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Lions' Johnson played with injured fingers

Lions' Johnson played with injured fingers

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated May 20, 2013
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a record-breaking night.
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  • Jared Allen slip-slides away the weekend

    Jared Allen slip-slides away the weekend

    ESPN.com May 20, 2013
    So, what did you do this weekend? Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen hosted "Night-Ops IV," his fourth annual charity golf tournament to benefit his Homes for Wounded Warriors program. The event included nine holes of night-time golf …
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  • Super Bowl at Lambeau? You can't handle it

    Super Bowl at Lambeau? You can't handle it

    ESPN.com May 20, 2013
    As ESPN.com's Ashley Fox acknowledges, Lambeau Field as the host for Super Bowl L "will never happen." You know why? The high-rolling Super Bowl crowd couldn't handle it. It's one thing to make an exception to the dome/warm weather routine for…
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  • Bears release DT Andre Fluellen

    Bears release DT Andre Fluellen

    profootballtalk.com May 20, 2013
    A little more than a month after signing him, the Bears announced the release of defensive tackle Andre Fluellen on Monday. The 28-year-old Fluellen has appeared in 56 games in five NFL seasons, notching 52 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He had stints with Miam…
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  • Desmond Bishop aims to be NFL defensive player of the year

    Desmond Bishop aims to be NFL defensive player of the year

    In 2012, Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop never saw the field after suffering a hamstring injury in the preseason. In 2013, Bishop thinks he’s going to be the best defensive player in the NFL. Bishop told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he keeps a
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  • Michael Vick, 10-year NFL veteran, had to be taught by Chip Kel…

    Michael Vick, 10-year NFL veteran, had to be taught by Chip Kelly how to carry a football

    yahoo.com May 20, 2013
    Legend has it that at Vince Lombardi's first team meeting with the Green Bay Packers, the new coach held up a ball and told his team, "This is a football." Many coaches since have pulled similar stunts to start a new season. It's a way of emph…
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  • Vikings stadium: Packers first opponent?

    Vikings stadium: Packers first opponent?

    ESPN.com May 20, 2013
    In 2003, the NFL scheduled the Minnesota Vikings as the Green Bay Packers' first opponent in the renovated Lambeau Field. So naturally, the Vikings are expecting the league to return the favor 13 years later. Nothing will be official for a while, but th…
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  • BBAO: Bears complete draft signings

    BBAO: Bears complete draft signings

    ESPN.com May 20, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: We're down to five unsigned draft choices here in the NFC North after the Chicago Bears wrapped up contracts for their 2013 class over the weekend. First-round draft pick Kyle Long agreed to terms on a four-year deal, with…
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  • Video - Allen hosts charity golf tournament to help veterans 01:15

    Allen hosts charity golf tournament to help veterans

    May 20
    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen explains why his "Homes for Wounded Warriors" foundation, which builds and remodels homes for veterans, means so much to him. For more, visit Vikings.com.

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  • Peter King: Brady more confident than ever as Patriots need him more than …

    May 20
    Considering what a transcendent talent Tom Brady is, the career he's had, and that he turns 36 in 11 weeks, this statement he made to me over the weekend is significant: "Going into my 14th year, I have never had more confidence in how I am throwin…