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Panthers’ offense not necessarily Shula’s offense

Panthers’ offense not necessarily Shula’s offense

profootballtalk.com Updated May 18, 2013
The Panthers launch their Organized Team Activities this week, the first official practice with Mike Shula in charge of the offense. But coach Ron Rivera says it won’t be Shula’s offense, per se. “It’s not necessarily his offense as much as the Pa
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  • Roof of new Vikings stadium is self-cleaning

    Roof of new Vikings stadium is self-cleaning

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    The Vikings’ new stadium has a large glass roof. Which raises a fair question. Who will clean the bird droppings and stuff that could land on the roof? “The [ethylene tetrafluoroethylene] product is self-cleaning,” Vikings V.P. of public affairs/sta
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Chargers Strike Deal With Dwigh…

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Chargers Strike Deal With Dwight Freeney

    The San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year deal with Dwight Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, that could be worth $13.35 million.
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  • Tebow returns to Jacksonville, but not that way

    Tebow returns to Jacksonville, but not that way

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    At a time when the Jaguars aren’t interested in bringing Tim Tebow home to Jacksonville, he went there anyway. Via the Florida Times-Union, Tebow was in town Friday night to speak at New Life Christian Fellowship. As he did earlier this month in Michiga
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  • Pre-draft Gronkowski concerns could be coming to fruition

    Pre-draft Gronkowski concerns could be coming to fruition

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    As Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski prepares for a fourth surgery on his forearm and a probable back surgery, we’ve been reminded of the concerns that caused Gronkowski, a potential first-round pick in the 2010 draft, to slide to round two. While a ste
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  • League regards Haslam losing ownership of Browns “unlikely,” f…

    League regards Haslam losing ownership of Browns “unlikely,” for now

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    In the last paragraph of a very thorough look at the potential impact of the scandal involving Pilot Flying J on the ability of Jimmy Haslam to continue to own the Browns, Don Banks of SI.com writes that, according to league and team sources, “the idea
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  • Nominate your favorite Pats for their Mt. Rushmore

    Nominate your favorite Pats for their Mt. Rushmore

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    From the moment we commenced the process of accepting nominations for each team’s Mt. Rushmore, we’ve received scattered communications from Patriots fans lamenting the task of identifying the four greatest figures in franchise history. The time has c
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  • Vick bristles at critics, says he’s learned how to secure the b…

    Vick bristles at critics, says he’s learned how to secure the ball

    With all the criticism Mike Vick has absorbed during his NFL career, you’d think he’d be used to it by now. He apparently isn’t. Earlier this week, Vick got a little testy during an interview with Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia
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  • Kyle Love passes physical in Jacksonville

    Kyle Love passes physical in Jacksonville

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    The medical condition that made defensive lineman Kyle Love unfit for further employment with the Patriots has not kept him from working for the Jaguars. According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, Love passed a Friday physical in Jacksonville, with one cav…
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  • Colon thinks Jets will dump Goodson

    Colon thinks Jets will dump Goodson

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Earlier this month, the Jets cut defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris after they were arrested for marijuana possession. Now, the Jets face a more delicate dilemma. With running back Mike Goodson facing guns and weapons charges, it’s e
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  • “Cleveland Browns Stadium” is no more

    “Cleveland Browns Stadium” is no more

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    To some, it always will be the Factory of Sadness. To the rest of the world, it no longer will be Cleveland Browns Stadium. According to FOX 8 in Cleveland, the signs at the stadium where the Browns play are being removed, to be replaced with the new, c…
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  • Cruz talks “moving slowly”

    Cruz talks “moving slowly”

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Giants receiver Victor Cruz continues to look for a load of chips to go with his salsa. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Giants and Cruz continue to talk, but that the process is “moving slowly.” Talks are expected to resume
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  • Weeden “surprised” by Browns’ decision to sign Hoyer

    Weeden “surprised” by Browns’ decision to sign Hoyer

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden recently said he wants to be the guy. And then the Browns went out and signed another guy. Weeden admits that the move to add Brian Hoyer, cut last week by the Cardinals, was unexpected. “I was surprised, but that’s t
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  • Eagles ask Jason Avant to learn some new tricks, too

    Eagles ask Jason Avant to learn some new tricks, too

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    It’s one thing to be versatile. But when a new coaching staff which hasn’t worked with you walks in the door and asks you to change positions, it’s probably not a good sign for your future. We mentioned earlier this week the report that Eagles tight
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  • Titans mum on whether they knew about Fokou’s DUI charge

    Titans mum on whether they knew about Fokou’s DUI charge

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    In the wake of the news that linebacker Moise Fokou was charged with DUI in January, the question becomes whether the Titans knew about the situation when signing him to a contract in March. If they did (or if they didn’t), the Titans aren’t saying. I
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft will speak at the Suffolk University commencement exercises on Sunday. Bills G.M. Doug Whaley says he was an “integral part” of the process that resulted in the decision to take QB EJ Manuel. The Dolphins have added FB Rupe
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  • Vince Young gets his degree from Texas

    Vince Young gets his degree from Texas

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Vince Young has attracted plenty of attention over the years for the wrong reasons. It’s only fair, then, to shed light on something positive he’s accomplished. On Friday, Young graduated from the University of Texas. “This will rank No. 1 because i
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  • Teammate says Titus Young opened up about issues

    Teammate says Titus Young opened up about issues

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Prior to a string of arrests, former Lions wide receiver Titus Young admitted to one of his old teammates he needed help. Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch said he was on the same flight from Miami to Detroit as Young recently, and Young opened up about …
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  • Mario Williams' ex alleges suicide-talk texts

    Mario Williams' ex alleges suicide-talk texts

    ESPN.com May 18, 2013
    An initial attempt to settle a lawsuit between Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams and his former fiancee over the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring has failed.
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  • Te’o shows up at Maxim party honoring fake girlfriend

    Te’o shows up at Maxim party honoring fake girlfriend

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    If Manti Te’o wanted to make sure he heard fake dead girlfriend jokes forever, he’d duck his head and mutter “no comment,” or “that’s in the past.” Embracing the joke takes the sting out of the needle, and will be what makes it go away. Te”
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  • Campbell’s ready to make a run at Weeden

    Campbell’s ready to make a run at Weeden

    profootballtalk.com May 18, 2013
    Brandon Weeden knows he can’t look over his shoulder. Jason Campbell apparently plans to force him to. Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository reports that Campbell displayed “Roethlisberger-like size” during offseason workouts this week. “He’s
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  • Bills DE Williams, ex can't settle ring lawsuit

    Bills DE Williams, ex can't settle ring lawsuit

    ESPN.com May 18, 2013
    An initial attempt to settle a lawsuit between Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams and his former fiancee over the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring has failed.
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  • Video - Dwight Freeney agrees to terms with Chargers 04:16

    Dwight Freeney agrees to terms with Chargers

    May 18
    Defensive end Dwight Freeney agrees to terms on a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport discusses how the former Indianapolis Colt will be utilized in San Diego.
  • Video - Dwight Freeney, Chargers Agree To Deal 01:13

    Dwight Freeney, Chargers Agree To Deal

    May 18
    John Clayton discusses Dwight Freeney's reported two-year contract with the Chargers.
  • Video - Patriots Should Worry About Gronkowski 00:44

    Patriots Should Worry About Gronkowski

    May 18
    John Clayon explains why Rob Gronkowski's latest injury news could be an added setback to his conditioning and to the Patriots' plans.