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Which proposed rule change do you most want to see?
In a matter of days, the NFL will gather all teams, coaches, General Managers, owners, etc. in Arizona for the annual meeting. The sessions include an inevitable tweaking of the rules. So which rule tweak...
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Martellus Bennett scoffs at NFL’s training video for celebrations
The NFL is preparing a training video that will show players which types of celebrations are allowed, and which ones will draw 15-yard penalties. Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does not plan to watch....
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Seahawks sign kicker John Lunsford
The Seahawks had expressed their intentions to add a kicker to their roster to compete with Blair Walsh. The team announced Wednesday evening that they signed John Lunsford to do just that. Lunsford was...
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Clay Helton has no concerns about sharing a stadium or a market
USC coach Clay Helton joined Wednesday’s PFT Live, primarily to talk a bit about some of his prospects entering the draft. In addition to addressing the NFL future of defensive back Adoree’...
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Dolphins add tackle Avery Young
The Miami Dolphins signed tackle Avery Young and waived cornerback Daniel Davie on Thursday with a non-football injury designation. Young himself spent all of the 2016 season on the non-football injury list...
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Vikings running back Latavius Murray has ankle surgery
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly signed running back Latavius Murray had ankle surgery in North Carolina. The surgery, performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, was said to be...
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Goodell suggests enhanced use of play clocks
The NFL often routinely uses a play clock throughout each game. However, it’s not as universal as it soon could be. In a Wednesday letter to fans, Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested expanded use of...
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Packers re-sign Christine Michael
After arriving in Green Bay midway through the 2016 season, running back Christine Michael will stick around for 2017. Michael has re-signed with the Packers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Packers, who...
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Goodell hints at substantive changes to game broadcasts
Apart from an effort to speed up the pace of the game, the NFL apparently plans to explore strategies for altering the manner in which the game is presented to its fans. “We . . . know that you feel...
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Former Patriots center Bryan Stork calls it a career
Once a very promising young offensive lineman, former Patriots center Bryan Stork has decided to call it a career. “I can’t say I’m retiring because I’m only 26 but I have decided to...
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Jaguars sign former Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday they have signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. It’s a one-year deal with a team option for a second year according to Mike Garafolo of...
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Jim Mora misses the relationships with other his fellow coaches
In an extended interview with PFT Live, former Falcons and Seahawks coach (and current UCLA coach) Jim Mora addressed a wide variety of interesting topics. At one point, I asked him what he misses about...
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Roger Goodell explains to fans how new replay system will work
In a move that feels a lot like a President making his case for legistlative change to the people before the House or the Senate cast a vote, Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to fans outlining...
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Titans sign offensive lineman Tim Lelito
The Titans have made it a point to strengthen both lines, and added some depth on offense Wednesday. According to a tweet from his agents, Saints free agent blocker Tim Lelito has signed with the Titans....
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Bart Hubbuch withdraws lawsuit against New York Post
In roughly 99.999999999 percent of all civil lawsuits, an effort to dismiss the case is met with a vigorous effort by the plaintiff to keep the case alive. In the wrongful discharge lawsuit filed by Bart...
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Chiefs bring back defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins
The Chiefs made one big change on their defensive line, but they’ve brought another key part back. According to a tweet from his agent, Chiefs defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed for another...
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Is a looser bright-line rule coming for celebration penalties?
Reports of a plan by the NFL to give officials discretion to determine whether the penalize teams for excessive celebrations suggests that the currently strict bright line (no going to the ground, no use of...
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Felony charges against Adam Jones dropped
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones isn’t out of the woods yet, but the concentration of trees in this particular forest is less dense now. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, felony charges of ...
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Roger Goodell: Changes coming to reduce downtime in broadcasts
The NFL isn’t necessarily looking for shorter games But they definitely want tighter broadcasts. Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is concentrating on...
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Trent Richardson’s ex-girlfriend accused of purposely crashing into him
Last month former draft bust Trent Richardson was accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children. Now there’s been another incident between the two, in...
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Tim Hightower visits Washington
Tim Hightower may be preparing for a second stint in Washington. Hightower, the free agent running back who played in Washington in 2011, is visiting the team today, according to ESPN. Five games into that...
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Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi restructures deal
The Dolphins have been deliberate in upgrading their linebackers, but the future apparently will continue to include an expensive veteran, now that he’s not as expensive. According to Barry Jackson of...
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Ricky Stanzi leads the group of Spring League quarterbacks
More names are emerging of players who have committed to The Spring League, a six-game (games, not teams) experiment that will unfold next month in West Virginia. Beyond the former NFL players named earlier...
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NFL considers more ejections for illegal hits
In college football, the targeting rule states that any player who targets his opponent’s head with an illegal hit is automatically ejected, resulting in numerous ejections every Saturday. That...
