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UCLA's Akeem Ayers earns his shot at a Super Bowl championship
UCLA's Akeem Ayers earns his shot at a Super Bowl championship

For those turned off by the LeGarrette Blount Super Bowl story -- hey, who doesn't get a warm and fuzzy feeling from a guy who quit on his team? -- the tale of New England linebacker Akeem Ayers might be more to your taste. The Patriots acquired both during the season, and both have been a significant pickups. The difference is that Blount walked out on the Pittsburgh Steelers in November, while it was Ayers' former team, the Tennessee Titans, that gave up on him in October. Ayers was a budding star with the Titans. The former UCLA star was a second-round pick in 2011 and spent three seasons as a starter. Injuries took their toll in 2013 and he was slow returning from...

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