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Seahawks, Sherman must move past trade talks
The Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman will have damage to undo after an offseason of very public trade discussions.
Seahawks still waiting for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch to reach an agreement
It was reported more than a week ago that the Raiders and running back Marshawn Lynch had reached an agreement on a contract. Currently, they still haven’t. And it’s clear that the delay is...
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Daryl Washington thanks Commissioner for reinstatement
Suspended three years ago, linebacker Daryl Washington has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL generally, and to the Cardinals specifically. “I’m honored and humbled to be back in the...
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49ers to induct Tom Rathman into Hall of Fame
Tom Rathman’s 23-year run with the 49ers ended earlier this year. He’ll now permanently be part of the organization. The 49ers will induct Rathman into the franchise’s Hall of Fame. “Tom...
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Deshaun Watson likes how he looks in a Cardinals uniform in Madden
For free agents and incoming draft picks, the Madden game provides a way to get a look at how the player will look in a variety of NFL uniforms. For quarterback Deshaun Watson, he particularly liked how he...
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Titans’ 2016 second-round pick Kevin Dodd still dealing with foot injury
The Titans took linebacker Kevin Dodd with the 33rd overall pick of last year’s draft, only to see him suffer a foot injury in his first rookie minicamp. A year later, that injury is still an issue....
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Aqib Talib: “Definitely a relief” to avoid suspension for self-inflicted gunshot
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib’s offseason in 2016 was interrupted when he inadvertently shot himself in the leg in June, but he learned recently that the incident won’t lead to an interruption...
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Daryl Washington gets a conditional reinstatement too
As we close in on 50 hours until the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, the league is conducting what could become a new tradition — the Tuesday afternoon reinstatement dump. Hours after Pittsburgh wide receiver...
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Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Claims of suicide note to prison lover are false
Last week, after the family of Aaron Hernandez began to ask questions about the circumstances surrounding his death in prison, unnamed law enforcement sources began to leak that Hernandez was bisexual. The...
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Scouting Combine incident kept Reuben Foster from being invited to draft
The Ultimate Reality Show’s ultimate reality show relies in large part on players choosing to show up and serve as live props for the boos-and-bear-hugs bonanza. And with plenty of players passing on...
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Martavis Bryant’s conditional reinstatement is essentially a full reinstatement
The NFL has granted a conditional reinstatement to Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. Based on the terms of the conditional reinstatement, it’s no different as a practical matter than a full...
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2017 Ryan Leaf knows 1998 Ryan Leaf wouldn’t have listened to him
Nineteen years ago, Ryan Leaf became one of the all-time biggest draft busts as the second overall pick of the Chargers. On Tuesday, Leaf talked about what why it went wrong and whether anything could have...
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Report: Browns have spoken to teams about moving up from No. 12
In a column for TheMMQB.com on Monday, Peter King reported that seven teams in the top eight of the draft have interest in talking about a trade that would move them down in the draft order. The only top-...
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Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated after drug suspension
Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL after he spent the entire 2016 season suspended for violation’s of the league’s substance abuse policy. The NFL...
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Dale Jr details conversation with Rick Hendrick
Dale Earnhardt shares the details of his conversation with Rick Hendrick and the timing that went into his decision to retire.
Beyond 2017, status of Bradford and Bridgewater is up in the air
For the 2017 season, Sam Bradford is poised to start at quarterback for the Vikings, while Teddy Bridgewater will be on the roster but may not be medically cleared to play. Beyond 2017, it’s unclear...
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Report: Gareon Conley won’t attend draft
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was among the players the NFL announced as draft attendees this year, but a report that he’s named in a police report regarding an allegation of sexual assault...
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Titans pick up Taylor Lewan’s 2018 option
The list of teams picking up their options for a fifth-year on the contract of their 2014 first-round picks continues to grow. Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is the latest addition. Field Yates of ESPN.com...
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Saints declare Adrian Peterson “an excellent fit” on field, locker room
The Saints made it official Tuesday, announcing their two-year contract with running back Adrian Peterson. And while he’s coming in as the backup to Mark Ingram and on a reasonably modest contract,...
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Report: Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault in Cleveland
The unnamed player facing an accusation of sexual assault in Cleveland has been named. According to TMZ, the first-round prospect is Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. Conley strongly denies the...
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Agent: Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s not retiring
When the draft dominoes begin to fall Thursday night, the quarterbacks still looking for work can begin looking for jobs. And Jay Cutler will apparently be among them. Cutler’s agent Bus Cook told...
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PFT’s one and only money-back-guaranteed mock draft
I’m not a big fan of mock drafts, for a variety of reasons. First, everyone has one — and most have enough versions that, statistically, one of them is destined to seem prescient. Second, it...
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T.J. Lang expects to be ready for camp after having offseason surgery
The Lions made an early splash in free agency when they signed guard T.J. Lang away from the Packers to assist them in their quest to finish above Green Bay in the NFC North. Their desire to add Lang wasn...