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Dan Patrick's theory to reduce NFL head injuries
Dan Patrick expresses his idea that in-game ejections and subsequent suspensions for targeting will lead to less injuries from helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL.
Geno Smith doesn’t get much in his second contract
Geno Smith wasn’t selected in the first round of the 2013 draft. But he at least ended up with a better second contract than the quarterback who was. After incorrect reporting from both ESPN and NFL...
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Bradley McDougald chooses a one-year deal with Seahawks
Another safety has parlayed interest from the Browns into a deal with another team. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bucs free agent Bradley McDougald has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal...
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One way or the other, Bucs will be paying a kicker to not kick
The Buccaneers have opted not to compound a mistake by admitting it. But it won’t be cheap. One way or the other, the Buccaneers will be paying a kicker to not kick for the team this year....
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Cam Newton out of OTAs after shoulder surgery
Cam Newton underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder and will miss OTAs. Mike Florio explains why this is another sign that Newton must change his playing style.
Has Ortega avoided prosecution for Super Bowl jersey theft(s)?
The fascinating, multi-layered, multinational case of the Tom Brady jersey thievery raises plenty of questions. Here’s one that has been largely glossed over: Will Martin Mauricio Ortega face criminal...
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Raiders will reportedly pay transfer fee to leave
According to a report, the Raiders will pay a $325-$375 million transfer fee to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. Mike Florio explains why there's still a chance the deal could fall through.
Former NFL players set to compete in spring league
Greg Hardy, Kellen Winslow, Ben Tate and other former NFL players will participate in a small spring league. Mike Florio explains why the NFL will likely stay away from this league.
Trubisky still has plenty of uncertainty
Josh Norris weighs on several big topics surrounding the NFL draft including what scouts really think about UNC's Mitch Trubisky, where Patrick Mahomes will get drafted and Joe Mixon's potential.
Brady and Miller's gear gone, what else is MIA?
Between Tom Brady's jersey and Von Miller's Super Bowl LI helmet that's gone MIA, Mike Florio questions how much other NFL gear have been stolen in past Super Bowls.
Are Raiders comfortable with adding Lynch?
Marshawn Lynch's potential return has drawn plenty of interest but one has to wonder if the running back is a good fit on the Raiders?
Can Manti Te'o reach his potential with Saints?
Manti Te'o was a controversial figure before being drafted but kept a low profile when he got drafted. Now with a new team in the Saints, can the linebacker deliver on his potential?
NFL will send a 'celebration' video to its players
Troy Vincent has revealed that the NFL will send a how to celebrate video to its players. While that might help make games more entertaining, there's still a lot of grey area.
Are Packers being more aggressive in free agency?
After years of not spending in free agency, the Packers might add their second notable recruit as they host Ricky Jean Francois. Could this mark a new approach for the team?
Saints might get serious with QB prospect Mahomes
As the Saints organized a workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Mike Florio explains what that could mean for the future of Drew Brees.
EJ Manuel takes $800,000 salary with nothing guaranteed
In another reminder that there’s really no such thing as a middle class in the NFL quarterback market, EJ Manuel has signed a decidedly lower-class contract with the Raiders. Manuel signed for one...
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USC's Helton reflects on Trojan's 2016 season
USC head coach Clay Helton shares the benefits the Trojans experienced by sharing the LA Coliseum with the Rams, as well as sharing his hopes for the teams future.
Mora says CB Moreau's injury is 'minor'
The head coach of the UCLA Bruins Jim Mora says corner back Fabian Moreau's chest injury that occurred during a bench press is 'nothing to worry about' and will not prevent NFL teams from being interested...
Browns bring tight end Kellen Davis in for another look
The Browns have made their big moves (at least until the draft), and are now working the fringes of a roster in need of a little bit of everything. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer...
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Greg Hardy, Kellen Winslow, Brandon Browner headed to Spring League
A new spring league launches next month at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Coincidentally, it’s called The Spring League. And it will feature some recognizable names right out...
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Jim Mora regrets hyping Josh Rosen’s draft stock
Last year, UCLA coach Jim Mora said that his quarterback, Josh Rosen, would have been the best player in the 2016 NFL draft, if he had been eligible. Mora now regrets saying that — but not because he...
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Should the Panthers sign Colin Kaepernick?
With Panthers quarterback Cam Newton now expected to miss the entire offseason program due to looming shoulder surgery, the team will need someone to run the offense through the looming Organized Team...
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Saints put Patrick Mahomes through a private workout
Saints coach Sean Payton has said they’re “always” in the quarterback market, and that extends to a possible first-rounder in this year’s draft. According to Herbie Teope of the New...
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Ricky Jean Francois visiting Packers next
Free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is continuing his tour, and his next stop is Green Bay. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  the veteran lineman is heading that...
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Lions bring back defensive end Armonty Bryant
The Lions brought back one of their own defensive linemen, as they continue to stock up. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions re-signed defensive end Armonty Bryant to a one-year...
