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Why aren’t the Texans hiring a G.M.?
Of the many bizarre twists and turns the Texans have taken over the past eight days, perhaps the most bizarre is this: The team won’t have a General Manager in 2019. So, basically, Brian Gaine was...
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Does the Caserio clause comply with league rules?
The Texans reportedly backed away from the pursuit of Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio because of contract language preventing Caserio from leaving New England. Some in league circles are...
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Patrick Mahomes’ summer assignment: Improving footwork
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn’t letting his Most Valuable Player trophy go to his head. Mahomes thinks he has plenty to work on before training camp, and he told Dianna Russini of ESPN that...
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Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too
The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the...
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Randall Cobb has found connection with Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott didn’t need long to hit it off with Amari Cooper. The receiver arrived in Dallas at the trade deadline in October and caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games....
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Peyton Manning remembers the honor of playing for Pat Bowlen
Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is among the many sharing fond memories of longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died on Thursday. Manning talked to the Broncos’ website about his memories...
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Will Kellen Winslow II use a CTE defense in his second trial?
Before the first trial of former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow, some speculated that his lawyers would try to attribute his alleged sexual violence and perversions to head trauma. They didn’t. With...
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Looking at the most memorable final games at NFL stadiums
On Thursday night, the NBA played its final game ever at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It was a memorable occasion, with the Toronto Raptors winning the league title on the Golden State Warriors’ home...
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O.J. Simpson debuts on Twitter
O.J. Simpson’s “conflict-free life” is about to change. The Pro Football Hall of Famer who somehow was acquitted of double murder but who was found liable for the deaths by a civil jury...
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Bills reduce their public training camp practices
The Bills are cutting down on the number of opportunities for fans to watch them at training camp. This year, the team announced, only eight training camp practices at St. John Fisher College will be open...
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John Ross: Bengals’ energy is completely different this year
Through two NFL seasons, Bengals wide receiver John Ross has been a big disappointment, catching a total of just 21 passes in the two years since he was the ninth overall pick in the draft. But this year,...
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Kliff Kingsbury has admitted using fake accounts to monitor players at Texas Tech
Cardinals players should tread lightly with their thumbs. Coach Kliff Kingsbury will be giving his pupils cell-phone breaks during meetings, and it’s also possible that Kingsbury will be finding a way...
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Jason Verrett expects to be ready for training camp
Jason Verrett will stay in Northern California during the break to continue his rehab from a torn Achilles. The 49ers cornerback expects to be ready for training camp after missing team drills during the...
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Rams waive Tyrell Thompson
The Rams waived defensive tackle Tyrell Thompson with an injury designation on Friday. Thompson went undrafted last month. He signed with the Rams as a college free agent. In two season at Tarleton State,...
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Can Patriots salvage their relationship with Nick Caserio?
By all accounts, the Texans wanted Nick Caserio and Nick Caserio wanted the Texans. Now that the Texans have agreed to abandon their pursuit of Caserio, the question becomes whether he wants to stay with...
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Kellen Winslow II had extensive NFL reputation for aberrant sexual behavior
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow has been convicted of rape, and he’ll be retried on multiple additional rape charges later this year. The news apparently comes as no surprise to those who knew him...
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Ride Friday’s #PFTPM into the weekend
As you prepare to do not much of anything this weekend, you may be looking for something to do. We’ve got something for you to consider doing. Check out Friday’s #PFTPM. Plenty of topics are...
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Report: Nick Caserio has a contractual provision that keeps him from leaving New England
In explaining that they would withdraw from the pursuit of Patriots director of play personnel Nick Caserio, the Texans made vague reference to certain contractual terms that tipped the scales. The terms,...
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Odell Beckham in London to kick off NFL UK Academy tryouts
Browns receiver Odell Beckham travels to London this weekend as part of his role as an ambassador for the NFL Academy. The NFL Academy is a first-of-its kind program that will offer UK student-athletes ages...
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Robert Kraft: We appreciate the way Texans “handled this situation”
The Texans and Patriots are friends again. Or at least friendly. After Texans CEO Cal McNair released a statement saying his team was done pursuing Nick Caserio, Patriots owner Robert Kraft responded in...
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Report: Texans will not hire a G.M.
The Texans’ General Manager’s office will remain vacant. After trying and failing to lure Nick Caserio from New England, the Texans have decided not to hire anyone at all, Adam Schefter of ESPN...
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Earl Thomas: Lamar Jackson is a “star in the making”
Lamar Jackson has “raised his level in every column” this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. The quarterback’s progression has led many of his teammates to believe...
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Texans agree not to pursue Nick Caserio
Nick Caserio will remain in New England, apparently ending a league tampering investigation against the Texans. Texans CEO Cal McNair said today that he was not aware of all the relevant language in Caserio...
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Fritz Pollard Alliance is “deeply troubled” by allegations against the Texans
Earlier this week, allegations emerged of racial discrimination against the Houston Texans. The Fritz Pollard Alliance responded to the situation via a statement issued on Friday afternoon. “The Fritz...
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Packers release Kapri Bibbs
The Packers wrapped up their offseason program this week and let one member of the roster know that his presence won’t be required at training camp. Running back Kapri Bibbs has been released from the...
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Bills claim Keith Towbridge off waivers from Titans
The Bills claimed tight end Keith Towbridge off waivers Friday. The Titans waived him Thursday. Buffalo announced it cut tight end Mik'Quan Deane in a corresponding move. Towbridge spent most of last...
