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Clayton: Teams that could pursue Ray Rice

Don't expect Ray Rice to be signed any time soon, John Clayton writes. But here are five teams, including the Cowboys, that could consider adding him at the start of training camp.

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Active NFL players to come from CFL

Michael Sam hopes to join this list:

  • Colts WR Duron Carter (pictured)
  • Giants OL Brett Jones
  • Browns WR Andrew Hawkins
  • Saints CB Brandon Browner
  • Dolphins DE Cameron Wake

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Girls tackle football fills up fast

Averages 13 yards a carry. Breaks tackles and ankles. Takes big hits. Of course we're talking about 12-year-old Sam Gordon, who is now a founding member of the Utah Girls Tackle Football league. Yes, tackle football

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

Orlando Scandrick:“I would like to think I’m going to be (a Cowboy) for life ... It’s now on me to take care of my end of the bargain."

Clayton: Teams who could pursue Rice

Don't expect Ray Rice to be signed any time soon, but there are some teams -- including the Cowboys, who have shown they're willing to take on a player's behavioral baggage -- that could consider adding him at the start of training camp. Five possible teams

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Michael Sam timeline

  • May 2014: Drafted in 7th round by Rams
  • August 2014: Cut by Rams
  • Sept. 2014: On Cowboys practice squad
  • Oct. 2014: Released by Cowboys
  • March 2015: NFL veteran combine
  • Today: Two-year deal with CFL's Montreal

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Alouettes GM releases Sam statement

"With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today. Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team."

Pierce: Start of post-Brady era?

"What happened to [Tom] Brady this week is unconscionable. Were I as bullgoose paranoid about the Patriots as some Patriots fans apparently are about the NFL, I might wonder if this maneuver were nothing less than the opening days of the post-Brady era in Foxborough." Brady thrown under bus

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Seifert: Sam to CFL a good move

Michael Sam signed with the Montreal Alouettes today and Kevin Seifert likes the move, tweeting: "Smart move here. Needs game action, fresh tape. Plenty of recent CFL-NFL moves based on performance."

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Kelvin Benjamin rehabbing hamstring

The Panthers WR tweaked it over a week ago and will likely miss workouts beginning Tuesday. Any missed practice time is precautionary though, as the injury is not considered serious.

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John Keim @john_keim

Another fwiw: ESPN Cleveland reported a source told them nfl films did not want an unwilling participant for hard knocks. Skins don't want

Report: Browns don't want 'Hard Knocks'

The Browns have asked to opt out to protect Johnny Manziel and that request likely will be granted by the NFL, according to ESPN Cleveland. Potential participants include the Texans or Bills. Per rules, the Bills can also opt out since they have a new coach in Rex Ryan.

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

Re Scandrick contract: Impressive feat to get an extension with four years left on deal. Has to be a first for the Cowboys.

Cowboys lock up Orlando Scandrick

The CB reached agreement on a new deal, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. He reportedly was due $10.5M from Dallas over the next four seasons before this new deal, and will now make $20M over the next five. The new contract was first reported by the NFL Network.

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John Keim @john_keim

FWIW: I was told the Redskins did not want to be on Hard Knocks and do not consider themselves possibilities for the HBO show...

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

At NFL owner's meetings in 1995, the NFL offered Al Davis 90% financing on a new LA stadium & 2 Super Bowls between 2000-2006. He passed.

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