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08 Dec 2012, 09:37pm by Tom Gower

Cowboys LB Jerry Brown Killed In Crash, Teammate Arrested

Another Saturday, another day with terribly sad news coming out of the NFL. Per reports, around 2:30 A.M. Saturday, Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed when a vehicle driven by teammate and roommate Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent flipped over. Brent is currently in jail in Irving, TX, charged with intoxicated manslaughter for the fatal wreck. Condolences to Brown's family and friends, and the Cowboys organization.

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11 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 5:09pm by Mort

03 Dec 2012, 04:53pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: Chiefs, Adderall

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King has more details of his conversation with Joe Linta, Jovan Belcher's agent and recaps, as best he can, what happened outside Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday morning. Plus, Adderall and the normal smattering of news and notes from around the league.

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29 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 9:06am by evenchunkiermonkey

30 Nov 2012, 05:06pm by Tom Gower

Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the modern-era semifinalists for the 2013 class. This list of 27 will be reduced to the 15 finalists whose candidacy will be discussed Super Bowl weekend in early January alongside with senior candidate Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. First-year eligibles who made the first cut include Larry Allen, Morten Andersen, John Lynch, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, and Michael Strahan. No Ray Guy this time around, sorry (but not sorry) punters.

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58 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2012, 4:10am by Will Allen

25 Nov 2012, 07:01pm by Tom Gower

ESPN Magazine/Insider Deal

For those of you who aren't ESPN Insiders, Amazon is currently offering a 1-year subscription to ESPN the Magazine for $5. That will also get you Insider access for one year. Offer may expire at any time, but it pops up on Amazon from time to time. Note for our international readers: offer may not apply outside the US.

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16 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2012, 7:17pm by Mash Wilson

21 Nov 2012, 02:19pm by Tom Gower

Scramble for the Ball: Flying Solo

Tom has free reign of the house this week, and reviews Coaching Confidential before discussing possible Rob Gronkowski replacements.

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22 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2012, 8:52pm by Mr Shush

19 Nov 2012, 01:17pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: Smorgasbord

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Mr. King touches on the eleven characters from Week 11, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' resurgence after a 1-4 start, and why there are no punters in the NFL Hall of Fame.

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6 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2012, 5:47am by Jerry

13 Oct 2012, 03:05pm by Tom Gower

Talib Suspended Four Games

Adam Schefter reports Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended four games, beginning tomorrow, for use of Adderall. Talib does not plan to appeal the suspension. Thankfully for the Bucs, they're facing Kansas City this week so it shouldn't matter that much until they play, um, the Saints next week.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2012, 10:17am by BotswanaMeatCommissionFC

01 Oct 2012, 10:10am by Tom Gower

Chuck Pagano Has Leukemia

Sad news out of Indianapolis this morning, as Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia. He's fortunate enough to have what is reportedly a treatable form of the disease and will be out for some number of weeks getting treatment. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will be the interim head coach while Pagano is being treated. Best wishes to Coach Pagano for a quick return to full health.

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15 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2012, 3:45pm by Dean

17 Sep 2012, 03:31pm by Tom Gower

Orakpo, Carriker Out For Year

Mike Shanahan announced at his press conference today that Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo had torn his pectoral muscle and would be out for the year. Defensive end Adam Carriker, re-signed this offseason, tore his quadriceps tendon and is also out for the year. Good luck, Jim Haslett, you're going to need it.

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36 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2012, 10:54pm by Whatev

10 Sep 2012, 02:34pm by Tom Gower

Brent Grimes Out For Year

Big news from today's Falcons press conference, as Mike Smith announces Brent Grimes is out for the year with an Achilles injury. Grimes ranked third in the league last year in Success Rate and second in Adjusted Pass Yards, so this is obviously a big loss. Asante Samuel and Dunta Robinson are now your starters at cornerback.

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7 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2012, 10:13pm by jw124164