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WWE's Lio Rush calls out Rob Gronkowski during 'Monday Night Raw'

WWE's Lio Rush calls out Rob Gronkowski during 'Monday Night Raw'

Just one day after retiring from football, Rob Gronkowski already is getting called out by WWE stars.

During "Monday Night Raw," Lio Rush knew exactly how to rile up the Boston crowd. While taking shots at fellow WWE star Finn Balor, Rush fired some at Gronkowski as well.

"You should've just quit while you were ahead. You really should've," Rush said. "Now, you are gonna be forced to leave the game as a beaten, broken, hot piece of garbage like Rob Gronkowski."

WWE has been considered a potential landing spot for Gronkowski as he moves on from his NFL career. Mojo Rawley, a WWE star and friend of Gronk's, believes we'll see him step into the ring plenty in the future.

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Chiefs' overtime rule change proposal inspired by Patriots falls flat

Chiefs' overtime rule change proposal inspired by Patriots falls flat

The Kansas City Chiefs' complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

The Chiefs' proposal to change the NFL's overtime rules so that both teams are guaranteed possession died Wednesday when it didn't receive enough support to reach a vote, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent revealed Wednesday at the Spring League Meeting in Florida.

Vincent said there was some support among owners to change the overtime rules for the postseason only, but not enough to bring it to a vote.

Kansas City made the proposal after its overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, where New England won the coin toss and scored the game-winning touchdown on its opening drive, denying the Chiefs a chance to possess the ball.

The NFL's current overtime rules stipulate the game ends only if one team scores a touchdown on its first possession, so Kansas City could have gotten the ball back by holding the Patriots to a field goal or forcing a turnover on downs.

But Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and tight Travis Kelce are among those who still think both teams should get the ball no matter what.

It appears the rest of the league doesn't agree, however.

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Tom Brady seems quite pleased by Julian Edelman's contract extension

Tom Brady seems quite pleased by Julian Edelman's contract extension

Best friends love seeing each other succeed, and Tom Brady and Julian Edelman are no exception.

Edelman finally earned his payday Tuesday, inking a two-year extension with the New England Patriots worth $18 million with $12 million guaranteed.

Shortly after the NFL's Instagram account relayed the news, Edelman's quarterback and close pal chimed in with his stamp of approval.

Edelman's extension is good news for Brady on several fronts; the 41-year-old QB gets to keep his favorite target for two more seasons, and Edelman's deal could get the ball rolling on Brady's own extension as he enters the final year of his contract.

Brady wasn't the only Patriots player to show Edelman love, though. Defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett offered their support in the Instagram comment section, while Denver Broncos edge rusher Von Miller even joined the fray.

Edelman has come a long way from being an unheralded seventh-round draft pick out of Kent State, and the NFL community couldn't be happier.

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