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Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48
The football world received some sad news from Florida on Tuesday. The Orlando Police Department announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48. A cause of death has not...
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Insult to injury: Derek Newton takes pay cut
It’s bad enough that Texans right tackle Derek Newton’s not going to play this year after a traumatic double knee injury, but now he’s going to make a fraction of what he was expecting....
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Shane Vereen: The best overtime is college football overtime
A day after the NFL shortened overtime from 15 minutes to 10, Giants running back Shane Vereen said he’d prefer a much more radical change: College overtime. Vereen said on PFT Live that the college...
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Packers safety can’t drive 55, but can double it
The Packers wanted to add some speed to their secondary this offseason. This probably isn’t what they had in mind. According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers safety Jermaine...
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Jordan Matthews unfazed by trade speculation
The Eagles addressed the wide receiver position by signing Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery as free agents this offseason and there was conjecture that they may have more moves in mind. There was talk about...
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David Quessenberry participating in OTAs after finishing chemo
David Quessenberry has spent most of the last three years focused on battling lymphoma, but he had his final round of chemotherapy in April and that’s allowed him to get back to other things. Among...
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Jeremy Maclin: Last year wasn’t up to my standards
In wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s first year with the Chiefs, he caught 87 passes for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns in a season that looked a lot like the 2014 one he turned in for the Eagles before...
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Ndamukong Suh: “Definitely sick and tired” of early playoff exits
Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has turned 30, and he’s made all the money already. Now, he admits he wants more. Via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Suh said yesterday that never advancing...
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Broncos quarterbacks have “good day” on first day of OTAs
The Broncos have talked about a 50-50 quarterback competition between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch and their plans for Organized Team Activities sticks to that description. Coach Vance Joseph said that...
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Wednesday morning one-liners
Jay Ajayi may be the Dolphins’ most important player. Is former Bills GM Doug Whaley breaking his arm by patting himself on the back? For Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, the key to cashing in is staying...
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Eagles apparently weren’t thrilled with Carson Wentz’s QB gurus
The Eagles invested heavily in quarterback Carson Wentz last year, and identified some mechanical issues they wanted him to polish up this offseason. They just might not have preferred where he did the...
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Report: Seahawks expected to work out Colin Kaepernick, others
Someone is finally going to actually see for themselves whether Colin Kaepernick is able and willing to play football. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are going to audition some...
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Shane Vereen visits PFT Live on Wednesday
Our recent offseason excursion into having former players in the studio for a full hour at a time on PFT Live carries with it a twist on Wednesday: A non-former player joins the show. Giants running back (...
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Colts’ Clayton Geathers may not be ready for start of season
Colts safety Clayton Geathers started nine games last year before a neck injury ended his season. Now the question is whether his neck injury will also affect his 2017 season. Geathers hoped the injury...
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Donald Penn says slipping on play Derek Carr was injured continues to stick with him
Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn can’t shake the memory of the slip he had on the play that ended with his quarterback lost for the season. According to PFT alumnus Michael Gehlken of the Las...
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Roethlisberger laments Le’Veon Bell’s absence from OTAs
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell currently doesn’t have a contract. Which means that he can’t, absent a rarely-used (by veteran players) letter of protection, participate in offseason...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s “musical chairs” comments not as biting as initially reported
New Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick met with the media for the first time at Tuesday’s OTA session. As initially reported, Fitzpatrick provided a quote that generated plenty of criticism of...
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Bose renews deal with NFL, with extra exposure coming during replay reviews
The NFL’s new replay system will give its official tablet provider greater exposure when the device is brought onto the field for the referee to consult with the league office. The NFL’s...
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Seahawks sign third-rounder Amara Darboh
The Seahawks signed third-round pick Amara Darboh to his four-year rookie contract on Tuesday. Darboh, one of four third-round picks by the Seahawks, became the seventh member of Seattle’s 11-man...
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Shanahan: There were never any trade talks about NaVorro Bowman
When the 49ers denied that linebacker Navorro Bowman was available via trade, the statement permitted a reasonable inference that, while he currently isn’t available, he previously may have been....
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Jets sign Marcus Maye, Dylan Donahue
A couple of Jets rookies signed their first NFL contracts on their first day of Organized Team Activities. The Jets announced that second-round safety Marcus Maye and fifth-round linebacker Dylan Donahue...
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Teddy Bridgewater working on the field at Vikings OTAs
The Vikings have resisted putting any timetable on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from the severe knee injury that kept him out for the entire 2016 season, but Bridgewater appears to be...
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Buccaneers ink a trio of draft picks
On the same day that the Buccaneers launched their annual offseason Organized Team Activities, a trio of players signed their rookie contracts. Agreed to terms were third-round linebacker Kendell Beckwith (...
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J.J. Watt doing everything at OTAs
The Texans have a big piece of their defense back on the field for Organized Team Activities, but two other key players were on the sidelines as the team moved into the final phase of their offseason work....
