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Pat Shurmur focusing on new approach for Vikings offense
The Minnesota Vikings offense floundered in 2016 for a myriad of reasons. Adrian Peterson missed most of the season to injury, Norv Turner resigned as offensive coordinator midseason, Teddy Bridgewater was...
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Real Sports profiles Robert Kraft
As the Patriots bask in the afterglow of a fifth Super Bowl win, their owner will step into the spotlight of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A profile of Robert Kraft will be included in Tuesday...
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Kirk Cousins won’t sign new deal before application of franchise tag
Washington has nine days to apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins. One way to avoid using it would be to sign Cousins to a long-term deal before then. Per a source with knowledge of the...
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Scott Turner will join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan
After being fired by the Vikings last month, Scott Turner will land on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan, TheMMQB.com reported Monday. Turner was the Vikings’ quarterbacks coach...
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Running back franchise tender won’t drop if Adrian Peterson is released
As the franchise tag deadline approaches, the Steelers haven’t ruled out using it on running back Le’Veon Bell. If they do, the price of it will have nothing to do with the future of Vikings...
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Victor Cruz says Panthers visit “went well,” but nothing is imminent
Former Giants receiver Victor Cruz is looking for a job, and his first stop happened with former Giants executive Dave Gettleman. Cruz told Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com that the visit to the Panthers...
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Texas governor retreats from law that would force NFL players to stand for anthem
The governor of Texas recently attacked the NFL for trying to squeeze the Lone Star State into not passing a bathroom bill. Part of the response included a threat to push for a law that would apply to a...
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Julius Thomas has meeting, physical set in Miami Tuesday
The expected trades of tight end Julius Thomas from the Jaguars to the Dolphins and offensive tackle Branden Albert from the Dolphins to the Jaguars are awaiting final details, NFL Network’s Ian...
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Joe Williams briefly quit football at Utah, wants NFL to know why
One of the odder stories of the 2016 college football season came when Utah running back Joe Williams announced that he was quitting the team and quitting the sport of football — only to come back a...
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Trades negotiated now are non-binding
So how are the Dolphins and Jaguars working out trades more than two weeks before trades are allowed? They’re not, officially. Unofficially, they’ve agreed to agree to a trade that will send...
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The Revis tampering from 2015 was pretty much what everyone thought it was
A new column that spends plenty of time wagging a finger at Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis for “embarrassing” the team’s owner with “late-night shenanigans” that may or may not...
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Julius Thomas to Dolphins reportedly back on
Mark Twain is credited as saying, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes,” and the same may be said of reports about a trade involving the Dolphins and...
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Cowboys create cap room by restructuring contracts
The Cowboys’ annual game of kick the can has begun in earnest. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the Cowboys have freed up $17.3 million in short-term cap space by restructuring the contracts of...
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Garςon’s social media post acknowledges the obvious
Much has been made — and inferred, or is it implied? — about Washington receiver Pierre Garςon’s seemingly  lighthearted Instagram post that generally asked, “#YALLHIRING?” The...
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Report: Jags have heard non-Dolphins interest in Julius Thomas trade
The most recent report regarding a potential trade between the Dolphins and Jaguars has tackle Branden Albert going to Jacksonville in exchange for a draft pick. That’s an update from word over the...
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Former Giants wideout Victor Cruz visits the Panthers
Sometimes the dots connect themselves. Former Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is looking for a job, and the Panthers are looking for a productive slot receiver to go along with their occasionally...
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Jaguars cutting defensive lineman Jared Odrick
This is the time of year when certain veterans get a head-start on the free agent market, but it takes becoming unemployed. According to a tweet by his agent, veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick has been...
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TV executive talked to Roger Goodell about speeding up NFL games
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t short on advice from TV executives about how to improve ratings. In addition to a suggestion from FOX that the league has too many broadcast windows, CBS chairman...
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Broncos decline comment on claim Emmanuel Sanders lied about missed practice
An ugly divorce for Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is causing an awkward moment with his employer. Via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, the Broncos have no comment on the contention that Sanders lied...
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Andrew Whitworth talking to Bengals about return
The Bengals drafted two tackles in the first two rounds of the 2015 draft, which likely left many people with the feeling that Andrew Whitworth’s time as the team’s left tackle was close to its...
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Revis tape oozes reasonable doubt
The bizarre video that contains images of two men knocked out cold and the sound of another man claiming that he did it and threatening to do it again apparently is the closest thing to a smoking gun in the...
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Report: Branden Albert to Jags for a draft pick, not Julius Thomas
The Dolphins and Jaguars are talking about a trade which would send left tackle Branden Albert to Jacksonville, but it appears he is the only player involved in the deal. According to Armando Salguero of...
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Where is Tony Romo most likely to land?
With Tony Romo's days as a Dallas Cowboy coming to an end, Mike Florio breaks down some of the best potential landing spots for the QB this offseason.
