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12 Aug 2011, 12:20pm by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: August 12, 2011

Why would anyone admit that they wanted to pick John Beck with a Top 10 pick? Can someone get some air spray for Tarvaris Jackson? And can the Vikings dust for vomit?

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41 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2011, 10:09am by Dean

10 Aug 2011, 04:46pm by Rivers McCown

Logan Mankins Signs Long-Term Extension With Patriots

After being franchise tagged earlier this offseason and staging a dramatic holdout through most of 2010, the Patriots have finally signed guard Logan Mankins to a long-term deal.

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19 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2011, 6:56am by Mr Shush

08 Aug 2011, 01:53pm by Rivers McCown

Lions' Mikel Leshoure Out For The Season

Detroit running back Mikel LeShoure, their second-round pick in last April's draft, has been lost for the year with a torn Achilles tendon. Thus far, most of the offseason concerns about overweight players post-lockout have been unsubstantiated. What we apparently should have been worried about? Achilles injuries.

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40 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2011, 4:39pm by RickD

08 Aug 2011, 11:03am by Rivers McCown

Four Downs: AFC West

Did the Chargers do enough to fix their horrific special teams? Will Andy Studebaker get enough pressure on the quarterback for Kansas City? Can Oakland's young offensive line keep Jason Campbell upright? Is Denver's old secondary going to sink or swim?

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65 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 7:08am by shankar

05 Aug 2011, 01:37pm by Rivers McCown

Saints To Sign Ex-Bears Center Olin Kreutz

This will keep the Saints from having to bump Matt Tennant to the starting lineup after Jonathan Goodwin's defection to the 49ers. Kreutz reportedly agreed to a $2 million base salary for one year, plus incentives that could double the value of the deal.

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12 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2011, 4:38pm by Joseph

05 Aug 2011, 01:18pm by Rivers McCown

The NFL Star And The Brain Injuries That Destroyed Him

Dave Duerson chose to give his brain to The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, and the early results from their experiments on the brains of deceased football players are pretty hard to stomach.

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80 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2011, 9:44pm by tuluse

05 Aug 2011, 10:55am by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: August 5, 2011

Some teams may proclaim to be the "dream team," but everybody is dreaming about their new futures in this week's best quotes. Except of course for Chad Ochocinco, who hasn't slept since he stopped eating McDonald's.

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27 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2011, 7:31pm by Kevin from Philly

03 Aug 2011, 10:27pm by Rivers McCown

Bubba Smith Dies

Former All-Pro Colts defensive end Bubba Smith passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 66. No cause of death was immediately announced. He was a Super Bowl champion with the 1971 Colts and was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

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16 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2011, 4:26am by OmrothLol

02 Aug 2011, 05:25pm by Rivers McCown

Seahawks Reportedly Sign Miller Away From Oakland

No one can say Tarvaris Jackson doesn't have any weapons to work with. According to John Clayton, the Seahawks have outbid the Raiders for the services of the 26-year-old tight end. No monetary details yet, but it's probably a fairly big contract if the Raiders offered Miller anything close to the money they gave to the rest of their free agents.

EDIT: Here's the contract. Five years, $34 million, and $17 million guaranteed. That's all it took!

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24 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 11:57am by werw

02 Aug 2011, 04:59pm by Rivers McCown

Saints Reportedly Agree To Terms With Aubrayo Franklin

San Francisco nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, coming off a season where he was franchised and played extremely well, reportedly settled for a one-year deal with New Orleans. Should be pretty interesting to see how Gregg Williams uses Franklin, Sedrick Ellis, and Shaun Rogers together.

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17 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2011, 7:38pm by speedegg