1. Taking a Closer Look at the Cleveland Browns' Backfield

    When Cleveland Browns breakout running back Dion Lewis broke his leg in the team's preseason Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions , it sent the team's backfield into chaos...

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  2. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 3

    Tuesday night marked the third episode of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals , which means more looks into position battles, more preseason preparation and more intimate access to the daily life of NFL players...

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  3. BenJarvus Green-Ellis Optimistic About the Bengals' Plans on Offense

    As part of the Gillette Clear Gel "Built for Training" program, three veteran NFL players have taken three rookies under their tutelage to teach them the ins and outs of life in the league...

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  4. Is Ben Roethlisberger Doomed by the Steelers' O-Line Yet Again?

    Season after season, fixing the problems on the offensive line have been the Pittsburgh Steelers ' number one priority...

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  5. Can Dane Sanzenbacher Take the Place of Injured Slot Receiver Andrew Hawkins?

    On August 1, Cincinnati Bengals slot receiver Andrew Hawkins sprained his left ankle. Since that time, he has been spotted on crutches, on a scooter and in a cast...

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  6. Steelers vs. Redskins: Live Grades and Analysis for Pittsburgh

    The Washington Redskins defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers , 24-13, in their Week 2 preseason meeting...

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  7. NFL Preseason 2013: Which Players Are off to Most Disappointing Starts?

    NFL training camps and preseason games do more than just ready players for the grind of the regular season...

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  8. It's Time to Buy into Brandon Weeden After Another Dominant Preseason Showing

    Though the numerous injuries —to running back Dion Lewis, tight end Gary Barnidge and offensive lineman Jason Pinkston—might overshadow the day, the biggest story out ...

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  9. Breaking Down the State of the Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line

    One of the keys to the Baltimore Ravens ' playoff run that led them to a Super Bowl victory was the reworking of their offensive line...

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  10. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 2

    Tuesday night marked the second episode of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals , following the team in its preparations for its Week 1 preseason contest against the Atlanta Falcons ...

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  11. Is Greg Little Actually the Browns' Biggest Threat for a Breakout Year?

    Even before the Cleveland Browns ' impressive first-team performance in their Week 1 preseason defeat of the St. Louis Rams , there was extensive chatter about which of their offensive players seemed primed to break out in 2013...

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  12. What Do Dallas Clark, Brandon Stokley Bring to the Baltimore Ravens?

    On the heels of the Baltimore Ravens ' preseason Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , the team, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun , signed two veteran free agents ...

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  13. NFL Players Ready to Make Huge Second-Year Leaps

    For many players, their first season in the NFL can be rough. From learning new offensive or defensive schemes, to adjusting to the pace of the game or simply sitting behind veterans ...

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  14. How Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Can Survive Heath Miller's Absence

    When Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller tore his ACL , MCL and PCL in the final game of the 2012 season, it was obvious that the Steelers would need to find a way to minimize the impact of his absence in the following season...

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  15. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 1

    Tuesday night marked the premiere episode of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals . This is the team's second appearance on the series, which examines the inner workings of an NFL training camp in minute detail...

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  16. Are the Cincinnati Bengals the Most Complete Team in the AFC?

    Though teams in the NFL frequently win despite roster deficiencies, the goal is to field a complete and balanced squad that is strong in every area. With a high level of talent at every key position, wins come that much easier...

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  17. Jonathan Ogden: Remembering the Career of Legendary NFL Offensive Tackle

    On Saturday, former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...

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  18. Where Can Ben Roethlisberger Improve Most for 2013?

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't a flawless quarterback, but that hasn't prevented him from being highly effective at his job...

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  19. Should the Cleveland Browns Sign FS Kerry Rhodes?

    Last week, at the Cleveland Browns ' training camp, defensive coordinator Ray Horton described the team's free safety position as a "concern." Though T.J...

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  20. Baltimore Ravens Re-Sign FB Vonta Leach in a Smart Move for the Offense

    He's back. Less than two months ago, the Baltimore Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach as a result of a contract dispute...

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  21. What's Next for Joe Flacco, Ravens After Dennis Pitta's Season-Ending Injury?

    On Saturday, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated his hip , ending his season before it began...

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  22. Can the Baltimore Ravens Truly Rely on Bryant McKinnie?

    Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie was held out of the team's first training camp practice of the year on Thursday, after he showed up 10 pounds overweight, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun...

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  23. Michael Lombardi's Formula for Winning and What It Means for the Browns in 2013

    You may or may not be familiar with Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi's "formula for winning" (for lack of a better term)...

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  24. The Blueprint for the Baltimore Ravens Defending Super Bowl Title in 2013-14

    The Baltimore Ravens head into the upcoming season as reigning Super Bowl champions, but that doesn't make them the favorite to return to the big game come next February...

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  25. Under-the-Radar Training Camp Battles You Need to Know About

    NFL training camps begin for most teams this week, marking the start of positional battles both great and small...

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