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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 PaUpvote Share Tweet
Roof of new Vikings stadium is self-cleaningThe 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/staUpvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetAt 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 MichigaUpvote Share TweetAs 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 steUpvote Share TweetIn 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 ideaUpvote Share TweetFrom 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 cUpvote Share TweetWith 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 PhiladelphiaUpvote Share Tweet
Kyle Love passes physical in JacksonvilleThe 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…Upvote Share TweetEarlier 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 eUpvote Share Tweet
“Cleveland Browns Stadium” is no moreTo 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Cruz talks “moving slowly”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 resumeUpvote Share TweetBrowns 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 tUpvote Share Tweet
Eagles ask Jason Avant to learn some new tricks, tooIt’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 tightUpvote Share TweetIn 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. IUpvote Share TweetPatriots 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 RupeUpvote Share TweetVince 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 iUpvote Share Tweet
Teammate says Titus Young opened up about issuesPrior 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Mario Williams' ex alleges suicide-talk textsESPN.com May 18, 2013An 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.Upvote Share TweetIf 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”Upvote Share TweetBrandon 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’sUpvote Share TweetESPN.com May 18, 2013An 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Freeney agrees to terms with ChargersMay 18Defensive 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.
Dwight Freeney, Chargers Agree To DealMay 18John Clayton discusses Dwight Freeney's reported two-year contract with the Chargers.
Patriots Should Worry About GronkowskiMay 18John Clayon explains why Rob Gronkowski's latest injury news could be an added setback to his conditioning and to the Patriots' plans.