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NFL teams’ national revenue increased by 4.9 percent in 2017
Despite declining television ratings, the NFL brought in more money than ever before through its broadcast deals in 2017. Each of the league’s 32 teams took in $255 million in national revenues last...
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T.O. activates 10-day CFL clause
When receiver Terrell Owens began to indicate that he’s interested in playing football again, the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos moved quickly to call dibs on him, adding T.O. to their negotiating list...
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Report: Steelers offered Le’Veon Bell a five-year, $70 million deal
It’s a tradition unlike any other. First, the deadline passes for doing a long-term deal between the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell. Next, the Steelers leak the value of the deal on which...
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Former Steeler Gabe Rivera dead at 57
Former Steelers defensive end Gabe Rivera died in San Antonio on Monday at the age of 57. Rivera’s wife Nancy confirmed her husband’s death to KENS after earlier saying he was in critical...
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More “minor” changes could still be coming to kickoff rules
The NFL may not be finished fiddling with kickoffs. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, the league said there may be additional changes to this year’s new rules about kickoffs, which they’re...
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NFL continues to thrive, despite its challenges
The National Football League is continuing to make ends meet. As expected. On one hand, there has been considerable wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth regarding the potential impact of declining TV...
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Larry Fitzgerald: If I play beyond 2018, it will be for Cardinals
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be back for a 15th season in 2018 and he said this offseason that he hasn’t come to a decision about whether it will be his last year as a player. If...
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Mitchell Trubisky: Bears offense is more complex, but easier to execute than last year
Mitchell Trubisky arrived at Bears training camp on Monday to continue the preparations for his second NFL season and first year as the established starter at quarterback. With Matt Nagy in as head coach...
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Tuesday morning one-liners
A few WWE performers stopped by the Bills facility for a workout. A look at the Dolphins cornerback group. What does rookie Sony Michel bring to the Patriots running back corps? LB Avery Williamson should...
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Boomer Esiason stepping away from Monday Night Football radio broadcast
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has plenty of media opportunities, so he’s taking one of them off the list. According to the Associated Press, Esiason is stepping away from the Monday Night...
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Lions looking at possibility of retractable roof
With Detroit among the possibilities for an MLS expansion team in 2020, the Lions are looking at ways they can make Ford Field work for soccer. And that includes the possibility of retrofitting their...
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Dexter McCluster heads to the CFL
Terrell Owens could be playing in Canada. For now, a former NFL player some 15 years younger than Owens is headed there. The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that they have signed running back Dexter...
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Emmanuel Sanders pleads guilty to lane change violation after crash
Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders pleaded guilty to a lane change violation after a car wreck last August, Denver’s CBS4 reports. He will pay a $50 fine. Sanders was cited for careless driving after...
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Jack Conklin showing patience in his rehab
Titans right tackle Jack Conklin continues to rehab his left knee after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament during the playoff loss to the Patriots. Conklin said he has had “no setbacks.” “I...
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Dear Aaron Rodgers: Ask for a piece of the gross revenue
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t like me very much. Which is fine. I still think he’s a great quarterback, and I still would like to see him get much more than $22 million per year from...
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Earl Thomas asks Seahawks either to extend him or “let’s make a trade happen”
Earl Thomas recently began following the Dallas Cowboys’ official Instagram account. He’s made no secret of his desire to play for America’s Team, beginning with his chasing down Jason...
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Monday’s #PFTPM delves in to Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Rodgers, more
Monday’s #PFTPM was supposed to include an interview with Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, which was recorded in the morning. But something happened. Specifically, the idiot host forgot to leave a spot for...
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Julio Jones works with Matt Ryan, other teammates at pre-camp session
Falcons receiver Julio Jones didn’t show up for the team’s offseason program or mandatory minicamp, but he is working with Matt Ryan at the quarterback’s passing camp. Calvin Ridley posted...
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Will Le’Veon Bell show up for training camp?
In listing the options available to Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, I forgot to include one possibility that may not be as remote as many would believe. Bell could choose to sign the one-year...
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Mark Murphy on Aaron Rodgers: Both sides have common interest to get deal done
Aaron Rodgers wants to play his entire career in Green Bay but understands the business, the quarterback told Peter King in King’s Football Morning In America debut column. Packers President and CEO...
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Ravens place Marshal Yanda on PUP
The Ravens have placed offensive guard Marshal Yanda on the physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports. Yanda, 33, fractured his left ankle in 2017,...
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Jets announce Brandon Bryant signing
Safety Brandon Bryant went unpicked during last Wednesday’s supplemental draft, but he was able to land a roster spot a short time later. There were multiple reports last week that the Jets would sign...
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Saints DL Mitchell Loewen helps save man whose car fell four stories from garage
Saints defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen was just expecting to have lunch with his wife and son in New Orleans on Sunday, but the day took a turn. Loewen heard what sounded like “a bomb or an...
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Le’Veon Bell: This will be my best season
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell‘s agent said that the “practical reality” is that the 2018 season will be his final one in Pittsburgh because no long-term deal was reached before...
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Lamarcus Joyner set to play out year on franchise tag
Word on Sunday was that a long-term contract for Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner was unlikely to materialize ahead of Monday’s deadline and that word turned out to be right on the money. The 4 p.m. ET...
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Looking at Le’Veon Bell’s options moving forward
For the second straight year, the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to strike a long-term deal before the mid-July deadline for doing so. Last year, Bell’s next move was no surprise:...
