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NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

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Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged....

Small-school players ready for biggest test at NFL combine

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Connor Harris and Krishawn Hogan are ready to answer questions at this week's NFL scouting combine....

Jerry, Jimmy get healing time as Cowboys celebrate '92 team
DALLAS (AP) -- Jimmy Johnson moved from one interview to another, smiling plenty and comfortably addressing questions about his relationship with Jerry Jones in a rare offseason appearance to celebrate the 1992 Dallas Cowboys, who won both their first Super Bowl....

Ravens safety Elam arrested on marijuana, drug charges
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam faces marijuana, oxycodone and reckless driving charges after being arrested in Miami Beach....

Jets release center Mangold, longest-tenured member of team
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets on Saturday released Nick Mangold, the longest-tenured member of the team....

Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston is back in the spotlight - and not in a positive light - for what he described as a "poor word choice" in comments about women during a talk to Florida grade school students....

Former Jets player Mersereau charged with attacking teen
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say former New York Jets defensive lineman Scott Mersereau has been charged with punching a 15-year-old boy after accusing the teen of egging his South Florida home....

Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family....

Former NFL players union director dies at age 76

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76....

How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

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The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras....


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