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Rams OK with Tampa leapfrogging L.A. in Super Bowl order
Los Angeles lost the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa today, as the NFL’s owners voted to delay the L.A. Super Bowl by a year because of construction delays on the new stadium. The Rams, who are building the...
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Patriots, Gronkowski agree to 2017 incentive package
Last year, the Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowski began the process of negotiating a new contract. His latest back surgery derailed that process, and also prevented as a practical matter a new deal in...
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NFL will have medical evaluation tent on sidelines
On a day when the NFL would have been wise to borrow college football’s overtime procedures, pro football is instead adopting something else from the amateur game. Commissioner Roger Goodell told...
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Goodell still doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed
At the league meeting two months ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed. Two months later, nothing has changed: Kaepernick is still unemployed...
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Goodell thinks players will prove Marvin Lewis wrong on celebrations
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t happy that the NFL has loosened up its rules on celebrations, but Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks Lewis will change his mind when he actually sees the new rule in...
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Marvin Lewis decides dancing is where he draws the line
Marvin Lewis coaches the team that used a second-round pick on a guy who punched a woman in the face. Marvin Lewis thinks the NFL’s relaxation of celebration penalties sets a bad example for the youth...
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Roethlisberger on retirement contemplation: “Doesn’t matter, I’m here now”
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger contemplated retirement in the offseason. Few believed it. Former teammate Willie Colon did. “I got to sit down and talk to him and one thing he told me is he did...
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Marcus Mariota back on the field, even in limited capacity
The last time we saw Marcus Mariota on a football field, he was being carted off with a broken leg, and with him the Titans chance at a playoff berth. But Tuesday, even though it was in a limited capacity,...
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Raiders’ move led about 1,000 fans to seek ticket refunds
When the Raiders announced that they’re planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020, they also announced that Oakland fans who want out now can get refunds for season tickets they already purchased. About 1...
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Titans sign Adoree’ Jackson
The Titans have signed one of their two first-round picks from this year’s draft. The team announced on Tuesday that cornerback Adoree’ Jackson has agreed to a four-year deal with a team option...
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Jamaal Charles to focus on getting healthy until camp
A recent report gave running back Jamaal Charles 50-50 odds of making the Broncos’ 53-man roster come September and his push to get on the right side of that decision won’t be starting in...
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Calvin Johnson joins Raiders for first week of OTAs
Ten years ago, the Raiders didn’t want Calvin Johnson. They now do. Sort of. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Johnson will join the Raiders during the first week of Organized Team Activities. He’...
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Report: Tampa new favorite to host L.A.’s Super Bowl
The record rains in Southern California might be costing more than a season of Rams and Chargers games. With the league reluctant to play a Super Bowl in the first year of a new stadium, other contenders...
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Report: Fletcher Cox to return to Eagles OTAs next week
The Eagles started this year’s slate of Organized Team Activities without defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in attendance, but it doesn’t sound like his absence is going to be an extended one. Coach...
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Duane Brown skipping OTAs over contract
Most offseason workouts are voluntary. Every team wants all players to attend every one of them. In Houston, left tackle Duane Brown isn’t. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Brown is staying...
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Roberto Aguayo fails in first public head-to-head with Nick Folk
Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo has taken another step toward becoming former Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo. Via JoeBucsFan.com, the second-year, second-round pick missed “at least three” of...
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Mike Glennon: This is my year, not worried about 2018
When the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year deal as a free agent this offseason, most people assumed that he’d be getting most of that time as the starter in Chicago with a chance...
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Report: Michael Oher planning to show for minicamp, play this year
Panthers tackle Michael Oher wasn’t with his teammates Tuesday, but he’s expecting to be there soon, and to play this season. While Oher didn’t report for the start of the Panthers...
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Sheldon Richardson: There are “15 reasons” locker room is better this year
After a blowout loss to the Patriots late last season, Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson said then-teammate Brandon Marshall should be “embarrassed” in comments that were related to words...
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Goodell tells players they can make snow angels, use the ball as a prop
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has officially informed players that the league is backing off its heavy-handed approach to penalizing celebrations. In a letter to players, Goodell wrote that previously...
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Rod Streater visiting Bills
The Bills may not be done tweaking their wide receiver corps. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is visiting with Rod Streater on Tuesday. The visit comes with Sammy Watkins continuing to rehab...
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Overtime shortened to 10 minutes
NFL owners did not take PFT’s generously offered advice. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, owners voted to shorten overtime from 15 minutes to 10. The effort was presented as a player...
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Report: David Irving facing four-game PED suspension
The Cowboys dealt with suspensions for a pair of defensive ends at the start of last season and another member of the position group may be in that position this year. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas...
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Owners approve measure to add another return from IR spot
Teams hit by injuries (which would be all of them) now have a little more flexibility. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, owners approved a measure which would add a second player per team to...
