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Draftees’ longevity key for NFL success

By Mark Kaboly
They all don’t have to be Hall of Famers. They all don’t have to be Pro Bowlers. They don’t even have to play their entire careers with the team that drafted them. But NFL teams hoping to be competitive every …

NFL notebook: Pryor will be cut if he’s not traded

By Staff and Wire Reports
The Raiders will cut Terrelle Pryor if they can’t work out a trade for the third-year quarterback, Fox Sports reported. Pryor, a former Jeannette star, will not be part of the Raiders when the team begins offseason workouts Tuesday, the …

NFL notebook: Judge again rejects league’s $765M concussion deal

By Wire Reports
A federal judge in Philadelphia again denied preliminary approval of the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s order Wednesday also denies class-action status to lawsuits filed by thousands of retired players, at least …

NFL notebook: 3 more visit Steelers

By Wire Reports
The Steelers hosted three more college draft prospects Friday: Arizona State outside linebacker Carl Bradford, Boston College outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, the second Buckeyes player to visit in as many days. Outside linebacker Ryan …

49ers QB Kaepernick, 2 others investigated

By The Associated Press
MIAMI — Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with …

East Brady keeping close watch on ailing Bills legend

By Bob Cohn
EAST BRADY — Terry Henry was polishing off a cheesesteak at All-Stars, a local bar and restaurant, one day last week when a woman approached …

NFL notebook: Titans release RB Chris Johnson

By Tribune-Review
The CJ2K era is over in Tennessee, just the latest step by the Titans in their franchise makeover. The Titans told Chris Johnson they are releasing him Friday after six seasons to avoid paying $8 million the running back is …

NFL notebook: WR DeSean Jackson closes deal with Redskins

By Wire Reports
The contrast couldn’t have been greater for  DeSean Jackson. In a matter of days, he went from unwanted to wanted, from fired to hired, from discarded by the Eagles with reputation tarnished to rock star treatment and a new fat …

NFL notebook: Ex-Steelers safety Clark returns to Redskins

By Wire Reports
Former Steelers safety Ryan and Clark and the Redskins agreed to term on a one-year deal, NFL.com reported. Clark, a 34-year-old veteran, played for the Redskins in 2004-05 before an eight-year stint with the Steelers. Clark had also received interest …

McCarthy gives stability to Packers

By USA Today
Mike McCarthy has served as Green Bay Packers coach for eight seasons, and if it’s up to him, he will continue in that role for …

NFL notebook: Eagles cut ties with WR DeSean Jackson

By Wire Reports
DeSean Jackson went from the trading block to the chopping block. Jackson is out in Philly — just as Mark Sanchez was on his way into town. Unable to find a taker on the trade market, the Eagles released him, …

NFL notebook: RB Moreno agrees with Dolphins

By Wire Reports
Running back Knowshon Moreno agreed to terms with the Dolphins, and they hope he’ll enliven a ground game that ranked 26th in the NFL last season. The one-year deal is worth $3 million, according to NFL Network. Moreno, a five-year …

NFL notebook: Bears sign sack specialist Allen to 4-year contract

By The Associated Press
The Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound? The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Wednesday. A person with knowledge of the agreement told the Associated …

In a twist on stock market, company to offer shares of an NFL player

By Bob Cohn
The stock of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has risen considerably on and off the field since he was pulled from a 2008 …

NFL notebook: Bills owner Wilson dies at 95

By Wire Reports
Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95. Wilson died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, …

Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery

By The Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as …