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Linval Joseph and Sharrif Floyd forming bond in middle of defense

Minnesota Vikings veteran Linval Joseph and second -year player Sharrif Floyd are forming a bond in the middle of the team's defensive line. Joseph came over from the New York Giants in the offseason and said his first move was to seek Floyd out to tutor him, and Floyd was already on the same page in wanting to learn from the veteran. "Once I heard we signed him, I got...
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Safety Charles Woodson: If you’re not growing in this game, you’re not getting better

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson could easily rest on his past accomplishments and ride his career out using his name as a shield, but for the thirty seven year old, that's not an option. Woodson said that in football either you're getting better or worse, and even at his almost senior citizen age in NFL terms; he plans to do the unthinkable - improve. “When I...
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Packers expecting more production from high draft picks

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson's philosophy is to build through the draft, develop young players, and when their contracts are up, he either re-signs them or collects a compensatory pick for his next haul. However, for that process to happen, the players have to be productive and have value on the open market. As the team grinds through training camp, as deep...
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LB coach Keith Butler says inside linebacker competition heating up

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler said that the competition at the inside linebacker position is heating up and that it's the best competition he's seen in a while. Butler added that the intensity and fierce competition has raised the stakes and everyone is raising their level of play. “When you have competition everything is better,” Butler said,...
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Addition of Aqib Talib changes landscape of secondary

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib's goal isn't to reach the Super Bowl, it's to win it that's the prize he's shooting for. After getting a taste of the postseason in his two seasons with the New England Patriots, he was on the other side of the ball during the 2013 AFC championship, watching orange and blue confetti fall at Sports Authority Stadium. "...
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Browns sign veteran safety Jim Leonhard

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has a history with his new safety Jim Leonhard, who signed with the team on Thursday. Leonhard played all 16 games for the Buffalo Bills in 2013, starting seven games and collecting four interceptions. Leonhard, 31, played for Pettine in his final season with the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets for three seasons as defensive coordinator...
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Earl Wolff passes Nate Allen for starting safety position

The Philadelphia Eagles placed safety Earl Wolff with the first team on Wednesday, while dropping fellow safety Nate Allen down to the second team. Wolff has an opportunity to lock up a starting job next to Michael Jenkins.  He has been solid and consistent and 'made plays through the first four days of camp,' via CBS Sports. Wolff played in 11 games in 2013 with 45...
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Rookie RB Carlos Hyde drawing comparisons to Frank Gore

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh agreed with offensive coordinator Greg Roman's assessment of rookie running back Carlos Hyde being very similar to veteran Frank Gore. With injuries to Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James, Hyde, who rushed for nearly 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns in his final two seasons, has a chance to grab the backup position behind Gore. "Carlos...
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Charles Woodson: If you’re not growing in this game, you’re not getting better

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson could easily rest on his past accomplishments and ride his career out using his name as a shield, but for the thirty seven year old, that's not an option. Woodson said that in football either you're getting better or worse, and even at his almost senior citizen age in NFL terms; he plans to do the unthinkable - improve. “When I...
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Rookie WR Paul Richardson drawing rave reviews at Seahawks training camp

After the retirement of wide receiver Sidney Rice and the departure of Golden Tate, the Seattle Seahawks are looking for a player to step up and so far it has been rookie Paul Richardson. Richardson has the skill set to be an upgrade over Doug Baldwin opposite Percy Harvin as the No. 2 starter. He has been battling fellow rookie Kevin Norwood, who also has impressed this offseason...
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Vikings secondary will rely heavily on versatile cornerback Captain Munnerlyn

The Minnesota Vikings invested heavily on their defense this offseason and the top acquisition cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is expected to help turnaround a porous pass defense. Labeled as a slot corner, Munnerlyn said that he's comfortable playing inside or outside, and even more comfortable in leading the team's secondary. "I'm definitely a leadership kind...
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Packers looking for more production from high draft picks

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson's philosophy is to build through the draft, develop young players, and when their contracts are up, he either re-signs them or collects a compensatory pick for his next haul. However, for that process to happen, the players have to be productive and have value on the open market. As the team grinds through training camp, as deep...
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Friday web roundup: Buffalo Bills

