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Chiefs open as favorites in 16 of 17 games
It was expected last week that the Buccaneers would be favored to win each of their 17 games in 2021. One sportsbook has posted lines for all 272 regular-season games, and the Bucs are actually favored in...
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The trend of unhappy quarterbacks trying to force trades could continue
Hall of Fame G.M. Ron Wolf recently decried “diva” quarterbacks who want to disregard long-term contracts and secure trades to new teams. They’re not “divas”; they’re...
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Courtland Sutton expects to be full go for Broncos’ training camp
In 2019, Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton had a breakout season, catching 72 passes for 1,112 yards. In 2020, Sutton suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his first game. In 2021, Sutton expects to be...
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Cam Heyward: Steelers defense excited about Najee Harris pick
Najee Harris won’t be playing defense for the Steelers, but the players on that side of the ball were still excited about the team’s decision to take the running back in the first round this...
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Sterling Shepard: Joe Judge is a tough coach, but that’s what we needed
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has played under three head coaches, but hasn’t experienced a winning season since his rookie year. Though the Giants narrowly missed winning the NFC East in 2020, they...
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Chiefs’ Lucas Niang has no regrets about opting out of 2020 season
Last year the Chiefs used a third-round draft pick on offensive tackle Lucas Niang, who opted out of the 2020 season. As it turned out, the Chiefs could have used him, as they were devastated by injuries on...
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Courtland Sutton: Broncos have every category of receiving weapon
The Broncos haven’t decided on a quarterback yet, but wide receiver Courtland Sutton thinks that Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater will have plenty to work with once that call is made. In an interview...
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Kerrigan joins rival Eagles after leaving WFT
Long-time Washington pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan is joining NFC East rival Philadelphia on a one-year deal.
FOX has an “unscripted project with Tom Brady”
The GOAT may be coming to your local FOX affiliate, and not on Sunday afternoons or Thursday nights. Via Deadline.com, FOX has revealed that it’s working with Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on some...
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NFL players show up to workouts after changes made
Mike Florio and Chris Simms break down the latest in the battle between players and teams over offseason voluntary workouts.
Are Jaguars reconsidering signing Tebow?
Mike Florio and Chris Simms wonder if the public pressure on the Jaguars signing Tim Tebow is making them reconsider bringing in the former first-round pick.
Eric Fisher: It was tough to watch Patrick Mahomes run around in Super Bowl LV
After tearing his Achilles in the AFC Championship Game against the Bills, Eric Fisher had to watch the Chiefs take on the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV instead of lining up at left tackle. Fisher has since...
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Second-rounder Pat Freiermuth thinks he can “do it all” in Steelers offense
The Steelers tried to help out their offense early in this year’s draft by using their first four picks on that side of the ball. In the second round, the choice was tight end Pat Freiermuth and he...
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Elandon Roberts taking it one day at a time after knee surgery
The Dolphins parted ways with a few leading members of their 2020 defense this offseason, but they re-signed linebacker Elandon Roberts for another year. They made that move despite the “significant...
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Dan Campbell: I would love to have a pet lion at practice
Lions head coach Dan Campbell wants his players to bite the kneecaps of opposing teams and he’d like to have a pet capable of doing a lot more than that around the practice field. Campbell was a guest...
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Vikings promoting three female front office members in personnel roles
Even with the departure of Kelly Kleine to join the Denver Broncos, the Minnesota Vikings will continue to feature female members of their front office in player personnel roles. According to Albert Breer...
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Report: Bears had roughly 70 players for first day of Phase Two
Last month, the Bears players issued a statement indicating that “the majority” of the team would exercise its right to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. On Monday, the vast...
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Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs changing number to No. 6
Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs is one of the veteran players across the NFL taking advantage of the league’s revised numbering rules to make a change to his jersey number this season. Diggs is...
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Bears sign Austin Calitro, waive Reggie Davis
The Bears announced Monday night they signed linebacker Austin Calitro. The team cut receiver Reggie Davis in a corresponding move. Davis spent the past two training camps with the Bears and was on the team...
