NFL

Odell Beckham: One-handed catch “still a little crazy to me”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham made several big plays during his rookie season, but any list of his highlights will start with his leaping, one-handed touchdown catch against the Cowboys on November 23. The Giants lost the game, although that didn’t do anything to dim the luster of Beckham’s grab in the days, weeks and…
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Ronde Barber sees “zero fear” in Jameis Winston

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Former Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber struck plenty of fear in the hearts of quarterbacks, thanks to a level of versatility that made his approach to any given play unpredictable. But Barber apparently wouldn’t have rattled new Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, because Barber sees in Winston a guy who won’t get rattled. “[H]e plays with zero…
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Greg Cosell's NFL Classroom: What to watch before the snap

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Greg Cosell) — This summer, NFL Films' Greg Cosell will be doing a series of posts for Shutdown Corner taking a deeper look into the finer points of football, explaining how fans can look for the subtle nuances that make the game so interesting beneath the surface. On Sundays, I usually just watch games without taking notes or looking at schemes or searching for details about why plays did or didn't work....
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Austin Collie catches TD in CFL debut

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — July is a very slow month in the NFL until training camps open and July 4 falling on Saturday means it has been even quieter than usual the last few days, but it was opening weekend for the B.C. Lions in the CFL. That meant it was also time for wide receiver Austin Collie to…
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Vick’s former dogfighting property returns to the spotlight

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — For multiple years, then-Falcons quarterback Mike Vick ran a dogfighting operation under the nose of Surry County, Virginia prosecutor Gerald Poindexter. Once the dogfighting operation was discovered, Poindexter created the impression in the opinion of some (including me) that he was dragging his feet, looking for a reason not to prosecute Vick. After the federal government swooped…
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Romo will move his fantasy football event to Los Angeles next year

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The NFL strong-armed Tony Romo into scrapping plans to host a fantasy football convention in Las Vegas. But Romo isn’t getting out of the fantasy football game. Asked about the issue in an interview with his hometown newspaper in Burlington, Wisconsin, Romo said he was disappointed to miss the opportunity to interact with fans at…
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Elvis Dumervil: If I get 23 sacks, we’ll be in Super Bowl

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Players can sometimes be criticized for putting individual goals ahead of team ones, but Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil has found a way to combine the two. Dumervil enters this season 10 sacks shy of 100 for his career, but that’s not the major milestone that’s on his mind. Dumervil is taking aim at Michael Strahan’s…
  • New: 5 hr 7 min ago

Sunday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Five offensive playmakers to keep an eye on at Bills camp. TE Arthur Lynch is hoping for a better second season with the Ravens. Seeing similarities between this year’s Patriots Defense and last year’s Lions unit. QB Jake Heaps faces an uphill climb to make the Jets. Breaking down the biggest questions about the Ravens.…
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Dwayne Bowe: Josh McCown has my confidence high right now

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe last scored a touchdown during the Chiefs’ 45-44 playoff loss to the Colts in January 2014, but he expects the drought to end once he takes the field for the Browns in a regular season game for the first time. Bowe is expected to play a prominent role in the Cleveland offense…
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Jay Gruden says RG3 has grown, thanks to his new QB coach

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — In his first year as the head coach in Washington, Jay Gruden figured he could coach the quarterbacks himself. Gruden was a college and arena football quarterback, and he wanted to take a hands-on approach to the most important position. But after franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled last season, Gruden decided he needed an…
  • New: 7 hr 27 min ago

Quarless allegedly fired shots during argument with group of women

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — More details have emerged regarding the Miami misadventures of Packers tight end Andrew Quarless. And they don’t make the situation any better for Quarless. According to the Miami New Times, the police report claims Quarless fired two shots — one into the air — from a semiautomatic .45 caliber handgun during an argument with a group of…
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Josh Robinson has partially torn pectoral muscle

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The good news? Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has more time to tweet. The bad news? Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has more time to tweet. Per multiple reports, Robinson has a partially torn pectoral muscle. The injury happened before the team’s mandatory minicamp last month. It’s unclear when Robinson will be ready to practice or to play.…
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Jankovic Sends Kvitova Tumbling Out of Wimbledon

NY Times: The Fifth Down (REUTERS) — A woman who once fumed she "needed a helicopter" to go on a Wimbledon court she called a "parking lot" could not have been happier with her surroundings on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic sent holder Petra Kvitova spinning out.
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Jets owner Woody Johnson's $1 million gift gives houses to wounded vets

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is an extremely rich man, but he's also very generous with his money. Johnson attended a ceremony on Wednesday in which Army Sgt. Adam Keys , who was wounded by improved explosive devices five years ago in combat in Afghanistan, was given a "smart home" in Annapolis, Md., that allows him to live independently. Johnson gave $1 million to build the houses for...
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Report: Andrew Quarless arrested in Miami for firing a gun, twice

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Another Packers player may not be available as of Week One. With Datone Jones suspended and Letroy Guion likely the next to be disciplined, Green Bay tight end Andrew Quarless has joined the march to the sidelines after reportedly being arrested in Miami on Saturday morning. According to the Miami New Times, Quarless was involved…
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