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Published: June 21, 2011

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  • Jerry Sullivan of Buffalonews.com thinks that Buffalo Bills fans should be worried about the team being a candidate to be re-located.
  • New Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hopes that veteran wide receiver Steve Smith will be returning to the club in 2011.
  • First round pick Gabe Carimi is less worried about where he’ll play on the Chicago Bears offensive line than when he will get the chance to suit up.
  • If there is an NFL supplemental draft this season, there’s a chance that former Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor could stay in Ohio with the Cleveland Browns.
  • SI.com’s Peter King thinks Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be able to find a way to sign top free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
  • John Fox says that their will be an open competition for the Denver Broncos starting quarterback spot between Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn.
  • Tim Twentyman of The Detroit News thinks that Detroit Lions fans are going to love rookie running back Mikel Leshoure.
  • An excellent look at how unrestricted free agency might impact the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.
  • Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak tells The Houston Chronicle’s Richard Justice that his confidence for the 2011 season is “very high”.
  • Cody Glenn of the Indianapolis Colts spent part of his lockout time driving 3,000 miles through 10 European countries.
  • Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington will sit out the 2011 season recovering from a ruptured ACL by working as an analyst for Fox Sports.
  • NFL News: Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune says that the Minnesota Vikings are getting closer to landing a new stadium.
  • The New Orleans Saints will play in a newly renovated SuperDome that will feature 3,400 additional seats, a new concourse and two new lounges.
  • The San Francisco 49ers are using Facebook to let their fans share their opinions on who should be the club’s starting quarterback in 2011.
  • St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora has 5.4 million reasons why he might be having the best lockout of any NFL player.
  • San Diego Chargers running back Mike Tolbert has been keeping in shape by spending his lockout time in the boxing ring.
  • Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times doesn’t expect a resolution for troubled Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aquib Talib and the club any time soon.
  • To further cloud the fantasy football draft picture, fans of Tennessee Titans star running back Chris Johnson can expect a lengthy post-lockout hold out.

 

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