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Bears' Cutler, Jeffery face uncertain futures as NFL offseason heats up

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Indianapolis will again become the NFL's hub this week, playing host to the annual scouting combine. As always, much of the TV spotlight and outside hype will center around the 330 draft-eligible invitees who will partake in on-field testing, medical examinations and interview sessions.

Yet for Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox...Read more

LaDainian Tomlinson: Terrell Owens is a Hall of Fame player

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Count one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, among those who feel wide receiver Terrell Owens should have a bust in Canton, Ohio.

Tomlinson, elected to the Hall of Fame earlier this month, addressed Owens' controversial status before serving as an honorary starter for...Read more

Ravens safety Matt Elam arrested in Miami, facing drug charges

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Ravens safety Matt Elam was arrested Saturday evening after police say he was speeding recklessly through Miami Beach in a Range Rover with an armed passenger and a Gucci book bag with marijuana, cash and jewelry.

"Detectives detected a strong odor of fresh/burning marijuana and a big cloud of smoke emitting from inside the vehicle," Miami ...Read more

Jerry Jones: No decision has been made on Cowboys QB Tony Romo

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It was a night of remembrance and celebration for Dallas Cowboys' 1992 Super Bowl title team.

But as owner Jerry Jones began to get emotional Saturday about the close relationships he had with his former players he was asked about the status of one his current favorites, quarterback Tony Romo.

Jones said no decision has been made on Romo's ...Read more

Five areas the Seahawks need to address this offseason

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The Seahawks enter the offseason again considered one of the favorites for the Super Bowl, currently listed at 15-1 to win it all next February in Minneapolis, the fifth-best odds in the NFL.

But they also enter the offseason in a seemingly more precarious state since 2012.

That spring the Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson, which proved to be ...Read more

49ers to sign DT Earl Mitchell to four-year deal

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers found a big body to plug the center of their new defense on Friday when Earl Mitchell agreed to a four-year deal worth $16 million overall.

The 49ers beat out three other teams -- Seattle, Atlanta and Denver -- in landing Mitchell, who goes 6-3, 310 pounds and will play the run-stuffing defensive tackle role in ...Read more

Browns to keep two of four compensatory picks

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The Browns were awarded four compensatory picks for April's draft, the NFL announced Friday.

They received one selection in the third round (No. 103 overall), two in the fourth (Nos. 139 and 142) and one in the fifth (No. 183).

However, the third-round pick will go to the New England Patriots because it's what the Browns agreed to surrender in...Read more

Chiefs sign running back C.J. Spiller

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In recent years, the Chiefs have had some success taking low-risk fliers on versatile running backs.

On Friday, the decided to take a chance on another, as the club announced the signing of former first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller.

Spiller, 29, joins Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, Jamaal Charles and Darrin Reaves as running backs currently...Read more

Lawsuit alleging homophobic slurs, assault by Maurkice Pouncey scheduled for trial

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A lawsuit against Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey for his alleged role in a fight at a Miami nightclub in 2014 will go to trial, attorneys for the plaintiffs announced Friday.

Law enforcement officials did not file criminal charges against Pouncey for the incident at his birthday party at the Cameo Nightclub, but attorneys for Riquan James are...Read more

Cowboys to play in Hall of Fame Game, watch Jones induction

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The Dallas Cowboys can officially set their plans for the week-long Hall of Fame party honoring owner Jerry Jones.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Cowboys will play the Arizona Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame Game, set for Aug. 3 at the new Tom Benson Stadium.

The game will be played two days before Jones will be...Read more

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill won't require knee surgery, per source

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, sidelined late last season with two sprained ligaments in his left knee, will be ready for the start of the team's offseason program in April without having surgery on the knee, according to a source.

Tannehill sprained the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the knee against Arizona ...Read more

The Chargers' Anthony Lynn has surrounded himself with head-coaching experience

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CARSON, Calif. -- The large glass windows inside the American Express Club at StubHub Center offered a picturesque pitch that the Los Angeles Chargers will turn into their home field.

Across the room is a private bar, cold beer on tap. To the left, there are private restrooms and a kitchen capable of churning out high-end food -- certainly, at ...Read more

Broncos get best odds for landing Tony Romo

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Oddsmakers give the Cowboys the fourth-best odds of having Tony Romo on their roster next season. That, though, isn't going to happen.

The Cowboys are likely release Romo on March 9.

A trade would take Romo's cooperation, and he has little incentive to do that. Besides, no team is going to give up much for a soon-to-be, 37-year-old quarterback...Read more

Kaepernick meets with 49ers' brass; evaluation of QB still 'fluid'

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who for the second consecutive year faces a murky offseason with the 49ers, met coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch at team headquarters Wednesday for what Lynch said was "really a positive discussion" during a KNBR radio interview.

Kaepernick is the only quarterback under ...Read more

Report: Kirk Cousins could be traded to 49ers

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Multiple reports suggest the 49ers could be on the verge of acquiring their next quarterback. Depending on which report you believe, San Francisco will either be trading for Washington's Kirk Cousins or Chicago's Jay Cutler.

NFL Network analyst Dan Jeremiah suggested the 49ers could pull off a trade for Cousins as early as next week at the NFL ...Read more

Miami signs six ex-players, including QB Dan Marino, so they can retire as Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins signed six ex-players Wednesday -- quarterbacks Bob Griese and Dan Marino, cornerback Sam Madison, guard Larry Little, wide receiver Nat Moore and defensive end/linebacker Kim Bokamper -- so they can retire as Dolphins.

Each player signed a contract, was added to the active roster, and then officially retired as a member of ...Read more

Julius Thomas passes physical, clearing hurdle needed to finalize Dolphins trade

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According to a league source, Julius Thomas passed a physical that was necessary to complete his pending trade to the Miami Dolphins.

The Jacksonville Jaguars tight end has also reportedly agreed to restructure his contract, potentially lowering his base salary in 2018 and 2019.

Neither Thomas' deal, nor the corresponding deal which sends left...Read more

Mike Tolbert says he has nothing but respect for way Panthers handled his release

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Fullback Mike Tolbert finished working out Tuesday morning at Bank of America Stadium and was kicking back with a protein shake.

That it was not a Budweiser tall boy or a vanilla shake might surprise some Carolina Panthers fans who've snickered at Tolbert's beer-league body and wondered how he has lasted nine NFL seasons and gone to three Pro ...Read more

Speculation heightening as Bears explore trade options for Jay Cutler

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With the opening of NFL free agency just a little more than two weeks away, the speculation circus is already raising its curtain. And as far as Bears fans are concerned, curiosity over Jay Cutler's status in Chicago will quickly begin to surge again.

On Tuesday evening, ESPN reported that the Bears had actively begun seeking a trade partner ...Read more

Deshaun Watson not sold on parallels to Cowboys' Prescott but hopes to match rookie year

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Deshaun Watson, a two-time winner of the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, understands why some NFL scouts liken him to the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year.

The former Clemson star, one of four O'Brien recipients recognized Monday night at the Fort Worth Club, is not sure he'd draw a parallel between himself and Dallas Cowboys ...Read more