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Eagles owner speaks out against polarized political system
At a time when most NFL figures steer clear of anything remotely political, one owner has spoken out against the current political system in general. In a column posted at Time.com, Eagles owner Jeffrey...
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Connor Barwin: Eagles were ‘smart’ to cut me
Connor Barwin gets it. He understands. The veteran defensive end carried a lofty salary. On the other side of the ball, a young quarterback in Carson Wentz needed more surrounding pieces to facilitate his...
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Jaguars sign DE Malliciah Goodman
Defensive end Malliciah Goodman was a spectator for most of last season. After the Falcons waived him in early September, he remained a free agent for the season’s first seven weeks. The Seahawks then...
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Arians had surgery due to Christmas Eve hug from Fitzgerald
Near the end of an otherwise lost season for Arizona, the Cardinals pulled off a memorable road win in Seattle on Christmas Eve. The victory triggered an overly enthusiastic reaction from receiver Larry...
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NFLPA opens inquiry of Jaguars after Tom Coughlin email
The Jaguars hired Tom Coughlin to be their executive vice president of football operations on Jan. 9. Since then, the NFL Players Association is known to have begun at least two separate inquiries related...
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Oakland touts last-ditch effort as better than Vegas offer
Yep, Oakland is making one last play to keep the Raiders. Whether it’s political cover or a viable Hail Mary pass remains to be seen. For now, here’s what we know: Via ESPN.com, Oakland and its...
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Broncos “not pursuing” Tony Romo
With the annual meetings beginning this weekend and the Cowboys presumably hoping someone/anyone will make them a trade offer for quarterback Tony Romo, the Broncos are doing what they can to make sure the...
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Richard Sherman says he laughs at talk he could be traded
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is aware that there’s been some talk that he could be traded, but he finds it more amusing than anything else. Sherman said on ESPN that he doesn’t buy into...
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Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell
The Cowboys’ offensive line absorbed a couple departures this offseason, losing right tackle Doug Free to retirement and parting with left guard Ronald Leary in free agency. On Friday, the unit...
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys found after search
After completing one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history this February, Tom Brady's jersey went missing. After rigorous detective work, he has not one, but two Super Bowl jerseys back.
Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian
There is little sense in speculating as to whether or not this will be it, whether this comeback attempt from Josh Gordon will be the one that returns the uber-talented deep threat to the field. That will...
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Panthers sign quarterback Garrett Gilbert
The Panthers needed another arm for OTAs, since Cam Newton’s isn’t available. And boy they found one. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert...
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CBS is pursuing Tony Romo, too
FOX isn’t the only network that hopes to hire Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. CBS reportedly wants to sign him up, too. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that CBS is “making a strong push” to...
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Oakland makes last ditch effort to disrupt Raiders move
With all signs pointing to the Raiders securing at least 24 votes next week to relocate to Las Vegas, Oakland isn’t going down without a fight. Or at least without a random, awkward swing at air. Via...
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MVP to finding Brady’s jerseys? Houston mayor says Houston PD
The FBI Boston Division called it “truly a collaborative effort.” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said it was “another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when...
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Blandino acknowledges 10-minute overtime will lead to more ties, Ty
When it comes to whether Rich McKay and Dean Blandino believe that a reduced overtime period will result in more ties, Ty, we have a tie. On Thursday, the Competition Committee chairman downplayed the risk...
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49ers bring RFA pass-rusher Jacquies Smith in for a visit
Trent Baalke’s gone, but the 49ers still have a thing for guys with torn ACLs. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are having restricted free agent defensive end Jacquies Smith in...
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Cardinals aren’t panicking about all the free agency defections
If you’re the General Manager of a team that just lost five defensive starters in free agency, it would probably be bad for morale to run down the halls screaming “We’re all gonna die!...
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Jets G.M. not saying if Josh McCown is the starting quarterback
Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan signed quarterback Josh McCown to a contract that guarantees him $6 million this year, but he’s not ready to declare McCown the starting quarterback. On a...
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Michael Oher “working his fanny off” in comeback effort
Techincally, Michael Oher remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But the Panthers tackle is apparently working like a man who intends to play next season. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue...
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Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell
The Cowboys have enjoyed depth and stability on their offensive line, but now have to look around for options. Friday, they brought in a guy with some decent starting experience. According to Todd Archer of...
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Bob Brown was the one player who intimidated Mean Joe Greene
Mean Joe Greene is known as perhaps the toughest player in NFL history, but he admits there was one guy who could get the best of him on the field. Greene, the Hall of Fame Steelers defensive lineman,...
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Packers reportedly considered Adrian Peterson visit
The first free agency in the 10-year career of running back Adrian Peterson continues, for good reason. He still wants to be paid more than anyone wants to pay him. One team that would be a logical fit for...
