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Belichick, Brady era nearing its end

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Tony Dungy says he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam

AP Image Back in May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted when he was selected in the seventh round  by the St. Louis Rams.  Sam had come ‘out of the closet’ (so to speak) just before the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Tony Dungy, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, said that he wouldn’t have done...
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Position battles to take place during all 32 team’s training camps

AFC North Position Battles Baltimore: Justin Forsett v. Bernard Pierce Winner: Bernard Pierce Pierce has played in every game for the Ravens since being drafted by the team in 2012. He struggled, along with Ray Rice last season, but I predict him to be the week one starter while the team awaits the return of Rice. AP Photo/Nick Wass Cincinnati: Giovanni Bernard v. Jeremy Hill Winner...
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Father of Aldon Smith says son is ‘very happy’ with sentencing

AP Image On Friday, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to serve 11 Mondays as part of a Sheriff’s work detail got charges related to vehicle and weapons possession.  He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and is required to do 235 hours of community service. As part of his probation agreement, Smith is not allowed to drink or enter a liqueur store...
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Aldon Smith's father says son 'very happy' with sentencing

AP Image On Friday, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to serve 11 Mondays as part of a Sheriff’s work detail got charges related to vehicle and weapons possession.  He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and is required to do 235 hours of community service. As part of his probation agreement, Smith is not allowed to drink or enter a liqueur store...
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NY Jets wide receiver: We can make playoffs

  Eric Decker looks to prove he can be the number one receiving option for the NY Jets (Julio Cortez/Associated Press) Eric Decker has only been with the NY Jets for four months since signing a 5 year deal worth $36.25 million back in March.  Even in that short amount of time, he sees the potential that the Jets roster has.  While speaking with the NY Post at his youth football...
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Watch: AJ Hawk tackles fan at celebrity golf tournament

American Century, an investment firm, held their 25th Annual American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe South this past week.  The official American Century Instagram account captured the real action while it happened at the celebrity golf tournament.  The Green Bay Packers front office will not be happy with their starting inside linebacker ,AJ Hawk, after seeing this video...
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Rob Gronkowski wants to play every week for the Pats

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Bills G.M expects playoff drought to end this year

As the Bills open camp, general manager Doug Whaley says this is the year the team ends their playoff drought (Credit: BuffaloBills.com) Every year, when you ask most NFL fans whether or not they think the Buffalo Bills will make the playoffs, you normally get the same answer, laughter followed by a definite no. Not only has the team struggled to find a quality starting quarterback...
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The Madden ’15 Start screen is “Booming.”

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Former player says league used to give out painkillers without questions

Former NFL center Brett Romberg says the NFL used to hand out painkillers without asking questions (Credit: AP Photo) As the NFL starts to crack down on substance abuse in the league, a number of former NFL players are suing the league claiming teams kept handing out painkillers and other drugs as late as 2012. According to Yahoo! Sports, the 2012 deadline extends the time frame...
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Aldon Smith receives 12-day sentence and probation

San Francisco 49ers line backer Aldon Smith was sentenced today to 12-days in jail which will be served on a work crew (Credit: AP Photo) San Francisco 49ers line back Aldon Smith received a 12-day sentence and three years of probation on a no contest plea he plead in May for three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault rifle and two misdemeanor counts of DUI. Instead...
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Watch: NFL Rookies react to their Madden Ratings

EA Sports gets knocked by players every year for low ratings. Most laugh about it while there are some that are legitimately butthurt over the score the video game creator gives them. The ratings come out on Monday, but EA Sports decided to let a few new players what their score would be early. Check out the reactions from the players below when they find out how their digital game...
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Hall of Fame Raider wants the team back in Los Angeles

(CBSSports) The Raiders stadium situation is an absolute mess and it needs to be figured out as soon as possible. They play at the Coliseum on a year-by-year lease and it’s one of the worse stadiums in the entire league.  It is literally flooded with sewage and unsafe – however the Oakland city council has not taken priority into making sure the team stays where they’re...
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Top Five Greatest Seahawks of All-Time

