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The start of NFL training camps is still several weeks away and the 2014 regular season won’t kick off until September, but for all intents and purposes, America’s game has become a year-round sport. So to help whet your appetite...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
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Whether you’re on the softball field, the basketball court or on a morning run, injuries are part of any sport. To get you back in the game, we talked to Jeff Ferguson, the San Francisco 49ers’ head athletic trainer and VP of football...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
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Colin Kaepernick
As far as headlines go, that one is a doozy, right? However, the San Francisco 49ers made it all possible by making fourth-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick the highest paid signal-caller in the NFL this week. This, for a guy who has made 23...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Washington Redskins
Matthew McConaughey doesn’t look like he cares. Daniel Snyder certainly appears to have no cause for concern. Robert Griffin III doesn’t have time to worry. And I don’t really care either. But, the thing is, it really isn...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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C.J. Mosley
Four rookies went to the Pro Bowl in 2013. Three played on offense and they all were from the NFC North — the Packers' Eddie Lacy, the Bears’ Kyle Long and Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson. The lone defensive Pro Bowler was San...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Four rookies went to the Pro Bowl in 2013. Three played on offense and they all were from the NFC North — the Packers' Eddie Lacy, the Bears’ Kyle Long and Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson. The lone defensive Pro Bowler was San...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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If Team USA feels good about its chances at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it's in no small part due to a 6'3", tattooed brick wall named Tim Howard.Since 2010, the New Jersey native has been Team USA’s starting goalkeeper,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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 Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was indicted today for the murder of two men in July 2012, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. The indictment stems from the alleged murders of Daniel de Abreu...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Kurt Warner
A total of 256 players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they will be the only ones joining the professional ranks. Every team signs a number of undrafted free agents after Mr. Irrelevant is announced...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
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Marcus Mariota
The ink literally isn’t dry on the 2014 NFL Draft since most of the newest members of the NFL haven’t even signed contracts yet.So it’s a perfect time to start looking ahead to this fall and the subsequent 2015 NFL Draft.Compared...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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From the moment Roger Goodell was first booed, the 2014 NFL Draft was everything fans expected and/or didn’t expect. As usual, trades, tears and tacky suits dominated the first round. But there were a few wild and crazy moments of note from...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
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Gabe Jackson
The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. The action was furious and unpredictable and extremely entertaining for fans. Johnny Manziel is now a Brown after Cleveland finally took the Texas A&M quarterback with their third trade of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Sammy Watkins
The NFL Draft started back in 1936, a time when there was no media coverage and nine rounds of selections.  That year, only 24 of the 81 drafted players opted to sign contracts and play in the National Football League.  The draft has...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Stanford Cardinal
David Bakhtiari was the 109th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.The left tackle out of Colorado was the ninth offensive tackle taken in the NFL Draft a year ago and all he did was start 16 games as a rookie protecting Aaron Rodgers' blind side...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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 Johnny Manziel
The Houston Texans hold the No. 1 pick and need a quarterback. A billboard in Houston — “Keep Johnny Football in Texas” — makes it clear which quarterback Texans fans want.Johnny Manziel played his college ball only 98 miles...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Dallas Cowboys
Don’t believe anything you hear. Not at this time of the year. Not when it comes to the NFL Draft.Well, except for one voice. Before the NFL Draft each season, 31 NFL front offices are posturing, smoke-screening and undermining their way into...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Houston Texans
The Texans are in a great position.Houston has a roster that won the division and went to the playoffs just two seasons ago. It has the hot new quarterback guru running the ship now with new head coach Bill O’Brien. And it owns the No. 1...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 30 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in blockbusters...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
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While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 30 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in blockbusters...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
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Jeremy Hill
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Teddy Bridgewater
To win a Super Bowl, a team must play defense, must be able to run the ball in short yardage situations but, above all else, must have a good quarterback.It’s why 13 of the last 16 NFL drafts have begun with a team selecting a signal-caller...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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St. Louis Rams
 The NFL has little control over the schedule.The rotation of crossover divisional opponents is set in stone years in advance and the six divisional games won’t change unless the league expands. Really, the NFL can control two games per...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Peyton Manning
As the most popular and profitable American sport, the NFL would love for you to believe that every game on its 2014 schedule is “must see.” But as any knowledgeable fan knows, that’s just not true. To help you cut through the...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
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Pete Carroll
When the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4, Seattle will open at home against Green Bay. Fortunately there will be no replacement referees in sight at CenturyLink Field that Thursday night, as the Seahawks begin their journey toward becoming the...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
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Eddie Lacy
I’m giving the entire NFL a mulligan.With about a month left before the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft, Athlon Sports looks back at last year’s first round and tries to correct some mistakes. With a year of knowledge, game tapes, awards...
Braden Gall
3 months ago

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