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Report: Aaron Rodgers “expected” to take part in team drills

Per multiple reports, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not on the field when Green Bay began practice on Thursday. This left backups Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn as the quarterbacks taking snaps in the portion of the workout open to media, as Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin noted. However, Rodgers might still work on…

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Aaron Rodgers: Packers are “hungrier” this year

The Packers will hit the field in this year’s postseason for the first time on Sunday and they’re hoping to stick around a little bit longer than they have in the last three seasons. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the team’s play in the playoffs “hasn’t been good enough” while losing at home in two…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Rex Ryan adds a layer of intrigue to the Bills’ coaching search. The Dolphins brought in a spare kicker for competition. The Patriots are working to slow down the Ravens’ run game. Larry David wants to help the Jets smell like something other than Beef-a-reeno. The Ravens are close to healthy heading into this week’s playoff game. Bengals…

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Jerry Jones sidesteps Chris Christie’s ethics issues, embraces the mojo

In the aftermath of New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s orange-sweatered soiree with Jerry and Stephen Jones, a serious question emerged regarding the decision of the Cowboys owner to pay for Christie’s plane fare and ticket to the Lions-Cowboys playoff game. Jones co-owns Legends Hospitality, which does business with the Port Authority of New York and…

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Aaron Rodgers might practice tomorrow, “getting stronger”

No, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not practice today. No, Packers coach Mike McCarthy does not seem particularly worried about it. Vis Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, McCarthy made it fairly clear how worried he was about his star’s injured calf. “I plan on Aaron playing Sunday,” McCarthy said. “Today’s schedule was for…

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Jeremy Mincey out of Cowboys practice with head injury

Defensive end Jeremy Mincey was on the field until the end of the Cowboys’ victory over the Lions last Sunday and he spoke to reporters on Tuesday without mentioning any injury, so it was something of a surprise to learn that he wasn’t practicing with the Cowboys on Wednesday. Mincey was listed as missing the…

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Calf keeps Aaron Rodgers out of practice Wednesday

Aaron Rodgers talked this week about learning how to play without practicing. And for a day at least, he’s putting those lessons into play. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, the Packers quarterback was not present for the start of practice, with just Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien there. That’s no surprise, as he’s nursing a…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

The Bills are telling prospective coaches that the franchise isn’t giving up on QB EJ Manuel. Said new Dolphins boss Mike Tannenbaum, “Let’s look at the team right now. Dennis Hickey and Joe Philbin have done a very good job. The cupboard isn’t bare by any stretch. . . . We have to know our…

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Aaron Rodgers on re-injuring calf: If it happens, it happens

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going to have his left calf evaluated by doctors on Wednesday, but the only determination it seems they’ll be making is when Rodgers will hit the practice field. During his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show on Tuesday, Rodgers made it clear that he’s playing this week. Rodgers said that he isn’t…

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Jerry Jones on Chris Christie: He’s part of our mojo

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s trip to Dallas to cavort in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s luxury box last Sunday wasn’t too popular with the many Eagles and Giants fans that live in the Garden State, but the Cowboys won and Jones wants to give Christie’s constituents something else to be upset about this Sunday. During…

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Packers aren’t freaking out about facing Dez Bryant

When the Packers faced the Cowboys in 2013, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had 153 yards on 11 catches in the kind of performance we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from one of the NFL’s hardest receivers to stop. That memory and the film of Bryant’s exploits this season are on the Packers’ minds heading into…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

A vote for Mike Shanahan as the next Bills coach. A healthy Branden Albert is essential for the Dolphins in 2015. Patriots CB Darrelle Revis is looking for his first Super Bowl appearance. UCLA coach Jim Mora doesn’t appear to be a candidate for the Jets job. Ravens coach John Harbaugh enjoyed having his brother…

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Christie’s free trip to Dallas raises ethics concerns

Before New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the trek to Willie Wonka’s football factory looking like Augustus Gloop in an Oompa Loompa sweater, Christie apparently had ripped open a candy bar that included a golden gloryhole ticket. As it turns out, Christie’s trip to Texas was bought and paid for by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. …

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Former Giants coach Allie Sherman passes away

Former Giants head coach and Eagles quarterback Allie Sherman passed away on Saturday, the New York Times reported. He was 91. Sherman coached the Giants from 1961 to 1968, leading the franchise to a 57-54-4 record. In his first three seasons, the Giants won the Eastern Conference and advanced to the NFL Championship Game, but…

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Huge wild-card audience surely means more wild-card games

In March, the NFL’s owners likely will vote to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams.  That would mean two more games in the wild-card round, an increase from four to six. Which would mean 50 percent more games that America watches by the tens of millions.  Specifically the four wild-card games generated…

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