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Cowboys trade for Ravens' retired linebacker Rolando McClain

Cowboys trade for Ravens' retired linebacker Rolando McClain

Jerry Jones just traded for a retired guy. Never change, Jerry. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Baltimore Ravens' Ronaldo McClain, who sat out the 2013 NFL season, has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys along with a swap of draft picks. The Cowboy…
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  • Cowboys trade for Ravens' retired linebacker Rolando McClain

    Cowboys trade for Ravens' retired linebacker Rolando McClain

    yahoo.com Jul 1
    Jerry Jones just traded for a retired guy. Never change, Jerry. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Baltimore Ravens' Ronaldo McClain, who sat out the 2013 NFL season, has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys along with a swap of draft picks. The Cowboy…
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  • Haley on Munchak: 'He's a stud'

    Haley on Munchak: 'He's a stud'

    PITTSBURGH -- As excited as the Steelers’ offensive linemen are by the addition of Mike Munchak, their enthusiasm may be trumped by someone else at team headquarters. “Really nobody was happier when Coach (Mike) Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and Mr. Rooney were…
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  • Browns' Manziel parties with pop star Bieber

    Browns' Manziel parties with pop star Bieber

    Johnny Manziel went from hanging out with the Browns to hanging with the Biebs.
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  • Steelers' Taylor: Upset, 'hurt' over pay cut

    Steelers' Taylor: Upset, 'hurt' over pay cut

    ESPN.com Jul 1
    Ike Taylor says he upset over having to take a pay cut to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • NFL Nation TV discusses all the hot topics

    NFL Nation TV discusses all the hot topics

    ESPN.com Jul 1
    Join us at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT today for ESPN’s NFL Nation TV’s Spreecast episode No. 12. Host Paul Gutierrez (Oakland Raiders reporter), co-host Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals reporter) and guests Eric Williams (San Diego Chargers reporter) and Mik…
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  • Vonta Leach hopes to sign with someone for training camp

    Vonta Leach hopes to sign with someone for training camp

    Fullback Vonta Leach didn’t sign with the Ravens until camp was getting underway last summer and he hopes to do the same thing again this summer whether it is with the Ravens or someone else. Leach has not generated much activity on the open market sinc…
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  • Hue’s comments likely won’t move contract needle for Dalton, Gr…

    Hue’s comments likely won’t move contract needle for Dalton, Green

    When Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson proclaimed that Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are the best quarterback-receiver combination in the NFL, the reaction in some circles was that owner Mike Brown should insert a sock in Jackson’s mouth. With Brow…
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  • Chris Canty says he can’t play without big facemask

    Chris Canty says he can’t play without big facemask

    Chris Canty’s not doing it for fashion. The Ravens defensive lineman has been wearing a modified facemask with an eye shield since he suffered a detached retina in 2005, and he hopes to continue, so he can continue to play. “Not sure what the memo or ne…
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  • Felix Jones has “gut feeling” he’ll play in 2014

    Felix Jones has “gut feeling” he’ll play in 2014

    Running back Felix Jones didn’t play a big role for the Steelers last year, running for 184 yards on 48 carries, and that seemed to confirm that the former first-round pick’s once-bright career prospect were getting dimmer and dimmer with every passing …
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    Sorting through the Bills’ kickoff return options. Will DE Terrence Fede be the Dolphins’ latest seventh-round find? The Patriots are helping Joe Andruzzi raise money to fight cancer. The Jets are trying to make better use of WR Stephen Hill’s speed. Lo…
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  • Video - McClain Dealt To Dallas, Will Unretire 03:35

    McClain Dealt To Dallas, Will Unretire

    Jul 1
    ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer discusses what motivated the Cowboys to acquire LB Rolando McClain, who will unretire after being traded from the Ravens.
  • Video - Manziel Caught Hanging Out With Bieber, Mayweather 03:02

    Manziel Caught Hanging Out With Bieber, Mayweather

    Jul 1
    ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates discusses Johnny Manziel's latest off-field exploit.

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