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Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. He was 82. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown died on Saturday. “Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era. He overcame many obstacles in his ...

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Buccaneers unveil new, yet familiar look for next season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in for a new look in 2020. Building on momentum created by the signing of six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in free agency, the Bucs on Tuesday unveiled new uniforms for next season — a move that also figures to be embraced by fans. Gone are jerseys sporting difficult ...

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Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in the NFL draft. If the Cincinnati Bengals select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first overall as expected, the Ohio State pass-rusher and Heisman Trophy finalist would fall into Washington’s lap. The Redskins have taken calls about trading down, ...

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LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Todd Gurley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams‘ unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their offense. Coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead don’t believe they can fill it with just one running back. The Rams intend to rely less on a single ball-carrier and more on a talented group of running ...

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8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, Watt

Von Miller had to catch his breath after finding out he got every vote for the 2010s All-Decade Team. Miller, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I never dreamed about making the All-Decade Team,” Miller said. ...

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NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic. At least for the time being, NFL coaches won’t be allowed to communicate with players via videoconferencing. Normally, Monday would have signaled the start of the nine-week offseason ...

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NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. “We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with ...

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Falcons announce 1-year deal with RB Todd Gurley

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have announced their one-year agreement with running back Todd Gurley. The framework of the $6 million deal was completed on March 20, less than 24 hours after Gurley was released by the Los Angeles Rams. Final details of the agreement were completed on Monday, allowing the team to formally announce the deal. ...

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins‘ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that Mitchell’s family said he died in the ...

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Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey’s death. Ashley Dempsey said Sunday ...

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