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Chargers’ Manti Te’o among first NFL rookies to ink contract

Chargers’ Manti Te’o among first NFL rookies to ink contract

yahoo.com Updated May 9, 2013
In addition to this weekend being Mother's Day (you're welcome for the reminder), 23 NFL teams will be conducting rookie mini-camp. With the new collective bargaining agreement removing most of the guesswork out of rookie contracts, some teams are takin…
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  • Tim Tebow won't address future during speech in Benton Harbor

    Tim Tebow won't address future during speech in Benton Harbor

    detnews.com May 9, 2013
    The lecture, before 3,000 at Lake Michigan College, was part of the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan's annual speaker series, and Tebow had been booked last summer, when he still was an active NFL player.
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  • Jim Schwartz likes Nick Fairley’s confidence

    Jim Schwartz likes Nick Fairley’s confidence

    When Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley predicted that Detroit will go to the Super Bowl, it sounded like the type of boast that most coaches would tell their players to keep to themselves. But Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he was glad to hear Fairley …
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  • Lions To Meet With Free Agent KR/WR Josh Cribbs

    Lions To Meet With Free Agent KR/WR Josh Cribbs

    Free agent kick returner Josh Cribbs remains in demand. After meeting with Raiders, Jets and Giants this week, he’s on to Detroit next according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Cribbs reportedly passed the Raiders physical and was offered a contract.
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  • Corner Darius Slay, guard Larry Warford latest Lions draft pick…

    Corner Darius Slay, guard Larry Warford latest Lions draft picks to sign

    detnews.com May 9, 2013
    On Thursday, second-round pick Slay, a cornerback; and, third-round pick Warford, a guard, signed four-year deals. Slay, according to his agent, signed for $5 million, with a $2.9 million signing bonus.
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  • Lions sign Larry Warford

    Lions sign Larry Warford

    profootballtalk.com May 9, 2013
    The Lions started signing draft picks on Wednesday by locking up four of their draftees and they’re keeping up the pace on Thursday. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that the team has agreed to a contract with guard Larry Warford, who was
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  • Alex Elkins heads to Lions minicamp in familiar role -- longsho…

    Alex Elkins heads to Lions minicamp in familiar role -- longshot

    detnews.com May 9, 2013
    Elkins is one of 11 undrafted rookies invited to the Lions' three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday. His odds of winning a roster spot are long, but nothing like the odds he faced on a hot July afternoon in southeast Texas in 2009.
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  • Video - Cold Hard Facts 01:25

    Cold Hard Facts

    May 9
    Steelers safety Ryan Clark weighs in on the Steelers' biggest challenge this season, the hardest receiver to cover and facing Tom Brady.
  • Video - 'Top 100': Matthew Stafford ranked too high? 02:38

    'Top 100': Matthew Stafford ranked too high?

    May 9
    Is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ranked too high in the "Top 100 Players of 2013" at No. 76? Dave Dameshek and Warren Sapp disagree about where the Lions' gunslinger belongs.
  • Video - Fairley Has Big Expectations For Lions 03:58

    Fairley Has Big Expectations For Lions

    May 9
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert discusses Nick Fairley's prediction that the Lions will make the Super Bowl this season.

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    May 9
    Last night, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he chatted about his unlikely friendship with NBA Countdown ho...