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Packers to Induct Favre into Hall of Fame, Retire Jersey in 2015

Packers to Induct Favre into Hall of Fame, Retire Jersey in 2015

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) — Brett Favre’s relationship with the team he spent the majority of his career playing for is apparently just fine. Both the quarterback and the Green Bay Packers announced on Sunday that Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his number 4 jersey retired during the 2015 season.

The joint announcement originally came from Favre’s website on Sunday afternoon.

“It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM in the history of the NFL,” Favre said in the statement.

Green Bay will make an official announcement at 1:30 p.m. on Monday with Favre participating via telephone. Packers Hall of Fame Inc. president Perry Kidder, Packers president Mark Murphy and former Packers president Bob Harlan will all take part.

Favre joined the Packers on Feb. 11, 1992 after being traded by the Atlanta Falcons who drafted him. He led Green Bay to two Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XXXI, and also won three MVP awards for 1992-2008. Favre announced his retirement that summer but decided he wanted to return and was eventually traded to the New York Jets where he played one season before finishing his career in Minnesota, playing two more years.

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Giants Beat Buffalo in Hall of Fame Game

Giants Beat Buffalo in Hall of Fame Game

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CANTON, Ohio) — Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib connected with rookie wide receiver Corey Washington on a 73-yard strike in the fourth quarter to help give the New York Giants a 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason-opening Hall of Fame game.

The Giants (1-0) debuted their new offense, courtesy of first-year coordinator Ben McAdoo, and showed off a balanced attack. Most impressive was the combination of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in the backfield. The rookie Williams led the Giants with 43 rushing yards on seven carries. His best run, a 21-yard scamper, led to New York’s first touchdown of the night and gave them a 7-3 first quarter lead.

Buffalo (0-1) countered with a two-yard pass from Jeff Teul to Robert Woods in the second quarter before heading into halftime tied at 10-10. The Bills then took the lead on a Dan Carpenter field goal and held that advantage until Nassib and Washington connected.

Starting quarterback Eli Manning was 6-for-7 in three series for 43 yards but lost a fumble. EJ Manuel struggled in his two series, completing just two passes for only 19 yards.

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Bon Jovi Writes a Letter to Bills Fans

Bon Jovi Writes a Letter to Bills Fans

Paul Zimmerman/WireImage(CANTON, Ohio) — New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi wrote a letter to Bills fans as the location of their team moving forward is in question.

The Buffalo News published a letter by Bon Jovi on Sunday that showed his intentions to keep them in Buffalo.

“There has been a lot of conjecture, so we think it’s important to clarify our intentions to the fans of the team and people of Buffalo,” Bon Jovi wrote. “I know how much the Bills mean to the people of this region. So I want you to hear this from me: I’m not risking it all to let you down. If we are given the chance to be the next owners of the Buffalo Bills, I promise you that we will bring the same passion that you do every Sunday, every day.”

The Bills lease in Buffalo runs through the 2022 and the Bills Fan Alliance, a group of fans and business leaders still questioned Bon Jovi’s letter.

“While we appreciate his sentiment, it’s worth noting that nowhere in his letter does he write or directly state that he will ‘not move the Bills from Buffalo,’ ” wrote the Alliance’s directors, Matt Sabuda, Brian Cinelli and Steve Brady.

“Anything short of formal action taken on their part will be viewed as nothing more than rhetoric,” the Alliance directors wrote.”

Bon Jovi did not name the Toronto partners that are on his team in the letter published on Sunday.

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Reed, Strahan Lead Those Inducted into 2014 Hall of Fame

Reed, Strahan Lead Those Inducted into 2014 Hall of Fame

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(CANTON, Ohio) — Receiver Andre Reed, defensive ends Michael Strahan and Claude Humphrey, defensive back Aeneas Williams, linebacker Derrick Brooks, offensive tackle Walter Jones and punter Ray Guy were all inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night.

Reed, who played in four Super Bowls with the Bills in the 90’s, reflected on playing with quarterback Jim Kelly.

“I wanted the ball every single time,” Reed said while talking to Kelly who was in the audience. “I wanted you to be proud of me and know that you could count on me at any time. You know our old saying bro…12 plus 83 always equals six.”

Strahan, who is fifth in the NFL in career sacks, explained how his dad helped him transform from a huskie child into a football player.

“He didn’t know about about the weight lifting part,” Strahan said of his father who would go to the gym with him. “But Muscle and Fitness or whatever it was that he took these programs out of I can’t read one to this day because of that. I remember being in the gym and I didn’t want to be there, and my dad looked at me and said, ‘son, one day it will pay off.’ And dad I’ve got to say it payed off.”

