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Seahawks make several roster moves waiving CB Jeremy Crayton, sign WR Deshon Foxx

According to Seahawks.com, the Seattle Seahawks waived cornerback Jeremy Crayton while re-signing wide receiver Deshon Foxx. Foxx signed with Seattle after working out for the team at their rookie minicamp, but was released at the start of training camp. Seahawks.com writes: 'Foxx was with the club through the early stages of training camp but was waived ahead of the team...
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Steelers defense answers call to get after opposing quarterbacks

The Pittsburgh pass rush was virtually non-existent in 2014, but on Sunday afternoon they looked like the Steelers of old. The defense racked up six sacks and harassed Packers signal callers all day after the defensive coaches challenged them before the game. “They challenged us to do more one-on-one pass rush. There's not been a lot of games — probably none at all —...
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Joe Philbin very specific on what he needs from Ryan Tannehill

4th-year Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has three important aspects of a quarterback's job that will keep him happy, he tells PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. “There’s really three key elements to me for quarterback play here for the Miami Dolphins,” Philbin said. “We’ve seen really nice progress from Ryan over his three-year career. You know, the first part to...
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Packers confirm Jordy Nelson's torn ACL

As most feared and expected, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. His MRI confirmed the injury Monday, the team announced. "It was determined that WR Jordy Nelson sustained a significant right knee injury in yesterday's game at Pittsburgh," the statement read. "He will miss the remainder of the season." "You can't understand...
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Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with 15 Pro Bowl ... Raiders' Michael Dyer takes advantage of first extended action Latavius Murray has done nothing to lose his tight grasp on the starting running back job in Oakland...
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Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Released Longsnapper Thanks Vikings, Fans For 11 Years But it did Monday when the Vikings released Cullen Loeffler, who after 11 ... as he said goodbye, he, too, expressed appreciation for all his years in Minnesota ... Kicker Blair Walsh struggling in preseason With only two games remaining in the preseason before the Minnesota Vikings opener at San Francisco on Sept. 14,...
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Tuesday web roundup: New York Giants

New York Giants' Lackluster offense in preseason not cause for concern EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning and the Giants starting offense have been a preseason dud so far, but bad numbers haven't bothered the quarterback ... New York Giants Sign LB Palmer, DB Conway; Waive/Injured Tony Johnson, Justin Currie Palmer, who initially signed with an undrafted rookie free agent...
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Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

WR Brian Tyms waived by Patriots, will revert to IR if not claimed FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a move that was expected after New England Patriots receiver Brian Tyms injured his foot in Wednesday's joint practice with the ... Bill Belichick: Wayne Brings Versatility To Patriots Offense Bill Belichick more or less confirmed the New England Patriots signed Wayne during his weekly...
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Tuesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Bears unveil George Halas statue at Halas Hall The Bears unveiled a statue in honor of George Halas on Sunday outside their ... George McCaskey spoke at the unveiling and praised the Bears founder ... Bears leaning more on Eddie Royal as WR injuries mount Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) tries to break away from Indianapolis cornerback Toler (28) during the first...
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Eagles ink S Brandan Bishop

The Philadelphia Eagles completed their 90-man roster Monday, signing safety Brandan Bishop, per the team wesbite. Bishop played for the both Minnesota and Atlanta's practice squads. He came into the league undrafted in 2013. The team had a roster spot open since parting ways with the injured Earl Wolff.
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Rookie Michael Dyer locking in on backup RB position

Oakland Raiders undrafted rookie running back Michael Dyer has been an early surprise at the team's training camp and already is changing the landscape of the position. Dyer was the Raiders leading rushing in their preseason loss against the Vikings, finishing with 45 yards on 12 carries. He's competing against Trent Richardson for the backup position, who had a five-carry...
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Jared Abbrederis, Jeff Janis, and Ty Montgomery only real options for Packers if Nelson is out for season

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson believes in the team's system for personnel and usually uses the internal pipeline instead of going out and signing free agents. With that in mind, rumors of the Packers wanting to talk to wide receiver Reggie Wayne in the wake of a possible season ending knee injury to Jordy Nelson could be true, but most likely the club will look...
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Seahawks to visit with free agent C Samson Satele

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks will visit with center Samson Satele on Monday. Satele was a 16 game starter for the Dolphins in 2014, but the team decided not to bring him back for 2015 after Mike Pouncey moved back to the center position. Offensive line coach Tom Cable is familiar with Satele from their time together in Oakland. Veteran C Samson...
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Patriots, Reggie Wayne agree to one-year deal

