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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix warns Eddie Lacy ahead of Week 1 matchup

The NFL schedule was released last Thursday, and it revealed some exciting matchups that pair certain players against their former teams. This is the case in Week 1, as right off the bat Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy will head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers, his former team. Lacy has since been issued a friendly warning from safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix...
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Report: Caleb Brantley turned down opportunity to settle with alleged assault victim

NFL draft hopeful Caleb Brantley was recently involved in an altercation in which he is alleged to have hit a woman outside a bar in Florida. The woman reportedly offered Brantley a financial settlement.Jason Cole of Bleacher Report provided the details. Cole also notes the lawyer for the woman said they will go to the state attorney on Thursday without a settlement. Additionally...
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Dave Stewart takes credit for Diamondbacks’ success

After a disastrous 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired general manager Dave Stewart. But 21 games into the 2017 season, Arizona sits at a respectable 13-8 and Stewart is not bashful about taking some credit for it. “This means a lot to me because this is the same team, or very close to the one that I put on the field,” Stewart said, via Bob Nightengale of USA Today....
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Pro Bowl LB Daryl Washington conditionally reinstated by NFL after three-year absence

Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL after missing the past three seasons due to drug-related suspensions. Washington, a Second-Team All-Pro in 2012, plans to play this upcoming season. If Washington is like his old self, his presence will help the Cardinals In 2013, he was strong in coverage and one of the better inside...
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Report: Adrian Peterson set market for Marshawn Lynch at $3.5 million

In a surprising twist of fate, running back Adrian Peterson found a new team ahead of running back Marshawn Lynch.Peterson’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, which will pay him $3.5 million a year, has now set the market for Lynch, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Lynch migrating from the Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders in a trade has not yet ironed itself out yet.A recent...
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Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated by the NFL

After missing the 2016 NFL season due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant has been reinstated.“Martavis Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League. We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand...
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Tony Gonzalez: Tony Romo did not cost me CBS job

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez set the record straight on Tuesday regarding his departure from CBS. He reiterated that retired quarterback Tony Romo in no way cost him his job at CBS.Gonzalez explained that he lives in Los Angeles and his job was in New York. The travel time back and for was just too much and it took him away from his four kids who are all under the age of 16...
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Report: Browns contacted ‘at least 3 teams’ about trading up from No. 12

The Cleveland Browns are the most volatile, interesting team going into the NFL Draft, hands down. As of now, they hold the No. 1 and No. 12 picks in the first round, along with a bevy of picks elsewhere — enough capital to, say, trade up and capture Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett with the first pick and add UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky with another pick. That scenario...
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Vikings GM talks up ‘incredible’ recovery of Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater still has no official timeline to return to action, but Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman talked up his quarterback on Tuesday. Recently, we saw a video that appeared to show Bridgewater on the practice field dropping back and throwing a football while wearing a brace on his injured left knee (watch here).He’s been incredibly positive throughout...
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Report: Gareon Conley will not attend draft in wake of sexual assault allegations

Former Ohio State cornerback and potential first-round pick Gareon Conley has chosen not to attend the NFL draft after sexual assault allegations surrounding him surfaced Tuesday. Conley is alleged to have raped a woman in a Cleveland hotel, though he adamantly denies it and his lawyer has said there are three witnesses who would corroborate his denial (more on that here). The young...
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Ten bold predictions for first round of 2017 NFL Draft

Let’s get this over with right out of the gate: This is one man’s vision of an absolutely bonkers opening round in the 2017 NFL Draft.It’s not a careful, measured look at what will likely happen. It’s quite the opposite. It’s a nightmare scenario in which teams panic and reach for quarterbacks, where teams abandon reason and take huge risks in the hope of an even bigger...
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Report: Derek Jeter/Jeb Bush-led group wins auction for Miami Marlins

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush recently teamed up in an effort to buy the Miami Marlins, and according to a report, they succeeded.Scott Soshnick, who writes for Bloomberg, broke the news Tuesday. “A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge...
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NFL scout: Deshaun Watson ‘better than Dak Prescott’

Dak Prescott took the NFL world by storm as a rookie in 2016. So it’s safe to say that teams are looking for a guy who can do the same in 2017. One NFL scout believes that Deshaun Watson can be that guy. In fact, that scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Watson is actually better than Prescott. “You can say he’s better than Dak Prescott,” the scout...
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Saints officially announce signing of Adrian Peterson

