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Thursday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers Make Changes on Training Staff ► The Green Bay Packers made a change on their training staff that caused a chain reaction among personnel on Wednesday. Longtime trainer Pepper Burruss ... Jordy Nelson returns to practice for first time since hip surgery ► Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson said late last month that he didn't have a timetable to ... Nelson...
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DT Terrance Knighton says 'I was the biggest steal' in free agency

Washington Redskins' Terrance Knighton left Denver for free agency and said that his new team got a 'steal' in the defensive tackle. The team signed NT Knighton to a one-year, $4 million contract after reports had him out of shape, scaring teams off and in the meantime he settled for a one-year deal 'prove it' deal to up his value. He is expected to be the starting nose tackle...
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Bill O'Brien says LB Jadeveon Clowney's rehab 'on the right track'

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien gave a thumbs up when asked about the progress second-year linebacker and former No. 1 overall pick (2014) Jadeveon Clowney's rehab. Clowney had microfracture surgery on his right knee in December and according to O'Brien, the linebacker is 'on the right track.' "I've been impressed with the way JD's been working," O'Brien said, via HoustonTexans...
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Rams expecting big things from the pass rush this season

The talent is there and the St. Louis Rams want a stronger pass rush this season after many investments on the defensive side of the ball. Under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in 2014, the pass rush showed some signs of dominance, notching 40 sacks in the final 11 games with defensive end Robert Quinn leading the team with 10 1/2 sacks. “I think guys just finally got...
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QB Aaron Murray opening eyes at Chiefs OTAs

The Kansas City Chiefs selected quarterback Aaron Murray with the No. 163 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, despite recovering from a knee injury. Considered a "redshirt" as a rookie behind starting signal caller Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray, Murray is showing that he's ready to move up the depth chart. Murray, 6'1, 207 pounds, started 52 games for UGA before tearing...
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Antonio Brown likes what he sees from 'smooth' second-round pick CB Senquez Golson

Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown always draws the opponent’s best cornerback, so he knows when he's playing across a good player and second-round pick Senquez Golson is giving him that impression. Brown singled out Golson when asked who has caught his eye at the team's OTAs so far. “Really like 27,” Brown said of Golson, via ESPN. “Smooth guy, doesn’t...
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Jamil Douglas gaining momentum on Dallas Thomas for starting left guard spot

According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard during the team's OTAs over Dallas Thomas for the starting job. The two are spitting the snaps, which are fairly even; however, coach Joe Philbin said Douglas has been sharp and barely making many mental errors. "I like the fact that when he’s been in there...
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Patriots release TE Tim Wright after one season with team

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the New England Patriots have released tight end Tim Wright, who joined the team in a trade for guard Logan Mankins and a 2015 fourth round pick last offseason. Wright hauled in 26 passes for 259 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, but his production tailed off at the end of the season. He was part of a crowded tight end corps with Scott...
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Mike McCarthy says second-year WR Jeff Janis running with first team and 'ready to play'

Green Bay Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is getting first-team reps at Packers OTAs while Jordy Nelson recovering from hip surgery. Janis is working in three-wide sets along with Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Coach Mike McCarthy said Janis still needs work on his fundamentals, but was "ready to play" at the end of 2014. Janis would likely replace Nelson in the lineup if he...
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Cowboys trying to find best position for rookie "jack of all trades" DB Byron Jones

By most accounts, rookie cornerback Bryon Jones has been the standout player at the Dallas Cowboys OTAs but there is one problem. Where will he line up? The talented defensive back can play on the outside or at the safety position; however, the team likes to have a champagne problem like that on their hands. “You’ve got to be a leader on the defense,” owner Jerry Jones...
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Broncos having trouble installing offense without WR Demaryius Thomas

The Denver Broncos' coach Gary Kubiak is installing his west coast system but is encountering some difficulty without their top offensive weapon Demaryius Thomas. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is responsible for installing the new offense and said it's difficult when one of the key players is holding out for a new contract. "In one regard it is (difficult) and in another...
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Jimmy Graham committed to becoming an all-around tight end: 'I’m 270 pounds; I can block anybody I want to'

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is known for his athletic ability and pass-catching skills, but he wants to bring his game to a well rounded level. Graham never took kindly to Seahawks defensive players calling him 'soft' while he was on the Saints; however, now that he's in the same locker room, it's all about getting more physical as a blocker in the running game. ...
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Bears, John Fox not waiting on TE Martellus Bennett

