Travin Dural puts off NFL, will return to LSU

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More so than any other football program of late, LSU has been hit hard by early departures to the NFL. At least on one front this year, however, the Tigers were spared such a hit....

Seahawks GM 'didn't give a #$@!' about Russell Wilson's NFL Draft grades

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If you don't remember, Russell Wilson was considered a wasted pick for the Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft. Did Seahawks GM John Schneider care about his low marks for taking...

Palepoi overcomes odds to make NFL roster

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Tenny Palepoi grew up in a family with 14 children. He learned at a young age to work hard and fight for what he wanted.

Chad: Couch Slouch: NFL should jump onboard the sports gambling gravy train

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COUCH SLOUCH | The league should not only support sports betting, it should run its own wagering operation.

Chad: Couch Slouch: NFL should jump onboard the sports gambling gravy train

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COUCH SLOUCH | The league should not only support sports betting, it should run its own wagering operation.

NFL Draft 2015 inside linebacker rankings: A deep position headlined by Eric Kendricks

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The UCLA senior may not blow people away with this size, but he's a playmaking dynamo who is always around the ball. As far as defensive prospects go, there might not be a deeper...

Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Full Report Card Grades for Tampa Bay

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took yet another step toward securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, falling on the road to the Carolina Panthers 19-17 at Bank of America...

2015 NFL Draft safety rankings: A dearth of talent compared to this year

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Landon Collins of Alabama leads the way, but don't expect to see four safeties picked in the first round like we saw this year. It seems like the safety position is more important...

Desmond Trufant: A Rising Star Hidden Among Falcons' Inept Defense

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It's difficult to trumpet any player who serves as a key cog within the NFL 's 32nd-ranked defense. Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant is the rare exception. During his second year...

Bills’ defense is solid after 12 games

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Bills defensive end Mario Williams has 12 sacks this season, good for fourth in the NFL. James P. McCoy/Buffalo News