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Seahawks sign two players following mini-camp tryouts

Seahawks sign two players following mini-camp tryouts

profootballtalk.com Updated May 13, 2013
The Seattle Seahawks have signed a pair of players that tried out with the team during the team’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend. Seattle announced Monday they had signed defensive end Benson Mayowa and tight end Victor Marshall while releasing line
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  • Mike Pouncey expects Dolphins to be “great”

    Mike Pouncey expects Dolphins to be “great”

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    An offseason of high-profile moves has confidence exuding from Miami. The latest to express that confidence is Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who says he sees his team being not just good, but great. “I think our football team is going to be great this y
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  • Vikes unveil glass-centric plan for new stadium

    Vikes unveil glass-centric plan for new stadium

    ESPN.com May 13, 2013
    Opening the roof over the new home of the Minnesota Vikings would have forced planners of the $975 million project to eliminate some of the fancy features.
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  • Chiefs tab pistol offense guru Ault to consult

    Chiefs tab pistol offense guru Ault to consult

    The Kansas City Chiefs couldn't have found a better source for help in implementing -- and maybe even defending -- the pistol offensive system sweeping through the NFL.
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  • Eli Manning hopes to see Victor Cruz soon

    Eli Manning hopes to see Victor Cruz soon

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Perhaps no one other than Victor Cruz has more vested interest in the Victor Cruz negotiations than Eli Manning. And while the Giants’ quarterback has no insight into the negotiating process for his star wide receiver, he does have a preference. “We g
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  • Cardinals release backup QB Hoyer

    Cardinals release backup QB Hoyer

    The Arizona Cardinals on Monday cut quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had been tendered at a second-round level, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Broncos sign seventh-round pick Zac Dysert

    Broncos sign seventh-round pick Zac Dysert

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Broncos announced the signing of rookie quarterback Zac Dysert on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 231-pound Dysert, a seventh-round pick from Miami (Ohio), will compete to stick on the Broncos’ roster. The Broncos kept three quarterbacks a season ago, with Br
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  • Cardinals sign rookie LB Kevin Minter

    Cardinals sign rookie LB Kevin Minter

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Rookie linebacker Kevin Minter has signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals, the team said Monday. The Cardinals selected Minter (6-0, 246) in Round Two (No. 45 overall). The pick first belonged to the Chargers, who traded up into Arizona’s spot (No.
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  • Brandon Marshall hopes Titus Young gets treatment

    Brandon Marshall hopes Titus Young gets treatment

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Bears receiver Brandon Marshall sympathizes with what former Lions receiver Titus Young is going through right now. And Marshall would like to be able to help. Young’s career in Detroit was derailed by off-field trouble, and he was arrested three times
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  • Taylor: When will Cowboys develop QB position?

    Taylor: When will Cowboys develop QB position?

    ESPN.com May 13, 2013
    No franchise has drafted fewer since 1989. Can it afford not to develop position?
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  • Ex-Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith gets six years in prison

    Ex-Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith gets six years in prison

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Jimmy Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who is arguably the best player in the short history of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, recently began serving a six-year prison sentence for gun and drug crimes. Although it has gone largely unnoticed…
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  • Rams’ plan for Tavon Austin: Get him the ball as often as we ca…

    Rams’ plan for Tavon Austin: Get him the ball as often as we can

    When the Rams traded up to take West Virginia’s Tavon Austin with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft, the only question was what his primary role would be in St. Louis: Will he be their No. 1 receiver? Take handoffs out of the backfield? Handle pu
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  • Former Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith serving six-year sente…

    Former Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith serving six-year sentence in Mississippi jail

    yahoo.com May 13, 2013
    Sad tale out of Mississippi as former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is currently serving a six years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after being convicted of drug and weapons charges, Chad Cushnir of firstcoastnews.com repo…
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  • Police say Titus Young’s car was involved in two incidents befo…

    Police say Titus Young’s car was involved in two incidents before arrest

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Titus Young’s weekend arrest in San Clemente, Calif. came on the heels of two other alleged incidents linked to a car registered to him, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told PFT on Monday. Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino told P
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  • Cowboys sign Joseph Randle

    Cowboys sign Joseph Randle

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Cowboys weren’t shy about their desire to add a running back in the draft to lighten the load on starter DeMarco Murray. They got that running back in the fifth round when they drafted Joseph Randle with the 151st overall pick and the team announced
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  • Patriots cut Brandon Deaderick

    Patriots cut Brandon Deaderick

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    In a surprising roster move on Monday afternoon, the Patriots have released defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick. The 25-year-old Deaderick, who joined the Patriots as a 2010 seventh-round draft pick, played in 14 games and started five for New England l…
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  • Bucs start signing their draft picks

