NFL

John Siegal, oldest former Bears player, dies at 97

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — John Siegal, an end that was selected to three Pro Bowls and helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s, died this week at the age of 97. He was the Bears’ oldest former player, per the team’s announcement. Siegal played just five years in the NFL from 1939-43. However, it was…
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Here's how Adrian Peterson is key to Greg Hardy's appeal of 10-game suspension

Yahoo.com: Charles Robinson (Charles Robinson) — Peterson became one of the few players to challenge the NFL's discipline and have a federal judge disagree with the league's stance.
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Pete Carroll: Time is now for Christine Michael to show his ability

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Christine Michael has played very sparingly over his first two seasons after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Michael was frequently inactive as a rookie and appeared in just 10 games for the team last season. He has just 52 carries for 254 yards in two…
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Victor Cruz says he’s at 80 percent in his recovery from knee injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz recently began cutting and running routes in recent weeks on his road to recovery from a torn patellar tendon last season. According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Cruz estimates he’s at 80 percent now as he continues to progress toward full strength. “I’m about 80…
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Lawyer says no restraining order was served on McDonald

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With the exception of Al Pacino in And Justice For All, no lawyer has ever publicly declared his client to be guilty as charged. So it’s no surprise that Steve Defillippis continues to claim that former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald is a law-abiding citizen. Via Josina Anderson of ESPN, Defillippis claims that…
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Former Bears Tackle McDonald Arrested in California for Violating Restraining Order

NY Times: The Fifth Down (REUTERS) — Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald, released by the National Football League (NFL) franchise after his arrest this week in Northern California, was arrested again on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said.
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Browns release center Nick McDonald

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Browns have parted ways with an offensive lineman who started seven games at center a season ago, releasing Nick McDonald, per the NFL’s Wednesday personnel notice. McDonald was released with an injury settlement, according to the league. He has a knee injury, the Browns said. The club also announced McDonald’s departure. The 27-year-old McDonald…
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Ray McDonald gets arrested for second time in three days

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Ray McDonald and the Santa Clara Police Department must be quite familiar with each other by now. McDonald, the NFL defensive lineman who was arrested on Monday for an alleged domestic violence incident, was arrested again on Wednesday. This time McDonald was arrested for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of Monday's incident, the Santa Clara Police Department said...
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Ray McDonald is arrested yet again

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — If the Bears hadn’t already cut defensive lineman Ray McDonald, they’d be doing so tonight. According to Katie Nelson of the San Jose Mercury News, McDonald was arrested Wednesday by Santa Clara, California police. McDonald allegedly violated a restraining order. The restraining order, issued after McDonald’s Monday arrest, required him to stay away from the…
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Adrian Peterson: I’m trying to secure my future with the Vikings

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — On Wednesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer gave a blunt answer to a question about running back Adrian Peterson’s outlook for the 2015 season. “He’s got two choices. He can play for us or not play,” Zimmer said. Peterson is not taking part in the team’s offseason workouts and a report earlier this week indicated the running…
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Orlando Franklin: Philip Rivers is “more approachable” than Peyton Manning

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A very strong will to win coupled with a wide range of facial expressions have earned Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers a certain reputation for being a bit of a jerk. He isn’t, and former Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin can attest to that. Franklin, who joined the Chargers as a free agent after four with the…
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Lawyers Ask Court to Expedite N.F.L. Concussion Settlement Appeals

NY Times: The Fifth Down (KEN BELSON) — Lawyers cited the failing health of several of the former players involved in the settlement with the N.F.L., which provides up to $5 million to some players.
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Greg Hardy appeal hearing starts Thursday morning

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — While the football-following world waits for a date to be picked in the Tom Brady appeal hearing, the official review of another high-profile suspension will begin on Thursday. Commencing roughly at 10:00 a.m. ET, arbitrator Harold Henderson will consider the appeal of Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s 10-game suspension for violating the Personal Conduct Policy.…
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ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with Orlando Franklin

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Chargers guard Orlando Franklin talks about feeling more comfortable with Philip Rivers at quarterback than Peyton Manning and having more trust and accountability in San Diego than in Denver.
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ProFootballTalk: Teddy Bridgewater has a lot to build on in sophomore season

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Teddy Bridgewater had a commendable rookie season and Ross Tucker and Jason Taylor believe he will have a better sophomore season now that he’s comfortable with the team, but he needs Adrian Peterson.
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