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  • Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision…

    Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetable

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetable
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  • Eddie Lacy’s weight estimated in the 260 range

    Eddie Lacy’s weight estimated in the 260 range

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    The weight of Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been a topic of conversation for years, but no one has been able to pin down exactly how much he weighs. A good guess, however, is that he’s a biscuit short of 260. At least. The Milwaukee Journal Sentin…
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  • Only question on Brett Favre's Hall selection: Unanimous?

    Only question on Brett Favre's Hall selection: Unanimous?

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Only question on Brett Favre's Hall selection: Unanimous?
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  • Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 1: Jordy Nelson&…

    Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 1: Jordy Nelson's torn ACL

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 1: Jordy Nelson's torn ACL
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  • Dick Stanfel a senior nominee for Hall of Fame for third time

    Dick Stanfel a senior nominee for Hall of Fame for third time

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Dick Stanfel a senior nominee for Hall of Fame for third time
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Johnny Manziel’s Ex-Girlfriend Told Police That…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Johnny Manziel’s Ex-Girlfriend Told Police That He Hit Her

    nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    A police report provided the first details of the altercation in Texas between Manziel, a Browns quarterback, and Colleen Crowley. Two departments have closed their cases on the episode.
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  • Lions ax Sheldon White

    Lions ax Sheldon White

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4 (yesterday)
    After finishing 2015 as the Lions’ G.M., Sheldon White will start 2016 looking for a new job. White and the Lions have parted ways, Justin Rogers of MLive reports. Although White finished the season as interim G.M. following the firing of Martin Mayhew …
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  • Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Ha…

    Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Has No Recollection.

    nytimes.com Feb 4 (yesterday)
    Wood’s interception of a pass by Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson helped the Packers win the title. In the five decades since, Wood’s and Dawson’s lives have taken divergent paths.
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  • Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 2: Blown coverag…

    Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 2: Blown coverage on Larry Fitzgerald

    ESPN.com Feb 4 (yesterday)
    Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 2: Blown coverage on Larry Fitzgerald
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  • Teddy Bridgewater says he grew the most as a leader in 2015

    Teddy Bridgewater says he grew the most as a leader in 2015

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (yesterday)
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appeared on Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, where he reflected on a sophomore season that culminated in a playoff berth. Bridgewater said that, of all the ways he grew in year two, he grew the most as a lead…
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  • Ron Rivera doesn’t care for his team being called cocky

    Ron Rivera doesn’t care for his team being called cocky

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (2 days ago)
    The Panthers are obviously having fun, perhaps more than any Super Bowl team since the 1985 Bears. But having been on that team and coached this one, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is beginning to take exception to the characterization of his team as cocky. …
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  • Cobb calls punctured lung “scary,” says Packers players believe…

    Cobb calls punctured lung “scary,” says Packers players believe in Lacy

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (2 days ago)
    Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was last seen on the field making a highlight-reel catch in a divisional playoff game in Arizona that was negated by a penalty. Cobb was slow getting up and knew something was wrong, but until he started coughing up bl…
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  • T.J. Lang having shoulder surgery

    T.J. Lang having shoulder surgery

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3 (2 days ago)
    Packers guard T.J. Lang dealt with injuries to both shoulders during the 2016 season and he’ll have surgery on at least one of them this offseason. Lang told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that he will have surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. He doesn…
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  • John Harbaugh doesn't want to see Calvin Johnson retire

    John Harbaugh doesn't want to see Calvin Johnson retire

    John Harbaugh doesn't want to see Calvin Johnson retire
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  • The NFL Is Screwing The World Out Of Watching The Only Known Co…

    The NFL Is Screwing The World Out Of Watching The Only Known Copy Of Super Bowl I

    deadspin.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)
    In January the NFL Network broadcast the first ever replay of Super Bowl I, contested 49 years ago between the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. But as the league’s press release notes, it wasn’t a replay of the original broadcast. I…
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  • Phil Loadholt “on track” in Achilles recovery, “can’t control” …

    Phil Loadholt “on track” in Achilles recovery, “can’t control” future with Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings lost right tackle Phil Loadholt to a torn Achilles a couple of snaps into their first preseason game, which left them down a starter up front for the entire season but did leave Loadholt with a lot of time to heal before the start of the 201…
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  • Lions seem to want cap space more than they want Megatron

    Lions seem to want cap space more than they want Megatron

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)
    If you were the new G.M. of a team coming off a 7-9 season, which would you rather have: A 30-year-old wide receiver who’s still good but no longer great, or an extra $16 million in salary cap space over the next two years? New Lions G.M. Bob Quinn seem…
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  • Panthers' Jared Allen '100 percent ready to go' for Super Bowl

    Panthers' Jared Allen '100 percent ready to go' for Super Bowl

    yahoo.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)
    Peyton Manning has one more Carolina Panthers defender to worry about in Super Bowl 50. Veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen, traded by the Chicago Bears to Carolina early in the first month of the regular season, said at Monday's Opening Night event that he…
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  • John Elway on replacing John Fox: “This is why we made the deci…

    John Elway on replacing John Fox: “This is why we made the decision”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2 (3 days ago)
    Bears coach John Fox is the one guy who coached both the Panthers and the Broncos to Super Bowls. But he didn’t win with either, and his last boss said that was why he was replaced by Gary Kubiak this offseason. “This is why we made the decision,” Bronc…
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  • Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach

    Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)
    Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden has found work in the NFL. The Lions have announced that Golden is their new tight ends coach. Golden was fired in the middle of the season last year after going 32-25 in four and a half seasons coaching the …
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  • Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds

    Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)
    We knew Packers coach Mike McCarthy wanted Eddie Lacy to shape up this offseason, and now we know a specific target for Lacy to lose. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Packers want Lacy to lose 30 pounds, and Lacy is committed to accomplishin…
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  • Panthers' Ron Rivera aiming to make a bit of history at Super B…

    Panthers' Ron Rivera aiming to make a bit of history at Super Bowl

    yahoo.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)
    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is a proud member of the '85 Chicago Bears, considered by many to be the greatest team the NFL has ever seen. Rivera, drafted in 1984, played nine season in the league, all with the Bears, and had Mike Ditka as his coa…
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  • Charles Woodson: The game will still be a big part of me

    Charles Woodson: The game will still be a big part of me

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)
    Sunday brought a report that wide receiver Calvin Johnson will hang up his cleats and retire after nine years with the Lions, although there’s been no official word from Johnson about his intentions. There was a confirmed retirement on Sunday as well. C…
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  • Video - Lions looking to improve 'middle class' of roster 02:30

    Lions looking to improve 'middle class' of roster

    Feb 5
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses how the new management in Detroit hopes to make the Lions contenders.
  • Video - Le Batard: '30 for 30' turns bad nostalgia into entertainment 02:35

    Le Batard: '30 for 30' turns bad nostalgia into entertainment

    Feb 5
    Dan Le Batard criticizes the "30 for 30" films for making unfavorable moments in sports' history turned into something viewed as sweet nostalgia.
  • Video - Favre continues to repair relationship with Green Bay 01:52

    Favre continues to repair relationship with Green Bay

    Feb 5
    Three-time MVP QB Brett Favre joins Mike & Mike to describe what it was like to return to Green Bay in July and to explain how his relationship with the Packers has progressed after facing numerous years in exile.
  • Video - Smith Sr.: Johnson gains more by leaving NFL 02:11

    Smith Sr.: Johnson gains more by leaving NFL

    Feb 5
    Steve Smith Sr. shares his thoughts on why Lions WR Calvin Johnson decided to call 2015 his final season in the NFL.