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nytimes.com Updated Mar 7, 2013
The 49ers should maintain their dominance, with the Falcons at their heels if Tony Gonzalez returns, while the Eagles are rebooting with a new coach, and the Saints with a familiar one.
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  • Panthers say financial reports present “incomplete picture”

    Panthers say financial reports present “incomplete picture”

    profootballtalk.com Mar 7, 2013
    On Thursday, Deadspin published leaked financial documents from the Panthers, reflecting a two-year profit of $112 million. The Panthers have responded. “The Deadspin story presents an incomplete picture of the Carolina Panthers profitability,” the te
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  • Leaked document embarrassing for Panthers on several levels

    Leaked document embarrassing for Panthers on several levels

    profootballtalk.com Mar 7, 2013
    The headline at Deadspin.com proclaims the Panthers made a $112 million profit over a two-year span, according to a leaked financial document. While a business valued at $1 billion making money might not be the biggest news, the document does create two…
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  • Reviewing rules on 'negotiating period'

    Reviewing rules on 'negotiating period'

    ESPN.com Mar 7, 2013
    Free agency doesn’t officially start until 4 p.m. ET on March 12. But the process is going to have a new twist this year. Teams can actually start talking to the agents for prospective free agents several days before. The NFL just sent out a reminder ab
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  • Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Pant…

    Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Panthers Had $112 Million Profit Over Two Years

    deadspin.com Mar 7, 2013
    In 2010 and 2011, as the NFL prepared for and staged a lockout of its players, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was among the hardest of the hardliners, urging his fellow owners to "take back our league" by demanding a more management-…
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  • Atlanta Falcons will have a new $1 billion stadium by 2017, may…

    Atlanta Falcons will have a new $1 billion stadium by 2017, may have a Super Bowl soon after

    On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta agreed to basic terms on a deal that will finance the construction of a $1 billion stadium for the team. it's estimated that the new building, which will replace the Georgia Dome as the Falcons' h…
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  • Report: John Abraham to visit Seahawks

    Report: John Abraham to visit Seahawks

    Players who become free agents on March 12 aren’t allowed to start talking to prospective employers until Saturday, but John Abraham is not bound by any such rules. Abraham was released by the Falcons, leaving him free to talk to anybody he wants about
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  • What's Michael Bennett's value?

    What's Michael Bennett's value?

    ESPN.com Mar 7, 2013
    There are a lot of Tampa Bay fans out there wondering why the Buccaneers have yet to sign defensive end Michael Bennett to a new contract. Maybe the answer has more to do with Bennett than it does with the Bucs. I’m pretty sure Tampa Bay already has mad
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  • PFT Live: Anthony Becht, Patriots/Falcons to-do lists

    PFT Live: Anthony Becht, Patriots/Falcons to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Mar 7, 2013
    It’s less than 48 hours before teams can open up negotiations with free agents which means we’ve got plenty to talk about on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Former NFL tight end and current NBC Sports Network contributor Anthony Becht will join Mike
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  • Young Falcons pass-rusher won’t be returning next year

    Young Falcons pass-rusher won’t be returning next year

    profootballtalk.com Mar 7, 2013
    In yet another sign the Falcons are going to look outside the organization for a replacement for John Abraham, one of their young developmental players can’t wait to get out the door. Former fourth-round pick Lawrence Sidbury, who has shown flashes of p
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  • Reviewing NFC South free agents

    Reviewing NFC South free agents

    ESPN.com Mar 7, 2013
    We’ve shown you the lists of potential NFC South free agents before. But let’s do it again because there have been some minor moves and the free-agency period is getting ready to start Tuesday. Here’s the list of potential free agents for all four N
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Sports Columnists

  • The Sports Guy: GM-apalooza

    Mar 7
    It didn't get much attention, but Bill Simmons moderated the first-annual Atrocious GM Summit.