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Richard Sherman takes a page out of the “fake news” playbook
I personally like Richard Sherman, and I greatly respect his football abilities. But, man, from time to time he says some questionable things. Our own night-shift supervisor Curtis Crabtree, while...
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Report: Chiefs “working” to make Eric Berry the NFL’s highest-paid safety
The Chiefs are trying to finalize a deal with safety Eric Berry that would make Berry the NFL’s highest-paid safety, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Getting that deal done soon would...
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Big contracts shouldn’t be a surprise
Media and fans will marvel at some of the contracts signed by NFL players in the coming days and weeks, and inevitably there will be complaints that the players aren’t “worth” the money...
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Antonio Brown, Steelers agree on new deal
Antonio Brown shared a picture on Twitter captioned "Steelers for life" with a contract in hand and the Steelers officially announced the deal.
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Exclusive tag for Le’Veon Bell will cost the same as non-exclusive tag
The official announcement doesn’t specify whether the franchise tag that the Steelers placed on running back Le’Veon Bell is exclusive or non-exclusive. PFT has confirmed that it’s the...
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Giants tag JPP, two years after tagging him the first time
Two years ago, the Giants applied the franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. They’ve done it again. Per a league source, the Giants have slapped the franchise tag onto a player who...
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Chiefs, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif finalizing five-year extension
Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has gone from a little-known sixth-round pick out of Montreal’s McGill University in 2014 to a starter in Kansas City the last two years. And now he’s about...
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49ers tender a pair of exclusive rights free agents
The 49ers signed a pair of outside free agents in recent days with cornerback K’Waun Williams and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell representing a bigger dip into the market than they took all of last...
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Le’Veon Bell gets franchise tag from Steelers
The Steelers weren’t expected to let running back Le’Veon Bell hit the open market when the new league year gets underway next month so it comes as no surprise that he’s the latest player...
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Report: Dwight Freeney wants to play in 2017
Before Super Bowl LI, defensive end Dwight Freeney said that he would take some time after the Falcons played the Patriots before deciding if he wanted to play another NFL season. Freeney said he wanted...
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Chiefs owner backs Alex Smith as his starting quarterback
The Chiefs have come up as a possible destination for quarterback Tony Romo, once he’s a former Cowboy. But Chiefs owner Clark Hunt seems to be just fine sticking with Alex Smith under center....
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Browns still don’t plan to tag Terrelle Pryor
The cap-rich, talent-starved Browns apparently will assume the risk that receiver Terrelle Pryor will leave via free agency. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the team hasn’t changed...
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Colts add a 2016 49ers draft pick to offensive line mix
The Colts are expected to continue looking for ways to improve their offensive line play this offseason and they’ve added another player to the mix ahead of the start of free agency. The team...
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Panthers put franchise tag on defensive tackle Kawann Short
The Panthers continued the sudden trend of #asexpected applications of the franchise tag, putting it on defensive tackle Kawann Short. They have until July 15 to do a long-term deal with Short, but they...
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The annual Hot 100 Free Agents list has been posted
Before the spending begins, let the arguing begin. The annual PFT Hot 100 Free Agents list has been posted. We know most of the top players — starting with No. 1 Le’Veon Bell — won’t...
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Tim Tebow shows up for Mets training camp
The Tim Tebow One-Man Fantasy Camp continues. Via HardBallTalk.com, the former NFL quarterback and would-be baseball player has arrived at New York Mets training camp. He received a non-roster invitation,...
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Patriots find tight ends coach from a familiar source
The Patriots have filled a vacancy on their coaching staff from within. The team announced it had promoted Nick Caley to tight ends coach. He had been a coaching assistant the last two years, after working...
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PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100
The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2017 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. Players expected to...
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Marc Trestman heads back to the CFL
Marc Trestman is going back to Canada. Trestman, the former Bears head coach who most recently was offensive coordinator of the Ravens, is slated to become the next head coach of the Canadian Football...
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Packers wrap up coaching staff for 2017
We’re a little more than a week away from the start of free agency and the combine will take place this week. The Packers have taken care of a little other business before those two milestones came up...
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Report: “Significant progress” on new Antonio Brown contract
Wide receiver Antonio Brown may have had some uncomfortable moments with the Steelers during and immediately after their postseason stay, but that didn’t stop the team from making a new deal for their...
