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Watch: Tarik Cohen Makes Incredible One-Handed Backflip Catch

Tarik Cohen knows he’s bound to be overlooked as a 5-foot-8, 172-pound running back from North Carolina A&T State University, a Div. II school that few college football fans have ever heard of. So he’s decided to increase his name recognition by putting together a highlight reel of incredible circus catches. Cohen recently posted a one-handed backflip catch to Instagram...
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Report: Texans Favorites To Appear On ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans have reportedly emerged as the favorites to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this August, according to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi proclaimed early Friday morning that the Texans, Redskins and Bills were each in the mix, but ESPN’s John Keim has since reported that Washington is not in...
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Michael Bennett: Playing For Pete Carroll is ‘Like Playing For Willy Wonka’

What’s it like to play for Pete Carroll? Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was just asked that very question and he gave a very interesting and amusing answer. “I would say he’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” Bennett told John Canzano of 750 AM The Game in Portland. “He’s crazy. He wants to be young. He’s just one of those guys who’s always upbeat and...
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Teddy Bridgewater: I Want To Be Like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put together an impressive rookie season, throwing for 2,919 yards with a 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio with a 64.4 completion rate, 11th-best in the league. Lauded as ESPN’s top-ranked second-year breakout candidate, Bridgewater has his sights set on following in the footsteps of the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader and soon-to-be...
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Antonio Smith Under Investigation For Child Abuse

Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is reportedly under investigation for alleged child abuse. According to the report, Fort Bend County district attorney John Healey Jr. confirmed its child abuse division is handling the case against Smith. “Our Sheriff’s Office has received some information, they’re working with our office to try and find out as much information...
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Roger Goodell: NFL Looking To Play Games in Mexico, Germany

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that the league is looking to hold regular season games in Mexico and Germany, as noted by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This is new. Roger Goodell said the league is considering a regular season game in Mexico, says there is interest. I support this — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 20, 2015   It’s yet to be determined...
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James Harrison Leg Presses Over 1,000 Pounds

Few NFL players boast the strength, athleticism, determination and skills set to still be a productive player and valuable asset to their team in their mid-to-late 30’s. Pittsburgh Steelers 37-year-old All-Pro outside linebacker James Harrison is one of those few, and on Tuesday, his teammates walked into the weight room and saw him pressing up over 1,000 pounds with his legs...
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Report: Derek Carr Suffers Injury, Could Need Surgery

Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr has suffered a finger injury that “may require surgery,” according to ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen. Carr could miss the rest of OTAs, but the team is “optimistic” he’ll be ready for training camp. Even if has to sit out during training camp, however, the Raiders aren’t concerned about his absence. “Time missed in...
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Chargers Bolster Offensive Line, Land Top Free Agent

The San Diego Chargers landed arguably the top remaining free agent and bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday, signing OT Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract. The #Chargers will sign OT Joseph Barksdale to a 1-year deal, source said. Base minimum, $350K to sign, $1M more available in incentives. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2015   That’s exceptional value...
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Bill O’Brien ‘Impressed’ With Jadeveon Clowney, Says He’s ‘On the Right Track’

After missing all but four games during a frustrating injury-plagued rookie season, some were already labeling Houston Texans edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney a draft bust. But last year’s No. 1 overall pick is “on the right tack,” according to head coach Bill O’Brien. “I’ve been impressed with the way JD’s been working,” O’Brien said, via the team’s official website...
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Jesse Williams Diagnosed With Cancer

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams will miss the upcoming 2015 season and undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer. “Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” Williams said in a statement. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal.” Nicknamed...
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San Francisco 49ers Suffer Yet Another Crushing Loss

The San Francisco 49ers have just suffered another crushing loss on defense, as long-time star defensive end Justin Smith has reportedly decided to hang up his cleats. 49ers' DT Justin Smith is retiring, sources tell @JimTrotter_NFL. Great player, big loss, in many ways. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015   A former 2001 first round pick (No. 4 overall) out of...
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Cam Newton Carries Woman Across Muddy Racetrack

Cam Newton attended the Preakness Stakes horse race over the weekend. And after a torrential downpour flooded the Pimlico Race Course, the well-dressed and chivalrous quarterback ceased the opportunity to help others across the muddy racetrack. Cam Newton looked dapper at The Preakness yesterday, even as he carried a woman across a mud puddle. #auburn pic.twitter.com/d1SgGXaXfw...
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Washington Redskins ‘Very Impressed’ With Rookie Class

