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Making the Hall of Fame case for Simeon Rice

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With NFL training camps set to open, the first key date for fans is August 3 when the Hall of Fame Game begins preseason action. The enshrinement of this year’s class is slated for August 5 at 7 p.m. in Canton, Ohio. This year’s honorees include quarterback Kurt Warner, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, former Dolphin great defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley, running back Terrell Davis, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. It does not include…

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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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Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

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It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel. But in an embarrassing fumble by the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players in the delegation showed up after being blitzed by Palestinian activists opposed to the visit. Israel’s ministry for strategic affairs and public diplomacy issued a press release after the Super Bowl boasting that the visit would bring “influencers” who would serve as “goodwill…

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No scoops for you: NFL team media policy has many restrictions

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Don’t expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices. Mentioning what might be said during a post-practice team huddle is also out. And forget about learning who opened practice at quarterback, or any other position for that matter. Those are among the items the Bills are restricting from being mentioned as part of their wide-ranging media policy unveiled Tuesday, when reporters began arriving for the team’s first week of voluntary…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.13.16 – Sean Payton’s lament

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Here’s a news flash: we’re all going to die. Ideally, it’d be after a long life, but we know that it always doesn’t work out like that. Whether through illness or accident, there’s always the potential for today to be our last day. But nothing brings death quicker than a gun. There are gun deaths that happen every day in American; once in a while, when more than a few people (usually white) die at one time, it makes news.…

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Saints down Jacksonville Jaguars in New Orleans home finale

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“Gus Bradley has never talked about the playoffs in his time with the Jaguars” – Random CBS Z-List Announcer When two 5-9 teams meet, one thing is all but certain. One of those teams will end up 5-10. Less certain: one quarterback throwing for over 400 yards. And the other one (who had 368 yards himself)? Hit in the groin with a shotgun snap. The final score and final box score (larded with garbage time production) might lead one to…

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For Jacksonville Jaguars, is there motivation left for 2015?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have their penultimate game of this football season at 4:05 on Sunday in New Orleans against the Saints. While there apparently is a path to the playoffs that involves the Colts and Texans losing out and the Jags winning out, it’s hard to get excited about that given the opportunities the Jags have had and blown this year. The Jaguars: a 5-9 team that could have been 9-5. Instead, Sunday’s game will be more of interest to…

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