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Bucs' Bowers arrested for having gun at airport Updated Feb 18, 2013
Authorities say an NFL player has been arrested at a New York airport after police found a handgun in his luggage.
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  • Who might fit in the NFC South? Feb 18, 2013
    I just returned to NFC South headquarters after spending most of the day watching draft prospects prepare for the combine at IMG Academy. I started off with this item on former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o because he obviously has been one of the bi…
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  • Restructuring of Brees’ contract now could create major headaches later Feb 18, 2013
    As the Saints try to squeeze key veteran players in the hopes of creating cap space, it seems inevitable that they’ll do some money shuffling with quarterback Drew Brees. Via a so-called “simple” restructuring, Brees could have millions of 2013 base
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  • Saints want to keep veterans Vilma, Smith

    Although their defense statistically was one of the worst in NFL history, the New Orleans Saints are trying to keep the unit together. Adam Schefter reported the Saints plan to ask veteran linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith to restru…
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  • Manti Te'o ready for NFL combine Feb 18, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be the center of attention when the NFL scouting combine opens later this week and most of the NFC South teams are likely to be watching closely. Te’o has been in the headlines since it w
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  • PFT Live: Saints talk with Larry Holder, Chargers/Dolphins to-do lists Feb 18, 2013
    It might be Presidents’ Day, but PFT Live isn’t taking a hiatus this Monday. Mike Florio will be joined by Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to discuss what’s going on with the Saints as they make their way toward the start of free agen
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  • Cleveland Browns 2013 Offseason Preview Feb 18, 2013
    It wasn't a strong rookie season for Brandon Weeden. But while many want to see the Browns go elsewhere at QB, Matt Gagne argues that the team has much bigger needs.
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  • Today in NFC South history Feb 18, 2013
    On this date one year ago we first pondered the possibility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parting ways with tight end Kellen Winslow. A couple of months later, the Bucs said goodbye to Winslow after he missed the start of team workouts. It was also part o…
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  • Around the NFC South Feb 18, 2013
    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Owner Arthur Blank put out a statement saying his intention remains to get a new stadium built in downtown Atlanta. That came several days after team president Rich McKay …
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  • Pre-combine scouting trip Feb 18, 2013
    I’m about to begin my annual pilgrimage down to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. To do some pre-combine stories. IMG has more than 30 prospects who have been doing its combine preparation, which is run by former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. Ironically, o
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  • Manti Te'o, Alec Ogletree have most at stake at 2013 NFL Combine Feb 18, 2013
    It's the start of draft hype season. The stakes are always high at the Combine, but in a draft short on sure-things, some have more on the line than others, Peter King writes.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: What's Next For Freeney 02:32

    NFL32OT: What's Next For Freeney

    Feb 18
    Episode 271: Mark Schlereth breaks down the best fit for Dwight Freeney. NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver would they pick to win a game; DeSean Jackson or Vincent Jackson.
  • Video - Saints Want New Vilma, Smith Deals 01:03

    Saints Want New Vilma, Smith Deals

    Feb 18
    Adam Schefter discusses the New Orleans Saints' plan to restructure the contracts of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith.