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Raiders' move to Las Vegas approved by NFL owners

The Raiders got the official OK to relocate to Las Vegas as NFL owners reportedly voted 31-1 on Monday in approval of the franchise’s move from Oakland, Calif., a place the team has called home for 45 of its 58 seasons of existence in the AFL and NFL. T

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FBI, NFL recover Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey in Mexico

There remain two pervasive mysteries surrounding Super Bowl LI and the New England Patriots’ triumphant victory. One, of course, is how the hell the Atlanta Falcons could blow a 25-point third-quarter lead (still not over it). The second is, who stole T

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Vikings officially decline Adrian Peterson's 2017 option

The Minnesota Vikings have officially declined to exercise Adrian Peterson's 2017 contract option.

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Steve Sarkisian replaces Kyle Shanahan as Falcons offensive coordinator

The former Alabama assistant coach now takes over the NFL's most high-powered offense.

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NFL playoffs: Falcons cruise to 2017 Super Bowl after blasting Packers

The Falcons are moving on to Super Bowl LI to play the winner of the Steelers-Patriots game

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Pass or fail: The Chargers' new Los Angeles logo

Just 24 hours ago, the general public wasn’t sure what was going to happen to the San Diego Chargers. It seems like a quickie divorce, too: the Chargers will reportedly spend the next two seasons playing at the StubHub Center, home of the Los Angeles Ga

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Chargers are moving to Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego

Owner Dean Spanos announces after 'much deliberation' that the Bolts are bolting to L.A.

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Tom Brady is now the winningest quarterback in NFL history

Tom Brady came into Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams with 200 wins as a starting quarterback, tying him with his recently retired contemporary, Peyton Manning, for most ever. No one expected it would be quite as easy as it was, with the Pat

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Texans' J.J. Watt headed to injured reserve after re-injuring back

Terrible news for the Houston Texans: according to a league source, All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt is headed to injured reserve and is expected to be out for the season. Watt underwent back surgery in mid-July, just days before the Texans opened trainin

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Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus, no timetable for return

Peterson suffered the injury in a win against the Green Bay Packers.

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NFL fails concussion test in way it handled Cam Newton

The fourth time a Denver Broncos defender slammed his helmet into Cam Newton’s head, the Carolina Panthers quarterback wound up sprawled face down on the turf here. Cam Newton took four head shots in Thursday’s loss to Denver, the last one the most da

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49ers FB Bruce Miller cut after allegedly punching 70-year-old man

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was reportedly arrested in one of the stranger stories you’ll hear. Miller was arrested for assault after knocking on a hotel room door and attacking two men inside according to KTVU. The 49ers announced shortly

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James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers cleared by NFL

The NFL cleared Green Bay Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who were accused in an Al Jazeera America hidden camera report of performance-enhancing drug use. Peyton Manning, who is reti

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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater injured in practice

The Minnesota Vikings cut practice short on Tuesday after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with an apparent leg injury

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Tony Romo's MRI reveals broken bone in back, could miss 6-10 weeks for Cowboys

The Cowboys will once again be without their starting quarterback for an extended period of time

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Harrison, Matthews, Peppers agree to interviews in NFL's PED probe - CBSSports.com

The players are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to meeting with the league

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NFL, ESPN and Hall of Fame scramble after game cancellation

Folks turned on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, expecting to see football for the first time since the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50. Instead, they saw Chris Berman and his pregame show gang filling time. The Hall of Fame game was canceled due to unsafe f

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Hall of Fame game canceled due to field concerns

The Hall of Fame game between the Packers and Colts has been canceled due to poor field conditions. NFL Media's Steve Wyche reports that the midfield logo was painted and it was slick and hard, according to several team officials.

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Tom Brady's request for rehearing denied, only option left is Supreme Court - CBSSports.com

The Patriots quarterback is looking increasingly likely to miss the first four games of 2016

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Look how Jim Irsay announced Andrew Luck is NFL's highest-paid player - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay recently said that Andrew Luck would receive a new deal prior to the holiday weekend. Irsay beat the deadline and didn’t back down from that statement — in fact, he broke the news on Twitter. The C

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CBS calls Mike Carey departure the result of a mutual agreement | ProFootballTalk

Some will say it's the first correct decision Mike Carey has made in two years. Via Richard Deitsch of SI.com, CBS has confirmed Carey's departure, calling it a mutual agreement to part ways.

