Falcons Release RB Steven Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran running back Steven Jackson according to reports. The Falcons announced late Thursday they've released the veteran running back after two seasons with the team. The move saves Atlanta $3.75 million in cap space, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/571105138162700289 Jackson, 31, signed with the Falcons prior to the 2013 season, looking to revitalize his career after a nine-season run with the St. Louis Rams. The change in scenery didn't produce the desired effect. In two seasons, Jackson had 347 carries for 1,250 yards (3.6 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns.

Dez Bryant’s Mom: Someone Doesn’t Want My Son to Get Paid

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Despite video being released today of her telling police about a domestic incident involving her son --Dez Bryant's mom says she's buried the hatchet with her son over the 2012 domestic violence incident and loves him very much -- but says she's convinced someone is trying to use Dez's past to sabotage his NFL future. TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Angela Bryant -- who says "Ever since the 2012 incident, they have worked out their issues and they've got a lot of love for each other." Dez was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mom during an argument in ... Read More

Police Have No Video of Dez Bryant Walmart Incident

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This could be really good news for Dallas Cowboys star, Dez Bryant.   Rona Stringfellow, assistant city manager for Lancaster, said in an email that the police department has no video of the incident. The alleged victim in the report -- a woman named Ilyne Nash -- is Bryant's girlfriend and mother of his child. It's old news, and comes at a time when Bryant was really struggling personally -- but it still will play a huge role and the type of contract he receives from Dallas or any other team.

Paul George Returns To Pacers Practice

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Indiana Pacers star Paul George returned to practice Thursday for the first time since breaking his leg in a USA Basketball scrimmage in August. https://twitter.com/CandaceDBuckner/status/571033349029888001 George has always stated that he wanted to return by March 1. He said he planned to spend a couple of weeks conditioning, and that if there were no setbacks, he would rejoin the Pacers in the middle of the month.

Report: Greg Hardy To Seek Immediate Reinstatement

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Greg Hardy was actually never suspended, but that hasn't stopped him from taking the Adrian Peterson route back to the NFL. Peterson had his suspension overturned by a judge this morning. https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/571041270342295552 In September, the Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the Commissioner's Exempt List, under which Hardy was deactivated with pay. Hardy was arrested last May after being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Hardy was paid for all the games he missed, and now must wait while the NFL does its own investigation into those allegations. Hardy was never charged in the assault after paying off the accuser, but still ... Read More

Blue Jays Michael Saunders Suffers Torn Meniscus After Stepping on Sprinkler

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Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls Wednesday, tearing cartilage in his left knee and sidelining him until the All-Star break. Saunders said he felt a pop after stepping on a sprinkler head while going for a ball at the team's training facility. "I just tried to walk off the field and not draw any attention to myself, then when I got into the training room, my knee felt like it was getting tight on the inside," Saunders said. "I've never had any issues with my knees, so that's when I knew ... Read More

Dez Bryant’s Mom Detailed 2012 Fight To Police (Video)

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TMZ just released video footage of Dez Bryant's mom -- in front of a camera -- telling cops the NFL star roughed her up, threatened her and ripped her shirt during a 2012 incident in Texas. But in the video, Bryant's mother Angela describes a heated exchange between herself and Dez -- which started when Dez "was trying to fight my brother." Angela says she tried to stop Dez -- and warned him that he was going to get in trouble with the Dallas Cowboys -- but she claims he only got angrier and turned the rage on her. After ... Read More