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Jeff Schultz: Falcons defense should benefit from Poe's long journey to NFL

There is a story associated with Dontari Poe's upbringing that is more Hollywood schtick than fact. It goes that this big kid from a tough upbringing in an open sore of a neighborhood in Memphis was walking down the hallway one day, carrying his snare drum from the high school marching band, when the football coach spotted him and with flames in his eyes and said, "You're playing football!" And the rest was "Blindside" history.

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Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly taken off the field in cart

See from the press box, a scary, emotional moment in the fourth quarter of Thursday's Panthers-Saints game as Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly is carted off the field to be evaluated for a concussion.
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Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly taken off the field in cart 0:57

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly taken off the field in cart

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree praises IMG football facilities 0:24

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree praises IMG football facilities

Bucs at 49ers: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch 2:34

Bucs at 49ers: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch

John Lynch to be inducted into Buccaneers Ring of Honor 5:51

John Lynch to be inducted into Buccaneers Ring of Honor