    Bucs start signing their draft picks

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    There aren’t many headaches left in the process of signing draft picks, but the few that remain generally only relate to first-round picks. The Buccaneers didn’t have one of those this year, so they shouldn’t have any problem getting their picks und
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  • Rookie Te'o practices against Chargers vets

    Rookie Te'o practices against Chargers vets

    Philip Rivers thought Manti Te'o had a decent first interaction with San Diego Chargers veterans.
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  • Redskins get a pair of draft picks under contract

    Redskins get a pair of draft picks under contract

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Redskins didn’t have a first-round pick this year, so none of their contract negotiations should be worrisome at all. Two of them are already taken care of, with fifth-rounder Brandon Jenkins and safety Bacarri Rambo signing their rookie deals today
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  • Bears could cut Carimi, two years after taking him in Round 1

    Bears could cut Carimi, two years after taking him in Round 1

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    In 2011, the previous regime in Chicago liked Gabe Carimi enough to pick him in the first round of the NFL draft. In 2013, the current regime in Chicago may not even like Carimi enough to give him a spot on the 53-man roster. Brad Biggs of the Chicago T…
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  • Ravens TE Dennis Pitta signs RFA tender

    Ravens TE Dennis Pitta signs RFA tender

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has signed his one-year contract offer, the team said Monday. Pitta was tendered at the second-round level in restricted free agency. Pitta, 27, set career-highs in catches (61), yards (669) and touchdowns (seven) in the 20…
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  • LeSean McCoy says Vick cheated in race

    LeSean McCoy says Vick cheated in race

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Eagles running back LeSean McCoy met the media after the Eagles OTA on Monday and one of the topics up for discussion was the footrace he lost to quarterback Michael Vick earlier this offseason. McCoy channelled one-time Jerry Seinfeld antagonist Duncan…
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  • Geno Smith, Tim Tebow, Victor Cruz: Answers to Readers’ Questio…

    Geno Smith, Tim Tebow, Victor Cruz: Answers to Readers’ Questions

    nytimes.com May 13, 2013
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Report: Browns sign P T.J. Conley

    Report: Browns sign P T.J. Conley

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Browns have added some experience at punter, signing free agent T.J. Conley, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Monday. The 27-year-old Conley was the Jets’ regular punter in 2011. He ranked 30th in the NFL in gross average (42.7 yards) and
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  • Blackmon says problem is with 'poor decision'

    Blackmon says problem is with 'poor decision'

    Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon on Monday addressed reporters for the first time since he was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season, saying he doesn't think he has a substance-abuse problem.
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  • Chip Kelly’s fast practices include eclectic soundtrack

    Chip Kelly’s fast practices include eclectic soundtrack

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Earlier today, we noticed a stream of tweets from writers covering the open portion of Monday’s first OTA practice for the Eagles under coach Chip Kelly. Many were pointing out the music blaring while the players put in work. The folks at CrossingBroad.
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  • David Harris on defense: Jets “destroyed it to rebuild it”

    David Harris on defense: Jets “destroyed it to rebuild it”

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Jets linebacker David Harris knew there would be change. But the degree of change to the Jets defense was still alarming to him, and walking into a meeting room and not recognizing many people was an eye-opener. “It was expected when you have a six-win
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  • Ron Jaworski offers Tebow a job with the Philadelphia Soul

    Ron Jaworski offers Tebow a job with the Philadelphia Soul

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    If Tim Tebow decides that he wants to make the move from the NFL to arena football, he’s got options. The Omaha Beef put an offer on the table for the former Bronco and Jet shortly after he was cut loose by the Jets and now he’s also gotten an offer f
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  • Report: Winston Justice visiting Chargers

    Report: Winston Justice visiting Chargers

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Chargers continue to do their due diligence on veteran offensive tackles. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the club will host free agent Winston Justice. The Chargers’ willingness to research Justice makes sense. The club
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  • Bengals add two more draft picks

    Bengals add two more draft picks

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The process of signing draft picks well in advance of Memorial Day continues, with the Bengals signing a pair of them. The team has announced that fourth-round linebacker Sean Porter (pictured) and sixth-round running back Rex Burkhead have agreed to te…
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  • For quarterbacks, no one knows if they can do it until they do …

    For quarterbacks, no one knows if they can do it until they do it

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    As the weeks of throwing footballs against a defense made up of Lennay Kekua and 10 of her family members yields to throwing footballs with a red no-touchy jersey against a bunch of other rookies and assorted slappies to throwing footballs with a red no…
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  • Chiefs sign rookie RB Knile Davis

    Chiefs sign rookie RB Knile Davis

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Chiefs have signed rookie running back Knile Davis, the club announced Monday. The 5-foot-10, 227-pound Davis was a third-round pick (No. 96 overall) in April. He declared for the draft after his redshirt junior season at Arkansas. The 21-year-old D…
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  • Saints sign six guys, including Baraka Atkins

