12:50 PM EDT, Sat July 30, 2016

Lisa DeBartolo shares stories about her dad before Hall of Fame ceremony

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold their annual induction ceremony a week from today, and former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo will finally get the gold jacket and bust. His daughter, Lisa, will do the presenting honors, and earlier this week, she took a few minutes to chat with the Hall’s official website. They posted some audio below. I’ll try and transcribe it later, but in the meantime, enjoy! Lisa DeBartolo is excited 4 opportunity 2 present her dad. She shares memories of watching dad build @49ers #PFHOF16https://t.co/bLhmi2bfWk— Pro Football HOF...

Can Victor Cruz be a positive influence on Odell Beckham Jr.?

Veteran has had similar experiences in terms of stardom and attention The Odell Beckham-Josh Norman feud isn’t going away, and may in fact only be escalating. The constant gossip column chatter about every move Beckham makes off the field isn’t going away, either. When it comes to Beckham’s future, those things have to concern the New York Giants. Can Beckham, when he faces Norman and the Washington Redskins twice per year, keep his emotions in check? Can he use his talent and not his mouth, helmet or fists to try and win the matchup? With all of the outside distractions, can he focus...
Revenge Of The Birds 1 hour ago

Carson Palmer Doesn't See an End to His Career In Sight

The Arizona Cardinals quarterback has never felt better. There is a growing sentiment that a Super Bowl is all that is left for Carson Palmer to decide to call it a career, but his press conference to open training camp spoke more to a player who sees his career really just taking off. "I feel as good as I've felt... Ever," Palmer said in his opening press conference. Palmer talked about the last game and motivation "We don't need motivation...  it's a group that loves to work, that enjoys the game," and that is the reality of, everyone has a different way that they get ready, but...
Niners Nation 2 hours ago

49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: WR Aaron Burbridge

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to rookie wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but you get the idea. The San Francisco 49ers have been...
Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago

Panthers 2016 Season Opener Countdown: 40 Days to Go

We are down to an even 40 days until the Panther season kicks off. The Panthers don't have a player wearing #40 at the moment so let's see who used to don the 4-0. So I did a search and lo and behold I came across former safety and special teams ace Jarrod Cooper. When I clicked through to the article my enthusiasm changed. Former Carolina Panther Jarrod Cooper struggles to keep his mind right | The Charlotte ObserverPlaying the game for almost half his life has left the former Carolina Panthers safety dealing with severe migraines, depression, seizures and cognitive dysfunctions...
Blogging The Boys 2 hours ago

Darius Jackson Has Golden Opportunity As Cowboys Open Training Camp

With two running backs not ready to take the field for the start of practices in Oxnard, there are going to be a lot of plays given to Jackson that he would not have had otherwise. Saturday marks the first day of practice at Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys. Many of the players are well-established, and this is all about getting ready for the regular season for them. But for many of those taking the field, this is their chance to prove themselves and try to win a roster spot. They will be displaying their talent and drive for the coaches. And they will also be looking for any breaks that may...
Revenge Of The Birds 2 hours ago

Robert Nkemdiche Could See Snaps at Fullback for Arizona Cardinals

Nkemdiche has experience playing the fullback position and Coach Bruce Arians thinks he could see some snaps there. There were a lot of moments to take from the opening of Arizona Cardinals training camp on Friday, but some were a little more... fun than others. Bruce Arians spoke about the utilization of rookie Robert Nkemdiche as a potential goal line full back in 2016, and I for one could not be more excited about the idea. In 2015, with the Ole Miss Rebels, Nkemdiche scored three touchdowns, two rushing and a beautiful 31 yard touchdown reception that showed off soft hands and some...
The Falcoholic 2 hours ago

Falcons schedule preview 2016: Week 15 and the San Francisco 49ers

This is one of the few very, very winnable games on the 2016 schedule. We’ve discussed, over and over, how difficult the schedule is shaping up to be in 2016. Week 15 offers one of the few reprieves on that schedule, and it comes in the form of a team the Falcons lost to a year ago. Good times! The loss to Blaine Gabbert’s 49ers a year ago was frankly humiliating, and I expect the Falcons will not want to repeat that mistake. Atlanta’s the better team on paper already, so this one should be plenty winnable. To learn more about whether or not the 49ers got better themselves, let’s...
Windy City Gridiron 3 hours ago

Willie Young signs 2-year extension

Just one year ago defensive end Willie Young was trying to bounce back from a torn Achilles and trying to transition to a 3-4 OLB after playing his entire career as a 4-3 DE. There was much talk that he could be traded or even cut. Now, Young and the Bears have agreed to a two-year deal: #Bears OLB Willie Young has agreed to a 2-year contract extension through 2018, source said. He was on the final year of his contract.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 30, 2016 Young led the Bears in sacks in 2014 before his injury with 10 and was second on the team with 6.5 last season. He has become...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 3 hours ago

Giants training camp: Day 2 primer, live updates, analysis

Let’s get ready for the second practice of training camp The New York Giants take the field at Quest Diagnostic Training Center on Saturday for their second practice of training camp. Practice begins at 10:40 a.m. ET and should be the first workout open to the public. Friday’s practice was held indoors due to poor weather. There is a 40 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms in East Rutherford, but as of now practice remains set for outside. Let’s take a look at what you can expect during Saturday’s workout, and look back at what you might have missed on Friday. Offense vs....
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 3 hours ago