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Cardinals franchise Chandler Jones
The Cardinals aren’t letting Chandler Jones get away after only one year. As expected, the Cardinals have placed the franchise tag on Jones, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Jones, the defensive...
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Report: Jets expected to try to trade Sheldon Richardson
The Jets have spent plenty of draft and actual currency on defensive linemen lately, and they may be ready to divest. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the Jets may be looking to trade Sheldon...
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Joe Mixon: “Legal team” delayed apology for two years
Teams that consider drafting former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will want to get answers to many questions, including for example whether there’s a chance he may viciously punch a stranger while...
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Which NFL moment most closely relate to the La La Land debacle?
Setting aside why it happened and whether it was planned (I know, it’s hard to imagine a business premised on fake stories creating a phony moment), last night’s La La Land debacle at the Oscars...
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Browns release wide receiver Andrew Hawkins
The Browns on Monday announced that veteran wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has been released. Hawkins, who turns 31 next month, played a leadership role for a young team last season and caught 33 passes. He...
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Panthers sign Wes Horton to two-year deal
The Panthers are keeping another defensive end from hitting the open market. They announced a new contract for Mario Addison on Sunday and Monday brings word of a new deal for Wes Horton as well. The...
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Cowboys legends want Ezekiel Elliott to stop with the hurdling
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rookie season stood out — even for a franchise which has produced a number of big-time backs. But those Cowboys legends also had a word of advice for the eager young...
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Report: Mutual interest between Cowboys, Josh McCown
Veteran quarterback Josh McCown said last week that he’s had “good conversations” with several teams since being released by the Browns earlier this month and it appears one of those teams...
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How much should Adrian Peterson make in 2017?
The Vikings have a big decision to make in regards to Adrian Peterson's future with the team, which leads MIke Florio to wonder where Peterson will play next season.
Is the NFL combine misconduct policy fair?
With Chad Kelly and Joe Mixon both prohibited from participating in the NFL combine, Mike Florio discusses whether the misconduct policy is fair to the players and teams.
Dolphins bracing for Kenny Stills departure
The Dolphins know that receiver Kenny Stills will get more money from another team than what the Dolphin can or will pay him. The amount of money Stills will get is beginning to come into focus. Armando...
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Florio: Teams should still be skeptical of Mixon
After Mike Florio interviewed former Oklahoma Sooners RB Joe Mixon on PFT Live, he discusses his thoughts on whether or not teams will decide to draft him in April.
Report: Chiefs expected to tag Eric Berry, let Dontari Poe hit free agency
Chiefs safety Eric Berry said Sunday that he doesn’t have high hopes that he and the team would agree to terms on a multi-year contract before the March 1 deadline to use the franchise tag. A report...
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Bears reportedly won't franchise tag WR Jeffery
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery will hit the open market because he reportedly won't receive the franchise tag from Chicago. Mike Florio explains why a team would be smart to give Jeffery a big incentive instead of...
Tom Coughlin isn't committing to Blake Bortles
Tom Coughlin was very open about how he feels about QB Blake Bortles, which leads Mike Florio to wonder if the Jaguars will pick up Bortles' fifth-year option.
Should Berry be happy if he gets franchise tag?
Eric Berry recently said he isn't getting his hopes up about a long term deal with the Chiefs, but Mike Florio explains why receiving the franchise tag again isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Will Steelers use transition tag on Le'Veon Bell?
Rumors have swirled that the Steelers may use the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell, but Mike Florio explains the other device that the Steelers could use.
Jags rip TE Thomas for his 'non-existent' blocking
The Jaguars are reportedly trading Julius Thomas to the Dolphins and one of the reasons is Thomas' "non-existent" blocking.
Murray might have to settle in free agency
Mike Florio explains why the Raiders are willing to move on from Latavius Murray despite objections from the fans.
NFL Combine interview rules could change
As some players with character concerns are held out of the NFL Combine, Mike Florio explains why its a confusing rule for teams and if it will change soon.
Joe Mixon interview re-airs at 11:35 a.m. ET
Running back Joe Mixon won’t be available for 15-minute interviews with teams at the Scouting Combine. He was available for 15 minutes on PFT Live earlier today. MDS has summarized some of the key...
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Eric Berry should take the franchise tag and run
Eric Berry will receive $12.6 million this season if he accepts the franchise tag. Mike Florio explains why Berry should be thrilled.
