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  • Falcons try to move on after Shembo arrested for dog killing

    New coach Dan Quinn believes the Atlanta Falcons made the right decision to cut ties immediately with Prince Shembo after the linebacker was arrested last week for killing a dog. The team waived Shembo last Friday, the same day he turned himself in at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on a…

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  • Veterans Peppers and Raji back to fortify Packers D

    Two of the most respected veterans on Green Bay's defense are separated by just a couple stalls in the locker room. Julius Peppers and B.J. Raji feel as if they have a lot left to accomplish despite all the hits they have administered, and all blocks they have shed over the years. ''I think I can…

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  • Star RB Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson donned his familiar purple No. 28 jersey and jogged on to the practice field Tuesday.

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  • Steelers top pick Dupree hoping to be quick study

    Bud Dupree isn't one for humble bragging, but he's willing to make an exception just this once. ''God blessed me with being a smart individual,'' the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker said when pressed on where his photographic memory comes from. It's always been a gift I feel.'' One Dupree was…

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  • Browns coach dismisses Manziel bottle-throwing incident

    Browns coach Mike Pettine is defending quarterback Johnny Manziel, saying he's unhappy with outside chatter about Manziel's relationship with the team following a rehab stay and a minor confrontation with a fan. Manziel, 22, declined to speak with the media after a two-hour practice. No arrests…

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    Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings (9 photos)

    Either the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have truly mended all fences or they were at least able to put on a really happy face on Tuesday. Peterson reported to OTA practices on Tuesday, after staying away during an acrimonious time. Peterson missed almost all of last year…

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  • Titans working to run better with Mariota, other draft picks

    Of the many items on Tennessee's needs improvement list, nothing may be higher offensively than running the ball better. It's a topic coach Ken Whisenhunt has repeatedly mentioned this offseason, a not so subtle message for an offense that can stand to improve across the board. The Titans certainly…

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  • Ray McDonald's ex says former 49er repeatedly attacked her

    Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee says in court records that McDonald repeatedly attacked her over several months. The San Jose Mercury News reports ( that a restraining order obtained by the newspaper Tuesday shows…

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  • Goodell makes it official: He will hear Brady's appeal

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. The league suspended the Patriots quarterback for his role in the use of deflated footballs by New England in its AFC championship game victory over Indianapolis in January. The…

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  • Landon Collins to wear No. 21 to honor Sean Taylor (Photo)

    Collins wore No. 26 in college to honor Taylor and wants to continue honoring him as he begins his NFL career.

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  • Derrick Johnson, Dontari Poe miss Chiefs offseason workout

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe walked gingerly off the Chiefs' practice field Tuesday with back pain, and linebacker Derrick Johnson sat out with inflammation in his knee.

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  • Brock Osweiler makes most of Peyton Manning's day off

    These are the days Brock Osweiler lives for. With Manning among the several starters getting a breather, Osweiler made the most of his opportunity, getting the bulk of the snaps at practice as he continued to digest coach Gary Kubiak's run-oriented offense that is both newfangled and old-fashioned.…

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    USA Today's Tom Pelissero: 'Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson thought it was important to get back'

    USA Today NFL writer Tom Pelissero discusses the talks between Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and running back Adrian Peterson that helped to bring Peterson back to the Vikings.

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  • Bengals defense trying to get up to speed in workouts

    Defensive end Michael Johnson is fitting in as though he never left Cincinnati. One of the main focuses in Cincinnati's offseason workouts is getting the defense back to where it was two years ago, when it was the backbone of a playoff team. The Bengals have kept the unit essentially intact, so…

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  • Panthers' Newton signs five-year contract extension

    (Reuters) - Dynamic Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has signed a lucrative five-year contract extension that will keep him with the National Football League team through the 2020 season as he targets the franchise's first Super Bowl. "My main focus is trying to bring the Lombardi Trophy to…

  • Redskins sign NT Jerrell Powe, T Willie Smith

    Free-agent nose tackle Jerrell Powe and offensive lineman Willie Smith have signed with the Washington Redskins. Powe has played in 28 games, making four starts, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans over the past four seasons. Powe was with the Texans last season, appearing in 16 games…

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  • Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis sidelined with leg injury

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss the rest of the team's spring practices with a leg injury.

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  • Despite shuffling, Chiefs offensive line could be settled

    As another round of musical chairs began with the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line last week, it was hard to fathom just who would be left off the first team when coach Andy Reid finally called for the music to stop. There was Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft just two years ago,…

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  • Left tackle Donald Penn optimistic about Raiders in 2015

    Donald Penn isn't getting much sleep at home these days, not with a 2-month-old daughter to take care of. The Oakland Raiders' veteran left tackle has been trying to catch up at nights following the team's offseason workouts. With a new offensive system to learn and a new line coach to work with -…

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