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Three Super Bowl sites were announced and Los Angeles is one of them | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Super Bowl LIII in 2019 will be in Atlanta in the Falcons' new stadium, which is set to open before the 2017 NFL season.

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Myles Jack's knee injury pushes him out of the first round | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Nothing good can happen when NFL teams start dissecting medical records before the NFL draft. It'll either be neutral or bad. For linebacker Myles Jack, it was bad.

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Laremy Tunsil slides to Dolphins at No. 13 after gas mask tweet. Twitter account hacked

Laremy Tunsil fell to the Dolphins with the No. 13 pick Thursday after a video was tweeted from his account showing him smoking a substance through a gas mask.

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Rams start 2016 NFL draft by picking Jared Goff over Carson Wentz | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The choice will live with the Los Angeles Rams forever, good or bad, and it will likely spark a million debates about Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz.

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Watch the 2016 NFL draft on Yahoo Sports

Follow all of the action from Chicago as we stream the NFL Network's draft coverage

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Another whopper trade! Eagles move to No. 2, Browns slide to No. 8

The Eagles are the latest to make a bold move in the draft. They're now picking second overall.

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Dumped by agent, assault case to grand jury: Manziel's tough week

Johnny Manziel, who is about as far from an NFL career in 2016 as a 23-year-old former first-round pick could possibly be, still made two headlines on Tuesday.

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NFL releases its full 2016 regular-season schedule | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL released its full regular-season schedule on Thursday, and the first game might be the most anticipated of all 256 regular-season games.

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Titans deal No. 1 overall pick to QB-needy Rams: 8 things to know - CBSSports.com

The Titans traded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Michelle Beadle questions ESPN giving Greg Hardy a platform | ProFootballTalk

On Monday, ESPN sent NFL insider Adam Schefter to Mississippi for an "exclusive" interview of free-agent Greg Hardy that a grand total of zero other media outlets were angling to get. It didn't go well for Hardy. At least one other ESPN perso

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After two losing years, Saints give Sean Payton an enormous deal | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: A 14-18 record the past two years was enough for the New Orleans Saints to make Sean Payton the first known NFL coach to cross the $9 million a year barrier.

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Alfred Morris picks Dallas Cowboys as his next landing spot | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: You'd think, if the money was close, running backs searching for a fountain of youth would flock to the Dallas Cowboys.

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant accepts one-year minimum suspension

Bryant will be eligible to apply for reinstatement 60 days before the one-year anniversary of his suspension.

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Johnny Manziel released by Browns: Five things to know

The Cleveland Browns released Johnny Manziel. Here are five things you need to know.

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Brock Osweiler spurns Broncos to sign 4-year, $72M deal with Texans - CBSSports.com

It looks like the Texans weren't bluffing -- the team has agreed to a deal in principle with former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, confirms CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

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It's official: Lions announce that Calvin Johnson has retired - CBSSports.com

It's official: Calvin Johnson has retired after a stellar nine-year career. The Lions made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

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Housecleaning continues, Eagles send DeMarco Murray to Titans | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: If you are on the Philadelphia Eagles and were acquired by Chip Kelly, watch your back. It seems like the Eagles are intent on getting rid of most reminders of the Kelly era.

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Redskins releasing Robert Griffin III, QB will have 'no shortage' of options - CBSSports.com

The Redskins are going to release Robert Griffin III on Monday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.

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Emotional Peyton Manning says goodbye, as he retires from the NFL | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: With family, friends and former teammates looking on in the Denver Broncos meeting room, Manning had a news conference to officially announce his retirement.

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Peyton Manning to announce retirement on Monday | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The news is not surprising, but still marks the end of an era.

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Jets end Antonio Cromartie's second stint with team after just one season - CBSSports.com

Cromartie signed with the Jets again last offseason after spending a year in Arizona.

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Report: Johnny Manziel was drunk at practice, Browns lied to cover him - CBSSports.com

According to a report the Browns lied about Johnny Manziel showing up drunk at practice.

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Cam Newton goes from Superman to Incredible Sulk in poor postgame showing - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: In a postseason when Blair Walsh can take every question about his on-field failure with aplomb, the newest football supernova can and should do better.

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Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP with dominant pass-rush clinic

The free agent-to-be cashed in big time with one of the more dominant pass-rush performance in Super Bowl history.

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Broncos D shuts down Cam Newton, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

The league MVP was harassed throughout and kept out of the end zone. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning gets his second Super Bowl title.