Ray Guy became the first punter ever inducted into the Hall.

“It’s been a long, long overdue but now the Hall of Fame has a complete team,” Guy said.

Aeneas Williams played 14 seasons split between the Cardinals and the Rams.

“If you would have told me, ‘Aeneas, you have to the potential to be one of the best cornerbacks,’ I would have thought you were crazy and hit you with my right hand,” Williams said. “I’ll just take a moment to soak this all in.”

Derrick Brooks is a former Defensive Player of the Year who won the Super Bowl in 2002 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Walter Jones played his entire 12-year career for the Seahawks and made nine Pro Bowls.

Claude Humphrey was a six-time Pro Bowl selection.

“Now they tell me I only had 10 minutes up here, but let me start off by telling you that I’ve waited 30 years to get to this podium, so don’t rush me guys,” Humphrey said.

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ESPN: 49ers’ Glenn Dorsey out for Season with Torn Biceps

ESPN: 49ers’ Glenn Dorsey out for Season with Torn Biceps

National Football League(NEW YORK) — The San Francisco 49ers stout defense took a hit over the weekend as ESPN is reporting that defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn biceps.

It was stroke of bad luck for Dorsey, who was hurt on Friday during pracitce, which also happened to be his 29th birthday. He will undergo surgery on Monday.

Coming off a productive season with the 49ers in 2013, Dorsey is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season.

Dorsey was the fifth overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 but failed to live up to the lofty expectations placed on him. But with the 49ers, he became a key member of the defensive unit at nose tackle.

He recorded 41 tackles and 2.0 sacks in 16 games for the team in 2014.

Quinton Dial and Ian Williams are expected to see an increase in playing time in Dorsey’s absence.

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Ray Rice Breaks His Silence

Ray Rice Breaks His Silence

Rob Carr/Getty Images(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media Thursday for the first time since his two-game suspension was announced by the NFL.

Rice spoke about the suspension and publicly apologized to his wife, Janay, for the first time since his alleged altercation with his then-fiancee in February.

“I made the biggest mistake of my life,” Rice said.

Rice, 27, would not get into what happened in the Atlantic City, New Jersey, elevator, but he also apologized to all women affected by domestic violence and expressed his intentions to become an “ambassador” against it.

“That night I replay over and over in my head. That’s not me. My actions were inexcusable. That’s something I have to live with the rest of my life,” he explained. “The pain I’m talking about living with is waking up every day, and my daughter is two years old now, and I have a little girl, who’s very smart, very intelligent, and one day she’s going to know the power of Google, and me having to explain that to her, what happened that night.”

Rice was joined at the press conference by nearly 30 of his Baltimore Ravens teammates. 

He will miss the team’s Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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Packers Reward GM Ted Thompson with Contract Extension

Packers Reward GM Ted Thompson with Contract Extension

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) — One of the best general managers in the NFL is sticking around a little longer as the Green Bay Packers are rewarding Ted Thompson with a contract extension.

Thompson’s new deal is being called “a multi-year contract extension” and he will remain in charge of the football operations. His original deal was set to expire after the 2016 season.

“The more you think about it, the more you think how nuts are you that you’d walk away from something like this,” Thompson said. “It’s important to me. It’s not my family, but I’ve got a lot of really good friends here and co-workers that I enjoy coming to work with every day.”

Thompson is entering his 10th season as the Packers general manager, and the team has gone 86-57-1 in the regular season and 6-5 in the postseason. They also won the Super Bowl XLV.

Thompson’s first draft pick came in 2004 when he selected quarterback Aaron Rodgers 24th overall.

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Cowboys Sign Tyron Smith to Eight-Year Extension

Cowboys Sign Tyron Smith to Eight-Year Extension

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(OXNARD, Calif.) —  Tyron Smith is staying in Dallas for the long-haul.

The Cowboys signed the Pro Bowl offensive tackle to an eight-year contract extension through 2023; a deal that could be worth as much as $110 million.

Smith, 23, will receive $40 million guaranteed, as well as a $10 million signing bonus, according to ESPN.  He had two years remaining on his previous contract after the Cowboys picked up the fifth-year option of his rookie deal in the spring.

“We talk about building a program and building a football team and he was the first player that we took three years ago in that draft,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s just been everything we’ve wanted to build this program and this team around.”

Smith was drafted by the Cowboys with the 9th overall pick in 2011.  Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, drafted 5th overall that same year, signed a five-year, $70 million extension on Tuesday.

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Giants RB David Wilson to See Neck Specialist

Giants RB David Wilson to See Neck Specialist

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) —  New York Giants running back David Wilson’s bounce-back season is off to a rough start.

