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Former NFL referee Cashion dies at 87

BRYAN, Texas (AP) Former NFL referee Red Cashion, known for his vociferous calls of “FIRST DOWN,” has died. He was 87. Cashion died Sunday, according to Calloway-Jones Life & Legacy funeral home. Cashion retired from the NFL
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Falcons give LB Carter 1-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed linebacker Bruce Carter to a one-year contract extension. The team announced the move Monday. Carter is a seven-year veteran who played in 11 games for Atlanta last season.
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Goodell to La. governor: Officials erred

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Louisiana’s governor there was an error in the officiating that helped the Los Angeles Rams go to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints, but
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Texans' Watt to be Daytona grand marshal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR’s
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Saints hire Rizzi as special teams coach

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says he’s hired Darren Rizzi as special teams coordinator. Rizzi, whose hiring was announced Monday, fills a vacancy that opened when former coordinator Bradford Banta was fired after
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Ex-Chiefs DC Sutton joins Falcons staff

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has joined the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant. Sutton was fired by the Chiefs two days after a crushing 37-31 loss in the AFC
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Cardinals sign veteran linebacker Reed

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Brooks Reed to a one-year contract. Reed, who grew up in Tucson and played at the University of Arizona, has played in eight NFL seasons, four with
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