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NY Giants GM Jerry Reese has the track record to back up cuttin…

NY Giants GM Jerry Reese has the track record to back up cutting Michael Boley, Chris Canty, and Ahmad Bradshaw

You can say this for GM Jerry Reese: He has earned the trust of Giants fans because he has helped build two Super Bowl champions. Reese is able to distance himself from the emotional aspect of the NFL by saying goodbye to Bradshaw, whom he drafted in 20…
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  • Eagles can carry over up to $23 million in cap space

    Eagles can carry over up to $23 million in cap space

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    As the Eagles embark on a new era for the first time since 1999, coach Chip Kelly and company have an edge when it comes to their cap situation. The Eagles may inflate their base cap number by up to $23 million in 2013. That’s the amount the Eagles may
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  • Harbaugh: Cameron deserves Super Bowl ring

    Harbaugh: Cameron deserves Super Bowl ring

    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh thinks former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron should get a Super Bowl ring.
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  • Arrest made in connection with stabbing of Kenny Britt’s friend

    Arrest made in connection with stabbing of Kenny Britt’s friend

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The good news for Titans receiver Kenny Britt is that someone other than Kenny Britt has been arrested in connection with a recent stabbing of one of Britt’s friends. The bad news for Britt is that police want to talk to Britt, again. Jim Wyatt of the T
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  • Ravens Fans Storm M&T Bank Stadium After Super Bowl Parade

    Ravens Fans Storm M&T Bank Stadium After Super Bowl Parade

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    As we have come to learn, Baltimore was pretty fired up for the Ravens victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl 47. The zeitgeist continued Tuesday as most of Baltimore attended a victory parade and later spilled into M&T Bank Stadium for a rally. More »
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  • Police: Crash kills Delanie Walker's aunt, uncle

    Police: Crash kills Delanie Walker's aunt, uncle

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A fiery crash hours after the Super Bowl killed relatives of San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday.
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  • Eagles sign DE/LB McCoy, cut ties with OT Bell

    Eagles sign DE/LB McCoy, cut ties with OT Bell

    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive end/linebacker Chris McCoy to a three-year contract and released tackle Demetress Bell.
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  • “Quest unfulfilled,” York says Niners aim to win Super Bowl ne…

    “Quest unfulfilled,” York says Niners aim to win Super Bowl next season

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Unlike college football, in which 30 or more teams win a bowl game and lift a trophy and proclaim themselves winners, the NFL has, in the final analysis, one team that is thrilled and 31 that are anything but. Arguably, the teams that get close to the u…
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New York Jets

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New York Jets

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We continue our tour in the AFC …
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  • Seven cities lining up to host Super Bowl XLII

    Seven cities lining up to host Super Bowl XLII

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Earlier today, we pointed out that Indianapolis hopes to host Super Bowl LII, which will be played in MMXVIII. But New Orleans and five other cities are believed to be interested in hosting the game, which is great news for the NFL, since greater compet…
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  • Matt Hasselbeck open to renegotiating contract

    Matt Hasselbeck open to renegotiating contract

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is set to make $5.5 million this season and has a cap number of $7.5 million, which might be more than the Titans are willing to pay for a backup to Jake Locker. If that’s the case, they may be able to accomplish that
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  • Cary Williams didn’t realize he was pushing an official

    Cary Williams didn’t realize he was pushing an official

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    One of the most glaring bad calls in Super Bowl XLVII, which inexplicably didn’t draw much attention during the CBS broadcast, came when Ravens defensive back Cary Williams applied a two-handed shove to an official after early-game chippiness erupted in
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  • Vikings’ John Sullivan out 3-4 months after microfracture surge…

    Vikings’ John Sullivan out 3-4 months after microfracture surgery

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Vikings center John Sullivan will spent the next three or four months rehabilitating after knee surgery. Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN reports that Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Will Shields, AFC South offseason pr…

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Will Shields, AFC South offseason preview

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Longtime Chiefs guard Will Shields was one of the final 15 modern-era candidates for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, but he was eliminated before the cut to 10 finalists for the second year in a row. Shields will talk to Erik Kuseli…
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  • Ladies, Jay Cutler's Marriage Proposal Will Have You Sopping We…

