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Browns lineman Nate Orchard's act of kindness rekindles widow's faith in NFL

Aug 17, 2018 | by Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer
Browns lineman Nate Orchard's act of kindness rekindles widow's faith in NFL

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Judy Krueger is a 70-year-old widow whose husband died about 15 years ago.

She was on a flight from Salt Lake City to Cleveland.

"Across the aisle from me was a very large man," she emailed.

The man was talking to someone else, and it was apparent the man played for the Cleveland Browns.

Phillips: Cowboys Make Roster Move, Sign WR Dres Anderson

Aug 16, 2018 | by dallascowboys.com

(Aug. 15; 10:50 a.m.) – With several wideouts not practicing in recent days, the Cowboys have added depth at receiver.

Dres Anderson, released by the Colts over the weekend, has signed to the 90-man training camp roster. To make room, the Cowboys released defensive end Joby Saint Fleur.

Anderson, undrafted out of Utah in 2015, does not have any regular-season catches but has ...

Ryan Izzo hopes to make name for himself with Patriots

Aug 15, 2018 | by Rich Garven, Providence Journal
Ryan Izzo hopes to make name for himself with Patriots

FOXBORO — Ryan Izzo was home in New Jersey with his family and friends watching the third and final day of the NFL Draft wind down when his phone started ringing with regularity.

It seemed a lot of teams weren’t interested in drafting the Florida State tight end, but they were keen on signing him as a rookie free agent. For ...

The Falcons' quiet leader: Brooks Reed

Aug 15, 2018 | by Matthew Tabeek, Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons' quiet leader: Brooks Reed

They call him Thor.

Brooks Reed certainly has the long, flowing blond hair similar to the hammer-wielding fictional superhero most often seen in comic books.

But the name fits for more reasons than looks alone.

“He’s a man of few words, but he packs … he packs a punch,” Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel said while explaining why the nickname fits for Reed.

Kyle Kuzma provides hope to hometown of Flint, Michigan, with inaugural free camp

Aug 15, 2018 | by Eric Woodyard, Deseret News
Kyle Kuzma provides hope to hometown of Flint, Michigan, with inaugural free camp

FLINT, Mich. — Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzmacould finally fold his arms to relax.

After a long day of interacting with kids during his inaugural basketball camp at Flint Powers Catholic High School, in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, the local hero had every right to catch a breath.

“It was a great first day of camp,” ...

Kyle Kuzma's free camp about more than basketball for Flint-area kids

Aug 15, 2018 | by Brendan Savage, mlive.com

FLINT, MI -- Growing up, Kyle Kuzma knew there were at least two things he wanted to do in life.

Kuzma wanted to play in the NBA and when he did, he wanted to hold a basketball camp for local youngsters like the ones he attended in Flint as a kid.

Kuzma accomplished his lifelong dream when he made his NBA debut ...

90+96=Back to School in Cincy

Aug 12, 2018 | by Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
90+96=Back to School in Cincy

While the NFL’s grind of news and knocks is far from a walk in the park and never takes an off day, Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson quietly took the Bengals’ day off Sunday and let the kids walk through the park at their annual Back to School Fun Dey.

Panthers sign defensive back Alex Carter

Aug 12, 2018 | by Panthers.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After a rash of injuries in the secondary, the Panthers needed help.

They found it in Alex Carter, a 6-foot, 200-pound defensive back who was most recently with the Seattle Seahawks during last year’s training camp. Carter, who can play corner and safety, joined the Panthers in time for Sunday's training camp practice at Wofford College.

Carter was originally ...

Rookie QB Kyle Lauletta adjusts quickly to pro game

Aug 10, 2018 | by Michael Eisen, Giants.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – When asked what they consider the difference between college football and the NFL, it is not uncommon for professional rookies to mention the speed of the game.

Kyle Lauletta is apparently an uncommon rookie.

Brett Hundley impressive in Packers' 31-17 exhibition win over Titans

Aug 10, 2018 | by Ryan Wood, Green Bay Press-Gazette

GREEN BAY – Not long after the misery subsided, and Brett Hundley’s season from hell was over, the Green Bay Packers quarterback locked himself in the film room.

He could’ve burned that 2017 tape. There weren’t many positives to build on. By his own head coach’s admission, Hundley was caught unprepared for the opportunity when Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.

Instead, Hundley said, ...

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