Cowboys release DE Sam from practice squad
The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.
Waiver Wire: Robinson could be the Jaguars RB to make it work
Each week, TSN.ca takes a look at the top available players in fantasy football ahead of the weekly waiver deadline. This week, running backs Denard Robinson and Tre Mason lead the way while Ryan Tannehill, Kyle Orton, Doug Baldwin, and Stevie Johnson are also worth looks.
Titans trade LB Ayers to Patriots, Whisenhunt calls move fresh start for Ayers
Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. "A situation that was probably the best for both parties," Whisenhunt said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. "Somebody that was interested and we got something out of it. It's good for us, it's good for Akeem, and wish him the best."
Report: Rice's appeal hearing will be held Nov. 5-6
Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because details of the hearing have not been made public.
Buccaneers' Bowers suspended two games for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances
The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay defensive end Da'Quan Bowers for two games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The fourth-year pro will join suspended Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane in sitting out Sunday's home game against Minnesota, as well as a Nov. 2 road game at Cleveland.
Ex-Patriot Hernandez on track for May trial for two murder charges
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial in Boston on two murder charges. His lawyers and prosecutors agreed to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday. The lawyers largely talked privately with the judge at the bench.
Redskins sign LB Brown, place LB Orakpo on injured reserve
The Washington Redskins have signed linebacker Everette Brown and placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve. Brown was in training camp with the Redskins this year but was cut at the end of the preseason.
Jets sign WR Kerley to four-year extension
Jeremy Kerley always figured he'd stay right where he is. The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide receiver didn't go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday.
Jordan rejoins Dolphins after sitting out six games for substance abuse violations
Defensive end Dion Jordan rejoins the Miami Dolphins rested, recharged and ready to start his season after a forced layoff. The 2013 first-round draft pick sat out the first six games without pay for twice violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. With his suspension lifted, Jordan returned to practice Tuesday and might be activated for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
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CANADIANS IN THE NFL
A growing number of Canadians are entering the NFL, including a record-setting four Canadians selected in 2014 Draft. TSN.ca keeps track of all the Canadians playing down south, including this year's draftees and undrafted free agents.
Hubub: Are the Cowboys for real?
Going into this season many thought the Dallas Cowboys were in store for another mediocre season. Instead they've won six games in a row and have the best record in the NFL. Are the Cowboys a legitimate Super Bowl contender or will the team fade down the stretch?