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Packers post record revenues in 2017
For all the concerns expressed by some that the business of the NFL might be in decline, the Packers offer a rebuttal. As the only publicly held team — thus the only one required to open its books — the...
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DeMarcus Lawrence will play under franchise tag
In what will come as no surprise, since the sides weren’t talking, DeMarcus Lawrence will play 2018 under the franchise tag. Lawrence signed the $17.143 million tag in March with no substantive...
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Agent: “Practical reality” this is Le’Veon Bell’s final year with Steelers
There was a little optimism from Mike Tomlin over the weekend, but the lack of strong signs that the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell would agree on a long-term deal made it no surprise that...
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NFL’s interest in Lincoln Riley and OU’s offense “blown out of proportion a little bit”
Lincoln Riley downplayed talk of NFL teams’ interest in him and his offense. “That got blown out of proportion a little bit,” the second-year University of Oklahoma head coach said during...
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49ers expect to be “much further along” in pass rush
The play of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the final weeks of the 2017 season has created a lot of optimism about the 49ers’s hopes for this season, but neither a quarterback nor an offense alone...
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Report: No deal expected for Le’Veon Bell today
There’s still a little over a half hour before the deadline, but it doesn’t look like the Steelers are going to make a deal today. According to Jeremy Folwer of ESPN.com, a source said no deal...
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Now in the NFL, Josh Rosen continues speaking out about the NCAA
When Josh Rosen was the quarterback at UCLA, he frequently spoke about his frustrations with the NCAA. Now that he’s in the NFL, he isn’t stopping. Rosen, the first-round pick of the Cardinals,...
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Ben McAdoo rated Baker Mayfield sixth among 2018 quarterback prospects
Ben McAdoo interviewed for the Browns offensive coordinator vacancy in January. If the former Giants head coach had gotten the job, would the Browns still have drafted Baker Mayfield No. 1 overall? McAdoo...
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Will new helmet rules produce too many flags?
The NFL's two new helmet rules could have a tremendous impact on how football is fundamentally played moving forward.
Christian McCaffrey could get more catches as C.J. Anderson takes over as lead back
The Panthers are planning to use C.J. Anderson as their feature back, leaving Christian McCaffrey in a similar role he had last season, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports. Jonathan Stewart...
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Bears shouldn't expect long holdout from Smith
The Chicago Bears shouldn't expect that rookie linebacker will be holding out for a contract for long, Mike Florio says.
Darren Sproles' goal for final season
Participating in another NFL season could see Darren Sproles rise up the all-time total yardage list and put him in the conversation for Canton.
DeMarco Murray may not be done in the NFL
DeMarco Murray's retirement isn't set in stone, and the right deal or depth chart situation could see him return to the league.
Aaron Rodgers wants to play until he's 40
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to play until he's 40, but also understands that his situation could change as his career continues.
Bell has decision to make with no long-term deal
After not receiving his desired long-term deal, Le'Veon Bell has to decide whether to hold out of training camp or even the regular season.
Richard Sherman sounds off on Seahawks
Richard Sherman's opinion of the present-day Seahawks doesn't reflect Seattle's efforts to return the team to the Superbowl, says Mike Florio.
Giants sign Sam Beal
The Giants have the newest member of their rookie class under contract. Cornerback Sam Beal joined the team after the Giants selected him in the third round of last year’s supplemental draft and the...
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Jimbo Fisher: Jameis Winston “made a mistake . . . will pay consequences”
Jimbo Fisher adamantly defended Jameis Winston when both were at Florida State in 2014 during a sexual assault investigation involving the quarterback. Fisher has remained close to Winston even as he’...
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Jets set to release Devin Smith
Wide receiver Devin Smith won’t be headed to training camp with the Jets this year. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets will release Smith. Smith was a second-round pick in 2015 after starring...
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Aqib Talib excited about the Rams’ confidence level
Cornerback Aqib Talib played for three different franchises that reached varying levels of success over his first 10 NFL seasons and those experiences have left him with some thoughts about what a team...
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For the new helmet rules, ejections aren’t the biggest concern
In the first edition of Peter King’s Football Morning in America, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron attempts to address concerns about the new helmet rules (and, yes, there are two of them,...
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Yes, Le’Veon Bell could stay away into the regular season — at a price
As the clock ticks loudly toward the deadline for a long-term deal between the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell, it’s time for both sides to apply any and all pressure aimed at getting...
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Avoiding another deadline snafu on franchise tag deadline day
Whether it’s the restructuring of the Elvis Dumervil contract in Denver or the failed Browns-Bengals trade for AJ McCarron, the deadline-driven NFL requires certain i’s to be dotted and t’...
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Ben McAdoo “at peace” with how he handled Eli Manning benching
When former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo broke his post-firing silence last week, he said he “wouldn’t have stood on the table to draft” any of this year’s top prospects to be Eli Manning...
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Le’Veon Bell once again takes center stage
In fewer than seven hours, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will, or won’t, have a long-term deal. If he doesn’t, he can’t have one until the regular season ends, at the earliest....
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Bears first-rounder Roquan Smith unsigned, not reporting yet
Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is one of the 14 remaining draft picks without a contract, which wouldn’t ordinarily a cause for panic in mid-July. Except for the fact the Bears rookies report to camp...
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The Patriot Way has made its way to Michigan
If the arrival of the “Do Your Job” mantra wasn’t enough, the transformation of Lions players into say-nothing robots proves what many suspected would happen — new coach Matt...
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