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Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin suspended

The Seahawks are Super Bowl contenders heading into the 2013 season, but they'll have to begin their pursuit of the franchise's first NFL title without the services of pass rusher Bruce Irvin. 

The second-year defensive end was suspended by the NFL for the first four games. Irvin was suspended under the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, although the specific substance he tested...

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Bills promote Whaley to GM spot

In a move that was widely anticipated in the wake of Bills general manager Buddy Nix's decision to step down on Tuesday, the team today appointed Doug Whaley as the new GM. 

The succession plan has been in place for quite some time. The Bills hired Whaley in 2010 as assistant general manager with an eye toward taking over the top spot once Nix retired. 

Whaley has been in the...

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Bucs sign Gholston

File photo of Vernon Gholston, who the Jets

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed a pass rusher named Gholston, but it's not Vernon, the former Jets' linebacker who never made an impact in the NFL. It's Gholston's cousin, William, a Michigan State defensive end who was the Bucs' fourth-round draft choice. 

While Vernon Gholston, who didn't have a sack in three seasons with the Jets, has been out of the league since the Jets released...

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Report: Woodson to visit Broncos

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson pumping

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Former Packers All Pro safety Charles Woodson, who was released by Green Bay early in the off-season, has a visit scheduled with the Broncos for sometime this week, according to Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver. 

It's the first time in a while that Woodson has been on any team's radar; the market has been surprisingly tepid for the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. The 49ers...

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Former NFL tailback Chuck Muncie dies

New Orleans Saints running back Chuck Muncie (42)

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Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie, who starred with the Saints and then the Chargers before leaving the NFL in 1985 because of substance abuse problems, has died. Muncie was 60. 

The cause of death was a heart attack, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Muncie was a three-time All-Pro running back who was the Saints' first-round pick (third overall) in 1976. He rushed for...

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Eagles sign RB Felix Jones

FELIX JONES Position: Running back Age: 25 Status:

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Things didn't quite work out with the running back Felix Jones the way the Cowboys had hoped, so they've moved on from the former first-round pick out of Arkansas. And Jones has moved on to Philadelphia, where he has a chance to show his old team what they'll be missing. 

The Eagles signed Jones to a one-year deal. Jones will now back up starter LeSean McCoy, who will no doubt get the...

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Josh Cribbs to make decision soon

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Former Browns kick returner/receiver Josh Cribbs is making the rounds with several visits - including the  Giants and Jets - and he plans to make his decision in the coming days. 

Per Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com, Cribbs puts the Lions near the top of his list. 

"I feel like [Detroit] is one of those teams that's just missing a piece," Cribbs said, adding...

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Browns don't want Tim Tebow either

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up prior to

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And now, for your daily dose of which-NFL-team-is-saying-no-thanks-to-Tim-Tebow: Today, it's the Cleveland Browns. 

The team's new personnel director, Michael Lombardi, told an audience at a Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon club in Canton, Ohio, that the Browns didn't have a place on their roster for Tebow. After saying he was interested in adding more quarterbacks to the mix with incumbent...

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Packers make moves to protect Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers.

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Now that the Packers have extended quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ contract with a record $110 million deal, the team is making plans to make sure Rodgers stays on the field.

After the Packers surrendered 51 sacks last year – the second-highest total in the NFL – they’ve decided to switch right tackle Brian Bulaga to the all-important left tackle position to protect Rodgers’ blind side. The Packers...

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Buddy Nix out as Bills' GM

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams looks on

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Buddy Nix has stepped down as the Bills’ general manager. The team made the announcement early this afternoon, this just weeks after team president Russ Brandon said Nix, 73, would remain as the Bills’ GM for “a long time.”

The Bills recently promoted Dough Whaley to assistant general manager, but it’s uncertain if he will be named to succeed Nix or whether the team will conduct a broader...

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