    Saints sign six guys, including Baraka Atkins

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    After taking a look at a weekend rookie minicamp, the Saints decided to shuffle the bottom of the roster. The biggest name of the group is journeyman defensive end Baraka Atkins, who, surprisingly, is not the guy from “The A-Team.” Atkins was a fourth
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  • Buddy Nix Steps Down As Bills GM

    Buddy Nix Steps Down As Bills GM

    After three seasons as Bills GM, Buddy Nix is out. This move was expected, but maybe not so soon.Read more...
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  • Giants’ Tisch feels bad for Tebow, says Jets were a bad fit

    Giants’ Tisch feels bad for Tebow, says Jets were a bad fit

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Giants co-owner Steve Tisch feels sorry for Tim Tebow, saying that getting traded to the Jets last year may have ruined his NFL career. Tisch told TMZ that he is rooting for Tebow and wants to see his NFL career continue. “You know, I feel badly for the
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  • Trespassing Snake Brutally Murdered With Pellet Gun By Patrick …

    Trespassing Snake Brutally Murdered With Pellet Gun By Patrick Willis

    deadspin.com May 13, 2013
    And we have the gory photos from the scene thanks to Patrick Willis, who posted them to Facebook. The 49ers linebacker looks pretty pleased with with himself for successfully protecting his home from the scourge of that nonvenomous gopher snake.Read mor…
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  • O.J. returns to court in bid to get new trial

    O.J. returns to court in bid to get new trial

    ESPN.com May 13, 2013
    O.J. Simpson is back in a Las Vegas courtroom to ask for a new trial in the case that sent him to prison in 2008.
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  • Panthers cut five, including Chia-chugger Keiser

    Panthers cut five, including Chia-chugger Keiser

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    If Thomas Keiser is going to grow his NFL career, he’s going to have to transplant himself somewhere else. The former Stanford pass-rusher was among five players cut Monday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. In 2011, Keiser was second o
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  • Brian Hartline: Dolphins have AFC East’s best receivers

    Brian Hartline: Dolphins have AFC East’s best receivers

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    If you paid any attention to free agency this year, you know that the Dolphins made their receiving corps a priority. They re-signed wide receiver Brian Hartline before anyone else could snatch him away and then landed Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson to…
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  • Bears were thinking of Suh when they drafted Long

    Bears were thinking of Suh when they drafted Long

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Visions Ndamukong Suh putting a hurting on Jay Cutler were in the Bears’ heads when they spent their first-round draft pick on Kyle Long. Bears offensive coordinator and line coach Aaron Kromer told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that starting Long a
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  • Andy Reid sells off Eagles gear for charity in enormous garage …

    Andy Reid sells off Eagles gear for charity in enormous garage sale

    yahoo.com May 13, 2013
    If Andy Reid ever goes back to the Philadelphia Eagles for any reason, he's going to have to buy his swag all over again. Reid, who coached the Eagles from 1999 through 2012 and now does the same for the Kansas City Chiefs, held a memorabilia sale at Ha…
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  • Panthers sign Gaydosh, top pick in CFL draft

    Panthers sign Gaydosh, top pick in CFL draft

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Not that long ago, he was the top pick in the draft. Now, he’s fighting to get in on the ground floor. No, not JaMarcus Russell. For Canadian defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh, a weekend tryout with the Panthers resulted in a contract offer. That means h
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  • Cribbs arrives in Detroit, has four total suitors

    Cribbs arrives in Detroit, has four total suitors

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Free-agent Browns receiver Josh Cribbs eventually will be former Browns receiver Josh Cribbs. His potential next destination has been limited to four suitors, barring an unexpected development. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cribbs, an ei…
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  • PFT Live, PFT are off for a week

    PFT Live, PFT are off for a week

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    For those of you who have become accustomed to watching either PFT Live and/or Pro Football Talk each weekday, we have some bad news: Neither show will be on this week. For those of you who don’t like either show, we have some bad news: We’ll be back
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  • 49ers may need a bigger Mt. Rushmore, too

    49ers may need a bigger Mt. Rushmore, too

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    With the nomination process completed for three divisions in the NFC, we turn to the NFC West. And we arrive at the most storied of the four franchises in the division: the 49ers. The problem in San Francisco, as it will be with other teams that have ac…
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  • Tyronne Green heading to New England

    Tyronne Green heading to New England

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    This is the time of year when veteran free agents are trying to get in where they can, and former Chargers guard Tyronne Green has found a home. According to the Twitter account of his agents, Green has agreed to terms with the Patriots. Green, a former…
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  • Mike Shula wants more emotional balance from Cam Newton

