Carson Palmer highly unlikely to face Broncos on Sunday

The Cardinals have not yet officially ruled Carson Palmer out for Sunday's game in Denver, but all signs continue to point that way.

Palmer's throwing shoulder reportedly has no structural damage, and the team apparently hasn't considered putting him on short-term IR.

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Open Thread: Minnesota at Green Bay

PFF, ESPNNFL.com and NYT preview the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Here is the NFL’s worst nightmare

Tom Cutinella, Shoreham-Wading River HS football player, died after 'freak accident,' superintendent says
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Cutinella was the third high school football player to die in the past week, ESPN reported.
A high school player in Troy, Alabama, died after collapsing on the field after a tackle, and a Rolesville, North Carolina, high school player died after collapsing following pregame warm-ups, ESPN said.
Cutinella is the third football player in the metropolitan area in the past month to die. Miles Kirkland, 16, from Curtis High School in Staten Island collapsed on the field during a practice on Sept. 1. In Salem, New Jersey, last Sunday, 12-year-old Jeremiah Pierce died after collapsing during a youth league football practice on Sept. 23.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of these football players, each of whom died far too young.

New DirecTV deal portends huge contracts for Broncos’ Thomases, Knighton, Harris

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As anticipated, the NFL and DirecTV have reached a lucrative extension to their exclusive broadcast agreement.

The deal will include an expansion of DirecTV's rights to stream games via mobile and broadband devices.

Incredibly, the reported figures are far higher than had been speculated earlier.

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Unearthing the 2000s time capsule: Gruden, Gannon, Orton, and McDaniels

Wednesday was an aughts-heavy news day, with all sorts of blasts from the not so distant past.

Jon Gruden issued a tepid dismissal of a potential return to Oakland, claiming he's "not thinking about coaching."

But the Raiders might have the young QB that Chucky covets, in Derek Carr.

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Injury Report: Carson Palmer has setback, misses practice

It appears Drew Stanton will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback this Sunday in Denver.

Carson Palmer reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery from a nerve condition in his throwing shoulder.

The 11th-year veteran missed practice on Wednesday to seek another opinion on the injury, which he suffered Week 1 against San Diego.

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Cowboys special teamer C.J. Spillman accused of rape

Dallas special teams player C.J. Spillman is being investigated by police in Grapevine, TX for an alleged sexual assault.

The assault allegedly took place at the Cowboys' team hotel on September 20 (presumably late Friday night/early Saturday morning).

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It’s been fun, but I have to go

Happy Wednesday, friends. I'm writing today for the first time in a few weeks, and I'm not feeling that great about it.

About a week ago, I let the other guys know that I've decided that continuing to promote the NFL is misaligned with my personal ethics, and that consequently, I wouldn't be doing so any longer. I really didn't want to write this article, or make a big deal about myself with it, but Doug asked me to write something so that everybody would at least know what happened.

It's taken me a week to figure out what to say, and as I write this, I still don't know. Please bear with me as I feel my way through it.

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Study finds CTE in brains of 76 out of 79 deceased NFLers

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the Raiders have fired their latest coach, what's next for them?

Owner Mark Davis danced around questions after introducing Tony Sparano as interim coach on Tuesday.

But Tim Kawakami still expects Davis to make a serious run at Jon Gruden.

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Raiders to name Tony Sparano interim coach

According to Jim Trotter, Oakland will promote assistant head coach Tony Sparano to interim head coach.

Sparano went 29-32 as the Dolphins' head coach from 2008 to 2011, leading them to the playoffs in his first year but failing to reach .500 in the following seasons.

Dennis Allen was fired over the phone after having gone 8-28 over two-plus seasons, finishing with a ten-game losing streak.

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