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Earl Mitchell signs with 49ers
The 49ers have signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. Per the report, Mitchell will sign a contract worth $16 million over the four years and...
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Will the Steelers use the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell?
Although the question of whether the Vikings cut running back Adrian Peterson won’t affect the amount of the franchise tag applicable to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, there’s another...
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Tom Coughlin tiptoes around commitment to Blake Bortles
For the most part, the Friday Tom Coughlin process was quintessential Tom Coughlin. Direct. Candid but guarded, and candid about being guarded. On one of the first questions, however, Coughlin was asked a...
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Browns have 11 picks, will be busy again in April
Friday’s official announcement of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft allowed the Browns and other teams around the league to close the books on some previous business, specifically in...
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Compensatory picks are a reward for smart teams
When the NFL implemented compensatory draft picks in 1994, the idea was that the extra picks would lend a hand to the teams that got out-spent in free agency, which was then new in the league: Compensatory...
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NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings
Mike Williams proved himself in the College Football Playoff, but there are other big names entering the NFL at wide receiver.
NFL Draft Podcast: Tight End Prospect talk
As the NFL scouting combine approaches, O.J. Howard, David Njoku and Evan Engram have emerged as some of most talked-about tight ends.
49ers sign wide receiver DeAndre Carter
The 49ers have signed wide receiver DeAndre Carter to a two-year contract. Carter broke into the league with the Ravens following the 2015 draft. He has bounced around since then, spending time on the...
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Placement of chip in football poses another challenge
As Mike Pereira explains it, putting a chip in the football won’t help with rulings that depend on determining when a player’s knee hits the ground. There’s another issue with embracing...
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Giants go from No. 130 to No. 140 in draft due to walkie-talkie penalty
The NFL’s announcement of compensatory picks on Friday included handing the Browns with the 139th overall pick and the Rams with the 141st overall pick, but No. 140 was not included in the additional...
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NFL Draft Podcast: Top running backs
Graham Barfield helps to break down the best running backs in the upcoming draft, including Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffery.
Past trades net Patriots, Titans third-round compensatory picks
When the Browns and Patriots agreed on a trade sending linebacker Jamie Collins from New England to Cleveland, the pick going back to the Patriots was unknown. If the Browns got a third-round compensatory...
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Eleven teams get compensatory third-round picks
Half the teams in the league ended up with extra draft picks Friday, with 11 teams getting an extra third-rounder. The league announced compensatory choices, which are awarded to teams for net free agent...
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Adrian Peterson is perplexed that people doubt him
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows a lot of people doubt he can ever return to his past greatness, but he doesn’t understand why. Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN he’s perplexed by...
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Mike Pettine Sr. passes away
Mike Pettine Sr., a legendary high school football coach in Pennsylvania and father of former Browns head coach Mike Pettine Jr., passed away on Friday. Per the Bucks County Times, Pettine Sr. was at his...
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Cardinals bringing back return man Jeremy Ross
The Cardinals brought Jeremy Ross in for a late look last year, and apparently want to take a longer one. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Cardinals have re-signed Ross to a one-year deal. The...
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Director of college scouting Matt Malaspina leaves 49ers, takes job with Packers
When teams hire new General Managers, the move is usually followed by other departures from the personnel department and the 49ers are proving to be no exception. They announced that assistant G.M. Tom...
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Mohamed Sanu: Fourth quarter collapse won’t be our legacy
Shortly after the Super Bowl, former NFL coach Kevin Gilbride stopped by PFT Live and told us that it can take a long time for an NFL team to get over a playoff collapse. Gilbride has first-hand experience...
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Broncos begin process of rebuilding defensive line
Denver’s looking for defensive line help, and they’re dealing in bulk. The Broncos announced they are signing former Saints defensive end Bobby Richardson. He started 11 games for the Saints in...
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Are Vikings fans ready to move on from Adrian Peterson?
The Vikings have yet to offer running back Adrian Peterson a contract that would pay him less than the $18 million he is due to earn in 2017. It’s unclear whether they will. From a P.R. standpoint,...
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Add Washington to the list of non-talkers at the Scouting Combine
Each year, most of the coaches and General Managers around the NFL will speak to the assembled media at the Scouting Combine. This year, there’s a new abstainer on the list of the usual suspects....
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SweetWater Brewing, Sam Adams settle SB LI bet
SweetWater Brewing had to change the name of one of its beers to a Patriots-inspired one thanks to a lost Super Bowl LI bet with Sam Adams.
Tom Coughlin: QB improvement starts with improved protection
The Jaguars have a new head of football operations in Tom Coughlin and Coughlin didn’t wait for the start of the league year to start making moves in hopes of improving the team’s fortunes in...
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Will the Bills keep Tyrod Taylor despite upcoming payday?
When the Bills signed quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a contract extension, the goal was to give the player a short-term raise and possible long-term security while also protecting the team against a possible...
