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Packers rookie J.C. Tretter suffers broken ankle

Packers rookie J.C. Tretter suffers broken ankle

profootballtalk.com Updated May 21, 2013
Any practices happening this time of year are non-contact. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers offensive lineman J.C. Tretter suffered a broken ankle, and is expected to miss six months. Tretter a
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  • Vince Lombardi, George Halas and rankings

    Vince Lombardi, George Halas and rankings

    ESPN.com May 21, 2013
    As you might have noticed, ESPN and ESPN.com will begin counting down the top 20 coaches in NFL history later this week. Trey Wingo provides the basic parameters in the video, and from an NFC North perspective, this list is going to boil down to where a…
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  • Man who killed Bears fan in Jacksonville pleads guilty to murde…

    Man who killed Bears fan in Jacksonville pleads guilty to murder

    profootballtalk.com May 21, 2013
    Back in October, an Illinois man who traveled to Jacksonville for the game between the Bears and Jaguars was killed the night before the game. The man accused of murdering William Pettry pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Tuesday. The Flo…
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  • Lions launching Ford Field bowl, sources say

    Lions launching Ford Field bowl, sources say

    ESPN.com May 21, 2013
    The Detroit Lions are expected to create and operate a new bowl game at Ford Field starting in 2014, which would eliminate the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl after this season, sources said Tuesday.
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  • Hoping for a fourth-down shift

    Hoping for a fourth-down shift

    ESPN.com May 21, 2013
    When the Detroit Lions hired Jim Schwartz as their coach in 2009, hope emerged from the sports analytics industry. Had it gained a patron saint? Schwartz, after all, had acknowledged his interest in the subject during his time as the Tennessee Titans' d…
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  • NFC North chat alert

    NFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com May 21, 2013
    I'm willing to chat on May 21 if you are. I'm sure we'll find plenty to talk about as organized team activities continue around the NFC North. See you over at SportsNation at 2 p.m. ET.
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  • Adviser says Gabe Carimi’s betting on himself

    Adviser says Gabe Carimi’s betting on himself

    profootballtalk.com May 21, 2013
    Usually when guys stay away from voluntary workouts, it’s because they’re trying to make a statement. In the case of Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, the statement seems to be that he’s putting all the pressure on himself. Today will be the fift
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  • BBAO: 'Broken' vs. 'injured' fingers

    BBAO: 'Broken' vs. 'injured' fingers

    ESPN.com May 21, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Why is the NFL considering a reorganization of its offseason schedule, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter? Naturally, to avoid the kind of quiet period that leaves players, teams and media members fighting over whether so…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Teams not buying 'Easter Bunny' excuse for moving NFL Draft to …

    May 21
    BOSTON -- Even if you happen to believe in the Easter Bunny theory, or that the NFL had to move next year's draft to May solely because of a scheduling conflict with a Radio City Music Hall "Spring Spectacular'' show, there's more than a reasonable…
  • Clayton: NFL should be careful with calendar

    May 21
    The NFL's offseason calendar works just fine, so there's no reason to tear it up, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: There's no good reason to move back draft; mail

    May 21
    BOSTON -- I've been trying to find reasons to justify the NFL pushing back the draft by a whopping three weeks next season, to Mother's Day weekend, May 15-17. I can't find one. I'm not alone.