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June 14, 2014

Legendary Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82

ESPN.com "Pittsburgh Steelers icon Chuck Noll, the only coach to win four Super Bowls, died at his Pittsburgh-area home Friday night. He was 82. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said Noll died of natural causes at 9:45 p.m. ET. Noll went 209-156-1, including the postseason, while coaching the..." June 14

  • Richardson tells Jets to ‘do the right thing’ and pay Wilkerson

    New York Post "The Jets have yet to give star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson a long-term contract, but one of his fellow linemen is hoping it happens soon. Sheldon Richardson said he’s kept an eye on the reports about Wilkerson’s contract status, and he believes the Jets should give Wilkerson a new..." June 14

  • Brett Favre to Green Bay: 'I'll be back up there'

    USA Today "Brett Favre wants a reunion with the Green Bay Packers but also doesn't want to be a distraction to his former team. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday, Favre corroborated Packers president Mark Murphy's claim that the organization tried to bring the three-time MVP quarterback..." June 14

  • Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Brian Hoyer is "securely ahead' of Johnny Manziel heading into training camp next month and will be No. 1 on the depth chart, but that his lead is not "insurmountable'' for Manziel. "It's been hard to evaluate because Brian hasn't been able to take..." June 13

  • NFL.com "The Kansas City Chiefs have seen enough of Brandon Flowers. The cornerback confirmed Friday that he's been released by the team through his Twitter account. The team later confirmed the release of the former Pro Bowl cover man. Around the League will have more soon." June 13

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery; out until training camp

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery, coach Bill O’Brien said Friday at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, was dealing with a groin injury. O’Brien said Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option..." June 13

  • Jon Beason diagnosed with fractured foot; needs surgery and will be out 3 months

    New York Daily News "The one player on defense the Giants felt they could least afford to lose was middle linebacker Jon Beason. Now they’re facing the possibility that they’ve lost him for Opening Day, and maybe more. Beason was diagnosed with a torn ligament and a fractured sesamoid bone in his right foot after..." June 13

  • Lions terminate Chris Houston's contract

    NFL.com "The Detroit Lions have moved on from cornerback Chris Houston. His contract has been terminated. As a vested veteran, Houston is not subject to waivers. “Chris Houston underwent a significant medical procedure this spring,” the Lions said in a statement. “Both parties felt that the best..." June 13

  • Snyder says Redskins name change basically 'over my dead body'

    CBSSports.com "Al Michaels, the play-by-play man for NBC's Sunday Night Football, is the latest person to weigh in on the Redskins name controversy. Appearing on Jim Rome on Showtime this week, the legendary broadcaster was asked if he thought Redskins owner Daniel Snyder would keep the name. “It seems to me..." June 13

  • Saints' Jimmy Graham a franchise tight end, clearly not a wide receiver

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Barring a seismic shift in their positions over the next week, the New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham will conduct a $5 million debate starting June 17. The two sides will argue whether Graham should be deemed a tight end or a wide receiver under the franchise tag rules, which pay a..." June 13

  • Miami Dolphins’ Knowshon Moreno knows he’s not entitled to starting job

    Miami Herald "Let’s get this out there: Knowshon Moreno understands he has work to do. Much has been made about Moreno’s place in the Miami Dolphins’ pecking order after working extensively with the third and fourth strings Monday. Incumbent starter Lamar Miller appears to have an early leg up in the..." June 13

  • Lynch to skip mandatory minicamp because he wants a new deal

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to skip the mandatory team minicamp next week because he wants a contract extension, sources confirmed Wednesday night. "It's very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,'' said a source close to the situation. "He wants the Seahawks to..." June 13

  • Jets linebacker Calvin Pace: 'It's going to be a good year, man'

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Calvin Pace does interviews, he speaks in a quiet voice that barely registers above a whisper. He also doesn't often talk to the media. It's not because he's rude, and it's not because he's the sort to big-time a reporter because he's Calvin Pace, veteran outside linebacker for the New York..." June 13

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