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Kaepernick’s big game has Packers heading to college for answer…

Kaepernick’s big game has Packers heading to college for answers

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 22, 2013
After allowing Colin Kaepernick to set a new NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff loss to the 49ers, the Packers know they have to get better at stopping running quarterbacks. And so their coaches are making like Rodney Dangerfield…
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  • Chris Canty set for visits with Packers and Jaguars

    Chris Canty set for visits with Packers and Jaguars

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2013
    Defensive lineman Chris Canty has gotten an offer from the Titans since his release from the Giants, but he’s not ready to stop looking for a new team to call his own. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Canty will visit with the Packers and Jaguars
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  • Leslie Frazier tap dances around (lack of) contract talk

    Leslie Frazier tap dances around (lack of) contract talk

    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier didn’t come out and say he was unhappy about the way his contract situation was handled. But the words he didn’t say might have said as much, as he was careful in talking around the option being picked up on his deal in li
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  • Lions: Ominous words on Louis Delmas

    Lions: Ominous words on Louis Delmas

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's start a busy day of live blogging here at the NFL scouting combine with some revealing comments from Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. During an early-morning session with local reporters, Mayhew said he is focused on re…
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  • Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    Welcome to Eight in the Box, a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary cap casualty this spring? Chicago Bears: There aren't likely to be any players released pu…
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  • Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    Bears: Jay Cutler and the salary cap

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman stopped short Thursday of calling Jay Cutler his "franchise" quarterback and said he hasn't spoken to anyone about a contract extension that would keep Cutler with the Bears beyond 2013. Trestm…
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  • BBAO: No Packers emphasis for Bears?

    BBAO: No Packers emphasis for Bears?

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- In juggling the availabilities of multiple NFC North luminaries Thursday, I missed the announcement of a new (public) path by new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman. Speaking informally to reporters after hi…
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  • Burleson restructures contract with Lions -- again

    Burleson restructures contract with Lions -- again

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson has restructured his contract for a second straight year.
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  • Video - Bears Biggest Offseason Needs 03:20

    Bears Biggest Offseason Needs

    Feb 22
    Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright check in from the 2013 NFL Combine to discuss the Bears' biggest offseason needs

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Traditional pocket passers becoming extinct? Don't tell this QB…

    Feb 22
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps the irony of the NFL's incoming quarterback class on display here at the scouting combine is that while the read-option trend seems to be the wave of the future within the league, the future clearly isn't now. At least not in ter…
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Friday observations about offseason, Weeden and more

    Feb 22
    Will the NFL push back the dates on the offseason? Not if the players' union has anything to say about it, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 22
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.