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Suh agrees to replace McCoy in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.

Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy.

McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010 draft - one spot after Suh was taken by the Detroit Lions.

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Browns meet with free agent DT McCoy

CLEVELAND (AP) Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns - or anyone else just yet.

The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.

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Chargers' Bosa switches to No. 97

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number.

The defensive end has switched from No. 99 to 97. Bosa wore that number at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ohio State.

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Deaths from brain, heart higher in NFL

CHICAGO (AP) Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests.

The differences may seem obvious. Repeated head blows have been linked with a wasting brain disease in football players. Also, girth can contribute to heart problems, and football players are generally bigger and heavier than baseball players.

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Judge axes 3 lawyers in concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel.

The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate retired players for dementia and other brain injuries.

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Rams' Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald once again trained this offseason by dodging knives.

Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real.

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Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice.

The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in value if the Jacksonville Jaguars running back gets his NFL career turned around.

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Browns to meet with Pro Bowl DT McCoy

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come.

The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a future together.

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49ers DE Bosa out with hamstring strain

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason program.

The 49ers said that safety Jimmie Ward broke his collarbone at practice on Thursday and that first-round defensive end Nick Bosa has been diagnosed with a grade 1 hamstring strain.

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Jets' Gase: No input on Maccagnan firing

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while trying to set the record straight.

The New York Jets coach has been the focus of lots of conversation - most of it not good - on sports talk radio, television and social media since the team fired general manager Mike Maccagnan last Wednesday. The widespread belief is that Gase had something to do with how everything went down, that he "backstabbed" Maccagnan and forced team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson to make a change.

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