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WATCH: Aaron Williams stay loose during rain delay

Aaron Williams, free safety for the Buffalo Bills, shared this video with his Instagram viewers during a rain delay at today’s training camp practice. Williams captioned the video with this, While we in here waiting on the storm to pass. I’m in here staying warm/showing these boys how to dance to dub step music haha thanks to my Austin people #versatile #savage23 #ImThatGuy...
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Iowa Hawkeyes season ticket giveaway may just put you through college

Five lucky students will receive a year of tuition when they buy season tickets for Iowa’s 2014 season (Credit: University of Iowa) The last few years for the Iowa Hawkeyes have not been too kind. While the team did go 8-5 last year, they lost in the Outback Bowl to LSU. The 2012 season saw the team end their year at 4-8, while in 2011 the Hawkeyes finished 7-6 with a loss in the...
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Dannon will become official yogurt of the NFL

AP Photo/Dannon Co. The NFL announced today that a deal has been reached to make Dannon the official yogurt of the NFL. “Our hope is for Americans to look at yogurt – and our brands – as among the best possible choices they can make, regardless of when or how they chose to enjoy it,” Sergio Fuster, Chief Marketing Officer, The Dannon Company, said in a press release from...
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Seahawks G.M. hints that Marshawn Lynch is replaceable

(Credit: Huffington Post) The Marshawn Lynch holdout saga continues in Seattle, and the team continues to act like it’s not worried about his absence. G.M. John Schneider talked about the team’s philosophy with ESPN’s John Clayton, and he didn’t sound too concerned about the Lynch situation: “Everybody loves Beast Mode.  We love him and respect the guy. I think what he’s...
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Connor Barwin adds some historical paintings to locker room

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin decided it was time to add a bit of class to the team’s outside linebacker meeting room. Through the website Nobilified, Barwin had paintings of himself and the rest of the Eagles’ linebackers as historical figures painted. Barwin made sure to include every outside linebacker including Trent Cole, Marcus Smith II, Brandon Graham,...
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Vernon Davis football player and super hero?

Vernon Davis is starting a new phase of his career, and he is now splitting time between training camp and being a super hero. According to TMZ, Davis appears in a YouTube video as “Captain Torpedo.” According to TMZ, the video was made by the comedy group French Mustache, a group that appears on the Funny or Die site. Below is the “Captain Torpedo” video.  
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Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman are Twitter beefing again

(Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Last last night (or early this morning depending on where you’re at) Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson tweeted that he had agreed to a five-year extension with the club. Peterson reported it was a $70 million dollar deal, with $48 million of that guaranteed. The deal surpasses the one that Seahawks corner Richard Sherman signed this...
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NFL player speaks out against violence in Gaza

AP Photo/Dave Martin Oday Aboushi, an offensive lineman for the New York Jets, is using his social media presence to talk about an important world issue, the violence in Gaza. According to Al Jazeera, since the violence in Gaza, which is located in Palestine, began on July 8, at least 1,225 Palestinians have been killed by air strikes. Aboushi, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New...
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Raider Nation turns to crowdfunding for new stadium

Raiders fans are one of the most passionate, die-hard groups of people out there. Year after year they’re dressed up in the black hole screaming ferociously at the top of their lungs no matter how bad the team is – or how bad the competition is. It’s no secret that they love their team, so when word leaked that owner Mark Davis had met with officials in San Antonio about the...
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Raiders fan starts an Indiegogo campaign to buy a new stadium

In hopes of helping the Raiders move on from O.co Coliseum, one Raiders fan is starting an IndieGoGo campaign hoping to raise money for a new Raiders stadium (Credit: ESPN) Reports came out earlier today that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has met with representatives in San Antonio about possibly relocating the team to Texas. While the Raiders have been involved in a number of...
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Report: Raiders owner Mark Davis has had relocation talks with San Antonio

The Oakland Raiders are actively looking for ways they can get a new stadium so they can get out of the dump that is the O.co Colosseum as soon as humanly possible. It’s been an issue for years and the feces-infested field will soon be a thing of the past. There’s a lot of different options, but the two main ones are build a new stadium or relocate. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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Seahawks sign injury prone Cornerback

