Rams fill a need by signing linebacker

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LOS ANGELES--As the Los Angeles Rams wait for a decision from free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, they made a move Thursday to address a need at inside linebacker.

The Rams agreed to terms with Ramik Wilson on a one-year contract, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed.

Wilson, 25, played college football at Georgia and was a ...Read more

Eric Reid says he won't kneel in 2018

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STANFORD, Calif. -- Free-agent safety Eric Reid on Thursday said his agent has been in contact with "a couple" of NFL teams but that there are no deals imminent and no visits planned as the second week of free agency draws to a close.

Reid spoke to reporters after watching his younger brother, Stanford safety Justin Reid, work out in front of ...Read more

Eagles sign WR Mike Wallace to a one-year deal

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The partnership between Mike Wallace and the Ravens seemed a bit odd in the beginning. While he had gone on to play for both the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings, Wallace had his best years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. At his introductory news conference in March 2016, Wallace acknowledged how much he used to dislike the Ravens after ...Read more

Dolphins sign veteran running back Frank Gore

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The Dolphins have signed tailback Frank Gore to a one-year contract, potentially allowing the former University of Miami standout to end his accomplished NFL career in South Florida.

According to a league source, the deal is contingent on Gore passing his physical, but the 13-year veteran spent all of Thursday with the franchise, which lost ...Read more

Johnny Manziel attracts large NFL turnout to USD Pro Day

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For the University of San Diego, this was a Pro Day unlike any other.

Johnny Manziel, a former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns attempting a comeback from substance-related setbacks, attracted evaluators from up to 10 NFL teams Thursday morning while throwing to a pair of USD pass-catchers at the Toreros' synthetic-turf practice field. ...Read more

Darnold is right on the mark despite wet conditions at USC's pro day

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LOS ANGELES--The NFL scouts, coaches and team executives were there, but that's true for any high-profile pro day. There was someone else standing on the sideline at USC's Cromwell Field on Wednesday, however, studying Sam Darnold's every spiral. Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox commentator Troy Aikman watched the rain-soaked workout from under ...Read more

Cowboys to sign first free agent, LB Joe Thomas

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The Dallas Cowboys ended their free agent drought Wednesday.

The organization and linebacker Joe Thomas agreed to a two-year deal. Thomas met with the team earlier in the day.

It ends what has been an inactive free agency so far for the Cowboys. They were the last team to make an addition since free agency began last week.

They tried to lure ...Read more

Dolphins reportedly work out Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield worked out for the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The Dolphins, who have the No. 11 overall pick in the draft, attended Mayfield's Pro Day workout at Oklahoma a week ago.

Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, will reportedly have a private workout for Cleveland on Thursday. The ...Read more

NFL to consider restoring 'football move' requirement for catch

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The NFL is going back in time to try to define and clarify a legal catch.

The league's competition committee next week will recommend restoring the "football move" requirement for a reception, the same term it removed from the rule in 2015 in an attempt to make a catch less subjective and easier to officiate.

Al Riveron, the NFL's senior vice ...Read more

Rams try to convince Suh to be big part of rebuilt defense

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LOS ANGELES--Recruiting overtures from the Los Angeles Rams began last week, just after the Miami Dolphins released five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson made the initial pitch, touting the team's defensive player of the year, Aaron Donald, its "All Pro secondary" and "Super Bowl contender"...Read more

Carlos Hyde: Chance to revive Browns is 'something that definitely brought me back' to Ohio

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Carlos Hyde wanted to return to his home state so he could be closer to family, but the idea of helping the Browns become respectable again also appealed to the former Ohio State star.

After spending his first four NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Hyde signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Browns last week as a free agent. The...Read more

Former Bears coach John Fox joining ESPN as NFL analyst

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John Fox's parachute out of Chicago has guided him to ESPN. The recently fired Bears coach will be an NFL analyst for the network, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

That Fox, 63, would join the media is quite a twist, considering he never warmed to media in three seasons as Bears coach. He alienated local reporters with an ...Read more

Richard Sherman defends deal he struck with 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A man who has made a living defending NFL wide receivers on Tuesday spent time defending the contract he signed with the 49ers.

Richard Sherman's three-year, $39 million deal, which he signed on March 12, has been widely criticized because much of it is tied to incentives. At a news conference Tuesday, Sherman said the ...Read more

Ex-NFL running back Ricky Williams launches marijuana brand

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Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has launched his own marijuana brand.

The line called Real Wellness by Ricky Williams includes six products sold as salves, vape cartridges and tonics that contain "hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or a mix of both," according to the company. They also contain extracts ...Read more

Former Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin expected to surrender in Los Angeles

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Jonathan Martin, the former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle who was the subject of a bullying scandal in 2013 and the ensuing Wells Report in 2014, is expected to surrender to authorities in Los Angeles in connection to five criminal charges, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

A Los Angeles police spokesman told the L.A. ...Read more

Joe Thomas laughs at himself, Browns as he says goodbye and vows to be their No. 1 fan

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BEREA, Ohio -- Joe Thomas knew his farewell news conference would be emotional, so the future Hall of Famer kept the mood light Monday by turning part of his 17-minute farewell speech into a playful roast of former Browns coaches, executives and teammates.

After all, if you don't laugh, you'll cry. And Thomas made a concerted effort to avoid ...Read more

Michael Bennett says he's ready to help lead Eagles' charge to another Super Bowl

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He talked the talk about fitting into a defensive line rotation, but when he introduced himself to reporters Monday at the NovaCare Complex, Michael Bennett didn't really act like a guy who was easing toward a part-time role.

After riffing about how he didn't think there was a tight end in the league who could block him, Bennett, 32, name-...Read more

Ndamukong Suh to meet with Rams, who also agree with Dominique Easley on one-year deal

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LOS ANGELES -- Free-agent lineman Ndamukong Suh is scheduled to visit with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, the latest potential plot twist in the Rams' remade defense.

On Monday, the Rams announced they had agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who suffered a season-ending knee injury during training ...Read more

Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright headed to the Panthers

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Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright is headed to the Carolina Panthers, a league source confirmed to the Star Tribune.

The former 2012 fourth-round pick left the Vikings as one of the longest tenured players. Wright, who was cut Friday, appeared in 83 games, including four playoff games during which he caught nine passes for 129 yards. The ...Read more

Chargers sign former Dolphins center Mike Pouncey

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The Chargers addressed one of their more subtle needs this offseason, signing former Miami center Mike Pouncey to a two-year deal.

Pouncey, who visited with the Chargers after being released in a cost-cutting move by the Dolphins, is a former first-round pick who started in all 93 games of his seven-year career.

Pouncey is a three-time Pro ...Read more