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Sweat flies as Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Blake Martinez collides with running back William Stanback during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field in Ashwabenon, Wis., on Saturday, July 29, 2017. USA TODAY Sports Jim Matthews Source: Fox Sports

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GLENDALE, Ariz.  — The Arizona Cardinals bolstered arguably their weakest position by signing ex-Cleveland cornerback Tramon Williams. Finding a cornerback to play opposite Patrick Peterson has been a problem for Arizona. Coach Bruce Arians recently declared it open between Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams, although Ronald Zamort, an undrafted rookie, had looked good at the …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Justin Houston was a bit late to practice over the weekend because he had to take one of the league’s random drug tests, and the star linebacker wasn’t told about it until he’d just gone to the bathroom. His brief absence still caused quite a stir on social media. If nothing …

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MANKATO, Minn. — Offensive line repair was the top offseason priority for the Minnesota Vikings. That was a given, after a grueling experience with injuries and ineffectiveness in 2016. The Vikings used 12 players among the five spots and eight unique starting combinations in 16 games, a major reason why their 5-0 start skidded into …

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Austin Seferian-Jenkins disliked the person he had become. He was out of shape, had been in trouble with the law and was being labeled a second-round bust. The troubled tight end knew he needed to make changes – and quickly. ”It really didn’t have anything to do with football,” Seferian-Jenkins said, …

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Offensive line repair was the top offseason priority for the Minnesota Vikings. That was a given, after a grueling experience with injuries and ineffectiveness in 2016. The Vikings used 12 players among the five spots and eight unique starting combinations in 16 games, a major reason why their 5-0 start skidded into …

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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas safety Byron Jones caught bouncing tennis balls and tracked baseballs from the outfield of minor league batting practice during the offseason. The goal: Improve on the one interception he has produced in two seasons since the Cowboys drafted him late in the first round in 2015 from UConn. The immediate result: …

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) After two straight seasons with All-Pro honors and winning the AP Defensive Player of the Year last season, Khalil Mack has set his goals for 2017 quite high. He just wasn’t expecting Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to make public his quest for 30 sacks, which would crush Michael Strahan’s NFL record of …

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) Kam Chancellor arrived at Seattle Seahawks training camp happy, healthy and without a contract extension. That last piece may be resolved sooner rather than later. Chancellor and coach Pete Carroll have expressed optimism in the first two days of camp that a contract extension could be on the horizon for the hard-hitting …

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