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Two suspects arrested in death of 85-year-old man in Adams County

A homicide investigation is underway in Jefferson County after a woman suffered suspicious injuries, and a suspect is in custody.

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Sean Payton resigns from New Orleans Saints, AP source says

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Sean Payton resigns from New Orleans Saints, AP source says

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, whose 15-year tenure with the club included its only Super Bowl championship and also a one-season suspension stemming from the NFL’s bounty investigation, intends to retire from coaching.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 58-year-old Payton was stepping down. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move was not going to be announced until a media availability later in the day.

Payton leaves his first and only NFL head coaching job with a 152-89 regular-season record — and nine playoff appearances — in 15 seasons. The Saints won the NFL title in 2009.

The Saints made Payton a first-time head coach in 2006, when he oversaw a stunning turnaround in the franchise’s first season back in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The club had been displaced from the city during the entire 2005 season, going 3-13.

The Saints went 10-6 and advanced to the NFC championship game in Payton’s first season. He has coached the Saints to the postseason eight other times in his 15 seasons since.

New Orleans narrowly missed the playoffs this season, going 9-8 in its first campaign since the retirement of Drew Brees. Payton had lured the quarterback to New Orleans as a free agent in 2006 and Brees went on to set every significant franchise passing record.

Under Payton, the Saints became a perennial contender, and they beat Peyton Manning and Indianapolis 31-17 to win their lone Super Bowl. They also lost the 2018 conference title game to the Rams after a blown officiating call that led to a temporary NFL rules change.

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Three Miami Dolphins make All-Rookie Team

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Three Miami Dolphins make All-Rookie Team

The Miami Dolphins had three players make the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team following the 2021 season: Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, outside linebacker Jaelan Phillips and safety Jevon Holland.

Miami’s first three players selected in the 2021 NFL draft proved to be a record-breaking bunch in the regular season. Waddle, taken with the No. 6 pick, set an NFL rookie receptions record with 104 catches. Phillips, the 18th pick out of the University of Miami, broke a franchise rookie mark with 8 ½ sacks.

Waddle, who was also voted as team MVP by local media, finished with 1,015 receiving yards, six touchdowns and another touchdown rushing. Phillips, who made it on the PFWA team as a defensive lineman selection, had 42 tackles and a fumble recovery, along with his sack total. The versatile Holland, taken early in the second round, totaled 69 tackles, two interceptions, 2 ½ sacks, 10 pass deflections and a pair of fumble recoveries.

The success of the Dolphins’ top three selections in the 2021 draft were a refreshing rebound from the three first-round choices in 2020 of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert, offensive lineman Austin Jackson and cornerback Noah Igbinoghene.

The wide receiver that made the team alongside Waddle was Cincinnati Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase, who was also named the Offensive Rookie of the Year by PFWA. Atlanta Falcons’ Kyle Pitts, a Florida grad whom the Dolphins also bypassed in the draft with their moves from picking third to 12th and finally sixth, also made it as the tight end.

Denver Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II, the American Heritage product and son of the former Dolphins cornerback by the same name, also made the rookie team.

Mac Jones of the New England Patriots was the rookie team’s quarterback, while the two running backs were Pittsburgh Steelers’ Najee Harris and Broncos’ Javonte Williams.

Only the Kansas City Chiefs — center Creed Humphrey, guard Trey Smith and linebacker Nick Bolton — and the Cleveland Browns — linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, cornerback Greg Newsome II and punt returner Demetric Felton — had three selections, like the Dolphins.

The overall Rookie of the Year was Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, who was also Defensive Rookie of the Year.

On Monday, Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was a PFWA All-AFC selection.

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