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Jaguars, Patriots to practice together in preseason
The stakes won’t be the same as the two times they met in the Super Bowl, but Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick will have their teams on the same field again this summer. Discussions about joint...
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Best of PFT: NFL could consider in-game betting
If in-game betting is successful with the Las Vegas Raiders, it could open the door for the NFL to consider it league-wide.
Report: Owners vote to abolish 75-man roster cuts
There are about to be more bodies available for those all-important fourth preseason games. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, owners have just voted to abolish the roster cuts to 75. Those cuts, a...
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Bruce Allen doesn’t rule out 2018 franchise tag for Kirk Cousins
The rules of the franchise tag create a strong disincentive against using it for a third time. It may not be enough to keep Washington from doing that in order to hold quarterback Kirk Cousins in place. Vis...
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Calvin Pryor absent from Jets OTAs
After the Jets selected safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye with their first two picks in the draft, many people wondered if their arrival would mean the end of Calvin Pryor’s time with the team....
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Celebration rules could relax, to an extent
NFL owners tabled a vote on relaxing celebration penalties during their March meeting, in part because they were listening to feedback from players. It appears at least one person is listening. According to...
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No Fletcher Cox, Jason Peters at Eagles OTAs
Eagles coach Doug Pederson held his first press conference of the Organized Team Activities portion of the offseason on Tuesday and announced that three veteran members of the team were not in attendance....
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Eric Decker participating in OTAs
Many questions have emerged regarding the health and future of receiver Eric Decker in New York. At least one question has been answered on Tuesday. Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, Decker is on the...
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Reggie Bush wants another chance in the NFL
Former Buffalo Bills running back Reggie Bush says he still has plenty to prove but will any NFL team take a shot on him after a disappointing year?
Report: Turner interested in NFL TV rights
Turner Sports wants to reportedly acquire NFL broadcast rights again but that's easier said than done considering the bidding process.
Will Redskins choose not to hire new GM?
The Washington Redskins say they are closing in on a plan at general manager and Mike Florio wonders if the duties will absorbed by another position.
Browns owner places pressure on Hue Jackson
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he wants to see a turnaround by his team, which unfairly places pressure on coach Hue Jackson.
Zimmer's absence could spell trouble for Vikings
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will miss OTAs after having another eye procedure and his absence could hurt the team's chances for success if it lingers into the season.
Why Giants' O-line will improve drastically
The New York Giants' offensive line has been a weak link in recent years, but David Diehl explains why he expects the unit to get better in 2017.
Browns' Thomas, Raiders' Osemele lead OLine draft
Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas and Oakland Raiders' Kelechi Osemele lead the way in David Diehl and Mike Florio's dream offensive line draft.
Pats' Tom Brady expertly moves past controversy
New England Patriots star Tom Brady and his agent have easily found a way to cover up any talk about his concussion controversy according to Mike Florio.
NFL looking to halt short-week criticisms
The NFL is willing accept more ties if it means stopping the criticisms of playing on short weeks and that's evident in the new overtime rules, Mike Florio explains.
Raiders' Derek Carr still has something to prove
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says he isn't worried about a deal getting done, but lingering contract talks could prove to be a distraction.
Jared Goff learning new offense, trying to become a leader
The Rams have a new coach and a new offense and a still-kind-of-new quarterback who’s still trying to figure out how to play in the NFL. On Monday, Jared Goff addressed his adjustment to Sean McVay...
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Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald will address future
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is taking an interesting approach to his future, where he will discuss it one time at training camp.
Steelers' Harrison proving age is just a number
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison shows a glimpse into his fitness regimen with another impressive workout video.
Report: Branden Albert not expected to be at Jags OTAs
It looks like the wait for tackle Branden Albert to report for work with the Jaguars will continue. There was word last week that the Jaguars and Albert have reopened communications after coach Doug Marrone...
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Odell Beckham Jr. creates distraction with OTAs
New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. showed he hasn't matured from his boat incident last season in skipping OTAs according to former Giants linesman David Diehl.
Odell Beckham expected to report to OTAs on Thursday
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was a no-show for the first day of voluntary Organized Team Activities, but he’s not boycotting OTAs entirely. Beckham is likely to be at OTAs on Thursday, Jordan...
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Raiders could influence NFL's stance on gambling
Betting at Las Vegas Raiders games might be uncertain but whatever decision is made could directly impact the NFL's stance on nationwide gambling.
Former Bills' GM Whaley is wrong about draft role
Former Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley made flattering comments which are inaccurate about his time with the team.
Browns' Joe Thomas wants to help Myles Garrett
Long-time Cleveland Browns offensive line star Joe Thomas wants to help No. 1 pick Myles Garrett develop, will the rookie listen?
Look for overtime rule change to be a one-year experiment
I hate the idea of reducing preseason and regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10. I hate it because: (1) it likely will lead to unintended consequences; (2) it definitely will lead to more ties; and...
