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Falcons' Tyson Jackson hires personal chef to drop weight, fit …

Falcons' Tyson Jackson hires personal chef to drop weight, fit scheme

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Falcons' Tyson Jackson hires personal chef to drop weight, fit scheme
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  • Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Al…

    Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Alexander

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    Panthers coach calls 2015 a 'make-or-break season' for Frank Alexander
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  • All signs point to motivated Saints after humbling 7-9 season

    All signs point to motivated Saints after humbling 7-9 season

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    All signs point to motivated Saints after humbling 7-9 season
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  • Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners

    Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners

    profootballtalk.com 22 minutes ago
    The Texans have agreed, perhaps a bit reluctantly, to serve as the featured act on Hard Knocks. And the Texans could have a hard time finding a team to agree to practice with them this year. The Texans and Saints had planned to work out together prior t…
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  • Saints happy to have healthy safeties in OTAs this year

    Saints happy to have healthy safeties in OTAs this year

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    The Saints made one big offseason acquisition in the secondary this year when they signed cornerback Brandon Browner, but it feels like they actually have a pair of new additions. Safety Jairus Byrd, last year’s free agent splash, had back surgery that …
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  • Michael Oher fitting in nicely as the Panthers’ latest left tac…

    Michael Oher fitting in nicely as the Panthers’ latest left tackle

    So wait, what you’re telling me is that Michael Oher just wanted someone to take him in, to make him feel like part of the family? Sounds like a movie. But the Panthers new left tackle was simply talking about his new team, as he tries to fit in at the …
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  • Jameis Winston impressing with his work ethic in Bucs camp

    Jameis Winston impressing with his work ethic in Bucs camp

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Buccaneers have found their first issue with quarterback Jameis Winston, already running into something he struggles with. “We have to kind of tell him when to leave,” Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. That’s not a ba…
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  • Anthony Spencer works ahead of Junior Galette in Saints' run-he…

    Anthony Spencer works ahead of Junior Galette in Saints' run-heavy base package

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Anthony Spencer works ahead of Junior Galette in Saints' run-heavy base package
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  • Patriots plan to join Saints at Greenbrier for three days of pr…

    Patriots plan to join Saints at Greenbrier for three days of practice

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    The Saints are coming back to West Virginia. And this year, they’ll have company. Per multiple sources, the Patriots intend to join the Saints for three days of practices at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. The practices will occur prior to the A…
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  • Falcons cornerback Robert Alford intent on taking game to new l…

    Falcons cornerback Robert Alford intent on taking game to new level

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    Falcons cornerback Robert Alford intent on taking game to new level
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  • NFL pass rusher has unusual hobby: Competing in dog shows

    NFL pass rusher has unusual hobby: Competing in dog shows

    yahoo.com May 27 (yesterday)
    This offseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson has been engrossed in film study. It isn't film from last season, when he had six sacks with the Detroit Lions, or even clips from other defensive ends around the NFL. Johnson has his DVR…
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  • Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry

    Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry

    ESPN.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    Panthers sure to be pulling for Warriors' Stephen Curry
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  • Cam Newton: 'Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be'

    Cam Newton: 'Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be'

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    Cam Newton: 'Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be'
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  • Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field

    Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field

    ESPN.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    Panthers' storylines to follow as OTAs take to the field
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  • Saints kick off OTAs today; Andrus Peat's start delayed by scho…

    Saints kick off OTAs today; Andrus Peat's start delayed by school schedule

    ESPN.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    Saints kick off OTAs today; Andrus Peat's start delayed by school schedule
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  • Dannell Ellerbe glad to be in a place “that knows how to win”

    Dannell Ellerbe glad to be in a place “that knows how to win”

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe spent his holiday trying to jam the toothpaste back in the tube, after making some harsh remarks about his time with the Dolphins. Ellerbe told his hometown paper, the Richmond County (N.C.) Daily Journal, that he was g…
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  • NFC South roundtable: Which players are most worth watching in …

    NFC South roundtable: Which players are most worth watching in OTAs?

