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Barnidge: ‘I’d love to be the number one guy’

Gary Barnidge is patient. He understands that NFL teams are assessing what they have at tight end through OTAs and minicamps to determine if they want to turn to him for help at the position. ‘I’ve shown I’ve been able … Continued

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Barnidge: ‘I’d love to be the number one guy’

Gary Barnidge is patient. He understands that NFL teams are assessing what they have at tight end through OTAs and minicamps to determine if they want to turn to him for help at the position. ‘I’ve shown I’ve been able … Continued

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Beachum on being with the Jets: ‘I’m excited about where we are right now’

Kelvin Beachum likes it all — the team, the teammates. He even likes the change in climate, from warmer to colder. Everything about being a member of the New York Jets, who he joined as a free agent from the … Continued

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Beachum on being with the Jets: ‘I’m excited about where we are right now’

Kelvin Beachum likes it all — the team, the teammates. He even likes the change in climate, from warmer to colder. Everything about being a member of the New York Jets, who he joined as a free agent from the … Continued

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Bouye’s message to Bortles: ‘Just do your best and we all got your back’

They were college teammates, they were NFL opponents. Now, they’re reunited again, as members of the Jacksonville Jaguars. So it’s fair to say that cornerback A.J. Bouye, a University of Central Florida product who joined the Jaguars as a free agent … Continued

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Bouye’s message to Bortles: ‘Just do your best and we all got your back’

They were college teammates, they were NFL opponents. Now, they’re reunited again, as members of the Jacksonville Jaguars. So it’s fair to say that cornerback A.J. Bouye, a University of Central Florida product who joined the Jaguars as a free agent … Continued

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank: Atlanta will be “competitive for years to come”

Blank is overwhelmingly positive following the Falcons’ heartbreaking Super Bowl LI loss.

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank: Atlanta will be “competitive for years to come”

Blank is overwhelmingly positive following the Falcons’ heartbreaking Super Bowl LI loss.

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Garrett ‘may play both’ sides in Browns’ defense

Myles Garrett provided a little intrigue about his role as a rookie edge rusher for the Cleveland Browns this season.

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Garrett ‘may play both’ sides in Browns’ defense

Myles Garrett provided a little intrigue about his role as a rookie edge rusher for the Cleveland Browns this season.

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Whaley blames firing as Bills GM on failure to land franchise QB

Doug Whaley believes he knows why he no longer is the general manager of the Buffalo Bills.

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Whaley blames firing as Bills GM on failure to land franchise QB

Doug Whaley believes he knows why he no longer is the general manager of the Buffalo Bills.

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Wood: Bills ‘have been close, but close isn’t what the Pegulas are looking for’

Entering his ninth NFL season, all with the Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood knows a thing or two about change. He is on his eighth head coach, counting the interim coach (Perry Fewell) who guided the team through the final seven games … Continued

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Wood: Bills ‘have been close, but close isn’t what the Pegulas are looking for’

Entering his ninth NFL season, all with the Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood knows a thing or two about change. He is on his eighth head coach, counting the interim coach (Perry Fewell) who guided the team through the final seven games … Continued

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Jason McCourty on Browns: ‘It doesn’t feel like a 1-15 team’

Jason McCourty likes the vibe around his new team, the Cleveland Browns. The cornerback who recently signed with the Browns as a free agent doesn’t sense that the players are living under a cloud of losing after last season’s 1-15 … Continued

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Jason McCourty on Browns: ‘It doesn’t feel like a 1-15 team’

Jason McCourty likes the vibe around his new team, the Cleveland Browns. The cornerback who recently signed with the Browns as a free agent doesn’t sense that the players are living under a cloud of losing after last season’s 1-15 … Continued

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Forte: Cutler ‘gets a bad rap,’ McCown ‘the leader that we need’

Two different quarterbacks, two different perceptions.

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Forte: Cutler ‘gets a bad rap,’ McCown ‘the leader that we need’

Two different quarterbacks, two different perceptions.

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DeMarcus Ware on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I feel like he’s being blackballed’

DeMarcus Ware believes that NFL teams are intentionally turning their collective back on free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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DeMarcus Ware on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I feel like he’s being blackballed’

DeMarcus Ware believes that NFL teams are intentionally turning their collective back on free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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Bills’ Peterman: Being drafted on the fifth round puts ‘a big chip on my shoulder’

Some prognosticators had Nathan Peterman being selected in the second or third round of the NFL Draft. Few thought he would go as low as the fifth, but that’s where the former University of Pittsburgh quarterback ended up being chosen — by … Continued

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Bills’ Peterman: Being drafted on the fifth round puts ‘a big chip on my shoulder’

Some prognosticators had Nathan Peterman being selected in the second or third round of the NFL Draft. Few thought he would go as low as the fifth, but that’s where the former University of Pittsburgh quarterback ended up being chosen — by … Continued

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Riveron: NFL officials ‘try to eliminate the gray areas’

The NFL’s new senior director of officiating sees one primary goal for game officials. Eliminate the gray areas. ‘We try to make it as black and white as possible’ “And we try to make it as black and white as … Continued

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Riveron: NFL officials ‘try to eliminate the gray areas’

The NFL’s new senior director of officiating sees one primary goal for game officials. Eliminate the gray areas. ‘We try to make it as black and white as possible’ “And we try to make it as black and white as … Continued

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Pereira: Riveron has ‘huge shoes to fill’ as NFL’s senior vice president of officiating

Mike Pereira sees a daunting task ahead for Al Riveron, the NFL’s new senior vice president of officiating.

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Pereira: Riveron has ‘huge shoes to fill’ as NFL’s senior vice president of officiating

Mike Pereira sees a daunting task ahead for Al Riveron, the NFL’s new senior vice president of officiating.

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Bidwill: Cardinals have ‘got time on the quarterback situation’

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t in any hurry to find a quarterback of the future.

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Bidwill: Cardinals have ‘got time on the quarterback situation’

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t in any hurry to find a quarterback of the future.

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Lynch: Foster ‘healing very well’ from rotator-cuff surgery

John Lynch didn’t work with a whole lot of doubt or trepidation. The new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers sought as much information as possible before the team made Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster a first-round pick in the … Continued

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Lynch: Foster ‘healing very well’ from rotator-cuff surgery

John Lynch didn’t work with a whole lot of doubt or trepidation. The new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers sought as much information as possible before the team made Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster a first-round pick in the … Continued

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Wade Phillips’ lasting lesson from Bum Phillips: ‘Griping isn’t coaching’

Wade Phillips has always drawn from the many lessons he learned from his legendary father, Bum Phillips, during his long and highly successful coaching career in the NFL. There were enough, literally, to fill a book. ‘Griping at players after … Continued

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Wade Phillips’ lasting lesson from Bum Phillips: ‘Griping isn’t coaching’

Wade Phillips has always drawn from the many lessons he learned from his legendary father, Bum Phillips, during his long and highly successful coaching career in the NFL. There were enough, literally, to fill a book. ‘Griping at players after … Continued

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Dorsey: Exciting time for Chiefs ‘because this franchise hasn’t really drafted a QB in 34 years’

John Dorsey knew the Kansas City Chiefs were on the verge of something special during trade negotiations with the Buffalo Bills before this year’s NFL Draft. The Chiefs’ general manager saw a unique opportunity when the Bills finally agreed to … Continued

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Dorsey: Exciting time for Chiefs ‘because this franchise hasn’t really drafted a QB in 34 years’

John Dorsey knew the Kansas City Chiefs were on the verge of something special during trade negotiations with the Buffalo Bills before this year’s NFL Draft. The Chiefs’ general manager saw a unique opportunity when the Bills finally agreed to … Continued

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Tannenbaum: Playoff loss to Steelers created linebacker need for Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins knew what they needed after their wild-card playoff loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers last January. More and better linebackers. ‘It was a position we felt like we just needed more players and depth’ That, according to executive … Continued

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Tannenbaum: Playoff loss to Steelers created linebacker need for Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins knew what they needed after their wild-card playoff loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers last January. More and better linebackers. ‘It was a position we felt like we just needed more players and depth’ That, according to executive … Continued

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McKenzie: Raiders will start contract-extension talks with Carr, Jackson ‘shortly’

The Oakland Raiders recognize the priorities they have with their franchise quarterback, Derek Carr, and standout guard Gabe Jackson. General Manager Reggie McKenzie said they will be “starting those conversations shortly” with both players. ‘We’re always trying to make sure … Continued

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McKenzie: Raiders will start contract-extension talks with Carr, Jackson ‘shortly’

The Oakland Raiders recognize the priorities they have with their franchise quarterback, Derek Carr, and standout guard Gabe Jackson. General Manager Reggie McKenzie said they will be “starting those conversations shortly” with both players. ‘We’re always trying to make sure … Continued

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Ballard: Colts ‘not going to put a timetable’ on Luck’s recovery

The Indianapolis Colts intend to be as patient as necessary with Andrew Luck’s recovery from the surgery he underwent on his throwing shoulder, a revelation team owner Jim Irsay made in January. That’s what Colts General Manager Chris Ballard told … Continued

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Ballard: Colts ‘not going to put a timetable’ on Luck’s recovery

