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Injury roundup: Jets' Petty suffers bruised shoulder
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty suffered an bruised shoulder against the Eagles in the preseason finale. Plus, other injuries we're tracking Thursday.
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans' defense finally living up to promise
After weeks of disappointment, Houston's defense is finally looking like the juggernaut it was supposed to be. Bucky Brooks explains how J.J. Watt and the Texans got rolling again.
St. Louis Rams headline top 10 defensive fronts
Aaron Donald and Robert Quinn headline a Rams defensive front that leads Chris Wesseling's Top 10 list this week. Find out where the Bills and Dolphins rank among the NFL's best front sevens.
'Hard Knocks' Episode 1 recap: Bill O'Brien's profane power
"Hard Knocks" is back. Its newest star? Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien, whose fiery persona and desire to return his team to relevance is on display from the first moment of Tuesday's premiere.
U-Who? USC, Georgia top contenders for title of 'Linebacker U'
Which college football program is best at producing NFL linebackers? We're taking a look back at the past 15 NFL drafts to determine which school is the real "LB U."
Injury roundup: Patriots place Dominique Easley on IR
Dominique Easley hasn't made a huge impact for the New England Patriots since the team drafted him in the first round of this year's draft. Now his rookie season is over.
Florida State, Miami among contenders for 'Linebacker U' title
We're looking back over the past 25 years to find out which schools can lay claim to the title of "Linebacker U" and the battle for No. 1 on our list comes down to two nasty in-state rivals.
Texans trade T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent
The Houston Texans traded backup quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday for linebacker Akeem Dent. The team had planned to release Yates, but a trade market opened up.
Jonathan Vilma working out with Atlanta Falcons
Jonathan Vilma could soon find a new team. The former Saints linebacker worked out with the Falcons on Wednesday. Vilma could replace Sean Weatherspoon in the middle of Atlanta's defense.
Osi Umenyiora on Falcons future: 'I would love to stay'
Osi Umenyiora led the Atlanta Falcons with 7.5 sacks in 2013. But he's on the wrong side of 30 and set to count $4.75 million against the cap. Could the Falcons cut ties with the star defensive end?
Luke Kuechly tops inside linebacker rankings
Luke Kuechly transformed the Carolina Panthers' defense last season. Chris Wesseling explores if Kuechly is ready to overtake Patrick Willis as the NFL's top inside linebacker.
Areas of concern for all 32 NFL teams
The preseason is a time to expose a team's problem, and if you're the Arizona Cardinals, you've got one at quarterback. We've found at least 31 other problems that will keep NFL coaches up at night.
Akeem Dent suffers head injury in preseason opener
After losing Lofa Tatupu to a torn pectoral muscle before training camp, the Atlanta Falcons took another injury hit when Akeem Dent suffered a head injury on Thursday night.
Atlanta Falcons training camp: Matt Ryan and Co. seek swagger
Playoff disappointment has become an annual affliction for the Atlanta Falcons. Why can't Matt Ryan and Co. take the next step? Albert Breer says the club has identified the missing ingredient: swagger.
Lofa Tatupu out for Atlanta Falcons' season with injury
Lofa Tatupu's fresh start with the Atlanta Falcons is over before it ever really got going. The three-time Pro Bowl linebacker will spend the 2012 season sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle.
Mike Peterson, Atlanta Falcons get back together
The Atlanta Falcons were quick to re-sign 14-year veteran LB Mike Peterson, presumably when became clear that Lofa Tatupu wouldn't be back in time for the season.
Lofa Tatupu, Falcons linebacker, suffers pectoral injury
Lofa Tatupu's comeback plans have hit a snag. The linebacker suffered a pectoral injury on Thursday in a workout. Coach Mike Smith said the extent of the injury is unknown.