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Entertaining Sports News, Rumors and Analysis

Find Out What Role Eagles Hired Ex-Player Brian Dawkins To

One of the greatest in this city's history is set to return.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Saturday that the club is adding former All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins to its scouting department.

Dawkins ,who is the recipient of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting fellowship, will be studying and taking on roles within both the scouting and football operations departments.

The 1996 second-round pick spent the first 13 years of his career in Philly, where he recorded 34 interceptions while earning seven Pro Bowl nods.

-- Glenn Erby

DeAndre Hopkins Holding Out for New Contract; Will It Impact Brock Osweiler?

It’s been made clear by his production and from the words of coaches and opponents that DeAndre Hopkins is one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.

The Houston Texans parted ways with Andre Johnson and his huge contract, because they believed the blossoming Hopkins was ready to become an elite talent.

Hopkins became that and more, so now he wants to get paid for his production. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Hopkins is officially a holdout.

What that means for the Texans and more importantly Brock Osweiller, is anyone’s guess.

Hopkins was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time last season after 111 receptions for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns, and has gone on record praising Osweiler’s work ethic.

-- Glenn Erby

Ex-NFL Player Antonio Armstrong & Wife Killed by Their Teen Son (Video)

This is tragic news.

Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were fatally shot by their teenage son in the family’s Houston home early Friday police, sources told KTRK-TV.

Armstrong’s wife, Dawn, was pronounced dead in their bedroom after their 16-year-old son dialed 911 around 1:30 a.m., police sources told KTRK-TV. Antonio Armstrong was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but multiple local media outlets reported that he had died later in the day.

Investigators who searched the southwest Houston home found a gun still smoking with a note next to it reading, “I’ve been watching you,” the TV station reported. Police arrested the 16-year-old boy. Sources close to the investigation said he was likely to be charged as an adult.

The Armstrong’s own a fitness company called 1st Class Training with three locations in the Houston area.

“There was nothing left out. There was no neglect or anything. There was nothing that even could possibly have justified this situation,” Dawn Armstrong’s cousin, Vaun Lee, told reporters. “This doesn’t even make sense. It makes no sense.”

“This was an outstanding family. The male of the family was an absolute hard-working breadwinner,” Dodson told KPRC-TV. “He was an associate pastor in an area church. He’s a great guy. The mother was apparently a great mother, according to family members. Like I said, it was kind of the all-American family.”

Antonio Armstrong, 42, starred at linebacker for the Texas A&M Aggies.

-- Glenn Erby

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