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Second scud?  Cerullo letter to Tagliabue is leaked

Second scud? Cerullo letter to Tagliabue is leaked

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 13, 2012
On Thursday afternoon, Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said that the leak of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ testimony to the media amounted to a “scud,” presumably launched by the league office.  Vitt predicted that another
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  • With 11,000 tickets left, Bolts will absorb another blackout

    With 11,000 tickets left, Bolts will absorb another blackout

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    If anyone in Southern California wants to see an underrated matchup between the Panthers and the Chargers on Sunday, which will feature the return of former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera and the debut of Cam Newton, plenty of good seats rema…
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  • League office says Goodell, Payton haven’t talked

    League office says Goodell, Payton haven’t talked

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    On Wednesday night, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell said he has been talking to suspended Saints coach Sean Payton about a possible reinstatement before the Super Bowl.  The league now says that no such communications have occ
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  • Vitt braces for “scuds,” presumably from Park Avenue

    Vitt braces for “scuds,” presumably from Park Avenue

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Saints interim coach Joe Vitt met with the media on Thursday, facing for the first time publicly the allegation that former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the architect of the bounty program, wanted to stop using it - but that he didn’t
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  • Roddy White misses second straight practice

    Roddy White misses second straight practice

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    When Falcons wide receiver Roddy White missed practice on Wednesday with a knee injury, coach Mike Smith indicated that it was minor and that White was expected back at practice on Thursday and expected to play on Sunday. Thursday’s practice has come an
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Lots of odds and ends have been popping up around the division this afternoon. Let’s take a quick run through them: ATLANTA FALCONS It’s starting to sound as if receiver Roddy White's knee injury might be a little more serious than initially thought.
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  • Saints face another bumpy offseason

    Saints face another bumpy offseason

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    The bounty scandal may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean the New Orleans Saints are in for a quiet offseason. Coach Sean Payton has to get reinstated from his season-long suspension and presumably signed to a new contract extension. His prev
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  • Smith, Hargrove accept Tagliabue’s decision, withdraw motion to…

    Smith, Hargrove accept Tagliabue’s decision, withdraw motion to vacate

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    For three of the players whose suspension were overturned by former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, the bounty case is finally over. As to Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, who was fully exonerated by Tagliabue, there’s nothing for Fujita to challenge in cou
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  • Expanded NFL playoffs: Yay or nay?

    Expanded NFL playoffs: Yay or nay?

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league would spend the next few months considering playoff expansion. But is the idea even worth exploring? Would further expansion of the playoff field be good for the game or the fans? Our NFL experts…
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  • Panthers' Kuechly is best defensive rookie

    Panthers' Kuechly is best defensive rookie

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
      There’s a lot of talk out there about who should be the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. Andrew Luck? Robert Griffin III? Russell Wilson? Doug Martin? You could go on for days with that one. But there's another, less-talked-about question out th
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  • AccuScore: Panthers-Chargers

    AccuScore: Panthers-Chargers

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Panthers-Chargers.
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  • AccuScore: Buccaneers-Saints

    AccuScore: Buccaneers-Saints

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Buccaneers-Saints.
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Time for a quick tour of the morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Running back Michael Turner admitted he’s surprised that his role has been reduced so much. I don’t know that anyone should be all that shocked about Turner’s d
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  • AccuScore: Giants-Falcons

    AccuScore: Giants-Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Giants-Falcons.
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  • Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl vote…

    Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl votes

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    After sacking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday, Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett got up and did a hula dance. And in case that was too subtle, Bennett wants to make it perfectly clear: That was his way of hinting that people should vote t…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Bucs-Saints preview

    Blogger Blitz: Bucs-Saints preview

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas looks at this week's matchup between two of the league's worst teams at defending the pass.
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