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Leonard Hankerson: 'I'm not rushing'
RICHMOND, Va. -- Here is what Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson knows: His knee felt good Friday, something it did not feel Monday or Tuesday.

Steelers' Mike Mitchell on PUP list
LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a setback before the start of training camp when free safety Mike Mitchell hurt his groin while working out.

Jared Allen a catalyst on Day 1
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- While Jared Allen’s physical skill set made him an alluring offseason acquisition for Bears, it’s the intangibles that stood out in Day 1 of training camp, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman.

Larry Donnell could be the Giants' TE
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- I have no idea whether Larry Donnell will be the starting tight end for the New York Giants this season, because no one has any idea, and if anyone did know for sure on July 25 it wouldn't be me.

Dez's potential to improve 'kind of scary'
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OXNARD, Calif. -- He’s a Pro Bowl receiver just entering his prime with a ton of untapped potential.That excites Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.

Dolphins camp report: Day 1
DAVIE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Miami Dolphins training camp: It was a shaky day for the Dolphins' first-team offense.

Nick Foles wide awake as camp opens
PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback, couldn't get to sleep Thursday night."I'm so excited," Foles said. "I couldn't wait to get up this morning and get everything going.

Ravens Camp Report: Day 2
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A daily look at what happened at Baltimore Ravens training camp: It was an extremely sloppy day, especially on offense. There were drops, false starts and even a fumbled exchange between quarterback Joe Flacco and center Jeremy Zuttah.

Garrett: No Romo at afternoon practice
OXNARD, Calif. -- Despite proclaiming earlier in the week Tony Romo will be full go once the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp, coach Jason Garrett said the quarterback will not take part in Friday’s afternoon workout.

RG III report: A better day
RICHMOND, Va. -- Maybe it was just the weather after all. Or, maybe, it’s the typical training camp up-and-downs for a young quarterback. Regardless, Robert Griffin III -- and the offense in general -- looked much sharper Friday than it did the previous day.

Leonard Hankerson: 'I'm not rushing'
RICHMOND, Va. -- Here is what Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson knows: His knee felt good Friday, something it did not feel Monday or Tuesday.

Larry Donnell could be the Giants' TE
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- I have no idea whether Larry Donnell will be the starting tight end for the New York Giants this season, because no one has any idea, and if anyone did know for sure on July 25 it wouldn't be me.

Dez's potential to improve 'kind of scary'
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OXNARD, Calif. -- He’s a Pro Bowl receiver just entering his prime with a ton of untapped potential.That excites Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.

Nick Foles wide awake as camp opens
PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback, couldn't get to sleep Thursday night."I'm so excited," Foles said. "I couldn't wait to get up this morning and get everything going.

Garrett: No Romo at afternoon practice
OXNARD, Calif. -- Despite proclaiming earlier in the week Tony Romo will be full go once the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp, coach Jason Garrett said the quarterback will not take part in Friday’s afternoon workout.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, superhero
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When I was here for New York Giants minicamp in June, I noticed that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had a collection of superhero cleats in his locker.

RG III report: A better day
RICHMOND, Va. -- Maybe it was just the weather after all. Or, maybe, it’s the typical training camp up-and-downs for a young quarterback. Regardless, Robert Griffin III -- and the offense in general -- looked much sharper Friday than it did the previous day.

Eagles' Mathis forgoes holdout
PHILADELPHIA -- Guard Evan Mathis was one of 89 Philadelphia Eagles to report Friday to the NovaCare Complex. That's considered newsworthy, because the 32-year-old guard was considered a candidate for holding out.

Three thoughts on Day 2 of Cowboys camp
OXNARD, Calif. -- Three thoughts on Day 2 of Dallas Cowboys training camp: We kind of assumed Orlando Scandrick is competing with Morris Claiborne for a starting cornerback spot.

Cowboys vow to commit to running game
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OXNARD, Calif. -- For the first time in what seems like forever, the Dallas Cowboys open training camp with legitimate confidence in their offensive line.

49ers' Fangio excited about Culliver, Smith
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Vic Fangio had high praise for two of his key San Francisco 49ers defensive players, both of whom have dealt with major adversity.

Time for Rams' potential to produce
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EARTH CITY, Mo. -- With training camp rapidly approaching, St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead started to get the football itch. He could feel the time for football was close and he was growing so eager for it to start he actually considered cutting a family vacation short.

10 questions heading into training camp
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With another summer in the books, it’s that time of the year again. Football is back. The Arizona Cardinals report to training camp Friday and will have their conditioning test in the early afternoon.

