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Agent's Take: NFL key dates and what they mean for your team

Agent's Take: NFL key dates and what they mean for your team | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
NFL offseason is here and the clock is ticking. Will Ndamukong Suh walk? Will Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas get tagged? Here's key dates for every team.
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Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports

Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Two former Patriots say the team put false information about them on official injury reports.
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Tailgating Food Safety Q & A | Food Safety News

Tailgating Food Safety Q & A | Food Safety News | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
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Some food safety tips for all that will be tailgating and having game parties. 

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The NFL needs a Brian Banks success story.

The NFL needs a Brian Banks success story. | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
There were about 200 people in the stands at the Georgia Dome when Brian Banks made a tackle in the fourth quarter of his NFL debut. To the Falcons linebacker, it sounded like two million.
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For those who do not know that story of Brian Banks, it is worth a minute of your time.

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Bag rule ruffles some feathers at Falcons game

Bag rule ruffles some feathers at Falcons game | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The NFL’s new bag rule took effect on Thursday night at six stadiums.  In one of the venues, the rule wasn’t well received. As explained by D.
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Remember people purses and backpacks are not allowed in NFL stadiums. Spread the word!

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Lions teammates love Kickalicious

Lions teammates love Kickalicious | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Kickalicious isn’t just a YouTube sensation anymore. He’s a legitimate NFL kicker.
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If you have not seen Havard Rugland YouTube videos go check them out, they are pretty amazing. Could be one of the top underdog stories of the year if he makes the team.

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Fox announces broadcast crews for the 2013 NFL Season | The Pigskin Report

Fox announces broadcast crews for the 2013 NFL Season | The Pigskin Report | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The Pigskin Report covers NFL news, Fantasy Football, College Football and High School
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Kirk Cousins a changed quarterback

Kirk Cousins a changed quarterback | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The scrutiny still accompanies the other quarterback, regardless of whether he’s playing or not. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins keeps preparing with th
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Randy Moss reportedly joining FOX with his NFL career likely over | Audibles - SI.com

Randy Moss reportedly joining FOX with his NFL career likely over | Audibles - SI.com | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Randy Moss remains a free agent, even as teams across the NFL struggle with depth at wide receiver. With each passing day, though, it becomes more and more clear that …
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Fox Sports 1 debuts on August 17.

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Brian Banks makes his NFL debut with Atlanta Falcons

Brian Banks makes his NFL debut with Atlanta Falcons | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Thursday night was a long time coming for Brian Banks. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker made his NFL debut about a decade after a false rape accusation nearly destroyed his football dream.
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Congratulations to Brian Banks for his first NFL start. Banks was falsely accused of rape and spent 5 years in prison before being exonerated. He never gave up his dream!

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Catching up on Hard Knocks, for free

Catching up on Hard Knocks, for free | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
I don’t have HBO, so I don’t see Hard Knocks when it debuts.  (MDS is the official PFT Hard Knocks correspondent.  Because unlike me he’s not too cheap to get HBO.) But I had to see the first episode of the new season, since the show includes Bengals...
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Story behind football's innovative yellow first down line | SI.com

Story behind football's innovative yellow first down line | SI.com | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The large conference room full of ESPN executives was silent as Jerry Gepner and I finished presenting a simulation of a yellow, electronic first down line for football telecasts in May 1998. Finally, the silence was broken.
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Do you remember the game before the 'yellow line'? 

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NFL punishment of players shifting from Roger Goodell to teams

NFL punishment of players shifting from Roger Goodell to teams | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The NFL is handling things differently now than six years ago during a scary time in football. Now, instead of Roger Goodell dispensing discipline, individual teams are taking the lead.
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Teams should take the lead in handing out punishments for infractions. 

