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Rams have talked about a timeline for Jared Goff talks
The Rams aren’t ready to talk to agent Ryan Tollner regarding a new contract for quarterback Jared Goff. The Rams, however, are ready to talk about when they may want to talk about a new contract for...
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Alvin Kamara wonders what else he can do for Saints
Over his first two NFL seasons, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has shown the ability to do a lot of different things. He’s run for 1,611 yards while averaging over five yards a carry, caught 162...
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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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Alejandro Villanueva on Mike Hilton: Betting on yourself usually works
Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton said recently that he’s not planning to skip any of training camp, but he also hasn’t budged from his stance of looking for a contract beyond the $645,000 he...
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Rams aren’t planning to extend Sean McVay, for now
Rams coach Sean McVay has greatly exceeded expectations in his first two years on the job. That gives the Rams a bargain over the next three years, as he continues to work through a deal that is believed to...
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David Johnson: People underestimate Kyler Murray as a thrower
Running back David Johnson feels bad for the way Josh Rosen‘s time in Arizona came to an end, but he feels very good about the team’s new quarterback. Johnson said last week that it has been...
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Holton Hill to use four-game suspension as “learning experience”
Holton Hill will have to wait a while before making his 2019 debut. He first must serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL announced the...
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Mike Williams expects an “expanded” role with Chargers
With Tyrell Williams now in Oakland, Mike Williams expects a bigger role in the Chargers offense. Someone has to make up for Tyrell Williams’ 41 catches for 653 yards and five touchdowns last season....
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Bradley Roby didn’t do much in first Texans offseason
Cornerback Bradley Roby passed on a longer-term offer from the Steelers in order to sign a one-year deal with the Texans this offseason and said he views it as “a prove-it deal” that will...
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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is glad to be part of “something special” in Chicago
Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is back in the NFC North, after the trade that sent him from the Packers to Washington. Now a free-agent arrival with the Bears, Clinton-Dix embraces the opportunity with the...
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Spotty offseason attendance fueled Desmond Harrison’s release from the Browns
When it comes to players skipping voluntary offseason workouts, coaches know to tiptoe around saying anything that would indicate that the voluntary offseason workouts actually aren’t voluntary. The...
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Bills “trying to figure out” how offensive line pieces fit together
The Bills made it clear that they planned to overhaul their offensive line this offseason. They have 16 offensive linemen on their 90-man roster and more than half of them were not with the team last season...
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A.J. Green on Bengals making playoffs: I think so
Bengals running back Joe Mixon said recently that the team’s success is going to shock a lot of people this season. One person who won’t be shocked is his teammate A.J. Green. Green has talked...
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Joe Haden wishes Browns had won while he was there
Cornerback Joe Haden has played nine NFL seasons. He has played one playoff game. That came in 2017 when the Steelers lost to the Jaguars in the divisional round. The Browns were 29-83 in his seven seasons...
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Chris Hogan sees common traits in Tom Brady and Cam Newton
On the surface, there aren’t many quarterbacks more different than Tom Brady and Cam Newton. One is the conventional ideal, the classic drop-back passer. The other is an impossible-to-put-in-a-box...
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Seahawks players off, but in “extraordinarily competitive time”
Since players around the league have roughly the next six weeks off, there’s only so much coaches can expect of them. Mostly, it’s a quick prayer that they don’t get arrested, or as Andy...
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Chuck Foreman impressed with Vikings running backs
Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu invited former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman to speak to the team’s backs over dinner this week. Foreman, a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1973,...
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Travis Kelce: It ripped our hearts out to lose Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce both grew up in the Cleveland area. They were teammates in Kansas City for 27 games and have remained in touch since the Chiefs waived the running back last season. Kelce will...
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Harrisburg names a street after Dennis Green
The late Dennis Green went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the heights of the NFL, coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in a career that spanned more than a decade. He has now been immortalized back in his...
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Jaguars fine Telvin Smith for skipping mandatory minicamp
Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has stayed away from the team as he apparently embarks on a plan to skip a season of football. In this regard, the Jaguars seem to be playing hardball. Via LockedOnJaguars....
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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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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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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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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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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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