December 8, 2012

Colts special teams star among best, coach says

By Phil Richards / Indianapolis Star There are any number of reasons for the Indianapolis Colts’ gradual improvement on special teams, at least one of which is a reason with a number. It’s 35. He’s Joe Lefeged, the bell cow the Colts special teams have so long...
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Dolphins don’t support eliminating kickoffs

By Brian Biggane / Palm Beach Post Staff Writer DAVIE, Fla. —NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell plans to send a proposed rule change eliminating kickoffs to the league’s Competition Committee this offseason, but it doesn’t have the support of Dolphins players or special teams coach...
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Calgary extends punter’s contract

By ALLEN CAMERON / Calgary Herald The Calgary Stampeders appear to have taken the first step toward solving their free-agent puzzle. According to a Canadian Football League source, punter Rob Maver, who earlier this week was named to the CFL’s first all-star team, has agreed to...
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Browns’ Cribbs not in favor of banning kickoffs

By TOM WITHERS / AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio — Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs’ career in the NFL, and made him an invaluable weapon for the Cleveland Browns. So the thought of the league abolishing the exciting play irritates the return specialist. “They need to call it a...
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