The Indianapolis Colts intend to be as patient as necessary with Andrew Luck’s recovery from the surgery he underwent on his throwing shoulder, a revelation team owner Jim Irsay made in January. That’s what Colts General Manager Chris Ballard told … Continued

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Chargers see Lamp, Feeney as ‘two guys that can really help’

General Manager Tom Telesco (photo on left) readily admits the Los Angeles Chargers didn’t have “the most sexy” picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, especially with the selections of guards Forrest Lamp, of Western Kentucky, and Dan … Continued

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Chargers see Lamp, Feeney as ‘two guys that can really help’

General Manager Tom Telesco (photo on left) readily admits the Los Angeles Chargers didn’t have “the most sexy” picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, especially with the selections of guards Forrest Lamp, of Western Kentucky, and Dan … Continued

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Pace on Bears’ Trubisky pick: ‘We didn’t want to sit on our hands’

Once it was clear to the Chicago Bears’ hierarchy that Mitch Trubisky had everything the team wanted in a franchise quarterback, the decision to move up to the second overall pick in the NFL Draft to get him was made. General Manager … Continued

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Pace on Bears’ Trubisky pick: ‘We didn’t want to sit on our hands’

Once it was clear to the Chicago Bears’ hierarchy that Mitch Trubisky had everything the team wanted in a franchise quarterback, the decision to move up to the second overall pick in the NFL Draft to get him was made. General Manager … Continued

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Spielman: 45-minute phone conversation with Cook sealed Vikings’ decision to draft him

On Friday morning, as the Minnesota Vikings were preparing for the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, General Manager Rick Spielman wanted to add one final piece to “a lot of research” the team had done on the background … Continued

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Spielman: 45-minute phone conversation with Cook sealed Vikings’ decision to draft him

On Friday morning, as the Minnesota Vikings were preparing for the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, General Manager Rick Spielman wanted to add one final piece to “a lot of research” the team had done on the background … Continued

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Trubisky: Phone never rang before Bears made him second overall pick

The phone is supposed to ring, right? That’s how the script usually plays out when a college prospect learns he has been selected by an NFL team. ‘I thought the phone had to ring if you get picked’ It didn’t … Continued

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Trubisky: Phone never rang before Bears made him second overall pick

The phone is supposed to ring, right? That’s how the script usually plays out when a college prospect learns he has been selected by an NFL team. ‘I thought the phone had to ring if you get picked’ It didn’t … Continued

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Clay: Bills will ‘have some opportunities to do a lot of damage this year’

Charles Clay likes what he has been hearing from new Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. The veteran tight end also likes what he has been seeing and doing during offseason workouts, including how he and the rest of the Bills’ … Continued

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Clay: Bills will ‘have some opportunities to do a lot of damage this year’

Charles Clay likes what he has been hearing from new Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. The veteran tight end also likes what he has been seeing and doing during offseason workouts, including how he and the rest of the Bills’ … Continued

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Kuhn on Peterson joining Saints: ‘Just part of the plethora of weapons that Drew has at his disposal’

Through most of his 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson was a focal point. Now, the All-Pro running back who literally carried the Vikings’ offensive load shifts into a complementary role with the New Orleans Saints. Peterson gets to do his part to enhance … Continued

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Kuhn on Peterson joining Saints: ‘Just part of the plethora of weapons that Drew has at his disposal’

Through most of his 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson was a focal point. Now, the All-Pro running back who literally carried the Vikings’ offensive load shifts into a complementary role with the New Orleans Saints. Peterson gets to do his part to enhance … Continued

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Mahomes: ‘The chance to play for a Texas pro team would be awesome’

If all goes according to plan, Patrick Mahomes not only will be a high pick in the NFL Draft, but he’ll also be chosen by a team close to home. Mahomes didn’t mention that team by name during his interview … Continued

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Mahomes: ‘The chance to play for a Texas pro team would be awesome’

If all goes according to plan, Patrick Mahomes not only will be a high pick in the NFL Draft, but he’ll also be chosen by a team close to home. Mahomes didn’t mention that team by name during his interview … Continued

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The 2017 NFL Draft rushes into your radio

SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft, with live coverage of every selection from every round, plus more.

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The 2017 NFL Draft rushes into your radio

SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft, with live coverage of every selection from every round, plus more.

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Mike Williams on team that drafts him: ‘They’re getting a dominant player’

Mike Williams has no doubt about the sort of impact he expects to make in the NFL. The former Clemson receiver is confident he’ll be a major difference-maker. And it won’t only be because of his production. Williams see himself … Continued

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Mike Williams on team that drafts him: ‘They’re getting a dominant player’

Mike Williams has no doubt about the sort of impact he expects to make in the NFL. The former Clemson receiver is confident he’ll be a major difference-maker. And it won’t only be because of his production. Williams see himself … Continued

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NFL schedule-maker: ‘Hope we didn’t miss anything’

Michael North isn’t quite kicking back and relaxing just yet. The man who oversees the assembling of the NFL schedule knows the job is never considered done even after the league announces, as it did Thursday, the days and times … Continued

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NFL schedule-maker: ‘Hope we didn’t miss anything’

Michael North isn’t quite kicking back and relaxing just yet. The man who oversees the assembling of the NFL schedule knows the job is never considered done even after the league announces, as it did Thursday, the days and times … Continued

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Jones on recovery from torn Achilles: ‘Getting better every day’

The circumstances aren’t ideal, but Sidney Jones is optimistic about his ability to contribute to an NFL team as soon as September. The University of Washington cornerback told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian that he’s on target to return after … Continued

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Jones on recovery from torn Achilles: ‘Getting better every day’

The circumstances aren’t ideal, but Sidney Jones is optimistic about his ability to contribute to an NFL team as soon as September. The University of Washington cornerback told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian that he’s on target to return after … Continued

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Mixon’s agent on controversy surrounding his client: ‘You can’t get too high or too low

Peter Schaeffer is taking it all in stride. The agent represents arguably the most controversial player in the NFL Draft, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, and understands that his client carries the baggage of striking a woman and knocking her … Continued

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Mixon’s agent on controversy surrounding his client: ‘You can’t get too high or too low

Peter Schaeffer is taking it all in stride. The agent represents arguably the most controversial player in the NFL Draft, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, and understands that his client carries the baggage of striking a woman and knocking her … Continued

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SiriusXM NFL Radio is prepping you for the NFL Draft

SiriusXM NFL Radio will be carrying the action live during Round 1 on Thursday, April 27, through the finish on Sunday, April 30.

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SiriusXM NFL Radio is prepping you for the NFL Draft

SiriusXM NFL Radio will be carrying the action live during Round 1 on Thursday, April 27, through the finish on Sunday, April 30.

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Trubisky: 13 career starts ‘probably will be with me for the rest of my NFL career’

Mitchell Trubisky has long resigned himself to the fact that one statistic from his quarterbacking career at the University of North Carolina will always be discussed before any other. He expects it to remain stuck to him even after he … Continued

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Trubisky: 13 career starts ‘probably will be with me for the rest of my NFL career’

Mitchell Trubisky has long resigned himself to the fact that one statistic from his quarterbacking career at the University of North Carolina will always be discussed before any other. He expects it to remain stuck to him even after he … Continued

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Green: NFLRA has ‘problem with the terminology’ in push for full-time status

As far as Scott Green is concerned, NFL referees already put in the type of hours that would constitute full-time status. Therefore, the league’s push for full-time game officials raises some concerns with him, as the head of the NFL … Continued

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Green: NFLRA has ‘problem with the terminology’ in push for full-time status

As far as Scott Green is concerned, NFL referees already put in the type of hours that would constitute full-time status. Therefore, the league’s push for full-time game officials raises some concerns with him, as the head of the NFL … Continued

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Cowher: ‘Humility and responsibility’ defined Dan Rooney

The poinsettias still arrived at Christmas, as they had every December, for Bill Cowher’s 94-year-old mother. It was something you could count on from Dan Rooney, just like the pizza he would deliver to people waiting to buy Pittsburgh Steelers playoff … Continued

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Cowher: ‘Humility and responsibility’ defined Dan Rooney

The poinsettias still arrived at Christmas, as they had every December, for Bill Cowher’s 94-year-old mother. It was something you could count on from Dan Rooney, just like the pizza he would deliver to people waiting to buy Pittsburgh Steelers playoff … Continued

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Quinn on what Browns should do with top pick: Garrett ‘the better route to go’

In the opinion of a former Cleveland Browns quarterback, the team would be wise not to address it’s current QB situation with the top overall pick of the NFL Draft. As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, it makes more … Continued

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Quinn on what Browns should do with top pick: Garrett ‘the better route to go’

In the opinion of a former Cleveland Browns quarterback, the team would be wise not to address it’s current QB situation with the top overall pick of the NFL Draft. As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, it makes more … Continued

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John Madden on Raiders’ move to Vegas: ‘I was really shocked and surprised’

The NFL owners’ overwhelming approval of the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas “jolted” John Madden. The Raiders’ Hall-of-Fame coach is still reeling from the pending move. He doesn’t like any part of it, from the hole that it leaves behind … Continued

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John Madden on Raiders’ move to Vegas: ‘I was really shocked and surprised’

The NFL owners’ overwhelming approval of the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas “jolted” John Madden. The Raiders’ Hall-of-Fame coach is still reeling from the pending move. He doesn’t like any part of it, from the hole that it leaves behind … Continued

