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    2 1sts for Brees, who says no
    31 other teams.

    Maybe if Brees was a few years younger sure.

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    Eddie Lacy postpones his garage sale

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 8, 2017, 9:46 AM EDT

    Those of you who were waiting for a chance to purchase one or more Eddie Lacy tchotchkes will have to keep waiting.

    Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Lacy has delayed his garage sale from April 7 and 8 to May 5 and 6, tentatively. A flight postponement apparently prompted the decision to move the event.

    Lacy, who signed last month with the Seahawks, plans to sell his extra stuff (i.e., stuff he’d otherwise throw away) and to donate the money to charity. The specific identity of the stuff he’ll be selling isn’t known.

    “Caution…ya won’t find any Fine China, Gucci sneaks or flat screens, I’m pretty simple,” Lacy said recently. “Just raising a few bucks for a good cause.”

    The proceeds will go to Freedom House, a Green Bay facility that gives emergency housing and other services to families in need. It sounds like a very good cause, so here’s the link to make a donation, if so motivated while reflecting on your own good fortunes and realizing that plenty out there aren’t as lucky.

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    Phil Simms breaks silence: “I am not done”


    Phil Simms is done as the No. 1 NFL game analyst at CBS. Beyond that, he still plans to continue with his talking-about-football career.

    “I am not done,” Simms told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.

    It’s the first quote from Simms since CBS unceremoniously removed him from one of the best seats in broadcasting with no apparent plan for him moving forward. If, in our view, CBS viewed Simms as a key member of the ongoing NFL coverage, the plan for his future would have been announced at the same time Romo’s arrival was unveiled.

    Reportedly under contract for two more years with CBS, the two sides could end up in wrestling over what the network will pay him to go away. Barring specific contractual language that limits his assignment to the top broadcasting team, CBS could appoint him to any of the other rungs on the ladder, relegating him to the lowest-level game every week. He’d still be paid the same amount, but the blow to the ego could be more than Simms is willing to endure, which could cause him to accept a settlement of, say, 60 cents on the dollar in order to go away.

    As Myers notes, the No. 2 spot at FOX with Kevin Burkhardt is still open; Simms could land there, if FOX wants him — and if Burkhardt has little or no sense of smell.

    As PFT previously pointed out, it makes sense to put Simms in the seat Tony Gonzalez recently vacated on the pregame show. But if CBS and Simms wanted that, it presumably would have already happened.

    Wherever Simms goes from here, it clearly will be a step down. The way CBS has handled the situation strongly suggests that they hope he eventually steps out of that specific network entirely, with a severance package barely large enough to afford Joe Namath’s coat.

    And, yes, I fully intended to keep typing until I figured out how to work Namath and his coat into this one, in order to justify the photo selection.

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    Welp, so much for Denver standing in NE's way. Another cakewalk to the SB for the P*ts.
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    Players who took part in Vegas arm wrestling event will be fined

    A group of NFL players who took part in an arm wrestling event in Las Vegas over the weekend will be disciplined by the NFL.

    Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the players will be fined for violating the league’s policy barring players from taking part in events held at casinos. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that no one from the event, which was taped for later broadcast on CBS, asked for permission but organizers disputed that account.

    Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, Raiders punter Marquette King, Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards, Patriots safety Patrick Chung, and Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead took part in the event. Marshawn Lynch was also a participant and appears poised to join the Raiders for the 2017 season, but Rapoport reports that his current spot on the reserve/retired list will allow him to avoid a fine.

    The league’s policies on gambling and promotions involving casinos are sure to come under further scrutiny in the next few years as the Raiders prepare to make Las Vegas their home. For now, though, the players have found themselves on the wrong side of the league’s disciplinary department.

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    Father, son arrested after NFL-inspired bar fight

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2017, 9:48 AM EDT

    It’s always good for fathers and sons to spend time together. Except when they are spending time together beating people up.

    Via Philly.com, 56-year-old Christopher Hoffman and his 32-year-old son, Brittan Holland, face assault charges after a fight at Joe’s Taven in South Jersey moved outside. The incident reportedly began over an argument about the Eagles.

    Hoffman, who was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, and Holland, charged with second-degree assault and still in custody, fled in a vehicle after the fight. The two unnamed victims were located inside the bar, reportedly covered in blood.

    Hoffman and Holland apparently have found common ground in their mutual dislike of the Eagles. Hoffman was wearing Steelers slippers, and Holland said he’s a Cowboys fan.

    Given those choices, it’s surprising that father hasn’t already killed son, or vice-versa.

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    St. Louis is suing the NFL over the relocation of the Rams.

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    RIP Dan Rooney.
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    I don't buy this but I wonder what Brad Wells has to say about this one...



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    Roddy White retires from football after 11 seasons


    Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White spent a whole year on the sidelines, and realized today he was finished with football.

    White just put out word on Twitter that he was retiring as a player, thanking the Falcons and owner Arthur Blank for his 11 years there.

    White didn’t play last year, but that didn’t keep him from continuing to gripe about the Falcons offense. He had problems with his own role two years ago, not handling the inevitable effects of age particularly well, but mostly targeting former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

    While he wasn’t always the biggest fan of ours here at PFT, White had an excellent career, going to four Pro Bowls and finishing with 808 catches for 10,863 yards (both in the top 40 all-time) and 63 touchdowns.

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    Investigation ends, Aqib Talib won’t be suspended or fined

    Posted by Darin Gantt on April 18, 2017, 12:44 PM EDT

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    The Broncos got a shot in the arm Tuesday, as the NFL couldn’t really figure out what to do with Aqib Talib being shot in the leg.

    According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the league has closed its investigation into Talib’s 2016 shooting, and won’t suspend him.

    Talib won’t even face a fine, but will have to complete a firearm safety course and submit a list of his weapons.

    Police say Talib admitted he accidentally shot himself, and no charges were ever filed in the end.

    Maybe the league just came to realize they didn’t have an extradition treaty with Plaxico, and there was nothing more they could do.

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    Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison:

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    Even though he wasn't much on the Colts Andre Johnson seemed like a decent dude



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    What an interesting life story RIP

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    Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90

    Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90.

    Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was stationed in Japan for seven months. When he returned home he enrolled at the University of the Pacific, where he would recall years later that he was mostly treated well as the school’s first black football player.

    An exception to that, however, came when the team traveled to face LSU. Macon made the trip thinking he would play in the game, only to find out when he got there that LSU refused to play against a black player. Pacific’s team was also repeatedly refused service at restaurants because Macon was there, and when the team could finally dine together Macon was forced to use a back entrance.

    “You never get used to that,” Macon recalled in 2005. “It’s demeaning.”

    After three seasons at Pacific, Macon was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 1952 NFL draft. As the only black player on the Bears he would say later that he was generally treated well, though there were some exceptions.

    “I had no problems with the fans,” Macon said. “The team that I really had problems with was the Detroit Lions. They beat me in the face, twisted my legs. When I got in a pile, I tried to come out of that pile because I knew what they were going to try to do.”

    Macon chose to leave the Bears after two years and play for his Pacific coach, who had taken a job in the Canadian Football League. That infuriated Bears owner George Halas, and as a result the Bears for decades did nothing to honor their first African-American player.

    After quitting football in 1955 to become a longshoreman, Macon changed his mind and returned to the CFL in 1957, played three more seasons there, and then joined the upstart American Football League in 1960, where he was an All-Pro defensive back for the Raiders.

    Macon retired from football the following year and returned to work as a longshoreman. He said in an interview four years ago, “I had the dream and lived the dream.”

    Macon is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 71 years, Jessie, as well as four children, 12 grandchildren, “more than three dozen” great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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