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NFL News From Around the League

With the season starting in earnest tomorrow, the importance of information becomes more apparent.  No team is an island, not even the great Carolina Panthers.  Being a good Panthers fan means being an enthusiast of the NFL, and a knowledgeable football fanatic.  Does it sound daunting to avail yourself of all of the NFL news? Sure it does, but that’s why you have the Cat Crave team to do all that nasty leg work for you.  We will provide daily updates with news around the League; injuries, trades, demotions, signings will all be covered for your convenience.  Think our daily “Roaming the Wire” post, but for the remainder of the NFL.  Welcome to your NFL News From Around the League.

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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr to start week one.  For the duration of the preseason, the rookie QB to start week one (keeping up a recent tradition in the League) was thought to be in Cleveland.  Turns out, Manziel isn’t ready to take the helm—but Derek Carr is.  The Former Fresno St. QB will be the signal-caller for the Raiders first regular season game.

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Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mallett picked up by the Texans. Some thought this move was going to happen as soon as Bill O’Brien took over the Texans. O’Brien was the QB coach with the Patriots when they selected Mallet in 2011.

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith signs extension.  Say what you will about Smith (I certainly have), but his winning record and steadiness has earned him a brand new contract and a little more stability as the signal-caller of the Kansas City Chiefs. Get the details of the deal here.

 Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

JJ Watt signs extension.  With two years remaining, the Texans ink their most recognizable star to the most guaranteed money of any defensive player in the League. Click the link to see his heartwarming news conference.

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Jim Irsay finally receives punishment, but is it too light?  With disciplinary actions by Roger Goodell under an all-time scrutiny, how will people around the League respond to this most recent move by the Commissioner?NF

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

How did Wes Welker pop positive for amphetamines? Welker has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons of late.  First he was knocked out of the preseason with a concussion, and now he receives a 4 game suspension for failing a PED drug test.  Find out exactly what’s happening with the Broncos’ WR.

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Football HGH testing gets political: John McCain urges a break in the stalemate between the NFL and NFLPA.

Michael Sam was cut by the Rams, but picked up by the Cowboys.  What does his acquisition mean to the Cowboys and the League at large?

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