    Ladies, Jay Cutler's Marriage Proposal Will Have You Sopping Wet

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his fiancée, Kristin Cavallari, have announced that they have selected a wedding date. How exciting! More important, however, are the newly revealed details of how Cutler proposed to his wife-to-be. Here's how C…
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  • What Was The Best Super Bowl Ever? Ranking All 47 Games Accordi…

    What Was The Best Super Bowl Ever? Ranking All 47 Games According To Watchability

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    Sunday's Super Bowl was undoubtedly awesome. Big comeback. Dramatic finish. Weird NFL rules. Beyoncé. The question on everyone's mind: Was it the best Super Bowl ever? More »
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  • Titans remain expected to keep Chris Johnson

    Titans remain expected to keep Chris Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Titans running back Chris Johnson stirred up some intrigue on Tuesday by suggesting on Twitter that he doesn’t know whether the team will keep him beyond February 9, which would transform $9 million of his $10 million base salary into a fully guaranteed
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  • Todd Grantham does the Riverdance around NFL questions

    Todd Grantham does the Riverdance around NFL questions

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    One of the greasiest parts of National Signing Day (an altogether unctuous holiday for those who stalk 17-year-olds on Twitter), is watching the coaches de-commit to the kids who just committed to them. Thus went Todd Grantham’s day, as the University o
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  • Packers' Driver officially retires at special event

    Packers' Driver officially retires at special event

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Donald Driver rewrote the Green Bay Packers record books and on Wednesday morning, the wildly popular wide receiver might've rewritten the book on how a player should call it a career.
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  • Crennel was never contacted by Saints

    Crennel was never contacted by Saints

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    In the aftermath of the announcement from Saints coach Sean Payton that the team would be shifting from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 front, it was reported that former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was on the short list to replace Steve Spagnuolo. It …
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  • Ed Donatell says it’s fair to block him from interviewing

    Ed Donatell says it’s fair to block him from interviewing

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The 49ers blocked the Saints from interviewing secondary coach Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator job, a right that teams hold over coaches under contract unless the opening is for a head coaching job. Donatell addressed that possibility during…
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  • Bears increase ticket prices by 4.2 percent, on average

    Bears increase ticket prices by 4.2 percent, on average

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Bears won 10 games, but the Bears didn’t make it to the playoffs. When fans consider the team’s 2013 ticket prices, the team now led by a former CFL coach would appreciate if you focus on the former. The team has announced that prices are up by an
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  • Hue Jackson adds another title in Cincinnati

    Hue Jackson adds another title in Cincinnati

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson hasn’t been able to find a new job outside of his current team this offseason.  But he has landed two of them in Cincinnati. Jackson, who became the running backs coach last week, has now been named a “special assista
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  • Packers' Rodgers, others monitoring Flacco

    Packers' Rodgers, others monitoring Flacco

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among those who will be keeping close tabs on Joe Flacco's contract negotiatons with the Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Raiders will lower seating capacity

    Raiders will lower seating capacity

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Raiders are taking a page out of the Jaguars’ playbook, not on the field but in the stands. In what is being termed a “capacity adjustment,” the Raiders are planning to block off many upper-deck seats, CSNBayArea.com reports. The move is reminis
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  • Joe Horn responds to Deion Sanders on concussions

    Joe Horn responds to Deion Sanders on concussions

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    At one point during the NFL Network’s supersized pregame show for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Deion Sanders addressed the issue of concussions in the NFL and said he thought that he thought people were exaggerating their problems to get involved in lawsui
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  • Kirk Cousins wants to prove himself as offseason starter

    Kirk Cousins wants to prove himself as offseason starter

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins wasn’t used to the red carpet, but he said he’s going to spend his offseason trying to make teammates comfortable with the idea of him in the spotlight. Cousins walked through the NFL Honors show Saturday in New Orlea
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  • Ray Rice fell off Ravens’ parade float, then stood back up and …

    Ray Rice fell off Ravens’ parade float, then stood back up and said, ‘Let’s party’

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice was sure-footed enough to run for 1,143 yards during the 2012 season, and 306 more in the post-season. He was a big reason why the Ravens won the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, he was not sure-footed enough to stay on…
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  • DE Rucker released by Browns after one season

    DE Rucker released by Browns after one season

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns' switch on defense started with Frostee Rucker being shifted out the door.
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  • Mayor defends New Orleans after power outage

