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Tennessee Titans Agree to Terms with DL Sylvester Williams

The Tennessee Titans have added some beef – and an experienced veteran – in the middle of their defensive line with the addition of former Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams. The Titans and Williams have officially agreed to terms on a deal. “Sly is a big, mature and athletic man, who plays with a good motor,” said Titans General Manager Jon Robinson. (Tennessee Titans)

Dallas Cowboys have deal with offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with guard Jonathan Cooper which will allow them some flexibility on their offensive line. Cooper joined the Cowboys during the playoffs last year but did not appear in the divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was the seventh overall pick in 2013 by the Arizona Cardinals out of North Carolina. (

Jon Gruden thinks Mitchell Trubisky could handle the pressure in Cleveland

It’s not hard to get ESPN analyst Jon Gruden to say something nice about a football player, especially one that comes to do his television show. So it’s hardly a surprise that he showered praise on North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and said the Northeast Ohio native would be well-suited to handle the pressure of leading his hometown Browns. (NBC Sports)

Draft Profile: DT Nazair Jones

Nazair Jones emerged as the most dominant force on Carolina’s defensive line. His efforts and progression were enough to leave school early with one-year of eligibility left. Jones will likely have his named called on day two or three of the draft. Jones has the long arms that coaches love to see in defensive lineman. (Carolina Blue)

Jerry Rice thinks 49ers should select Mitch Trubisky in draft

With Kirk Cousins potentially out, Jerry Rice thinks the San Francisco 49ers should address their quarterback need in the draft by taking North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Plenty of mock drafts have had the Tar Heels’ QB landing in Santa Clara with the second overall pick. Trubisky to San Francisco is certainly a popular thought. (USA Today)

Panthers' Julius Peppers: 'It actually feels like I never left'

Julius Peppers said he had regrets for the way things ended with the Panthers in 2009. And he wanted to make that right, so at the age of 37 he signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal that could max out at $4.25 million with incentives. “I always wanted to come back and repair the relationships and build that bridge back, not only with the team but with the fans, the people.” (

Video: Trubisky studies snap counts under Gruden's tutelage

Former North Carolina quarterback and NFL prospect Mitch Trubisky joins Jon Gruden to discuss the art of the snap count in the NFL. View Video...

Austin Proehl serves as Tar Heels' veteran on new-look offense

UNC waved goodbye to nearly its entire offense after the 2016 season, with wide receiver Austin Proehl among the rare returning players with starting experience. "Seeing some of those guys that are gone, it’s hard. Some of those guys were my best friends. But I’ve been around the game long enough to know it happens every year. You just have to work through it." (

North Carolina trolls Florida State with "This is SportsCenter" parody

Nick Weiler is perhaps best known for his game-winning 54-yard field goal against the Florida State Seminoles last season -- and the video wastes no time in not-so-subtly trolling FSU. Acting as a security guard at Kenan Stadium, Weiler does Florida State's tomahawk chop -- which he also did while celebrating UNC's win on Oct.1 -- as the Seminoles' "war chant" plays. (

UNC Football's Leadership Rebuild

With the exodus of talented experience from UNC’s football team following the 2016 season, the Tar Heels enter 2017 with a lack of veteran voices. With so many familiar faces gone from the program due to graduation, early entry into the NFL Draft or injury attrition, UNC head coach Larry Fedora is trusting his returning talent takes up the open leadership positions. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Trubisky shares the opportunity that kick-started his career

Former UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sits down with Jon Gruden to explain why he chose to play football at college basketball powerhouse North Carolina, and he recounts coming off the bench against Virginia and throwing a key touchdown on his one pass attempt. View Video...

Draft Profile: WR Mack Hollins

Mack Hollins has NFL potential written all over him. He unfortunately could not put together a great senior season due to a collarbone injury but someone is likely to give him a chance to make an NFL team this summer. Hollins is used to working with a chip on his shoulder and doing anything he can to earn a spot on the team. (Carolina Blue)

Julius Peppers did everything but win Super Bowl with Packers

Three years. Twenty-five sacks. No missed games. It’s safe to say the Green Bay Packers got more from Julius Peppers than they could have imagined when they signed him three years ago. The only thing Peppers didn’t get was the Super Bowl ring he covets to cap what should be a Hall of Fame career. Now, he’ll make another run at one with Carolina, his original team. (

Tennessee Titans add Sylvester Williams to play nose tackle

The Tennessee Titans have reached a contract agreement with defensive lineman Sylvester Williams. Denver did not execute the fifth-year option on Williams last spring and the Broncos were ready to move on. If Williams can rebound as a two-down plugger between Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones in the Titans' 3-4, the new guy could be a good addition. (

Julius Peppers’ contract with Carolina Panthers laden with sack incentives

Julius Peppers’ one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers is worth $3.5 million, with sacks incentives that could push it to $4.25 million. Peppers, who signed his contract Saturday, will collect an additional $250,000 if he finishes with seven sacks. The bonus increases to $500,000 for nine sacks, and Peppers will receive $750,000 if he reaches eleven sacks. (Charlotte Observer)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
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Sat, Sep 2 TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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