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Brian Robison: Opening night against Adrian Peterson will be “electric”
When running back Adrian Peterson was on the Vikings, the defense didn’t tackle him during practices which means defensive end Brian Robison has to reach way back in the memory bank to recall a time...
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Sidney Jones’ doctors target a possible September return to action
Washington cornerback Sidney Jones got very bad news last month, when he tore an Achilles tendon while conducting his Pro Day workout. He’s continuing to get good news about his prognosis. Medical...
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Mahomes: Coaching matters more than team
The Texas Tech quarterback explains why good coaching matters more to him than which team drafts him, plus how Kliff Kingsbury impacted his career.
Texans’ Day 3 draft picks will be announced from outer space
Day Three is the most boring day of the NFL draft, and so the league tries to spice things up by finding unusual ways to announce picks. This year’ they’ve hit on something very unique: Draft...
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Where the Redfern grows? Detroit, for now
The Lions signed a punter. Adjust your mock drafts accordingly. The team announced they had signed Kasey Redfern, who has previously been with the Jaguars, Chargers, Panthers, and Browns. He’s...
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2017 NFL draft: Redskins using ex-GM as scapegoat?
The Washington Redskins say that former GM Scot McCloughan's influence will be felt in the 2017 NFL draft, which may just be the perfect cover.
Jamaal Charles’ agent reminds teams his client is available
Adrian Peterson has agreed to a deal with the Saints, leaving the free agent market with one less veteran back with the draft getting underway in a couple of days. One of the remaining unsigned backs is...
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NFL has final say in Steelers WR Bryant's future
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant hopes to be reinstated into the NFL, but the decision lies in the hands of the league.
Deshaun Watson has impressed Ryan Leaf
The Clemson quarterback has impressed the former No. 1 pick with his ability to stay calm under pressure.
Jameis Winston still considering playing baseball
As quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers Jameis Winston still considers the idea of becoming a baseball player, which means he would walk away from football.
49ers looking for franchise quarterback to draft
At the 2017 NFL draft, San Francisco could use misdirection to land the franchise quarterback or player that they want.
Bills set pattern with Mike Gilislee to Patriots
With Mike Gilislee heading to New England, the Buffalo Bills have officially set a pattern of sending talent to the Patriots.
Unnamed first-round prospect faces sexual assault allegation in Cleveland
A bizarre story has emerged in Cleveland only two days before the draft. Via WOIO-TV, a woman has accused an unnamed NFL prospect of sexual assault. The player is expected to be selected in round one. WOIO-...
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Deshaun Watson: Pick Mitchell Trubisky over me and live with the consequences
The suspense will likely end on Thursday night for the top players in this year’s group of draft-eligible quarterbacks as the first round kicks off and teams start adding rookies to their roster ahead...
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Falcons' new stadium already causing issues
The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium already faces potential challenges with the decision to close the roof for the Chik-fil-A Kickoff games during Labor Day weekend.
Clemson's Watson not concerned about dropping
Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson reveals that he's not worried about dropping down in the first round of the NFL draft.
Does Adrian Peterson's Saints move make sense?
Ex-Vikings running back Adrian Peterson expresses excitement over joining the Saints, but Mike Florio explains why his decision doesn't make much sense.
2017 NFL draft: Watson looking for right fit
Deshaun Watson talks about the 2017 NFL draft and how he hopes to land with a team where he can learn and grow as a young quarterback.
LeGarrette Blount apparently is available, so why doesn’t anyone want him?
Now that Adrian Peterson, who played in three games and rushed for 1.9 yards per carry with no touchdowns, has a new gig in New Orleans, the best available free-agent running back is the guy who led the...
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Will Mike Pouncey recover in time for the season?
With Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is recovering from his hip injury, Mike Florio questions if he'll be ready to play in time for the season.
Giants, Blount share mutual interest
Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount should consider the Giants as no other teams have shown interest during his time in free agency.
Davis Webb preparing to coach once he’s through with his playing career
California quarterback Davis Webb has been a popular guy this spring. And it might be because coaches just want to meet with a future peer. In a story about his study habits by Tom Pelissero of USA Today,...
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Leonard Fournette says football saved his life
NFL teams look for players with a passion for the game of football, and worry about players who don’t consider the game their top priority. On that score, teams should like LSU running back Leonard...
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Mike Maccagnan has “no problem” taking players off board due to violence
It won’t be long before we know which team is willing to look past the video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the face to draft him to their roster, but we’re getting some...
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How much does Adrian Peterson help the Saints?
From Adrian Peterson’s perspective, signing with the Saints doesn’t make a lot of sense. From the team’s perspecitve, adding a future Hall of Famer makes a lot of sense — if he has...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
Mike Gillislee’s departure opens up a bigger role for RB Jonathan Williams with the Bills. A look at all the players who visited with the Dolphins in the pre-draft process. The Patriots’...
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Adrian Peterson: Saints “just felt right within my spirit”
There are several reasons to wonder why veteran running back Adrian Peterson would choose the Saints, and it’s clear that this one came down to a gut feeling for him. Peterson told ESPN’s Josina...
