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Jaguars place Marquez Williams on PUP list
As training camp gets set to open for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team placed fullback Marquez Williams on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday. Williams was a seventh-round pick of the...
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Gregg Williams can’t wait to utilize Jamie Collins’ versatility
Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wants every player on his unit to learn two positions. Linebacker Jamie Collins reminds Williams that he played safety at Southern Mississippi. “He’s begging me...
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Jets reach agreement with first-round pick Jamal Adams
The New York Jets have reached a deal with first-round pick Jamal Adams, according to his agency Universal Sports Management. The No. 6 overall selection in the draft, Adams was one of just six draft picks...
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Rob Ninkovich on Matt Patricia’s choice of T-shirt: Everyone has to wear clothes
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported earlier this week that Roger Goodell remains miffed about Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s choice to wear a T-shirt mocking the...
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Dak Prescott works with Tom Shaw in readying for season
While his teammates were vacationing, Dak Prescott was hard at work in Orlando. He has spent his off time training with renowned athletic performance trainer Tom Shaw at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex....
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Tony Romo on Ezekiel Elliott: He’s going to figure it out and be fine
Ezekiel Elliott has made the headlines several times for the wrong reasons in his brief career. But former teammate Tony Romo said adjusting to the spotlight that comes with playing in the NFL takes time,...
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Ravens make several roster moves
The Ravens made several moves Thursday. They waived defensive back Daniel Henry with an injury designation, and placed offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor on the non-football injury list. The Ravens also...
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Chiefs sign Patrick Mahomes
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes won’t be missing any of his first NFL training camp due to a contract dispute. Mahomes was one of the few unsigned 2017 draft picks left in the league until the Chiefs...
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Patriots release OL Chase Farris
The Patriots released offensive lineman Chase Farris on Thursday. Farris, 24, spent the majority of last season on the New England practice squad after first being signed to the squad on Oct. 5, 2016. The...
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Philip Rivers: Keenan Allen looks as good as before ACL tear
Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams is dealing with a back injury that could leave him unavailable to the team during his rookie season and having a wideout dealing with an injury is something...
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Jerry Jones on buying the Cowboys: It was not a pretty investment
The Cowboys were losing $1 million a month when Jerry Jones bought them for $140 million in 1989. They now rank atop Forbes’ annual team value rankings at $4.2 billion. Every owner these days is...
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Rams sign Dan Orlovsky
With training camp opening soon and just two quarterbacks under contract, the Rams have added a third. Veteran backup Dan Orlovsky told SportsSpectrum.com today that he is signing with the Rams. Orlovsky...
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Panthers release Michael Oher
The Panthers released offensive tackle Michael Oher with a failed physical designation Thursday. Oher has been in concussion protocol since September. He missed the final 13 games last season. The move was...
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San Diego always will hold special place in LaDainian Tomlinson’s heart
LaDainian Tomlinson played nine seasons for the Chargers in San Diego. He now works for the Los Angeles Chargers as a special assistant to owner Dean Spanos. Tomlinson insists he feels no conflict. He said...
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O.J. Simpson reacts to being granted parole
O.J. Simpson says thank you to the Nevada parole board after being granted parole.
O.J. Simpson granted parole by the state of Nevada
O.J. Simpson has been granted parole with an expected release date of Oct. 1st.
Chris Johnson heading back to Cardinals
The Cardinals have talked about getting running back David Johnson 30 touches a game this season, although there’s some doubt about whether that is a realistic goal. Whether or not that’s the...
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Terrell Davis grateful Hall selectors didn’t hold short career against him
Terrell Davis played only seven seasons. Kenny Easley played only seven seasons. Both endured long waits for the Pro Football Hall of Fame after their careers ended prematurely because of injury. But both...
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O.J. Simpson granted parole
O.J. Simpson will be a free man. Eventually. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has decided, roughly 30 minutes after the conclusion of a 75-minute hearing, that the Hall of Fame running back should...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 11: Miami Dolphins
Five weeks into the 2016 season, it looked like the change to Adam Gase at head coach wouldn’t do anything to change the franchise’s fortunes. They were 1-4 and a competent kicking performance from the...
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Trai Turner’s deal is for four years, $45 million
The contract extension announced by Panthers right guard Trai Turner today will pay him $45 million over the next four years. A league source tells PFT the $11.25 million a year contract includes $20.5...
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Cowboys bring back Justin Durant
Former Cardinal Daryl Washington has spent some time lobbying for a job with the Cowboys since being reinstated from suspension and released by Arizona, but the team has opted to go in a different direction...
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Unexpected Chiefs tie becomes most amazing aspect of O.J. Simpson parole hearing
Many stunning things happened during the O.J. Simpson parole hearing. But the most stunning thing happened this morning, when one of the members of the parole board decided to wear his Kansas City Chiefs...
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Trai Turner announces an extension with Panthers
Panthers interim General Manager Marty Hurney said at a Wednesday press conference that he would be making decisions with both short- and long-term impact on the franchise. He didn’t waste much time...
