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Donald Driver still open to playing for the Packers

Even though Donald Driver has technically retired from the NFL, he wouldn’t be opposed to signing with the Green Bay Packers at any point this season, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. For what it's worth…Driver: "I think the thing for me is if the Packers call midseason, I’d be in shape. I’ve been staying in shape." — Tyler Dunne...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Washington not worried about losing his job

Tennessee Titans’ receiver Nate Washington will be turning 30 this year. Normally at this age in the NFL, you’re probably looking at getting replaced. Couple that with the fact that Washington shares the depth chart with 3 high draft pick receivers, two of them first-rounders, that is enough to have any player worried. Washington, however, is not worried about losing his job...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos might have two new starting safeties in 2013

The Denver Broncos won the AFC West last year and easily will be the favorites this year to win the Super Bowl (please don’t sue us NFL). Often when a team is solid talent wise, you won’t see too many camp battles. Looks like that exclusion excludes the two safety positions. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, former starters Rahim Moore and Mike Adams are in danger of...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Jim Harbaugh has done a marvelous job

Despite a bitter rivalary with the 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll didn’t take the bait on the NFL Network when he was asked about the latest war of words between both teams. “They’re a great program,” Carroll said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “They’ve done a marvelous job since Jim took over and they’ve done it all on the field. We...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons, Richard Seymour unable to agree on a contract

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour told him that after talking with the Atlanta Falcons, they were able to agree on a contract. Falcons were trying to sign DL Richard Seymour but he tells me they couldn't agree on contract terms. "I thank them for their efforts." — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 16, 2013...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Hill, Jesse Williams making an impression on the Seahawks

According to SeattlePI.com, rookies Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams have already made an impression on the coaching staff. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn says they fit right in. “They fit in terrific,” said Quinn.”… Both of those guys have a real blue-collar approach to it, which you like. They want to come in and do the work. Playing defensive tackle is tough duty...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell’s playing time will depend on if he can pass protect

Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to come in this season and make an impact.  But if he can’t pass protect the won’t be seeing the field much. “Around here, if you don’t block, you don’t play,” Dwyer said. Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson explained that’s the way it is in the NFL. “That’s anybody. That’s any running back,” Wilson...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Green was the Packers No.1 running back this spring

According to Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Alex Green was the Packers starting running back throughout OTA’s and minicamp. So even with Green’s future in Green Bay instantly endangered by the addition of a second-round pick (Eddie Lacy) and a fourth-rounder (Johnathan Franklin), he can breathe easy. His body, finally, responds to his brain.   Green Bay isn’t kicking Green to...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers rookie Vance McDonald sounds like the real deal

Matt Barrow of the Sacramento Bee has nothing but good things to say about 49ers rookie tight end Vance McDonald. Vance McDonald may have been the biggest standout among the 11-man draft class. The 6-4, 270-pound tight end showed why Rice used him so heavily as a wideout. He was a favorite for all the quarterbacks this spring, and he showed a real knack for catching passes that weren’t...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson: Not knowing the starting QB is affecting team

No one knows exactly who will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when the season starts. Receiver DeSeason Jackson had previously said if he had his way, he would want head coach Chip Kelly to chose before training camp begins in late July. Now, Jackson is saying that not knowing who the starting quarterback will be is affecting the team. Via CSNPhilly.com, Jackson...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers making the names of plays easier for Cam Newton

We’ve all heard those long ridiculous names of plays that quarterback have to recite in the huddles. For quarterback Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers are helping him out by making the names of the plays easier for him to say. Through Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, Newton says it’s mostly the same plays, just with shorter names. wins Right, Key Left, 631 Smash M sounds...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel: I got better every day of OTAs

Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback, EJ Manuel, just signed his contract yesterday. The new contract must of given Manuel some confidence as, according to him, he has gotten better every day of OTAs. I thought I got better every day. That’s the biggest thing for me just continue to develop and get better each day and continue to work hard,” said Manuel. “I feel very comfortable...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 centers in the NFL

