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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tony Dungy has been added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection committee, the fourth hall member to become part of the voting process.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.
He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Alliance of American Football has ended its first season prematurely and told most employees that they will be terminated as of Wednesday.
The Latest on the future of the Alliance of American Football (all times EDT):
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly four decades removed from a stint in the short-lived USFL, Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian will preside over the opening weekend of the newest spring league, the Alliance of American Football.
"It's one more challenge at the end of a long career," said Polian, 76, who co-founded the AAF with Charlie Ebersol, a TV and film producer whose father, Dick, defined NBC Sports' programming for more than two decades and created "Sunday Night Football."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the fledgling Alliance of American Football held four exhibition games recently in San Antonio, something was missing.
"We were all looking around saying, 'Does anyone miss kickoffs?' The answer was, no, we did not miss them," said Mike Pereira, the NFL's former vice president of officiating who is a consultant for the latest attempt at a spring league.
Josh Johnson is accustomed to moving around the NFL. On Wednesday, he moved from one league to another.
Johnson was the first player protected last week in a quarterbacks-only draft held by the Alliance of American Football, which will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl in February. His rights in the eight-team spring league were owned by the San Diego Fleet.
The Alliance of American Football will begin its first season the night of Feb. 9, the Saturday after the Super Bowl, when the Atlanta Legends visit the Orlando Apollos, and the San Diego Fleet are at the San Antonio Commanders.
On the next day, the eight-team, 10-week league will have the Memphis Express at the Birmingham Iron, and the Salt Lake Stallions visiting the Arizona Hotshots.
Get ready for the Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends.
Those are four of the eight franchise names for the Alliance of American Football, which begins play the weekend after the Super Bowl with a 10-game spring schedule.
The Alliance of American Football has signed its first 100 players for the new spring league, including former high-profile recruits Ty Isaac and receiver Chris Black.
When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams.
Makes sense, too, because a brand new league needs as many hooks to attract fans as it can find. The Alliance is going with a geographic allocation system that takes advantage of where players attended college, or where they performed in the NFL.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Singletary is back in football.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been hired as head coach of the Memphis franchise in the Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.
Memphis joins Orlando and Atlanta as teams in the new league overseen by another Hall of Famer, Bill Polian, and TV executive Charlie Ebersol. Singletary's team will play home games in the Liberty Bowl.
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick's second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach.
Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.
The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the former Falcons quarterback, will serve as Childress' offensive coordinator.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will induct former receiver Reggie Wayne into the team's Ring of Honor during a Nov. 18 game against Tennessee.
Wayne spent 14 seasons and played in a franchise record 211 games. He played a key role on Indy's 2006 Super Bowl championship team, made six Pro Bowl appearances and was a first-team All-Pro in 2010. He finished his career with 1,070 receptions, 14,345 yards and 82 touchdown catches — all second in franchise history.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier plans to be back on the sideline if a proposed new professional league gets off the ground.
The Orlando Alliance announced Saturday that it has hired Spurrier as its first head coach. Spurrier will coach in the planned Alliance of American Football.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will become the 15th member of the Indianapolis Colts' Ring of Honor next season.
A date for the ceremony will not be determined until the NFL schedule is released.
Wayne joins former teammates Marvin Harrison, Edgerrin James, Jeff Saturday and Peyton Manning in earning the honor. He will also join the man who drafted him in 2001, former executive Bill Polian, and the coach who helped him win a Super Bowl, Tony Dungy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian remembers walking into the RCA Dome for Peyton Manning's home debut in 1998, peering into the stands and seeing all those Dan Marino jerseys.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Darryl Talley bit his lip so not to risk spouting a profanity.
The Buffalo Bills' 17-year playoff drought roils the emotions of the franchise's proud old guard.
"That's real ..." the former star linebacker said with a grunt of frustration followed by a short pause. "That's real hard for me to get my head around. I wanted to say something else, but I didn't."
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has hired Arizona State assistant Jay Norvell as the new head coach for the Wolf Pack.
Athletic director Doug Knuth made the announcement Friday, saying Norvell is known "as a man of great character and integrity."
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno could pay close to $1 million to release football coach Brian Polian from his contract one year early.
Nevada and Polian agreed to part ways Sunday after he compiled a 23-27 record during his four years at the helm of the team, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported (http://on.rgj.com/2fS1203).
RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada and coach Brian Polian agreed to part ways Sunday after four seasons in which the Wolf Pack never broke .500 in Mountain West games.
Polian, the son of former NFL executive and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian, was 23-27 since replacing Hall of Fame coach Chris Ault. Ault retired after the 2012 season.