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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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Injuries force teams to clear the bench

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The list of key players injured this season would make even some coaches shudder. Particularly when they see who has to fill in. A look at just the running backs who have been sidelined in 2015 is foreboding: Jamaal Charles, Le’Veon Bell, Justin Forsett, Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, Mark Ingram, Carlos Hyde, and Reggie Bush. Does anyone from Dallas to Baltimore to Indianapolis need to be reminded of the quarterbacks who have gone down? Of the nearly 50 linebackers out,…

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Some well-known NFL players face inevitable decline in 2015

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Whether it’s switching teams, losing teammates, injuries or just getting old, every year some well-known NFL players take a step back. That’s not even counting players who were one-year wonders. It’s tough to follow up record-setting seasons. It’s also difficult to keep performing at a high level year after year. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a different offense or a new coaching staff. Whatever the reason, decline is inevitable. Some players whose stats might trend downward in…

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