NFL

Gordon’s appeal focuses on disparity between “A” and “B” bottle tests

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gordon presumably has a case that holds more water than the average bong. Gordon possibly…
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Brandin Cooks showing screen game, stealing the show

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Saints gambled in March when they traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles for a draft pick. But they might have ultimately won, as they found a guy with the same kind of ability to turn small plays into big ones. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, rookie wide receiver Brandin…
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PFT Live 07/29: Dave Birkett, PFT Planet

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio talks with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about there being no progression in Ndamukong Suh’s contract. Then, Florio takes calls and tweets from NFL fans.                  
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Whisenhunt says it’s too early for a Titans depth chart

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Titans don’t have any starters, any backups, any fourth-stringers just functioning as extra bodies at training camp. Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt says it’s way too early for the Titans to have any depth chart at all. Whisenhunt told the Tennessean he won’t be releasing a depth chart to the media because he doesn’t even…
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Andre Reed has very strong words for Bon Jovi

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — You know group hug we suggested earlier today to salvage Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills?  The one with Bon Jovi and Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith and Andre Reed? It might be a good idea to not invite Reed to the party. “[F]–k Bon Jovi!” Reed tells New York…
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Shutdown Countdown: Payton and Brees always give the Saints a shot

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton. We found out last season how valuable a great coach is in the NFL. Here are the Saints' win totals the last five...
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Return to camp a short one for Panthers’ Tre Boston

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — It’s not a good week for the Panthers’ draft class. First-rounder Kelvin Benjamin scared everyone by needing an MRI (it’s just a minor bone bruise), and then they lost sixth-rounder Tyler Gaffney to a season-ending injury and ultimately the Patriots. They got fourth-round safety Tre Boston back on the field today, but it wasn’t a…
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Jets want to give Chris Ivory plenty of goal-line chances

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Jets are confident — as they are with all things — that Chris Johnson will get plenty of touches and gain plenty of yards. But he might lose some chances near the goal line to Chris Ivory, for what running backs coach Anthony Lynn said was good reason. Lynn called Ivory “the best power runner…
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PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, PFT Planet calls and tweets

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Lions president Tom Lewand announced Monday that the team was putting a pin in negotiations with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season, a move that raises the chances that Suh will be playing elsewhere in 2015. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press will join Mike Florio on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live…
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Lardarius Webb’s back injury “lingering a little bit”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Ravens shrugged off the severity of cornerback Lardarius Webb’s back injury over the weekend, but the level of concern in Baltimore has gone up after Webb remained out on Monday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that coach John Harbaugh said that Webb, who was forced out of Friday’s practice, is expected to…
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Watered-down settlement reached in NCAA concussion suit

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — NCAA football players get far less compensation than their professional counterparts.  That same dynamic will apply to their respective concussion lawsuits, at least for now. Via the Associated Press, a pending college football class action has resulted in a settlement.  But the settlement won’t actually pay any benefits.  Instead, it will establish a $70 million…
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Browns fan who supposedly urinated on Art Modell's grave will be charged

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — A simple rule in life: If you urinate on someone's grave and post a video of it to YouTube to impress others, there will be consequences. Like catching a misdemeanor charge for it. An unidentified fan is seen on a YouTube video, posted under the username " BrownsFan4Life, " at  Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. He is supposedly is paying his respects to Art Modell who owned the Ravens until...
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Aaron Dobson had screw inserted in foot during March surgery

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Patriots continue to wait for wide receiver Aaron Dobson to make his training camp debut and a new detail about his March foot surgery sheds some light on why things are progressing slowly. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Dobson had a permanent screw inserted into his left foot to aid in…
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Lions asked Nick Fairley to lose weight, but 295 is too skinny

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Not many people who weigh 295 pounds are told that they need to gain weight, but Nick Fairley is not like most people. Fairley, the Lions defensive tackle who was told by the team that he needed to lose weight this offseason, took his conditioning seriously — and even took the weight-loss thing too far.…
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NFLPA president gets another NFL gig

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — It took a while, but veteran tackle Eric Winston finally has a new gig.  In addition to being the president of the NFL Players Association. Winston, per a league source, has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks. The move keeps Winston in the NFC West.  Last year, he started all 16 games with the…
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