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    Emmitt Smith joins forces with Jill Biden for a vaccination push in Texas

    Getty Images Whether due to procrastination, hesitation, or strident beliefs that the vaccinations contain microchips that become synchronized with 5G towers and/or allow our bodies to wear refrigerator magnets as jewelry, not enough people have gotten the jab. In Texas, Hall of Fame running...
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    Deshaun Watson also can opt out, but he has no reason to do so

    Getty Images Yes, Aaron Rodgers can opt out of the 2021 season and save more than $20 million — if he’s willing to make the irrevocable decision to not play football by next Friday. Another franchise quarterback who wants to be traded likely isn’t thinking about the same approach. Texans...
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    Former Texans team president Jamey Rootes hired by Houston’s soccer teams

    Getty Images Texans team president Jamey Rootes resigned in February. The city’s soccer teams, the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, hired him this week as their new chief executive officer, the Sports Business Journal reports. Rootes was believed to be upset that the work done by the search...
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    Former Oilers cornerback Patrick Allen dies at 59

    Getty Images Former NFL cornerback Patrick Allen died Tuesday in Seattle, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Allen was 59. The family is awaiting the coroner’s report to determine how Allen died. The Oilers made Allen a fourth-round choice out of Utah in 1984. The cornerback...
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    Phillip Lindsay adjusting to life away from Colorado for first time

    Getty Images Running back Phillip Lindsay spent three seasons with the Broncos before signing with the Texans as a free agent this offseason, but his attachment to Colorado ran a lot longer. Lindsay was born in Denver and went to high school there before going to the University of Colorado. He...
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    Rusty Hardin: NFL has yet to interview Deshaun Watson

    Getty Images More than three months ago, the off-field controversy involving Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson first emerged. In less than half that time, the Texans will report for training camp. Before then, the NFL will have to decide whether to place Watson on paid leave, given the 22...
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    Lions sign Chad Hansen

    Getty Images Wide receiver Chad Hansen has landed a job in Detroit. The Lions announced Hansen’s signing on Friday. They waived wide receiver Jonathan Adams in a corresponding move. Hansen was a Jets fourth-round pick in 2017 and caught nine passes for 94 yards during his rookie season. He...
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    P.J. Hall arrested on misdemeanor assault charge

    Getty Images Free agent defensive tackle P.J. Hall was arrested on charges of assault and interference with public duties, Sarah Barshop of ESPN reports. The misdemeanor charge was filed June 13, according to Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, and Hall posted $1,000 bond. Hall has a court...
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    Tony Buzbee: “There will not be a settlement of the Deshaun Watson cases . . . anytime soon”

    Getty Images After a flurry of comments and posturing from both sides in the Deshaun Watson cases, things got quiet as the possibility of settlement was privately discussed. The lawyers briefly returned to the public eye to chide each other regarding settlement talks that broke down over the...
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    Texans’ Marcus Cannon had minor knee surgery, will be ready for training camp

    Getty Images Texans offensive lineman Marcus Cannon is recovering from minor knee surgery. Cannon had the surgery after the Texans’ Organized Team Activities and will be ready to go in time for training camp, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 33-year-old Cannon has played his...
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    Chiefs cut Martinas Rankin

    Getty Images The Chiefs rebuilt their offensive line this offseason, and now they are moving on from yet another of their linemen from last season. The team waived Martinas Rankin from its 90-player offseason roster Thursday. Receiver Darrius Shepherd took Rankin’s roster spot. Rankin, 26...
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    Former Washington offensive lineman Ron Saul dies at 73

    Getty Images Former Washington offensive lineman Ron Saul has died, the team announced. He was 73. “On behalf of Dan and Tanya Snyder and the entire Washington Football Team, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ron Saul,” the team said in a statement. Saul earned...
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    Jadeveon Clowney’s surgically repaired knee feeling “good”

    USA TODAY Sports Jadeveon Clowney had a forgettable season in Tennessee. He finished with 19 tackles, no sacks, six quarterback hits and four tackles for loss in eight games last season. The edge rusher’s season ended prematurely with a torn meniscus that required surgery. Clowney, 28, is...
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    Report: Duane Brown attending minicamp but wants new deal

    Getty Images Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown is at the team’s mandatory minicamp, but that doesn’t mean he’s happy. Brown wants a new contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. The four-time Pro Bowler is entering the final year of his deal, due to make $10 million in base salary this...
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    Jadeveon Clowney looked 100 percent in first practice with Browns

    USA TODAY Sports Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney practiced with his new teammates for the first time, which was his first practice since surgery to repair a torn meniscus that kept him out of eight games in 2020. Clowney looked 100 percent, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. “Jadeveon...
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