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Joe Burrow appendectomy news underscores the training-camp worries of zealous fans

Months of glass-half-full wishful thinking end abruptly when a football fan’s favorite team heads to training camp. That’s when the optimism regarding what may go right yields to day-to-day worrying about what can go wrong. It happens every year. A team’s best-case scenario becomes a worst-case reality with a key injury that changes everything. While […]

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Bears put Roquan Smith on physically unable to perform list

In the case of Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, PUP may stand for player unwilling to practice. The Bears have put Smith on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, a designation that keeps players off the practice field while they’re recovering from injuries. But Smith is reportedly unwilling to practice until the […]

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Colts activate Tyquan Lewis, Rodney McLeod off PUP list

The Colts will have a pair of players on the field on Wednesday as they get training camp up and rolling this week. Indianapolis announced defensive end Tyquan Lewis and safety Rodney McLeod have been removed from the physically unable to perform list. Both players were placed on the list over the weekend. Lewis is […]

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Did the Buccaneers get Julio Jones at a bargain rate?

There’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to NFL free-agent contracts. If the numbers aren’t leaked within 24 hours after the news emerges of the transaction, the numbers are nothing to crow about. The immediacy of social media arguably has shortened that window. With a small army of media operating at the speed […]

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Mike Vrabel: I don’t foresee anything limiting Treylon Burks

The Titans selected receiver Treylon Burks in the first round of this year’s draft to help replace A.J. Brown, who was traded to the Eagles. Burks wasn’t able to participate in much of the team’s offseason program. During OTAs, the Titans said he was dealing with issues related to his asthma. For minicamp, head coach […]

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Lions put Jason Cabinda on PUP list, C.J. Moore and Dan Skipper on NFI

The Lions announced three moves involving their injured lists ahead of Wednesday’s training camp practice. Fullback Jason Cabinda has been placed on the physically unable to perform list, safety C.J. Moore is on the non-football injury list, and tackle Dan Skipper landed on the non-football illness list. Cabinda has played in 34 games for the […]