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Patriots Camp Report: Day 9
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New England Patriots training camp: The Patriots had their annual night practice inside Gillette Stadium for season-ticket holders and Foxborough residents, with Bill Belichick saying it was a good chance for players to get used to new FieldTurf that had been installed earlier this year.

Steelers Camp Report: Day 6
LATROBE, Pa. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp: Friday night under the lights almost turned into Friday night at the fights.

49ers Camp Report: Day 8
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the San Francisco 49ers training camp: Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey apparently injured his left arm and left the field after begin attended to by the training stuff.

Jets camp report: Day 9
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New York Jets training camp:  For all his struggles last season, Geno Smith was a fairly effective on deep pass attempts.

Revis soaks up scene with Patriots greats
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For those who appreciate strong defensive play, Gillette Stadium was the ultimate point of interest on Friday night.The Patriots inducted former cornerback Ty Law into their Hall of Fame late in the afternoon in front of thousands of fans outside the facility at Patriot Place.

Raiders Camp Report: Day 7
NAPA, Calif . -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Oakland Raiders training camp: It's probably a good thing Matt Schaub will never have to play against Charles Woodson in a regular season game this season.

Falcons Camp Report: Day 7
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons training camp: SAFETY FIRST: The big news to come out of Friday night's scrimmage at Archer High School was starting free safety Dwight Lowery exiting with a head injury.

Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 7
TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: Early in camp, the defense clearly was ahead of the offense.

Chargers Camp Report: Day 8
SAN DIEGO -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of San Diego Chargers training camp: Several veterans were given the day off for the Chargers on Friday, watching practice in jerseys and shorts from the sideline.

Seahawks Camp Report: Day 7
RENTON, Wash. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp: Rookie middle linebacker Brock Coyle was practicing with the first-team defense Friday while Bobby Wagner is nursing a pulled hamstring.

Eagles Camp Report: Day 6
PHILADELPHIA -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Philadelphia Eagles training camp: By the end of Friday's practice, quarterback Nick Foles was working with Ifeanyi Momah, Brad Smith and Arrelious Benn as his starting wide receiver groups.

Redskins Camp Report: Day 9
RICHMOND, Va. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Washington Redskins training camp: The Redskins’ defenders again received a taste of the new emphasis by officials on calling illegal contact.

Hall weekend 'overwhelming' for Strahan
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CANTON, Ohio -- It's not easy to impress Michael Strahan, whose post-football life is basically a traveling theme park. But this weekend he's spending here being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame .

LeSean McCoy: 'I own Dallas'
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ’s comment was made in jest, but it could make for decent bulletin-board fodder anyway.“I own Dallas,” McCoy boasted to Eagles fans as he walked over to greet ex-Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin of the NFL Network at Friday’s practice.

Redskins practice report: Jenkins excels
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Redskins practiced in shells Friday, a switch from the previous day when coach Jay Gruden said they'd work in full pads.

Zack Martin draws Frederick comparisons
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OXNARD, Calif. – Zack Martin reminded the Dallas Cowboys' front office and coaches a lot of Travis Frederick during the scouting process.That explains why the Cowboys were so confident that Martin could step in and have immediate success as a starter at right guard.

Cowboys TE coach offers up off-beat drills
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OXNARD, Calif. -- At one point Mike Pope made a list of all the drills he has had his tight ends do over 32 years in the NFL, and it totaled 478. "I can't remember all of them because I'm getting a little bit older," said the 72-year-old Pope, "but they're just common sense more than anything else.

Road to the Hall of Fame: Michael Strahan
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 ESPN.com New York Giants reporter Dan Graziano says Michael Strahan, who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, fostered a positive, upbeat vibe that still pervades the Giants' organization.

Cowboys Camp Report: Day 8
OXNARD, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Dallas Cowboys training camp: The offense brought it to the defense in team drills, especially in the running game, which has to be concerning.

Giants Camp Report: Day 8
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New York Giants training camp: There seemed to be a lot more practice reps than usual for backup quarterbacks Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter on Thursday, likely because those are the quarterbacks who'll get the most playing time in Sunday night's preseason opener in Canton, Ohio.

Seahawks Camp Report: Day 7
RENTON, Wash. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp: Rookie middle linebacker Brock Coyle was practicing with the first-team defense Friday while Bobby Wagner is nursing a pulled hamstring.

