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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took a step forward in the concussion protocol on Saturday, participating in football-specific drills with his teammates for the first time since he took a hit to the helmet in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Gronkowski remains in the concussion protocol, according to the Patriots, which
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WASHINGTON — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt are among the five finalists for the NFL Players Association’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award. The award annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long and Broncos linebacker Von Miller are
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As William Shakespeare surely would have written, had he covered football: Some NFL players are born stars, some achieve stardom and some have stardom thrust upon them. There are some NFL careers that seem ticketed for stardom from the outset. There are some for whom stardom is a surprise. Obviously, the vast majority never sniff
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Todd Haley? Sign me up. There’s zero reason to complain about his hire as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. Haley brings credibility and accomplishment with him from Pittburgh. This move strengthens the coaching staff and allows Hue Jackson to focus on the big picture, especially with Haley expected to take over play-calling. Haley has been
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans will be the next NFL team to embrace a collegiate-style spread system as a sizable chunk of their offense. Titans coach Mike Vrabel made it clear in his introductory news conference that there would be plenty of spread elements for quarterback Marcus Mariota, including run-pass options, run options and
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PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles aren’t putting Tom Brady or the New England Patriots on a pedestal. Right tackle Lane Johnson made that perfectly clear moments after their 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game. According to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Patriots were installed as 5.5 point favorites in Super Bowl
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