Bruce Arians: Ben Roethlisberger should be “ready to roll”
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had go through a few anxious moments this offseason, wondering if his beat-up veteran quarterback was going to come back. So coupled with his experience in Pittsburgh with Ben...
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Will Julius Thomas get dealt to the Dolphins?
According to a report, the Dolphins and Jaguars are discussing a deal that would involve Branden Albert and Julius Thomas. Mike Florio breaks down the potential swap.
HOF voter says T.O. dropped too many passes
One Hall of Fame voter has stated that Terrell Owens didn't get his vote because the WR dropped too many passes. Mike Florio disagrees with this idea and believes Owens should be in.
On T.O. Hall of Fame opposition, the goalposts are moving
The biggest problem with the recent “T.O. dropped too many passes” excuse for keeping him out of Canton isn’t that it’s a stupid argument (it is), it’s that it feels like a...
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Stanley Wilson arrested for third time since July
For the third time in less than a year, Stanley Wilson was arrested. Wilson tried to force his way into a home without clothes on.
Steve Smith rejecting requests to help other players train
Steve Smith announced his retirement from the NFL after the 2016 season and took a job with NFL Network to remain involved in the game moving forward. He’s had other offers to keep his toe in the...
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Dolphins and Jags reportedly working on deal
According to a report, the Jaguars and Dolphins are working on a trade involving Branden Albert and Julius Thomas. Mike Florio breaks down the potential deal.
Irsay thrilled with Ballard-Pagano's relationship
Colts' owner Jim Irsay sent out a tweet about the positive relationship between his new GM and head coach. Mike Florio explains why he believes Chris Ballard will end up hiring his own coach.
Revis' altercation video released
A video of the situation involving Darrelle Revis in Pittsburgh surfaced and Mike Florio explains why it will be hard for the prosecution to pin anything on Revis.
Will Cowboys help Tony Romo on his way out?
Cowboys beat writer Charean Williams explains why it's unlikely for Tony Romo to be traded, which team is the best fit for him and why JPP would be a nice fit in Dallas.
McFadden thinks Dallas wouldn’t mind keeping him
The biggest topic around the Cowboys in the opening weeks of the offseason has been the fate of quarterback Tony Romo, but he wasn’t the only Dallas starter who saw a rookie take over his spot in the...
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Could another NFL team end up in Vegas?
The Raiders have given other NFL teams the leverage to make a move to Las Vegas, but will they?
Athletes skipping White House trip is nothing new
As Patriots owner Robert Kraft pointed out last week, every New England NFL championship team has had players who skipped the traditional White House trip. As explained by Paul Newberry of the Associated...
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Seahawks injury ruling set precedent for Steelers
The Steelers didn't reveal the LeVeon Bell injury and the Seattle Seahawks might have bailed PIttsburgh out with the Richard Sherman injury.
NFL spread itself thin with more broadcast windows than ever
A record 203 million Americans watched NFL games last season, yet average ratings were down. If those two data points seem contradictory, that’s because most people don’t fully understand how TV...
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Captain Munnerlyn hopes Vikings “value my talent”
The Vikings have picked cornerbacks early in the draft in three of the last four years, but a pair of older players ranked second and third in snaps played at the position in 2016. Both Terence Newman and...
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Monday morning one-liners
Former Bills coach Marv Levy wrote a children’s book about the Chicago Cubs. A look at veteran Dolphins other than DE Cameron Wake. Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell has finished writing his second book....
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Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo
With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry. And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (...
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Branden Albert visiting Jaguars
The Dolphins could soon be parlaying their apparent intent to cut tackle Branden Albert into the acquisition of a new tight end. Albert will visit the Jaguars on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL...
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Video of Darrelle Revis incident shows two victims unconscious
A brief video of the aftermath of the incident involving Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis shows two men unconscious on the sidewalk and includes the audio of another man bragging about knocking them out. The...
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Jim Irsay says coach, new G.M. are “clicking on all cylinders”
He would have said the team is running like a “fine-tuned machine,” but that phrase already has been used this week. Instead, Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to declare that his head coach...
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Report: Dolphins, Jags working on Albert-Thomas swap
The Dolphins and Jaguars are working on a trade involving offensive tackle Branden Albert and tight end Julius Thomas, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The report said there are hurdles that still...
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Trading Tony Romo won’t be easy, if Romo doesn’t want it
The trade-or-release Tony Romo question ultimately will be resolved by the Cowboys. However, it’s not simply a question of what the team wants. What Romo wants matters, too. He undoubtedly wants to be...
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What will the NFL do about Le’Veon Bell’s undisclosed groin injury?
One week after the Seahawks admitted that they hid cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the Steelers admitted that they hid running back Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. With the NFL...
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Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for a third time
A sad situation keeps getting sadder. Former Lions defensive back Stanley Wilson II had been arrested while naked for the third time in less than a year, and the second time in little more than a month. Via...
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Raiders need money and more to pull off Las Vegas move
The Raiders have applied for permission to move to Las Vegas. Their ability to secure 24 owner votes surely hinges on their ability to replace the financing that Sands casino owner Sheldon Adelson had...
