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Packers linebacker Whitney Mercilus retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A decade-long career has come to a close for Whitney Mercilus. The veteran linebacker announced his retirement on Instagram Wednesday. "This decision was not an easy one," Mercilus said. "But I am excited and ready to…

Houston Texans player arrested near NFL draft

An NFL player was arrested Friday night on suspicion of public intoxication and breaking a hotel window in Nashville, the Tennessee city where the league is holding its annual draft, police said.