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Reports: MRI shows Saints' Butler tears ACL

Reports: MRI shows Saints' Butler tears ACL

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Jun 12, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says an MRI indicates that New Orleans outside linebacker Victor Butler has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but that it is too early to speculate on whether he will miss the whole season.
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    Time for an evening run through some news and notes from around the division: Atlanta coach Mike Smith had some praise for third-year defensive end Cliff Matthews, who worked to bulk up during the offseason. Matthews has put on about 10 pounds and also …
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  • Redskins sign wide receiver Devery Henderson

    Redskins sign wide receiver Devery Henderson

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Redskins have done their part to thin what’s left of the free agent wide receiver market. Washington announced the signing of former Saints wideout Devery Henderson on Wednesday. The announcement of Henderson’s arrival on the same day the club add
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  • Santonio wants to face Revis, won’t say if he’ll be able to

    Santonio wants to face Revis, won’t say if he’ll be able to

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is fine to talk today, but he’s not ready to say if he’s going to be ready to play in Week One. Holmes wouldn’t commit to being back on the field for the Jets’ opener against Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers, af
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  • Mike Williams says new deal with Bucs is “very close”

    Mike Williams says new deal with Bucs is “very close”

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams waited through free agency and he waited through the draft before getting a chance to start talking about a contract extension, and it looks like the patience is about to pay off. Williams, who is set to make $1.4 …
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  • Cam Newton understands Panthers need to run

    Cam Newton understands Panthers need to run

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Cam Newton has figured out something about his roster that seems apparent, but wasn’t always grasped by his coaches. Since he has a lot of good running backs at his disposal, it has occurred to the Panthers quarterback that perhaps he should use them. â
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  • Cam Newton: Panthers need running game

    Cam Newton: Panthers need running game

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Last season, a lot of fans thought the Carolina Panthers weren’t using their running backs properly. On Wednesday, one very influential person weighed in and stressed the importance of the running game. “For us the running game is k
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  • Bucs sign Mike Glennon

    Bucs sign Mike Glennon

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Buccaneers have signed all of their draft picks. They reached that milestone Wednesday by getting quarterback Mike Glennon under contract. The Bucs announced that the third-round pick has agreed to his four-year rookie deal, leaving Tampa with all s…
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  • Richardson creates stir with $10 million donation

    Richardson creates stir with $10 million donation

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    After shaking down the City of Charlotte for $87.5 million to help fund upgrades at Bank of American Stadium, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has forked over $10 million to apply his name to another football venue. And some folks in Charlotte understand…
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  • Saints continue to add to D, sign Chris Carr

    Saints continue to add to D, sign Chris Carr

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Saints continue to add parts to a remade defense, bringing in journeyman cornerback Chris Carr. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Carr signed a one-year deal. Carr was with the Chargers last year, but has spent eight years…
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  • Ginn could revive career in Carolina

    Ginn could revive career in Carolina

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If there was a star of the Carolina Panthers' minicamp in Thursday afternoon’s session, it was Ted Ginn Jr. On two different occasions, Ginn used his speed to get open and catch deep balls from Cam Newton. “That’s kind of part of
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  • Panthers’ Greg Hardy sets a big goal this season: 50 sacks

    Panthers’ Greg Hardy sets a big goal this season: 50 sacks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is coming off a solid season in which he recorded 11 sacks. But this year his goal is a season that would be a lot more than “solid.” Actually, his goal is something totally impossible: More than doubling the NFL reco
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  • NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge

    Jun 12
    Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.