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Raiders’ Vegas ante? $325-375 million
As the Raiders move toward a vote on their proposed move out of Oakland, a key piece of information has emerged regarding the looming relocation process. Via Peter King of TheMMQB.com, the Raiders will pay ...
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UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau injured during pro day workout
Another top cornerback prospect has injured himself during the extended job interview process. According to Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network, UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau suffered a chest injury during his...
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Bears sign running back Benny Cunningham
The Bears have added some veteran depth to their backfield. Benny Cunningham, who played the last four years with the Rams, has signed in Chicago. Cunningham has 171 carries for 748 yards and 93 catches for...
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Chargers secure training camp site in Costa Mesa
A new home requires a new training camp site for the Los Angeles Chargers. That site will be the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, Calif. The agreement was reached with the City of Costa Mesa on...
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Report: Mark Sanchez to visit Bears
While the Chicago Bears have found their starting quarterback for this fall in Mike Glennon, they are still searching for options to serve as potential backups. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network...
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Jim Mora, Clay Helton join PFT Live
With Pro Day workouts happening throughout the land, PFT Live has been trying to line up as many visits as possible with college head coaches. A day after a fairly newsworthy chat with Michigan coach (and...
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How much more Super Bowl gear did Ortega steal?
As more details emerge regarding the Super Bowl strain of kleptomania practiced by a man named Martin Mauricio Ortega, one question cries out to be asked, and hopefully answered: How much more Super Bowl...
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Raiders move to Las Vegas not a certainty, yet
Next week in Arizona, the NFL’s owners may vote on whether the Raiders can move from a state to the west to a state to the north. West. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, an unnamed official with...
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Joe Mixon visits the Chargers
The most controversial prospect in this year’s NFL draft is visiting Los Angeles. Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will visit the Chargers, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN. While at Oklahoma,...
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NFL is developing a player training video for celebrations
I’m not a fan of the move to give officials discretion to determine when a celebration should be penalized for being excessive. Discretion can be exercised in inconsistent ways, resulting in 15 yards...
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Kaepernick donates $50,000 to Meals on Wheels
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has responded to Monday night’s verbal attack from the President not with words but with action. Via the New York Daily News, Kaepernick has donated $50,000 to...
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Geno Smith says he’ll study everything Eli Manning does
Geno Smith knows his place with his new team, and he’s going to make the most of it. Smith, the backup to Eli Manning with the Giants, says he’ll use his position as Manning’s backup to...
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Bills up next on Zach Brown’s visit schedule
Linebacker Zach Brown changed agents, but that didn’t result in a deal with the Dolphins before his visit with the team came to an end on Tuesday. That means Brown is scheduled to move on to the next...
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Nick Folk won’t be sharing too many secrets with Roberto Aguayo
The Buccaneers have added kicker Nick Folk as, at a minimum, competition for Roberto Aguayo. At most, Folk will be the team’s new kicker. Folk is hoping for the “at most,” even though he...
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Falcons sign a pair of fullbacks
If you like a good fullback competition, the Falcons may have something for you to chew on this offseason. The team announced that they have signed fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku to their 90-man...
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Sterling Moore remains with Saints
Things are still playing out with Malcolm Butler and the Saints may not land the Patriots restricted free agent when all is said and done. Whether they get Butler or not, they’ll have Sterling Moore...
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Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellison after critical comments
The father of former Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison had plenty to say about the Vikings on social media and to a reporter. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellions directly . . ....
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Dolphins sign Kiko Alonso to contract extension
Before the Dolphins tendered linebacker Kiko Alonso as a restricted free agent, word was that the team was working to sign him to a long-term extension that would eliminate any possibility of Alonso’s...
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NFLPA wants to ban leaping on field goals
Plenty of fans — and definitely some players (including Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor) — don’t like the idea of banning the ability of defensive...
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Lingering pain led to Cam Newton decision to have surgery
The Panthers were hoping to avoid surgery on their MVP quarterback. But as weeks of rehab passed and Cam Newton was still having pain after his Week 14 shoulder injury, they decided they couldn’t wait...
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Charles Johnson to miss OTAs after back surgery
The big headline around the Panthers on Tuesday is that quarterback Cam Newton will miss the team’s offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery, but he’s not the only player who...
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Report: Falcons sign Hugh Thornton
The Falcons haven’t re-signed right guard Chris Chester and word since the Super Bowl has been that Chester is unsure if he’s going to play in 2017. That uncertainty may have played a role in...
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Cam Newton will be held out of OTAs after shoulder surgery
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said at the Scouting Combine that quarterback Cam Newton didn’t need offseason surgery after taking a horrible beating last year, and playing through a shoulder problem. But...
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Sidney Jones says he’ll play this year despite Achilles injury
Former University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was expected to be a high first-round draft pick before he suffered an Achilles injury while working out for NFL scouts at the school’s Pro Day...