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Johnny Manziel's latest and most disturbing incident may leave NFL teams asking, 'Why bother?' - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Whatever remains of Manziel's football future probably hangs in the balance of what the NFL can glean from potential evidence and witnesses that come from the police report.

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All-time Super Bowl team: Brady or Montana is the toughest call | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Our all-time Super Bowl team wasn't about career accomplishments. It's just about what you did on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler died on July 8 at age 69 after battling colon cancer. Researchers determined the former Oakland Raiders quarterback had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE

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Calvin Johnson told Detroit Lions he plans to retire

Lions star WR Calvin Johnson told the team 2015-16 was his final season and he is planning to retire, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: With no Super Bowl trip this season for the Seattle Seahawks, their stars came to play - and dominate - at the Pro Bowl. Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice on Sund

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Chargers to stay in San Diego at least for 2016 | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Dean Spanos announced team will stay in San Diego and attempt to get a stadium built

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With Super Bowl in mind, Carolina's Davis undergoes surgery on arm | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Panthers' linebacker broke his arm in the first half of Sunday's NFC championship game.

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Broncos defense holds, Peyton Manning goes to Super Bowl 50 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Broncos had to get a stop on a two-point conversion with 12 seconds left, but the unbelievable story being authored by Peyton Manning marches on to Super Bowl 50.

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Panthers defeat Seahawks, second-half lethargy for big win | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Two-time defending NFC champs against a 15-1 juggernaut. Who would break first?

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Peyton Manning rides defense to wild win over Steelers: 13 things to know - CBSSports.com

The Broncos defense set the table for a dramatic finish by Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense in Denver's 23-16 divisional round playoff win on Sunday.

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Hail Mary magic not enough as Packers fall to Cardinals in OT thriller

With about 10 minutes left, all hell broke loose in what would be a Cardinals overtime win over the Packers.

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Patriots top Chiefs 27-20 to return to AFC title game: 9 things to know

Tom Brady shouldered the offensive load for the Pats and led his team to yet another playoff victory.

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49ers hire Chip Kelly as next head coach - CBSSports.com

The 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their head coach on Thursday.

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St. Louis Rams relocate to Los Angeles

The Rams are heading back to Los Angeles and might be joined by the Chargers as the result of the NFL owners' vote Tuesday on relocation.

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The Packers like that! Green Bay beats Washington to advance | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The confident, efficient Green Bay Packers offense, which hasn't been seen too often since late October, suddenly reappeared at the right time on Sunday.

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Seahawks stun Vikings with fourth-quarter rally: 6 things to know - CBSSports.com

In the third-coldest NFL game on record, the Seahawks overcame a 9-0 fourth-quarter hole to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

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Burfict storm smashes Bengals; loss may have deeper consequences - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: This was a postseason meltdown perhaps never seen before, a self-inflicted punch that this franchise, or at least its current leadership, may not survive.

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Martavis Bryant makes an incredible circus catch for a great TD | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: If Martavis Bryant doesn't go on to win a Super Bowl ring this season, maybe he can win a gold medal in gymnastics at this year's Olympics.

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Chiefs top Texans 30-0 for first playoff win in 22 years: 6 things to know - CBSSports.com

The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never really looked back.

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Carolina and Denver wrap up No. 1 seeds for playoffs

Carolina closed out its remarkable season by wrapping up home-field advantage in the NFC. Denver turned to Peyton Manning to take advantage of New England's slip-up in the AFC. And Rex Ryan made certain to continue the New York Jets' playoff drought. Caro

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Report: Browns are 'done' with Johnny Manziel, who wants to go to Dallas - CBSSports.com

The Browns are reportedly 'done' with Johnny Manziel, who wants to play in Dallas.

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NFL Grades Week 17: Jets choke away chance at AFC playoff berth

We're grading all the Sunday NFL games for Week 17. Find out how your team did.

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Experiment over: Philadelphia Eagles fire coach Chip Kelly

Less than a year after giving coach Chip Kelly control of personnel as well, the Philadelphia Eagles announced they've fired their head coach.

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Panthers' undefeated season ends at the hands of the Falcons | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Carolina Panthers brought their unblemished record to the Georgia Dome. Would it hold?

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Charles Woodson will retire, so start the Hall of Fame clock | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Charles Woodson is the type of player who shouldn't even have to wait five years for his call to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's in a special class.

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AJ McCarron is the first Alabama QB to win in NFL since 1987

AJ McCarron ends one of the stranger streaks in football history.

