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Now comes the selecting season of NFL’s general managers

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Now, it is Jason Licht’s season, poobah of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Now, it belongs to John Lynch, boss of the San Francisco 49ers. Now, the NFL belongs to Steve Keim of the Cards and Ted Thompson of the Packers and John Schneider of the Seahawks and the rest of the general managers of the league. The Super Bowl is over, which means free agency is next, followed by the NFL draft, followed by coaches proclaiming they are simply delighted…

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Florida State sign pair of running backs in recruiting class

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With Dalvin Cook leaving Florida State early for the NFL draft, coach Jimbo Fisher signed two guys that could be his replacement. Cam Akers and Khalan Laborn are both five-star recruits that both could see playing time next season. Akers, an early enrollee, is regarded as the nation’s top running back prospect and Laborn is more of an all-purpose back. Fisher thinks there will be plenty of room for both. “Backs realize that if there are different roles you can…

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook declares for NFL draft

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Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has announced he will enter the NFL draft, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles defeated Michigan in the Orange Bowl. Cook, who is expected to be a first-round pick, made the announcement Saturday via video on Instagram. He says he made the decision after much consideration but was doing it after discussions with his family. The Miami native wrapped up his collegiate career by being named Orange Bowl MVP after rushing for 145…

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New-look Jaguars’ defense contains a familiar face

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The Jacksonville Jaguars know what has to be done to improve on last year’s 5-11 record. It’s as simple as scoring more points than the other team. Jacksonville already has a respectable offense. Last year they scored 376 points, putting them in the upper half of AFC teams. The problem was, they allowed 448 points. No team in the AFC allowed more and only the New Orleans Saints were worse on the defensive side of the ball. Coach Gus Bradley…

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Jalen Ramsey injury casts a pall over Jaguars

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Oh no, not again! Those had to be the first words to enter the mind of Jacksonville Jaguars’ Coach Gus Bradley when he learned of the injury to top draft pick Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey, an All-American cornerback from Florida State, was the fifth player taken overall in the recent NFL Draft. On Friday, Ramsey suffered a small meniscus tear on his right knee during team workouts. Anything involving injuries to the knees of athletes rightfully rattles anyone who wishes the…

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Connor Barth cut after Buccaneers draft kicker

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Connor Barth has received bad news. Expected news, but bad news nonetheless. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Barth on Monday, three days after the team traded up to select kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Aguayo’s high draft standing — he became just the fourth kicker in the past 25 years to be drafted in the second round or higher — guaranteed Barth would not get the chance to compete with the rookie this…

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An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots

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Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft’s final day. Shipman, who represents four college football players eligible to play in the NFL this season, didn’t expect to hear any of their names called, even when teams are willing to take chances in the sixth or seventh round. Shipman and his staff were busily studying NFL rosters, trying…

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