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NFL owners agree to shorten OT to 10 minutes

NFL owners have approved a rule change that will shorten the regular-season overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, a league official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The proposal was made with safety in mind in that the sh…

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Seahawks icon and Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Cortez Kennedy, an icon with the? Seattle Seahawks?who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, has died at age 48, the Orlando Police Department said Tuesday. Orlando police confirmed to ESPN that they are investigating Kennedy’s death, but also said “there is nothing suspicious to report” at this time. Kennedy died alone, according to police. Kennedy was a force inside, both as a run stopper and in threatening quarterbacks. The 1992 Defensive Player of the Year made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks — an unusually high total for a tackle — and spent his entire 11-season career with Seattle, starting 153 out of 167 games. Named to the Associated Press 1990s All-Decade team., Kennedy was credited with 448 tackles, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and three interceptions during his NFL career. Kennedy retired in 2000, was named to the Seahawks Ring of Honor and had his No. 96 retired by the team. The third overall…

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