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Tommy Nobis first Falcon dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, an all-time great linebacker who was the first draft pick in the history of the Atlanta Falcons franchise, has died at the age of 74. Nobis, who was chosen with the first overall pick in the 1966 NFL draft, given to the Falcons as an expansion team, earned the nickname “Mr. Falcon” for [

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Roger Goodells new contract will be his last as NFL commissioner

LAS COLINAS, Tex. — Roger Goodell's five-year extension will be his last contract with the NFL. The embattled NFL commissioner last week signed a deal that expires in March 2024 when he will be 65 years old. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Wednesday that Goodell will not sign another and will not

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Cotton Bowl USC back on practice field for first time in preparation for Ohio State

USC vs. Ohio State is one of the top bowl matchups of the season. And, on Tuesday, the Trojans got back to work on the practice field. Head coach Clay Helton provided some updates in the video up top. We had some extra footage from our team photo day, so naturally, we turned it into a '90s music video. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/qMbFTDj8G3 — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 13, 2017

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Rashaan Salaam’s 1994 Heisman up for auction could fetch 300K

A little over a year after his death, one of the most noteworthy pieces of Rashaan Salaam‘s athletic career finds itself up for sale to the public yet again. According to the Denver Post, the former Colorado star running back’s 1994 Heisman Trophy will be auctioned off next month and is expected to sell for upwards of $300,000. After rushing for more than 2,000 yards, Salaam in 1994 became the first, and thus far only, Buffaloes football player to win the most prestigious trophy in college football.  In 2013, Salaam sold the trophy to a sports memorabilia dealer who subsequently sold it to the unnamed individual who is selling it at auction.

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Trevor Davis is the NFC special teams player of the week

The big news in Green Bay this week is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return to action after a broken collarbone. That clearance would feel a bit less meaningful if the Packers had lost to the Browns last Sunday. In addition to being the first team to lose to the Browns this [ more

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West Virginia the landing spot for ex-Michigan DB Keith Washington

After a brief pit stop at the junior college level, Keith Washington has found his way back to the FBS level. The defensive back announced via Twitter that he has committed to West Virginia and will continue his collegiate playing career with the Mountaineers. As Washington spent the 2017 season at a Mississippi JUCO, he will be eligible to play for WVU immediately in 2018.

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Shea Patterson talks transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan confident he’ll be eligible to play in 2018

One of the bigger player personnel moves of the 2018 offseason has already gone down in the midst of the 2017 bowl season, with Shea Patterson announcing earlier this week that he would be transferring to Michigan from Ole Miss.  The touted quarterback’s decision was seemingly triggered by not only Hugh Freeze‘s firing as head coach, but an additional one-year bowl ban tagged on to the Rebels football program. In his first interview since the move, Patterson, who was born in Toledo and lived in the city until he was 11, told Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade that (surprise!!!) the off-field rancor in Oxford indeed led him to Ann Arbor. “I’m really not one to jump ship on anything,” the sophomore signal-caller told the Blade.

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NFL Insiders predict Week 15 upsets flops teams facing crucial drafts more

ESPN NFL Insiders Our NFL Insiders predict Week 15's biggest upsets, fantasy flops and sleepers. Plus: Which teams have the most riding on the 2018 draft? Who will win the AFC West? Which Class of 2014 QB would our experts build a franchise around? What's your top upset pick for Week 15? Matt

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