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4:15 AM ET, November 27, 2021


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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Status of Dolphins safety Brandon Jones in doubt for Sunday vs. Panthers; TE Adam Shaheen, two others out  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins entered Friday with their two starting safeties' game status for Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in doubt.  One got through Friday's practice deemed ready …
Discussion: The Phinsider
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
A tight (end) bond between Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe — and a rookie learning from them who could see more playing time  —  MIAMI GARDENS — There are many petitions out for Miami Dolphins' top tight end and impending free agent Mike Gesicki to get a rich new contract from the team.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins claim former Pro Bowl running back off waivers  —  The Miami Dolphins claimed running back Phillip Lindsay off waivers on Wednesday.  —  The team announced the addition to the active roster shortly after Lindsay's agent, Mike McCartney, announced it on Twitter.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:   Dolphins center Michael Deiter returns to practice, but Miami's receivers still need more time
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:   Dolphins place two players on injured reserve, sign veteran safety
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Week 12 recap: Chicago Bears need a 4th-quarter rally — and a FG as time expires — to snap their 5-game losing streak and beat the winless Detroit Lions 16-14  —  DETROIT — As Cairo Santos sent a 28-yard field goal through the uprights while the seconds wound down Thursday afternoon …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
5 things to watch for in the Thanksgiving game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, including the Matt Nagy scrutiny and Andy Dalton's return — plus our Week 12 predictions  —  For a short week, the lead-up to the Chicago Bears' game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday has had a whole lot of drama.
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
‘This is a roller-coaster league’: Amid a report of Matt Nagy's possible firing, Chicago Bears players try to tune out the noise
Discussion: Bears Wire
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bears QB rewind: Justin Fields' development has been temporarily interrupted. On a short week, it will be Andy Dalton's show in Detroit.
Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly bringing back Yoshi Tsutsugo on 1-year deal  —  PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo on a one-year deal, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports Wednesday.  —  The deal is pending a physical.
Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Sources: Pirates have agreement in place with Yoshi Tsutsugo for 2022  —  It was the move Pirates fans have been clamoring for since the 2021 regular season ended, with those who follow the team wanting general manager Ben Cherington to bring back Yoshi Tsutsugo and return one of the team's few sources of legitimate power.
Kate Feldman / New York Daily News:
‘Good Morning America’ host Michael Strahan going to space with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin  —  Michael Strahan has gone from the football field to a morning show.  Now he's going to space.  —  The longtime Giants defensive end and current “Good Morning America” co-host announced Tuesday …
Discussion: Mercury News
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen calls out Steven Matz's agent for ‘unprofessional behavior’  —  New York Mets owner Steve Cohen called out Steven Matz's agent for “unprofessional behavior” in a tweet Wednesday morning, one day after the free-agent left-hander opted against rejoining his former team …
Kansas City Royals reliever Wade Davis announces retirement  —  Reliever Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star selection who has 141 saves in 13 major league seasons, is retiring, the Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday.  —  The 36-year-old Davis, who led the National League with 43 saves in 2018 …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
If the Yankees want to shore up their rotation, they'll have to pay up  —  At this point in Major League Baseball's hot stove period, starting pitchers are hogging all the good burners.  —  The deals given to starting pitchers so far fall basically into two categories …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Emotional Daniel Jones says he'll ‘miss’ Jason Garrett as Freddie Kitchens takes the reins  —  Daniel Jones clearly wasn't ready to say goodbye to Jason Garrett.  —  “I'll miss him,” Jones said Wednesday of Garrett's firing the day before.  —  The third-year quarterback got uncharacteristically …
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Associated Press:
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