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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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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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