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Jets bench Geno Smith, but will start him against Broncos

Rex Ryan benched Geno Smith at halftime on Sunday, but says the second-year QB will start against the Broncos next week.

The Jets trailed the Chargers 17-0 after two quarters, with Smith having gone just 4/12 for 27 yards and an interception.

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Broncos release Matt Prater

On Friday, the Broncos announced the release of placekicker Matt Prater in favor of Brandon McManus, who stood in for him during the former's suspension.

Prater still has one game remaining on his four-game ban for alcohol use.

Denver will send its 2015 seventh-round pick to the Giants to complete their August trade.

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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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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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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.

Reports: Jon Gruden is Raiders’ top coaching choice

According to Tim Kawakami, Ian Rapoport, and Mike Florio, the Raiders will likely try to bring back Jon Gruden following the firing of Dennis Allen.

Each report cites the close relationship between owner Mark Davis and Gruden, who had coached the team from 1998 to 2001.

A longer list of possible candidates, from Bill Williamson, includes Denver coordinators Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase.

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Report: Raiders fire Dennis Allen

According to Jay Glazer, the Raiders have indeed fired head coach Dennis Allen.

A premature tweet by an AP reporter caused a bit of a stir on Sunday night, but its message - that Allen had been canned - proved only to be a day early.

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Danny Trevathan will start Sunday; Carson Palmer may not

The Broncos will have weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Cardinals.

Denver's leading tackler in 2013, Trevathan suffered a fracture below his knee during training camp.

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Bills bench E.J. Manuel in favor of Kyle Orton

With their seemingly annual early season tease over, the Bills have turned their offense over to Kyle Orton.

Coach Doug Marrone benched 2013 first-rounder E.J. Manuel after the team's second straight loss.

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