The Indianapolis Colts had plans to use 2-TE sets early and often last year, but those plans were largely scrapped after TE Dwayne Allen was felled in the season opener with a hip injury. He missed the remainder of the season but is healthy and ready to roll now.

Tulowitzki trade talk continues 

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In the wake of his own team misspelling his name on the back of giveaway replica jerseys, Troy Tulowitzki was spotted at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, sitting in the stands and watching a game that did not involve the Colorado Rockies. That led to some speculation that the shortstop was making some sort of statement that he was interested in leaving Colorado for the Bronx.

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During his last campaign with Oregon St., Brandin Cooks pulled in 128 passes for 1,730 yards. He followed that up with a 4.33 40 at the combine. Pair those numbers up with a role in the highly potent New Orleans Saints offense, and it's hard to not drool over his long-term potential.

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Considering that LB Khalil Mack was the fifth overall pick -- and arguably should have gone even higher -- it's not surprising that he is receiving rave reviews from those in charge of the Oakland Raiders.

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The Cleveland Browns are dealing with plenty of unknowns during training camp. That's how it goes when there are wholesale coaching changes and battles between unproven quarterbacks and running backs.

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Earlier this month, I took a look at which players could be in position to replace Devin Hester as the Chicago Bears' primary return man, noting that of the obvious candidates (Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams, Michael Ford), Weems has the most NFL experience as a returner.

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Pirates looking at Hawkins? 

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While the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has performed fairly well thus far in 2014, ever since the acquisition of Ernesto Frieri and his 11.25 ERA since joining the club, there's certainly a feeling that there's room for improvement.

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Thompson, Curry won't be split up? 

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The Golden State Warriors have held several trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding power forward Kevin Love, but so far the teams are at an impasse. The biggest obstacle is the Warriors hard stance that they don't want to include Klay Thompson in a trade and that is the likely deal-breaker. The backcourt duo of Thompson/Stephen Curry work well together and both feel the partnership won't be broken up so the Warriors can get Love.

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When trying to project production from NFL players who have a new offensive coordinator, it's natural to compare them to players who worked in the OC's system previously. New Miami Dolphins OC Bill Lazor spent last season working under Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, whose system helped LeSean McCoy lead the NFL in rushing.

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Why Steve Nash won't be stretched 

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The Los Angeles Lakers are now over the salary cap after all their roster moves this month. They could have had more room to spend on free agents had they decided to waive Steve Nash via the "stretch" provision, but that wasn't an option after missing out on the top free agents.

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Michael Beasley's FA market 

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Forward Michael Beasley remains unsigned and while there is a chance he could re-sign with the Miami Heat, there had been rumors that some within the organization were not thrilled with his work ethic. Beasley spent most of 2013-14 out of the playing rotation, which suggests head coach Erik Spoelstra didn't think he could offer much off the bench.

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The name of Eric Staal has been floated in trade rumors for months, and the Carolina Hurricanes' captain didn’t enhance his value by tallying just 61 points in 79 games, his lowest in a full season since his rookie season of 2003-2004.

The Hurricanes have not been to the postseason since 2009 and have turned the page with the hiring of Bill Peters, who takes over as coach for dismissed Kirk Muller. Peters will not be treating Staal with kid gloves, only adding to speculation that the 29-year-old center is no longer a franchise cornerstone. Speaking to an estimated 3,500 fans who turned out for a team event on Saturday, Peters was blunt in his assessment of some Canes players. Peters noted Staal scored one power-play goal last season and called it "unacceptable," wrote Chip Alexander of the News Observer.

If the Hurricanes start slowly, expect the heat to build on Staal, who is on the hook for $9.25 million this year and $9.5 million in 2015-16.

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Hip surgery cost TE Dennis Pitta a dozen games last season, and he never quite looked right after he got back on the gridiron. During the four games in which he took part, Pitta mustered just 20 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown.

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Kevin Garnett's future with Nets? 

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Kevin Garnett is set to play in his 20th season in the NBA and when it's over there is a chance he might decide to work in the front office. While some may think he could go back to the Minnesota Timberwolves or Boston Celtics, at least one person thinks there is a good chance he'll work for the Brooklyn Nets.

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Will Barton's guaranteed salary 

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Will Barton had been the only player on the Portland Trail Blazers roster under contract without fully salary protection for 2014-15, but that changed a few days ago. According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the deadline to waive Barton was July 25 and since that did not happen, the Blazers have guaranteed his salary for the coming season.

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