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Kyle Shanahan may bring Jacob Tamme with him to San Francisco
Jacob Tamme hits free agency after a disappointing 2016 season in Atlanta, in which he caught just 22 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before spending the second half of the season on injured...
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Buccaneers raising prices for most tickets
The Buccaneers raised ticket prices for the first time in eight years in 2016 and followed that up with their first winning season in six years, so they’re going to try the same thing again. The team...
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Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers’ go-to lawyer
It’s been known for years that any Broncos player or coach who needs legal help hires Harvey Steinberg. For the Steelers, the knee-jerk barrister has become Robert Del Greco Jr. The son of a former...
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Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher
The Saints are coming off their third straight 7-9 season and a third straight season with a defense that ranked at the bottom of the league, which doesn’t make for much suspense when it comes to...
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DeSean Jackson may find himself in high demand
Washington receiver DeSean Jackson has been sending mixed messages about whether he wants to return to Philadelphia or stay where he has been for the last three years. However, Jackson may have more than...
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Elliott disputes claim he was 'detained' by police
At a time when Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott remains under investigation by the NFL for a claim of domestic violence, Elliott apparently won’t be under investigation for a new incident. In...
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Sunday morning one-liners
A look at what free agency will bring for Bills WR Brandon Tate. Assessing the cost of the Dolphins bringing back WR Kenny Stills. What will the Patriots do at tight end this offseason? Former Jets G Damien...
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Earl Mitchell lining up visits with teams
Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released by the Dolphins last Thursday in a move that saves Miami some money under the cap and gives Mitchell a jump on free agents when it comes to landing a new job. It...
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Cardinals want to win now, will be aggressive in free agency
The Cardinals took a big step backward from 13-3 in 2015 to 7-8-1 in 2016, and they’re eager to change things in a hurry. Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim said the Cardinals’ priority in free agency...
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Patriots will ask Danny Amendola to take a pay cut
New England receiver Danny Amendola has agreed to restructure his contract in each of the last two offseasons, and now the Patriots hope to make it three in a row. Amendola will not be back on his current...
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Cardinals may have a hard time keeping Tony Jefferson
Yes, the Cardinals would like to re-sign safety Tony Jefferson. They may have a hard time doing it, however. The Cardinals have plenty of cap space already devoted to the secondary, with big contracts...
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Giants show no signs of interest, or lack of interest, in Adrian Peterson
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has twice in recent weeks expressed interest in joining the Giants — once directly and the other time indirectly. But the Giants have yet to return the favor,...
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Dolphins sign Cameron Wake through 2018
The Dolphins are strengthening their commitment to defensive end Cameron Wake. Wake has signed a new contract that keeps him with the team through 2018, the Dolphins announced today. This is the second time...
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Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?
At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a...
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Stefon Diggs: Brilliant troll or flat-earth truther?
As a football player, I’ve been a fan of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs from the moment he made his first impact on the NFL as a rookie in 2015. As a potential social-media troll, he may have even...
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Saturday one-liners
The son of Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim plays for a flag football team coached by Frank Caliendo. Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak talked up 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan as a coach, but not as a babysitter. Rams...
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If tagged by the Panthers, will Kawann Short sign it?
With the franchise tag window open and an apple pie still slowly cooling on the ledge, the question becomes whether any of the players who ultimately receive the one-year payday that goes along with being...
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Hall of Fame voter: Michael Irvin was better than T.O.
With at least one Hall of Fame voter who resents being questioned or criticized has decided to whine about “the Mike Florios of the world,” my official response consists of two words: Thank you...
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Gary Myers explains the Terrell Owens snub
[Editor’s note: Earlier this week, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News contacted me via email to explain his case against putting Terrell Owens in the Hall of Fame. We exchanged several messages on...
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Terrell Owens dropped passes, as great receivers do
We noted earlier that one Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ron Borges, has finally made an on-field case for why Owens should be excluded, that he dropped too many passes. We’ve now taken some time to...
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Matt Schaub, Brian Hoyer could be among 49ers’ targets
New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan wants to find a long-term solution at the quarterback position. But if that long-term solution turns out to be a rookie who’s not ready to start in 2017, Matt Schaub and...
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Hall of Fame voter: Terrell Owens dropped too many passes
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets in private and submits secret ballots, so we don’t know the identities of all the voters who voted against Terrell Owens two weeks ago. But one...
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Report: Brian Daboll leaving Patriots for Alabama
Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll will be the new offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, ESPN.com’s Chris Low reported Friday. Daboll worked under Alabama coach Nick Saban as a...
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Darrelle Revis turns himself in
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself into to authorities in Pittsburgh on Friday evening. Cameras from ESPN and other outlets were waiting as Revis arrived at the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts...
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Darrelle Revis incident details confirm that a conviction won’t be easy
As more details emerge regarding the arrest of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, it’s becoming more clear that it will be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the most serious...
