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Redskins, RG3: Irreconcilable Differences

Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report

Redskins Are One Huge Quagmire

Charles P. Pierce, The Triangle

Cut by Raiders, Richardson's Future Iffy

Bill Vilona, Pensacola News Journal

If Kelly's Smart, Tebow Time Is Up

Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News

There was a very telling moment recently in the messed-up soap opera that is the football team in Washington—and its embattled, concussed/not concussed/then sorta concussed quart...(full article)

Once Roger Goodell, his attorneys, his flacks, his band and street choir, and his orchestra finish their intensive study of gaseous anomalies in Foxborough, they might finally tend...(full article)

A once-promising NFL career for Trent Richardson is now in peril. In a stunning move, if only for its rapidity, NFL.com reported the Oakland Raiders released Richardson, a Pensacol...(full article)

Nobody's budging. The announcement coming from U.S. District JudgeRichard Berman in a Manhattan court room, declaring that settlement talks between Tom Bradyand the NFL are essen...(full article)

IF GOOD SENSE prevails, as it usually does for Chip Kelly, then the Tim Tebow era in Philadelphia will end with final cuts, due Saturday at 4 p.m. Oh, there were some fun times: th...(full article)

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