18 Cardinals entering contract years
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The start of training camp isn't just about making the roster this season for some Arizona Cardinals. It's about playing for their next contracts.

Options for Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. -- So what can the Seattle Seahawks do to make Marshawn Lynch happy, and what might they be willing to do?Lynch has two years left on a four-year deal that pays him $30 million.

Let's chat about the Rams
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The day has finally arrived. The St. Louis Rams will officially open training camp today at 4:30 p.m. ET.But before we get into the real action, we're going to have our weekly Rams chat.

Stevie Johnson looks like a fine fit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- This is what Colin Kaepernick had to say about his limited offseason work with new receiver Stevie Johnson: "It was pretty easy.

Cardinals face North divisions in 2015
I just got my hands on a digital version of the "NFL Record & Fact Book 2014," which includes a bevy of great information, but none more popular than the Arizona Cardinals' 2015 opponents.

Seahawks: What to watch on Day 1 at camp
RENTON, Wash. -- The Marshawn Lynch watch and his possible holdout is the No. 1 concern as training camp starts Friday for the Seattle Seahawks, but there are four other guys who may or may not practice on Day 1.

49ers camp report: Jimmie Ward shines
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jimmie Ward didn't waste any time making his presence felt as a San Francisco 49er.The 49ers' first-round pick intercepted a pass from standout quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the third play of 7-on-7 scrimmage in the team's first practice Thursday.

Jared Allen a catalyst on Day 1
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- While Jared Allen’s physical skill set made him an alluring offseason acquisition for Bears, it’s the intangibles that stood out in Day 1 of training camp, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman.

Robison: Variety could help Vikings' D
MANKATO, Minn. -- We've talked at various points about how Mike Zimmer's defense will have the benefit of unpredictability in a tough early-season stretch of the Minnesota Vikings' schedule, and how his teams have actually done fairly well against Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers in the past.

Bears' Kyle Fuller shines on Day 1
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears drafted Kyle Fuller at No. 14 overall because the organization believed Fuller had the ability to make an immediate impact on defense, even though two Pro Bowl cornerbacks were already on the roster.

New plan shows McCarthy open to change
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Mike McCarthy is entering his ninth season as the Green Bay Packers coach. He will soon have a street named after him that intersects with Holmgren Way, which intersects with Lombardi Avenue.

Packers' TE group has McCarthy at 'wow'
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With or without Jermichael Finley, the Green Bay Packers think they have plenty to work with at the tight end position.Although coach Mike McCarthy once again refused to close the door on a possible return by Finley, who remains unsigned and in medical limbo, he expressed overwhelming confidence in a group that, at least on the surface, appears to lack a standout player.

Jimmy Clausen: Jay Cutler 'helped me a lot'
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The body-language cops and critics knock Jay Cutler enough that new signees aren’t sure what to expect from the quarterback upon joining the Chicago Bears.

Loeffler didn't fear losing job with Vikings
MANKATO, Minn. -- According to the summary the Minnesota Vikings released last week of an independent investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations, long snapper Cullen Loeffler was the only member of the team to corroborate Kluwe's claim that special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer made a homophobic remark during the 2012 season.

Adrian Peterson calls for stability at QB
MANKATO, Minn. -- After weathering instability at quarterback for the better part of his seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson might be one of the more interested stakeholders in the Vikings' three-man quarterback competition during training camp.

Bears' Adrian Wilson: 'I can still play'
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Surrounded by media outside the cafeteria at Olivet Nazarene University on an unseasonably cool July afternoon, Chicago Bears safety Adrian Wilson wanted to say what was truly on his mind.

Lions should be concerned about Suh
From the beginning, there always seemed like a demarcation line of concern when it came to the ongoing contract discussions with Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

White wants to see Jones destroy NFL
The Atlanta Falcons begin training Friday afternoon, which means the return of wide receiver Julio Jones for the first time since a season-ending foot fracture last October.

Payton on Saints' vision for Champ Bailey
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- One of the most compelling players to watch during the New Orleans Saints’ training camp will be newly-signed cornerback Champ Bailey.

Smith talks limiting Jones, Biermann
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith made the radio rounds Friday morning with the team set to begin training camp in the afternoon.In discussing the health of his team, Smith talked about the practice plan for wide receiver Julio Jones coming off foot surgery and outside linebacker Kroy Biermann coming off an Achilles tear.

Saints' Byrd back 'sooner than later'
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- It's still unclear whether or not safety Jairus Byrd will be back on the field for the New Orleans Saints' first training camp practice on Friday.