    Mayor defends New Orleans after power outage

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans' mayor defended his city days after a power outage plunged the Super Bowl into 34 minutes of darkness, while authorities still baffled by the cause announced they were bringing in a consultant to help investigate.
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  • 49ers' Whitner predicts Super Bowl title in '14

    49ers' Whitner predicts Super Bowl title in '14

    Donte Whitner has no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers are ready to become Super Bowl champions.
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Buffalo Bills

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Buffalo Bills

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We begin our tour in the AFC Eas…
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  • Manti Te’o is off Twitter until the NFL draft

    Manti Te’o is off Twitter until the NFL draft

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    If Ronaiah Tuiasosopo wants to contact Manti Te’o any time soon, he’ll have to do it via some method other than Twitter. Te’o has deleted his Twitter account, and ESPN reports that he’s off Twitter temporarily because he’s putting all his focus
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  • The Jets' New Special Teams Coach Once Got Doinked On The Head …

    The Jets' New Special Teams Coach Once Got Doinked On The Head By A Botched Snap

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    Before there was the buttfumble, there was this, from 1993: Jets holder Louie Aguiar hilariously getting knocked in the head by a Roger Duffy snap on an attempted field goal. The ball was recovered by the Redskins. The play was so ridiculous, so Jetsie,…
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  • Here It Is, The Dumbest Thing Ever Written About Rob Gronkowski…

    Here It Is, The Dumbest Thing Ever Written About Rob Gronkowski's Partying

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Summer of Gronk started early this year, with shirtless drinking, shirtless dancing, and the usual assorted shenanigans. But Year 2 has come with a backlash, the growing phenomenon of Gronkshaming. More »
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  • A.J. Jenkins promises to return as a totally different player

    A.J. Jenkins promises to return as a totally different player

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The 49ers made it all the way to the Super Bowl this season despite getting next to nothing from first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. Jenkins played just three games during the regular season and caught no passes even though the 49ers lost wide receivers Mari…
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  • Sources: Ravens' Ngata (knee) to undergo MRI

    Sources: Ravens' Ngata (knee) to undergo MRI

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will undergo an MRI on his injured left knee Thursday, according to sources.
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  • PFT Live: Eagles talk with Tim McManus

    PFT Live: Eagles talk with Tim McManus

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    It doesn’t look like the Eagles will be cutting quarterback Michael Vick on Wednesday, but the question of what they will do this offseason remains a big one. Mike Florio will talk with Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic about just that topic on PFT Live.
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  • Sapp was concerned he wouldn’t make it to the Hall of Fame

    Sapp was concerned he wouldn’t make it to the Hall of Fame

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Warren Sapp made it to the Hall of Fame on his first try.  He had doubts that it would happen. “Absolutely,” Sapp told WDAE in Tampa, via JoeBucsFan.com. Sapp was specifically concerned about his ability to eke out Giants defensive end Michael Straha
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  • Jordan Black cleared to participate in offseason workouts

    Jordan Black cleared to participate in offseason workouts

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Redskins tackle Jordan Black still has a game left on his suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy, but that suspension is on hold for the offseason. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the league confirmed th
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  • Charles Woodson’s agent thinks Packers should keep him for 2013

    Charles Woodson’s agent thinks Packers should keep him for 2013

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    We’ve heard Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers say that the team should prioritize keeping safety Charles Woodson for the 2013 season and it’s little surprise that Woodson’s agent Carl Poston shares Rodgers’ view. Most of it, anyway. Rodgers didn”
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  • Joe Flacco takes picture of giant Joe Flacco head, universe som…

    Joe Flacco takes picture of giant Joe Flacco head, universe somehow stays intact (Photo)

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    You'd think a through-the-looking-glass moment like the one we have here would have ripped a hole in the time-space continuum and caused the universe to collapse on itself. Luckily, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was able to take a picture of a…
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  • Indy preparing a bid for Super Bowl LII

    Indy preparing a bid for Super Bowl LII

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The locations for the next two Super Bowls have been set (New York next year and then Arizona).  The finalists for the two after that have been determined (San Francisco versus Miami for Super Bowl L and the loser versus Houston for Super Bowl LI). That…
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  • Release won’t change Vanden Bosch’s wedding guest list

    Release won’t change Vanden Bosch’s wedding guest list

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kyle Vanden Bosch has been in the NFL long enough to know the business realities. That’s why he won’t let being released by the Lions affect his personal relationships, or the guest list for his wedding this offseason. Vanden Bosch told Dave Birkett o
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  • NFL has plenty of good options for Ravens’ Week One home opener

