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Vikings tight end Brandon Bostick says he received 'death threats' following botched onside kick with Packers

Vikings tight end Brandon Bostick says he received 'death threats' following botched onside kick with Packers

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Tight end Brandon Bostick, picked up on waivers last week from Green Bay, said Thursday in a first-person article on Sports Illustrated’s website he has received “a lot” of death threats on social media and that life has been difficult following a botched onside kick in last month’s NFC Championship Game at Seattle. “I messed up in the NFC Championship Game, and trust me, it hurts,’’ Bostick wrote. “I’ll probably think about my role in the botched onside kick every day for the rest of my life. It haunts me like a recurring...
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Packers to let Randall Cobb test market, focused on signing Bryan Bulaga and Letroy Guion, per report

Green Bay could retain one of its biggest free agents and an important defensive contributor. The Green Bay Packers have plenty of cap space after releasing A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones. That doesn't mean GM Ted Thompson is about to deviate from his frugal, long-term approach to team building, however. According to Jason La Canfora, the Packers believe Randall Cobb's market is "likely to get out of hand" and have focused their efforts on retaining other key free agents. Reports surfaced last week that Cobb and his camp desire a deal worth an average of $9 million per year. While less annually...

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Todd McShay mock draft: Detroit Lions take Florida State center Cameron Erving

Detroit doesn't currently have a need at the position, after taking Travis Swanson in the third round last year. Swanson is expected to succeed longtime starter Dominic Raiola, who was released this offseason. But McShay says the Lions could move Swanson to left guard, taking over for free agent Rob Sims, and then plug Erving in at center.
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

When will Blackhawks join trade market?

While the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup hopes were getting their collarbones surgically repaired, some of the competition for that trophy made the kind of moves the team on West Madison Street needs to make.

When will Blackhawks join trade market?

While the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup hopes were getting their collarbones surgically repaired, some of the competition for that trophy made the kind of moves the team on West Madison Street needs to make.

Ranking the Bears’ free agents: No. 9

Free agency kicks off in a little more than two weeks, so let’s count down the top 10 Chicago Bears’ players set on March 10 to hit the open market: We’ll go in reverse order. Here’s No. 9: Danny McCray, safety 2014 pay: $796,538 ($730,000 base salary, $60,938 roster bonus, $5,600 workout bonus) By the numbers: McCray played in 15 games for the Bears in 2014, contributing 19 tackles on defense and 10 stops on special teams.

Analysis: Releasing Reggie Bush clears cap space, but creates new roster hole Detroit Lions must fill

Two years ago, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew went looking for a running back with "some juice and some elusiveness" to replace Jahvid Best. The teamfound itsman in Reggie Bush. On Wednesday, Bush's up-and-down stint with the Lions came...
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Detroit Lions release running back Reggie Bush; Giants interested?

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Does WR Ryan Broyles still have a future with the Detroit Lions?

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Chicago Tribune 20 hours ago

Empty feeling pervasive at United Center after Derrick Rose's latest woe

A United Center worker handing out inflatable McDonald's french fries during the Bulls' lackluster 98-86 loss Wednesday to the Hornets asked the question on the minds of everybody who usually attends Bulls games.

Empty feeling pervasive at United Center after Derrick Rose's latest woe

A United Center worker handing out inflatable McDonald's french fries during the Bulls' lackluster 98-86 loss Wednesday to the Hornets asked the question on the minds of everybody who usually attends Bulls games.
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Surgery will tell tale of Derrick Rose's recovery time

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Bears sign Demontre Hurst to extension

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they signed cornerback Demontre Hurst to a two-year extension. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Hurst debuted with the Bears in 2014, playing in 15 games with two starts. He contributed 35 tackles, picked off a pass and forced a fumble, in addition to contributing 1.5 tackles for lost yardage. Hurst spent the entire 2013 season as a rookie on the club's practice squad but in 2014 became Chicago's No.
Baltimore Sun 23 hours ago

Detroit Lions cut running back Reggie Bush

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.
Detroit Lions — Reggie Bush, a consummate pro, will be missed

Detroit Lions — Reggie Bush, a consummate pro, will be missed

When Reggie Bush first arrived in Detroit two years ago when he signed with the Lions as a free agent, he was a good fit right away. The veteran running back was not shy and took on an immediate leadership role. It’s just the way he was. He was always a professional. Bush was released by the Lions on Wednesday with two years remaining on his contract. Since he played at USC and once dated Kim Kardashian, Bush could have been all Hollywood. He was not. He seemed to fit right in to Detroit with a strong work ethic. He even has a passion for classic cars. He took his...

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