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Cris Carter tells NFL players they need to find a fall guy. The unwritten rules of the NFL. Another bunch of injuries from meaningless pre-season games.

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Watch Cris Carter Tell NFL Rookies To "Get A Fall Guy" (UPDATE)
At the 2014 Rookie Symposium, Cris Carter and Warren Sapp instructed rookies to get a fall guy in case they got into any legal trouble. The above video was on until this afternoon, when they deleted it.

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Report: Jordy Nelson Tears ACL
The Russian roulette injury machine known as the NFL preseason has claimed its latest victim. Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson went down in today’s exhibition and the initial diagnosis is an ACL tear, per Ian Rapoport:

Maurkice Pouncey likely to undergo ankle surgery -
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will likely undergo surgery after being carted off the field with a left ankle injury in Sunday's preseason game against the Packers.

Obituary: Please Donate To Tom Brady's Ballghazi Defense
Barbara "Gigi" Shippee of Rhode Island passed away at age 74 on Wednesday. In her obituary provided to the Providence Journal, she asked that friends and family help Tom Brady defeat the Ginger Hammer in court.

Joe Thomas of Cleveland Browns backs Tom Brady, rips NFL witch hunts
Joe Thomas does not think the punishment fits the crime in the Deflategate saga. "I would equate what [Tom Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty," Thomas said Sunday after the Cleveland Browns' training camp practice.

Bruce Arians rips officiating crew: 'might need eight preseason games to get ready' -
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was none too happy with the eight-person officiating crew that oversaw Saturday night’s preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. In fact, that is putting it mildly.

Maurkice Pouncey believed to need surgery for broken ankle | ProFootballTalk
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered what appears to be a serious ankle injury in today's preseason game with the Packers. Coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that Pouncey will likely require surgery, and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pouncey has a broken bone.

Johnny Manziel's arm is sore again - Waiting For Next Year
One of the days that WFNY was covering camp was the mysterious day that Johnny Manziel started throwing left-handed in drills. Shortly after practice we found out that the Browns’ second-year QB was dealing with some soreness, but that it wasn’t a major concern. Manziel got some rest from throwing and then appeared in the second Browns preseason game where his performance was one of the more notable ones. Everything seemed like it was going in the right direction, but now that soreness has shown up once again. Is it more of a concern now that it’s shown up a second time? Mike Pettine addressed Manziel’s arm after practice.

Randy Moss toys with the idea of a return to the NFL -
NFL analyst and future Hall of Famer Randy Moss mentioned prior to the start of the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams game that he would be ready if an opportunity arose to return to the NFL.