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Meet the Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class — Paul Tagliabue, Donnie Shell and more

[ad_1] Fifteen men, some who have waited decades to hear their names called, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday as part of its Centennial Class. The group was selected to honor the NFL's 100th anniversary.The members, who will be enshrined in August and September, include 10 seniors, two coaches and three contributors. Hall of Fame president David Baker said Wednesday part of the Centennial Class
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Paul Tagliabue, Steve Sabol selected for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Centennial Class

[ad_1] Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, former NFL Films president Steve Sabol and two players from the league's most iconic defenses were among those selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial Class.Thirteen members of the 15-member class were revealed Wednesday morning on NFL Network. Tagliabue, Sabol, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell and Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris were among the inductees."Don't give up on your gifts and
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Steelers owner Art Rooney II feels NFL ‘not where we need to be’ with diverse hires among its coaches

[ad_1] Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the NFL will evaluate the hiring process and examine the Rooney Rule after the recent cycle saw the hiring of just one minority head coach."I think where we are right now, is not where we want to be, not where we need to be," Rooney said in an NFL Network interview with Steve Wyche. "We need to take a step back and
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Biggest looming 2020 free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN Tom Brady will be available on the 2020 NFL free-agent market. So will Drew Brees. Same with Dak Prescott, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehill and Jameis Winston. And those are just the quarterbacks who could change teams for free this offseason. (Check out our full top 50 rankings here.)As we get closer to an offseason in which all 32 teams have big needs -- even the
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Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s centennial class

[ad_1] Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was formally named the first member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's centennial class on Saturday, when the Hall's president David Baker informed Cowher of his selection to be enshrined during CBS' "NFL Today" program.The Hall's centennial class was selected by a blue-ribbon panel this past week. The remainder of the 15-member class will be revealed Wednesday morning.Cowher, a Crafton, Pennsylvania, native
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Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s centennial class of 2020

[ad_1] Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the centennial class of 2020.The surprise announcement was made during a segment on CBS prior to Saturday's Titans-Ravens telecast. Cowher is a CBS analyst."Just thinking about the Pittsburgh franchise and Dan Rooney when he hired me," Cowher said.Then he joked: "My first goal was just not to get fired
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Ranking the NFL’s best playoff moments — The Catch, Hail Mary and more

[ad_1] They elicit delight and dismay, depending upon where your fandom resides, of course. But they never disappoint. Not when you take into account the sheer lunacy and, well, luck involved. They are the best postseason plays in NFL history, as voted on by a panel of ESPN reporters who cover the league.The usual suspects are here, from the Immaculate Reception to The Catch to David Tyree's helmet histrionics. A
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Biggest 2020 offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN As the 2019 NFL playoffs cruise along, 24 teams already have turned their heads to the 2020 offseason -- and the rest of the pack isn't far behind. From the two-win Bengals to whomever ends up being the Super Bowl champion, every team will need something in the offseason.Many teams will address weaknesses in free agency, while others will focus on the 2020 draft. And
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Panthers star Christian McCaffrey named All-Pro at 2 positions

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions.McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns, and he caught 116 passes for 1,005 yards and 4 TDs. He became the third player in NFL history to finish with at least 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving
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Panthers star Christian McCaffrey named to All-Pro team at 2 positions

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions.McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching a phenomenal 116 passes for 1,005 yards and four TDs. He became the third player in NFL history to finish with 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in