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The Shutdown Corner Interview: Charles Tillman

The Shutdown Corner Interview: Charles Tillman

yahoo.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
With so many weird and outright horrible stories regarding the NFL this offseason, it's good to talk to those NFL players who just make you feel better about the game. Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is most definitely one of those people. Not …
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  • Urlacher says (jokes?) that he doesn’t want Chicago “to win a S…

    Urlacher says (jokes?) that he doesn’t want Chicago “to win a Super Bowl without me”

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    In an interview with Dave Dameshek of NFL.com, recently retired Brian Urlacher indicated he’ s happy in retirement, with the longtime Bears linebacker noting that “there’s nothing that could bring me back.” The 35-year-old Urlacher probably could still …
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  • Aaron Rodgers: It’s different without Driver and Jennings

    Aaron Rodgers: It’s different without Driver and Jennings

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    In the years since Aaron Rodgers became the starting quarterback for the Packers, the team saw several different players come on and off the field but they had a pair of constants in wide receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. The two receivers have…
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  • A glance inside Lambeau's new section

    A glance inside Lambeau's new section

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    Thursday brought the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to the most recent phase of the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field construction, one that brought another 7,000 or so seats to the south end zone underneath a massive new scoreboard and HD video screen…
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  • On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for selections i…
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  • Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    How long will it take Philly to master Chip Kelly's fast-break offense? Can Tom Brady overcome a lack of weapons? Don Banks takes a look at those and other training camp questions.
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  • The story behind football's innovative yellow first down line

    The story behind football's innovative yellow first down line

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    The large conference room full of ESPN executives was silent as Jerry Gepner and I finished presenting a simulation of a yellow, electronic first down line for football telecasts in May 1998. Finally, the silence was broken.
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  • Brandon Marshall and TE involvement

    Brandon Marshall and TE involvement

    Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has what I'll call an interesting theory about why he needed hip surgery this offseason. I brought his quote to your attention Thursday morning, but it merits further discussion here. Asked by ESPNChicago.com's Sa…
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  • BBAO: 2 ESPYS for Adrian Peterson

    BBAO: 2 ESPYS for Adrian Peterson

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the big NFC North winner at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, bringing home the awards for best comeback and best NFL player. For those of you who didn't see it, Peterson showed m…
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  • Jeff Hartings says he faked his way through concussion tests

    Jeff Hartings says he faked his way through concussion tests

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    Center Jeff Hartings played 11 years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers while twice being named an All-Pro and earning a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in 2005. The idea of concussions being a significant injury was a completel…
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 02:54

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Jul 18
    Jeff Saturday with his biggest storylines entering NFL training camp.
  • Video - Retired LB Brian Urlacher discusses Chicago Bears' chances in 2013 04:17

    Retired LB Brian Urlacher discusses Chicago Bears' chances in 2013

    Jul 18
    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher discusses the state of the franchise in 2013 and addresses the issues that led to his deciding to retire rather than return to the team.
  • Video - DDFP TV: AJ Hawk 02:36

    DDFP TV: AJ Hawk

    Jul 18
    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk maps out the best and worst case scenarios for the Packers this season and joins Dave Dameshek in a very special duet on the "Dave Dameshek Football Program."
  • Video - DDFP TV: A.J. Hawk 02:36

    DDFP TV: A.J. Hawk

    Jul 18
    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk maps out the best- and worst-case scenarios for 2013 and joins Dave Dameshek in a very special duet on the "Dave Dameshek Football Program."

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Jul 18
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion: