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PFT Live: Should starters get less time in preseason games?

Mike Florio discusses the possibility of starters pushing for less time in preseason games to avoid unnecessary injury. Florio argues there’s ways to keep starters prepared other than a game that doesn’t count.

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PFT Live: NaVorro Bowman assures he’s ready to return from ACL injury

After hearing Navorro Bowman prepares for two hours before a game Rodney Harrison expressed concern that the linebacker’s returning too soon from his ACL injury, but Bowman assures that’s not the case.

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PFT Live: Brady, Goodell head back to court August 31

With Tom Brady and Roger Goodell headed back to court Mike Florio breaks down possible outcomes, including lose-lose with Brady able to play pending the appeal to higher court.

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PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Bills talk with Tyler Dunne

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Friday’s PFT Live will bring you the latest on a couple of AFC East teams.

Mike Florio will talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the Jets ahead of Saturday’s game against their co-tenants at MetLife Stadium. They’ll discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick’s prospects at quarterback, Geno Smith’s recovery from a broken jaw and more.

Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News will also be on hand to talk about Rex Ryan’s new team. Quarterbacks will be a big topic in that conversation as well, namely Ryan’s decision to start EJ Manuel in the Bills’ third preseason game.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Titans need to let Mariota trust his instincts

Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss whether Marcus Mariota’s positive upswing will continue the preseason. Florio advises to protect himself while Harrison advises to just let him play.

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ProFootballTalk: Robert Griffin III handles media questions wisely

Rodney Harrison applauds Robert Griffin III for the way he handled the media’s concussions questions, saying his boring approach is a wise move and straight from Bill Belichick’s playbook.

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ProFootballTalk: Martavis Bryant’s suspension limits Steelers’ offense

Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss what Martavis Bryant’s suspension means for the Patriots who face the Steelers Week 1 and take a look at the limits that now face Ben Roethlisberger.

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PFT Live Bouchette says Steelers signing Vick came with much debate

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about the Steelers signing Mike Vick and how his new teammates will hold him accountable if he doesn’t prepare as a backup much like he would if he was starting.

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PFT Planet: Is Jimmy Garoppolo Tom Brady’s successor?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from fans of PFT Live about Jimmy Garoppolo’s potential future in New England, the Rams’ outlook for 2015 and the chances of Roger Goodell getting fired for losing the Brady case.

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PFT Live: Marshawn Lynch hasn’t been fined $75K, yet

Mike Florio lays out why Marshawn Lynch hasn’t been fined $75,000 for not speaking to the media after the NFC title game and why he’ll be charged the $75K, plus another $75K, if he doesn’t comply this year.

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PFT Live: Steelers talk with Ed Bouchette, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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The Steelers suffered a blow to their offensive line last weekend when center Maurkice Pouncey broke a bone in his ankle that may require surgery.

Whether he needs an operation or not, Pouncey is going to miss a big chunk of time and Mike Florio will spend some time on Thursday’s PFT Live discussing their plans to get through his absence with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The team signed Doug Legursky to go with Cody Wallace as potential replacements and we’ll find out from Bouchette how things might change offensively for Pittsburgh with Pouncey out of the lineup.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Which team has the top defense in the NFC East?

Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison examine defenses in the NFC East and agree that the Eagles’ defensive unit is much improved from last year, but doesn’t get the same publicity as the offense.

 

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ProFootballTalk: How much does loss of Orlando Scandrick hurt Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys have lost cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the season to a torn ACL and MCL, and Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison talk about what his absence will mean for Rod Marinelli’s defense.

 

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ProFootballTalk: Can Michael Vick finally accept backup quarterback role?

Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss the Steelers’ signing of Michael Vick and explain how Vick needs to adjust to being a full-time backup and accept everything that comes along with that duty.

 

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PFT Live: Beckham Jr. will be targeted and he knows it

Can Odell Beckham Jr. beat press coverage now that opposing defenses will undoubtedly play him and not the ball? That’s the burning question for Giants fans this offseason and only game action will tell.

 

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