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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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AP: Ray Rice video was sent to NFL security director

An anonymous law enforcement official says he sent the Ray Rice elevator video to the attention of NFL security director Jeffrey Miller in April.

The report is a followup to the AP story which asserted a woman at the NFL had acknowledged having received and viewed the now infamous video.

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Ravens dispute report from ESPN, which stands by story

On Monday afternoon, the Ravens released a statement rebutting ESPN's damning report about their handling of the Ray Rice case.

Within it, the team reasserted that Rice had misled them, coach John Harbaugh denied seeking Rice's release, and owner Steve Bisciotti downplayed his relationship with Roger Goodell.

Shortly thereafter, Bisciotti held a rambling presser, during which he suggested that all of ESPN's sources were friends of Rice's.

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Broncos: Bowlens face no deadline to sell

In an apparent response to Sunday's article in the DP - which we summarized here - the Broncos have released a statement regarding succession plans for the team's ownership:

Owner Pat Bowlen has indicated a strong desire to keep specifics of his estate planning private, and the Denver Broncos intend to honor his wishes.

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