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Plaxico Burress plans NFL return in 2014

Plaxico Burress celebrates a touchdown during a game

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Plaxico Burress wants to make another comeback.

The wide receiver and free agent-to-be will turn 37 by the time the 2014 season begins, but he told the Steelers’ website that he thinks he can still play at an NFL level despite missing the entire 2013 season with a torn rotator cuff.

“I am going to treat it as I am coming back to play,” Burress said. “I am going to keep that mindset until...

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Bob Glauber's quick hits

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson celebrates his

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Calvin Johnson's numbers are just off the charts. In his past six games, the Lions' All-Pro receiver has 962 receiving yards, the most in NFL history in a six-game span. Since 2011, he leads the NFL with 4,944 receiving yards and 115 yards per game. Oh, and he's playing with a bad knee that has limited some of his practice time in recent weeks.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has 19 touchdowns...

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Ben Roethlisberger a stay-at-home QB

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As speculation continues to swirl about Ben Roethlisberger’s future, the Steelers quarterback makes one thing clear: He doesn’t want to go anywhere for the rest of his career.

“I want to be in Pittsburgh,” Roethlisberger said in a Friday interview on Pittsburgh’s WDVE radio. “I hope that’s very clear to everybody that I want to stay. My family wants to stay. We do not want to ask for a trade,...

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The legend of Adrian Peterson grows

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, looking to become the first NFL running back to gain 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has 12 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the most in league history. He scored on a 60-yarder in last week’s win over the Steelers.

"I was just being patient and letting the holes open up for me," Peterson said about his latest 60-yard touchdown run....

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NFL quick hits

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler drops back to

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- Since coming to the Bears in 2009, Jay Cutler has owned the Lions. He’s 7-1, has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,802 yards, 12 touchdowns and only one interception. The Bears are at Detroit on Sunday.

- Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who had a solid year with the Giants last year, is off to a terrific start so far with three touchdowns in his first three games.

- Going...

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