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Innocuous tweet sets off epic thread

A simple Panthers tweet trumpeting their depth at wide receiver somehow turned into a lengthy exchange of GIFs with the Bears' Twitter account. And it all ended when Carolina coach Ron Rivera got involved. Social media battle

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Nihar Janga threw up the X after tying for the Spelling Bee Championship and Dez Bryant loved it.

Harbaugh: 'It's on me'

Ravens coach John Harbaugh took responsibility for the team losing one week of OTAs because of offseason rules violations. The team and Harbaugh also were fined.

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked about Brandon Browner's penalties last year with the Saints, Pete Carroll joked, "Just last year?" The Seahawks coach is optimistic about finding a hybrid safety role for Browner. He lined up opposite tight ends as a third safety quite a bit today during practice.

Hey Coach, you know it's May, right?

As hot as it was today, Bill Belichick scorched the earth with some choice words during the Patriots' two-hour practice. Demanding perfection

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Count Russell Wilson among those who are optimistic about Jimmy Graham. Wilson said Graham is "healing really fast" and will be "back sooner than people think." Graham suffered a ruptured patellar tendon injury in late November.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions waived TE Tim Wright with an injury designation on Thursday. Detroit is hurting at tight end. Brandon Pettigrew is recovering from an ACL injury. Eric Ebron didn't practice Thursday and even rookie TE Adam Fuehne didn't practice. The Lions traded for Wright during last year's training camp and re-signed him in the offseason.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have waived QB Ryan Williams. He was signed in January after sitting out of football all of last season. To take his place, they signed former North Carolina QB Marquise Williams.

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Ravens had their former RB Ray Rice speak to all their rookies Wednesday, telling them his story, "the good and bad."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Rice spoke to the Ravens rookies after Wednesday's practice. In a statement, the Ravens said: "[Rice] delivered an important message that included his story, both the good and the bad. He clearly has the attention of our rookies." The Ravens abruptly released Rice in 2013 after a video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancée.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Ravens coach John Harbaugh on rules violation: "It's on me. It's completely me. It was my decision."

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