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Report: Tony Romo out for the rest of the season | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Dallas's season has hit rock bottom as Tony Romo is out for the rest of the year.

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Case Keenum staying in with obvious concussion is shameful for NFL

It's bad enough that St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum was stumbling around on the football field with what everyone on TV could plainly see was a probable concussion.

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Peyton Manning's foot injury not new, but will Broncos go with new QB? - CBSSports.com

Peyton Manning does not have any new injury, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. He aggravated a partial tear in his plantar fascia that he suffered in the game against the Colts.

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Peyton Manning is now the NFL's career passing yardage leader | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: One of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks has broken one of its grandest records.

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After a short wait, Peyton Manning again on brink of history

Peyton Manning will likely break the all-time passing yardage mark with his first completion against the Chiefs on Sunday.

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Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

Terrible injury news for the Indianapolis Colts, who will be without Andrew Luck for up to six weeks.

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Report: Patriots lose running back Dion Lewis for season with ACL injury | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: For a player who had missed the past two NFL seasons, Dion Lewis' absence from the Patriots can't be understated.

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Seattle Seahawks fullback Coleman arrested after hit and run

Coleman, 24, was being held without bail in Seattle's King County Correctional Facility as of Thursday morning, according to the records. Police in Bellevue, a Seattle suburb, planned to hold a news conference later on Thursday to provide details abo

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Cameron Heyward said he was fined by NFL for tribute to his late father

DeAngelo Williams isn't the only NFL player who was rebuked for wanting to use his uniform to honor a family member who died after battling cancer.

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Dolphins announce Dan Campbell is interim head coach

The Miami Dolphins have announced that Dan Campbell is their new interim head coach, replacing the fired Joe Philbin. Campbell has been the Dolphins’ tight ends coach for the last five years. He was initially brought to the staff by former head coac

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Fire sale starting? Chicago Bears trade Jared Allen, Jon Bostic | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Chicago Bears are 0-3, and of all the 0-3 teams in the NFL who might rebound to make the playoffs, the Bears might rank last on that list. So they traded pass rusher Jared Allen.

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Tom Brady becomes just fourth quarterback to throw 400 touchdowns | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Patriots' quarterback hit the milestone in the first half against Jacksonville.

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Devastating injury to Tony Romo leaves Cowboys unhappiest 2-0 team in NFL - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Team owner Jerry Jones said he felt "about as low as a crippled cricket's ass" when he saw Romo lying on his back again. He wasn't alone.

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Study reveals 96 percent of NFL players' brains tested positive for CTE

If a Hollywood film isn't enough to convince the general public that concussions are a serious threat to the future of the game of football, perhaps further scientific evidence will get the point across.

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Report: Patriots' Spygate scandal was bigger in scope than first realized | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: As it turns out, the New England Patriots' Spygate scandal had a larger scope than we realized.

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The Worst Heisman Winners to Ever Play in the NFL

The Heisman Trophy might just be the most prestigious individual award in all of sports. It’s a symbol of everything…

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Report: Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson has torn ACL | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: When Jordy Nelson went down without being touched after a short reception on Sunday afternoon, you knew it wasn't good.

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Tim Tebow starts strong for Philadelphia Eagles, then regresses | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Twice in Tim Tebow's first drive with the Philadelphia Eagles, Tebow had to wave his arms for the crowd to quiet down.

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Jets QB Geno Smith gets jaw broken in 'sucker punch,' out 6-10 weeks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Here's a new one: Jets QB Geno Smith got his jaw broken in a locker room fight.

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49ers offseason gets even worse, will cut Aldon Smith after DUI arrest | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Aldon Smith was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on $26,000 bail on Friday, according to Matt Keller of ABC 7 in the Bay Area.

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DeSean Jackson hits sled, separates shoulder, to miss a couple weeks

On Thursday, the speedy Redskins' wideout met his match: a blocking sled.

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Roger Goodell's manipulation of Tom Brady's testimony leaves NFL on slippery slope - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Goodell is setting a dangerous precedent for the league with his selective hearing and posturing.

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Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest - NFL.com

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was charged with resisting arrest and various traffic violations -- but not child endangerment -- after being pulled over in O'Fallon, Mo.

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Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him bec

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How Tom Brady and the Patriots walked into Roger Goodell's trap is baffling - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Deflate-gate has never been about facts. It's been about controlling the message, and in the court of public opinion, the NFL has dominated.

