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Reports: James Bettcher to become Giants defensive coordinator
The New York Giants are hiring former Arizona Cardinals assistant coach James Bettcher to serve as their new defensive coordinator under head coach Pat Shurmur, according to multiple reports. Bruce Arians...
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Jay Gruden: If we get Kirk Cousins for one year, it’s one year
Washington coach Jay Gruden is ready to coach Kirk Cousins on the franchise tag again if that’s the way it plays out. “Whatever happens, happens. We’re going to coach whoever is in the building...
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Baker Mayfield: I’m not the bad boy, “the Johnny Manziel stuff”
Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrived late to Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practice after flying home to be with his mother, whom he said was hospitalized. “My mom’s not doing too...
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Jerry Jones expects Dez Bryant with the Cowboys next season
While Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team would have to weigh several factors regarding the future status of wide receiver Dez Bryant, Jerry Jones was much more definitive...
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Bears parting ways with head trainer Nate Breske
The staff changes for the Chicago Bears aren’t being limited to just the coaching staff. According to Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have decided to part ways with head trainer Nate...
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John Dorsey refutes claims he said to avoid Josh Rosen in draft
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey denied claims he said to stay away from UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Dorsey told...
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Report: Vikings to interview Darrell Bevell
The Vikings will interview Darrell Bevell later this week about their vacant offensive coordinator position, Jason La Canfora of CBS reports. Bevell interviewed with the Cardinals on Monday night. The...
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Agent: Jadeveon Clowney wants extension
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney entered the league as the first overall pick in the draft four years ago. As he enters the option year of his rookie deal, he wants his second contract. “He and I...
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Would Cardinals let Larry Fitzgerald out of his contract?
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed to a one-year extension during the 2017 season, putting him under contract through 2018. He’s now considering whether to return to a team that feels a lot...
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Josh McCown leaning toward another season
Josh McCown said he is leaning toward playing in 2018 and would like to play for the Jets if he does. “Right now, that’s how it’s looking,” McCown said on NFL Network’s Total...
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Report: Cardinals to hire Don Johnson as defensive line coach
The Cardinals will hire Don Johnson as their new defensive line coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. He will replace Brentson Buckner. Arizona will part ways with most of its staff as new coach...
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Aaron Rodgers lost more than $330,000 in per-game roster bonuses
Already underpaid thanks to spikes in the salary cap and the quarterback market since signing his current contract five years ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was even more underpaid in 2017. As noted...
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Mike Zimmer will spend offseason studying Vikings’ postseason defense
The Vikings weren’t the same defense in the postseason that they were in the regular season. Minnesota led the league in total defense and scoring defense in the 16-game regular season. In two playoff...
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NFL to donate proceeds from underdog shirts to Philly schools
Chris Long and Lane Johnson called out the NFL on social media Monday, challenging the league to donate proceeds of its underdog T-shirts to charity. The league announced Tuesday 100 percent of the proceeds...
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Jay Feely: Gisele was “dead serious” about wanting Tom Brady to retire
After the Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady at the helm, Brady’s wife supposedly joked about Tom walking off into the sunset. It wasn’t a joke. As if Gisele Bundchen...
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Jim Schwartz hoping neutral site more like home game
The Vikings had hoped to be the first home team to play in a Super Bowl. The Eagles are hoping for the next best thing. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was asked by reporters on Tuesday whether a neutral...
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Cowboys finalize hiring of Kellen Moore to coach quarterbacks
The Cowboys finalized an agreement to hire Kellen Moore to join the coaching staff as the new quarterbacks coach, owner Jerry Jones said at the Senior Bowl. Moore spent parts of the past three seasons in...
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Norv Turner: We’ll keep finding ways to get Christian McCaffrey the ball
The Panthers hired Norv Turner as their new offensive coordinator this month and one of the things he’ll be tasked with doing is making sure the team is getting the most out of running back Christian...
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Joe Thomas endorses Browns’ decision to retain Hue Jackson
In what ranks as the best endorsement Hue Jackson ever will receive, Joe Thomas wrote his endorsement of the Browns’ move to retain their head coach. Jackson should print it out and frame it. Thomas...
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Giants claim tight end Kyle Carter from Vikings
The Pat Shurmur effect on the Giants roster is already being felt. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Giants have claimed tight end Kyle Carter off waivers. Carter was the player the Vikings cut to make...
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Chris Long: We’ve shown our off-field work is not a distraction
When players get involved in off-field causes, as a number of NFL players did this season, questions are always raised about whether that involvement constitutes a distraction from their jobs on the field....
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Sean McDermott not ready to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future
The Bills have a decision to make about quarterback Tyrod Taylor‘s future with the team, but it’s not one they are talking about at the Senior Bowl. Bills coach Sean McDermott met with reporters...
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Adam Vinatieri: Direction of Colts “definitely weighs in on all decisions”
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri already has announced he will play a 23rd NFL season. The question is: Where? Vinatieri, 45, is scheduled to become a free agent in March. “I feel like my body is still in good...
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Miami in the quarterback market, but only for a backup
This offseason figures to be one of the most fascinating in years, primarily because of the movement expected at the quarterback position. But according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins...
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Mike Zimmer would have liked to see Teddy Bridgewater play more
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said this week that he “definitely” sees himself as a starting quarterback in the league during the 2018 season, but he’s heading into an offseason...
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Michael Bidwill on Larry Fitzgerald: He’ll let us know
Cardinals fans are in a panic over Larry Fitzgerald‘s “uncertain” future. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill has one word for them: R-e-l-a-x. “My gut says everyone needs to relax...
