the Chargers are reportedly not optimistic that they’ll have running back Melvin Gordon for Thursday night’s contest against the Chiefs, Gordon himself believes he’ll be a game-time decision for the pivotal AFC West matchup, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com: "I've been grinding hard to get back and we're still trying to decide what we're going to do. I know Coach [Anthony Lynn] is trying to be careful and doesn’t want me to further hurt myself or things like that. So...

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Jon Gruden Rule? NFL makes changes to Rooney Rule in light of Raiders' process

The NFL made changes to the Rooney Rule with an eye toward making sure franchises don't circumvent the standards on diversity hiring.

        

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