Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe greets fans before a Kansas City Chiefs game last November. After fan Betty Johnson, known to players as "Grandma," died at 86 last week, Bowe flew back to Kansas City.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, center, during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Borland announced that he will retire after just one season to protect himself from brain injuries.
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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland (50) is seen here in a game last year against the New York Giants. Borland, who had two interceptions in that game, has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after his rookie season.
Fans hold a "Los Angeles Rams" sign during a San Diego Chargers game against the St. Louis Rams last year. Both teams are part of proposals to build new NFL stadiums in the LA area.
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Malcolm Butler (right) of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.
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