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O.J. Simpson's parole gets hundreds of letters
O.J. Simpson's parole hearing reveals they've received hundreds of letters of both support and opposition for the case.
Embarrassing slip at O.J. Simpson's parole hearing
O.J. Simpson, 70, was mistakenly called 90-years-old at his parole hearing.
O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing doesn’t seem to be going well
I don’t know much about parole hearings and I don’t know anything about the rules that apply for granting or denying parole in Nevada. But the O.J. Simpson parole hearing doesn’t seem to...
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Teams can now be disciplined for uniform violations
When it comes to the periodic issue of players committing uniform violations, the NFL previously has punished only the players. Starting this year, that could change. The 2017 NFL rule book has added three...
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Doug Pederson not ready to give up offensive play calling
Before Doug Pederson became the head coach of the Eagles, he spent many years as an assistant under Andy Reid and got an up-close look at a head coach who also handled offensive play calling. Given that, it...
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Devonta Freeman contract situation lingers
All signs have been pointing to a long-term contract for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. But with no deal happening, maybe it’s time to re-read the signs. Maybe Freeman, who is a year away from...
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Michael Vick “truly sorry for what I said” about Colin Kaepernick
After saying this week that Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment is his own fault, Michael Vick has reconsidered. Vick said on the Dan Patrick Show that that he’s sorry he said Kaepernick...
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Ron Rivera: Last year a humbling experience we’ve learned from
One of the first things that Marty Hurney did after being named the interim General Manager of the Panthers was hold a meeting with coach Ron Rivera to get up to speed on the roster. Rivera told Albert...
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Josh McCown says the future is bright for the Jets
Jets quarterback Josh McCown is getting a little tired of hearing about how bad his team is. McCown says the Jets, contrary to what many believe, have a competitive mix of veterans and young players who are...
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Year-to-year approach may become a trend for star players
Before NFL players would ever  miss game checks during a work stoppage, they need to show a willingness to drive a hard bargain in other ways. Here’s one way they now can, thanks to the examples set...
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Michael Vick: I could've accomplished a lot more
Michael Vick admits his natural talent might have held him back from reaching his potential and expresses his admiration of Tom Brady.
Roy Miller worked out for Dolphins
The Dolphins took a look at some veteran help for the defensive line ahead of the start of training camp. Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports that former Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller worked out for...
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Raiders need to seal Conley deal before season
Oakland Raiders took a chance on the controversial Gareon Conley in the first round but the team is struggling to find a deal with the cornerback.
NFL is serious about speeding up games
The NFL is committed to figuring out ways to shorten games in order to keep remotes on the table.
Palmer tries to overcompensate for tough loss
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer wore out his shoulder last offseason to get over his embarrassing performance against the Panthers at his first conference championship game.
Cutler needs to prove objectivity in Bears opener
Jay Cutler will cover the Chicago Bears opener and he will face a challenge in proving he can be objective to fans of both the Bears and Falcons.
Will Andrew Luck be ready for the Colts opener?
Andrew Luck is still recovering from surgery and even if he is ready to go for the Indianapolis Colts' season opener, Mike Florio explains why he could be at a disadvantage.
Aaron Rodgers stands up and defends head coach
Aaron Rodgers came to the defense of the Packers head coach after Greg Jennings made some critical comments about Mike McCarthy.
NFL rookie camps aren't worth the risk
NFL rookie camps are too intense and risky for players who haven't played football in months, says Mike Florio.
Michael Vick regrets Colin Kaepernick comments
Michael Vick wishes he hadn't made the comments he did about Colin Kaepernick, especially the ones about the former 49ers quarterback needing to cut his hair.
Doug Pederson isn't giving up play calling
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson doesn't plan on giving up play calling duties, but that means he's going to have to keep a keen eye on his team.
NFL trend alert: Star players playing year-to-year
Star NFL players like Steelers' Le'Veon Bell and Redskins' Kirk Cousins are opting to play year-to-year as a power move against the teams that tag them, says Mike Florio.
Le'Veon Bell could holdout for more money in 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell is trying to find a way to leverage his current franchise tag to either get more money this year or a long-term deal.
O.J. Simpson's parole could have controversial end
O.J. Simpson's could be paroled on Thursday but that doesn't mean he'll be set free on the same day.
Cowboys rookie Jourdan Lewis headed to trial next week
Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis will be in court next week instead of on the practice field. According to the Dallas Morning News, Lewis will be expected in court Monday and Tuesday for a trial,...
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16 different players have the best-selling jersey in at least one state
You know Aaron Rodgers has the best-selling NFL jersey in Wisconsin and Marcus Mariota has it in Tennessee. But can you guess the best-selling jersey in all 50 states? NFL Shop has released the best selling...
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Owners want NFL to punish Ezekiel Elliott
NFL owners expect the league to punish Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott just as it did to other players in similar circumstances, according to Dan Patrick.