Cardinals Camp Report: Day 6
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Arizona Cardinals training camp: As head coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday, Max Starks was getting reps with the second team at right tackle.

Rams Camp Report: Day 7
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of St. Louis Rams training camp: The Rams shed the pads Friday after a pair of practices with them on and the result was the opposite of what happened Thursday night.

Cards add Max Starks for depth at tackle
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals didn't have to look far for depth on its offensive line.The Cardinals signed veteran tackle Max Starks on Friday in a move that brought back memories of Eric Winston's signing last training camp.

No debating Aeneas Williams' game now
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Like any proud father, Lawrence Williams liked talking about his son.When the conversations turned to what Lawrence's son Aeneas did for a living, Lawrence would tell them Aeneas played cornerback in the NFL.

Rams' offense starting to gain traction
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EARTH CITY, Mo. -- For those watching the opening days of St. Louis Rams training camp, there was little doubt which side of the ball was controlling the action.

Officials say jersey grabs are a no-no
RENTON, Wash. -- NFL officials gave their annual training camps presentation to the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, including the video that emphasized the rule changes and how they will be enforced.

Road to the Hall of Fame: Aeneas Williams
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 ESPN.com Arizona Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss talks about Aeneas Williams being the first Arizona Cardinal inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Road to the Hall of Fame: Walter Jones
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 ESPN.com Seattle Seahawks reporter Terry Blount talks about Walter Jones' impact on the team and his place in their history.

Rams OT Jake Long right on schedule
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- In the first four full-squad practices of the St. Louis Rams training camp, it's been normal to see left tackle Jake Long hover near the huddle as the first-team offense takes its repetitions.

Vikings Camp Report: Day 7
MANKATO, Minn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Minnesota Vikings training camp: The Vikings had a hard, physical practice on Thursday, and Friday's high of 87 degrees made it the hottest day of training camp so far.

Packers Camp Report: Day 6
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Green Bay Packers training camp: Rookie tight end Colt Lyerla on Friday had his best showing since he was signed following a tryout during rookie orientation camp in May.

Lions Camp Report: Day 5
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Detroit Lions training camp: Rough day for the first-team offense during a two-minute drill situation.

Bears Camp Report: Day 7
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: The Bears cut practice 30 minutes short, and perhaps that spurred extra effort from the players on Friday as it was easily the club’s most spirited workout of training camp.

Christian Jones turning heads with Bears
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Undrafted out of Florida State, Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Christian Jones would seem to face long odds to make the roster.But at this point, perhaps it would be a surprise if Jones doesn’t make the team.

Adrian Wilson gets chance with starters
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson received his opportunity Friday to run with the first team at Chicago Bears practice, but the move shouldn’t be seen as an indication the team has narrowed its search for starters at the position.

Lacy adds to his game with his hands
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- During a drill early in a training camp practice this week, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was running routes against inside linebackers and safeties.

Vikings wake-up call: Day 7
MANKATO, Minn. --  Setting up the day at Minnesota Vikings camp:Today's schedule: The Vikings have their normal routine of a 10:30-11:30 walk-through and a 3 p.

Davon House finds his way to Revis Island
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Will Sullivan calls the drill Blood in the Water, and it does not matter whether you're Darrelle Revis or Davon House, the assignment is the same.

Vikings Camp Report: Day 6
MANKATO, Minn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Minnesota Vikings training camp: For the first time in Vikings training camp, we've seen an interception in full-team drills.

Falcons Camp Report: Day 7
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons training camp: SAFETY FIRST: The big news to come out of Friday night's scrimmage at Archer High School was starting free safety Dwight Lowery exiting with a head injury.

Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 7
TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: Early in camp, the defense clearly was ahead of the offense.

Saints Camp Report: Day 7
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New Orleans Saints training camp: The action will pick up considerably Saturday when the Saints hold their intrasquad scrimmage.

Panthers Camp Report: Day 7
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Carolina Panthers training camp: Give coach Ron Rivera credit for making the right call on the weather.

Saints' rookie Warren on right track
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- It’s an uphill battle for undrafted rookies to crack a NFL roster. But New Orleans Saints safety Pierre Warren seems to have a good grasp on his main objectives.

Ingram undeterred: 'I want to be the best'
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Mark Ingram's expectations have not diminished one bit heading into his fourth season with the New Orleans Saints.“The sky’s the limit, man.

