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Ex-Giants lineman Petrus, 32, dies of heat stroke

[ad_1] LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke, officials said. He was 32.Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. He says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.Petrus was a University of Arkansas walk-on
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Chiefs fan fined $500 for flashing laser at Brady

[ad_1] The man cited for flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game in January pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace on Wednesday and was fined $500.Dwyan Morgan, 64, of Lee's Summit, Missouri had been cited in April and faced up to a year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. The Jackson County (Missouri) Prosecutor's office said Brady was unaware of
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Pats’ Roberts wants police harassment inquiry

[ad_1] New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts wants a further investigation into a March incident in which he says he was harassed by police outside his home in Texas' Fort Bend County.Roberts' attorney, Jennine Hovell-Cox, told USA Today Sports that she has requested that the Fort Bend County district attorney look into the sheriff's department regarding the March 10 traffic stop for speeding.Dashcam footage obtained by USA Today Sports shows
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WSOP run ends for ex-Patriots DL Seymour

[ad_1] Richard Seymour's deep run into the 2019 World Series of Poker main event came to an end late Wednesday night in Las Vegas, as the former New England Patriots defensive lineman went out in 131st place out of 8,569 total entrants.After starting Day 5 of the tournament in 35th out of 1,286, Seymour spent most of the day at the featured ESPN table. His stack rose and fell but
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The NFL’s best and worst offensive arsenals

[ad_1] When I was compiling my rankings of each NFL team's offensive weaponry last year, the Chiefs came out at No. 1. I was a little surprised. I ran through the rosters again. The Chiefs were still tops. I ran with it, and, well, things went OK. Patrick Mahomes won league MVP in his first season as a starter, and while Mahomes is unquestionably an incredible quarterback, it didn't hurt
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Picking the NFL’s best offenses at every personnel grouping

[ad_1] The way NFL teams use personnel is different from when I played from 2000 to 2006 as a defensive back. You don't see as many old-school fullbacks with the neck rolls, digging out linebackers in traditional two-back sets. The tight end position? Much more versatility and speed there. Those guys can move. And it leads to positive matchups against linebackers, safeties or even slot corners when the big boys
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Former Patriot Bruschi recovering from stroke

[ad_1] Former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering after suffering a stroke Thursday, his family said in a statement."He recognized his warning signs immediately: arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Tedy is recovering well," according to the statement issued Friday. "Tedy and his family thank you for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time."Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke
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Former Patriot Bruschi suffers a stroke

[ad_1] Former New England Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering after suffering a stroke Thursday, his family said in a statement."He recognized his warning signs immediately: arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Tedy is recovering well," according to the statement issued Friday. "Tedy and his family thank you for your ongoing encouragement, and kindly ask for privacy at this time."Bruschi, who is 46, previously suffered a
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The 2019 NFL All-Retirement team

[ad_1] The retirees are about to knock a team out of the NFL playoffs in 2019.ESPN's fourth annual All-Retirement team is stacked. The skill positions combine for 300-plus career touchdowns. The defensive front seven has All-Pros all over the field. The kicker is legendary.There's no Peyton Manning on this list, but two of the best centers of the past decades are available to block.The retirement team -- composed of a