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Vikings plan to reduce Adrian Peterson's workload

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said that hoe could break all the great rushing records, but if the team goes to a more balanced workload for the rusher, that will be hard to do. After a devastating knee injury in 2011, Peterson had 348 carries and 2,078 rushing yards in 2012; however, he might not see that amount of rushes in his career again. The team wants...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett will attend minicamp Tuesday

According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett will end his absence from the team and take part in minicamp Tuesday. Bennett is vying for a new contract after a Pro Bowl 2014 season (90 catches for 960 yards, but is scheduled to make just a $4.9 million base salary in 2015. He skipped voluntary minicamp practices, but faces fines...
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B.J. Raji staying healthy, trying to avoid Gilbert Brown-like career

Green Bay Packers NT B.J. Raji will try the best he can to avoid eating his way out of what could be a long and frutiful career. The 28-year-old seemed to be headed in the same direction as former Packer Gilbert Brown, who could'n't keep his weight in check, writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Back in 1995-96, Brown was an integral part of a Packers defense...
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Falcons release long-time tackle Sam Baker

The Atlanta Falcons parted ways with tackle Sam Baker on Tuesday, a player who had been with the team since 2008, per PFT. Baker missed all of 2014 with a torn patellar tendon in his knee. The former 1st-round pick signed a new six-year contract in 2013 and was scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2015. He was expected to be in the mix as a starter, but the lingering knee issue...
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Seahawks part ways with DE Ryan Robinson

The Seattle Seahawks waived injured defensive end Ryan Robinson on Monday, per the team's Twitter account. Robinson, who suffered an Achilles tendon injury during OTAs, was signed to the practice squad in 2014, and signed a futures contract in the offseason. By all accounts, Robinson was on his way to perhaps making the 53-man roster with an impressive showing before the injury...
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Bears TE Martellus Bennett will show upo to minicamp Tuesday

According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Bear tight end Martellus Bennett will end his absence from the team and take part in minicamp Tuesday. Bennett is vying for a new contract after a Pro Bowl 2014 season (90 catches for 960 yards, but is scheduled to make just a $4.9 million base salary in 2015. He skipped voluntary minicamp practices, but faces fines...
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OC Adam Gase says No. 2 QB Jimmy Clausen is 'perfect for what we were trying to do offensively'

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase believes No. 2 quarterback Jimmy Clausen is 'perfect for what we were trying to do offensively,' letting more sand flow through the hour glass which is starting signal caller Jay Cutler's last stand in the Windy City. Gase gushed over Clausen's ability not usually reserved for the backup QB. “I feel like from what we saw on tape...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sylvester Williams in lead for starting nose tackle spot in new 3-4 defense

According to Rod Mackey of 9News, Sylvester Williams has taken the lead in the competition for the starting nose tackle position. With the defense switching to a 3-4 front under new DC Wade Phillips, Williams will face more double-teams, but the scheme is a good fit for his skillset. Williams started 13 of 16 games in 2014, finishing with 17 tackles. "It's exciting because...
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Andrew Hawkins says Browns still trying to figure our wide receiver rotation

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins said that despite the work put in at OTAs, the roles for each pass catcher hasn't been defined as the team installed a wide variety of plays and that a pecking order should come once training camp rolls around. “There’s not really any what-if,” Hawkins said, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “Hartline’s been in the league a long time. Dwayne...
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Mike Zimmer says S Harrison Smith continues to improve

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is an old school type who like his players rugged and rough, making plays, and versatile. Zimmer says all those traits apply to the team's 2012 first round pick safety Harrison Smith, who is entering his fourth season as a top five player at his position, but works as if he's in danger of making the roster. "Honestly, the thing I've been...
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Patriots raving over TE Scott Chandler

New England tight end Scott Chandler, who signed with the Patriots this offseason after five seasons with the Bills, is getting rave reviews. The Patriots have always signed players who have given them trouble in the past and Chandler has always been a challenge when he was on the Bills. "Scott's been a tremendous veteran addition to our team," offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels...
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C Rodney Hudson says chemistry is building as Raiders grow together

New Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson is excited about the possibilities with the team and that the atmosphere has been positive and productive. Hudson was a free agent this offseason after four years with the Chiefs and has impressed the coaching staff by picking up the system so fast. “I’ve been in a few systems in my career – maybe three or four – so I’m used to learning...
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Rookie CB Senquez Golson: I think mentally everything is starting to slow down for me