Browns stadium may be a fire hazard
The stadium where the Cleveland Browns play may be a fire hazard. That’s not any sort of Factory of Sadness-style wisecrack, or a gratuitous rehashing of the Cuyahoga conflagration. According to the...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 12: Denver Broncos
The Broncos lost their quarterback after the 2015 Super Bowl season. They lost their coach after last season. Coach Gary Kubiak retired with health issues a year after Peyton Manning retired. General...
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Absent commercial break, game will start no more than 65 seconds after score
The NFL wants to move games along, to help keep millennials from moving along to something else. The new rule book explains exactly how that will happen following a score. A “Note” inserted...
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Raiders, Gareon Conley talking
Ideally, Raiders first-round cornerback Gareon Conley would know whether he’ll be charged with sexual assault before he signs a contract with the team. The ideal scenario may not be happening. Per a...
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Ron Rivera: Marty Hurney is right guy for this situation
The Panthers shook things up this week by firing General Manager Dave Gettleman, but their choice of a short-term replacement ensured that they won’t be in uncharted water during the 2017 season....
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No finding of guilt in Trevone Boykin probation violation case
Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin has a court date in August on marijuana possession and public intoxication charges, but a probation violation arrest stemming from those charges is no longer an issue....
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Takk McKinley not expected to be ready for start of camp
The Falcons believe first-round pick Takkarist McKinley can bring the same kind of energy to their defense that he brought to the draft. And they’re willing to wait for it. According to Dan Pompei of...
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Thursday morning one-liners
Gauging the expectations for Bills DE Shaq Lawson this season. The Dolphins’ improvement has people there excited about being a football town again. Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s contractual...
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Wes Welker doesn’t fear that his brain “is going to explode”
Former wide receiver Wes Welker suffered at least six documented concussions during his 12-year NFL career, and he admits there were some things he’d do differently as a player, in hindsight. At the...
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Jay Cutler expected to call Bears’ Week One game
What does Jay Cutler really think of his former team? We’ll find out in Week One. FOX is planning to assign Cutler, along with Charles Davis and Kevin Burkhardt, to the Week One Bears-Falcons game....
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Bruce Arians says Carson Palmer wore out his arm throwing too much last offseason
The Arizona Cardinals scaled back Carson Palmer’s workload in practice last season and have limited him in offseason practices as well this spring and summer. According to head coach Bruce Arians, the...
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Saints place Travin Dural, Devaroe Lawrence on non-football injury list
With rookies reporting for training camp on Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints placed wide receiver Travin Dural and defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence on the non-football injury list. The non-football injury...
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Ike Taylor: “Strong possibility” Le’Veon Bell will hold out
Former Steelers cornerback and current NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor knows Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell well. And Ike seems to know Bell well enough to know what he is thinking about doing when...
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Terrell Owens praises Dak Prescott, takes subtle shot at Jason Witten
Terrell Owens has made his feelings known about Tony Romo and Jason Witten. In 2008, in what ended up being Owens’ final season in Dallas, the receiver grew jealous over Romo and Witten’s...
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Ron Jaworski retires as chairman and president of Maxwell Football Club
Former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski’s status at ESPN isn’t known. His status with the Maxwell Football Club is; Jaworski has retired as chairman of the board and president after more than 20...
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Jerry Hughes eager to get back to double-digit sack seasons
After double-digit sack seasons in 2013 and 2014, Jerry Hughes had only 11 sacks the past two seasons combined. The Bills pass-rusher seemed ill-fit in Rex Ryan’s defense, but he also battled...
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Rooney Rule is showing its age
In 2002, with the very real threat of litigation looming, the NFL addressed its abysmal minority hiring record by adopting the Rooney Rule. Fifteen years later, the rule named for the late Steelers chairman...
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Aaron Rodgers on criticism of Mike McCarthy: We’ve got his back
Without naming Greg Jennings, Aaron Rodgers fired back at his former receiver. Jennings criticized Mike McCarthy on Fox Sports 1 last week, saying the coach’s conservatism has held back the Packers...
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More teams should consider ditching rookie minicamp
Chargers receiver Mike Williams may miss all of the season due to a back injury suffered at rookie minicamp. Which should get more teams to take a hard look at whether rookie minicamp is something that...
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Fritz Pollard Alliance expects Panthers to comply with Rooney Rule after season
The Fritz Pollard Alliance calls the Panthers’ hiring of Marty Hurney a “special circumstance” but expects Carolina to interview a minority candidate after the season. “Our position...
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Cowboys will use caution with Jaylon Smith in his return
The Cowboys will continue to be patient and use caution with linebacker Jaylon Smith as he returns after more than a year of rehab. Smith reported with the team’s rookies Wednesday, getting in some...
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Report: Dallas PD likely suspending assault case involving Ezekiel Elliott
There were no arrests made at a Dallas bar on Sunday night after a man told police that his nose was broken when he was assaulted, but the Dallas Police Department said that the investigation into what...
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Wes Welker on pranking Tom Brady in New England
Houston Texans assistant coach Wes Welker once pulled a prank on former teammate Tom Brady that caused the quarterback to run out the door screaming.
Report: Mike Williams may need season-ending back surgery
Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams didn’t take as long to sign as defensive end Joey Bosa did last year, but the wide receiver may not have a chance to make the same kind of impact that Bosa did...
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Geronimo Allison suspended for first game of regular season
When the Green Bay Packers open the 2017 regular season against the Seahawks, they won’t have receiver Geronimo Allison. The league has announced that Allison has been suspended for one game under the...
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James Hardy’s death ruled a suicide
Former Bills wide receiver James Hardy was found dead in the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Indiana in June and the local medical examiner has made a ruling about the manner of his death. Allen County Coroner...
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Rob Ninkovich discusses the challenge of being the perennially hunted
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich joined the Patriots in 2009. In every season since 2011, the team has made it at least to the final four, with three trips to the Super Bowl. The cumulative physical toll of playing...
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Brandon Williams: Ravens defense is amazing
Defensive tackle Brandon Williams signed a lucrative extension with the Ravens this offseason and he believes that staying in Baltimore gives him the chance to be something special. Williams’ return...
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Jerry Jones says firing Tom Landry was doing right thing for greater good of team
While speaking to several hundred youth, middle and high school coaches Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he has been accused of not having “the appreciation for how much difference a coach...
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Goodell mostly silent as his peers discuss gambling
During a Tuesday night appearance in New York City, the four commissioners made like the heads of the five families and convened for a public forum. One common thread between a meeting of league poobahs and...
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Jason Garrett on Ezekiel Elliott: We believe very strongly in him as person, player
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he hasn’t spoken to Ezekiel Elliott since Sunday when the star running back allegedly was involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar. Garrett would not elaborate on...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 13: Houston Texans
Bill O’Brien’s Texans have been nothing if not consistent: 9-7, 9-7, 9-7. The Texans made the playoffs the past two seasons, going 1-2 in the postseason. That despite starting eight different quarterbacks...
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Dante Fowler has at least 10 traffic tickets in the last 20 months
Everyone breaks an occasional traffic law, but Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler appears to be doing more than his fair share of unsafe driving. Fowler has at least 10 traffic tickets in the last 20 months...
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Marty Hurney wants to be analytical, not emotional, as Panthers G.M.
Marty Hurney’s second stint as the General Manager of the Panthers officially started on Wednesday, although this one started with a little more certainty about an end date than his first one. Hurney...
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Goodell wants NFL to be on all platforms, with focus on network TV
The more things change, the more they don’t change. (I slightly changed the cliché.) Appearing at an event with the other three major league commissioners on Tuesday night in New York, NFL...
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Bears sign Mitchell Trubisky
If there’s a first-round holdout in 2017, it won’t be happening in Chicago. The Bears have announced that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has signed his rookie contract. Which means that six of...
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Ninkovich on Patriots being perennial favorites
Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich talks about what makes the team great and the mindset of having to start from square one after winning another Super Bowl.
Report: Gary Barnidge to visit Jaguars
Shortly after tight end Gary Barnidge was released by the Browns in late April, he visited with the Bills but pressed pause on his search for a new team before taking other visits. It looks like that pause...
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Lions could easily make peace with Calvin Johnson
The Lions, who have faced periodic criticism in recent months from their most recent (and, frankly, rare) superstar player, hope to smooth things over with Calvin Johnson, in part by inviting him to...
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Dante Fowler had previously unreported arrest for assaulting an officer
Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler’s arrest for simple battery and criminal mischief is not the first arrest of his NFL career. Just the first that has been publicly reported. Greg Auman of the Tampa...
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Khalil Mack has deal to promote Mack Trucks
Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack may not be getting an extension from the Raiders this year, but he has found someone willing to give him a new contract. In a bit of marketing synergy that makes so much...
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Lions take down playoff appearance banners
The Lions made the playoffs last season, but they won’t hang a banner at Ford Field to celebrate it. And they’ve jettisoned previous playoff appearance banners as well. Banners celebrating the...
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Panthers hire of Marty Hurney raises questions
The Panthers surprised many by hiring Marty Hurney as their interim GM, but the decision raises questions about Carolina's compliance with the Rooney Rule.
Problems keep piling up for Dante Fowler
Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been arrested for battery, leaving Jacksonville less than thrilled by what he has been doing off and on the field.
Land rush could be coming for Kirk Cousins
Quarterback Kirk Cousins says he’s entrusting his football future to the Lord. And that may not be the only thing Cousins has in common with Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. White, the NFL...
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Colin Kaepernick is not in a position of power
Colin Kaepernick is not in a position of power because he hasn't done any interviews and hasn't found a spot on an NFL roster yet, according to Dan Patrick.
NFL will eject coaches for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties
In baseball and basketball, managers and coaches are routinely ejected from games for yelling at officials. In the NFL, that never happens: No head coach in NFL history has ever been ejected from a game....
