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7:40 AM ET, November 25, 2021


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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
‘That is not accurate’: How a report stating Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will be fired after Thursday's game set off a strange day at Halas Hall  —  Matt Nagy has faced questions about his job security with the Chicago Bears before, but never quite like Tuesday morning at Halas Hall.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins center Michael Deiter returns to practice, but Miami's receivers still need more time  —  MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins center Michael Deiter returned to practice on Wednesday as he could be approaching a return from the foot injury that has kept him on injured reserve since Oct. 2.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins place two players on injured reserve, sign veteran safety  —  After both outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett and cornerback Jamal Perry left the Miami Dolphins' 24-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday with knee injuries, the two were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Discussion: Boston Herald and Mercury News
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as season spirals: source  —  Jason Garrett is out.  —  The Giants fired their offensive coordinator on Tuesday, according to a source, pulling the plug 26 games in on the longtime former Dallas Cowboys head coach.
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Joe Judge has reached boiling point with Jason Garrett's offense
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Pathetic Giants slouch through blowout loss to Tom Brady's Buccaneers
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:   Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas catches touchdown, had celebration ready
Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals reach agreement on four-year, $44 million deal, sources say  —  Starting pitcher Steven Matz, a key component to a turnaround season for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, pending a physical …
DJ Bien-Aime II / New York Daily News:
Zach Wilson returns, possibly wiser for his time on the sidelines  —  Zach Wilson finally exited the recovery chamber and is ecstatic to return after missing four weeks with a sprained PCL.  —  “It's awesome.  I'm excited,” Wilson said.  “That rush, that feeling you get just to be back on the field.
Discussion: Mercury News
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
With lefty reliever Zack Britton on the shelf, here are some free agents for Yankees to consider  —  The more one examines the Yankees' roster, the easier it becomes to poke holes in it.  —  All-MLB performers Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole are the only legitimate stars who will conjure …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Anthony Castrovince /
The '21 All-MLB Team is here.  And it's stacked  —  Though the All-Star Game enjoyed a welcomed return in 2021, that midseason spectacle remains an incomplete evaluation of the players who made the biggest impact on the full season.  That's why we have the All-MLB Team …
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Best bet for Freddie Freeman; why Rangers are so aggressive; how high for Marcus Semien?; more notes  —  The best guess still is that the Braves will keep Freddie Freeman.  It's almost unthinkable they would lose him after winning their first World Series since 1995 and generating a staggering amount of revenue in the process.
Brandon Crawford / ThePlayerTribune:
Thank You, Buster  —  A few weeks ago, one of my best friends in the world, Buster Posey, decided to call it a career.  —  Buster's a Giants legend, obviously.  Three world championships, seven All-Star Games, an MVP season, a batting title, five Silver Sluggers, three no-hitters caught, and on and on.
Discussion: and Mercury News
Associated Press:   San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini named Comeback Players of the Year
Associated Press:
MLB, players' association agree to move up tender deadline amid lockout uncertainty  —  NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to move the upcoming deadline for teams to offer contracts to certain players in order to keep them out of potential limbo in the event of a work stoppage next month.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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