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Coby Fleener: Concussion symptoms “still there, unfortunately”
When the Saints released tight end Coby Fleener early in May, head coach Sean Payton said that Fleener was still dealing with symptoms from the concussion that ended his 2017 season and nothing has changed...
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Report: NFL tells Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he can’t have “M.D.” on his jersey
The No Fun League strikes again. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs offensive lineman who has accomplished the impressive feat of graduating from medical school after years of taking classes in the...
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Titans unsure of Jack Conklin’s status for Week 1 after playoff ACL tear
Titans right tackle Jack Conklin suffered a torn ACL in the playoff loss to the Patriots, and it remains unclear whether he’ll be good to go for the start of the regular season. That’s the word...
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Spurrier wants Tebow in AAF, Tebow plans to keep playing baseball
AAF Orlando coach Steve Spurrier previously has said publicly that he’d love to get Tim Tebow on the team. Spurrier has since communicated that message privately to Tebow. And Tebow declined. Via...
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Jabar Gaffney denies vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car
Former NFL players Jabar Gaffney and Lito Sheppard played together in high school and at the University of Florida, but any friendship that may have existed between the two men has soured over the years....
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Malcolm Mitchell: “We’ll see” if I’m ready for camp
Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell missed all of last season with a knee problem and his work during the offseason program was limited to conditioning, so his status for training camp was left an open...
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Former Texans cheerleader says she was forced to use duct tape on her body
The alleged mistreatment of cheerleaders by NFL teams continues to generate contentions far more unusual than the notion that they didn’t receive fair pay for the time spent on the job. Via the...
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Sunday morning one-liners
Breaking down the Bills tight ends. WR Albert Wilson brings some intrigue to the Dolphins offense. An upcoming book may provide some peeks behind the Patriots curtain. Will Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy...
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Lamar Jackson says Chargers scout told him about interest in him as a receiver
Remember when Lamar Jackson said no team asked him to work out at the receiver position during the Scouting Combine? Apparently, he doesn’t. “It was a Chargers scout who told me about it,...
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Eli Manning: “It’s not over”
At one point last season, it seemed over for quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants. Now? Not. “Obviously it has been an unbelievable run, but I want to continue doing it,” Manning told NFL...
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Saturday one-liners
Hall of Famer Michael Strahan gave Bills QB Josh Allen some good advice. Get to know Dolphins DB Walt Aikens. The Jets may need TE Eric Tomlinson to step up. Don’t quit your day job, Patriots QB Tom...
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Odell Beckham definitely should hold out
The New York Football Giants, a bedrock NFL franchise, have negotiated thousands of player contracts over the decades. Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who received a slotted rookie deal in 2014, has...
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Mike Vick gets some coaching experience in advance of AAF debut
A former NFL quarterback who had a reputation for ignoring coaching has become a coach. Setting aside for now the question of whether karma will connect with Mike Vick when he officially launches his...
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Does the NFL have a referee problem?
Of the 17 referees on the NFL’s payroll during the 2017 season, four of them have now left. Does that leave the NFL with a referee problem? It’s a fair question to ask as the 2018 season...
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Johnny Manziel remains firmly planted on the bench in the CFL
Johnny Manziel’s Canadian Football League coach may think Manziel is good enough to play in the NFL, but Manziel remains a bench warmer in the CFL. Manziel’s team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, had...
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Despite public statement, Odell Beckham still reportedly considering a holdout
Publicly, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. closed the door on a training camp holdout last weekend, saying he would be there. Privately, Beckham is reportedly still considering it. Multiple sources in...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick set to start at least three games for the 11th straight year
Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is no one’s idea of a star quarterback. But with his longevity and consistency, he’s putting himself in some fairly rare company. Fitzpatrick is...
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Eli Manning on Odell Beckham: He looks great; he looks healthy
Eli Manning threw to Odell Beckham Jr. after a Giants’ minicamp practice last week. The quarterback revealed the news Friday during the annual Manning Passing Academy. Beckham, according to Manning,...
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Kareem Jackson will play safety full time
The Texans began experimenting with Kareem Jackson at safety during the offseason program as the team explored all options in trying to replace Andre Hal. Jackson performed so well at the position that he...
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Peyton Manning prepared for Drew Brees to breaks his passing records
Peyton Manning owns NFL records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. He knows he won’t hold either for much longer. Drew Brees trails Manning by only 1,495 yards and by 51 touchdowns. “He...
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Third man with Jameis Winston and Ronald Darby is now in prison for rape
Since word first surfaced that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had been accused of groping a female Uber driver, it was known that Winston was with his former Florida State roommate, Ronald Darby, on...
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Friday’s #PFTPM has a special guest
Friday’s #PFTPM featured the debut of someone with whom you may be getting acquainted, sooner or later. My son, Alex, joined me for the afternoon podcast. So get to know him. He’s 21. He’s...
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Don Majkowski has Packers Hall of Fame ring stolen over weekend
Don Majkowski is asking for help. His Packers Hall of Fame ring was stolen from his Baltimore hotel room over the weekend. Majkowski, who played for the Packers from 1987-92, tweeted that he “forgot...
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Chaz Green owns up to poor performance, doesn’t want it to define him
The last time we heard from Chaz Green, the Cowboys offensive lineman was turning Adrian Clayborn into a household name while getting Dak Prescott killed. Clayborn made 9.5 sacks last season, with four...
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Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst
Gene Steratore is reportedly joining other recently retired referees in making the move from the field to the broadcasting world. The NFL announced Steratore’s retirement on Friday, making him the...
