Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Backup Hoyer: No Brady, no problem for Pats

Backup QB Brian Hoyer said Tom Brady's absence from OTA for the Patriots isn't a distraction "in any way at all."

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Bucs rookie Vea nicknamed 'Maui' by McCoy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy has nicknamed rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea "Maui" after the character from the Disney film "Moana."

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Texans' Watson says repaired knee feels good

Deshaun Watson took part in Texans OTAs Tuesday as he works his way back from November knee surgery.

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Owners approve sale of Panthers to Tepper

Steelers minority owner David Tepper was approved by owners to be the next owner of the Panthers.

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Reverse play: Big Ben now helping Rudolph

After being critical of selecting a quarterback in the draft, Ben Roethlisberger is helping rookie QB Mason Rudolph.

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Bennett, Sproles not at Eagles' voluntary OTAs

Defensive end Michael Bennett and running back Darren Sproles were not in attendance as the Eagles opened OTAs on Tuesday.

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Favre details addiction, recalls trips to rehab

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehab for his dependence on painkillers and alcohol during his career.

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2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula three fame factors.

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NFL helmet maker to work with U.S. Army

NFL helmet maker, VICIS, is partnering with the U.S. Army to research ways to reduce head injuries in the military through a development grant announced Tuesday.

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NFL dream drives Nathan Shepherd from factory job to Jets

AT 24, Nathan Shepherd has more mileage on his tires than most NFL rookies, but his days of "scraping by" are finally over.

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Contract, workout regimen among factors in Gronk's absence

Rob Gronkowski could be leaving $250,000 on the table by skipping OTAs, but perhaps a sweetened deal could influence him to make the trip.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Giants' Apple 'embarrassed' by his 2017 season

Eli Apple said Monday he is "embarrassed" by his 2017 season but is happy to have a clean slate now with the Giants and new coach Pat Shurmur.

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Source: Thomas skips start of Seahawks' OTAs

Earl Thomas' absence from Seahawks' OTAs, which a source confirmed to ESPN, does not come as a surprise given his stated desire for a new contract and previous comments from coach Pete Carroll, who said he wasn't sure when the free safety would show up.

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NFL OTAs roll call: Brady, Gronk among stars skipping workouts

Tom Brady, Julio Jones and Aaron Donald are conspicuously absent but Odell Beckham Jr. is attending OTAs.

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Goodell asks Congress for betting standards

Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Monday that the NFL has been planning for expanded legal sports betting, but wants Congress to "enact uniform standards" for the states.

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Sources: No NFL discipline for Lions, Patricia

The NFL determined that the Lions were not at fault for not learning about Matt Patricia's 1996 arrest during the interview process and that the coach would not be disciplined for not letting his arrest be known to the club, sources told ESPN.

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Sources: Glendale, Big Easy to get future SBs

Glendale, Arizona and New Orleans are expected to be awarded the 2023 and 2024 Super Bowls, respectively, by a vote of the owners Wednesday.

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