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Louis Riddick may be embellishing his chance of getting 49ers G.M. gig
In this age of embellishment and exaggeration (there’s never been a time in the history of the universe where people have embellished and exaggerated as much as they currently do), it should be no...
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49ers announce nine more coaching hires
The 49ers on Friday announced nine more coaching hires, most notably the hiring of Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator. Richard Hightower was announced as special teams coordinator, and former NFL...
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Broncos allow newly hired assistant to interview with 49ers
A month ago, John Benton was hired as the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach. Now he may already be leaving for another job with another team. Benton is interviewing to be the 49ers’...
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Michael Floyd’s DUI guilty plea could lead to enhanced suspension
Apart from: (1) actually serving 24 days in jail; and (2) serving another 96 oF home confinement after that (which would cause him to miss most of the offseason program barring a work-release proviso),...
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Chargers PR head Bill Johnston chooses family over L.A. move
Chargers employees are deciding whether or not to move up the California coast to Los Angeles with the team later this year and one longtime member of the front office won’t be making the trip....
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Jaguars re-sign OL Josh Wells
The Jaguars re-signed defensive tackle Abry Jones and wide receiver Arrelious Benn earlier this week and they announced another player that will remain in the fold on Friday. Offensive lineman Josh Wells is...
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Michael Floyd has begun serving his 24 days in jail
Patriots receiver Michael Floyd becomes a free agent on March 9, but unless a contract can be sent to him behind bars, he won’t be able to sign with anyone right away. Floyd has already begun serving...
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Anthony Lynn: We can take Melvin Gordon to another level
When Anthony Lynn was hired as the Chargers’ head coach, running back Melvin Gordon said that he thought Lynn was the perfect coach to bring out the best in him. The feeling appears to be mutual....
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Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charges
Former NFL running back Trent Richardson is making headlines again, for all the wrong reasons. According to Carol Robinson of Al.com, the former Browns and Colts running back was arrested Thursday night in...
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Jeff Triplette resigns as president of NFL Referees Association
Longtime NFL referee Jeff Triplette will no longer be the head of the officials’ union. The NFL Referees Association announced today that Triplette has resigned as president of the organization. He...
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Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI
Wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI to settle the criminal case related to his December arrest in Arizona. Floyd faced seven charges, but the other six were dropped when he entered...
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NFL is “looking into” Darrelle Revis arrest
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a problem with the law and, necessarily, a problem with the NFL. League spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the NFL is “looking into” the incident that...
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Louis Riddick claims he nearly got the 49ers G.M. job
Before ESPN analyst and former NFL defensive back Louis Riddick changed his tune about the 49ers, he claims he nearly heard the sweet music of “you’re hired.” Riddick, via SportsBusiness...
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Kyle Shanahan: 49ers not looking for a “short-term fix” at QB
The 49ers are supposed to meet with Colin Kaepernick soon, as both sides try to determine if the incumbent quarterback is a fit for new coach Kyle Shanahan. But Shanahan said during an interview on KNBR 680...
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Lions will unveil new uniforms in April
The Nikefication of the NFL continues. The Detroit Lions will be the latest team to change uniforms in the aftermath of Nike taking over the league’s apparel contract in 2012. The new digs will be...
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Kyle Shanahan confirms Robert Saleh is defensive coordinator
The 49ers haven’t sent out an official announcement that Robert Saleh will be their defensive coordinator, but head coach Kyle Shanahan took care of confirming the reports earlier this week that the...
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Will the D.A. charge Darrelle Revis?
Yes, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged by police with four felonies (including aggravated assault) and a misdemeanor after a fight that occurred in Pittsburgh last weekend. A month ago,...
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Report: Cardinals working to re-sign Tony Jefferson
The Cardinals have said more than once that they will use their franchise tag on linebacker Chandler Jones if they are unable to reach agreement on a long-term deal before March 1, but he isn’t the...
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Torrey Smith excited about Kyle Shanahan’s arrival
Wide receiver Torrey Smith’s first two seasons with the 49ers haven’t seen the kind of production that he or the team were hoping to get when he signed a five-year deal with the team before the...
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Miami Dolphins trying to move on from Albert
The Miami Dolphins' decision to reportedly move on from Branden Albert is likely to be a win-win for both sides, according to Mike Florio.
How long can Tom Brady keep on playing?
With Tom Brady saying that he wants to play for as long as the Patriots let him, Mike Florio explains that it might affect the team's future plans moving forward at quarterback.
Panthers giving Amini Silatolu another shot
The Panthers have signed guard Amini Silatolu to a one-year deal. It’s a reunion for the Silatolu and the Panthers, who drafted him in the second round in 2012. Silatolu started 28 games over four...
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Cowboys would benefit from cutting Tony Romo, eventually
As it becomes more clear that the Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo (or, at a minimum, that he’ll ask for it), it’s important to explain how that would work, as a practical matter. Romo...
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Chargers left tackle King Dunlap arrested for violating protective order
Chargers left tackle King Dunlap was arrested last night in Nashville, for violating an order of protection filed by his girlfriend. He has posted bond and was released from jail, and his lawyer told WKRN...
