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Steve Geller
April 25, 2017 - 6:37 am
Veteran running back Adrian Peterson was said to be closing in on a deal with the Saints, and now ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that it has been finalized: Adrian Peterson tells me he plans to sign with the #Saints on a 2 yr deal, effectively a (1 + 1op) term worth a base value of $7M. (Cont.) —...
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Kristian Garic
April 24, 2017 - 3:11 pm
The Saints are closing in a deal with veteran running back Adrian Peterson. According to reports from NFL Network insider Ian Rappaport, the team and AP are in the midst of talks on a deal that would pay him over $3 million dollars for the 2017 season. The deal is not done yet; but it is headed in...
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April 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off while he was working in a storage room at a strip club. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph was...
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Steve Geller
April 24, 2017 - 1:41 pm
NFL draft week is finally here! Things kickoff Thursday night at 8pm ET in Philadelphia, and the Saints currently own two selections in the opening round. It seems a New Orleans/New England trade involving CB Malcolm Butler is not going to happen, though things could change very quickly. Still, the...
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DJ Hernandez, right, arrives at a private service for his brother Aaron Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 1:20 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother and fiancee were among about 50 mourners...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 11:59 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among those who turned out for the invitation-only service...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 10:23 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez’s family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his hometown in Bristol, Conn. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association said Saturday, April 22, that the service is set for Monday, April 24. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts early Wednesday, April 19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
April 24, 2017 - 12:43 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing to say farewell to him. A private funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in...
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Michigan football team players stand in Rome's Villa Borghese park, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Michigan's football team arrived in Rome this weekend and kicked off the unique trip by meeting with refugees before going to the Vatican for a Papal address and practicing a few times. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
ROME (AP) — Jim Harbaugh didn't have a great answer, believe it or not. Speaking with a 31-year-old Nigerian refugee who now lives in Rome, Michigan's coach was presented Sunday with the basic, fundamental question of why American football is called "football," given that players barely use their...
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