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O.J. Simpson faces an uphill battle in parole case
O.J. Simpson is up for parole in Nevada but faces plenty of challenges considering how fresh his murder trial remains in the memory of jurors.
Retiring ref recalls a gesture of sportsmanship from Peyton Manning
Longtime NFL official Butch Hannah has announced his retirement, and in an interview with his hometown paper he’s recalled one player whose sportsmanship stood out: Peyton Manning. Hannah told the...
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Cowboys will hold training camp in Oxnard through at least 2018
The Cowboys opened a lavish new practice facility and headquarters in Frisco, Texas last year, but they will still be heading out of state for training camp. The City of Oxnard approved a two-year extension...
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Browns owner “highly confident” the turnaround starts now
The Browns have been rebuilding since the moment they were rebuilt in Cleveland, but owner Jimmy Haslam thinks this time, for real, the winning is about to begin. Via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
Former G.M. Doug Whaley’s reflections on his Bills tenure didn’t impress everyone. The hype train for Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is chugging right along. The Patriots Hall of Fame’s newest...
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Larry Fitzgerald will talk post-2017 plans at training camp
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald spent a lot of time last year fielding questions about whether or not he planned to continue playing in 2017 and then took a little time after the end of the season...
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Washington “getting close” to a plan for replacing former G.M.
Washington may be close to backfilling its personnel department, even if that doesn’t mean hiring a General Manager. According to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post, team president Bruce Allen said...
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Kentucky basketball hopeful has some NFL potential
Usually the Kentucky basketball players are all first-rounders, and usually after their first year. But in the case of senior guard Dominique Hawkins, he might have a shot to go pro in another sport....
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David Diehl visits the PFT Live studio on Tuesday
Tuesday’s PFT Live includes one of the new twists that debuted last week — a current or former player spending a full hour in studio. Last week, it was Willie Colon on Tuesday and Brian...
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Owners discussing timing change for coaching hires
If some owners have their way, future Dan Quinns and Kyle Shanahans might not have to spend a Super Bowl week lying (or at least awkwardly hedging) about their plans for the following week. According to...
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Jay Gruden thinks Chris Thompson is the NFL’s best third-down back
Washington coach Jay Gruden thinks he has the NFL’s best third-down back on his roster. Chris Thompson, who had 68 carries for 356 yards and three touchdowns last season and added 49 catches for 349...
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CBS producer believes Tony Romo will be the next John Madden
CBS is obviously quite excited about the addition of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to their broadcast booth. The network is so happy to have him that Romo is going to get his first appearance...
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Michael Bennett, columnist, appear to bury hatchet after apology
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett threatened to boycott the Seattle Times after a column critical of Bennett appeared in the paper on Sunday. While the column from writer Matt Calkins largely praised...
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Turner considers trying to get back into the NFL business
The NFL television landscape could change in plenty of ways come 2023. At at time when the ability of ESPN to continue to pay more than $2 billion per year to keep Monday Night Football has fallen into...
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OBJ is a no-show for Day One of OTAs
Uh-oh, OBJ. The Giants receiver, entering his fourth NFL season, skipped the first day of the team’s Organized Team Activities, according to Dan Duggan of NJ.com. Duggan says the reason for the...
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O.J. Simpson will have July parole hearing
The Juice could be loose, again. Via Andrew Blankstein and Daniella Silva of NBC News, Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson will have a parole hearing in July. He has served nine years of a 33-year...
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Ameer Abdullah could be headed for a featured role in Detroit
The running back the Cardinals wanted to draft before drafting David Johnson may soon get a chance to have an impact similar to Arizona’s 2015 Plan B option. Lions running back Ameer Abdullah recently...
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Nevada, NFL may be at odds over mobile betting at Raiders games
It won’t be easy for the NFL to keep gambling at arm’s length when the Raiders are playing in Las Vegas. The latest example of that comes from the Nevada Gaming Commission, which plans to allow...
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Chiefs sign Tourek Williams
The Chiefs got a look at linebacker Tourek Williams when he played for the Chargers and now they’ll be getting a closer view. The NFL’s transaction wire brought word on Monday that the Chiefs...
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Aaron Donald not at OTAs as contract talks go on
The Rams exercised their option on defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s contract for the 2018 season, but General Manager Les Snead said that a lucrative, long-term contract extension was “definitely...
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Patriots add another receiver
The New England Patriots have cornered the market on skill-position players in 2017. They’ve now added another. Sort of. The team has announced signing of receiver DeAndrew White. But White isn’...
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Doug Whaley claims credit for “parting gift” of two first-round picks
Former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley broke his silence after being fired three weeks ago. Some would say he shouldn’t have. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com), Whaley made this...
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Jets waive Devin Smith after torn ACL
The Jets haven’t gotten much return on the second-round pick they used on wide receiver Devin Smith in the 2015 draft and that wasn’t going to change this season. Smith tore his ACL in April and...