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Joseph Randle expected to be released from jail Friday
Joseph Randle won’t ever get another chance in the NFL, but he does have another chance to turn around his life. A Kansas judge accepted the recommendation of attorneys Friday, handing the former...
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Raiders add fullback Ryan Yuracheck
The Raiders signed someone, and for a change, he’s young. The team announced the signing of fullback Ryan Yurachek. He’s an undrafted rookie from Marshall, who was in Saints camp briefly. He was...
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Patriots sign first-round pick Isaiah Wynn
The Patriots drafted two Georgia players in the first round of this year’s draft and they have one of them under contract. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has signed offensive lineman Isaiah...
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Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals
Tre Boston is one of several free agent safeties still looking for work this offseason, although Boston did get at least one offer from a team. Boston visited with the Colts and Cardinals this offseason,...
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Referee Gene Steratore retires
Gene Steratore, the referee who worked the Super Bowl in February, is calling it a career. NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced today that Steratore has decided to retire from the NFL. Steratore has...
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Will Tom Brady hold off Aaron Rodgers atop NFL Network’s Top 100?
Six players who made NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2017 remain on the list for 2018. The network will announce the order of the final 10 on Monday night at 8 ET, but Tom Brady stands a good chance...
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Mack, Donald holdouts would present slightly different circumstances
On the surface, they’re relatively indistinguishable. One was the defensive player of the year in 2016, the other won the award in 2017. Both arrived via round one of the 2014 draft. Both are entering...
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Anthony Brown hopes new technique helps him rebound
With Byron Jones moving to cornerback and Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis returning for their second seasons after starting a combined 13 games, Anthony Brown has become the Cowboys’ forgotten...
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49ers sign Laken Tomlinson to three-year extension
When the 49ers passed on exercising their option on Laken Tomlinson‘s contract for the 2019 season, General Manager John Lynch said that the team was going to work toward a long-term extension with...
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A.J. Green has Julio Jones’ back in quest for contract
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has more receivers in his corner, other than Terrell Owens. With Jones staying away from voluntary workouts and the mandatory minicamp while waiting for an adjustment to...
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Report: Terry McAulay headed to NBC
So why is Terry McAulay abruptly retiring from his gig as an NFL referee? According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, McAulay will become the rules analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Asked by PFT...
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Orleans Darkwa cleared after leg surgery
Running back Orleans Darkwa remains a free agent after leading the Giants rushing last season and his attempt to find a job for the 2018 season could get a boost thanks to some positive medical news. Darkwa...
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Ex-Jaguar Julius Williams gets 90 days in jail for reckless driving after fatal crash
Julius Williams played one season for the Jaguars in 2009. In 2015, he was driving to a Jaguars game as a spectator when he was in a traffic crash that killed the other driver. Today he was sentenced to 90...
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Chris Godwin: We have faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Griffin
Thursday’s news of a three-game suspension for quarterback Jameis Winston leaves the Buccaneers in position to start a backup quarterback in the opening weeks of the 2018 season. The presumed No. 2 is...
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West Virginia, Mississippi move closer to starting sports betting
With Delaware and New Jersey already taking bets on sporting events, two more states will soon be doing the same. Per multiple reports, Mississippi and West Virginia have moved closer to launching their...
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Browns expect to ride the “hot hand” at running back this season
The Browns made a variety of moves at running back this offseason. They signed Carlos Hyde as a free agent and drafted Nick Chubb in the second round before signing Duke Johnson to a three-year contract...
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PFT Live hiatus starts now
Several months ago, there was some #fakenews regarding a looming cancellation of PFT Live. The true news is that we’ve now embarked on our annual hiatus, with four weeks of no radio and five weeks of...
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Kerry Hyder was full participant in OTAs, minicamp after 2017’s torn Achilles
The Lions didn’t make any veteran acquisitions at defensive end this offseason, but they will have one experienced player they didn’t have last season. Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles in the team...
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Case Keenum gives an incredible breakdown of the Minneapolis Miracle
In January, Case Keenum was part of one of the great plays in NFL history when he completed the Minneapolis Miracle, the touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs on the last play of the Vikings’ playoff win...
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Jameis Winston, if nothing else, is guilty of being dumb
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may actually be innocent of the allegations made against him by an Uber driver in March 2016. Even if he is, he’s guilty of being dumb. This incident happened...
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Best of PFT: Winston's suspension raises questions
Jameis Winston won't appeal his suspension, Cowboys realizing past mistakes, and Baker Mayfield shutting down criticism highlight Friday's PFT Live.
Jim Kelly’s wife says his latest surgery went well
Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is continuing to show strength in his battle against cancer. Kelly’s wife, Jill Kelly, wrote on Instagram that he is doing well under the circumstances, along...
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Report: NFL concluded Ronald Darby didn’t witness entire Jameis Winston Uber ride
Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby, a former Florida State teammate of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, served as a witness in the 2012 rape case against Winston. Darby also has served as a witness regarding...
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Denver defense will never be the same after Chubb
Denver Broncos have stabilized a strong defensive tag team, signing Bradley Chubb for a rookie deal to pair with Von Miller.
Missing OTAs presents challenge for Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant put himself at a disadvantage by choosing not to sign with a team before training camp.
Marshall on bubble unless he plays special teams
Brandon Marshall may face an uphill climb to make the Seahawks roster, as he doesn't contribute on special teams as other receivers can.
Scheduling issue cost St. Louis an AAF team
St. Louis should clear their calendar in February next time in order to ensure that they can get another football team.
Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the spotlight
Now that Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has been suspended three games, Ryan Fitzpatrick will get another opportunity to start under center.