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Alabama Football: Saban thanks Stoutland, wishes him well as OL coach heads for Eagles

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban praised former offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and wished him and his family well as Stoutland heads to the NFL and assistant coaching duties with the Philadelphia Eagles. “Coach Stoutland did an excellent job with our offensive line along with each and every responsibility he had while he was here…

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Alabama in the NFL: Julio Jones vs. Georgia’s A.J. Green

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Alabama football star Julio Jones in Atlanta and Georgia football star A.J. Green in Cincinnati enter their sophomore seasons in the NFL. Who will have the better 2012 season in pro football?

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Why the Miami Dolphins won NFL Draft 2012: A&M’s Ryan Tannehill obviously better than Andrew Luck, RGIII

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CNBC’s Darren Rovell knows the storyline of the night better than anyone. While fans were watching the NFL Draft, Rovell had one eye on Twitter and noticed an interesting trend that occurred right after the Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. According to Rovell via Twitter, “In the first 10 minutes after Ryan…

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ALABAMA FOOTBALL: Four Crimson Tide Players Selected in First Round of NFL Draft

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Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont’a Hightower all hear their named called by the Commissioner (via UA Media Relations) The University of Alabama equaled a school-record with four players selected in the first round of the 2012 National Football League Draft on Thursday evening at Radio City Music Hall. For the second straight…

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NFL 2012 DRAFT PROFILE: Alabama safety Mark Barron

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Alabama Crimson Tide safety Mark Barron is one of the top safeties available in the 2012 NFL Draft. Pro Football Weekly profiled the Alabama football player in this video. Watch to see where Barron is projected to go in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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ALABAMA FOOTBALL: 7 Tide players could be selected in NFL Draft

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Alabama Crimson Tide defenders Courtney Upshaw, Dont’a Hightower, Dequan Menzie and Dre Kirkpatrick talk about playing football for Nick Saban and the competition on the 2011 defense.

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Pro Football: Tim Tebow at his best in no huddle? Julio Jones injury problem?

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What do you think of Tim Tebow in the NFL? Can he win in Denver? Will the No Huddle help? Are injuries hurting the Atlanta Falcons and rookie receiver Julio Jones?

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Bama in the NFL – Week 4

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With the NFL regular season now a quarter of the way through, the contenders are beginning to step forward. The Crimson Tide has a presence on teams like Green Bay, Houston, Buffalo, New England and Baltimore, who appear to be on their way to good seasons. The ‘Bama highlight of the weekend had to be…

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VIDEO: Alabama’s Julio Jones or Alabama’s Mark Ingram as NFL Rookie of the Year?

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Former Alabama football players Julio Jones and Mark Ingram are two names prominently mentioned as in the running for NFL Rookie of the Year. In this video from Pro Football Weekly, watch editors discuss which rookie players could make the biggest splash this season in the NFL. Other players mentioned include Patrick Peterson and Von Miller.

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Fantasy Football Tips: The best quarterbacks

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Thinking about what quarterback to draft in your fantasy football draft? In this video, you can find a few hints about top signal caller prospects. You can scroll down below to see a summary and read along as you watch and listen to this video report from PFW. Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers…

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Fantasy Football Tips: The best running backs

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Thinking about who to select at running back for your fantasy football team? In this video, you can find a few hints about the top prospects to carry your team to success. The PFW experts expressed interest in Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. “He is the complete package and you know they are going…

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Fantasy Football Tips: The best wide receivers

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Thinking about your fantasy team? In this video, you can find a few suggestions for the best Fantasy Football Wide Receivers. The report from Pro Football Weekly stresses Andre Johnson of the Texans as a top pick. Roddy White is the “safest choice.” However, the Texans’ Johnson is the best in the game. Calvin Johnson…

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Alabama’s Mark Ingram starts foundation

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Former Alabama Crimson Tide football star Mark Ingram has started a foundation to help children with incarcerated parents. In the video report below from WPMI provides the general information. Also, Ingram spoke to WWLTV.com about the foundation: “The foundation is something that’s real important to me,” Ingram said in between interviews and handshakes. “It’s something…

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3 Alabama players taken in MLB draft

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VIDEO: 3 Tide Players, 6 Tigers Drafted from WPMI The Alabama Crimson Tide had three players taken in the baseball draft Tuesday. More details about the players are contained in the official press releases below (courtesy of UA): BASEBALL: Adam Morgan Drafted By Phillies in Third Round Morgan first Crimson Tide player selected in 2011…

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Analysis: Is the NFL a matter of national interest?