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Saban: Howard’s lack of production at Alabama ‘no fault of his’

Nick Saban readily acknowledges that tight end O.J. Howard should have been a much more productive pass-catcher at the University of Alabama. For his career with the Crimson Tide, Howard caught 114 passes for 1,726 yards and seven touchdowns. His … Continued

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Saban: Howard’s lack of production at Alabama ‘no fault of his’

Nick Saban readily acknowledges that tight end O.J. Howard should have been a much more productive pass-catcher at the University of Alabama. For his career with the Crimson Tide, Howard caught 114 passes for 1,726 yards and seven touchdowns. His … Continued

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Quinn: Falcons plan to maximize Poe’s size and quickness

The Atlanta Falcons did plenty of homework on Dontari Poe before signing the former Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle as a free agent. They were primarily interested in seeing how his play in the Chiefs’ base 3-4 scheme would translate … Continued

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Quinn: Falcons plan to maximize Poe’s size and quickness

The Atlanta Falcons did plenty of homework on Dontari Poe before signing the former Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle as a free agent. They were primarily interested in seeing how his play in the Chiefs’ base 3-4 scheme would translate … Continued

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Charlton’s opportunities, production grew with Brown’s arrival at Michigan

The change came in Taco Charlton’s junior season at Michigan. Enter Don Brown as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator. He could see the highly talented defensive end he had in Charlton, and he wanted to see more of him on the field. ‘I … Continued

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Charlton’s opportunities, production grew with Brown’s arrival at Michigan

The change came in Taco Charlton’s junior season at Michigan. Enter Don Brown as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator. He could see the highly talented defensive end he had in Charlton, and he wanted to see more of him on the field. ‘I … Continued

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Marshawn Lynch’s mother: ‘I’m a Bay Area girl, so I’m a Raider girl’

Delisa Lynch couldn’t be happier about the prospect of her son, Marshawn, coming out of the retirement he entered while with the Seattle Seahawks to join his hometown Oakland Raiders. She is so enthusiastic, in fact, that she called into the SiriusXM … Continued

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Marshawn Lynch’s mother: ‘I’m a Bay Area girl, so I’m a Raider girl’

Delisa Lynch couldn’t be happier about the prospect of her son, Marshawn, coming out of the retirement he entered while with the Seattle Seahawks to join his hometown Oakland Raiders. She is so enthusiastic, in fact, that she called into the SiriusXM … Continued

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Wade Wilson calls Romo ‘phenomenal player,’ but knows ‘argument’s going to be about lack of postseason success’

Wade Wilson has been Tony Romo’s position coach for the last 10 of his 14 seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. That makes Wilson a pretty good authority on the mark Romo left during his NFL career, which ended with his decision Tuesday … Continued

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Wade Wilson calls Romo ‘phenomenal player,’ but knows ‘argument’s going to be about lack of postseason success’

Wade Wilson has been Tony Romo’s position coach for the last 10 of his 14 seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. That makes Wilson a pretty good authority on the mark Romo left during his NFL career, which ended with his decision Tuesday … Continued

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Kyle Shanahan on 49ers’ QB situation: ‘We’ll see if we can improve in the draft’

Kyle Shanahan is dealing with something new as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He doesn’t have an entrenched, top-fight starting quarterback, as he did as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan was the man, period. ‘I … Continued

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Kyle Shanahan on 49ers’ QB situation: ‘We’ll see if we can improve in the draft’

Kyle Shanahan is dealing with something new as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He doesn’t have an entrenched, top-fight starting quarterback, as he did as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan was the man, period. ‘I … Continued

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Las Vegas Mayor: With downtown site, Raiders ‘probably’ could be in new stadium in 2019

If the Oakland Raiders are looking to begin play in Las Vegas at the earliest possible time, the mayor of their next home has the solution. Go with a downtown stadium, and the Raiders could very well be kicking off the 2019 … Continued

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Las Vegas Mayor: With downtown site, Raiders ‘probably’ could be in new stadium in 2019

If the Oakland Raiders are looking to begin play in Las Vegas at the earliest possible time, the mayor of their next home has the solution. Go with a downtown stadium, and the Raiders could very well be kicking off the 2019 … Continued

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Brees on Saints possibly drafting QB: ‘This is my team’

At 38 and entering his 12th NFL season, Drew Brees realizes the New Orleans Saints could very well select his eventual replacement at quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. The possibility doesn’t faze him in the least. ‘I trust our … Continued

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Brees on Saints possibly drafting QB: ‘This is my team’

At 38 and entering his 12th NFL season, Drew Brees realizes the New Orleans Saints could very well select his eventual replacement at quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. The possibility doesn’t faze him in the least. ‘I trust our … Continued

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McVay on Gurley: ‘The running game isn’t always on the running back’

Sean McVay has a long list of challenges as he enters his rookie season as an NFL head coach with the Los Angeles Rams. Besides dealing with so many issues for the first time, McVay also must get quarterback Jared … Continued

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McVay on Gurley: ‘The running game isn’t always on the running back’

Sean McVay has a long list of challenges as he enters his rookie season as an NFL head coach with the Los Angeles Rams. Besides dealing with so many issues for the first time, McVay also must get quarterback Jared … Continued

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Gase: Dolphins’ ‘chemistry only going to get better from here’

PHOENIX — They’ve taken the first major step together. Now, it’s a matter of Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase and his quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, building on a solid foundation. ‘It’s that you’re past that initial learning stage’ And Gase is … Continued

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Gase: Dolphins’ ‘chemistry only going to get better from here’

PHOENIX — They’ve taken the first major step together. Now, it’s a matter of Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase and his quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, building on a solid foundation. ‘It’s that you’re past that initial learning stage’ And Gase is … Continued

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Zimmer: Additions of Reiff and Remmers add competitive mentality to Vikings’ O-line

PHOENIX — Of the offseason moves the Minnesota Vikings made to try to get better, two of the biggest came on their offensive line. It isn’t that they only acquired a pair of offensive tackles who they expect to upgrade … Continued

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Zimmer: Additions of Reiff and Remmers add competitive mentality to Vikings’ O-line

PHOENIX — Of the offseason moves the Minnesota Vikings made to try to get better, two of the biggest came on their offensive line. It isn’t that they only acquired a pair of offensive tackles who they expect to upgrade … Continued

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Kraft on Raiders’ move: ‘You can’t compete without generating revenue through your stadium’

PHOENIX — Robert Kraft and most of the NFL’s 31 other owners understood what needed to be done. The Oakland Raiders had had a history of financial issues, and the best way to resolve them was to get them into … Continued

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Kraft on Raiders’ move: ‘You can’t compete without generating revenue through your stadium’

PHOENIX — Robert Kraft and most of the NFL’s 31 other owners understood what needed to be done. The Oakland Raiders had had a history of financial issues, and the best way to resolve them was to get them into … Continued

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Carr ‘just as intrigued as everybody else’ about where Romo lands

Brandon Carr might have left the Dallas Cowboys, but he remains very interested in the future of former teammate Tony Romo. Carr, a cornerback who joined the Baltimore Ravens in free agency, is keeping a watch on the quarterback whose … Continued

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Carr ‘just as intrigued as everybody else’ about where Romo lands

Brandon Carr might have left the Dallas Cowboys, but he remains very interested in the future of former teammate Tony Romo. Carr, a cornerback who joined the Baltimore Ravens in free agency, is keeping a watch on the quarterback whose … Continued

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Barwin on reuniting with Phillips in L.A.: ‘Obviously, I’m comfortable with Wade’

Connor Barwin knew he was at the end of the line with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was entering the fifth year of a six-year contract that would push his salary to a level that would price him right off the roster. … Continued

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Barwin on reuniting with Phillips in L.A.: ‘Obviously, I’m comfortable with Wade’

Connor Barwin knew he was at the end of the line with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was entering the fifth year of a six-year contract that would push his salary to a level that would price him right off the roster. … Continued

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Campbell on Jaguars: ‘I saw a team that was very talented’

The decision wasn’t all that difficult. The money was right, of course, but there was more than that in Calais Campbell’s decision to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent. The defensive end did his homework. ‘Every team … Continued

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Campbell on Jaguars: ‘I saw a team that was very talented’

The decision wasn’t all that difficult. The money was right, of course, but there was more than that in Calais Campbell’s decision to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent. The defensive end did his homework. ‘Every team … Continued

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Cooper: ‘Wanted to show appreciation’ through letter to Bears’ fans

Marcus Cooper knew it wasn’t just another team with which he was signing as a free agent. The cornerback who had gone from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs to the Arizona Cardinals was now joining the Chicago … Continued

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Cooper: ‘Wanted to show appreciation’ through letter to Bears’ fans

Marcus Cooper knew it wasn’t just another team with which he was signing as a free agent. The cornerback who had gone from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs to the Arizona Cardinals was now joining the Chicago … Continued

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Baker: Not receiving contract offer from Redskins ‘really hurtful’

Chris Baker established himself as a quality defensive tackle in the past five-plus seasons with the Washington Redskins. He was hoping to stick with them even with his contract ready to expire after the 2016 season. But Baker said no … Continued

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Baker: Not receiving contract offer from Redskins ‘really hurtful’

