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Lions OLB Lewis faces charges after bar incident

Lions OLB Lewis faces charges after bar incident

Detroit Lions linebacker Ronnell Lewis faces three misdemeanor charges following his arrest during an altercation at an Oklahoma bar.
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  • Lions dust off the usual post-arrest statement

    Lions dust off the usual post-arrest statement

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23, 2013
    No team has more experience than the Lions in releasing statements about players who were arrested, so it’s no surprise that the Lions’ PR staff was quick in pulling out the boilerplate after defensive end Ronnell Lewis was arrested. “We are aware o
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  • Packers keeping tabs on Cedric Benson

    Packers keeping tabs on Cedric Benson

    Why are the Green Bay Packers bringing in free agent running back Cedric Benson for a visit Wednesday, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported? The guess here is they want to gauge the progress of his recovery from the foot injury that ended his 2012 season af…
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  • Spielman: Research not same as interest

    Spielman: Research not same as interest

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    So as you probably know by now, I whiffed Tuesday on my attempt to sneak middle linebacker Manti Te'o into the mythical second round of our 2013 #bloggermock draft. My plan was to select players at other positions with the No. 23 and No. 25 overall pick…
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  • Pat Williams to retire with Vikings

    Pat Williams to retire with Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23, 2013
    Defensive tackle Pat Williams will officially retire as a member of the Vikings after signing a one-day contract on Thursday, general manager Rick Spielman said. The 40-year-old Williams played 14 NFL seasons, and some of his best work came with Minneso…
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  • Report: New Dolphins, Vikings uniforms leaked

    Report: New Dolphins, Vikings uniforms leaked

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23, 2013
    We got a look at the new Jaguars uniforms on Tuesday and it appears we’ve also gotten a glimpse of what the Vikings and Dolphins will be wearing in the future. Paul Lukas of ESPN.com reports that a Jacksonville television station “that was taking phot
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  • Vikings uniform changes pre-revealed?

    Vikings uniform changes pre-revealed?

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    So as you know, the Minnesota Vikings are set to reveal their new uniforms Thursday evening before the start of the 2013 draft. Our man Paul Lukas, who writes the very popular and thorough Uni-Watch blog, has come through with a confirmed leak of what t…
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  • Team Needs: Seattle Seahawks

    Team Needs: Seattle Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23, 2013
    The acquisition of Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings has left the Seahawks without a first round draft pick for the first time since 2007 (Seattle sent their first round pick to New England in exchange for Deion Branch). The good news for Seattle …
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  • 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We als…
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  • Live: ESPN.com #bloggermock draft

    Live: ESPN.com #bloggermock draft

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they play general manager for their divisions and execute a 2013 first-round mock draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET. You can also participate via Twitter using the hashtag #bloggermock. S…
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  • On Bears' reported visit with Mike Glennon

    On Bears' reported visit with Mike Glennon

    Jason La Canfora's report for CBSSports.com is a reminder that the Chicago Bears should not be ruled out as a candidate to draft a quarterback, despite their relatively limited number of draft picks. According to La Canfora, the Bears were scheduled to …
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  • Report: Five teams in top 12 want to move down

    Report: Five teams in top 12 want to move down

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23, 2013
    Draft boards are set by this point. That means all that’s left is the jockeying for position. Adam Schefter of ESPN points out what seems obvious in a draft with no sure things, that about half the top 12 want to move down. Schefter specifically mention
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  • BBAO: Bears' plans for Justin Pugh

    BBAO: Bears' plans for Justin Pugh

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's an interesting development and possibility. The Chicago Bears recently put Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh through a private workout. As Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com points out, Pugh played left tackle i…
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  • Video - With Their First Pick, The Bears Select... 01:33

    With Their First Pick, The Bears Select...

    Apr 23
    Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench talks about which need the Bears should address with their first pick in this year's draft
  • Video - 2013 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings in Round 1 01:51

    2013 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings in Round 1

    Apr 23
    The Minnesota Vikings hold two first-round draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Find out which holes the team needs to fill for next season.
  • Video - Chicago Bears draft-day plans 03:04

    Chicago Bears draft-day plans

    Apr 23
    Find out what the Chicago Bears might look to do in the 2013 NFL Draft following the loss of Brian Urlacher.
  • Video - Burleson's top-five underrated receivers 06:02

    Burleson's top-five underrated receivers

    Apr 23
    Lions WR Nate Burleson reveals his top-five underrated wide receivers in the NFL.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Trying to get inside the mind of draft's quietest top-10 team;…

    Apr 23
    Is it just me? Are the Arizona Cardinals in the witness protection program for this draft? The Cards, with the seventh pick, seem positively under the radar like no other team in the top 10. I had the chance the other day to look into their feelings abo…
  • Don Banks: 2013 Wes Welker Watch List: Potential impact undrafted free age…

    Apr 23
    It has been called the year of the no-name draft in the NFL, and is said to be devoid of true star power after 2012's high-profile, quarterback-rich proceedings. Maybe. But it's all relative.
  • You Realize How Badly the T-Wolves Screwed Up the 2009 Draft, Right?

    Apr 23
    We interrupt Part 2 of the NBA Trade Value column to explain the travesty known as the 2009 NBA draft. That night, Minnesota drafted two of our top-30...
  • The 13th-annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 2

    Apr 23
    Welcome back to Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.