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Panthers will pick up option on Kelvin Benjamin
The Panthers still can’t be sure what they have in Kelvin Benjamin. But they’re going to commit to him anyway. Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman told the Charlotte Observer the team plans...
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2013 quarterback draft class was a disaster
Four years ago, only one quarterback was drafted in the first round, and only two were taken through the first 72 selections. Most teams knew what they were doing in passing on available passers. In...
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Colts cut Arthur Jones
The Arthur Jones era in Indianapolis has come to an end. The Colts announced this morning that they have released Jones, a defensive tackle who has spent the last three seasons with the team. When the Colts...
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Four tech giants bidding for online streaming of Thursday games
When owners meet in Phoenix next week, they’re expected to get an update on the bidding for the online streaming package for Thursday Night Football, and it’s apparently a competitive process....
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Chicago Bears hope that Mark Sanchez will work out
Mike Florio says that the fact that Sanchez ended up with the Bears shows how the quarterback market is weak this year.
All halftimes will be 13 minutes, 30 seconds
As the NFL looks to tighten the belt regarding the amount of time it takes to play a game, the league will be adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to halftime. The duration of intermission will expand from...
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Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited
The Packers quarterback said that fans should be excited about this season because of the offseason additions.
Overtime change could lead to more ties
A proposed change to shorten the length of overtime could lead to more ties, but Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino says that the safety concerns are the greater priority. ProFootballTalk has come up...
Teams propose to open up replay possibilities
Teams have wanted the league to open up replay and reviewable plays, but Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino explains the complications that change would make.
NFL planning to hire full-time referees
Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino says that the benefits of hiring full-time officials outweighs the possibility of some referees leaving.
Joe Thomas praises Mitchell Trubisky
Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas says that Mitchell Trubisky has the most upside of any incoming quarterback, a comment that could come back to hurt the veteran.
Bears planning to have private workout with Kizer
While the team just signed Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez, the Bears are planning to work out DeShone Kizer.
Patriots will visit White House on April 19
The Patriots are scheduled to visit the White House on April 19 as players and people within the organization make up their minds on whether or not they will go.
Brian Quick goes to Washington
Sean McVay made the move from the Redskins to the Rams this offseason and wide receiver Brian Quick will be making the opposite jump. Quick’s agents announced on Friday that their client has signed a...
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Manziel, Payton reportedly speak about return
Mike Florio and Rob "Stats" Guerrera discuss potential NFL rule changes, Johnny Manziel's return to football and Philip Rivers' thoughts on the Chargers drafting a quarterback in this edition of Coast to...
Brian Robison takes 2017 pay cut, adds year to contract
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to an extension through the 2018 season that comes with a pay cut for this season. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that the veteran will cut his base salary...
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Philip Rivers: Any rookie QB will have to sit for a while
The Chargers have talked about the possibility of adding a quarterback in the draft and they’re doing their due diligence on this year’s prospects. They had workouts with Texas Tech’s...
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NFL Draft Podcast: Cook vs. McCaffrey
Evan Silva joins Josh Norris to explain Dalvin Cook's draft process compared to Christian McCaffrey's.
NFL has no specific proposal for automatic ejections/suspensions, yet
The long list of proposed rule changes does not include a proposal regarding ejections or immediate suspensions based on certain types of hits. Apparently, that’s because the league has yet to...
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Dean Blandino: Officials can issue warning before penalty for 12 men in huddle
During the Cowboys’ playoff loss to the Packers in January, Dallas was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct when wide receiver Brice Butler was judged to have entered the huddle and then...
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Blandino breaks down potential NFL rule changes
Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino discusses how a new replay process would work, the safety issues about leaping over the center on kicks and opening up what plays can be reviewed.
Friday morning one-liners
The Bills announced their offseason workout schedule. Will Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips‘ potential meet his production this season? It doesn’t look like WR Michael Floyd will be staying with the...
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Chargers working out quarterback DeShone Kizer today
The Bears aren’t the only ones who want to take a closer look at Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are working out Kizer today, adding...
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Gronk gets WWE superstar ready for WrestleMania
A video emerged on social media of Rob Gronkowski slapping WWE's Mojo Rawley as he prepares for WrestleMania.
Florio: Manziel to New Orleans is agent-driven
Mike Florio and Stats pull the curtain back on some of the inside info that went into the Johnny Manziel-Saints reporting
Rochell drawing interest from Cowboys, Panthers
Defensive lineman Isaac Rochell talks about his NFL Draft stock following Notre Dame's pro day and how he is enjoying the process.
Jonathan Stewart signs one-year extension with Panthers
Running back Jonathan Stewart has been with the Panthers since they made him a first-round pick in the 2008 draft and the relationship hasn’t hit its expiration date yet. The team announced on Friday...
