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Chris Perkins: Relax, Dolphins fans ... your QB for 2023 season will likely be Tua, not Lamar Jackson

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Relax, Dolphins fans. It ain’t gonna happen. Miami isn’t entering the Lamar Jackson Sweepstakes. Tua Tagovailoa will be the Dolphins’ quarterback for the 2023 season. Period.

We’ve been told the latter, which means the former is a given.

I believe the Dolphins.

I believe Tagovailoa, with good health, will be the Dolphins’ starting ...Read more

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Chargers gushing over addition of 'most complete linebacker in the last decade'

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Drue Tranquill just led the Chargers in tackles, finished tied for third in sacks and established himself as a down-in, down-out defensive leader.

Still, coach Brandon Staley said Monday that the allure of free agent Eric Kendricks was too much to pass up.

"He's one of the most complete linebackers in the last decade," Staley, speaking at the ...Read more

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says he has requested a trade, tweets team 'has not been interested in meeting my value'

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PHOENIX — After the Ravens and Lamar Jackson spent the last two years trying to come to an agreement on a long-term deal, the quarterback has issued a definitive response. Following months of silence from Jackson, he revealed on Monday that he has demanded to be traded.

“As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for ...Read more

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Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. remains on the Jets radar

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PHOENIX — While Aaron Rodgers said he didn’t have a wish list of players he would like to play with, he wouldn’t mind playing with a former Giants receiver.

During his appearance on the Pat McAfee Show earlier this month, when he said he intends to play for the Jets, Rodgers did say Gang Green asked him about specific players. One of ...Read more

49ers eye training camp return for Purdy after elbow surgery, GM Lynch says

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A viral photo surfaced over the weekend of Brock Purdy, with the 49ers quarterback wearing his boyish smile and a super-sized brace on his surgically repaired elbow.

Nothing unusual there.

Then came Monday’s surprising proclamation that Purdy’s road to recovery could see him participating in training camp, which begins in four months.

“...Read more

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Pat Leonard: What the Jets should give up to acquire Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers

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PHOENIX — The Jets should give the Green Bay Packers a 2023 second-round pick, a conditional 2024 third-round pick and wide receiver Corey Davis to acquire Aaron Rodgers.

The second-rounder could be the 42nd overall selection Joe Douglas just got from Cleveland in the Elijah Moore trade, which is one pick higher than the Jets’ own pick at ...Read more

Kevin Colbert is immersed in new role with the Steelers, helping players transition to life after football

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For more than two decades, Kevin Colbert's responsibility with the Steelers was to find players to help them win division titles and Super Bowls.

Now, he's helping the guys who once helped him.

And, in the process, he is doing for himself what he is doing for them — transitioning into life after football.

"It helps me," Colbert said. "...Read more

'Push play' and other rule modifications to be examined at NFL annual meetings

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While teams around the NFL will push for rules modifications this week, the league will be examining the so-called "push play" itself.

It's at the three-day annual meetings that the NFL considers tweaks to its rules and regulations, some proposed by teams and others by the competition committee.

This year's agenda includes heightened scrutiny ...Read more

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Seahawks are bringing back LB Bobby Wagner: 'Yeah, I'm home'

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SEATTLE — The reunion is on.

The Seahawks signed Bobby Wagner to a one-year, $7 million deal on Saturday to bring back one of the team’s most iconic, influential — and simply best — players in franchise history.

“Yeah, I’m home,” Wagner texted to the Seattle Times Saturday afternoon, confirming the news that he would return to ...Read more

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Pat Leonard's NFL notes: Brian Flores' discrimination lawsuit a key topic as NFL owners gather in Phoenix

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The biggest story in the NFL is not Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders, officiating, Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers, Thursday Night Football flexing or any proposed rule change — although those are all worthy of note in their own right.

The biggest story in football, as the NFL owners meetings begin Sunday at the Arizona Biltmore in ...Read more

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Vahe Gregorian: On legacy of Otis Taylor, 'incomparable' with or without deserved Hall of Fame call

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midway through the funeral of Otis Taylor on Wednesday, a highlight video of his superb career with the Chiefs evoked oohs and cheers and surely some tears among the several hundred in attendance at the Friendship Baptist Church.

When it was over, Pastor Michael C. Phillips of Paradise Missionary Baptist Church epitomized a...Read more

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There's more than meets the ire to new Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield

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TAMPA, Fla. — Baker Mayfield arrived in Los Angeles on a Tuesday night in early December after being claimed off waivers by the Rams. He was taken by car from Los Angeles International Airport to the team’s training facility in Thousand Oaks, where he met with offensive coordinator Liam Coen and quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson for about 90 ...Read more

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Should the Panthers draft Bryce Young No. 1 overall? Breaking down Alabama QB's game.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers will select one of four quarterbacks. Bryce Young (Alabama), C.J. Stroud (Ohio State) Anthony Richardson (Florida) and Will Levis (Kentucky) all have a case to be the top pick.

The Charlotte Observer is breaking down the top four quarterback prospects to ...Read more

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Eagles sign safety Terrell Edmunds to replace C.J. Gardner-Johnson

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PHILADELPHIA — Five days after losing star safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson to the Detroit Lions in free agency, the Eagles have acquired his replacement.

On Friday, the Eagles signed free agent safety Terrell Edmunds to a one-year deal.

Edmunds, 26, just completed his fifth NFL season, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers, after being drafted in the...Read more

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NFL declines to reassess the legality of the 'tush push' play the Eagles dominated with

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PHILADELPHIA — Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts can let out a collective sigh of relief.

The NFL’s 2023 playing rule, bylaw, and resolution proposals document was released Thursday, and the list of potential rule changes that will be discussed during next week’s NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, did not involve the ...Read more

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Ravens agree to deal with free agent wide receiver Nelson Agholor

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BALTIMORE — The Ravens’ first notable free-agent addition this offseason addressed their biggest need.

Desperate for help at wide receiver, the Ravens finally added their first player from outside the organization Friday, agreeing to a deal with veteran Nelson Agholor. The one-year contract is worth $3.25 million and includes another $3 ...Read more

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Panthers agree to terms with former Lions wide receiver DJ Chark

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ offensive remake is nearly complete.

Former Lions receiver DJ Chark agreed to terms with the Panthers on Friday, the team announced. Chark, 26, played last season in Detroit and gained 502 yards on 30 receptions. Despite missing six games with a leg injury, the 6-foot-4, 198-pound deep threat scored ...Read more

The Falcons and the reshaping of the NFC South this offseason

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — All of the teams in the NFC South have added a quarterback during free agency, and the Carolina Panthers made a mega-trade that will allow them to control the NFL draft.

While the Falcons signed Taylor Heinicke to back up Desmond Ridder, the Saints picked up Derek Carr from the Raiders to take over at quarterback.

The ...Read more

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says business partner isn't negotiating with teams after NFL issues warning in memo

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BALTIMORE — The Lamar Jackson saga has taken another bizarre twist.

The NFL on Thursday sent a memo to all teams instructing them not to negotiate with a person who is not certified by the NFL Players Association and may be contacting teams on behalf of the Ravens’ quarterback, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to ...Read more

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Bucs release kicker Ryan Succop, save $3.75 million

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TAMPA, Fla. ― The player who steadied the Bucs’ poor history of wayward kickers is moving on.

Ryan Succop, who ended a failed parade of drafted placekickers, such as Roberto Aguayo and Matt Gay, has been released in a move that will save the Bucs $3.75 million on the salary cap.

Succop, 36, had one year remaining on his contract that was ...Read more