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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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Jovan Belcher’s body exhumed for brain examination

More than a year after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then killed himself, Belcher’s brain will be studied for the existence of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Belcher’s body was exhumed on Friday from his Bay Shore, New York burial site. Dr.…

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Rookies routinely get stuck with big bills

While it’s apparent that whatever happened to Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin likely went beyond normal rookie hazing, the notion that veterans force rookies taken in the higher rounds of the draft to finance expensive trips or dinners is hardly unprecedented. Routinely, players taken in round one or two of the draft are expected to foot…

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Te’o still not practicing, putting opener in doubt

Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o still isn’t practicing, but he’s gearing up his workouts in hopes of having a chance to play in Monday’s opener against the Texans. According to Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego, Te’o was running with resistance on the sidelines yesterday, the most vigorous work he’s done in front of reporters…

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AFC 53-man roster tracker

NFL teams have until 6 p.m. E.T. on Saturday, August 31 to cut their rosters from 75 players to 53 players. We’ll track all the moves that every team in the AFC makes to get down to 53 players right here. Baltimore Ravens: Released WR Tandon Doss, safety Omar Brown, tight end Matt Furstenburg, defensive tackle Cody…

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Autopsy shows CTE in former college quarterback

Cullen Finnerty, the former college quarterback who died in May at the age of 30, has been found to have the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The New York Times reports that Finnerty’s brain was studied at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, and he was found…

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Chargers’ Mt. Rushmore omits L.T.

The Chargers got their Mt. Rushmore on Friday.  And the greatest running back in team history didn’t get a spot on it. Sure, PFT Planet opted to give LaDainian Tomlinson one of the four positions.  For me, however, L.T. ended up at No. 5. It didn’t help that he played for a franchise that has…

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ProFootballTalk: San Diego Chargers Mt. Rushmore

Mike Florio puts Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Lance Alworth and Junior Seau on his San Diego Chargers Mt. Rushmore. The fans went with a more modern Mt. Rushmore selecting LaDainian Tomlinson and Kellen Winslow instead of Joiner and Alworth.  

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Mario Williams says texts to ex were blown out of proportion

Bills defensive end Mario Williams is embroiled in a lawsuit with his ex-fiancée, attempting to force her to return a $785,000 engagement ring. As part of that lawsuit, his ex-fiancée has released text messages in which Williams discusses taking prescription painkillers and having thoughts of suicide. But Williams says that’s nothing for anyone to worry…

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Nominate your favorite Chargers for their Mt. Rushmore

Even though the Chargers have never won a Super Bowl and have played in only one of them, they’ve got plenty of all-time greats. Possibly, too many to fit on one Mt. Rushmore. From Dan Fouts to Junior Seau to Kellen Winslow to Lance Alworth to Charlie Joiner to Don Coryell to Ron Mix to…

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Kyle Turley admits suicidal thoughts, fears brain damage

Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley admits that he’s scared. That’s why he takes medication he hopes staves off degenerative brain damage, and why he called a league-sponsored help line when he considered suicide. Turley, in an in-depth story with Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, thinks both stem from a career in the NFL…

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