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Report: Giants agree to new deal with Zak DeOssie
The Giants have reached a deal to bring back veteran long snapper Zak DeOssie, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. DeOssie would have been a free agent had he not signed before the start of the new...
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Rob Gronkowski has “no doubt” about playing this year, wants to continue
Even though he’s had more surgeries than Super Bowls and Pro Bowls combined, Rob Gronkowski has no intention to stop playing football. The Patriots tight end is coming off his eighth surgery, and the...
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Josh Doctson doing football drills
In a late January update on wide receiver Josh Doctson’s recovery from an Achilles injury, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that the 2016 first-round pick had “not really” made significant...
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Chiefs sign C.J. Spiller
The Chiefs have added a veteran to their backfield. The team announced on Friday that they have signed C.J. Spiller. Spiller is eligible to sign a contract as a free agent now because he was released by the...
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Trent Cole wants to sign with a team that will let him off the leash
Soon-to-be free agent pass rusher Trent Cole wants to make it clear that he’s not done playing. Cole took to Twitter today and said he will keep playing, emphasizing that he wants to sign with a team...
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Winston admits to poor word choice at school
Jameis Winston admitted to poor word choice from a speech at a school, causing a controversy that brings up past accusations of sexual assault.
Mitch Trubisky's height debate makes no sense
Mike Florio explains why there's a big debate over Mitch Trubisky's height despite the fact that several smaller quartebacks have done well in recent years.
Rodgers corrects NFL about his 40 time
Aaron Rodgers says his 40-yard dash time from the combine is faster than what the NFL clocked him at.
Murray will still be Titans' top running back
Mike Florio and Rob "Stats" Guerrera discuss Jim Harbaugh's time in San Francisco, Sam Bradford's future in Minnesota and DeMarco Murray's role in Friday's Coast to Coast.
Gotta catch 'em all
Corey Davis has the size and athleticism to become a multidimensional weapon in an NFL offense. But where does he rank on Josh Norris' WR rankings?
Marijuana use in NFL won't change much under Trump
Despite the White House promising stricter enforcement of marijuana laws on a Federal level, Mike Florio explains why it won't affect the NFL players much.
Chad Kelly plans on showing up to combine
Chad Kelly has been uninvited from the NFL scouting combine, but his agent says the Ole Miss quarterback will still show up.
Nine days in, no franchise tags yet
When the franchise-tag window opened nine days ago, I pointed out that no one would be using the franchise tag any time soon. And, of course, I assumed that three or four tags would end up being applied...
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Lions struggle to find consistency
Dan Miller delves into the Lions' inability to put together back-to-back good seasons, Detroit's view on Matthew Stafford and Jim Caldwell's security as head coach.
Peterson's future with Vikings remains uncertain
Paul Allen explains how Minnesota might handle Adrian Peterson, what the Vikings' future is at quarterback and if the defense can sustain its high level of play.
Rob Gronkowski: Patriots fans will keep Roger Goodell out of the stadium
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has some advice for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Don’t come to New England. Gronkowski told ESPN that Patriots fans are so angry about Goodell suspending Tom Brady...
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Mike Pereira: Putting a chip in the football wouldn’t help with spotting
Fans who get frustrated by bad spots from the officials, bad spots that can cost a team a first down or a touchdown, sometimes argue that the NFL should put a chip in every football that can show the...
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Josh McCown thinks Jay Cutler can play at a very high level
There are no shortage of questions swirling around the league with free agency looming on the horizon and Jay Cutler’s place in the NFL for the 2017 season is among them. No one thinks Cutler will be...
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Vikings G.M. has taken a long look at how he’s acquired linemen
The Vikings have skill position problems, sure. But last year was also enough of a mess that General Manager Rick Spielman is thinking about changing the way he evaluates other positions. According to Matt...
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Friday morning one-liners
Bills WR Robert Woods has free agency on his mind. If LB Dont’a Hightower hits free agency, will the Dolphins make a run at signing him? Patriots QB Tom Brady shared video of a blunder on the slopes....
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Chad Kelly, disinvited to Scouting Combine, may show up anyway
The NFL invited Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly to the Scouting Combine. Then, the NFL uninvited him. Kelly may go anyway. Agent Duray Oubre told PFT via email that, while Kelly is focused on preparing...
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Ex-Chiefs safety Sanders Commings gets a baseball contract
Former Chiefs safety Sanders Commings is attempting to join the exclusive club of players who have played in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Commings, a 2013 fifth-round pick...
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Lions sign tackle Pierce Burton
The Detroit Lions signed former Indianapolis Colts tackle Pierce Burton on Thursday. Burton finished last season on the Colts’ practice squad after signing in mid-December. An undrafted free agent out...
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John Lynch doesn’t think the 49ers are as bad as their record says they are
The San Francisco 49ers crashed and burned to a 2-14 record last season that led to the firings of Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke as part of a complete shakeup of the team’s front office. However, new...
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Former Jet charged with punching teenager
Scott Mersereau, a former Jets defensive lineman, faces charges of punching a 15-year-old boy. Mersereau reportedly believed the boy had egged Mersereau’s home. Via the Palm Beach Post, Mersereau...
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Report: James Conner gets “clean scan”
Former University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner got “a clean scan” Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 but returned to...
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Vince Young wants to own the rights to “Make Vince Great Again”
The guy who applied the term “Dream Team” to the Eagles six years ago has a new catch phrase. Via NFL.com, quarterback Vince Young has applied for the federal trademark rights to “Make...
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Alterraun Verner says he’s already getting calls from other teams
The Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday afternoon, creating $6.5 million in cap space for themselves and giving Verner a head start on free agency to find a new team. During an...
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Seven 2017 prospects chosen for Gruden’s QB Camp series
ESPN has announced the seven quarterbacks from this year’s draft class who will participate in the annual Jon Gruden QB Camp series that will begin airing two weeks before the draft. DeShone Kizer,...
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Patrick Mahomes doesn’t have a preferred team, officially
Hiding in plain sight among the NFL’s various P.R. gaffes is one the most brilliant masterstrokes in the history of shaping opinion: The idea that it’s somehow an honor to prevent a football...
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Potential enforcement of federal marijuana laws could reinforce NFL’s rule against it
As more and more states have adopted laws permitting the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, momentum has been building toward softening the NFL’s clear, unambiguous, blanket policy against...
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Jim Harbaugh suggests he should get a “medal” for lasting four years with 49ers
Jim Harbaugh never has lasted longer than four years at any of his various coaching stops. For making it last that long in San Francisco, he believes he deserves special recognition. In an appearance on Tim...
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Rick Spielman: “Everything’s in flux” with Sam Bradford beyond 2017
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Thursday that the Vikings haven’t decided what they’ll do with running back Adrian Peterson and the same is true when it comes to quarterback Sam...
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Jets release Nick Folk, Breno Giacomini
The Jets have announced that former starting right tackle Breno Giacomini and kicker Nick Folk have been released. Folk made 27-of-31 field goal attempts last season and ranks as the second all-time leading...
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A.J. Bouye: “No telling” what will happen with Texans
If you’re going to have a breakout season, you might as well have it when you’re about to be a free agent. That’s a lesson that cornerback A.J. Bouye is learning this offseason. Bouye had...
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Buccaneers cutting cornerback Alterraun Verner
Once again, a guy who was once an early free agent big-ticket signing has found his way to the unemployment line. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bucs are releasing cornerback Alterraun...
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DeMarco Murray will continue to be “the guy” in Titans backfield
The Titans wanted to boost their rushing attack last offseason and addressed that desire by trading for DeMarco Murray and drafting Derrick Henry in the second round. Those moves and ones to shore up the...
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Vikings haven’t decided what to do with Adrian Peterson
Will Adrian Peterson still be a Minnesota Viking when the team gets to work on the 2017 season? They don’t know yet. That’s the word from Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman, who told reporters today...
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Okung’s folly: One year, $8 million, back on the market
Russell Okung didn’t want to pay an agent three percent of a long-term, big-money deal. Instead, he got to keep 100 percent of a one-year, $5 million contract in Denver. Praised for opting to...
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Which owner will give NFL opportunity to Joe Mixon?
As Mike Mayock recently explained it, no team will draft former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon unless the owner approves it. Given the post-Ray Rice realities of the NFL, that’s hardly a surprise;...
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Cardinals to face Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game
With former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017, the NFL has given fans of those teams another reason to got Canton for...
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Report: Broncos won’t pick up Russell Okung’s option
It looks like there will be another left tackle option available in free agency. The Broncos hold a $1 million option on Russell Okung’s contract that, if exercised, would put him under contract for...
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Report: Broncos won’t pick up option on Russell Okung
The free agent left tackle market keeps getting deeper. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Broncos will not pick up the option on left tackle Russell Okung, which will turn him into the open market...
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Ryan Tannehill’s knee is healed (as healed as it will ever be)
Good news, Dolphins fans. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee is healed. Bad news (maybe), Dolphins fans. Tannehill’s knee is as healed as it will ever be, absent reconstructive surgery. Armando...
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Josh McCown has had “good conversations” with several teams
Veteran quarterback Josh McCown is free to sign with any team because he was released by the Browns, but he doesn’t expect anything to happen right away. McCown said during an interview on SiriusXM...
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Marcus Mariota rehabbing in Oregon, “on pace” to return
In his first public comments since breaking his fibula in Week 16, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he’s rehabbing in Oregon and expects to be back to Nashville soon. In a taped message played...
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Derek Boyko becomes new V.P. of communications in Buffalo
The Bills have had a rough time in recent months from a P.R. perspective. Coincidentally (or not), they have a new P.R. chief. Derek Boyko joins the Bills as Vice President of Communications. The team...
