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Players with local ties set to make big impacts in the NFL this season

NFL rosters are filled with players with local connections — many of whom are primed to make big impacts.

Armed with new deal, Chiefs' Alex Smith looks forward

Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. Read more »

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Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

Sam, watched as closely as any rookie in the league this summer, couldn't make a team stacked with pass-rushers. He still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams' practice... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Players with local ties set to make big impacts in the NFL this season

NFL rosters are filled with players with local connections — many of whom are primed to make big impacts for their respective teams this coming year. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Daniel Sorensen makes Chiefs 53-man roster, brother Brad Sorensen among 18 locals cut this weekend

Eighteen players with Utah ties were released during the final cuts this weekend as NFL teams trimmed down their rosters to 53 players. Brothers Daniel and Brad Sorensen experienced different... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Ansah grabs the sack and Da Beard returns to Heinz Field

Defensive linemen with Utah ties stole the spotlight among local athletes during Thursday's final day of the NFL preseason. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy undergoes core muscle surgery

Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy underwent surgery “to repair a core muscle,” the Detroit Lions announced Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Preseason viewer’s guide: Locals make final case for a roster spot in Week 4 of preseason

The final week of the preseason is here, which means it's time to give those players fighting for a spot on the 53-man active roster one final audition. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Taking a knee: Professional football and its mysterious postgame prayer

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The postgame prayer, a rarely discussed ritual in the NFL, shines a light on the religious grounding of some of football's leading men. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Steve Smith brings leadership and talent to Ravens

Steve Smith has played 13 NFL seasons, loves to talk about football and craves winning. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Steve Smith scores a touchdown and Dennis Pitta loses his helmet

Former Utah wide receiver Steve Smith had a breakout game for the Baltimore Ravens, one of the highlights for Utah ties in the NFL during the third week of preseason play. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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NFL cuts tracker: Former Cougars So'oto, Fangupo among locals to be released (updated)

Vic So'oto was released by the Steelers Tuesday morning as teams around the league are making cuts to reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players by today's 2 p.m. MDT deadline. Later in the... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Rams QB Sam Bradford out for season with ACL tear

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Manziel fined $12,000 by for middle finger flip

A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Preseason viewer’s guide: Clash of the Cougars in Detroit

Two former BYU defenders, Ezekiel Ansah and Kyle Van Noy, could face another ex-Cougar, Harvey Unga, when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Detroit Lions on Friday. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Johnny Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Backup Andre Lewis gives Utes another receiving option

Senior wide receiver is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson. He's hoping to make an impact this fall. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Amy Donaldson: Critics of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge need to chill

There has been some criticism of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in blogs and columns. But the summer's viral sensation is about as good as it gets when it comes to fundraising. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel

Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Reports: Former BYU star Brett Keisel agrees to re-sign with Steelers after declining invite from Cardinals

Former BYU defensive end Brett Keisel ended a busy day by going back to the NFL team he's always called home: the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Johnny Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

Manziel raised his middle finger toward the opponents' bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter of Monday night's 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. Truth be told, it was... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Former Weber State offensive lineman Pat McQuistan signs with Atlanta Falcons

Pat McQuistan joined his seventh NFL team on Monday, signing with the Falcons. He last played during the regular season in 2012 with Arizona. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Johnny Manziel struggles in Browns' loss to Redskins

Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer didn't make Mike Pettine's decision any easier. Good luck picking a starting quarterback after this mess, Coach. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Star Lotulelei sacks Alex Smith

Two former Utah standouts faced each other Sunday, and late in the second quarter of the game, Carolina's Star Lotulelei sacked Kansas City's Alex Smith to help stop a promising drive. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Randy Hollis: Andre Dyson has the makings of being a great football coach

Former Clearfield High, University of Utah and NFL standout Andre Dyson has taken over the Falcons' reins this year, and he is determined to instill the right mindset that will help put this... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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