Wilson left Tuesday’s training camp practice with a neck injury and underwent a battery of tests.  He is expected to miss at least a week. 

“We were all praying that it would not be an issue, that he would be able to come back and go to work,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. “But we’ll see.”

Instead of playing in Sunday’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, Wilson will stay in New York and be examined by Dr. Frank Cammisa at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  Cammisa is the same specialist who performed season-ending spinal fusion surgery on Wilson after Week 5 to correct a disk problem in his neck in 2013.

The Giants drafted Wilson in the first-round of the 2012 NFL draft.  He was cleared for full contact back on July 21 and was practicing normally with the team before the injury occurred.

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Lions Table Ndamukong Suh Contract Talks

Lions Table Ndamukong Suh Contract Talks

NFL via Getty Images(ALLEN PARK, Mich.) —  The Detroit Lions have announced that they will table contract discussions with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

“I think it’s the right thing for us to do,” Lions president Tom Lewand said Monday. “It’s the right thing for the team. It’s the right thing for everybody involved and it allows us to keep the focus where it belongs.”

“We have a high degree of confidence that we can work out something that will be mutually satisfactory at the right time and the goal hasn’t changed in the least,” he added.

This year marks the last year of Suh’s five-year rookie contract. Suh will have a cap number of $22.5 million this season.  The goal remains to ink the 27-year-old to a long-term deal after the season.

The Lions drafted Suh with the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

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Colts Release RB Chris Rainey

Colts Release RB Chris Rainey

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) — The Indianapolis Colts released running back Chris Rainey on Monday for a violation of an undisclosed team rule.

Head coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement at training camp and would not provide any details for the reason Rainey was released.

“It’s unfortunate and [a] violation of team rules,” Pagano said.  “It was an in-house deal, that’s all I’m going to say about that.”

Rainey has a history of off-field issues and was arrested back in January 2013 after being charged with one count of simple battery with a woman.

The Colts signed Rainey last season and he played in two games before going on the injured reserve list.

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Vikings Extend TE Kyle Rudolph’s Contract

Vikings Extend TE Kyle Rudolph’s Contract

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The Minnesota Vikings have rewarded tight end Kyle Rudolph with a contract extension, the team confirmed on Monday.

The deal is reportedly for five years and worth a minimum of $36.5 million, with $19.4 million guaranteed.  It could wind up being worth as much as $40 million.

“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings,” Rudolph said in a statement. “I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.”

The 24-year-old Rudolph has 109 receptions for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in 39 games over three seasons with Minnesota.  The team selected Rudolph in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Jets’ Smith and Milliner Make a Pair of Bold Proclamations

Jets’ Smith and Milliner Make a Pair of Bold Proclamations

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CORTLAND, N.Y.) — The one thing the New York Jets are not short on during training camp is confidence. Second-year players Geno Smith and Dee Milliner both think they’re on the verge of stardom.

In a recent survery compiled by ESPN, Smith was ranked the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, something he plans on changing.

“The thing about it is, you have to climb up,” Smith told ESPN.com on Saturday after practice. “If I’m No. 32, by this time next year or the year after, I expect to be in the top 5.”

In his rookie year, Smith threw 12 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions.

Meanwhile, sophomore cornerback Dee Milliner made an even bolder claim.

“The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner told the New York Daily News in an interview Saturday. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.”

Milliner’s rookie season was categorized by many as inconsistent at best. He made 56 tackles in 2013 to go along with three interceptions.

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49ers Running Back Kendall Hunter Tears ACL

49ers Running Back Kendall Hunter Tears ACL

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Just one day into training camp and the San Francisco 49ers are already dealing with a tough injury as running back Kendall Hunter will miss the entire upcoming season with a torn ACL.

Hunter hurt himself on Friday when he was catching a screen pass. He was able to walk off the field on his own, but the injury still proved to be serious.

This a tough blow not just to the 49ers, but to Hunter personally. Entering his fourth NFL season, Hunter was hopoing to stay near atop the depth chart at running back for the team, who are loaded at the position.

Aside from Hunter, the team has veteran Frank Gore, LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore and rookie Carlos Hyde.

In 16 games for the team last season, Hunter had 358 rushing yards on 78 carries while scoring three touchdowns.

Hunter is a free agent after this season.

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Packers Reward Wide Reciever Jordy Nelson with New Contract

Packers Reward Wide Reciever Jordy Nelson with New Contract

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of Aaron Rodgers favorite targets will be staying in Green Bay as the Packers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson have agreed on a contract extension.