    NFL has plenty of good options for Ravens’ Week One home opener

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    As the Super Bowl champions, the Ravens will be the home team for the NFL’s Thursday night opener on September 5, and the good news for the NFL (and NBC) is that the Ravens have a very good slate of home opponents in 2013, from a TV ratings perspective.
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  • Danny Amendola’s agent scoffs at impact of Titus Young claim

    Danny Amendola’s agent scoffs at impact of Titus Young claim

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The Rams’ low-risk waiver claim of wide receiver Titus Young isn’t the kind of move that impacts a team’s overall plans. Specifically, it shouldn’t change the way they view negotiations with pending free agent wideout Danny Amendola, at least acco
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  • Alex Smith, Matt Flynn in similar situations

    Alex Smith, Matt Flynn in similar situations

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Last year, both Alex Smith and Matt Flynn hit the open market as unrestricted free agents.  Last year, both Smith and Flynn accepted offers not as valuable as they had expected to receive. Last year, both entered training camp as the presumptive startin…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    After he was voted down again the Hall of Fame candidacy of former Bills WR Andre Reed remains a hot topic in Buffalo. The Dolphins took a big step toward getting their new stadium. Although they fell short of the Super Bowl, the Patriots may have been …
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  • Sources: Saints to hire Ryan as D-coordinator

    Sources: Saints to hire Ryan as D-coordinator

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints plan to hire former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, according to league sources.
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  • CFL’s top offensive lineman nixed by Packers medical staff

    CFL’s top offensive lineman nixed by Packers medical staff

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Jovan Olafioye was named the best offensive lineman in the CFL this season, raising his profile and helping him get a look from NFL teams for the second straight season. For the second straight season, medical issues have kept him from landing a contrac…
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  • Ravens help kill the idea of momentum entering playoffs

    Ravens help kill the idea of momentum entering playoffs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Among other things, the Ravens winning the Super Bowl after a sloppy finish to the regular season might kill the idea of the importance of being hot going into the playoffs. If anything, the converse is true. As pointed out by Sam Farmer of the Los Ange…
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  • Cardinals fill out coaching staff with 13 new names

    Cardinals fill out coaching staff with 13 new names

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians filled out his coaching staff Tuesday, with the team announcing the addition of 13 assistants. Some of the names have trickled out previously, but, with a deep breath, here’s the complete list: Special teams coordinator Amos
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  • Candlestick Park slated for demolition in early 2014

    Candlestick Park slated for demolition in early 2014

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Candlestick Park, the stadium that hosted Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Steve Young in their primes, the site of The Catch and the home field for the 49ers for more than four decades, is slated for implosion within weeks of the 49ers’ last home game next
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  • Adam Zimmer goes to work for his father as Bengals assistant

    Adam Zimmer goes to work for his father as Bengals assistant

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    After being let go as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff with the firing of head coach Romeo Crennel, Adam Zimmer is heading to Cincinnati to work alongside his father. The Bengals announced Tuesday that Adam has been hired to serve as an…
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  • Agent: Flacco should be NFL's highest-paid QB

    Agent: Flacco should be NFL's highest-paid QB

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The agent for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said Tuesday he thinks his client should be the highest-paid signal-caller in the NFL.
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  • So You Want to Be an NHL Fan

    So You Want to Be an NHL Fan

    grantland.com Feb 6, 2013
    Football season is over, which means NFL fans are now facing the depressing prospect of going months without their favorite sport. But there's good ne...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Jets Hope For Better Outcome 02:27

    NFL32OT: Jets Hope For Better Outcome

    Feb 6
    Episode 264: New York Jets safety LaRon Landry discusses his preparations during the offseason and what's next for his team in the 2013 season. The NFL32 crew discusses the Giants release of Ahmad Bradshaw.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII 06:57

    'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII

    Feb 6
    Take a look at the San Francisco 49ers final drive and the reactions from all the players and coaches after the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII 06:57

    'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII

    Feb 6
    Take a look at the San Francisco 49ers final drive and the reactions from all the players and coaches after the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick uses his wheels 03:21

    'Sound FX': San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick uses his wheels

    Feb 6
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made things interesting with his rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Take a look at what both teams were saying as the 49ers pulled within two points.

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    Feb 6
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