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N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Activate Holmes, Who May Make Opener

N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Activate Holmes, Who May Make Opener

If Santonio Holmes is able to return for the Jets’ season opener, he will provide a lift to an unproven receiving corp, as well as to the quarterback.
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  • Three AFCN players on Polian's 'pivotal' list

    Three AFCN players on Polian's 'pivotal' list

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Bill Polian, former NFL general manager and current ESPN Insider, made a list of 10 players that will most affect their respective teams' success. Three of them came from the AFC North. It's an Insider article , so you'll need a subscription to view the…
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  • Rookie Wheaton makes an early impression

    Rookie Wheaton makes an early impression

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- The injuries that have hampered running back Le'Veon Bell have also obscured the early returns on the Steelers' 2013 NFL draft haul are promising. It is way too early to evaluate the rookies as I am a firm believer that it takes at least t…
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  • Kyle Shanahan says RGIII’s mechanics are fine

    Kyle Shanahan says RGIII’s mechanics are fine

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Earlier this week, Ron Jaworski of ESPN said that he thought Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s throwing mechanics during warmups for their game against the Steelers looked like they weren’t as clean as they were last season before he injured his…
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  • NFL Training Camp Snapshots 2013: Cincinnati Bengals

    NFL Training Camp Snapshots 2013: Cincinnati Bengals

    CNNSI.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1991. Much improved from their dark days, it's time.
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  • Anquan Boldin shining in mentor role for 49ers

    Anquan Boldin shining in mentor role for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The 49ers knew they were getting a proven receiver for their money, when they took Anquan Boldin’s contract off the Ravens’ books this offseason. But they’re getting more than their money’s worth in the lessons Boldin is sharing with a young receiving c…
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  • Joe Flacco Couldn't Understand A Damn Thing Ray Lewis Said

    Joe Flacco Couldn't Understand A Damn Thing Ray Lewis Said

    Nice little profile in ESPN The Mag of Joe Flacco, the defending Super Bowl MVP who can't get any respect. We'll have more on Flacco, but let's pull out one quote that's getting all the attention.Read more...
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  • #NFLRank: 3 AFC North players in 51-60

    #NFLRank: 3 AFC North players in 51-60

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    ESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players. Here are the players from the division that landed in spots 51-60 for offense and defense: OFFENSE 53. Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens guard: The Pro Bowl lineman is considered by man…
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  • Ray Lewis And Pharrell Team Up For A Mixtape Of Sorts

    Ray Lewis And Pharrell Team Up For A Mixtape Of Sorts

    deadspin.com Aug 23, 2013
    So this is weird. Pharrell Williams, who is perhaps the hottest producer in music right now, has teamed up with former NFL linebacker and full-time crazy person Ray Lewis to release a mixtape. It's not really a mixtape, though, it's just four minutes of…
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  • Jones can help Steelers while Bell mends

    Jones can help Steelers while Bell mends

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- The strongest indication of how badly the Steelers wanted rookie Le'Veon Bell to seize the job of feature back and run with it came this morning when the team traded for Felix Jones. The Steelers were clearly not comfortable with Isaac Red…
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  • Cam Newton: Offense didn’t do its part on Thursday night

    Cam Newton: Offense didn’t do its part on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Panthers defense and special teams had a great night against the Ravens. Ted Ginn returned a punt for a touchdown and the defense scored three touchdowns to account for 28 of the team’s 34 points. As you would probably imagine, the offense wasn’t cl…
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  • PFT Live: Ravens talk with Clifton Brown, PFT Planet calls and …

    PFT Live: Ravens talk with Clifton Brown, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Ravens played their third preseason game of the year against the Panthers on Thursday night and we’ll be talking about the biggest developments in that contest during Friday’s edition of PFT Live. Clifton Brown of CSN Baltimore will join Mike Florio…
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  • A.J. Green will likely play on Saturday, but he won’t play much

    A.J. Green will likely play on Saturday, but he won’t play much

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Bengals have had several key players sidelined at various points this summer by injuries, with wide receiver A.J. Green’s bruised knee starting things off at an early training camp practice. Green returned to practice last week, but didn’t play in t…
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  • Luke Kuechly got mad, then got even

    Luke Kuechly got mad, then got even

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was angry when he was flagged for hitting Ravens wide receiver Aaron Mellette in the head, because it negated his breakup-turned-interception. As it turns out, that was bad news for the Ravens. Two plays later, Kuechly p…
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  • Any worry over Joe Flacco's interceptions?

    Any worry over Joe Flacco's interceptions?

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- One of the more uncharacteristic trends this preseason for the Baltimore Ravens has been Joe Flacco's turnovers. He has been intercepted four times in six quarters of work. He's been picked off in every game. Flacco threw an interception on…
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  • Schwartz benches one of his five personal foulers

    Schwartz benches one of his five personal foulers

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Maybe it was the heady feeling of blowing out the Patriots in a game no one will remember in five minutes. Or maybe, the Lions are just conditioned to play undisciplined football. A week after talking about their three personal foul penalties against th…
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  • Ravens not panicking about offense

    Ravens not panicking about offense

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    What looked so promising for the Ravens last night unraveled quickly. But after a sharp opening drive gave way to a bizarre loss on four return touchdowns by the Panthers, Ravens coach John Harbaugh refused to freak out about the state of his offense. “…
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  • Wake-up: Little says he learned from wreck

    Wake-up: Little says he learned from wreck

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    The third preseason game, which is often considered the dress rehearsal, was more of a disaster at times for the Baltimore Ravens in a 34-27 loss to Carolina on Thursday night. You can click here for my observations on the game. For what's happening aro…
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  • Video - NFL Fan Pass: Pittsburgh Steelers undercover with Shaun Suisham 00:55

    NFL Fan Pass: Pittsburgh Steelers undercover with Shaun Suisham

    Aug 23
    Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham goes undercover as a training camp chauffeur, shuttling players and coaches around campus. To watch the entire video go to Steelers.com.
  • Video - Ravens Panic Meter 00:44

    Ravens Panic Meter

    Aug 23
    Eric Allen measures the level of panic the Ravens should be feeling about their offense.

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  • There Are No Little Things

    Aug 23
    A note from The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King: This week is the one-month anniversary of our website. In the first month, we’ve given you a seat in the Dallas Cowboys’ training-camp-opening team meeting, sweated with a player as he unexpectedly get…
  • Bill Simmons returns with a mailbag

    Aug 23
    While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.