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NFL pre-season

Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders rushes the football past linebacker Daryl Washington #58 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL preseason game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Fear Of Injury Hurting Pro Football

The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 6-3 Wednesday night in a pre-season game that featured little offense, only a brief appearance by Eli Manning and no appearance by Tom Brady.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/30/2012

A referee  signals a safety after an intentional grounding call against Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Players Won’t Walk For Refs

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told SI.com he wouldn’t rule out a players’ strike in support of locked out referees. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that won’t happen.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/29/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Substitute Refs Don’t Make The Cut

The NFL is using substitute referees in pre-season games as the league’s labor dispute with officials continues. “It’s a big problem,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “People want to say you know they’ll be okay and the other guys aren’t really that good so they can’t be much worse. I don’t believe any of that.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/10/2012

A referee  signals a safety after an intentional grounding call against Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: It’s Time For Female Refs In The NFL

Shannon Eastin will be the first woman to officiate an NFL game when she steps on the field as a line judge in Thursday night’s pre-season match-up between the Packers and the Chargers.

08/09/2012

Photos: 49ers In Training

Daily Madden: A Tough NFL Pre-Season For Young Players

It’s week three of the NFL pre-season schedule, and the youngest players are running out of time to show what they can do.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/25/2011

Photos: Raiders In Training

Daily Madden: An NFL Pre-Season Like No Other

The Oakland Raiders face the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL exhibition opener at the Coliseum Thursday night.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011