We won’t truly be able to evaluate how well each performed in the 2015 NFL Draft for two or three years, but the early signs are looking good for the Washington Redskins. Rookie running back Matt Jones, the No. 95 overall pick, has particularly stood out in minicamp. “The thing about Matt is you think of him as a big power-type back, but really Matt has done some things out...
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Baltimore Ravens Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Baltimore Ravens have strengthened their secondary and added depth on defense with the addition of ex-Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington. A former 2008 undrafted free agent out of Hofstra (a school that ended its football program in 2009), Arrington has managed to establish himself as a solid and versatile slot corner over the last five seasons with the Patriots. During that...
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Photo: Arthur Jones Can’t Fit in His New Corvette

Arthur Jones is the new owner of a Corvette. There’s only one problem: he can’t fit in the car. The Indianapolis Colts’ 6-foot-3, 337-pound defensive end posted a picture to Instagram on Friday of himself standing next to the car, which he apparently plans to return. Wish I could fit. Guess it's going back to the dealer. Lol Way up i feel blessed! #bigboyproblems...
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Report: Bryce Petty ‘Looked Rough’ At Jets Rookie Minicamp

Bryce Petty reportedly “looked rough in rookie minicamp,” according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, who specifically cites Petty’s deep ball accuracy. This might be seen as a daunting early sign had this of been a particularly strong top-to-bottom rookie quarterback class (like the 2012 group), but Petty was the fifth signal-caller taken in a draft that saw the fewest...
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Report: Mike Pettine Wanted To ‘Move On’ From Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine “was ready to move on” from Johnny Manziel when the 22-year-old quarterback checked himself into rehab, a league source tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. While Manziel is believed to be a poor bet to open the 2015 season as the Browns’ starting signal-caller, he has enough support within the organization to steal Josh McCown’s...
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Bruce Irvin: ‘I’m Going To Be in Atlanta Next Season’

There were plenty of trade rumors indicating the Seattle Seahawks would trade Bruce Irvin to the Atlanta Falcons leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. While that ultimately didn’t happen, the Seahawks declined Irvin’s fifth-year option (which led to a Twitter rant) and the former 2012 first round pick is convinced he’ll be in the ATL next year. “I’m going to be in Atlanta...
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Odell Beckham Jr. Featured On Cover of Madden NFL 16

New York Giants star receiver and human highlight reel Odell Beckham Jr. will be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 16, after beating out finalist Rob Gronkowski for the title. As noted by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Beckham Jr. is the first Giant and the youngest player to ever appear on the prestigious EA Sports video game. Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown and Cardinals...
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Redskins Coach Jay Gruden Expects ‘Big Jump’ From Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III is clearly on the hot seat heading into a make-or-break 2015 season. But head coach Jay Gruden, who reportedly wanted to get rid of Griffin a month and a half ago, is showing support for the former No. 2 overall pick and expects him to make a “big jump” in his second year in Gruden’s system. “Going into year two in this system should be a big jump, you...
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Detroit Lions Add Another Weapon For Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions added another weapon for franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford on Tuesday, signing veteran receiver Lance Moore to a one-year contract. While it’s obviously not a game-changing addition for the Lions, the sure-handed, chain-moving 31-year-old wide out was one of the better remaining free agents and adds depth to the Lions’ impressive receiving core. A former...
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Jadeveon Clowney Offers Some Advice To Dante Fowler

Just eight days after hearing his name called as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher Dante Fowler suffered a season-ending torn ACL on the first day of minicamp. It’s obviously devastating news for Fowler and Jaguars fans, players, scouts and coaches alike. Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick from last year’s draft, can certainly...
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Bengals Sign Terrelle Pryor

The Cincinnati Bengals made several moves on Sunday. In addition to parting ways with tight end Kevin Brock, the team added five players to their roster, most notably quarterback Terrelle Pryor.   The #Bengals announced they signed QB Terrelle Pryor, who competes to be a backup QB. He’s been clear he’s not changing positions — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2015 ...
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T.J. Yeldon Already 'Shining,' Could Transform Jaguars Offense

The Jacksonville Jaguars received some devastating news on Friday when Dante Fowler, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, suffered a season-ending torn ACL on the first day of rookie minicamp. Fowler is the fifth consecutive Top 10 draft pick by the Jags to start his career off on the wrong foot. The Jaguars haven't had much luck w/ top-10 picks. No. 3 overall pick Dante...
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