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Revis' future with Jets could be affected by trial
Facing multiple charges, Darrelle Revis' entire NFL future could hinge on the outcome of a potential trial.
Steelers know they need a quarterback plan
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says that his team needs to have a plan at beyond Ben Roethlisberger since both sides know the veteran quarterback's end is coming.
T.O. strangely criticizes Cris Carter
Terrell Owens recently called out Cris Carter in a radio interview about his Hall of Fame snub. It's an odd move for the former receiver considering Carter has backed T.O. to make the Hall.
Steelers call re-signing Brown 'a priority'
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed that the team is looking to re-sign Antonio Brown. Considering the events of the past month, now might be the perfect time for Pittsburgh to work out a long-...
Will Steelers use franchise tag on Bell?
With the Steelers continuing to be coy on if they'll use the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell, here's why March 1 could be an important date for the running back.
Will Owens boycott Hall of Fame enshrinement?
Terrell Owens has said that he thinks the voting process for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is flawed. Could those comments influence his chances at getting a gold jacket?
Report: Jaguars among teams interested in Branden Albert
The Dolphins aren’t keeping left tackle Branden Albert, but they found out quickly that there was sufficient interest in him elsewhere that they might get something for him. And a potential trade...
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Ex-NFL player Leonard Myers dies of cancer at age 38
Former NFL defensive back Leonard Myers has died after battling cancer. He was 38. A sixth-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2001, Leonard was on the team that won the Super Bowl that season, although he...
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Zac Stacy retires from the NFL
At age 25, former Rams and Jets running back Zac Stacy has decided he’s done playing football. But while Stacy cited injuries as the reason he’s walking away at such a young age, he isn’t...
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T.O. suggests he won’t attend his Hall of Fame enshrinement
One thing has become clear in the 13 days since the Hall of Fame selection meeting: Even those who have opposed Terrell Owens’ enshrinement admit he’ll eventually get in. When he does, will he...
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Steelers expect Ladarius Green back next year
The Steelers are working to keep all their offensive stars happy, and they’re hoping they can add to it. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert told reporters yesterday that he expected to have tight...
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Charlie Weis Jr., Kyle Flood among new Falcons coaches
The Falcons coaching staff lost both coordinators and several other assistants in the wake of their Super Bowl loss and they moved quickly to fill the most prominent openings. They’ve now filled out...
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Friday morning one-liners
A look at the Bills’ history using the franchise tag. Will the Dolphins make another trade for a cornerback? The dulcet tones of Patriots coach Bill Belichick will be featured as the narration on a...
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Report: Dolphins looking at trade options for a cornerback
The Dolphins want to add some help at cornerback this offseason, and they may not be content to sift through free agency and the draft. Via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are considering...
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Jared Goff working out with quarterback tutors
It worked out pretty well for Matt Ryan, so it probably can’t hurt Jared Goff. The Rams quarterback has started working with quarterback tutors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux this offseason, adding him to...
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Eagles personnel exec returning to coach at Alabama
The Eagles are set to have an opening in their personnel department. They hired Joe Pannunzio as their director of personnel operations before the 2015 season after spending four years as the director of...
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Ex-Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell lands on Vikings’ staff
The Vikings are adding a former college head coach to their staff of assistants. Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will be the Vikings’ wide receivers coach, Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports...
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T.O. takes aim at Cris Carter
Not many Hall of Famers who believe Terrell Owens shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame have come forward to declare their beliefs publicly. One that has proclaimed his opposition to Owens has received a...
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Two officials in charge of running Vikings stadium resign amid ethics concerns
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had its top two officials resign on Thursday following claims of ethical misconduct for use of luxury suites at Vikings games. According to Kyle Potter of the...
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Terrell Owens: “At this point, the Hall of Fame doesn’t mean anything to me”
The Terrell Owens Hall of Fame fallout continues, nearly two weeks after he was snubbed. Owens appeared Thursday on WFAN with Mike Francesa to continue the discussion regarding the decision to keep Owens...
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Criminal charges means Jets could wait to cut Revis
Before cornerback Darrelle Revis had four felony charges filed against him, the Jets faced the question of whether they would pay Revis $6 million to not play for the team in 2017 or $15 million to remain...
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Darrelle Revis charged with four felonies
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with four felonies after an incident last weekend on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Revis has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of...
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Vince Young’s agent says there have been “discussions” with CFL team
A day after agent Leigh Steinberg announced that Vince Young has “a dream” of playing football again, Steinberg tweeted that he’s been in contact with a Canadian Football League team....
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Police: Darrelle Revis facing assault, robbery charges
Pittsburgh Police say charges are pending against Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis after an incident last Sunday morning in the city’s South Side area. Those charges include robbery, terroristic threats...
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Report: Darrelle Revis needed medical treatment after confrontation
A lawyer for Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis told KDKA-TV that Revis needed medical treatment after an incident on Pittsburgh’s South Side last weekend. There are varying reports about what happened....
