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Hard Knocks chronicles the end of the line for Aaron Maybin

Hard Knocks chronicles the end of the line for Aaron Maybin

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 20, 2013
Aaron Maybin entered the NFL with great fanfare as the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. He was a major disappointment in Buffalo, played only slightly better in a stint with the Jets, and was released this week by the Bengals in what may turn ou…
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  • Browns' search for veteran guard continues

    Browns' search for veteran guard continues

    The Cleveland Browns rejected the trade for Seattle Seahawks guard John Moffitt after he failed the team's physical. The Browns get back defensive tackle Brian Sanford from the Seahawks. Even though this trade failed to go through, this shows that the B…
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  • #NFLRank: Five AFC North players in 81-90

    #NFLRank: Five AFC North players in 81-90

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    ESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players on offense and defense. Here are the players from the division that landed in spots 81-90: OFFENSE 84. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns running back: He gained 950 yards and ran for …
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  • Tomlin eyes sense of urgency from Steelers

    Tomlin eyes sense of urgency from Steelers

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    The depth chart released by the Steelers Tuesday afternoon didn’t reveal any shakeups. Or any notable changes, for that matter, even though the Steelers appeared to take a significant step back in their second preseason game, a dismal 24-13 loss at Wash…
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  • James Harrison: Underpaid but overrated?

    James Harrison: Underpaid but overrated?

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    If you've ever felt like you don't get paid enough or aren't appreciated, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison feels your pain. Last week, Forbes named Harrison as the NFL's most underpaid player in 2013. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of…
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  • Report: Kirk Cousins’ foot checks out okay in MRI

    Report: Kirk Cousins’ foot checks out okay in MRI

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he didn’t feel like his sprained right foot was a particularly serious injury when he sustained it against the Steelers on Monday night and it appears that his impression has been proven correct. Alex Marvez o…
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  • Report: Geno Smith to start against Giants

    Report: Geno Smith to start against Giants

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    While the Browns and Eagles have called an end to their quarterback competitions, the Jets have given no indication that they are close to tabbing either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith as their man under center. In the latest sign that things are still up i…
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  • Weeden finally gets nod as Browns starter

    Weeden finally gets nod as Browns starter

    Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski officially named Brandon Weeden as his starting quarterback on Monday. It was more of a confirmation than an announcement. In two preseason games, Weeden completed 18 of 25 passes (72 percent) for 229 yards and thre…
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  • Mike Shanahan pranks RG3 with fake call to get in the game

    Mike Shanahan pranks RG3 with fake call to get in the game

    yahoo.com Aug 20, 2013
    That wacky Mike Shanahan! The Redskins coach is such a prankster. During Monday night's preseason game against the Steelers, Kirk Cousins had to leave the game early with a foot injury. And who was on the sidelines? Why, the still-recuperating Robert Gr…
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  • Ravens could get Ed Dickson for opener

    Ravens could get Ed Dickson for opener

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    After a run of injuries that elevated concerns for the defending Super Bowl champions, they are getting healthy at the right time. Tight end Ed Dickson is the latest starter to return, practicing for the first time since injuring his hamstring two weeks…
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  • Browns streaker “caught up in the excitement”

    Browns streaker “caught up in the excitement”

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    Somewhere between Brandon Weeden’s performance and the weiner dog races, Anthony Saveriano realized pants were more than he could bear. Saveriano pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and public indecency after he was caught streaking at last Thursday…
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  • Le’Veon Bell will have MRI on injured foot on Tuesday

    Le’Veon Bell will have MRI on injured foot on Tuesday

    The Steelers got a briefer glimpse of running back Le’Veon Bell than they would have hoped against the Redskins on Monday night because of a foot injury. As a result of that injury, an MRI tube will be getting a more in-depth glimpse of Bell’s foot on T…
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  • Matthew Stafford’s confidence in offense hasn’t been shaken

    Matthew Stafford’s confidence in offense hasn’t been shaken

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    In the wake of last week’s game against the Browns, coach Jim Schwartz and running back Reggie Bush both leveled criticism at the Lions for their performance and said that the fact that it was preseason didn’t eliminate the need for concern. Wide receiv…
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  • Video - Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden reacts to being named starting QB 03:46

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden reacts to being named starting QB

    Aug 20
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden joins Paul Burmeister to discuss being named the starting quarterback and how he plans on moving forward and improving.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden reacts to being named starting QB 03:46

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden reacts to being named starting QB

    Aug 20
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden joins Paul Burmeister to discuss being named the starting quarterback and how he plans on moving forward and improving.
  • Video - NFL Daily Update - August 20 03:02

    NFL Daily Update - August 20

    Aug 20
    Jaime Maggio has the latest updates from around the league including Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly naming Michael Vick the starting quarterback, updates on the notable injuries across the NFL and much more.
  • Video - Browns Name Weeden Starter 03:04

    Browns Name Weeden Starter

    Aug 20
    Billy Devaney discusses the Cleveland Browns' decision to name Brandon Weeden as their starting QB over Jason Campbell.

Sports Columnists

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    Aug 20
    Rules to prevent concussions make more knee injuries like the one Dustin Keller suffered inevitable, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Trying to Get Something Out of Nothing

    Aug 20
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  • Jim Trotter: Candid Charles Woodson out to prove the doubters wrong

    Aug 20
    NAPA, Calif. -- Raiders safety Charles Woodson doesn't believe in taking the scenic route. He wants to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible, not only on the football field but also in conversation. Consider his response when asked whether …