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Patriots claim injured RB Gaffney on waivers

Patriots claim injured RB Gaffney on waivers

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 1 hour ago
The New England Patriots have claimed running back Tyler Gaffney on waivers from the Carolina Panthers, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
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  • Saints Camp Report: Day 4

    Saints Camp Report: Day 4

    ESPN.com 12 minutes ago
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New Orleans Saints training camp: Cornerback Keenan Lewis created his own no-fly zone during one set of team drills Monday, rejecting passes intended for Marques Colston, Andy…
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  • Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he wants to play t…

    Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he wants to play to 45

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    Last week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he felt he wanted to play another 10 years. Fans and media were surprised. The NFL clearly was listening, too. On Friday I said I thought I could play til age 45. I have been “randomly” selected …
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  • Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leav…

    Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leave Pittsburgh

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    Probably because franchise quarterbacks without serious injury questions (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees) rarely if ever change teams, few have taken notice of the situation in Pittsburgh, where Ben Roethlisberger is grossly underpaid and the team won’t do …
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  • Benjamin scare points at fragile situation

    Benjamin scare points at fragile situation

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- One thing was clear on Monday as the Carolina Panthers held their first practice of training camp without first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin, who will miss at least a few days with a bruised left knee. They need him. One thing w…
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  • Undrafted rookie Warren making plays

    Undrafted rookie Warren making plays

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Undrafted rookie safety Pierre Warren continued to “flash” on the New Orleans Saints' practice field Monday morning -- this time diving to intercept a pass that was dropped by receiver Brandon Coleman in full-team drills.…
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  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looks explosive at tr…

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looks explosive at training camp | NFC South links

    nola.com 3 hours ago
    Catch up with the latest news from around the NFC South
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  • Massaquoi: Don't rush to judge pass rush

    Massaquoi: Don't rush to judge pass rush

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi laughed when reminded how much emphasis there has been on the team's inability to address its pass-rush woes through free agency or the draft. "I just feel like, hey, I’m …
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  • Buccaneers sweating it out this training camp

    Buccaneers sweating it out this training camp

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    Most of the other teams in the steamy part of the country are going early or late (or to West Virginia) to avoid the heat. But the Buccaneers are charging right into the teeth of it, practicing in the swelter of the afternoon. According to JoeBucsFan.co…
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  • Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton to retire

    Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton to retire

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Longtime Panthers guard Travelle Wharton might not have shrunk quite like his old teammate Jordan Gross, but he’s going to have the opportunity. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Wharton will announce his retirement Tuesday at a press c…
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  • Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so it’s perhaps natural he thought he’d be the thing that pushed an already good Falcons team over the top. Instead, the season was as much of a disaster for him as for them, with his streak of 1,000-…
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  • The incredible shrinking Jordan Gross

    The incredible shrinking Jordan Gross

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    Players come to camp every year saying they’re in the best shape of their life. Former Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross clearly means it. According to Adam Morgan of Black and Blue Review, Gross has dropped 70 pounds since retiring this offseason, from…
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  • Tolbert, Bell ready to take fight to foes

    Tolbert, Bell ready to take fight to foes

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert looks like a boxer the way the Pillsbury Doughboy looks like a swimsuit model. The same for left tackle candidate Byron Bell. But both spent a part of their summer training with boxers to …
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  • Before struggles in 2013, Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson 'beli…

    Before struggles in 2013, Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson 'believed my own hype' | NFC South links

    nola.com ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    When last season ended, Jackson's old team in St. Louis had a better record (7-9) than the Falcons (4-12).
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  • New Orleans Saints' projected roster

    New Orleans Saints' projected roster

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Examining the New Orleans Saints' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Drew Brees Ryan Griffin As I said during my first roster projection, it’s not easy to cut veteran Luke McCown, who has been a great fit in the Saints locker room. And it's still a neck-and-neck …
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Josh McCown Mike Glennon McCown is getting all the first-team work and has looked sharp. The Bucs aren't likely to keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster. RUNNING BACKS (6) Doug Martin …
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  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception for six 00:35

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception for six

    Jul 28
    In Super Bowl XXXVII, hall-of-fame linebacker Derrick Brooks demoralized the Oakland Raiders' offense with an INT for six. Relive one of the most thrilling INTs in Super Bowl history.
  • Video - 'NFL AM' Division by Subtraction: NFC South 03:58

    'NFL AM' Division by Subtraction: NFC South

    Jul 28
    In this "Division by Subtraction" segment, the "NFL AM" crew takes a look at the NFC South and picks the division champ by first removing the teams believed to win.
  • Video - Latest From Buccaneers Training Camp 00:25

    Latest From Buccaneers Training Camp

    Jul 27
    Pat Yasinskas discusses how the Buccaneers look after its first fully padded practice.
  • Video - Lovie Smith's impact on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 04:13

    Lovie Smith's impact on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Jul 27
    Warren Sapp and Andrew Siciliano discuss the new changes and vibes going on at Tampa Bay Buccaneers' training camp.

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    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — This is what a real training-camp practice sounds like, via the verbal stylings of New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and his defensive coach, Bill Johnson. The scene: First padded Saints practice of camp … Sunday …
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    Mailbag: The early days of training camps were marked by injuries, a scarcity of holdouts, Johnny Manziel's uphill battle and more, John Clayton writes.
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