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Tiquan Underwood has hair that would make the Fresh Prince jealous

Could Tiquan Underwood be channeling his inner Will Smith with his new hair style? (Credit: USA Today) For anyone that remembers the early ’90′s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (and honestly, who doesn’t), Will Smith’s character had an amazing high top fade as his hair style. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, channeled his inner Will Smith by showing off...
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Washington Redskins historically slow to make changes

AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Redskins have been in the news for months due to what many people consider a racist team name. Daniel Snyder, the team’s owner, has said that he does not plan on changing the team’s name. “We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said in an interview with USA Today. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” The controversy has grown...
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Travelle Wharton will announce retirement Tuesday

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Travelle Wharton said today that he will announce his retirement tomorrow at Wofford. Wharton was drafted by the Panthers in 2004 and was a starter until 2012. Wharton, who spent an inured season in 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals, returned to the Panthers in 2013 and started 12 games. This announcement confirms reports from earlier this year that...
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Patriots sign injured Tyler Gaffney

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NY Jets offensive tackle helps 185 African children

Oday Aboushi looks to make an impact in his second season with the NY Jets (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports) The NY Jets have been in the news a lot lately for players over-hyping themselves, but one player who has flown under the radar for his great charity work is Oday Aboushi.  According to Associate Press writer Dennis Waszak Jr., Aboushi joined the Islamic Medical Association...
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Zane Beadles makes huge donation

AP Photo/Denis Poroy Zane Beadles made a $750,000 donation to the University of Utah today, which the school says is the largest donation the football program has ever received. “This is something I’ve known I wanted to do ever since I left school,” Beadles, who currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, said in a press release. “The University of Utah was such a great...
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Cowboys preparing the Tsunami Effect

  (credit: dallascowboys.com) There has been a lot of chatter about the Marinelli Wave that is planned for the Cowboys’ defensive line, but this is merely the calm before the storm. Look for more of a Tsunami effect from the energized, new youth movement on both sides of the ball. While sadly having to move on from some older, respected players, the team has brought in a solid...
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Kirk Cousins has a sweet new ride for Redskins camp

After making it to the league, a lot of NFL players ride around in a Bentley, Rolls Royce, BMW or Mercedes. However, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not a normal NFL player. Cousins recently Tweeted out a picture of his new ride, his grandparents old conversion van. First road trip in the conversion van! Looking forward to the start of a new football season as we...
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Michael Vick would not race new teammate Chris Johnson

AP Photo Michael Vick is a fast guy, and he knows it, but he recently said that he does not want to race Chris Johnson. “So, yeah, I mean, Chris Johnson — I ain’t racing Chris,” Vick said in an interview with NJ.com. “Wasn’t he on TV racing a cheetah or something a couple months ago? Yeah, no, I ain’t doing that.” According to Statisticbrain.com, Vick’s 40 yard...
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Drew Brees randomly drug tested after saying he can play until 45

After telling reporters on Friday that he planned to play until he was 45, Drew Brees was “randomly” selected for drug testing (Photo: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com) On Friday, the 35-year-old, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters that he plans on playing until he is 45-years-old. Brees cited the late career success of Brett Favre, Payton Manning and Tom Brady...
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Watch: Peyton Manning gets leveled at Training Camp by his three-year-old son

There’s one thing that head coaches do not want to see at training camp, and that’s seeing their quarterback get dropped by the defense. Most of the time guys will get their asses chewed if they get within a sniff of the red jersey, as they want to protect their passer throughout camp. Especially if it’s Peyton Manning – the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player that awed...
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Greg Hardy “hates” that he is a distraction

Greg Hardy is facing sentencing for assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Carolina Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy, has not addressed the media since his arrest on May 13th but did so today.  He was non-apologetic in his statements, according to ESPN’s David Newton, but did admit he is not allowed to comment on the case at all, since it is ongoing...
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Christine Michael taking advantage of absence of Marshawn Lynch

AP Photo Christine Michael was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and in his sophomore season, he is in a position to take the rushing reigns in Seattle. Marshawn Lynch, who was tied for first in rushing touchdowns in 2013, is holding out, which is opening a door for Michael. “He’s got great speed and quickness,” Sherman Smith, the Seahawks running backs coach...
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Dee Milliner thinks he is the best corner in the NFL

