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LOOK: 49ers Remove Jim Harbaugh From Museum

I have had some pretty nasty breakups in the past, but nothing compares to the divorce between the San Francisco 49ers and former head coach Jim Harbaugh. We have read the reports. We have heard the rumors. Now we get a first-hand view of just how much the 49ers organization thinks of its former head coach. And it’s not good (h/t Bay Area Sports Guy). What’s missing from this...
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Prospect receives 75 cent check from Yankees

One of my dreams growing up was to become a Major League Baseball player and receive a Major League salary. That of course didn’t happen, but this story will make you feel better when you realize you make more than a New York Yankees’ prospect. According to CBS Sports, Yankees’ minor league catcher and first baseman Jake Hernandez received a $0.75 paycheck. And yes, the decimals...
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Ten most underrated NFL free agents

The day NFL free agency opens can be too much to handle for casual fans. Transactions take place at such a rapid rate, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. But that’s what makes this time of year so intriguing and exciting—the hope that your favorite team, whether they own the first pick in the draft or just won the Super Bowl, will add enough through free agency to set them...
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Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

With Andre Johnson now on the trade market and likely to hit free agency, there are going to be a ton of teams interested in his services. The future Hall of Fame receiver may be getting a little long in the tooth, but he’s still able to produce at a starter-caliber level. The seven-time Pro Bowler caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three scores last season. He did so with a wide...
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5 Potential Landing Spots for Running Back Steven Jackson

When he signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons before the 2013 season, running back Steven Jackson had racked up a franchise-record 10,138 yards rushing over nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams. His eight, 1,000-yard seasons with the Rams is twice that of anyone else in team history—Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson totaled four from 1983 to 1986. But at...
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Photo: Colts Punter uses Tropical Beach to Entice Ndamukong Suh

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is doing what he can to recruit Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh over to his team. .@NdamukongSuh Hey boss, I hope you have a fantastic Monday.. Just want to let you know what Indy looks like today pic.twitter.com/WrE4kHvRzM — Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 2, 2015 Just so you know, Indianapolis does not host ocean views or...
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WATCH: Jarrett Jack Buries Golden State Warriors in Final Seconds

In a tightly contested game with Stephen Curry on the floor, Jarrett Jack likely wasn’t the player people thought would hit the game-winning shot. Nevertheless, the Brooklyn Nets guard buried a free-throw line jumper over both Curry and Klay Thompson with 1.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, giving Brooklyn a 110-108 lead that was the eventual final score. Quite frankly...
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Andre Johnson Thanks Texans Fans on Instagram

Fresh off news that the Houston Texans will look to trade or release Andre Johnson, the veteran receiver took to social media on Monday night to thank the team’s fans. Andre Johnson on Instagram: "Thank you Houston for a wonderful 12 years." pic.twitter.com/6zDAUwPfcO — Nick Mathews (@Nick_Mathews) March 3, 2015 Here’s a link to the actual video. Johnson spent 12 seasons...
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Pirates’ Corey Hart Suffers Strange Injury

While injuries are inevitable in sports, it appears that strange injuries are the name of the game today. Not too long after Ronald Belisario fractured his shoulder getting out of a swimming pool, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Hart sliced his foot open on a hot tub. Games haven’t even started yet for Spring Training. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune’s Rob Biertempfel...
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Report: Andre Johnson requests to be traded or released

The Andre Johnson era with the Houston Texans appears to be over. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the team has granted Johnson permission to seek a trade and will release the future Hall of Famer outright if no deal can be reached. According to McClain, the Texans wanted Johnson to take on a reduced role next season. That’s something that the seven-time Pro...
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Watch: Rob Gronkowski Parties and it Doesn’t Stay in Vegas

When New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski happens in Vegas, his actions definitely do not stay in Vegas. They hit social media in full blast including, photos and provocative videos. The offseason of Gronk continues as the Super Bowl champion tight end hit the Vegas strip partying. This video clip has girls pouring bottles of booze directly down Gronk’s mouth. Note...
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Report: Dolphins Place Transition Tag on Charles Clay

