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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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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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'I'm with Ray because I love him'

Janay Rice tells ESPN's Jemele Hill that she's upset that so many people call her husband a wife-beater: "He's human. He has done everything he's supposed to do to redeem himself."

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Hearts everywhere, prepare to melt

This adorable little girl got J.J. Watt's autograph, but J.J. Watt got this adorable little girl's hug and kiss. What a win-win.

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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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Impact of Foster's injury in fantasy

Arian Foster is one of five non-QBs to score at least 1,000 fantasy points over the last five seasons. His 1,103 points are more than any other non-QB in that span and rank 12th overall. With him reportedly out for the start of the regular season though, you may have to re-think your lineup. Play for free

A case of mistaken identity

The full transcript of Tom Brady's appeal hearing for Deflategate had a few surprises, such as the court reporter confusing Rob Gronkowski and Stephen Gostkowski. Right team, wrong guy

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Foster can't stop, won't stop

No back has been better than Arian Foster when it comes to posting 100-yard games.

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

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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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.