Adrian Peterson Seeks Another Career Milestone

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Running back Adrian Peterson could hit another milestone when Washington Redskins host Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Peterson, the sixth all-time leading rusher in NFL history, has over 14,036 career yards and could leave tomorrow's game fifth on the NFL rushing leaderboard.

Peterson needs 66 yards to pass five-time Pro Bowler Curtis Martin for fifth. In his second season with Washington, Peterson is averaging 60 yards rushing per game in 12 starts.

Peterson, 34-years-old, signed a two-year, $5M contract in the offseason with Washington. However, the contract could reach $8M if he triggers incentives, according to OverTheCap.com figures. One such trigger, Peterson must break the 1,000-yard rushing mark to receive a $500,000 bonus.  Peterson is 282 yards shy.

It may feel Peterson, known as All Day or AD by Oklahoma fans, has been breaking tackles for a lifetime in terms of football longevity as he near the age of 35. But his age hasn’t deterred him, “It'll happen. I'm going to keep going,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com.

Peterson says, he'll continue to play as long as it's at a high-level, "My body is feeling good. I'm still loving the game. Obviously I can still play and perform at a high level. Why walk away from it now? So, I'm going to keep going."

Washington hosts Philadelphia Eagles at noon  Sunday.

Brown, Andrews Rewrite Record Book in Ravens Win

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A pair of Sooners established themselves in Baltimore Ravens’ record books in Thursday's 42-21 win against New York Jets.

Mark Andrews set a franchise record for most touchdown receptions in a season by a tight end with eight. The franchise record had previously been held by Todd Heap (2005) and Dennis Pitta (2012).

Andrews wrapped up the night with four receptions for 52 yards and touchdown grab.

Following the game, quarterback Lamar Jackson talked about saving the record-breaking ball for Andrews.

Marquise Brown, Jackson's second favorite target (67), tied the franchise mark for most touchdowns in a single-season by a wideout with seven, tying Torrey Smith (2011) and Marlon Brown (2013). Brown was held to four receptions and 45 yards and a touchdown against the Jets.

Ravens travel to Cleveland to play Baker Mayfield’s Browns next week.


Mark Andrews Limited In Practice on Tuesday

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (knee) returned to the practice field after missing Monday's practice, Aaron Kasinitz of PennLive.com reported on Tuesday.

Andrews, Ravens' leading receiver, was limited in Baltimore's 24-17 win over Buffalo Bills on Sunday playing only nine snaps. His injury is described as "contusion between his thigh and knee,” according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. And is considered “nothing major,” Schefter noted.

Andrews has 54 catches, 707 yards, and seven touchdowns this season.

Ravens (11-2) have a short turnaround as they host New York Jets (5-8) on Thursday.


Lane Johnson Exits Game With Ankle Injury

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Eagles tackle Lane Johnson exited Monday night's game against New York Giants with an apparent high ankle sprain after X-rays returned negative for a break, Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports reports.

Johnson rejoined teammates in Philadelphia, PA., after missing practice last week following the death of his Grandmother. Ahead of tonight's game, Johnson dedicated the game to her – posting on Twitter, “Game night! This one’s for you, Grandma!”

Johnson sat out two games with concussion-like symptoms before returning to action last week against Miami Dolphins.

Lane Johnson To Play In Honor of Grandmother Against Giants

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Eagles tackle Lane Johnson will play in Monday night's game against the New York Giants, in honor of his Grandmother who passed away last week.

Last week, Johnson missed two practices to travel back home to visit family in Texas. He recently returned to the Eagles' lineup against Miami after missing two games with concussion-like symptoms.

Johnson, a two-time Pro Bowler, signed the richest contract in league history for a tackle last month, signing a four-year, $72M contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2025.


Baker Mayfield Apologies To Browns; Beckham Reportedly Wants Out

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Baker Mayfield voiced frustration toward Cleveland Browns medical staff following 27-19 win over Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

On Sunday, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Odell Beckham, an NFL All-Pro wide receiver, wants out of Clevend telling players, coaches outside the organization concerns regarding his health.

"I'd say that it wasn't handled right," Mayfield said, following Sunday's game, via ESPN.com.

"He's not able to run as well as he ... should be able to, as well as he knows. And that's frustrating for him. You can sense some of his frustration, where that comes from. It wasn't handled the right way, in our training room. It is what it is. His not 100% is still good enough for us."

Beckham's concerns reportedly stem from a sports hernia, multiple outlets reported on Sunday morning.

