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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…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com 6 hours agoMANKATO, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Christian Jones turning heads with BearsESPN.com 11 hours agoBOURBONNAIS, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Adrian Wilson gets chance with startersESPN.com 12 hours agoBOURBONNAIS, 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 12 hours agoGREEN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings wake-up call: Day 7ESPN.com 17 hours agoMANKATO, 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 18 hours agoDetroit 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Davon House finds his way to Revis IslandESPN.com 19 hours agoGREEN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ed Sprinkle, Defensive End Known for Violent Play, Dies at 90nytimes.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bears sign offensive tackle Dennis RolandThe 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…Upvote Share TweetALLEN 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…Upvote Share TweetALLEN 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…Upvote Share TweetBOURBONNAIS, 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 …Upvote Share TweetGREEN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
McCarthy doesn't sweat over his contractGREEN 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…Upvote Share TweetIf 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.Upvote Share TweetALLEN 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson is confident, but not cocky like T.O. and Chad JohnsonThere 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The full Jordy Nelson breakdownPackers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
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Jaguars Report: Just Wait Until Next YearJul 31Marcedes Lewis will likely be catching passes from Chad Henne, not Blake Bortles, this fall. (Bob Mack/AP/The Florida Times-Union) I’m at EverBank Field, home of the Jaguars. It’s yet another team practice and training and showering and dressing at its …
Five Things I Think I Think: Atlanta FalconsJul 31.
Falcons Report: Putting It All on the LinesJul 30Ra’Shede Hageman (in white) is part of a rebuilt defensive line that must generate a pass rush. (Brynn Anderson/AP) I’m in Flowery Branch, Ga., the permanent training home of the Falcons, for a steamy afternoon practice, the second padded practice of th…