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Autopsy finds Jerry Brown Jr. was below legal drinking limit in…

Autopsy finds Jerry Brown Jr. was below legal drinking limit in fatal Cowboys crash

yahoo.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
More news from the Irving, Tex. crash last month that claimed the life of Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.: the Dallas News is reporting that an autopsy has revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was actually below the legal dri…
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  • Bill O’Brien to stay at Penn State

    Bill O’Brien to stay at Penn State

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    After strongly considering leaping to the NFL, Bill O’Brien has reportedly decided to stay at Penn State. O’Brien interviewed with both the Browns and the Eagles but has decided not to consider either position - or any other position - and will re
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  • Giants want Michael Strahan to work with Jason Pierre-Paul

    Giants want Michael Strahan to work with Jason Pierre-Paul

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The New York Giants would like Michael Strahan to take a little time out from talking to Kelly Ripa and spend some time talking to Jason Pierre-Paul. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said on WFAN that he wants Strahan, who set the NFL’s single-season
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  • Source: Reid, Chiefs nearing deal

    Source: Reid, Chiefs nearing deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs should be quite familiar by now.
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  • Eagles will speak with Broncos' OC McCoy

    Eagles will speak with Broncos' OC McCoy

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday in Denver.
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  • Coughlin: Pain of missing playoffs indescribable

    Coughlin: Pain of missing playoffs indescribable

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Four days after the New York Giants' season ended, Tom Coughlin said he's going stir crazy not being able to defend the team's title in the postseason.
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  • Redskins’ Adam Carriker tweets some trash talk to Romo, Vick, E…

    Redskins’ Adam Carriker tweets some trash talk to Romo, Vick, Eli

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Ordinarily, it’s not a good look for a player who hasn’t seen the field in three months to talk trash. Unless it’s legitimately funny. So on the “funny” exception, we’ll pass along a good piece of trash talk that Redskins defensive end Adam Ca
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  • Jason Garrett happy to make changes

    Jason Garrett happy to make changes

    On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that it would be “uncomfortable” around the team in the coming days and weeks as he tries to make changes that will break the team “out of that cycle” of finishing in the middle of the pack. When you’
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  • Kyle Shanahan won’t interview until Redskins are done

    Kyle Shanahan won’t interview until Redskins are done

    Earlier this week, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan answered a question about his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, interviewing for head coaching jobs by saying he thought the time for that was after the Redskins’ season came to an end. That sugges
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  • Banner, Lurie could be squaring off for Chip Kelly

    Banner, Lurie could be squaring off for Chip Kelly

    It’s high drama, even for the drama-rich NFL.  A pair of boyhood friends who had worked together for a generation are now working separately, and working against each other in pursuit of the same coach. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and his former top lie
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  • The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way …

    The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to …

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to stockpiling defenders no one else wanted: They built a dominant unit, one that will make its mark in January, Ben Reiter says.
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  • Still America's Team: An Analysis Of Twitter Behavior Before Co…

    Still America's Team: An Analysis Of Twitter Behavior Before Cowboys-Redskins

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    It was a good year to be a Redskins fan. Seven straight wins to close out the season. First playoff appearance since 2007. First NFC East title since 1999. A rookie running back who set the team record for rushing yards. And, of course, Black Jesus. Mor…
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  • Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension

    Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension
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  • London Fletcher named NFC defensive player of the month

    London Fletcher named NFC defensive player of the month

    The Redskins are riding a seven-game winning streak into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and one of the biggest reasons for their turnaround after a 3-6 start has been the improved play of the defense. They forced 15 turnovers and sacked quarterbacks
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  • Comparing Skins, Seahawks option games

    Comparing Skins, Seahawks option games

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Lee Singer of ESPN Stats & Information put together this preview for this Sunday's playoff game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks: 2012 Option Rushes by Week When the Seahawks and Redskins meet Sunday, two of the most rush-hea…
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  • Something's Gotta Give

    Something's Gotta Give

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Rookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw: You never know who will be back

    Ahmad Bradshaw: You never know who will be back

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw battled through a slew of injuries this season to post 1,015 rushing yards in 14 games, the second time that he’s topped the 1,000-yard mark in his career. As he was cleaning out his locker and saying goodbye to his te
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  • No structural damage to Dez Bryant’s back

    No structural damage to Dez Bryant’s back

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had to leave the stadium in a wheelchair after injuring his back during Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Redskins and he was still on crutches Tuesday, leading to tests over the last few days to determine the ext
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  • Programming note: On the road

    Programming note: On the road

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    I am currently driving from my New Jersey home to Ashburn, Va., where I'll be covering Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins for the next couple of days in advance of their playoff game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. I hope to have plenty…
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  • Ravens' Lewis set to join ESPN after retirement

    Ravens' Lewis set to join ESPN after retirement

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    ESPN is on the verge of adding Ray Lewis to its talent lineup.
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  • Robert Griffin III: What a Good Quarterback Means

    Robert Griffin III: What a Good Quarterback Means

    nytimes.com Jan 3, 2013
    Do you have a top quarterback or not? Everything in the N.F.L. can change based on that question.
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  • Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett

    Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Bills are trying to get in on the Chip Kelly derby, but they’re clearly putting together a Plan B. And one of the names on the Plan B (or maybe C) list seems to be Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. There was an item in the Washington Post
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  • Greg Jennings isn’t crazy about home-field advantage

    Greg Jennings isn’t crazy about home-field advantage

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Eli Manning and Michael Vick have done a lot to puncture the notion that Lambeau Field gives the Packers a home-field advantage that’s impossible to overcome in recent years and now a member of the Packers is saying that he’d just as soon play on the
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  • Breakfast links: Jerry Jones blusters

    Breakfast links: Jerry Jones blusters

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Washington Redskins Santana Moss went from a guy whose roster spot was in question last spring to a vital part of the Redskins' high-powered offense by accepting his new role as the slot receiver. Oh, they're having some fun down there in Ashburn, where…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead 03:10

    NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead

    Jan 3
    Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
  • Video - '3:10 to D.C.': Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins 02:05

    '3:10 to D.C.': Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins

    Jan 3
    Two players. Two different destinies. One goal. Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson square off in their first playoff game this Sunday. Check out our theatrical trailer. All aboard on the 3-10 to D.C.
  • Video - Mike McCoy To Interview With Three Teams 02:46

    Mike McCoy To Interview With Three Teams

    Jan 3
    Broncos' offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is scheduled to interview with Bills, Cardinals and Eagles for head coaching positions.
  • Video - More valuable rookie: Robert Griffin III or Alfred Morris? 01:01

    More valuable rookie: Robert Griffin III or Alfred Morris?

    Jan 3
    Is Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris more valuable than fellow rookie Robert Griffin III? Heath Evans talks about the added elements Morris brings to the Redskins' offense.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…

    Jan 3
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
  • Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks

    Jan 3
    Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks