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Amazon, Disney in play for Sunday Ticket
Before the next wave of TV deals will be negotiated, the NFL will surely be doing its biggest deal yet in the environment where much of what used to be viewed on TV is now being consumed. Via NBCNews.com,...
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Dave Gettleman: I like my resume so far
Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman made the decisions to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham and not hold onto safety Landon Collins this offseason. He’s heard the criticism of those moves and he...
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Will Giants pass on a QB at 6 and take one at 17?
As the draft approaches, there’s been quite a bit of chatter that the Giants will take their quarterback of the future in the first round — but not with their own pick, No. 6 overall. Instead,...
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Bills signing running back T.J. Yeldon
The Bills continue to add veteran running backs, even if this one isn’t nearly as veteran as some. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bills are signing the former Jaguars running back to a two-...
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Will Rams let Goff walk after rookie deal?
Jared Goff says he isn't thinking about a new deal with the Rams yet, and Mike Florio and Chris Simms believe Los Angeles could decide to not give Goff the extension he's after.
Teams digging deeper into players' social media
NFL prospects are forced to be more careful than ever before with their social media accounts as teams are doing more and more digging into their past.
Dolphins quarterback Jake Rudock living at home with parents
There are plenty of Dolphins who should be renting rather than buying this season. But quarterback Jake Rudock is doing them one better — by living with his parents while he goes through his first offseason...
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Jets may have to be patient with first-round trade
The Jets have made it no secret they would like to trade down from the No. 3 pick, but they may have to be patient if they want to make the right deal when they're on the clock.
Jets most likely won’t be able to trade down until on the clock
Last year, the Jets prematurely jumped from No. 6 to No. 3 for fear that someone else (possibly the Bills) would beat them to the punch. This year, the Jets apparently have been trying to move the third...
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Zac Taylor never surprised by quarterbacks going early in draft
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor went undrafted out of Nebraska in 2007, but he has a lot of experience with quarterbacks drafted in the first round. Taylor’s first NFL coaching job came with the...
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Chiefs may be a team to watch for Frank Clark trade
There was a report that the chances of a trade involving Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark had died down a week ago, but it flared back up again a short time later and appears to still be very much alive....
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Cardinals got a late workout in with N’Keal Harry
The time for pre-draft visits to team headquarters ended the middle of last week. But the Cardinals were able to get a look at a top receiver prospect because he was local. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL...
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Packers days of never going abroad could be drawing short
The Packers stand alone in many ways, but one of the things they’ve held onto longer than any team may not last much longer. According to Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, the...
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If Cardinals trade Josh Rosen, what can they get?
A year ago, the Cardinals packaged their first-round pick, third-round pick and fifth-round pick to move up in the draft and get quarterback Josh Rosen. His rookie year did not go well. But could things get...
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Bill Belichick is truly one for the aged
Patriots coach Bill Belichick just turned 67, and there is no indication he’s interested in stopping anytime soon. But if you look at his peer group (the best coaches in NFL history), you also realize...
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Lane Johnson fires back at Donovan McNabb
It wasn’t what Donovan McNabb said. Of course, the next two years are critical for Carson Wentz. That should go without saying. What rubbed all of Philadelphia wrong is the fact it’s McNabb...
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Patriots are favorites to go unbeaten the longest
With legalized gambling slowly spreading from sea to shining sea, odds will emerge for just about anything. Now that the 2019 schedule has been released, odds have been set regarding the last team to be...
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Drew Lock calls it “pretty cool” meeting John Elway
Drew Lock was 2 years old when John Elway retired, but the Missouri quarterback has a deep appreciation for what the Broncos General Manager accomplished as a player. Elway became a first-ballot Hall of...
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Matthew Stafford’s wife home recovering from 12-hour surgery
The wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is home, recovering from a 12-hour brain surgery. Kelly Stafford posted an update on Instagram on Sunday. “This Easter is the beginning of a new life for...
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Zac Taylor won’t overload Bengals at this week’s minicamp
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will spend the days leading up to the draft doing his first on-field work with the team. Teams that hire new coaches are permitted to hold a three-day minicamp in the first...
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Jonah Williams takes preparation to the next level
Former Alabama guard Jonah Williams is drawing rave reviews for his mental preparation to the game, which is showing NFL teams an impressive level of commitment to his craft. Williams devised his own...
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Draft countdown: Bucs need to go defense at No. 5
Chris Simms' NFL draft countdown continues with everything about the No. 5 pick, including what the Bucs should do with the selection.
Minkah Fitzpatrick embracing versatile role in Dolphins secondary
Early in the offseason, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said that he wanted to know whether he’d be at cornerback or safety in 2019 because it would impact his conditioning work. While there’s...
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Marijuana policy for “voluntary” workouts could be a fair trade
The NFL has a ban on marijuana around most players successfully navigate. The NFL also has voluntary offseason workouts in which most players choose to participate. Those two concepts could provide the...
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Tony Mandarich cites steroids, painkillers for his draft bust status
Tony Mandarich is included on any list of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, and he says his story is a cautionary tale not for NFL scouts who struggle to identify the top prospects coming out of...
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Bill Belichick was the only active coach to help pick the top 100 players of all time
To commemorate the league’s 100th season, the NFL will be naming the top 100 players of all time, but not in any specific order. Incoming Hall of Famer Gil Brandt disclosed some of the names of the...
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Teams will remove players from their draft boards over social-media posts
The pre-draft process has dramatically changed in recent years. One critical aspect of it now includes a full and complete preemptive scrubbing of the prospects’ social-media accounts. And for good...
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Joe Staley hasn’t talked to 49ers about a new contract
When 49ers left tackle Joe Staley said last December that he’d be back to play in 2019, he left open the possibility that it could be his final year in the NFL. Staley is in the final year of his...
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Cameron Brate expects to be cleared for training camp
Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip in January, but he was dealing with the injury well before he finally had it repaired. Brate was hurt in 2017, but doctors...
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Look for Raiders to focus on defensive side of ball at No. 4
Five years ago, the Raiders found future Hall of Famer Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick in the draft. This time around, the Raiders have earned the fourth pick in round one — and the pressure...
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Sean Lee: I had to find a way to come back and help in any way
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said after the season ended in Los Angeles that he needed time “to figure things out” regarding his future. It turns out, it didn’t take Lee long. Although his...
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Keanu Neal back lifting with teammates
Falcons safety Keanu Neal made it through only 37 defensive snaps last season before tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. Neal is working his way back, now lifting with his teammates in the offseason...
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Jim Irsay buys John Lennon’s piano
One of the benefits of being a billionaire is having money to burn on discretionary purchases. Colts owner Jim Irsay does precisely that from time to time. Via TMZ.com, Irsay recently plunked down $718,750...
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Frank Clark trade talk continues
We noted last weekend that there’s been talk around the NFL of the Seahawks trading defensive end Frank Clark. That talk seems to be getting louder as the draft approaches. Multiple reports in recent...
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Ben Watson having second thoughts about retirement
Longtime NFL tight end Benjamin Watson might not be retiring after all. Watson, who indicated at the end of last season that it would be his last, is thinking he might play this year after all, according to...
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Former NFL running back, 49ers scout Reggie Cobb dies at 50
Reggie Cobb, a second-round draft pick in 1990 who would go on to become a scout, has died. He was 50. “We are devastated by the sudden loss of a tremendous teammate and loyal friend, Reggie Cobb,”...
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Will Cowboys, Dak Prescott find a middle ground?
When Cowboys COO Stephen Jones recently tried to make the case for quarterback Dak Prescott not being paid like Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, a reasonable reaction may have been this: Does Dak Prescott...
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Quinnen Williams a popular choice as the draft’s top overall prospect
With five days to go before the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, there’s no one consensus choice as the top player in this year’s class. But the name of Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen...
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Jared Goff says of contract: “Not on my mind at all”
The Rams are in no apparent rush to start contract talks with quarterback Jared Goff. Likewise, he’s not ready to start talking about them either. Via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, the Rams...
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New labor deal could have increased work for younger players
When trying to cajole the NFL Players Association into accepting the latest labor deal in 2011, the NFL’s owners happily surrendered practice time and intensity, in large part because it didn’t...
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Gettleman wants a quarterback who can handle mental stress of playing in New York
The Giants didn’t use the second overall pick on a quarterback last year, and they may not use a quarterback on the sixth or seventeenth overall picks on a quarterback this year. Apart from the basic...
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Montez Sweat changes mind, will not attend draft
Despite initially committing to attend the draft, Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat will not be there. Sweat told ESPN he will stay home and celebrate the occasion with his family. “My devoted...
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The full Russell Wilson contract details
When a big contract is finalized, plenty of reporters have plenty of details regarding plenty of aspects of the deal. We’ll use some of them as needed, but we usually wait to provide the full details...
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Mayock’s daughter to scouts: Don’t take it personally, he doesn’t trust anyone
In the wake of Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden sending the scouts home to keep them from leaking any information about the team’s draft board, Mayock’s daughter says...
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Who will the 49ers take at No. 2?
If, as it appears, the Cardinals will take quarterback Kyler Murray with the first pick in the 2019 draft, the next mystery becomes what will the 49ers do at No. 2? Many think it’s not a mystery. Many...
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Glazer: League discussed making field larger
The ongoing discussions regarding player safety have led to a wide range of creative ideas for minimizing major impacts on the playing field. Last month, a new possibility landed on the table: Making the...
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Window opens for annual substance-abuse testing
Good news, it’s 4/20. Bad news, it’s 4/20. The International Day of Weed coincides, coincidentally or not, with the opening of the annual window for the once-per-year random drug test under the...
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Donovan McNabb sees next two years as critical for Carson Wentz
The Eagles have gone all in with Carson Wentz, as expected. But expectations remain high for a team that won a Super Bowl two years ago and got surprisingly close to a return in 2018, without Wentz under...
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Gil Brandt: Daniel Jones and Peyton Manning “the same guy”
Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that some team has Duke quarterback Daniel Jones ranked first at his position on their draft board. Because a Hall of Fame evaluator has compared him to one of the...
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Seahawks G.M. admits trading during draft is “kind of fun”
Whether they make a gigantic trade involving defensive end Frank Clark or not (and that seems to still be on the table), the Seahawks will almost certainly made a trade in the next week. It’s what...
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Raiders’ schedule has the most travel miles, Jets’ schedule has the fewest
The NFL scheduling formula wasn’t kind to the Raiders but was very kind to the Jets. The Raiders will travel more miles in 2019 than any other team, and the Jets will travel the fewest in the NFL....
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Last year Jaguars seemed fine with Jalen Ramsey missing workouts
One of the odd things about Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin complaining about Jalen Ramsey‘s absence from voluntary offseason workouts is that Ramsey also missed voluntary workouts, and the...
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Josh Jacobs loses H-O-R-S-E to Frank Reich
Alabama running back Josh Jacobs visited the Eagles, Ravens and Colts. He seemed to enjoy his trip to Indianapolis most. “The Colts’ [visit] was definitely fun because I played basketball with [...
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