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Matt Elam arrested for grand theft, battery
Former Ravens first-round pick and current free agent Matt Elam has landed in legal trouble for the second time this year. Elam was arrested and booked in Delray Beach, Florida on charges of grand theft and...
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Rams sign two ahead of OTAs
The Rams will kick off their organized team activities this week with a couple of new players on the roster. The team announced the moves on Monday along with a pair of deletions from the roster. They have...
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Reggie Bush still wants to play
Reggie Bush had one of the worst seasons in NFL history last year, becoming the first running back ever to carry the ball more than 10 times and finish with negative rushing yardage. But he still thinks he...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick “excited” to join Buccaneers
While it wasn’t quite the same 44-shot uzi-spray that a Jets quarterback once used on the way through the door, a former Jets quarterback has repeatedly uttered the E-word when talking about his new...
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Undercover visit with Bears helped Mitchell Trubisky land in Chicago
One of the biggest curveballs in the first round of the draft came when the Bears traded up to the second overall pick in order to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. 49ers General Manager John Lynch...
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Michael Oher’s absence not just concussion-related
Panthers left tackle Michael Oher, whose career resurgence was derailed by an early-season concussion that caused him to miss 13 games and counting, continues to be absent from the team. But it’s more...
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Calvin Johnson easily could have avoided bonus reimbursement
Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who never said much during his playing career, lately has been saying plenty. Over the weekend, he said plenty about his current disillusionment with the team. Though...
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Derek Carr has “complete faith” contract will be done by camp
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is heading into the final year of the deal he signed after being drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft and that’s made an extension a major topic of conversation...
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Seahawks, Falcons enter OTA season with fewer OTAs than others
Organized Team Activities, a fancy, word-wasting synonym for “football practice,” begin Monday throughout the NFL. For two of the final eight teams from a year ago, however, three of the 10...
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Bucs release Sean Renfree to make room for Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Buccaneers made some paperwork official Monday, and parted ways with a quarterback after adding Ryan Fitzpatrick. The team announced that the veteran quarterback officially signed his contract. To make...
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Jaguars sign Tyler Patmon
The Jaguars have been spending time with several free agents of late, but the one they signed one on Monday wasn’t in any reports of visitors to Jacksonville. The team announced that they have signed...
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Saints bring back tackle Bryce Harris
The Saints had three years to look at Bryce Harris, but apparently another few days convinced them. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing the veteran tackle,...
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Buccaneers sign O.J. Howard
Another first-round pick has signed his first NFL contract. Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard became the latest addition to the list on Monday. The team announced that Howard has signed his four-year deal,...
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Giovani Bernard to be limited in OTAs, six months after ACL tear
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard has come along well enough after last season’s torn ACL that he can get at least some work in at organized team activities. Bernard is expected to be a limited...
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Best of PFT: Latest on Brady saga
The discussion surrounding Tom Brady and a visit from PFT Commenter and Barstool Big Cat highlight Monday's PFT Live.
Pardon My Take guys crash PFT Live set
Last Monday, Barstool Big Cat and PFT Commenter, hosts of the immensely popular Pardon My Take podcast, made a scheduled appearance on set with me at the temporary PFT Live studio in 30 Rock. This Monday,...
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Josh Dobbs signs with Steelers
The Steelers took a quarterback in the draft for the first time since 2013 and they now have him under contract. Fourth-round pick Josh Dobbs tweeted out a picture of his contract signing on Monday. He...
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L.A. stadium should want to delay Super Bowl by a year
Immediately after word broke that the new L.A. stadium will have its opening delayed by a year, the leak/spin cycle began to sell the idea that the NFL could waive its rule requiring a stadium to be open...
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Panthers reorganize scouting department
The Panthers have shuffled their personnel department a bit after the departure of assistant General Manager Brandon Beane for Buffalo, passing out some titles which should keep their scouting department...
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Darrelle Revis won’t be punished by NFL after February incident
Darrelle Revis doesn’t have a job at the moment. But at least if he finds one, the former All-Pro cornerback won’t have to worry about any future punishment. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com...
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Justin Pugh should push Giants for new contract
New York Giants guard Justin Pugh believes he's in the 'driver's seat' with his next contract but all it takes is one injury to change everything.
Falcons' Freeman needs to lower expectations
The Atlanta Falcons' Devonta Freeman might have to lower his expectations when negotiating a new deal due to the current market for running backs.
Bucs appear to be moving on from Roberto Aguayo
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Roberto Aguayo struggled in his rookie year and the team already appears to be moving on with new signing Nick Folk.
Jay Gruden overlooking offseason dysfunction
From firing the GM, to the departure of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson and Kirk Cousins drama, it's safe Washington's offseason has had its share of dysfunction, but head coach Jay Gruden is still...
