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Shady arrives at training camp in sweet Rolls Royce

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy reported to training camp on Friday morning driving a burgundy Rolls Royce.  As a British writer for Sports-Kings, I approve of his selection of care (even though Rolls Royce is owned by BMW, it’s still as British as fish ‘n chips). You might notice that McCoy is parked in a handicapped spot and before you bring out the pitchforks...
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Andre Johnson wants to retire as a Houston Texan

AP Image There has been a lot of talk and rumors about the future of legendary Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.  This talk ranges from being traded to holding out and skipping training camp. The reports of Johnson holding out proved to be wrong as the wide out reported to Texans training camp.  Speaking to reporters after reporting in, Johnson said that the plan was...
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Training camp Day One with the Dallas Cowboys

  (credit: dallascowboys.com) The Dallas Cowboys enter into the 2014 season’s training camp with a renewed, re-energized mentality. Faces will be missed, but they have been replaced and the new faces will soon have you learning their prospective numbers. This spring I had wrote that this season would largely depend on the job the scouts did on available players and how management...
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Minnesota Vikings had one fan show up for 2014 ticket sales

(Credit: CBS) The Minnesota Vikings held their annual single-game ticket sale this morning and they expected quite a few people. It’s an event that kicks off the ticket selection process year after year, and most fans show up early to claim the best seats at the best prices an hour earlier than online sales allow for. The parking lot is usually full and fans can be seen everywhere...
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Browns RB Terrance West moved back to active roster

Rumors were circling that Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West failed his conditioning test and that is what landed him on the non-football injury list. West denied those reports. (Credit: gannet-cdn.com) However, none of that matters now, as West has been placed back on the active roster, and he is expected to give Ben Tate a serious run for the starting job. His...
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Justin Blackmon arrested again

Justin Blackmon was arrested again on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City (AP Photo) According to NFL’s Around the League Writer Chris Wesseling, Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma City Wednesday night for possession of marijuana.  The city police pulled Blackmon over for a traffic violation when he took a left hand turn into oncoming traffic.  This latest arrest is the third...
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Roddy White, Falcons agree four-year contract extension

AP Image Roddy White is set to end his career with the Atlanta Falcons.  The team announced on Thursday that White has agreed a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Georgia for another five years. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that White’s new deal is worth up to $30 million with $18 million being paid over the next two years. Falcons WR Roddy White’s...
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Michael Vick considers himself a “premier quarterback”

AP Photo/Matt Rourke Michael Vick thinks he can be a  “premier quarterback” for the New York Jets this season. Rich Cimini, a reporter for ESPN NFL Nation, tweeted that Vick still considers himself a quality QB, but he willing to accept the role of Geno Smith’s back up. Michael Vick said he’s “still a premier quarterback.” Willing to accept backup role, if necessary...
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Vikings firm on new stadium design despite possible death toll on birds

The billion-dollar iconic structure that the Vikings have set to become erect in 2016 has earned them the privilege to host the Super Bowl in 2018.  It is also believed that this new stadium made up largely of glass is set to kill millions of migrating birds, according to the Audubon Society of Minnesota. The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) told state...
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Report: Chiefs and Charles strike a deal

AP Photo That didn’t take long.  A report came out earlier via Ian Rappaport of NFL Network stating that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles would not report to training camp until a new deal was made.  Being that Charles accounted for more than 30 percent of the Kansas City offense, the Chiefs were quick to right the ship.  Ian Rappaport reports that a deal has indeed been met...
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Report: Alex Boone will not attend training camp

Alex Boone plans to hold out from training camp for a new contract according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) The San Francisco 49ers breathed a gigantic sigh of relief this morning when tight end Vernon Davis decided to join his teammates at training camp.  However, there is still one huge piece missing from camp, that is guard Alex Boone.  Who, according to...
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Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice retiring

AP Photo Per a league source, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has decided to walk away from the game of football at age 27.  The source says his decision is mostly due to the series of concussions throughout his career. Rice most recently was sidelined from the game from a torn ACL in 2013, which resulted in eight games missed in the regular season, as well as the playoffs...
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Watch: Seahawks mascot jukes 49ers fan on route

Oh how the mighty hath fallen.  While I’m pretty sure the competition would have been much more viable as a run stopper or a pass protector, this 49ers fan decided to play corner on the speedy Seattle Seahawks mascot.  This is certainly the definition of an ankle breaker, and can be enjoyed on repeat as many times as you can handle.  This isn’t much of a contest, but I don’t...
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Titans add meatloaf sandwich to game menu