Austin Seferian-Jenkins gives his cleats to some fans, mid-practice

Day three of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp is under way, and fans are in full attendance. While there’s plenty of football action happening, there’s always time for a little feel-good story. Today’s: Austin Seferian-Jenkins tore one of his shoes, and gave them to a fan in the audience. Trevor Sikkema, who’s covering training camp for us, got a bit of the video. So ASJ ripped the bottom of his cleats off running a route. Gave both of his cleats to two fans. pic.twitter.com/jEtjaRMLFs— Trevor Sikkema (@TrevorSikkema) July 30, 2016 Cute! The Bucs are currently suspending...
Hogs Haven 3 hours ago

Saturday Slop: Week 1 of Redskins training camp

A look at the top Redskins stories of the day! Redskins offensive line unifying under a single goal: Hogs 2.0 | Washington Post Two weeks ago in Houston, Trent Williams and many Redskins offensive linemen worked. Running under the hot sun, working on footwork through "scorching" sand and using yoga rolls, the group gathered at O Athletik, a facility owned by Williams and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, wearing shirts that read Hogs 2.0. Observations from Day 2 of Camp | Washington Post Cornerback Bashaud Breeland had an impressive day. While most of the...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 3 hours ago

One big reason to at least be interested in the 2016 San Francisco 49ers

I think this team will be more interesting than last year. I’ll take that at least. Expectations are incredibly low for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Predictions have mostly predicted a team likely to finish in the top ten of the 2017 NFL Draft. Some folks will remain forever optimistic, while others are down in the dumps about this season. I get that, and certainly won’t push people from one side to another. However, while expectations for wins are low, there are still reasons this team will at least be interesting in 2016. Sure, we want a Super Bowl contender, but if expectations...
Cat Scratch Reader 3 hours ago

Panthers training camp live updates 7/30/16

Day three of training camp begins with the first morning practice It's day three of training camp and the Panthers will take the field early to try and beat the awful Spartanburg heat. Use this space to talk about the team while they run through drills and (hopefully) get ready for the start of the season. If you're attending practice please feel free to share your thoughts on what you're seeing. For those of you who aren't there, you can follow along with our Twitter feed below for live updates from camp: Tweets from https://twitter.com/CatScratchReadr/lists/panthers-camp-coverage If any...
Acme Packing Company 3 hours ago

Packers training camp practice updates and live thread for 7/30

Join us as we follow along with the Packers’ early Saturday practice session. Although the Green Bay Packers will be hosting their annual Family Night scrimmage on Sunday evening, the team has one more public practice before we get there. That practice takes place this Saturday morning, at the bright and early time of 8:15 AM Central. This will in some sense be a tune-up for the team’s first evening practice, which will wrap up training camp’s first full week. Following Sunday’s event, the team will hold three additional open practices next week, in the evenings on Monday, Wednesday...
Windy City Gridiron 4 hours ago

Chicago Bears 2016 Position Battles: Could the defensive line be a strength for this team?

If the inside linebacker position is the most improved for the Chicago Bears this offseason, the defensive line may be the 2nd most improved. Last year the Bears allowed 120.9 rushing yards per game (22nd) and they had 35 sacks as a team (also 22nd). The D-Line wasn't solely responsible for the low rankings, but the Bears went out and added two players that will make an immediate impact. Improving the trenches will help the linebackers, which in turn will help the secondary. You want to build a winning team, starting with the big guys up front is a great way to begin. Roster Locks I'm...

Live Eagles training camp updates from Philadelphia's first practice in pads: July 30, 2016

Read on for live updates from Eagles practice. The Eagles' 2016 training camp schedule continues today with Philadelphia's third full team practice. Practice is set to start at 8:15 AM ET. The big news is that players will be wearing pads today for the first time. That means things are about to get physical. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will have a press conference after practice. Various players will also be available to the media after practice is over. Follow @BrandonGowton Follow me (@BrandonGowton) on Twitter for live practice updates. I'll be covering the entirety of 2016 ...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 5 hours ago

Mailbag: Yes, the Giants did conduct an extra minicamp

With training camp open, let’s see what pops out of the mailbag With the New York Giants fully in the throes of training camp, let’s open the Big Blue View mailbag and see what’s on your mind. “Shady1776’ asks, via e-mail: I thought first year coaches got an extra week of practice. Did that rule change and if not why didn't the Giants take advantage of it? Ed says: Yes, first-year head coaches are allowed one extra veteran minicamp. The Giants did take advantage of it when they held the allowed voluntary veteran minicamp in the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft. Here is the...
Field Gulls 5 hours ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Training camp is finally here, and other Seahawks news

Read! Aloha! We finally made it through the long off season. Today the Seahawks players and staff take the practice field to prepare for their 2016 campaign. You can watch the Seahawks training camp live stream starting at 10 AM PST by clicking this link. I will be sharing this link every day through training camp for easy access. It's been rewarding digging up links everyday during the slow season, but I'm very excited to be able to post more news and less speculative articles, not to mention game previews and player breakdowns. I hope that everyone has a great weekend, aloha and Go...
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 5 hours ago

Daily Bucs Links: Winston to Evans

Here's your open thread for today. Titans sign veteran WR Andre Johnson to 2-year deal - SBNation.comJohnson is getting another shot after a lackluster season in Indianapolis. The Onside Kick Family Hour: Everyone's on the PUP list and the Jets should've given Geno Smith a chance - SBNation.comNFL teams are headed back to training camp this week, and it seems like damn near everyone is on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Stephen White and RVB discuss that and more on this week's podcast. Don't ask Bill Belichick if he'd bench Tom Brady for his backup quarterback -...

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