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Murray respects Cowboys' benching decision

Murray respects Cowboys' benching decision

ESPN.com Updated Aug 26, 2013
Dallas Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray wouldn't say whether he was surprised by his first-half benching Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, but does respect the decision.
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  • Redman itching to return for Steelers

    Redman itching to return for Steelers

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    A stinger continues to hamper Isaac Redman, but one thing the nettlesome pinched nerve won’t do is prevent the Steelers running back from lobbying to play Thursday in the team’s final preseason game. Redman is listed as the co-starter at running back. W…
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  • Browns place Dion Lewis on injured reserve, waive Jordan Norwoo…

    Browns place Dion Lewis on injured reserve, waive Jordan Norwood

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26, 2013
    The Browns cut four players on Monday morning as they started making their way to 75 players before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline and they continued the process in the afternoon. Cleveland placed running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, a move that’s …
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  • Baron Batch was bad fit for Steelers

    Baron Batch was bad fit for Steelers

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    Le'Veon Bell’s foot injury probably cost third-year running back Baron Batch any chance of making the Steelers. Batch was among the players cut Sunday as the Steelers trimmed their roster to 75 players, and he was simply a luxury the team couldn’t affor…
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  • #NFLRank: One AFC North player in 41-50

    #NFLRank: One AFC North player in 41-50

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    ESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players. Click here for a look at the players who made the list from 41 to 50 on offense and defense. Only one player from the division made the players ranked from 41 to 50: DEFENSE 50. Larda…
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  • Some separation in Ravens' receiver battle

    Some separation in Ravens' receiver battle

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    In watching the Baltimore Ravens' last preseason game, Marlon Brown didn't look like an undrafted rookie and Tandon Doss did. There was some clarity achieved in the pecking order for the Ravens' receivers. The top three are locks: Torrey Smith, Jacoby J…
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  • Andy Dalton: 'Smells like victory'

    Andy Dalton: 'Smells like victory'

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    If you've been a regular reader of the blog, you know I've been critical of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for his playoff performances, his effectiveness on third downs, and the interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Well, it's ti…
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  • Andrew Hawkins sheds walking boot, Andrew Whitworth without a t…

    Andrew Hawkins sheds walking boot, Andrew Whitworth without a timetable for return

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26, 2013
    The Bengals got good news about right tackle Andre Smith this weekend when the MRI on the left knee he tweaked against the Cowboys came back clean. That means Smith is on track to start in Week One, but it’s not so clear if Andrew Whitworth will be lini…
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  • PFT Live: Torrey Smith, Bob Glauber

    PFT Live: Torrey Smith, Bob Glauber

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26, 2013
    The Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin and lost tight end Dennis Pitta to a hip injury, leaving plenty of room for wide receiver Torrey Smith to step into a larger role in the offense. Mike Florio will talk to Smith about that change in circumsta…
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  • Browns waive Paul Kruger's brother

    Browns waive Paul Kruger's brother

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    The Cleveland Browns cut four players Monday, including defensive end Dave Kruger, the brother of outside linebacker Paul Kruger. Dave Kruger signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie out of Utah. He was slowed by a concussion early in training camp…
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  • Browns cut four guys, nine to go

    Browns cut four guys, nine to go

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26, 2013
    Teams have until Tuesday afternoon to get their rosters down to 75, and the Browns are going to apparently do it a little at a time. The team released four guys Monday, getting them down to 84 players. The guys in question were defensive back Vernon Kea…
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  • Troy Polamalu shows off his luxurious locks again in new Head &…

    Troy Polamalu shows off his luxurious locks again in new Head & Shoulders commercials

    yahoo.com Aug 26, 2013
    When Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is not working on his probably Hall of Fame career – hopefully he gets inducted in Canton and not Akron – he is the star of Head & Shoulders commercials. He appeals to those who can grow hair, and is the…
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  • A.J. Green proves he's completely healthy

    A.J. Green proves he's completely healthy

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    The Cincinnati Bengals' offense looked sloppy in Saturday's preseason loss at Dallas. Their defense looked shaky at times, especially on third downs and in the red zone. But A.J. Green looked like A.J. Green, which is the biggest positive to come out of…
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  • Steelers links: First major roster cuts

    Steelers links: First major roster cuts

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    Pittsburgh Steelers team reporter Scott Brown will handle the morning links for the rest of the week, but here are some Steelers headlines to kick off your Monday ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Cook believes the Steelers can't afford to lose rook…
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  • Rob Chudzinski considering playing Browns starters in preseason…

    Rob Chudzinski considering playing Browns starters in preseason finale after poor outing

    yahoo.com Aug 26, 2013
    Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski previously planned to rest his starters in the preseason finale against Chicago. That was until his new Browns looked like the old ones against the Indianapolis Colts this past Saturday. The Browns seemed like a pro…
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  • Wake-up: Shayne Graham takes the lead

    Wake-up: Shayne Graham takes the lead

    ESPN.com Aug 26, 2013
    If Week 3 of the preseason is truly a dress rehearsal for the regular season, the AFC North teams have some work to do. All four division teams lost, and most of the starters had forgettable performances. Speaking of losing, the AFC North wake-up call w…
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