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Seahawks G.M. on Richard Sherman trade talk: “Neither side is super urgent”
As casually as they came up, the Seahawks sort of dismissed the Richard Sherman trade rumors yesterday. All of which makes it an extraordinary piece of non-business in the NFL, with both sides openly...
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Report: Adrian Peterson agrees to two-year, $7 million deal with Saints
Adrian Peterson will be playing in the Minnesota Vikings season opener this September. He’ll just be doing so for the team on the opposite sidelines. Peterson reportedly told Josina Anderson of ESPN....
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Jameis Winston still musing about playing baseball
Two years ago, as the Buccaneers were preparing to make quarterback Jameis Winston the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, concerns lingered regarding the possibility that Winston eventually could do what Bo...
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A.J. McCarron “at peace with” being in Cincinnati another year
Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron heard the same chatter everyone else did, and thought there was a decent chance he’d be dealt this offseason. But upon reporting to offseason conditioning, he...
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D’Onta Foreman reveals he lost infant son during last season at Texas
One of several running backs expected to be selected in this week’s NFL Draft, D’Onta Foreman’s final season at Texas was marred by a personal tragedy. In an interview with Andrea Kremer...
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Steelers have no information on Martavis Bryant reinstatement
Despite several reports that Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant would soon be reinstated from his league-imposed suspension, the team knows nothing about it. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said the...
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Still using a crutch, Mike Pouncey had stem-cell procedure
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey continues to have trouble with his hip, as evidenced by one obvious fact: He attended the funeral of former college teammate Aaron Hernandez on Monday while using a crutch....
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John Lynch admits he’ll consider a quarterback at No. 2
49ers G.M. John Lynch threw water on the report that the team is strongly considering taking a quarterback with the second overall pick in the draft during a Monday pre-draft press conference. And then...
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First college games at new Falcons stadium will have roof closed
Atlanta’s new stadium has a roof that is supposed to open and close with the flip of a switch. Until further notice, the switch will be in the “off” position. Via the Atlanta Journal-...
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Report: NFL teams holding missed bowl game against Jabrill Peppers
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers was one of a handful of draft prospects who didn’t play in his team’s bowl game. And now that may be costing him in the eyes of NFL teams. Adam Schefter reported...
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Albert Wilson signs RFA tender with Chiefs
The deadline for restricted free agents to sign with other teams has come and gone, which leaves players yet to sign their tenders with little reason not to do so. Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson is...
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John Elway mum on Joe Mixon’s status
Pre-draft press conferences usually don’t result in much useful draft information, given the competitive and secretive nature of the process. On Monday, Broncos executive V.P. of football operations...
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Mike Maccagnan: Interest in QBs isn’t referendum on Christian Hackenberg
The Jets used a second-round pick on quarterback Christian Hackenberg last year, but that decision doesn’t appear to have taken quarterbacks off the table for an early pick in this year’s draft...
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Adrian Peterson to Saints doesn’t make much sense, for Peterson
It’s obvious why the Saints would want Adrian Peterson. It’s not obvious why Adrian Peterson would want the Saints. Unless, of course, no one else wants Peterson. But even if no other team...
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Time of testing a factor in assessing credibility of diluted sample excuse
Every player who attends the Scouting Combine must submit to drug testing. With two of the players who were tested at the Scouting Combine in 2017 generating positive tests via diluted samples, there’...
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Bills won’t match Mike Gillislee offer sheet from Patriots
The Patriots have done it to the Bills again, but at least this time Buffalo gets something for it. The Bills announced they won’t match the restricted free agent offer sheet the Patriots gave running...
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Steelers pick up the 2018 option for Ryan Shazier
The Steelers lost one linebacker this offseason, so they’re making sure to hang onto another key part. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, Pittsburgh’s picking up the fifth-year option on...
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Report: Adrian Peterson, Saints closing in on deal
Word came Monday that the Saints and running back Adrian Peterson are still talking about a contract and they reportedly are moving toward doing more than that. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the...
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Scott Campbell admits Scot McCloughan’s influence on draft board
At some point after the Senior Bowl and before the Scouting Combine, Washington decided to get rid of G.M. Scot McCloughan. The team didn’t get rid of his work. “Well, he certainly had influence on it...
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Chargers plan to exercise Jason Verrett’s 2018 option
Four years from now, we’ll be talking about whether or not teams will exercise their fifth-year options on this year’s first-round picks. If the Chargers hit on their top pick, they likely won...
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Joey Bosa at Chargers workouts Monday
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco held his pre-draft press conference on Monday and most of the time was spent painting the same broad strokes about the team’s plans for later this week that you...
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Joe Montana wants street named in his honor to bear Dwight Clark’s name, too
San Francisco announced on Sunday that 49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana will have a street named in his honor. But Montana doesn’t want to be alone. Montana said he wants his receiver Dwight Clark, who...
