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Rodgers could be the next quarterback to get a new deal

Rodgers could be the next quarterback to get a new deal

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
It’s widely believed that the next wave of quarterbacks to get new deals in the wake of the Joe Flacco contract will include Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. But the most glaring contr
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that a contract extension for quarterback Matt Ryan could end up costing the Falcons nearly $140 million. That’s a huge sum, but I have no do
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  • William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon

    William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    The franchise tag deadline came and went without the Falcons using theirs, leaving open the possibility that safety William Moore will hit the open market next week. While Moore isn’t upset about going tagless - it would have guaranteed him a salary o
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  • Falcons sign Antone Smith to two-year deal

    Falcons sign Antone Smith to two-year deal

    The Falcons signed running back Antone Smith to a two-year deal Tuesday, giving themselves some cost certainty and a special teamer. Smith was going to be a restricted free agent, but other teams are trying to lock up guys at something less than the $1.…
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  • Once stars, several big names have something to prove in 2013

    Once stars, several big names have something to prove in 2013

    CNNSI.com Mar 5, 2013
    Tim Lincecum, Carl Crawford and Justin Upton have all arrived at Spring Training with something to prove. Cliff Corcoran writes that 2013 will be pivotal for key talents.
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  • Joe Flacco’s deal just drove up Matt Ryan’s future cost for the…

    Joe Flacco’s deal just drove up Matt Ryan’s future cost for the Atlanta Falcons

    yahoo.com Mar 5, 2013
    When Joe Flacco signed his monstrous, NFL-record deal last week, the reverberations shook the foundations of quite a few teams who just realized it's going to cost them a lot more to keep their franchise QBs. Chief among those: the Atlanta Falcons, whos…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Bulls' Thibodeau leads deep field for Coach of the…

    Ian Thomsen: Bulls' Thibodeau leads deep field for Coach of the Year

    CNNSI.com Mar 5, 2013
    With the Warriors (coached by Mark Jackson), Knicks (Mike Woodson) and Bulls (Tom Thibodeau) coming back to earth, is there a new favorite for Coach of the Year? -- Matthew C., Salt Lake City
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  • Porter hopes Bedard returns to action soon

    Porter hopes Bedard returns to action soon

    MLB.com Mar 5, 2013
    Left-hander Erik Bedard has been limited to only two innings this spring because of a strained gluteal muscle. Astros manager Bo Porter said Bedard had been scheduled to pitch Saturday's game against the Braves, but he didn't pitch.
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  • JaVale McGee Spikes A Shot Into The Crowd, Preens, Throws Down …

    JaVale McGee Spikes A Shot Into The Crowd, Preens, Throws Down Alley-Oop

    deadspin.com Mar 5, 2013
    Some advice for Anthony Tolliver: Next time, just forgo the pump fake and shoot the ball over Wilson Chandler. Chandler may have gotten a hand in your face and disrupted your shot, but he probably wouldn't have infantilized you with a vicious volleyball…
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Time for a morning look at some headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Scott Carasik has a list of free-agent tight ends the Falcons could pursue if Tony Gonzalez retires. He has Martellus Bennett and Jared Cook at the top of the list and …
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  • NY Mets manager Terry Collins may have outfield envy when looki…

    NY Mets manager Terry Collins may have outfield envy when looking at Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward

    nydailynews.com Mar 5, 2013
    This was cruel and inhuman punishment for Terry Collins. The “what outfield?” crisis for the beleaguered Mets manager has reached such proportions that, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury, Collins has taken to roaming the clubhouse every morning loo
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Sports Columnists

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    Mar 5
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.
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    Mar 5
    J.A. Adande runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Western Conference.
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    Mar 5
    Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.