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Jets owner Woody Johnson's $1 million gift gives houses to wounded vets

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is an extremely rich man, but he's also very generous with his money. Johnson attended a ceremony on Wednesday in which Army Sgt. Adam Keys , who was wounded by improved explosive devices five years ago in combat in Afghanistan, was given a "smart home" in Annapolis, Md., that allows him to live independently. Johnson gave $1 million to build the houses for...
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Report: Andrew Quarless arrested in Miami for firing a gun, twice

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Another Packers player may not be available as of Week One. With Datone Jones suspended and Letroy Guion likely the next to be disciplined, Green Bay tight end Andrew Quarless has joined the march to the sidelines after reportedly being arrested in Miami on Saturday morning. According to the Miami New Times, Quarless was involved…
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Saturday one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Patriots.com wants to know which member of the organization you’d like to vacation with. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn’t ready to invest in Cuba. Keep an eye on Bills RB Karlos Williams, a fifth-round rookie who looked good in offseason workouts. Here’s a closer look at where Jets RT Breno Giacomini currently stands. If/when WR…
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Damarious Randall locked in at cornerback, not safety, in Green Bay

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Damarious Randall was viewed as the best coverage safety in this year’s NFL draft. The Packers, who took Randall in the first round, think he’s good enough in coverage to play cornerback. Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that the Packers are set on playing their first-round pick at cornerback. That’s where he’s been working at…
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Cutler doesn’t make the cut on Marshall’s list of best teammates

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall spent three seasons as teammates with the Broncos and three more as teammates with the Bears, and at times they were close. But this year the Bears traded Marshall to the Jets, amid talk that he and Cutler weren’t seeing eye to eye. In an indication that Cutler and Marshall’s…
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Datone Jones suspension arises from marijuana possession

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Jones was cited for marijuana possession in Green Bay on January 19, one day after the Packers lost the NFC title game in Seattle.…
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Charlie Sanders, Hall of Famer With the Detroit Lions, Dies at 68

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BRUCE WEBER) — Sanders, a tight end for the Lions from 1968 to 1977, helped redefine a position that had been traditionally reserved for stolid blockers.
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Talk of imminent Dez Bryant deal won’t go away

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — For four days now, rumors and reports have suggested that a long-term deal between the Cowboys and receiver Dez Bryant is imminent. For four days now, nothing has happened. The latest rumors and reports point to a deal maybe, possibly being announced Monday. Which would be a fairly impressive feat; as one source with knowledge…
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Hernandez judge allows juror misconduct investigation to proceed

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — When a Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled declined earlier this week to throw out the guilty verdict against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, it didn’t end her work on the case. Still pending is the question of whether Judge Garsh will allow the attorneys to investigate whether…
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Reason for Datone Jones’ one-game suspension not known

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Thursday’s quartet of suspensions included three guys who were suspended for four games each, and one player who was suspended for only one game. Packers defensive end Datone Jones received a one-game suspension under the substance-abuse policy. But no one will talk about the specific violation that triggered the one-game suspension. The formula for discipline under…
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NCAA scrutiny on potential Top 5 pick Laremy Tunsil

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, a potential Top 5 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, is facing scrutiny from the NCAA about his contact with agents. Tunsil was arrested last week and accused of punching his stepfather. Now his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, has com forward to say that the fight between them started when…
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If Dez is going to skip games, he needs to say so

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has threatened to miss regular-season games if he doesn’t get the contract he wants by July 15, the deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to a multi-year deal. It was obvious from the moment owner Jerry Jones said he’s confident Bryant will be leading the charge in Week One against the Giants…
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Poll in San Diego has large majority picking comic books over Chargers

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The city of San Diego has been able to hang onto one of its civic institutions, and apparently, it’s the more important one. According to U-T San Diego, the city has signed a two-year extension to its deal to host Comic-Con, keeping the pop-culture convention there through 2018. The eye-opening part is that people there may prefer that…
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Rush Limbaugh: Media “kind of mean” RGIII because he’s Republican

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — In 2003, Rush Limbaugh resigned from a shortly held job on ESPN after his opinion that the media overpraised Donovan McNabb because it was “very desirous” to see an African-American quarterback do well in the NFL was met with much criticism. More than 10 years later, Limbaugh finds the media singing a different tune when…
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Mike Tice talks up the Raiders’ offensive line

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Mike Tice is in his fourth different stop as an NFL offensive line coach this season with the Raiders, and he thinks he now has his most physically imposing group yet. “I’m pretty excited about the group I have to work with. First of all, it’s the biggest – I was telling my wife and…
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