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Current, former players to participate in league meetings
Thirteen current and former players will participate in the NFL’s annual owners meetings next week in Phoenix. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are among the...
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Robert Kraft: I am truly sorry
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Saturday afternoon, apologizing for being charged with solicitation of prostitution. “In deference to the judicial process, I have remained silent these past...
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Former Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell retires
In January, former Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said he wanted to keep playing despite knee injuries that have required 10 surgeries. Now Mitchell has decided to retire. Mitchell said at an event...
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Cowboys signing George Iloka to one-year deal
George Iloka left Dallas without a deal, but he’ll be going back with one. PFT has learned that free agent safety George Iloka has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cowboys. The Cowboys looked at a...
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Nick Foles gets more than $45 million fully guaranteed at signing
Nick Foles didn’t necessarily break the bank in comparison to other quarterback contracts, but he sprained the hell out of it. Foles’ new contract with the Jaguars pays $45.125 million fully-...
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Rashaan Melvin: I feel like I cheated the fans and the franchise
After the Lions announced the deal for Rashaan Melvin, the cornerback used social media to thank the Raiders organization and apologize for his play last season. It didn’t work out for Melvin in...
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Ozzie Newsome’s departure as G.M. influenced Terrell Suggs’ decision
Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed surprise over Terrell Suggs‘ departure in free agency. But the seven-time Pro Bowler said Ozzie Newsome’s departure as General Manager played a role in his...
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Quinnen Williams chooses IHOP for dinner with 49ers
General Manager John Lynch and other 49ers’ officials dined with Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams this week. Williams’ restaurant of choice was IHOP, Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com...
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Bruce Arians hopes hiring women “pretty soon won’t be news”
New Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was talking to his wife about providing an internship for a woman coach. Chris Arians offered a different idea. “I said, ‘Aw, babe, c’mon. We don’t need more...
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Neiko Thorpe returning to Seahawks
Cornerbabck Neiko Thorpe has agreed to a contract to return to the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Thorpe posted the news on his Instagram. Thorpe visited the Bills on Friday. He is a...
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George Iloka leaves Dallas without a deal
The Cowboys have kicked the tires on several free-agent safeties, but they have yet to sign any of them. David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that George Iloka has left Dallas without a deal. The...
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Only 20 of the PFT Free Agent Top 100 remain available
As MDS noted this morning, the free agent market has moved more quickly this year than in the past. And it’s not just deals in bulk, but most of the top players are off the board. As of this writing,...
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Neal Sterling visited Chiefs
The Chiefs brought in free agent tight end Neal Sterling for a visit last week. Sterling, 27, played five games with four starts for the Jets last season. He spent the past two seasons with the Jets. The...
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Art Rooney II seems to be in favor of proposed OT tweak
Steelers owner Art Rooney II covered a lot of ground on a Friday conference call with reporters. Like many old-guard owners, he seems to be reluctant to embrace change on issues of potential tweaks to the...
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Kraft’s lawyer believes video violates Fourth Amendment
With a member of law enforcement apparently using the potential release of a private video in the Robert Kraft case as leverage for a deal, one of Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s lawyers has taken...
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Art Rooney II has nothing more to say about Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell
The Steelers have lost two of their best players this month, arguably due to their own mismanagement of the relationships with both players. To little surprise, then, owner Art Rooney II declined to address...
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One rule proposal would let coaches challenge uncalled penalties in replay
For years, there have been calls for the NFL to expand instant replay to allow coaches to challenge an uncalled penalty. And for years, the argument against that has been that it’s opening a Pandora...
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A closer look at the onside kick alternative
At next week’s owners’ meeting, the NFL will consider an alternative to the onside kick that would allow teams that score a touchdown or field goal — or teams that give up a safety...
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NFL free agency moved faster this year
Free agency moved at a faster pace this year than last year. That was apparent from even before the start of free agency, when several major deals were reported as done before the free agency period...
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Devin White: I’ll be looking for $100 million in five years
Devin White announced at LSU’s Pro Day on Friday that he has signed an endorsement deal with Nike. Whatever he signed for pales in comparison to what he plans to make in his second NFL contract. White...
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Johnny Manziel won’t start Sunday, but he’s ready “right now”
Johnny Manziel won’t start Sunday for the Memphis Express. Instead, Brandon Silvers will make his first career start in the Alliance of American Football, the third starting quarterback for the...
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Low settlement makes it far less likely Kaepernick ever plays in NFL again
The moment that attorney Mark Geragos said Colin Kaepernick could still play in the NFL even after settling his collusion grievance — and predicted that someone soon would “do the right thing...
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Rashaan Melvin signs with Lions
The Lions were looking to add a veteran cornerback, and now they’ve found one. Rashaan Melvin has signed a one-year deal with the Lions, a league source tells PFT. The 29-year-old Melvin spent last...
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Texans sign former Panthers tackle Matt Kalil
The Texans need help on the offensive line, so they were willing to give a former first-rounder a chance. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed former Panthers left tackle...
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End-of-week #PFTPM is ready to go
It’s Friday night. Or it’s Saturday morning. Or maybe it’s Sunday. Whatever the day or time, there’s an end-of-week episode of #PFTPM ready for you. The old-school, stream-of-...
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Vincent Papale Jr. will get his own tryout with the Eagles
In 1976, Vince Papale, a 30-year-old who hadn’t played college football, earned an unlikely roster spot on Dick Vermeil’s Eagles and lasting a couple years in the NFL. That story was good enough...
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Al Woods visited Lions
Free agent defensive lineman Al Woods visited the Lions this week. Woods, 31, appeared in 14 games with the Colts last season with eight starts. He made 24 tackles. He has played nine seasons since the...