Chris Baker established himself as a quality defensive tackle in the past five-plus seasons with the Washington Redskins. He was hoping to stick with them even with his contract ready to expire after the 2016 season. But Baker said no … Continued

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Woods ‘definitely hungry’ to end personal playoff drought with Rams

Robert Woods is ready for a change. After spending the past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who haven’t made the playoffs in 17 years, the veteran wide receiver is excited about the prospect of ending that drought as a … Continued

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Woods ‘definitely hungry’ to end personal playoff drought with Rams

Robert Woods is ready for a change. After spending the past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who haven’t made the playoffs in 17 years, the veteran wide receiver is excited about the prospect of ending that drought as a … Continued

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Munnerlyn: Panthers ‘ready to go out there and compete’

The Carolina Panthers’ secondary needed an infusion of experience. Badly. The solution? Free agency, of course. ‘It’s kind of tough to go out there with two rookie corners’ The Panthers found help in the form cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who had been with … Continued

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Munnerlyn: Panthers ‘ready to go out there and compete’

The Carolina Panthers’ secondary needed an infusion of experience. Badly. The solution? Free agency, of course. ‘It’s kind of tough to go out there with two rookie corners’ The Panthers found help in the form cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who had been with … Continued

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Terence Newman: ‘I’m planning on playing’

Terence Newman isn’t finished. Although he will be 39 in September, the cornerback insists he’ll have another opportunity to play in the NFL again, for a team that he expects will compete for a Super Bowl championship. Newman refused to give … Continued

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Terence Newman: ‘I’m planning on playing’

Terence Newman isn’t finished. Although he will be 39 in September, the cornerback insists he’ll have another opportunity to play in the NFL again, for a team that he expects will compete for a Super Bowl championship. Newman refused to give … Continued

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Church: Coughlin ‘a big reason that Jacksonville came after me’

Barry Church has little doubt that Tom Coughlin was largely responsible for the Jacksonville Jaguars signing him as a free agent. The veteran safety picked up on that during his first conversation with Coughlin, the Jaguars’ new vice president of … Continued

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Church: Coughlin ‘a big reason that Jacksonville came after me’

Barry Church has little doubt that Tom Coughlin was largely responsible for the Jacksonville Jaguars signing him as a free agent. The veteran safety picked up on that during his first conversation with Coughlin, the Jaguars’ new vice president of … Continued

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Taylor chose not to worry when future with Bills was uncertain

Tyrod Taylor leaned heavily on his faith to get him through a difficult period that began in the final week of the 2016 NFL season when he went from the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback to the bench. It was called … Continued

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Taylor chose not to worry when future with Bills was uncertain

Tyrod Taylor leaned heavily on his faith to get him through a difficult period that began in the final week of the 2016 NFL season when he went from the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback to the bench. It was called … Continued

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Stills on sticking with Dolphins: ‘We can do something special here’

Kenny Stills knew there was more than a decent chance he could end up elsewhere. That’s the nature of NFL free agency. ‘This is where I wanted to be’ The fact the wide receiver is going to remain with the … Continued

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Stills on sticking with Dolphins: ‘We can do something special here’

Kenny Stills knew there was more than a decent chance he could end up elsewhere. That’s the nature of NFL free agency. ‘This is where I wanted to be’ The fact the wide receiver is going to remain with the … Continued

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Quinn on Taylor’s restructured contract with Bills: ‘It’s an awful deal for Tyrod’

As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, there is no comparison. Tyrod Taylor is a far better quarterback than Mike Glennon, and that would have been reflected by the contract he received as a free agent. Except, Taylor isn’t entering … Continued

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Quinn on Taylor’s restructured contract with Bills: ‘It’s an awful deal for Tyrod’

As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, there is no comparison. Tyrod Taylor is a far better quarterback than Mike Glennon, and that would have been reflected by the contract he received as a free agent. Except, Taylor isn’t entering … Continued

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Greenway: ‘I wanted to be the one to say I was done with football’

For Chad Greenway, it was all about controlling his own NFL destiny. He wanted to be able to walk away from the game on his own terms, and he did just that with his retirement after 11 seasons playing linebacker … Continued

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Greenway: ‘I wanted to be the one to say I was done with football’

For Chad Greenway, it was all about controlling his own NFL destiny. He wanted to be able to walk away from the game on his own terms, and he did just that with his retirement after 11 seasons playing linebacker … Continued

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Fournette: ‘I really don’t model myself after anybody’

So who is it? Adrian Peterson? Le’Veon Bell? Ezekiel Elliott? Which great back, present or past, does Leonard Fournette consider as a model for his game? ‘I try to be who I am’ “I really don’t model myself after anybody,” … Continued

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Fournette: ‘I really don’t model myself after anybody’

So who is it? Adrian Peterson? Le’Veon Bell? Ezekiel Elliott? Which great back, present or past, does Leonard Fournette consider as a model for his game? ‘I try to be who I am’ “I really don’t model myself after anybody,” … Continued

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Trubisky on NFL Draft QB class being called weak: ‘I kind of take offense to that’

INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t try to tell North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky that the NFL Draft is weak at the position. He has spent the past several days around other members of the class at the NFL Scouting Combine. He knows how well … Continued

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Trubisky on NFL Draft QB class being called weak: ‘I kind of take offense to that’

INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t try to tell North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky that the NFL Draft is weak at the position. He has spent the past several days around other members of the class at the NFL Scouting Combine. He knows how well … Continued

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Dorsey on the anatomy of Chiefs’ negotiations with Berry

INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to negotiations, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey understands the value of face-to-face meetings. He credits circumstances that put him and representatives for Eric Berry together on Tuesday to put together a six-year, $78-million contract (with … Continued

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Dorsey on the anatomy of Chiefs’ negotiations with Berry

INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to negotiations, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey understands the value of face-to-face meetings. He credits circumstances that put him and representatives for Eric Berry together on Tuesday to put together a six-year, $78-million contract (with … Continued

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Spielman: Vikings will ‘keep the door open’ for Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS — To no one’s surprise, the Minnesota Vikings opted not to pick up the option on the contract of running back Adrian Peterson. That means one of the all-time great players in NFL history has a chance of wearing … Continued

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Spielman: Vikings will ‘keep the door open’ for Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS — To no one’s surprise, the Minnesota Vikings opted not to pick up the option on the contract of running back Adrian Peterson. That means one of the all-time great players in NFL history has a chance of wearing … Continued

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Spiller says he and Chiefs are a ‘perfect match’

C.J. Spiller couldn’t see it working out a whole lot better. The running back signed with a quality team in free agency. He’s going to be with a coach who knows how to take advantage of his skills as a … Continued

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Spiller says he and Chiefs are a ‘perfect match’

C.J. Spiller couldn’t see it working out a whole lot better. The running back signed with a quality team in free agency. He’s going to be with a coach who knows how to take advantage of his skills as a … Continued

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Mitchell on signing with 49ers: ‘I’m proud of the decision I made’

Earl Mitchell had offers from the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. In the end, the free-agent defensive tackle from the Miami Dolphins chose the team he felt needed him the most: the San Francisco 49ers. ‘I saw it as an opportunity to … Continued

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Mitchell on signing with 49ers: ‘I’m proud of the decision I made’

Earl Mitchell had offers from the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. In the end, the free-agent defensive tackle from the Miami Dolphins chose the team he felt needed him the most: the San Francisco 49ers. ‘I saw it as an opportunity to … Continued

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Woods: Decision on Taylor will factor into whether to stay with Bills

Robert Woods hasn’t eliminated himself from remaining with the Buffalo Bills. Yes, he appears to be headed for free agency, and, yes, there will be factors in addition to money that will play into his thinking about where his career … Continued

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Woods: Decision on Taylor will factor into whether to stay with Bills

Robert Woods hasn’t eliminated himself from remaining with the Buffalo Bills. Yes, he appears to be headed for free agency, and, yes, there will be factors in addition to money that will play into his thinking about where his career … Continued

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Munnerlyn: ‘I’ve got to put myself in position to try to get that Super Bowl trophy’

Captain Munnerlyn knows the clock is ticking on his chances to win a Super Bowl. He will have that clock very much in mind as he ponders where he might land while on his way to free agency. ‘I’m definitely … Continued

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Munnerlyn: ‘I’ve got to put myself in position to try to get that Super Bowl trophy’

Captain Munnerlyn knows the clock is ticking on his chances to win a Super Bowl. He will have that clock very much in mind as he ponders where he might land while on his way to free agency. ‘I’m definitely … Continued

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Vinatieri on Anderson’s HOF induction: ‘Maybe this opens the door’ for kickers

Adam Vinatieri has spent 21 seasons as a kicker in the National Football League, the last 11 with the Indianapolis Colts. In that time, he has established himself as one of the NFL’s very best that the position has ever … Continued

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Vinatieri on Anderson’s HOF induction: ‘Maybe this opens the door’ for kickers

Adam Vinatieri has spent 21 seasons as a kicker in the National Football League, the last 11 with the Indianapolis Colts. In that time, he has established himself as one of the NFL’s very best that the position has ever … Continued

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Sean Payton: ‘We’re in the quarterback business always’

Sean Payton considers the New Orleans Saints “fortunate” to have a quarterback that “gives us a chance to win each week.” That would be Drew Brees. ‘Certainly, you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older’ But Payton also knows … Continued

