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Want to be a billionaire? Dolphins owner Ross shares secrets with his players

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Earl Mitchell and four Dolphins teammates stood in the middle of the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, looked around, and marveled.

The quintet was in New York earlier this month for a three-day post-career internship, and the highlight was the tour of Hudson Yards, the 17 million square-foot redevelopment project in ...Read more

Cowboys rookie RB Elliott accused of domestic abuse

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of domestic abuse in Columbus, Ohio, although he denied those allegations to police on Friday.

Elliott was not arrested or charged and the case has been referred to the prosecutor's office. A police spokesman described it as a "he said, she said" case.

The Dallas Cowboys declined ...Read more

Memories flood back as Charles Tillman walks away a Bear

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After a 13-season NFL career, memory lane was far too long and winding for Charles Tillman to point out all the landmarks Friday. So the former standout cornerback did his best to acknowledge the biggest milestones.

Tillman stood on a dais at Halas Hall, again a Bear after spending the 2015 season with the Panthers. He signed a one-day contract...Read more

Dennis Green, ex-Vikings coach, dies at 67

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Former Vikings coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at age 67 after a cardiac arrest.

Green coached the Vikings from 1992-2001, making the playoffs eight times and taking Minnesota to the NFC title game after the 1998 and 2000 seasons, and left as the team's second all-time winningest coach behind Bud Grant.

Green had a career NFL coaching ...Read more

Report: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell faces four-game suspension

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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a report this morning by ESPN.

According to Dan Graziano, Bell is facing the suspension due to a missed drug test.

The suspension has not yet been announced by the NFL because Bell is appealing the suspension.

A ...Read more

Packers' Murphy offers little detail on NFL investigation of Peppers, Matthews

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On the first day of training camp next week, NFL officials will travel to Green Bay to interview Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, two players linked to performance enhancers and other drugs in a report by Al Jazeera last December.

Matthews and Peppers, the two starters at outside linebacker for the Packers, have denied the ...Read more

Ex-Steelers tight end Miller enjoying retirement

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The Steelers are getting a little thin at tight end, but don't get any bright ideas about Heath Miller coming out or retirement.

Asked if he had an itch to return to the game as late summer and training camp approaches, Miller responded: "None whatsoever."

Miller is enjoying retirement and his free time with his family. His boys were with him ...Read more

Veteran tight end Matt Spaeth fails physical, is released by Steelers

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The Steelers have released veteran tight end Matt Spaeth with a failed physical designation one week before they report to training camp at Saint Vincent College.

Spaeth played for the Steelers in seven of his nine NFL seasons. He was a third-round draft choice in 2007 and played for the team through the 2010 season. He signed as a free agent ...Read more

Suspended Browns WR Gordon meets with Goodell in quest for reinstatement

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell got to look Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon in the eye as they talked about whether the oft-suspended player is worthy of another chance.

Goodell and Gordon met Wednesday regarding the former All-Pro's attempt to return to the NFL, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Thursday. The NFL Network first ...Read more

Charles Tillman expected to re-sign, retire with Bears on Friday

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Charles Tillman's playing days are over. On Monday, the 35-year-old cornerback used a humorous YouTube video to reveal his decision to step away, closing the back cover on an impressive 13-year career.

On Friday, Tillman is expected to re-sign with the Bears, a ceremonial move that will allow him to formally retire as a member of the ...Read more

Outspoken ex-Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe retires from football

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Five weeks after he was released by the Ravens, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has decided to retire rather than sign elsewhere and resume his NFL career.

Monroe, 29, made the announcement Thursday morning in a first-person account on the Players' Tribune. While several teams, including the New York Giants, were believed to be interested in ...Read more

Ray Rice vows to donate 2016 game checks if given an NFL opportunity

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Former Ravens running back Ray Rice seems to understand his NFL playing career is likely over. In the unlikelihood of him getting another chance, Rice has vowed to use it to bring more attention and funds toward dealing with domestic violence.

Rice told USA Today on Wednesday that if a team signed him, he would donate his 2016 game checks to ...Read more

Ultra-competitive Wentz will walk fine line when Eagles camp begins

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C.J. Smith sat in the North Dakota State locker room when Carson Wentz walked in and passionately addressed the team last October. The Bison had just been beaten at home by South Dakota and the players quietly took off their gear the way players do when they lose a game they otherwise had no business losing.

Wentz broke the silence. The ...Read more

Chiefs equipment manager knows that for players, it's all about the shoes

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Chiefs head equipment manager Allen Wright has been with the team long enough -- he's entering his 33rd year with the club -- to know that when it comes to training camp, you can never pack enough.

From the obvious, like pads, helmets, jerseys and pants, to the not-so-obvious, like weight-room equipment and the family pictures in players' ...Read more

Controversial NFL doctor Elliott Pellman retires at urging of Roger Goodell

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Longtime NFL doctor Elliott Pellman is retiring, and the league will look for a chief medical officer to work on health and safety issues on a full-time basis, Commissioner Roger Goodell informed all 32 clubs on Wednesday.

The controversial Pellman, who for years downplayed the link between football and brain injuries, was asked by Goodell to ...Read more

Falcons reach injury settlement with James Stone

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Former Falcons center James Stone reached an injury settlement with the team Tuesday.

Stone, who played in college at Tennessee and made the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2014, was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury last season. He did not take part in the offseason program.

Stone, a heady left-handed snapper, played in seven...Read more

Royce West calls Dez Bryant lawsuit 'frivolous,' plans to sue for defamation

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Dallas Cowboys training camp is less than a month away but Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant is already in a heated battle.

On Monday, Bryant filed suit against State Sen. Royce West, for allegedly using him to "improperly line his own pockets and those of his business associates," according to the filing obtained by NFL Network.

West ...Read more

Former Panthers S Haruki Nakamura suing insurance company after career-ending concussion

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According to a lawsuit filed in Mecklenburg (N.C.) County on Monday, the NFL has told former Carolina Panthers safety Haruki Nakamura that not only can he no longer play football due to concussion symptoms, but that he is unable to return to any kind of employment for money.

But Nakamura still has not collected on a $1 million insurance policy ...Read more

Browns RB Crowell commended by foundation president after attending policeman's funeral

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Browns running back Isaiah Crowell continued an effort to make amends for his controversial anti-police social media post by attending the funeral of Patrick Zamarripa, one of the five officers slain earlier this month by a gunman in Dallas.

Crowell went to the funeral Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, at the request of Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, ...Read more

Dolphins sign Arian Foster to 1-year deal

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MIAMI -- Arian Foster was once in the conversation for NFL's best running back.

Now, the Dolphins just hope he's part of the mix.

The Dolphins signed the veteran running back to a one-year contract Monday, instantly adding veteran credibility to a position group without much of it.

"I still feel like I'm a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I ...Read more