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Mike Zimmer says Cordarrelle Patterson is 'improving every day' from foot injury

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson sat out the second day of training camp due to a foot injury. The second year receiver needs all the reps he can get as he works to refine his raw athletic abilities into an elite receiver. Coach Mike Zimmer said Patterson is day-to-day and it "won't be long" before he returns. "He's improving every...
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Jared Allen setting tone for Bears defense

The Chicago Bears made a splash in free agency landing pass rushing defensive end Jared Allen and his impact is being felt almost immediately. Despite his age, Allen (32), says being a situational pass rusher isn't in his immediate plans with the team and he believes he's still a three down lineman and plans to play as many snaps as possible. Allen wants to lead by example...
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Mike Wallace looking for bounce back year with Dolphins

Miami WR Mike Wallace was a huge bust in his first year with the Dolphins, but the firing of former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has brought change that the receiver likes. The receiver said new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s schemes fits his skill set much better. “I think I’ll get to run everything,” Wallace said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald....
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Matt Schaub getting his 'mojo' back

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Antonio Smith, who was teammates with quarterback Matt Schaub in Houston said that the signal caller is starting to show signs of his former self. Schaub left Houston a not-so-liked man, so he probably would have been happy to have been traded to just about anywhere. His destination turned out to be Oakland, where he has a chance to redeem himself...
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Rookie RB Terrance West taking fight to Ben Tate for starting position: 'Actions speak louder than words, so let’s go'

Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West wowed the crowd at training camp with multiple one-handed catches during receiving drills. While veteran Ben Tate is man on a mission to be starting RB come September, the team used rookie Terrance West in the starter role during OTA practices and some believe he could challenge for the starting job. West has given a good first...
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John Fox, Peyton Manning put emphasis on ball security

Denver Broncos coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning have put a emphasis on protecting the football this offseason and they want to see the results in training camp. The Broncos coughed up the ball 27 times with only three teams that had more fumbles. During the OTAs and minicamp the offense used green lycra footballs to help hold onto the pigskin and now in training...
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Chiefs continue to make moves, waive OL Rokevious Watkins and add TE Adam Schiltz

According to Marty Gitlin of CBS Sports, the Chiefs made several roster moves waiving offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins and adding via waivers from tight end Adam Schiltz. Watkins played in three games with the team last season, however, he was suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy earlier this month and will miss the first four games of 2014. Schiltz...
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Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett believe 'it's not about next year' with young defense

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett believe that the team's defense is much younger but ready to improve on a horrible 2013 season. The club parted ways with their all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware and looking for rookie Demarcus Lawrence to fill that vacancy. The team traded up with the Redskins to select the Boise State defensive end with the No. 34...
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Chip Kelly: If you're content with 10 wins, you're probably shortchanging yourself

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly isn't one for moral victories and he said that his team's 10-7 season was 'just OK.' After a 1-4 start in 2013, the team went survived the quarterback controversy as it sorted itself out when Michael Vick was injured and Nick Foles firmly established himself as the starter. His offense soared under Foles and became an explosive...
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Giants linebacker corps becoming strength of defense

The New York Giants retooled their defense this offseason and they are seeing the best results come out of their linebacker corps so far in training camp. Fifth-round draft pick Devon Kennard is in the mix to start at strong-side linebacker and the team is using Jameel McClain to help replace MLB Jon Beason (foot), leaving Kennard and Spencer Paysinger to compete at the outside...
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Kendall Hunter tears ACL, RB corps depth to be tested

According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, San Francisco 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday's practice, ending his season. Hunter was catching a swing pass and went down to the grass, injuring his knee. Hunter walked off on his own power and was escorted to the locker room without a noticeable limp. Williamson...
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DL Antonio Smith says age isn't a factor for new veteran group

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Antonio Smith is going into his eleventh NFL season and was one of the veteran signings that have formed the identity of the 2014 club so far. The question of age and if general manager Reggie McKenzie either bought tremendous value, or wasted money on expired players will now start to play out in training camp, however, Smith believes there is...
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Rookie receiver Kain Colter says he 'offers a skill set' that Vikings can get creative with

Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Kain Colter went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft but was later signed by the team as a versatile player who can also play the running back position. Colter, 5'10 , 198 pounds played quarterback and wide receiver at Northwesten, however, as a pass catcher he hauled in 63 passes for 683 yards and 4 touchdowns during his four year career...
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Clay Matthews says revamped defensive scheme has 'many moving pieces'

The goal this offseason for coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Caper was to add a multiple dimension to the defense, being able to switch from 3 man fronts to 4 man fronts to create matchups that favor them. The return of outside linebacker Clay Matthews is one of the pieces as his pass rushing skills are well equipped to play in either front, and the addition of...
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Rookie running back James White opening eyes at Patriots training camp

New England Patriots rookie running back James White has been making quite an impression on the team's coaching staff during OTAs and is picking up where he left off at training camp. He could end up taking away touches from Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. White could figure into in the passing game early in his career and he is an excellent pass blocker and eventually take...
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Cam Heyward: Everybody has a sense of urgency

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward said that the possibility of the team is skipping a third straight postseason isn't an option and he's seen this offseason that coaches and players alike have been working hard to get off the .500 mark. Heyward, 35 tackles, 5 sacks in 2013, has seen players like Ryan Clark and LaMarr Woodley leave, and now welcomes players such...
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Seahawks place Marshawn Lynch on the reserve-did not report list, bring in three running backs for workouts

According to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post, the Seahawks brought in William Powell, Orwin Smith, and Phillip Tanner for workouts. In the wake of the Marshawn Lynch holdout, the team indicated they were not interested in renegotiating and the move to bring in another running back supports the statement. The team placed Lynch on the reserve-did not report list to open...
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Pete Caroll 'disappointed' by Lynch holdout

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sounded none too pleased to hear prized running back Marshawn Lynch was holding out over his contract situation. "I'm disappointed not having him, you know. He's been a big part of our team and we like him around here," Carroll told NFL Media's Rich Eisen. "...Right now, he's at home, and he chose not to come...
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Jim Harbaugh mum on Alex Boone holdout

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wasn't taking the bait after being asked three times to address guard Alex Boone's holdout. He basiclly ignored each and every one of the questions with general answers. "It's such a positive happening, that first day," Harbaugh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Imagine you're kind...
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Saturday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Bears hope Jared Allen can put some teeth back in their ‘D’ > Wake-up call: Second day of practice > July 26th training camp open thread > Cornerback Kyle Fuller shines on Day 1 > Four downs with Ditka > Jay Taft: Pressure-packed, hype-filled camp begins for Bears 9 (warning: damn pay wall) > Want to see the Bears better? 'Suite Deal'...
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Packers, Jordy Nelson agree on 4-year, $39 million deal

Looks like Green Bay Packers tight end Jordy Nelson is a happy after coming somehwat close to the $10 million per year he was seeking. On Saturday the team and Nelson agreed on a 4-year, $39 million contract extension, reports the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Nelson will make  $9.76 million per with the new deal, as well as an up front $11. 5 million signing bonus. He...
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Vikings place cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on PUP list

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is describing cornerback Captain Munnerlyn as having "slight" hamstring injury, but it appears that's enough to place him ont he physically unable to perform (PUP) list to start of training camp. Zimmer also added that he felt Munnerlyn will be "fine." Munnerlyn signed a 3-year deal as free agent in the offseason...
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Mike McCarthy a little nervous entering training camp

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy enters his 9th training camp with the team this weekend, and while he's confident in its eventual success, he admits feeling a little nervous about the whole thing. "I'm not going to lie, I'm nervous about it. You got 21 practices....You look at the numbers from when we started here 35 to 29 now down to 21," McCarthy...
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Saturday web roundup: Denver Broncos

Training camp report: Day 2 > Manchester United visits Broncos camp, Brock Osweiler gets picked >  WR Demaryius Thomas excused from camp > Reliable Andre Caldwell filling in well for Thomas > Competition heats up > Montee Ball atop Broncos RB depth chart > No fans today at camp due to construction > The new and improved Von Miller? > Former...
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Drew Brees would like to play another 10 years

35-year-old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could see himself still running the offense when he's 45, reports the NFL Network's Albert Breer. "No doubt. There's no question," Brees said. "I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy...
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