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Report: NFL fines George Wilson for horse-collar tackle

Report: NFL fines George Wilson for horse-collar tackle

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 21, 2013
Titans safety George Wilson was penalized for a horse-collar tackle late in Saturday’s preseason loss at Cincinnati. Now, he reportedly faces a fine. According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Wilson indicated Wednesday he has been fined for ta…
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  • Jordan Cameron: Browns have “whole new energy”

    Jordan Cameron: Browns have “whole new energy”

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    Last summer, Randy Lerner agreed to sell the Browns to Jimmy Haslam, which led to a season where the external focus on the franchise was largely about the potential offseason changes to come, not the product on the field. Indeed, big changes did come to…
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  • Browns’ Greg Little, Josh Gordon caught driving way too fast

    Browns’ Greg Little, Josh Gordon caught driving way too fast

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    The Browns have a speed-related concern about receivers Greg Little and Josh Gordon, and it has nothing to do with their 40 times. After reports surfaced today that both Little and Gordon have been caught driving way, way too fast, the team issued a sta…
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  • Steelers TE Johnson returns to practice

    Steelers TE Johnson returns to practice

    Steelers tight end David Johnson practiced Wednesday for the first time in more than a year, and the fifth-year veteran is cautiously optimistic that he will play Saturday night against Kansas City. The Steelers activated Johnson from the physically una…
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  • Le’Veon Bell expected to miss 6-8 weeks with foot injury

    Le’Veon Bell expected to miss 6-8 weeks with foot injury

    The news isn’t great on Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, but it’s not as bad as it could have been. Following the reports that Bell suffered a Lisfranc injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Bell is expected to miss six weeks. Jason La Ca…
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  • Colts deal RB Carter to Ravens for WR Reed

    Colts deal RB Carter to Ravens for WR Reed

    The Indianapolis Colts have traded running back Delone Carter to the Baltimore Ravens for receiver/kick returner David Reed.
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  • Current, former Steelers join ESPN

    Current, former Steelers join ESPN

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    ESPN has added a pair of Steelers, one current and one former, to its ever-growing roster of NFL analysts. From the ranks for the former players, running back Jerome Bettis has joined ESPN as an analyst. He previously worked on a national level with NBC…
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  • Next stop for 'The Bus' is ESPN

    Next stop for 'The Bus' is ESPN

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst. Known as "The Bus" during his 13-year NFL career, Bettis will appear on "NFL Live" and "SportsCenter" and contribute to other ESPN pla…
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  • Don Banks: Vick smitten with Kelly's offense and more training …

    Don Banks: Vick smitten with Kelly's offense and more training camp notes

    CNNSI.com Aug 21, 2013
    As the NFL preseason wanes, a collection of some notable tidbits from my two-week training camp tour. If you're scoring at home, it went Eagles, Redskins, Ravens, Steelers, Packers, Vikings, Saints, Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars ...
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  • Flacco, Ravens' tackles catch a break

    Flacco, Ravens' tackles catch a break

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    It's still 15 days until the Baltimore Ravens kick off their season at Denver, but the defending Super Bowl champions' offensive tackles already know their assignments against the Broncos won't be as formidable as last season. Bryant McKinnie and Michae…
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  • Elvis sighting in Baltimore enables Ravens to overcome loss of …

    Elvis sighting in Baltimore enables Ravens to overcome loss of Paul Kruger to Cleveland Browns: Touring the AFC North

    cleveland.com Aug 21, 2013
    Ravens appreciate what Kruger meant to the franchise, but believe they upgraded with the addition of Dumervil
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  • Wake-up: A.J. Green could play Saturday

    Wake-up: A.J. Green could play Saturday

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    Time to take a look around the division with your wake-up call ... RAVENS: Inside linebacker Jameel McClain (spinal cord contusion) will likely start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, but coach John Harbaugh hasn't ruled him out…
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  • Video - Bell Out With Foot Injury 02:27

    Bell Out With Foot Injury

    Aug 21
    Billy Devaney discusses the news that Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has been ruled out of Pittsburgh's preseason game Saturday against the Chiefs.
  • Video - 'Hard Knocks': James Harrison too strong for acupuncture 03:12

    'Hard Knocks': James Harrison too strong for acupuncture

    Aug 21
    Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison expresses his feelings about "Hard Knocks" filming him and the team. Catch an encore presentation of Tuesday's episode tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
  • Video - 'Hard Knocks': James Harrison too strong for acupuncture 03:12

    'Hard Knocks': James Harrison too strong for acupuncture

    Aug 21
    Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison reveals his secrets for healing and opens up to HBO's cameras.

Sports Columnists

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    Aug 21
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  • Don Banks: Vick smitten with Kelly's offense and more training camp notes

    Aug 21
    As the NFL preseason wanes, a collection of some notable tidbits from my two-week training camp tour. If you're scoring at home, it went Eagles, Redskins, Ravens, Steelers, Packers, Vikings, Saints, Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars ...
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    Aug 21
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    Aug 21
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