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Dante Fowler arrested for simple battery, criminal mischief
Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler spent some of his final hours before the start of training camp in police custody. Fowler was arrested on Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida and booked into jail...
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Matt Ryan right not to worry about new deal
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is smart to recognize that he will eventually be taken care with a new deal and won't waste time worrying about it.
Jerry Jones' statement is nothing without action
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his players' actions reflect the whole team, yet his own actions of holding his players accountable do not.
Vikings in strange state of flux at QB position
With Teddy Bridgewater working his way back and Sam Bradford on the roster, the Minnesota Vikings are looking at a strange quarterback competition.
Cousins could get staggering deal on open market
The Redskins will have to make another decision on Kirk Cousins after the 2017 season, which could trigger a tug-of-war between a handful of teams.
NFL rookies reporting for training camp
NFL rookie training camp is now upon us, which means the 2017-18 season is rapidly approaching.
Johnson's 30-touch goal puts future at risk
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson should wait until he gets a bigger contract to set himself up for an ambitious 30-touch-per-game goal.
Panthers announce Marty Hurney is their interim G.M.
Former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney is returning. The Panthers announced this morning that Hurney is their new interim G.M., following this week’s surprise firing of former G.M. Dave...
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Steelers could make Conner the new Bell
If Steelers running back James Conner can perform at a high level as a rookie, the Steelers may rescind Le’Veon Bell’s tender and let him go as a free agent.
Devontae Booker feels “more ready” for NFL this year
After Broncos running back C.J. Anderson was injured midway through the 2016 season, Devontae Booker took over as the lead back in Denver. The 2016 fourth-round pick saw the ball a lot over the next five...
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David Johnson wants 30 touches a game, won’t happen in today’s NFL
Cardinals running back David Johnson says he wants to average 30 touches a game this season. That’s an admirable goal, but unrealistic in today’s NFL. An average of 30 touches a game would equal...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s reasonable for the Buccaneers to think they’re on the cusp of something. In fact, if the new overtime rules were in place last season, they’d have been a playoff team (since their loss to the Raiders...
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Rooney Rule hovers over possible return of Marty Hurney to Panthers
The Panthers need to hire a new G.M. quickly. The question is whether they can hire former G.M. Marty Hurney immediately, without interviewing a minority candidate. The league office told Gantt on Tuesday...
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Mike Priefer wants to use Dalvin Cook on kick returns
Adrian Peterson wasn’t the only player to leave the Vikings this offseason. They also saw Cordarrelle Patterson depart for the Raiders as a free agent, leaving them with an opening at kick returner to...
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No shortage of cornerbacks who think they’re the league’s best
Darrelle Revis hasn’t signed with a team for the 2017 season and his play slipped noticeably with the Jets last season, which was a signal that his time as the league’s top cornerback has run...
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James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey
Steelers running back James Conner was the 105th player chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But he’s first in jersey sales. According to data released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Conner’s...
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Kyle Rudolph praises Teddy Bridgewater’s work ethic in recovery process
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to make strides in his lengthy recovery from a devastating knee injury sustained during training camp last August. While it may still be too early...
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Court date delayed for Seahawks’ Trevone Boykin
A court date for Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin has been postponed until August, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Boykin was arrested once in March on two counts of marijuana...
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Letroy Guion taking DUI arrest to trial in Hawaii
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion is taking his case to trial after being arrested on DUI charges in Hawaii last month. According to the Associated Press, Guion’s attorney, Kevin O...
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Warren Sapp doing some defensive line coaching, training
Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp has decided to get involved passing some of his knowledge and wisdom to younger generations. Via Kevin O’Donnell of FOX 13 in Tampa, Sapp has taken to...
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Matt Ryan on Super Bowl loss: It’s a scar that drives you
The Falcons did the impossible, losing Super Bowl LI despite having the trophy all but in their possession. With 2:06 remaining in the third quarter, holding a 28-9 lead, Atlanta had a 98.9 percent chance...
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Tony Dorsett to Ezekiel Elliott: Just say no
Everyone, it seems, has advice for Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys star running back has had a string of off-field incidents in his first year in the NFL. Elliott, though, should listen to someone who once was...
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Steelers leak final offer to Le’Veon Bell, with incomplete details
The Pittsburgh Steelers and franchise-tagged running back Le’Veon Bell were unable to work out a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline. Bell publicly groused about the team’s offer. So...
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Ron Rivera: I’m the wrong person to ask why Dave Gettleman was fired
Panthers coach Ron Rivera was hired before Dave Gettleman became the team’s General Manager and he remains on the job after Gettleman was fired on Monday in a move that “surprised” the...
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Aaron Rodgers will move atop the pay scale again one day
Aaron Rodgers‘ deal runs through 2019, so it won’t be long until the sides start talking about a new one. “You need to plan for it,” Packers president Mark Murphy told Rob Demovsky...
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Jets secure permission to land helicopters at facility
Four years to the day after the Jets threw in the towel on an effort to land helicopters at the team’s facility, the team has won the right to do so. Via NJ.com, the New Jersey Department of...
