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NFL to partner with college conferences in jobs program

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL will partner with the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southwestern Athletic conferences to increase opportunities for ethnic minorities interested in pursuing careers in football administration. The league said Friday the agreement with the two historically black college conferences is to give qualified professionals and students the skills for such jobs. MEAC and SWAC personnel will take…

Troy to Celebrate DeMarcus Ware Day on April 19

Super Bowl champion and former Troy Trojan great DeMarcus Ware will be honored by the state of Alabama, Troy University and the city of Troy on Tuesday, April 19.

TROY, Alabama (troytrojans.com) – Super Bowl champion and former Troy Trojan great DeMarcus Ware will be honored by the state of Alabama, Troy University and the city of Troy on Tuesday, April 19, as it will officially be DeMarcus Ware Day throughout the state. Ware will be recognized as an Alabama native and a Troy Trojan for his role in…

Bengals sign former Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals have signed versatile linebacker Karlos Dansby from intrastate rival Cleveland, bringing in someone who can help them get through Vontaze Burfict’s suspension. The 34-year-old linebacker played for the Browns the last two seasons and led them in tackles. He also had a team-high three interceptions in 2015. The Bengals will miss Burfict for the first…

Falcons’ free agents signing spree

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience to their offensive line by signing former Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton. The Falcons on Wednesday also signed linebacker LaRoy Reynolds, who played in 13 games, including one start, with the Chicago Bears last season. Compton has played in 44 games, including 10 starts, with the Redskins the last…

Super Bowl ticket tax exemption heads to Georgia governor

ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate $10 million in state sales taxes on Super Bowl tickets if the National Football League chooses Atlanta to host the event. It goes to Gov. Nathan Deal, who has supported it along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. The same exemption would be granted to other sporting events…

Falcons re-sign free-agent safety Charles Godfrey

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed safety Charles Godfrey, an unrestricted free agent who played in eight games in 2015. Godfrey, a third-round pick by Carolina in 2008, started 75 games with the Panthers before signing with Atlanta as a free agent during the 2014 season. The 30-year-old Godfrey had 12 tackles and forced a fumble with the…

Former 1st-round pick Sean Weatherspoon returns to Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) – Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is returning to the Atlanta Falcons after spending his first four seasons with the team. The Falcons have agreed to terms with Weatherspoon, who played in 14 games with Arizona in 2015. He was Atlanta’s first-round draft pick in 2010. Terms were not immediately available. Weatherspoon was recovering from a foot injury when he…

Cowboys bringing back LB Rolando McClain for 3rd season

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back middle linebacker Rolando McClain for a third season. The agency that represents McClain, Sports Trust Advisors, said in a tweet that the 26-year-old had agreed to a contract Wednesday, the first day of free agency. The deal is for one year at $5 million, according to a person with knowledge…

Alabama Set to Host Annual Pro Day

The Crimson Tide's Pro Day will be broadcast live on the SEC Network from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The University of Alabama will host its annual Pro Day at 11 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, March 9. The event will air live on the SEC Network from 11-2 p.m. The list of 19 draft-eligible Crimson Tide players participating includes: Jake Coker, Kenyan Drake, Denzel Devall, TY Flournoy-Smith, Derrick Henry, Dominick Jackson, Cyrus Jones, Ryan Kelly,…

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Ohio Charity

CLEVELAND (AP) – A former NFL player who stole money from Cleveland nonprofit groups he once ran has pleaded guilty to federal charges. A plea agreement signed Wednesday by ex-Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker calls for a federal prison sentence of about two years. The 68-year-old Rucker is scheduled to be sentenced in May. Rucker was charged last week…