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Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 fo…

Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 for Panthers

Cam Newton is currently dealing with rib and ankle injuries but he said there's "no doubt" he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per the Charlotte Observer. Newton had offseason ankle surgery and has recovered at a…
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  • 'Hard Knocks' ep. 4 recap: Keep your shirt on, Matt Ryan

    'Hard Knocks' ep. 4 recap: Keep your shirt on, Matt Ryan

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The Atlanta Falcons are the subject of this year's "Hard Knocks" on HBO. No team has ever gone undefeated after appearing on "Hard Knocks." Will Atlanta be the first? Tune in to find out! Meantime, here's what happened in Episode 4. …
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  • Forget LB, Austin Johnson finds way at FB

    Forget LB, Austin Johnson finds way at FB

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Austin Johnson went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2012, when he signed as a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens. So needless to say, it’s a bit of a surprise that Johnson now stands as the New Orleans Saints’ likely starting fullback h…
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  • Champ Bailey talks Lewis, health and more

    Champ Bailey talks Lewis, health and more

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Count Champ Bailey among those who believe New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is too under-appreciated. When asked where he thinks Lewis fits in with other elite corners in the league, Bailey said, "He's up there. It just t…
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  • Falcons’ special teams coach blows a gasket on Hard Knocks

    Falcons’ special teams coach blows a gasket on Hard Knocks

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    In an ordinary workplace, a boss who screams obscenities into the faces of his underlings would not be tolerated. One of the lessons that HBO’s Hard Knocks has taught us through the years is that an NFL team is not an ordinary workplace. On Tuesday nigh…
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  • Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The comparisons started among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans as soon as Lavonte David was drafted in 2012. It seemed far-fetched, or at least very premature, but David instantly was seen as the second coming of Derrick Brooks. These days, that…
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  • Germany's Edebali could stick with Saints

    Germany's Edebali could stick with Saints

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Linebacker Kasim Edebali seemed like a considerable long shot to crack the New Orleans Saints roster at the start of training camp. But the 25-year-old German native has never let long odds stand in his way. Edebali moved to the United States at age 18,…
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  • Webb didn't back into a spot on Panthers roster

    Webb didn't back into a spot on Panthers roster

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Let's make one thing clear, third-string quarterback Joe Webb didn't completely back into or luck into a spot on the Carolina Panthers roster. He earned it. Sure, the fractured rib of starting quarterback Cam Newton makes keeping thre…
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  • FAA investigating drone flight over Panthers-Chiefs game

    FAA investigating drone flight over Panthers-Chiefs game

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    There wasn’t much of an air attack in the recent Panthers-Chiefs preseason game, but there was a later-identified flying object hovering over Bank of America Stadium that night. According to Mark Washburn of the Charlotte Observer, the Charlotte-Mecklen…
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  • Hard Knocks Part 4: Armstrong's show

    Hard Knocks Part 4: Armstrong's show

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    The second-to-last episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" featured a coach going on a classic, profanity-laced tirade in the meeting room. And guess what? It wasn't defensive line coach Bryan Cox this time. Spec…
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  • Video - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: 'I feel great' 00:48

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: 'I feel great'

    Aug 27
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says that his ribs are just fine. However will his body be healthy enough to have a dominant season in 2014?
  • Video - Newton: No Doubt I'll Be Ready Week 1 00:36

    Newton: No Doubt I'll Be Ready Week 1

    Aug 27
    Panthers QB Cam Newton says he will be ready to start Week 1 despite fracturing his ribs.
  • Video - Who Will Protect Cam Newton? 00:50

    Who Will Protect Cam Newton?

    Aug 27
    David Newton discusses the Panthers' offensive line questions and the team's need for consistency.
  • Video - Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots 02:15

    Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots

    Aug 27
    Adam Caplan and Ron Jaworski discuss why the Patriots traded Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins and the impact it will have on New England.

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