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Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL

Packers fear Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL

profootballtalk.com Updated 10 hours ago
It looks like Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis is going to spend his rookie season on injured reserve. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers believe Abbrederis tore his ACL during practice on Thursday. Abbrederis wa…
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  • Vikings Camp Report: Day 7

    Vikings Camp Report: Day 7

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    MANKATO, Minn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Minnesota Vikings training camp: The Vikings had a hard, physical practice on Thursday, and Friday's high of 87 degrees made it the hottest day of training camp so far. Coach Mike Zimmer s…
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  • Christian Jones turning heads with Bears

    Christian Jones turning heads with Bears

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Undrafted out of Florida State, Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Christian Jones would seem to face long odds to make the roster. But at this point, perhaps it would be a surprise if Jones doesn’t make the team. “He’s a work in progr…
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  • Adrian Wilson gets chance with starters

    Adrian Wilson gets chance with starters

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson received his opportunity Friday to run with the first team at Chicago Bears practice, but the move shouldn’t be seen as an indication the team has narrowed its search for starters at the posit…
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  • Lacy adds to his game with his hands

    Lacy adds to his game with his hands

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- During a drill early in a training camp practice this week, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was running routes against inside linebackers and safeties. He popped free and caught a pass over the middle. To hear coach Mike McC…
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  • Vikings wake-up call: Day 7

    Vikings wake-up call: Day 7

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    MANKATO, Minn. -- Setting up the day at Minnesota Vikings camp: Today's schedule: The Vikings have their normal routine of a 10:30-11:30 walk-through and a 3 p.m.-5:10 p.m. practice at Minnesota State University. Defensive coordinator George Edwards and…
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  • Lions' Fairley sentenced in 2012 DUI case

    Lions' Fairley sentenced in 2012 DUI case

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was sentenced Thursday to a suspended six month jail term and one year probation stemming from a 2012 DUI and reckless driving case, according to Alabama television station WALA.
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  • Davon House finds his way to Revis Island

    Davon House finds his way to Revis Island

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Will Sullivan calls the drill "Blood in the Water" and it does not matter whether you're Darrelle Revis or Davon House, the assignment is the same. It's you against the receiver, mano-a-mano. Just you, him and the ball. &quo…
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  • Ed Sprinkle, Defensive End Known for Violent Play, Dies at 90

    Ed Sprinkle, Defensive End Known for Violent Play, Dies at 90

    nytimes.com Aug 1 (yesterday)
    Mr. Sprinkle, a member of the Chicago Bears in the 1940s and ’50s under George Halas, was a prototype for pass-rushing defensive ends.
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  • Bears sign offensive tackle Dennis Roland

    Bears sign offensive tackle Dennis Roland

    profootballtalk.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    The Bears added a right tackle with starting experience Thursday, announcing the signing of Dennis Roland to a one-year deal. The 31-year-old Roland has played in 71 regular season games (30 starts). He has experience both as a tackle and an extra block…
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  • Lions' Michael Williams out with injury

    Lions' Michael Williams out with injury

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Michael Williams has another setback. Williams, who is in the process of adding weight as he transitions from tight end to offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, has an undisclosed injury, one serious enough for him to miss Thursda…
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  • Kevin Ogletree pushing for major role

    Kevin Ogletree pushing for major role

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Kevin Ogletree wakes up mornings and heads to the practice facility. The Detroit Lions will be practicing later in the day, but Ogletree is in the midst of a fairly difficult competition for a spot at wide receiver on the 53-man rost…
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  • Lance Briggs wants to retire a Bear

    Lance Briggs wants to retire a Bear

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- For all the changes made on the defensive side of the ball, the key to the unit’s overall success might hinge on the health of 12-year veteran linebacker Lance Briggs. The linchpin of the defense, Briggs started strong in 2013, but …
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  • Perry still thinks he has 'bright future'

    Perry still thinks he has 'bright future'

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Perry knew full well why the horde of reporters surrounded his locker on Thursday, and he seemed prepared for it. When you're a former first-round pick whose career, by almost any measure, has been a disappointment, how else is t…
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  • McCarthy doesn't sweat over his contract

    McCarthy doesn't sweat over his contract

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Mike McCarthy says he has no concerns about his contract situation with the Green Bay Packers, and why would he? The ninth-year head coach still has two seasons left on the contract he signed after he won Super Bowl XLV, and it's a dea…
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  • Zimmer hire energized 'unhappy' Peterson

    Zimmer hire energized 'unhappy' Peterson

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    If there was ever a point in Adrian Peterson's career with the Minnesota Vikings when he could have thought seriously about leaving, the end of last season could have been it.
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  • Calvin Johnson focuses on team success

    Calvin Johnson focuses on team success

    ESPN.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Calvin Johnson, like almost every other college prospect in the NFL, had no control over where he was headed in the 2007 NFL draft. He did, though, have an idea of where he thought he might end up. And it wasn’t with the Detroit Lion…
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  • Mike Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson is confident, but not cocky …

    Mike Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson is confident, but not cocky like T.O. and Chad Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    There are plenty of people who expect Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to have a breakout season in 2014. That group includes the decision makers at Sports Illustrated, who have named Patterson as one of this year’s rising stars across all sp…
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  • The full Jordy Nelson breakdown

    The full Jordy Nelson breakdown

    profootballtalk.com Jul 31 (yesterday)
    Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, after signing a team-friendly deal in 2011, wanted to make $10 million per year on his extension. Here’s every dollar he’ll potentially make through 2018, per a source with knowledge of the terms. Nelson’s $11.5 million si…
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  • Video - Where do the Green Bay Packers stack up in the NFC? 02:19

    Where do the Green Bay Packers stack up in the NFC?

    Aug 1
    The "Inside Training Camp Live" crew discusses quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' chances to return to the top of the NFC this season.
  • Video - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'Most competitive receiver group we've had in my time here' 03:23

    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'Most competitive receiver group we've had in my time here'

    Aug 1
    Going into his ninth season as the Green Bay Packers head coach, Mike McCarthy talks up his wide receivers group.
  • Video - Preseason performances key in Cleveland Browns' QB competition 06:08

    Preseason performances key in Cleveland Browns' QB competition

    Aug 1
    Charley Casserly breaks down how the Browns will evaluate their quarterback competition moving through the preseason and whether Teddy Bridgewater has the inside track to start for the Vikings in Week 1.
  • Video - Preseason performances key in Cleveland Browns' QB competition 06:08

    Preseason performances key in Cleveland Browns' QB competition

    Aug 1
    Charley Casserly breaks down how the Browns will evaluate their QB competition moving through the preseason and whether Teddy Bridgewater has the inside track to start for the Vikings in Week 1.

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