    Mike Shula wants more emotional balance from Cam Newton

    Through two years in the NFL, Cam Newton hasn’t left much doubt about having the necessary physical abilities to be a starting quarterback. There have been some questions about less tangible qualities like leadership after watching Newton mope on the si
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  • NFLPA confirms deal to prop up 2012 salary cap

    NFLPA confirms deal to prop up 2012 salary cap

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The NFLPA’s ongoing effort to pursue the league for collusion in the uncapped year has made even more clear the chain of events that ultimately triggered the union’s claim that a secret salary-cap existed in 2010. Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journ
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  • NFL wants to make Ohio Rookie Symposium’s home

    NFL wants to make Ohio Rookie Symposium’s home

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    There are more glamorous vacation destinations, but at least one league official wants to make Northeast Ohio the summer home for NFL rookies. For the second straight year, the league will hold its Rookie Symposium at the Bertram Inn and Conference Cent…
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  • Bray hoping to 'move forward' with Chiefs

    Bray hoping to 'move forward' with Chiefs

    ESPN.com May 13, 2013
    Tyler Bray believes that every rookie has something to prove.
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  • Cowboys rookie getting advice from former teammate RG3

    Cowboys rookie getting advice from former teammate RG3

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    When the regular season starts, you won’t get many Redskins offering advice to many Cowboys. But for now, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t mind helping Dallas rookie receiver Terrance Williams with his transition to the NFL. The forme
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  • Milliner minimizes impact of five 'minor' surgeries

    Milliner minimizes impact of five 'minor' surgeries

    CNNSI.com May 13, 2013
    Milliner minimizes impact of five 'minor' surgeries
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  • Tyler Wilson draws strong reviews at Raiders minicamp

    Tyler Wilson draws strong reviews at Raiders minicamp

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    In Seattle last year, quarteraback Matt Flynn found himself backing up a rookie quarterback taken after the first round with the last name of Wilson. Flynn is in Oakland now, but Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that he may still wind up…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Not being drafted doesn’t make Bills LB Keith Pough doubt himself at all. Eight members of the Dolphins volunteered to help at a prom for high school students battling cancer. Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com ranks Patriots DT Vince Wilfork as one of the lea
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  • More talk that Sanchez won’t be a Jet when the season starts

    More talk that Sanchez won’t be a Jet when the season starts

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    Mark Sanchez may be atop the Jets’ quarterback depth chart right now. But he may not be on the Jets’ quarterback depth chart at all in four months. There’s increasing talk that if rookie Geno Smith looks good this summer, and if veteran David Garrar
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  • Jay Gruden: Bengals’ 2-TE sets “will be something to deal with”…

    Jay Gruden: Bengals’ 2-TE sets “will be something to deal with”

    profootballtalk.com May 13, 2013
    The Bengals have spent first-round draft picks on tight ends in two of the last four years. Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden expects that to pay off in a big way this season. Gruden said this year’s first-round pick, Tyler Eifert, can play at
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  • Chip Kelly Bans Tacos, Has Your Stepdad's Music Taste

    Chip Kelly Bans Tacos, Has Your Stepdad's Music Taste

    grantland.com May 13, 2013
    Chip Kelly has been busy revolutionizing the Philadelphia Eagles. I think it was Lenin who said all revolutions have casualties. The first casualty in...
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  • The Back-From-Injury NFL Stars Not to Forget in 2013

    The Back-From-Injury NFL Stars Not to Forget in 2013

    grantland.com May 13, 2013
    Few things betray Roger Goodell's unquenchable thirst for power like the NFL's efforts to be a constant fixture in the sports calendar. It's not enoug...
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  • Video - Can LeSean McCoy produce in Chip Kelly's scheme? 01:56

    Can LeSean McCoy produce in Chip Kelly's scheme?

    May 13
    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has some unique insight into the complexities behind new head coach Chip Kelly's offensive game plan.
  • Video - Will San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o fit in with Chargers veterans? 03:51

    Will San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o fit in with Chargers veterans?

    May 13
    Omar Ruiz has the latest from San Diego Chargers organized team activities on linebacker Manti Te'o's adjustment to his new team and if he can be a viable three-down player as a rookie.
  • Video - Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon: I had a problem with making poor decisions 01:57

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon: I had a problem with making poor decisions

    May 13
    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon responds to questions about his recent off-the-field problems, while Ian Rapoport discusses if Blackmon's job is safe in Jacksonville.
  • Video - Which team has the best receiving corps in NFL? 02:12

    Which team has the best receiving corps in NFL?

    May 13
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses which team has the league's best set of receivers, following Brian Hartline's comments that the Miami Dolphins boast the AFC East's top wideouts.

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