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NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

NEW YORK — Harrison Smith has been making his mark for years with big hits and clutch interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings. As a key piece of one of the NFL’s top defenses, the playmaking safety was voted the top player in the league at his position by a panel of 10 football writers for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

NAPA, California | Raiders still waiting on Khalil Mack’s arrival in camp

NAPA, Calif. — Jon Gruden targeted Paul Guenther as his defensive coordinator in his return to Oakland even before he got the Raiders job, believing his aggressive defensive scheme was just what the team needed to reverse years of bad play. Guenther’s task has been even harder than originally thought because he is still waiting … Continue reading NAPA, California | Raiders still waiting on Khalil Mack’s arrival in camp