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Charles Woodson says little has changed in Oakland: ‘Really, the only difference is the big guy is not here’

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson is back where he started and thigs haven’t changed much with exception of no Al Davis. Davis was iconic, a trailblazer, and to Woodson, the guy who drafted him. His son Mark has taken over, but for Woodson that’s the biggest difference between then and now. “Really, the only difference is the big guy is not here,” Woodson said...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Nose tackle Steve McLendon is setting his expectations towards ‘greatness’

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is getting a late start o heading for greatness. After sitting behind Steelers great Casey Hampton, he isn’t in the mood to settle for good anymore. McLendon is the heir apparent to Hampton, but he’s still has to go out and prove he’s the right guy for the job. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009...
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Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt feels Philip Rivers is ready to return to the Pro Bowl: ‘It always starts with the quarterback’

New San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is feeling good about his chances of turning quarterback Philip Rivers once promising career back around. Rivers has come full circle being one of the top QB’s in the NFL to a make or break year in 2013. Whisenhunt is convinced that the Rivers Chargers fans saw the past few years was a product of a declining team and...
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New safety Patrick Chung is out to take down Eagles tackling issues: ‘if you can't tackle, you can't play’

New Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung is no stranger to coach Chip Kelly. Chung played for Kelly at Oregon and was a standout player. Chung went in the second round to the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick was attracted to Chung’s versatility to play in all defensive sets and excel at special teams. He’s known for being a big hitter and fits the in the box safety...
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Running back LaMichael James is ready to ‘step up’ role in running game

San Francisco running back LaMichael James is taking advantage of Frank Gore’s and Kendall Hunter’s inability to practice at OTAs. Gore and Hunter are both rehabbing injuries and working on the side, but for James it’s his time to shine and show the coaches what he’s been doing the offseason. James worked on getting bigger, stronger, and faster, the results should put...
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Tom Coughlin says for Giants receiver Rueben Randall, ‘it’s a chance to step up’

Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, but for New York Giants receiver Rueben Randall his chance is coming in the face of contract hold outs. Starting receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are both not attending OTAs in order to force the team’s hand in giving them new contracts, however, while they stay away its open chances for receiver’s lower on the depth chart to...
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B.J. Raji is ready to return to elite status: ‘I want to get back to the Pro Bowl’

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji is tired of hearing how he had a down 2012 season. The anchor of the defense, Raji said he wasn’t shedding blocker well, getting caught up in trash, and not disengaging in order to make plays. However, Raji is working hard to get back to being dominant in the middle, and his goal is making the Pro-Bowl as a measuring stick. Losing...
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Brandon Spikes is working on his speed and athleticism, wants to be a three down linebacker

New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes absence from OTAs was viewed as a strategy for a new contract, but that’s not the case. Spikes is working with his own trainer, focusing on his speed and ability to become a three down linebacker. Widely thought of a run stuffing machine, Spikes has set out to prove he’s more than just a one trick pony that he can stay on the...
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Safety Quentin Jammer says he can be Denver's swiss army knife in the secondary: ‘I feel like I can be plugged in anywhere on the defense’

New Denver Broncos safety Quentin Jammer feels he’s in the best position possible. As Jammer’s career is starting to hit the back end and the eventual switch from cornerback to safety, he also wanted to be with a team that had a real chance at winning the Super Bowl. When Charles Woodson elected to sign with division for Oakland, Jammer became the Broncos next option, he...
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Cornerback Joe Haden is looking to bounce back in 2013: ‘this year’s going to be my year’

Cleveland Brown cornerback Joe Haden feels like he has a lot to prove and he’s ready to show ‘the haters’ that he is still the real deal. Coming out of college, Hayden was arguably the top cornerback in the country. Haden was drafted 7th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft and began his rookie year as the Browns nickelback, but wrestled the starting spot...
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Vikings' Jared Allen, Greg Jennings expected back at OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings are expecting two of their most notable players to return to OTAs after both were not seen in the locker room this week. Jared Allen was missing from the team for personal reasons, that being his wedding anniversary. Jennings was nursing a minor injury, but is expected to be back and ready to go next week to work with QB Christian Ponder. "It is May...
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Bill Cowher: Haley's offense could be 'one of the best things to happen' to Big Ben's career

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher thinks now that QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are on the same page, the relationship between the two will pay big dividends in 2013 and beyond. Cowher, a guest on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access", went so far as to say that Haley's offense could be "one of the best things to happen...
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Dwight Freeney smelled a rat during free agency