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NFL to go over new rule changes at owners meetings
The NFL owners are set to discuss several rule proposals, including what plays coaches can challenge, leaping over the center on kicks and the hiring process for coaches.
Questions still surround incoming quarterbacks
DeShone Kizer says he did well at his pro day, but teams only put a limited premium on those performances.
Aaron Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has turned R-E-L-A-X into a catchphrase of sorts over the years, but that’s not the message he’s sending to the team’s fans ahead of the 2017 season....
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Under proposed overtime rule, Bucs would have been a playoff team
When the proposal to shorten regular season overtimes to 10 minutes comes up for a vote at the owner’s meetings next week, there’s a good chance the Buccaneers will support the measure....
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Bears announce signing of Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez has found his fifth NFL team. Sanchez has signed with the Bears, the team announced today, making him the backup to starting quarterback Mike Glennon. The Bears may still draft a quarterback,...
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Dean Blandino: We’ll head toward full-time refs, even if some quit
The NFL is moving toward having full-time referees, even if some refs aren’t willing to quit their other jobs. NFL Senior V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said on PFT Live that he is concerned some...
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Joe Thomas likes the local kid best among the college quarterbacks
The Browns have spent the offseason acquiring offensive line talent. And the cornerstone of that unit has endorsed one particular rookie quarterback which he’d like to protect. During a radio...
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Bears set up private workout with DeShone Kizer
The Bears signed their starter at the beginning of free agency with a deal for Mike Glennon, and are close to a deal for a backup in Mark Sanchez. But they’re obviously still looking to the future. In...
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Marshon Lattimore continues to defend his hamstrings
Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore had to take up for himself during the Scouting Combine, after a report that his hamstring tightened up during his workout. And after his pro day workout Thursday, he...
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NFL may crack down on penalties designed to manipulate the clock
Call it the Chip Kelly Rule. The NFL is considering a rules proposal that would make it unsportsmanlike conduct to commit multiple fouls on the same down, designed to manipulate the game clock. That rule is...
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Report: Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88
One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88...
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Crown of helmet rule could be expanded
Several years ago, the NFL adopted a rule that prohibits players from lining up an opponent and ramming him with the top of the helmet. With few exceptions, the rule — which would have made illegal...
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Chargers steadily selling out (a small) stadium
The Chargers will avoid the sight of empty seats in their first season in Los Angeles. They just won’t set any speed records when doing so. According to an ESPN report, the franchise has sold all but...
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Report: Seahawks to sign linebacker Michael Wilhoite
Even with the signing of Arthur Brown last week, the Seattle Seahawks still see a need for depth at linebacker. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are addressing that need by signing...
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Competition Committee proposes change to hiring procedures for coaches
The NFL has plenty of rules that often are ignored. Unless those rules are going to be enforced, they should be changed. Case in point: The current rules prohibit teams from hiring head coaches employed as...
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Eagles propose allowing teams to have second helmet
Several years ago, the NFL eliminated the ability of teams to have multiple helmets, based on the notion that keeping players in the same helmet all year long in some way helps manage or minimize...
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Report: Bears finalizing deal with Mark Sanchez
Whatever cure is required for the quarterback situation in Chicago, it seems, won’t be found at this late stage in free agency. The best hope for remedy on the current roster comes in the form of Mike...
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Joe Greene didn’t want to play in Pittsburgh
Strange as it may sound to folks who have followed football for most of the last five decades, the Steelers at one point stunk. They stunk bad. The turning point, in hindsight, came with the hiring of coach...
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Rams add DT Tyrunn Walker
The Rams aren’t necessarily among the NFL teams that scream in need of defensive-line help. On Thursday, they add a veteran and will hope he helps. Los Angeles announced it agreed to terms with...
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‘It’s good?’ Possible bonus for kickoff between uprights
Two referees stand beneath the goal post before a field-goal or extra-point attempt, waiting there to determine if a kick sails beyond the crossbar and between the uprights for a successful conversion....
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Dan Snyder wants to be able to opt out of “Color Rush”
Washington did not play a Thursday night game last season, which means Washington did not wear a “Color Rush” uniform. Dan Snyder would like to keep it that way. Among the 2017 NFL rules...
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Saints re-sign DL Darryl Tapp
Two days after the Saints acquired linebacker Manti Te’o, they re-signed someone they hope can make his New Orleans debut a bit easier. New Orleans added more help up front, striking a one-year deal...
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NFL to consider 15 new rules, 6 new bylaws, 3 new resolutions
NFL owners will vote on a wide variety of potential new rules, new league bylaws and new resolutions, covering everything from whether a player can leap over the line of scrimmage on a field goal to whether...
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Goodell wants to cut five minutes of down time from NFL games
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks the league can make games about five minutes shorter without eliminating anything fans will miss. Goodell said on NFL Network that he believes some of the league’...
