Nov 16, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) makes a one handed catch prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Hanson, Dibble and Brandstatter to join Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Tim Twentyman —

Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson, former receiver Dorne Dibble and current color analyst Jim Brandstatter will be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Friday night

NFL salary cap – Top 5 questions answered about $133 million per club cap
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

NFL salary cap numbers for the 2014 season were released on Friday.

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‘Wanting to be great’ in NFL drives former St. Mary’s star Allen Robinson
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Michigan hardly recruited Allen Robinson, and Michigan State wanted to turn him into a defensive back.

So the former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s star settled on Penn State, and after becoming a first-team All-Big Ten wide receiver the last two seasons, Robinson will likely be taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft this May.

Being passed over in the recruiting process often puts a chip on an athlete’s shoulder, but Robinson said something other than the oversight by the Spartans and Wolverines motivates him.

Letting Brandon Pettigrew Walk Would be a Big Mistake for the Detroit Lions
Zach Libby — Rant Sports

Eric Ebron of North Carolina is arguably the top tight end prospect in the upcoming draft in May. Selecting him with the No. 10 pick in the first round is a possibility, but considering how many other positions that need to be addressed, including wide receiver and cornerback, re-signing Pettigrew seems like the more reasonable option.

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