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Pats open practice, try to ignore Deflategate talk

Embroiled in the Deflategate controversy, the Patriots opened camp Thursday with fans hailing Tom Brady and a plane flying overhead that carried the sign "Cheaters Look Up."

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Inside The Huddle with John Clayton (3:06)
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Goodell's 20-page appeal decision

Wonder why Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension? The commissioner lays out his reasoning in this 20-page memo.


Butler: 'Awkward' to replace Dick LeBeau

New Steelers' defensive coordinator Keith Butler said his close relationship with LeBeau hasn't been the same."You don't want to feel like you stabbed him in the back or anything like that to get the job," Butler said. 'That's football'

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Jets fans already trolling Patriots

It didn't take long for some Jets fans to zing the rival Patriots. As the Pats took the field for training camp's first practice, this banner towed by an airplane greeted them.

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Brady makes one-handed catch

In practice today, QB Tom Brady went out for a pass and then hauled in a one-handed catch from receiver Julian Edelman. Brady has thrown 14 regular-season TDs to Edelman, but has only made one reception in the NFL. Takes first team reps


Lewan: Titans OL 'soft' last season

Taylor Lewan said his group underachieved in 2014: "As an offensive line, it starts with us. ... And if we work together, play a little dirty, a little over the line a little bit, a little crazy, and work together, then I think we’ll be real successful … (We want to) completely harass, bully defensive linemen." 'Go after guys'

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Mara calls Giants’ training staff “best in league.” Later takes questions on why Giants led league in injuries past two years.

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Mara on JPP: “We don’t know the extent of the damage. That’s the problem. I don’t know how many fingers he has.”

'Cheaters' banner flies over Pats camp

Thanks to some Jets fans, more than clouds graced the sky over the Patriots' training camp on the first day of practice. Attendees were ambushed with a flying banner that read, "Cheaters look up!"


Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day

And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.


Manziel not the man in first practice

Johnny Manziel's first practice of his second season didn't start well. His first four drop backs went: Sack, sack, pass almost intercepted and pass batted down. Josh McCown worked with the first team and Manziel worked with the backups.


Julio Jones arrives at Falcons camp

The Pro Bowl WR reported to training camp today and said his agent and the team have started negotiating a long-term contract. Jones has one year left on his deal and is scheduled to make $10.176 million this season.

Wilson, Seahawks facing deadline

Chris Mortensen on SportsCenter: "Right now there is not a lot of optimism that a deal will get done between [Russell] Wilson and the Seahawks. ... The Seahawks are not going to make him the highest-paid player in the NFL."


From 'All in for Week One' to just all in

Robert Griffin III made it clear in his first news conference of training camp that he'll run whatever coach Jay Gruden wants and the QB isn't worried about what type of quarterback he'll be.

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Coach: Clemons' absence 'concerning'

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said DE Chris Clemons was dealing with personal issues, but wouldn't characterize his absence as troubling. The coach said he hopes the vet will be back at camp soon: "I don't foresee this as a situation where it's extended."

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Cowboys have added RB Darren McFadden on active PUP with slight hamstring strain. Told it's not serious and could be back quickly.

Garoppolo taking camp day-by-day

If Tom Brady's appeal is denied, Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games for the Patriots, but today at training camp, the QB said: "We're not really looking that far ahead. I don't think anyone is."


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Devon Still: "I spent last year convincing everyone what kind of father I was. I want to spend this one convincing everyone I'm good player"

McClain to begin camp on PUP list

From ESPN's Todd Archer: "The Cowboys have placed LB Rolando McClain on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. McClain did most of his rehab in Alabama and the team wants to make sure he is in better shape before getting him on the practice field."

Herm Edwards on RG III

"You have to be a mentally tough guy to play quarterback in the National Football League. ... Talent is one thing, but if you're not a mentally tough guy to play the quarterback position, you have no chance at success."

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