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With the draft almost here fans are naturally curious about the NFL’s labor situation. Here are a couple of reports on the pro football league’s legal situation. One thing to note about the ruling (discussed in video #1 below) is that the judge ruled that ending the lockout was in the national interest since there…

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NFL Draft 2011: What to expect

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The NFL Draft is just days away, and here are a few reports to help guide you through the fun. You can watch video reports from around the nation below. In summary, you could expect to see trades this year, as many as seven Nebraska players could be taken in this year’s NFL draft, could…

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Alabama’s Dareus is best D-lineman in draft

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According to Buffalo’s WIVB (see video report below), “Alabama’s Marcell Dareus is the best defensive lineman in the draft and he says real men play in the trenches.” A scout quoted in the video explains that Dareus can play the run and push the pocket. Some highlights of Dareus are included in the report as…

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Alabama’s Ingram is best running back in draft

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As the draft approaches, what is being said about some stars of the Alabama Crimson Tide? VIDEO: Mark Ingram is “best running back in draft” He won the Heisman Trophy two years ago, so if you’re looking for a running back in this year’s NFL draft, you start with Alabama’s Mark Ingram. MORE: Video shows…

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NFL Draft: Julio Jones catching AJ Green?

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Peter King reports: “Jones is a safer guy, in terms of work ethic and practice habits, several personnel men have told me. It’s now a race. Jones has narrowed the gap between himself and Green to the point where I’m told by two teams with receiver needs that they favor Jones. Draft czar Gil Brandt…

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Alabama’s Dareus surges in mock draft

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Alabama Crimson Tide star Marcel Dareus is at the top of Todd McShay’s mock draft, and ESPN SEC guru Chris Low provides the details in his blog. According to Low, “McShay has six SEC players going in the top 10 picks and 10 SEC players going in the first round. Here’s a rundown: No. 1…

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Alabama’s McElroy projected to make NFL roster

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How is Alabama’s Greg McElroy doing at the Senior Bowl? The New York Times has the answer: “QB Greg McElroy, Alabama: Expectations might have been too low for McElroy entering this week. His on-field intelligence to work the pocket and find open targets downfield was the best of all the quarterbacks on either roster. But…

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Cam Newton is the ‘bizarro’ Tebow?

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Is this just another way of saying Cam Newton is a liar? From the Boston Globe: “In many ways, to use a ‘Seinfeld’ reference, Newton may be the bizarro Tebow: advanced mechanics but questionable intangibles. Tebow needed extensive work on his mechanics but had flawless leadership qualities.” ALSO: And when Newton arrives at the Scouting…

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Croyle taking snaps for Chiefs

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AP: Taking most of the practice snaps on Wednesday was Brodie Croyle, who is 0-9 as an NFL starter and has not appeared in a game all year. While the Chiefs released no details of the operation, the American College of Surgeons website advises patients who have had a minimally invasive appendectomy not to “lift…

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Update: Former Alabama player Charlie Peprah

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AP: (Charlie Peprah) played high school football in Texas, then college football at Alabama, and was taken by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2006 draft. He was released and picked up by the Packers, where he played mostly on special teams and started one game in 2008. (read more below…

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NFL: What is up with Big Ben?

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I’m ready for the NFL season to get started. One big item in the NFL is what is going on in Pittsburgh. AP: Roethlisberger was suspended for six games after being accused of sexually assaulting a Georgia college student in March. He was not criminally charged in the case. If Goodell reduces the suspension to…

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Building the Dallas Cowboys brand

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Reuters provides this look at why the Dallas Cowboys are so popular across America. The reason? The Cowboys win. And winning translates to the bottom line. According to Reuters, “Such attention to marketing has helped make Dallas the most financially successful NFL franchise according to Forbes magazine, with annual revenue of $280 million and an…

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Fantasy football: Brett Favre not insurable

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CNBC’s Darren Rovell reports that fantasy football players who draft Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre won’t be able to buy insurance to protect against an injury. Rovell reports, “Favre is not going to be insurable this year,” said Henry Olszewski of Fantasy Sports Insurance, which is in its second year of operation. “Drafting him could…

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NFL: Tom Brady hates the New York Jets

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I can’t resist a little NFL news. So, here is some breaking news from the NFL: Tom Brady hates the Jets. Yes. Who would’ve guessed. However, the AP provides us this nice report on the subject. From the AP: Tom Brady hates the New York Jets. Rex Ryan doesn’t like the New England Patriots. The…

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Chiefs football: Arenas vs. McCluster

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Who will be the kick returner for the Kansas City Chiefs? It could be a former SEC star as former Alabama Crimson Tide return man Javier Arenas is locked in a battle with Dexter McCluster. According to the AP, “He (McCluster) and rookie cornerback Javier Arenas are fighting to be the kick returner. Arenas might…

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Andre Smith slowed by foot

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AP: “The former first-round draft pick has yet to get on the practice field with his Bengals teammates. He’s working out on his own, trying to get in shape and get beyond foot problems that held him back as a rookie. There’s no telling whether he’ll be ready to start the season.” Powered by Mochila

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