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NFL will create Deacon Jones Award

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05:38 PM ET 06.22 | The NFL has plans to permanently honor Deacon Jones, just three weeks after the death of the Hall of Fame defensive lineman. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce the creation of the Deacon Jones Award, given annually to the player with the most sacks in a season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Had the award been presented at the conclusion of the 2012 NFL season, Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt would've been the recipient, after accumulating 20.5 sacks on his way to the title of AP Defensive Player of the Year.

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June 22, 2013  05:41 PM ET

I like it!

June 22, 2013  06:02 PM ET

finally ; a good idea from Goodell

June 22, 2013  06:08 PM ET

Yep, Goodell did something good for once. And a most deserving memorial for Jones.

June 22, 2013  06:58 PM ET

This is fine, but then there should be an award for the player with the most interceptions.

June 22, 2013  07:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This is fine, but then there should be an award for the player with the most interceptions.

Vinny Testaverde award? He tossed a bunch. As a Vike fan, love to see the Paul Krause award, though.

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June 22, 2013  07:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who would they name the award after?

You set me up for this, didn't you?

Brett Favre.

June 22, 2013  07:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You set me up for this, didn't you?Brett Favre.

He's #1.



Hail to the Redskins!

June 22, 2013  07:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Vinny Testaverde award? He tossed a bunch. As a Vike fan, love to see the Paul Krause award, though.

Krause is a great choice.

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June 22, 2013  07:33 PM ET

Coulda' done this while the dude was still alive, Rog.






Just sayin'

June 22, 2013  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who would they name the award after?

Carson Palmer?

June 22, 2013  08:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yep, Goodell did something good for once. And a most deserving memorial for Jones.

Jones was king of the head slap.

June 22, 2013  08:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Coulda' done this while the dude was still alive, Rog. Just sayin'

Is there an award named after Reggie White?

June 22, 2013  08:12 PM ET

When the Michael Vick and Ray Lewis awards be announced?

June 22, 2013  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Vinny Testaverde award? He tossed a bunch. As a Vike fan, love to see the Paul Krause award, though.

Viking fans would love any award considering how pathetic that organization is.

June 22, 2013  08:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

When the Michael Vick and Ray Lewis awards be announced?

Right after the OJ Simpson award.

June 22, 2013  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Is there an award named after Reggie White?

Hope not. Deacon was better.

June 22, 2013  09:29 PM ET

It's about friggin time Bros!

 
June 22, 2013  09:30 PM ET
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Viking fans would love any award considering how pathetic that organization is.

Agreed

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