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Robert Kraft thanks Mexican, American authorities for finding jerseys
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys are back in New England, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement thanking authorities in both the United States and Mexico for tracking the stolen jerseys...
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Packers sign DL Ricky Jean Francois
A team not usually known for its free-agency activity made a 313-pound splash Thursday. The Packers signed former Washington defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract, a...
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Jets land WR Quinton Patton after visit
There was little in the 2016 Jets passing game to tantalize free-agent wide receivers this spring, the trio of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Geno Smith combining for a league-low 67.6 team quarterback...
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Welcome, Michael Gehlken
Five days ago, we said farewell to Zac Jackson. Today, we say hello to Michael Gehlken. The former Chargers reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune, whose position there went away when the team did, joins...
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Patriots due to visit White House on April 19
April 18 is tax day in America. April 19 will be Patriots Day at the White House. One day after the deadline for submitting those 1040s to Uncle Sam, President Donald Trump will welcome the Super Bowl...
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Competition Committee not concerned about more ties from 10 minute overtime
The NFL’s Competition Committee hopes to shorten overtime in the preseason and regular season from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Coupled with the two-possession rule that applies if the first team to get...
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NFL’s touchback experiment may continue in 2017
The NFL began an experiment in 2016, pushing the starting line following a kickoff from the 20- to 25-yard line as part of a stated effort to increase the number of touchbacks and decrease the number of...
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Defenseless player rule could include receivers running routes
Seven years ago, the concept of the “defenseless player” became a major focal point for the NFL, after a Sunday in October when three big hits to the heads of pass-catchers happened in three...
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NFL will consider allowing coaches to challenge all penalties
A major change could be coming to instant replay in the NFL. A proposal allowing challenges to every officiating decision will be brought forward jointly by the Bills and Seahawks at next week’s...
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Chargers re-sign RB Branden Oliver
Of the Chargers’ four running backs to hit the open market this month, the franchise had interest in re-signing two of them. One, Danny Woodhead, got away to Baltimore. The other is back. Branden...
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NFL lays out several proposals to change playing rules in 2017
NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino announced the following proposed rules changes for the 2017 season, which the league’s owners will vote on at next week’s league meeting: — Outlaw...
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Three people at league office will be available for replay review
Yes, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino will have final say over the replay review process, if/when at least 24 owners approve of the proposed changes to the process. So what will happen if/when...
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Julio Jones: “The foot’s good”
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was on his feet this week, and said everything seems positive after he had foot surgery two weeks ago. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones...
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Report: Fabian Moreau suffered torn pec during pro day
The pre-draft workout process may have claimed another player’s rookie season. According to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau’s chest injury was apparently quite...
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Replay change still requires approval from 24 owners
Commissioner Roger Goodell has done enough writing and talking about changes to the replay system to cause many to assume it’s a done deal. It’s not. A source with knowledge of the situation has...
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Bengals bringing back running back Cedric Peerman
The Bengals have seen plenty of players leave this offseason, but they’re hanging onto to one of their own. According to Zac Jackson of TheAthletic.com (the name’s not familiar, but the face...
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Celebration violations could be flagged and not fined
Earlier this morning, I argued that the NFL should handle improper celebrations not with penalties imposed against the team but with fines imposed against the player. And, of course, the opposite is...
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Jerry Richardson skipping owners meetings again
When NFL owners convene Sunday in Phoenix, Panthers founder Jerry Richardson won’t be with them. Again. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the 80-year-old Richardson will not be in...
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Sean Payton reportedly speaking with Johnny Manziel
If Johnny Manziel returns to the NFL, it could be as the backup to Drew Brees. That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reports that Saints coach Sean Payton has taken an interest in...
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Goodell wants to strip commercialization and promos from game broadcasts
Commissioner Roger Goodell’s well-publicized, and curiously-timed, letter to fans focused on a variety of intriguing topics. On some, he was clear. On one he was vague. “We . . . know that you...
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NFL should fine, not penalize, celebration violations
The ongoing debate regarding the issue of player celebrations in the NFL overlooks a key threshold question: If a player goes too far, why should his team be penalized? In theory, taking away 15 yards of...
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Newton's surgery won't change Panthers' offense
Darin Gantt explains how surprised he was to hear that Cam Newton needed surgery, how the Panthers can alter their offense and if Carolina could take a chance on Colin Kaepernick.
Williams not expected to return to Steelers
DeAngelo Williams' time in Pittsburgh is likely up as the Steelers signed Knile Davis, leaving the veteran running back at a crossroads.
Manning says he has 'no interest' in politics
Peyton Manning has taken his time deciding what to do after his football retirement, but a return to the sport seems imminent.
Torrey Smith vouches for Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick and Torrey Smith didn't have the best on-field relationship during their time together in San Francisco, but Smith took to Twitter to show support for Kaepernick.
Latavius Murray to undergo ankle surgery
New Vikings RB Latavius Murray needs to have surgery on his ankle and it will keep him out of the team's OTAs.
Jay Cutler's best play for new gig is patience
Cutler doesn't have a new job yet, but the best strategy for the former Chicago Bears quarterback could be to remain patient and wait.
Is Geno Smith destined to be a NFL journeymen?
With his recent move to the New York Giants, Geno Smith could be destined to be a NFL journeyman.
Smith-Schuster wants to play for the Chargers
Former USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster says he wants to play for the Los Angeles Chargers, a comment that once again calls the NFL Draft to question.
Joe Greene didn't want the Steelers to draft him
Hall of Fame defensive tackle Joe Greene explains why he didn't want to play for the Steelers when he was drafted and how the team turned its fortunes in Pittsburgh.
Christian McCaffrey shows off his harmonica skills
Christian McCaffrey showed off his musical talent by playing Piano Man on the harmonica, leading Mike Florio to reminisce about his memories with the instrument.
Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs had private workouts for Chargers
The Chargers know that Philip Rivers will be their starting quarterback in 2017 and he’s under contract for a couple more seasons, but they have started thinking about what comes next at the position...
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NFL outlines plan for centralized replay system
Roger Goodell wrote a letter to NFL fans proposing several changes to game flow, including a centralized replay system and trimming commercial breaks.
Bennett blasts NFL's celebration training video
Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has taken to Twitter to express his disdain with the NFL's approach to celebrating and individuality.
Jefferson used Madden before landing with Ravens
Safety Tony Jefferson says he put himself in different uniforms on Madden before deciding to sign with the Baltimore Ravens.
Terron Armstead restructures contract
The Saints have a bit more cap space to play with this year. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to restructure his deal with the team. Armstead’s $5 million...
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Goodell says he’s “fine” with Trump’s comment on Kaepernick
President Trump took some credit for Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment this week, saying that NFL owners may not want to sign Kaepernick because they don’t want the president to tweet...
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NFL plans to speed up Thursday night games
As NFL ratings declined last year and fans complained that the quality of the game had slipped, Thursday night games drew particular wrath. The league is hoping to fix that. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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Roger Goodell: Dean Blandino will have final say on replay reviews
For the first time ever, the NFL is moving to a rule that will give the league’s head of officiating — not the referee — final say on replay reviews. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on...
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Peyton Manning says he has “no interest” in politics
We still don’t know what Peyton Manning wants to do with the rest of his life. But the retired quarterback seemed to cross one potential job off his list, saying during a speech in Las Vegas that he...
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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre can still sling it
At a time when there aren’t nearly enough quarterbacks to fill all the starting roles in the NFL, Brett Favre is throwing again. Sort of. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal...
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Thursday morning one-liners
Bills OL Ryan Groy is ready for any role the team wants him to take. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could be next on their laundry list of deals to do. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has people trying to decipher...
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Koa Misi expected to be cleared in May following neck surgery, pay cut
Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi has taken the pay cut which will allow him to stay on the team next year. Now he just needs the medical clearance. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Misi’s...
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Muhammad Wilkerson doesn’t like being called fat
Muhammad Wilkerson has fired back, but so far, none of the people paid to write about him have followed suit. After reports that he was out of shape while watching Temple’s pro day recently, Wilkerson...
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Bernie Kosar on Dwight Clark ALS diagnosis: “I could make a joke”
Dwight Clark, the legendary 49ers receiver who later served as general manager of the Browns, announced recently that he was diagnosed with ALS. Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar apparently thinks that...
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Which proposed rule change do you most want to see?
In a matter of days, the NFL will gather all teams, coaches, General Managers, owners, etc. in Arizona for the annual meeting. The sessions include an inevitable tweaking of the rules. So which rule tweak...
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Martellus Bennett scoffs at NFL’s training video for celebrations
The NFL is preparing a training video that will show players which types of celebrations are allowed, and which ones will draw 15-yard penalties. Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does not plan to watch....
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Seahawks sign kicker John Lunsford
The Seahawks had expressed their intentions to add a kicker to their roster to compete with Blair Walsh. The team announced Wednesday evening that they signed John Lunsford to do just that. Lunsford was...
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Clay Helton has no concerns about sharing a stadium or a market
USC coach Clay Helton joined Wednesday’s PFT Live, primarily to talk a bit about some of his prospects entering the draft. In addition to addressing the NFL future of defensive back Adoree’...
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Dolphins add tackle Avery Young
The Miami Dolphins signed tackle Avery Young and waived cornerback Daniel Davie on Thursday with a non-football injury designation. Young himself spent all of the 2016 season on the non-football injury list...
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Vikings running back Latavius Murray has ankle surgery
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly signed running back Latavius Murray had ankle surgery in North Carolina. The surgery, performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, was said to be...