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Tom Brady’s “suspect board” could crack the case of the missing jersey
More than two weeks after Super Bowl LI, the jersey worn by quarterback Tom Brady remains missing. Brady has tried to help the cause by posting on Instagram a “suspect board.” The potential...
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Derek Newton “doing great” after double patellar tendon tear
There are plenty of players around the league rehabbing after season-ending injuries right now, but Texans right tackle Derek Newton may be facing the longest road back to the field. Newton tore the...
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Rashad Jennings: “No doubt” I’ll make a G.M. right this year
The Giants moved on from running back Rashad Jennings earlier this month in a move that saves them $2.5 million in salary cap space and leaves Jennings in search of a new home for the 2017 season. Jennings...
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Video shows Joey Porter grabbing wrists of police officer
Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter avoided felony charges last month when the local prosecutor decided that the evidence didn’t support a conclusion that Porter “attempt[ed] by physical...
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Jason Peters will stay in Philly, not taking a pay cut
Despite a report this month that the Eagles asked left tackle Jason Peters to take a pay cut, he’ll be sticking around on his current contract. The Eagles have decided to bring Peters back without a...
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College coach says Mitch Trubisky will measure up to NFL scrutiny
You can tell we’re getting close to the NFL Scouting Combine, that magical time of year when football-starved men obsess over fractions of inches. (Write your own punchline, funny guy.) So after NFL...
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Mahomes II learned from baseball greats
Patrick Mahomes II says baseball legends like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter helped him develop his work ethic.
Florio: Cutler using retirement as leverage
With Jay Cutler rumored to be considering retirement, Mike Florio explains why the quarterback is using that as a way to control his NFL future.
Will Joe Mixon get drafted after assault video?
With a report saying that NFL teams will seek owners approval before taking a chance on Joe Mixon, Mike Florio explains why teams need to use caution on the controversial player.
Rodgers claims NFL combine 40 time was 'fake news'
Aaron Rodgers took to social media to dispute the NFL's official listing of his 40 time, calling it fake news. Mike Florio wonders if the Packers' star was joking or took it personal.
Watson jokes about Cowboys drafting him
Deshaun Watson says he joked with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett about joining forces in Dallas, but his exchange brings up greater points about the players' power.
Redskins' silence on McCloughan speaks volumes
The Redskins have kept quiet regarding comments made about GM Scot McCloughan, but their reaction may be sending a message.
Kaepernick meets with John Lynch
Colin Kaepernick talked with new 49ers GM John Lynch, Martellus Bennett responds to fans about pay cuts and James Harrison seeks a new deal with the Steelers in today's Coast to Coast.
Brady releases suspect board for stolen jersey
The search for Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI continues and the quarterback has come up with a funny group of suspects that includes Gollum, Lady Gaga among others.
Mahomes II says his work ethic sets him apart
Patrick Mahomes II describes leaving Texas Tech with remaining eligibility, his preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine and why teams should draft him over other quarterbacks.
Bortles entering make-or-break year with Jaguars
Mike Dempsey gets into the changes Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles needs to make, Tom Coughlin's role in Jacksonville and the fans' expectations of the team.
Aaron Rodgers dubs his official Combine 40-yard dash as “fake news”
A more-humorous-than-interesting kerfuffle has emerged on Twitter involving Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and, for a change, not me. The NFL tweeted a photo of Rodgers running a 4.71-second 40-yard dash...
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Belichick reportedly put on Hernandez witness list
Bill Belichick has reportedly been added to the witness list for Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial. Could the Patriots' head coach end up as a witness in the case?
Anthony Lynn: Having two former head coaches on staff will help
In-season firings of head coaches don’t happen all that often in the NFL, although you might not know that from looking at the Chargers coaching staff. Head Coach Anthony Lynn got bumped up to interim...
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Jameis Winston realizes his poor choice of words after school speech
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston probably meant no harm. But the words that came out of his mouth during a school appearance Wednesday were the kind he probably should have given more consideration to...
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A.J. Klein likely to leave Carolina for starting opportunity
Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein has played pretty well when he’s been given a chance. But on a team with three first-round picks at the position, and in a league when playing nickel defense is more...
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Report: Ravens “may balk” at Dennis Pitta’s 2017 salary
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta made it back to the field in 2016 after playing just seven games in the previous three seasons because of hip injuries and showed that the time off didn’t make him a less...
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Danny Shelton had wrist surgery
Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton was spotted with a cast on his left arm recently, which spurred questions on Twitter about what was bothering him. Shelton revealed he had his wrist “cleaned up...
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Thursday morning one-liners
The Bills have a decision to make with RT Jordan Mills. The Dolphins signed a pretty good class of free agents yesterday. Patriots QB Tom Brady had some fun with the theft of his Super Bowl jersey. Wait,...
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Retirement option floated for Jay Cutler
Yes, Bears (for now) quarterback Jay Cutler has plenty of leverage when it comes to a possible trade. And he seems to be ready to use it. Or at least to threaten to. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network explained on...