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Sean Payton: ‘We’re in the quarterback business always’

Sean Payton considers the New Orleans Saints “fortunate” to have a quarterback that “gives us a chance to win each week.” That would be Drew Brees. ‘Certainly, you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older’ But Payton also knows … Continued

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Steve Smith Sr.: Staying retired means saying ‘no’

Since stepping away from his long and illustrious career as an NFL wide receiver, Steve Smith has received numerous phone calls and texts. The message is almost always the same: “Help me train.” The meaning behind the message is obvious: … Continued

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Steve Smith Sr.: Staying retired means saying ‘no’

Since stepping away from his long and illustrious career as an NFL wide receiver, Steve Smith has received numerous phone calls and texts. The message is almost always the same: “Help me train.” The meaning behind the message is obvious: … Continued

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Jack Conklin on strangest pre-draft question: ‘Shot or a beer’

What was the strangest question Jack Conklin received when being interviewed by team representatives during last year’s NFL Scouting Combine? “Most of mine were pretty straight forward, but if I had to say the weirdest one I had, somebody asked … Continued

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Jack Conklin on strangest pre-draft question: ‘Shot or a beer’

What was the strangest question Jack Conklin received when being interviewed by team representatives during last year’s NFL Scouting Combine? “Most of mine were pretty straight forward, but if I had to say the weirdest one I had, somebody asked … Continued

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Myles Garrett: ‘I’d love to play for the Browns, anybody who picks me up No. 1’

Myles Garrett insists he has no negative feelings about the potential that he could end up joining the Cleveland Browns. The standout defensive end from Texas A&M, widely projected to be the top overall pick of the NFL Draft, is … Continued

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Myles Garrett: ‘I’d love to play for the Browns, anybody who picks me up No. 1’

Myles Garrett insists he has no negative feelings about the potential that he could end up joining the Cleveland Browns. The standout defensive end from Texas A&M, widely projected to be the top overall pick of the NFL Draft, is … Continued

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Seahawks’ Wright says ‘fire kind of went out’ of Falcons in Super Bowl

K.J. Wright has been there before. Late in the game. Super Bowl victory seemingly in hand. And then, boom! The New England Patriots find a way to spoil it all. It happened to Wright and his Seattle Seahawks teammates in … Continued

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Seahawks’ Wright says ‘fire kind of went out’ of Falcons in Super Bowl

K.J. Wright has been there before. Late in the game. Super Bowl victory seemingly in hand. And then, boom! The New England Patriots find a way to spoil it all. It happened to Wright and his Seattle Seahawks teammates in … Continued

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Cowboys’ Church ready for a ‘new chapter’ in free agency

Barry Church is fully embracing the opportunity to become a free agent. The Dallas Cowboys’ safety would be fine staying put, but as the NFL’s free agency period nears, he is ready to move forward to “a new chapter” in … Continued

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Cowboys’ Church ready for a ‘new chapter’ in free agency

Barry Church is fully embracing the opportunity to become a free agent. The Dallas Cowboys’ safety would be fine staying put, but as the NFL’s free agency period nears, he is ready to move forward to “a new chapter” in … Continued

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Packers’ Lang ‘excited to see what other teams think of me’

T.J. Lang admits he has mixed motions. Part of him is excited about the prospect of becoming a free agent. Part of him is unhappy at the growing possibility he will leave the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has … Continued

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Packers’ Lang ‘excited to see what other teams think of me’

T.J. Lang admits he has mixed motions. Part of him is excited about the prospect of becoming a free agent. Part of him is unhappy at the growing possibility he will leave the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has … Continued

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Lofton on Owens: ‘He’s a Hall-of-Famer, in my book’

James Lofton is a former NFL wide receiver and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That, alone, makes him qualified to talk about the Hall worthiness of another former standout receiver, Terrell Owens. ‘Sometimes that perception, people run … Continued

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Lofton on Owens: ‘He’s a Hall-of-Famer, in my book’

James Lofton is a former NFL wide receiver and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That, alone, makes him qualified to talk about the Hall worthiness of another former standout receiver, Terrell Owens. ‘Sometimes that perception, people run … Continued

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Warner hopes Hall induction will ‘encourage and inspire others’

From grocery store stock boy to the Arena Football League to two-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

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Warner hopes Hall induction will ‘encourage and inspire others’

From grocery store stock boy to the Arena Football League to two-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

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Jarrett agrees with Quinn: Falcons ‘ran out of gas’

After squandering a 25-point lead in the biggest meltdown in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta Falcons have done plenty of self-examination.

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Jarrett agrees with Quinn: Falcons ‘ran out of gas’

After squandering a 25-point lead in the biggest meltdown in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta Falcons have done plenty of self-examination.

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James White didn’t think he’d get ‘that many opportunities’ in Super Bowl

In going over the New England Patriots’ offensive game plan for Super Bowl LI, running back James White knew he would have a role as a receiver and as a runner. The Patriots’ coaches saw areas within the Atlanta Falcons’ … Continued

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James White didn’t think he’d get ‘that many opportunities’ in Super Bowl

In going over the New England Patriots’ offensive game plan for Super Bowl LI, running back James White knew he would have a role as a receiver and as a runner. The Patriots’ coaches saw areas within the Atlanta Falcons’ … Continued

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Brady’s response to wife wanting him to retire: ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun’

HOUSTON — Apparently, Tom Brady isn’t thinking that it’s time to call it quits. That might not be music to the ears of his wife, super model Gisele Bundchen, but the New England Patriots’ 39-year-old quarterback told Jim Miller on … Continued

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Brady’s response to wife wanting him to retire: ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun’

HOUSTON — Apparently, Tom Brady isn’t thinking that it’s time to call it quits. That might not be music to the ears of his wife, super model Gisele Bundchen, but the New England Patriots’ 39-year-old quarterback told Jim Miller on … Continued

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Long: ‘For a long time, I was just waiting to get into the playoffs’

HOUSTON — Chris Long in the Super Bowl. It has a nice ring to it. ‘Every time I get in the playoffs, I’m in the Super Bowl’ For the first time in his NFL career, the defensive end is playing … Continued

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Long: ‘For a long time, I was just waiting to get into the playoffs’

HOUSTON — Chris Long in the Super Bowl. It has a nice ring to it. ‘Every time I get in the playoffs, I’m in the Super Bowl’ For the first time in his NFL career, the defensive end is playing … Continued

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Antonio Brown finds media’s reporting of him ‘disheartening’

HOUSTON — As expected, when Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, he faced numerous questions about his controversial Facebook Live posting during coach Mike Tomlin’s speech to the players after the … Continued

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Antonio Brown finds media’s reporting of him ‘disheartening’

HOUSTON — As expected, when Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, he faced numerous questions about his controversial Facebook Live posting during coach Mike Tomlin’s speech to the players after the … Continued

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Dimitroff on too many cooks in Falcons’ kitchen: ‘BS’

HOUSTON — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones rightfully command the headlines. They’ll be the primary reasons for whatever the outcome is for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. Coach Dan Quinn is the face of … Continued

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Dimitroff on too many cooks in Falcons’ kitchen: ‘BS’

HOUSTON — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones rightfully command the headlines. They’ll be the primary reasons for whatever the outcome is for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. Coach Dan Quinn is the face of … Continued

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Blount: Having Lewis ‘means a lot’ to Patriots’ hopes of Super Bowl win

HOUSTON — LeGarrette Blount is thrilled that his fellow New England Patriots running back, Dion Lewis, is back in the lineup after beginning the season on the physically-unable-to perform list with the lingering effects of a knee injury he suffered … Continued

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Blount: Having Lewis ‘means a lot’ to Patriots’ hopes of Super Bowl win

HOUSTON — LeGarrette Blount is thrilled that his fellow New England Patriots running back, Dion Lewis, is back in the lineup after beginning the season on the physically-unable-to perform list with the lingering effects of a knee injury he suffered … Continued

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Drew Brees: Patriots are ‘game-plan machines’

Drew Brees knows plenty about the Super Bowl LI opponents. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback faces the Atlanta Falcons twice per year in the NFC South, so they always command a large chunk of his attention. But Brees also has spent … Continued

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Drew Brees: Patriots are ‘game-plan machines’

Drew Brees knows plenty about the Super Bowl LI opponents. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback faces the Atlanta Falcons twice per year in the NFC South, so they always command a large chunk of his attention. But Brees also has spent … Continued

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Schneider: Seahawks’ failure to report Sherman’s knee injury wasn’t ‘malicious’

The NFL is still investigating the matter, but Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider doesn’t think the team was in violation of league rules by not listing cornerback Richard Sherman with a knee injury on its injury report during the … Continued

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Schneider: Seahawks’ failure to report Sherman’s knee injury wasn’t ‘malicious’

The NFL is still investigating the matter, but Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider doesn’t think the team was in violation of league rules by not listing cornerback Richard Sherman with a knee injury on its injury report during the … Continued

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Roseman: Senior Bowl did plenty to convince Eagles to get Wentz

When the Philadelphia Eagles’ personnel staff and coaches were at the Senior Bowl last year, they got their first up-close look at what they believe is going to be their long-term answer to success at quarterback. Carson Wentz won them over with his … Continued

