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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots practiced Thursday with gloves on both hands

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was present at the start of Thursday’s practice, wearing red gloves on both hands, which is not the norm for him. Brady’s presence at the start of practice comes one day after he was involved in a minor collision in practice that injured his right throwing hand. Reporters were present for the start of the practice, which included stretching and light running. Quarterbacks did not throw in the time reporters were at practice. Patriots quarterbacks Brian Hoyer, left, and Tom Brady,…

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New England Patriots’ Adam Butler says Jacksonville Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey better be able to back up Super Bowl guarantee

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots won’t say if Jalen Ramsey‘s Super Bowl guarantee is on their bulletin board, but it’s definitely on their minds as they prepare for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. “If you’re going to make a statement like that, you better be able to back it up,” Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler said Wednesday. Ramsey, star cornerback of the Jaguars, made headlines with his pep rally boast last Sunday at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field, telling a large crowd, “We are going to the Super Bowl, and we…

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NFL Insiders predict – Best 2018 team fit for Le’Veon Bell of Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said last week that he’s prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if he is hit with the franchise tag for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old Bell played on a $12.1 million franchise tag in 2017, and that number is projected to increase to around $14.5 million for next season. From the wild-card round through Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, ESPN.com has the playoffs covered. • Schedule, coverage, more »• Resetting the NFL playoff bracket » Last July, Bell turned down…

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Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick divulges plan for final $100K of million dollar charitable pledge

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick announced Wednesday that, for the final $100,000, of his $1 million pledge to charity, he would announce 10 beneficiaries over the next ten days. The added bonus? Each day the organization picked would receive an additional $10,000 from a different celebrity. The first charity announced is Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community organization in San Jose and California’s South Bay that benefits youth, immigrants and low-wage workers. The match to Kaepernick’s $10,000 is Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. Colin Kaepernick continues to make good on…

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Jeremy Lane of Seattle Seahawks admitted to marijuana use before driving, according to arrest report

8:29 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane registered a blood-alcohol-content level well under the legal limit but admitted to having smoked marijuana before he was pulled over early Sunday morning, leading to his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a Washington State Patrol incident report. Lane was pulled over on Mercer Island just east of Seattle after his 2006 Dodge Charger was clocked traveling 80 mph in a 60 mph zone, according to the report, which was obtained by ESPN. The arresting patrolman…

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New York Jets lower season-ticket prices

The New York Jets are lowering season-ticket prices, with the lowest prices being lower than those when the Jets first moved into MetLife Stadium in 2010. On Tuesday, season-ticket holders were given the 2018 prices, which were down by a weighted average of 11 percent compared with last season. The cheapest tickets in the upper deck will be $45 a game, while tickets in the mezzanine will cost $95 per game. The bigger news for Jets fans is that those mezzanine tickets, previously available only with a $2,500 to $4,000…

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Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette uninjured in car accident

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday but was not injured, the team announced. The Jaguars say Fournette’s car was rear-ended but would not provide any further details. “Leonard is OK and was able to drive home,” the team said in a statement. “Appreciate everyone that has reached out to check on him.” Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 45-42 victory over Pittsburgh last Sunday. He is just the second rookie in franchise history…

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Minnesota Vikings players still in shock after stunning last-second victory over New Orleans Saints

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adam Thielen was drained mentally, physically and emotionally. Being on the field for one of the greatest plays in Minnesota Vikings history and seeing the replay hundreds of times of Case Keenum‘s 61-yard pass to Stefon Diggs for the first walk-off finish ever to an NFL postseason game, the receiver needed more than just a moment to process what he had witnessed. Not even 24 hours after the catch that catapulted the Vikings into the NFC Championship Game at the last possible second, the shock factor…

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Ken Norton Jr., Mike Solari joining Seattle Seahawks staff

12:01 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN Changes to the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff continue, with the team expected to hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach, sources told ESPN on Monday. Norton would replace Kris Richard, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Richard has served on the team’s coaching staff for the past eight seasons, including the past three as defensive coordinator. Earlier reports indicated Richard wasn’t expected to return. The San Francisco 49ers hired Norton as their assistant head coach/defense and inside linebackers…

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Green Bay Packers’ cornerback Damarious Randall having hand surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Damarious Randall, who bounced back from an early season benching and led the Green Bay Packers in interceptions this past season, is undergoing hand surgery Monday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Randall will need six to eight weeks to recover. Randall, the Packers’ first-round pick in 2015, led the Packers with four interceptions despite missing the final two games of the season because of an injury, but it was to his knee and not his hand. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which was the first to…

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