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NFL Draft: second and third round good for state collegians

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The second and third rounds of of the NFL Draft on Friday night saw plenty of action for players from Florida universities. It took two rounds and 41 picks, but Dalvin Cook has finally found an NFL home. The Minnesota Vikings traded up with the Cincinnati Bengals to acquire Florida State’s all-time leading rusher. “We started making some calls once we knew he was sliding into the second day,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We felt he was just…

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After up and down season, Pats’ Stephen Gostkowski remains confident

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Being a kicker in the NFL is hard enough. Doing it for a New England Patriots franchise that has enjoyed some of the most clutch kicking performances in NFL playoff history is something entirely different. Such is the position Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is in as New England prepares for what could be a close Super Bowl matchup between its No. 1 ranked offense and Atlanta’s No. 1 defense. The Patriots have won their four Super Bowls by a total…

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Jags drop season finale to Colts; coaching search to begin in earnest

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2016 season came to an end Sunday in heartbreaking fashion. After Jason Myers kicked a go-ahead 41-yard field goal with 1:33 to play, Andrew Luck drove the Indianapolis Colts the length of the field to take a 24-20 win at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It was certainly a different way to lose. Jacksonville led 17-0 at one point, but could not close the deal. It was the second time this season the Jaguars had a 17-point…

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Jaguars earn first victory of the season in London

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The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got into the win column on Sunday with a 30-27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Wembley Stadium in London. With two of their three losses coming down to the wire, it was good to finally make plays at the end of the game that led to a win. Jacksonville sprinted out to a 17-6 halftime lead and had a chance to take full control, but two trips into Colts’ territory in the third quarter produced…

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Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

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Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl. Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a…

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Chuck Pagano’s fake punt vs. Patriots heads list of worst calls

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With Andrew Luck watching from the sideline, special-teams ace Colt Anderson lined up under center and took the snap at a critical point during the much-anticipated rematch between the Colts and Patriots. It was easily the worst play of the 2015 season. Indianapolis trailed New England 27-21 late in the third quarter and faced a fourth-and-3 at its own 37. Obviously, it was a punting situation. But Colts coach Chuck Pagano had other ideas. Wide receiver Griff Whalen played center.…

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Frank Gore returns home, leads Colts over Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts have both seen better days. Both teams brought losing records into Sunday’s game at Sun Life Stadium, but it was the Colts who left with an 18-12 victory. Plenty of story lines emerged from this game. Former Miami Hurricane star Frank Gore came home to score two touchdowns for the Colts. Both quarterbacks, Matt Hasselbeck for the Colts and Ryan Tannehill for the Dolphins were injured during the game. There was one other…

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