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Recent early retirements in NFL could be trend — or simply a coincidence

By Mark Kaboly
Patrick Willis’ aching feet couldn’t take it anymore. Jake Locker didn’t have the passion for the game. Jason Worilds wanted to commit more time to his religion. Chris Borland was worried what the long-term effects of the game would do to his ...

NFL notebook: Browns GM suspended, team fined for ‘Text-gate’

Wire Reports
Although many observers expected the NFL to lower the boom on the Browns for ‘Text-gate’, the penalties it issued Monday were more like a slap on the wrist. The league suspended Browns general manager Ray Farmer without pay for the first ...

49ers’ Tomsula proud of Steel City roots

By Mark Kaboly
PHOENIX — New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula spent more than an hour fielding questions from reporters during an NFC coaches’ media breakfast Wednesday at the ...

NFL notebook: Change to extra points likely in 2015

Wire Reports
Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion ...

NFL notebook: Jets file tampering charges against Patriots over comments about Revis

Wire Reports
The Jets filed a tampering charge against the Patriots for talking about cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to multiple media reports. On Monday, when Patriots owner ...

NFL notebook: Owners vote to suspend TV blackout policy

By Tribune-Review
e_SBlt The NFL said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy for the preseason and regular season. There were no blackouts last season, because the minimum number of tickets were sold for every ...

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bednarik dies

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. ...

NFL notebook: Cowboys sign defensive end Hardy

By Tribune-Review
• The Cowboys made their big play in free agency with defensive end Greg Hardy. Although Hardy could face a league suspension for violating the NFL’s domestic conduct policy, the team said it agreed to terms with the former Panther ...

NFL notebook: WR Wallace ripped by Pouncey twins

Wire Reports
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey made critical comments toward former teammate Mike Wallace on Tuesday. In a television interview with CBS 4 in Miami, the twins shared their thoughts on the way Wallace ended the regular season ...

NFL notebook: Tebow reportedly works out for Eagles

Staff and Wire Reports
Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication in Oceanside, Calif., according to a TMZ report. Blake was taken into custody early Sunday morning and was released later in the day. “We are aware of the report and ...

NFL notebook: RB Bush signs with 49ers

Wire Reports
Running back Reggie Bush agreed to terms with the 49ers, according to multiple reports. Bush, 30, also visited New Orleans, where he played five seasons after coming out of USC, and New England before deciding on the 49ers. Bush will join Carlos ...

NFL notebook: Dolphins trade WR Wallace to Vikings

By Tribune-Review
The Dolphins traded wide receiver Mike Wallace and a seventh-round pick to the Vikings for a fifth-round pick Friday night, according to reports. Wallace, a former Steeler, signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Dolphins two years ago. ...

NFL notebook: Eagles sign running back Murray away from rival Cowboys

From Wire Reports
DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. The All-Pro running back agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray’s deal was valued at $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed. Murray rushed for ...

Squirrel Hill man among fans awarded $76K in Super Bowl tickets lawsuit

By Staff & Wire
A federal jury has ordered the NFL to pay nearly $76,000 to fans affected by the 2011 Super Bowl seating mess in Texas. Under Thursday’s verdict in Dallas, the NFL must pay the money to some of the seven fans who ...

NFL notebook: Colts sign longtime Texans WR Johnson

Wire Reports
Andre Johnson just wanted a chance to win a championship. Indianapolis, with Andrew Luck, seemed like the perfect landing spot. So Wednesday, two days after the Texans released their longtime star, the 33-year-old receiver signed a three-year deal with the Colts. Terms ...

NFL notebook: Revis returns to Jets for $70M

By The Associated Press
Revis Island: The Return. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England ...