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Raiders DC Paul Guenther rails against NFL’s handling of Vontaze Burfict

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther railed Thursday against the NFL upholding its season-long suspension of middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, calling it a "witch hunt" that might have ended Burfict's career.An incensed Guenther, who has been a father figure to Burfict from their days together with the Cincinnati Bengals, also said the Raiders did not know Burfict was one infraction away from being banned and that the
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Cordy Glenn disciplined by Bengals, sits out practice amid report of rift with team

CINCINNATI -- Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn did not practice on Thursday amid a report of a rift between the veteran and the franchise.One day after Glenn was a full participant at practice since he suffered a concussion in August, he did not participate because of an internal discipline matter, coach Zac Taylor said.According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, Glenn and a member of the coaching staff got into a
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Chargers’ Russell Okung returns to practice from pulmonary embolism

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung returned to practice on Thursday and did not rule out the possibility of returning to the field as early as Sunday against the Tennessee Titans."Being sidelined after suffering a pulmonary embolism earlier this year has been an intense battle that I'm thankful to put behind me," Okung wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. "I want to thank [agent]
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Sam Darnold says Jets can be ‘unstoppable as an offense’ once Chris Herndon returns

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, not known for bold statements, stepped out of character on Thursday, setting huge expectations for his offense."Right now, we're just missing Chris (Herndon). Once all the guys are back together, I think we're unstoppable as an offense -- or we can be," he said, referencing the injured tight end.2 Related"It's just up to us and how we execute," Darnold continued.
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Star Jets LB C.J. Mosley says he’ll return from groin injury vs. Patriots

New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley, out since Week 1 with a groin injury, says he will play Monday night vs. the New England Patriots.Mosley, 27, a four-time Pro Bowler with the Ravens, signed a five-year, $85 million deal with $51 million guaranteed before the season.He received a welcome back on Twitter from teammate Le'Veon Bell:Let's get it brotha welcome back 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/TmlpvjhdxK— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 17, 2019 In
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Saquon Barkley says there’s ‘no doubt’ his ankle would hold up in game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley wouldn't declare himself back for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. He would only go as far as saying he's "day to day."But Barkley did express the opinion that the right ankle he sprained in a Week 3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would hold up fine in a game."No doubt in my mind," Barkley said on Thursday.The
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Russell Okung set to return to practice from pulmonary embolism

Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung will return to practice Thursday, the team announced.Okung suffered a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots this summer and had been on the non-football illness list.In a statement he posted on social media Thursday, Okung said "being sidelined after suffering a pulmonary embolism earlier this year has been an intense battle that I'm thankful to put behind me."Oh happy day! pic.twitter.com/5j79ROagQu— The Best
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‘Scary Terry’ McLaurin warms up to nickname, just wants to play ball – Washington Redskins Blog

ASHBURN, Va. -- The nickname wasn't original and might not stick, but it was appropriate. Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum, so he claims, dubbed rookie receiver Terry McLaurin as "Scary Terry" in training camp.The moniker reached his high school, prompting his former coach at Cathedral High in Indianapolis, Rick Streiff, to chuckle."We laughed a little bit," Streiff said, "because he's not scary anywhere except on the field."Chris Berman and Tom