Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ryan Mathews eager to get back on field


SAN DIEGO – After two games without the team’s every-down running back, something became very evident for the San Diego Chargers. They need a healthy Ryan Mathews. The Chargers average 2.4 rushing yards per carry, worst in the NFL. Mathews … Continue reading

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Packers’ Josh Sitton hates Thursday games


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Count Josh Sitton among those not enamored with the NFL’s Thursday night package. Two days before his Green Bay Packers play the rival Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field, the veteran guard didn’t hold back when asked … Continue reading

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Teddy Bridgewater, Chad Greenway sit, Captain Munnerlyn returns to practice


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — While Teddy Bridgewater and Chad Greenway again did not participate in the Minnesota Vikings’ practice on Tuesday, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned from a suspected case of food poisoning. Munnerlyn practiced in a limited capacity for the … Continue reading

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Aaron Rodgers says Teddy Bridgewater, other rookie QBs ‘more prepared’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The three-year apprenticeship Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers served before taking over the starting job from Brett Favre — and the tumultuous circumstances in which Rodgers eventually succeeded Favre — is a key piece of … Continue reading

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Rookie receiver watch: Allen Robinson surges


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Here is the latest look at what could turn out to be a banner crop of rookie receivers. They are listed in order of targets, which is a true measure of how much a receiver is utilized. … Continue reading

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Kam Chancellor’s new shoes are the answer


RENTON, Wash. — The shoes were the solution, according to Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor. Chancellor said his issue with ankle pain has been alleviated for now by changing the type of shoes he was wearing. “It must be … Continue reading

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Colts show trust, loyalty, respect with Robert Mathis extension


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts’ decision to give linebacker Robert Mathis a contract extension Tuesday came as a surprise. Based off Mathis’ 2013 stats — an NFL-high 19.5 sacks — he deserves every penny of the 2016 extension that could … Continue reading

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49ers’ Michael Crabtree, Alex Boone defend Jim Harbaugh


A couple of higher-profile San Francisco 49ers players have joined Jim Harbaugh in dismissing the NFL Network’s claim by Deion Sanders that players want Harbaugh out as head coach. 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, who is friends with Sanders, took to … Continue reading

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Ben Tate’s return crowds Browns’ backfield


BEREA, Ohio — Clichés dominate sports, and one of them is a team can never have enough talented players at any position. The Cleveland Browns are about to challenge that bromide. Because when Ben Tate returns — which will likely … Continue reading

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Greg Jennings’ latest comments might not sit well with Green Bay Packers fans


GREEN BAY, Wis. — If Green Bay Packers fans didn’t like what Ryan Longwell once said about Green Bay’s dining scene, they probably won’t be happy when they hear what Greg Jennings likes most about his new life in Minnesota. … Continue reading

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