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Jerry Jones: Tony Romo situation worked out as well as possible
The Cowboys took their time after the end of the 2016 season before releasing Tony Romo earlier this month and he’ll be moving on to a job in the CBS broadcast booth alongside Jim Nantz. There was...
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Seahawks G.M.: “Moved past” Richard Sherman trade talks
While we’re still waiting to see what Marshawn Lynch decides to do, it appears we’ve reached some degree of finality to the Richard Sherman trade talk. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider...
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2017 Mock Draft: Lions select David Njoku at 21
Despite having Eric Ebron, the Detroit Lions take a chance on Miami's David Njoku at 21, Josh Norris says.
2017 Mock Draft: Broncos take Garett Bolles at 20
The Denver Broncos need help on the offensive line and Utah's Garett Bolles is a perfect team fit, according to Josh Norris.
2017 Mock Draft: Bears take Deshaun Watson at 3
While the Chicago Bears signed Mike Glennon in the off season, GM Ryan Pace looks toward the future with Deshaun Watson at 3, according to Josh Norris.
Jabrill Peppers tests positive for a dilute sample
NFL teams now have more questions about Jabrill Peppers than what position he’ll play. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Michigan hybrid safety tested positive for a dilute sample at the...
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Davis Webb has no qualms about letting NFL teams determine his destination
Quarterback Davis Webb began his college career by choosing Texas Tech. It worked at first, with Webb beating out Baker Mayfield, who opted to transfer to Oklahoma. Then came Patrick Mahomes, who won the...
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Clock is ticking loudly for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch
More than a month ago, running back Marshawn Lynch made major waves with tales of his potential unretirement. Now, only three days before the draft, the prospect of a return seems no stronger than it was...
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Fournette won't stop working until he's the best
Leonard Fournette discusses his journey to the NFL Draft, and why he thinks he has the potential to be the best running back in the NFL.
Jake Long announces his retirement
Former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long realized that coming back from a torn Achilles as he approaches his 32nd birthday was going to be a struggle. So Monday, he decided to call it a career. Long tweeted out...
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Giants picking up Odell Beckham’s 2018 option
Odell Beckham has caught 288 passes for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns over his first three seasons with the Giants, which likely meant that the team’s decision-makers spend more time on the average...
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Washington linebacker Will Compton signs his tender
With the window to sign offer sheets with other teams passed, restricted free agents don’t have many choices at this stage. So most of them go ahead and sign. Washington’s Will Compton is the...
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Tim Barnes scheduled to work out for 49ers
The draft is the main attention-getter in the NFL this week, but teams are taking care of business on other fronts with offseason workout programs underway across the league. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis...
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Unnamed scout suggests small market will be better for DeShone Kizer
As the draft approaches, it’s important to remember that “anonymous scouts” may have a Machiavellian agenda, saying bad things about players they hope other teams won’t draft and...
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Saints still talking to Adrian Peterson
Discussions about free agent running back Adrian Peterson have cooled as the draft approaches, but at least one team remains interested. The Saints and Peterson are still talking about a contract, Jeff...
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Corey Davis says he’s close to 100 percent after ankle surgery
In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback column for TheMMQB.com, Peter King quotes Mike Mayock of NFL Network as saying that there is “more medical concern with high draft picks than I’ve ever...
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Circumstances determine quarterback's NFL success
The Dallas Cowboys didn't know they were getting a future star in Dak Prescott but their circumstances allowed him to thrive according to Mike Florio.
Patrick Mahomes, DeShone Kizer have huge potential
While Patrick Mahomes and DeShone Kizer have a huge upside, its tough to predict where they will land in the NFL Draft.
Browns seriously considering Trubisky at 1
With two first round picks in the draft, the Cleveland Browns have a serious decision to make if they want to find their QB of the future this year.
49ers wisely express interest in quarterbacks
The San Francisco 49ers have made it known that they could consider a quarterback at No. 2, which in turn could generate interest in their draft pick.
Bills shouldn't let Mike Gillislee go to Patriots
Considering the Patriots' previous success in turning former Buffalo Bills players into strong contributors, the Bills should strongly consider matching Mike Gillislee's offer.
Eric Weddle guarantees strongest Ravens team yet
While Ravens' Eric Weddle has only been on the team for a year, he isn't afraid to set historic expectations for Baltimore heading into this season.
Teams struggling to trade down in NFL draft
There are plenty of teams that are struggling to trade down ahead of the NFL draft and that might all have to do with timing.
23 cities are interested in hosting the draft
Now that the NFL has realized that it can do with the draft what it does with the Super Bowl, cities are lining up to get a chance to host the league’s annual offseason tentpole event. Via Daniel...
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Mixon needs competition in order to go higher
The Oklahoma Sooners running back needs multiple teams to want him in order for him to be drafted higher.
Warren Sapp rips Myles Garrett right before draft
Warren Sapp's criticisms of Myles Garrett right before the NFL draft seems to be deliberately-planned according to Mike Florio.
