NFL PHOTOS

  • FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert returns an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Gilbert says he was hurt by public comments from some teammates who said he wasted this season. In the past week, safety Donte Whitner and Karlos Dansby were critical of Gilbert, saying he needed to grow up as a player and person. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2004, file photo, Hall of Famer Jim Brown, center, picks up a trophy presented by NFL Commisioner Paul Tagliabue, to the members of Cleveland Browns 1964 Championship Team at Severance Hall in Cleveland. At left is Bernie Parish, and at right Paul Wiggin. The original trophy presented to the team after their 1964 victory over the Baltimore Colts is in the possession of the Green Bay Packers, who were the 1965 Championship Team. Saturday marks 50 years since the Browns won the NFL title, the last championship for this city's three pro sports franchises. For fans, it's been mostly misery since. That's why LeBron James' return provides something dearly needed: hope. (AP Photo/Jamie-Andrea Yanak, File)

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  • FILE- In this Dec. 27, 1964, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Frank Ryan salutes in dressing room as he talks with reporters after they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 27-0 in the NFL championship football game in Cleveland, Ohio. Saturday marks 50 years since the Browns won the NFL title, the last championship for this city's three pro sports franchises. For fans, it's been mostly misery since. That's why LeBron James' return provides something dearly needed: hope. (AP Photo/File)

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) and outside linebacker Jason Worilds (93) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen. Chase Daniel will start in his place. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel throws during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Chiefs starting QB Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen. Daniel will start in his place.(AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, left, is defended by Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys drafted Martin as the potential final first-round piece for a rebuilt offensive line. They ended up with the first rookie lineman to make the Pro Bowl in franchise history. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File)

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, former NFL tight end Ben Utecht kisses his daughter Amy, 1, while also holding Amy's twin sister Katriel, 1, as Utecht's wife, Karyn, holds their daughter Elleora, 2 1/2, at their home in Lakeville, Minn. Utecht, who earned a Super Bowl ring in 2006 with the Colts, left the NFL in 2009 after an injury settlement with the Bengals. The players' union filed a grievance so that he could get his entire salary, and won. Since then, he's worked on his music and has been one of the leading advocates on behalf of current and former players' recognition, treatment and medical coverage of concussions and head trauma. He's currently a spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology and testified before Congress in August about concussion issues. (AP Photo/Star

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  • In this Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, former NFL tight end Ben Utecht stands in his Lakeville, Minn., home. Utecht, who earned a Super Bowl ring in 2006 with the Colts, left the NFL in 2009 after an injury settlement with the Bengals. The players' union filed a grievance so that he could get his entire salary, and won. Since then, he's worked on his music and has been one of the leading advocates on behalf of current and former players' recognition, treatment and medical coverage of concussions and head trauma. He's currently a spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology and testified before Congress in August about concussion issues. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Joles)

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2006, file photo, Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht, center, is tackled by Houston Texans safety Glenn Earl, bottom, and C.C. Brown, during an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Concussions drove Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow,File)

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