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NFL Teams Showing Interest In Rugby Stars - Zach Links
Last year, rugby star Jarryd Hayne signed with the 49ers and tried his hand at the NFL. His stay in the league was short, but there are now a pair of rugby standouts that are hoping to follow his footsteps. Australian Rugby League players Valentine Holmes and Jason Taumalolo tried out for teams on Saturday, as Howard Balzer of BalzerFootball.com tweets.

Lowest-graded players in NFL Week 12 - Bryson Vesnaver
Most of Franklin’s grade resulted from his poor pass blocking. Thanks to his three hurries allowed, as well as a penalty and multiple other times where he was beaten, Franklin earned a 31.9 pass-blocking grade.

Antonio Gates Has Vintage Reaction to Being Held Without a Catch - Ricky Henne
"He said, ‘Hey, if that is what teams want to do (focus on me), and we keep winning and other guys have success; let’s go. Let’s keep winning,’" McCoy shared.  "He is one of the greatest players to ever play the game.  That is what the great ones do; they are unselfish. All they want to do is go out there and help the team win. They know their number is going to be called plenty of times.  (Antonio) understands that.  It is not the first time this has happened to him where someone tries (this game plan)."

Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Buccaneers - Ricky Henne
Rivers’ top target has been Tyrell Williams as the wideout leads San Diego in catches (51) and yards (790).  Williams is also tied with Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry for the team lead with five touchdown receptions. Finally, Melvin Gordon has been instrumental in San Diego’s success, carrying the ball 234 times for 908 yards (3.9 ypg) and nine TDs on the ground plus 37 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns.

AFC West Review – Week 12 - Brandon Scott
With divisional games remaining against Oakland and Kansas City, the Chargers could wind up being a feel-good story for the 2016 season. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit in Week 13 fresh off an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks. If quarterback Philip Rivers wants to extend his season, he’ll need another good effort at home on Sunday.