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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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Jaguars snap losing streak with 38-17 victory

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For the first time since October 17, the Jacksonville Jaguars walked off the field as a winner. They 38-17 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans broke a nine-game losing streak and made a winner of interim coach Doug Marrone in his first outing. Marrone may have had an immediate impact on his quarterback, Blake Bortles, who had a spectacular day. The former Central Florida star threw for 325 yards and a touchdown without an interception. A good portion of the criticism…

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Jaguars lose 9th straight in Houston; Gus Bradley fired

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Never before had the Jacksonville Jaguars lost nine games in a row. On Sunday in Houston that statement became inoperable when the Houston Texans came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Jacksonville 21-20. After the game, Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley was fired. “I thanked Gus Bradley for his commitment to the Jacksonville Jaguars over the past four seasons,” said Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan. “As anyone close to our team knows, Gus gave his staff and players everything he…

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Jaguars off-key in Music City debacle

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Remember the Titans. Most, if not all, of the Jacksonville Jaguars players and coaches probably saw the movie of that name starring Denzel Washington. Thursday night, the Jags would like to forget their game with the Tennessee Titans, putting on a miserable performance in a 36-22 drubbing in Nashville. The final score in no way reflects the domination Tennessee had over the Jaguars throughout the game. Two weeks ago, there was optimism the Jags were getting things together after winning two…

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Dolphins dominated by Titans, 30-17

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Perhaps the job of turning around the Miami Dolphins is a bit more complicated than first-year coach Adam Gase anticipated. Sunday’s 30-17 home loss to the Tennessee Titans shows there are still plenty of things to fix on both sides of the ball. It was complete domination. The Titans, not to be mistaken for the New England Patriots, limited the struggling Miami offense to 200 yards of total offense and just eight first downs. Tennessee hogged the ball for nearly…

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Titans agree to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

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The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. This is just the seventh trade involving the top overall pick since 1990 and first since 2004. That was when San Diego drafted Eli Manning and traded his rights to the New York Giants. With the trade, the Rams now have the ability to draft the quarterback of their choice and make a splash as they settle into…

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