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Oneida Nation reps disappointed with NFL over Washington nickname

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, donated

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After a meeting with three NFL representatives at the league’s New York headquarters, representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation expressed disappointment that the league does not appear ready to push for a nickname name change for the Washington Redskins.

“We are very disappointed,” Oneida Nation spokesman Joel Barkin said. “This is the beginning of a process. It's clear that they don't see...

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Will taunting take away a TD?

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) spikes

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Interesting play from the Seahawks-Rams game, in which the game-winning score was an 80-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate late in the third quarter. On the way to the end zone, Tate began waving a Rams safety Rodney McLeod, and drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The touchdown stood and gave Seattle a 14-6 lead, but the Seahawks were penalized 15 yards on the ensuing...

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A good day for New York kickers -- but not the best

Nick Folk (2) celebrates his game-winning field goal

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It was a good day on Sunday for the New York players who actually put the "foot" in football.

Giants kicker Josh Brown was 5-for-5 in field goal attempts, supplying all of the Giants' 15 points during their win over the Eagles. It was the first time in Giants history the team has scored at least 15 points with all of the points a result of field goals. It was just the fourth time...

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Brandon Meriweather suspension reduced to one game

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather tosses away

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Washington safety Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended for two games because of two illegal hits he delivered in Sunday's game against the Bears, had the suspension reduced to one game. Former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell, who heard the appeal, decided to cut in half the suspenion. 

Meriweather, who has a reputation for delivering blows to the head, will lose $70,588 in salary as...

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Peyton Manning not practicing

Coming off his first loss of the season against his old team in Indianapolis, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is sitting out practice today in Denver. 

While it's not unusual for some veterans to miss a practice here or there, it is unusual for Manning to miss any practice time. 

According to Jeff Legwold of, Manning has a "minor" ankle injury, and that's...

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Jason Campbell now Browns' QB

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (#17) is chased

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It appears the Brandon Weeden era in Cleveland is officially over. 

After a series of poor starts, the former first-round pick has been benched in favor of journeyman backup Jason Campbell, according to head coach Rob Chudzinski. 

Weeden was never a favorite of Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, who ripped the choice last year when he was an NFL Network commentator. The...

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Josh Freeman may sit with concussion

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman throws a pass

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Looks like Josh Freeman's starting gig with the Vikings may be put on hold. 

After a woeful performance in a 23-7 loss to the Giants on Monday night - a game in which the Vikings' offense didn't score a single point - Freeman's status has been clouded by the fact he has been diagnosed with a concussion. 

He will now undergo the league's protocol for the injury, and may or may...

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Jets sponsor Super Bowl event to take over Penn Plaza

Jets Flight Crew member during the first half

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It's only October but already the Super Bowl buzz is coming to New York.

The 50 Yard Lounge, developed by former sports agent Lonny Sweet and The Connect Group, will take over 1 Penn Plaza across from Madison Square Garden with football festivities and food during Super Bowl week. 50YL will open Jan. 29, the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, and close Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday.

The Jets...

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Nick Foles or Michael Vick?

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles passes the ball

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The decision is easy for Eagles first-year coach Chip Kelly: With Michael Vick still hurting from a hamstring injury, Nick Foles is his starter.

Things figure to get interesting once Vick is ready to play again. And Kelly is smart to be evasive about who gets the start when that day comes.

“Until we know what the health is, I’m not saying what anybody is,” Kelly said.

Good answer....

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Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III...or Russell Wilson?

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks

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There has already been plenty of debate about whether Andrew Luck, the first pick of the 2012 draft, or Robert Griffin III, who went second overall, will wind up as the most dominant quarterback over time. But in the end, it could be third-rounder Russell Wilson who tops them all.

Wilson has been brilliant so far, with very few hiccups. After leading the Seahawks to the second round of the...

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