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David Baas injury: Giants center aims for Week 1 return

David Baas should be good to go for the regular season after suffering an MCL injury last week.<p>The New York Giants had their contingency plans for what they'd do if David Baas' MCL injury caused him to miss regular season playing time, but they might not need it.Tom Coughlin expects the center will …

Lex Hilliard needs shoulder surgery

New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard, who played in 12 games last season for the team, will have season-ending surgery next week to repair a fractured …

Football (U.S.)

Checking in on Victor Cruz's Foot Injury

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz gave Giants fans and fantasy football general managers alike a big scare when he sustained an injury to his left foot Sunday night against the Colts.<p>Will Cruz be back to fighting shape in time for the Dallas Cowboys and regular-season opener?<p>Tune into the …

Football (U.S.)

Le'Veon Bell's Lisfranc Injury Leaves the Steelers Running Game in Shambles

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Michigan State star Le'Veon Bell to revamp what was a mediocre rushing attack in 2012, but Bell has to be on the field for the team to turn things around.<p>Bell's debut as an NFL pro will have to wait, as he suffered a Lisfranc injury in preseason action that will …

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Santonio Holmes on looking like he’s in great shape: Looks can be deceiving

AP<p>There’s been a rush of positive reports about Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes’ condition after a long stay on the shelf because of a foot injury.<p>…

Terrell Thomas will play against Jets

AP<p>Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas’ comeback from a third torn ACL will take a major step forward on Saturday when Thomas takes the field against the …

Le’Veon Bell expected to miss 6-8 weeks with foot injury

AP<p>The news isn’t great on Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, but it’s not as bad as it could have been.<p>Following the reports that Bell …

Anthony Spencer isn’t running yet

AP<p>Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is still planning to be on the field when the Cowboys open the season against the Giants on September 8, but …

Brian Hartline: Swearinger's hit 'crap'

MIAMI -- The Dolphins suffered a major blow on offense last weekend when a Houston Texans defender went low on Dustin Keller and blew out three of …

Football (U.S.)

Von Miller gets 6-game suspension

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will serve a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy, a violation the …

NFL

Fantasy Football 2013: Late-Round Steals Who Will Shape Your Season

Every fantasy football owner is searching for the diamonds in the rough who can complement their stars and help contribute to a run at the title.<p>The question is: Which late-round steals will shape your season?<p>The most common target for aid is at the running back position, where players can …

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Fantasy Football Sleepers 2013: Off-the-Radar Gems Set for Big Seasons

Don’t be afraid to take chances on fantasy football sleepers before they break out during the start of the 2013 NFL season.<p>If you’ve already drafted a solid lineup, the later rounds are the perfect time to take some chances. Every year, many trophies are won by working the waiver wire. Instead of …

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Ron Jaworski thinks knee injury may affect RG3’s mechanics

Getty Images<p>Will Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III be the same kind of runner after this year’s knee surgery as he was last year? That’s a …

Le'Veon Bell injury: Steelers out with Lisfranc injury

Fantasy football rankings 2013: Ranking the top 50 tight ends

With the fantasy football season set to begin in a fortnight, Dan Ciarrocchi ranks the top 50 tight ends in fantasy football.<p>Things are always uncertain in fantasy football, but for the tight end position, that's an understatement. With the exception of Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten, question marks …

Marques Colston injury: Saints WR still nursing foot issue

Despite practicing on consecutive days this week, Colston says he's still not feeling 100 percent.<p>Wide receiver Marques Colston has missed over a dozen practices thus far during New Orleans Saints training camp due to his injured foot. He told the Times-Picayune on Tuesday that the issue is …

Ahmad Bradshaw practiced in pads, not expected to play against Browns

Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw practiced in pads for the first time on Tuesday. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw practiced in full pads for the first time this offseason on Tuesday, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis …

Jordy Nelson injury: Packers WR 'very close' to returning

Jordy Nelson might not recover for the beginning of the regular season as previously hoped.<p><b>Update:</b> Nelson is reportedly 'very close' to returning now, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.<p>Jordy Nelson wants to play in the Packers' season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, but he doesn't sound …

Fantasy football rankings 2013: Running back rankings for PPR and standard leagues

It's an important upcoming draft weekend and most running back rotations are becoming less murky. Check out the top 70 backs for PPR and standard leagues with some notes on players that are rising and falling.<p><i>Families are always rising and falling in America.</i><p>Nathaniel Hawthorne didn't play fantasy …

Identifying the Best Handcuffs for Top Injured NFL Stars

Injuries are a fact of life in the National Football League—and an infuriating part of fantasy football.<p>The games haven't even started yet, and already a top-five pick has clouds of doubt swirling around him. The top rookie running back in fantasy this year may see his season ended before it …

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Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide Receivers to Reach for and Avoid in Your Draft

Link to Media<p>Wide receiver is a very deep position in fantasy football this year, but there are still sleepers and busts who can make or break your fantasy season.<p>There are some players ready to break out and exceed expectations, while others are on the decline or might be in a questionable offense.<p>…

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