How Big Ben handled concussion not normal in NFL
Ben Roethlisberger tapped out in 2015 due to concussion symptoms and though many believed his decision signaled a change in NFL culture, Mike Florio believes he's the league exception, not the standard.
Josh Doctson to work in full at OTAs
Wide receiver Josh Doctson’s rookie season was almost a total washout as the first-round pick played in just two games while dealing with an Achilles injury that kept him out of most offseason and...
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Jerry Jones gets warning for giving away tickets
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gets an warning for giving away tickets to Arkansas police, raising questions if he should've known better.
Tom Brady concussion talk doesn't change anything
Tom Curran says that the NFL's culture regarding head injuries and the Patriots' approach have not changed amid the discussion about Tom Brady and head injuries.
Myles Garrett's deal shows offset language issue
Myles Garrett signed his rookie deal with the Cleveland Browns, but the top pick has details in his contract that highlight an NFL issue.
Mike Zimmer will miss some OTAs after eighth eye surgery
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disclosed over the weekend that he recently had an eighth surgical procedure on his right eye. On Monday, Zimmer has disclosed that the development will cause him to miss some of...
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Bruce Allen believes July 15 will be “driving point” in Kirk Cousins contract talks
When he was asked about his desire for a long-term contract recently, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he’s in a “good place” right now and noted that many players are on one-...
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Calvin Johnson not happy with treatment from Lions
Lions legend Calvin Johnson says he doesn't talk about the team much after the way Detroit treated him during his retirement.
Giants bringing Devin Taylor in for a visit
The Giants have written big checks lately for pass-rushing defensive ends, but they still need some depth. A league source confirms to PFT the Giants are bringing former Lions defensive end Devin Taylor for...
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NFL to adjust celebrations, OT at owners meeting
The NFL will change its handling on endzone celebrations, overtime format and football in Los Angeles at an owners meeting in Chicago.
Gerald Hodges visiting Bills, Giants
The Gerald Hodges job tour continues. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the free-agent linebacker will visit the Bills today and the Giants on Tuesday. Hodges recently met with the Jets. Before...
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Colin Kaepernick will have to take initiative
Colin Kaepernick might need to contact teams with his terms if he wants an NFL job after the Buccaneers signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their backup quarterback.
Orlando Franklin visiting Jags, Sam Barrington visited last week
The Jaguars are slated to have wide receiver Victor Cruz in for a visit this week, but he’s not the only veteran free agent on their radar. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports and PFT has confirmed that...
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Vikings hope support helps Michael Floyd
The Minnesota Vikings hope their support system help Michael Floyd get out of his troubled past with DUIs.
Broncos need to figure out their offense
Vance Joseph says the Broncos aren't "broken," but they need to solve their offensive issues if they want to meet expectations. PFT Commenter and Barstool Big Cat also drop by and give a gift to Mike Florio...
Can Seahawks keep Lacy, Rawls healthy?
The Seattle Seahawks want to run more this season but that might be a difficult task if they can't keep their running backs healthy.
Tom Brady could avoid talking about concussions
Tom Brady might be off the hook when it comes to talking about concussions while Calvin Johnson says he hid his head injuries from the Lions.
New overtime rule could let receiving team win with just a field goal
When the NFL changed its overtime rule in 2012, it was supposed to guarantee both teams the ball, unless the team that received the overtime kickoff scored a touchdown on its first possession. But as the...
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Michael Bennett says he will “boycott” local newspaper
Near the end of last season, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took some time off from speaking to reporters following a press conference argument that saw Sherman threaten to ruin a reporter’s...
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Vinny Curry said he played through knee injury last year
Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry responded to a big contract with a lackluster season, but he’s explaining now there was a reason for that. Via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, Curry said during an...
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Celebration rule change of some sort coming
The celebration rules, they are a-changing. It’s still unclear what they’ll be a-changing to. Despite an expectation in the days preceding the annual meeting in March that changes of some sort...
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Monday morning one-liners
Second-round OL Dion Dawkins is getting used to life with the Bills. Dolphins coach Adam Gase is taking precautions against injuries in OTAs. T Conor McDermott may face an uphill climb to make the Patriots...
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Bears considering moving Kyle Long again
The Bears have been fortunate that Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long is versatile, and they’re thinking about tapping into that again. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are...
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Ben Roethlisberger still “proud” of self-reporting concussion
With the attention brought to concussions and the diagnosis of them by Tom Brady’s wife, many are talking about the fine line between getting one and talking about it. Saints quarterback Drew Brees...
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Marshawn Lynch leads hundreds of fans on Oakland bike tour
Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to join his hometown team, and he’s having some fun with his hometown fans. The Raiders running back tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a bike on Friday,...
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Calvin Johnson: “Of course” I had concussions I hid from the doctors
Calvin Johnson was a quiet guy during his playing career, but he has plenty to say in retirement. Johnson, the former Lions receiver who said yesterday that he didn’t like how the team treated him...
