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Manziel says he’s “on the same page” with Browns, admits “rooki…

Manziel says he’s “on the same page” with Browns, admits “rookie mistakes”

profootballtalk.com Updated 2 hours ago
As he begins his first NFL training camp after an offseason filled with chatter about his off-field habits, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted Friday he has made some “rookie mistakes” early in his pro career. However, the Browns’ first-round pi…
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  • Johnny Manziel hears Browns' message

    Johnny Manziel hears Browns' message

    BEREA, Ohio -- The definite impression that came out of Friday's news conferences with the Cleveland Browns wasn't complicated: Message delivered, message heard. Or seemingly heard. Johnny Manziel carried himself with the aura of a guy who had been dres…
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  • Steelers' Mike Mitchell on PUP list

    Steelers' Mike Mitchell on PUP list

    LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a setback before the start of training camp when free safety Mike Mitchell hurt his groin while working out. Mitchell, the Steelers’ most significant signing this offseason, and running back Alvester Alex…
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  • Ike Taylor ready to roll for Steelers

    Ike Taylor ready to roll for Steelers

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    LATROBE, PA. -- His entrance lacked subtlety and Ike Taylor owned it the way he once did wide receivers who lined up across from him. Taylor, after reporting Friday afternoon for his 12th training camp at bucolic St. Vincent College, said he does not th…
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  • Some Steelers fans see inequity in Rice ban

    Some Steelers fans see inequity in Rice ban

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- Many Steelers fans vented their anger on Twitter on Thursday regarding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice receiving a two-game suspension for allegedly striking his then-fiancé in an offseason incident, considering a previous four-game…
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  • Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    After leading the league in offseason arrests, enduring the backlash that stemmed from a punishment which practically no one agrees is fair (and then signing a three-time violator of the league’s drug and PED policies), the Ravens have taken the obvious…
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  • Lewis detects Margus Hunt's improvement

    Lewis detects Margus Hunt's improvement

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    CINCINNATI -- Even though it is still early on the Cincinnati Bengals' preseason calendar, coach Marvin Lewis still has reason to believe defensive end Margus Hunt will make exponential growth as he begins his second season in the NFL. "It's been t…
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  • Atkins, Jones still not ready to practice for Bengals

    Atkins, Jones still not ready to practice for Bengals

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    The good news for the Bengals is that a bunch of players have been elevated to the active roster from the Physically Unable to Perform or Non-Football Injury lists. The bad news is that none of the seven are named Geno Atkins or Marvin Jones. Added to t…
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  • Torrey Smith not worried about contract

    Torrey Smith not worried about contract

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Torrey Smith is drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates as he enters his fourth training camp. But will this be the fleet-footed wide receiver's final summer in a Baltimore Ravens uniform? Smith, 25, is the most high-profile…
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  • Ravens sign suspended former Giants S Hill

    Ravens sign suspended former Giants S Hill

    The Baltimore Ravens signed former New York Giants free safety Will Hill, who is currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
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  • Steelers holding off on new Big Ben contract

    Steelers holding off on new Big Ben contract

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that they will not sign him to a long-term contract until after the 2014 season.
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  • Who steps up at running back for Ravens?

    Who steps up at running back for Ravens?

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Now that the Baltimore Ravens know they will be without Ray Rice for two games, they have to figure out who will be replacing him at running back when they face the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice is coming off …
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  • Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension

    Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    The two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice created a negative backlash on Twitter from former players and the national media:
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  • Bengals wake-up call: Three areas to watch

    Bengals wake-up call: Three areas to watch

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    CINCINNATI -- As the Cincinnati Bengals get going with Day 2 of training camp Friday, here are three items we're going to be keeping an eye out for: Marvin Lewis addresses media. At noon ET, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis sits down for his first news confer…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    WR Chris Hogan is trying to carve out a role with the Bills. The Dolphins offensive line is about to get to work. Vince Wilfork thinks the Patriots’ young defensive linemen grew a lot last year. Jets players are calling it QB Geno Smith’s team. Ravens L…
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  • Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    For the many who believe Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t go nearly far enough by suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for knocking out the woman who would later become his wife, Rice got another piece of favorable treatment. Via ESPN…
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  • Report: Josh Gordon went to rehab after latest arrest

    Report: Josh Gordon went to rehab after latest arrest

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    It’s been a tumultuous offseason for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon that has seen him suspended (pending an Aug. 1 appeal) for another substance-abuse policy violation, ticketed for speeding and arrested for a DUI charge. However, Gordon has appa…
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  • Video - Tim Hasselbeck On Johnny Manziel's Off-Field Activities 05:06

    Tim Hasselbeck On Johnny Manziel's Off-Field Activities

    Jul 25
    Tim Hasselbeck analyzes Johnny Manziel's offseason activities and what that means going forward for him and the Cleveland Browns.
  • Video - Brian Hoyer: 'It's my job until someone tells me otherwise' 02:11

    Brian Hoyer: 'It's my job until someone tells me otherwise'

    Jul 25
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer takes the podium and discusses his competition with Johnny Manziel.
  • Video - Manziel, Browns Open Training Camp 00:45

    Manziel, Browns Open Training Camp

    Jul 25
    Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel comments on trying to move forward and compete for the starting quarterback job.
  • Video - Suspended Safety Will Hill Signs With Ravens 03:39

    Suspended Safety Will Hill Signs With Ravens

    Jul 25
    Tim Hasselbeck discusses why the Ravens signed Will Hill even though he is suspended for the first six games of the season.

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