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Chiefs among the usual suspects meeting with Mitchell Trubisky
North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is doing the pro day thing today, and then he’ll embark on a parade of visits and workouts with individual teams. And beyond the usual suspects, there...
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Marshawn Lynch’s agent: He misses football, but no idea what he’ll do
The prospect of running back Marshawn Lynch returning to the NFL has been a hot topic for the last few days as a result of reports indicating that the Raiders might want to add him to their roster. There...
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Steelers agree to deal with Tyson Alualu
The Steelers weren’t a major buyer in the early days of free agency and opened business on Monday with only one player signed from outside the organization. They’ve made up for lost time in the...
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Jim Harbaugh shows support for Colin Kaepernick
Jim Harbaugh chats with Mike Florio about the interest NFL teams have shown in Colin Kaepernick and why a team should sign him.
2017 NFL mock draft – Watt to Cowboys at No. 28
See who the Seahawks, Packers, Steelers, Patriots could draft in Josh Norris' 2017 NFL mock draft.
2017 NFL mock draft - Ross to Bengals at No. 9
See who the Browns, 49ers, Chargers and Bears could draft in Josh Norris' 2017 NFL mock draft.
2017 NFL mock draft - Watson to Browns at No. 12
Who are the Browns, Redskins and Eagles targeting in the first round? Josh Norris breaks down picks 11-20 in his 2017 NFL mock draft.
Sweeping changes to media locker room access not expected
With the Case of the Missing Super Bowl Jersey(s) now cracked, the NFL should ask itself what can or can’t be done to prevent another rogue journalist from parlaying locker-room access into an...
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Giants sign running back Shaun Draughn
The Giants signed a veteran running back. Not that one. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has agreed to a contract with the Giants. Draughn has filled in capably at...
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Saints sign Manti Te’o
Monday brought a report that the Saints were close to a deal with free agent linebacker Manti Te’o and it wasn’t a figment of anyone’s imagination. Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports that...
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Top remaining free agent Zach Brown gets new representation
The best available player in our Free Agent Hot 100 has changed representation. Former Bills linebacker Zach Brown, who at No. 48 is our highest-ranked available free agent, has signed with the agency CSE...
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Is Trump the reason why teams are avoiding Kap?
President Trump stated that an NFL team is scared to sign Colin Kaepernick because they don't want to get a "nasty tweet" from him. Mike Florio breaks down why this isn't a ridiculous claim.
NFL Competition Committee to propose shortened OT
The NFL's Competition Committee is going to propose a 10-minute overtime period, but Mike Florio believes this isn't the only change that should be made.
Falcons sign team president Rich McKay to an extension
Rich McKay has worked for the Falcons since 2004 and the relationship is set to continue through 2022. The Falcons announced on Tuesday that McKay has signed a five-year contract extension to remain in his...
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Will NFL loosen up celebration rules?
The NFL Competition Committee wants there to be "more flexibility" when it comes to celebrations, which means the referees will be able to refrain from throwing the flag.
Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown won’t attend Trubisky’s Pro Day workout
When North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky shows off for NFL coaches and scouts on Tuesday, there will be two conspicuous absences. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns coach Hue...
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Will NFL move to hiring full-time referees?
Mike Florio discusses proposed change that the NFL could go to full-time officials and explains what it could mean for the league.
Raiders have Joe Mixon in for visit
The Raiders are reportedly interested in adding Marshawn Lynch to their backfield, although that would require either a trade with the Seahawks or Seattle releasing Lynch in order for him to play in his ...
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Will Patriots trade Malcolm Butler to Saints?
Malcolm Butler's future will be determined on if he signs a tender with Saints. Until that happens, everything is in limbo.
How much are Brady's Super Bowl jerseys worth?
Now that Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys have been recovered, Mike Florio talks about what Brady could do with them.
Why is Colin Kaepernick still unemployed?
Is it politics or football? Mike Florio discusses why an NFL team is yet to sign free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Browns sign a kicker out of the CFL
The Browns have added some competition for kicker Cody Parkey. The team announced the signing of Brett Maher to their 90-man roster on Monday. Maher spent the last three seasons in the CFL. Maher made 41-of...
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Raiders punter recruiting Lynch on Twitter
Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King likes to entertain and his latest social media post involves trying to bring Marshawn Lynch to Oakland.
Keenan Allen expects to be ready for training camp
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen only made a cameo appearance during the 2016 season as he left the team’s opening game of the season before the end of the first half with a torn ACL that brought...
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Kaepernick needs to keep it strictly football
Mike Florio talks with Peter King who believes Kaepernick will only be signed by a team if he promises to keep football and politics separate during the regular season.
CFL team squats on rights to Kaepernick, Griffin
Little more than four years ago, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III were two of the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL. Now, they’re unemployed. They won’t be for long, if they decide to play...
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What's in store for McCown with the Jets?
