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Key Panthers players support HGH testing

Key Panthers players support HGH testing

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 28, 2013
As the NFL and the NFLPA move toward HGH testing, a stream of statements from prominent players will make it hard for the NFLPA to apply the brakes. The latest endorsement for the blood test comes from a trio of Panthers: quarterback Cam Newton, receive…
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  • Gonzalez on leave, won’t play in Falcons’ first preseason game

    Gonzalez on leave, won’t play in Falcons’ first preseason game

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    When the Falcons converted tight end Tony Gonzalez’s 95-percent vow to retire into a 100-percent decision to play, the team was fine with not having 100 percent of his time during training camp. As explained by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journa…
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  • Another step in Ryan Kalil's comeback

    Another step in Ryan Kalil's comeback

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – While Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart and linebacker Jon Beason remain sidelined, another key player coming off a major injury passed a big mile post Sunday. Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil, who missed most of last season and had L…
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  • Atlanta Falcons salary cap outlook: Top defensive tackles will …

    Atlanta Falcons salary cap outlook: Top defensive tackles will be free agents in 2014

    yahoo.com Jul 28, 2013
    The "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…
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  • Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebacker

    Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebacker

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Over the course of Osi Umenyiora’s nine years with the Giants, we grew accustomed to seeing him with his hand in the dirt before taking off after an opposing quarterback. He’ll be wearing a different uniform after signing with the Falcons and that might…
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  • Shutdown Countdown: The Atlanta Falcons face a tougher schedule…

    Shutdown Countdown: The Atlanta Falcons face a tougher schedule in 2013

    yahoo.com Jul 28, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan got the proverbial monkey off their backs by finally winning a playoff game in 2012. Of course, the Falcons blew a 20-point halftime lead to the Seattle Seahawks, who scored a go-ahead touc…
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Before I head out to watch the Carolina Panthers in their first padded practice, let’s take a run through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Kroy Biermann isn’t the only Atlanta defensive end getting some work at…
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  • Video - Jimmy Graham and New Orleans Saints intact 02:04

    Jimmy Graham and New Orleans Saints intact

    Jul 28
    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham talks about his offseason preparation and the team's quest to play at an elite level.
  • Video - Matt Ryan Sunday Conversation 02:52

    Matt Ryan Sunday Conversation

    Jul 28
    Matt Ryan sits down with Bob Holtzman to discuss his new contract and being compared to Joe Flacco.
  • Video - Expectations for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan 05:37

    Expectations for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan

    Jul 28
    Can Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan lead his team to a Super Bowl, or will the Falcons once again face playoff elimination? The "Inside Training Camp" crew breaks down the star quarterback's expectations for 2013.
  • Video - Expectations for Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman 04:31

    Expectations for Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman

    Jul 28
    The "Inside the Training camp" crew breaks down the expectations for the upcoming season for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL 2013 training camps -- Cris Carter's top 10 wide receivers

    Jul 28
    Cris Carter's list of the NFL's 10 best receivers favors big men and has an easy choice at No. 1.
  • Don Banks: Newsome, Ravens not panicking after loss of Pitta

    Jul 28
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The news of Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta's likely season-ending hip injury on Saturday was the kind of solar plexus blow that can knock a football team back on its heels, especially one that's riding high as it opens the defense…
  • NFL mailbag - Injuries could slow offensive plans

    Jul 28
    Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.