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Reggie Wayne arrives at Colts camp in race car (Video)

Reggie Wayne knows how to make an entrance. One year after arriving via helicopter, the Colts' veteran receiver on Wednesday showed up to training camp in an Indy Car driven by race car driver Ed Carpenter. The Colts' Indy Car helmet was a nice touch, but Wayne won't be needing it for long. The team announced that Wayne -- whose 2013 campaign was cut short by a...
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Chargers cut ties with former first-rounder Larry English

Larry English has turned in five underwhelming seasons in San Diego. There won't be a sixth. On Tuesday, just two days before training camp begins, the Chargers announced they have released English, the team's first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall) in 2009. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/491663330205917185 A highly sought-after linebacker in college, English...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns to name starting QB by third preseason game

Will it be Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel leading the Browns this season? We'll know in about a month. In a Q&A with the Akron Beacon Journal, Browns coach Mike Pettine said the starting quarterback will be named prior to the team's third preseason contest on Aug. 23. “Yeah, it’s definitely still up in the air. It could be sooner, and that’s something we’re...
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Rex Ryan: ‘I absolutely know I’m a great coach’

Records and recent history be damned: Confident Rex Ryan has resurfaced. In an interview with the New York Daily News, the Jets' head man spoke glowingly about himself -- specifically, his professional prowess. "Do I think that I'm a great coach? I absolutely know I'm a great coach," Ryan said. "But it's not just about me. What makes a great coach...
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Cameron Jordan: Saints will win Super Bowl in 2014

It's not quite Joe Namath circa 1969, but Cameron Jordan has made his own bold guarantee. Appearing on NFL Network's Total Access Friday, the Saints' talented defensive end was asked if the team can recapture the NFC South crown. His answer reflects a man who's set the bar much higher. "This is the year I get a Super Bowl," Jordan said, per NFL.com...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Green: Andy Dalton will get new deal before season

A.J. Green only wants to catch passes from Andy Dalton, and he's confident his wish is coming true. The Bengals' All-Pro receiver told the team's official website that Dalton will sign a long-term contract extension prior to the season. “I know they know he’s the guy…I feel like they’re going to get something done before the season starts," Green said....
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LeSean McCoy: Sproles has quickest feet I’ve ever seen

The Eagles' revamped backfield, consisting of LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, should be a boon to Chip Kelly's high-octane offense. To Shady, it's a cause for praise. "Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy told NFL Network's Rich Eisen, via NFL.com. "He'll help us out tremendously. I think the best thing...
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Former Bucs guard: Greg Schiano will ‘get another shot’

Greg Schiano burned a lot of bridges during his disastrous two seasons as the Buccaneers' head man. Davin Joseph, however, still has his back. The former longtime Bucs guard told Kevin O’Donnell of FOX 13 that he's confident Schiano will roam the sidelines again. “He will get another shot,” Joseph said. “A lot of coaches go down the same path. You’re given...
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Trent Dilfer trashes ex-Browns OC Maurice Carthon

Trent Dilfer is in the business of giving his opinion, and he pulled no punches when reflecting on his lone season with the Browns. In an interview with Cleveland.com, the former NFL quarterback turned ESPN analyst obliterated ex-Browns offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon, whom Dilfer had the apparent displeasure of working under. "Honestly, the only thing that was a bummer...
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Bernard Pollard: Broncos cut off hot water in showers after game

The NFL has seen the likes of SpyGate, BountyGate, and, most recently, PlaybookGate. Allow Bernard Pollard to introduce ShowerGate. In comments made to ESPN.com, the Titans' veteran safety accused the Broncos of turning off the hot water after last year's matchup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “You know the hot water was working before the game, then all...
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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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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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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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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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