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Check out the Minnesota Vikings' fabulous new stadium

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — One of the most impressive things about the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium was how it looked on television. It looked, for the most part, like the Vikings and San Diego Chargers were playing outdoors. That’s not easy to pull off in an enclosed stadium. New U.S. Bank Stadium’s roof isn’t retractable, but 60 percent of it is transparent . That let the sun shine in during the new building’s...
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Colin Kaepernick says he'll continue to sit during national anthem

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick understood his national anthem protest would draw some attention and criticism. So even after Kaepernick became the hot-button story in the sports world over the weekend, he said he’s not going back on what he thinks is right. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, he told 49ers reporters on Sunday. #49ers Colin...
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Devon Still facing likely fine for knocking off Carson Palmer’s helmet

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — In Sunday’s Cardinals-Texans game, Houston linebacker John Simon made an athletic play on a screen pass, tipping the ball, catching it, and exploding for a long return to the end zone for a score. The more significant moment from a play in an otherwise insignificant preseason game came immediately after the interception. Texans defensive lineman…
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Devin Smith to reserve/PUP, Jets cut 11 other guys

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Jets stashed wide receiver Devin Smith on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, and cut 11 guys to get their roster down to 78 prior to Tuesday’s deadline to get to 75. Smith wasn’t ready after tearing his ACL last December, but he didn’t look ready before then, either. The 2015 second-rounder only caught…
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Carson Palmer done for day after two picks, hit to head

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The good news for the Cardinals starting offense on Sunday is that they found the end zone for the first time in the preseason. The bad news is that David Johnson’s touchdown run was sandwiched between a pair of Carson Palmer interceptions. Vince Wilfork tipped a ball that wound up in Andre Hal’s hands to…
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Rex Ryan suggests that, on his team, it’s mandatory to stand for the anthem

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Plenty of NFL coaches and players will be asked plenty of questions about the decision of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand for the national anthem. Bills coach Rex Ryan addressed the topic during a press conference on Sunday. While Ryan chose his words carefully, his message was clear: On his team, guys stand…
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Broncos seeing if anyone wants Britton Colquitt after offering pay cut

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Broncos used a seventh-round pick on a punter, not a high price to pay to find out if a guy can play. And apparerently, Riley Dixon has punted well enough to convince them to try to move their high-priced incumbent. According to Mike Klis of KUSA, the Broncos have called around to see if anyone’s…
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Mike Jenkins carted off after non-contact injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Cardinals were expected to play safety Tyrann Mathieu against the Texans on Sunday, but the team reversed course and sat Mathieu as he continues to make his way back from a torn ACL. They also kept cornerback Patrick Peterson on the bench and now they’ve lost another member of the secondary. Cornerback Mike Jenkins,…
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Chargers confirm Branden Oliver suffered Achilles injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — After Chargers running back Branden Oliver was carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the Vikings, FOX Sports reported on the telecast that Oliver had suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon. Chargers coach Mike McCoy confirmed that injury when he met with the media after the game. Oliver is expected to miss the…
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Darrel Young among 10 Bears cuts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Fullback Darrel Young’s time with the Bears didn’t last long. The Bears signed the veteran to their 90-man roster on August 4, but announced Sunday that he is one of the first 10 cuts from the roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to drop to 75 players. Young, who played 90 games for the Redskins over…
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Jason Garrett on Tony Romo: We’ll take the situation day by day

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wasn’t ruling quarterback Tony Romo out of the regular season opener on Saturday and Sunday didn’t find him delivering a different message. Garrett said that Romo is “going to start getting into rehab” that will include wearing a back brace to support the compression fracture in his back. That injury will…
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Jim Irsay says no surgery, 2-4 week absence for Jack Mewhort

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — During Saturday’s game against the Eagles, Colts guard Jack Mewhort left with a knee injury and early reports were that he suffered a torn ACL that would end his 2016 season before August was out. Colts owner Jim Irsay provided a more positive update to Mewhort’s condition on Sunday afternoon, however. Per Irsay, there’s no…
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49ers cut Erik Pears, reportedly trade for Jeremy Kerley

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The 49ers made a trade on Saturday when they sent cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Chiefs and they’ve reportedly made another one on Sunday. According to multiple reports, the Niners have traded guard Brandon Thomas to the Lions for wide receiver Jeremy Kerley pending physicals on both sides. Kerley spent the last five years with the…
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Some fans burn Kaepernick jerseys

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — From time to time, fans become sufficiently upset with a player to burn his jersey. Usually, it happens when the player exercises his right to leave his team via free agency. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick exercised a different right on Friday night, and predictably some fans are reacting by setting his No. 7 jersey aflame.…
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Branden Oliver carted off with a lower leg injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale apparently didn’t suffer a serious injury on Sunday. Chargers running back Branden Oliver apparently has. Oliver was carted off late in the first half during Sunday’s game in Minnesota with a lower leg injury. It’s unclear how he was injured or what the injury specifically is. It appeared to be a non-contact…
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