Day 12 training camp report > Bills Reward RB Fred Jackson with Contract Extension > Watkins pick makes Bills fans confident in GM Doug Whaley (poll) > Doug Marrone, Tom Coughlin give Bills-Giants Hall of Fame Game a Syracuse feel > Bills could be shorthanded at tight end against Giants > Report: 3 groups submit Bills bids >  Donald Trump would sell...
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Coughlin on David Wilson: 'Just praying that the kid's OK'

New York Giants running back David Wilson says he's fine after suffering a scary 'neck burner' this week in practice, but head coach Tom Coughlin is still worried about his young back. "Until we hear what the doctors bring, I'm just praying that the kid's OK, that's all," Coughlin told reporters Thursday, via NFL.com's Kevin Patra. While...
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Shanahan: Browns QB competition not over with

Contrary to popular opinion, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer isn't the team's starter just yet - there still a whole month to go... Head coach Mike Pettine said as much Thursday, saying the talk is nothing but a "knee jerk-reaction" in assuming Hoyer's got the job because he's taken all the first-team reps so far in camp. Offensive coordinator...
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Physical training camp defense can only help Pats' offense

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the offense are enjoying no walk in the park in August. They're being tested early and often. Which is a good way to prepare for the 2014 season, although the defensive backs' physicality is certainly disrupting alot of reps, writes CSNNE's Tom Curran. Curran asked Brady if he’d rather the reps go more cleanly...
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Lance Moore credits Gradkowski with helping him land in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and the team's newest receiving threat Lance Moore go way back to the days when they were University of Toledo roommates. So when Moore was about to be released by the Saints, one the first people he reached out to was Gradkowski. “He definitely was one of the first people I told that New Orleans was going to let me...
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Marshawn Lynch folds, ends holdout and will report on Friday

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's holdout ended up being nothing more than a demonstration that was cancelled due to rain. According to John Breech of CBS Sports, Lynch will end his eight day holdout and report to the Seahawks on Friday. The Seahawks were adamant they would not entertain Lynch's request and were ready to move on the rusher. Breech writes...
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Markus Wheaton ‘more relaxed’ and ready to grab No. 2 wide receiver position

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton, a third-round pick from the 2013 NFL Draft, will be expected to become a key player on offense for the 2014 season. The speed demon receiver saw his season end early due to a broken finger that required surgery. For any pass catcher, their hands are the moneymakers, and if the hand makes the money, the finger rakes it in. However, Wheaton...
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Giants not optimistic on RB David Wilson after suffering a 'burner' and 'needs a miracle to return' to football

New York Giants running back David Wilson spent the entire offseason battling a career threatening neck injury and after suffering a 'burner' at the team's training camp, and 'needs a miracle' to return to playing football. According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, Wilson, who underwent a spinal fusion in hopes of resuming his career is a long shot to continue his...
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Seahawks place TE Anthony McCoy on IR, sign WR Ronald Johnson

According to Curtis Crabtree of Profootballtalk.com, the Seattle Seahawks have placed tight end Anthony McCoy on the injured reserve list and signed wide receiver Ronald Johnson. McCoy, who missed all of last season with a torn right Achilles tendon, tore his left Achilles tendon at practice on Tuesday. Johnson was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. ...
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Manziel: It's really me versus the playbook right now

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's competing against the team's playbook more than Brian Hoyer. Manziel admitted the learning curve is steeper than expected and his inconsistent play the first week of training camp is largely due to him still trying to figure out what the play is and all the functions within that play. "It's really me...
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Mike Zimmer says Cordarrelle Patterson isn't 'cocky' and 'not like a couple of guys we had in Cincinnati'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmers took a shot at his old team while expressing the point that he doesn't feel second-year receiver Cordarrell Patterson is 'cocky,' instead he feels the pass catcher is 'confident and respectful.' The Bengals in the past had Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, two of the biggest personalities on the roster over the years. ...
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Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler could win 'league MVP' after super offseason

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes he team's quarterback Jay Cutler is on track for a monster year, going as far to say he could win the leagues's Most Valuable player award. “League MVP,” Marshall said, via Michael David Smith of Profootballtalk.com. “He’s the first one in the building, last one to leave, his leadership is through the roof...
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Anquan Boldin says Brandon Lloyd 'doesn't look like he took a year off'

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was the team's top receiver in 2013 and was only one of three pass catchers to record a touchdown last season. The addition of Brandon Lloyd in the offseason was seen as a minor move until the receiver became "most consistently productive receiver" of the team's offseason program. Boldin said he's been not...
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