Brandon Brooks released from hospital

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  • The Eagles had to play without right guard Brandon Brooks on Monday night after Brooks was hospitalized due to an illness.
  • Rookie Isaac Seumalo made his first NFL start in place of Brooks.
  • The nature of the illness that sidelined Brooks remains unknown, but he’s doing well enough that he was released from the hospital on Tuesday morning.

The Eagles had to play without right guard Brandon Brooks on Monday night after Brooks was hospitalized due to an illness. That forced the team to do a little extra shuffling on their offensive line for what wound up as a 27-13 loss to the Packers.
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Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings

  • RAIDER RULE NO. 2: See Raider Rule No. 1.
  • Through 11 games, the Raiders lead the league in penalties (105) and penalty yardage (867), which is a relatively new development for second-year Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as his Jacksonville teams were some of the least penalized in the league at the time.
  • Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings
  • You can hear former Raiders linebacker Matt Millen cackling as he recalls the signs, real or fictional, adorning Oakland’s locker room, the ones that read: RAIDER RULE NO. 1: Cheating is encouraged.
  • Then again, the Raiders did set an NFL record with 23 penalties for a franchise-record 200 yards in an overtime road victory Oct 30 against Tampa Bay.

Following their win against Carolina, the Raiders reached No. 2 in ESPN’s Power Rankings for the first time since the final 2002 regular-season poll.
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Ryan Kalil, Gino Gradkowski placed on IR 

The #Panthers have placed Ryan Kalil and Gino Gradkowski on IR 

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  • Carolina’s top two centers lost for the season; Panthers add two offensive linemen two active roster and two to practice squad.
  • Carolina also filled two open spots on the practice squad by adding two young offensive tackles – Tyrus Thompson and Jake Rodgers .
  • With two open spots on the active roster, the Panthers signed center Ryan Wendell and offensive tackle Dan France , who could be needed this week against the Seahawks after starting right tackle Daryl Williams suffered an ankle injury versus Oakland.
  • Wendell is a seven-year veteran who has experience at center and guard.
  • Right guard Trai Turner moved to right tackle – a position he last played in high school – and versatile lineman Chris Scott filled Turner’s spot.

Carolina’s top two centers lost for the season; Panthers add two offensive linemen two active roster and two to practice squad.
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Sean Lee out sick today, but expected to play Thursday

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  • The Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this week, but they’re going to have to push through some illness first.
  • Wilcox has played surprisingly well this year, so I disagree that being without him is a “good thing”.
  • Defensive end David Irving was also out sick earlier this week, but was back on the field earlier today.
  • Lee is expected to recover in time to play the Vikings on Thursday, and the fact they played last Thursday keeps it from being a true short week for them.

The Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this week, but they’re going to have to push through some illness first. Via Todd Archer of ESPN.com, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was not on the practice field today with some unknown but apparently not terribly serious malady.
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RG3 cleared for full contact

Robert Griffin III cleared for full contact

  • Jackson did say, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer , that Griffin’s throwing doesn’t look like it has been affected by the injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
  • All the Browns QBs have had full contact behind that garbage OL
  • Hes been cleared for Full Contact alright.
  • On Monday, Browns coach Hue Jackson said that quarterback Robert Griffin III had not been medically cleared for full contact after breaking a bone in his left shoulder but that the team expected it to happen soon .
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On Monday, Browns coach Hue Jackson said that quarterback Robert Griffin III had not yet been medically cleared for full contact after breaking a bone in his left shoulder but that the team expected it to happen soon. It didn’t take long.
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Eagles guard Brooks hospitalized due to illness, out for MNF

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  • Packers cornerback Damarious Randall is active and returns to the lineup.
  • Rookie tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai , who’s been starting due to Lane Johnson ‘s suspension, is also out vs. the Packers with a knee injury.
  • Eagles guard Brandon Brooks was hospitalized Monday due to an illness and will miss Monday night’s game vs. the Packers.
  • Barbre will probably play well, since the Packers gave up on him.

Eagles guard Brandon Brooks was hospitalized Monday due to an illness and will miss Monday night’s game vs. the Packers. The absence of Brooks means the Eagles again have to shuffle their offensive line.
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Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of losing one of their top pass-rushers in defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn

  • The Falcons lost one defensive lineman for the season when Derrick Shelby suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
  • Last season, the Falcons had a league-low 19 sacks in 16 games.
  • The Falcons are on the verge of losing one of their top pass-rushers for an extended period of time.
  • The Falcons have five games remaining, which means there is potential for Clayborn to return before the end of the season.
  • The Falcons have improved dramatically in pressuring opposing quarterbacks, with 24 sacks through 11 games.

The Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of losing one of their top pass-rushers, defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn, for an extended period of time after Clayborn tore a ligament in his left knee.
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