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Report: Adam Vinatieri is staying with Colts another year
The league’s oldest player is staying put. According to Bob Kravitz of WTHR, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is on the verge of signing a one-year deal to remain in Indianapolis, with a deal that could be...
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Report: Broncos expected to shop Trevor Siemian
The Broncos haven’t been shy about discussing their desire to make moves at quarterback this offseason and their desires may go beyond just adding talent at the position. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media...
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Now not working, Aldon Smith asks for reduction in child support
In 2013, Aldon Smith was one of the best defensive players in the NFL and was making millions of dollars a year and expecting to make millions of dollars a year for many years to come. Based on his income,...
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Polian changes his tune on Manziel, dramatically
Bill Polian has a shovel. And he won’t stop digging. The Hall of Fame G.M. has become an unlikely hot-take Vesuvius this week, from his thoughts on what the Eagles should want for Nick Foles to Polian...
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Ryan Succop deal just the first of active kicker market
Graham Gano was doubtless happy for his friend. But the Panthers kicker is also smart enough to know that tides tend to lift all boats. Gano, a free agent, tweeted out his congratulations to Succop...
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AJ McCarron says it was a “blessing in disguise” to back up Andy Dalton
Quarterback AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals and is now on track to become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year opens on March 14. McCarron called that “super exciting...
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Morgan Burnett: It would be “tough” to leave Green Bay
Safety Morgan Burnett signed a contract extension with the Packers before his fourth NFL season, so he’s never experienced free agency during his professional career. If the Packers and Burnett don...
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Damon Harrison: Odell Beckham “not that guy they make him out to be”
When the Giants were introducing Pat Shurmur as their new head coach last month, team co-owner John Mara said that he wanted Shurmur to talk to wide receiver Odell Beckham before the team moved forward in...
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Wednesday morning one-liners
Bills WR Jordan Matthews just married soccer player Cheyna Williams. Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is hoping WR Jarvis Landry stays in Miami. And the Jets may be disappointed if Landry stays in Miami. Here’...
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CFL publishing negotiation lists for publicity
The CFL took a new step Tuesday by revealing 10 players on each team’s negotiation lists, which is a starting point for teams calling dibs on players for the future. But as important as the names...
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Will Vikings keep Latavius Murray?
The three-year, $15 million contract signed last year by running back Latavius Murray in Minnesota became, on closer inspection, a one-year deal with a team option for each of the next two. Before March 16...
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Nick Folk cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery
Free agent-to-be Nick Folk has been cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery last season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Folk had posted four straight seasons converting over 80 percent of his...
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Lions add Brian Picucci as offensive quality control coach
The Detroit Lions continue to fill out their coaching staff around new head coach Matt Patricia. The team announced Tuesday the addition of Brian Picucci as an offensive quality control assistant. Picucci...
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Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall, Chiefs cornerback Makinton Dorleant get probation for bar fight
Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication stemming from an arrest in Cedar Falls, Iowa following a bar fight last March. Via Patrick Finley of...
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Dolphins may be trying to trade Jarvis Landry
There’s another possible message that the quick decision to tag receiver Jarvis Landry sends to other teams, other than, “Don’t tamper with him next week.” And the message may be...
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Eli Rogers off the crutches five weeks after ACL surgery
Steelers receiver Eli Rogers gave an update on his recovery from ACL surgery. “Off the crutches,” Rogers tweeted Tuesday. Rogers, 25, injured his knee on the final drive of the Steelers’...
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Early tag on Landry sends a message, but what’s the message?
Typically, franchise tags get applied near the end of the two-week window for doing so, not the beginning. As mentioned on PFT Live this week, an early tag happens only when the team wants to send a message...
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Ryan Shazier still has sights set on Hall of Fame
There are certain people against whom it’s never wise to bet, no matter the odds. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is one of those people. Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery in December....
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Dolphins announce they have used franchise tag on Jarvis Landry
The Dolphins didn’t wait long, using the franchise tag on receiver Jarvis Landry on the first day. The team announced the move Tuesday night. We have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis...
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Report: Dolphins likely use franchise tag on Jarvis Landry
The Dolphins are expected to use the franchise tag on receiver Jarvis Landry, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. The franchise tag for a receiver is projected to cost $16.2 million. Teams have until...
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Andrew Luck has started throwing, says second surgery “not an option” right now
Andrew Luck sounds more hopeful even than Frank Reich does about his return. The Colts quarterback said he has started throwing, though he remains in the phase of building strength. “I’m in the...
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Frank Reich “hopeful” Andrew Luck able to throw in OTAs
Andrew Luck still is building strength in his surgically repaired shoulder, but new coach Frank Reich hopes the quarterback can participate in OTAs. The Colts, though, learned last season that “hope...
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Jon Gruden asks what Oakland will have when Raiders leave, A’s answer
New Raiders coach Jon Gruden wasn’t attempting to insult Oakland’s baseball team with a recent observation about the Raiders’ imminent departure. But the Athletics took it as an insult. In...
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Giants ticket prices remain unchanged for 2018
The Giants are not raising ticket prices for 2018 after going 3-13 last season. “There is no change in the cost of your season tickets from a year ago,” team owners John Mara and Steve Tisch...
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Report: Steelers minority owner David Tepper a “strong contender” to buy Panthers
Jimmy Haslam went from minority owner of the Steelers to majority owner of the Browns in 2012 and someone else may follow the same path to purchasing the Panthers. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that...
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Report: Sharrif Floyd fighting Vikings over 2017 salary
Sharrif Floyd may never play again because of a nerve issue in his right knee that kept him sidelined last season. However, the defensive tackle is fighting the Vikings over his salary for 2017. The Vikings...
