Julio Jones does not report at start of Falcons' OTAs

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who was promised a contract extension this offseason, did not report Monday to the start of the team's organized team activities.

The Falcons, like much of the NFL, were closely monitoring Antonio Brown's renegotiated contract ($54.1 million with $30.1 million guaranteed) as the likely ...Read more

Brandon Marshall calls new NFL policies to improve pain management and mental health, 'a start, but not the finish line'

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The NFL and NFLPA have created a series of policies to improve the league's pain management practices, and address the mental health treatment of active players on every team.

The new policies and practices are initiatives NFL receiver Brandon Marshall, who has spent the past decade serving as an advocate for mental health since he was ...Read more

Report: After one play, linebacker Reuben Foster suffers season-ending ACL injury

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Reuben Foster's 2019 season ended after just one practice rep.

The former 49ers linebacker sustained a season-ending ACL tear, as first reported by NFL Media, during his first play of offseason team activities Monday with Washington.

Washington, of course, claimed Foster just days after he was released by San Francisco ...Read more

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott cuffed, but not arrested in Las Vegas; interrupts his quiet offseason

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FRISCO, Texas -- The quiet and incident-free offseason of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has come to an end.

TMZ Sports has released a video of Elliott being handcuffed at a music festival in Las Vegas early Saturday morning after allegedly pushing a security guard to the ground.

Elliott was not arrested or charged and returned to...Read more

'Doesn't have to make sense to anybody but you': How Cam Newton operates as a mentor

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The tall, veteran quarterback peered down at the reporters awaiting his thoughts on his team's recently drafted player at his position.

The politically correct move would be for him to take on a mentorship role with the just-drafted, young quarterback. So when asked about his role in developing the rookie, he responded candidly.

"I'm not ...Read more

Eagles Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

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Chris Long, the tattooed, quarterback-harassing defensive end who racked up sacks in the St. Louis wasteland for most of his NFL career but finished his third act with multiple Super Bowl victories, announced his retirement on social media Saturday night.

Long posted a picture of his hand holding a Solo red plastic cup with the Virginia ...Read more

A promise fulfilled to his mom: Cowboys' Smith will graduate from Notre Dame Sunday

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FRISCO, Texas -- When Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith walks across the stage at graduation Sunday at Notre Dame, it will be the fulfillment of a promise he made to his mother three years ago.

He said he would return to earn his college degree when he left college early to join the NFL draft.

At the time, that seemed like more of a sure ...Read more

Addressing depth, Ravens sign free-agent pass rusher Shane Ray, WR Michael Floyd

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens continued to fill out their roster with veteran free agents Friday, addressing depth at key positions by signing outside linebacker Shane Ray and wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Terms of the deals with the former first-round picks were not disclosed. Organized team activities begin Monday in Baltimore.

Ray, 25, signed just...Read more

Receiver Dwayne Bowe latest to sign one-day deal to retire with Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dwayne Bowe is the latest player to sign a one-day contract with the Chiefs and retire from professional football.

Bowe hadn't played since finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He had spent his first eight NFL years with the Chiefs, and his 532 career receptions are the most by a Chiefs wide receiver. He ...Read more

Ravens reportedly reuniting with former OLB Pernell McPhee on one-year deal

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens are reuniting with pass rusher Pernell McPhee on a one-year deal, ESPN reported Thursday. Terms of the contract were not announced.

McPhee, 30, was one of the top outside linebackers still available after not signing during the offseason's first wave of free agency. He had just 11 tackles and no sacks, as well as eight ...Read more

Browns running back Kareem Hunt details attempt to earn redemption, insists he has changed

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BEREA, Ohio -- Kareem Hunt is undergoing counseling, speaking to students throughout Northeast Ohio about his checkered past and getting baptized.

The controversial Browns running back is attempting to turn his life around, but only his actions over time will determine whether he truly earns redemption.

Hunt addressed the media Wednesday for ...Read more

Former Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham dead at 72

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Gunther Cunningham was a defensive mastermind. As the Chiefs defensive coordinator for four seasons before becoming head coach, the team allowed the fewest points in the NFL.

Cunningham died on Saturday. He was 72. He last worked in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, and the team announced the news.

After spending four seasons with the Raiders, ...Read more

Seahawks expected to sign quarterback Geno Smith

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After the Seahawks' three-day rookie minicamp May 3-5, coach Pete Carroll assessed "it was hard" on all three of the quarterbacks in attendance, strongly hinting at the team making a change in the depth chart at that spot to add competition behind Russell Wilson and Paxton Lynch.

And two reports Monday morning, later confirmed by the Seattle ...Read more

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph hopes for quick resolution to contract issue

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Kyle Rudolph said Monday he'd like clarity soon about his future with the Vikings, just days after the team and Rudolph's camp stopped negotiating a possible extension.

Broken-down talks, which head coach Mike Zimmer and Rudolph acknowledged Monday during the inaugural Mike Zimmer Golf Classic in Eden Prairie, Minn., have put Rudolph square on ...Read more

Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin announces apparent retirement, tweets 'My watch has ended'

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In what Doug Baldwin termed a "letter to my younger self," the now-former Seahawks receiver took to Twitter on Sunday night to unveil a 20-tweet thread that served as both a retrospective on his football career and an apparent official retirement notice.

Baldwin ended the thread with a scene from one of his favorite shows, "Game of Thrones," ...Read more

Eagles to sign quarterback Cody Kessler

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The Eagles are adding another quarterback. Cody Kessler, a former starter in Cleveland, will sign with the Eagles on Monday, according to a league source.

NFL Network first reported the news.

Kessler, who turned 26 Saturday, was a 2016 third-round pick by the Browns after starring at USC. He started eight games as a rookie. The Browns lost all...Read more

Dolphins sign former Hurricanes running back Mark Walton after weekend tryout

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The Miami Dolphins signed former University of Miami running back Mark Walton and two other players Sunday following their two-day tryouts with the team over the weekend.

Walton, a second-year player who was released by the Cincinnati Bengals in April, was arrested three times earlier this year, incurring a felony charge and multiple ...Read more

Back from a 'dark place,' QB Will Grier lives out a childhood dream with Panthers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Will Grier's first practice Friday morning as a Carolina Panther was rainy and unremarkable.

What was remarkable, however, is that Grier was there at all.

It wasn't that many years ago that Grier was sitting alongside his dad and his other relatives in Section 229 at Bank of America Stadium, cheering for Cam Newton while ...Read more

Cowboys rookie RB Mike Weber suffers knee injury in practice, will undergo MRI

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Cowboys turned rookie minicamp into a rookie orientation in hopes of avoiding the injuries of the past.

No real full-speed work, just a glorified walk-through practice.

Some times injuries just happen.

Running back Mike Weber, a seventh-round pick from Ohio State, injured his knee Saturday morning and will have an MRI to ...Read more

Cowboys plan to use rookies to ease Elliott's workload with an eye on Super Bowl

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FRISCO, Texas -- A year ago, the Dallas Cowboys were focused on getting the ball to running back Ezekiel Elliott as much as possible, as a runner and receiver.

Elliott followed with a league-leading 1,434 yards rushing on 304 carries and a career-high 77 receptions.

The Cowboys still want to give the ball to Elliott, but the focus now is to ...Read more


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