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The Super Bowl champions continue to load up

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NFL finds wide receivers, not quarterbacks, at Ohio State

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DeMarcus Ware: A small-school pass rusher who played big

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What makes Kurt Warner Hall-of-Fame worthy? Hall-of-Fame defensive back Aeneas Williams knows and was only too glad to tell the Talk of Fame Network.

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Tony Romo is on the Dallas books in 2017 for $24.7 million, a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback. So it’s been speculated Romo will be either traded or released this offseason — which makes Houston a likely landing spot.

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John Lynch brought attitude both in coverage and run support. He played 15 seasons and amassed 1,051 tackles, including three 100-tackle seasons. He was voted to nine Pro Bowls. The only safety in history who ever went to more was Hall of Famer Ken Houston with 12.

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Hall-of-Fame safety Kenny Houston believes that longevity does matter when talking about Hall-of-Fame candidates and that it “should apply” in the case of this year’s senior choice, former Seattle star Kenny Easley.

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Kurt Warner is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, and he’s a popular pick to make it. But it’s not the Hall or his accomplishments, he says, that defines what his career was all about.

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Kurt Warner says he may not be the only grocery clerk who could play in the NFL, while Hall-of-Fame safety Ken Houston discusses why his position so often slighted by voters.

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Don Coryell is one of 15 modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, and it is not so much his record as it is his impact on the game that makes him a deserving candidate.

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Tony Romo turns 37 in 2017. He has battled a variety of injuries that have cost him starts since 2012. But he still believes he can play – and wants the chance.

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Brian Dawkins was a first-team NFL all-decade selection for the 2000s. He intercepted 37 passes, recovered 16 fumbles and sacked 26 quarterbacks in a 16-year career, proving himself a playmaker on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

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Former Rams’ quarterback Kurt Warner is this close to reaching the Hall of Fame. But how come there are no Rams’ receivers in the conversation for Canton? Well, there’s one now, with Isaac Bruce one of 15 finalists — along with Warner — for the Class of 2017.

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Hall-of-Famer Chris Doleman thinks enough is enough. It is time, he said …. no, way past time … to put former Washington offensive lineman Joe Jacoby in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Fouts is now a Hall-of-Fame voter, and he knows plenty about senior candidate Kenny Easley. “I always thought of him as a great pain,” said Fouts, who played against the former Seattle safety, “and that’s a compliment from a quarterback.”

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Super Bowl LI is exactly what we hoped for, and not because it’s Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan but because it’s Tom Brady vs. Roger Goodell.

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Four of the best quarterbacks are in action Sunday as the NFL sorts out its Super Bowl LI contestants — and it’s hard not to favor the home teams.

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Longtime Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope, a 2002 Hall-of-Fame inductee who served nearly four decades on the Hall’s board of selectors, passed away Thursday and is remembered in Friday’s editions of the paper he made a must-read for any and all of Florida.

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