NFL rumors: Latest news entering Week 14 on injuries and more

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The Arizona Cardinals host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night to begin Week 14 action. With just four weeks remaining in the regular season, several games this weekend have playoff implications. The Carolina Panthers remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team after defeating the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.​

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a four-year, $35 million extension, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

• Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was fined $11,576 for his touchdown celebration with a goalpost in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Mark Kaboly.

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• The New Orleans Saints have placed running back Mark Ingram on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury, reports NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

• Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said the “repercussions would be harsh” if quarterback Johnny Manziel has another off-field incident, reports ESPN’s Pat McManamon. Manziel was benched for the last two games for lying to Cleveland’s coaching staff about his partying during the team’s bye week, which he called a “lapse in judgment.”

• Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is still bitter that the Philadelphia Eagles traded him, telling ESPN that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly “can’t shake” his hand when the two teams play on Sunday.

• Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ripped head coach Jason Garrett and the coaching staff, saying he’s “stunned” they haven’t been able to “coach it up enough” to win more games without quarterback Tony Romo, reports the Star-Telegram’s Drew Davison​. The Cowboys are 3–0 with Romo and 1–8 without him.

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• Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen told The Charlotte Observer that he is contemplating retirement after this season. 

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