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Matt Ryan on contract: Business part takes care of itself
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl in February, Falcons owner Arthur Blank and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff were both asked about quarterback Matt Ryan’s contract. Dimitroff said that a new...
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Mike Vick: Colin Kaepernick comments were not said in malice
After saying yesterday that Colin Kaepernick’s play, not his protest, is the reason he’s unemployed, Michael Vick had more to say today, although he didn’t quite clear up anything he said...
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Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant suspended again
The Lions brought back defensive end Armonty Bryant this season, as he was a known commodity. And now, he’s done something else they’re used to — gotten himself suspended. According to Dave...
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Jerry Jones to Cowboys’ bad boys: Your actions impact an entire team
Training camp can’t get here soon enough for the Cowboys after an offseason filled with bad headlines. Cornerback Nolan Carroll was arrested on a DWI charge in May. In June, defensive end David Irving...
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Marty Hurney meeting with Jerry Richardson today
The Panthers are moving quickly, at least to find someone to run the place for the time being. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney is meeting with...
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Jadeveon Clowney looking forward to sharing field with J.J. Watt
The Texans were able to win the AFC South and win a playoff game last year despite the absence of defensive end J.J. Watt after he had back surgery early in the season. One of the reasons why Watt’s...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 15: Detroit Lions
The Lions are coming off a surprise playoff season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a lot of optimism heading into 2017. In fact, the optimism that abounded in Detroit mostly came to a...
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Michael Oher defends Dave Gettleman, takes shots at teammates
Not every player is celebrating the departure of former Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman. Left tackle Michael Oher, who remains in the league’s concussion protocol after an injury that cost him...
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Panthers need to act fast if they want to hire someone from another team
Usually, the question of when an employee of another team can be hired focuses on the timing of the ending of a franchise’s season. For the Panthers, who are suddenly looking for a new General Manager...
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Thomas Davis: “Unfair” to say my contract talks led to Gettleman firing
When the Panthers made the unexpected announcement that General Manager Dave Gettleman had been fired on Monday, many people pointed to ongoing contract situations with a pair of current veterans as part of...
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Jerry Jones has talked to Ezekiel Elliott but not to NFL
Jerry Jones said he has talked to Ezekiel Elliott about his latest off-field incident but not to anyone at the NFL about a possible suspension.
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Kaepernick responds to Vick, possibly
Colin Kaepernick has, true to form, said nothing in response to the recent comments from Mike Vick regarding Vick’s belief that Kaepernick has no job in the NFL due to being blackballed but due to his...
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Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva still unsigned, may not report to camp
Le’Veon Bell isn’t the only Steeler who might not show up for training camp. Pittsburgh left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and his agent are declining to say whether he’ll be there when camp...
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Vikings set for 52nd and final camp in Mankato
The Vikings moved into a new stadium last season and they’re on track to complete construction on a new training facility early next year, which will mean a change in the way they get ready for the...
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Mistakes keep piling up for immature Elliott
Issues continue to pile on for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott and the running back must quickly grow up or it could follow him throughout his career.
Smith: 'I'm feeling like myself'
Jaylon Smith's lengthy recovery from a severe injury shows the perils of playing in bowl games, as it has taken him two years to return to full speed for the Dallas Cowboys.
It can get worse for Gurley, Rams
Rams running back Todd Gurley believes it can’t get any worse than last year’s season, but things can always get worse.
Lions should give Megatron his money back
The Detroit Lions are trying to mend fences with Calvin Johnson and they only need to do two things to fix the relationship.
Vick's unique view on Kaepernick's situation
While Michael Vick might be getting criticized for saying Colin Kaepernick isn't being blackballed, Mike Florio understands why the once-controversial QB said what he did.
Five teams will report to training camp tomorrow
Yep, summer’s pretty much over. As hard as it may seem to believe, five NFL teams will actually open for business tomorrow, with rookies reporting early in advance of training camps. For the Ravens,...
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Will Le'Veon Bell skip training camp?
The Steelers' failure to sign Le'Veon Bell to a long-term deal could have consequences both in the short and long term.
Redskins ambivalent toward Cousins
Kirk Cousins has not been tagged as a true franchise quarterback by the Redskins, which has undermined his ability to lead.
Andre Johnson to be first member of Texans Ring of Honor
The Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and they’ve had some star players over their first 15 seasons, but none have been deemed worthy of inaugurating the team’s Ring of Honor. That will change this...
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Elliott shows he hasn't learned partying lesson
If Ezekiel Elliott is suspended by the NFL for his off the field actions, it could have drastic consequences for the Dallas Cowboys come playoff time.
Kirk Cousins: Needed more time to make long-term decision with team
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins said a long-term deal was “closer than people would think,” but that he wasn’t rushing into accepting the team’s proposal or to counter. He didn...
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Austin Hooper working on better chemistry with Matt Ryan
The Falcons offense was a potent one on the way to winning the NFC last season, but they didn’t do much with their tight ends. Jacob Tamme, Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo, Joshua Perkins and D.J....