According to New York Jets corner Dee Milliner, he is the best corner in the league (Credit: ESPN) When someone mentions the best corner back in the NFL, most of the time you think about Seattle’s Richard Sherman, Arizona’s Patrick Peterson, Cleveland’s Joe Haden or maybe even New England’s Darrelle Revis. But according to New York Jets corner back Dee Milliner, he is the...
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Top Fantasy options for every NFL team

With the fantasy football season coming at a rapid pace, it’s time to start building your boards. Everyone has their own way of doing it, whether it’s a three-day camp of intricate moves that makes your board perfect – or passing out during your draft and letting the computer do all the work. No matter which way you do it, you’re sure to get at least one gem. We put together...
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Four teams that missed the playoffs in 2013 that will be there in 2014

New York Jets: Preditcion: 9-7, Wild Card Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan has said that the Jets will make the playoffs this year, and I believe him. The team has improved, thanks to the additions of some offensive weapons, including Chris Johnson, Eric Decker and Michael Vick. Speaking of Vick, even if he does not start, his presence will help Geno Smith grow. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II...
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Report: Three injured at Buffalo Bills camp Friday

EJ Manuel hands the ball off to Fred Jackson during Buffalo Bills training camp (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports) Pittsford, N.Y. -.  It was a picture perfect night at St. John Fisher in the small suburb of Pittsford just outside of Rochester, N.Y. and there were over 4,000 fans in the seats to watch the Buffalo Bills get ready for the new season.  Unfortunately, according to Joe...
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WATCH: AS Roma soccer player hit 50-yard FG at Broncos training camp

AS Roma are a soccer ream from Italy and they are currently on tour of the United States to play preseason games against other European soccer teams. With Roma due to play English side Manchester United on Saturday in Denver, it was only natural for Roma to take part in training camp with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. One Roma player, Miralem Pjanic who plays central midfield...
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Shady arrives at training camp in sweet Rolls Royce

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy reported to training camp on Friday morning driving a burgundy Rolls Royce.  As a British writer for Sports-Kings, I approve of his selection of care (even though Rolls Royce is owned by BMW, it’s still as British as fish ‘n chips). You might notice that McCoy is parked in a handicapped spot and before you bring out the pitchforks...
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Andre Johnson wants to retire as a Houston Texan

AP Image There has been a lot of talk and rumors about the future of legendary Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.  This talk ranges from being traded to holding out and skipping training camp. The reports of Johnson holding out proved to be wrong as the wide out reported to Texans training camp.  Speaking to reporters after reporting in, Johnson said that the plan was...
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Training camp Day One with the Dallas Cowboys

  (credit: dallascowboys.com) The Dallas Cowboys enter into the 2014 season’s training camp with a renewed, re-energized mentality. Faces will be missed, but they have been replaced and the new faces will soon have you learning their prospective numbers. This spring I had wrote that this season would largely depend on the job the scouts did on available players and how management...
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Minnesota Vikings had one fan show up for 2014 ticket sales

(Credit: CBS) The Minnesota Vikings held their annual single-game ticket sale this morning and they expected quite a few people. It’s an event that kicks off the ticket selection process year after year, and most fans show up early to claim the best seats at the best prices an hour earlier than online sales allow for. The parking lot is usually full and fans can be seen everywhere...
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Browns RB Terrance West moved back to active roster

Rumors were circling that Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West failed his conditioning test and that is what landed him on the non-football injury list. West denied those reports. (Credit: gannet-cdn.com) However, none of that matters now, as West has been placed back on the active roster, and he is expected to give Ben Tate a serious run for the starting job. His...
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Justin Blackmon arrested again

Justin Blackmon was arrested again on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City (AP Photo) According to NFL’s Around the League Writer Chris Wesseling, Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma City Wednesday night for possession of marijuana.  The city police pulled Blackmon over for a traffic violation when he took a left hand turn into oncoming traffic.  This latest arrest is the third...
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Roddy White, Falcons agree four-year contract extension

AP Image Roddy White is set to end his career with the Atlanta Falcons.  The team announced on Thursday that White has agreed a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Georgia for another five years. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that White’s new deal is worth up to $30 million with $18 million being paid over the next two years. Falcons WR Roddy White’s...
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