NFL commissioned study shows $45 million Mexico City impact

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The NFL says the Texans-Raiders game in Mexico City last
November generated an increase of $45 million in the city's gross
revenues.
A league-commissioned study by the Sports Industry group of
Ernst and Young used a range of sources, including the NFL's
post-event surveys of fans who attended the game… read more

Chicago Bears hire Azzanni as receivers coach

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Chicago Bears have hired University of
Tennessee receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni
as their receivers coach.
Tennessee announced Wednesday that Azzanni accepted the job on
John Fox's staff in Chicago.
Azzanni had been Tennessee's wide receivers coach for the last
four seasons. He… read more

Tight end Thomas passes physical with Dolphins

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Tight end Julius Thomas has passed his physical
with the Miami Dolphins in a precursor to a trade that will be
completed next month, a person with knowledge of the situation told
The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Thomas took the physical as part of a two-day visit… read more

Former NFL players union director dies at age 76

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National
Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and
1982, has died at age 76.
Garvey was the players' union counsel and executive director
from 1971-83.
A 1969 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School,
Garvey joined the… read more

Bears add Azzanni, Staley, Swinton II to coaching staff

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears hired three assistants
on Wednesday, bringing in Zach Azzanni as receivers coach, Brandon
Staley as outside linebackers coach and Derius Swinton II as
assistant special teams coach.
Azzanni, who replaces Curtis Johnson, was the University of
Tennessee's wide receivers coach for the last… read more

Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial

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BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
(BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be
called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron
Hernandez.
Belichick's name appeared on a list of possible witnesses filed
Tuesday by Hernandez's defense.
Patriots offensive… read more

Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent
quarterback Dan Marino.
Yes, that one.
More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years
after his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marino
"re-signed" with the Dolphins on Wednesday - as were five… read more


 
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