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Titans honor Tim Shaw for inspiration in fight against ALS
The Titans had a banquet downtown for their season-ticket holders and gave out some awards, but one will be remembered far beyond the usual collection of honors for football players. Former Titans...
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Fernando Bryant fired by high school over social media post
Former Jaguars and Lions cornerback Fernando Bryant has been fired from his job as a high school coach over a seemingly innocuous photograph his wife posted on social media. Strong Rock Christian School...
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NFL study says Texans-Raiders Mexico City game generated $45 million
A study commissioned by the NFL on last year’s game between the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders played in Mexico City has determined the event generated $45 million. In a story by the Associated...
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Bill Belichick on witness list for second Aaron Hernandez murder trial
Patriot owner Robert Kraft testified in the first Aaron Hernandez trial. Patriots coach Bill Belichick could testify in the second Aaron Hernandez trial. Via the Associated Press, Hernandez’s lawyers...
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Trubisky will do everything in Indy except the bench press
Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky will participate in everything except the bench press at next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Trubusky’s father told the News-Herald...
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Personnel exec Tom Gamble leaving the 49ers
The 49ers announced Wednesday that longtime personnel executive Tom Gamble is leaving the team. Gamble has spent 10 of his 29 NFL seasons with the 49ers. He returned to the team for the past two years after...
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49ers’ evaluation of Colin Kaepernick is still fluid
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can bail on the balance of his contract between March 2 and March 7. The 49ers can do so at any time. For now, both sides are still weighing their options. The process...
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Martellus Bennett to fans: Stop telling me to take less money
When the Patriots traded for tight end Martellus Bennett, they knew that: (1) he had one more year left on his contract; and (2) if he and/or the team had a big year, Bennett would try to parlay the...
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Jameis Winston: “You better believe we want” DeSean Jackson
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston isn’t shy about much, and the same goes for what’s now an open recruitment of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. “You better believe we want DeSean here,...
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James Harrison would like a two-year deal
Linebacker James Harrison didn’t spend much time after the end of the Steelers’ season weighing whether he wanted to return for another NFL season. Harrison, who turns 39 in May, said after the...
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Looking at the teams that could be/should be interested in Jay Cutler
If you watched or listened to Wednesday’s PFT Live, you saw or heard (or both) a discussion about the teams that could be or should be interested in Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. And while Cutler has...
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Deshaun Watson to Cowboys: Trade Dak and Romo, draft me
Myles Garrett isn’t the only top draft prospect who wishes the Cowboys would take him. Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said at the Davey O’Brien Award reception in Forth Worth, Texas,...
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Voice of the Crimson Tide thinks Saban is staying put, permanently
Wednesday’s PFT Live included a visit from Eli Gold, the long-time voice of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Gold addressed, among other things, the incoming NFL class of Alabama players and the hiring of...
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No groin surgery scheduled for Le’Veon Bell
After the Steelers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, running back Le’Veon Bell said he was consulting with doctors about whether he needed to have surgery...
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Former NFLPA executive director Ed Garvey dies at 76
One of the leading figures of the National Football League Players Association in the 1970s has died. Ed Garvey, who was the union’s first executive director, died on Wednesday morning in Verona,...
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Eddie Lacy posts workout video with free agency approaching
Social media has played a role in the football world in a variety of ways in recent years with one of the most frequent being the posting of videos by players rehabbing from injuries. Players who are headed...
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Joe Mixon’s draft chances hinge on an owner’s approval
The team that drafts former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will be getting a very talented player. That team will also be getting a public relations nightmare, as the local TV news in Mixon’s new NFL...
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Tag-and-trade hinges on Kirk Cousins long-term contract
It’s gradually becoming a foregone conclusion that Washington will apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second time. Whether that means Cousins definitely will be with the team is...
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Adam Vinatieri on Pat McAfee: I just miss him
Punter Pat McAfee made a surprising announcement during Super Bowl week when he retired from the NFL at the age of 29. McAfee cited repeated surgeries on his right knee as a reason for his decision and he...
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Donald Penn: Derek Carr is “almost 100 percent”
Less than two months ago, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. His rehab apparently is going well. Teammate Donald Penn appeared Tuesday on NFL Network and passed along some important...
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Patrick Mahomes II received second-round grade from NFL’s College Advisory Committee
Before Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II decided to give up his remaining eligibility at the college level, he gathered plenty of information. One relevant piece of data came from the NFL’s...
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Bills’ clearance of Tyrod Taylor sets stage for possible grievance
It was no accident that someone from the Bills (cough . . . Russ Brandon . . . cough) told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that quarterback Tyrod Taylor has received medical clearance following surgery to repair...
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Bears hire Brandon Staley to coach outside linebackers
The Bears are hiring Brandon Staley as their new outside linebackers coach, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported. Staley coached last season as defensive coordinator at Div. III John Carroll University in...