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Colts sign third-rounder Bobby Okereke
Linebacker Bobby Okereke became the final 2019 Colts draft pick to sign with the team when he agreed to a four-year deal on Friday. The other nine deals were done in May, but third-round picks have often...
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Broncos to host public tribute for Pat Bowlen
The Broncos announced a Tuesday open house honoring owner Pat Bowlen. Bowlen died Thursday. He was 75. The Bowlen family will join the team in hosting the open-house public tribute celebrating the life and...
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Jay Gruden: Dwayne Haskins deserves a chance to start
Dwayne Haskins might not concern himself with starting the season opener, but the 15th overall choice has a chance to start the season opener. Washington has seen enough of Haskins to know he has a chance...
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Chargers sign third-rounder Trey Pipkins to wrap up draft class
The Chargers are the latest team to wrap up all of their draft pick signings. The team announced on Friday that third-round selection Trey Pipkins agreed to a four-year deal with the team. The Chargers...
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Kellen Winslow will be retried on eight remaining charges
A jury reached a verdict on four of 12 criminal charges against former NFL player Kellen Winslow II. Another jury will take a crack at the remaining eight counts. Via the Associated Press, the presiding...
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NFL suspends Cowboys’ Rico Gathers one game
Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers won’t be with the team in Week One. Gathers has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Gathers...
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Lions waive Michael Roberts after trade with Patriots is rescinded
The Lions won’t be getting a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for tight end Michael Roberts. Detroit sent Roberts to New England in exchange for a conditional draft choice on...
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Joe Callahan, Hakeem Nicks among those working out for XFL
The XFL has more than 100 players participating in combine-like drills at a Summer Showcase in Montclair, New Jersey. Receiver Hakeem Nicks, quarterback Joe Callahan, running back Branden Oliver, receiver/...
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Chandler Jones still motivated by trade from Patriots
Chandler Jones‘ 41 sacks over the past three seasons are more than any other NFL player. Jones is among the best pass rushers in the game, even if one statistical site left him off its list of top-50...
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Frank Reich: Extending Kenny Moore sends right message to rest of team
The Colts signed cornerback Kenny Moore to a four-year contract extension on Thursday that followed a pattern of other deals they’ve struck recently. Moore was set for restricted free agency in 2020,...
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Vikings TE David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on knee
One member of the Vikings will be using the pre-camp break to rehab from recent surgery. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that tight end David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on his knee recently. He is...
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Giants sign first-rounders Dexter Lawrence, DeAndre Baker
The Giants have two of their three first-round picks under contract. The team announced the signings of defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback Deandre Baker on Friday. Quarterback Daniel Jones, the...
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Michael Irvin: “No brainer” to pay Dak Prescott
The Cowboys want quarterback Dak Prescott to accept a team-friendly deal, and the notion that Prescott wants $34 million per year won’t win his agents many friends at team headquarters — even if...
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Simms QB School: Jared Goff
Chris Simms breaks down Rams QB Jared Goff's throw, running through his grip, power and control.
Bills sign third-rounder Dawson Knox
And then there were 24, none of them Bills. The Bills announced that third-rounder Dawson Knox signed his four-year rookie deal Friday. The Ole Miss tight end got a chance to work with the first offense...
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Best of PFT: Williams tries motivating Jamal Adams
Gregg Williams' comment to Jamal Adams, a giant bet on the Blues and the buzz on Blake Bortles from several Jaguars players top Friday's episode of PFT Live.
Raiders show off Antonio Brown’s practice effort
Raiders coach Jon Gruden has praised receiver Antonio Brown as the hardest-working practice player he’s ever seen, and the team is driving the point home. The Raiders posted on YouTube a video of...
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Lions announce joint practices with Patriots in August
The Lions have a lot of ties to the Patriots and they’ll get to revisit them ahead of a preseason game between the teams this August. The Lions announced that they will host three days of joint...
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Jarvis Landry: Baker Mayfield’s comments about Duke Johnson a “non-issue”
There were a pair of reports about rockiness inside the Browns organization on Thursday and wide receiver Jarvis Landry responded to both of them from a football camp on Friday. Landry downplayed a report...
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Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide
Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until...
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John Elway: Pat Bowlen’s shoes will never be filled
Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback and president of football operations John Elway had a close relationship with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who bought the team a year after Elway arrived. On Friday, Elway...
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McShay removes name from consideration with Jets
ESPN's Todd McShay removed his name from consideration for a position with the NY Jets. PFT's Mike Florio questions whether it was ever really a possibility, or was McShay positioning himself for a better...
Jarvis Landry on offense: A lot to learn, it takes some time
A report on Thursday indicated that the Browns’ transition to offensive coordinator Todd Monken has not gone as well as hoped and that head coach Freddie Kitchens has been playing a bigger role in...
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Dolphins wrap up draft class by signing Michael Deiter
The Dolphins wrapped up their draft pick signing business before breaking for the next month. The team announced that third-round pick Michael Deiter had signed his rookie deal. The guard from Wisconsin was...
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Pete Carroll is very happy with his offensive line
The Seahawks achieved plenty of success with a questionable offensive line. They now have a solid offensive line, one that is gradually improving. And coach Pete Carroll is feeling very good about the...
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Carlos Hyde adjusting well to the Chiefs' offense
After being traded from the Jaguars, Carlos Hyde says he loves how the Chiefs offensive line is not one dimensional.
Paul Tagliabue: Pat Bowlen is one of the top five owners in league history
Pat Bowlen will receive much praise, as he should, in the coming days. No praise will be higher than that given by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. “Pat Bowlen and I spent a great deal of time...
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