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Teammates give Titans CB flak for using audio books

As he enters his second season, Blidi Wreh-Wilson is pushing hard for a starting job in a Titans secondary that's brimming with opportunity. Capable of playing both cornerback and nickelback, the 2013 third-round pick has exercised his body and mind to secure a prominent role, incorporating audio books into his routine. You might think there's nothing wrong with the use...
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Jones-Drew, Schaub believe London deserves NFL team

It's not just NFL higher-ups who believe the sport should be expanded over the pond. In an interview with BritviewNFL.com's Neil Reynolds, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew opined that London deserves a full-time franchise. "You know what? I think they deserve one," Jones-Drew said, via NFL.com. "It's just the toll it takes on the body because...
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Rams ask fans if beer should be served at training camp

And the most rhetorical question of the day (year?) award goes to … On Tuesday, the Rams took to their Twitter account to ask fans if they should serve beer at training camp, which begins July 25. Should we serve beer at #RamsCamp? http://t.co/GVDiKucDcO — St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) July 8, 2014 The results of the poll were predictable — as of publication time, 92 percent...
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Brandon Marshall says he won’t revert back to old ways

Brandon Marshall is a changed man. And he's keeping it that way. In a candid interview with ESPN.com, the Bears' once-troubled receiver said "there isn't any reverting back" to his prior ways. “I found that interesting that there is a thought about me reverting back. But I always tell people that’s just part of the journey, especially for a young man...
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Jadeveon Clowney: My goal in NFL is to sack Andrew Luck

Jadeveon Clowney really has it out for Andrew Luck. The Texans' rookie linebacker said in a video on the team's website that he's aiming to take down the Colts' franchise quarterback. “My goal for the rookie season is to try to better myself as a player,” Clowney said. “And my goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck. He’s in my division, playing him two...
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Horse named after Victor Cruz wins $200K Dwyer Stakes

Kid Cruz may not be able to salsa dance, but he resembles the man he's named after -- Giants receiver Victor Cruz. On Saturday, Kid Cruz, a three-year-old bay colt, won the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes by three-quarters of a length at New York’s Belmont Park. Much like Victor Cruz does to defenders, Kid Cruz blew past entrymate Captain Serious (named after Chicago Blackhawks star...
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LeSean McCoy aiming for 2,000-yard season

LeSean McCoy is putting his money where his mouth is. The NFL's self-proclaimed best running back intimated on Wednesday that he's aiming for the 2,000-yard club this season. "I'm wondering if I get 2,000 yards, can I win it next year?" McCoy said, via Philly.com. He floated the notion after accepting the John Wanamaker Athletic Award, given to the athlete...
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Tyrann Mathieu: Rehabbing injury is like missing recess

There's good news and bad news for Tyrann Mathieu. The good news is Mathieu, seven months removed from surgery to fix a torn ACL and LCL, seems well on track in his recovery. He's back in the weight room and running at "60, 70 percent," in his own estimation. The bad news is the Cardinals safety wasn't able to join his teammates during any on-field drills...
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Tony Romo gives up golf to ‘succeed on the football field’

Tony Romo is sticking to his (extremely lucrative) day job. The Cowboys quarterback, on the mend from back surgery, told the Dallas Morning News that he has given up his golfing career to focus more on football. “It’s not just golf. It’s a way you live life," Romo said. "I don’t think about it as [giving up] golf. It’s just life. You want to give yourself...
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Justin Tuck ‘still surprised’ he’s no longer with Giants

It came as a surprise to no one when Justin Tuck's long tenure with the Giants ended this offseason. No one, except Tuck. "To answer your question, I am still surprised I'm not a New York Giant," Tuck told the Star-Ledger. The veteran defensive end signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Raiders, and gave Big Blue an opportunity to match. The Giants...
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Broncos rookie Roby brags about picking off Peyton

Bradley Roby had his first "welcome to the NFL" moment, but it wasn't the typical ego-deflating horror story you tend to hear about. Just the opposite. The Broncos' rookie cornerback recorded a pick-six against Peyton Manning in an offseason practice, providing a memory he won't soon forget. “I picked him off and went to the house,” Roby said, per the...
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Seahawks sell out training camp practices in 45 minutes

The 12′s have struck again. Per the Seattle Times, the Seahawks sold out all 12 practices (ironically enough) that will be open to the public during next month’s training camp. And how’s this for a hot commodity: More than 30,000 tickets went on sale Thursday morning. They were gone within 45 minutes. According to the Seahawks’ official website, a $7 transportation fee...
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Dashon Goldson felt targeted by NFL due to playing style

