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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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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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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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Rudy Ruettiger played one defensive snap in his Notre Dame career in the final game of his senior season against Georgia Tech – the final snap of the game – and sacked the quarterback. He was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.

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There were 11 NFL all-decade performers among the modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Seven failed to muster enough support for a bust in Canton.

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The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.

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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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In addition to LaDainian Tomlinson, there are six other first-time finalists on the ballot of 15 modern-era candidates. Five of them were named to NFL all-decade teams.

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Paul Brown became the first coach to win both a national college championship (at Ohio State) and an NFL title. Only Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer have done it since.

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Otto Graham took the Cleveland Browns to the championship game all 10 of his seasons, winning seven titles. He also won a record 83.4 percent of his career starts.

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Pass rushers are valued now more than ever. But who was the best ever? That is the question in our latest poll, with six of the greatest players in NFL history among the choices.

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Undrafted out of college, Emlen Tunnell hitchhiked from Iowa to New York to ask Giants owner Tim Mara for a tryout in 1948. Fourteen years later, Tunnell retired with two championship rings and nine Pro Bowl appearances.

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There has been a parade of left tackles enshrined in the Hall of Fame of late — four in the last five classes: Willie Roaf (2012), Jonathan Ogden (2013), Walter Jones (2014) and Orlando Pace (2016).

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Dick “Night Train” Lane one of the NFL’s most ferocious tacklers ever to play at cornerback. His clothesline tackle was eventually outlawed.

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And the best tight end in NFL history is …Kellen Winslow? Mike Ditka? Tony Gonzalez? John Mackey? Shannon Sharpe? Jason Witten? You make the call. The polls are open and will stay open through Nov. 22.

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