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AP wants to preserve body for long haul

The guys of PFT discuss Adrian Peterson saying that he wants to take better care of his body so that he can break Emmitt Smith’s rushing record. Peterson said in an interview that he will avoid taking the extra hit for the extra yard, but Mike Florio thinks that is easier said than done.

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Todd Haley extremely confident in his receivers

Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias take a whip around the day’s top headlines in the NFL including, the NFL and plaintiffs announcing a revised concussion settlement, Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator Todd Haley saying that his wide receivers group is as deep a group as he’s been around, Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner saying that QB Teddy Bridgewater can make every throw and more.

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Trent Richardson to be three-down back for Colts

The guys of PFT discuss the Colts anticipating Trent Richardson to be a three-down back despite his rough start with the team last season after being traded to Indianapolis from Cleveland.

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Aldon Smith unlikely for start of season

Erik Kuselias and Mike Florio discuss Aldon Smith unlikely to be playing for the 49ers at the start of the season, the LB’s upcoming sentencing on July 25 for multiple felony weapons charges and a DUI, whether Smith can stay out of trouble for the next month and more.

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Chip’s way or the highway

Mike Florio discusses Eagles coach Chip Kelly never apologizing for shipping well known players out of Philly as he is adamant about having a team that responds well to his coaching style.

 

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Rambunctious Johnny faring well in Cleveland

Mike Florio talks to Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot about how teammates are responding to Johnny Manziel’s rowdy lifestyle, what could have been if the Browns had picked Teddy Bridgewater and who the Week 1 starting QB will be in Cleveland.

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Can Aldon Smith stay out of trouble to avoid jail time?

Mike Florio discusses San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith potentially missing Week 1 of the NFL season due to his off-field incidents. Smith faces up to four years in jail after pleading no contest to multiple felony weapons charges and a DUI charge from last September. Sources close to Smith expect that there will be no jail time if the LB stays out of trouble from now until July 25.

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PFT Live: Browns talk with Mary Kay Cabot, PFT Planet calls and tweets

Johnny Manziel AP

The offseason started with another coaching and front office shakeup in Cleveland and it came to an end with everyone wondering when quarterback Johnny Manziel would make the leap to the starting lineup.

On Wednesday’s PFT Live, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer will join Mike Florio to talk about those things as well as everything else you need to know about the Browns heading into training camp. We’ll get her read on Manziel’s competition with Brian Hoyer, Mike Pettine’s first offseason as an NFL head coach and the chances that the Browns can put an end to their losing ways in 2014.

Florio will then switch from asking the questions to answering them. Members of PFT Planet can send their questions in on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or give a call to 888-237-5269 during the show.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.

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Jason Taylor: Dion Jordan is a ‘sponge’

Retired Dolphins TE Jason Taylor joins PFT to talk about how meaningful the injuries to Mike Pouncey and Knowshon Moreno are to the team, how the offensive line will respond to the setbacks, how Knowshon Moreno is faring in South Florida so far, what Dion Jordan needs to improve on in his second year and more.

 

 

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Michael Sam’s NFL experience: ‘Very positive, very fun’

Michael Sam speaks about his NFL experience thus far, saying it has been “very fun.” Erik Kuselias wonders whether the Rams can cut Sam as easily as they normally could a seventh round pick. The Rams have said they will treat Sam the same as they would any other prospect.

 

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Will Flowers bloom in San Diego?

The guys of PFT discuss Brandon Flowers agreeing to terms of a one-year deal with the Chargers a couple weeks after being cut by the Chiefs, whether San Diego is penning Flowers in to be the shutdown corner that is going to play the best receiver on the opponents’ team and more.

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Vikings quarterbacks: who’s on first?

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press weighs in on whether Matt Cassel or rookie Teddy Bridgewater will start in the Vikings’ first game, how Adrian Peterson’s presence affects fan loyalty and how the defense will stack up in 2014.

 

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Mike Pouncey out at least three months

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio breaks down the news of Mike Pouncey getting surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. Florio compares Pouncey’s injury to Percy Harvin’s injury from last year, saying the timing of Pouncey’s surgery and his history of playing through injury gives him a good shot of playing at a high level again this season.

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Richard Sherman boycotting Seattle media?

It appears Richard Sherman is boycotting the Seattle media after a few media outlets made his new home address public information. Mike Florio says it is much easier as an NFL player to say you’re boycotting the media, than it is to actually pull it off. This is because of the NFL’s policy that each player must be available to the media at least twice per week during the season.

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ProFootballTalk: Who can compete with Brady, Manning in AFC?

The guys of PFT discuss whether Tom Brady or Peyton Manning will play longer and whether there is an AFC team that will be able to prevent a Patriots/Broncos AFC Championship game.

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