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Goodell to meet with U.S. senator over bounties

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois on Wednesday to discuss bounties in professional football. Goodell will later appear at a press conference with Durbin, who is the Senate's No. 2 Democrat. Tune in to NFL Network and log on to NFL.com for full coverage of this and other Saints' 'bounty' news.

Here's what else is on tap for Wednesday:

Debate: 2001 NFL Draft re-do
LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees and Mike Vick all went in the 2001 draft. How would you rank them in a draft re-do? More ...

• The NFL says it has game footage of former Saints DT Anthony Hargrove calling in a bounty on Brett Favre, but Hargrove insisted Tuesday that he's not the person heard talking on the tape.

• Percy Harvin told reporters Tuesday he has issues that "definitely" need to be resolved before training camp, raising the possibility that the receiver could be a no-show for Minnesota Vikings camp in late July.

• Darren Woodson believes tackling is a problem league-wide, but he reserved some of his harshest judgment for his former team, likening Dallas defenders' form to "garbage."

• Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is trying make one of the quickest comebacks from reconstructive knee surgery in NFL history, and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports from Vikings camp on what a typical workday is like for Peterson.

• On the latest Dave Dameshek Football Program, Dave and Adam are joined by Lions DE Cliff Avril to talk about LaDainian Tomlinson's place among all-time running backs.

• Cedric Benson hasn't been the most sought-after free agent this offseason, but the Raiders reportedly are thinking about adding the ex-Bengals back.

Wyche: Show and tell
Does the NFL have proof that the Saints implemented a "bounty" program? Steve Wyche got a good look at the evidence. More ...

• Five episodes of "America's Game" featuring historic Super Bowl winners are up for vote by fans. Check out the options, select your favorite, then see if it airs June 23 on NFL Network.

• Happy birthday to former Kansas City Chiefs QB and Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson, who turns 77 on Wednesday. Also celebrating birthdays are Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn, who turns 27, and New Orleans Saints RB/KR Darren Sproles, who turns 29.

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