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Goodell suggests enhanced use of play clocks
The NFL often routinely uses a play clock throughout each game. However, it’s not as universal as it soon could be. In a Wednesday letter to fans, Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested expanded use of...
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Packers re-sign Christine Michael
After arriving in Green Bay midway through the 2016 season, running back Christine Michael will stick around for 2017. Michael has re-signed with the Packers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Packers, who...
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Goodell hints at substantive changes to game broadcasts
Apart from an effort to speed up the pace of the game, the NFL apparently plans to explore strategies for altering the manner in which the game is presented to its fans. “We . . . know that you feel...
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Former Patriots center Bryan Stork calls it a career
Once a very promising young offensive lineman, former Patriots center Bryan Stork has decided to call it a career. “I can’t say I’m retiring because I’m only 26 but I have decided to...
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Jaguars sign former Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday they have signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. It’s a one-year deal with a team option for a second year according to Mike Garafolo of...
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Jim Mora misses the relationships with his fellow coaches
In an extended interview with PFT Live, former Falcons and Seahawks coach (and current UCLA coach) Jim Mora addressed a wide variety of interesting topics. At one point, I asked him what he misses about...
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Roger Goodell explains to fans how new replay system will work
In a move that feels a lot like a President making his case for legistlative change to the people before the House or the Senate cast a vote, Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to fans outlining...
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Titans sign offensive lineman Tim Lelito
The Titans have made it a point to strengthen both lines, and added some depth on offense Wednesday. According to a tweet from his agents, Saints free agent blocker Tim Lelito has signed with the Titans....
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Bart Hubbuch withdraws lawsuit against New York Post
In roughly 99.999999999 percent of all civil lawsuits, an effort to dismiss the case is met with a vigorous effort by the plaintiff to keep the case alive. In the wrongful discharge lawsuit filed by Bart...
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Chiefs bring back defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins
The Chiefs made one big change on their defensive line, but they’ve brought another key part back. According to a tweet from his agent, Chiefs defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed for another...
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Is a looser bright-line rule coming for celebration penalties?
Reports of a plan by the NFL to give officials discretion to determine whether the penalize teams for excessive celebrations suggests that the currently strict bright line (no going to the ground, no use of...
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Felony charges against Adam Jones dropped
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones isn’t out of the woods yet, but the concentration of trees in this particular forest is less dense now. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, felony charges of ...
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Roger Goodell: Changes coming to reduce downtime in broadcasts
The NFL isn’t necessarily looking for shorter games But they definitely want tighter broadcasts. Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is concentrating on...
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Trent Richardson’s ex-girlfriend accused of purposely crashing into him
Last month former draft bust Trent Richardson was accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children. Now there’s been another incident between the two, in...
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Tim Hightower visits Washington
Tim Hightower may be preparing for a second stint in Washington. Hightower, the free agent running back who played in Washington in 2011, is visiting the team today, according to ESPN. Five games into that...
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Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi restructures deal
The Dolphins have been deliberate in upgrading their linebackers, but the future apparently will continue to include an expensive veteran, now that he’s not as expensive. According to Barry Jackson of...
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Ricky Stanzi leads the group of Spring League quarterbacks
More names are emerging of players who have committed to The Spring League, a six-game (games, not teams) experiment that will unfold next month in West Virginia. Beyond the former NFL players named earlier...
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NFL considers more ejections for illegal hits
In college football, the targeting rule states that any player who targets his opponent’s head with an illegal hit is automatically ejected, resulting in numerous ejections every Saturday. That...
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Dan Patrick's theory to reduce NFL head injuries
Dan Patrick expresses his idea that in-game ejections and subsequent suspensions for targeting will lead to less injuries from helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL.
Geno Smith doesn’t get much in his second contract
Geno Smith wasn’t selected in the first round of the 2013 draft. But he at least ended up with a better second contract than the quarterback who was. After incorrect reporting from both ESPN and NFL...
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Bradley McDougald chooses a one-year deal with Seahawks
Another safety has parlayed interest from the Browns into a deal with another team. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bucs free agent Bradley McDougald has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal...
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One way or the other, Bucs will be paying a kicker to not kick
The Buccaneers have opted not to compound a mistake by admitting it. But it won’t be cheap. One way or the other, the Buccaneers will be paying a kicker to not kick for the team this year....
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Cam Newton out of OTAs after shoulder surgery
Cam Newton underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder and will miss OTAs. Mike Florio explains why this is another sign that Newton must change his playing style.
Has Ortega avoided prosecution for Super Bowl jersey theft(s)?
The fascinating, multi-layered, multinational case of the Tom Brady jersey thievery raises plenty of questions. Here’s one that has been largely glossed over: Will Martin Mauricio Ortega face criminal...