Former Indianapolis wide receiver Reggie Wayne is now a New England Patriot, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Wayne and the Patriots agreed to a one-year deal on Monday after the 14-year veteran took a physical over the weekend. The Patriots add some extra insurance to the receiving corps while most of the group recovers from injuries and generally being banged up during camp...
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Dion Lewis moves to the front for third-down back role

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis got the bulk of work for the third-down back role Saturday night against the Saints and was impressive in the process. The departure of Shane Vereen leaves a void for a pass catching back who can pass protect in the team's complicated offensive scheme. He showed the ability to operate in space and make defenders miss, while showing...
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Andy Reid praises second-year LB Dee Ford: 'I thought he held his own'

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid took a moment to talk about second-year linebacker Dee Ford after his performance against the Seahawks this past weekend. Ford had to sit and watch behind two of the best pass rushers in the business with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali in 2014, but is expected to have a much larger role his season. “We wanted to give Dee just a start here...
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Broncos pass rush dominating NFL in preseason

The Denver Broncos already have possibly the best 1-2 punch when it comes to pass rushing linebackers in Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, but addition of rookie Shane ray makes the unit downright dominant. Playing in Wade Phillips' defense which emphasizes using edge rushers like Miller, Ware and Ray in multiple positions that makes it hard for offenses to lock in their protection...
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Texans' name Brian Hoyer starting QB for regular season

According to Ken Patra of NFL.com, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien arrived at the decision to name Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback for the start of the 2015 regular season. Hoyer had been battling Ryan Mallet, but O'Brien, who surely wanted to have a starter in place by the third preseason game, went ahead and chose Hoyer. Patra Writes: 'Hoyer was the safe choice....
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QB Ryan Tannehill: Every time we step on that field, our goal is to score

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill showed the type of confidence of a signal caller who feels he has all the weapons to be a major threat to opposing defenses. The offense under second-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has made great progress after they scored 19.8 points per game, 26th in the league in 2014. “Every time we step on that field, our goal is to score...
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Mike Pettine says rookie RB Duke Johnson 'looks explosive' in return to practice

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said the next two weeks will be important for rookie RB Duke Johnson after he spent the last three weeks nursing a sore hamstring. Pettine is looking for Johnson's role to grow with Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West continuing to disappoint in the preseason. "His legs looked fresh,'' said Pettine, via Cleveland.com. "I am not sure who he...
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Chip Kelly says Eagles' defensive secondary is 'lactose intolerant'

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is feeling pretty good about his team after they thumped the Ravens Saturday Night 40-17. One area that was a huge focal point during the offseason after a disastrous 2014 campaign were the defensive backfield and the rebuilt unit is showing signs of great improvement. “I think they understand what Cory Undlin and Billy [Davis, the defensive...
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Free agent G Evan Mathis had a 'good visit' with Seahawks

According to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo, the Seattle Seahawks and free agent guard Evan Mathis met on Saturday and reportedly had a 'good visit' between the two sides; however, no deal was reached. Mathis was cut by the Eagles in June following a contract dispute with the team. A third-round pick by the Panthers in 2005, Mathis developed into a top level offensive lineman...
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Mike Zimmer, Teddy Bridgewater praise WR Charles Johnson: 'He continues to make plays'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and quarterback Teddy Bridgwater talked about the progress wide receiver Charles Johnson continues to make since getting into the starting lineup late in 2014. "You talk about that touchdown catch he had today with the defensive back all over his shoulders," Bridgewater said, via ESPN. "Charles, he’s a big, physical guy. He helps out in...
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Monday web roundup: Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys Stumble In Preseason Action vs San Fran Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 23: Quaterback Weeden #3 of the Dallas Cowboys throws against the San ... 5 Cowboys thoughts: Tony Romo wanted to play more, good thing he didn't August 23, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage during the first quarter between San Francisco and...
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McCourty not a fan of move to cornerback

New England Patriots DB Devin McCourty is letting the team know in so many words to the media that he'd like to stay a safety - permanently. After preseason action against New Orleans on Saturday night, McCourty acknowledged to reporters that he wasn't thrilled with the move. "I hope it's not permanent," McCourty said, per CSN New England. "As a player, that's out of your control...
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