"I don't really know," Beckham told NFL Network. "You have to ask the doctors if you have a chance to interview them. I really don't know what to tell you."

Mayfield took to Twitter following his post-game comments apologizing to the Browns organization.

“My intentions were not to throw our medical staff under the bus,” tweeted Mayfield.

“Those people within our building know my intentions and where I am coming from. I truly believe that and I apologize to those that don’t deserve the backlash....”

Mayfield, Browns travel to face Kyler Murray and Arizona Cardinals Sunday.

Trae Young Welcomes Sooners To Atlanta For CFB Playoff Semifinal

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Oklahoma will face LSU at the Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal in Atlanta, Ga., the College Football Playoff committee announced on Sunday.

Former Oklahoma standout turned Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young sent a congratulatory tweet to the Sooners shortly after the announcement, “Welcome to the ATL.”

Oklahoma fans traveling to the Peachtree state can watch Young and the Hawks, the evening before Friday, December 27th, against eastern conference foe Milwaukee Bucks.

The Sooners will face top-seeded Tigers at 3 PM/CT on December 28.


Baker Mayfield to Play Against Bengals After Limited Practice Reps

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was absent from the team's injury report, Cleveland released on Friday.

Mayfield vowed to play against AFC North divisional rival Cincinnati Bengals after being limited in practice on Wednesday, telling reporters via Adam Schefter, “mama didn’t raise no wuss.”

Mayfield was 18-of-32, throwing a touchdown and a critical game-ending interception on the final drive to seal the Steelers win.

After being hobbled in last week's 13-20 Pittsburgh loss. Mayfield arrived at practice with his hand wrapped in a bandage limiting his reps in practice on Wednesday opting not to throw.

He felt resting his bruised hand would not disrupt the rhythm of him and his receivers ahead of Sunday's game.

“If we communicate on the right depths and where we need to be, then we should not have a problem,” Mayfield said, via Browns’ official site.

Browns (5-7) host Bengals (1-11) Sunday at noon.


Barry Switzer Endorses Mike Leach For Arkansas Vacancy

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Oklahoma coaching legend Barry Switzer endorsed Washington State coach Mike Leach to fill the vacant head coach position at the University of Arkansas.

The school fired Chad Morris after 4-18 record in two seasons. Switzer, played and coached for Arkansas more than 50 years ago, said Leach would bring “instant credibility.”

“I don’t know if they can get him,” Switzer told The O'Colly podcast via 24/7sports on Monday. “I don’t know if he’d be interested in the job, but the best guy out there is Mike Leach. He has an instant credibility. He’s won everywhere he’s been. He’s taken second-division clubs and made them winners at Texas Tech and what he’s done at Washington State. Quarterbacks and receivers all around the country in high school know what he’s like. They know his reputation. That’s where they want to go to school, where they throw the ball and the things Mike Leach does.

“That’s the guy that’s the best offensive coach out there. He coached Lincoln Riley. Eight guys on the Oklahoma staff were protegees of Mike Leach. He’s my No. 1 pick out there.”

Leach served as Oklahoma's offensive coordinator in 1999. He is 55-46 in eight years at Washington State.

WATCH: Austin Seibert Drops Punt At Goal-line

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Rookie kicker Austin Seibert dropped a punt inside the 1-yard line.

Trailing 20-13 to Pittsburgh Steelers midway through the fourth quarter, Seibert appeared to line-up for a 56-yard field goal instead took a direct snap and teammates downed the punt near the goal-line.

It was all for not, the Steelers held on to defeat the Browns, 20-13. Attempting FGs, Seibert is 20-23 this season with 48-yards being his career-long.

The Browns (5-7) host Cincinnati Bengals (1-11) Sunday.

Report: Josh Heupel Leading Candidate For Missouri Opening

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Former Oklahoma quarterback Josh Heupel is the leading candidate to replace fired Missouri head coach Barry Odom, according to multiple reports.

Since being named UCF Knights head coach in December 2017, Heupel has guided the school to a 19-4 record. He previously served as Missouri’s offensive coordinator (2016-17). Heupel has been mentioned as a candidate for Florida State's coaching vacancy.

Under Heupel, the Knights have been ranked in the top five nationally in total offense in both seasons.

Heupel served as Oklahoma’s quarterback coach (2006-10) and had play-calling duties while serving as co-offensive coordinator (2011-14).

After his tenure at Oklahoma, he served as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Utah State.

Huepel, 41-years-old, is signed through 2023 and reportedly makes $1.7M annually.