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Raiders will reportedly pay transfer fee to leave
According to a report, the Raiders will pay a $325-$375 million transfer fee to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. Mike Florio explains why there's still a chance the deal could fall through.
Former NFL players set to compete in spring league
Greg Hardy, Kellen Winslow, Ben Tate and other former NFL players will participate in a small spring league. Mike Florio explains why the NFL will likely stay away from this league.
Trubisky still has plenty of uncertainty
Josh Norris weighs on several big topics surrounding the NFL draft including what scouts really think about UNC's Mitch Trubisky, where Patrick Mahomes will get drafted and Joe Mixon's potential.
Brady and Miller's gear gone, what else is MIA?
Between Tom Brady's jersey and Von Miller's Super Bowl LI helmet that's gone MIA, Mike Florio questions how much other NFL gear have been stolen in past Super Bowls.
Are Raiders comfortable with adding Lynch?
Marshawn Lynch's potential return has drawn plenty of interest but one has to wonder if the running back is a good fit on the Raiders?
Can Manti Te'o reach his potential with Saints?
Manti Te'o was a controversial figure before being drafted but kept a low profile when he got drafted. Now with a new team in the Saints, can the linebacker deliver on his potential?
NFL will send a 'celebration' video to its players
Troy Vincent has revealed that the NFL will send a how to celebrate video to its players. While that might help make games more entertaining, there's still a lot of grey area.
Are Packers being more aggressive in free agency?
After years of not spending in free agency, the Packers might add their second notable recruit as they host Ricky Jean Francois. Could this mark a new approach for the team?
Saints might get serious with QB prospect Mahomes
As the Saints organized a workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Mike Florio explains what that could mean for the future of Drew Brees.
EJ Manuel takes $800,000 salary with nothing guaranteed
In another reminder that there’s really no such thing as a middle class in the NFL quarterback market, EJ Manuel has signed a decidedly lower-class contract with the Raiders. Manuel signed for one...
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USC's Helton reflects on Trojan's 2016 season
USC head coach Clay Helton shares the benefits the Trojans experienced by sharing the LA Coliseum with the Rams, as well as sharing his hopes for the teams future.
Mora says CB Moreau's injury is 'minor'
The head coach of the UCLA Bruins Jim Mora says corner back Fabian Moreau's chest injury that occurred during a bench press is 'nothing to worry about' and will not prevent NFL teams from being interested...
Browns bring tight end Kellen Davis in for another look
The Browns have made their big moves (at least until the draft), and are now working the fringes of a roster in need of a little bit of everything. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer...
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Greg Hardy, Kellen Winslow, Brandon Browner headed to Spring League
A new spring league launches next month at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Coincidentally, it’s called The Spring League. And it will feature some recognizable names right out...
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Jim Mora regrets hyping Josh Rosen’s draft stock
Last year, UCLA coach Jim Mora said that his quarterback, Josh Rosen, would have been the best player in the 2016 NFL draft, if he had been eligible. Mora now regrets saying that — but not because he...
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Should the Panthers sign Colin Kaepernick?
With Panthers quarterback Cam Newton now expected to miss the entire offseason program due to looming shoulder surgery, the team will need someone to run the offense through the looming Organized Team...
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Saints put Patrick Mahomes through a private workout
Saints coach Sean Payton has said they’re “always” in the quarterback market, and that extends to a possible first-rounder in this year’s draft. According to Herbie Teope of the New...
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Ricky Jean Francois visiting Packers next
Free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is continuing his tour, and his next stop is Green Bay. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  the veteran lineman is heading that...
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Lions bring back defensive end Armonty Bryant
The Lions brought back one of their own defensive linemen, as they continue to stock up. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions re-signed defensive end Armonty Bryant to a one-year...
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Raiders’ Vegas ante? $325-375 million
As the Raiders move toward a vote on their proposed move out of Oakland, a key piece of information has emerged regarding the looming relocation process. Via Peter King of TheMMQB.com, the Raiders will pay ...
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UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau injured during pro day workout
Another top cornerback prospect has injured himself during the extended job interview process. According to Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network, UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau suffered a chest injury during his...
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Bears sign running back Benny Cunningham
The Bears have added some veteran depth to their backfield. Benny Cunningham, who played the last four years with the Rams, has signed in Chicago. Cunningham has 171 carries for 748 yards and 93 catches for...
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Chargers secure training camp site in Costa Mesa
A new home requires a new training camp site for the Los Angeles Chargers. That site will be the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, Calif. The agreement was reached with the City of Costa Mesa on...
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Report: Mark Sanchez to visit Bears
While the Chicago Bears have found their starting quarterback for this fall in Mike Glennon, they are still searching for options to serve as potential backups. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network...