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Will Le’Veon Bell show up for training camp?
Now that the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell have failed to negotiate a long-term deal prior to the deadline for doing so, the next question is an important one: Will Bell sign his franchise...
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Ezekiel Elliott is also dealing with a ticket for going 100 mph
As potential legal entanglements for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott go, this one is fairly minor. But for a guy who should be more careful than most given the other situations with which he’s...
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Cousins thrives without his team enhancing his ability to be a leader
In this age of analytics and next-gen stats, some of the most basic realities of football get caught in a storm of Xs and Os and high-tech complexities that make football seem more complicated than it...
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PFT preseason power rankings No. 16: Baltimore Ravens
It seems only yesterday the Ravens won the Super Bowl. But that came during the 2012 season. Baltimore has gone only 31-33 the past four seasons with just one postseason appearance. The Ravens, who had a...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
Previewing the competition between Bills linebackers Preston Brown and Reggie Ragland. Jimmy Johnson is excited to present former Dolphins DE Jason Taylor at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Patriots QB...
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Le’Veon Bell: No rush to sign “if I feel I’m worth more than” offered
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s first response to the passing of the deadline for him to sign a multi-year deal with the Steelers before the end of the 2017 season was to say “I guess...
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Bruce Allen seemingly referred to Kirk Cousins as “Kurt” five times in statement
As team president of the Washington Redskins, it would stand to reason that Bruce Allen would know the name of the team’s starting quarterback. However, in reading a statement to announce they had not...
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Former Browns and Patriots linebacker busted for marijuana
Former Browns and Patriots linebacker Eric Martin was arrested in Arkansas Saturday for possession of marijuana. According to KAIT, Martin was stopped for doing 64 mph in a 45 mph zone, and while stopped,...
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Lucky Whitehead’s dog is back safely
If only all the Cowboys problems were resolved this easily. It appears that wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has his dog back, after he said it was stolen and held for ransom. Via ESPN.com, Whitehead posted a...
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New stadium will be ready for Hall of Fame Game, barely
Last year’s Hall of Fame Game was cancelled because of wet paint on the field. This year there may be some wet paint on the Hall of Fame’s newly renovated stadium, but the Hall says the facility...
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Former Jets, Packers running back Brandon Burks arrested for drug possession
Former New York Jets and Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Burks was arrested in Enterprise, Ala. on drug possession charges, according to Jeremy Wise of the Dothan Eagle. Burks was arrested Saturday...
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Witness claims Ezekiel Elliott didn’t throw a punch
This one is probably going to be resolved by the available video evidence. If there is any. And there should be plenty. As the authorities in Dallas (and on Park Avenue) attempt to figure out whether...
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Jon Beason: Dave Gettleman accused me of faking an injury
The hits keep on coming when it comes to former players pouncing on former Panthers G.M. Dave Gettleman. Former Panthers linebacker Jon Beason told WFNZ in Charlotte that Gettleman once made a strong...
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Whatever they do, Panthers will need to do it quickly
On Monday, the Panthers fired their General Manager. In nine days, they open training camp. This makes time of something more than the essence. The Panthers need to expedite the process of hiring a new G.M...
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Texans OL Chris Clark hopes for better 2017
Chris Clark had his struggles last season after Texans starting right tackle Derek Newton tore both patellar tendons. Clark allowed seven sacks, according to STATS, and had four holding penalties in 14...
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Jaylon Smith feeling like himself again
The Cowboys won’t know everything about Jaylon Smith until he gets into live action, but they do know the linebacker has come a long way in the past year. Smith used his rookie season as a redshirt,...
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Cookie caper nearly derailed O.J. Simpson parole, supposedly
With Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson closing in on a shot at getting out of prison in Nevada after serving nine years for a memorabilia heist so goofy it would have been summarily rejected as a...
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Le’Veon Bell: I guess I just gotta get better
The Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell did not come to agreement on a multi-year deal before Monday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so, leaving Bell to play out this year under...
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Washington wanted a six-year deal with Cousins, with four of them not guaranteed
A year ago, Washington wasn’t inclined to guarantee at signing the amount that quarterback Kirk Cousins would have gotten under the franchise tag in 2016 and 2017. This year, that attitude changed;...
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Falcons place C Trevor Robinson on reserve/retired list
The Falcons have a roster spot to fill ahead of training camp. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the team has placed center Trevor Robinson on the reserve/retired list. The move...
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Anquan Boldin has visit set up with a team in hopes of playing 15th season
Anquan Boldin has had conversations with “a number of teams” about a free agent deal, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Boldin told Kelly he has a visit set up for...
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Michael Vick: Colin Kaepernick’s problem is his play, not his protest
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick does not believe Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is the reason he’s currently out of the NFL. Vick told Jason Whitlock on FS1 that he thinks the...
