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Sunday morning one-liners

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bruce Smith’s first day with the Bills. If the Dolphins find they need a receiver, this draft class should be able to provide it. Will the Patriots continue tapping into the Rutgers pipeline? The Jets may be in the market for a wide receiver in the first round. CB Kevin…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Running through the Bills’ connections to this year’s Super Bowl. Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey won the executive award at the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Awards. DE Rob Ninkovich has done whatever’s necessary to carve out a productive career with the Patriots. Jets head coach Todd Bowles was named the league’s top assistant for the 2014 season.…

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Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive end Charles Haley, guard Will…

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Belichick on Junior Seau: “I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to coach him”

We will learn Saturday whether the late Junior Seau is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. This morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the former New England linebacker’s legacy, as well as what it would mean to have the 12-time Pro Bowler in the Hall of Fame.…

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Warner, Seau, Pace highlight Hall of Fame finalists

Former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Rams teammates Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner highlight the list of finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which was announced tonight. Those three first-year eligible players are part of a stacked class of 15 modern-era nominees, from which no more than five will earn induction into Canton this…

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Bill Belichick: Junior Seau’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer

With the Patriots camping out in San Diego this week, coach Bill Belichick took a moment to remember one of the city’s sports legends. And while Junior Seau is identified with his time with the Chargers, the parts of four seasons he spent with the Patriots made a lasting impact on Belichick. “I loved Junior and…

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Junior Seau, Greatest Show on Turf among 26 HoF semifinalists

A strong first-year eligible class of players including Junior Seau and four members of the Greatest Show on Turf are among the 26 players announced as semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. In addition to Seau, the first-year eligible players include Rams teammates Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. Also…

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Preliminary 2015 Hall of Fame ballot announced

A high-profile rookie class including Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Rams teammates Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt are among the preliminary nominees for the 2015 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall announced the list of 99 players and 14 coaches who will be considered for induction among…

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Seau family opts out of concussion settlement

The concussion settlement will end the ongoing talk about head-injury litigation and the NFL.  Unless it doesn’t. Legally, all players have the right to “opt out” of the class-action resolution of the claims that started as a 4,500-plus lawsuit and became a collection of all NFL retirees.  According to ESPN.com, the family of the late…

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Looking ahead at future Hall of Fame classes

The seven members of the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame have received their busts in Canton, Ohio, and now that enshrinement weekend is behind us, let’s look ahead at the players, coaches and contributors who could comprise the next five Hall of Fame classes. 2015 Junior Seau will be eligible for…

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Seau’s use of Ambien questioned

More than two years ago, linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide.  It was reported at the time that Seau had been taking Ambien to help him sleep, albeit unsuccessfully. Now, 10News.com in San Diego reports that Seau indeed had Ambien in his home at the time of his death.  The ABC affiliate in San Diego also…

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Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills were well represented at the Kentucky Derby. Going back through Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey’s draft work with the Buccaneers. Looking at some potential defensive line targets for the Patriots. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com puts cornerbacks at the top of the list of options for the Jets with the 18th pick. Will the Ravens…

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Saturday one-liners

Former Jets DL Joe Klecko says current Jets LB Quinton Coples “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.” Colorado Geroge Gillett reportedly won’t be making a run at buying the Bills. Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey has been too busy to see Draft Day.  (The rest of America had the time, but not the interest.) Former Patriots…

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Michael Strahan leads seven-member Hall of Fame class

New York got to celebrate one of its own at Radio City Music Hall, as Giants defensive end Michael Strahan led a seven-member class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. First-ballot eligible Seahawks tackle Walter Jones and Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks joined Strahan among the modern era finalists, along with Cardinals and Rams…

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Saturday morning one-liners

The Dolphins could benefit from Mike Pettine’s decision to bolt from Buffalo. Patriots WR Danny Amendola won’t need surgery to repair the groin he injured way back in Week One. Asked what he would have done differently during his one-year as coach of the Jets, current Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, “It’s too long to…

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