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Gruden offense calls for less designed runs for RG3

New Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was never that big of a fan of the read-option craze, so now that he has control over QB Robert Griffin III, 2014 should mean less designed run plays. Those runs might be "few and far between" this season, he told the NFL Network's Steve Wyche, but also made it clear that Griffin would be able to scramble at will if the...
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Mike Zimmer says Bill Parcells still a major influence on his coaching style

Every coach has learned from another coach in the NFL and for Minnesota Vikings' Mike Zimmer, he's had one of the best of all time tutoring him. Zimmer worked as Parcells' defensive coordinator in Dallas from 2003-2006, and was able to receive an education from the Hall of Fame coach, whose coaching tree includes Sean Payton, Tom Coughlin, and Bill Belichick among others...
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Chiefs, Jamaal Charles agree to new 4-yr, $28 million contract

According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com, the Kansas City Chiefs and running back Jamaal Charles have come to an agreement on a 28 million over four years. The new contract will run through 2017 and will pay Charles $18.1 million for the extra two years. He is scheduled to earn $5.1 million over the next two seasons, including a $4.4 million a spike for 2014. He was...
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Jerry Jones gives Jason Garrett as little hope: 'Not a make or break situation'

If Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett supposed that another subpar season in 2014 would spell his desmise in Dallas, he apparently has nothing to worry about. "In terms of the record of this team, this is not a make or break situation for Jason," owner Jerry Jones said, via NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. "Members of this staff, we've got a job to do. We...
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Pettine: Brian Hoyer gets the reins with first team at camp

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will be starter like a starter during training camp, at least at the start. Head coach Mike Pettine told reporters Wednesday that Hoyer will get the nod over rookie Johnny Manziel after dicsussing it with the rest of his staff: "Hoyer's the one. He'll be with the ones in the beginning," Pettine said, via ESPNCleveland...
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Eagles OT Lane Johnson suspended 4 games

Phildelphia Eagles 2nd-year offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended by the league for violating their policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Wednesday. "We're very disappointed to learn of his suspension. We have spoken to Lane about the details of the suspension. He understood what he did wrong and took full responsibility. The key for...
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Thursday web roundup: New England Patriots

Bill Belichick Won’t Say What He Texted To Aaron Hernandez >   Patriots re-sign WR Greg Orton; Release WR Tyler McDonald > Remaining Patriots players avoid PUP > No change in Devin McCourty's approach > Training Camp Roster Watch: Linebackers > Rob Ninkovich expects improved defensive play > Top 10 reasons the New England Patriots will go to...
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Thursday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Troy Polamalu hits camp as team's most-tenured player > TNF debuts features Steelers vs. Ravens > Plaxico Burress talks about gunshot, what might have been > Former Steelers Fernando Velasco signs with Carolina > Wheaton primed for breakthrough > Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence > Derek Moye in familiar territory >  2014 Steelers...
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Rob Gronkowski ready to return to Patriots, avoids PUP list

New England Patriots fans have been watching tight end Rob Gronkowski, the most important offensive player next to Tom Brady. On Wednesday, coach Bill Belichick announced that Gronkowski will be ready for training camp that starts later this week. According to Michael David Smith of Profootballtalk.com, Gronkowski is medically cleared from a torn ACL and ready to resume his role...
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Chip Kelly says Nick Foles can 'improve on everything'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles burst on the scene in 2013 having a monster year that had very few bumps in the road. While teammates like running back LeSean McCoy believes Foles will be even better in 2014, coach Chip Kelly said that people shouldn't put that bust of Foles in Canton just yet. "I'm not being sarcastic," Kelly said, via ESPN. "...
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Mike Pettine on Josh Gordon: 'We're expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field'

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that receiver Josh Gordon would not be released by the team and that he expects the troubled receiver to attend training camp. General manager Ray Farmer shared his disappointment that star WR Josh Gordon is facing a possible year-long ban from the NFL for failing a drug test, but he agrees with Pettine that having him at camp is the right...
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Business side of NFL disrupting 49ers once harmonious mentality

In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers were a group of up and comers hungry to climb  into the NFL's elite, however, the team was unified and winning was the focus. Fast forward to 2014 and the business side of the game has drained the hungry to win mentality and replaced it with hungry for money. It started with Colin Kaepernick and Joe Staley signings, and now guard Alex Boone...
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Justin Tuck: I see no reason why we can't be that team this year