    ESPN.com May 25 (4 days ago)
    NFC South roundtable: Which players are most worth watching in OTAs?
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  • Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps in Atlanta

    Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps in Atlanta

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (5 days ago)
    Steven Jackson is out after two years as the Falcons’ top running back. At the moment, the plan is for last year’s fourth-round pick and this year’s third-round pick to split the job of taking Jackson’s place. Devonta Freeman, who had 65 carries for 248…
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  • Report: Brooks Reed may miss start of OTAs

    Report: Brooks Reed may miss start of OTAs

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (5 days ago)
    Linebacker Brooks Reed may miss the first set of organized team activities with his new team. The Falcons signed Reed to a five-year deal as a free agent in March and is expected to be a starter for the team in the fall, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com r…
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  • Fan Catches Flying Bat One-Handed, Holds Onto Beer

    Fan Catches Flying Bat One-Handed, Holds Onto Beer

    deadspin.com May 23 (6 days ago)
    Some baseball probably happened in this independent league game between the St. Paul Saints and the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, but we’re more concerned with this Redhawks player who instead thought he was participating in the hammer throw. Read more...
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  • Delvin Breaux catching notice in Saints practices

    Delvin Breaux catching notice in Saints practices

    profootballtalk.com May 22 (7 days ago)
    The Saints picked two cornerbacks in this year’s draft as part of an overhaul to the group that started when they signed Brandon Browner as a free agent, but P.J. Williams and Damian Swann aren’t the only players on the coaching staff’s radar in their f…
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  • Brees dodges #DeflateGate questions

    Brees dodges #DeflateGate questions

    profootballtalk.com May 22 (7 days ago)
    This time around, Drew Brees doesn’t need an explanation. Three years after the Saints found themselves in the cross hairs of a league investigation that had the feel of a mouse being hunted with an elephant gun, the Patriots find themselves in the same…
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  • Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Kno…

    Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Knocks Teams

    deadspin.com May 22 (7 days ago)
    Thanks to new rules instituted after HBO and the NFL had difficulty finding a team to appear on Hard Knocks, the league can now force teams to take part if they meet certain criteria. Nine teams fit the bill: The Browns, Redskins, Giants, Buccaneers, Vi…
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  • NFC South roundtable: Position battles to watch during OTAs

    NFC South roundtable: Position battles to watch during OTAs

    ESPN.com May 22 (7 days ago)
    NFC South roundtable: Position battles to watch during OTAs
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  • Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?

    Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?

    ESPN.com May 22
    Is it time for the Panthers to update their uniforms?
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  • Kelvin Benjamin to miss some OTA time with hamstring injury

    Kelvin Benjamin to miss some OTA time with hamstring injury

    When the Panthers take the field for OTAs next week, they’ll do it without last year’s first-round pick. Via Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is nursing a hamstring injury and won’t participate next week. Benjamin …
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  • Reggie Bush wants to return punts this year

    Reggie Bush wants to return punts this year

    Early in Reggie Bush’s NFL career, he returned punts in addition to his offensive duties and he showed a knack for it while returning four punts for touchdowns in his first three seasons with the Saints. Bush continued returning punts through the end of…
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  • Video - Jameis Winston impresses early 02:14

    Jameis Winston impresses early

    May 28
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses the rave reviews Jameis Winston has earned early in his tenure with the team.
  • Video - Joe Horn blasts Roger Goodell 02:06

    Joe Horn blasts Roger Goodell

    May 26
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett discusses former WR Joe Horn's comments about Roger Goodell.
  • Video - Most likely Super Bowl matchups 05:47

    Most likely Super Bowl matchups

    May 26
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate which teams have the best odds for a Super Bowl matchup.
  • Video - Russ Purnell lends Panthers a helping hand 01:26

    Russ Purnell lends Panthers a helping hand

    May 22
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton says bringing in Russ Purnell to fill in for special-teams coach Bruce DeHaven is an example of Carolina's commitment to camaraderie.

Sports Columnists

  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    With even more passing than in the NFL, the CFL could boost ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    The pass-happy CFL could be just the place for ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam to show NFL teams how good he can be at rushing the quarterback, Jeffri Chadiha writes.