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NFL roundup: Madden bids farewell to his John Wayne -- Pat Summerall

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Hall of Fame coach John Madden spoke at Saturday's memorial service for longtime broadcast partner Pat Summerall at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

Summerall, a former NFL kicker who went into play-by-play announcing, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at a Dallas hospital at age 82.

Summerall and Madden called NFL games together for 22 years.

"He is the voice of the NFL," Madden said. "To me, he wasn't a braggart. To me, he was John Wayne."

Summerall played in the NFL for 10 years and broadcasted a television-record 16 Super Bowls.

"This is the third good-bye, the toughest," Madden said. "Goodbye, Pat. Rest in peace. I love you."

Madden and Summerall also said goodbye after their last game on CBS and their final game on Fox after Super Bowl XXXVI.

--- Running back Eddie Lacy attributed his disappointing predraft workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine and Alabama's Pro Day to a hamstring injury.

Lacy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday that he was out of shape because of the injury.

"By the time it was anywhere close to 100 percent, I only had two weeks to train," Lacy said. "Everybody knows that two weeks is not enough time, pretty much to do anything. I went out there, I did the best I could do and I got through everything, but there was really nothing I could do about it."

Lacy rushed for 1,322 yards with 17 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide last year. He is ranked the No. 1 running back and 35th overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.

--- Terrell Owens did not play in the NFL in 2012, but despite missing the entire season, the 39-year-old believes he can contribute to someone this upcoming season.

And that someone might be the Chicago Bears. One of the main reasons Owens is targeting the Bears is new Chicago head coach Marc Trestman, whom Owens has known for nearly two decades.

"I played my first early years in San Francisco with [Trestman as an assistant] and shortly after that, he left to do some things," Owens told CSNChicago.com on Friday. "I haven't talked to Marc in a long while. I know he's gone on and done some things, now he's back in the NFL. ... I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration."
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