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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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Mike McCarthy jokes ‘let’s bomb Chicago’ before boarding WW2 B-17 bomber

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s grandfather-in-law, Bob Schneider, was a bombardier in the Second World War flying in the famous B-17 Flying Fortresses.  The Flying Fortresses were used by the United States Army Air Force to take out German industrial bases across Hitler’s Europe. To honor the 96-year old Schneider, members of the McCarthy family took a ride in...
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Brett Favre isn’t worried about Packer fans booing him

AP Photo/Tom DiPace Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game of football.  In a career spanning 20 seasons, he has almost every passing record.  The majority of his career was spent with the Green Bay Packers where he helped them win a Super Bowl in 1996. It wasn’t all a honeymoon for Favre and the Packers.  Thanks to Favre retiring several times and...
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Belichick, Brady era nearing its end

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Tony Dungy says he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam

AP Image Back in May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted when he was selected in the seventh round  by the St. Louis Rams.  Sam had come ‘out of the closet’ (so to speak) just before the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Tony Dungy, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, said that he wouldn’t have done...
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Position battles to take place during all 32 team’s training camps

AFC North Position Battles Baltimore: Justin Forsett v. Bernard Pierce Winner: Bernard Pierce Pierce has played in every game for the Ravens since being drafted by the team in 2012. He struggled, along with Ray Rice last season, but I predict him to be the week one starter while the team awaits the return of Rice. AP Photo/Nick Wass Cincinnati: Giovanni Bernard v. Jeremy Hill Winner...
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Father of Aldon Smith says son is ‘very happy’ with sentencing

AP Image On Friday, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to serve 11 Mondays as part of a Sheriff’s work detail got charges related to vehicle and weapons possession.  He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and is required to do 235 hours of community service. As part of his probation agreement, Smith is not allowed to drink or enter a liqueur store...
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Aldon Smith's father says son 'very happy' with sentencing

AP Image On Friday, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to serve 11 Mondays as part of a Sheriff’s work detail got charges related to vehicle and weapons possession.  He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and is required to do 235 hours of community service. As part of his probation agreement, Smith is not allowed to drink or enter a liqueur store...
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NY Jets wide receiver: We can make playoffs

  Eric Decker looks to prove he can be the number one receiving option for the NY Jets (Julio Cortez/Associated Press) Eric Decker has only been with the NY Jets for four months since signing a 5 year deal worth $36.25 million back in March.  Even in that short amount of time, he sees the potential that the Jets roster has.  While speaking with the NY Post at his youth football...
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Watch: AJ Hawk tackles fan at celebrity golf tournament

American Century, an investment firm, held their 25th Annual American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe South this past week.  The official American Century Instagram account captured the real action while it happened at the celebrity golf tournament.  The Green Bay Packers front office will not be happy with their starting inside linebacker ,AJ Hawk, after seeing this video...
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