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SEC is quickest path to the NFL

...underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around...as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and Louisiana...recruits already dreaming of their first NFL paycheck.It also creates some potential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-25/sec-quickest-path-nfl
Falcons' young cornerbacks show confidence

...second-most number of snaps on defense and ranked second among NFL rookies with 17 passes defended.One of his biggest games was...I started all four years in college, but moving up to the NFL was completely different," Alford said. "Just coming in and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-27/falcons-young-cornerbacks-sho
Panthers' Hardy upset arrest has become a distraction

...Cincinnati offensive lineman Travelle Wharton is retiring after 10 NFL seasons.BILLS: Are down another tight end after starter Scott...right knee.Pryor will be sidelined while he goes through the NFL's protocol for head injuries before being cleared to return...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-27/panthers-hardy-upset-arrest-h
Draft Day

Now Playing Synopsis: Ivan Reitman's Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team's owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn't make a splash and generate ticket sales, he's going to be fired. That prompts the GM to take a trade offer from another team that gives him the first pick in the draft, in exchange for three furure first-round picks. The move outrages the Browns' head coach, and forces all of the team's scouts to dig up what they can find about the pick everyone, including the owner, expects them to make -- a highly touted QB from Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Weaver is drawn to a talented linebacker who has family issues to deal with and is known for having a hot temper. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Former Gamecock Sidney Rice announces retirement from NFL

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions.The Seahawks announced Rice's decision two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-23/former-gamecock-sidney-rice-a
Panthers' Jonathan Stewart is not worried about latest injury

...effectiveness this season.The six-year NFL veteran is expected to miss about two weeks...and 26 TDs during his four seasons in the NFL.Stewart said the positive news about his...he only missed one game in his first four NFL seasons ? he rarely practiced during the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-26/panthers-jonathan-stewart-not
Steelers put contract extension talks with Ben Roethlisberger on hold

...reported to training camp as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension.He is scheduled to meet with the league...10-year, $43 million naming-rights contract with EverBank.The NFL team and Florida's largest bank announced the deal Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-25/steelers-put-contract-extensi
Clemson's Charone Peake suffers setback

...to make up for some of the production of Sammy Watkins, Clemson's record-setting wideout who left a season early for the NFL. Texas Christian: Defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.That's after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-25/clemsons-charone-peake-su
Frank Thomas thrilled to go into hall of fame

...territory for a guy who didn't take baseball seriously until he was 12 and many thought would end up as a star tight end in the NFL because of his blocking.."Hitting was something I took very serious. The way I swung the bat at times, you'd think I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/frank-thomas-thrilled-go
Former Gamecock Ace Sanders facing four-game suspension for violating NFL's substance abuse program

...that he also faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse program."I've decided to go seek help...participate in any portion of camp and the preseason games.The NFL has yet to announce Sanders' suspension, which would make him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-22/former-gamecock-ace-sanders-f