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Usually the National Football League takes great pride with controlling every narrative of its sport, including announcements such as when the upcoming schedule for the next season comes out. On Thursday, Detroit Lions president Rod Wood took matters into his own hands, and revealed when the league will release the 2017 schedule. Wood was discussing …

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You want the owner of your football team to care about the game, and to care about your team—of course not in equal measure. Fans don’t paint their faces for a rules change, not even for an important one like the Rooney Rule. There was no owner better than Dan Rooney, maybe ever, at combining …

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After impressive seasons in 2016, could the Los Angeles Chargers tandem of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram become the best pass-rush duo in the NFL? On the whole, the Los Angeles Chargers (then San Diego) were hard to watch in the 2016 NFL season. Perhaps it might be more accurate to say that it was …

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions will have a new look next season. They unveiled new, Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms Thursday night for season-ticket holders at Ford Field. Detroit will have home , away , ”color rush ,” and throwback uniforms. #SameHeartNewArmor 🎥 https://t.co/EapxyelgHn pic.twitter.com/4ajRUaZd3M — Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 14, 2017 The Lions’ main …

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Do you own or have you bought for someone else an authentic Eli Manning “game used” jersey or helmet? If you have, you might want to see if your receipt still lets you return it. As first reported by New York Post writers Kaja Whitehouse and Bruce Golding, new court papers contain copies of emails …

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Martellus Bennett can’t complain about his quarterback situation. After spending one year with the New England Patriots and winning a Super Bowl alongside Tom Brady, Bennett will now get to catch passes from Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers. So how does it feel going from one all-time great quarterback to another? The charismatic tight …

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The Dallas Cowboys would be well-served to pursue Jason McCourty after he was cut by the Tennessee Titans on Thursday. Less than ideal would be the kindest terms to describe how the 2017 offseason has played out for the Dallas Cowboys secondary. Strapped by the salary cap (and Tony Romo’s contract), they didn’t have the …

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The Lions unveiled their new-look uniforms on Thursday, which don’t appear to be markedly different from their old ones, but are new just the same. The biggest differences are in the font and striping on the sleeves, which are a bit bolder and overall a more modern, sleek look. New year, new swag! 🌪 pic.twitter.com/g0TzAonIF4 …

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Former President Barack Obama released a statement in warm memory of late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84. Rooney, in addition to his ownership duties with the Steelers, a franchise founded by his father, served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland during Obama’s first term. Rooney was a lifelong Republican who endorsed Obama …

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