Green Bay Packers' tension could lead to changes
Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson's decision to let T.J. Lang walk in free agency has backfired and could cost him his job.
Report: Trumaine Johnson won’t be traded
Not every player who is available for trade gets traded. And at a certain point, the team realizes it can’t reach a deal, and begins the process of rebuilding a bridge. According to Ian Rapoport of...
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Davis Webb: NFL draft doesn't need to be changed
The former Cal quarterback disagrees that college players should be able to pick their own NFL teams, plus Webb details the draft process.
Falcons not limiting to “angelic souls,” but won’t draft Joe Mixon
The Falcons are willing to take chances on certain players, who have certain character questions. But they won’t be drafting Joe Mixon this week, in what sounds like a directive from far above the...
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Jerry Jones: I have more to offer now than 25 years ago
Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989. Now, at age 74, he says he’s as sharp as ever. “I have just got a lot more to offer today than I did 25 years ago,” Jones recently told Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of...
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Report: Malcolm Butler trade “less attractive” to Saints
The Saints have shown interest in Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler for some time this offseason and met with him before he signed his restricted free agent tender with New England, but the need to send...
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Raiders might have blown Marshawn Lynch chance
The Oakland Raiders have said that they'd like a decision by Marshawn Lynch ahead of the draft but considering the running back's career, was that the right call?
Bill Parcells glad Tony Romo retired
Former Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells says its good that Tony Romo retired due to his injury history. Mike Florio wonders if Parcells directly spoke to Romo about the issue.
Father of draft prospect Travis Rudolph killed in accidental shooting
What should be one of the best weeks of Travis Rudolph’s life has turned tragic. Rudolph, a Florida State wide receiver who is viewed as a third-day prospect in this week’s NFL draft, lost his...
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Short fight looming over Las Vegas Raiders trademark
Raiders owner Mark Davis had the foresight in 1998 to squat on the LasVegasRaiders.com domain name. Davis did not do the same regarding the trademark rights to his team’s eventual new name. In part...
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Aaron Hernandez news raises new questions
After Aaron Hernandez's suicide, new questions have emerged, including the motive of the Odin Lloyd murder and whether or not prison officials were monitoring him.
New England Patriots could trade Garoppolo
The price would have to be right for the New England Patriots to part ways with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Kelly: DeShone Kizer could use more time at ND
While he supported DeShone Kizer's decision to enter the NFL draft, Brian Kelly backs up his comments that the quarterback could use more time at Notre Dame.
Brian Kelly: I support DeShone Kizer, but he’s not a finished product
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly thinks highly of his former quarterback DeShone Kizer. He just wishes he’d had more time to coach him. Kelly said today on PFT Live that Kizer is a good quarterback and a...
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49ers “strongly considering” a QB, or so they say
Yep, here we go. The market for all those picks people want to trade is officially open. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are “still strongly considering,” taking a...
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Eric Weddle guarantees “strongest, most in-shape” Ravens team ever
The Ravens started their offseason workout program last week, which marked the first time that newly promoted director of performance Steve Saunders has overseen the team’s spring work. Saunders has...
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Monday morning one-liners
The deadline for the Bills to make a decision on matching the Patriots’ offer for RB Mike Gillislee is on Monday. Defensive help should be coming the Dolphins’ way during the draft. Would...
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Tyler Lockett’s expecting to be ready for training camp, or sooner
When Seahawks wide receiver went down last year after breaking both bones in his lower right leg, teammates were quick to huddle around and offer their support and prayers. But Lockett himself was fairly...
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Plenty of teams looking to trade down this week
The draft boards are set, the visits are all completed. This is the week for making phone calls, and it appears many teams are willing to make a deal. According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com, each of the non...
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Should Myles Garrett be the first overall pick?
A consensus has existed for months that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will be the first overall pick in the draft. On Sunday, Hall of Famer Warren Sapp came out strong against that idea. So what...
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One executive thinks Joe Mixon is the best player in the draft
Most personnel executives think Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett is the best player in the draft. But that’s not a unanimous opinion, and one executive thinks the best player in the draft is a...
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ESPN once again won’t tip picks in the draft
Several years ago, the NFL began telling broadcast partners to instruct their employees not to spoil the contrived drama of the NFL draft by disclosing the picks before they officially are announced. ESPN...
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Jimmy Garoppolo trade reportedly “not happening”
Last week, Patriots V.P. of player personnel Nick Caserio didn’t slam the door on a possible trade of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Adam Schefter of ESPN now has. Per Schefter, a Garoppolo trade is...
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Florida draft prospect Caleb Brantley arrested for punching a woman
Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was expecting to be drafted this week, with some projections having him going in the first round. But things have just changed dramatically. Brantley was arrested in...
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Sapp says Myles Garrett shouldn’t be the No. 1 overall pick
Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has emerged as the consensus No. 1 overall pick. That consensus does not include Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp. “I don’t see it from...
