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Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year
When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If...
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Eric Dickerson cites “miscommunication” with Kurt Warner, Jerry Rice over HOF letter
Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson is spearheading an effort to get more for the players who made the game what it is. And he now admits that he took a liberty or two with reality in order to make...
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Uber driver sues Jameis Winston
The Uber driver who accused Jameis Winston of groping her has filed a lawsuit against the Buccaneers quarterback, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The driver, identified as Kate P. in federal...
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Vance Joseph says Broncos were too cautious defensively against Raiders
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw just three incomplete passes in Sunday’s 20-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. And while Denver did enough to get the victory, head coach Vance Joseph wasn’t...
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Rams place wide receiver Mike Thomas on injured reserve
To create a roster spot for the addition of kicker Sam Ficken on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams placed wide receiver Mike Thomas on injured reserve. Thomas injured his groin in the Rams’ season opening...
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Joe Thomas on those who believe Clay Matthews’ hit was a foul: “Please come forward and explain yourself”
The NFL has vigorously defended the roughing the passer call against Clay Matthews for a hit on Kirk Cousins in Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. Just about everyone...
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Seahawks on hook to pay Tom Johnson after release to promote safety who didn’t play
In August, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sung the praises of free agent signing Tom Johnson as he assimilated into Seattle’s defense. And yet, Seattle released him on Saturday and watched him...
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Actress Jenifer Lewis shows support for Colin Kaepernick at Emmys
Jenifer Lewis, a Broadway actress and star of Black-ish, wore a custom Nike sweater on the Emmy Awards’ red carpet Monday night, telling Variety she was showing support for Colin Kapernick. “I am...
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Vikings not bashful about admitting Daniel Carlson blunder
The Vikings obtained kicker Daniel Carlson by trading up for a fifth-round pick earlier this year. On Monday, they gave him away, for nothing. He exits with his $243,000 signing bonus, advance payment for...
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Lowest Week Two rating since MNF moved to ESPN
Plenty of factors are pointing to a resurgence of national interest in pro football. Some factors aren’t. Case in point: According to SportsBusiness Daily, the Week Two Monday Night Football game on...
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Marcus Mariota “probably better” than he was over the weekend
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s injured elbow has improved, coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday night. “[Mariota’s] probably better than he was Friday or Saturday,” Vrabel said on Nashville...
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Giants sign Elijhaa Penny off Cardinals’ practice squad
The Giants are signing fullback Elijhaa Penny off the Cardinals’ practice squad, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports. He is expected to replace Shane Smith, who played four snaps on offense and 17 on...
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Bucs create Social Justice Fund with $1 million commitment
Earlier Tuesday, the Bears became the first team to announce they are maximizing the league’s social justice matching program. Now, the Buccaneers and more than a dozen players have announced a year-...
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Dan Bailey turns down higher offers to sign $2 million deal with Vikings
Dan Bailey signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Bailey was due to make $3.4 million in base salary this season and count $4.2 million against the Cowboys...
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Chip Kelly continues to struggle at UCLA, with QB’s dad now taking shots
Chip Kelly’s foray into NFL coaching ended badly, but his return to college coaching is off to an even worse start. Kelly, now the coach at UCLA after being fired by the 49ers and Eagles, is off to an...
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Allgaier, Bell clear favorites for Xfinity title
NASCAR Xfinity drivers Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell are the clear favorites to with the championship.
Rob Kelley lands on injured reserve
Word on Monday was that running back Rob Kelley will miss at least the next month due to a toe injury that may require surgery. It will actually be at least eight weeks before he’s back in action....
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Raiders promote Shilique Calhoun from practice squad
The Raiders waived Shilique Calhoun a week ago, re-signing him to the practice squad. They promoted him to the 53-player roster Tuesday to take the place of defensive tackle Brian Price. The Raiders...
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Titans add Dalyn Dawkins, Kenneth Durden to 53-man roster
The Titans are shuffling their roster heading into Week Three. The team added wide receiver Nick Williams to the active roster on Tuesday morning and they made two more additions in the afternoon. Running...
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Cardinals cut Garrison Smith
The Cardinals cut defensive tackle Garrison Smith on Tuesday, although they announced no corresponding move to fill Smith’s spot on the 53-player roster. Arizona claimed Smith off waivers from the...
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Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson is “over-trying a little bit”
The Seahawks fell to 0-2 in a 24-17 loss to the Bears on Monday night and quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked six times on the way to that defeat. Wilson was also sacked six times by the Broncos in the...
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Corey Liuget sues over PED suspension
From time to time, an NFL player suspended for violation of the PED policy huffs and puffs about filing a lawsuit. Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget is attempting to financially blow someone’s...
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Bears players, organization commit $250K each to social justice initiatives
Over the last couple of years, social justice issues have been a talking point for many in the NFL and the Bears have announced a new initiative to address them in Chicago. The Bears announced on Tuesday...
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Browns, Cardinals the betting favorites to land Antonio Brown, if he’s traded
The best thing about gambling is that you can gamble on pretty much anything. Case in point: Odds have been crafted for receiver Antonio Brown‘s team upon the passing of the trade deadline. Via...
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Through two weeks, only two lowering-the-helmet penalties
Those changes the NFL didn’t make to a controversial new rule really have done the trick. After averaging 1.5 penalties per game for lowering the helmet and initiating contact with an opponent through...
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McAulay disagrees with Clay Matthews' penalty
Former NFL ref Terry McAulay discusses the controversial roughing the passer penalties being called, as well as takes a look at the ramifications of the new helmet rule through the first two weeks.
