NFC East: Brian Kelley

Beastlines: Is Kolb ready to take over?

July, 17, 2010
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Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Morning News asks, "Who is the bigger star: Tony Romo or Michael Jordan?"

New York Giants

Former linebacker Brian Kelley will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

Philadelphia Eagles

Yet another writer is asking if Kevin Kolb is ready to be the starting quarterback for the Eagles. While another argues that the Eagles should cut Michael Vick.

Philly.com reaches the top of its list of "Camp Classics," remembering when the Terrell Owens show came to town.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins offensive line is reeling after losing veteran Mike Williams.

ESPN's Len Pasquerelli calls the Raiders' acquisition of Redskins' quarterback Jason Campbell the "ultimate bargain" of the offseason.

A Kansas City judge ripped running back Larry Johnson for his poor effort while serving his community service sentence.

Crunch Bunch talks about Van Pelt's passing

February, 19, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Many former Giants players and personnel will gather Sunday in Owosso, Mich., to say goodbye to former Pro Bowl linebacker Brad Van Pelt, who died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 57. His teammates had some wonderful things to say about him in a press release sent out by the Giants.

Former Giants great Van Pelt dies of heart attack

February, 18, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Former New York Giants linebacker Brad Van Pelt has died of an apparent heart attack at age 57, according to the New York Daily News. He joined Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson and Brian Kelley to form the Crunch Bunch in the early '80s and went to five Pro Bowls.

According to Carson and Kelley, Van Pelt was found sitting in his chair at home in Owosso, Mich., by his fiancée Tuesday. The former teammates were stunned by Van Pelt's death. Kelley said he called Taylor on Tuesday night and all the Hall of Famer could say was, "No, no, no."

"[Van Pelt's fiancée] Deanna walked into the house," Kelley told the News on Wednesday. "He was sitting up in the chair smiling, but he wasn't moving. She called 911 but he'd been gone for a couple of hours. I called her this morning. She said he was smiling so obviously he went peacefully."

Van Pelt played football, baseball and basketball at Michigan State before becoming the Giants' first draft pick in 1973. He played 11 of his 14 seasons with the Giants and was voted player of the decade for the '70s.

Van Pelt's son, Bradlee, was a backup quarterback for both the Broncos and Texans.

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