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(The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday. Rodgers was medically cleared from his collarbone injury on Tuesday night by team Dr. Pat McKenzie

Derek Carr on Raiders
Derek Carr on Raiders' struggles: "Put it all on me"

Derek Carr has a franchise-quarterback contract. But he's not putting in a franchise-quarterback performance this year. And he's willing to take the blame - which apparently becomes easier to do with a $25 million-per-year deal. "Put it all on me," Carr told reporters on Wednesday. "It all starts with

'Skins aim to snap skid vs. wounded Cardinals

The Washington Redskins' goal for the remaining three weeks is to stop a disappointing season from becoming a disastrous one. Officially out of the playoff race and losers of two straight games to the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers by a combined score of 68-27, the Redskins (5-8) now face

New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints preview |
New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints preview | 'NFL Playbook'

The "NFL Playbook" crew discusses the Week 15 matchup between the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints.

Patrick Peterson on team injuries: Have to
Patrick Peterson on team injuries: Have to 'stay mentally together'

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about the Cardinals Week 15 matchup against the Washington Redskins.

Petty ready for latest shot as Jets
Petty ready for latest shot as Jets' starting QB

Bryce Petty is getting another chance to prove to the New York Jets that he can be their quarterback of the future. With Josh McCown out for the final three games with a broken left hand , it's an opportunity that Petty has been waiting patiently for in his third season. ''Not at all,'

Eagles begin life without Wentz vs. Giants

It was the kick heard 'round the NFL, a 61-yard field goal made by Jake Elliott as time expired that gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 27-24 win over the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. It was also a kick that improved the NFC's top-seeded Eagles' record to 2-1 at the time and launched

Little margin for error as Cowboys visit Raiders

The Dallas Cowboys travel to California this weekend to face the Oakland Raiders in what amounts to a playoff game for both teams under the lights of Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys and Raiders each experienced moments of fulfilling preseason promise, but they've also bottomed out at times during

Ravens insist they won
Ravens insist they won't take winless Browns lightly

As a member of the Alabama football team, Marlon Humphrey knew what to expect against non-league foes such as Mercer and Kent State. ''We played a lot of teams that we definitely should easily run over,'' Humphrey recalled. Now a rookie starting cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens,

What was it like to coach against Devin Hester?
What was it like to coach against Devin Hester? 'You hold your breath'

Coaching against Devin Hester was a headache for any special teams coordinator from 2006-2016, Jeff Rodgers included. 

Jaguars laud Posluszny as role model amid 1st winning season
Jaguars laud Posluszny as role model amid 1st winning season

Coach Doug Marrone was just about to release his players for a two-day break Sunday when defensive end Calais Campbell, safety Jarrod Wilson and several other Jacksonville Jaguars chimed in with a request. It was a fitting choice following the team's ninth victory because it also secured Posluszny

NFL Fantasy Live | Part 2
NFL Fantasy Live | Part 2

The men of NFL Fantasy go over the best defenses that you want to play for week 15 as well as who to start and sit.

Roger Goodell addresses media at NFL Winter League Meeting
Roger Goodell addresses media at NFL Winter League Meeting

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media and answers questions regarding his extension and his relationship with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Titans bid to fix ailing offense vs. 49ers

As they won six of seven games to join a first-place tie with Jacksonville in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans did so while walking a tightrope not even a Wallenda might attempt. Three times in that span, Tennessee wiped out double-figure deficits and made key plays in the fourth quarter to win.

Tyrod Taylor was a full participant in Wednesday
Tyrod Taylor was a full participant in Wednesday's practice

Bills coach Sean McDermott said that Tyrod Taylor will start at quarterback in Week 15 as long as he's healthy and it looks like Taylor will be back in the lineup. Taylor was a full participant in Wednesday's practice as he continues to make his way back from the knee injury that knocked him out [ more

Report: Carson Wentz has surgery on torn left ACL
Report: Carson Wentz has surgery on torn left ACL

Carson Wentz on Wednesday morning reportedly had torn ACL surgery performed by a Pittsburgh-based orthopedic knee specialist.

McCarthy: Packers
McCarthy: Packers' Rodgers preparing to play this weekend

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting ready to play against the Carolina Panthers this weekend.