Bersin has legitimate shot to make roster
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brenton Bersin can be easily found on most days by looking for the long, blond locks flowing from the back of his helmet.

Tampa Bay's 'Dunkaneers' are tall targets
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After drafting mega-sized receiver Mike Evans and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht suggested a new team nickname.

Jordan wants more after breakout year
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Defensive end Cameron Jordan had a breakout season in 2013, making his first trip to the Pro Bowl, racking up 12.5 sacks and being widely recognized for his role in the New Orleans Saints' defensive revival.

Kalil stepping up at right time as leader
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ryan Kalil isn't what you'd call a natural leader, at least when it comes to standing in front of a group and giving rah-rah speeches.

Patriots Camp Report: Day 9
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New England Patriots training camp: The Patriots had their annual night practice inside Gillette Stadium for season-ticket holders and Foxborough residents, with Bill Belichick saying it was a good chance for players to get used to new FieldTurf that had been installed earlier this year.

Jets camp report: Day 9
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New York Jets training camp:  For all his struggles last season, Geno Smith was a fairly effective on deep pass attempts.

Revis soaks up scene with Patriots greats
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For those who appreciate strong defensive play, Gillette Stadium was the ultimate point of interest on Friday night.The Patriots inducted former cornerback Ty Law into their Hall of Fame late in the afternoon in front of thousands of fans outside the facility at Patriot Place.

Observations from Patriots camp: Day 9
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observations from the New England Patriots' eighth practice of training camp, which was held in full pads inside Gillette Stadium before a crowd of 22,886: Backups get most of the work: In a night practice in front of Patriots season-ticket holders and Foxborough residents, the fans did not get to see much of the starters as the practice focused on backups.

Bills Camp Report: Day 13
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Buffalo Bills training camp: The Bills got a pair of offensive linemen back at practice, with both Chris Williams (toe) and Chris Hairston (back) returning to action.

Stephen Hill trying to reach new heights
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Stephen Hill is growing before our eyes. No, really, he is.The New York Jets' third-year wide receiver said he grew close to an inch in the offseason, making him 6-foot-5.

Jets QB Geno Smith will start scrimmage
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The sky is blue. The grass is green. And Geno Smith will start the New York Jets' intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night in Cortland.It's not news at all, but since we're reporting every detail of the Smith-Michael Vick competition (or non-competition, as it were), it's only fitting to pass along Rex Ryan's acknowledgement Friday that Smith will work with the starters in the offense-versus-defense scrimmage.

Reviewing some of Ty Law's top moments
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cornerback Ty Law will be inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame today (4:30 p.m. ET). As Law dons the signature red jacket, we take a look back at Law’s greatest plays and moments of his 10-year career in New England.

Dolphins Camp Report: Day 7
DAVIE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Miami Dolphins training camp: It was a semi-light day at Dolphins camp. Miami has its annual team scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday.

Dolphins' offense and growing pains
DAVIE, Fla. -- For all the excitement about Bill Lazor's new offense with the Miami Dolphins, the reality is there is a growing process the team must go through.

Raiders Camp Report: Day 7
NAPA, Calif . -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Oakland Raiders training camp: It's probably a good thing Matt Schaub will never have to play against Charles Woodson in a regular season game this season.

Chargers Camp Report: Day 8
SAN DIEGO -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of San Diego Chargers training camp: Several veterans were given the day off for the Chargers on Friday, watching practice in jerseys and shorts from the sideline.

Broncos Camp Report: Day 9
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Denver Broncos training camp: Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler will get a rather tidy training camp exam Saturday morning.

Chekwa stepping up at cornerback
NAPA, Calif. -- It's only been three years since Chimdi Chekwa came into the NFL as a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders. Yet he's already had so many ups and downs as a player you could not blame him if the frustration became too much to bear.

Preseason opener a big test for Fisher
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have an extensive list of players they’re particularly eager to evaluate in next Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.

Eric Decker (hamstring) misses practice
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Wide receiver Eric Decker, the New York Jets' prized free agent, missed most of practice Friday with a hamstring injury. It's not serious, according to Rex Ryan.

Chiefs Camp Report: Day 9
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Kansas City Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University: " Injuries may eventually help the Chiefs thin their crowd at wide receiver.

A few minutes with Kwame Geathers
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SAN DIEGO -- An undrafted rookie free agent last year out of Georgia, Kwame Geathers spent the 2013 season on the San Diego Chargers' active roster but rarely played.