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Roseman: Senior Bowl did plenty to convince Eagles to get Wentz

When the Philadelphia Eagles’ personnel staff and coaches were at the Senior Bowl last year, they got their first up-close look at what they believe is going to be their long-term answer to success at quarterback. Carson Wentz won them over with his … Continued

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Brett Favre: Matt Ryan ‘is so deserving’ of Super Bowl

Brett Favre is happy with Matt Ryan. He isn’t happy that the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback led his team to a trouncing of Favre’s former club, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFC Championship Game. ‘He’s always handled himself in a … Continued

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Brett Favre: Matt Ryan ‘is so deserving’ of Super Bowl

Brett Favre is happy with Matt Ryan. He isn’t happy that the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback led his team to a trouncing of Favre’s former club, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFC Championship Game. ‘He’s always handled himself in a … Continued

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Falcons’ Chester not worried about a little more work

Few Atlanta Falcons players were busier in the 2016 season than offensive guard Chris Chester. He was on the field for all of the Falcons’ 1,042 offensive plays, including 92 on special teams. But Chester isn’t complaining in the least about … Continued

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Falcons’ Chester not worried about a little more work

Few Atlanta Falcons players were busier in the 2016 season than offensive guard Chris Chester. He was on the field for all of the Falcons’ 1,042 offensive plays, including 92 on special teams. But Chester isn’t complaining in the least about … Continued

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Hogan on big AFC title game: ‘Our game plan was to beat zone’

The New England Patriots figured all along they had the perfect way to exploit the type of defense they anticipated the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. That way was to throw the ball as often as possible … Continued

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Hogan on big AFC title game: ‘Our game plan was to beat zone’

The New England Patriots figured all along they had the perfect way to exploit the type of defense they anticipated the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. That way was to throw the ball as often as possible … Continued

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8 reasons you need SiriusXM for Super Bowl LI

SiriusXM is taking it to the house with Super Bowl LI coverage live from Houston.

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8 reasons you need SiriusXM for Super Bowl LI

SiriusXM is taking it to the house with Super Bowl LI coverage live from Houston.

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Super Bowl LI: Falcons and Patriots set to battle

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will meet at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5.

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Super Bowl LI: Falcons and Patriots set to battle

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will meet at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5.

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Howie Long ‘more sad than angry’ about Raiders’ relocation

As the reality continues to sink in that the Oakland Raiders are headed for Las Vegas, former players on the team share the emotional pain with long-time fans in the Bay Area. Howie Long, for one, is heartbroken by the … Continued

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Howie Long ‘more sad than angry’ about Raiders’ relocation

As the reality continues to sink in that the Oakland Raiders are headed for Las Vegas, former players on the team share the emotional pain with long-time fans in the Bay Area. Howie Long, for one, is heartbroken by the … Continued

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Flowers on Bell’s running style: ‘I haven’t seen anything like it’

As with all defenses that have faced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, the New England Patriots’ understand theirs will be a unique challenge in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It isn’t just stopping an incredible runner, but it’s also dealing … Continued

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Flowers on Bell’s running style: ‘I haven’t seen anything like it’

As with all defenses that have faced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, the New England Patriots’ understand theirs will be a unique challenge in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It isn’t just stopping an incredible runner, but it’s also dealing … Continued

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Fouts on Rodgers: ‘I’ve never seen anybody throw the ball like that’

Aaron Rodgers’ quarterbacking greatness leaves even the most expert observers of the position in awe. Take, for instance, Hall-of-Famer Dan Fouts. ‘He throws a football as if it were a softball’ He can’t believe what Rodgers has shown in leading the … Continued

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Fouts on Rodgers: ‘I’ve never seen anybody throw the ball like that’

Aaron Rodgers’ quarterbacking greatness leaves even the most expert observers of the position in awe. Take, for instance, Hall-of-Famer Dan Fouts. ‘He throws a football as if it were a softball’ He can’t believe what Rodgers has shown in leading the … Continued

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Favre: ‘Pressure falls more so on Matt Ryan’

In sticking with his prediction that the Packers will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Favre points out a major difference between the quarterbacks squaring off in the NFC Championship.

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Favre: ‘Pressure falls more so on Matt Ryan’

In sticking with his prediction that the Packers will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Favre points out a major difference between the quarterbacks squaring off in the NFC Championship.

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McCourty on Patriots’ D vs. Bell: ‘It’s going to take all 11 guys’

It won’t be about scheming or gimmicks. To get Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to the ground before he does the kind of damage in the AFC Championship Game that he did in Sunday’s divisional-round victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, … Continued

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McCourty on Patriots’ D vs. Bell: ‘It’s going to take all 11 guys’

It won’t be about scheming or gimmicks. To get Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to the ground before he does the kind of damage in the AFC Championship Game that he did in Sunday’s divisional-round victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, … Continued

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Kirwan on Rams’ hiring McVay: ‘This is a very tough assignment’

Pat Kirwan doesn’t have an optimistic outlook on the Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of 30-year-old Sean McVay as their new head coach. As far as Kirwan is concerned, asking the youngest coach in NFL history to turn around a team … Continued

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Kirwan on Rams’ hiring McVay: ‘This is a very tough assignment’

Pat Kirwan doesn’t have an optimistic outlook on the Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of 30-year-old Sean McVay as their new head coach. As far as Kirwan is concerned, asking the youngest coach in NFL history to turn around a team … Continued

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Ross on Chargers’ move from San Diego: ‘I hate to see them leave’

Bobby Ross spent nine seasons as an NFL coach, the first five with the San Diego Chargers. He would lead them to their first Super Bowl in 1994, among three postseason appearances, and a 47-33 record before moving onto the … Continued

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Ross on Chargers’ move from San Diego: ‘I hate to see them leave’

Bobby Ross spent nine seasons as an NFL coach, the first five with the San Diego Chargers. He would lead them to their first Super Bowl in 1994, among three postseason appearances, and a 47-33 record before moving onto the … Continued

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Latavius Murray: I look forward to winning NFL title with Raiders

If running back Latavius Murray has his way, he’ll retire as a Raider with at least one championship under his belt.

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Latavius Murray: I look forward to winning NFL title with Raiders

If running back Latavius Murray has his way, he’ll retire as a Raider with at least one championship under his belt.

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Quinn unimpressed with Joseph as Broncos’ head-coach choice

Brady Quinn doesn’t see it. Whatever it was that caused the Denver Broncos to make former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach simply wasn’t apparent to the former NFL quarterback. ‘I’m not exactly sure what there … Continued

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Quinn unimpressed with Joseph as Broncos’ head-coach choice

Brady Quinn doesn’t see it. Whatever it was that caused the Denver Broncos to make former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach simply wasn’t apparent to the former NFL quarterback. ‘I’m not exactly sure what there … Continued

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NFL Divisional Round predictions

The Super Bowl looms less than one month away as eight teams shrinks to four after this weekend’s Divisional Round matchups.

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NFL Divisional Round predictions

The Super Bowl looms less than one month away as eight teams shrinks to four after this weekend’s Divisional Round matchups.

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Favre: Packers, Patriots on track to meet in the Super Bowl

Brett Favre thinks the teams are trending on a championship collision course. The New England Patriots have long been on that path, but the Green Bay Packers have caught plenty of people by surprise by getting red hot at the … Continued

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Favre: Packers, Patriots on track to meet in the Super Bowl

Brett Favre thinks the teams are trending on a championship collision course. The New England Patriots have long been on that path, but the Green Bay Packers have caught plenty of people by surprise by getting red hot at the … Continued

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Richardson on one-handed TD catch: ‘I knew we needed to make a play’

The top highlight-reel play of highlight-reel plays during wild-card weekend was Paul Richardson’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch in the Seattle Seahawks’ 26-6 victory against the Detroit Lions. Richardson’s wild, two-yard scoring catch with Lions strong safety Tavon Wilson draped all … Continued

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Richardson on one-handed TD catch: ‘I knew we needed to make a play’

The top highlight-reel play of highlight-reel plays during wild-card weekend was Paul Richardson’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch in the Seattle Seahawks’ 26-6 victory against the Detroit Lions. Richardson’s wild, two-yard scoring catch with Lions strong safety Tavon Wilson draped all … Continued

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Jackson on Cook: ‘We expect him to be a very capable guy’

Studying the first rookie quarterback in NFL history making his inaugural start in the postseason is an enormous challenge for the opposing defense. For the Houston Texans’ defenders, they have very little to go on in their research of Oakland Raiders … Continued

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Jackson on Cook: ‘We expect him to be a very capable guy’

Studying the first rookie quarterback in NFL history making his inaugural start in the postseason is an enormous challenge for the opposing defense. For the Houston Texans’ defenders, they have very little to go on in their research of Oakland Raiders … Continued

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John Madden: NFL is better when the Raiders are good

“There are certain teams in the NFL, that football is good when they’re good…I think the Raiders are one of them,” Madden told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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John Madden: NFL is better when the Raiders are good

“There are certain teams in the NFL, that football is good when they’re good…I think the Raiders are one of them,” Madden told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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Cook: Rodgers ‘makes you more of an aware player’

Aaron Rodgers’ impact on the Green Bay Packers goes well beyond his incredible passing skills. He’s the true leader of the Packers’ offense. And as the team prepares for Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants, everyone around … Continued

