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Giants Release Josh Brown After Documents Showed Abuse

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:49:36 GMT

Giants kicker Josh Brown was interviewed after kicking a game-winning field goal against the Saints in September.Newly released police documents disclosed the kicker’s history of domestic abuse.

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Arian Foster, Worn Down by Injuries, Announces Immediate Retirement

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:34:07 GMT

Arian Foster after an exhibition game on Aug. 25. He appeared in just four regular-season games for the Dolphins.Foster, a running back who had joined the Dolphins this year, said in a statement that his body “just can’t take the punishment this game asks for any longer.”

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Geno Smith Has Torn Knee Ligament; Jets Turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick Again

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:57:27 GMT

Jets quarterback Geno Smith after injuring his right knee in the second quarter Sunday. Tests later revealed a torn A.C.L.Smith, who had replaced Fitzpatrick as the Jets starter last week, sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament against the Ravens.

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Ties in N.F.L. Are Rarer Now, but Still Unsatisfying

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:20:14 GMT

Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones caused a fumble by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in Sunday’s game. The Seahawks recovered but had to punt.The Seahawks-Cardinals game on Sunday night was the sixth tie of the 21st century; the last 6-6 tie came in 1972.

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Brock Osweiler Shows Broncos They’re Better Off Without Him

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:19:37 GMT

Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, listening for a play on Monday night, was 22 for 41 for 131 yards and fumbled three times against his former team.The quarterback left Denver for a big contract in Houston, but the Broncos are doing just fine behind Trevor Siemian, who helped beat the Texans on Monday.

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Eagles 21, Vikings 10: Sam Bradford Is Battered by Blitzes in Minnesota Vikings’ First Loss

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:27:13 GMT

The Philadelphia Eagles sacked Bradford six times and forced three turnovers in a 21-10 victory over the Vikings.

Monday’s N.F.L. Matchup: Texans (4-2) at Broncos (4-2)

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:15:38 GMT

Denver has struggled to run the ball, but the Broncos will have a chance to stretch their collective legs against Houston’s atrocious run defense.

Jets 24, Ravens 16: Jets, With Fitzpatrick Back at Quarterback, Top Ravens to Halt Skid

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:02:23 GMT

The Jets’ Matt Forte running the ball against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.Ryan Fitzpatrick, benched last week, took over when Geno Smith hurt his knee in the second quarter. Somehow, the confusion seemed to catalyze the Jets’ attack.

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Giants 17, Rams 10: Giants Use Four Interceptions to Defeat the Rams in London

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:04:08 GMT

The Giants’ offense struggled, but Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) had two interceptions. His teammate Landon Collins had two as well.Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie accounted for Case Keenum’s last interception of the day, in the end zone with less than a minute to play.

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N.F.L. Scores: Nobody’s Perfect, but the Patriots Are Close

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:16:06 GMT

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in a touchdown pass in the second half against the Steelers.The Vikings lost their first game, leaving New England to claim the title of best team in the N.F.L.

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Jets Quarterback Bryce Petty Understands All Too Well How to Wait

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:34:48 GMT

Bryce Petty is one of four quarterbacks on the Jets’ active roster. Coach Todd Bowles said that Petty, a fourth-round pick, might have an opportunity to play soon.Petty had to wait two seasons before becoming a starter at Baylor, and entering Sunday, 662 days after his last collegiate appearance, he will be on the bench for the Jets.

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After Unsteady Steps to Punish Domestic Violence, N.F.L. Faces Scrutiny Again

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:25:23 GMT

The N.F.L. indefinitely suspended Giants kicker Josh Brown after the release of documents that mention abuse of his ex-wife.A six-game suspension was introduced after the Ray Rice case, but several players, including Giants kicker Josh Brown, have avoided punishment of that length.

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Sports of The Times: N.F.L. Shows It Doesn’t Really Care About Domestic Violence

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:05:55 GMT

Giants kicker Josh Brown was charged in 2015 with assaulting his wife. The N.F.L. suspended him for one game, but has now reopened its investigation.In the case of Giants kicker Josh Brown, the league has showed that it hasn’t learned much since its mishandling of the Ray Rice case.

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Sports Business: N.F.L. Stadium in Las Vegas May Be an Ego Boost, but Not an Economic One

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:37:59 GMT

The Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke with fans on Monday after Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada signed a bill into law that clears the way for a football stadium in Las Vegas.Rarely has the economic rationale for a taxpayer-funded stadium been as flimsy as it is in Las Vegas’s case — and never has the subsidy been as high.

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N.F.L. Schedule: Here’s Who We Think Will Win in Week 7

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:28 GMT

Quarterback Carson Palmer, left, and running back David Johnson will lead the Cardinals into a key N.F.C. West matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday night.The Seahawks look to bury the Cardinals in the N.F.C. West; the Steelers face the Patriots without Ben Roethlisberger. Here’s what to expect.

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Josh Brown’s Past Admission of Domestic Abuse Causes N.F.L. to Reopen Inquiry

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:54:59 GMT

Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended one game by the N.F.L. after a domestic violence allegation. In newly released journal entries and emails, Brown wrote that he verbally and physically abused his wife. They have since divorced.In emails and journal entries released by the police, Brown wrote that he was “physically, emotionally and verbally” abusive to his wife.

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Patriots Are Wary of the Depleted Steelers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:18:28 GMT

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has run for 263 yards this season, and has also caught 20 passes.Even without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the 4-2 Steelers are likely to test the 5-1 Patriots.

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Fantasy Football: Players to Start in Week 7

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:16 GMT

Philip Rivers is expected to produce a lot of fantasy points in what should be a high-scoring game between the Chargers and the Falcons.Signs point toward high-scoring weeks from Philip Rivers, Spencer Ware and Brandon Marshall in fantasy play.

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Giants Kicker Josh Brown Admitted Abusing Wife, Police Evidence Shows

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:51:42 GMT

Giants kicker Josh Brown in September.Brown admitted to domestic violence against his wife in a journal and emails, according to police documents released in Washington State on Wednesday.

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Raiders Owner Says He Is Firm on Moving Team to Las Vegas

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:54 GMT

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, at a ceremony on Monday in which Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval approved $750 million for a new football stadium in Las Vegas.With the approval of $750 million in public money for a new football stadium in Las Vegas, Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, reiterated his intention to relocate.

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Geno Smith Replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jets’ Quarterback

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:06:29 GMT

Jets quarterback Geno Smith stretched before practice on Wednesday in Florham Park, N.J.Two days after saying Fitzpatrick would remain as the Jets’ starter, Coach Todd Bowles picked Smith to lead the offense Sunday against Baltimore.

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