Posts Tagged Professional football

Browns put on the pads, get physical in camp

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches the veterans take their conditioning test at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Behind his stylish sunglasses, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine stayed cool and showed little outward emotion on a day he had been looking forward to for months.

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Falcons rookie LB Shembo pushing for starting job

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo (53) works against Atlanta Falcons running back Josh Vaughan (30) during an NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.

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Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (51) spins away from running back Miguel Maysonet (30) during a blocking drill in practice at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., on Monday, July 28, 2014 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.

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Texans look to vet Fitzpatrick to solve QB woes

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw a pass during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Texans signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason hoping the veteran will help turn around an offense that did very little right last year. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans’ biggest problem in their 2-14 season was inconsistent play at quarterback.

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Fists flying in Philly

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin walks off the field at the NFL teams training camp at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Monday, July 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Eagles’ defense won’t be pushed around.

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