NFL Needs to Reach Out to Ex-Players Like Larry Johnson
NFL Needs to Reach Out to Ex-Players Like Larry Johnson

Is the NFL doing enough to help ex-players who are clearly suffering like Larry Johnson?

NFL spokesman: Roger Goodell views new contract as his last
NFL spokesman: Roger Goodell views new contract as his last

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- - An NFL spokesman says Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the league. Lockhart says Goodell's contract was discussed at the meetings, but he didn't know if particular owners had addressed the

Tommy Nobis, first Falcon, dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, first Falcon, dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, an all-time great linebacker who was the first draft pick in the history of the Atlanta Falcons franchise, has died at the age of 74. Nobis, who was chosen with the first overall pick in the 1966 NFL draft, given to the Falcons as an expansion team, earned the nickname "Mr. Falcon" for [

Terrell Davis: Aaron Rodgers return is a huge boost for Packers fans
Terrell Davis: Aaron Rodgers return is a huge boost for Packers fans

Hall of Famer Terrell Davis talks about why Packers QB Aaron Rogers returning to the field is a boost to the league.

Torn ACL, players
Torn ACL, players' day off, and Wentz still helps Foles plan for Giants

Carson Wentz tore his ACL 3 days ago, the Eagles were off Tuesday, and yet Wentz was still at the facility helping Nick Foles plan for the Giants. By Reuben Frank

How secure are Vance Joseph and Chuck Pagano
How secure are Vance Joseph and Chuck Pagano's jobs?

NFL Network's Omar Ruiz talks about how secure the jobs are of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and Broncos head coach Vance Joseph.

Dolphins
Dolphins' Phillips blasts Patriots' Andrews: '#dirtyplayer'

Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has called Patriots center David Andrews a "dirty player" in an Instagram post.

Bills QB Taylor to get majority of work in practice
Bills QB Taylor to get majority of work in practice

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will get a majority of work in practice to test his bruised left knee, putting him in a position to start against Miami on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that Taylor continues to make progress in recovering from an injury that prevented him from playing

Browns keep churning the roster
Browns keep churning the roster

The Browns are churning their roster this week in hopes of finding a mix that can allow them to avoid going winless for the entire 2017 season. The team announced a slew of moves on Wednesday that left them with three new faces on the active roster. One of the new arrivals - offensive lineman [ more]

Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott is better due to Ezekiel Elliott suspension
Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott is better due to Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The Cowboys are preparing for their final game before the end of running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension with both their 2-3 record without the running back and spot outside of playoff position speaking to the difficulties the team dealt with while playing without him. During the three-game losing

Steelers hoping linebacker-by-committee improves
Steelers hoping linebacker-by-committee improves

Ryan Shazier remains an inspiration to the Steelers, as they have rallied around their fallen teammate. But as for the much-less-important earthly business of football, he's also left a vacancy in their defense they're having a hard time filling. The news that they placed Shazier on IR yesterday brought

Colin Kaepernick Visited Inmates at Rikers Island, Correction Officers Union Feared He Might Incite Attacks
Colin Kaepernick Visited Inmates at Rikers Island, Correction Officers Union Feared He Might Incite Attacks

A visit by Colin Kaepernick to Rikers Island sparked outrage Tuesday after a union representative for corrections officers said his presence could incite rioting. Kaepernick was visiting inmates at the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers to promote a rehabilitation program for convicted felons

Packers QB Rodgers says cleared to return from injury
Packers QB Rodgers says cleared to return from injury

(The Sports Xchange) - The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved on Thursday when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football. Following a day of consultation with a medical team led by

Five Former Players Accused of Sexual Harassment in Lawsuit
Five Former Players Accused of Sexual Harassment in Lawsuit

Six men-including five former NFL players-have now been suspended across three sports media organizations following detailed allegations of sexual harassment from a former NFL Network employee. Jami Cantor , who worked for the network from 2006 into 2016, made the claims as part of a lawsuit against

New coach Cristobal leads Ducks against Broncos in Sin City

Pacific Northwest powers Boise State and Oregon meet for the first time in almost a decade on Saturday when they face off in the 26th Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Mountain West champion Broncos (10-3) won each of the two previous meetings, including a 19-8 victory in Boise on Sept. 3, 2009

Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play
Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play

He's back. Almost. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to play. The quarterback posted the news on social media. His return, on Sunday against the Panthers, will come nine weeks after he suffered a broken collarbone against the Vikings. It required 13 screws and a couple of plates to hold