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Report: Alterraun Verner out of shape in workout for Jaguars
Former Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner is one of the few remaining available players in our Free Agent Hot 100. So why is he still available? It may be that he’s out of shape. The Florida Times...
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Justin Pugh sees himself in the “driver’s seat”
Justin Pugh is sniff ‘n’ the cash. “I’m sitting in the driver’s seat,’’ Pugh recently said regarding his contract situation, via Mark Canizzaro of the New York Post. Pugh enters the fifth year...
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Juju Smith-Schuster went from fan to teammate of Antonio Brown
A year and a half ago, JuJu Smith-Schuster was a big Antonio Brown fan. He still is, and he’s now also a teammate. Smith-Schuster, the Steelers’ second-round draft pick, posted on Twitter today...
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Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo says he’s ready to compete for his job
Ordinarily, when a team trades up in the second round to draft a player, that player’s roster spot is safe for at least a couple years. But Roberto Aguayo is no ordinary second-year player. Aguayo,...
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Leonard Fournette only rookie to avoid offsets, so far
The numbers are trickling in regarding the contracts signed by the players selected three weeks ago in the draft. In the top 10, half have signed their deals. Only one has avoided the oft-contentious offset...
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Mike Zimmer: We have strong support system for Michael Floyd
Michael Floyd will be able to serve the rest of the house arrest sentence he received for last year’s DUI arrest in Minnesota, which means the wide receiver will be able to join the Vikings for...
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Seahawks sign third-rounder Nazair Jones
The Seahawks have the sixth member of their 2017 draft class under contract. The team announced that they have signed third-round defensive tackle Nazair Jones to a four-year contract. With Jones signed,...
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Sunday morning one-liners
Dennis Hickey and Brian Gaine are in the same Bills front office after competing for jobs in the past. The Dolphins think a battle for a starting safety job will make everyone better. Is this WR Julian...
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Pete Carroll: We will definitely run more this season
The Seahawks finished the 2016 season with 403 rushing attempts, which marked the first time since the 2011 season that they’d run the ball fewer than 500 times. That’s something that the team...
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Bills defenders like simplicity of new defense
When Rex Ryan switched the Bills’ defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4, the unit struggled. Now that Ryan is gone and the 4-3 is back, the hope in Buffalo is that the defense will rebound. “A lot easier,”...
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Falcons think they’ll work out a new deal with Devonta Freeman
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and he’s made it clear he wants to be paid like an elite running back. The Falcons think they can...
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Calvin Johnson didn’t like how the Lions treated him when he retired
One of the greatest players in Lions franchise history doesn’t feel great about the franchise now. Calvin Johnson, the wide receiver who retired a year ago, said today that he’s not thinking...
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T.J. McDonald will get full reps pending suspension
The Dolphins signed former Rams safety T.J. McDonald knowing he’d be subject to an eight-game suspension. They plan to use him in the offseason and preseason as if the suspension doesn’t exist...
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Mike Zimmer has yet another eye surgery
The number stands at eight, and hopefully it stays there. Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disclosed on Saturday at a youth football camp hosted by his foundation that he has had an...
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Arkansas Commission says Jerry Jones’ gift to cops was unethical
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he was just trying to show respect to police officers when he gave game tickets, travel accommodations and Cowboys merchandise to cops in his home town of North Little Rock....
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Happy 90th birthday, Bud Grant
Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant has reached another milestone that the rest of us should hope we can eventually achieve. The former three-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota, NBA player, NFL...
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Saturday one-liners
Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman has now worked for three different head coaches in Buffalo. Renovations continue at the Dolphins’ stadium, with $50 million in upgrades to clubs and...
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Kenny Stills expresses support for Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick’s decision to take a stand on a hot-button political issue has made him a hot-button political issue, with folks now hardened in their views and constantly looking for truths, half-...
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Former Dolphins G.M. lands with the Bills
Bills G.M. Brandon Beane has lined up a growing list of scouts and executives who are either on pace for big jobs or who have previously held them. The latest additions to a front office being largely...
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Bryan Cox thinks he may have been fired for 2016 Combine incident
As former Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox commences a period of NFL unemployment, he has a theory as to why he was let go. “You go from your unit playing really well in the Super Bowl and sacking the...
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Chargers’ Dontrelle Inman out six weeks
The injury-plagued Chargers have lost one of their top receivers to an injury. Los Angeles receiver Dontrelle Inman had surgery to repair an injured core muscle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Inman is...
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Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium
Are Los Angeles Rams fans frustrated by the news that the team’s new stadium will be a year late in opening? Not as long as they win. That’s the word from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said he...
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Cardinals strike deal with fourth-rounder Dorian Johnson
The Cardinals wrapped up the week by getting another draft pick under contract. Fourth-round guard Dorian Johnson has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. First-round linebacker Haason Reddick and...