The Oakland Raiders in the 2014 offseason started the 'something to prove' club and card carrying members defensive end Justin Tuck and running back Maurice Jones-Drew are leading the charge. "Everybody here has something to prove and they're going to work and we all know we have something left," Jones-Drew said, via Fox News. "If it was from a bad...
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Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson ready to move on from Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson have had their time in the sun, however, both say that play time is over for the team. No team has won back to back championships since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots and if the Seahawks are to achieve that goal, they'll have wait to sit back and admire their work in 2013 another time down the road. "...
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Norv Turner says Teddy Bridgewater 'probably should've gone in the first 10 picks'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes the team got lucky when first round pick Teddy Bridgewater fell to them with the last pick of the round. Turner said Bridgewater should have been selected much higher than 32nd in the 2014 NFL Draft. “I think he probably should've gone in the first 10 picks,” Turner said, via Jonathan Lintner of the Courier...
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QB coach Alex Van Pelt says Aaron Rodgers 'runs our offense as well as any offense is run in the league'

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that he felt if the 2013 team hadn't suffered so many injuries, they could have made a serious run at a championship. The loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the middle part of the season almost grounded the team's postseason hopes entirely. However, the coach said in the 2014 offseason that his team is 'further ahead than...
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Top offseason free agent acquisition DT Henry Melton a full go for Cowboys training camp

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, defensive tackle Henry Melton will be medically cleared to take part in the first session in training camp. The defensive tackle is expected to be a full participant for the start of training camp after rehabbing from a torn ACL. Melton is sat out OTAs, but continued to be on track to be cleared when the Cowboys report to camp...
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Jamaal Charles expected to hold out from Chiefs training camp

According to KCTV-5 , Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will attend training camp when the Chiefs report on Thursday. Charles is holding out for a new contract and  is nearing the end of a six-year, nearly $28 million contract. Charles, compared to 10 other NFL running backs have a higher base salary. KCTV-5 writes: 'He makes about $9 million per season...
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Marcell Dareus returns: 'My focus is on earning the trust of my teammates, coaches and the fans'

Embattled Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was back with the team Tuesday after taking care of some personal matters, i.e. his legal matters and entering a subtsance abuse program. Other than that, he's ready to go: "Right now, my focus is on earning the trust of my teammates, coaches and the fans while continuing to improve as a football player," Dareus...
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Agent mum on Andre Johnson's training camp report

Agent Kennard McGuire is declining to address reports that Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson was back at the facilities and ready to join training camp. “I am not refuting, confirming or denying any reports or stories,” McGuire told Mark Berman of FOX 26.  “Per the collective bargaining agreement there’s a period in which veteran players are not allowed to participate...
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Harbaugh not panicking over looming Ray Rice suspension

The league has been silent on the issue of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was arrested at an Atlantic City casino back in February follwing an altercation with his then-fiancee. Most believe a suspension will eventually come, but for now head coach John Harbaugh can only do as he always does, and cross that bridge when they come to it. "I don't think it...
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Polamalu hits camp as team's most-tenured player

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu enters his 12th training camp as the most-tenured player on the team. “It's strange to be the oldest and most-experienced guy on the squad,” Polamalu said, via Alan Robinson of TribLive.com. “I never thought that would happen — Jerome Bettis was here, it seems, like yesterday. I looked at him as one of the greatest running...
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Wednesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Fan lottery to attend Redskins-Patriots joint practice >  Patriots place 5 on PUP list to start camp > Brady ranks second in NFL by Ron Jaworski > Aaron Hernandez jury selection starts Jan. 9th > Former Pats RB Kevin Faulk says CNN about Aaron Hernandez was misleading (Video) > Training camp position previews: The offensive line needs to be fixed, so who...
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Wednesday web roundup: New York Giants

Training Camp Report: Day 1 > Camp photo gallery > Giants blasted for David Tyree hire > Offensive line a jumble as camp begins > David Wilson cleared for contact > Giants to use three running back rotation with Wilson, Williams and Jennings? > Q&A with Eli Manning > Jason Pierre-Paul: Sack record a possibility >
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Wednesday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Favre: I'm not afraid of getting booed by Green Bay Packers fans > Chris Kluwe takes a shot at Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, many others > Achieve Brown County gets $250K Packers grant > Position preview: linebackers > Two ways to soak in Packers football > Fomer Packers teammates Mark Tauscher and John Kuhn will have a one-hour radio show on WTMJ-AM > ...
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