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Joe Thomas “still working” through decision for playing in 2018
The Browns are still waiting for word from left tackle Joe Thomas about his plans for the 2018 season, but it may not be much longer before he’s ready to let them know. During an appearance on...
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Ryan Succop gets $3.5 million to sign, $2.25 million base in 2018
Titans kicker Ryan Succop signed a five-year, $20 million deal that includes a $3.5 million signing bonus, a source told PFT. His base salary in 2018 is a fully guaranteed $2.25 million. His 2019 base...
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Artificial deadline passes for Steelers, Le’Veon Bell
Last month, running back Le'Veon Bell admitted that he and the Steelers had designated February 20 as the deadline for doing a long-term deal. February 20 only has a few hours remaining in it, and...
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Titans sign kicker Ryan Succop to multi-year deal
A player who may have been franchise-tagged signed a long-term deal on the first day of the window for applying the tag. But it wasn’t Le'Veon Bell. The Titans have announced a multi-year deal...
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Alan Branch didn’t know Malcolm Butler wasn’t starting
Patriots safety Devin McCourty said earlier this week that “we all knew [Malcolm Butler] wasn’t starting all week.” It remains unclear who “we” is, but defensive tackle Alan...
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Mark Cuban admits to ongoing tanking
As the NFL continues to pretend that tanking in football never happens, an NBA owner has admitted — again — that he wants his team to lose now, in order to best position it to win later. Dallas...
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Eagles athletic trainer steps down after 19 seasons with team
The Eagles’ head athletic trainer, Chris Peduzzi, is stepping down after 19 seasons with the team. “I do believe the time is right for me and for my family to step away and take some time off,...
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Josh Sitton feels he has “prime years” left
Guard Josh Sitton confirmed Tuesday’s report that he will become a free agent next month as a result of the Bears declining their option on his contract for the 2018 season. Sitton told Brad Biggs of...
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Jets pick up options on Steve McLendon, Josh Martin
The Jets exercised options on defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Josh Martin, Ralph Vacchiano of sny.tv reports. The Jets will have nearly $100 million in salary cap space, per Vacchiano, making...
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Duce Staley adds assistant head coach to his job title
Duce Staley didn’t get the offensive coordinator job he wanted, but the Eagles did show their running backs coach some love. They gave Staley a promotion of sorts, adding assistant head coach to his...
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Report: Bears won’t pick up Josh Sitton’s option
The Bears may be closer to winning than some people think, but it seems they don’t think guard Josh Sitton is going to help them over the finish line. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media...
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Report: Jaguars decline contract options for Mychal Rivera, Arrelious Benn
The Jaguars have declined contract options for tight end Mychal Rivera and wide receiver Arrelious Benn, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports. They will become free agents in March. The Jaguars picked up...
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Cal McNair on Brian Cushing: He will always be part of the Texans family
Releasing Brian Cushing wasn’t much of a decision for the Texans. The emergence of second-year linebackers Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole made Cushing expendable, saving Houston $7.64 million against...
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Buccaneers are cutting Chris Baker
The Buccaneers just hired a new defensive line coach, and they’ve already starting remaking the group he has to work with. Via Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Buccaneers are cutting veteran...
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Eagles sign Winston Craig
The Eagles signed defensive tackle Winston Craig, the team announced Tuesday. Craig, 22, originally signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent out of Richmond last May. The Eagles waived him out of...
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Jaguars exercise options on Tyler Shatley and Josh Wells
Tight end Marcedes Lewis wasn’t the only member of the Jaguars to get his contract option picked up on Tuesday. In addition to confirming that Lewis’ deal was extended through the 2018 season,...
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Ron Jaworski: Dak Prescott did not play as well as he can play but has the talent
Dak Prescott vowed not to have a sophomore slump, but in the end, he did. The Cowboys quarterback still won nine games, but his numbers were down in every area except interceptions, which increased from...
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Doug Martin: I believe best football is ahead of me
The Buccaneers cut running back Doug Martin on Tuesday, ending a six-year run with the Buccaneers that featured two 1,400-yard seasons and two trips to the Pro Bowl. Those seasons are well in the rear-view...
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Eagles want trademark on “Philly Special”
The Eagles used “Philly Special” to help them win the Super Bowl and they can’t claim ownership of the play’s design because they got the idea for it from watching others use it...
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If Chiefs are moving on from Marcus Peters, now is the time to do it
Despite the shouts of FAKE NEWS! coming from Chiefs fans who disagree with the notion that cornerback Marcus Peters could be traded, the talk in league circles regarding the possibility that the Chiefs will...
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Torrey Smith hopes to stay in Philly in 2018
Wide receiver Torrey Smith won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, which means he earned his second title when the Eagles beat the Patriots earlier this month. Smith believes the reason why there hasn’t...
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Saints bring back their long snapper
The Saints took care of one of their own free agents at a key position Tuesday. No, not that one. Via Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints re-signed long snapper Zach Wood to a one-...
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Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif finishing medical school, wants “M.D.” on his jersey
A handful of NFL players have suffixes like “Sr.” or “Jr.” or “III” after their last names on their jerseys. Now one player has an idea for a new one. Chiefs offensive...
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“Lamar Jackson should play WR” take sparks internal ESPN disagreement
On Monday, ESPN analyst Bill Polian reiterated his belief that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should switch to receiver at the next level. Many disagreed, including another ESPN analyst. Said...
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Will NFL ever pay college stars to attend draft?
The NFL could help lure college stars into attending the draft if they offered players an appearance fee.
Mayfield doesn't appreciate Manziel comparisons
Baker Mayfield may not like the comparisons he's getting to Johnny Manziel, but he has to be careful about the way he handles them.
Will surprise team enter Cousins sweepstakes?
There are NFL teams reportedly already in on the Kirk Cousins pursuit, but that doesn't mean everyone else can be ruled out.