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NFL Announcement That It Will Hire A Chief Medical Officer A No Brainer

NFL Announcement That It Will Hire A Chief Medical Officer A No Brainer | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
During his annual state of the league press conference, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced yesterday afternoon that the NFL would be hiring a chief medical officer (CMO). He used the press conference to highlight the importance of player safety, but did not lay out specifics of what the new role [...]
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Steve Tisch believes Goodell will “make a statement” in disciplining Irsay

Steve Tisch believes Goodell will “make a statement” in disciplining Irsay | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Plenty of NFL owners will be asked about the Jim Irsay situation when they gather in Orlando for the annual league meetings next week. One got a head start on the process by talking to a guy on the street with a camera, from TMZ.
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Giovani Bernard lives simple rookie life, including driving his girlfriend’s mom’s van | SportsNewsInternational.com

Giovani Bernard lives simple rookie life, including driving his girlfriend’s mom’s van | SportsNewsInternational.com | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Giovani Bernard lives simple rookie life, including driving his girlfriend’s mom’s van - There's enough for a NFL rookie to worry about, especially for someone like Giovani Bernard, who is expected to contribute to a playoff contender right awa...
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McKay says league will look into unprecedented rash of ACL injuries

McKay says league will look into unprecedented rash of ACL injuries | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The first few weeks of training camp 2013 have resulted in an unprecedented rash of ACL injuries. “[T]here have been more ACL injuries than ever,” Falcons CEO and Competition Committee chair Rich McKay told Jim Corbett of USA Today.
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First Down, Fourth Down: Carson Palmer re-energizes Arizona’s offense | Audibles - SI.com

First Down, Fourth Down: Carson Palmer re-energizes Arizona’s offense | Audibles - SI.com | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Since Kurt Warner’s retirement following the 2009 season, the Arizona Cardinals have tried to fix their quarterback situation with Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Max Hall, Kevin Kolb, Brian Hoyer, and …...
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I hope that for Larry Fitzgerald's sake the Carson Palmer experiment works.

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Tyrann Mathieu has big game in preseason debut

Tyrann Mathieu has big game in preseason debut | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Through one preseason game of his NFL career, Cardinals rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu looks like the same kind of playmaker he was at LSU, before off-field issues cut short his promising college career.
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Here is hoping that Mathieu can keep it together!

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Canty, Tuck have clearance to wear elaborate face masks

Canty, Tuck have clearance to wear elaborate face masks | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
No, Robert Mathis and Darnell Dockett won’t be permitted to wear their intricate, elaborate face masks. Justin Tuck and Chris Canty will.
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There Can Be Only One | The MMQB with Peter King

There Can Be Only One | The MMQB with Peter King | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
After eight years, punter Chris Kluwe finds himself again in a heated camp competition, and this time he’s the veteran up against a strong-legged youngster in Marquette King
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What is it like to be a vetern and have to fight for your place on the 53?

 

Whether you like him or not, agree with him or not, Chris Kluwe has written an excellent article that reminds us that even in the most serious competition we can treat each other with respect. 

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Browner to join Vikings Ring of Honor

Browner to join Vikings Ring of Honor | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
From his trademark hockey elbow pads to the pain he inflicted with the arms they covered, safety Joey Browner became one of the top defensive backs of his generation.  More than 20 years after retiring, he’ll join the Vikings’ all-time greats in...
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2013 Stadium Bag Policy

2013 Stadium Bag Policy | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
Home page for 2013 Gameday Bag Policy, with rules for bags brought to NFL stadiums.
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No backpacks or purses are allowed in NFL stadiums. If you are headed to a game be sure to read the new guidelines!

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Russell Investments to donate $2,000 for every Russell Wilson touchdown

Russell Investments to donate $2,000 for every Russell Wilson touchdown | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
The Seattle Seahawks expect big things from quarterback Russell Wilson in his second year as the team’s starter.
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Russell Wilson takes nothing for granted. He is truly inspirational!

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Stadium: Team Hosts Free Coaches Clinic Before Camp 

Stadium: Team Hosts Free Coaches Clinic Before Camp  | Football Inspired | Scoop.it
 
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The writing is on the wall, football is going to change due to the known effects of concussions. 

 

Hopefully youth, college and pro coaches and managements will stand together to implement the changes while maintaining the sport America loves.

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