Friday December 11th, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

Week 14 of the NFL season opened up in the desert, as the NFL West-leading Arizona Cardinals clinched a playoff berth with a 23–20 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Dwight Freeney saved the day for the Cardinals, forcing a Teddy Bridgewater fumble on a potential game-tying drive late in the game. With the loss, Minnesota fell to 8–5 and into second place behind the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will play Sunday against the New England Patriots in spite of the broken hand he sustained in practice Wednesday, he told reporters.

• New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis expects to return from a concussion Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, he told reporters.

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• Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has signed a contract extension, he announced on Twitter on Thursday.’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is for three years and $12 million.

• New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks did not practice Thursday after being listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

• Chicago Bears practice squad wide receiver Jalen Saunders has been suspended 10 games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, reports Rapoport.

• Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had stem cell treatment on his torn ACL, he told Jenny Vrentas of

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• Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger told NBC’s Pro Football Talk that the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will proceed “as one” in negotiations for a new stadium deal in Inglewood, Calif.

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