What will Steelers do with Bell and Brown's deals?
Longtime Steelers reporter Ed Bouchette explains what he expects the team to do about the contracts of Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
Mixon on assault: 'I made a bad decision'
Joe Mixon speaks with Mike Florio about his videotaped assault of a woman at a restaurant to explain what happened during the controversial night.
Joe Mixon: I made a bad decision, I can’t take it back
Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon won’t be at the Scouting Combine this week. The NFL didn’t invite him because of the infamous incident in which he punched a woman, seriously injuring her...
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Mario Addison: Only thing I needed was the opportunity
Defensive end Mario Addison won’t be hitting free agency when the new league year opens next week. Addison has a new three-year contract with the Panthers worth a reported $22.5 million, which means a...
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Monday morning one-liners
Which free agent wide receivers will be on the Bills’ radar? The Dolphins are running short on time to keep WR Kenny Stills from hitting the open market. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski appeared to be...
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Report: Bears not expected to tag Alshon Jeffery again
There’s no doubt Alshon Jeffery has talent, and hasn’t had the best supporting cast around him lately. But it doesn’t appear the Bears are willing to invest more than $17 million for a...
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Adrian Peterson’s father lobbying for a way to keep son a Viking
The lobbying effort to keep Adrian Peterson in Minnesota has begun, and it appears the Vikings running back is willing to be flexible in terms of how much he’ll make next year. Via ESPN, Peterson...
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Rob Gronkowski wants Martellus Bennett to break the bank
Rob Gronkowski doesn’t want his fellow Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett to take a team-friendly deal to stay in New England this offseason. Instead, Gronkowski is urging Bennett to try to strike...
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Joe Mixon visits PFT Live on Monday
The NFL won’t let Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon visiting the Scouting Combine. As Scouting Combine week begins, he’ll be visiting PFT Live instead. The man who was captured on video with a...
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Eric Berry: “Not getting my hopes up” about long-term deal
The deadline for teams to use the franchise tag comes this Wednesday and one player who would like to see the day pass without the tag being used is Chiefs safety Eric Berry. Berry played out the 2016...
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Derrick Brooks to Jameis Winston: “That’s the fishbowl you live in”
Much was said this week about the boys-are-strong-girls-are-silent comments from Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Hall of Fame Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks had a few things to say directly to...
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Panthers keep Mario Addison with new three-year deal
The Panthers have signed defensive end Mario Addison to a new contract, keeping the pass rusher in their rotation and off of the free agent market. Addison, 29, had a career high 9.5 sacks last season. He...
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Team-by-team look at potential tag candidates
With only a few days left and no tags applied, it’s time to take a look at where the franchise and transition tags could land between now and Wednesday, March 1. So let’s take our annual team-by...
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Broncos set to hire second assistant offensive line coach of offseason
The Broncos hired John Benton as their assistant offensive line coach shortly after hiring Vance Joseph as their new head coach, but Benton’s tenure turned out to be a brief one. The Broncos granted a...
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LeSean McCoy’s “Buffalo was so special” tweet isn’t a farewell
Bills running back LeSean McCoy created a stir on social media with a tweet that “Buffalo was so special . . . thanks for everything.” Many are saying (sad!) that this is a farewell from McCoy,...
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Report: Raiders expect Murray to sign elsewhere
The Raiders returned to the playoffs in 2016 with the help of 12 touchdowns from running back Latavius Murray, but they reportedly aren’t planning on having him be part of the effort for a repeat trip...
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NFLPA shrugs at possibility of enforcement of federal marijuana laws
With the Trump administration strongly hinting that federal law banning marijuana use will be enforced in states where recreational use has been legalized, the NFL Players Association sees no issue...
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Marvin Lewis: Contract extension not “critical or crucial”
In late January, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that he’d “like to agree” to a contract extension with the team because he thinks it would put “everybody’s mind at ease going...
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After arrest, Ravens say they’re done with Matt Elam
Technically, Matt Elam is still a Baltimore Raven. But in 11 days, he won’t be. Elam, who was arrested on drug charges early this morning in Miami, becomes a free agent on March 9. And the Ravens...
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PFT Live heads to the Scouting Combine this week
Three weeks ago today, the 2016 NFL season ended. In just three days, one of the three major offseason tentpole events arrives. It’s the Scouting Combine, and PFT Live will be broadcasting from...