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Wayne Walker, All-Pro linebacker turned broadcaster, dies at 80
Wayne Walker, who played 15 years for the Lions and then spent 20 years covering the 49ers as a broadcaster, has died at the age of 80. Walker passed away in Boise, Idaho, his hometown and the place he...
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Browns claim Chris Barker, waive Gabe Wright
The Browns have added a former member of the Patriots to their roster. The team announced on Friday that they have claimed offensive lineman Chris Barker off of waivers. Barker was dropped by New England on...
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Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jones
The Packers used four draft picks on defensive players last month. Both of their second-round picks play in the secondary. Both are now under contract. PFT has confirmed that the Packers have agreed to...
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Colts sign Tarell Basham to wrap up draft class
The Colts have signed all of their draft picks. The team wrapped things up on Friday with the announcement that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Tarell Basham. Basham was a third-round pick and one...
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Caleb Brantley signs with Browns
Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley got some good news on Wednesday when he learned that he won’t be charged with battery in Florida and he closed out his week with another positive development. Brantley...
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Bucs’ Bernard Reedy says he’ll never quit his $11 an hour side job
Buccaneers receiver Bernard Reedy hasn’t made much money in the NFL. He’s never played in a regular-season game, and his two weeks on the 53-man roster at the end of last season were his only...
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Titans sign two, cut one
The Titans announced that they have shuffled their roster ahead of the weekend. The team has signed wide receiver Darius Jennings and fullback Joe Bacci to their 90-man roster. Wide receiver K.J. Maye was...
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Bears sign Adam Shaheen
The Bears had one of the smaller draft classes in the league this year and they are 80 percent of the way through signing them. The team announced on Friday that second-round tight end Adam Shaheen has...
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Reggie Ragland back in individual drills for Bills
A lot changed around the Bills since linebacker Reggie Ragland tore his ACL last summer. The team has changed coaches, General Managers and defensive schemes, leaving Ragland with a lot of catching up to do...
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Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup
Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick...
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Yee’s statement on Brady doesn’t really state anything
During the #DeflateGate saga, agent Don Yee on multiple occasions did his top client no favors with private advice supplied and public statements provided. Two days after Tom Brady’s wife dropped a...
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Chargers, Rams both lose over stadium delay
The new stadium in Inglewood, California to be shared by the Chargers and Rams won’t open until 2020, due to rain-induced construction delays. The biggest loser is the proprietor of the property,...
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49ers hire Ran Carthon as director of pro personnel
49ers General Manager John Lynch has made an addition to the personnel department in Santa Clara. The 49ers announced on Friday that Ran Carthon has been hired as their director of pro personnel. He joins...
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Agent says Tom Brady wasn’t diagnosed with a concussion in 2016
The NFL responded to Gisele Bundchen saying that her husband Tom Brady had a concussion last year by saying there was no sign that the Brady ever reported experiencing symptoms to the team’s medical...
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Lions rookie Teez Tabor expects to be past hamstring injury by camp
Cornerback Teez Tabor’s final pre-draft workout was with the Lions because he wasn’t able to do any more on-field work after tweaking his hamstring during that session. The turn of events seemed...
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Tyrod Taylor, Broncos QBs highlight PFT Friday
Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor's comments on Sammy Watkins and Denver Broncos QB competition are among several big topics on Friday's PFT show.
Myles Garrett signs with Browns
The first overall pick is officially signed. Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett has signed his contract with the Browns. Under the league’s rookie salary structure, it’s a four-year, $30.4...
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DeVante Parker shares Dolphins’ expectations for a big 2017 season
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said earlier this month that the team is “seeing what we wanted to see out of” wide receiver DeVante Parker and that they are expecting a “...
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Giants sign sixth-rounder Adam Bisnowaty
When the offseason began, many people pointed to offensive line as an area where the Giants needed an upgrade. They didn’t do much about it in free agency as the only notable addition was former...
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Tyrod Taylor has a backhanded compliment for Sammy Watkins
When Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor spoke to reporters on Thursday, he offered up some praise of receiver Sammy Watkins. Implicit in the positivity, however, was a sense that Watkins hasn’t always...
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Jags' Calais Campbell hopes to end playoff drought
Jaguars' Calais Campbell says the team has the roster to end their playoff drought but is that enough in a crowded AFC South?
Can Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu stay healthy?
Arizona Cardinals' star safety Tyrann Mathieu wants to focus on the day to day, but he needs to find ways to remain healthy to help his team.
Conley's sexual assault case remains unresolved
With Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick Gareon Conley still facing sexual assault allegations, Mike Florio discusses the different possible outcomes.
Tom Brady, Aston Martin announce partnership
Tom Brady's marketing power is definitely on display with a long-term partnership with Aston Martin.
Buccaneers add backup, mentor in Fitzpatrick
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mike Florio calls the move a "no-brainer" because of the veteran presence Fitzpatrick adds.