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Report: Deshea Townsend only Titans’ assistant with chance to stay
Mike Mularkey’s staff is headed out the door with him. Only defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend has a chance to remain in Tennessee under new coach Mike Vrabel, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports. Vrabel...
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Frank Reich: Being a backup player has helped with Nick Foles
Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has some experience with the wild ride that Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been on the last few weeks. Reich spent the majority of his playing career as a backup...
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Vikings say good-bye to Pat Shurmur, begin search for his replacement
Pat Shurmur has left the building. The Vikings’ former offensive coordinator left Minneapolis on his way to the Senior Bowl and then onto East Rutherford to begin his new job with the Giants. The...
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Did Hue Jackson voluntarily relinquish offense to Todd Haley?
Browns coach Hue Jackson didn’t have an offensive coordinator in 2017. He now has one, and it’s hardly the kind of right-hand man that many offensive-minded head coaches often hire. Instead,...
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Mike McCoy expected to interview for Cardinals offensive coordinator
During his introductory press conference on Tuesday, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said that the team is interviewing candidates for the top jobs on his staff and that he’d like to get the coordinator...
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Jamaal Williams working to add explosiveness to his game
Jamaal Williams finished as the Packers’ leading rusher last season with 556 yards. That doesn’t mean Williams was happy with his rookie season. He averaged only 3.6 yards per carry, and, of his...
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Duane Brown takes Lane Johnson’s spot in Pro Bowl
Duane Brown only played nine games in the NFC during the 2017 season, but that was enough for him to get the nod as a replacement player for the conference’s Pro Bowl roster. Brown has been added to...
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Steve Wilks: This is not a rebuild, it’s a retool
The Cardinals held a press conference with new head coach Steve Wilks on Tuesday and one of the first questions he faced had to do with the talent on Arizona’s roster. Wilks said that “this is...
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Derek Carr: Back injury impacted play in 2017
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is well enough to play in the Pro Bowl. But he’s finally admitting that a back injury in Week Four had a negative effect on his play throughout the year, something he...
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Alberto Riveron will remain officiating head in 2018
The NFL won’t be making another change at the top of the officiating department this season. Alberto Riveron’s first year as the senior vice president of officiating was a rocky one at times,...
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Belichick ties drop in penalties to technique
Some think the lack of penalties called on the Patriots in the AFC title game traces to something underhanded. Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes there’s a more legitimate explanation for it....
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Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award
The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles...
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Best of PFT: Would you pay for Brady's stitches?
From Pat Shurmur's hiring to Tom Brady's stitches being auctioned off, check out the Best of PFT Live form Tuesday.
Tom Brady closing in on 10,000 career postseason passing yards
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for at least 280 yards in eight consecutive postseason games. Which means that in Super Bowl LII, he’s likely to do something totally unprecedented: Surpass...
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NFL’s “Let’s Listen Together” sounds good, in theory
If you can get past the whiplash of the NFL taking credit for doing something they seemed to be fighting the last two years, they might be doing a good thing now. The league has announced a joint player and...
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ESPN admits it will “talk to” Peyton Manning about Monday Night Football
Jon Gruden’s decision to return to the Raiders has created a vacancy at the top job for ESPN: Monday Night Football lead game analyst. And ESPN has acknowledged that it will throw a harpoon in the...
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Patriots will wear white at Super Bowl
If the Vikings had made it to the Super Bowl, they would have been the visiting team. But they would have been wearing their purple jerseys. The Patriots have announced that they’ll wear white jerseys...
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James Bettcher meeting with teams about defensive coordinator jobs
James Bettcher interviewed for a promotion from defensive coordinator to head coach in Arizona, but the Cardinals hired former Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as Bruce Arians’ successor on...
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Pat Elflein set for ankle surgery
The Vikings lost center Pat Elflein to an ankle injury during the NFC Championship Game and the injury will require him to recover from surgery this offseason. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at a Tuesday...
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Super Bowl LII, Winter Olympics around the corner
Two events. One home. Don't miss Super Bowl LII and The Winter Olympics on NBC, with coverage beginning on Feb. 4th and Feb. 8th, respectively.
Mike Zimmer: We’re gonna work through the process at quarterback
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer held an end of season press conference on Tuesday that touched on a variety of topics including the team’s quarterback situation. Zimmer conceded that it is “unique...
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Hall of Famer Chris Doleman to have brain tumor removed
Chris Doleman, who starred in the ’80s and ’90s as a pass rusher with the Vikings, will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a brain tumor. Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker has...
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Who will be Tennessee’s offensive coordinator?
When potential head coaches interview for vacancies, they lay out a detailed plan regarding what they’ll do and who they’ll get to join them. New Titans coach Mike Vrabel presumably said he...
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NFL announces initiative publicizing community work by players
After meetings between team owners, league officials and current and retired players last year, the NFL agreed to fund causes focused on social justice supported by players and the league announced an...
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PFT Live hits the road to Minnesota next week
Every year, I look forward to spending the week in the city that will host the Super Bowl. This year, I’m looking even more forward to the trip. Yeah, it’s Minnesota. Sure, it will be cold. So...
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Josh Allen wants to turn Browns around
Josh Allen says he would relish a chance to revive the Browns if he was drafted with the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
How Jon Gruden will help Derek Carr grow
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr wants to win and he knows the only way that's going to happen is if his new head coach Jon Gruden is tough on him.