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Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP for Lions

Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP for Lions

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
Shoulder injuries will keep a handful of players on the physically unable to perform at the start of training camp for the Detroit Lions. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, receivers Golden Tate and T.J Jones, and defensive end Ziggy A…
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  • Tillman on Chi return: "This is a business"

    Tillman on Chi return: "This is a business"

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The chances of Charles Tillman returning to Chicago for a 12th season seemed remote at the onset of free agency in March. Tillman, an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his illustrious career, appeared destined to reunite…
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  • Adrian Wilson in the mix to start

    Adrian Wilson in the mix to start

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago's signing of veteran safety Adrian Wilson in June slipped past some observers, with the pundits paying attention believing the team acquired a player no longer capable of consistently performing at a high level. The Chicago …
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  • Kyle Long out with viral infection

    Kyle Long out with viral infection

    BOURNONNAIS, Ill. -- Before the club could actually start the task of delivering on the high expectations set for the offense, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery announced the team will kick off training camp without Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who …
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  • Packers add Korey Jones; 1 spot still open

    Packers add Korey Jones; 1 spot still open

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have been holding a roster spot open ever since the end of the June minicamp, when they released injured running back Johnathan Franklin. And even after signing first-year linebacker Korey Jones on Wednesday, they…
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  • Palmer, Clausen to battle for No. 2 QB

    Palmer, Clausen to battle for No. 2 QB

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Jordan Palmer, 30, showed the Chicago Bears' coaching staff enough in the offseason program to enter training camp as the No. 2 quarterback, but Palmer's spot on the roster is far from secure. The most immediate threat to Palmer app…
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  • Vikings waive DE Spencer Nealy, sign TE Michael Higgins

    Vikings waive DE Spencer Nealy, sign TE Michael Higgins

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    The Vikings have parted ways with suspended defensive end Spencer Nealy, waiving him on Wednesday, the club said. The 24-year-old Nealy was banned four games in July for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Should Nealy sign e…
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  • Vikings won't change stadium design despite concerns it will ki…

    Vikings won't change stadium design despite concerns it will kill birds

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 14 hours ago
    The Vikings' new stadium will be an architectural marvel, soaring into the skies above Minneapolis and featuring 200,000 square feet of exposed glass. It'll be an impressive testament to the team ... and, if the Audubon Society is to be believed, a garg…
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  • Kluwe suit on hold as settlement talks continue

    Kluwe suit on hold as settlement talks continue

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will absolutely, positively sue the Vikings this week. Unless he doesn’t. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, lawyer Clayton Halunen says that the lawsuit he previously promised to file on Wednesd…
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  • Street picked to honor Mike McCarthy

    Street picked to honor Mike McCarthy

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The best way to get to the street that will be named after Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is to travel west on Lombardi Avenue and take a left turn onto Holmgren Way. Clearly, the new Mike McCarthy Way will be located in the rig…
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  • Heat sends pair of Bills to the hospital

    Heat sends pair of Bills to the hospital

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Nearly 13 years ago, Korey Stringer died from the heat at Vikings training camp. Since then, the NFL and NFLPA have become more and more careful about exposing players to unsafe temperatures. (Highs, not lows. Yet.) And so it’s a surprise, to say the le…
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  • Eric Ebron's goal: Not let Michigan down

    Eric Ebron's goal: Not let Michigan down

    ESPN.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Eric Ebron understands there is a level of pressure there now, a level of expectation heaped upon him from the moment the Detroit Lions selected him with the No. 10 pick in May’s NFL draft. He didn’t necessarily ask for it or expect…
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  • For Eric LeGrand, an 'honor' that Bears' Khaseem Greene will we…

    For Eric LeGrand, an 'honor' that Bears' Khaseem Greene will wear his jersey number

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Eric LeGrand and Khaseem Greene met the summer of 2008, as incoming freshmen at Rutgers, two New Jersey players who lived 20 minutes from each other but had never competed against one another or bumped into the other at a camp or a combine. Almost insta…
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  • A new way for McCarthy to 'attack' Bears

    A new way for McCarthy to 'attack' Bears

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike McCarthy and his family got the rare opportunity to pay tribute to a family member who flew a World War II B-17 bomber and in the process, the Green Bay Packers coach couldn't resist taking a "shot" at the archrival Chi…
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  • Lions to wear patch honoring William Clay Ford

    Lions to wear patch honoring William Clay Ford

    profootballtalk.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Three long-time and respected NFL owners have died in recent months, including Lions owner William Clay Ford. The Lions will honor Ford in 2014 with a uniform patch bearing his initials, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. Ford’s wife, Martha, now owns t…
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  • Norv Turner: Our three QBs are as good a group as I could ask f…

    Norv Turner: Our three QBs are as good a group as I could ask for

    profootballtalk.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    If you were an NFL offensive coordinator and your quarterback depth chart consisted of Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater, would you be optimistic? You would be if you were Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who says those three…
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  • Class action against NFLPA raises old, new allegations

    Class action against NFLPA raises old, new allegations

    profootballtalk.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Before the Vikings launched a Friday night bad-news dump regarding the ongoing Chris Kluwe drama, the NFLPA launched a preemptive Friday afternoon bad-news dump regarding the first concussion lawsuit filed a day earlier against the union. PFT has since …
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  • Brett Favre: Cutler 'has all the tools'

    Brett Favre: Cutler 'has all the tools'

    ESPN.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Jay Cutler can take the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, according to future Hall of Famer Brett Favre, who believes the enigmatic quarterback might now be hitting his prime. Asked on ESPN 1000’s “Carmen and Jurko” show on Monday whether Chicago could a…
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  • Video - Who will win the NFC North? 06:33

    Who will win the NFC North?

    Jul 22
    Will the Green Bay Packers repeat as the NFC North champions, or will another team steal the division? Warren Sapp and Lorenzo Neal give their answers.
  • Video - Ebron Calls Himself 'Pass Catcher' For Fun 00:59

    Ebron Calls Himself 'Pass Catcher' For Fun

    Jul 22
    Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron explains he changed his Twitter profile from tight end to "pass catcher for the Detroit Lions" for fun.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Vikings 01:23

    NFL Nation Buzz: Vikings

    Jul 22
    ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling discusses the conditioning test facing the team.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Packers 01:11

    NFL Nation Buzz: Packers

    Jul 22
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses how training camp will look this season.

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