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The Eagles on the Brink «
If it’s ever going to happen for the Eagles, now is the time. Philadelphia has hit its bye week. It has two weeks to make whatever changes are necessary to spark its flagging offense, which is 28th in Expected Points Added per drive through seven games.

The Dallas Cowboys’ Greg Hardy Experiment Has Gone Awry | The MMQB with Peter King
After Hardy shoved a coach in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, Jerry Jones backed the embattled defensive end and the locker room tried to ignore the ugly truth: Big D now stands for Dysfunction

Dan Campbell's Dolphins Are A Transformed Team | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King takes a look at Miami's transformation under new head coach Dan Campbell. Sure, recent wins have come against the Titans and Texans, but the Dolphins are proving to be a tough team to play

Jim Schwartz wants to return to coaching in 2016 | ProFootballTalk
When the Dolphins fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle earlier this month, former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz's name came up as a possibility to replace him for the rest of the season.

Alec Ogletree heads to injured reserve-return | ProFootballTalk
The Rams opted to hold off on making any decisions about putting linebacker Alec Ogletree on injured reserve when he had surgery to repair a fractured fibula three weeks ago, but the waiting didn't do anything to make the team think that Ogletree will be able to return anytime soon.

Andrew Luck starts to get some of the blame in Indianapolis | ProFootballTalk
The Colts are a disappointing 3-4 this season, and most of the blame has fallen on head coach Chuck Pagano, with his ridiculous fake punt play against the Patriots encapsulating everything that makes the Colts look like a badly coached team. But Pagano doesn't get all the blame.

Brandon Marshall on Greg Hardy: 'I don't think that he learned his lesson' -
Marshall and the Inside the NFL team discussed the incident from Sunday's Cowboys game where Hardy got in a sideline tiff with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.

Agent's Take: The next step for the now-respectable Raiders -
A look at how the once dismal Raiders got on the road to respectability, and what they have to do to take the next step.

Detroit Lions lead wide-open race for the No. 1 pick - NFL
With the race for the No. 1 pick wide-open, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders ranks the 10 most likely teams to be sitting atop the 2016 NFL draft.

Texans release Ryan Mallett, sign T.J. Yates -
The Houston Texans have decided to cut ties with their backup quarterback. Ryan Mallett was released by the Texans on Tuesday just days after Mallett missed the team flight to Miami.

Jason Pierre-Paul signs one-year deal with Giants -
After visiting with the Giants earlier in the day, Jason Pierre-Paul has signed with New York on a one-year, incentive-laden deal, the team announced.

Paul Richardson, Jordan Hill among the Seahawks returning to practice this week - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks are expected to have several key players back on the field this week, including speedy wideout Paul Richardson, disruptive defensive tackle Jordan Hill and even cornerback Marcus Burley, whose recovery from thumb surgery Pete Carroll characterized as "amazing."

Garrett shrugs off concerns over Hardy, Cowboys' 4-game skid -
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett won't discipline defensive end Greg Hardy over a physical confrontation with one of his assistants, and the Dallas coach brushes off suggestions he faces his biggest leadership challenge in five years at the helm. The Cowboys (2-4) have their first four-game losing streak under Garrett — all without offensive stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant — and have to face defending NFC champion Seattle on Sunday.

Seahawks sign RB Bryce Brown, try out nine others - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Bryce Brown rushed for 878 yards in two seasons with the Eagles before moving to the Bills last year.

What is WR Paul Richardson’s Role, Time Travel and Plenty More in this Week’s Seahawks Q&A | Seattle Seahawks
You have questions, Seahawks-related and otherwise, we have answers.

NFC West Update: Arizona Cardinals & St. Louis Rams Notch Wins in Week 7 | Seattle Seahawks
How did Seattle's division rivals fare in Week 7 around the NFL?

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson Returns to Practice Looking “Lightning Fast” | Seattle Seahawks
Receiver Paul Richardson returned to practice Monday after spending the first seven weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list because of a knee injury.

Flashy Bennett, overlooked Avril book end Seahawks pass rush | Bellingham Herald
Together their pass rushes bludgeoned Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers and revived Seattle’s defense. The opposite personalities yet similar impacts on games may be the Seahawks’ best hope to revive their 3-4 season.

Hawk Talk highlights: Assessing Tom Cable, Kris Richard - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk', including Danny O'Neil's assessments of the jobs that Seahawks assistants Kris Richard and Tom Cable have done. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

If Dez Bryant returns, Seahawks' Carroll will have Sherman waiting | FOX Sports
If Dez Bryant returns, Seahawks' Carroll will have Sherman waiting

Former Seahawks long-snapper Nate Boyer working to build water wells in Africa - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The day after being cut by the Seahawks, long-snapper Nate Boyer received a call about a campaign to create clean water wells in Tanzania. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks’ next foe: Injuries to stars, turnovers have doomed Dallas | The News Tribune
The Cowboys are 2-4 and have lost four straight since quarterback Tony Romo broke his clavicle.

Gosselin: Why Cowboys' success against Seahawks in 2014 will be hard to replicate | Dallas Morning News
Eight of the defenders are the same from a Seattle unit that lined up against the Cowboys last October and the Patriots in the Super Bowl last February.

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson: Injury didn't sap my speed - NFC West - ESPN
Coming off an ACL injury suffered during last year's playoffs, Paul Richardson practiced for the first time Monday and says he's faster than before.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson may return Sunday after being wheelchair-bound 9 1/2 months ago. | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ second-round draft choice from 2014 returned to practice Monday, nine months after his second reconstructive knee surgery in three years. He ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash before he got hurt. He says he’s been clocked in his recovery — and he’s faster now.

Four Things We Learned From Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll's Week 8 Monday Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll following his team's 'Bonus Day' workout on Monday at team headquarters.

Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers locker room, and his future with the team - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers are approaching a crossroads with their starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick's future appears in doubt, and there are indications the writing could already be on the wall.

Seattle Seahawks tweak run game, get Marshawn Lynch going - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Marshawn Lynch had more room to run against the 49ers and it paid off in a big way for the Seahawks.