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Walkthrough 5.26: Ease of draft signings refreshing
The new CBA has been great for a number of reasons, but eliminating the ridiculous contract squabbling of draft picks leading up to training camp and subsequent holdouts has been fantastic. It's an easy process and almost not even news as the list comes out one at a time. Just know ideally the team hopes to have all nine picks signed when they take the field Tuesday.

RB Hill announces deal with Bengals - Yahoo Sports
Running back Jeremy Hill announced via Twitter that he signed his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. The former LSU star was taken by the Bengals in the second round of the draft.

Top 10 in 2014: The best wide receivers in the NFL today | cover32
The series continues with a position that is deeper than any other in the NFL – wide receiver. As teams pass the ball more and more, they are stacking their rosters with more and more people to catch the pigskin; it results in an abundance o

Steelers' McCullers is more than just big body trying to make it in NFL | TribLIVE
Soda, Doritos and a lot of Madden … sleep and then repeat. Daniel McCullers' days at Southeast Raleigh High School didn't have much variation when it wasn't football season. “He was just being a typical high school kid,” former Southeast Raleigh head coach Daniel Finn said. But nothing has ever been typical about Daniel McCullers … ever. Typically, you don't see many 6-foot-7, 400-plus pound high school seniors who can dunk a basketball … in jeans.

Pat Tillman and Rob Moore: A friendship worth fighting for
Pat Tillman was a rookie linebacker on the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and current Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore was an 8-year veteran receiver. Tillman had already earned a reputation for hurting players during practice when the two were put on opposite sides of the ball during a 7-on-7, non-contact drill. “Pat hit me and took me to the ground,” said Moore, who didn’t get it, and didn’t like it. “So naturally, he and I got into a slight scuffle.” But before he let hot-headedness cement his views on the rookie, Moore got a recommendation that would turn that hit into something much more meaningful. “One of the coaches said, ‘Look, instead of fighting the kid, why don’t you pull Pat aside and try to teach him to be a pro.’ So I kind of took him under my wing.”