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Jim Mora, Clay Helton join PFT Live
With Pro Day workouts happening throughout the land, PFT Live has been trying to line up as many visits as possible with college head coaches. A day after a fairly newsworthy chat with Michigan coach (and...
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How much more Super Bowl gear did Ortega steal?
As more details emerge regarding the Super Bowl strain of kleptomania practiced by a man named Martin Mauricio Ortega, one question cries out to be asked, and hopefully answered: How much more Super Bowl...
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Raiders move to Las Vegas not a certainty, yet
Next week in Arizona, the NFL’s owners may vote on whether the Raiders can move from a state to the west to a state to the north. West. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, an unnamed official with...
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Joe Mixon visits the Chargers
The most controversial prospect in this year’s NFL draft is visiting Los Angeles. Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will visit the Chargers, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN. While at Oklahoma,...
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NFL is developing a player training video for celebrations
I’m not a fan of the move to give officials discretion to determine when a celebration should be penalized for being excessive. Discretion can be exercised in inconsistent ways, resulting in 15 yards...
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Kaepernick donates $50,000 to Meals on Wheels
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has responded to Monday night’s verbal attack from the President not with words but with action. Via the New York Daily News, Kaepernick has donated $50,000 to...
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Geno Smith says he’ll study everything Eli Manning does
Geno Smith knows his place with his new team, and he’s going to make the most of it. Smith, the backup to Eli Manning with the Giants, says he’ll use his position as Manning’s backup to...
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Bills up next on Zach Brown’s visit schedule
Linebacker Zach Brown changed agents, but that didn’t result in a deal with the Dolphins before his visit with the team came to an end on Tuesday. That means Brown is scheduled to move on to the next...
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Nick Folk won’t be sharing too many secrets with Roberto Aguayo
The Buccaneers have added kicker Nick Folk as, at a minimum, competition for Roberto Aguayo. At most, Folk will be the team’s new kicker. Folk is hoping for the “at most,” even though he...
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Falcons sign a pair of fullbacks
If you like a good fullback competition, the Falcons may have something for you to chew on this offseason. The team announced that they have signed fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku to their 90-man...
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Sterling Moore remains with Saints
Things are still playing out with Malcolm Butler and the Saints may not land the Patriots restricted free agent when all is said and done. Whether they get Butler or not, they’ll have Sterling Moore...
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Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellison after critical comments
The father of former Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison had plenty to say about the Vikings on social media and to a reporter. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellions directly . . ....
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Dolphins sign Kiko Alonso to contract extension
Before the Dolphins tendered linebacker Kiko Alonso as a restricted free agent, word was that the team was working to sign him to a long-term extension that would eliminate any possibility of Alonso’s...
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NFLPA wants to ban leaping on field goals
Plenty of fans — and definitely some players (including Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor) — don’t like the idea of banning the ability of defensive...
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Lingering pain led to Cam Newton decision to have surgery
The Panthers were hoping to avoid surgery on their MVP quarterback. But as weeks of rehab passed and Cam Newton was still having pain after his Week 14 shoulder injury, they decided they couldn’t wait...
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Charles Johnson to miss OTAs after back surgery
The big headline around the Panthers on Tuesday is that quarterback Cam Newton will miss the team’s offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery, but he’s not the only player who...
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Report: Falcons sign Hugh Thornton
The Falcons haven’t re-signed right guard Chris Chester and word since the Super Bowl has been that Chester is unsure if he’s going to play in 2017. That uncertainty may have played a role in...
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Cam Newton will be held out of OTAs after shoulder surgery
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said at the Scouting Combine that quarterback Cam Newton didn’t need offseason surgery after taking a horrible beating last year, and playing through a shoulder problem. But...
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Sidney Jones says he’ll play this year despite Achilles injury
Former University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was expected to be a high first-round draft pick before he suffered an Achilles injury while working out for NFL scouts at the school’s Pro Day...
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Chiefs among the usual suspects meeting with Mitchell Trubisky
North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is doing the pro day thing today, and then he’ll embark on a parade of visits and workouts with individual teams. And beyond the usual suspects, there...
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Marshawn Lynch’s agent: He misses football, but no idea what he’ll do
The prospect of running back Marshawn Lynch returning to the NFL has been a hot topic for the last few days as a result of reports indicating that the Raiders might want to add him to their roster. There...
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Steelers agree to deal with Tyson Alualu
The Steelers weren’t a major buyer in the early days of free agency and opened business on Monday with only one player signed from outside the organization. They’ve made up for lost time in the...
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Jim Harbaugh shows support for Colin Kaepernick
Jim Harbaugh chats with Mike Florio about the interest NFL teams have shown in Colin Kaepernick and why a team should sign him.
2017 NFL mock draft – Watt to Cowboys at No. 28
See who the Seahawks, Packers, Steelers, Patriots could draft in Josh Norris' 2017 NFL mock draft.