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Michael Oher's goal with Carolina Panthers: Less movie, more move forward

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It was 10 minutes into his first news conference with Charlotte media on Monday before someone asked new Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher about the movie "The Blind Side."

Apparently, his new teammates haven't said much about the movie that chronicled Oher's rags-to-riches story, either.

Give them time, Oher said.

"Pretty sure once ...Read more

Eagles officially sign Tebow to one-year contract Monday

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The Eagles officially signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract on Monday, a relatively inconsequential transaction for a down-the-depth-chart player that drew national headlines because it involved Tebow.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner has spent the last two seasons out of football, but his fame created a fascination throughout ...Read more

Offseason program starts, Peterson a likely no-show

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Year Two of the Mike Zimmer era is unofficially underway as the Vikings began their offseason workout program at Winter Park Monday. For now, the workouts are voluntary, and Zimmer and his staff can't actually coach players on the field until a couple of weeks from now.

Running back Adrian Peterson is not expected to show up for the start of ...Read more

Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

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Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, who played under team founder George Halas, was found dead in his Chicago home Monday, police said. He was 70.

Paramedics were called to his home in Chicago around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.

Buffone played 14 seasons for the Bears ...Read more

Steelers' Antonio Brown prepared to hold out for new contract

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The Steelers already have lost their All-Pro halfback for the first three games of the season pending Le'Veon Bell's appeal of his recent suspension. Now they could lose their All-Pro wide receiver for a stretch.

Antonio Brown, who is under contract for three more seasons, has asked the Steelers for a new contract and is prepared to sit out ...Read more

Ndamukong Suh reports for first day of Dolphins' voluntary workouts

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A running joke in NFL circles is that, in the eyes of coaches, though the offseason conditioning program is voluntary, "so is making the team."

There's no questioning Ndamukong Suh's place on the roster. The Dolphins' $114 million man could probably not show up until Labor Day and still start Week 1.

But Suh, who has a history of skipping ...Read more

It's Anybody's Guess: 2015 NFL Draft

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You'd think this national obsession with analyzing the NFL draft would produce someone who actually knows all that will happen when the three-day selection show kicks off in Chicago on April 30.

You'd be wrong.

"There will be a number of surprises, particularly in this draft because so many guys are so close in talent," Vikings General Manager...Read more

Source: Eagles to sign Tim Tebow on Monday

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Chip Kelly isn't through with adding quarterbacks this offseason.

The Eagles are expected to sign Tim Tebow on Monday as the team begins spring workouts, an NFL source said.

Fox Sports first reported Sunday that Tebow, who hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2012, was set to sign with the Eagles. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner ...Read more

Hernandez's slim appeal chance rests on cruelty of slaying

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When Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder last week, a jury found that the government proved all but one aspect of its case: that Odin Lloyd's killing was planned in advance.

Instead, prosecutors convinced jurors that the crime was so cruel and atrocious that Hernandez deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison without the...Read more

Bruce Miller not taking part in 49ers offseason program following March arrest

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Fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the 49ers' voluntary offseason program, general manager Trent Baalke said Friday.

"We sat down with Bruce and felt it was important to handle this situation, and once it's handled, we'll move on from there," Baalke said.

Miller was arrested on ...Read more

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