Dashon Goldson's bone-rattling hits and aggressive tendencies made him one of the league's best safeties. But the flip-side to that is the sizable hole burned in his wallet. In 2013, his first season with the Buccaneers, Goldson racked up nearly $500,000 in fines, the most notable coming on a helmet-to-helmet collision with former Saints running back Darren Sproles...
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Aaron Rodgers: Jags stowing Bortles on bench has ‘merit’

The No. 3 overall pick is being kept on the bench -- and that's OK, says Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback told SportsonEarth.com that he supports the Jaguars' decision to not have Blake Bortles under center in 2014. "What they are doing has a lot of merit," Rodgers said. "Some of these guys who are going to bad teams are expected to play well right...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman boycotts media for publishing address

The next rant Richard Sherman goes on could have nothing to do with football. And it may take a while. According to CBS Seattle, the Seahawks cornerback is "refusing to speak" with local media after the address of his new home recently was published. On June 10, the Seattle Times reported on Sherman purchasing the mansion of NBA star Jamal Crawford -- a 9,475-square...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriotic Rex Ryan spotted at World Cup in Brazil (Photo)

The Jets, like all teams, are on hiatus for the next month, allowing players and staff members the opportunity to decompress until training camp begins. With his time off, Rex Ryan has chosen to swap football for futbol. The Jets coach was spotted at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, appropriately dressed for the occasion. A barely recognizable Rex Ryan looking great decked out in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley responds on Reddit to reporter’s criticism

From the moment he entered the NFL, Matt Barkley has been knocked for his arm strength -- or lack thereof. The most recent criticism came via Philly.com reporter Jimmy Kempski, who wrote on Wednesday that Barkley's arm strength is "a major concern" after he tossed an interception in practice. "It had far too much air under it, and Curtis Marsh was able to jump...
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Cowboys coach makes TEs wear swim goggles in practice

Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope is throwing players into the deep end. Throughout this week’s minicamp practices, Pope made his group wear swim goggles during pass-catching drills, ESPNDallas.com reports. The unorthodox method, as Jason Witten explained, negates peripheral vision, forcing players to rely on instincts. “You can’t see out of the corner of your eyes...
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Packers reportedly ‘worried’ Franklin may not play again

Johnathan Franklin's NFL career could be over before it began. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are "worried" that Franklin's neck injury, first suffered last season, might be career-threatening. The second-year running back injured his neck and suffered a concussion on a kickoff in Week 12, sending him to injured reserve. Sources tell Demovsky...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick named Texans’ starting quarterback

There will be no competition for the Houston Texans' starting quarterback job. Following the team's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, coach Bill O'Brien announced Ryan Fitzpatrick sits atop the depth chart. "He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said. To no one's surprise, Fitzpatrick -- who signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract this offseason...
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Browns LB Paul Kruger on QB competition: 'Hoyer's the guy'

Paul Kruger knows who he wants to lead the Browns this year -- and it's not Johnny F'ing Football. During an appearance on 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City, the veteran linebacker threw his support behind Brian Hoyer to win the starting quarterback job. “Me personally, I mean obviously that’s up to the staff and coaches so they’ll make that decision,” Kruger said, per...
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Green-Ellis could be cut before season begins

The "Law Firm" may be facing relocation. In his weekly mailbag, ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey predicted running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be released before the start of the season. Due $2.3 million in 2014, the final year of his contract, Green-Ellis would be the odd man out of a backfield that includes clear-cut starter Giovanni Bernard and rookie Jeremy...
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Dansby signed with Browns because ‘money was sweet’

Karlos Dansby isn't one to mince words. The veteran linebacker, who once predicted he would end up in the Hall of Fame, is an open book in interviews, regularly spawning headline-quality sound bites. Friday's appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio was no different. Dansby touched on a variety of topics with hosts Takeo Spikes and Alex Marvez, including why he signed with the...
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Jets safety Josh Bush: I’m the LeBron James of bowling

Rex Ryan had a surprise in store for the Jets Thursday, foregoing a fourth-consecutive day of OTA practices to take the entire team bowling. Chemistry-building activities are nothing new to Ryan, who in the past has treated his squad to impromptu movie screenings, games of paintball, and visits from the military. Bowling, however, is something he sees a lot of value in. "...
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Peyton Manning ‘probably’ won’t wear AFC Championship ring

On Monday, the Broncos were reminded one last time of the close-but-no-cigar season of 2013. The team received its AFC Championship rings, commemorating their 26-16 victory over the Patriots. There was little celebration, however. Only reflection. Per the Denver Post, former Broncos linebacker Tom Jackson, quarterback Peyton Manning, and coach John Fox all spoke to the squad...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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