Panthers cautious with Hardy situation
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are taking the cautious approach regarding Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, who was found guilty July 15 on domestic violence charges.

Wrapping up Falcons' report day
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons moved one step closer to Friday's opening day of training camp as the veterans reported Thursday.Many players had yet to report during the hour made available to the media.

Lovie Smith aiming high
TAMPA, Fla. – It’s the start of training camp around the NFL, and no team has lost a game yet. Hopes are high everywhere, even from teams that struggled last season.

Carl Nicks excused for personal reasons
TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reported to training camp Thursday, but guard Carl Nicks didn’t show.Nicks was excused for personal reasons, according to coach Lovie Smith.

Falcons avoid drama with White extension
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With the crew of HBO's "Hard Knocks" set to dissect the Atlanta Falcons' every move during training camp, the team avoided adding unnecessary drama to the equation.

Panthers open camp with adjusted schedule
The Carolina Panthers open training camp today with a slight twist.Instead of reporting to Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as they have since the team was formed in 1995, the Panthers will report to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dolphins camp report: Day 1
DAVIE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Miami Dolphins training camp: It was a shaky day for the Dolphins' first-team offense.

Mike Pouncey: I feel I'm ahead of schedule
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey walked up to the media Friday and was all smiles. He shook hands with several media members, including myself, and spoke about the excitement of new beginnings for his 2014 team.

Darrelle Revis: Best shape of my career
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Through two training camp practices with the New England Patriots, veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis admits he is still adapting to his new surroundings.

Can Shelley Smith replace Mike Pouncey?
DAVIE, Fla. -- All eyes were on the center position as the Miami Dolphins opened their 2014 training camp Friday. The Dolphins revealed the player they initially think can replace injured Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey -- and it's starting right guard Shelley Smith.

Kraft on another title: 'We want it real bad'
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared on the ESPN "SportsCenter" set this morning in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and spoke with anchor Hannah Storm and analyst Tedy Bruschi about a number of topics.

Mike Pouncey, Moreno on PUP
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins opened training camp Friday by placing Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey and running back Knowshon Moreno on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Live at Dolphins training camp
DAVIE, Fla. -- The time has finally arrived for the Miami Dolphins.Following an 8-8 season, the Dolphins will begin their 2014 journey Friday at 8 a.

Patriots camp report: Day 1
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A daily review of hot topics coming out of training camp: The team's first practice provided a snapshot of how the team plans to manage tight end Rob Gronkowski as he works his way back from surgery on his torn right ACL on Jan.

Jets camp report: Day 1
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A review of the hot topics from Thursday at the New York Jets:1. Sunglasses needed: Rex Ryan was fired up after the first practice, radiating enough sunshine to raise the tanning index to a 10.

Expect a better Jets offense, but great? No
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CORTLAND, N.Y. -- For five years, ever since Brett Favre left town and Rex Ryan arrived, the New York Jets have been a defensive-minded team. That probably will never change as long as Ryan is the coach, but it has to be closer to a 50-50 balance for them to challenge for a championship.

Don't expect Chiefs to lighten Charles' load
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- For all the unsolicited advice the Kansas City Chiefs receive about how to best preserve running back Jamaal Charles for the long term, they don’t seem inclined to listen.

Von Miller says he's a 'different person'
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The proof will always be in what happens in the weeks, months and seasons to come, by how he conducts himself, but Broncos linebacker Von Miller says 2014 is a new season and that he, in most ways, is a new guy.

Allen: Confidence a non-issue for Schaub
NAPA, Calif. -- From the moment he landed with the Oakland Raiders in a trade with the Houston Texans on March 21, Matt Schaub has insisted confidence, or lack thereof, will not be an issue for him going forward.

A holdout just isn't Jamaal Charles' way
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- We've already established just how much the Kansas City Chiefs need running back Jamaal Charles and how important he is for their aspirations this season.

Broncos camp report: Day 1
A daily review of the hot topics coming out of training camp: When the Broncos selected wide receiver Cody Latimer in the second round of the draft in May, they did it knowing full well Latimer had suffered a fracture in his left foot in a pre-draft workout, much like Demaryius Thomas had before the Broncos made him a first-round pick in 2010.

Chiefs camp report: Day 1
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Some thoughts and observations on the Kansas City Chiefs' first training camp practice at Missouri Western State University: Sean McGrath was the Chiefs' leading pass receiver at tight end last season with 26 receptions, but after reporting to camp a day earlier, he was absent from practice.