Raiders Camp Report: Day 6
NAPA, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming of of Oakland Raiders training camp: Charles Woodson has always been a fan favorite of Raider Nation and he endeared himself further on Thursday.

Broncos Camp Report: Day 8
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Denver Broncos training camp: The Broncos have found some pro personnel gems in recent seasons, veteran players signed to short-term deals with injury or performance questions in tow, who play their way into the rotation in Denver.

Steelers Camp Report: Day 6
LATROBE, Pa. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp: Friday night under the lights almost turned into Friday night at the fights.

Bengals' Whitworth taking injury slowly
CINCINNATI -- Andrew Whitworth believes he's in the best shape of his professional career.But he has yet to show it at this training camp.A late addition to the Cincinnati Bengals' physically unable to perform list, the veteran offensive tackle has spent the first eight practices on the team's rehab island; a corner of a practice field that's separated from the other two fields the Bengals regularly use.

Bengals Camp Report: Day 8
CINCINNATI -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Cincinnati Bengals training camp: In their shortest practice of camp, the Bengals went through 65 minutes of short-yardage, third-down, special teams and goal-line drills.

Ravens Camp Report: Day 8
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Baltimore Ravens training camp: It was another sluggish practice for quarterback Joe Flacco.

Browns Camp Report: Day 6
BEREA, Ohio – A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Cleveland Browns training camp: It will be interesting to see how the plays break down in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Scrimmage opens door for Hoyer, Manziel
BEREA, Ohio -- Johnny Manziel was pretty hard on himself when he addressed the media on Thursday.He used words and phrases such as mental mistakes, 180 degrees different from college and complicated.

Johnny Manziel Camp Daily: August 1
A day-by-day and honest look at Johnny Manziel's first training camp with the Cleveland Browns:THE WORK: Manziel has been consistent. The problem is he hasn't been consistently good.

LeBeau and Shazier a perfect pairing
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LATROBE, Pa. -- Dick LeBeau's defense lost a step in key areas last season when he had to use 5-foot-10, 207-pound safety Troy Polamalu extensively at inside linebacker and when his players had trouble lining up for the first half of the season due to the loss of defensive signal-caller Larry Foote.

Inside Slant: Marvin Lewis' next step
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CINCINNATI -- Thanks to Marvin Lewis, a generation has passed since the Cincinnati Bengals were a joke. Kids today have never heard of the "Bungles" or David Klingler or Ki-Jana Carter or Akili Smith.

Former Bengal Spikes likes team's edge
CINCINNATI -- The world was much different when Takeo Spikes played inside linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals.On average, gas nationwide was less than $1.

Titans Camp Report: Day 7
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp: A crew of officials, headed by referee Clete Blakeman, was on the field working practice.

Colts Camp Report: Day 8
ANDERSON, Ind. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Indianapolis Colts training camp: Cornerback Greg Toler made the play of the day in practice Friday.

Texans Camp Report: Day 7
HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp. Red zone work was an emphasis during Friday morning's practice to middling results.

Jaguars Camp Report: Day 7
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Jacksonville Jaguars training camp: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley put the team through a lighter day Friday, going with a slower practice with more emphasis on individual work and correcting problems.

Foster, Johnson miss practice again
Arian Foster returned for one padded practice on Wednesday. The Houston Texans had Thursday off and now he's back to watching from the sideline."You know, he’s doing OK," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said.

Posluszny: LBs need more big plays
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Not many guys were happier that the Jacksonville Jaguars upgraded their defensive line in free agency and the draft than middle linebacker Paul Posluszny.

Texans release another 2013 draft pick
Once he was healthy, the Houston Texans acted swiftly.Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said after Friday's practice that the Texans have released Trevardo Williams, a fourth-round draft pick just a year ago who never took a snap for Houston.

Colts Camp Report: Day 7
ANDERSON, Ind. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Indianapolis Colts training camp: Colts coach Chuck Pagano has constantly defended his players when it comes to taking the cautious approach with them returning from injuries.

Jaguars Camp Report: Day 6
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Jacksonville Jaguars training camp. No, the Jaguars weren’t doing anything radical on defense on Thursday.

Mewhort will get a shot to start at guard
ANDERSON, Ind. -- Adversity is something the Indianapolis Colts are used to. Go back to the 2013 season if you need further proof. Five offensive starters lost before Week 7.


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