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Jets' Sanchez battling more than just the competition for starting job

It's Mark Sanchez vs. Geno Smith in the featured battle at this year's New York Jets' training camp, but Sanchez has more than just the rookie quarterback to worry about.

Camp observations: Jets' Ryan 'energized' by what's ahead of him

Jets' coach Rex Ryan should feel a sense of urgency about this season -- knowing that he must win to save his job. Nevertheless, he says he's "energized" about what's ahead, and he explains why.

NFL loses more than just a great player with death of Art Donovan

With the death of Art Donovan, the NFL lost more than just a Hall of Fame player. It lost one of its finest ambassadors, too.

Training camp Judgements: Rice watching Bears' Trestman closely

Marc Trestman takes over the Chicago Bears, and Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice -- who played for him at San Francisco and Oakland -- thinks his former coach has the smarts to go far. Nevertheless, there's still one question about Trestman he's not sure about.

Extraordinary reception awaits Parcells for Hall of Fame induction

Bill Parcells will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday, but that's not the story. This is: The extraordinary guest list he's about to attract.

Jerry Rice: I would have a problem playing with Riley Cooper

Hall-of-Fame receiver Jerry Rice said he'd have trouble playing with Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, and he thinks some of Cooper's teammates will, too.

Sapp, among most dominant DTs ever, no surprise for Hall of Fame

Warren Sapp made it to Canton on his first try -- as a defensive tackle -- and former Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden knows why.

Raiders' Matt Flynn: 'I believe I can be a franchise quarterback'

There have been a lot of starting quarterbacks the past decade in Oakland, but Matt Flynn believes he's the guy to lock down the position. "I believe I can be a franchise quarterback," he said.

Raiders Observations: Woodson plans to be factor, not just mentor

Charles Woodson is a perfect addition for a team in search of an identity. Except he insists he's more than just a role model to young players.

Camp observations: Don't short sell the value of Dawson to 49ers

The addition of kicker Phil Dawson was one of the most underrated additions of the offseason, but it could -- no, it should -- pay off for San Francisco.

In Boldin, 49ers might have solution to the Michael Crabtree dilemma

With Michael Crabtree sidelined by an Achilles injury, who steps forward as Colin Kaepernick's favorite target? Anquan Boldin is making the first move.

49ers' Whitner: The heck with history; we're the team to beat

San Francisco safety Donte Whitner thinks the 49ers aren't only the team to beat in the NFC; he thinks the road to Super Bowl XLVIII goes through them, too.

Raiders' Woodson: Kaepernick right about Packers' playoff confusion

Oakland defensive back Charles Woodson was a starter for Green Bay last season, and he was part of the Packers' 45-31 loss to San Francisco in he playoffs. So he knows what happened, and what happened is what Colin Kaepernick said what happened -- the Packers got frustrated and confused.

Only one explanation makes sense for rash of preseason injuries

People wonder what's causing the epidemic of training-camp injuries that claimed Dennis Pitta, Jeremy Maclin and Dan Koppen over the weekend. The Raiders do, too, and safety Charles Woodson and GM Reggie McKenzie offered the same answer.

Aldon Smith: Sack record will be broken; total could climb to 30

San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith isn't just sure that Michael Strahan's single-season sack record will be eclipsed; he can see someone putting up 30 ... and he knows just the guy to do it.

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