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  • West’s success no surprise to Chiefs’ RB coach Bieniemy

    The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Running back Charcandrick West has surfaced as a key offensive performer for the Kansas City Chiefs in the absence of the injured Jamaal Charles. West, a second-year pro, might have surprised a few folks around the league, but not his position coach. “I’m not surprised, but impressed,”... [Read More]

  • Week 9 Preview: Browns at Bengals

    The Sports Xchange Cleveland Browns (2-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-0) Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati – TV: NFL Network *TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson *Keys to the game: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis plastered the final score of last year’s Thursday game against the Browns in his locker... [Read More]

  • Bucs sign DE Sidbury

    The Sports Xchange The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Lawrence Sidbury to the active roster Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 269-pound Sidbury played in one game for Tampa Bay last season and spent the offseason and preseason with the Bucs. He was released during the final round of roster cuts. In his sixth NFL season,... [Read More]

  • Ravens sign WR Morgan

    The Sports Xchange The Baltimore Ravens signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan, according to reports Wednesday. With Steve Smith Sr. out for the season, the Ravens worked out a number of receivers Tuesday, including Hakeem Nicks, the former New York Giants standout. Smith tore his Achilles’ tendon in the third quarter... [Read More]

  • Manziel to start for injured McCown on Thursday night

    The Sports Xchange Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night in place of injured Josh McCown. The team made the announcement Wednesday morning. Head coach Mike Pettine said the day before that both McCown and Manziel would prepare to play, but McCown did not practice Tuesday night.... [Read More]

  • Injuries start to hit Bengals

    The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals have admittedly been fortunate when it comes to injuries this season. But that luck might be changing in the wake of Sunday’s brutal 16-10 win at Pittsburgh. With a short week leading up to the Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns, it’s likely that Cincinnati... [Read More]

  • Bengals hope this Thursday game just like last season

    The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI — Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first career start last season against the Cincinnati Bengals and it was a disaster. According to multiple reports, Manziel will start Thursday night’s game at Paul Brown Stadium in the place of injured Josh McCown. The Bengals defense might be licking its... [Read More]

  • Trade deadline passes, but Panthers quiet

    The Sports Xchange CHARLOTTE — The NFL trade deadline often comes and goes without headline-making deals, and that was again the case for the Carolina Panthers. As the Panthers continued to win, “rumors” continued to grow about the possibility of landing help at receiver. Detroit’s Calvin Johnson sure would have looked good in a... [Read More]

  • Undefeated, but Panthers know there’s much work ahead

    The Sports Xchange CHARLOTTE — Being undefeated at 7-0 is nice. It’s two more wins than the Carolina Panthers have ever had to start a season. But it pales in comparison to what Ron Rivera experienced as a player in 1985. Sure, those Chicago Bears are considered by many as one of the best... [Read More]

  • Short turnaround tough for injured Browns

    The Sports Xchange BEREA, Ohio — This is not an ideal time for the battered, reeling Cleveland Browns to have to play a game on a short week, but with a game set for Paul Brown Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday they have no choice. Quarterback Josh McCown is fighting through a... [Read More]