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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malcolm Butler sees some Belichick in Mike Vrabel
It’s probably not an overstatement to say that Malcolm Butler is a Titan this year because of Bill Belichick. What’s a bit surprising is how excited he is that his new coach so resembles his old...
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Al Riveron: New helmet rule won’t lead to “ejection-fest”
The impact of the NFL’s new rule regarding the use of the helmet will be closely watched once games start being played this year. The rule bars players from lowering their heads to initiate contact...
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Aaron Rodgers on Anthony Barr: “It’s time to move on”
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr previously suggested that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers “get over it.” And he apparently has. “I mean, I think it’s time to move on for everybody,”...
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Richard Sherman: Mistakes and poor judgment ruined “really special” Seahawks
Cornerback Richard Sherman spent the last seven seasons with the Seahawks, but his only appearance in Seattle this season will come as a member of their NFC West rivals from Northern California. Sherman...
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Monday morning one-liners
Bills fans can drink a cocktail named after Tom Brady‘s tears. What happens if the Dolphins don’t succeed this season? Patriots LB Elandon Roberts is trying to improve heart health in his...
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Nick Foles: It was hard to watch other QBs sign big contracts
Quarterback Nick Foles has been consistent this offseason when it comes to expressing his happiness about being a member of the Eagles even if staying in Philly means he is back to being a backup this...
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Ben McAdoo: I let Odell Beckham down
Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo is reflecting on what went wrong in his brief stint with the team, and one thing he’s realized is that he didn’t do enough to connect with star wide receiver Odell...
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Sean Payton’s daughter grills him about playoff loss
Even when he’s trying to relax with some pre-training camp golf in Lake Tahoe, Sean Payton can’t get away from what happened in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Saints coach was doing an interview...
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Aaron Rodgers wants to play until 40, preferably with Packers
Despite a pair of clavicle injuries which have shortened a pair of seasons, Aaron Rodgers is feeling good. And thus healthy, he’s going to get asked about how long he wants to play, because that...
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Aaron Rodgers Isn’t Scared: Of Aging, New Contracts or Sharks (Anymore)
In the debut of his new column Football Morning in America, Peter King covers: • Aaron Rodgers ... on aging, his upcoming contract, sharks and the Dalai Lama • Tony Romo ... on golf, broadcasting and the...
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No long-term deal expected for Lamarcus Joyner before deadline
The Rams and safety Lamarcus Joyner will continue their talks Monday, but they are not expected to reach a long-term deal before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Joyner will make $11....
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Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence not expected to reach a deal before deadline
The Cowboys are not expected to reach a deal with defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to multiple reports. Lawrence repeatedly has said he has no problem...
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To no surprise, no long-term deal will happen between Lions, Ziggy Ansah
Four franchise-tagged players have yet to reach long-term deals before Monday’s deadline. One of them definitely won’t, #asexpected. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Lions and defensive end...
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New Jersey averages nearly $1 million per day in bets
The state that helped open the floodgates for nationwide sports betting launched its betting program on June 14. From then through the end of the month, New Jersey took $16.4 million in bets during the 17...
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Tony Romo wins American Century Championship
Tony Romo never won a Super Bowl ring, but he now has two meaningful golf titles. A week after winning the Tri-Course Amateur Championship last weekend in Wisconsin, the former Cowboys quarterback clinched...
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Thurman Thomas not happy with Terrell Owens’ decision
With everyone having an opinion about Terrell Owens not showing up for the Hall of Fame ceremony (and with the opinions of non-football people like Charles Barkley and Dick Vitale getting noticed), it makes...
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Darren Sproles looking to move to No. 5 in all-time all-purpose yards
Running back Darren Sproles made it clear why he decided to re-sign with the Eagles earlier this offseason. Sproles planned for 2017 to be his final NFL season, but a torn ACL and broken arm meant that he...
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Blake Bortles likes Tom Brady’s model for quarterback salaries
The Jaguars could have had quarterback Blake Bortles play out this year under the terms of the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, but they signed him to a three-year contract extension in February...
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NFLPA exec: Sports betting has “serious consequences” for players
As a growing number of the various states move toward adopting legalized gambling, the sports leagues have concerns. The players associations do, too. “There are serious consequences, particularly for...
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Doug Pederson: Complacency can set in, but I haven’t seen it
Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo resurfaced last week for the first time since being fired late in the 2017 season and revealed that he believes the Eagles are “gonna have a hard time handling success...
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John Schnatter: Papa John’s doesn’t want to do business with Roger Goodell
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter continues to search for a good spot to dig, despite being at rock bottom. He may have found one. In Friday’s radio interview with Terry Meiners of 840 WHAS,...
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Browns think Emmanuel Ogbah can “really stand out” this season
The Browns opted to take cornerback Denzel Ward over defensive end Bradley Chubb with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft in a decision that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams jokingly...
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Firmly on the bubble, will Ameer Abdullah make the team in Detroit?
Three years ago, the Cardinals hoped that running back Ameer Abdullah would slide to them. The Cardinals had to “settle” for David Johnson instead. They may get another chance at Abdullah. As...
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