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Report: Patriots re-signing Brian Hoyer
The Patriots are re-signing veteran Brian Hoyer, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports. It could make Jarrett Stidham the odd-man out. The Patriots drafted Mac Jones with the 15th overall choice after re-...
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Raiders sign fifth-round choice Nate Hobbs
The Raiders have signed fifth-round choice Nate Hobbs, the team announced. Las Vegas made the Illinois cornerback the 167th overall choice. He appeared in 39 games with 34 starts for the Fighting Illini....
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Report: Saints rookie Alex Hoffman retires
Saints rookie offensive lineman Alex Hoffman has retired, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Hoffman signed as a college free agent after the draft. He was a four-year letterwinner at Carroll...
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Hall of Fame G.M. Ron Wolf laments “diva” quarterbacks who want to disregard long-term deals
The NFL has become more and more like the NBA, with certain players: (1) realizing the power they possess; and (2) not being afraid to use it. This development doesn’t sit well with those who made...
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Washington installing new grass at FedEx Field
The Washington Football Team has played on the same grass field at FedEx Field since 1997. At times, it has looked more like dirt and spray paint. The team, though, will begin replacing the grass and more...
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Tim Tebow holding pattern continues for Jaguars
The Jaguars continue to be in a holding pattern when it comes to free-agent tight end Tim Tebow. Over the weekend, coach Urban Meyer said that he and his staff would convene on Sunday to discuss Tebow....
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Report: More than 80 49ers players attend start of Phase Two workouts
49ers players joined many of their peers around the league in issuing a statement regarding their plans for the in-person portion of the offseason program. Their statement said that “many in our...
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Calvin Anderson signs tender
Offensive tackle Calvin Anderson has signed his exclusive rights tender with the Broncos. Anderson, 25, played all 16 games last season, with two starts. He saw action on 132 offensive plays and 67 on...
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Texans sign Shyheim Carter
Shyheim Carter’s move toward a coaching career is going to be on hold for a bit. Carter was working as a graduate assistant for the University of Alabama when he tried out for the Texans at their...
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Vikings sign Parry Nickerson
The Vikings made an addition to their secondary on Monday. The team announced that they have signed cornerback Parry Nickerson. They also confirmed the signing of tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk. Nickerson was a...
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Saints re-sign Ken Crawley
Cornerback Ken Crawley is returning to New Orleans. The Saints re-signed Crawley on Monday. Crawley, 28, played six games for the Saints last season, seeing action on 11 defensive snaps and 56 on special...
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Chiefs cut Tajae Sharpe
Tajae Sharpe didn’t last long in Kansas City. The Chiefs cut Sharpe, a veteran wide receiver, today. Sharpe signed with the Chiefs’ practice squad late last season and didn’t get into a...
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Dolphins claim Trill Williams off waivers from Saints
The Dolphins claimed cornerback Trill Williams off waivers from the Saints. New Orleans cut Williams with a failed physical last week but apparently hoped to re-sign him. Instead, Williams is headed to...
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Albert Haynesworth gets new kidney
Albert Haynesworth reveled July 10, 2019, that he was in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. It took almost two years for the former NFL defensive lineman to find a match with “a real living Angel.”...
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'The sky's the limit' for Winfield Jr., Buccaneers
Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. chats about the excitement he's still riding from Tampa's Super Bowl LV win, reveals what it's like playing with Tom Brady and more.
Report: Chiefs sign Manny Patterson after tryout
The Chiefs are signing defensive back Manny Patterson after his tryout during the team’s rookie minicamp, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. The Chiefs had receiver Daurice Fountain, linebacker...
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Myles Gaskin says Dolphins offense has “a whole new playbook” for 2021
The Dolphins have gone with a non-traditional format in replacing Chan Gailey, with Eric Studesville and George Godsey sharing the title of co-offensive coordinator. Though both men worked for the Dolphins...
