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Trent Richardson can't miss offseason time

Trent Richardson can't miss offseason time

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 20
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson had what’s being described as a “minor” procedure done on his shoulder after the season ended. The procedure isn’t expected to impact his offseason. There’s no other player on the Colts’ ro…
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  • David Caldwell news conference highlights

    David Caldwell news conference highlights

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell held a news conference this afternoon at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Here are some highlights: On what he looks for in meetings with players: "For us, a true sign of som…
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  • Titans in no hurry to declare Chris Johnson’s future

    Titans in no hurry to declare Chris Johnson’s future

    Chris Johnson’s future with the Titans might not be a long one, but the team’s certainly not in a hurry to share their thoughts. “We can be as patient as we want to be,” Titans General Manager Ruston Webster said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. With t…
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  • Jim Caldwell happy to be head coach again

    Jim Caldwell happy to be head coach again

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Caldwell's NFL résumé has success written all over it, from the very top all the way down to very end. He was assistant coach and quarterback coach with the Indianapolis from 2002-08, winning a Super Bowl with them in 2006. Caldwell …
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  • This year's draft class is talented, immature

    This year's draft class is talented, immature

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- What's been talked about a lot regarding this draft is how deep it is. Part of the reason for that depth is the record number of underclassmen who declared for the draft. Eighty-five of them are at the combine. Youth comes with pitfalls,…
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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: No reason to fret about Titans future

    Ryan Fitzpatrick: No reason to fret about Titans future

    Titans CEO Tommy Smith said this week that Jake Locker is the team’s starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season, which nips at suggestions or speculation that the Titans look at other starting options after Locker missed large chunks of time beca…
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  • Doug Marrone talks Bill O'Brien's intensity

    Doug Marrone talks Bill O'Brien's intensity

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Doug Marrone tripped on the word "probably." I began a question during his podium session today at the combine by noting that he was probably Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien's best friend in the league. "Did he say proba…
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  • Messages on Locker, CJ quite different

    Messages on Locker, CJ quite different

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One by one, they have faced the same questions. One by one, they have given similar answers. When the topic is Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith, general manager Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt talk …
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  • Tennessee Titans CEO Tommy Smith endorses quarterback Jake Lock…

    Tennessee Titans CEO Tommy Smith endorses quarterback Jake Locker

    yahoo.com Feb 20
    The Tennessee Titans have the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft. There might be an elite quarterback available for the Titans at that spot. Tennessee has been searching for a franchise quarterback since Steve McNair was under center. However, Titan…
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  • New coach means new culture in NFL

    New coach means new culture in NFL

    ESPN.com Feb 20
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Munchak's sloganeering reminder was in big, bold letters on the wall near the door from the Tennessee Titans' locker room to the practice field. “BE A PRO.” Ken Whisenhunt certainly wants his players to be pros. But as the Titan…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Backup QBs Market 00:46

    Inside the Huddle: Backup QBs Market

    Feb 20
    Inside the Huddle shows why the backup quarterback market will be interesting to follow in free agency.
  • Video - Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt: Quarterback Jake Locker is 'our guy going forward' 02:04

    Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt: Quarterback Jake Locker is 'our guy going forward'

    Feb 20
    Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt says quarterback Jake Locker is the team's starting quarterback and he's excited to work with him.

Sports Columnists

  • 2014 NFL combine -- Dolphins, salary cap in spotlight

    Feb 20
    The Dolphins were in the spotlight for the wrong reasons as the scouting combine opened with a day full of news, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Joe Philbin struggling to maintain credibility in wake of scand…

    Feb 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- In something of a surprise development, Joe Philbin took to the podium and spoke to the media to kick off the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday morning. The beleaguered Miami Dolphins head coach talked, but said littl…
  • A Combine Reality Check

    Feb 20
    There were 33 linebackers invited to the 2011 combine; Malcolm Smith wasn’t one of them, despite coming from a USC program with a strong LB tradition, and it motivates him to this day. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI/The MMQB) INDIANAPOLIS — You’re not here. You …