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Ryan Shazier drawing raves at Steelers training camp

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier is 'very smart on the field,' however, being smart isn't enough as he has to be tough, and ready to get into a backstreet brawl which are the prerequisites that must be met in order to play for the team's linebacker unit. Shazier shined in the "backs on backers" drill, which linebackers and running back meet in a...
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Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-yr, $98 million extension

According to the Associated Press, the Dallas Cowboys have signed offensive lineman Tyron Smith to an eight-year contract extension. Smith new deal is worth $98 million, including the two remaining years on his original deal, the total value of the contract is 10 years and $110 million. The offensive lineman will receive a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed...
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Marc Trestman excited about second-year DC Mel Tucker

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman's first season was a tale of two, while the offense flourished, the defense floundered. After an offseason focused on imroving the defensive side of the ball, coordinator Mel Tucker will have a chance to make his mark on the unit; however, he said it isn't about him at all. "It's a 'we' thing," Tucker said, via Andrew...
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Which rookie running backs will excel in fantasy football?

The following is guest post from Matthew Nimenstein: Now that most people are preparing for their fantasy football draft, it is important to take a look at all the rookies coming into the league. Last season, guys such as Eddie Lacy and Le’Veon Bell made pretty big impacts in the NFL as rookie running backs. This class is not considered to be as talented, but there are still...
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Seahawks start to look past Marshawn Lynch as Christine Michael and Robert Turbin take center stage

The Seattle Seahawks have two talented running backs waiting for their opportunity to shine and now could be that moment with Marshawn Lynch holding out from training camp. Second-year player Christine Michael and third-year back Robert Turbin are chomping at the bit for more playing time and the exposure at camp could permanently change the landscape of the team's running...
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Donte Whitner getting tough on his teammates: 'We don't want any soft guys around here'

Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner believes in order to be a mean and nasty defense, you have to practice that way and running back Ben Tate took exception. The Browns had an old fashioned training-camp dustup with about 20 players were involved. Tate chucked the ball at defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin at the end of a running play and it created a brawl that put the offensive...
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Tommy Kelly on Patriots: If you don’t go out there and put it on the line every day, you ain’t going to be here

New England Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly was a force during the first five weeks of the 2013 season before a season-ending ACL tear. Kelly, 33, showed early promise before the knee injury derailed his season, but his age and health are huge question marks for the team. He believes he has to win his spot once again, because in New England it's work hard or go home...
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Mike Munchak excited about revamping Steelers running back corps

New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak could be the top acquisition for the team in 2014, more valuable than any free agent pickup or draft pick. Munchak's experience and talent in coaching the offensive line could finally solidify the unit. The struggles are well known from underachieving to injury riddled, however, Munchak is known to make lemonade out...
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Chip Kelly says DeSean Jackson 'was getting man on his side' and didn't open up offense

When Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly released wide receiver DeSean Jackson, many believed their offense would suffer in 2014 due to the absence of Jackson's speed. The train of thought was Jackson’s speed would be hard to replace and that he opened things up for the receiving corps. Kelly said with confidence that the passing game can continue to run smoothly without...
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Brandon Lloyd has been the 49ers 'most consistently productive receiver' this offseason

According to Nanaimodailynews.com, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been the 49ers' "most consistently productive receiver" this offseason. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Lloyd has almost always been "open by a step or two." Lloyd, whose first stint with the 49ers was from 2003-05, is excited at the possibility of playing for his old team and said the...
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Dennis Allen says Matt Schaub is 'in a good frame of mind'

Most experts wondered what happened inside Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub's head in 2013 to have such a profound drop-off; however, the answer will be what happens in 2014. After an outstanding 2012 season, Schaub's rapid descent into oblivion made him a lukewarm project, but general manager Reggie McKenzie targeted the signal caller, traded for him, and now with...
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Seahawks sign OL Eric Winston, CB Terrell Thomas

The Seattle Seahawks have signed free agents offensive lineman Eric Winston and cornerback Terrell Thomas. Winston, 30, started all 16 games at right tackle for the Cardinals last season and will compete against the favorite for starting right-tackle Michael Bowie to replace the departed Breno Giacomini. According to ESPN, Winston signed a one-year contract deal Thomas had...
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Teddy Bridgewater continues to gain momentum towards starter position