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Franchise tag deadline passes without new deals for three players
Monday was anticlimatic as the franchise tag deadline came and went without a new deal. In recent years, the deadline has led to new deals for Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Justin Houston and Von Miller....
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Bruce Allen: We never got an offer from Kirk Cousins this year
The deadline to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year deals has come and gone and Kirk Cousins remains without such a deal for the second straight year. There were many reports about what each side...
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Marty Hurney’s name floated as a Panthers interim G.M.
Today’s surprising news that the Panthers have fired General Manager Dave Gettleman could be followed by another surprise: The return of former G.M. Marty Hurney. Both Joe Person of the Charlotte...
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Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie’s father dies
The Raiders announced the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., the father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. Reggie McKenzie is the General Manager of the team, and his twin brother, Raleigh McKenzie, works in the...
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Jaguars release DB Charlie Miller
The Jaguars released rookie defensive back Charlie Miller via injury settlement. Miller joined the Jaguars as a rookie free agent May 1 out of Dartmouth. Miller made 70 tackles, three tackles for loss,...
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PFT preseason power ranking No. 17: Carolina Panthers
For a team with a lot of star power, the Panthers get to enter this season without the burden of expectations which weighed on them after a Super Bowl appearance. But if things break right for them, they...
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Cowboys have Plan B at running back, but they would miss Ezekiel Elliott
The Cowboys signed Darren McFadden as their feature running back in 2015 after letting DeMarco Murray walk in free agency. Their thinking was they could put any decent runner behind the league’s best...
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Mickey Loomis on Nick Fairley: This has been difficult
After several visits with doctors to hear opinions about defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s heart condition, the Saints made the call to put Fairley on the non-football illness list late last month....
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Ron Rivera didn’t know about Gettleman firing until Monday morning
The firing of Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey, which came roughly an hour after the team announced an extension for coach Andy Reid, invited speculation that, at a minimum, Reid knew what was coming. In Carolina,...
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Thomas Davis contract could have been central to Gettleman’s firing
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has literally given his body to the Carolina Panthers, playing the Super Bowl with a badly broken arm, and coming back from three torn ACLs. So when he asked for a contract...
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Lucky Whitehead says his dog is being held for ransom
Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead wants his dog back. In a post on Instagram on Sunday, Whitehead revealed that his dog Blitz has been stolen and is being held for ransom. Whitehead explained that a...
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Why would anyone want to be a G.M.?
During his recent visit to PFT Live, Dolphins coach Adam Gase explained that, early in his NFL career, his work focused on the personnel side of the business. He eventually gravitated to coaching, and he...
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DeAngelo Williams just can’t stop talking about the Panthers
DeAngelo Williams hasn’t been able to stop talking about the Carolina Panthers ever since they broke up with him in 2014. So it stands to reason he’s getting his licks in now with the firing of...
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Steve Smith offers sarcastic comfort to Dave Gettleman
The Panthers have fired G.M. Dave Gettleman. And Gettleman is getting some sympathy from one of the guys he previously fired. Former Panthers receiver Steve Smith, who was cut by Gettleman after Gettleman...
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Where will Panthers look for next GM?
If the Panthers had relieved David Gettleman of his duties before the draft his replacement would have been more clear, but Mike Florio has three names to watch.
Panthers' firing of Gettleman raises questions
The Carolina Panthers' firing of G.M. Dave Gettleman leaves Mike Florio wondering if there was a personal feud developing with owner Jerry Richardson.
What’s next for the Panthers?
The Carolina Panthers will soon be heading to training camp, and they currently don’t have a General Manager. The stunning news that G.M. Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties after four...
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Panthers boot G.M.Dave Gettleman
The Panthers have made plenty of news this offseason. None has been bigger than this. The Panthers just announced that General Manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties the week before training...
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Contract structure could be major impediment for Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
It’s easy (but hardly cheap) to determine the basic parameters of a long-term deal with the franchise tag as the starting point. In Pittsburgh, it may not be easy to structure it that way for running...
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Chargers' Philip Rivers hopes to play past 2020
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says he's still enjoying life in the NFL and hopes that he'll play longer than his current three-year contract.
Rod Wood: Lions want to bring Calvin Johnson to training camp
The tension between the Lions and Calvin Johnson has been palpable, and obvious. But the Lions hope to mend fences with their former star wide receiver. Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official...
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Philip Rivers hopes he’s still playing for Chargers in 2020
Because of construction delays, the Chargers won’t move into their permanent stadium in Los Angeles until 2020. And even though his contract isn’t that long, and even though he’s already...
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Notre Dame passed on Philip Rivers for college
Philip Rivers admits he was a huge Notre Dame fan growing up but reveals the school never offered him a scholarship despite a tryout.
Ezekiel Elliott accused of breaking man’s nose
More information regarding Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s alleged involvement in what Dallas police called a “disturbance” at a bar on Sunday night has begun to filter out. The...
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Cousins could leave Redskins due to indecision
The Washington Redskins had plenty of opportunities to resign Kirk Cousins but could now be forced to accept his departure in 2018.