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Black History Month comes alive as Vikings legends share personal memories

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Alan Page, whose second act in life vaulted him beyond even his Pro Football Hall of Fame career, still remembers a childhood moment which sharpened the "justice for all" mentality that drove him to become the first black justice to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

"I've never talked about this (memory) before, but I will, ...Read more

Passion for equality drove Chiefs great Willie Lanier to excellence, defines his life

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Willie Lanier entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. He recently became one of five former Chiefs (along with Bobby Bell, Buck Buchanan, Tony Gonzalez and Jan Stenerud) recognized among the top 100 players in NFL history.

The first African-American middle linebacker in pro football, Lanier's cerebral approach to the ...Read more

Dolphins headed to London for 2020 home game

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The mystery of whether the Miami Dolphins would be hosting a home game in London or Mexico City in 2020 has been solved.

The NFL announced on Friday that the Arizona Cardinals will be the home team for the NFL's International Series in Mexico City this season, which means by default the Dolphins will be playing one of their ...Read more

Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa relationship gets off to less-than-ideal start at NFL combine

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Tua Tagovailoa's meeting with the Miami Dolphins during the NFL combine this week left the young quarterback wondering whether the team is the right fit for him.

After all the Tank for Tua talk surrounding him and the Dolphins the past 13 months, Tagovailoa believed the Dolphins would have the same amount of excitement as him ...Read more

Steelers want to improve their ground game. Could one of these running backs do it?

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The leading rusher at the highest level of college football last year? He's not here. The running back who averaged the most yards per carry? Stayed in school. And the 6-foot-2, 230-pound former No. 1 high school recruit in the country who became the latest star to go over 1,000 yards at the tailback factory that is Alabama? Well...Read more

The Raiders informed Ross Blacklock just how many parking tickets he had at TCU

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TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock received 37 parking tickets during his time at TCU.

Seriously.

Blacklock revealed the news during the NFL combine this week in Indianapolis, saying the Las Vegas Raiders informed him of the parking violations.

"The Raiders told me about my 37 parking tickets that I didn't know about," Blacklock told ...Read more

Jadeveon Clowney would like to return to Seahawks but will test market — and two teams are reportedly interested

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SEATTLE -- The bidding is about to get serious for the top NFL free agents.

And the Seahawks' marquee player who can become an unrestricted free agent next month -- 27-year-old defensive end Jadeveon Clowney -- let it be known Thursday that he'd like to return to Seattle but is open for business, as well.

In his first comment since the end of ...Read more

49ers offseason headaches include restructuring deals, deciding who will leave team

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't want to lose any players from his roster that just went to the Super Bowl earlier this month.

But he also understands the reality of the ever-changing NFL will make that nearly impossible.

"This is the first time that I want every single person on our team back because I think we have a team that could win a ...Read more

2020 NFL mock draft: Three-round projections

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Time to shuffle the deck.

The NFL scouting combine is in full swing with the prospects gearing up for on-field drills to close out the week.

We're three weeks away from free agency altering (or solidifying) team needs.

It's as good a time as any to deviate from the path I've been laying out for the past four months and exercise my imagination...Read more

Chiefs are doing due diligence on receivers. Here's what we know about their interest.

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The tape started rolling a day after the parade marched through downtown Kansas City, with Chiefs front office personnel turning their full attention toward 2020 and, more specifically, its NFL Draft class.

As the group moved to examination of available wide receivers, watching film of one player after another, general manager ...Read more

Fallen TCU football star Trevone Boykin gets prison time after guilty plea for assault

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- In a plea arrangement with Tarrant County prosecutors, Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and tampering with a witness.

Boykin, 26, is a former quarterback who played for TCU and the Seattle Seahawks. He also ...Read more

49ers' Richard Sherman opposes CBA, says a 17th game puts player safety at risk

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49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said there's a simple reason why he'd urge other players to join him in voting no on the NFL's new proposed collective bargaining agreement -- there's no price they can put on their health.

In a Twitter post Wednesday, Sherman agreed with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who also feels player safety would be ...Read more

Steelers in holding pattern as heated CBA talks drag on

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Like all NFL teams, the Steelers' plans for what to do with contract extensions and in free agency have been put on hold while league owners wait for the players union to ratify or reject a new collective bargaining agreement.

The board of player representatives for the NFL Players Association voted on Wednesday to send the ...Read more

Dolphins likely to draft a top running back to improve NFL's worst rushing attack

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Along with identifying and drafting the franchise's next starting quarterback, the Miami Dolphins have another pressing matter to address for their offense to flourish under coach Brian Flores.

The Dolphins had the worst running game in the NFL last season. Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Chris ...Read more

Mike Zimmer would like Everson Griffen to return to Vikings

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INDIANAPOLIS – While Mike Zimmer anticipates turnover on the Vikings defense this offseason, one position he expects unchanged is defensive end Everson Griffen in the starting lineup.

Griffen, 32, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 18 after voiding the remainder of his contract this month. But after the Vikings met this week ...Read more

Russell Wilson tweets against proposed NFL collective bargaining agreement: 'I VOTE NO'

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Conventional wisdom among those who follow the NFL is that its players are likely to approve a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) proposal that was sent by the union's leaders to the general membership for a vote late Tuesday night.

But the league's highest-paid player, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, will not be ...Read more

NFL owners, players union reps keep quiet on CBA proposal negotiations

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INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL owners and player representatives met for nearly four hours Tuesday night in an effort to reach an accord on a new collective bargaining agreement.

They ended the meeting for the night with a league spokesman telling waiting media that "out of respect for the process" neither the owners nor players would be commenting. The ...Read more

After all the Tank for Tua talk, Dolphins and Tagovailoa officially getting to know each other during NFL combine

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Tua Tagovailoa has tried to not pay attention to the "Tank for Tua" craze that has surrounded him and the Miami Dolphins for much of past year.

But thoughts of the possible connection have been unavoidable.

"My teammates would tell me, 'Hey, bro, look at this. Dolphins want you.' I'd be flattered," Tagovailoa said Tuesday as he...Read more

Chargers constantly are answering questions about Tom Brady

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INDIANAPOLIS -- In three weeks, Tom Brady can become a free agent.

He's already a burning topic.

And the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the teams singed by the rumors surrounding Brady, who widely is labeled the greatest of all time and definitely is considered the most-discussed of these times.

No NFL player's future holds more intrigue ...Read more

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will not need knee surgery, Andy Reid says

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INDIANAPOLIS -- From the moment Patrick Mahomes shooed away a cart in Denver to the moment he propped to his feet and walked to the locker room without assistance to the moment medical tests indicated he escaped serious injury, a best-case scenario unfolded for an NFL franchise quarterback, and eventually the franchise itself.

It continues.

...Read more