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Urlacher, Lewis broke the mold for prototype inside linebackers

Urlacher, Lewis broke the mold for prototype inside linebackers

CNNSI.com Updated May 24, 2013
Out are the thumpers, in is the need for speed. Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis are retired, but their biggest impact is still evident in defenses across the league, Don Banks writes.
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  • Skins' Meriweather aims for training camp

    Skins' Meriweather aims for training camp

    ESPN.com May 24, 2013
    Got this on Twitter today from @bvsnizzle91: @espn_nfceast Can we get any information on the Skins that's NOT about RG3's knee? There's 50 some other people on the team! #nfceastmail- Brian Lowery (@bvsnizzle91) May 24, 2013 Sure thing, snizzle. Here's
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  • Chicago Bears will finally retire Mike Ditka’s number

    Chicago Bears will finally retire Mike Ditka’s number

    Admit it -- when you read this headline, you thought to yourself, "Wait a minute -- didn't the Chicago Bears already retire Mike Ditka's number at some point in time?" Well, no. But the organization will right that obvious wrong when the Bears…
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  • Judge orders further alcohol monitoring for Cowboys DT Josh Bre…

    Judge orders further alcohol monitoring for Cowboys DT Josh Brent

    A Dallas County, Texas judge has ordered Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent to undergo further alcohol monitoring while he awaits a trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge, Selwyn Crawford of the Dallas Morning News reports. Brent was arrest…
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  • Redskins finish up draft class by signing Jordan Reed

    Redskins finish up draft class by signing Jordan Reed

    profootballtalk.com May 24, 2013
    Add another team to the list of those with all of their draft picks under contract. The Redskins tweeted a picture of third-round tight end Jordan Reed signing his contract on Friday. With the 85th overall pick under contract, all seven members of their…
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  • Eight in the Box: RB status check

    Eight in the Box: RB status check

    ESPN.com May 24, 2013
    How does each NFC East team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Dallas Cowboys After a season in which they ranked third in the league in passing yards and 31st in rushing yards, the Cowboys seek greater balance in their offense. Any …
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  • Michael Vick given key to Atlantic City

    Michael Vick given key to Atlantic City

    ESPN.com May 24, 2013
    Michael Vick's on-field performance with the Philadelphia Eagles has ranged wildly, from the staggering brilliance of 2010 to the turnover-infested frustration of 2012, with various injuries along the way. We spend a lot of time on here writing about Vi…
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  • Griffin: Relationship with Shanahan not a problem

    Griffin: Relationship with Shanahan not a problem

    profootballtalk.com May 24, 2013
    The ligaments in his right knee will heal. But apparently, the relationship between Robert Griffin III and his coaches was never a problem. Griffin talked to reporters at Redskins OTAs yesterday, updating his physical condition. But after the early part…
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  • Breakfast links: Redskins injury updates

    Breakfast links: Redskins injury updates

    ESPN.com May 24, 2013
    Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III described his tearful reaction to waking up after surgery in January and finding out that he was, indeed, embarking on a second recovery from reconstructive surgery to his right knee. Surprise news out of Thursday'…
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  • Hargrove says he’s trying to move beyond his past

    Hargrove says he’s trying to move beyond his past

    profootballtalk.com May 24, 2013
    Anthony Hargrove signed with the Cowboys for the veteran minimum. If not for his involvement in the Saints bounty investigation, and his subsequent suspension, he thinks that might not have been the case. Hargrove said he’s trying to move forward, but s
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  • Josh Wilson had surgery on torn labrum and pectoral

    Josh Wilson had surgery on torn labrum and pectoral

    profootballtalk.com May 24, 2013
    Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson played through a labrum injury at the end of last season. The injury was substantial enough to require surgery over the offseason and the it turned out to be more severe than first realized. According to Rich C…
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  • Video - Herschel Walker: The struggles of an NFL legend 03:59

    Herschel Walker: The struggles of an NFL legend

    May 24
    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker opens up about his past mental problems and how his experience dealing with those problems help him reach U.S. service members and veterans.
  • Video - Washington Redskins Pierre Garcon's shaping into form 01:17

    Washington Redskins Pierre Garcon's shaping into form

    May 24
    Albert Breer catches up with Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon about his health and how quarterback Robert Griffin III looks at OTAs.
  • Video - Added Monitoring For Cowboys' Brent 02:59

    Added Monitoring For Cowboys' Brent

    May 24
    Todd Archer discusses the additional court-ordered alcohol monitoring for Cowboys DT Josh Brent as he awaits trial on charges of intoxication manslaughter.
  • Video - Vick Says He's NFL's Fastest QB 00:45

    Vick Says He's NFL's Fastest QB

    May 24
    Cris Carter reacts to Michael Vick's statement that he is still the NFL's fastest quarterback.

Sports Columnists

  • The 2009 draft class is vanishing from the teams that picked it

    May 24
    The 2009 draft class has been a disappointment, with players failing to stick with teams that drafted them, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Urlacher, Lewis broke the mold for prototype inside linebackers

    May 24
    Now that Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis have opted for retirement just months apart, maybe their defining accomplishment is that nobody personified the evolution of the middle/inside linebacker position -- with all its demands for increasing athleticism -…
  • Chadiha: Use your brain, RG III

    May 24
    If RGIII wants to survive in the NFL, he's going to need to use his brain and arm instead of his legs, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Bill Simmons on what is next for Dwight Howard

    May 24
    The uncertain destiny of the self-proclaimed Superman can be broken down into 10 simple realities.