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49ers Player Accused Of Hitting Pregnant Girlfriend, Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence Charges

49ers defensive end Ray McDonald got in a fight with his 10-weeks pregnant fiance early Sunday morning, leaving bruises on her arms and neck, according to police sources.

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Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

11 hours ago

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a driving rainstorm in the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014

With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.

08/31/2014

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.

08/30/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 9: A Tennessee Titans fan sits in the rain while waiting for the start of a preseason NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

19 Ways To Pass Time While Waiting For NFL Opening Day

Just when you thought the NFL was back, it takes the weekend off. Here are 19 ways to pass the time while waiting for opening day.

08/29/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with tight end Mychal Rivera #81 after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Quarterback Questions For Raiders And 49ers

Coach Madden discusses whether or not Raiders QB Derek Carr should start and how many backup QBs the 49ers should keep as Josh Johnson has been outperforming Blaine Gabbert.

08/29/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/29/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with tight end Mychal Rivera #81 after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Carr’s 3 TDs Lead Raiders Past Seahawks In Preseason Finale

With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season.

08/28/2014

Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass in the pocket against the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a pre-season NFL game on August 28, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

49ers End Preseason On Winning Note, Defeat Texans

Rookie linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown, third-string quarterback Josh Johnson threw three TD passes and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday night.

08/28/2014

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