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Michael Vick will leave retirement to join Fan Controlled Football

Michael Vick, the once-dynamic NFL quarterback whose involvement in a dogfighting ring paused a breathtaking career in its prime, has agreed to come out of retirement to join startup league Fan Controlled Football, a source told Reuters on Friday. Vick, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL draft and who last suited …

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Geno Smith leading sad Seahawks quarterback competition

Are they sure they don’t want Baker Mayfield? As the Seattle Seahawks try to replace Russell Wilson after trading the Super Bowl-winning quarterback to the Denver Broncos, backup and former Jets QB Geno Smith is the leader in the clubhouse to take over as the starter, offensive coordinator Shane Waldron said on 93.3 KJR radio …

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Tom Brady allegedly snubbed Ryan Fitzpatrick for postgame handshake

It seems Nick Foles isn’t the only quarterback who may have been snubbed by a certain seven-time Super Bowl champ. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has played for nine teams throughout his 17-season career, recently reflected on his favorite memories in the NFL during an appearance on the ESPN+ series, “American Caddie,” claiming he had to seek …

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Buffalo Bills greats visit memorial, volunteers in wake of shooting

6:21 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY — Thurman Thomas and his wife, Patricia, have been at the forefront in the wake of the racially motivated shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in East Buffalo that killed 10 and injured three, fundraising and working to support and be there for the community. As the Hall-of-Fame running …

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Punter Sam Koch, Baltimore Ravens’ longest-tenured player in franchise history, announces his retirement

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Before a packed team auditorium, Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch announced his retirement Thursday during a tear-filled press conference, which ended the career of the longest-tenured player in franchise history. Koch, 39, will remain with the Ravens as a special teams consultant this season and mentor Penn State punter Jordan Stout, …

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Los Angeles Chargers hold ceremonial groundbreaking on new headquarters in El Segundo

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — If anyone had doubts about the Chargers’ future in Los Angeles, owner Dean Spanos is hoping Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for a new team headquarters answers them. The Chargers have already started work on the 14-acre site, which is slated for completion in July 2024. “It’s been five years in the making. …

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Buffalo Bills players, coaches, front-office staff volunteer to support the community in wake of shooting

4:48 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY — The conversations began Saturday night between Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, coach Sean McDermott, owners Kim and Terry Pegula, executive vice president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment Ron Raccuia, team captains and others in the organization. After a racist attack at Tops Friendly Markets on Saturday …

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Free agent Tarik Cohen injures Achilles, family tragedies

Tarik Cohen is dealing with a devastating injury and terrible personal news at the same time.Image: Getty Images What happened to Tarik Cohen is part of the game. Whatever you might consider the game to be. Whether it’s just professional athletes — especially football players — being more susceptible to bodily injury than those who …

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Deshaun Watson admits to texting apology to crying massage therapist

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson admitted in a pre-trial deposition last week to send an apologetic text to a massage therapist after she cried when their session ended, according to USA Today. Watson currently faces 22 civil lawsuits filed by massage therapists accusing the quarterback of sexual harassment and sexual assault that occurred during sessions …

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