1. 49ers Notes: Armstead's Awareness Impresses Mangini

    SANTA CLARA – Defensive lineman Arik Armstead showed many of the attributes Saturday night in his first exhibition game that the 49ers saw in him that prompted them to select him with the No...

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  2. San Diego Chargers Plan to Use Fewer Shotgun Snaps in 2015

    SAN DIEGO – Expect the San Diego Chargers to use fewer shotgun snaps and work more from under center in the upcoming season. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Chargers took the third-most shotgun snaps last season at...

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  3. Don't Sleep on Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff

    ALLEN PARK — There's this running joke among reporters that someone should start a segment called "Pulling teeth with Riley Reiff." Because the man doesn't say much. The Detroit Lions ' left...

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  4. Lions' James Ihedigbo: 'I'm in My Prime'

    James Ihedigbo is 15 weeks shy of his 32nd birthday, an age when most NFL players — especially defensive backs — see their play decline precipitously (if they're lucky to be in the league at all)...

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  5. Del Rio, Raiders Quietly Confident About Upcoming Season

    The Raiders convincing victory over the St. Louis Rams in their exhibition opener was nice and all, but coach Jack Del Rio isn't about to make too much out of one game. One would hope not, given it was...

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  6. Jaguars Notebook: Dan Skuta Adjusts to Different Defensive Roles

    The Jaguars envision linebacker Dan Skuta as a Swiss Army knife-type player and in last week's preseason opener against Pittsburgh , there was a glimpse of what they're talking about...

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  7. Being Healthy Results in Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis' Best Camp in Years

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Though the Jacksonville Jaguars now have one of the premier tight ends in football in Julius Thomas, coach Gus Bradley is still raving about Marcedes Lewis...

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  8. Raiders TE Smith: Running 'With the Hogs' a Family Tradition

    NAPA – Lee Smith likes to consider himself an honorary offensive lineman. That's a rare badge of honor among modern tight ends, who often find fame in receiving statistics...

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  9. Bill O'Brien Is Emerging as a Cranky Superstar on 'Hard Knocks'

    It's pretty hilarious to see Bill O'Brien emerge as the most interesting character on the Houston Texans two episodes into Hard Knocks. Because there's a zero percent chance it's what he wants to happen...

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  10. Texans CB Jumal Rolle Passes Neurological Tests, Doesn't Have Concussion

    Texans reserve cornerback Jumal Rolle has passed all neurological tests after being evaluated for a potential concussion after suffering a cut on his head, according to a source with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly...

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  11. DeAndre Hopkins Wants a Little Yorkie in a Manbag

    DeAndre Hopkins is a great receiver, a superstar in the making. The Texans turned the page from Andre Johnson to Hopkins this offseason for exactly that reason. What's missing from his life? Perhaps a little dog in a manbag...

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  12. J'Marcus Webb, Mike Tice Continue Bond with Oakland Raiders

    It's no surprise that after not playing in the NFL last season, J'Marcus Webb is coming back as a Raider. It's all because of Mike Tice. Tice, considered one of.....

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  13. Former All-Pro Samuels Is Teaching, Learnin, as First-Year HS Coach

    The hulking shadow stretched across the row of Osbourn High School offensive linemen, shielding them as they took their stances under the sizzling August sun while bearing a weight of unspoken authority...

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  14. Carolina Panthers' Shaq Thompson Would Rather Chase RBs, Not Be One

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Let's put this to rest once and for all: Carolina Panthers first-round pick Shaq Thompson has no desire to show off his athletic ability as a running back. “I'm positive,'' Thompson said...

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  15. Five Practice Observations: Day 13

    DEFENSIVE DAY: The defense set the pace throughout Tuesday's practice, the second consecutive one without full pads...

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  16. Need to Know: Moses' Performance Forced Changes to Right Side of O-Line

    Moses' performance forced changes to right side of Redskins O-line RICHMOND—Coming into training camp the expectations for Redskins offensive tackle Morgan Moses cold not have been...

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  17. First Vikings Stadium Seats Start Going in

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  18. Kansas City Chiefs DBs Coach Emmitt Thomas Lauds Marcus Peters

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Emmitt Thomas knows what it takes for a cornerback to become a prolific ball thief. Thomas, who played 13 seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs , holds the franchise record for interceptions with 58...

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  19. Colts' Greg Toler on Phillip Dorsett's Speed: 'He Flat out Burns Down the Field'

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts starting cornerback Greg Toler has lined up across from countless receivers in practice during his seven-year NFL career. Larry Fitzgerald ...

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  20. Vikings Safety Antone Exum a Turnover Machine This Preseason

    Vikings safety Antone Exum says he's a "big-play" guy, and his performance the past couple of weeks backs that up. Exum led the Atlantic Coast Conference in.....

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  21. Notebook: LB Brandon Watts Being 'Much More Physical' in Second Season

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Linebacker Brandon Watts dropped some weight, but he's delivering a bigger punch. As a rookie, playing time was sparse for Watts as he dealt with knee and hamstring injuries that kept him out...

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  22. Eagles Rookie WR Nelson Agholor Has a Strong Preseason Debut

    In recent training camp practices, Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Nelson Agholor has started working in with the first team offense at split end...

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  23. Bears players believe in John Fox

    BOURBONNAIS — The final day of Bears training camp Sunday at Olivet Nazarene University featured a message about water, potatoes and eggs — up on the big board for everyone to read and ponder...

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  24. Insider: Thumbs Up to Crosby, Down to Injuries

    Thumbs up Mason Crosby has had a remarkable training camp. The kicker hasn't missed a kick during a live period in practice or in a preseason game when Tim Masthay has been his holder...

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  25. Ask Jim: Questions on Preseason, Roster and More

    Time to open another Titans mailbag. Thanks again for all the questions… Name: Roy Jones from Nashville, TN Question: Jameis Winston and the Bucs got kudos over Marcus ...

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