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Ray Rice: Public opinion impacts my NFL future

Ray Rice remains hopeful that he can return to the NFL but acknowledged that public opinion after his domestic violence incident presents a "unique" obstacle to his comeback attempt.

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Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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PDF: Tom Brady appeal transcript

The full transcript from Tom Brady's appeal hearing, which includes under-oath testimony from Brady, Ted Wells and others.

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Peterson clears up Diabetes Diagnosis

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson took to Twitter to clarify he has Type 2 diabetes, not Type 1, as he had said earlier in the day. Diagnosis explained

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Texans eye Pierre Thomas

Looking to fill the void created by the injury to Arian Foster, the Texans will have RB Pierre Thomas in for a visit on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson and multiple reports. If all goes well, Thomas will join the team in time for the team's travel for joint practices with the Redskins, a source told Anderson.

Tom Brady appeal transcript released

Takeaways from 457-page transcript:

  • Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Brady said he wasn't aware of PSI until after a Jets game in 2014
  • Neither he nor his lawyers were told that not providing his cellphone would be deemed as a lack of cooperation with a penalty
  • Brady's attorneys did provide copies of his emails to the league
Full appeal transcript

Johnson Takes On Fan in 'FIFA'

Chad Johnson was bored on Monday, so he traveled to a fan's house to challenge him in a video game battle. Check it out

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Foster's health a fantasy concern again

Arian Foster has been an injury question mark for fantasy owners for a few years, and now he could miss the start of this season with a groin injury. How much of a risk do you want to take on the Texans' star RB? Play for free

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Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'

Rice told Outside the Lines: "Domestic violence is real. It happens every 12 seconds as we speak. ... I think that that issue alone with me in my situation, having the video -- that puts a lot in perspective. That vivid memory, obviously, that was the worst decision I've ever made in my life."

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Texans to bring in Pierre Thomas for visit

Houston will work out the former Saints RB on Wednesday as it looks for ways to replace Arian Foster, who may miss the start of the season with a groin injury.

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Big man in a tiny car

John Urschel is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, but that doesn't the Ravens guard from driving a teeny compact car. 'My dream car'

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Rice: Public opinion impacts my NFL future

"I always preach one or two bad decisions, and your dream could become a nightmare," Ray Rice told Outside The Lines. "Well, I had to eat my own words. I truly lived a nightmare. ... I have to set my hope and faith and everything else that I'm doing in my life, I'm just really hopeful for a second chance." 'Unique' obstacle

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Groin surgery 'likely' for Arian Foster

The Texans RB will likely have groin surgery and miss the start of the regular season, according to ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli and media reports. He was injured Monday night at the team's first fully padded practice.

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Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'

Former Ravens RB Ray Rice discusses the steps he has taken to rewrite his story after being suspended by the NFL and released by the Ravens for domestic violence.

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Panthers CB Chris Houston retiring

Houston's return after sitting out the 2014 season to recover from toe surgery lasted 51 days. The team offered no explanation for the 30-year-old's decision. He's the second Panthers player to retire in a week after OT Jonathan Martin informed the team last week he had given up football.

Clowney's dad charged with attempted murder

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney's father has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger said David Morgan also was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Story

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Field Yates @FieldYates

The Eagles waived/injured OLB Travis Long, who tore his ACL yesterday. If unclaimed, he'll revert to the team's IR list.

Lions want contracts with Levy, Ngata

GM Martin Mayhew is in the process of negotiating contract extentions with the agents for LB DeAndre Levy and DT Haloti Ngata. "Defensive linemen, offensive linemen play a little bit longer than corners and receivers," Mayhew said. Talks ongoing

Saints going run-heavy? Not so fast

Field Yates, relaying his discussion with an NFL source: "He said, 'No, this is Sean Payton. They're going to throw the ball first.' ... He expects CJ Spiller to have somewhere in the vicinity of 80 catches, or 100 targets."

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Hernandez lawyers want evidence out

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers are requesting that judges throw out evidence seized from an SUV authorities say Hernandez was in when he allegedly fatally shot two men over a spilled drink because a man whose statements police relied on to get a search warrant failed a lie-detector test.

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Judge won't seal Brady transcripts

The documents in Tom Brady's appeal will not be filed under seal, which means the transcript of Brady's appeal hearing will be made public, according to ESPN sources and media reports.

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Life of a rookie at NFL training camp

Browns undrafted WR Shane Wynn gets the rookie treatment when he has to carry the jerseys and pads of his teammates off the practice field today.

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