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Browns' Kareem Hunt tells police he would have failed drug test when pulled over

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The NFL cannot be pleased with what Browns running back Kareem Hunt told the Rocky River police officer who pulled him over for speeding Jan. 21.

When Patrolman Mike Asbury asked Hunt if he would fail a drug test, Hunt replied, "I mean, yes, sir. It's the offseason. Sorry. I was having a good time." Hunt added he's never failed a test since he'...Read more

Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer named Vikings co-defensive coordinators

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The Vikings finalized their 2020 coaching staff on Monday, splitting defensive coordinator duties between Mike Zimmer's son and one of his closest colleagues.

The team announced defensive line coach Andre Patterson and linebackers coach Adam Zimmer will be co-defensive coordinators in 2020, replacing George Edwards after the former defensive ...Read more

'I'll never forget you, Kobe.' Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten shares Kobe Bryant memory

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DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith shared memories and photographs of Kobe Bryant on Monday.

Witten recalled in an Instagram post that he ran into Bryant in New York in May 2018 after announcing his retirement and plans to join Monday Night Football.

Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, along with...Read more

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has a chance to make history, heal old wound

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MIAMI -- Former Texas receiver Kyle Shanahan has a chance to make history Sunday when his San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium.

Shanahan's father, Mike, won two Super Bowls as head coach of the Denver Broncos. But before the son can match the father, he must heal an old wound and gain a ...Read more

Niners' Garoppolo improved dramatically after his team acquired Sanders in October

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Warranted or not, there were plenty of questions surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of the 2019 season.

Is he good enough to win a Super Bowl? Is he worth his $137.5 million contract?

Can he continue the San Francisco 49ers' tradition of elite quarterback play that's been in flux since Steve Young retired in 1999?

Garoppolo may...Read more

NFL teams' twitter accounts get hacked, just ahead of Super Bowl

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The official Twitter accounts for more than a dozen National Football League teams have been hacked, less than a week before the Super Bowl.

Officials verified Twitter Inc. accounts for a number of teams, including the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, no longer had profile photos on the social media ...Read more

Super Bowl week has begun in Miami, and local officials are already looking forward to the next one in South Florida

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MIAMI -- Super Bowl week is finally here.

We're six days away from the record 11th Super Bowl in Miami, and game officials are ecstatic about this week's events and activities leading up to Sunday's grand spectacle.

They're even excited the experience they provide locals and visitors this week could lead to another Super Bowl in the area in ...Read more

Browns bring Andrew Berry back by hiring him as their new GM

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Time will tell whether Andrew Berry can successfully navigate the twists and turns he'll encounter as general manager of the Browns.

But this much is certain: He already knows his way around team headquarters in Berea.

The Browns brought Berry back Monday by hiring him as their new GM and executive vice president of football operations, a ...Read more

How the 49ers' Raheem Mostert went from undrafted to unstoppable

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- They already knew about him 250 miles north of Super Bowl LIV, knew about the speed, the elusiveness, the eye-arresting skill set.

But for everyone else, the explosiveness of his game was symbolized best by the way Raheem Mostert seemed to burst into the NFL last week -- on a stage as large as the NFC title game, no less ...Read more

Ex-Lions GM Martin Mayhew knows he blew it: 'I wish I would have taken Aaron Donald'

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After Jimmy Garoppolo took his first of three knees last Sunday to clinch the San Francisco 49ers' NFC championship game win over the Green Bay Packers, Fox cameras cut to a jubilant 49ers sideline and caught a familiar face wearing a not-so-familiar grin: Former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew.

Wearing a gray suit and a wool 49ers ...Read more

Kansas City Chiefs' long wait for Super Bowl return almost over as team lands in Miami

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MIAMI -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and more than a dozen of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates stepped off the plane in red and white floral shirts, fitting attire for the destination.

Head coach Andy Reid went more traditional: a black suit, white dress shirt and red tie.

The flag hanging outside the front window of the non-descript United ...Read more

Miami-Dade mayor Gimenez to Chiefs, 49ers: Welcome to Miami for Super Bowl 54

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With the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers making their way to Miami on Sunday for Super Bowl 54, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez had one message for the two teams: Welcome to Miami.

"It's a long-time coming," Gimenez said from the Miami International Airport American Airlines' Maintenance Hangar where both teams are slated to ...Read more

No, Khalil Mack was not traded for $1 — the Bears' Twitter account was hacked

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CHICAGO -- The Bears' Twitter account was hacked Sunday morning by a group announcing they wanted to "show people that everything is hackable."

The hack was first revealed when a Tweet from @ChicagoBears, which has 1.8 million followers, went out announcing a new owner and tagging @Turki -- alalshikh, a Saudi official, as that man.

The Bears ...Read more

Tight ends Kittle, Kelce have different styles, same domination

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After each Chiefs game, 49ers tight end George Kittle gets a special delivery: Game tape of his counterpart in Kansas City, Travis Kelce.

"I get his games every single week so I can watch what he does because he's definitely one of the best in the game at what he does," Kittle said. "Receiving, just finding open spots."

...Read more

George Kittle explains his first-down celebration, borrowed from Mexican wrestler

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George Kittle says he wants to take the souls of the defenders he blocks.

Such a metaphysical goal is bizarre in the game of football, where everyone is focused on the matchups and techniques.

It belongs more in the world of wrestling, where the physical world and the imagined world coincide much more readily than an NFL coach would ever allow...Read more

Ex-Chiefs star Eric Berry reportedly sat out this season, plans return to NFL in 2020

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When safety Eric Berry was cut by the Chiefs after last season, fans around Kansas City were curious where he would play next.

But Berry never signed with another team despite visiting with the Dallas Cowboys in March and whispers that Cleveland had contacted him.

NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo revealed Berry took a ...Read more

Super Bowl cheat sheet: Top 10 storylines as 49ers head to Miami

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- What's going to be talked about when the 49ers head to Miami next week to prepare for Super Bowl LIV? We have the top-10 storylines entering Super Bowl week right here as the 49ers prepare to play the Kansas City Chiefs.

1. DEE FORD'S REDEMPTION

The 49ers defensive end figures to be a popular guy in Miami. He'll be ...Read more

Rams senior assistant coach takes job with Patriots

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams coaching staff continues to churn with Jedd Fisch, senior offensive assistant, joining the New England Patriots, people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

Fisch joined Rams coach Sean McVay's staff in 2018 after serving as UCLA's offensive coordinator in 2017.

Fisch was offensive coordinator for ...Read more

Jed York on 49ers' possible White House visit: 'I respect the office'

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The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from enjoying a parade to celebrate the franchise's sixth Super Bowl victory.

Would a visit to the White House to meet President Donald Trump follow?

In a discussion with reporters at Levi's Stadium on Friday, 49ers owner Jed York discussed the possibility and indicated that no decision has been made ...Read more

49ers' Kittle helping to send the family of a military veteran to the Super Bowl

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49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle made a family's dream come true.

Kittle teamed up with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to give the family of a dead military service member a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- a trip to Super Bowl 54 in Miami between Kittle's 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

USAA will be helping other...Read more