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Dolphins tap the brakes on cutting Branden Albert
The Dolphins will cut Branden Albert. Unless they don’t. The veteran left tackle has become the latest example of a player who is told that he’s out and then, once the team realizes there could...
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Branden Albert wasn’t cut Thursday, reportedly could be traded
Word that the Dolphins were going to release left tackle Branden Albert along with defensive linemen Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell broke early on Thursday, but the NFL’s transaction wire only...
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Tom Brady wants to finish career with Patriots
As the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady talk about the next new contract between the two parties, there’s one card that Brady will never play: The “I’ll become a free agent and sign...
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Kevin Colbert: Lawrence Timmons “has to see what his market is”
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert touched on several contract matters during a meeting with the media on Thursday, including the team’s desire to sign wide receiver Antonio Brown to a long-term...
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Browns re-sign Charley Hughlett
The Browns were guaranteed long snapper Charley Hughlett would remain under their control in 2017 by virtue of his status as an exclusive rights free agent, but they’ve apparently gone for a much...
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Steelers not saying if they’ll franchise Le’Veon Bell
Steelers running back Le’Veon becomes an unrestricted free agent on March 9, and the team isn’t saying yet whether they’ll keep him from testing the waters. Pittsburgh General Manager Kevin...
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Bills hold onto Ramon Humber
The Bills have some big decisions to make regarding cornerback Stephon Gilmore and quarterback Tyrod Taylor this offseason, but that didn’t stop them from taking care of a smaller move on Thursday....
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Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger to play, but need a “plan in place”
The Steelers do not expect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to retire this year, as he mused about doing at the end of the postseason, but they do expect to make plans to be without Roethlisberger some day....
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Long-term deal for Antonio Brown “a priority” for Steelers
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert confirmed to reporters Thursday that the team has been working on a long-term extension for wide receiver Antonio Brown. Colbert called getting that deal done “a...
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Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks
Former Washington tight end and current Washington employee Chris Cooley created a stir earlier this week by publicly speculating into a radio microphone owned by Daniel Snyder on whether Washington G.M....
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Is Adrian Peterson’s message to the Giants, or the Vikings?
On the surface, Adrian Peterson’s flirt-tweet with the Giants seems to be a fairly obvious message to Big Blue. But the real recipients could be the team that wears purple. There’s no way the...
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Tom Brady, Patriots have preliminary talks on contract extension
Tom Brady’s current contract runs through the 2019 season, when he’ll be 42 years old. But as Brady talks about playing into his mid-40s, or maybe longer, there’s already talk of a...
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins reaches plea deal in DUI case
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins lost his job with the Buccaneers following an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol last September, but he won’t be spending any time in jail. TMZ Sports...
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Dolphins cutting defensive linemen Mario Williams, Earl Mitchell
The Dolphins are clearing the decks of some salary today. In addition to the previously reported release of left tackle Branden Albert, they’re also cutting defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, according...
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Kurt Warner believes in developmental leagues
Without a robust Arena League or the long-defunct World League, Kurt Warner may have never been anything more to the NFL community than a guy to whom people would say, “Hey, you have the same name as...
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Nick Mangold not expected to have ankle surgery
When Jets center Nick Mangold was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury in December, he and coach Todd Bowles both said that there was a possibility that surgery would be required to repair the...
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Report: Tony Romo expects to be cut not traded
It’s happening. As PFT has long predicted (most recently just earlier this hour on The Dan Patrick Show), the Cowboys likely will be releasing not trading quarterback Tony Romo. While that hasn’...
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Report: Texans unlikely to tag A.J. Bouye
As of Wednesday, teams are allowed to use the franchise tag until March 1 and that will put attention on teams with key players heading for free agency in the next couple of weeks. One team in that position...
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Dolphins cutting left tackle Branden Albert
The pool of available left tackles continues to fill, with the Dolphins the latest to throw a guy out of theirs. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Dolphins will be cutting veteran left...
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Report: Dolphins will cut Branden Albert
The Dolphins plan to release veteran offensive tackle Branden Albert, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday. Albert, 32, spent the last three seasons with the Dolphins and made his second Pro...
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Report: Terrelle Pryor “instructed” agents to get a deal done in Cleveland
For some players, Cleveland is a place you try to escape when your four years of drafted servitude expire. But it appears Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor not only doesn’t mind it there, but is...
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Dan Orlovsky says Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB
Dan Orlovsky has served as the backup quarterback to Matthew Stafford in Detroit for the last three seasons, but he won’t be back for a fourth year with the Lions. That word came from Orlovsky himself...
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Patriots beware: Tom Brady may return to his prankster ways
In his younger years, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady specialized in practical jokes. As he closes in what inevitably will be the final years of his career, his teammates should heed this advice: When you...
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Vince Young looks to make NFL return
Vince Young has hired an agent as he looks to make a return to the NFL, but it may be a stretch to think he will make a 53-man roster.