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Raiders sign Mike Glennon
Derek Carr has a new backup quarterback. Mike Glennon, the well-traveled passer who has been more successful at making money than at winning football games, has signed with the Raiders. A third-round pick...
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Bills sign Maurice Alexander
The Bills signed tackle turned tight end Jake Fisher on Friday and they added a player to their defense a little later in the day. Safety Maurice Alexander handled the announcement of his new team by...
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Report: Bengals sign Kerry Wynn
Defensive end Kerry Wynn visited Cincinnati this week and he’ll be spending a lot of time there in the future. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that Wynn has agreed to a one-year deal with the...
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Jared Cook can’t wait to catch passes from Drew Brees
Technically, free agent tight end Jared Cook‘s deal isn’t final. It’s close, but not officially official. But that didn’t stop Cook from daydreaming about playing with his soon-to-be...
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NFL could find new partner for Sunday Ticket streaming
Ever since Sunday Ticket launched to bring out of market games to television in 1994, it has been an exclusive product of DirecTV. That could change in the near future. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told...
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Quinton Spain, Neiko Thorpe visit Bills
The Bills may not be done adding players to their offensive line. The team has signed Ty Nsekhe, Mitch Morse, LaAdrian Waddle, Jon Feliciano and Spencer Long since the end of the 2018 season and they...
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Shane Ray visits the Colts
Shane Ray was a disappointment as the Broncos’ first-round draft pick in 2015, but he’s trying to find a better fit. He may find it in Indianapolis. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Colts...
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Sheriff expects Kraft video to be released, eventually
Law enforcement officials in Florida seem to be intent on releasing to the public a very private and sensitive video involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Via NBCSportsBoston.com, Martin County, Florida...
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Jake Fisher signs with Bills
The third workout was the charm for Jake Fisher. Fisher worked out with Houston and Washington before moving on to Buffalo Friday, but he won’t have to continue moving around the country in search of...
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49ers kick the tires on former Bills tight end Chris Gragg
March is the time of year for big-name free agents, but teams also have to fill rosters. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the 49ers worked out veteran free agent tight end Chris Gragg. The...
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Kevin Zeitler: Blocking for Saquon Barkley “can only make life more fun for me”
Guard Kevin Zeitler signed a five-year deal with the Browns two years ago, so he expected to be in Cleveland for a while. That changed this month when he was traded to the Giants as part of the deal that...
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Proposed rule would let scoring teams enforce personal fouls on the PAT
Under current NFL rules, if a team scores a touchdown on a play when their opponent commits a personal foul, that foul is enforced on the ensuing kickoff. Under a proposed rule change, that foul could be...
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Pulled hamstring ends Nasir Adderley’s Pro Day early
There were representatives from many teams at the University of Delaware’s Pro Day on Friday and safety Nasir Adderley was one of the big reasons why they were on hand. Adderley is considered one of...
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Adam Jones reaches plea agreement on charges from casino arrest
Free agent cornerback Adam Jones has reached a plea agreement to resolve charges filed against him as a result of a February arrest at an Indiana casino. Jones was accused of threatening to kill an Indiana...
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Will the Commissioner protect the NFL from itself?
When it’s time to impose discipline on players, the Commissioner routinely invokes the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football. When it comes to a serious flaw in...
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Chiefs bringing back Anthony Sherman
Even after an amazing season, the Chiefs are faced with plenty of uncertainty this offseason. But at least they know they’ll have their Pro Bowl fullback. According to Field Yates of ESPN, Anthony...
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49ers, Jets and Raiders among Josh Allen’s pre-draft visits
Quarterback Josh Allen was selected by the Bills with the seventh-overall pick in last year’s draft and the pass rusher with the same name may be off the board even earlier this year. This Josh Allen...
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Best of PFT: NFL owners meetings preview
Peter King and Mike Florio preview the owners meetings and share their expectations for rule changes and more on Friday's PFT Live.
Steelers opposed to replay expansion
The NFL Competition Committee unveiled proposed changes to the way replay reviews are implemented on Thursday and they’re expected to be voted on at next week’s league meetings. There are two...
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Lions re-sign Andrew Donnal
The Lions are bringing back one of the reserve offensive linemen from last year’s roster. The team announced on Friday that tackle Andrew Donnal has re-signed with the team. They did not announce any...
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Bills in no rush to decide on Shaq Lawson’s fifth-year option
Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said the team is in a holding pattern when it comes to potentially signing defensive end Ziggy Ansah and there’s a similar wait and see approach in place for one of...
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What will Mike Tomlin say next week in Arizona?
Plenty of interesting things can and will happen at the annual league meetings in Arizona. One specific event that typically generates interest happens on Tuesday morning, when coaches appear for a...
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Report: Steelers trying to hustle up a trade for Morgan Burnett
Steelers safety Morgan Burnett asked for his release in January, and his agent said today they granted that wish. But he’s still under contract, for the moment. According to Gerry Dulac of the...
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Safety Curtis Riley joining the Raiders
After a brief tour, Curtis Riley has decided to head west. Via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, the Giants free agent safety tweeted that he’s joining the Raiders. He visited the Raiders and Packers...
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Browns sign offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann
The Browns added some offensive line depth Friday, picking up a former starter. The team announced the signing of free agent Bryan Witzmann. He started seven games at right guard for the Bears last year...
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Rich McKay: “No support” on Competition Committee for Sky Judge
The NFL continues to fail or to refuse to see how the combination of bad calls and legal gambling can result in serious problems for the game. With the AAF utilizing the “Sky Judge” concept to...
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