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Wharton scratches trip to see Broncos

Wharton scratches trip to see Broncos

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 24, 2013
The Travelle Wharton free agency tour has apparently hit a roadblock. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, Wharton decided to not make a scheduled trip to Denver, which was reported earlier today. Wharton had visited the Panthers earlier this week,…
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  • Panthers to find out Jonathan Stewart’s status on Thursday

    Panthers to find out Jonathan Stewart’s status on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    Earlier this month, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that he wasn’t sure whether or not running back Jonathan Stewart would be healthy enough to be an active participant at the start of camp after having surgery on both ankles this offseason. He’ll get mo…
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  • Panthers' Kalil: No Super Bowl talk this year

    Panthers' Kalil: No Super Bowl talk this year

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    Carolina's Ryan Kalil isn't about to say anything that can be construed as a Super Bowl prediction.
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  • These NFL coaches are facing the hot seat in 2013

    These NFL coaches are facing the hot seat in 2013

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    Ron Rivera may have two years remaining on his contract, but he isn't ignorant to the fact that he may not be long for the Carolina Panthers job if he doesn't start winning. Describing the uncertainty of his coaching future as "that white elephant …
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  • Kicking off the NFC South camp tour

    Kicking off the NFC South camp tour

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- I’m about to head to Atlanta, where I’ll cover the Falcons’ first practice of training camp on Thursday. I’ll spend Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday with the Falcons. Around midday Saturday, I’ll make my way up Inters…
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  • Bucs' Schiano: Revis will practice Thursday

    Bucs' Schiano: Revis will practice Thursday

    Cornerback Darrelle Revis will be on the field when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold their first training camp practice Thursday, but he will be eased back into action, coach Greg Schiano said Wednesday.
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  • Witten, Gonzalez speak out in favor of HGH testing

    Witten, Gonzalez speak out in favor of HGH testing

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    Two of the NFL’s top tight ends are lending their voices to support testing players for human growth hormone. With the NFL and NFLPA meeting today to work on an HGH testing plan, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten have bo…
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  • Falcons sign top pick Trufant to rookie deal

    Falcons sign top pick Trufant to rookie deal

    The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round pick Desmond Trufant, the team announced Wednesday.
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    Let's take a run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his countdown of the top 25 Falcons with tight end Tony Gonzalez at No. 2. If you’re going by lifetime achievements, Gonzalez might eve…
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  • Buccaneers announce five-year extension with WR Mike Williams

    Buccaneers announce five-year extension with WR Mike Williams

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Mike Williams has signed a five-year extension, locking the 2010 fourth-round pick out of Syracuse up through the 2018 season. Williams was scheduled to earn $630,000 in 2013, the fourth…
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  • Bucs begin locking up nucleus

    Bucs begin locking up nucleus

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began the process of locking up their young nucleus Wednesday morning by agreeing to a six-year contract with receiver Mike Williams. In a rare move, the team even included the value of the contract ($40.25 million) in the press…
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  • Bucs sign WR Williams to 6-year, $40M deal

    Bucs sign WR Williams to 6-year, $40M deal

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams has signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract that ties him to Tampa Bay through the 2018 season.
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  • Trent Baalke: “Always a possibility” Eric Wright joins 49ers

    Trent Baalke: “Always a possibility” Eric Wright joins 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    The 49ers failed cornerback Eric Wright on his physical Sunday, which rescinded the trade with the Buccaneers that brought Wright to San Francisco and led to Wright’s release by the Buccaneers. Some speculated that the 49ers failed Wright on the physica…
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  • Report: Roman Harper, Victor Butler placed on PUP for Saints

    Report: Roman Harper, Victor Butler placed on PUP for Saints

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints placed three players on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of training camp on Friday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints placed linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerb…
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  • Video - Former New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson Wired in 2010 Training Camp 00:45

    Former New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson Wired in 2010 Training Camp

    Jul 24
    Listen in as former New YorkJets running back LaDainian Tomlinson reminds some younger players to always wrap up at a practice from training camp in 2010.
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis' road to recovery 00:45

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis' road to recovery

    Jul 24
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis has been on a difficult road to recovery since tearing his ACL last September. With training camp beginning this week, NFL Network's Andrea Kramer sat down with Revis for the final day of his personal offseason pro…
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams wants to be 'Buc for life' 01:50

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams wants to be 'Buc for life'

    Jul 24
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams expresses excitement after signing a new six-year deal that extends through 2018.
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams wants to be 'Buc for life' 01:50

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams wants to be 'Buc for life'

    Jul 24
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams expresses excitement after signing a new six-year deal that extends through 2018.

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