Church says Romo looks like he did in 2014
Cowboys safety Barry Church says that Tony Romo looked like his 2014 self in practice this year. Teams will have to weigh those comments and more before taking a leap of faith on the veteran quarterback.
Chargers have most expensive tickets in the NFL
Mike Florio understands why the Chargers have the most expensive tickets in the league but wonders if it will affect getting a fanbase in Los Angeles.
Woody Johnson’s ambassadorship is possibly being delayed by politics
Jets owner Woody Johnson will be the next ambassador to the United Kingdom. Unless he isn’t. As explained by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who cites and refers to multiple other reports,...
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Teams concerned with Combine exclusions
Teams around the league are worried about exclusions that keep players with certain criminal pasts out of the NFL Scouting Combine since they will still be considered for employment.
Florio: Owens fair to criticize Hall of Fame
Terrell Owens has come out and publicly criticize the Hall of Fame selection process after being snubbed. Here's why Mike Florio agrees with him.
Could Adrian Peterson join the Giants?
Adrian Peterson tweeted that the Giants have made some "interesting moves" so far this offseason? Could New York land the star running back?
Steelers appear ready to give Landry Jones good backup money
Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones becomes a free agent next month, but the team appears ready to make sure he stays in Pittsburgh. The Steelers view Jones as better than 80 percent of the other...
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Russell Okung’s option a weighty decision for Broncos
The market is suddenly full of left tackles, and the Broncos have a decision to make soon on theirs, to see if they want to add to the pool. Via Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post, the Broncos aren’t...
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Adrian Peterson notices “interesting moves” by Giants
Barring a revision in his contract, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is due a $6 million roster bonus on March 11 on his way to having an $18 million cap hit for the 2017 season. The size of that number...
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Terrell Owens has “lost all respect” for the Hall of Fame process
Terrell Owens apparently won’t be heeding Dan Fouts’ not-so-subtle warning that criticizing the Hall of Fame selection process will continue keep him out of Canton. In an interview with Tim...
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Lions renovating Ford Field with eye on hosting Super Bowl
The NFL has lined up the next four Super Bowls, which will be held at three new stadiums and one that underwent extensive renovations in order to be deemed worthy of hosting the league’s biggest game ...
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Matt Paradis had his second hip surgery of offseason
Broncos center Matt Paradis has not missed a snap over the last two seasons and his durability came with a physical toll. Paradis headed into the offseason in need of surgery on both of his hips and didn...
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Thursday morning one-liners
With the tag window open, the Bills have a decision to make on CB Stephon Gilmore. The transition tag could come into play for the Dolphins. The first offseason job for the Patriots is getting TE Rob...
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Changes to Raiders offense will be “very subtle”
The Raiders finished seventh in the league in points scored and sixth in offensive yards during the 2016 season, which usually isn’t the kind of year that’s followed by a change in offensive...
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Atlanta zoo loses bet, names animal after Tom Brady, gets last laugh
Tom Brady may well play forever. Which makes sense, considering his namesake may be the guy who lives through a nuclear holocaust. After losing a rather clever zoo bet (unlike the always awful mayor...
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Vince Young wants to play, but could be in line for a suspension
Vince Young wants to come back and play football. But his comeback could be a few games short of a full season even if he finds a team to take a chance on him. The former Titans quarterback was arrested for...
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PFT Live goes radio only for Thursday’s show
If you tune in to NBCSN at 7:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, you’ll see brilliant white slopes instead of my pasty white face. Which is definitely an improvement. But you won’t hear anything about the...
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Perceived lack of consistency mars Scouting Combine exclusions, too
Apart from the reality that the P.R.-driven effort to exclude certain players from the Scouting Combine won’t exclude them from being considered for employment, teams also have concerns about the...
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With NFL’s highest ticket price, tiny stadium will pay off for Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers will play in by far the NFL’s smallest stadium this year, a soccer stadium with just 30,000 seats. And the Chargers plan to profit from scarcity pricing. When the Chargers...
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Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis still firmly retired
Two years out of the NFL hasn’t made former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis wistful about making a return to football. He’s still retired and intends to stay that way. “That...
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Le’Veon Bell will release rap album on March 1
On March 1, the Steelers may drop the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. His first rap album also will drop that day. (Did I say that right?) Via the Houston Chronicle, the album dubbed Post...
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Book, movie on Tom Brady, Super Bowl LI coming
Malcolm Butler isn’t the only Patriot who’ll be getting his day at the box office. Via Deadline, a book and a feature film are both in the works regarding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The...
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Teams express concern about Scouting Combine exclusions
On the surface, valid P.R. reasons exist for shunning certain players with histories of certain types of criminal activity from the Scouting Combine. As a practical matter, however, telling players with a...
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Agent confirms Chad Kelly’s rescinded invitation to the Scouting Combine, sort of
Although it may not have been officially communicated to the player in writing, it appears that Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly has indeed been uninvited to the Scouting Combine. A confusing blurb from...