DE Dwight Freeney waded for a long time in free agency waters before landing with the San Diego Chargers after the draft, and he feels owners had something to do with that. Freeney made the visits, and made his demands of what he thought he was worth, but teams weren't willing to pay him to his liking. He thinks owners got together at the start of free agency and made a committment...
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Mark Sanchez plans to beat out Geno Smith

Much maligned New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has no plans to relinquish his starter spot to rookie Geno Smith or anyone else. “I don’t plan on that happening,” Sanchez said, via the New York Daily News. “I’m planning on playing, I’m planning on starting.” Bold words from a man on a team who's fan base has had just about enough of Mr. Sanchez. It was...
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Sean Payton quiet about team's plans for Joe Morgan

So far, the New Orleans Saints have taken no action against receiver Joe Morgan, who was arrested for DUI last weekend. “I think each team is faced with it at some point, hopefully less than more,” coach Sean Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  “It is what it is in regards to the lesson and you hope that the other players, including Joe, learn from it. It’s...
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Dallas Cowboys draft board leaked for second time in four years

In the ‘This would never happen to Bill Belichick category,’ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones never got the first memo about cameras in the war room. Bloggingtheboys.com succeeded for the second time in four years in rebuilding the Cowboys' draft board using screen shots of videos from interviews inside the war room with Jones taken at the 2013 NFL Draft. They give you...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A bigger Chandler Jones is ready to do ‘Whatever Bill tells me’

New England Patriots defensive end/linebacker Chandler Jones has spent his offseason working on how to get to the quarterback. He used different strategies on getting bigger and stronger, martial arts and boxing to improve the use of his hands. In the end, Jones just wants to do whatever is best for the team and in his second year with the Patriots, he wants to make a bigger impact...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lamar Miller is ready for the starting running back position, leads competition

Miami Dolphins second year running back Lamar Miller was drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 97th overall. Miller showed enough in his first year that the team declined to offer Reggie Bush a contract and practically handed Miller the starting position. Though there is a competition for the starter’s job, it’s highly unlikely that Daniel Thomas, his closest challenger...
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Hakeem Nicks still a no-show at OTAs, situation getting complicated

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks still hasn’t attended OTAs and coach Tom Coughlin said he was ‘disappointed’ that Nicks isn’t there. Coughlin also said Nicks had told him he’d show up, but he hasn’t had an explanation on why Nicks isn’t attending. It’s unclear if this is a contract issue blooming, but Coughlin...
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First round pick D.J. Hayden returns home after abdominal surgery, team hopes not connected to previous injury

According to Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times, rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden was released from Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and is back home resting. The Raiders reported that Hayden was recovering at a local hospital after undergoing surgery to remove abdominal scar tissue on Tuesday. Hayden had a near-death incident experiencing a heart vein rupture at the University...
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Broncos receivers on Peyton Manning’s arm, ‘I think he’s come back stronger’

Denver Broncos receivers Eric Decker and Demaryuis Thomas worked out with quarterback Peyton Manning before OTAs at Duke University, so they got a sneak preview of the 2013 version of Manning. After a successful comeback from missing the entire 2011 season, Manning came back like he was revenging his brother’s death, leading the Bronco to the AFC West title, and a playoff berth...
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Chip Kelly in no rush to name starting quarterback

Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly isn’t going to let outside pressure to name a starting quarterback until the time is right. Kelly wants as much information on all his signal callers going into camp, and let it play out through the preseason. Kelly has said that naming a quarterback this early would be in name only and if any of his QB’s felt snubbed, they may be in the wrong...
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Forcing the issue: Defensive coordinator Dom Capers wants his unit to create more fumbles

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Caper wants his unit to force more fumble and he’s starting at OTAs. It’s an old method of treating every ball is live, even when the play is over. It could be walking to the locker room holding a ball and someone coming up and hitting it out, it’s a mindset that has to be learned. So when a loose ball goes rolling after a play...
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Seahawks sign Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd

According to Nick Eaton of Seattlepi.com, the Seattle Seahawks have signed Eastern Washington University receiver Greg Herd. He will join Seahawks and will begin participating in the team’s offseason workout program this week. In April after the draft, Herd signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent, but was released earlier this May after minicamp. ...
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Vikings sign free agent linebacker Stanford Keglar

The Vikings announced via their website the signing of fee agent linebacker Stanford Keglar. Keglar hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2010 with the Houston Texan. Keglar was a fourth-round pick of the Titans and played two seasons as a backup with Tennessee. He then played with the Texans for half of the 2010 season for the Texans. The Texans released him in September...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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