This Date in Football: Bo Jackson is Back in the NFL
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This Date in Football: Bo Jackson is Back in the NFL

On this day in 1987, Bo Jackson announced he would be playing football for the Los Angeles Raiders.  Just a year before, Jackson was drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  But instead … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Jack Lambert
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Jack Lambert

One of the most iconic players and greatest Steelers in NFL history turns 60 years old on this date in football, July 8, 2012.  Jack Lambert’s fearsome stare and fearless play were cornerstones of the … MORE ►

This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Joe Jacoby
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This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Joe Jacoby

On this date in football, July 6, 2012, former Redskins’ offensive tackle Joe Jacoby turns 53 years old.  Jacoby was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1983-86, during which time he was twice named … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, LaDainian Tomlinson!
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, LaDainian Tomlinson!

On this date in football, June 23, 2012, LaDainian Tomlinson turns 33 years old.  The fifth leading rusher in NFL history gave himself the gift of rest and relaxation this year, retiring this week after … MORE ►

Are these new Cowboys cornerstones?
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Are these new Cowboys cornerstones?

The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2011 season ranked 23rd against the pass and missed the playoffs.  This spring they signed Brandon Carr in free agency and moved up in the Draft to select cornerback … MORE ►

Start of Minicamps Signal a Turn of the Page
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Start of Minicamps Signal a Turn of the Page

Draft season is over and mini-camp (aka, OTA, or organized team activity) season has begun.  This weekend the Colts will hold a rookie mini-camp, another step in their preparation for 2012.  Over the past few … MORE ►

Top Ten Draft Classes
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Top Ten Draft Classes

With some teams hoping that this year’s draft class will help them rebuild their franchise, we’re looking back at one of the greatest draft classes of all time. Here it is, in an excerpt from … MORE ►

Top 10 Trades
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Top 10 Trades

The Washington Redskins traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to No. 2, in all likelihood to select Robert Griffin III.  It will be years before we know if the trade was a success for … MORE ►

Top 10 Draft Steals
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Top 10 Draft Steals

Some of the best teams in NFL history have been built around a player who experienced an unexpected slide on Draft day.  Here is an excerpt from Top Ten Draft Steals, remembering one of the … MORE ►

Top Ten Draft Busts
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Top Ten Draft Busts

With the 2012 NFL Draft just two days away, the one thing every team has in common right now is the fear that their early round draft pick won’t pan out in the NFL. Check … MORE ►