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NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...None of the remaining money on the deal, however, is guaranteed.If they're serious about not trading the franchise player, the Vikings could conceivably sit tight all spring and summer and not have to pay Peterson at all, given that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-16/nfl-reinstates-adrian-peterso
Falcons will open season on Monday Night Football against Philadelphia

...Nov. 26.The game will feature Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy against his former team. Hardy was Carolina's franchise player last season, but missed 15 games after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list while facing domestic abuse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-21/falcons-will-open-season-mond
Darren Sharper reaches plea agreement to settle rape charges

...defensive ends from South Florida.Less than a month after designating two-Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul as their franchise player, the Giants on Friday signed his former college teammate, George Selvie, as a free agent.Selvie has played in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-03-20/darren-sharper-reaches-plea-a
It'a all about the team for Hawks, Warriors in the NBA

...Now, there's no reason for teams to totally tear themselves down when it's time to rebuild, hoping to land a franchise player in the draft or free up enough cap space to pursue the next superstar to become available in free agency.That will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-02-06/ita-all-about-team-hawks-warr
Quarterback Andy Dalton signs lucrative extension with Bengals

...surgically repaired back would get a rest: He will not play in the preseason opener at San Diego on Thursday. PANTHERS: Franchise player Greg Hardy entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment hearing and his jury trial has been set for Nov. 17, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-04/quarterback-andy-dalton-signs
Panthers' Hardy upset arrest has become a distraction

...six-minute interview and didn't offer an apology to the victim in the domestic dispute.Hardy, the team's franchise player, was convicted this month of assaulting a female and communicating threats and sentenced to a 60-day suspended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-27/panthers-hardy-upset-arrest-h
Panthers' Greg Hardy faces uncertain future after conviction on assault charges

...assault on a female and communicating threats will impact his long-term future in Carolina.Carolina made Hardy its franchise player in March, signing him to a one-year, $13.1 million deal after a 15-sack season. But talks of a long-term...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-16/panthers-greg-hardy-faces-unc
Arbitrator rules that Saints' Jimmy Graham is a tight end

...with the Ravens. He later helped them win the 2012 NFL championship.July 15 is the final day a team can sign 2014 franchise players to long-term extensions. Otherwise, they must play under their franchise tag designation for one season, after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-02/arbitrator-rules-saints-jimmy
Vikings' Peterson one of few dominant rushers remaining in pass-happy NFL

...several running plays into short throws.Thus, teams have a hard time justifying paying running backs as their franchise players. Peterson is the outlier with a salary cap hit this year of more than $14 million.The next-closest running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-16/vikings-peterson-one-few-domi
Greg Hardy expected to play for Panthers

...Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.The team's franchise player was convicted on two domestic violence charges July 15 following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend at his apartment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-11/greg-hardy-expected-play-pant