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Cook: Rodgers ‘makes you more of an aware player’

Aaron Rodgers’ impact on the Green Bay Packers goes well beyond his incredible passing skills. He’s the true leader of the Packers’ offense. And as the team prepares for Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants, everyone around … Continued

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Del Rio says Cook’s ‘unflappable’ play vs. Broncos shows he’s ready for playoff start

The Oakland Raiders are entering the postseason with their third starting quarterback in three games. If the situation looked daunting when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg and had to be replaced by Matt McGloin, it’s fair to say it … Continued

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Del Rio says Cook’s ‘unflappable’ play vs. Broncos shows he’s ready for playoff start

The Oakland Raiders are entering the postseason with their third starting quarterback in three games. If the situation looked daunting when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg and had to be replaced by Matt McGloin, it’s fair to say it … Continued

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Favre: Ryan is ‘absolutely’ a deserving MVP candidate

As far as Brett Favre is concerned, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has performed well enough this season to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Favre, who received the honor three times during his Hall-of-Fame career, understands there are other … Continued

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Favre: Ryan is ‘absolutely’ a deserving MVP candidate

As far as Brett Favre is concerned, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has performed well enough this season to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Favre, who received the honor three times during his Hall-of-Fame career, understands there are other … Continued

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Quinn: York owning mistakes will help 49ers’ hiring process

It stands to reason that candidates for the San Francisco 49ers general-manager and head-coaching vacancies are casting a wary eye on the team. The Niners have had a plenty of blunders, which have led to each of their last two … Continued

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Quinn: York owning mistakes will help 49ers’ hiring process

It stands to reason that candidates for the San Francisco 49ers general-manager and head-coaching vacancies are casting a wary eye on the team. The Niners have had a plenty of blunders, which have led to each of their last two … Continued

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Jackson wants Collins to know the Browns see him as a long-term member of the team

When the Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins in an in-season trade with the New England Patriots, Hue Jackson wasn’t looking at it as a brief stop. The Browns’ coach saw Collins as an integral long-term member of his team. ‘Show him … Continued

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Jackson wants Collins to know the Browns see him as a long-term member of the team

When the Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins in an in-season trade with the New England Patriots, Hue Jackson wasn’t looking at it as a brief stop. The Browns’ coach saw Collins as an integral long-term member of his team. ‘Show him … Continued

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Marvin Lewis: ‘I’ll be back in 2017’

Marvin Lewis wants the entire matter to go away. He fully plans to return as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He has no intention of retiring or otherwise walking away from the job he has held since 2003. … Continued

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Marvin Lewis: ‘I’ll be back in 2017’

Marvin Lewis wants the entire matter to go away. He fully plans to return as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He has no intention of retiring or otherwise walking away from the job he has held since 2003. … Continued

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Del Rio: McGloin has been ‘a real steady guy’ for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders suffered a massive blow when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday. Now, their lofty hopes of making a Super Bowl run, something they seemed poised to do with Carr running one … Continued

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Del Rio: McGloin has been ‘a real steady guy’ for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders suffered a massive blow when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday. Now, their lofty hopes of making a Super Bowl run, something they seemed poised to do with Carr running one … Continued

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Hawk: ‘Curious’ timing of Bills’ firing of Ryan could bode well for Lynn

With Rex Ryan’s firing Tuesday, A.J. Hawk thinks the Buffalo Bills could be setting the stage for Anthony Lynn to be more than a one-game interim head coach.

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Hawk: ‘Curious’ timing of Bills’ firing of Ryan could bode well for Lynn

With Rex Ryan’s firing Tuesday, A.J. Hawk thinks the Buffalo Bills could be setting the stage for Anthony Lynn to be more than a one-game interim head coach.

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Garcon ‘definitely’ wants Redskins to re-sign Cousins

For Pierre Garcon, there is no debate.

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Garcon ‘definitely’ wants Redskins to re-sign Cousins

For Pierre Garcon, there is no debate.

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Brett Favre hasn’t seen any ‘slump’ from Dak Prescott

Some might classify what has happened recently to Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback sensation Dak Prescott a “slump.” There was the second loss of the season against the New York Giants, surrounded by less-than-spectacular performances in victories. ‘A 10-year vet would be proud of … Continued

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Brett Favre hasn’t seen any ‘slump’ from Dak Prescott

Some might classify what has happened recently to Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback sensation Dak Prescott a “slump.” There was the second loss of the season against the New York Giants, surrounded by less-than-spectacular performances in victories. ‘A 10-year vet would be proud of … Continued

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McKenzie: Raiders’ success is ‘about continuity, chemistry’

The Oakland Raiders once were the model of inconsistency, of constant changes at head coach and on the roster. All of that has changed since Jack Del Rio and his staff were put in place in 2015.

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McKenzie: Raiders’ success is ‘about continuity, chemistry’

The Oakland Raiders once were the model of inconsistency, of constant changes at head coach and on the roster. All of that has changed since Jack Del Rio and his staff were put in place in 2015.

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Aikman on Prescott: ‘Most impressive young man I’ve ever been around at this position’

Leave it to a Hall-of-Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback to recognize the outstanding qualities in the team’s current QB.

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Aikman on Prescott: ‘Most impressive young man I’ve ever been around at this position’

Leave it to a Hall-of-Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback to recognize the outstanding qualities in the team’s current QB.

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Ezekiel Elliott is rushing toward MVP honors this season: Alex Marvez

Forget Rookie of the Year, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may be rushing his way toward MVP honors.

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Ezekiel Elliott is rushing toward MVP honors this season: Alex Marvez

Forget Rookie of the Year, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may be rushing his way toward MVP honors.

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Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: ‘If given a chance, he’s ready’

Jerry Jones feels good about the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation, first, because of how well rookie Dak Prescott has performed in leading the team into the postseason. The Cowboys’ owner/general manager also feels good because he has veteran Tony Romo … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: ‘If given a chance, he’s ready’

Jerry Jones feels good about the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation, first, because of how well rookie Dak Prescott has performed in leading the team into the postseason. The Cowboys’ owner/general manager also feels good because he has veteran Tony Romo … Continued

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Jordy Nelson: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be a hundred percent’

Jordy Nelson doesn’t really know if there was any point in the season when he felt he was all the way back from the serious knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2015 campaign. At no point has … Continued

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Jordy Nelson: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be a hundred percent’

Jordy Nelson doesn’t really know if there was any point in the season when he felt he was all the way back from the serious knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2015 campaign. At no point has … Continued

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Jackson: RGIII needs ‘uptick in performance’

Robert Griffin III has had limited work at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And the work he has had has not been good. He wound up on the injured-reserve list in Week Two with a shoulder injury. He was cleared … Continued

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Jackson: RGIII needs ‘uptick in performance’

Robert Griffin III has had limited work at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And the work he has had has not been good. He wound up on the injured-reserve list in Week Two with a shoulder injury. He was cleared … Continued

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Shazier: Tomlin tells Steelers ‘don’t get involved with the BS’ from Bengals

The first time the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Cincinnati Bengals this season, there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of extracurricular activity between the teams. It was anticipated the teams — whose brawling led to penalties that cost the … Continued

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Shazier: Tomlin tells Steelers ‘don’t get involved with the BS’ from Bengals

The first time the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Cincinnati Bengals this season, there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of extracurricular activity between the teams. It was anticipated the teams — whose brawling led to penalties that cost the … Continued

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Brett Favre: Packers will win the NFC

Brett Favre sees the Green Bay Packers doing much more than making the playoffs. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback expects his former team to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. ‘Felt from the start of the year they were … Continued

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Brett Favre: Packers will win the NFC

Brett Favre sees the Green Bay Packers doing much more than making the playoffs. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback expects his former team to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. ‘Felt from the start of the year they were … Continued

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Bradford: Vikings bouncing back during ‘crazy year’

Sam Bradford hasn’t had the easiest season with the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing about the Vikings’ season has been easy — from losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury (and trading for Bradford right before the season to replace him) … Continued

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Bradford: Vikings bouncing back during ‘crazy year’

Sam Bradford hasn’t had the easiest season with the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing about the Vikings’ season has been easy — from losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury (and trading for Bradford right before the season to replace him) … Continued

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Kirwan: Rams need coach who has ‘done it before successfully’

Pat Kirwan thinks the Los Angeles Rams need to follow a very specific profile for replacing Jeff Fisher as their head coach. The Rams fired Fisher and named special-teams coach John Fassel as their interim coach. ‘I’m using Tom Coughlin … Continued

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Kirwan: Rams need coach who has ‘done it before successfully’

Pat Kirwan thinks the Los Angeles Rams need to follow a very specific profile for replacing Jeff Fisher as their head coach. The Rams fired Fisher and named special-teams coach John Fassel as their interim coach. ‘I’m using Tom Coughlin … Continued

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Chiefs’ Wilson: ‘Once our team gets going, we’re unstoppable’

Linebacker Ramik Wilson did his part. So did outside linebacker Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. ‘Not that easy to replace Derrick Johnson’ When the Chiefs lost their all-time leading tackler, Derrick Johnson, … Continued

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Chiefs’ Wilson: ‘Once our team gets going, we’re unstoppable’

Linebacker Ramik Wilson did his part. So did outside linebacker Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. ‘Not that easy to replace Derrick Johnson’ When the Chiefs lost their all-time leading tackler, Derrick Johnson, … Continued