1. Mike Pouncey – Miami Dolphins His older brother receives more recognition, but in my mind, Mike Pouncey is the best center in the league. One of his little known qualities is his ability to point out a blitz before the snap. He is an elite pass protector, he does an exceptionally well job at holding his own. He is very quick off the ball, and rarely loses the upper-hand. His...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers, Ryan Clark reportedly not yet working on an extension

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as Steelers safety Ryan Clark enters the final year of his current contract, his agent and the Steelers haven’t started to work on a new contract just yet. Ryan Clark told me the team and his agent are not currently in negotiations to extend his contract, which expires this year. He’s hopeful that will occur around training...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

James Jones still believes the Packers can have three 1,000 yard receivers

Packers wide receiver James Jones was asked by the Green Bay Press-Gazette if he still believes they can have three receivers finish with 1,000 yards this coming season. “I do, I do,” said Jones, even though not one Packer receiver hit the 1,000 yard mark in 2012. Jones says they have a chance to step up with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings gone. “It’s exciting and we’re...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley fires back at Adam Schefter on Twitter

After the Eagles signed fourth round pick Matt Barkley to a four-year deal this week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter felt like it was important to point out that he lost a lot of money by going back to USC for his senior year instead of leaving school after his junior season. Eagles signed QB Matt Barkley to a four-year contract that doesn't look much like deal he would have signed one...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Casillas fighting for a starting spot with Bucs

According to the Tampa Bay Times, going into his first season with the Buccaneers, linebacker Jonathan Casillas plans doing all he can to beat out DeKoda Watson for the starting strong-side linebacker spot. Casillas says the Bucs defense is similar to one the Saints ran last season. “It’s a little similar to what New Orleans was doing last year with (defensive coordinator) Steve...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Kraft says Vladimir Putin stole Super Bowl ring in 2005 meeting

You might have forgotten about it, but way back in 2005, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and a group of assorted fellow businessmen, met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, in a meeting which left Kraft one $25,000 Super Bowl XXXIX ring lighter. At the time Kraft told the media that the ring was given to Putin as a gift, because it really is the perfect...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad Greenway expected to be ready for training camp

According to the Star Tribune, Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway’s knee scope went well and he’s expected to be ready for training camp. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reported that Chad Greenway’s Thursday morning arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee went well as expected. Greenway will be out of action until training camp begins in late July.   Need NFL Tickets? ...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Herzlich ready to secure the Giants middle linebacker spot

Mark Herzlich isn’t ready to say the Giants middle linebacker job is his to lose.  Instead he wants to secure it in training camp. “I think it’s mine to secure,” Herzlich said, via Giants.com. “I don’t think anyone is handing anybody anything, but I feel like if I work hard and play well, then I have a good shot at hopefully making a difference for the team.” Herzlich...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz has to report to training camp by August 6th

Even though New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz signed his restricted free agent tender today, there’s still a chance he might hold out from training camp.  Of course if he does hold out, he can be fined $30,000 for each days he misses. With Cruz now under contract, he must report to training camp 30 days before the 2013 NFL regular season begins. If he doesn’t he’ll...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing expects to be cleared next month

According to Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing expects to be cleared on July 17 as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL. Brian Cushing (ACL) said he'll be cleared July 17 by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL. Training camp starts 7/26 #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) June 14, 2013 It looks like Cushing will be ready to go for training...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing expects to be cleared next month

According to Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing expects to be cleared on July 17 as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL. Brian Cushing (ACL) said he'll be cleared July 17 by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL. Training camp starts 7/26 #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) June 14, 2013 It looks like Cushing will be ready to go for training...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing expects to be cleared next month

According to Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing expects to be cleared on July 17 as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL. Brian Cushing (ACL) said he'll be cleared July 17 by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL. Training camp starts 7/26 #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) June 14, 2013 It looks like Cushing will be ready to go for training...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen says he likes his team

Despite all of the criticscm the Oakland Raider have received this offseason, head coach Dennis Allen really likes his team. “I know there’s a lot of experts out there that might think differently,” Allen said, via the Contra Costa Times, “but I like this football team.” Allen is looking forward to seeing what his guys can do in training camp. “I like this football team...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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