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Redskins’ Adrian Peterson Fires Back at Criticism

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Washington Redskins veteran running back Adrian Peterson has responded to criticism from Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Shannon Sharpe who both believe that Peterson, a future Hall of Famer, is going to suffer a decline.

“Watching some of the things they said about me, man, it really hurt me to the core,” Peterson said, according to USA Today.

“Not only are they black men, but these are people I looked up to. And these are people that made mistakes, especially Cris Carter. So some of the things that came out of his mouth, not only personally, but about me as a player – aw, he’s washed up and this, that and the other, and he should just retire – how dare you.”

Carter compared Peterson’s pending season with the Redskins to his final season in the NFL, which he spent playing for the Miami Dolphins, hauling in only 8 catches that season before his retirement.

“Did you see me in a Dolphins uniform?” Carter said. “I had no business playing that season. I wouldn’t have admitted it, either. These guys get so sensitive about everything. Adrian had better get over himself. We were all great. But at the end, we all smelled like a baby’s diaper.”

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Bills Sign Lee Smith

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The Buffalo Bills have signed veteran tight end Lee Smith to a three-year, $9 million deal, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

The signing marks a return for Smith as he played for the Bills from 2011 until 2014 before heading off to spent the last few seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

Smith is known for his blocking skills and is widely considered one of the league’s best blocking tight ends.

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Doug Baldwin Announces Retirement

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Seattle Seahawks veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who has been a critical part of the team’s success over the past several years, has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Baldwin posted the following on Twitter:

Baldwin sent out a number of tweets eluding to the end of his career and although he never used the word “retirement”, it is clear that he is stepping away from football.

The Seahawks signed Baldwin as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in 2011 and he became one of the greatest players in franchise history, helping the team win Super Bowl XLVIII, and helping them reach the Super Bowl the following year, where they suffered a devastating loss.

Baldwin, who has suffered a number of injuries, was released by the Seahawks last week.

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Dolphins Sign Mark Walton

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The Miami Dolphins have signed troubled running back Mark Walton, according to to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.

Walton, a fourth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this offseason after he was arrested for the third time in three months.

Walton has the talent, and may be a good pickup for the Dolphins, but he is likely facing a suspension from the league for the arrests.

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