The Jets added Josh McCown hoping that he'll be a bridge quarterback but the nature of his contract might work against that.
Bell, Brown, Luck among highest paid players
Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Andrew Luck are the highest paid players but Mike Florio questions if there's any other players who deserve to top the list.
Can Trubisky handle the pressure of Pro Day?
The pressure is on as UNC's leading quarterback Mitch Trubisky prepares to show off his skills at Pro Day.
Elway shows support for Trump's nominee
John Elway backed Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on what appears to be a Broncos' letterhead. Mike Florio wonders if it will affect Elway's relationship with the Broncos' locker room.
Jim Harbaugh: Kaepernick a 'great' player
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh says he's spoken to NFL teams about former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, telling them that they could win Super Bowls with the player.
Jim Harbaugh tells NFL teams Colin Kaepernick can be great
The coach who went to a Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick thinks another team could get to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick, if he gets the chance. Jim Harbaugh said on PFT Live that Kaepernick, whom he...
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Colts to add Ravens receiver Kamar Aiken
New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has been busy rebuilding his new team with middle-class free agents, and he’s found another one. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ravens wide...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
QB EJ Manuel’s departure leaves the Bills with no one left from their 2013 draft. Can Dolphins C Mike Pouncey stay healthy in 2017? Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell has watched Super Bowl LI a few times....
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Brandon Carr says he never seriously considered retiring
In the moments after losing to the Packers in the playoffs, former Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wondered aloud how long he intended to play. But after joining the Ravens, Carr said it was nothing more...
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Bears re-sign Chris Prosinski, C.J. Wilson
The Bears have brought back a pair of defensive reserves. The team announced that safety Chris Prosinski has re-signed on a one-year deal and the agents for defensive lineman C.J. Wilson announced that...
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John Sullivan visits with center-needy Rams
The Rams released last year’s starting center Tim Barnes and tried to bring in a replacement by signing Ryan Groy to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Bills matched and kept Groy in...
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Titans G.M.: “We’re not looking for choir boys,” but want “mature adults”
As NFL teams debate whether drafting a player such as Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is worth it, the reality is many teams will weigh the risk of a player with character flaws if the price is right. And...
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Browns bring safety Bradley McDougald in for a visit
There’s not much left from PFT’s Hot 100 Free Agent list, but one of the stragglers made his way through Cleveland. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former Buccaneers...
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Former Jags WR arrested for hitting woman during kids birthday party
Former Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas was arrested on domestic violence charges, after allegedly attacking his fiancee while a children’s birthday party was going on downstairs. According to WSB, Thomas...
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Jim Harbaugh visits PFT Live on Tuesday
At a time when the lingering free agency of quarterback Colin Kaepernick has become one of the hottest topics in the NFL, the man who got the most out of Kaepernick will be chiming in on Kaepernick’s...
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Mexican media company apologizes for theft of Tom Brady jersey
OEM, the largest newspaper company in Mexico, has apologized after one of its former employees was identified as the suspect in the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey. In a statement written in...
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Report: Giants to re-sign linebacker Keenan Robinson
After a couple of free agent visits with other teams, linebacker Keenan Robinson has elected to stay in New York. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Robinson will re-sign with the Giants....
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Donald Trump calls out Colin Kaepernick, again
As free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to wait for the phone to ring, his ears may have been burning. Speaking at a rally in Louisville on Monday night, President Donald Trump took a shot at...
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Patriots, Saints supposedly won’t talk about a trade for Malcolm Butler
Not long ago, the Patriots reportedly were considering adding cornerback Malcolm Butler to the trade package that brought receiver Brandin Cooks from New Orleans to New England. It didn’t happen, due...
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Josh McCown cashes in with the Jets
In theory, it may have made more sense for Josh McCown to serve as the backup to Dak Prescott in Dallas instead of becoming the Week One starter on a weak roster that is too deep into a rebuild for a 37-...
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Chargers sign Kenjon Barner
Kenjon Barner is heading to Los Angeles. Barner is signing with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network reports. The speedy Barner was a sixth-round draft pick of the Panthers in 2013 and lasted just a...
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Jets sign Josh McCown
The Jets have a quarterback. Josh McCown and the Jets have agreed to a one-year contract, his agent announced on Twitter. At the moment, McCown would appear to be the Jets’ starter. They only have two...
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Patriots cut Tyler Gaffney
Tyler Gaffney, a running back who showed promise in the preseason but couldn’t get on the field for the regular season for the Patriots last year, has been cut loose. The Patriots announced that they...
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Giants hold onto Mark Herzlich
Linebacker Mark Herzlich will be back for a seventh season with the Giants. The team announced that Herzlich re-signed with the team on Monday. Herzlich joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011...
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Tom Brady hopes to make “something very positive” from jersey return
The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been solved. The jersey, along with the one that Brady wore in Super Bowl XLIX, was found in Mexico after a search involving Houston police...
