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Report: Ex-LB Allen had in-game stroke

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December.

Allen told MMQB.si.com that he has a dead spot - no bigger than a dime - on his cerebellum. The cerebellum controls motor movement and coordination.

The Jaguars released Allen last week after his personal physician consulted with Jacksonville's medical staff before a scheduled physical.

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Manziel, Clowney to be among 30 at draft

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL says 30 top prospects, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, will attend the draft next month in New York.

Among other players scheduled to appear at Radio City Music Hall include Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack.

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Giants S Hill facing third possible ban

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The person, who requested anonymity because the allegations have not been publicly disclosed, confirmed Monday that Hill failed another drug test. Teams and the league do not discuss such allegations because players have a right to privacy under the league's drug policy.

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Marrone had cancerous mole removed

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job.

Marrone made the announcement in a statement released through the team.

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NFL to release schedule Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday night.

The schedule normally is announced earlier, but several issues cropped up to delay its release.

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Falcons say WR Jones 'progressing well'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't sure when receiver Julio Jones will return to full speed.

Smith said Jones, whose 2013 season ended with a broken foot in Week 5, is "progressing well" following surgery last October.

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Bengals' Dalton compares self to top QBs

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton isn't shying away from the comparisons any longer.

Until now, the Bengals' fourth-year quarterback has avoided linking his name with some of the NFL's best, even as he accomplished things that few others could claim. That's changed with his ongoing negotiations over a contract extension.

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Ravens LB McClain to retire again

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have put middle linebacker Rolando McClain on the reserve-retired list for a second time.

McClain retired last year, but recently announced his intent to return to the NFL. After being reinstated by the Ravens last week, McClain abruptly said he was retiring for good.

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Cards LB Washington set to be sentenced

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty nearly a month ago in Maricopa County Superior Court to aggravated assault arising out of a May 1 argument with the child's mother. Authorities say Washington choked the woman and caused a fall that broke her right collarbone.

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Caldwell's minicamp starts without Suh

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Ndamukong Suh is skipping the Detroit Lions' first voluntary minicamp under coach Jim Caldwell.

And his teammates insisted they did not have a big problem it.

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