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Illinois starting LB/DE Houston Bates transferring closer to home – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Illinois defense lost one of its returning starters from 2013 this week, as rising senior Houston Bates has decided to transfer closer to his home of Covington, La., to finish his college career. Bates started all 12 games at the LEO position …Houston Bates leaves IlliniESPN (blog)Illini losing starting LB Houston Bates to transferNBCSports.comHouston […]

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Greg Hardy gets franchise tag – ESPN

ESPNCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said this past season he wouldn’t be opposed to the Carolina Panthers using the franchise tag if that’s what it took for him to remain with the team. On Friday, the Panthers used it. Carolina secured …Greg Hardy receives Carolina Panthers’ franchise tagNFL.comPanthers place franchise tag […]

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Seahawks release Sidney Rice – ESPN

ESPNSeattle made the expected roster moves official eight days before teams can start speaking with potential free agents. Bryant had spent his entire career with the Seahawks after being a fourth-round draft pick in 2008, while Rice signed as a free agent …Sidney Rice, Red Bryant released by Seattle SeahawksNFL.comSeattle Seahawks release Red Bryant, Sidney […]

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Dallas Cowboys to release DE Everette Brown, three others – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Cowboys to release DE Everette Brown, three othersDallas Morning News (blog)The Cowboys will have to trim their bloated payroll to slip below the league-mandated salary ceiling by the March 11 deadline. And the team has already begun making cost-cutting moves by releasing four players, including defensive end Everette Brown, …Dallas Cowboys Make Four Roster […]

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Seattle Seahawks release Red Bryant, Sidney Rice – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)New Seahawks logo SMALL The Seattle Seahawks announced the release of defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice on Friday. The moves, which had been widely anticipated, will save the Hawks nearly $13 million against the NFL salary …Sidney Rice, Red Bryant released by Seattle SeahawksNFL.comSeattle releases WR Sidney Rice, […]

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Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: There are significant questions about each of the …NFL Combine 2014: Top Prospects Who Must Bounce Back from Lackluster …Bleacher Report2014 NFL Draft: […]

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston pops Bortles after NFL combine – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comGilbert’s speed and athleticism was readily apparent at the combine. 22. Philadelphia Eagles — Dee Ford, DE, Auburn — He’ll probably be moving to OLB once he gets to the NFL because of his size, but Ford can rush the passer from just about anywhere.Blake Bortles: Teams asked about girlfriend at NFL CombineNFL.comBlake Bortles’ Girlfriend […]

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Offseason forecast: Oakland Raiders – NFL.com

NFL.comDE Lamarr Houston: At 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, Houston carries extra value as a scheme versatile defensive lineman capable of playing in any coordinator’s system. He was Oakland’s lone consistent impact player on defense last season, stuffing the run …Raiders, McKenzie have cash to splashSFBay all 3 news articles …read more Source: Oakland News By […]

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Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirement – The Star-Ledger

Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirementThe Star-LedgerThe defensive end, who spent the 2012 season with the Oakland Raiders, logged 10 sacks and three forced fumbles over a five year Giants career. He bookended his time in East Rutherford with Super Bowl wins as a rookie in 2007 and in his […]

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NFL Draft Combine 2014 List Of Players

Here’s the full list of players to be at the 2014 NFL Draft Combine, courtesy of the NFL Combine, NFL.com and the NFL: Quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Central Florida Tajh Boyd, Clemson Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville Derek Carr, Fresno State David Fales, San Jose State Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M […]

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Seahawks DE: Athletes who speak on social issues get ‘reprimanded’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERSEY CITY – What kind of impact would a young Muhammad Ali have had in the Twitter era? If you believe Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, nowhere near as significant of one. Bennett, whose team was surrounded journalists from nearly every …Morning links: Nate Robinson rooting for SeahawksThe Seattle Times (blog) all 75 news […]

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AFC And NFC Championship Games NFL Injury Report As Of Friday

The AFC and NFC Championship Games are just moments away and here’s the full injury report from the NFL: CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES INJURY REPORT – FRIDAY NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at DENVER BRONCOS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Status Report OUT LB Steve Beauharnais (illness) QUESTIONABLE P Ryan Allen (shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, […]

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Cal’s Brendan Bigelow, Stanford’s David Yankey Two Of 102 Players Given Special Eligibility For NFL Draft

Brendan Bigelow, the Cal Football running back who dazzled California students, alumns, and the nation with his amazing 2012 performance against Ohio State, will join 102 other NCAA college football players who were granted “special eligibility” for the NFL Draft. He leaves with 871 total yards and five touchdowns, and was Cal’s leading rusher in […]

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Yahoo COO DE Castro to Leave Struggling Web Portal – Bloomberg

BloombergYahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer dismissed Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boost growth, according to people with knowledge of the matter. In a memo to employees …Yahoo’s chief operating officer in surprise departureBBC NewsYahoo CEO Mayer Said to Have Fired Operating Chief […]

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Happy New Year? It sure looks like it will be for 4 lucky NFL GMs – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThey’re the four hottest names in NFL Draft circles right now, and over the past five days, they’ve been on display for all the world to see. The question going into bowl season: Are they ready for the big time? After the performances they turned in, seems like …‘Johnny Football’ application delayedESPNShowstopper in What May […]

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Ohio State’s Noah Spence suspended for Orange Bowl – azcentral.com

azcentral.comYou can share your full access digital subscription with a friend by simply entering in their email address. Click below to proceed. Share now. Remind me. No thanks. Ahwatukee; |; Chandler; |; Gilbert; |; Glendale; |; Mesa; |; Peoria; |; Phoenix; |; Pinal …Ohio State DE Noah Spence suspended three gamesSI.comOhio State’s Noah Spence suspended […]

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Ohio State’s Spence suspended for Orange Bowl – Fox News

Fox NewsColumbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence has been suspended for three games and will not play in the Orange Bowl on Friday against Clemson. The school said only that Spence violated a Big Ten rule.Ohio State DE Noah Spence suspended three gamesSI.comOhio State DE Spence suspended 3 gamesRotoworld.comOhio State’s […]

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Ohio State DE Noah Spence suspended 3 games – Washington Post

Washington PostFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten rule, meaning he will not play in the Orange Bowl on Friday night. Spence did not accompany the seventh-ranked …Clemson, Ohio St. Looking For RedemptionESPNOhio State’s Noah Spence suspended for Orange BowlDetroit […]

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Carolina Panthers Stuff San Francisco 49ers 10-9, Hold Clinic On Read-Option Defense

The Carolina Panthers may have ended the San Francisco 49ers drive for the playoffs in defeating them by the high baseball score of 10-9. While the Panthers Offense was beating itself, the Panthers Defense 4-3 defense was beating the stuffing out of the 49ers Offense, and in the process put together a textbook on how […]

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NFL Draft 2012 Recap: Jacksonville, Dallas, New England, Cleveland, And Trades

NFL Draft 2012 1st Round was definitely the wildest one this blogger has experienced in eight years of covering the NFL Draft. The full recap is below, and includes about 16 “froms” – that means trades. So including trades that were done before the draft started, and ones made during last night’s first round, there […]