Who is winning the NFL offseason?

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The all-time Alabama NFL team

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The Super Bowl champions continue to load up

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This marks two consecutive offseasons the Jaguars have been big spenders. They spent $166 million on three players in 2016 and $153.5 more million on three players this offseason.

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Alabama has had 17 players drafted this decade, six more than any other school. Alabama has had at least one first-round pick in eight consecutive drafts. That’s twice as long a streak as the next best schools (Florida and Florida State).

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Stephon Gilmore has intercepted only 14 passes in his five-year career but five came last season, earning him a ticket to his first Pro Bowl.

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In 2000, La’Roi Glover became only the second defensive tackle ever to lead the NFL in sacks with 17. No tackle has led the league in sacks in the 16 seasons since then.

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Ohio State has three Hall of Fame wide receivers: Dante Lavelli, Paul Warfield and Cris Carter. Warfield and Carter are among the eight wide receivers from the school drafted in the first round.

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The window of NFL free agency opened on March 9 and by the end of the day, there had been 17 contracts of $30 million or more signed, including two apiece by the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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DeMarcus Ware leaves the NFL with the 11th most sacks in history at 138 ½ but the second-most by an outside linebacker, trailing only Kevin Greene at 160. But Greene played three more seasons and 50 more games than Ware.

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Drew Brees ranks third on the all-time passing list with his 66,111 passing yards and 465 touchdowns. He went to nine Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.

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Drew Brees suffered a torn labrum in the 2005 season finale and the Chargers already had first-round draft pick Philip Rivers waiting in the wings at quarterback, so Brees left San Diego for New Orleans in free agency.

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Leon Hart became the first overall selection of the 1950 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, one of only four Golden Domers selected No. 1 overall in a draft. But there have been five other Notre Dame tight ends selected in the first round and four more in the second.

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No one paid attention to James Harrison when he was coming out of Kent State in 2002. But he’s got everyone’s attention now. In our weekly Talk of Fame Network poll, we asked listeners and readers the best non-combine player of all-time and gave them a slate of candidates that included Hall of Famers, all-decade …

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Alabama has had a player selected in the first round of eight consecutive drafts, the longest current streak in colleges.

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The NFL annually invites the 330-plus top prospects to Indianapolis for its scouting combine. But the term “top prospects” does not always translate into “best players.”

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Talk of Fame Network hosts Ron Borges, Clark Judge and Rick Gosselin split their votes for the greatest football movie of all time, with only Gosselin selecting Remember the Titans.

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Lee Roy Jordan was the leading tackler on units that led the NFL in run defense five times in seven seasons (1966-72) and led the NFC another time (1971). And that was during an era when football was played on the ground, not in the air.

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