Meatloaf anyone?  The Tennessee Titans got you covered.  Now added to the game time menu at LP Field is the new Music City Meatloaf Sandwich with fried onions and chipotle mayo.  If this loaded meal doesn’t kill you, then it’ll certainly make you stronger. New at Titans games: Music City Meatloaf Sandwich w/fried onions & chipotle mayo pic.twitter.com/2yj8LBWhaL — darren...
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Reggie Wayne pulls up to training camp in Indy car

Today marks the return of a future hall of famer after missing the remainder of the 2013-14 season due to injury.  Reporting back to Colts camp is long-time wide receiver Reggie Wayne, and in excellent fashion.  What better way to show up for the start of training camp than in an Indy car?  Some players just want to go fast, and Wayne is certainly wanting to get back to work in...
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Report: Jamaal Charles won’t report to camp without new deal

(Credit: CBS) Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is arguably the most important player on the offense, and he knows it. He is reportedly willing to sit out of training camp until he gets paid what he is worth. Per NFL.com: NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that, barring a contract breakthrough, the running back will not report for Kansas City...
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Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones cleared for training camp

(AP Photo) Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith says that the teams Pro Bowl wide receiver, Julio Jones , has been cleared by doctors to take part in training camp practices on a limited basis.  It’s great news for the Falcons. “He will be limited in terms of his snaps,” Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Our number one goal is to make sure that we’ve got everybody...
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Watch: Sammy Watkins makes sick catch after tripping

AP Photo Spectators inside of the Buffalo Bills training camp in Pittsford, New York were delightfully in awe as wide receiver Sammy Watkins recovers after tripping in the endzone only to somehow come away with a one-handed catch for a touchdown.  The Bills staff will be very pleased if this type of play can be transferred into a regular season game situation.  Check it out.  ...
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Rob Gronkowski cleared to play

(AP Photo) Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief this morning as it was announced by head coach Bill Belichick that star tight end Rob Gronkowski has been fully cleared by team doctors and can join the team at training camp on Thursday morning. The enormous pass catcher underwent ACL Surgery on his right knee in January and was optimistic about returning to the field on time...
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Broncos Owner Bowlen gives up control of team

Photo Courtesy of examiner.com   Pat Bowlen, who has owned the Denver Broncos for 30 years, is giving up control of the team due to a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Denver Post. In 2009, Bowlen stated that he was dealing with short-term memory loss, and through the years speculation ran rampant that he was dealing with the disease. And unfortunately, on Tuesday...
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John Jerry discusses bullying and a fresh start with Giants

AP Photo/Dave Einsel The New York Giants opened training camp on Tuesday, which gave them media an opportunity to speak to the team. John Jerry, who signed with the Giants on March 21, was given plenty of attention because of his role in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal. “I have nothing to lie about, so they know everything,” Jerry said when asked if he gave the Giants details...
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San Diego Chargers release English and extend Woodhead

The San Diego Chargers announced today they extended Danny Woodhead and released Larry English (Ed Zurga/AP) The San Diego Chargers announced two transactions today.  First according to Eric Williams of ESPN.com, former 2009 first round draft pick Larry English.  He played six seasons as an outside linebacker (OLB) for the Chargers and was only able to have 11 sacks and 62 tackles...
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Seahawks fans trying to build statue to commemorate the Sherman tip

Two Seahawks fans are raising money to build a bronze statue of Richard Sherman’s famous tipped pass in the last moments of the NFC championship game; the play that sent Seattle to Super Bowl XLVIII and has come to be known as “The Tip.” READ MORE BY CLICKING HERE
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Bengals owner believes Dalton is worth Kaepernick money

AP Photo Is Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton really deserving of being a 13 million dollar man?  If it’s paid out like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, absolutely.  The money-cautious cats in Cincinnati want to pay their potential franchise passer like Kaepernick. Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official website reports that owner Mike Brown believes Dalton’s deal should be...
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Mike Pettine: I talked to Johnny Manziel about photos

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine says he has already spoken to Johnny Manziel about the photos of him from this off-season (Credit: ESPN) When the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick, they were probably expecting to have to deal with a few off-the-field issues as the media follows Manziel every where. Unfortunately, I do not think...
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