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SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Around the NFL: Retirements, Injuries, And Rugby

There is a lot going on in the NFL lately, and it includes two retirements of long-time players that have stepped away from the game very suddenly. Meanwhile, a playoff contender got a big scare this week and the Detroit Lions looked to a different sport for some speedy talent.

12/27/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 13: Head Coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines during a game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 31-16. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Coaching Carousel Already At Full Speed

There are some teams that have already sent out signals that their coaching staffs are not safe once the current NFL season is over, and it has a lot of people on edge. There is also one college coach that was looking ahead to a possible NFL job by making sure his contract didn’t keep him in one place.

12/23/2013

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 25: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins scrambles with the ball in the fourth quarter during an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on November 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: London Scheduled, Seahawks Make Moves, RG3 Defends Dad

The NFL is looking to make its global following much bigger than it already is, but they’ve got to have some things straightened out before people will accept it. That includes having some incredibly strange happenings going on around the different teams.

11/29/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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Former BYU, Raiders Star Todd Christensen Dies At 57

Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.

11/13/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers takes the field in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Raiders QB Hurt, Big Ben Is Angry, Falcons Back Mike Smith

Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.

11/12/2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 20: Justin Blackmon #14 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a reception against Darrell Stuckey #25 of the San Diego Chargers during the game at EverBank Field on October 20, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Dolphin Files Complaint, Jag Enters Rehab, Raider Injured

While the weekend’s action brought about a lot of rare occurrences and big-time happenings, there were also a number of situations that turned rather ugly. If there is an NFL weekend that includes a complaint filed against one’s own team, a player entering rehab, and a starting quarterback getting injured, then it’s not the best weekend in the world.

11/05/2013

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after he tackled Curtis Brinkley #36 of the San Diego Chargers during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Anger Plays A Big Role In This League

The NFL is filled with every type of emotion imaginable, but sometimes, there are those emotions that just take over and get to the forefront. At times, anger can take over an NFL player and it can just get to be too much for someone to take.

11/01/2013

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions breaks a tackle by Brandon Meriweather #31 of the Washington Redskins and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter at FedExField on September 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. Detroit won the game 27-20. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Danger And Threats Filling Up The League

NFL football is always looked at as a violent sport, and it is due to the hard-hitting, big-time smacks, and all around tackling. One big problem is when some coaches and/or players take it a bit too far and start getting too serious.

10/30/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: A fan screams during one of the attempts for the Guinness World Record of loudest stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter October 13, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Eagles Starting QB, Bills To Look At Flynn, Arrowhead Breaks Noise Mark

Lots of changes need to be made for some teams in the NFL, and it all will depend on what is best for the immediate future. Two teams are looking at quarterback situations that could very well help their seasons while one team is doing so well that they are breaking noise records.

10/15/2013

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