Richard Sherman says he hopes to choke out Michael Crabtree every year for the rest of his career (Credit: USA Today) The Seattle Seahawks aren’t an old franchise. In the time they have been around, They have had some great players. Where they rank in Hawks history is debatable and where they rank in NFL history is more debatable. So that’s what we are going to do here: Rank...
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Ron Jaworski names Matt Cassel worst starting qb

AP Photo Ron Jaworski just ranked Matt Cassel last among starting quarterbacks in the NFL. “My 32nd rated quarterback entering the 2014 season is Matt Cassel,” Jaworski said on ESPN. Jaworski said that Cassel will not be able to play well under new Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner’s system due to his inability to efficiently use play-action passes. “Turner’s offense...
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Matthew Stafford embracing Lions new offense

Matthew Stafford is looking forward to training camp to dive into his new playbook (AP Photo/Matt York) According to DetroitLions.com writer Mike O’Hara, Matthew Stafford is fully embracing the Detroit Lions new offensive system.  Stafford spent his first five seasons in the league under head coach Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.  Schwartz is now the defensive...
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Colin Kaepernick surprises high school football team

AP Photo Colin Kaepernick traveled to New Caanan, Connecticut to visit with St. Luke’s School’s football team. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at or who I am today if I hadn’t faced the struggles and challenges that I’ve been through in the early days of my life and even the ones that I go through on a daily basis,” Kaepernick said while visiting with St. Luke’s team....
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Mike Pouncey and brother allegedly assault man at Miami club

Last night, Dolphins Center Mike Pouncey and his brother Maurkice were holding their annual birthday bash last night at Miami nightclub Cameo. According to Twitter user @IAmRickyVasquez and the Broward Palm Beach NewTimes, the Pouncey brothers allegedly assaulted Ricky Vasquez.  At 4:34 am, Twitter user @IAmRickyVasquez had this to say about what happened last night at the nightclub...
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WATCH: Chad Johnson scores first CFL TD, hugs referee

Chad Johnson scored his first touchdown in the CFL last night (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) After hauling in his first CFL touchdown pass on a 46-yard throw from quarterback Troy Smith, Chad Johnson hugged the side judge referee.  Johnson now plays for the Montreal Alouettes and this scoring play came against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  This TD gave the Alouettes a 7-3 lead in the...
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Donte Whitner: Browns players want team to keep Josh Gordon

AP Photo Josh Gordon keeps finding himself in trouble off the field, but through all of the legal problems, Gordon still has his teammates, on and off the field. Earlier this week, Chris Carter, a Hall of Fame receiver, said the Browns should get rid of Gordon. “He loves football more than anything, so I would take that away,” Carter said in an interview with cleveland.com....
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Washington Redskins safety suspended indefinitely by NFL

Tanard Jackson is facing another indefinite suspension (AP Photos/David Drapkin) According to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, the Washington Redskins have lost Tanard Jackson to an indefinite suspension.  Jackson has played five seasons in the NFL, from 07′-11′ with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Over that time he recorded 239 combined tackles, 10 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles but...
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Could Andre Johnson become a New England Patriot?

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Examining the Cowboys belief in Church

(credit: post-gazette.com)   This week I shall take an examining look at the Dallas Cowboys’ belief in Church. It was in the third game of the 2012 season when safety Barry Church ruptured his Achilles tendon. Barry was off to a promising start that year after having to fight his way onto the roster in 2010. Things looked pretty dark for his future. In an amazing act, the Dallas...
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Andre Johnson is hopeful he will be at Texans training camp

Will Andre Johnson force the Texans to trade him before the season starts? (Credit: Therichest.com) Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson is not too happy about the moves the team has made this off-season. In May, Johnson refused to show up to voluntary team workouts. With some media outlets questioning whether or not Johnson will demand a trade, he is telling NFL.com...
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