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Pats' Dennard back at camp, silent on DUI bust

Pats' Dennard back at camp, silent on DUI bust

CNNSI.com Updated Jul 26, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard practiced with the New England Patriots on Friday but declined comment on his arrest for drunken driving.
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  • Josh Freeman: I want to be known as one of the best ever

    Josh Freeman: I want to be known as one of the best ever

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has lofty goals. Freeman, who has played very well at times but also been a disappointment at times in the four years since the Buccaneers took him in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, says that when it’s all sai…
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  • Breaking down Mike Williams' contract

    Breaking down Mike Williams' contract

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    I just got the complete breakdown of the five-year contract extension Tampa Bay receiver Mike Williams signed this week. True to their form, the Buccaneers did not give Williams any signing bonus in a deal that averages $7.924 million per season. Under …
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  • Jon Beason takes $4.25 million pay cut

    Jon Beason takes $4.25 million pay cut

    When veteran players coming off injuries have their jobs taken away from them, “restructuring” their contract is usually a euphemism. That seems to be the case with Panthers linebacker Jon Beason. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, Beason’s new dea…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Mike Smith, AFC/NFC South offseason snapshot

    PFT on NBCSN: Mike Smith, AFC/NFC South offseason snapshot

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Any list of favorites for the 2013 NFL season includes the Falcons somewhere near the top of the list. It’s nice for a coach to have a team like that in his locker, but Mike Smith also has to deal with the consequences should the Falcons fail to live up…
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  • Newton focus on winning, not big contract

    Newton focus on winning, not big contract

    Cam Newton says the only thing on his mind as the Panthers open training camp is a three-letter word: Win.
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- I’m about to head out to watch the Atlanta Falcons practice. But, first, let’s take a quick trip through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Michael Cunningham writes that rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant had …
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  • Blank: Falcons fine with either stadium site

    Blank: Falcons fine with either stadium site

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- One of the last hurdles for the Atlanta Falcons' proposed new stadium is deciding on an exact site. It’s down to two locations, both near the Georgia Dome. The Falcons have said all along that the South site is the one they prefer…
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  • Sean Payton has high expectations for Mark Ingram in 2013

    Sean Payton has high expectations for Mark Ingram in 2013

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    During the 2011 draft, the Saints gave up a first-round pick in 2012 to get a late first-round pick that was parlayed into running back Mark Ingram. But from the moment he was stuffed at the goal line to conclude an epic Thursday night opener at Lambeau…
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  • Eight in the Box: NFC South camp battles

    Eight in the Box: NFC South camp battles

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    One key positional battle for each NFC South team as training camps get underway. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are pretty well set at the offensive skill positions, but one guy to keep an eye on in training camp and the preseason is running back Jacquiz…
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  • Brutal conditioning test? ‘Chip Kelly pace’ at camp? New Orlean…

    Brutal conditioning test? ‘Chip Kelly pace’ at camp? New Orleans Saints seem serious about playing uptempo

    yahoo.com Jul 26, 2013
    The first curious sign from New Orleans Saints camp was reports of a brutal conditioning test that is unlike most of the ones seen around the NFL.Reports said it was like a CrossFit workout, and quarterback Drew Brees compared it to a "10-minute wr…
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  • Marques Colston starts camp on PUP list, Roman Harper doesn’t

    Marques Colston starts camp on PUP list, Roman Harper doesn’t

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    A report earlier this week indicated that three members of the Saints would start camp on the physically unable to perform list, which was correct in terms of the number of players but a bit off on their identities. Safety Roman Harper was included alon…
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  • Julio Jones will be the next Falcon to get a big deal

    Julio Jones will be the next Falcon to get a big deal

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Now that Matt Ryan has signed a long-term deal to remain with the Falcons, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and company won’t have to worry about giving out any more huge contracts. Until after the 2013 season. When the coming campaign ends, receiver Julio Jones w…
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  • Steve Smith knows the Panthers can’t wait

    Steve Smith knows the Panthers can’t wait

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Steve Smith’s biological clock, like the time clocks of many with the Panthers, is ticking. After watching his team torpedo seasons with twin 2-8 starts under Ron Rivera, Smith knows his team doesn’t have time for a similar beginning. “I’m more at the p…
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  • Tony Gonzalez will be in and out of camp

    Tony Gonzalez will be in and out of camp

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Don’t count on seeing much of Tony Gonzalez during training camp. The veteran tight end for the Atlanta Falcons was on the field as the team kicked off training camp Thursday, but he’s not sticking around. Coach Mike Smith said he…
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  • Sports Briefing | Football: Ryan and Falcons Agree to Terms on …

    Sports Briefing | Football: Ryan and Falcons Agree to Terms on Five-Year Contract Extension

    nytimes.com Jul 26, 2013
    Quarterback Matt Ryan, 28, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract.
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  • Video - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ready to start a new season 01:27

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ready to start a new season

    Jul 26
    Quarterback Cam Newton arrived at Carolina Panthers' training camp this afternoon and says the team is motivated to win this year.
  • Video - Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ready to start new season 01:27

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ready to start new season

    Jul 26
    Quarterback Cam Newton arrived at Carolina Panthers training camp on Friday and says the team is motivated to win this season.
  • Video - 'NFL AM' discusses Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan's new contract, keeping him protected 01:48

    'NFL AM' discusses Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan's new contract, keeping him protected

    Jul 26
    Wes Durham joins "NFL AM" to talk how feelings were after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan signed his new contract and also how to address the issues at offensive line.
  • Video - 'NFL AM' talks Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's new contract 01:48

    'NFL AM' talks Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's new contract

    Jul 26
    Atlanta Falcons play-by-play announcer Wes Durham joins "NFL AM" to discuss the mood after Matt Ryan signed his new contract, as well as how the team can address the issues on offensive line.

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    Jul 26
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