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Tom Brady's four-game suspension upheld by Roger Goodell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ruled on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension in the deflate-gate controversy.

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2015 NFL training camps: 32 intriguing rookies to watch - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Bucs QB Jameis Winston is obvious, but what other first-year guys should command the most attention during camps?

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Greg Hardy suspension reduced to four games | ProFootballTalk

The long wait for arbitrator Harold Henderson's ruling on Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy's appeal is over. While Henderson has upheld the suspension, Hardy's ban has been slashed to four games from the 10 originally handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger

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Report: Jason Pierre-Paul has right index finger amputated - CBSSports.com

Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated on Wednesday, just four days after being involved in a fireworks accident in Florida.

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Report: C.J. Wilson lost two fingers in fireworks accident | ProFootballTalk

A new report says the hand injury suffered by Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson in a Fourth of July fireworks accident was very serious. The Lincoln Times-News in Wilson's hometown of Lincolnton, North Carolina reports that Wilson lost two fingers in the

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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended without pay Thursday for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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Cam Newton lands five-year, $103M deal from Panthers: 5 things to know

The Panthers and Cam Newton agreed to a massive new $103 million deal the team announced.

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The Texans are a great choice for HBO's 'Hard Knocks' | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Texans reportedly edged out Buffalo and Washington for a spot on HBO's acclaimed documentary series.

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Randy Moss attends leukemia survivor's graduation

Randy Moss befriended two-year old Kassi Spier as a Vikings rookie in 1998. Seventeen years later, he kept a promise and returned to Minnesota to hand Spier a high school diploma.

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NFL owners move PATs to 15-yard line

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers. New England and Philadelphia also made suggestions on changing the extra point, but the owners went with the powerful committee's recommendation.

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Robert Kraft drops the fight, says he'll accept deflate-gate punishment

Robert Kraft said he will accept the punishment of commissioner Roger Goodell in deflate-gate.

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Land deal closes for proposed NFL stadium for use by Raiders, Chargers | FOX Sports

A complex land transaction has closed that marks another step toward development of a shared NFL stadium near Los Angeles for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

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49ers DL Justin Smith announces retirement after 14 seasons

Smith, 35, was a two-time All Pro and made the Pro Bowl five times – all with the 49ers.

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Tom Brady, Patriots get hammered by NFL in deflate-gate punishment | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL has ruled on Tom Brady's punishment stemming from his involvement in the deflate-gate controversy.

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Long-awaited deflate-gate investigation implicates Pats, Tom Brady | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ted Wells' investigation into the possibility that the Patriots were involved in deflating footballs has found that it's more likely than not some of the Patriots were guilty.

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2015 NFL draft grades: Is your team at the head of the class? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The 2015 NFL draft grades are in. Not all of them are A's, we're sorry to say.

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2015 NFL Draft: 10 observations from the first round - CBSSports.com

The first round of the NFL Draft is always unpredictable and that was again the case this year. These are the top-10 observations that caught my eye, starting with the quarterbacks going first and second for the sixth time in the Super Bowl era

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2015 NFL Draft: Chargers get B for picking Melvin Gordon at No. 15

The Chargers moved up in the draft to get a big upgrade in their running game.

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Watch the NFL draft on Yahoo Sports | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Follow all the coverage from Chicago here on Yahoo Sports

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Buccaneers look to turn around sorry QB history with Jameis Winston | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Buccaneers hope their quarterback history started to change on Thursday night, when they made Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston the top pick of the 2015 NFL draft.

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NFL drops hammer on Greg Hardy, suspends him 10 games without pay | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL came down hard on Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, suspending the new Cowboys end 10 games without pay.

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2015 NFL schedule: League releases the full regular-season slate

The NFL released its 2015 regular-season schedule on Tuesday. The opening game will be the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Report: Eagles plan to sign Tim Tebow as team's fourth QB on Monday | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Fox Sports is reporting that the Eagles plan to sign Tim Tebow on Monday.

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Adrian Peterson officially reinstated from suspension by NFL | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Adrian Peterson is now officially a member of the Minnesota Vikings again, after the NFL reinstated him from a suspension dating back to last year.

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Hernandez Found Guilty of Murder

After a lengthy trial, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of former semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd...

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NFL players shocked by Chris Borland's retirement, but respect his decision

Some NFL players were understandably surprised, but most were supportive and respected Borland’s tough decision.