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Jaguars won’t pick up option on Kelvin Beachum’s contract
The Jaguars won’t pick up the option on the contract of offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday. Just one year after signing a five-year deal with annual...
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Jets decline option, making Ryan Clady a free agent
The Jets won’t pick up the 2017 option on the contract of offensive tackle Ryan Clady, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. That means Clady will become a free agent when the new league year...
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Vince Young wants to play again, hires agent Leigh Steinberg
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over. Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.” That...
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Chris Cooley wonders aloud whether Scot McCloughan is drinking
Chris Cooley works for Washington. So does Scot McCloughan. On Tuesday, Cooley found himself treading into territory that could create problems for him internally. The comments came while Cooley, who has a...
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Players facing franchise tag should let it happen
The first business day of the two-week franchise tag has come and gone with no one being tagged. Shockingly. With fourteen days to go (yes, there are only 14 days in two weeks but when the window opens on a...
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Steelers re-sign Steven Johnson
The Steelers signed a couple of impending exclusive rights free agents recently and they moved on to a player who was set to hit the open market on Wednesday. The team announced that they have re-signed...
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Chad Henne will be back with Jaguars
The Jaguars have re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne. Henne has been the team’s primary backup quarterback for the last three seasons after starting 13 games in 2013. He would have been eligible...
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Texas governor says NFL is “walking on thin ice” with Super Bowl threat
Everything may indeed be bigger in Texas, including the bravado of its politicians when talking about targets that are safely out of town. After the NFL suggested last week that future events in Texas could...
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Titans likely to be “overly cautious” with Marcus Mariota
Titans coach Mike Mularkey provided an update on quarterback Marcus Mariota’s recovery from a fractured fibula last month and said Mariota was “on track” for a return by the start of the...
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Report: Jaguars will sign Arrelious Benn
The Jaguars will sign wide receiver Arrelious Benn to a new contract before he can hit the free agent market, the Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday. Per the report, the deal is for 2017 with an option...
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Report: NFL invited Chad Kelly to Combine, then rescinded invitation
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was not invited to the Scouting Combine. Or perhaps he was invited, only to later learn it was a non-vite or an un-vitation. According to Bill Polian of ESPN, Kelly initially...
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Report: Broncos have not discussed Victor Cruz
Almost immediately after the Giants cut receiver Victor Cruz, reports emerged that the Broncos were interested. But those reports are now being contradicted. Veteran Broncos reporter Mike Klis of KUSA...
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Movie about Malcolm Butler’s life in the works
The story of an undrafted free agent going from working at Popeye’s to sealing a Super Bowl victory with an interception at the goal line is the kind of thing that sounds like a Hollywood movie. That...
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T.O. controversy underscores need for Hall of Fame transparency
I started down the T.O. Hall of Fame time out rabbit hole a week ago due primarily to concerns regarding a lack of transparency in the selection process. After a week of arguments, counterarguments, and a...
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Pollution a concern for NFL game in China
The NFL wants to play a regular-season game in China. The league may have to wait until the league develops a uniform that includes scuba gear. According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal,...
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Bears sign center Eric Kush to two-year deal
Eric Kush was brought in as depth last year when the Bears lost center Hroniss Grasu to a torn ACL. They must have liked what they saw, since they’re keeping Kush around. The team announced they had...
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NFL announces 330 participants in the Scouting Combine
The NFL has released the list of players expected at this year’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and there are 330 names on it this year. Big names like Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU...
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Report: Chiefs likely to move on without Nick Foles
The Chiefs turned to Nick Foles after starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a head injury during Week Eight of the 2016 season and Foles turned in a strong outing by going 16-of-22 for 223 yards and two...
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Most players pull out of planned trip to Israel
Eleven NFL players were scheduled to take a trip to Israel this week, where they would both learn more about the culture and teach people there about American football. But only five players went through...
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Seahawks, Jets injury-reporting outcome can’t be reconciled
At a time when the Seahawks reportedly faced the loss of a second-round draft pick for hiding cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the NFL shocked everyone by imposing a punishment of nothing....
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Roddy White 'would've fought' Shanahan after SB LI
Former Falcons WR Roddy White discussed how he would have handled the devastating loss Atlanta suffered in Super Bowl LI.
Antonio Brown and agents are in Pittsburgh
Contract talk is in the air after Antonio Brown shared a Snapchat of him and his agents in Pittsburgh.
Anthony Lynn: I’m not a players’ coach
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn took a job as an assistant under Rex Ryan with the Jets in 2009 and remained a key part of Ryan’s staffs right up to the point when he became the interim head coach...
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Cardinals will have to hit the road to make room for Metallica
The Cardinals might as well hire some roadies of their own, because they’re going to have to go on tour during the middle of their training camp this summer. Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic,...
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Hall of Famer Kurt Warner recalls doubting he’d ever get a chance
Kurt Warner has just been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he has a story unlike any other Hall of Famer: Warner wasn’t just undrafted and overlooked, but he was a guy in his late 20s...
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