Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who was named to 12 Pro Bowls with the San Diego Chargers, was found dead Wednesday at his Oceanside, Calif. home. A medical examination is expected to be released Thursday. The San Diego legend's death hit his former teammates hard, with Chargers, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins players remembering him as an uplifting presence in the locker room. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame starting in 2015 and is a near lock to make it to Canton, Ohio.
Here's what else to check out on Thursday:
Junior Seau dead at 43
Former NFL LB Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home Wednesday in what police are investigating as a possible suicide.
•The latest edition of "The Top 100: Players of 2012" was sure to surprise some, and no move was more surprising than Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney's tumble down the list.
• Charley Casserly says it's not the end of the road for the newest rookie class in the NFL, and he has tips for the first-year players on how to make it in the NFL. Later Thursday, Casserly will divulge what he wants to see from six specific rookies in their first year.
• Take a look at the dates for organized team activities as well as rookie and veteran minicamps for all 32 NFL teams to see when your squad will be back in action.