We’ve known since yesterday, but the New Orleans Saints just made it official: Adrian Peterson will join them next season. Peterson, 32, who has played in only 20 games in the past three years, will be paid about $3 million and will likely back up Mark Ingram. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton put out a milquetoast statement welcoming Peterson to the Saints, calling it “a rare...
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Report: Texans could show interest in Jay Cutler after draft

With news that Jay Cutler is in fact looking to return to the NFL field this upcoming season, not much has changed as it relates to draft plans for quarterback-needy teams this week.Though, at least one report suggests that the Houston Texans would show interest in Cutler should they fail to land a quarterback early in the upcoming draft. Houston has been linked to Cutler since it...
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Former Vikings teammate: It will be an ‘electric atmosphere’ facing Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson ended weeks of speculation by officially signing with the New Orleans Saints. That means he’ll open the 2017 season on the road against his old team, the Minnesota Vikings. One former teammate, linebacker Brian Robison, is already excited. It’s hard to argue with that. While the rivalry between New Orleans and Minnesota has cooled in recent years, Vikings fans...
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Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster not invited to NFL Draft

Long considered a lock to go in the top five, former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster has seen his stock take a major tumble in the week leading up to the event. Earlier in the year, Foster was sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis after getting into a heated argument with a hospital worker. Then, last week, reports surfaced that Foster tested positive for a diluted...
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Jay Cutler’s agent says quarterback has no intention of retiring

All has been quiet in free agent quarterback Jay Cutler’s camp this offseason. It’s been widely reported he would retire, but we now have word that Cutler has no intention of retiring from football. Jay Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, said that, contrary to speculation, his client does not intend to retire at this time. "… Nai-post ni Adam Schefter noong Martes, Abril 25...
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Top NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault

Just as the NFL world prepares for its annual draft in Philadelphia, at least one top-end prospect is facing some troubling off-field allegations. According to TMZ Sports, former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is facing allegations that he raped a woman in a Cleveland hotel. Per the report. “Gareon Conley — a projected 1st round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft — has been...
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NBA admits LeBron James’ game-winning shot in Game 4 shouldn’t have counted

Trailing 102-100 nearing the final minute of the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 victory against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James buried a three to put his team up. It also stood as the game winner in Cleveland’s 106-102 win that eliminated Indiana from the playoffs. But it never should have counted. In its Last Two Minute Report, the NBA ruled that James had moved his pivot foot before...
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Raiders to announce draft picks from ‘Las Vegas’ sign

If there was any reason to believe that the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas might fall through, that can now be thrown out the window.The NFL itself is all about imagery. Its PR office has to run thousands deep. The idea is to paint the league in the best possible light.Now that it has been reported that the Raiders will announce Saturday’s draft picks from the famed “Las...
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Report: John Ross could slip to Round 2 due to injury concerns

Washington receiver John Ross has been pegged as perhaps the best receiver in the draft class of 2017. But might his injury history hinder his draft stock?According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, yes. In fact, Miller has been told that past injuries could knock Ross completely out of the first round.“Two things can sink a prospect’s value like nothing else: injuries and...
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Leonard Fournette credits football for saving his life

Where would Leonard Fournette be if not for the game of football? It’s a question the NFL draft hopeful answered during an interview with "PFT Live."He told "PFT Live" that he considers football “to be a literal life-saver,” per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. He said that the game, which he started playing as a freshman in high school, kept him away from the darker...
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Damian Lillard: Beating Warriors has become an obsession

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were absolutely destroyed by the Golden State Warriors in a win-or-go-home Game 4 matchup on Monday night. At one point late in the first quarter, Portland found itself down by the score of 41-13.It was the latest blowout loss in a two-year span that has seen Lillard fail to lead his team to competitiveness against his hometown squad...
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Drake announced as host of first-ever NBA Awards show in New York

The NBA is changing up the way it announces its awards winners with a huge televised show that will take place on June 26, after the 2017 NBA Draft and the NBA Finals have concluded. As a way to hype this first-time event, the NBA announced that hip hop and R&B legend Drake will host the extravaganza. Drake is well known for his love of basketball, though his allegiance to any...
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