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Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg stepping aside

Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg will be resigning from the staff, the club said Friday on its website. “It has been a great experience for me to be with the Green Bay Packers these past few years, and I am thankful for the opportunity I was given,” Hilgenberg said, according to Packers.com. “I…

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Friday morning one-liners

The Bills hired Gerald Dixon as a pro scout. Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be available when the Dolphins pick in the second round. S Devin McCourty said that the “bonding begins now” for the Patriots defense. Said Jets WR Eric Decker of developing chemistry with a new quarterback, “It’s important to have that relationship…

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Report: Armanti Edwards, A.J. Jefferson visiting Seahawks

Instead of taking to their “war room” in preparation for the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday (since the league decided an extra two weeks of waiting wouldn’t drive everyone crazy), the Seattle Seahawks were taking a look at a pair of veteran free agents. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, the Seahawks worked…

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Colts get the bye-week short straw this year

One of the many areas for potential pissing and moaning about the perceived unfairness of the schedule comes from the bye weeks.  Specifically, from the teams that have to play multiple other teams who had two weeks to prepare for the game. This year, the bye week short straw goes to the Colts, who face…

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Cowboys-Bears consecutive Thursday games not unprecedented

The 2014 schedule taps the Cowboys and the Bears to play on consecutive Thursdays, against other foes on Thanksgiving and each other seven days later. As it turns out, it’s not unprecedented. In 2007, the Packers and Cowboys got together in Dallas on a Thursday night, seven days after the Packers played in Detroit and…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills WR Stevie Johnson could be at a crossroads. The Dolphins are turning over every stone for CB help. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t talk to reporters, but he seemed in good spirits yesterday. The Jets were the only New York team to host TE Eric Ebron on a visit. The Ravens open the season with…

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NFL wary of putting Seahawks home games in prime-time due to recent blowouts

The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4 for the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. However, it’s the only time this year the defending Super Bowl champions will be at home for a nationally televised prime-time game. The Seahawks have four prime-time games on their schedule this season. But…

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Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative

Before 2010, the NFL avoided scheduling Sunday night games on the days reserved for the World Series.  That year, the league decided to challenge baseball directly. In every year since then, the NFL has scheduled a Sunday night game against the World Series.  This year, the Packers visit the Saints for the Sunday night of…

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Sunday night is still football night

Yes, the NFL plays prime-time games three nights per week.  Yes, there is no football night like Sunday night. This year’s schedule on NBC starts with the Packers at the Seahawks on Thursday, September 4, in a rematch of the 2012 “Fail Mary” game.  Week One continues on Sunday night, as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning…

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Super Bowl rematch set for September 21

The Broncos were aggressive about overhauling their defense this offseason after getting routed 43-8 in the Super Bowl by the Seahawks and they won’t have to wait too many weeks before getting a chance to see how the unit measures up to Seattle this time. Denver will travel to Seattle on September 21 for a…

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Steelers-Ravens kicks off the CBS-NFLN Thursday night slate

The NFL has two reasons to assign great games to the Thursday night package to be simulcast on CBS and NFL Network.  First, great games deliver major audiences on broadcast TV.  Second, the package lasts only one year; great games will create great ratings and in turn more money for the games in 2015 and…

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Report: Green Bay to play at Seattle in 2014 NFL regular season opener

We’ve known since season’s end that the Packers would get their first rematch with the Seahawks in Seattle since the “Fail Mary” game of 2012. Now, we reportedly know when the clubs will meet. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers will travel to Seattle for the 2014 NFL regular-season opener…

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Vince Young rules out the Canadian option

Quarterback Vince Young, the third overall pick in the 2006 draft (yes, it’s been eight years), still wants to get back to the NFL. If Young can’t, he won’t be going elsewhere.  Specifically, he won’t be joining Chad Johnson in the CFL. “No disrespect to Canada,” Young told Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston. …

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Report: Cowboys sign Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract

With Tony Romo coming off back surgery and top backup Kyle Orton absent from the start of the offseason workout program, the Cowboys have added some needed quarterback depth. The club has signed veteran backup Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Hanie had stints with…

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As schedule approaches, all eyes on September 4

The 2014 schedule consists of 256 regular-season games.  The first one will be played on the Thursday after Labor Day in Seattle. Later today, we’ll know which of the eight teams to visit CenturyLink Field this season will be there on the night they raise the championship banner.  The options are the 49ers, Rams, Cardinals,…

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