ESPN is reporting that Nelson’s new deal is for four years and worth $39 million, with an $11.5 million signing bonus.

“Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and a great ambassador for the Green Bay Packers,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “Obviously an excellent family man. It’s something that everybody’s excited about and [I'm] glad to see Jordy will be here for some time. I was just made aware of it on the field. Hey, Jordy’s so consistent and he shows up each and every day, performs at a very high level consistently and he’s the ultimate pro.”

The 29-year-old Nelson his spent his entire career with the Packers, and is entering his seventh season with the team.

Over the past three seasons, Nelson has caught 30 touchdowns. Last season he caught a career-high 85 passes for 1,314 yards.

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ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) — Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his left Achilles tendon, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Ballard was injured Friday at training camp when trying to catch a ball during a non-contact drill and had to leave the field on a golf cart.

“When you see someone like Vick Ballard go down who’s worked so hard to get back, it’s tough, but it happens,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “As soon as you get to camp, those things happen. He’s still young, and he’s got a full career ahead of him, so we have to do an MRI and see exactly what it is and then go from there. But you really hope to not hear any of that kind of news.”

Ballard only played in one game last season after tearing his right ACL in September.

With Ballard gone, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will compete for the starting running back position.

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Guard Carl Nicks Parts Ways with Bucs

Guard Carl Nicks Parts Ways with Bucs

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) –Offensive guard Carl Nicks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mutually agreed to part ways Friday.

The two-time Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal in 2012 with the team but has been dealing with ailments that have allowed him to play in only nine games the last two seasons.

“I’d like to thank the Buccaneers organization for working with me as I have attempted to get myself back on the football field,” Nicks said in a statement. “However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family, as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The 29-year-old Nicks has played in six NFL seasons, including four with New Orleans where he won a Super Bowl.                                         
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Falcons Reward Roddy White with Four-Year Extension

Falcons Reward Roddy White with Four-Year Extension

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of the longest tenured members of the Atlanta Falcons is sticking around even longer as the team has agreed on a four-year extension with wide receiver Roddy White.

White’s new deal is worth up to $30 million, which includes $18 million over the next two seasons.

“I always wanted to be back in Atlanta,” White told ESPN.com. “Once we got to the guaranteed money that I wanted to get to that I felt would secure my future as a football player, then I could sign a contract. When we got it done, I was happy, because I don’t want to go anywhere. I love this place. I wanted to be here. And I’m going to be here for the next four years.”

The 32-year-old White has been with the Falcons since he was drafted 27th overall by the team during the 2005 Draft. From 2007-2012, White averaged nearly 1,200 receiving yards. Since entering the NFL, his 685 receptions rank eighth among active players, while his 9,436 receiving yards rank fifth.

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ESPN: Chiefs Agree to Contract Extension with Jamaal Charles

ESPN: Chiefs Agree to Contract Extension with Jamaal Charles

Jason O. Wastson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles’ contract dispute with the team was short lived: ESPN is reporting that Charles will report to training camp after he and the team agreed on a two-year contract extension.

Charles did not report to training camp on Wednesday at Missouri Western State University, but he is on his way to camp now that a deal has been reached.

His original deal had two years remaining on it, but his new deal runs through 2017. The new arrangement will pay Charles $18.1 million for the additional two years. He will make an extra $5.1 million over the next two seasons, including a $4.4 million raise this year.

The 27-year-old Charles is arguably one of the biggest offensive weapons in the NFL. This past season for the Chiefs, he ran for 1,287 yards, had 70 catches for 693 yards, and scored 19 total touchdowns in 2013.

He also provided a league-high 35.3 percent of the team’s yards from scrimmage, and has a career average of 5.6 yards per carry.

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Seahawks Wide Receiver Sidney Rice Retiring at Age 27

Seahawks Wide Receiver Sidney Rice Retiring at Age 27

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After seven seasons in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from the sport of football at the age of 27.

ESPN is reporting that Rice is walking away from the game because of a history or concussions.

“After careful consideration and seven wonderful years playing in the National Football League, including the last three for the Seattle Seahawks, I have decided to retire from playing in the National Football League,” Rice said in the statement. “I have enjoyed my experiences with all of my coaches, teammates and passionate Seahawks fans.”

Rice was a second-round draft pick out of South Carolina in 2007 by the Minnesota Vikings. His best season came in 2009 when he caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards with eight touchdowns.

Injuries have kept him off the field for much of the time since that season. He played a full season in 2012, but he’s missed 25 games from 2010-20-13.

Rice had re-signed with the Seahawks for $1 million during the offseason.

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