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Daniel Jeremiah explains face-grading
The former NFL scout explains "face-grading" and how Tom Brady would fare.
Jimmy Garoppolo, Tony Romo moving on?
Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo could be moving on, but where will they end up?
Mike Zimmer: Maybe I didn’t do enough last offseason
The Vikings slipped from a division title in 2015 and 5-0 start to the 2016 season to an 8-8 finish that left them outside of the postseason. That’s left coach Mike Zimmer and the rest of his staff...
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After Cooley questioned McCloughan’s drinking, team’s silence speaks volumes
Last week, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who works for the team and for a Dan Snyder-owned radio station, questioned on the air whether General Manager Scot McCloughan has been drinking. The...
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Darrelle Revis' hearing moved to March 15th
Now that Darrelle Revis' hearing has been moved to mid-March, the Jets will have to decide on Revis' future with the club before the hearing.
Julius Thomas passes physical
With Jaguars' TE Julius Thomas passing his physical, he's now one step closer to reuniting with Dolphins' head coach Adam Gase.
Medical clearance sets up Taylor, Buffalo battle
The date is rapidly approaching for the Bills to make a decision regarding Tyrod Taylor and his medical clearance will be a major factor.
Bennett's performance will help with free-agency
Bennett is not expected to sign with the Patriots and for one good financial reason.
Saints are 'always' in business of finding QB
Saints' head coach Sean Payton says he is always in the business of searching for a quarterback. Mike Florio explains why this is a smart move by Payton.
John Lynch chats with Matt Millen
New 49ers GM John Lynch said he sought advice from Matt Millen about the mistakes he needs to avoid.
Kaepernick stands without an agent
Mike Florio predicts what will happen in the coming weeks for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick now that he doesn't have an agent.
Bears hire Zach Azzanni as wide receivers coach
Curtis Johnson left the Bears to return for a second stint on Sean Payton’s coaching staff in New Orleans, which means that the Bears were in the market for their third wide receivers coach in the...
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Garoppolo playing coy about future
Jimmy Garoppolo said he has no idea what his future will be with the Patriots, which leads Mike Florio to wonder about Garoppolo's next step.
Is Jordan Rodgers out of line with Newton comment?
Jordan Rodgers makes a questionable statement of Cam Newton. Was he out of line?
Is Watson over confident with draft expectations?
Clemsons' QB DeShaun Watson makes an assessment of where he believes he'll fall in the draft.
Garoppolo has some say in his immediate future, too
When Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shrugs at questions about his future by saying “your guess is good as mine,” the truth is that he has slightly more say than the rest of us regarding...
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Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey valued at $500K
The police report has listed Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey at a value of around half of a million dollars.
Where will Jay Cutler end up in 2017?
The Bears are reportedly seeking a trade partner for Jay Cutler, which leads Mike Florio to look around the NFL and try to figure out where Cutler may land.
New Jersey man sentenced to five years in prison for Giants ticket scam
A scheme to scam 16 people out of money they thought was going toward personal seat licenses for Giants season tickets has led to a five-year prison sentence for the man who was running the con. NJ.com...
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Gold says Sarkisian will do an 'outstanding job'
The voice of the Crimson Tide believes there are bright things on the horizon for the Atlanta Falcons with Steve Sarkisian on their side as the new OC.
Bills say Tyrod Taylor is medically cleared
The Bills say quarterback Tyrod Taylor is healthy enough to play — and potentially healthy enough to get cut. A team source told Adam Schefter that Taylor has been medically cleared from his January...
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Report: Julius Thomas gets thumbs up on physical
The proposed trade that would send tight end Julius Thomas from Jacksonville to Miami requires Thomas to pass a physical with the Dolphins before it can go forward and Thomas was in South Florida to take...
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Martellus Bennett not expected to re-sign before free agency
After the Patriots won the Super Bowl, tight end Martellus Bennett noted that free agents from championship teams often receive a premium on the open market. It appears Bennett will get the chance to see if...
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Wednesday morning one-liners
The debate rages about whether the Bills will keep QB Tyrod Taylor. Can the Dolphins find two new starting guards? Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski or coaching assistants Nick Caley,...
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Jay Cutler would have plenty of leverage over trade discussions
Once it became clear that coach John Fox would return for a third season with the Bears, it became even more clear that quarterback Jay Cutler would not be back for a ninth. Now that the word is out...
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Philip Rivers gets emotional in return to San Diego
Even if he hasn’t been gone long, Philip Rivers was back home for a night, so you’ll have to pardon him if that hit him. The quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers was back in San Diego Tuesday...
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Buccaneers, Lawrence Tynes reach settlement in MRSA lawsuit
After a nearly two-year legal battle, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former kicker Lawrence Tynes have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over Tynes’ contraction or MRSA in 2013. Via Greg Auman of the...
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Tom Brady’s stolen jersey listed as worth $500,000 on police report
As the hunt for Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey continues, the authorities have attached an official value to the item: $500,000. That’s the number appearing on the police report posted on...
