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New defense could be bad news for Will Smith

New defense could be bad news for Will Smith

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
With the Saints switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense and defensive end Will Smith due to receive a base salary of $9 million in 2013, the chances of Will Smith becoming a salary-cap casualty possibly have increased. While Dwight Freeney made the transi…
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  • Saints fire def. coord. Spagnuolo after 1 season

    Saints fire def. coord. Spagnuolo after 1 season

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season.
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  • Russell Erxleben jailed on fraud charges

    Russell Erxleben jailed on fraud charges

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    Finally, a traditional story of fraud we can all get behind. This one doesn’t involve fake dead girlfriends which are actually guys (not that there’s anything wrong with that). This one involves former Saints kicker Russell Erxleben, $2 million and fa
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  • College background a helpful scouting tool for Bucs

    College background a helpful scouting tool for Bucs

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    When many NFL coaches arrive at the Senior Bowl, they’re seeing players for the first time. But for former college coaches such as Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano or Philadelphia’s Chip Kelly, they’ve already been in some of these guys’ kitchens. That
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  • NFC South links: EJ Manuel eyes Panthers

    NFC South links: EJ Manuel eyes Panthers

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons The team is in talks with the state of Georgia over the level of public financing for a new $1 billion stadium, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports -- with Gov. Nathan Deal saying he wants the figure to be lower than the $300 millio…
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  • Buccaneers fire back at Tim Brown: ‘We killed them. We kicked t…

    Buccaneers fire back at Tim Brown: ‘We killed them. We kicked their (butts)’

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Buccaneers beat the heck out of the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. It's not surprising that the Tampa Bay players reacted strongly when former Oakland receiver Tim Brown oddly suggested the game was rigged by his scheming head coach. Warren Sapp, a d…
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  • Ken Dorsey hire makes sense for Panthers

    Ken Dorsey hire makes sense for Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    If the Panthers are looking for continuity when it comes to their offense, then their smartest move came in filling the position of quarterbacks coach, vacated when Mike Shula was promoted to offensive coordinator, with Ken Dorsey. It was Dorsey who wor…
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  • Video - Drew Brees has some Pro Bowl fun 01:46

    Drew Brees has some Pro Bowl fun

    Jan 24
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees mic's up during Pro Bowl practice and chats with Russell Wilson, displays his elite skills and has some fun with his fellow teammates.
  • Video - Drew Brees has some Pro Bowl fun 01:46

    Drew Brees has some Pro Bowl fun

    Jan 24
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees mic's up during Pro Bowl practice and chats with Russell Wilson, displays his elite skills and has some fun with his fellow teammates.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Will Revis Remain A Jet? 03:07

    NFL32OT: Will Revis Remain A Jet?

    Jan 24
    Episode 255: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Jets considering trading Darrelle Revis. Adam Schefter breaks down the changes the Saints need to make in the offseason. The NFL32 crew discuss Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco.

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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    Jan 24
    A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…