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Mark Richt talks David Njoku, Brad Kaaya, more
As the draft approaches, we’ve talked to more than a few NCAA coaches. Friday’s PFT Live include a visit from Miami coach Mark Richt, who has a couple of intriguing prospects in the 2017 draft....
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All top quarterback prospects scored more than 20 on Wonderlic
The relevance of the Wonderlic test to a player’s football ability remains uncertain at best, and the inability of the NFL to secure the results justifies the refusal by players to take the test. (...
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Worker falls 30 feet at draft stage in Philadelphia
As the final touches were being placed on the outdoor stage to be used during the draft in Philadelphia, a worker accidentally fell while working on the roof of the structure. Via NBC 10 in Philadelphia, a ...
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Buccaneers ambivalent at best about Hard Knocks
The Buccaneers aren’t nearly as zealous about their turn on Hard Knocks as other teams have been in the past. In addition to coach Dirk Koetter’s candor about his wish that the Bucs hadn’t...
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Report: Packers’ coaches “incensed” Ted Thompson let T.J. Lang walk
When the Packers decided not to out-bid the Lions for veteran guard T.J. Lang last month, it was business as usual: The Packers don’t overspend in free agency, and when a soon-to-be 30-year-old guard...
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Teenager’s wish will come true by announcing Ravens first draft pick
In recent years, the NFL has deployed a variety of ways to announce later-round picks in the NFL draft while NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has continued to hold court in the first round. That won’t...
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Jerry Hughes: Defensive change lets us “play to our strength”
When the Bills hired Sean McDermott as their new head coach earlier this year, it meant that their defense would be undergoing a schematic change. Rex Ryan’s 3-4 base defense was out and McDermott,...
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Rams waive Tre’ Jackson after failed physical
Guard Tre’ Jackson’s stay on the Rams roster turned out to be a short one. Jackson was claimed off of waivers last week after the 2015 third-round pick’s time with the Patriots came to an...
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Sunday morning one-liners
Family ties top this list of reasons why the Bills should draft Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly. Dolphins TE Julius Thomas feels like he’s “in a good comfort zone.” Will the Patriots make any big...
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Bruce Allen says he met privately with Chris Cooley, Scot McCloughan
One of the odd things that happened as Washington fired G.M. Scot McCloughan this offseason was that Chris Cooley, a former Washington tight end who now works for the team and for a Dan Snyder-owned radio...
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Bill Parcells is glad Tony Romo retired
Hall of Fame head coach Bill Parcells declined all media requests in the aftermath of the decision of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to walk away from football. Parcells has now broken his silence. “I...
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Cowboys corner Anthony Brown truly has a chip on his shoulder
Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown is using his draft status as motivation. But it appears a bunch of internet commenters have left him a little ruffled. Via the Dallas Morning News and their intrepid band of...
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Millions still in dispute between Patriots, Aaron Hernandez
The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez concludes all criminal cases against him. The various cases arising from his NFL contract eventually will resume. Per multiple sources, the NFL and NFL...
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Taylor Gabriel signs one-year tender offer with Falcons
Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel won’t be going anywhere. As he was expected to do, Gabriel has signed his one-year, $2.81 million tender offer to stay with the Falcons. Gabriel was a restricted free...
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Chiefs cut Jaye Howard
Last year, the Chiefs signed defensive lineman Jaye Howard to a two-year, $10 million contract, with $8.3 million guaranteed. This year, Howard is out. The Chiefs released Howard today, while still owing...
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Durability concerns could drag down John Ross
A Combine record of 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash may not propel John Ross to the top of the draft, after all. NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock said Friday that injury concerns have caused teams...
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DeShone Kizer: It was a comment I made and I stand by it
Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer initially said he was taken out of context when he was quoted comparing himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton, but Kizer now says he stands by what he said. Kizer...
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Former 49ers third-round pick Glen Coffee comes out of retirement
Glen Coffee, a running back who retired from the 49ers after just one year in the NFL, is trying to make a comeback. Coffee, the 49ers’ third-round draft pick in 2009, has filed the necessary...
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The Aaron Hernandez smear campaign apparently has begun
On the heels of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committing suicide and at the outset of an effort by his family and lawyers to ask tough and pointed questions about it, someone in law enforcement...
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Giants claim evidence was omitted to make Eli Manning look guilty
The Giants consistently have said that the supposed smoking-gun email implicating quarterback Eli Manning in memorabilia fraud was taken out of context and does not show that he actually wanted to dupe...
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Report: Browns still considering Mitchell Trubisky first overall
Everyone thinks the Browns will take Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the first overall pick in the draft on Thursday night, but maybe everyone is wrong. Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports...
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Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90
Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90. Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was...
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Judge orders preservation of evidence related to Aaron Hernandez’s death
A medical examiner ruled on Thursday that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday. On Friday, a judge ordered authorities to preserve various forms of evidence related to...
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JuJu Smith-Schuster says Cowboys and Rams have shown the most interest
As USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster prepares for the 2017 draft, he says two teams have shown the strongest desire to secure his services. The Cowboys and the Rams have shown the most interest, Smith-...
