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Ravens' Elvis Dumervil wants NFL title, sacks record

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Inside Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil's locker, the veteran pass rusher keeps a reminder of a milestone he's chasing.

It's a simple note with "23" written on it, signifying the number of sacks Dumervil would need to break the NFL single-season record established by former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. Strahan set the ...Read more

Report: Packers' Quarless charged with firing gun

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Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless reportedly has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage early Saturday.

The Miami New Times reports that Quarless had been in an argument with a group of women, and fired his gun into the ground.

The incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. ...Read more

Packers' Datone Jones suspended for regular-season opener

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones one game for violating the league's substance abuse program.

Jones will be eligible to take part in all of training camp, but once the preseason ends he will not be able to attend any meetings, practices or team events. His suspension will end on Sept. 14, a ...Read more

Lions legend Charlie Sanders dies at 68

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For a decade, Charlie Sanders was one of the best tight ends in the NFL, a sure-handed pass catcher who helped revolutionize the position.

When Sanders' playing career ended in 1977, a year after he suffered a serious knee injury, he remained a staple of the organization, first as a broadcaster, then an assistant coach, and most recently -- ...Read more

Cowboys linebacker McClain suspended four games for substance abuse

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The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain for the first four games in 2015, saying McClain violated the league's substance abuse policy.

McClain already faced a four-game fine for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and his latest failed drug test lead to this four-game suspension.

McClain is able to ...Read more

'Fighter' Charlie Sanders still trying to kick cancer's butt

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Hall-of-Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer, but family members say the long-time Detroit Lion is staying upbeat in his fight.

"Just as on the field, Charlie Sanders is a fighter and he is going to fight to the end like any game, like any journey," Sanders' daughter, Charese ...Read more

Hernandez judge refuses to overturn murder conviction

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A Massachusetts judge last week refused to overturn or to reduce Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction, rejecting defense lawyers' arguments that the state "utterly failed" to prove the former New England Patriots player killed Odin Lloyd in 2013.

"Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to the Commonwealth, the court ...Read more

Michael Sam back with CFL team amid rumors of breakup with fiance

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After being away from the team for a couple of weeks, former Mizzou star Michael Sam is back with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

Sam practiced Monday after unexpectedly leaving the Alouettes earlier this month. The team had put him on the suspended list, but Montreal general manager Jim Popp told the Guardian last week that he was in contact ...Read more

Pitt graduate sets out to fix NFL scheduling quirks

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Murat Kurt spent eight years at the University of Pittsburgh getting his master's degree and doctorate in industrial engineering. He received national awards for his dissertation on health care modeling applied to Type 2 diabetes and kidney diseases.

So why is he now spending his time researching scheduling quirks in the National Football ...Read more

Eagles sign John Moffitt to one-year deal

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The Eagles signed guard John Moffitt on Monday, adding a former NFL starter who abruptly retired in 2013 and faced drug charges while he was out of the league.

Moffitt, 28, agreed to a one-year deal. The Eagles released undrafted rookie Cole Manhart to make room for Moffitt.

The Seattle Seahawks drafted Moffitt in the third round in 2011. He ...Read more

Dez Bryant's agents meet with Cowboys for first time in months

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant's agents met for the first time in months Friday, a source confirmed.

How productive those talks were between the two sides regarding an agreement on a long-term contract extension remains to be seen, and the source declined to go into specifics of the meeting.

Bryant showed up for Dirk ...Read more

Ex-Washington players Thompson, Shelton enjoy father-son relationship, but dad role may surprise

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BEREA, Ohio -- Former University of Washington teammates Danny Shelton and Shaq Thompson are both 21 years old. But in their close relationship, Thompson is the father and Shelton is the son.

"He's been my son since I got there, my big, fluffy son," Thompson said Friday at the NFC portion of the NFL Rookie Symposium's PLAY 60 Youth Football ...Read more

La'el Collins gave 'great' thought to picking Lions

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BEREA, Ohio -- The Detroit Lions took two offensive linemen and traded for a third during this year's NFL draft, and it turns out that they tried to add the year's most coveted undrafted rookie to their blocking haul, too.

Offensive tackle La'el Collins, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys after going unpicked in the draft, said at a Play60 ...Read more

Ravens' Suggs among NFL players to participate on Family Feud

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Last we saw Terrell Suggs, he was contemplative about his future and talking about how he's learned to approach the offseason differently at this stage in his career.

Well here's one thing he's adding to his offseason routine: he's going to play the feud.

Suggs is one of 10 NFL stars who will be featured on a celebrity edition of the popular ...Read more

Jason Garrett: From lame-duck Cowboys coach to secure leader

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Jason Garrett found himself with the dubious "lame duck" label a year ago, going into a season without a contract beyond it.

That's not comfortable territory for anyone, particularly a head coach who is working for an organization whose general manager ... well, has a lifetime contract.

But Garrett delivered when it mattered most, leading the ...Read more

Steelers to honor Bettis during Oct. 1 Ravens game at Heinz Field

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For the second consecutive season, the Steelers will honor one of their former greats against the Ravens.

The Steelers announced this morning they will honor Jerome Bettis before the Thursday night, Oct. 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field with a special ring ceremony in honor of Bettis being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of...Read more

Russell Wilson passes along tips, smiles at his NC State football camp

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Russell Wilson readied the red blocking pad and challenged Samuel Tristan.

"Come on, hit me again," the Seattle Seahawks quarterback said as he flashed his trademark grin.

Tristan is an 8-year-old from South Webster, Ohio, not an NFL linebacker, but you couldn't tell the difference in the way Wilson interacted with him Tuesday...Read more

Panthers QB Newton teams with Carolinas HealthCare to fight childhood obesity

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has teamed with Carolinas HealthCare System and other Charlotte partners in a public awareness campaign aimed at fighting childhood obesity.

At the campaign kickoff Tuesday, Newton was a surprise guest speaker, along with Dr. Robert Alexander, a pediatrician with Carolinas HealthCare; Ann Clark, ...Read more

Giving back important for Vikings rookie Shepherd and fiancee

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When Jenna King was a child, she saw how much it mattered for her older brother, Jon, to give back to his community, whether it meant buying tires for a family's car or buying Christmas toys for children who wrote to a local newspaper.

King said she learned from her brother how to play basketball and golf in the family's front yard. But she ...Read more

Browns acquire Terrelle Pryor as he converts to wide receiver

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The Browns are proponents of the Terrelle Pryor experiment.

Last week, Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, began notifying NFL teams his client would switch from quarterback to wide receiver after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals, ProFootballTalk.com reported. Well, the project piqued the Browns' interest partly because they could use more ...Read more