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Packers' Adams focused on upcoming season, not new contract
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is entering the final year of his contract but he says a new deal is the furthest thing from his mind ahead of the upcoming season. Adams holds a $1.25-million cap hit for the 2017 season and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next winter. Although […]

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Steelers’ T.J. Watt focused, ‘smart’ about his studies
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In one of the most predictable offseason updates thus far, Steelers rookie first-round pick T.J. Watt appears ahead of the curve. Will the younger Watt make an impact in Year 1?

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Sooners other runner: Perine focused on Redskins, not Mixon
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The other rookie running back out of Oklahoma is ready to run through NFL defenders.

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Ex-Michigan CB Channing Stribling focused on graduation, then NFL draft
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The cornerback had one workout in Ann Arbor and went to a regional combine. Channing Stribling has big plans for this weekend. On Friday, the former Michigan cornerback has the athletic department graduation ceremony to attend. On Saturday morning, he’ll be back in Michigan Stadium with thousands of his fellow graduates. And the rest of Saturday, […]

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Bills players buying in to McDermott's focused message (The Associated Press)
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On his fifth coach and after 11 years of missing the playoffs, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams acknowledged he might have needed a little nudge to return and play another season in Buffalo. One chat with Sean McDermott was all it took to erase any of Williams’ lingering apprehensions regarding the team’s direction under its […]

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Bills players buying in to McDermott's focused message
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) On his fifth coach and after 11 years of missing the playoffs, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams acknowledged he might have needed a little nudge to return and play another season in Buffalo.

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Contract signed, Steelers star Brown focused on Super Bowl (The Associated Press)
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Art Rooney II began the groundwork on making Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown a part of the organization ”for life” last summer. The team’s longtime president pulled his occasionally eccentric star aside and promised that rewarding Brown for his record-breaking work would be a top priority in 2017. ”Once he gives you his word, […]

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Falcons avoid playoff talk, focused on finale vs. Saints (The Associated Press)
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The Atlanta Falcons have a lot riding on Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New Orleans Saints. Coach Dan Quinn doesn’t want to hear about any of it. Looking to keep his team firmly grounded even after Atlanta clinched its first division title since 2012, Quinn stressed he was only concerned about finishing strong against an […]

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As uncertainty looms, Colin Kaepernick focused on 49ers' finale
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As uncertainty looms, Colin Kaepernick focused on 49ers’ finale

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Bills GM: Team focused on playoff chase not coach
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Bills general manager Doug Whaley downplayed rumors that he and Rex Ryan don’t see eye to eye, but he didn’t necessarily give his head coach a vote of confidence about the future.

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Lions' Caldwell focused on Cowboys, not standings (The Associated Press)
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The Detroit Lions could win their first division championship in 23 years on Monday night. Head coach Jim Caldwell doesn’t have anything to say about his team’s postseason prospects. The NFC-leading Cowboys (12-2) will know days ahead of time how much the game means to them.

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Winston, Buccaneers focused on winning, not playoff race (The Associated Press)
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Jameis Winston can no longer ignore the reality of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being in the thick of a race for their first playoff berth in nearly a decade. ”It’s in my mind,” Winston said after Sunday’s 16-11 victory over Drew Brees and the sputtering New Orleans Saints extended the team’s longest winning streak in […]

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