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NFL may formally give officials flexibility when flagging celebrations
It became clear during the 2016 season that the NFL was reacting to intense criticism of the No-Fun-League by allowing officials to exercise discretion regarding rules that, as written, aren’t...
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Washington re-signs tackle Ty Nsekhe
Washington found some valuable depth last year in Ty Nsekhe, so it was a no-brainer to keep him around. The team announced they had re-signed the exclusive rights free agent, bringing him back alongside...
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Giants sign Valentino Blake
The Giants lost a cornerback on Monday when Coty Sensabaugh signed with the Steelers as a free agent, but they added one to their roster as well. The team announced that they have signed Valentino Blake to...
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Shorter overtime period sets the stage for more ties
Get ready to kiss your sister more frequently. The prospect of a 10-minute overtime period, coupled with the two-possession overtime rule, will result in more ties in the regular season. Overtimes already...
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Jelani Jenkins signs with Raiders
The Raiders took care of business on a few fronts Monday. They re-signed long snapper Jon Condo and added EJ Manuel to the roster as a potential backup quarterback. They also announced that they have signed...
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Bills bring back return man Brandon Tate
The Bills found a good thing in Brandon Tate last year, and decided to keep him around. The team announced the receiver/return man had re-signed. No terms were announced. Tate signed with them just before...
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Video of suspected Super Bowl thief emerges
The man who finagled nearly a decade ago the SpyGate video has gotten his hands on another interesting piece of visual evidence. Jay Glazer of FOX has obtained video of the person who is suspected of...
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Steelers add Coty Sensabaugh to secondary
The Steelers have added some veteran depth to their secondary and special teams. Coty Sensabaugh, who played cornerback for both the Rams and Giants last season, has signed in Pittsburgh. Sensabaugh was a...
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Raiders re-sign long snapper Jon Condo
The Raiders haven’t made a lasting change at long snapper since the 2007 season and they aren’t in any hurry to change that. The team announced on Monday that they have re-signed Jon Condo....
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Colts add Brandon Williams to tight end mix
It’s been a busy offseason at tight end for the Colts. They re-signed Jack Doyle and traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots in a pair of early moves. Monday brought a new arrival to the group with the...
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Competition committee to propose 10-minute OT in regular season and preseason
The NFL will be holding league meetings next week that include the annual set of proposed changes to the rules made by the league’s competition committee. One of those changes will deal with the way...
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John Elway endorses Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
As endorsements for lifetime appointments go, this could be even more significant than Tom Brady stumping for Jason Taylor to get to the Hall of Fame. Via Peter Marcus of the Colorado Springs Gazette,...
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Steelers sign Knile Davis
The Steelers’ meeting with running back Knile Davis appears to have gone well. The team announced on Monday afternoon that they have signed Davis to their 90-man roster. Davis is the second outside...
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Raiders announce EJ Manuel signing
There’s a new quarterback on the Raiders roster. The Raiders announced Monday that they have signed EJ Manuel as a free agent. A report last week indicated that Manuel would be making his way to...
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Knile Davis, Coty Sensabaugh visiting Steelers
The Steelers haven’t re-signed running back DeAngelo Williams and they’re spending some time with another backfield option on Monday. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that...
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Saints close to deal with linebacker Manti Te’o
The Saints are continuing their defensive makeover by adding another inside linebacker. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, the Saints are close to a deal with Chargers free agent Manti Te’o, and...
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Chargers re-sign Tenny Palepoi
The Chargers have only signed one external free agent so far this offseason, but they’ve now brought back a pair of their own defensive linemen. The team announced on Monday that Tenny Palepoi has re-...
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Belichick doesn’t think Revis’ skills translate to safety
Amid chatter of a possible Darrelle Revis reunion in New England, many assume he’d return as a safety. That currently looks like a bad assumption. As explained by Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald,...
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Cowboys bring back quarterback Kellen Moore
The Cowboys have a backup quarterback, even if it’s not the one who’s going to end up backing up Dak Prescott. The team announced they had re-signed Kellen Moore, giving them another guy on the...
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Three NFL game officials retire
The ranks of the NFL’s game officials will be changing in 2017, at least by a little bit. The NFL Referees Association have announced that three officials have retired: Head Linesman John McGrath (...
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Tackle prospect Cam Robinson sets up some visits
This year’s draft class isn’t seen as being a particularly strong one for offensive tackles, but the needs at the position around the league mean that those at the top of the list are still...
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Michael Irvin: HOF tough on Wide Receivers
With Terrell Owens left out of the Hall of Fame, Michael Irvin weighs in on why it is often difficult for Wide Receivers to get elected on the first ballot.
Linebacker Zach Brown visiting Dolphins
The free agent market it circling the drain, so it makes sense that the guys left are starting to turn up in the same places as each other. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Bills free agent...