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What will the Dallas Cowboys do without DeMarco Murray? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Dallas Cowboys' stance on DeMarco Murray means they won't have the player who was their MVP last year.

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Frank Gore completes 180, signs with Indianapolis Colts

How will you remember the Frank Gore era with the Philadelphia Eagles? This past weekend Gore reportedly agreed to join the Eagles, then just changed his mind.

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Purdy: The worst day in 49ers history? - San Jose Mercury News

Patrick Willis, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Bruce Miller -- all the news is bad for San Francisco 49ers

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Eagles will sign Gore, Maxwell and keep Sanchez

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t wasting any time filling major needs.

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Ndamukong Suh to sign 6-year, $114 million deal with Miami Dolphins - ESPN

Barring a breakdown in formal contract negotiations, Ndamukong Suh will sign with the Miami Dolphins for a deal that will pay him approximately $114 million with $60 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN.

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Throwback Thursdays: The three biggest NFL free agent signings ever

If we're going with the Mount Rushmore bit on judging NFL free-agency signings through history, we're one short.

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Judge overturns Adrian Peterson's NFL suspension | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Let's go ahead and chalk the Adrian Peterson suspension up as another mistake for the NFL as it tries to police its own league.

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After release from Detroit Lions, what's next for Reggie Bush?

The Detroit Lions basically chose Theo Riddick over Reggie Bush on Wednesday.

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Inglewood council approves NFL stadium plan amid big community support - LA Times

The Inglewood City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack, jump-starting the effort to bring an NFL team back to the area after a two-decade absence.

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Chargers, Raiders propose shared NFL stadium in Carson

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders , rivals on the field, are moving forward together on a plan to build a $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson that they will share.

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Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films, dies at 98

He borrowed from Hollywood epics for his documentaries, and became a filmmaking influence himself.

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Malcolm Butler's goal-line pick clinches Super Bowl win for Patriots, 28-24 against defending champion Seahawks - Yahoo

From Yahoo Sports: New England looked beat after a disastrous run from just before halftime through the early fourth quarter when its offense stalled and its defense got torched by an unheralded wideout Chris Matthews.

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins second NFL MVP award | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: PHOENIX – Once again, NFL MVP voters couldn't pass on voting for the best quarterback. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award.

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2015 NFL Hall of Fame class: Bettis, Brown, Haley, Seau elected

On the eve of Super Bowl 49, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Jerome Bettis, Junior Seau, Charles Haley, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, Will Shields, Bill Polian, Ron Wolf, Mick Tinglehoff are all headed to Canton.

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Armour: Richard Sherman sees real issue in Deflategate

Richard Sherman questions integrity of New England Patriots, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Bill Belichick pleads deflate-gate ignorance: 'I don't have an explanation'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was actually pretty verbose about what he did and didn't know about deflate-gate.

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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick head to sixth Super Bowl as greatest coach-QB duo ever

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick reaffirmed their greatness 13 years after their first Super Bowl trip together.

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AP News : Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

SEATTLE (AP) - Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Cowboys denied chance to win when Dez Bryant catch overturned | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Dez Bryant was denied a brilliant catch, and football-watching fans were denied a great finish to a classic game.

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Johnny Manziel's bumpy rookie season is officially over

The Browns have already ruled Johnny Manziel out of their Week 17 game because of a hamstring injury, meaning his season is over.

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49ers stunned by Raiders, see playoff hopes dim

San Francisco 49ers (7-6) are likely to fall short of playoffs after Sunday's loss to the Oakland Raiders; 'It's been an off year,' says running back Frank Gore.

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Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to play

Ray Rice has won his appeal of the NFL's disciplinary decision.

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Seahawks damage 49ers' playoff hopes

Richard Sherman intercepts two passes by Colin Kaepernick, and the Seattle Seahawks put a dent in the 49ers' playoff hopes with a 19-3 victory

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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin mock NFL in news conference | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The two Seahawks fulfilled their media obligation and none of what they said was very flattering to the NFL.

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Oakland Raiders' crazy celebration saved by timely timeout

You'll have to excuse the Oakland Raiders for losing their minds celebrating late in Thursday night's 24-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Adrian Peterson suspended for 2014 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Vikings running back will not play again this season.

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Peterson pleads no contest, avoids jail time

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case.

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Peyton Manning throws No. 509, sets NFL record for career passing touchdowns

Peyton Manning has such an appreciation for NFL history, that his third touchdown pass on Sunday night had to mean a lot.