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Deep Posts: Ro(d)gers ad jersey fail proves Packers still need help with their ‘D’

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Apperently, this pitcure was sent out to Gren Bay Pakcers fans who subsribe to NFL.com -- the oppoartunitee to by an Aaron Rogers jersye! Sorry, folks -- intentional typos there, as the manufacturer of that official game jersey forgot the "D" in Aaron Rodgers' name. So ... the manufacturer, the model, the photographer, the graphic artist who mocked the thing up, and whoever put the shot on the league's official website, all missed the fact that the last name of the NFL's best quarterback was misspelled. Might be time for a review of the review process?

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Ron Rivera sends Panthers players home from OTAs. No, nobody's in trouble -- Carolina's head coach had to send his players home to comply with the current collective bargaining agreement. "I went downstairs and said, 'OK, everybody who's been here since 7, you've got to go,'" Rivera said of the players about to violate the rule stating that players can spend no more than six hours at the team facility during Phase 3 of organized team activities. "So those guys got up and left." At this rate, Cam Newton will never learn to be a better teammate!

Tecmo Mario takes the field for Bills. According to new teammate Ryan Fitzpatrick, former Houston Texans and now Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is showing the kind of speed off the edge not often seen outside the realms of virtual reality. "He looks like a Madden character you create when you sit there and up-up the strength, and the guy keeps growing," the quarterback said on Tuesday. "And then he's the fastest guy on the field, too." With Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Mark Anderson, it's pretty certain that the Bills will field the NFL's best front four this season -- at least, on paper.

Larry Fitzgerald wants to get skinnier. The Cardinals' receiver is already one of the most fit, dedicated and explosive players in the game, but right now, that's not enough for him, and he cited his dad -- longtime football scribe Larry Fitzgerald Sr. -- as part of the reason. "I never like to be the guy who says, 'Do as I say, not as I do,'" Fitzgerald said, when asked how he's mentoring young receivers like rookie Michael Floyd. "I don't want to lead like that. If I ask you to do something, it's because I'm doing it, because I've done it and I believe it's going to help ... You've seen my dad. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, but he's not a little man by any stretch of the imagination. I can't play receiver at that weight." No, but you can write about football at "that weight." Believe us. We know.

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