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Payton addresses speculation, expects Cooks back with Saints
Saints Coach Sean Payton told Sirius XM Radio Tuesday that he “absolutely” expects wide receiver Brandin Cooks to be back with the team in 2017. “If you really want to cut down to the...
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Derius Swinton returns to Bears’ staff
The Bears will hire Derius Swinton as their assistant special teams coach, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported. Swinton was the 49ers’ special teams coach last season. He had been assistant...
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Darrelle Revis hearing delay could be precursor to a plea deal
On the same day that Pittsburgh attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. finagled a glorified parking ticket for Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter, Del Greco may have laid the foundation for getting a similar...
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49ers to add K’Waun Williams
Former Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams had four contract offers, and now he’s chosen his next team. Williams is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports...
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Report: Bears seeking trade partner for Cutler
The Bears are “actively seeking” a trade partner for quarterback Jay Cutler, ESPN reported Tuesday. With the NFL Scouting Combine next week and the new league year set to open March 9, the time...
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Deshaun Watson’s draft expectations aren’t clear
In the same comments during which former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said he will do “everything” at the Scouting Combine, Watson also gave a fairly broad assessment of where and when he...
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Steelers add a punter and a long snapper
The Steelers announced a pair of offseason special teams signings on Tuesday. Long snapper Kameron Canaday and punter A.J. Hughes have been added to the roster. Canaday won the long-snapping job with the...
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Jags re-sign Tyler Shatley ahead of restricted free agency
The Jaguars signed offensive lineman Josh Wells to a new contract last week and will avoid going through the restricted free agent process with him as a result. They’ll do the same with another member...
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Robert Kraft on not holding grudges: “I remember everything, but I move on”
When it comes to #DeflateGate, Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t holding a grudge. But he isn’t forgetting about it, either. “I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft tells Andrea...
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49ers add DeMeco Ryans to coaching staff
The 49ers announced seven more members of their coaching staff on Tuesday, including the previously reported addition of John Benton as their offensive line coach. While Benton holds the most prominent role...
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Steelers interested in bringing James Harrison back
James Harrison insisted he wasn’t finished playing football. So it’s not a huge surprise where he’s likely to play it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there is “mutual...
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Sean Payton says Saints are “always” in the quarterback business
Saints quarterback Drew Brees heads into the 2017 season without a contract for 2018, which means that there’s more than a passing chance that it is his final season in New Orleans. Brees is also 38...
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Darrelle Revis’ preliminary hearing pushed back to March 15
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was arraigned on five criminal charges last Friday and scheduled to be in the courtroom this Thursday for a preliminary hearing. That hearing has been pushed back, however....
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Giants expect 2-3 more years from Eli Manning
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has begun to muse about retirement. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-...
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Panthers release Mike Tolbert
The Panthers have released veteran fullback Mike Tolbert. Tolbert, 31, was named to his third Pro Bowl last season. He spent the last five seasons with the Panthers. “I feel very fortunate to have...
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John Lynch: DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead will fit new defense well
The 49ers have settled on a new defensive coordinator and head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Saleh will be shifting the defense to a 4-3 base similar to the ones being run in Seattle and Atlanta. A new...
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Julius Thomas physical more than a formality
Before the Dolphins officially welcome tight end Julius Thomas to Miami, they’ll need to welcome him to Miami for a physical. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it’s happening on Tuesday...
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Panthers release veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai
The Panthers like to keep themselves deep on the defensive line, but carved into that depth Tuesday. According to a tweet from his agent, the Panthers are releasing veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The...
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Pat Shurmur expects “great improvements” from Laquon Treadwell
In 2015, fifth-round Vikings rookie receiver Stefon Diggs had a major impact in his first season. In 2016, first-round Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell did not. With offensive coordinator Pat...
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Geoff Schwartz announces he’s retired
After offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was released by the Lions before the start of the 2016 season, he thought he’d get a look from another team looking for experienced help on their offensive front...
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49ers hire John Benton as offensive line coach
John Benton’s stay with the Broncos was a short one. Benton was hired as the assistant offensive line coach in Denver after Vance Joseph was named the Broncos’ new head coach, but he won’t...
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LeGarrette Blount “definitely” wants to stay in New England
Running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots as a free agent in 2014 to sign with the Steelers in a move that didn’t work out. Blount got in trouble off the field before the start of the regular...
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Glauber: Giants tight-lipped on Peterson interest
Bob Glauber of Newsday discusses the Giants need for offensive line upgrade and whether or not Adrian Peterson will join the team.
Should Steelers use exclusive or non-exclusive tag on Le’Veon Bell?
Last night’s erroneous analysis of the running back franchise tag calculation from NFL Network, which pushed the idea that the release of Adrian Peterson will reduce the tender even though it won...
