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Buccaneers plan on playing Tom Brady, starters vs. Falcons in Week 18

USATSI The Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched the NFC South for the second year in a row in Week 17, and nothing that happens in Week 18 will affect their position in the playoffs. With that being the case, should the Buccaneers rest their starters this week against the Atlanta Falcons, or play them? Tom Brady made it known after the …

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Blues put Ryan O’Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko on injured reserve

Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko are the latest St. Louis Blues players to land on the injured list, though general manager Doug Armstrong is not conceding this might not be the year for a team that was built to contend in the Western Conference. The Blues put both their captain and their most prolific scoring winger on IR on Monday, …

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Gators make top 5 for this elite in-state defensive back

Florida got some good news on the first day of the new year as five-star cornerback Charles Lester III included the Gators in his top five along with Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Ohio State. Lester visited the Swamp for the first time in the spring and twice during the 2022 season. He was in town for the USF game …

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Daniel Jones shines; Gardner Minshew, Carson Wentz fail: NFL notes and analysis

The postseason field is almost complete after 17 weeks of NFL action. The contenders have separated from the pretenders, with quarterback play and defensive disruption frequently making the difference.  With only a week remaining on the regular slate before we start the single-elimination tournament, here are some thoughts and observations from a former NFL scout. Three things I liked 1. …

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I don’t want to keep getting used to it

Carolina Panthers wideout DJ Moore has never experienced playoff football in the NFL, and that’s not changing this season. On Sunday, the Panthers were officially eliminated from postseason contention—dropping their Week 17 showdown and the NFC South to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The outing, one in which Carolina held an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, saw some of the …

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Titans will start Joshua Dobbs at Jacksonville

Former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will start the regular-season finale for the Titans Saturday. Dobbs made his first NFL start during Tennessee’s Week 17 loss to Dallas. Saturday’s contest at Jacksonville will be played for the AFC South division championship. Tennessee enters the game with a 7-9 record and is in the midst of a six-game losing streak. The Jaguars are 8-8 …

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Kraken to host Golden Knights in 2024 NHL Winter Classic

The Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s two newest franchises, will host the 2024 Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park, the league announced on Monday. It will be the first time hosting an outdoor game for the Kraken, which is in its second season as a franchise. It will be the second time the Golden Knights have played in …

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Possible draft pick order scenarios for Colts entering finale

Just one game stands between the Indianapolis Colts (4-11-1) and the merciful end of the 2022 season, and all eyes are on where they will be sitting in the 2023 NFL draft order. Entering the regular-season finale, a home game against the Houston Texans, there are only a few scenarios that would change the slot in which the Colts will …

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