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Bears place Marquess Wilson on injured reserve/recall

Bears place Marquess Wilson on injured reserve/recall

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 2
If Marquess Wilson is to return to the Bears’ lineup, it will have to be after midseason. The club has placed Wilson, the second-year wide receiver from Washington State, on injured reserve with a designation to be recalled, the club announced. The 21-y…
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  • Calvin Johnson healthy entering season

    Calvin Johnson healthy entering season

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He missed practices last season as a way to try and preserve himself, as a way to make sure that when things mattered on Sundays, he would be able to participate with the rest of the Detroit Lions. Calvin Johnson, though, would rath…
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  • JC Tretter likely headed to temporary IR

    JC Tretter likely headed to temporary IR

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It looks like it will be at least eight weeks before JC Tretter sees the field for the Green Bay Packers. The team is expected to use its one-and-only spot on the injured reserve/designated to return list on the player who was suppose…
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  • Lions put LB Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation t…

    Lions put LB Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return

    The Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games. The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van Noy …
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  • Lions practice report: Three still out

    Lions practice report: Three still out

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- James Ihedigbo's resting tour continued Tuesday, as the safety sat out his second straight practice for "rest," as he put it Monday after practice. Meanwhile, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell had said earlier that Ihedigbo…
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  • ESPN The Mag profiles Ndamukong Suh

    ESPN The Mag profiles Ndamukong Suh

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh is one of the most complex and polarizing players in the NFL. He has immense talent, yet sometimes crosses the line, be it throwing around quarterbacks or stomping on opponents. But who is Suh, really? It is a question not m…
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  • Five questions: Seattle Seahawks

    Five questions: Seattle Seahawks

    The defending Super Bowl champions are quickly closing in on the start of their 2014 season Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks were able to keep most of their young core in place this offseason and were able to sign Michael Benne…
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  • The perfect place for Bryan Bulaga's return

    The perfect place for Bryan Bulaga's return

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The way Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy sees it, Seattle is the perfect place for Bryan Bulaga's first game in nearly 22 months. And he might be right. The last time Bulaga played against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, it wa…
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  • Blanton, Brinkley still top depth chart

    Blanton, Brinkley still top depth chart

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Though Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't reveal his starters at strong safety or middle linebacker when he was asked about them on Monday, the Vikings' unofficial depth chart would suggest little has changed at those two positi…
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  • Kurt Coleman signs with Chiefs

    Kurt Coleman signs with Chiefs

    Kurt Coleman and Andy Reid are back together again. Coleman’s agent Blake Baratz announced on Twitter that the safety has signed a contract with the Chiefs for the 2014 season. Coleman was released by the Vikings as Minnesota got down to 53 players over…
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  • Smaller might be better for Packers' run D

    Smaller might be better for Packers' run D

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – It goes against everything you probably think run defense is about in the NFL. Smaller cannot be better. Not in a world of 325-pound offensive linemen, 250-pound fullbacks and 230-pound running backs. But after watching their 1,000 pou…
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  • Greetings from Seattle

    Greetings from Seattle

    Football really starts this week. And PFT is on the scene in Seattle for the Thursday night opener against the Packers and Seahawks. Which means that I had to muster the nerve, fueled by something strong enough to power a jet engine, to walk into a plan…
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  • Why J.J. Watt's contract affects Suh

    Why J.J. Watt's contract affects Suh

    ESPN.com Sep 2
    If the Detroit Lions front office woke up this morning a little bit queasy, it would be somewhat understandable, and it has nothing to do with their present and everything to do with their future. The Lions took a gamble when they were unable to get a d…
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  • Nick Fairley down to 305 pounds, back in starting lineup

    Nick Fairley down to 305 pounds, back in starting lineup

    The Lions released their first depth chart since the cut to 53 players on Monday and there was a change at defensive tackle. Nick Fairley has returned to the first team after being dropped to the second rung during camp in favor of C.J. Mosley. Fairley’…
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  • Randall Cobb to balance punt return duties again this year

    Randall Cobb to balance punt return duties again this year

    The Packers would love to not have to use Randall Cobb on punt returns. But they haven’t found anyone better to do it. According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, special teams coach Shawn Slocum said Cobb and Micah Hyde are the optio…
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  • Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squad

    Lions bring back 10 of their cut players to practice squad

    Some teams like to pick through players cut from other teams while filling out their practice squads while others prefer familiar faces from the summer. The Lions are in the latter group. They’ve signed 10 players to their practice squad and all 10 were…
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  • Video - Packers Personnel Changes 02:20

    Packers Personnel Changes

    Sep 2
    Rob Demovsky discusses the quick learning curve placed on Packers rookie C Corey Linsley, as well as personnel changes aimed at becoming quicker on the defensive side of the ball.
  • Video - Seahawks Key To Victory: Contain Eddie Lacy 01:02

    Seahawks Key To Victory: Contain Eddie Lacy

    Sep 2
    Terry Blount discusses why Packers RB Eddie Lacy is the key to the game on Thursday night, and why it's important for the Seahawks to contain him.
  • Video - Packers Set To Take On Seahawks 01:32

    Packers Set To Take On Seahawks

    Sep 2
    The "NFL Live" crew breaks down the keys to victory in the Packers-Seahawks game.
  • Video - Questions Remain For Bears Defense and Special Teams 01:38

    Questions Remain For Bears Defense and Special Teams

    Sep 2
    ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson previews the storylines to watch this week as the Chicago Bears prepare for their home opener on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

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