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner is working to transform rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater into a starter sooner than later and said the young signal caller is on track. Turner added that Bridgewater's pocket presence and ability to get the ball out quick are attributes that will serve him well going forward. “Look at this one,” Turner said, via...
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Teammates raving about rookie TE Richard Rodgers

Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers opened eyes during the team's OTAS and now is doing the same at training camp. The team selected California TE Richard Rodgers with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Rodgers (6'3, 257) started 11 games, hauling in 59 career catches for 896 yards (15.2 YPR) and two touchdowns. Rodgers lack of production was largely...
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OL coach Benton concerned with potential Pouncey replacements

Miami Dolphins offesnive line coach is having a tought time envisioned who might be able to fill the big shoes of center Mike Pouncey. Pouncey, currently on the PUP list, is expected to miss a good deal of time while he recovers from June hip surgery, and his potential replacements Shelley Smith and Sam Brenner aren't faring too well. Brenner was carted off with a leg injury...
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Could Raiders become Texas' third NFL team?

If things don't work out with the Oakland Raiders and their one-year lease at O.co Coliseum, don't be surprised if owner Mark Davis looks for a more accommodating situation. He's already making plans ahead of time, meeting with officials in the city of San Antonio, along with his "two top lieutenants," according to the San Antonio Express-News. Davis and...
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Donte Whitner: Big camp fight was a good thing

Fighting among teammates in practices is really no big news - we've heard it maybe a dozen times since teams around the league started training camps last week. But for Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner, the huge scuffle that took place on Tuesday is a great indication that nastiness in camp will lead to one tought team in September. "That was a big one," Whitner...
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Wednesday web roundup: Kansas City Chiefs

Negatives from first week of camp > Woes of training camp > Top 5 reasons why the AFC West Will Be Tougher for the Broncos > Healthy DB Malcolm Bronson hopes to make impression > LB Derrick Johnson sets sights on record > Loss of playing spark contributes to Sean McGrath’s retirement > Backup QB Chase Daniel knows Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray are coming...
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Rivera: Losing Gaffney a 'tough one'

After the New England Patriots swooped in and claimed injured running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers, a move that some would call a violation of an unwritten rule, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is voicing his displeasure. The Pats' move surprised Rivera, although New England has done this before - three times since 2010 to be exact; most notably in 2012 when the Giants tried...
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Wednesday web roundup: Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys projected roster > Rookies coming along nicely at Cowboys camp > Cowboys, Steelers fans rank as NFL's 'best,' new study finds >  Jerry Jones comments on Raiders talks with San Antonio > Jones: Tony Romo is 100 percent > Moore: Here's your No. 2 running back this season > Sean Lee: I don't like 'Why me?' question...
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Wednesday web roundup: St. Louis Rams

Tre Mason works with first team >  Rams Camp Report: Day 5 > Ram-blings: Dangerous defense > Kurt Warner wants Sam Bradford to 'develop confidence, take some chances' > Brian Quick shines in practice > Wide receiver production will dictate record > Michael Sam wants focus on football, not sexual orientation > Training camp position battles...
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Ron Rivera calls losing Tyler Gaffney to Patriots 'a tough one'

After the New England Patriots swooped in and claimed injured running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers, a move that some would call a violation of an unwritten rule, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is voicing his displeasure. The Pats' move surprised Rivera, although New England has done this before - three times since 2010 to be exact; most notably in 2012 when the Giants tried...
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Wednesday web roundup: Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly: DeSean Jackson wasn't double covered > Jackson on Eagles fans: 'They booed their own players' > Eagles should add veteran running back > Kadron Boone stating a case in camp > Quron Pratt goes camping > Cary Williams: Receiving corps is going to be a problem to deal with > Wolf: Mark Sanchez key to Birds' season? > Get...
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Wednesday web roundup: New York Giants

RB David Wilson gives team a neck scare > Training Camp Report: Day 7 Mike Francesa spends the day at Giants camp > Eli Manning would like a Derek Jeter-like career > Offensive line very much a work in progress > Rueben Randle joins hurt hammy brigade > Odell Beckham Jr. expected to miss a week > HOF Game Countdown: Steve Weatherford is a Special #5 > 
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Sean Spence back in the fold at Steelers training camp

After suffering what was thought to be a career ending injury, Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 draft pick ILB Sean Spence is ready to work his way into a thin linebacker corps that could use his talent. The former Miami Hurricane tore several ligaments and suffered nerve damage to his knee during the final preseason game of 2012. His return to playing was summed up by linebackers coach...
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