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NFL headed for expanded playoffs in 2015

Commissioner Roger Goodell supports two more wild-card teams. So do most owners, although the league is proceeding cautiously by delaying until October an actual vote. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins' racist name

Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Obama salutes Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds. Read more »

May 21, 2014

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No vote on expanded NFL playoffs until fall at earliest

NFL owners will not vote on expanding the playoffs to 14 teams until fall at the earliest. Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Jim McMahon, other retired football players, say NFL illegally supplied drugs

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries... Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis. Read more »

May 20, 2014

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USU football: Former player Bojay Filimoeatu signs free agent contract with Oakland Raiders

Former Utah State linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. Filimoeatu spent the past year recovering from a knee injury sustained in practice during the... Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Everything must go: Pontiac Silverdome's assets for sale

The Pontiac Silverdome was the place Elvis, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones played. And Pope John Paul II prayed. It's where Barry Sanders and Isiah Thomas became Detroit sports legends. Read more »

May 19, 2014

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A broken process? Lies and high pressure are the norm for undrafted free agents in the NFL

Making an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent is already difficult. But the process athletes face just finding a post-draft deal might be one of the toughest challenges they deal with. Read more »

May 17, 2014

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Colts star LB Robert Mathis suspended for 4 games

NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis admits he made a mistake late last season. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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CougarLinks: Kyle Van Noy aims to 'learn the defense completely' during rookie mini-camp

Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy hit the field as a Detroit Lion for the first time Friday, as the team held Day One of its rookie mini-camp. Van Noy has high expectations for what he will... Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Before he was drafted, Johnny Manziel texted the Browns he wanted to 'wreck' league with them

Once Johnny Manziel texted that he wanted to "wreck this league" with them, the Browns didn't waste another second. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Former BYU running back Harvey Unga trying out with Carolina Panthers

Harvey Unga, BYU's all-time leading rusher, is at the Carolina Panthers' rookie mini-camp this weekend, trying to earn a roster spot. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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From janitor to NFL player: Former Aggie Alexander's career goes full circle in joining St. Louis Rams

Maurice Alexander's football future was unclear two years ago after he punched a teammate, then took a job as a janitor as Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams. Now, the safety is donning... Read more »

May 16, 2014

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ESPN draft analysts break down Kyle Van Noy's potential impact in Detroit

ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have shared their thoughts on what former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy will bring to the Detroit Lions defense. Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Ranking the best BYU Cougars in the NFL who went undrafted

A look at the 10 players who had the most successful NFL careers after going undrafted out of BYU. Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Free agent roundup: Where locals signed after the draft

With the NFL Draft over, undrafted prospects are free to sign with wherever they choose and many prospects out of Utah schools have already signed undrafted free agent deals. Read more »

May 12, 2014

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For NFL long shots, draft day is an unpredictable emotional roller coaster

Draft day was tough for seven athletes who worked together at JMP in Sandy this spring in hopes of earning a spot on an NFL roster this fall. While none of the athletes was drafted, four signed... Read more »

May 11, 2014

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NFL draft: Utes cornerback Keith McGill and linebacker Trevor Reilly picked up in the draft

Cornerback is the first Ute selected in this year's NFL draft. Read more »

May 11, 2014

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NFL Draft: 2 Aggies drafted in the 4th round

Utah State defensive backs Maurice Alexander and Nevin Lawson were drafted Saturday by the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions, respectively. Read more »

May 11, 2014

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USU football: Travis Van Leeuwen invited to Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins rookie mini-camps

Utah State wide receiver Travis Van Leeuwen has been invited to the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins rookie mini-camps, it was announced Saturday. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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USU football: Eric Schultz invited to Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp

Utah State all-conference offensive tackle Eric Schultz has been invited to the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp, it was announced Saturday. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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USU football: Joey DeMartino signs free agent contract with Kansas City Chiefs

Utah State all-conference running back Joey DeMartino signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, it was announced Saturday. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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USU football: Tay Glover-Wright signs free agent contract with hometown Atlanta Falcons

Utah State cornerback Tay Glover-Wright signed a free agent contract with his hometown Atlanta Falcons, it was announced Saturday. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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USU football: Jake Doughty signs free agent contract with Green Bay Packers

Utah State all-conference linebacker Jake Doughty signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers, it was announced Saturday. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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