In a rare and interesting move on Monday, the Miami Dolphins reportedly placed the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay. Perhaps nervous about rumors that other teams such as the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills might make a play for the versatile tight end, the Dolphins will now pay him $7.071 million in 2015 to stay with the team. The last time the transition tag was used was...
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Philadelphia Eagles Sign Brad Jones to Two-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract. Jones was a seventh-round draft pick in 2009 and played his first six NFL seasons with the Packers. He spent the majority of 2012 and 2013 as a starter, registering 77 and 84 total tackles, respectively. However, Jones was mostly relegated to special teams duty...
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Who received franchise tags at the deadline and who did not

The deadline for NFL teams to place franchise tags on elite players ended Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Five teams have used tags, and a few of the notable players who possibly could have received tags will be left to test free agency come March 10. Who Got Tagged Demaryius Thomas, Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos The Broncos will use a franchise tag of $12.823 million on star wide receiver...
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Report: Giants place franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants were not about to face the possibility of losing star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. According to a report from Yahoo Sports insider Rand Getlin, the Giants have indeed placed the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul. The #Giants will place the franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 2, 2015   With the...
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Le'Veon Bell could face up to a four-game suspension

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended the first two games of the 2015 NFL season stemming from a DUI arrest last August. Bell, who was driving the vehicle, admitted to smoking marijuana after being pulled over by the police. He is currently serving a 15-month probation term as a punishment for the DUI. The NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy...
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2015 NFL Franchise Numbers Officially Set

With teams facing a deadline to either franchise soon-to-be free agents or let them hit the open market, the NFL has released a memo to teams indicating what the 2015 franchise tag numbers are going to be at. Here’s a breakdown (h/t NFL Media’s Albert Breer). Position Tag (Millions) Quarterback $18.544 Running Back $10.951 Tight End $8.347 Wide Receiver $12.823 Offensive Line...
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Raiders Among the Teams Expected to go After Ndamukong Suh

Barring an unexpected long-term agreement between the Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh in the next week, the All-Pro defensive tackle will hit the open market come March 10th. In less-than-surprising news Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in D.C., is reporting that the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be “hot” after the heralded defensive...
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What a Marcus Mariota trade might look like

Rumors swirling around the Philadelphia Eagles attempting to trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota have started to heat up even more in recent days. In fact, there’s a strong chance that this is going to be one of Chip Kelly’s priorities over the course of the next few weeks. It’s such as complex deal for the Eagles considering they would have to move up to No. 1...
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Ndamukong Suh to hit free agency, no franchise tag

The Detroit Lions announced on Monday morning that they will not place the franchise tag on star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. RT @ttwentyman: The #Lions will not place the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh. pic.twitter.com/jBB4U4ecam — Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 2, 2015   This isn’t too surprising considering that the tag would have seen Suh count nearly $27 million...
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Report: Chiefs place franchise tag on Justin Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs may not be in the best cap situation heading into free agency, but they made sure that Pro Bowl linebacker Justin Houston will not hit the open market. Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2015   In reportedly placing the franchise tag...
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Ten takeaways from this week's NFL offseason action

The calm before the storm wasn’t actually calm at all. As the NFL prepares for what is going to be a hectic start to free agency next week, teams are attempting to set themselves up for the new league year. This means that a whole host of veterans were shown the door over the past few days. It also means that there will be a ton of action between now and March 10th. Let’s check...
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Report: Denver Broncos Use Franchise Tag on Demaryius Thomas

According to the Denver Post’s Mike Klis, the Broncos will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas. The move comes as no surprise, considering it was the team’s only surefire option to retain the standout wide receiver after failing to reach a long-term agreement. The one-year deal is worth approximately $12.8 million in 2015, per NFL Media’s...
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Jeremy Maclin Hopeful on Eagles: “If it’s Supposed to Happen, It’ll happen”

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin wants to remain in the only city he’s called home during a six-year career, and the team appears to want him to stay. The only thing standing between this happening is Maclin and the Eagles coming to terms on a new contract before the start of free agency on March 10th. If a deal is not struck, and the Eagles want to retain him next...
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Marshawn Lynch on final SB play: 'I was expecting the ball'

Wait, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch addressed the media? Bypassing all of North America, Lynch spoke with a Turkish television network for about 30 minutes last week. Lynch, who is in Turkey along with other NFL players DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge promoting a non-profit camp called American Football Without Barriers, addressed Ismail Senol of NTV Spor about...
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