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Manti Te'o and Packers, Bears, Vikings

Manti Te'o and Packers, Bears, Vikings

ESPN.com Updated Feb 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- I sat in on the Manti Te'o news conference Saturday afternoon. After all, you could argue that three of our four teams in the NFC North are in the market for an inside/middle linebacker in the 2013 NFL draft. A fourth, the Detroit Lions,…
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  • Alec Ogletree: Draft's best MLB?

    Alec Ogletree: Draft's best MLB?

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- At 2:30 p.m. ET, an unprecedented swarm of reporters rushed a podium in the media center here at the NFL scouting combine to hear from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. About 90 minutes later, the player considered the top prospect at Te…
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  • Jason Fox as part of Lions' O-line solution?

    Jason Fox as part of Lions' O-line solution?

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Watching offensive linemen work out Saturday brought to mind the Detroit Lions' efforts in that regard. The Lions have spent a few drafts building to a moment when they would turn over their own line, and that time has arrived. All that'…
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  • Watching offensive linemen sprint!!*

    Watching offensive linemen sprint!!*

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- If you're interested in seeing the Chicago Bears select an offensive lineman in the first round of the draft, chances are you've been glued to Saturday's workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium. I'm not sure if what we're seeing will change anythi…
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  • Vikings: Joe Webb must win job back

    Vikings: Joe Webb must win job back

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    INDIANDAPOLIS -- Joe Webb's disastrous playoff performance didn't get him fired as the Minnesota Vikings' backup quarterback. It will, however, require him to beat out a yet-to-be-identified competitor to retain the position. That's the best way I can p…
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  • Gahhh Look At This Horrible Injury Suffered By Seahawks Wide Re…

    Gahhh Look At This Horrible Injury Suffered By Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin

    deadspin.com Feb 23, 2013
    Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin didn't play in the Seahawks' week three win over the Packers-you know the one-because of what was generally described as a "shoulder injury." The Seahawks listed Baldwin as "questionable" as late as game day. That's
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  • End of days for Randall Cobb as a returner

    End of days for Randall Cobb as a returner

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Plans are underway in Green Bay for life beyond receiver Greg Jennings, who is expected to depart via free agency. Already, receiver James Jones has declared he is ready to ascend to the team's No. 1 receiver role. Meanwhile, Packers coa…
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  • Video - Replacing Brian Urlacher 02:26

    Replacing Brian Urlacher

    Feb 23
    Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright talk about who they've seen at the NFL Combine that might be a good fit for the Chicago Bears

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conference

    Feb 23
    INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and more

    Feb 23
    While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Te'o's answers incomplete

    Feb 23
    Manti Te'o's much-anticipated news conference at the NFL combine did little to ramp down the fake girlfriend controversy.