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Joe Namath, 70

Joe Namath, senior quarterback for the University of

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We’re all a bit older today.

I suppose that’s true just about every day, but today is one of those days in particular when we all feel it a little more. Yes, the iconic swashbuckling, lady-loving, fur-coat and panty-hose wearing, Super Bowl-guaranteeing, C.C. and Company man – Joe Willie Namath – is 70 years old today.

Happy birthday, Broadway Joe.

And if you are having a hard...

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Harrison will rush the passer more

JAMES HARRISON, Pittsburgh SteelersSo James, tell us how

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Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison used to be one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, although he had been more involved in pass coverage his last few seasons with Pittsburgh. But now that he is with Cincinnati, the Steelers’ AFC North rival, Harrison will be asked to rush the passer more.

Fine by Harrison.

“With some of the stuff they're doing now, it looks like I may...

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More progress for RGIII

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and

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The news continues to be positive for Robert Griffin III, whose rehab has progressed to the point where he ran two miles during an Official Team Activity session. He’s also running cross-field sprints.

“It’s been a journey,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com. “Everyone gets to see the flowers and roses side of it — out here running, throwing, feeling good about it, having a little energy,...

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Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots

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It's a good thing Bill Belichick likes to collect tight ends these days. After all, his best one, Rob Gronkowski, will be out of action a good while longer. 

Gronkowski, who suffered a broken forearm last year and re-injured the arm during the playoffs, has experienced complications from the surgery and has had to undergo four procedures as a result. And now his back is acting up. Gronkowski...

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Report: Maurice Jones-Drew arrested on battery charge

Maurice Jones-Drew

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Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been charged with battery after allegedly punching a security guard at a restaurant in St. Augustine, Fla. on Saturday, according to the website TMZ.com.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Jones-Drew is accused of knockout out the guard during an altercation at the Conch House restaurant on Sunday.

Representatives for Jones-Drew...

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2014 NFL draft set for May 8-10

Roger Goodell

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The NFL notified all 32 teams today that next year’s draft will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. That’s two weeks later than usual, due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City.

The league said no decision has been made about when the 2015 draft would be held. There is a possibility that the draft will be held then at Radio City or at other locations, either in metropolitan New York...

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Brian Urlacher, a throwback player, retires in a thoroughly modern way

Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher yells while

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Brian Urlacher was considered to be a throwback player, the kind who could have excelled in any era. He chose to retire in a very 21st Century way, though. Through Twitter.

The linebacker who spent his career with the Bears until he was released earlier this offseason posted his decision on the social media site this morning.

"After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about...

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Technology takes NFL from Wellington Mara's socks to sideline tablets

Members of the media take photos and shoot

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When Tom Coughlin first started drawing up football plays, he did it like all the other coaches of his time. On papyrus. With hieroglyphics.

Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration and a friendly tweak at the NFL’s oldest head coach. But if he sticks around much longer, Coughlin will find himself smack dab in the beginnings of the digital age of NFL sidelines. The league announced a deal with Microsoft...

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John Mara: Changes to draft date could be 'for the long haul'

A helmet with the NFL football draft logo

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NFL owners will not be voting on any changes to the league’s calendar at their meetings Tuesday, but it will be a topic for discussion – as it has been outside the walls of the Boston hotel ballroom where the owners are convening.

One thing seems certain: The 2014 draft will not be held in late April as it always has been, but instead will be in mid-May. This is because of a scheduling conflict...

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Gronkowski's injury woes mount

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots

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Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski may need a fourth surgery to repair a broken forearm he initially sustained in November, and now his back is acting up. 

Per Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Gronkowski recently had an MRI on his back and might need surgery there as well. He needs a fourth surgery on his wrist because of an infection. 

The Patriots are holding out hope...

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