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Hernandez sued by families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu

Hernandez sued by families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 27
While former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may not be sued by the handcuffed inmate Hernandez allegedly beat up earlier this week in jail, Hernandez has been sued by the families of two men he allegedly killed in July 2012. According to Travis Ande…
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  • Kiper's latest Big Board: Burners rise

    Kiper's latest Big Board: Burners rise

    ESPN.com Feb 27
    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. posted his latest "Big Board," tweaking his top 25 based on the scouting combine. Interestingly, the most notable risers are skill-position players that figure to be on the New York Jets' radar with the 18th pi…
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  • Giants-Bills to open preseason in HOF game

    Giants-Bills to open preseason in HOF game

    The NFL announced Thursday that the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills will open the 2014 preseason schedule with the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
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  • Small-school star Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirers

    Small-school star Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirers

    CNNSI.com Feb 27
    With the top-tier quarterbacks being picked apart, a small-school star is quickly gaining admirers.
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  • Dolphins' Clabo: Wells report not accurate

    Dolphins' Clabo: Wells report not accurate

    ESPN.com Feb 27
    dd Tyson Clabo to the list of Miami Dolphins players who are critical of the Ted Wells report.
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  • Cops: Incognito damages his Ferrari with bat

    Cops: Incognito damages his Ferrari with bat

    Police checking on reported damage to a car belonging to Richie Incognito, the player at the center of the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, say Incognito told an officer he did the damage himself.
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  • Jets are expected to cut Santonio Holmes any day now

    Jets are expected to cut Santonio Holmes any day now

    Four years ago, the Jets swung a deal with the Steelers for receiver Santonio Holmes. Any day now, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP will be both a former Steeler and a former Jet. Per a league source, the Jets soon will be cutting Holmes, who is due to earn a b…
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  • Bills say they’re willing and able to tag Jairus Byrd again

    Bills say they’re willing and able to tag Jairus Byrd again

    The Bills used the franchise tag to sit on safety Jairus Byrd last year, and they’re considering doing it again. Or at least they’re saying they are. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley told the team’s official website (the most useful vehicle for deliver…
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  • Bart Scott on policing racial slurs: Referees already have a ha…

    Bart Scott on policing racial slurs: Referees already have a hard enough time

    In his new role as a member of the crew on CBS’ The NFL Today, former Jets and Ravens linebacker Bart Scott will be asked to offer strong opinions on the NFL topics of the day. Scott’s not waiting for the cameras to start rolling to share his thoughts, …
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    Adding some RB depth is a possibility for the Bills in the draft Dolphins G Richie Incognito’s car got some unauthorized body work — with a baseball bat. Double-dipping at WR is again a possibility for the Patriots. The search for the right backup QB to…
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  • Hernandez gets 30 days in isolation

    Hernandez gets 30 days in isolation

    On Tuesday, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in an altercation with another inmate in the Bristol County Jail. On Wednesday, Hernandez landed in isolation for 30 days as a result of the incident. According to NECN.com, Hernandez wi…
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  • Buddy Nix still on scouting trail for Bills

    Buddy Nix still on scouting trail for Bills

    ESPN.com Feb 27
    Earlier this week, Doug Whaley wrapped up his first combine since being named the Buffalo Bills' general manager last May. But what about former GM Buddy Nix, who stepped down from his role to become a special assistant? Nix was spotted on occasion at t…
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  • Lining up Patriots 2014 free agents

    Lining up Patriots 2014 free agents

    ESPN.com Feb 27
    With various top free agent lists starting to surface, let's narrow things down to the Patriots with a snapshot look at the team's free agents: 1. CB Aqib Talib -- Difference-maker when healthy and added a different dynamic to the cornerbacks room since…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 02:22

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Feb 27
    John Clayton goes deep on the Cardinals' plan to play Larry Fitzgerald more in the slot, how the Bengals plan to run the ball more without overloading Bernard and the Chiefs' plan for their ground attack.
  • Video - Matthew Berry's Top 150 For 2014 02:56

    Matthew Berry's Top 150 For 2014

    Feb 27
    Matthew Berry's 2014 NFL rankings are out, and he discusses where Peyton Manning lands after a record-breaking 2013.

Sports Columnists

  • Johnny Manziel should be Houston Texans' man

    Feb 27
    Johnny Manziel isn't perfect, but there are plenty of reasons he's the best choice for the Texans with the No. 1 pick, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: Small-school star Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirers

    Feb 27
    With the combine having passed into history, the NFL draft's annual wart-finding season is almost in full bloom. On that front, it has been a particularly brutal week for the presumed upper echelon of this year's quarterback class, who have gotten laid …