The Chicago Bears continued their progress heading towards training camp without tight end Martellus Bennett, who has missed his second week of organized team activities. Bennett, the No. 1 tight end on the roster continues hold out for a new contract. Fox reiterated that OTA’s are voluntary, but Bennett is falling behind adjusting to a new offensive coordinator and system...
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LB Ray Ray Armstrong making an impression with defensive coaching staff at OTAs

Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong spoke to the media after the team’s second day of Mandatory Mini-Camp Wednesday about the new coaching staff and the experience they bring to the table. The team claimed Armstrong off waivers from the Rams last October and he didn't get an opportunity to play much; however, at the team's OTAs in 2015, he's been a star impressing...
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Thursday web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Browns QB Johnny Manziel living with former high school coach ► That's the word from Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, who visited ESPN's First Take on Wednesday morning and revealed that Manziel was living with ... PFF Ranks the Browns' Roster 14th in the NFL ► If you ask the fine folks at Pro Football Focus, things are on the upswing for the Cleveland Browns. PFF...
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Eagles' roster ranked No. 6 in NFL

According to Andrew Porter of CBS Local, the Philadelphia Eagles have made plenty of moves this offseason, and while many are in disagreement in which way the team is heading, the club lands at No. 6 for best roster in the NFL. Coach Chip Kelly revamped his roster letting big names such as LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin go while bringing in players that are a better fit to his...
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Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' defense brings back 94% of snaps from 2014, continuity key to unit's growth ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mize Zimmer wanted to set a nucleus in 2014 that would carry over to 2015, where he could continue add layers to... Wilf 'very excited' to get Peterson back ► Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was as relaxed as ever Wednesday afternoon on the back porch at Rush...
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Thursday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers' offensive supporting cast draws raves from Roethlisberger ► PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger sees the 2015 Steelers as "arguably" the best offensive ... Gay stepping into leadership role for revamped secondary ► PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerback William Gay feels winning will cure the woes of a secondary that gave up plenty of big plays last...
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Packers' Jordy Nelson aims to be fully ready for training camp

Training camp begins late next month for all 32 NFL teams, and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson looks to be joining his team 100 percent healthy. Nelson, who practiced for the first time this week, albeit only individual drills, is on pace in his recovery from hip surgery that should put him right at camp time to participate fully. "We're right where we want to...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Tomsula on Reggie Bush: 'We love having him here'

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula, suffice to say, is very happy with the addition of running back Reggie Bush to the roster. So much so that Bush is in the mix for the feature back position that was assumed to be Carlos Hyde's and Carlos Hyde's alone. Hyde was the presumed heir apparent to the job after Frank Gore bolted for Indianapolis. "Reggie's really moving...
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Mike Zimmer: Peterson not likely to see preseason action

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will get plenty of rest while his team plays its four preseason games in August and September. "I probably don’t see that, no," Zimmer said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We’re talking in June, so you can’t hold me to it, but he’s carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he’s going to continue to carry...
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The mystery of missing Malcolm: Patriots suspended Malcolm Butler for missed flight, late for OTAs

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler has been suspended for three weeks of practice due to missing his flight and being late to the first day of OTAs on May 18. Butler is expected to return to the field this week as the Patriots finish their OTAs going into next week's minicamp. Howe writes: 'It's a hard disciplinary...
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RB Latavius Murray considered the front-runner for lead back role

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray is in the lead for the featured back position in 2015. The Raiders brought in Roy Helu as a third-down back and former third overall pick Trent Richardson in the offseason, but Murray is a superior talent to either of them. According to Rebecca Corman of Raiders.com, Murray is the front-runner for the starting running back position...
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Vikings' defense brings back 94% of snaps from 2014, continuity key to unit's growth

Minnesota Vikings coach Mize Zimmer wanted to set a nucleus in 2014 that would carry over to 2015, where he could continue add layers to the schemes to add to the unit's effectiveness. The team doesn't have an overly sophisticated scheme; however, execution is the key to the system, which is a cover - 2 shell keeping the safeties back in the deep quarters of the field. According...
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Veterans Julius Peppers, B.J. Raji return for another shot at a Super Bowl: 'It's all about winning'

Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers and defensive lineman B.J. Raji want a bite at the championship apple and they both know father time isn't on their side. Peppers, 35, knows there is only so much sand in the hour glass, while Raji is trying to shake off serious injuries from prior years and that time could soon be up in Green Bay. "I think I can speak for everybody...
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