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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Malcolm Butler Picks Tom Brady

FOXBORO, Mass. — It took five practices for Tom Brady to throw his first interception of training camp. Brady was targeting wide receiver Josh Boyce in 11-on-11 drills when Malcolm Butler jumped the slant route and picked off his starting quarterback. Butler said over the weekend that he dares Brady to throw at him in practice. That dare paid off for the second-year cornerback...
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Rod Marinelli: “Fortunate” to go through 0-16 season with Lions

Rod Marinelli has experienced the highest of highs—a Super Bowl victory while assisting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—and the lowest of lows—an 0-16 campaign as head coach of the 2008 Detroit Lions. Seven years later, the now-Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator considers the winless season a learning experience as well as something he was “fortunate” to endure, according...
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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Julian Edelman Departs After Warmups

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ star receiver disappeared early in Day 5 of training camp. Julian Edelman was out in full pads Tuesday, then left for the practice bubble after warmups. Edelman appeared to get banged up during Sunday’s training camp session. Wideout Brian Tyms was injured during an individual contact drill and was carted off the field with what appeared...
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Calvin Johnson won't pass crown as NFL's best receiver

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions has been recognized as the NFL's best receiver for a while -- and for good reason, too. First of all, Johnson is 6-foot-5 and 241 pounds, making him impossible for any normal-sized defensive back to single-cover. The nickname "Megatron" is validated by elite production -- 643 career receptions for 10,405 yards and 74 touchdowns. However, with his...
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Ameer Abdullah making a solid first impression at Lions camp

With Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell sidelined, the spotlight has been on second-round rookie Ameer Abdullah in training camp. So far, Abdullah has been impressive. "I go into camp saying I want to be better than I was the day before," Abdullah said, via ESPN's Michael Rothstein. "[Monday] was a good day, but it could be a lot better. Tempo was good, but it could be better...
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Former Texas Longhorns Great Vince Young Makes Bet With Dallas HS Coach and Cal Grad Scott Nady

Vince Young will forever be a face football fans in Texas will be familiar with. Scott Nady may be known to some die hard fans of high school football since his team won a state title last year (Parrish Episcopal in Dallas). Scott is a Cal grad and his team will be playing Vince's team on September 18.Like any good alumni would, the two came up with a bet. Sept. 19th CAL vs. Texas...
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Chargers top pick Melvin Gordon's mother won't wear his jersey until he proves himself

San Diego Chargers top pick Melvin Gordon rushed for 2,587 yards for Wisconsin in 2014, the second most single-season rushing yards in FBS history. But that's all in the rearview mirror. Gordon's mother Carmen is leading the tough love charge for the now-NFL rookie running back selected 15th overall by the Chargers in May. “Be patient,” Carmen, a lifelong football fan, told ESPN...
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Melvin Gordon’s mom won’t wear his jersey this year

San Diego Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon will likely see plenty of fans wearing his jersey this year, but his mom won’t be one of them. Carmen Gordon isn’t being mean—she’s her son’s biggest fan, as she told ESPN’s Eric D. Williams. However, she’s going to make him earn the right to see his mom wearing that jersey and wants to remain anonymous when she...
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Four insane TD catches by new Kansas City Chiefs WR L’Damian Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs decided Monday to take a chance on a guy who played his college ball down the road in Columbia. Welcome to KC, L’Damian Washington. The #Chiefs have signed L’Damian Washington, WR, Missouri. — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 3, 2015 Washington has an amazing story that I highly suggest you check out when you’ve got some time. But, also know...
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Juwan Thompson opens up: “We’re actually focusing on the running game”

  I had a chance to catch up with Juwan Thompson after Tuesday’s practice and he was just as serious and determined as I remember him from last year. One of the big question marks hovering over him is whether or not he is going to play fullback in Gary Kubiak‘s system. A system that in years past had featured a fullback in the majority of it’s calls. When I asked Juwan which...
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LOOK: Lavonte David gets his picture on the side of Raymond James Stadium

Lavonte David may be one of the more underrated players in the NFL, but his talents will never go unnoticed in Tampa Bay. And entering a year in which I believe he will breakout on a national scale, David’s picture will now be stationed on the side of Raymond James Stadium in honor of what he brings to the Buccaneers franchise. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack...
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Steelers’ Chisholm Still Playing With Chip On His Shoulder

Do you want to play football? A simple question with some life-changing results. It was what running back Jawon Chisholm heard first from Akron and now, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The answer an easy one. “Heck yeah, I want to play football.” But to understand the journey is to understand Chisholm.... The post Steelers’ Chisholm Still Playing With Chip On His Shoulder appeared...
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LOOK: This graph may be the saddest thing Buffalo Bills fans see all season

