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Eli Manning replaces Aaron Rodgers in Pro Bowl

Eli Manning replaces Aaron Rodgers in Pro Bowl

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers unable to play in the Pro Bowl due to a handful of injuries, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been named to the NFC roster to replace him. Manning completed 60-percent of his passes for 3,948 y…
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  • Criticism of Capers gives Greene indigestion

    Criticism of Capers gives Greene indigestion

    Kevin Greene has known and worked with Dom Capers for decades, so it’s no surprise the Packers outside linebackers coach will defend his defensive coordinator. It’s the colorful manner in which he defended him which is so fantastic. Asked by Tyler Dun
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  • Broncos give defensive backs coach Ron Milus the boot

    Broncos give defensive backs coach Ron Milus the boot

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    It was the most stunning late-game touchdown pass in the divisional round since Drew Pearson pushed Nate Wright to the ground more than 37 years ago. Notwithstanding Pearson’s offensive pass interference in the game that coined the phrase “Hail Mary,â
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  • Report:  Brandon Marshall needs hip surgery

    Report: Brandon Marshall needs hip surgery

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Brandon Marshall may not be defending his Pro Bowl MVP award. Marshall, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, needs arthroscopic surgery on his hip. It’s unclear whether the looming procedure will keep Marshall from playing in the Pro Bowl.
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  • Chiefs announce Dave Toub is their new special teams coordinato…

    Chiefs announce Dave Toub is their new special teams coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    We noted this morning that Dave Toub was likely to leave the Bears and become the special teams coordinator of the Chiefs, and this afternoon it became official. The Chiefs have announced that Toub signed his contract as special teams coordinator today.…
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  • Dolphins’ Denney, Lions’ Muhlbach named Pro Bowl long snappers

    Dolphins’ Denney, Lions’ Muhlbach named Pro Bowl long snappers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Pro Bowl ballot does not include long snappers, because, really, who can identify the NFL’s best long snappers? But someone has to long snap in the Pro Bowl, so the coaching staffs of the AFC and NFC teams each choose a long snapper. And today came
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Jermichael Finley

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Jermichael Finley

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said earlier this week that he hopes to remain with Green Bay despite reports that the team has decided to move in a different direction. We’ll hear more on that front from Finley when he sits down for a chat with Eri
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  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers need 2010 hunger

    Aaron Rodgers: Packers need 2010 hunger

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Green Bay Packers have a 26-6 regular-season record since winning Super Bowl XLV two years ago. But they haven't made it past the divisional round of the playoffs in either season, and it's worth listening to their most important player's thoughts o…
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  • Calvin Johnson out of Pro Bowl, Vincent Jackson in

    Calvin Johnson out of Pro Bowl, Vincent Jackson in

    Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson earned a trip to the Pro Bowl this year by setting a new single-season record for receiving yards, but he won’t be playing in the game. Johnson has pulled out of the Pro Bowl to rest the nagging injuries he picked up o
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  • Outside the Game: Daughter’s illness leads Chicago’s Charles Ti…

    Outside the Game: Daughter’s illness leads Chicago’s Charles Tillman to help hospitals

    yahoo.com Jan 15, 2013
    "I knew something was wrong when Coach Smith walked over to me and said, 'They're taking your daughter to the hospital. You need to go home.'" In 2008, Charles Tillman, the Chicago Bears' two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, had to leave practice bec…
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  • Lions taking a risk letting Avril approach free agency

    Lions taking a risk letting Avril approach free agency

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Letting defensive end Cliff Avril walk into free agency is as risky for the Lions as his playing under a one-year deal was for his future earnings this year. So with many big-money decisions on deck in Detroit, it’s hard to tell right now which side won
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  • Is Jay Cutler ready for a QB specialist?

    Is Jay Cutler ready for a QB specialist?

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    It has been clear for some time that the Chicago Bears have been focused on finding an offensive-minded head coach that would get more out of quarterback Jay Cutler while he is in the prime of his career. The question, of course, is whether Cutler would…
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  • NFC North chat alert

    NFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Our SportsNation chat stops for no one and nothing. Regular season. Postseason. Offseason. Preseason. We're on it. Stop by at 2 p.m. ET and we'll break down whatever it is to break down at the moment. I've got nothing on "Breaking Bad," howeve…
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  • Will Bears buck the NFL's age trend?

    Will Bears buck the NFL's age trend?

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    As word filtered out Monday night on the finalists for the Chicago Bears' coaching job, some of you immediately expressed support for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Why? Everyone has their reasons, but without a doubt, age is one…
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  • Bears narrowing down search for next coach

    Bears narrowing down search for next coach

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Chicago Bears have entered their second phase in finding a head coach and will speak again with three candidates, including Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
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  • Video - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'I have great faith and respect for Dom Capers' 00:45

    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'I have great faith and respect for Dom Capers'

    Jan 15
    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy addresses the media about his team's defensive effort against the San Francisco 49ers, and discusses defensive coordinator Dom Capers' future with the team.
  • Video - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'I have great faith and respect for Dom Capers' 00:45

    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy: 'I have great faith and respect for Dom Capers'

    Jan 15
    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy addresses the media about his team's defensive effort against the San Francisco 49ers, and discusses defensive coordinator Dom Capers' future with the team.
  • Video - Bears' Coaching Search Continues 01:02

    Bears' Coaching Search Continues

    Jan 15
    Adam Schefter discusses the Bears' ongoing search for a head coach.

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