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After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new back-up quarterback. By signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal (plus incentives), Tampa Bay fills the void left by Mike Glennon’s departure to the Chicago Bears. The good news is the Bucs are free from a problem that faces other franchises from time-to-time when training camps begin. The words “quarterback controversy” will not be spoken or written when training camp begins in two months. Unless a pre-season injury says otherwise, Jameis…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.9.16 — Will we see more NFL protests on 9/11?

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Good morning, and welcome to the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which will be observed in America at the same time the National Football League kicks off its regular season on Sunday. Technically the season began last night, with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 in Denver, where the Broncos defeated Cam Newton‘s Carolina Panthers, 21-20. Incidentally, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt in protest during the national anthem, following the lead of his college teammate Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal…

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Panthers to meet Cardinals in NFC championship game

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Cam Newton. Larry Fitzgerald. Two of the biggest stars playing for the two highest scoring teams with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Welcome to the NFC championship game — the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers next Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-24 on Sunday, knocking the two-time defending NFC champs out of the postseason with their 12th straight home win. Now they’ll host the NFC championship game for the…

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Panthers look for redemption in playoff rematch vs. Seahawks

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the Seattle Seahawks are starting to feel a little like a division opponent. The teams will meet for the sixth time in four years and for the second straight season in the NFC divisional playoffs on Sunday. The Seahawks have won four of the previous five matchups, including a 31-17 playoff victory last year in Seattle. But this time it’s a little different. Not only will the game be played in Charlotte, where the…

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NFL has some little-known rules and regulations

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Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the “illegal bat.” The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn’t thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson‘s fumble out of the back of the end zone for a touchback after Kam Chancellor knocked it loose just shy of the goal line. The Lions (0-4) never got the ball at the 1 like they should…

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BJ Daniels hopes to be the next Antwaan Randle-El

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To most fans, preseason games lose their luster once the starters leave the field. This happens very quickly in the first two games. Few are excited by watching backups trying to earn their way onto the 53-man roster. That is unfortunate because these are the guys going the extra mile in exhibition games. Earlier this week, SaintPetersblog looked at former Seminole quarterback EJ Manuel and former Gator Tim Tebow.  Each is trying to find his rightful place with the Buffalo Bills…

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