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Jason Smith heading back to the Jets

Jason Smith heading back to the Jets

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 22, 2013
This time, the Jets didn’t have to give anything for Jason Smith. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets are bringing back the former No. 2 overall pick in the draft. They traded for the former Rams tackle last year, swapping out the…
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  • 49ers place Darcel McBath on injured reserve

    49ers place Darcel McBath on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday they have placed safety Darcel McBath on injured reserve. According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, McBath apparently suffered a foot injury in last week’s preseason matchup against the Kansas City C…
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  • Rams practice notes: DE Sims returns

    Rams practice notes: DE Sims returns

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. – With a heavy heart, Rams defensive end Eugene Sims returned to practice Thursday afternoon. Sims had been gone since after the preseason opener on Aug. 8, attending to the death of his mother, Jeanelle, 42. He returned home to Mount Ol…
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  • TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2010-2012 T…
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  • Derek Wolfe hopes to return in time for opener

    Derek Wolfe hopes to return in time for opener

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    There isn’t a scarier sight in football than a player being strapped onto a backboard after a hit to their head and/or neck leaves them motionless on the field. Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was in that position last Saturday during a game against t…
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  • 49ers sign QB Wallace to 1-year contract

    49ers sign QB Wallace to 1-year contract

    The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.
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  • This awesome Seattle Seahawks motorcycle will make you green wi…

    This awesome Seattle Seahawks motorcycle will make you green with envy

    yahoo.com Aug 22, 2013
    So you're a Seattle Seahawks fan and you think your Russell Wilson jersey, Shaun Alexander bobblehead or Matt Hasselbeck living room shrine might not be enough to show just how big of a fan you really are.Well, you're in luck. For just a $50 donation to…
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  • Seahawks still waiting for Rice, Carpenter, Avril

    Seahawks still waiting for Rice, Carpenter, Avril

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    As the regular season approaches, the Seattle Seahawks are still waiting for a trio key players to get healthy enough to play. Coach Pete Carroll indicated at a Thursday press conference that receiver Sidney Rice, guard James Carpenter, and defensive en…
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  • Carroll: Winning in preseason is important

    Carroll: Winning in preseason is important

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Not that it means much, but the Seattle Seahawks have an unusual streak of seven consecutive preseason victories, dating back to the last game of the 2011 preseason. It the eyes of coach Pete Carroll, it’s not just a fluke. It’s by desi…
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  • Two Rams crack #NFLRank list

    Two Rams crack #NFLRank list

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Two Rams cracked the list on ESPN’s #NFLRank project Thursday morning, the first pair of St. Louis players to show up on the list. Thursday’s list reveals players ranked from No. 61 through 70 on each side of the ball. For the first t…
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  • Patrick Peterson’s offensive portfolio keeps growing

    Patrick Peterson’s offensive portfolio keeps growing

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    The Cardinals haven’t tried to hide Patrick Peterson’s involvement with the team’s offense. Given the rate at which that involvement is growing, that’s probably a good idea. Darren Urban of the Cardinals website reports that the team’s star cornerback s…
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  • Rice, Miller won't play at Green Bay

    Rice, Miller won't play at Green Bay

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Wide receiver Sidney Rice practiced full speed all week and tight end Zach Miller says he’s completely healthy, but Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said neither starter will play Friday night at Green Bay. “We’re being cautious with…
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  • Curious case of 49ers' Ricardo Lockette

    Curious case of 49ers' Ricardo Lockette

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Reporters surrounding San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh during the NFL owners' meeting in March perked up when he offered high praise for a little-known wide receiver, Ricardo Lockette. "There is something special there," Harbaugh said. &…
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  • All-time greatness for Colin Kaepernick?

    All-time greatness for Colin Kaepernick?

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    ESPN's Ron Jaworski ranked San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick No. 11 when ranking the 32 projected NFL starting quarterbacks for 2013. Jaworski now says he thinks Kaepernick can become an all-time great. Jaworski, speaking in the video ato…
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  • Ryan Williams to practice on Thursday

    Ryan Williams to practice on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    Finally, we have a sliver of seemingly good news on the health front for Cardinals running back Ryan Williams. Coach Bruce Arians said that Williams, who’s missed almost all of training camp and the first two preseason games with a knee issue, will take…
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  • Why Your Team Sucks 2013: Arizona Cardinals

    Why Your Team Sucks 2013: Arizona Cardinals

    deadspin.com Aug 22, 2013
    Some people are fans of the Arizona Cardinals. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Arizona Cardinals. This 2013 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the 2013 NFL previews so far right here.Read more...
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  • Rams' Bradford embracing leadership role

    Rams' Bradford embracing leadership role

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Entering his fourth season in the league, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford feels like the wise old man of the offense. When Bradford stops and looks around the locker room or huddle he sees a group of youngsters, particularly i…
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  • Ranking Seattle Seahawks' top 10 players

    Ranking Seattle Seahawks' top 10 players

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks may have more overall depth than any team in the NFL, which makes listing the team’s top 10 players a difficult task. But what the heck. Here’s my list, from 10 to No. 1. No doubt your list will differ, but it’s a f…
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  • Around the NFC West: Yoga and QB praise

    Around the NFC West: Yoga and QB praise

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Good morning, NFC West. We've got a couple items of note to cover this morning: Around the NFC West: Aug. 22, 2013 Carroll's overhaul: Alyssa Roenigk's piece for ESPN The Magazine on the Seattle Seahawks under Pete Carroll has been posted to Facebook mo…
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  • Father kicked out of Cardinals game for having son hold his bee…

    Father kicked out of Cardinals game for having son hold his beer

    yahoo.com Aug 22, 2013
    There's an old joke about the last words of a redneck: "Hold my beer and watch this." While such beer-holding moments often lead to mayhem and the occasional grievous bodily injury, in many cases they're simply just matters of common courtesy …
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  • Pioli says lack of continuity hurt Baldwin’s development

    Pioli says lack of continuity hurt Baldwin’s development

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    On Monday, the 49ers and Chiefs swapped a pair of disappointing first-round receivers. On Wednesday, the man who drafted one of them addressed the situation in detail during an appearance on PFT Live. Former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli explained that the ch…
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  • Report: Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill has partially tor…

    Report: Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill has partially torn biceps

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    Defensive tackle Jordan Hill was unable to finish practice with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday after suffering an apparent injury. Head coach Pete Carroll said afterward that Hill hurt his arm and they needed to wait and see the extent of the injury. A…
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  • Video - The Best Of My Wish 03:39

    The Best Of My Wish

    Aug 22
    Take a look back at some of the best moments from the My Wish series.
  • Video - The Word: The NFL and Mental Health 05:43

    The Word: The NFL and Mental Health

    Aug 22
    Alyssa Roenigk and Kate Fagan join Prim Siripipat to talk about the work the Seahawks are doing to improve the mental health of their players.
  • Video - Best Second-Year QB 01:47

    Best Second-Year QB

    Aug 22
    Ron Jaworski and Adam Schefter make their picks for the second-year quarterback who will have the best season in 2013.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:34

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Aug 22
    Cold Hard Facts looks at which NFC East QB will have the best season, is Sean Payton's return enough to bring the Saints back to the playoffs and who is the favorite in the NFC West.

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