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Arthur Blank: Winning rings is what signing Matt Ryan is about
Shortly after Falcons owner Arthur Blank agreed to pay quarterback Matt Ryan $20.75 million a year, Blank said it’s all about winning a Super Bowl. Blank praised Ryan, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith for getting the deal done and p…Upvote Share Tweet
Sean Payton took a seat in front of a microphone and paused while a swarm of photographers converged, the sound of the shutters fluttering for several seconds.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jul 25, 2013Thursday was another jam-packed day in the NFL as veterans on 14 teams reported to training camp and some teams hit the field for the first time as a group. Here's a quick roundup of today's comings and goings in the NFL: • The Arizona Cardinals are nea…Upvote Share TweetCarolina coach Ron Rivera says linebacker Jon Beason has restructured his contract, helping the Panthers free up salary cap space this year.Upvote Share TweetPanthers running back Jonathan Stewart had a meeting with the team’s doctors on Thursday to check on the status of his surgically repaired ankles and the result of that exam is going to keep Stewart on the sideline for a while. Joseph Person of the Char…Upvote Share TweetMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will make the quarterback one of the league's highest-paid players, league sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.Upvote Share TweetDarrelle Revis made a successful return to the practice field Thursday, just 10 months after tearing his ACL, revealing afterward that he was so nervous that he couldn't sleep the night before.Upvote Share Tweet
Carolina Panthers salary cap outlook: Greg Hardy enters his contract yearyahoo.com Updated Jul 25, 2013The "Shutdown Countdown" is chugging along. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the series with t…Upvote Share Tweet
Things to watch at Atlanta's campFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will hold their first practice of training camp this afternoon. Here are five things I’ll be keeping a close eye on: Steven Jackson. The Falcons signed Jackson to spice up their running game after Michael Turne…Upvote Share TweetThe player the Jets picked with the Darrelle Revis first-round compensation has officially signed his deal. For far less than what the Buccaneers will pay Revis. Per a league source with knowledge of the transaction, Richardson has applied his name to a…Upvote Share Tweet
Trufant, Falcons find middle ground on Weeden slotWe pointed out over the weekend that the contract given by the Browns to last year’s 22nd overall pick, Brandon Weeden, could complicate talks between the Falcons and this year’s 22nd overall pick, Desmond Trufant. The final numbers show that the team a…Upvote Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin practicing Thursday and the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers report to training camp. That means there’s a lot going on around the division. Let’s take a look: ATLANTA FAL…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jul 25, 2013Quarterback Robert Griffin III passed a perfunctory conditioning test on the eve of training camp but said he would not participate in 11-on-11 drills in the early days of camp.Upvote Share Tweet
Revis Back In ActionJul 25Darrelle Revis returned to the practice field just 10 months after tearing his ACL.
NFL Cold Hard FactsJul 25Mark Schlereth gives his predictions for the 2013 NFL playoffs.
New Orleans Saints excited to be back on the fieldJul 25New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about being back in the mix of training camp along with quarterback Drew Brees.
A signed contract means relief for Matt RyanJul 25Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tells Brian Baldinger he's glad the contract questions will be short-lived and he can return his focus to winning a championship.