The Seattle Seahawks on Monday reportedly signed free-agent Cornerback Terrell Thomas, who spent the previous six years with the New York Giants. READ THE FULL STORY BY CLICKING HERE
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Photos: What if NFL teams had their own superhero

What would happen if each team from the NFL had their own superhero?  What would their superpowers be?  Wonder no more!  David Rappoccio of The Draw Play and the man behind the British Logos comic that took the Internet by storm decided to create some NFL themed superheroes of his own. Some of these are obvious (Pat Patriot is obviously Captain America) and some not so much....
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Tiquan Underwood has hair that would make the Fresh Prince jealous

Could Tiquan Underwood be channeling his inner Will Smith with his new hair style? (Credit: USA Today) For anyone that remembers the early ’90′s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (and honestly, who doesn’t), Will Smith’s character had an amazing high top fade as his hair style. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, channeled his inner Will Smith by showing off...
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Washington Redskins historically slow to make changes

AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Redskins have been in the news for months due to what many people consider a racist team name. Daniel Snyder, the team’s owner, has said that he does not plan on changing the team’s name. “We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said in an interview with USA Today. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” The controversy has grown...
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Travelle Wharton will announce retirement Tuesday

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Travelle Wharton said today that he will announce his retirement tomorrow at Wofford. Wharton was drafted by the Panthers in 2004 and was a starter until 2012. Wharton, who spent an inured season in 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals, returned to the Panthers in 2013 and started 12 games. This announcement confirms reports from earlier this year that...
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Patriots sign injured Tyler Gaffney

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NY Jets offensive tackle helps 185 African children

Oday Aboushi looks to make an impact in his second season with the NY Jets (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports) The NY Jets have been in the news a lot lately for players over-hyping themselves, but one player who has flown under the radar for his great charity work is Oday Aboushi.  According to Associate Press writer Dennis Waszak Jr., Aboushi joined the Islamic Medical Association...
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Zane Beadles makes huge donation

AP Photo/Denis Poroy Zane Beadles made a $750,000 donation to the University of Utah today, which the school says is the largest donation the football program has ever received. “This is something I’ve known I wanted to do ever since I left school,” Beadles, who currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, said in a press release. “The University of Utah was such a great...
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Cowboys preparing the Tsunami Effect

  (credit: dallascowboys.com) There has been a lot of chatter about the Marinelli Wave that is planned for the Cowboys’ defensive line, but this is merely the calm before the storm. Look for more of a Tsunami effect from the energized, new youth movement on both sides of the ball. While sadly having to move on from some older, respected players, the team has brought in a solid...
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Kirk Cousins has a sweet new ride for Redskins camp

After making it to the league, a lot of NFL players ride around in a Bentley, Rolls Royce, BMW or Mercedes. However, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not a normal NFL player. Cousins recently Tweeted out a picture of his new ride, his grandparents old conversion van. First road trip in the conversion van! Looking forward to the start of a new football season as we...
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Michael Vick would not race new teammate Chris Johnson

AP Photo Michael Vick is a fast guy, and he knows it, but he recently said that he does not want to race Chris Johnson. “So, yeah, I mean, Chris Johnson — I ain’t racing Chris,” Vick said in an interview with NJ.com. “Wasn’t he on TV racing a cheetah or something a couple months ago? Yeah, no, I ain’t doing that.” According to Statisticbrain.com, Vick’s 40 yard...
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Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he can play until 45

After telling reporters on Friday that he planned to play until he was 45, Drew Brees was “randomly” selected for drug testing (Photo: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com) On Friday, the 35-year-old, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters that he plans on playing until he is 45-years-old. Brees cited the late career success of Brett Favre, Payton Manning and Tom Brady...
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Watch: Peyton Manning gets leveled at Training Camp by his three-year-old son

There’s one thing that head coaches do not want to see at training camp, and that’s seeing their quarterback get dropped by the defense. Most of the time guys will get their asses chewed if they get within a sniff of the red jersey, as they want to protect their passer throughout camp. Especially if it’s Peyton Manning – the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player that awed...
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Greg Hardy “hates” that he is a distraction

Greg Hardy is facing sentencing for assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Carolina Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy, has not addressed the media since his arrest on May 13th but did so today.  He was non-apologetic in his statements, according to ESPN’s David Newton, but did admit he is not allowed to comment on the case at all, since it is ongoing...
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