Bills promote Ryan Lewis from practice squad
The Bills announced they have promoted cornerback Ryan Lewis from the practice squad. Lewis originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh, signing with the Cardinals in 2017. He...
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New helmet rule hasn't had big impact on season
Former NFL ref Terry McAulay and Mike Florio break down the impact the new helmet rule has had through two weeks of the season.
Eagles work out Jordan Matthews
Wide receiver Jordan Matthews began his career as a member of the Eagles and he may be heading back to the team. Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that Matthews worked out for the team on...
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Vikings cut Stacy Coley to get Dan Bailey on roster
The Vikings cut receiver Stacy Coley to make room for the signing of kicker Dan Bailey. The team will have to make one more transaction when the signing of defensive tackle Tom Johnson becomes official....
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Reich proving his offensive genius with Colts
Frank Reich's ability to build multiple successful options into one play has defenses scrambling against the Indianapolis Colts.
Should NFL be transparent, point out ref miscues?
Former NFL referee Terry McAulay explains the pros and cons of being completely transparent and pointing out the mistakes refs made on controversial calls.
Making sense of roughing the passer penalties
Former NFL ref Terry McAulay says the rules regarding roughing the passer penalties are fine, but the application of those rules is what leads to confusion.
Browns hope to use pre-draft work on Sam Darnold to their advantage
The Browns had the first pick in this year’s draft and they used it on Baker Mayfield, but Mayfield wasn’t the only quarterback they scouted in the months leading up to draft day. Sam Darnold...
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Andy Levitre placed on IR with triceps injury
The Falcons entered the season as the healthiest team in the NFL, but they are among the unluckiest since the season started. Atlanta has lost its third starter for the season. Further tests on left guard...
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Who does Von Miller say is NFL's best pass-rusher?
Broncos' pass-rusher Von Miller discusses his strategy to getting after the the quarterback in light of the new QB protection rules, who he thinks is the best pass-rusher in the NFL and Denver's roster.
Von Miller describes how he gets after the QB
Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller discusses his decision-making process when going after the quarterback, how he determines his next move and why he hates chasing quarterbacks.
Randy Bullock signs two-year extension
On his fifth team, kicker Randy Bullock finally seems to have found a home. The Bengals signed Bullock to a two-year extension through the 2020 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bullock was in the...
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Hue Jackson vows to use Duke Johnson more
In the offseason, the Browns signed running back Duke Johnson to a three-year, $15.6 million contract extension that included $7.8 million guaranteed. They seemingly have forgotten about Johnson since the...
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Rams releasing quarterback Brandon Allen
Things are going smoothly enough for the Rams right now that they’re willing to go with two quarterbacks. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Rams are waiving reserve quarterback...
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Cardinals working out Kendall Wright
Free agent receiver Kendall Wright continues to make the rounds. The former first-round pick is working out for the Cardinals on Tuesday, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports. He was among a group...
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Kurt Warner says his name was “mistakenly” put on Hall of Famers’ letter
Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner says he never agreed to have his name on a letter threatening to boycott future Hall of Fame ceremonies unless all Hall of Famers are given a salary and benefits. Warner...
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Raiders cutting defensive tackle Brian Price
Brian Price started for the Raiders Sunday, but now he’s out of work. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are waiving Price. He was claimed off waivers from the...
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NFL, NFLPA reviewing whether Patrick Chung played with a concussion
Patriots safety Patrick Chung left Sunday’s game after taking a hit in the second quarter, then returned to the game, only to come out of the game for good at halftime. The Patriots announced that...
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Matt Nagy on Mitchell Trubisky: “Growing pains are going to occur”
Bears coach Matt Nagy was still working in Kansas City in the spring of 2017, when the Bears took Mitchell Trubisky eight spots higher than the Chiefs took Patrick Mahomes in the first round. And in case...
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Bills working through who will make defensive play calls
The Bills defense put forth its best work of the young season in the second half of Sunday’s loss as they gave up 65 total yards to the Chargers after giving up 825 yards over the first six quarters...
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Some Hall of Famers named in boycott letter reportedly didn’t know about it
That letter from Eric Dickerson and other Pro Football Hall of Famers threatening a boycott of future Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies carries one potentially important flaw: Not all of the Hall of...
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Brett Favre calls Clay Matthews’ penalty on Kirk Cousins a “textbook hit”
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the roughing penalty Clay Matthews received Sunday for his hit on Kirk Cousins. Nearly everyone agrees it was a questionable call aside from NFL Senior Vice President...
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Best of PFT: Wentz cleared to start for Eagles
Carson Wentz being cleared to start for the Eagles and Josh Gordon being traded to the Patriots highlighted the Best of PFT on Tuesday.
Report: Tom Johnson back to Vikings
When the Seahawks released defensive tackle Tom Johnson over the weekend, word was that they needed a roster spot for another position and planned to re-sign him this week. As the old saying doesn’t...
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Agent: Antonio Brown doesn’t want trade, just wants to win
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t show up to work on Monday and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he looks forward to “discussing that and other things” with...
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Bill Belichick on Josh Gordon: We’ll just have to see how it goes
The Patriots announced their trade for wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday and quarterback Tom Brady said that he hopes Gordon “can work hard, put the team first and end up helping us in any role he...
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Brice Butler says he’s back with the Cowboys
A report before Sunday night’s victory over the Giants indicated that the Cowboys would be bringing wide receiver Brice Butler back to the team this week and it looks like the deal is done. Butler...
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