Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Injuries: Tom Brady (right hand) limited at practice – NFL.com

The New England Patriots dodged a serious bullet ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, quarterback Tom Brady jammed his right throwing hand at practice Wednesday after accidentally being run into by a teammate. Brady’s X-rays, however, revealed no structural damage and the issue “sounds manageable,” Rapoport said. Brady missed his media availability Wednesday because...

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Todd Haley will not return as Pittsburgh Steelers OC – NFL.com

Todd Haley is out in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are allowing their offensive coordinator to walk, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday. Technically, it’s not a firing as Haley’s contract expired after the season, bringing his successful six-year run with the team to an end. So what’s next for the Steelers? Rapoport was told that quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is “considered the...

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Ryan Leaf tweets passionate message about Tyler Hilinski – 247Sports

Tyler Hilinski (Photo: USAToday/Snook) On Tuesday night, tragic news broke that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Everyone from teammates to media to fans tweeted out messages in support of the Hilinski family. A famous former Washington State quarterback also tweeted out a passionate message after hearing the news of Hilinski’s passing. Ryan Leaf said that he...

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Larry Nassar’s enablers are latest example of how greed and sexual abuse are ingrained in our society – New York Daily News

“It’s been tough to be honest with you Bob. It’s highly emotional for everybody. Including the people who are covering this. We’ve had to sit there and listen to mothers who have talked about their daughters committing suicide. The first woman to speak today, spoke about how she was abused as a 6-year-old girl in Larry Nassar’s basement. Molested in his basement. And...

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52 key people, places and things left in NFL playoffs – NFL.com

Four teams left. Soon to be two. Meeting in one final game to decide it all. Super Bowl LII. Little did we know a year ago that Patriots running back James White would wind up as one of the biggest names in Lombardi lore, or that an entire Falcons roster would crumble violently during a second half that left plenty to blame. When I...

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Tomlin defends decision to onside kick in loss to Jags – NFL.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled within seven points with 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Divisional Round tilt versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. With two timeouts and the two-minute warning, common practice suggested the Steelers kick deep. If they got a stop, it would put them in decent field position with plenty of time to try and tie the score. Instead, coach Mike Tomlin...

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Wednesday Hot Clicks: Katie Muirhead; Isaiah Thomas Bows Out of Paul Pierce’s Night – Sports Illustrated

The Truth gets the spotlight to himself in Boston, but it’s a shame he couldn’t share it with IT. Getty Images IT defers to PP A few weeks ago, a minor controversy erupted in Boston when the Celtics announced that they would be producing and airing a tribute video for Isaiah Thomas, late of Boston and currently with Cleveland, when he returns to TD...

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Le’Veon Bell’s best 2018 team fit

7:35 AM ET NFL Insiders Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said last week that he’s prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if he is hit with the franchise tag for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old Bell played on a $12.1 million franchise tag in 2017, and that number is projected to increase to around $14.5 million for next season....

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