Allen replaces Durant at LB for Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars made two changes to their starting defense for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Browns’ Delhomme, Harrison, Rogers sit out

The Cleveland Browns are without three starters against the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Quarterback Jake Delhomme, running back Jerome Harrison and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers each was deactivated before kickoff.

Starting DE Smith, WR Johnson will play for Texans

DE Antonio Smith and WR Andre Johnson both were active for the Houston Texans’ game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Stovall out for Bucs, but Faine is active

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without wide receiver Maurice Stovall when they play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Stovall, who had not appeared on the injury report, was declared inactive. The Bucs did have starting center Jeff Faine, who had been listed as questionable with a calf injury, active. Steelers No third quarterback QB Dennis Dixon CB Keenan Lewis RB Jonathan Dwyer DB Crezdon Butler T Tony Hills T Trai Essex WR Emmanuel Sanders LB Thaddeus Gibson Buccaneers QB Rudy Carpenter (designated third quarterback) CB Myron Lewis RB Kareem Huggins LB Niko Koutovides C Ted Larsen DL Michael Bennett WR Maurice Stovall

Bengals will play without ‘Pacman’ Jones

The Cincinnati Bengals’ defense will be without its leading pass rusher, DE Antwan Odom, and nickel cornerback Adam Jones, both of whom were declared inactive for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jenkins, Coleman won’t play for Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will head into a key NFC South game against the New Orleans Saints without two key starters who had been listed as questionable — wide receiver Michael Jenkins and safety Erik Coleman.

Lynch-for-Hawk rumors intensify in Buffalo

Were the Buffalo Bills showcasing running back Marshawn Lynch during the Packers’ 34-7 victory at Green Bay on Sunday. It’s possible, according to the Buffalo News, which reported trade talk of Lynch for disgruntled Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has intensified.

Agent: Hawk willing to be traded

So where was A.J. Hawk on Sunday? The Green Bay Packers starting inside linebacker had a bird’s-eye view of the Packers’ 27-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles — from the sideline.

Big Ben talks about his big change of heart

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger granted an exclusive interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Tuesday, and the theme was the changes he’s made after a tumultuous offseason that hit its low point when Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for six games. (Goodell will review the penalty with Roethlisberger in a face-to-face meeting Friday).

McNabb: Eagles never backed me

Who had Donovan McNabb‘s back in Philadelphia?

Apparently no one in the organization, according to his recent interview with GQ magazine.

Concerning Ryan, ‘hire’ a four-letter word to Dungy

Tony Dungy gives Jets coach Rex Ryan a thumbs down for his performance on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”.

Jones: Eagles are better off without McNabb

How the Eagles will fare with Kevin Kolb replacing the traded Donovan McNabb at quarterback has been a topic of hot discussion in Philadelphia this offseason. According to owner of one of the Eagles’ chief rivals, they’ll do just fine.

Disciplined approach serves Jaguars’ Bolen well

Running steps at age 8 didn’t faze Brock Bolen. Neither did hitting tackling dummies in his back yard or trying to tackle his older, bigger, stronger sister. Bolen, a fullback in his second training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars, developed a strong worth ethic at a young age thanks in large part to the disciplined example his father set. Jim Bolen fought in the Vietnam war as a Green Beret and then landed a job as a mercenary for the Rhodesian government, protecting that country’s border from terrorists. “I told him there are certain things he has to do,” Jim told The Florida Times-Union. “One of the things is when all the other kids are sitting around the house playing […]

Eight reasons to question Favre’s NFL future

Loki the Octopus, who lives at Minnesota’s Mall of America has predicted Favre will retire.

How about something extra for Peterson?

With reports swirling that the Minnesota Vikings would offer QB Brett Favre a financial enticement to return this season, RB Adrian Peterson has raised the idea that he, too, wouldn’t mind a little something for the effort.

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