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Owen Daniels (hip) is inactive for Sunday Night Football against the Bears.

Daniels wasn't cleared by the medical staff after going through pregame warm-ups. Garrett Graham will get the start at tight end, but James Casey, the fullback, will play more tight end and would be a good add for fantasy owners in a state of flux. Beat writer Nick Scurfield reports that Casey will play upwards of 60 snaps. Also inactive for the Texans are RB Ben Tate (hamstring), NT Shaun Cody (ribs), CB Roc Carmichael, SS Troy Nolan, OL Cody White, and OG Brandon Brooks. Justin Forsett will back up Arian Foster.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 07:07:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 12-of-21 passes for 247 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception and added 39 rushing yards as the Seahawks fell to the Patriots 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.

Wilson didn't throw a pass until 14:08 in the second quarter, and didn't complete one until there were just over five minutes left in the half. The Seahawks finally got rolling on a 44-yard bomb to Chris Matthews, setting up Marshawn Lynch's three-yard score. Wilson tied the game 14-14 on a wildly aggressive decision by Pete Carroll to go for the touchdown rather than kick a chipshot field goal with six seconds left in the first half. Wilson again found Matthews, who beat Patriots CB Logan Ryan to score from 11 yards out. Wilson added a three-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin in the third quarter. On what should have been the game-winning drive, OC Darrell Bevell shockingly called a pass play at the goal line with :30 left. Wilson was intercepted by Patriots CB Malcolm Butler. It ended a magical game, one that will go down as one of the best in Super Bowl history.
Feb 1 - 10:06 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is active for Super Bowl XLIX.

Chancellor put a scare into the Seahawks when he departed Friday's practice early with a knee "bruise." He's all set to face the Patriots. Seattle's inactives are QB B.J. Daniels, OT Garry Gilliam, OG Keavon Milton, C Patrick Lewis, CB Marcus Burley, WR Kevin Norwood, and DL David King.
Feb 1 - 4:42 PM

Cardinals promoted OLBs coach James Bettcher to defensive coordinator.

This has been the expected move for a couple weeks now following Todd Bowles' departure to become the Jets' coach. Bettcher has only been a coach at the NFL level since 2012 when he entered the league with the Colts. Prior to that, he was the special teams coordinator at New Hampshire. Bruce Arians brought Bettcher to Arizona with him. Bettcher will get plenty of help.
Feb 1 - 12:07 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks have offered Marshawn Lynch "a huge contract extension that would keep him in a Seahawks uniform for years to come."

It's believed the deal would make Lynch the highest-paid running back in terms of annual average not named Adrian Peterson. It's a big swing of events after it's been rumored for the better part of a calendar year now that 2014 could be Lynch's final season in Seattle due to age, inflated salary, and edginess. Per RapSheet, the new deal would pay Lynch around $10 million next season.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 1 - 9:17 AM

Associated Press named Aaron Rodgers its 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player.

It's the second time in four years Rodgers has won the award. Rodgers posted a 38:5 TD/INT ratio this past season, leading the Packers to a first-round bye and the NFC's No. 2 seed. He received 31 votes, beating out J.J. Watt (13), DeMarco Murray (2), Tony Romo (2), Tom Brady (1), and Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner (1). Despite winning MVP, Rodgers lost to Murray for Offensive Player of the Year. Rodgers remains locked in as the NFL's premier quarterback going into 2015.
Jan 31 - 10:00 PM

Associated Press named Odell Beckham its 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

After missing the first month of the season to a hamstring injury, Beckham took the league by storm with a 91/1,305/12 line over the final 12 games. His famous one-handed catch was the play of the year, and one of the best catches in NFL history. Beckham had at least 90 receiving yards or a touchdown in all but one game. He finished with 42 first-place votes, beating out Zack Martin (7) and Mike Evans (1). Beckham will return with Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle to form one of the league's better receiver corps in 2015.
Jan 31 - 8:19 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians "desperately" wants Larry Fitzgerald to stay in Arizona.

"We definitely, desperately want him to stay," Arians said. "He knows that. It’s really his decision." With a massive $23.6 million cap figure for 2015, Fitzgerald's decision will be whether to take a pay cut to stay in Arizona or force the Cardinals to cut him before his $8 million roster bonus comes due in March. There is some growing optimism the two sides will work out a deal, but it remains a distinct possibility Fitzgerald will not be a Cardinal next season.
Jan 31 - 10:51 AM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes impending free agent Dez Bryant is "destined" for the franchise tag.

Archer is one of the most plugged-in NFL beat reporters and has been anticipating Dez wearing Dallas' 2015 franchise tag since last summer. The price of the wide receiver tag is expected to be around $13 million. The Cowboys want to eventually lock up Bryant long term, but Archer "highly doubts" the sides will strike a deal before free agency opens on March 10.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 30 - 9:30 PM

Jaguars owner Shad Khan stated Friday at the Super Bowl that he is "very optimistic" about the 2015 return of suspended WR Justin Blackmon.

"Absolutely," Khan stated vehemently. "As a matter of fact, I’m very optimistic. I think he’s paid his dues. I think he’s got his life together. I think he can be a role model for people who have gone through hard times. We’re waiting for him." Blackmon's return would be a huge boost to Jacksonville's wideout corps, which is dealing with Allen Robinson's foot fracture and Cecil Shorts' free agency. 25-year-old Blackmon is a run-after-catch machine with an ability to threaten the intermediate sections. He'd be a big upgrade on Shorts at Z receiver.
Jan 30 - 2:11 PM

Peyton Manning met with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak on Wednesday and team president Joe Ellis on Friday regarding his future plans.

He'll chat with GM John Elway shortly. Appearing at the Super Bowl, Manning reportedly appeared "relaxed" and "invigorated," and the Denver Post continues to expect him to play football in 2015. "I’d like to make a decision soon," Manning said in Arizona. "At the same time, coach and Joe and John have instructed me to take some time so I’m kind of following their orders."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 30 - 1:48 PM

ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright writes that "nobody knows" whether Brandon Marshall will be back with the Bears in 2015.

The Bears signed Marshall to a new four-year, $39 million deal last May, but the regime that handed him that extension is gone. Marshall is still a fine player and worth the money, but there's some question whether he'll be able to coexist with Chicago's new staff. OC Adam Gase was the Broncos' WRs coach when Josh McDaniels banished Marshall from Denver. Marshall also had a 2014 falling out with Jay Cutler. Per the website OverTheCap.com, the Bears could save $3.95 million in cap space by cutting Marshall this offseason.
Jan 30 - 10:13 AM


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