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Reggie McKenzie deemed Joe Mixon to be a “really good kid”
As the Raiders wait for retired Marshawn Lynch to decide before the draft: (1) whether he wants to unretire; and (2) whether he wants to play for his hometown team, G.M. Reggie McKenzie is considering the...
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Doug Marrone surprised he hasn’t heard from Branden Albert
The Jaguars traded for tackle Branden Albert this offseason with designs on making him their starting left tackle this season, but they haven’t started working with him yet because he opted not to...
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Texans expect Vince Wilfork to retire
Although free agent defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is not officially retired, from all indications he has played his last NFL game. Texans G.M. Rick Smith said today that he’s had no contact with...
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Bills add Trae Elston off waivers
The Browns waived a pair of defensive backs on Thursday and both of them found new homes on Friday. Tracy Howard landed with the Jaguars as a waiver claim and the Bills announced that they have added Trae...
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Jaguars claim Tracy Howard off of waivers
Getting cut by the Browns in April wouldn’t seem to be the best sign of future success in the NFL, but defensive back Tracy Howard didn’t have to wait long for a chance with another team. The...
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Cowboys wideout Shaquelle Evans suspended four games for drugs
It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for any and all suspensions to come out. Our first this week is Cowboys wide receiver Shaquelle Evans. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Evans is...
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Chris Thompson signs restricted free agent tender
Friday is the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams, leaving players with little choice beyond signing their tenders if they are going to play during the 2017 season....
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Bucs are hoping Ali Marpet’s latest transition is a snap
Buccaneers right guard Ali Marpet has made a pretty good transition from Division III to the NFL. Now, they’re asking him to do something he’s never done before in a game. According to Greg...
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Cowboys “more fired up than ever” about Jaylon Smith
In every draft there are players selected by teams that hope they can overcome injuries that cloud their future and become productive players for years to come. The Cowboys took one of those players in the...
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Joe Mixon settles civil lawsuit arising from 2014 incident
The criminal charges related to the devastating punch thrown by running back Joe Mixon at the face of a young woman in Oklahoma in July 2014 were resolved months ago. On Friday, the civil claim arising from...
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No flex scheduling in Week 16
When Sunday Night Football came to NBC, it arrived with an intriguing twist: Flex scheduling to ensure that bad late-season games can be replaced with something better. Recently, the Week-11-and-beyond...
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Tony Romo’s retirement affected NFL’s scheduling decisions
As the NFL schedule-makers planned the 2017 season, Tony Romo loomed large. NFL Senior Director of Broadcast Michael North said on NFL Network that he and the others in the league office tasked with putting...
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Philip Rivers has no qualms about Joey Bosa skipping workouts
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has opted not to show up for optional voluntary workouts. If any of his teammates will be applying peer pressure to Bosa, it won’t be his starting quarterback, Philip...
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Raiders G.M. needs an answer from Marshawn Lynch soon
Despite a report that running back Marshawn Lynch had reached a deal with the Raiders that would set the stage for a trade, things haven’t progressed past that point. As far as Raiders General Manager...
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Raiders to host a Las Vegas draft party
“Quick, sign Marshawn Lynch.” The Raiders, more than three weeks after securing the ability to ditch Oakland permanently (or at least as permanent as these peripatetic pirates could ever ditch...
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Rick Smith: We have two QBs and intend to take three to camp
The Texans are among the teams that have taken long looks at members of this year’s incoming group of quarterbacks, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the current makeup of the...
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John Dorsey: I see that speed and twitch back in C.J. Spiller
The Chiefs parted ways with a longtime member of their backfield this offseason when they released Jamaal Charles and they also took a shot on a reclamation project when they signed C.J. Spiller as a street...
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Rams provide a look at how they learned their schedule
NFL fans learn their teams’ schedules by watching TV or checking them out online, but how do the teams themselves find out? The Rams answered that question by posting a video that shows exactly how...
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Kizer's comments a reply to Kelly's criticisms
Rotoworld's Josh Norris defends DeShone Kizer's Tom Brady/Cam Newton comments because he believes the quarterback is showing confidence despite his college coach being critical.
Reuben Foster's draft stock declining after issues
Reuben Foster is a top talent in this year's draft but pre-draft issues could see the linebacker get picked later than expected according to Rotoworld's Josh Norris.
Colts G.M. emphasizes competition, and numbers
The Colts have been one of the busiest teams in free agency since Chris Ballard took over as General Manager. They needed to be. Ballard has added 12 veteran free agents and 18 new players total since...
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DeShone Kizer suggests his Brady/Newton comparison was taken “out of context”
In recent comments to USA Today, former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer said he combines Tom Brady’s brain with Cam Newton’s body. Regardless of whether Kizer should have kept those...
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Dave Gettleman sees “half a dozen” every-down running backs in draft
The Panthers have spent time with many of the top running backs in this year’s draft class, leading to plenty of speculation that they could take one with the eighth overall pick next week. That would...
