Greg Cote's Thanksgiving Day NFL picks

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The NFL's Thanksgiving Day tradition kicks off King Sport's Week 13, the ninth consecutive season it's been an all-you-can-eat tripleheader. Family, football and food - what could be better! At our house the first game starts as the turkey is just beginning to brown in the oven, the second game is on as we give thanks and eat, and the third game coincides with our attempts to wake Uncle Buddy, who by then is deep-dozing from a day-long conversation with Jack Daniel chased by an overload of Tryptophan. Here's wishing all of our readers a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now let's pick a few games, shall we?

Bills claim receiver/return specialist Thigpen

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Buffalo Bills have claimed Marcus Thigpen after the receiver was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rivera: Panthers have new life after last weekend

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he feels like his team has new life following losses by the Falcons and Saints this past weekend.

Tannehill on the upswing heading into Jets game

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Judging by the stat that matters most to Ryan Tannehill, he's doing only so-so.

Bengals-Buccaneers Capsule

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

CINCINNATI (7-3-1) at TAMPA BAY (2-9)

Redskins put CB Porter on IR

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Washington Redskins have placed cornerback Tracy Porter on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Indianapolis claims Shaun Phillips off waivers

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Colts have claimed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Tennessee.

Foles' return to Eagles may be later than expected

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Those hoping that Saint Nick will arrive in late December may be disappointed.

Colts put in extra time to prepare for McCoy

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and Indianapolis cornerback Darius Butler started this week preparing to face Robert Griffin III.

Bills' Jackson takes exception to Whitner comments

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Bills running back Fred Jackson hasn't forgotten or forgiven what former teammate Donte Whitner had to say about the franchise, the city of Buffalo and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins last summer.