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'46' defense guru Buddy Ryan dies at 85

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Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 85.

His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, where Rex Ryan is the head coach and Rob Ryan an assistant. James Solano, Buddy Ryan's agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville.

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Seahawks extend WR Baldwin through 2020

SEATTLE (AP) After becoming a Super Bowl champion, Doug Baldwin took a risk.

He could have signed a long extension with the Seattle Seahawks after winning it all in 2014. But Baldwin gambled that a shorter extension was the best move and by the time he needed to make another decision about his future, his value would be worth far more.

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Singletary to work with Rams' defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary will work with the Los Angeles Rams' defense this season, returning to coaching after a two-year absence.

Singletary revealed the plans in a radio interview Tuesday, and the Rams later confirmed the arrangement.

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Tebow comforts ill man's family on plane

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) When a man suffered an apparent heart attack on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, Tim Tebow emerged from the first-class section and helped comfort his family.

Erik Dellenbach, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation, tells the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/28ZUx9M ) that the former NFL quarterback prayed with the family and other passengers after the medical emergency on the Sunday night flight.

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QB Boykin charged from Alamo Bowl arrest

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault over an incident that led to a suspension for his final college game in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio last season.

Bexar County court records show Boykin, who signed with Seattle after going undrafted in April, is set for arraignment Aug. 1. That's two days after the Seahawks open training camp in Renton, Washington.

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Texans sign WR Fuller, 21st overall pick

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have signed receiver Will Fuller, who was the 21st overall pick in this year's draft.

Fuller had 62 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for Notre Dame. It was his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season after he had a career-high 76 receptions for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2014. He had one receiving touchdown as a freshman to give him 30, second in school history.

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Attorney: Jags LB Skuta wrongly arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The attorney for Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta says his client was arrested in Orlando "for something that simply did not happen."

Skuta was arrested early June 19 on a battery charge for allegedly pushing a woman's face and causing her head to hit a glass window. According to Orlando Police, Skuta had alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes. He was later released on a $500 bond.

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Ex-Colts RB dies in accidental shooting

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.

St. John Hospital spokesman Brian Taylor confirmed Tipton's death Tuesday. Police say he was handling a duffel bag when a gun in the bag fired as he dropped off his car in Roseville.

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Ex-NFL WR Rucker asks for sentence delay

CLEVELAND (AP) A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children's charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.

Attorneys for 68-year-old Reggie Rucker on Tuesday filed a motion in U.S. District Court saying that his July 14 sentencing should be postponed because prosecutors have demanded all medical records related to brain damage that Rucker suffered during his 12-year NFL career.

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Manziel attorney quits after errant text

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel's spokeswoman says an attorney who accidently sent The Associated Press a text message with details related to the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's domestic violence case has resigned from the defense team.

Denise Michaels on Monday confirmed her earlier tweet that Bob Hinton had withdrawn from the case, which is being led by El Paso attorney Jim Darnell.

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