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Senquez Golson drew praise from veteran wide receiver Antonio Brown, who singled out Golson when asked who has caught his eye at the team's OTAs so far. Despite Brown's observation of Golson's 'smooth' style, Golson said that he's still learning the playbook, but everything isn't looking like Chinese anymore. “I think mentally everything...
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Dolphins looking forward to RB Lamar Miller having a breakout season

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said running back Lamar Miller is ascending into a premier rusher and after making gains the past two seasons, and the team expects him to breakout in 2015 while becoming a top level back in the NFL. “I thought he played well [in 2014]," Philbin said, via MiamiDolphins.com. "The thing I like about Lamar is he rushed for, again, don’t quote me...
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Aaron Rodgers says Scott Tolzien's approach 'separates him from other guys I've been around'

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw some praise towards fellow signal caller Scott Tolzien as he battles to secure the No. 2 spot on the roster. Given recent history, the backup position has played a huge part in the Packers past couple of seasons and having the right guy waiting in the wings is a lesson the team learned in 2013, when they almost missed the playoff...
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Often injured McFadden hurt again, Lache Seastrunk getting bulk of reps at team OTAs

It might be a little too early, but running back Darren McFadden being hurt at OTAs isn't a good sign by any means; however, for fellow rusher Lache Seastrunk, it's a golden opportunity. Seastrunk is getting more reps at organized team activities because McFadden and the equally fragile Ryan Williams aren’t participating in team drills. Williams has a swollen knee while McFadden...
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Chip Kelly praises rookie cornerback class

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly went out of way to point out the good work his rookie cornerback class has been doing at the team's OTAs. Kelly feels the club has good depth at the position and the competition should heat up when training camp rolls around. "I think Eric Rowe has stood out, JaCorey Shepherd has stood out," Kelly said, via Philly.com. "Denzel Rice and...
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Despite being a top five safety, Harrison Smith continues to improve

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is an old school type who like his players rugged and rough, making plays, and versatile. Zimmer says all those traits apply to the team's 2012 first round pick safety Harrison Smith, who is entering his fourth season as a top five player at his position, but works as if he's in danger of making the roster. "Honestly, the thing I've been...
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S Antrel Rolle says Bears' defense is 'coming together'

New Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle is in his first season under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and he says he can see the defense is beginning to pick up the concepts and starting to click. "Everything is coming together, for sure," Rolle said, via ESPN. "There's still a lot of work left to be done, which is expected, but things are coming together. The feeling is good...
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OL coach Tom Cable likes what he sees from offensive line

Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable believes the team has a good group of players that have been working hard and he's come away impressed at the club's OTAs. “Pretty smart, excellent movers, like we thought,’’ Cable said, via ESPN. “Physically, we probably won’t know until we get them padded up, but they’re really picking it up quickly. I think they’re probably...
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Geep Chryst: Keapernick 'playing with a lot of confidence'

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst is loving what he's seen out of QB Colin Kaepernick. "He's playing with a lot of confidence," Chryst said, per the team's official website. "I think he's having fun playing football. I think it's awful important to him, so how do you catch the right balance between, I'm serious here and it's still great to be with my teammates...
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Patriots WR Brandon LaFell wearing protective boot

According to the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza-Young, New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell is dealing with an unknown foot issue and was recently seen at a charity event hosted by fellow WR Danny Amendola wearing a protective boot on his left foot. LaFell, who had 74 catches for 953 and 7 TDs in 2014, hasn't taken part in any recent OTA practices due to the injury...
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Monday web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Browns' Gipson signs contract tender CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gipson signed his one-year contract tender and will report to mandatory mini-camp next week. Gipson ... Browns' WR Vince Mayle emulated Josh Gordon in college CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's no surprise to Browns rookie receiver Vince Mayle that he draws comparisons to Browns Pro Bowl wideout Josh...
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Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Secret to Packers' success? Re-sign own stars to second deals GREEN BAY, Wis. — The NFL's three-day negotiating window for potential free agents had been open for a matter of hours back in March when Randall Cobb ... Jordy Nelson hits his stride as Packers fan favorite Sunday marked the second year of the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game, as the Green Bay Packers wide receiver...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Time running out for Steelers' third-string quarterback Jones Steelers quarterback Landry Jones throws to Josh Harris during Organized Team Activity Wednesday, June 3, 2015 on Pittsburgh's South Side ... Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison prepared to play limited role Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison reveals that he is ready to play ... The 37-year-old re-signed...
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