"Mean" Joe Greene was summoned to the Steelers' offices for a meeting with team chairman Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney II earlier this year. He had no idea why his former bosses wanted to see him.

Norv Turner clicked the play button on his big-screen TV remote control and 40 years of coaching experience came rushing out of him. A reporter who trails his expertise by 40 years sat nearby listening, learning and wondering how hard it must be to reach a point where the chaos of an NFL play not only makes perfect sense but can be visualized before the ball is even snapped.

Philip Rivers wasn't always quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. He started as an All-Pro receiver.

Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive end Brent Urban will miss the upcoming season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.

Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."

Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire.

Marshawn Lynch has ended his holdout after a week.

Everywhere Linval Joseph goes, Sharrif Floyd is right there with him.

Eddie Lacy caught the ball and held on tight.

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell took players — by position group — out to dinner during the offseason and allowed them to pick their favorite restaurants in the Motor City.

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan warned everyone not to count out rookie Johnny Manziel in his battle with veteran Brian Hoyer for the team's starting quarterback job.

The Carolina Panthers defense is looking to take one more step in 2014.

Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence's broken foot didn't send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they're already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line.

NFL players will wear transmitters inside their shoulder pads this season to help measure stats such as how far they ran during a game.

Luke Kuechly says even though the Carolina Panthers were No. 2 in the NFL in defense last season he sees plenty of room for improvement.

Ravens rookie defensive lineman Brent Urban has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach John Harbaugh said Thursday.

Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

Marques Colston let out a laugh and shrugged his shoulders when the subject of his NFL longevity arose.

Even after the fog lifted from the Denver Broncos' blowout in the Super Bowl, Julius Thomas was in no mood to celebrate his breakout season.

Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive end Brent Urban is done for the season after tearing his right ACL in practice.

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch ended his seven-day holdout Thursday and reported to training camp for the defending champion Seahawks.

The St. Louis Rams' secondary doesn't have veteran leaders, high-dollar talent or big names.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is expected to report to training camp soon after being with his mother in the final days of her battle with breast cancer.

Eighteen years later and now headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Derrick Brooks laughs at the memory of sitting in a hotel room the morning of a game early in his career.

Marty Mornhinweg might be the not-so-secret key to the New York Jets' success this season.

After receiving the news that fellow running back David Wilson was going to be sidelined with a neck injury, the rest of the New York Giants backfield have rallied around their injured teammate.

Surrounded by his wife, about 30 of his teammates and about 15 television cameras, Ravens running back Ray Rice repeatedly apologized for actions that led to his February arrest and vowed to speak out against domestic violence when the time is right.

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.

Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

Derrick Morgan had plenty of reasons for questions: Ken Whisenhunt is his third head coach with the Tennessee Titans and now he is being asked to play outside linebacker and defensive end.

Already without suspended receivers Justin Blackmon and Ace Sanders as well as injured starter Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), the Jacksonville Jaguars got even thinner at the position Thursday.

Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers got beat on a play by wide receiver Malcom Floyd earlier this week in practice.

Indianapolis Colts guard Donald Thomas will miss the upcoming 2014 season after re-injuring his right quadriceps during Wednesday's practice.

Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White.

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.

New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor, the team's first-round draft pick, has returned to practice on a limited basis as he recovers from a concussion.

Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander says he won't appeal his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van.

Ryan Clark has been a showman, entertainer, spokesman, pontificator, critic, leader, mentor and fashionista — and that's just from one week of Washington Redskins training camp.

Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media Thursday for the first time since the announcement of his two-game suspension for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee.

Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

The Empire State will be the featured player when the NFL's past meets its present this weekend.

The injuries are already piling up in Indianapolis.

The Chicago Bears signed former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Dennis Roland to a one-year contract Thursday.

Miami running back Lamar Miller plans to maximize his speed and quickness in the new offense the Dolphins are implementing.

Eric Berry made the first trip to the injury tent. Marcus Cooper followed soon afterward.

Percy Harvin would sit in the training room, taunted by the music that wafted in through the walls. He could see just enough from his vantage point - players going through the rigors of training camp, fans rooting for them - to add insult to injury.

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