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Fox thinks Manning’s stronger, but Broncos line another issue

Fox thinks Manning’s stronger, but Broncos line another issue

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Broncos head coach John Fox talked about how eager he was to see a healthier Peyton Manning next season, but keeping his quarterback that way might be more difficult given the current state of his offensive line. Four of the five projected starters on t…
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  • Grigson prefers rookie CBs to rookie OLs

    Grigson prefers rookie CBs to rookie OLs

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- It’ll be tempting for all of us to read too much into this, but Ryan Grigson did offer more than I expected on the subject. And since the combine is largely about gather nuggets we think can help us predict what will unfold in the draft
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  • An early look at where the Texans will draft

    An early look at where the Texans will draft

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Here are tentative round-by-round draft selections for the Houston Texans. The order does not include compensatory selections, which will be awarded at the bottom of Rounds 3-7 and announced next month. Round 1, 27th overall Round 2, 57th overall Round …
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  • Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The torn ACL suffered by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing when he was hit in the knee from behind by Jets guard Matt Slauson may have been the tipping point for a change in NFL rules to emphasize protecting the legs of defensive players. Cushing supports…
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  • Current cap situations in the AFC South

    Current cap situations in the AFC South

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Cap numbers can be fluid, but I know at this time of year it’s of huge interest. It tells us who can shop in free agency and with how much. Here’s where our four teams stand against the cap currently: Colts: $43.427 million under Jagua
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  • Titans expect to act early in free agency

    Titans expect to act early in free agency

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Titans have been a patient, methodical free agent team in recent years. I just ran through their roster and lineups from recent years and came up with Matt Hasselbeck. But the Titans were desperate for a veteran quarterback in 2011 w…
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  • PFT Live: Mike Munchak, Jeff Ireland

    PFT Live: Mike Munchak, Jeff Ireland

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    Mike Florio has taken the PFT Live show on the road to Indianapolis this week and he’s got a pair of guests Thursday with a lot of interest in how the prospects look at the combine. Titans coach Mike Munchak would like to uncover a few players who will
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  • Red flag rule on track to be tweaked

    Red flag rule on track to be tweaked

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Texans-Lions game on Thanksgiving had everything.  Included a horrible call that led to a long touchdown run that wasn’t reviewed via replay because Detroit coach Jim Schwartz threw the red challenge flag when he shouldn’t have thrown it. The blu
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  • Freeney shouldn't have been surprised

    Freeney shouldn't have been surprised

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Most media had long known that Dwight Freeney wasn’t in the Colts' plans beyond 2012. But the defensive end didn’t have the same read. “I’ll be honest with you: I was surprised the way it happened,” he told Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star
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  • Questions for coaches, GMs at combine

    Questions for coaches, GMs at combine

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- While the prospects qualify as the main feature here at the NFL’s scouting combine, team personnel probably deserve co-billing. A very high percentage of the NFL’s coaches and general managers will make podium appearances. While no one
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  • Video - Dwight Freeney's NFL Future 00:54

    Dwight Freeney's NFL Future

    Feb 21
    Bill Polian and Chris Mortensen discuss possible landing spots for Dwight Freeney.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talks road to recovery 05:50

    Double Coverage: Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talks road to recovery

    Feb 21
    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing calls into "Double Coverage" to discuss the Texans' future and his road to recovery.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.