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Tyson Alualu set to visit Steelers
The Steelers are expected to meet with a former first-round pick as they look for help on the defensive line. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports that defensive lineman Tyson Alualu is scheduled to fly into...
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Report: Contract parameters “mostly in place” for Saints, Malcolm Butler
Cornerback Malcolm Butler met with the Saints last week and his visit ended without the announcement of an offer sheet that would bring us closer to finding out where Butler will play in 2017. The...
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Competition committee to propose ban on leaping to block kicks
Leaping over the line of scrimmage on kicks has become a controversial tactic, in the minds of both players and coaches. So now, the league’s competition committee is trying to do something about it....
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Tom Brady jersey culprit may have Von Miller Super Bowl 50 gear, too
Once is an accident. Twice is a trend. Three times is a way of life. The member of the international media who has emerged as a primary suspect in the Tom Brady jersey heist didn’t steal things only...
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Michael Irvin and Dan Patrick exchange pies
Michael Irvin and Dan Patrick exchange pies in each other's face during the show.
Rex Ryan likely will be working for free at ESPN
So how much will former Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan make over the next three years as an employee of ESPN? Probably not a dime. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Ryan’s contract with the...
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So why did the Buccaneers draft Roberto Aguayo?
Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht has essentially admitted he screwed up when he traded up in the second round of last year’s draft to select kicker Roberto Aguayo. But while it’s admirable...
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Marquette King gets Marshawn Lynch’s cleats
Running back Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement by posting a photo of his cleats hanging on a power line during Super Bowl 50. Amid growing speculation and reporting that Lynch will unretire to play...
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Panthers re-sign Teddy Williams
The Panthers hope to get better play in the secondary in 2017 than they enjoyed during the 2016 season and they’re bringing cornerback Teddy Williams back to help in that effort. Williams became an...
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Lions sign Jordan Hill
The Lions have added another piece to their defensive line. The team announced Monday that they have signed defensive tackle Jordan Hill as an unrestricted free agent. He’s the third defensive lineman...
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Ray Rice still holding out hope for NFL return
Ray Rice has once again expressed an interest in returning to the NFL. Despite teams being interested in the controversial Joe Mixon, here's why Rice won't likely get another shot in the league.
Linebacker Jelani Jenkins visiting the Raiders
The Raiders are involved in some higher-profile news at the moment, but they’re still trying to fill some lines on the depth chart. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins...
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Chase Daniel could finally be a starter with Jets
Longtime backup quarterback Chase Daniel is looking for an opportunity to start and could get his chance with the New York Jets, who he is reportedly visiting on Monday.
Buccaneers add Folk to compete with Aguayo
Roberto Aguayo struggled after the Buccaneers made a risky move to draft him in the second round. The team appears to be acknowledging a potential mistake by adding Nick Folk for competition.
Will Revis be willing to return to Pats for free?
The Patriots are reportedly interested in bringing back Darrelle Revis after his second stint with the Jets. The key question is he's essentially willing to play for free as he's still being paid by Gang...
Peterson or Lynch: Who is better at this stage?
With Marshawn Lynch rumored to be returning to the NFL if he can sign with the Raiders and Adrian Peterson looking for his next team, Mike Florio weighs in on who'd he'd sign.
Tom Brady knew Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing
The news that the FBI has found Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey AND his Super Bowl XLIX jersey has surprised many, primarily since it wasn’t known that Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey was...
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Here's why Giants rushed to get JPP's deal done
The Giants surprised a lot of observers by signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a new contract this early in the offseason but there's several reasons why it makes sense.
Patriots' offseason improves Super Bowl odds
The Patriots strong showing in free agency sees their Super Bowl odds improve. See what teams have also increased their chances of winning according to the Las Vegas bookies.
Tom Brady jersey suspect was in Mexico
The stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys were found on foreign soil. That soil apparently resides south of the border. Via FOX 26, Houston police chief Art Acevedo said that the suspect is in Mexico. “...
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Curran: Brady had two Super Bowl jerseys stolen
Patriots insider Tom Curran explains that there were actually two Super Bowl jerseys stolen according to a source.
Cook wants to convince Cooper to give him 89
Jared Cook normally wears number 89, but Amari Cooper currently wears that number for the Raiders, so who will wear it this season for Oakland?
Brady's SB jersey could be worth more than before
After Tom Brady's historic Super Bowl jersey was found, it could be worth more to potential buyers than before it was stolen.
Blake Bortles keeps working on his mechanics
In not much more than a month, the Jaguars will have to exercise, or not exercise, the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles contract. As of three weeks ago, the Jaguars were undecided. There...
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Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys found by FBI
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys were found and here's why the FBI had to get involved in the search.
Bouchette: Assumption is Roethlisberger will play
Longtime Steelers' reporter Ed Bouchette believes that Ben Roethlisberger will be back for the 2017 season and discusses their plans to succeed their longtime quarterback.
