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The Shutdown 50: Houston CB D.J. Hayden

The Shutdown 50: Houston CB D.J. Hayden

yahoo.com Updated Apr 20, 2013
With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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  • Case against Pilot Flying J involves extensive recorded convers…

    Case against Pilot Flying J involves extensive recorded conversations

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Predictably, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam denies wrongdoing by the company he runs, Pilot Flying J, in connection with customer discounts and rebates. Even more predictably, the FBI and IRS wouldn’t have descended on company headquarters on Monday without
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  • Early road games offer risk and reward for Lions

    Early road games offer risk and reward for Lions

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    How the Lions handle the first six games of the 2013 season will be telling. Four of Detroit’s first six games are on the road, with two road matchups against 2012 playoff teams (Washington, Green Bay). Also, the two home games are against NFC North foe
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  • Colts raise more than $650,000 for cancer research

    Colts raise more than $650,000 for cancer research

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Inspired by coach Chuck Pagano’s in-season battle with leukemia, the Colts have become committed to raising money for cancer research. On Friday, the effort to date topped $1.1 million, via more than $650,000 raised at the inaugural “Chuckstrong Tailg
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  • Cowboys not deterred by Durant’s past alcohol incidents

    Cowboys not deterred by Durant’s past alcohol incidents

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Of all 32 NFL franchises, one currently has even more reason than the others to think twice about acquiring players with a history of DUI incidents. As explained by Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, that didn’t stop the Cowboys from signing lin
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  • Win or lose on stadium vote, Ross doesn’t intend to sell Dolphi…

    Win or lose on stadium vote, Ross doesn’t intend to sell Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    There are persistent rumblings that, if the vote regarding public contributions to the renovation of Sun Life Stadium fails on May 14, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will sell the team. Some even think that, if the vote wins, Ross will sell. Ross tells Arm…
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  • Andre Johnson asks the Texans to draft a wide receiver

    Andre Johnson asks the Texans to draft a wide receiver

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    When we posted our Houston Texans draft needs today, we started at wide receiver. Andre Johnson agrees with that assessment. Johnson told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that he’s been lobbying the front office to use the Texans’ first-round pic
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  • NY Jets finding out how missing with top-10 pick on QB can hurt…

    NY Jets finding out how missing with top-10 pick on QB can hurt franchise

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    If Mark Sanchez had developed into a franchise quarterback as planned instead of regressing into a turnover prone quarterback with decaying confidence, then everything would be different with the Jets.
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  • Clay Matthews: In Green Bay we handle contracts without grumbli…

    Clay Matthews: In Green Bay we handle contracts without grumbling

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has no reason to complain about his contract, as he’s scheduled to make $69.73 million over the next six years. But even if Matthews hadn’t worked out a new deal with the Packers this week, he says there would be no ca
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  • NY Jets coach Rex Ryan loud and proud with Baltimore Ravens and…

    NY Jets coach Rex Ryan loud and proud with Baltimore Ravens and Orioles rant

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    It was an absolute thrill, a joy, hearing Rex Ryan rant on about the Super Bowl champion Ravens being forced to open on the road in Denver because the Orioles wouldn’t move off their Sept. 5 Camden Yards date with the White Sox.
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  • Tank Carradine boosts draft stock with impressive workout

    Tank Carradine boosts draft stock with impressive workout

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    In November, when Florida State defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine suffered a torn ACL, we noted that the injury would prevent him from working out at the Scouting Combine in February but that he could impress NFL teams by showing good progress
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  • Team needs: Denver Broncos

    Team needs: Denver Broncos

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    When you have a future Hall of Fame quarterback still playing at a high level, your flaws all look like blemishes easily covered. So yes, the Denver Broncos have some roster spots to bolster - but they also have Peyton Manning. Here’s our take on the
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  • Stephen Jones sees “significant improvements” for Cowboys

    Stephen Jones sees “significant improvements” for Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones sees injuries as the biggest reason his team failed to make the playoffs last season. And he sees plenty of reasons to believe the 2013 team will be healthier, and therefore better. Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that t…
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  • Window is closing on Revis trade

    Window is closing on Revis trade

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    If the Jets are going to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, it needs to happen soon. More specifically, the Bucs need to give Revis a physical soon. While it would be ideal for the Jets to pick up the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft …
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  • Team needs: Houston Texans

