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Source: Ravens safety Reed set to join Texans

Source: Ravens safety Reed set to join Texans

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
Free-agent safety Ed Reed has informed the Houston Texans that he will sign with them, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Boldin 'excited' to play with Niners' Kaepernick

    Boldin 'excited' to play with Niners' Kaepernick

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Once the shock of being traded from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens wore off, Anquan Boldin called Colin Kaepernick to get a feel for the 49ers' young quarterback.
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  • Mike Brown voted against helmet rule because it’s hard to offic…

    Mike Brown voted against helmet rule because it’s hard to officiate

    Bengals owner Mike Brown, the only one of the league’s 32 owners to vote against the new rule against initiating contact with the top of the helmet, says he did so because he believes the rule will be too tough for the officials to enforce properly on c
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  • Steelers interested in QB Tyler Bray?

    Steelers interested in QB Tyler Bray?

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    For the past two years, ever since Ben Roethlisberger turned 30, the Steelers have been questioned on when they would draft a quarterback to develop behind the two-time Super Bowl winner. Based on a tweet from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, this could …
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  • Read The Racist, Threatening Postcards Art Modell Received For …

    Read The Racist, Threatening Postcards Art Modell Received For Supporting Ray Lewis

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    Ravens owner Art Modell, who died last September at age 87, made lots of enemies when he moved the Browns to Baltimore. But Modell's FBI file, which was released by the bureau today, contains no death threats from Cleveland fans. Indeed, nothing in his …
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  • Phil Dawson: By the numbers

    Phil Dawson: By the numbers

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    A look back at the Browns career of kicker Phil Dawson, who signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday: 0 -- Remaining players now left from the Browns' 1999 expansion season. 1 -- Number of Pro Bowls. He earned his first trip to Honolulu in 2012.…
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  • Ron Rivera’s excited about Ted Ginn possibly joining the Panthe…

    Ron Rivera’s excited about Ted Ginn possibly joining the Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 20, 2013
    Wide receiver/kick returner Ted Ginn visited the Panthers this week and the meeting must have gone well. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had plenty of good things to say about Ginn, who has also visited with the Bengals. Ginn hasn’t signed with the Panthers,
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  • Don't underestimate the dismantled Ravens

    Don't underestimate the dismantled Ravens

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Six weeks after celebrating their Super Bowl title, the Baltimore Ravens watched another parade. This time, it was the long line of starters leaving the team's facility. The Ravens have already parted ways with six Super Bowl starters, a record for dism…
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  • AFC North chat reminder

    AFC North chat reminder

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    After last week's free-agency chat marathon, the AFC North weekly chat goes back to its regular day and time. Maybe I should check with the Orioles first to see if there is a conflict in schedules. I'll be happy to address all issues, from free agency t…
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  • Owner: Brown to have role with Browns again

    Owner: Brown to have role with Browns again

    Jim Brown, who had a falling out with the Cleveland Browns in recent years, will soon have a formal role with the team again, owner Jimmy Haslam III said Tuesday.
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  • Wake-up: Tomlin's message to skeptics

    Wake-up: Tomlin's message to skeptics

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Owners and coaches continue to provide some notes from the NFL owners meetings, which are beginning to wind down in Arizona. Here's another packed edition of the wake-up call ... BALTIMORE RAVENS Owner Steve Bisciotti told The NFL Network that he has a …
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  • Owners OK 2 rule changes, delay on helmet use

    Owners OK 2 rule changes, delay on helmet use

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Concerned with how it will be officiated, NFL owners delayed voting Tuesday on a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.
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  • Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing

    Mar 20
    PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
  • NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likely

    Mar 20
    The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
  • NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penalty

    Mar 20
    In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.