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2017 49ers already have outspent 2016 49ers in free agency
Free agency hasn’t even begun yet, but the 2017 49ers are making their mark. How much of a mark have they made? Already, more than they did in all of 2016. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com points out...
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Jets decline Erin Henderson’s option
The Jets made headlines by releasing center Nick Mangold on Saturday, but that wasn’t only decision they made regarding a veteran’s future with the franchise. According to multiple reports, the...
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Sunday morning one-liners
Will S Robert Blanton be back with the Bills? A couple of guards that could interest the Dolphins in the draft. Any NFL prospect with a lacrosse background is going to hear about Patriots WR Chris Hogan. C...
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Bleacher Report caves in to Mark Cuban, a bad sign for sports media
When the NFL banned Barstool Sports from covering Super Bowl week events, PFT made an issue of it because we think independent media should be able to cover the sport without constraints from the league....
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Ravens’ Matt Elam arrested on drug charges
Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami. According to Miami-Dade police records, Elam was booked at 3:45 a.m. today on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis,...
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Jaguars grew tired of “non-existent” blocking from Julius Thomas
Julius Thomas is on the way out in Jacksonville, just two years into a five-year contract. A big part of the reason for that is he never became the receiving threat for the Jaguars that he had been for the...
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Jerry Jones: No decision has been made regarding Tony Romo
The Cowboys celebrated on Saturday night the 25th anniversary of their 1992 Super Bowl championship team. Looming over the franchise continues to be the immediate future of the best quarterback in franchise...
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Trevor Siemian sheds his sling
When Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian paid a visit to PFT Live during Super Bowl week, he was wearing a large sling on his left arm after surgery to repair his AC joint. The sling has now been shed....
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Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6
At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014...
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Will Jets release Darrelle Revis before they have to?
It remains to be seen whether the Jets will keep or cut cornerback Darrelle Revis. They have until March 11 to decide whether to pay a $2 million roster bonus for the privilege of paying him a $15 million...
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Change to Scouting Combine exclusion rule could be coming
As the 2017 Scouting Combine approaches, criticism is intensifying regarding the rule that keeps incoming draft picks with certain types of past off-field misconduct away from all league-sponsored events. ...
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Jets release center Nick Mangold
Nick Mangold, a fixture for the Jets since arriving in the first round of the 2006 draft, will be release in the near future, per multiple sources. At this point, the only question is the timing of the move...
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49ers announce deal with Earl Mitchell
Maybe the Dolphins could have traded Earl Mitchell, too. Miami stopped short of cutting tackle Branden Albert when it became clear that someone would trade for him. The 49ers, given the zeal with which they...
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2017 salary cap currently pegged at $166-169 million
On the surface, the salary cap seems to be an objective, unambiguous formula. In reality, the specific team-by-team spending limit is finalized via back-and-forth negotiations between the NFL and the NFL...
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Georgia sophomore star Trenton Thompson leaves school
Trenton Thompson, a sophomore defensive tackle at Georgia who is viewed as a future high NFL draft pick, has left school because of health problems. Thompson ended his sophomore season in December by being...
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Baker Mayfield may have blown his invitation to the 2018 Scouting Combine
Mayfield currently is in jail on multiple charges, including disorderly conduct, fleeing, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
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Saturday one-liners
Should the Jets try to get QB Alex Smith? One former Jets QB thinks so. What will the Bills do with DE Leger Douzable? Former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin hasn’t been able to sell his house in South...
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NFL has no comment on Revis tampering investigation
The biggest headline from one of the last semi-slow weekends of the offseason came from a report regarding the extent to which the Jets tampered with cornerback Darelle Revis in 2015, while he was still...
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Emmanuel Sanders drank 2 gallons of water before Combine weigh-in
Emmanuel Sanders didn’t want to be written off as too small at the 2010 Scouting Combine, and so he got a bright idea: Add a lot of water weight. Sanders said he was worried NFL teams wouldn’t...
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Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams may get cut
Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams made his fifth Pro Bowl this year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back in Buffalo for the season ahead. Williams has an $8.3 million cap hit in 2017, and Vic...
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Trailblazing quarterback Bernie Custis dies at 88
Decades before the NFL embraced African-American quarterbacks, Bernie Custis became the first in pro football in 1951 as the starter for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. On Thursday, Custis died at the...
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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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