Now is not the time to be thinking sad thoughts. So instead, let’s just use this as motivation … Via makegamedayeveryday.com AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up heading into training camp Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs for 2015 Five Things: The biggest stories thus far in training camp Top 10: The best safeties in the NFL There is an entire generation...
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Clowney’s father arrested for attempted murder outside club

The father of Houston Texans defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney was arrested outside a strip club early Tuesday morning and charged with attempted murder. David Morgan, who goes by the nickname “Chili Bean,” allegedly fired several shots at an employee who works at the Crazy Horse Showclub in Rock Hill after he had been removed from...Read More
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Ravens’ John Urschel drives 2013 Nissan he bought for $9,000 (photo)

John Urschel is entering his second year in the NFL after being selected in the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2014 NFL Draft. Given his later-round draft status, obviously does not make as much money as some of his NFL brethren. But he does make a very good living compared to the...Read More The post Ravens’ John Urschel drives 2013 Nissan he bought for $9,000 (photo...
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Watch: Todd Gurley gives inside look at St. Louis Rams training camp

The St. Louis Rams’ practice is open to the public today, but for those that were unable to make it we got an inside look courtesy of rookie running back Todd Gurley. The Rams posted this cool clip to their Twitter account, which shows Gurley going around training camp with a Go Pro in his helmet: In honor of @TG3II's 21st birthday, we let him run wild with the @GoPro helmet cam​...
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NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Browns, & Chiefs

Bears ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Bears first-round WR Kevin White is “pushing to get on field” but Chicago plans to be cautious with him moving forward. As of now, there’s no time frame for White’s return, even though he has increased his running. Bengals Bengals DE Margus Hunt was removed from the team’s active/PUP list on ... The post NFL Notes: Bears...
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National media is in town for today’s St. Louis Rams training practice

The Rams seem to be gaining a little more buzz during this training camp than previous years. Perhaps it’s new running back Todd Gurley or the exciting potential of the Rams’ defense – or it could just be the whole relocation intrigue. Either way, the national media is interested, as a couple of national media members are apparently in town today. A couple national media members...
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This is the worst news Houston Texans fans will read all day

Arian Foster's severe groin injury will require surgery but he should be able to return during the season — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 4, 2015 Damn. At least he’s not done for the year (we think)…? You may also be interested in: This is the worst news Houston Texans fans will read all day LOOK: This stat makes the New Orleans Saints look like the NFL’s choir...
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Arian Foster suffers groin injury, will undergo surgery

The Houston Texans were just getting into training camp and were in their first fully padded practice, and they have already suffered what could be a humongous loss. According to a report from NFL.com, Arian Foster has suffered a groin injury that will force him to have surgery. It appears that he could return at some point this season, but this is just another tough blow for Foster...
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Judge Rules Aaron Hernandez’s Defense Can’t Question Anonymous Tipster

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can’t question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled Monday that such a step is premature. Defense attorney James Sultan says the tipster called him several times about a juror after...
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LOOK: This stat makes the New Orleans Saints look like the NFL’s choir boys

The NFL is full of bad apples. It seems like there’s at least one player getting suspended or arrested for some form of substance abuse every day, and honestly, it only seems to be getting worse. But what about the Saints? Have they been able to keep their organization under control? Well, according to this chart, the answer is yes. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams...
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Niners' Quinton Dial expected to take on larger role for defense

Big question marks remain for a 49ers' defensive unit that saw a number of key pieces retiring or moving zip codes.For defensive tackle Quinton Dial, it just means an opportunity to step in and fill those shoes. Dial enters his third year with the team, after the 49ers drafted him in the fifth round out of Alabama in the 2013 NFL Draft. His rookie season was cut short due to injury...
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Dez Bryant's 'Fight' Was Nothing Compared To The New York Giants Fight

When Dez Bryant got in a scuffle during practice recently the haters were quick to come out and say that he was a cancer, and the team made a mistake in signing him. However, as much as they may say his fight is proof of this what Dez did was not a fight. What happened during a New York Giants practice between offensive tackle Justin Pugh and defensive end Damontre Moore.......now...
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Report: L.A.-area venues wary of temporarily hosting NFL teams

The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams have each been connected to rumors of relocation, but Los Angeles-area venues aren’t rushing to open their doors for the NFL teams. According to Nathan Fenno and Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, “the NFL has had various difficulties lining up potential temporary venues” for the franchises while a new stadium is...
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