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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Belichick postgame speech following the Patriots win over the Panthers

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Julius Thomas May Need Surgery on Finger

The Jacksonville Jaguars did not receive the best news today when they found out that star tight end Julius Thomas will be out 4-5 weeks due to finger surgery. How will quarterback Blake Bortles fare without his star tight end? It will be interesting to see in the upcoming weeks how he responds. (Photo: Espn.go.com)Top 2015 free agent Julius Thomas could face an even longer absence...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

    Marcus Mariota has impressed with a strong completion percentage during the preseason, but the solid stats mean little to him. The Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback has completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 252 yards and an interception, but his team has gone 1-2 in the preseason. “Statistics don’t matter to me, just as long as we win the football game,” Mariota...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Tom Brady Might Have Taken One-Game Suspension For Failure To Cooperate

Tom Brady’s fate now rests in a judge’s hands after he and the NFL couldn’t settle their differences over his four-game Deflategate suspension. It appears Brady wanted to try, though. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport cited a source briefed on Brady’s thinking entering Monday’s hearing that the New England Patriots quarterback was believed to be open to a one-game ban for failure...
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Oakland Raiders release RB Trent Richardson

Oakland Raiders cut running back Trent Richardson, one day before the mandated 75-player roster cut deadline, reports ESPN.com. Oakland gave Richardson $600,000 in guaranteed money this offseason after Indianapolis cut him. Richardson, 25, was the No. 3 overall draft pick by Cleveland in 2012.  He was traded to the Colts for a first-round pick in 2013. Richardson finished...
Via Sports-Glory
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Vikings vs Cowboys: Five Takeaways

The Vikings defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-14 on Saturday night to improve to 4-0 this preseason. Here are five takeaways from the game:-Teddy and Wallace finally connectThe Vikings went out and acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace in hopes of boosting their passing game. He and Teddy Bridgewater have spent plenty of time this offseason trying to develop chemistry. After catching...
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Chargers QB Philip Rivers limited in practice on Monday

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was a limited participant in practice Monday, two days after heading into the locker room early after hitting his throwing hand on a defender late in the second quarter of the Chargers' preseason game against the Seahawks. Rivers handed off a few times during the portion of the workout open to the media but didn't throw in positional...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Three things we learned from Philadelphia Eagles practice today

The Philadelphia Eagles were back at practice today. The roster has been trimmed down with three more roster cuts still to be made. Chip Kelly and the Eagles are preparing for their final preseason game against the Jets. Kelly met with the media today and here is what we learned from him and from Eagles practice. 1. “Big week” for quarterback Tim Tebow Kelly said today that this...
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Jaguars GM: Julius Thomas surgery will only ‘push him back a couple of weeks’

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is considering having surgery on his finger, which would sideline the two-time Pro Bowler for at least four weeks, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jaguars GM David Caldwell said Thomas will go for a second opinion. “My understanding is that if he does need it (surgery) it’s only going to push him back a couple of weeks in his...
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In Their Words: Kubiak on roster cuts

It was a red letter day for ten (now former) members of the Denver Broncos as the team took the first steps in reducing its roster from 90 to 75 before the Sept. 1 deadline. Denver also placed tight end Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve and traded tackle Chris Clark to Houston for a draft pick, meaning three more cuts will come between Monday and Tuesday. Head coach Gary Kubiak used...
Via Mile High Sports
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Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson is running out of opportunities in the NFL. The former No. 3 overall pick is among the first cuts by the Oakland Raiders, Bill Williamson reported Monday. Sources: Raiders have cut Trent Richardson. http://t.co/ABG7kxDQwq — Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) August 31, 2015   Richardson was waived by the Indianapolis Colts in March and signed by the Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

NFL coaches must perform one of the hardest parts of their jobs over the next few days. They have to cut players. No one in the locker room wants to see “The Turk,” the guy who tells the player that coach wants to see him, and to bring his playbook. Teams must reduce their rosters to 75 players by 4 p.m., Tuesday and to 53 by 4 p.m., Saturday. There already have been some...
Via The Sports Daily
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Raiders Waive WR Kenbrell Thompkins

Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Raiders also waived WR Kenbrell Thompkins on Monday, as they trimmed their roster down to 75 players. Bill Williamson of ESPN reported not too long ago that the Raiders are releasing RB Trent Richardson. Thompkins, 27, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati last year. ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Preseason injuries mean big opportunities for young Packers receivers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers rookie Ty Montgomery watched fellow receiver Randall Cobb get hurt and briefly thought the worst over the weekend. "I was just thinking, 'Man, that sucks!' But we've got to keep moving," Montgomery said. "We don't know what's going to happen, but we definitely need everybody that's in this (locker) room to step up." As it turns out, Cobb appears to have...
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Raiders cut RB Trent Richardson

It’s hard to believe that running back Trent Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s played for three teams since being drafted, and now it appears he’ll either be out of the NFL completely or will look to get a fresh start elsewhere. Sources: Raiders begin cut process. Trent Richardson among those cut. http://t.co/6ceIwVvIYS — Bill Williamson ...
Via The Sports Daily
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Kilgore goes on reserve/physically unable to perform list

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have placed center Daniel Kilgore on the reserve/physically unable to perform list as he works back from a second procedure on his left fibula that he fractured last October. Kilgore had another operation in June and coach Jim Tomsula isn't sure when he will be ready to return. Among the 10 players cut Monday was former British discus...
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He went to a wrassling match, and a football game broke out…Redskins 31, Ravens 13…

    Let’s just say the first-team Ravens offense and defense had a good outing against the Redskins’ first teams in the 1st Quarter last Saturday night— then the rest of the game deteriorated into a tag-team match among the remaining guys on both sides fighting for jobs. There were some cheap shots and pile-drive moves going on all over the ring—I mean, the field. Even...
Via Ravens Football Machine
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Reports: Raiders cut RB Trent Richardson

The Oakland Raiders released running back Trent Richardson, according to multiple media reports. Richardson, who was released by the Indianapolis Colts last season, signed with the Raiders in hopes to land a spot on the 53-man roster. The Raiders, however, boast good depth in the running back room with Latavius Murray, Roy Helu, Taiwan Jones and Michael Dyer.  Richardson, the former...
Via Fox Sports
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Jaguars fill Steelers' need for kicker, trading Josh Scobee for draft pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After losing Shaun Suisham and Graham Hartley in the preseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed another kicker. The Jacksonville Jaguars had one to spare. So the Jaguars traded longtime placekicker Josh Scobee to the Steelers on Monday for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016. The swap gives the Steelers a capable -- and expensive -- replacement. Scobee is a 12th...
Via AP on Fox
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Victor Cruz plays ‘cop’ and makes friends take sobriety test

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is a super-cool dude who had his friends’ best interests in mind. As you can see below, Cruz made his pals walk the line to take a sobriety test early Sunday morning after leaving Club Opus located in New York City. Cruz told a couple of guys to “walk three steps” to show that they were sober. While we’re not sure if Cruz was...
Via Sportsnaut
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The Green Bay Packers Make Their First Round of Preseason Cuts

Teams around the league have begun slimming their rosters down to the 75 player requirement for tomorrow’s deadline. The Green Bay Packers made their first round of cuts on Monday by releasing five players. Linebackers Tavarus Dantzler and Josh Francis, offensive linemen Vince Kowalski and Fabbians Ebbele, and defensive end Lavon Hooks were all reported as released around 5:00...
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The Jacksonville Jaguars make a surprising trade

According to sources the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fourth round draft pick and and another pick to be named later, possibly a seventh round pick. This is an amazing deal for the Jaguars due to the fact that most fans and insiders believe Scobee would have been cut due to his salary and the emergence of rookie kicker Jason...
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Browns LB Mingo returns to practice along with Gilbert, Pryor

Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was back on the practice field Monday less than four weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus. Mingo is unlikely to suit up for Cleveland's preseason finale against the Chicago Bears, but he is on target to play in the team's season opener against the Jets. Mingo took part in individual drills during the 30 minutes of practice...
Via Fox Sports
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Lions trade kicker Kyle Brindza to Bucs for TE Tim Wright

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have acquired rookie kicker Kyle Brindza from the Detroit Lions for tight end Tim Wright. Brindza converted all three of his field-goal attempts this preseason for the Lions, who signed him as an undrafted college free agent out of Notre Dame. This is the second straight summer that the Bucs have traded Wright, a third-year pro who won...
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Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Robert Griffin III has a chance to become the league’s next Steve Young. Though the two quarterbacks came into the league in completely different ways—Griffin as a highly touted No. 2 overall pick and Young as a supplemental selection following a stint in the USFL—the long-term trajectory of their careers could look eerily similar when it’s all said and done. Young started...
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