NFL

Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater “a work in progress”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — It’s just a few starts into his NFL career, but Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater already reminds offensive coordinator Norv Turner of one of the most accomplished quarterbacks he’s every coached. Unfortunately for Bridgewater, he reminded Turner of Troy Aikman on an interception. Turner said that Bridgewater’s second interception against Buffalo last week reminded him of...
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Cowboys keep talking about giving DeMarco Murray fewer touches

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Before this season, the Cowboys talked a lot about running the ball more.  But they never really did. This year, the Cowboys finally are running the ball more.  So much more than running back DeMarco Murray is on pace to run the ball more times than anyone ever has in a single season. As a…
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NFL Draft Watch: King says Winston '10 times' the prospect Mariota is

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — The conversation will only grow over the next six months. So let’s start it early. You’re a quarterback-needy team and your choice is this: Florida State's Jameis Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariota. On the surface, it appears easy. Winston has trouble written all over him, with off-the-field problems galore, and Mariota, the clean-record and clean-throwing (zero interceptions in 188 passes...
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Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense is “soft,” makes too many excuses

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks at the Buccaneers defense from a different vantage point from outside observers but he’s reached the same conclusion. It’s not a good unit. The Bucs are allowing more yards per game than any team in the league and McCoy has diagnosed them as being too soft to stop opposing offenses.…
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PFT Live: Denver’s defense overlooked due to Peyton’s stellar play

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio previews the Broncos-Chargers Thursday night game, compares last year’s San Diego upset to the meeting this year and gives his prediction on the final outcome.
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PFT Live: Titans smart to give Zach Mettenberger long-term audition

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio takes a look at the Tennessee Titans’ decision to start Zach Mettenberger this weekend and why it will pay off for them in the future, whether he plays well or not.
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PFT Live: Denard Robinson wants to keep getting the workload

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Denard Robinson joins Mike Florio to discuss his breakout performance in Week 7 against the Browns and the process he went through on Monday to heal up after carrying the football 22 times.
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Talk persists of an NFL team moving to London

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — If one or two NFL teams move to Los Angeles, the NFL will need a new potential destination to which an owner can threaten to move his franchise if/when efforts to finance a new stadium with public money fail. Playing the role of Los Angeles once the NFL returns there could be London. Despite many…
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NFL Says It's 'on Track' in 15-Year Plan to Field London Team

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By REUTERS) — The National Football League is "exactly on track" with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league's international chief said Thursday.
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Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has bounced around, doing two stints each with the Cowboys and Chiefs, along with going to camp…
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Calvin Johnson ramping up his practice work in London

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Lions might not have Reggie Bush available Sunday morning in London, but it’s looking like there’s at least a chance that Calvin Johnson will be back on the field. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Johnson did more in practice Thursday than he has recently, planting and cutting on his high…
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Ultimately, De Smith may decide to question Goodell

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — We know that Commissioner Roger Goodell will testify in the Ray Rice appeal hearing.  We still don’t know with certainty who will ask the questions. One source with knowledge of the situation says it will be NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler.  Another source says Rice’s lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, also will pose questions to Goodell. And…
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Taylor Lewan not set for trial after all

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan will not have to spend his bye week on trial after all. Lewan, the Titans’ first-round draft pick this year, had a trial on an assault charge scheduled for next week. But Lewan’s lawyer said today that the trial is off. Lewan apparently reached some type of settlement with the…
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Reggie Wayne misses practice for second straight day

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — When the Colts held wide receiver Reggie Wayne out of practice on Wednesday, it was difficult to know how much of a role his injured elbow played in their decision. Wayne typically gets a veteran’s rest day on Wednesday and both he and coach Chuck Pagano downplayed the significance of the injury after he sat…
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Retired Kevin Kolb has concussion symptoms 'every second of every day'

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Players like Kevin Kolb leave our consciousness pretty fast. One year they're playing, the next they're not, and we rarely think about them again. But Kolb still thinks about football. He has no choice. The lingering symptoms from concussions are with him every waking moment, he said. In a first-person story on The MMQB , Kolb describes his concussion symptoms, a little more than a year...
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