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Michael Irvin on HOF ignoring Terrell Owens: 'I think they are doing the right thing'

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Cowboys legend Michael Irvin has some thoughts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on its decision to not mention Owens during any of the induction proceedings, which will take place Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio.

Back in February, Terrell Owens was announced as a member of the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. But Owens felt ...Read more

Ex-Cowboy Cameron Lawrence, 27, has seen 11 surgeons but 'wouldn't change a thing'

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- If he could've, Cameron Lawrence would've played football until his leg fell off.

It didn't quite get to that point, but he knew his playing days were over once he underwent three knee surgeries following the 2014 season.

"When I spent that amount of time under the knife, saw 11 different surgeons, I started to think about...Read more

After mentoring Michael Vick, new Ravens QB coach James Urban getting Lamar Jackson up to speed

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BALTIMORE -- During a Tuesday meeting in the second week of the 2010 season, Michael Vick knew there was something special about James Urban, the Ravens' new quarterbacks coach who was then in his second season in that same position with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions would be Vick's first start at ...Read more

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis lost about half his followers in Twitter's fake account purge

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Twitter took its "Will the real followers stand up?" show on the road Thursday, beginning a massive purge of fake Twitter accounts and bots.

When the dust settled, dozens of media figures, celebrities and athletes saw their following emaciated. Former Ravens and Hall of Fame-bound linebacker Ray Lewis was one of them.

In January, the New York ...Read more

Todd Gurley has M.A.D.E. difference on field with Rams and kids at football camps

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LOS ANGELES -- The voice, coming from high in the stadium bleachers at Santa Monica College, boomed across the football field and, presumably, throughout the nearby neighborhood.

"Thank you, Todd Gurley!" a woman yelled.

Nearly 250 kids seated on the turf, and adults on the perimeter, burst out laughing and into applause.

Gurley, the Rams' ...Read more

Speculation swirls around Earl Thomas to Cowboys

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Safety Earl Thomas remains a holdout in Seattle, and the speculation that he'll eventually join the Dallas Cowboys continues to be a topic of speculation.

Since Thomas was heard telling Jason Garrett to "come get me" after a game in December, the topic has been a constant source of debate. The All-Pro and former Texas Longhorn star would seem ...Read more

NFL veteran 'Pacman' Jones assaulted at Atlanta airport, police say

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ATLANTA -- NFL veteran Adam "Pacman" Jones was assaulted by an airport worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, police said.

The ABM worker, identified as Frank Ragin, made a gesture toward Jones at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said. Jones confronted the man about what he meant by the gesture and the two began to ...Read more

Former Pro Bowler Brandon Browner charged with attempted murder

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LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors charged former Pro Bowl defensive back Brandon Browner with attempted murder Tuesday, the latest in a series of domestic violence incidents in the Los Angeles area involving the onetime member of the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.

Browner is accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend Marin ...Read more

Owner David Tepper: Panthers blessed with Ron Rivera, 'a pretty good football side'

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New Panthers owner David Tepper comes from an organization that has had three head coaches in 49 years, and he won't begin his Panthers tenure with any sweeping changes on the football side of the organization.

Tepper, who bought a five percent stake in his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009, might have tempered his praise of Panthers coach ...Read more

Cowboys' White faces assault charges for brandishing gun in road rage incident; attorney says he's innocent

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White is facing a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Collin County court records.

White, 23, was indicted June 7 on one count and is currently free on a $7,500 bond. The charge stems from a road rage incident on the Dallas North Tollway in Plano on Oct. 20 in ...Read more

Sale of Panthers to David Tepper officially finalized

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The David Tepper era of the Carolina Panthers organization has begun.

The $2.275-billion sale of the franchise to Tepper was made official Monday, the team announced.

"I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team," Tepper said in a statement. "On behalf...Read more

Terrell Owens to give Hall of Fame induction speech at UT-Chattanooga

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Terrell Owens is having a busy 2018.

In February, the former Cowboys wide receiver was announced as a member of the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

But Owens felt that the honor was long overdue, so he has decided to skip his own induction ceremony, which will take place on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio.

On Tuesday, Owens tweeted out where and...Read more

NFL suspends 49ers' linebacker Reuben Foster for two games for violating substance abuse policy

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49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the upcoming season and fined for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the league announced Tuesday.

Foster, who will miss the 49ers' opener at Minnesota as well as their home opener against Detroit, is eligible to return before San Francisco's Week ...Read more

Mitch Trubisky applies a pro's perspective to disappointment over LeBron James' departure

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Mitch Trubisky threw his head back and laughed Monday. He knew the question was coming.

The Bears quarterback has been open about his affinity for LeBron James and the Cavaliers. It was only natural for him growing up in Mentor, Ohio, 25 miles northeast of sports-obsessed Cleveland, to be a fan of his hometown team and its homegrown superstar. ...Read more

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor appears to announce retirement via cryptic tweet

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In a cryptic Twitter post on Sunday evening, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor appeared to announce his retirement.

"I've played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level, but this one I just can't ignore," Chancellor wrote in a long tweet.

"To walk away from the game by choice is one thing, but to walk away from the game because ...Read more

New chapter set to begin for Panthers

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CHARLOTTE N.C. -- David Tepper's $2.275 billion deal to buy the Carolina Panthers is expected to close in the next two weeks, drawing to an end the era of team founder Jerry Richardson. The sale itself is expected to close without much fanfare, but the change of ownership marks a major change in the history of the franchise.

The next chapter ...Read more

Eagles' Nigel Bradham suspended one game

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PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the 2018 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The suspension is related to Bradham's July 2016 arrest for assaulting a hotel employee in Miami.

"I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire ...Read more

NFL announces findings in investigation of Panthers' Jerry Richardson, imposes penalty

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The NFL fined Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson a league-record $2.75 million Thursday after a months-long investigation substantiated claims of sexual and racial misconduct by the team's founder.

Independent investigator Mary Jo White's review of Richardson found nothing to discredit the claims of former Panthers employees, while also ...Read more

49ers' Sherman gathers top defensive backs, invites teammate Witherspoon

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New 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is holding an academy for the top cornerbacks in the league this week at Stanford University, and fellow 49ers starter Ahkello Witherspoon is among his invites.

Tuesday's session involved on-field work followed by a panel discussion with venture capitalists about how football players can leverage their ...Read more

Danielle Hunter lands $72 million contract extension with Vikings

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During Mike Zimmer's second training camp as the Vikings' head coach, he received a visit from Greg Ellis, who posted 46 of his 84 career sacks during the seven seasons Zimmer was his defensive coordinator in Dallas.

Zimmer, Ellis and Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson looked out on a 6-foot-5 rookie defensive end swiping at offensive...Read more