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Derek Jeter sells Tampa megamansion that Tom Brady was renting
Yes, it’s a slow news day. But it’s still news that baseball legend and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has sold the megamansion that Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and family rented from Jeter when...
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Report: Vikings plan to sign Evin Ksiezarczyk
Free agent offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk passed his physical with the Vikings, who intend to sign him, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Ksiezarczyk went undrafted in 2020 out of the...
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Frank Reich on Carson Wentz: I stick my neck out for people I believe in
When the Colts acquired Carson Wentz in a trade with the Eagles earlier this year, much was made of his relationship with Colts head coach Frank Reich. Reich was the offensive coordinator in Philly before...
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T.Y. Hilton excited for “the return of deep shots” with Carson Wentz
T.Y. Hilton already compared Carson Wentz to Andrew Luck, with whom the receiver entered the NFL in 2012. Hilton is among those Wentz has thrown to in workouts this offseason, and he said Wentz’s arm...
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Report: Raiders have around 70 present for start of Phase Two
Add the Raiders to the list of teams whose players are largely present to start Phase Two of the offseason program. Per Vinny Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the club’s attendance is in...
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Report: More than 70 Dolphins players present as Phase Two begins
Phase Two of the offseason program began around the league on Monday, and the Dolphins were another team whose players were largely present. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the club had more...
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Jaguars cut Ryquell Armstead
The Jaguars signed a member of their 2021 draft class on Monday and they also said farewell to a 2019 draft pick. Running back Ryquell Armstead has been dropped from the roster. The team announced the move...
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Cowboys rookie Nahshon Wright clears air with Richard Sherman
Cowboys rookie cornerback Nahshon Wright raised some eyebrows — including those of Richard Sherman — after he called himself a “more athletic and agile Richard Sherman.” Sherman...
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Jaguars sign sixth-round pick Jalen Camp
The Jaguars officially have one of their nine draft picks under contract. Wide receiver Jalen Camp has signed his four-year rookie deal, the team announced on Monday. Camp caught 27 passes for 417 yards...
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Frank Reich appreciated how Colts players handled discussions about offseason
The Colts altered their plans for offseason work on Monday. Rather than hold a mandatory minicamp after a few weeks of organized team activities, the Colts will work for the next two weeks and then be off...
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Broncos sign Pita Taumoepenu, Cody Conway
The Broncos invited quarterback Case Cookus, tight end David Wells, tackle Cody Conway, and linebacker Pita Taumoepenu to tryout at the rookie minicamp. News came Sunday that the Broncos were signing Cookus...
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Cardinals sign Tae Hayes, cut Chris Miller, Darece Roberson
The Cardinals announced Monday that they have signed cornerback Tae Hayes, who participated in their rookie minicamp as a tryout player. They also cut safety Chris Miller and receiver Darece Roberson. The...
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Report: Zach Ertz not participating in Eagles offseason work
Zach Ertz remains a member of the Eagles, but he’s not with them as they start Phase Two of this year’s offseason workouts. Monday is the first day of that phase and Jeff McLane of the...
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Chiefs signing Daurice Fountain after tryout
The Chiefs have added a wide receiver after seeing him in action over the weekend. Daurice Fountain is signing a one-year deal with Kansas City, per agent Andy Simms. Fountain appeared in six games for the...
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49ers cut Austin Proehl to make room for Marqise Lee
The 49ers needed a roster spot after agreeing to terms with receiver Marqise Lee. The odd man out is receiver Austin Proehl. The team announced it has released Proehl. Proehl signed a futures contract with...
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Titans sign Kalija Lipscomb
Wide receiver Kalija Lipscomb came back to his college town for Titans rookie minicamp and wound up with a job. Lipscomb tried out along with three other players during the weekend minicamp and the Titans...
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Quenton Nelson: I definitely wanted to stay at left guard
Before the Colts signed Eric Fisher to be their left tackle in 2021, there was some speculation that the club could move All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson over to fill the void created by Anthony Castonzo...
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