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Chiefs have NFL-high 12 more net rest days than their opponents
Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a long track record of doing well after bye weeks, which has to make Kansas City fans thrilled with the NFL’s schedule makers this year. The NFL schedule gives the Chiefs a...
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Dolphins face daunting six-game stretch
Jarvis Landry's plans of sweeping the Patriots this season were made even tougher as the Dolphins face the defending champions twice in a 15-day window.
NFL posts V.P. of officiating job online
Last week, the NFL announced that senior V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino would be leaving his job. This week, the NFL is looking for his replacement online. The job has been posted, and the description...
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NFL keeps Jaguars, Browns out of primetime games
The NFL has taken a step towards increasing viewership by keeping the Jaguars and Browns out of the Thursday Night Football schedule.
Falcons expect to debut new stadium vs. Packers
Atlanta is hoping its new stadium will be ready in time for an NFC Championship Game rematch with the Packers in Week 2.
NFL contributes millions to new Tottenham stadium
The NFL showed that it wants to build its presence overseas by contributing $12.8 million to Tottenham's new stadium.
London gets three early games in NFL schedule
While some complained that morning kickoffs diluted the NFL product, the league gave three of its four London games 9:30 a.m. ET start times.
Report: Aaron Hernandez planned suicide for weeks
Aaron Hernandez's suicide was reportedly planned for weeks which makes Mike Florio wonder if the guards at his prison share any responsibility for his death.
Reuben Foster failed drug test could affect stock
Reuben Foster says his diluted sample was a result of trying to get better from being sick but Mike Florio explains why that doesn't make sense.
NFL without flex option for Week 16
The Week 16 matchup between the Vikings and Packers is locked into its primetime slot since it is on a Saturday night.
2017 NFL Draft: Where will Joe Mixon get drafted?
There are conflicting reports on where Joe Mixon will get drafted and Mike Florio wonders if this is a tactic by NFL teams to get the controversial running back in a lower round.
Dez Bryant reverses course after slamming Janoris Jenkins
After the schedule makers opted to match the Giants and Cowboys on the first week of the regular season, Dallas receiver Dez Bryant decided to pounce on his newest New York nemesis. Bryant responded to...
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Seahawks, Sherman forced into awkward situation
Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider admits it might be 'unlikely' that Richard Sherman gets traded. Can the two sides repair their relationship ahead of the 2017 season?
Eli Manning's emotional reply is not enough
The New York Giants' Eli Manning angrily responded to allegations of merchandise fraud but Mike Florio says the quarterback will need more than that to clear his name.
Will Smith's widow criticizes sentence for killer
Will Smith's killer Cardell Hayes was sentenced for 25 years -- a punishment that was too lenient according to Smith's widow.
Kizer doesn't help draft stock with quote comments
The Notre Dame quarterback said that people took his Tom Brady, Cam Newton quote out of context and that sets a bad standard for the potential NFL rookie.
Harbaugh supports Kaepernick, but will others?
Jim Harbaugh came around and defended Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest in a piece for Time magazine, but time will tell if NFL teams follow that lead.
Giants center played entire season with torn tendons in snapping hand
It’s one thing to play hurt, but it’s another when the injury is tied to the specific body part most important to your job. So what Giants center Weston Richburg did last year certainly sounds ...
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Romo will call two Cowboys games this season
While seven playoff rematches headline the NFL schedule, eyes and ears will be on Tony Romo as he calls two Cowboys games from the booth.
2017 NFL Draft: Wonderlic test results leaked
The Wonderlic test results of several top prospects have been leaked and Mike Florio believes players should respond by skipping the test next year.
Richt praises Njoku's athleticism at tight end
Miami head coach Mark Richt breaks down tight end David Njoku and quarterback Brad Kaaya ahead of the NFL draft.
No byes until Week Five this year
The Ravens are going to London to face the Jaguars in Week Three and they recently asked the NFL to hold off on giving them a bye week upon their return to the United States. The league granted that request...
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Report: Aaron Hernandez planned suicide “for weeks”
The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ruled a suicide only one day after it happened. A major international publication now claims that Hernandez had intended to take his own life for...
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Sidney Jones: Achilles tear is just a minor bump in the road
University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was viewed as a first-round draft pick before suffering a torn Achilles tendon at the school’s Pro Day. That injury tanked his draft stock, but he...
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Tony Romo will get to call a pair of Cowboys games this year
Tony Romo’s still going to be working Cowboys games this year, but only two of them. With last night’s schedule release comes word that CBS will have a pair of Dallas games this year, giving the...
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Howie Roseman: Joe Mixon’s talented, but total package is part of equation
The Eagles were the team that brought Michael Vick back to the NFL after he served time for abusing dogs, but executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman doesn’t think that makes the...
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Friday morning one-liners
Four of the Bills’ final five games are against AFC East opponents. Will the Dolphins take a defensive player in the first round? The Patriots got strong contributions from last year’s rookie...
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