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Bucs hire Dave Wannstedt as special teams coach

Bucs hire Dave Wannstedt as special teams coach

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
Dave Wannstedt has landed a new job in a surprising place: Tampa Bay, as special teams coach. Wannstedt, the former head coach of the Bears and Dolphins, was added to Greg Schiano’s staff today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. It’s surprising that Wan
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  • Former player's daughter pleads guilty to fraud

    Former player's daughter pleads guilty to fraud

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    The daughter of a former Chicago Bears player has pleaded guilty to fraud after collecting money from an NFL pension plan years after her father's death.
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  • Lions, Chiefs, Jets, UCLA Bruins among teams that missed out on…

    Lions, Chiefs, Jets, UCLA Bruins among teams that missed out on Harbaughs as head coaches

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Everybody has a different set of emotions when they watch the Super Bowl. For some NFL teams, there will be a definite sense of regret and "what might have been." As ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out on Friday, several teams othe…
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  • Harbaugh brothers say they could work together

    Harbaugh brothers say they could work together

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    John and Jim Harbaugh said they could envision working together someday in a news conference at the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • PFT Live: Casey Hayward, Arian Foster

    PFT Live: Casey Hayward, Arian Foster

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1, 2013
    It’s Friday, which means the week of pre-Super Bowl festivities is just about at its end. It also means that PFT Live‘s week of shows from New Orleans has reached its end. It’s been a great week and we think we’ve got a great final show for you to
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  • Unfinished Business: Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Sup…

    Unfinished Business: Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl dreams as Vikings teammates. Now the two will vie for the elusive title as opponents. Don Banks details their unique bond.
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  • Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    Our friends over at Grantland.com put together a really cool oral history of the single greatest music video of all … I mean, the Chicago Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle." There are all kinds of cool anecdotes and looks behind the scenes. I, for one, ne
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  • Greg Jennings: 'Putting my ducks in a row'

    Greg Jennings: 'Putting my ducks in a row'

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers learned that their all-time leading receiver plans to retire. On Friday, we heard another top receiver speak realistically about the likelihood that he will be with another team in 2013. Greg Jennings is making the med…
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  • Adrian Peterson shooting for 2,500 yards in 2013

    Adrian Peterson shooting for 2,500 yards in 2013

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson just turned in a season with the second-most rushing yards in NFL history, but he’s setting his sights a little higher for 2013. About 400 yards higher, to be exact. During an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Pete
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  • Photos: Fan dedication to Donald Driver

    Photos: Fan dedication to Donald Driver

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    As we noted Thursday, Donald Driver will host a public farewell as part of his retirement Wednesday at Lambeau Field. On Friday morning, the Green Bay Packers began distributing a limited number of free tickets to the event. The photos below, courtesy o…
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  • Report: Arian Foster likely to undergo heart surgery

    Report: Arian Foster likely to undergo heart surgery

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1, 2013
    Houston running back Arian Foster was forced to leave the Texans’ Week 16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings due to an irregular heartbeat that surfaced during the game. It was considered a minor issue at the time and didn’t keep Foster from playing in any
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  • Video - Is Clay Matthews the best-looking NFL player? 05:25

    Is Clay Matthews the best-looking NFL player?

    Feb 1
    Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews joins the set of "NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII" to talk about the Packers' season and if he is the best-looking player in the NFL.
  • Video - Is Clay Matthews the best-looking NFL player? 05:25

    Is Clay Matthews the best-looking NFL player?

    Feb 1
    Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews joins the set of "NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII" to talk about the Packers' season and if he is the best-looking player in the NFL.
  • Video - Jennings Weighing His Options 06:44

    Jennings Weighing His Options

    Feb 1
    Packers WR Greg Jennings makes a Super Bowl prediction, compares Aaron Rodgers to Brett Favre, and discusses his options as he hits free agency.

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