Former Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67


Former Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Former NFL coach Dennis Green has died at 67.

Green coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals and had a 113-94 overall record in 13 seasons. He finished his NFL coaching career in 2006.

Green died of a heart attack, ESPN’s Adam Scheffer reported.

Green coached the Vikings to a 15-1 record in 1998 and lost in the NFC Championship Game to Atlanta Falcons on a missed field goal.

Green may perhaps be best remembered for his postgame rant after his Cardinals blew a 20-point halftime lead and lost to the Chicago Bears in 2006. He pounded the podium and famously said “They are who we thought they were!” of the Bears. 


Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.