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John Lynch called Matt Millen to see what not to do
When the 49ers hired former NFL safety and broadcaster John Lynch to become their General Manager, the easy punch line was that it sounded a lot like the Lions hiring Matt Millen. But Lynch touched base...
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Pats 'do not have a for sale sign' on Garoppolo
Tom Curran talks with Mike Florio about the possibility of the Patriots holding onto Jimmy Garoppolo and which free agents New England will go after.
Colin Kaepernick needs an agent fairly soon
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently parted ways with his agents. Per NFLPA records, he has yet to hire a replacement. He’ll need to move fairly soon. As Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group...
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Salguero: Tannehill better than his stats indicate
Miami Dolphins reporter Armando Salguero discusses why the team remains committed to Ryan Tannehill despite so-so stats. He also thinks that Mario Williams is done as a football player.
Lions hire former Texans coordinator George Godsey
Sometimes when you’re looking for a job, you have to look on the other side of the ball. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has been hired by...
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Report: Cardinals have no interest in Jay Cutler
In this week’s installment of his Monday column for TheMMQB.com, Peter King spent some time discussing quarterbacks who will be or are expected to be on the move this offseason. Jay Cutler was on that...
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Peterson's potential cut won't affect tag amount
Mike Florio explains why Adrian Peterson's potential release won't affect the Franchise Tag for running backs.
Jimmy Garoppolo on his future: Your guess is as good as mine
Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t know whether he’ll remain with the Patriots or get traded this offseason, and he doesn’t sound like he has a strong preference either way....
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Kremer: Kraft took Brady's punishment personally
Real Sports' Andrea Kremer discusses the show's profile on Robert Kraft. She reveals that Kraft's anger with the NFL stems from its treatment of Patriots star Tom Brady.
Could Darrelle Revis come home to Pittsburgh?
Regardless of the outcome of his criminal case in Pittsburgh, the Jets still have a decision to make about cornerback Darrelle Revis. They already owe him $6 million fully guaranteed for 2017; if he’s...
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How will NFL punish Joey Porter after guilty plea?
After Joey Porter pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, Mike Florio wonders how the NFL will handle his situation and if it'll affect Darrelle Revis' current case.
Joe Thomas' playoffs-less run proves value of QBs
Joe Thomas' consistent inclusion in PFF's 101 list shows that he's arguably the best left tackle in the NFL. Yet, his failure to make the playoffs shows the value of quarterback play.
DeSean Jackson: Going to Eagles would be a great story
There’s been plenty of discussion about the possibility of wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Eagles as a free agent next month, something that few people considered a realistic turn of...
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Shurmur's changes to offense are good for Bradford
The Vikings offensive coordinator is changing the offense, which is good for Sam Bradford, but bad news for Teddy Bridgewater.
What's next for Victor Cruz?
Mike Florio takes a look at some of the biggest storylines around the NFL, including Victor Cruz's free agency, Julius Thomas reuniting with Adam Gase and much more.
Cowboys restructuring deals to make cap space
The Cowboys are still in a year-to-year pattern of trying to free up cap space and Dallas has already reconstructed the contracts of left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick.
Source: 'No way' Cousins signs deal without tag
The Redskins quarterback is requiring a franchise tag for his long-term deal. Mike Florio explains why a second franchise tag would mean a lot for Cousins' future earnings.
Will the Broncos move on from Emmanuel Sanders?
With a report emerging that Emmanuel Sanders skipped a practice to party, Mike Florio wonders if the Broncos could use that as grounds to move on from the receiver.
Did the Falcons need to move from Georgia Dome?
With the Falcons selling items from their old stadium before moving in their new one, Mike Florio wonders why the team needed an upgrade in the first place.
Joey Porter still faces league discipline
Attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. worked his magic for Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter in a court of law. Porter will have a much harder time pulling a rabbit from the hat in the Football People’s...
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Is Pierre Garcon definitely leaving Redskins?
Mike Florio tries to find the meaning behind Pierre Garcon's recent Instagram post and wonders if it means that there is no choice the veteran wide receiver could be return to the Washington Redskins.
Jets reportedly tampered to get Darrelle Revis
A new report has emerged about the methods that the Jets used to lure Darrelle Revis back to the team from the Jets. Mike Florio asks why the NFL didn't pursue an investigation about the rumor.
Joey Porter to plead guilty to disorderly conduct today
Joey Porter is going to take a knee. According to the Associated Press, the Steelers assistant coach is going to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation this afternoon, ending the flap about his...
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DeShaun Watson plans to do everything for teams at the Combine
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was criticized in some corners for not participating in the Senior Bowl, but those people won’t have anything to complain about at the Scouting Combine. Via the...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
Does LB Brandon Spikes have a future with the Bills? Looking at the Dolphins defensive tackle picture now that Earl Mitchell is out of it. The Patriots should have stability on the offensive line. An...
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K’Waun Williams has four contract offers, including Jets
There have been visits, and some other suggestions of interest in former Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams. But some teams have finally made tangible expressions of their desire. According to Darryl...
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