NFL confirms recovery of Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys
Some scoffed at Sunday’s statement from the Patriots regarding their optimism that quarterback Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey would soon be found. The league has now confirmed that Brady...
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Ezekiel Elliott gets called out by former Cowboy
After Ezekiel Elliott's recent actions, is time to wonder if the rookie symposium is actually working for young NFL players?
Chase Daniel visiting Jets
The Jets met with Josh McCown over the weekend, but no deal was signed and their quarterback search will continue with another meeting on Monday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Chase Daniel will be in...
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Tom Brady’s last two Super Bowl jerseys both recovered
It wasn’t only Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey that was stolen and is now recovered. According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, it was actually Brady’s last two Super Bowl jerseys that were...
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Report: Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey has been found
The case of the missing Super Bowl jersey may have been cracked. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the FBI and NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl LI jersey and it...
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Ricky Jean-Francois met with Bears over the weekend
Veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois played for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio when Fangio was with the 49ers and spent some time this weekend meeting with Fangio’s current team. According...
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Monday morning one-liners
OL Vladimir Ducasse thinks he has more to learn with the Bills. It doesn’t look like much will change in the Dolphins receiving corps. Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a ride on Air Force One. Spike...
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Gale Sayers’ family describes his struggle with dementia
Gale Sayers is 73 years old, and still looks well. But his family knows better. In a moving story by Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star, the family of the legendary Bears running back describes his...
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Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson: Which one would you want?
As the Monday edition of PFT Live gets rolling, we want your opinion on something. If your team needed a veteran running back, which one would you want — Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson? The Raiders...
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Bucs G.M. on Aguayo, who has competition: “He wasn’t very good last year”
Slid into the late-night news cycle during the first weekend of the college basketball tournament, it was easy to miss the fact the Buccaneers came close to admitting a giant mistake. But in signing veteran...
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Ray Rice says he hasn’t given up on playing again
Ray Rice’s NFL career may have ended on September 8, 2014, when the tape of him punching his wife was made public, but Rice isn’t willing to accept that it’s over. Rice told ESPN he would...
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49ers legend Dwight Clark announces he has ALS
One of the most celebrated football players of the 1980s, a man who made a single play which helped turn the fortunes of a franchise, now faces a more difficult fight than any on a football field. Former...
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NFLPA warns of “new world” of player investigations
When the NFL decided in the aftermath of the Ray Rice case to disregard the machinations of the criminal justice system in lieu of its own investigations, the league expanded its reach over all players...
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Josh McCown’s visit with Jets ends without a deal
The Jets and quarterback Josh McCown spent the weekend discussing the possibility that McCown would sign with the team as a free agent, but it appears Monday will find McCown still unsigned. According to...
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Saints bring back Chase Daniel for a visit
Chase Daniel’s career could be coming full circle. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Daniel is visiting the Saints. Undrafted in 2009 and cut by Washington in September of his rookie season, Daniel...
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Why won’t Browns take a chance on Colin Kaepernick?
Six years ago, then-Raiders coach Hue Jackson wanted Colin Kaepernick. One year ago, now-Browns coach Hue Jackson was willing to give up a third-round pick to get Kaepernick, and to pay him $7 million or...
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Six weeks later, still no sign of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey
Six weeks already have passed since the Patriots won Super Bowl LI. Six weeks also have passed since someone stole quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey. Much was said and written about the whereabouts of...
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Terry Bradshaw playoff jersey fetches $66,725 at auction
In a further confirmation that whoever has Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey has an item of significant value, a Terry Bradshaw playoff jersey has just gone for a big price at an auction. The jersey...
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It’s the periodic PFT Live podcast reminder
For many of you, PFT Live has become an early-morning ritual, with the radio show starting at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio and the NBCSN simulcast starting an hour later. For others who either can...
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Marcus Spears: Ezekiel Elliott has to “stop being dumb, man”
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t being called out only by former football players from the college he attended. Elliott is now facing scrutiny from a former Cowboy. “The guy’s...
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Talk in New England of Darrelle Revis returning to the Patriots
Darrelle Revis is currently without a team after the Jets decided he was no longer worth the significant money he’s accustomed to making. But could a team known for getting the most out of aging...
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Tyrod Taylor’s incentives hinge on significant team successes
The new contract given by the Bills to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, with a reported value of $30.5 million over two years, can be worth up to $34.5 million. If it happens, it won’t directly arise from...
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Marshawn Lynch drops a hint on Twitter
Through the last two days of reporting and rumor-mongering and 21-hour teases about the possible unretirement of Marshawn Lynch, the player has been silent. (Then again, he pretty much always is.) On...
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Ben Roethlisberger “leaning toward” playing in 2017
Shortly after the end of the 2016 season, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised the possibility that he’d retire before the start of next season. The reaction to Roethlisberger floating that...
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