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Tony Romo's next NFL team? Here are 8 logical options for Cowboys QB

Tony Romo will have a new football home in 2017, it's only a matter of where and when. Whether he's released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear Romo and his $24.7 million cap hit for next season are no longer a fit for the only NFL team he's known. But Romo would plug in nicely to a lot of other lineups around the league. Here are eight destinations that make sense on various levels:

Houston Texans

This is a potentially perfect marriage and, according to an ESPN report, Romo’s top choice. He would join a team that's won the maligned AFC Souththe past two years despite a 9-7 record and woeful quarterback contributions each time. Houston's primary offensive weapons (RB Lamar Miller and WR DeAndre Hopkins) were inhibited by Brock Osweiler's struggles in 2016, which caused coach Bill O'Brien to yank out any hair he had left. But Romo, supported by a defense that ranked first without J.J. Watt, could change all that — though the Texans would need to fortify the pass protection in front of him. Houston's cap situation means Romo would probably have to accept less here than other places, but it does send him to a potential contender.

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Vince Young wants to make football comeback, hires big name agent to help - CBSSports.com

Three years after announcing his retirement, it appears that Vince Young wants to return to football. 

Young is so serious about making a comeback that he officially hired an agent this week. Leigh Steinberg, who has represented the likes of Troy Aikman and other football players, announced on Wednesday that he’s now taking on Young as a client. 

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Julian Edelman compares Jimmy Garoppolo to Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers | CSN Chicago

Here's something that will make Bears fans salivate: Super Bowl hero Julian Edelman thinks Jimmy Garoppolo is comparable to Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.

Edelman was on NFL Network Tuesday night and sang Garoppolo's praises:

"I'm not a paid GM, so I don't know the whole value thing. But as far as a guy that I get to play with every single day, Jimmy Garappolo, the guy's a stud. He went out and played in the regular season and he played very well. He's got that kind of gunslinger-like confidence. That Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence. He practices hard, he prepares hard. He's a good kid, he's young, I think he's a good player."

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Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

There will be some big holes to fill for Iowa if it wants to return to the summit of the West Division in 2017. And there will be a new play-caller, with offensive line coach Brian Ferentz taking over for the retiring Greg Davis. Add it all up, and 2017 shapes up as interesting season in Iowa City.

There is work to be done, as Kirk Ferentz enters his 19th season on the sideline of Kinnick Stadium. Among other things, depth is needed at cornerback with the losses of Desmond King and Greg Mabin. And keep an eye on special teams play, with the loss of punter Ron Coluzzi and return specialist King.

Here are three key areas to watch this spring.

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Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover 2017

Kate Upton‘s bikini-clad reign in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue continues!

The 24-year-old model, who first landed a cover spot on SI Swim in 2012 when she was 19, returns to this year’s issue, marking her third time on the front cover of the magazine.

And to celebrate, she graces not one, but three (!) different covers.

The theme of this year’s issue centers on body diversity and age inclusion, something that was very important to SI Swim editor MJ Day. It’s also one of the reasons Upton was “proud” to return to the magazine.

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Hawkeye hires know about winning at Kinnick

Two coaches who already know what it is like to a win a football game at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium are the newest members of the Hawkeye coaching staff.

North Dakota State offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tim Polasek and Northern Illinois wide receivers and special teams coach Kelton Copeland were named Tuesday to fill the two existing vacancies on Iowa’s offensive staff.

Both were on the coaching staffs of visiting teams which knocked off the Hawkeyes at home in recent seasons — Polasek last season when the Bison won 23-21 at Iowa and both Polasek and Copeland in 2013 when the Huskies earned a 30-27 victory at Kinnick Stadium.

Polasek will become the Hawkeyes’ offensive line coach while Copeland will coach receivers, a position he coached last season after coaching running backs from 2013-15 at Northern Illinois. Copeland also worked as the Huskies' special teams coordinator.

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Cubs' Mike Montgomery scoffs at MLB's extra-inning proposal - Chicago Tribune

Mike Montgomery inherited a runner at first base and needed only one out to earn the most treasured save in Chicago Cubs history.

But Montgomery scoffed at reports that Major League Baseball is considering a change in which extra innings will start with a runner at second base with no outs.

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NFL Rumors: Tony Romo To Broncos, Bears To Release Cutler And Pursue Garoppolo?

The NFL season has officially come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that football will fade into the woodwork. There really is no offseason in the NFL, and with all of the Tony Romo rumors floating around — not to mention others like Jay Cutler and Jimmy Garoppolo — the NFL trade rumor mill will be going strong all summer long.

Sure, the Super Bowl was a week ago, but it wasn’t until yesterday that it hit die-hard football fanatics when they turned on the television, and for the first time in over seven months there was no NFL football on a Sunday afternoon. The next step towards a new season is the first step towards making you team better, the NFL Draft.

Before all of the hoopla of the NFL Draft hits in April, several key players may be dealt to new teams or released, including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Chicago Bears signal-caller Jay Cutler.

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The Cubs could start the 2017 season in a revolutionary way | FOX Sports

The Chicago Cubs didn’t do anything particularly special or revolutionary in the build up to their curse-breaking championship last season.

That is to say that Theo Epstein and company didn’t change the overall paradigm of managing a baseball organization in order to win the team’s first World Series in 108 years — the Cubs merely drafted well, traded better, signed strong players with the money that they had and took advantage of their opportunities on and off the field.

Again, hardly revolutionary stuff.

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Cubs Avoid Arbitration With Pedro Strop on Eve of Spring Training | NBC Chicago

The Chicago Cubs will begin spring training next week in Arizona, and they’ll have one of their most electric pitchers on the mound as they agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Pedro Strop.

Strop, the hard-throwing reliever who posted a 2.85 ERA and racked up 60 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched last season, will make $5.5 million in the 2017 season, as he avoided an arbitration hearing with the Cubs.

With the departure of Aroldis Chapman and the acquisition of Wade Davis in the offseason, the Cubs’ bullpen will likely take on a similar look to the one it had down the stretch last season.

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