Titans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB (Yahoo Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger warms up before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The Tennessee Titans have kicked their youth movement into high gear with rookie Zach Mettenberger starting at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jake Locker has missed three of the past four games with injuries, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday. The coach said this is an opportunity to see what the sixth-round draft pick out of LSU can do with the Titans struggling at 2-5. ”No question he’s a talented, young player, and maybe it’ll give us a spark,” Whisenhunt said.



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Cutler says Marshall did not single out anyone (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) adjusts his helmet after getting tackled during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insisted receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. ”He didn’t come near me,” Cutler said Thursday. I don’t think he attacked anyone personally (with) what he was saying.” Cutler’s comments came on the heels of a 27-14 loss at Soldier Field that raised all sorts of questions about the leadership and direction of the team. They’re 3-4 and staring at a road game with Tom Brady and the AFC East-leading New England Patriots this week.



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Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21 (Yahoo Sports)

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) salutes after scoring his third touchdown of the night, as teammate Orlando Franklin (74) joins him during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers’ banged-up secondary double-teaming red-hot receiver Demaryius Thomas, Sanders caught TD throws of 2, 31 and 3 yards. The last one followed Chris Harris Jr.’s interception of a flustered Philip Rivers.



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Redskins’ Gruden: RG3 is ‘wild card’ for Monday (Yahoo Sports)

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 18-19 - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy remains the Washington Redskins starting quarterback as of ”right now” – but the coach called Robert Griffin III a ”wild card” who still has a chance to start Monday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.



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Manning, Broncos lead Chargers 14-7 at halftime

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders and the Denver Broncos led the San Diego Chargers 14-7 at halftime Thursday night….
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Broncos dodge bullet, with help from officials

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After the Chargers knotted Thursday night’s game at seven, Broncos kick returner Andre Caldwell appeared to fumble the ensuing kickoff at the Denver 26.  The ruling on the field was indeed a fumble, with a recovery by Chargers tight end Ladarius Green. All turnovers are subject to replay review.  After referee Terry McAulay went under…
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Week Eight skill-position injury report — Thursday

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The following are the skill-position players listed on the Thursday injury report. Key fantasy starters are bolded. The final injury report for Sunday games will be released Friday, with the Monday-night injury report released Saturday. All information is from the NFL and clubs excluding the Rams’ injury statuses, which were cited from Jim Thomas of…
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Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $ 75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades….
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Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team….
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Gruden: RGIII progressing, but McCoy on track to start

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that Robert Griffin III is steadily progressing toward a return to action, but the team will continue to proceed with Colt McCoy as the starter Monday night.
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