    Team needs: Houston Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    With the NFL Draft approaching, we’re taking a team-by-team look at the needs of each club. Up next is the team with the No. 27 overall selection, the Houston Texans. While they haven’t been very active in free agency, watching more go out than come i
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  • Lucas Oil CEO not happy with Colts schedule

    Lucas Oil CEO not happy with Colts schedule

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    As the NFL’s schedule master, Howard Katz, told PFT Live on Friday, teams and networks do plenty of lobbying when it comes to configuring the 256 regular-season games. Sponsors may soon be getting in on the act. According to Anthony Schoettle of the Ind
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  • Thousands attend Summerall memorial in Texas

    Thousands attend Summerall memorial in Texas

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 20, 2013
    PLANO, Texas (AP) -- Thousands of mourners have gathered in a suburban Dallas church to pay tribute to veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall.
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  • Bengals likely used Dansby to leverage Harrison

    Bengals likely used Dansby to leverage Harrison

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    When linebacker James Harrison agreed to terms with the Bengals, our first thought was that the Bengals had extended an offer both to Harrison and linebacker Karlos Dansby, with a simple message: Whoever accepts first gets the job. That’s the obvious in
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  • Jim Thorpe’s sons win lawsuit over his remains

    Jim Thorpe’s sons win lawsuit over his remains

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    Jim Thorpe, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who was remembered as “probably the greatest natural athlete the world had seen” when he died in 1953, has for decades been the subject of legal wrangling over what should be done with his remains. On Friday,
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    With three prime-time games for the Dolphins, the league office apparently thinks their free-agency money was well spent. Could the fact that the Jets host Tampa to start the season throw a wrench into efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs? Pat…
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  • The Shutdown 50: UCLA DL Datone Jones

    The Shutdown 50: UCLA DL Datone Jones

    yahoo.com Apr 20, 2013
    With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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  • Revised Panthers stadium deal ensures only six more years in Ch…

    Revised Panthers stadium deal ensures only six more years in Charlotte

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    The good news is that the Panthers and the City of Charlotte have worked out a revised deal to upgrade the team’s stadium. The bad news is that, instead of a 15-year commitment in exchange for public funds, the team will agree to stay for only six years
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  • Annual RFA offer sheet window closes

    Annual RFA offer sheet window closes

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    The restricted free agent signing period began with a whimper. And it ended with a whimper. Apart from the Patriots’ effort to finagle receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Steelers via a one-year, $2.5 million offer that Pittsburgh matched, no other offer
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  • Undrafted rookies continue to have impact

    Undrafted rookies continue to have impact

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    With all the focus on the seven rounds of draft picks that will start unfolding in five days, it’s easy to forget that, when the draft ends, plenty of NFL careers are born. Every year, teams launch a land rush for undrafted players. And some of them are
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  • RG3 in trademark dispute with, well, RG3

    RG3 in trademark dispute with, well, RG3

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    The hottest brand in the NFL has a bit of a problem. Robert Griffin III (better known as RG3 or RGIII) was preceded by Research Group 3 (also known as RG3), a company that makes motorcycle suspension parts. According to the Washington Post, Griffin and …
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  • Dimitroff: Falcons, Matt Ryan “feeling good” about contract ta…

    Dimitroff: Falcons, Matt Ryan “feeling good” about contract talks

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    A new contract for Matt Ryan is not a high priority in the Falcons’ front office at the moment. But that’s not because talks have stalled. Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff says that the Falcons are putting Ryan’s contract on hold right now because all
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  • Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz receives no offer sheet as dea…

    Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz receives no offer sheet as deadline passes

    yahoo.com Apr 20, 2013
    The deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet with another NFL team expired at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday night and, as expected, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz did not receive one from another club and will play for the Gian…
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  • Chiefs still studying four players who could go first overall

    Chiefs still studying four players who could go first overall

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    The Kansas City Chiefs are still studying four players whom they’re considering taking with the first overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft. Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey will not say who those four players are, but he did tell reporters on
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  • The Shutdown 50: LSU DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo

    The Shutdown 50: LSU DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo

    yahoo.com Apr 20, 2013
    With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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