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Ravens’ Pitta: NFL career ‘was looking kind of bleak last year’

It reached a point where Dennis Pitta wasn’t sure if he would ever play again. Recurring hip injuries limited his availability and production for the better part of the past three seasons. ‘It felt good to be back in the … Continued

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Ravens’ Pitta: NFL career ‘was looking kind of bleak last year’

It reached a point where Dennis Pitta wasn’t sure if he would ever play again. Recurring hip injuries limited his availability and production for the better part of the past three seasons. ‘It felt good to be back in the … Continued

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Brate: Koetter brings ‘new energy’ to Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten hot at the right time, winning four games in a row to take a 7-5 record into the final four weeks of the schedule. They are an inspired team. And much of that inspiration … Continued

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Brate: Koetter brings ‘new energy’ to Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten hot at the right time, winning four games in a row to take a 7-5 record into the final four weeks of the schedule. They are an inspired team. And much of that inspiration … Continued

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Quinn: Jets should turn to Hackenberg the rest of the way

Brady Quinn thinks the New York Jets are making a mistake by having Bryce Petty start at quarterback for the balance of the season. He thinks the smarter move would be to go with rookie Christian Hackenberg. ‘You already know … Continued

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Quinn: Jets should turn to Hackenberg the rest of the way

Brady Quinn thinks the New York Jets are making a mistake by having Bryce Petty start at quarterback for the balance of the season. He thinks the smarter move would be to go with rookie Christian Hackenberg. ‘You already know … Continued

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Johnson: NFL MVP selection ‘would mean a lot’

David Johnson can hardly believe it. Yes, that’s him being discussed as a possible NFL MVP at the most, a Pro Bowl selection at the least. ‘A great accolade for me to have’ The Arizona Cardinals’ second-year running back is … Continued

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Johnson: NFL MVP selection ‘would mean a lot’

David Johnson can hardly believe it. Yes, that’s him being discussed as a possible NFL MVP at the most, a Pro Bowl selection at the least. ‘A great accolade for me to have’ The Arizona Cardinals’ second-year running back is … Continued

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Jones-Drew: Cowboys’ O-line should be NFL MVP

If it were up to Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL MVP wouldn’t be an individual from the league’s best team, the Dallas Cowboys. It wouldn’t be rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott or rookie quarterback Derek Prescott, although he does think both … Continued

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Jones-Drew: Cowboys’ O-line should be NFL MVP

If it were up to Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL MVP wouldn’t be an individual from the league’s best team, the Dallas Cowboys. It wouldn’t be rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott or rookie quarterback Derek Prescott, although he does think both … Continued

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Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, to miss eight weeks

The New England Patriots are going to be without one of their best players, tight end Rob Gronkowski, for the rest of the season and most of the postseason. As first reported by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News and SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gronkowski … Continued

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Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, to miss eight weeks

The New England Patriots are going to be without one of their best players, tight end Rob Gronkowski, for the rest of the season and most of the postseason. As first reported by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News and SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gronkowski … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals not handling pressure of high expectations

The Arizona Cardinals were a popular preseason choice to be a leading Super Bowl contender. Their players bought into that notion. And in trying to meet those lofty expectations, they have felt enormous pressure. The approach has been to try to … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals not handling pressure of high expectations

The Arizona Cardinals were a popular preseason choice to be a leading Super Bowl contender. Their players bought into that notion. And in trying to meet those lofty expectations, they have felt enormous pressure. The approach has been to try to … Continued

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Favre: Packers have better chance than Lions to win NFC North

The Detroit Lions lead the NFC North with a 7-4 record. The Green Bay Packers are in third place at 5-6, one game behind the Minnesota Vikings. But if you ask Brett Favre, the Hall-of-Fame quarterback will tell you that … Continued

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Favre: Packers have better chance than Lions to win NFC North

The Detroit Lions lead the NFC North with a 7-4 record. The Green Bay Packers are in third place at 5-6, one game behind the Minnesota Vikings. But if you ask Brett Favre, the Hall-of-Fame quarterback will tell you that … Continued

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Quinn liked Kubiak’s decision to go for win in OT

It was a gamble. And it backfired. Nevertheless, Brady Quinn fully supported Gary Kubiak’s decision to have Brandon McManus attempt a 62-yard field goal that missed in overtime and ultimately allowed the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 30-27, when … Continued

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Quinn liked Kubiak’s decision to go for win in OT

It was a gamble. And it backfired. Nevertheless, Brady Quinn fully supported Gary Kubiak’s decision to have Brandon McManus attempt a 62-yard field goal that missed in overtime and ultimately allowed the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 30-27, when … Continued

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Dimitroff feels ‘very fortunate’ with partnership he has with Quinn

It is the right kind of partnership, a general manager and head coach who are working toward the same goal — who share the same vision. That’s how it is between Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan … Continued

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Dimitroff feels ‘very fortunate’ with partnership he has with Quinn

It is the right kind of partnership, a general manager and head coach who are working toward the same goal — who share the same vision. That’s how it is between Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan … Continued

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Favre: Playing on Thanksgiving ‘was a pinnacle’

For Brett Favre, playing on playing on Thanksgiving was always one of the highlights of his long and illustrious career. “Especially as my career got further and further into my latter years,” Favre explained to Bruce Murray during his regular … Continued

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Favre: Playing on Thanksgiving ‘was a pinnacle’

For Brett Favre, playing on playing on Thanksgiving was always one of the highlights of his long and illustrious career. “Especially as my career got further and further into my latter years,” Favre explained to Bruce Murray during his regular … Continued

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Gase: Ability to help Tannehill big reason he took Dolphins’ job

Adam Gase knew he had found the right place when the Miami Dolphins hired him to be their coach after last season. He did his homework and believed the Dolphins gave him the best opportunity for success. Right now, he … Continued

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Gase: Ability to help Tannehill big reason he took Dolphins’ job

Adam Gase knew he had found the right place when the Miami Dolphins hired him to be their coach after last season. He did his homework and believed the Dolphins gave him the best opportunity for success. Right now, he … Continued

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Favre: ‘Oakland is legit, but I still think the road goes through New England’

As of right now, the 8-2 Oakland Raiders are the top playoff seed in the AFC, followed by the New England Patriots, who are also 8-2. Are the Raiders truly the best team in the conference? ‘Oakland’s making their mark, for sure’ … Continued

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Favre: ‘Oakland is legit, but I still think the road goes through New England’

As of right now, the 8-2 Oakland Raiders are the top playoff seed in the AFC, followed by the New England Patriots, who are also 8-2. Are the Raiders truly the best team in the conference? ‘Oakland’s making their mark, for sure’ … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott: ‘Not a lot of things that shake him’

Dak Prescott proved early in his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys that he is not a typical rookie quarterback. Typical rookie quarterbacks don’t lead their teams to 9-1 records. They also don’t show the remarkable poise he has displayed … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott: ‘Not a lot of things that shake him’

Dak Prescott proved early in his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys that he is not a typical rookie quarterback. Typical rookie quarterbacks don’t lead their teams to 9-1 records. They also don’t show the remarkable poise he has displayed … Continued

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Fisher on Goff’s Rams debut: ‘We just feel like he’s ready’

Although many others were impatiently awaiting Jared Goff’s NFL quarterbacking debut for the Los Angeles Rams, coach Jeff Fisher felt a methodical approach to putting the top overall pick of this year’s draft on the field was always the best … Continued

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Fisher on Goff’s Rams debut: ‘We just feel like he’s ready’

Although many others were impatiently awaiting Jared Goff’s NFL quarterbacking debut for the Los Angeles Rams, coach Jeff Fisher felt a methodical approach to putting the top overall pick of this year’s draft on the field was always the best … Continued

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Weddle: Ravens’ defense ‘can’t wait’ to face Cowboys’ offense

The Baltimore Ravens’ defense is looking forward to the opportunity Sunday to go against the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic rookie duo of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. It’s the type of challenge that brings out the best in … Continued

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Weddle: Ravens’ defense ‘can’t wait’ to face Cowboys’ offense

The Baltimore Ravens’ defense is looking forward to the opportunity Sunday to go against the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic rookie duo of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. It’s the type of challenge that brings out the best in … Continued

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Dallas and New Enland top the Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12 Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are atop the rankings in our Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12!

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Dallas and New Enland top the Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12 Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are atop the rankings in our Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12!

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NFL Radio’s Brett Favre and Gil Brandt reflect on Thanksgiving pigskin memories

NFL Radio experts Brett Favre and Gil Brandt discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pigskin memories.

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NFL Radio’s Brett Favre and Gil Brandt reflect on Thanksgiving pigskin memories

NFL Radio experts Brett Favre and Gil Brandt discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pigskin memories.

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Polian sees Jets as a good fit for Romo in 2017

Bill Polian thinks there would be at least one perfect landing spot for Tony Romo next season: The New York Jets. Polian sees a market for the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, who is expected to be elsewhere in 2017 as Dak … Continued

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Polian sees Jets as a good fit for Romo in 2017

Bill Polian thinks there would be at least one perfect landing spot for Tony Romo next season: The New York Jets. Polian sees a market for the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, who is expected to be elsewhere in 2017 as Dak … Continued

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