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Derek Newton joins Saints 2 years after serious injury -
Two years ago, it appeared Derek Newton's NFL career was on the verge of ending. On Tuesday, he officially got his second chance to prove he can play

NFL salary cap for 2019 projected at $187M-$191.1M -
The salary cap is once again going up.The NFL announced Tuesday that projections for the 2019 salary cap are in the range of $187 million to $191.1 million,

Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) expects to play Week 15 -
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he expects to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. Big Ben suffered a rib injury in Week 14's loss to the Raiders.

Injuries: Tomlin doesn't rule out James Conner vs. Pats -
On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not rule out running back James Conner (ankle), who missed Pittsburgh's loss to Oakland. The Steelers play the Patriots this Sunday.

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo -
The Vikings are parting ways with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

Chargers RBs Gordon, Ekeler unlikely to play vs. Chiefs -
NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that coach Anthony Lynn is not optimistic that running backs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) will be able to play Thursday against the Chiefs.

Unstoppable: Derrick Henry highlights Week 14 action -
The fantasy football world wept Thursday night, as thousands of team owners lamented their obvious decision to bench Derrick Henry. The running back bulldozed a path to victory for Tennessee.

Former Panthers lineman, radio host Frank Garcia arrested on assault charge – ProFootballTalk
Former NFL offensive lineman Frank Garcia was arrested over the weekend for a misdemeanor assault of a female, according to Langston Wertz Jr. of the Charlotte Observer.

Report: NFL has no immediate plans to alter investigative procedures in wake of Kareem Hunt – ProFootballTalk
The NFL's investigative practices have come under a microscope once again after the league was unable to acquire video footage of an apparent assault of a female by former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt at a Cleveland area hotel.

Vikings run-pass ratio on third-and-five (or shorter) was out of whack – ProFootballTalk
A commitment to running the ball manifests itself in a variety of ways. One key aspect of the run-pass mix comes on third and short. When the distance to earn a first down is relatively small (for these purposes, five yards or less), the offense can run or it can pass.