Raiders to cut LB Kevin Burnett
NAPA, Calif. – The big news the day before the Oakland Raiders' first training camp practice revolved around cornerback D.J. Hayden's pending trip to the physically unable to perform list.

Caliendo makes impression on NFL Nation
Impressionist Frank Caliendo stopped by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation TV Thursday and offered hilarious takes in different voices on the current state of the NFL, joining host Paul Gutierrez (Oakland Raiders reporter), co-host Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals reporter) and Kevin Seifert (NFL national reporter).

Broncos want the last word in new season
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The last word rings the loudest, and when it comes to all the Denver Broncos accomplished last season, the Seattle Seahawks got the last word.

NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- AFC West
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It seems like a football eon ago that then-Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels sized up the potential AFC West race and called the San Diego Chargers “kind of the measuring stick.

Steelers' Mike Mitchell on PUP list
LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a setback before the start of training camp when free safety Mike Mitchell hurt his groin while working out.

Ike Taylor ready to roll for Steelers
LATROBE, PA. -- His entrance lacked subtlety and Ike Taylor owned it the way he once did wide receivers who lined up across from him.Taylor, after reporting Friday afternoon for his 12th training camp at bucolic St.

Lewis detects Margus Hunt's improvement
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CINCINNATI -- Even though it is still early on the Cincinnati Bengals' preseason calendar, coach Marvin Lewis still has reason to believe defensive end Margus Hunt will make exponential growth as he begins his second season in the NFL.

Tim Worley carries message in 2nd NFL act
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The meandering path to Tim Worley's second NFL act was paved with cemetery headstones, marked by hazy stretches and cemented by a sobering stay in jail.

Torrey Smith not worried about contract
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Torrey Smith is drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates as he enters his fourth training camp. But will this be the fleet-footed wide receiver's final summer in a Baltimore Ravens uniform?

Who steps up at running back for Ravens?
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Now that the Baltimore Ravens know they will be without Ray Rice for two games, they have to figure out who will be replacing him at running back when they face the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension
The two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice created a negative backlash on Twitter from former players and the national media: ...

Bengals wake-up call: Three areas to watch
CINCINNATI -- As the Cincinnati Bengals get going with Day 2 of training camp Friday, here are three items we're going to be keeping an eye out for:Marvin Lewis addresses media.

Bengals place Andrew Whitworth on PUP
CINCINNATI -- At the close of their first day of training camp, the Cincinnati Bengals made a series of roster moves that included signing two players, releasing another and placing a fourth on the active physically unable to perform list.

Ray Rice ban light, not unprecedented
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 OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There has been sweeping criticism since news broke Thursday that Baltimore running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games after he allegedly knocked his then-fiancée unconscious this offseason.

Titans report with playoff talk
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As an offseason filled with optimism closed and players reported to Tennessee Titans training camp Friday, they made the pledge being made throughout NFL cites across America.

Cecil Shorts pulled with tight hamstring
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' streak of having a full complement of healthy receivers didn't even last two hours.Cecil Shorts left the team's first training camp practice with a tight hamstring.

Werner in line to start for suspended Mathis
ANDERSON, Ind. – The questions started moments after the NFL announced more than two months ago that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis would be the suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season.

Andy Levitre had appendix removed
Tennessee Titans starting left guard Andy Levitre had his appendix removed on Thursday and could miss about two weeks as he recovers from the procedure.

Shad Khan says Jags won't cut Blackmon
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Blackmon's latest arrest has done nothing to change the Jacksonville Jaguars' plans regarding the former first-round pick’s status with the team: They aren’t going to cut him.

No more excuses for Trent Richardson
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ANDERSON, Ind. -- There was one substantial trade in the NFL last season. One that was supposed to give Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck his complimentary piece in the backfield that he would team with for years to come.

Floyd Reese recounts McNair draft bluff
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Floyd Reese was General Manager of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans from 1994-2006. He worked for ESPN for a time after that, and then was part of Bill Belichick’s front office in New England from 2009-2014.

Jags should cut Justin Blackmon
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has repeatedly said there's no reason to cut suspended wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

Ballard confronts mental aspect of injury
ANDERSON, Ind. -- For Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard, the date of his surgery -- Sept. 19, 2013 -- and the reason why he needed the procedure -- a torn ACL because of a cut during a running drill in practice -- are still entrenched in his mind like it just happened hours ago.

Ace Sanders admitting problem is first step
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first step in beating any kind of problem with substance abuse is admitting that a problem exists.Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders is doing that.


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