Broncos vs. Colts: Nothing at stake except pride

With slumping television viewership impacting the NFL this season, Thursday night's matchup does not have the league office dancing in celebration. The 4-9 Denver Broncos travel to Indianapolis to take on the 3-10 Colts. Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano gave the game and season a summation

Browns sign Geoff Gray, waive Tyrone Holmes, Bryce Treggs
Browns sign Geoff Gray, waive Tyrone Holmes, Bryce Treggs

The Browns signed offensive lineman Geoff Gray from the Jets' practice squad. They waived defensive end Tyrone Holmes and wide receiver Bryce Treggs (pictured). Gray is a rookie from Manitoba College in Canada. He originally signed with the Packers on May 5. Green Bay waived him Sept. 2, and Gray signed

Fleury set for Golden Knights return after two months in concussion protocol
Fleury set for Golden Knights return after two months in concussion protocol

After two months in concussion protocol, the Vegas Golden Knights announced Marc-Andre Fleury is scheduled to return.

Titans vs. 49ers preview |
Titans vs. 49ers preview | 'NFL Now'

Get the 2 biggest keys and our predicted winner in the Week 15 match-up between the Titans and 49ers.

Top 5 Offensive Lines | Week 14
Top 5 Offensive Lines | Week 14

Check out the top five offensive line performances in the NFL coming out of Week 14.

Ian Rapoport: NFL salary cap projected to rise up to $178-million
Ian Rapoport: NFL salary cap projected to rise up to $178-million

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport gives an update on the projected salary cap for next season.

NFL-N-Motion: Why the Chiefs defense is in trouble vs. the Chargers
NFL-N-Motion: Why the Chiefs defense is in trouble vs. the Chargers

NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara breaks down why the Kansas City Chiefs defense could be in for a long day against the Kansas City Chiefs.

As career winds down, Donald Penn is becoming impatient
As career winds down, Donald Penn is becoming impatient

Donald Penn is ticked off at the Raiders' inability to seize control of their destiny.  "One of these days we're going to stop giving it away."

Chuck Pagano channels Bill Belichick in press conference
Chuck Pagano channels Bill Belichick in press conference

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano channels his inner Bill Belichick in press conference.

Bengals designate Jeff Driskel to return from injured reserve
Bengals designate Jeff Driskel to return from injured reserve

The Bengals designated Jeff Driskel to return from injured reserve. The team's third-string quarterback broke the thumb and index finger on his throwing hand in the final preseason game, and the Bengals placed him on injured reserve Sept. 4. Driskel's return to practice Wednesday starts a three-week

Goodell
Goodell's contract remains at forefront of Winter League Meeting

NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Judy Battista have the latest from the Winter League Meeting where discussions remains centered on Roger Goodell's contract and Jerry Jones' thoughts on the matter.

Top 5 Player Performances | Week 14
Top 5 Player Performances | Week 14

Check out which stars shined the brightest during Week 14 of NFL action.

Referee helps Tom Brady to his feet following sack
Referee helps Tom Brady to his feet following sack

Referee helps Tom Brady to his feet following sack

Isaac Bruce: I
Isaac Bruce: I'm 'more confident' in Rams' Super Bowl chances after loss to Eagles

Former Rams legend Isaac Bruce joins Up To The Minute and talks about this year's Los Angeles Rams.

Cardinals sign Khalif Barnes
Cardinals sign Khalif Barnes

The Cardinals lost tackle Jared Veldheer for the rest of the season when he broke his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Titans and they brought in a veteran on Tuesday to help fill out the offensive line for the final weeks of the year. The team announced that they have signed tackle Khalif Barnes [

James Madison coach Houston extended through 2027
James Madison coach Houston extended through 2027

Athletic director Jeff Bourne announced on Tuesday the university has agreed to a 10-year contract extension with Houston which will keep him with the Dukes through the 2027 season. In January, James Madison won the 2016 FCS national championship to cap Houston's first season and gave him a restructured five-year contract through 2021. "James Madison is a special place.

Week 14
Week 14's BEST and Worst Dressed NFL Players

Maurice Jones-Drew and Akbar Gbajabiamila react to the week in NFL fashion and pick their favorite--and least favorite outfits.

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