New-look Pro Bowl will choose sides in a fantasy-style draft

Peyton Manning #18 of the AFC's Denver Broncos

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The Pro Bowl is getting a much-needed facelift.

The often dull all-star game between players from the AFC and NFC is being overhauled, beginning with the game that will be played at the end of this upcoming season. The biggest change will be to the rosters as players will no longer represent their conference but be selected in a fantasy draft-style selection process several days before the...

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Donovan McNabb retires as an Eagle

Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, left, and

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Donovan McNabb, the greatest quarterback in Eagles history and only the second quarterback to get Philly to a Super Bowl, will have his number retired by the team at a ceremony on Sept. 19.

“Special day, special day,” McNabb said on Monday at a press conference announcing the event. “I'm not one for emotion, but this is pretty tough, pretty tough ... To be mentioned with the likes of Reggie...

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Gabbert suffers ankle injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) is hit

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This is a pivotal training camp for Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who will be trying to convince new coach Gus Bradley that he's the right man for the job. But Gabbert may have to wait a while to show his stuff, because he went down with an ankle injury in practice on Monday. Too soon to know how much practice time he might miss. 

In the meantime, backup Chad Henne will get the...

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RGIII to wear brace all season

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practices during

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is keeping his sights set on the season-opener as his return from knee surgery, and all indications are looking good so far. But just as a precaution, Griffin said he'll wear a brace on his knee for the entire season. 

Good thinking. 

“I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever. I know I’ll wear it for the rest of the season,” Griffin said...

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Rodgers: Braun lied to me

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who offered outspoken support for Brewers outfielder and close friend Ryan Braun when he initially denied taking performance enhancing drugs, said on Friday he was shocked and disappointed in the wake of Braun essentially admitting he used PEDs by accepting a 65-game suspension handed out this week by Major League Baseball.

“I was shocked, I really was, just...

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Vince Young is broke

Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws

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In the seemingly endless series of NFL players squandering their earnings because of bad investments, the latest sad story belongs to Vince Young, the former Texas star who was drafted third overall in 2006.

Young signed a six-year contract that year worth almost $50 million, a deal that included $25 million in guaranteed money.

But now comes word that Harris County (Texas) authorities...

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Concussions force rookie's retirement

Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Ryan Swope makes a

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Ryan Swope’s NFL career ended before it began.

As the Cardinals opened training camp today, the sixth-round rookie wide receiver announced his retirement because of continued concussion problems.

Swope, who had a concussion issue at Texas A & M and fell to the sixth round because of those concerns, was placed on the team’s reserve retired list.

“We knew Ryan has a concussion...

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Darrelle Revis likes Tampa Bay's tightness

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis retrieves a

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CORTLAND -- Darrelle Revis finally feels at home.

Following training camp practice Thursday with his new team, the Buccaneers, the former Jets star cornerback discussed the differences between playing in Tampa Bay vs. Florham Park.

"I say it’s more of a family here," Revis said in an interview with NFL Network. "Everybody is real tight here, we all get along, everybody...

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RGIII rarin' to go ... but won't

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington

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Robert Griffin III is ready to roll after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, but the Redskins will proceed with great caution in the coming weeks. 

RGIII told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn't expect to play any games in the preseason, and he'll almost certainly be limited when it comes to full contact drills in training camp. 

"The current plan is patience is...

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Bradshaw starts off on PUP

In this photo distributed for the NFLPA, Ahmad

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Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who signed with the Colts after being released in the offseason, will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of lingering foot problems. 

But Bradshaw said he'll be ready to start the season. He wrote a message to fans on his Twitter account indicating his future plans. 

"For all y'all believers,...

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