Rice And Smith Lead Latest Class Into Hall Of Fame

As expected, wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Linebacker Ricky Jackson will join them in Canton, along with defensive tackle John Randle, guard Russ Grimm, running back Floyd Little and longtime coach Dick LeBeau.

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  • Packers ink Matthews to lucrative long-term deal
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  • Arizona Cardinals 'attacked from all angles' in their pursuit to sign free agent J.J. Watt
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  • Sarah Palin 'took cocaine and had affairs with Glen Rice and husband's business partner'
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  • Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021: Who are the best players available?
    Gregg Rosenthal has scoured the impending market to formulate NFL.com's Top 101 Free Agents of 2021. Who are the best players available in this year's class?
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  • Knoxville Biz Ticker: Demolition of former Radioisotope Development Lab underway at Oak Ridge
    Demolition of former Radioisotope Development Lab underway at Oak Ridge OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor UCOR have begun removing ...
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