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Richard Sherman Plays Seahawks ‘Cook’ To Michelle Obama’s ‘Reporter’

Very cool!

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Super Bowl champs can cook, too?

Naw, not really. But Seahawks star Richard Sherman is not afraid to act like he can; especially since he’s joining teammates Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and First Lady Michelle Obama in a video to promote healthy school lunches.

The video was posted on Thursday and was filmed as part of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The campaign is designed to fight childhood obesity. Obama plays a sideline reporter in the video, telling Sherman to “take me through your final plate.”

“We’re the best chefs in the game,” Sherman yells in a parody of his famed postgame rant, “so when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that’s the result you’re going to get.”

Wilson and Thomas appear as sous chefs to Sherman, who wasn’t afraid to show off some of his football skills in the video, too.

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Taste Of The Lions Event To Be Held At Ford Field

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ coach and top players are returning to Ford Field, but it’s not football that’s drawing them there for an offseason get-together.

It’s food. And wine.

The NFL team is hosting its second annual Taste of the Lions on Tuesday.

The strolling wine and food event allows guests to sample signature dishes from some of the area’s top restaurants.

Guests are to be given the opportunity to mingle with coach Jim Caldwell and some Lions players. Among those expected to attend are quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and members of this year’s draft class.

Proceeds from the event will go toward improving access to fresh food options in underserved areas.

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Redskins Sign USC RB Silas Redd, 8 Other Undrafted Players

CBS DC

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — USC running back Silas Redd was among nine undrafted free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, according to Wednesday’s NFL transaction sheet.

Redd, 22, is a native of Norwalk, Connecticut and spent two years at Penn State before transferring in wake of a child sexual abuse scandal that brought sweeping changes to Happy Valley.

He rushed for 905 yards on 167 carries in 2012 for the Trojans, finding the end zone on nine occasions. Injuries to both knees derailed his progress as a senior.

Washington previously signed Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees.

The group is scheduled to report to Ashburn to take part in this weekend’s mandatory rookie minicamp at Redskins Park.

Other UFA Signings

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Jets In Great Position To Add Impact During First Few Rounds Of NFL Draft

CBS New York

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets head into the NFL draft with several needs and plenty of picks.

General manager John Idzik also has loads of options with the No. 18 selection.

Wide receiver? Cornerback? Tight end? Trade up, or down? Well, it’s anyone’s guess — the Jets included — right now. But with the depth of this year’s rookie class and currently holding a whopping 12 selections, New York will likely be able to add a few impact players.

“We’ll go in open-minded,” Idzik said. “The nice thing about having 12 picks is it does give you flexibility and maneuverability within the draft.”

Since taking over as GM last year, Idzik has preached a philosophy of building through the draft. And the 12 picks are just one less than the 13 the Jets had in coach Rex Ryan’s first three years from 2009-11 combined.

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‘Draft Day’ Offers An Exciting Take On The High-stakes NFL Draft

I am very sure the football-starved fanboys and fangirls will really love this movie!

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of the NFL Draft, the new movie Draft Day lays it all out for you. It shows the highs, the lows, and the behind-the-scenes negotiating that leads up to the draft.

Kevin Costner stars in Draft Day as Sonny Weaver, general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who has an opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. But there’s more at stake than just the team. Weaver’s personal life is also hanging in the balance: his relationship with his mom, his ex-wife and his girlfriend, Ali (Jennifer Garner).

DENIS LEARY, FRANK LANGELLA and KEVIN COSTNER star in DRAFT DAY.  Photo: Dale Robinette DENIS LEARY, FRANK LANGELLA and KEVIN COSTNER star in DRAFT DAY. Photo: Dale Robinette

In the hours leading up to the draft, Weaver also walks a fine line in his relationship with Coach Penn (Denis Leary) and with team owner Anthony Molina (Frank Langella)…

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A Franchise Player Is useless To An Underperforming Franchise

MY brother and all other sports team strategists can appreciate this post . . .

For The Win

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Today’s Big Winner: Franchises

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings eliminated the last hope the Capitals had at a playoff spot by earning a point in a shootout loss.

Elsewhere, in the mystical land of Milwaukee, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched his starting lineup.

For the entire game. Lance Stephenson — did not play. David West — did not play. Paul George — did not play. George Hill — did not play. Roy Hibbert — did not play.

The Pacers won.

Granted, Vogel’s decision was more calculated than just a statement to an underperforming team. The game was against the Bucks, who are now 14-64 on the year, and the Pacers face the Miami Heat on Friday. But that doesn’t lessen the impact of the decision.

Team’s crave for that franchise player. The leader who is…

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