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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 file photo, Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins celebrates a goal line stand against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL football game in Denver. Dawkins is a finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the Hall announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

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FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2011, file photo, Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Taylor (99) celebrates after sacking Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick during the first half of an NFL football game in Miami. Taylor is a finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the Hall announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2009, file photo, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his second touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in San Diego, Calif. Tomlinson is a finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the Hall announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril reacts after he sacked Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Avril has experience the lows of an 0-16 season in Detroit and the highs of a Super Bowl title in Seattle. Coming off the best regular season of his career, Avril's past and present clash this week with the Seahawks hosting the Lions in the NFC playoffs. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs near Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Poole (34) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett walks on the field during NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. Bennett and the Seahawks reached agreement on a three-year contract extension on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, that will keep the defensive end under contract through the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) stands on the sideline next to offensive tackle John Theus (71) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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A San Diego Chargers fan holds a sign calling for the team to stay in San Diego, during the second half of the Chargers' NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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FILE - In this May 30, 2016 file photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood. President-elect Donald Trump said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for federal help if he isn't able to bring down a homicide count that soared last year. Trump isn't the first to broach the idea that the U.S. government could do more to stem violence in Chicago. But what more it can do isn't at all clear. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016 file photo, crosses are displayed for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. President-elect Donald Trump said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for federal help if he isn't able to bring down a homicide count that soared last year. Trump isn't the first to broach the idea that the U.S. government could do more to stem violence in Chicago. But what more it can do isn't at all clear. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer directs his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Minneapolis. Zimmer watched his team surrender the NFC North title back to rival Green Bay and squander a 5-0 start, putting the pressure on the 60-year-old to steer the team back into the playoffs next season. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

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Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23) and Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin's game-winning overtime goal gets past the glove hand of Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) with Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Canadiens' Shea Weber (6) watching during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Denver Broncos general manager John Elway introduces Gary Kubiak as Kubiak steps down as head coach of the Denver Broncos because of health concerns Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at team headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Swansea City's manager Paul Clement, centre, talks to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Swansea City at Selhurst Park stadium, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Kendall Baker celebrates with fans after defeating TCU 31-23 in the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game in Memphis, Tenn. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. The College Football Playoff has changed the postseason, or at least how some people feel about it. More and more the question is asked: What should the bowls be? (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, fans watch during the Camelia Bowl NCAA college football game between Toledo and Appalachian State in Montgomery, Ala. Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. The College Football Playoff has changed the postseason, or at least how some people feel about it. More and more the question is asked: What should the bowls be? (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Southern California high-five for their team during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. The College Football Playoff has changed the postseason, or at least how some people feel about it. More and more the question is asked: What should the bowls be? (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016, file photo, Jason Day hits from the tee on the second hole during the second round of play at the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The world's No. 1 player hasn't been seen since he withdrew in the second round of the Tour Championship. He starts out a new year on Maui, and can only hope it's a healthy one. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)