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Recapping what we know about the Cam Newton situation heading into the NFL Combine

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There have been a lot of stories recently about Cam Newton. His name has come up on talk shows and his future in Carolina has been hotly debated.

With the NFL gathering in Indianapolis for the Combine this week, there will only be more rumors. With that in mind, here's a quick refresher on what we know and what comes next.

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5 storylines for the Bears at the NFL scouting combine, starting with whom they might bring in at quarterback

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Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy have many big tasks ahead this offseason as they plot moves to help them improve on an 8-8 finish in 2019.

As the NFL world convenes at the scouting combine in Indianapolis this week, Pace and Nagy must figure out which players might help fix their offense. They must plug a few key holes on ...Read more

Is the NFL combine ready for prime time?

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The quarterbacks, tight ends and receivers are scheduled to arrive in Indianapolis to start the NFL combine process Sunday.

A total of 32 players with Georgia connections will take part in the NFL's job fair, which has moved the workouts to prime time for NFL Network.

Many of the drills performed have been moved to the afternoon and evening in...Read more

Raiders may hold mandatory minicamp in Nevada

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The Raiders may pull up stakes in Alameda earlier than planned.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden told the Las Vegas Review-Journal Saturday night the club would hold its mandatory minicamp in Las Vegas.

Gruden, attending the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title bout at the MGM Grand, said in an interview, "If we can let everyone in, we will."

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Will NFL players accept 17-game season, expanded playoffs?

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The NFL's proposed changes, including a 17-game regular season and expanded playoff system, could be voted on by NFL player representatives on Tuesday. But if the player reps listen to the 49ers' Richard Sherman, they'll just say no to the league's new CBA offer.

Sherman is among the 11 players on the NFL Players Association's executive council...Read more

Bears release Prince Amukamara and Taylor Gabriel, clearing $13.5 million in salary-cap space

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CHICAGO -- The Bears will head to the scouting combine in Indianapolis next week in search of a starting cornerback and a vertical threat on offense.

The Bears on Friday released veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara, who started 42 games for them over the last three seasons, and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. By making the moves now, the Bears ...Read more

Draft high or trade lower? The 49ers have decisions to make before the NFL draft.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers key decision-makers are less than a week from their annual trip to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis and find themselves in a drastically different position than 12 months ago.

Last February, head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were coming off a 4-12 season after losing quarterback ...Read more

Jalen Hurts plans to work out only as a quarterback at combine

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ATLANTA -- Former Oklahoma and Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who trained in Norcross, Ga., for the NFL scouting combine, plans to work out only as a quarterback and not as a running back or wide receiver.

The NFL scouting combine is set to start Sunday and run through March 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

"He wants to show people ...Read more

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become free agent

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Thanks to a widely-expected move from defensive end Everson Griffen, the Vikings acquired some relief for their tenuous cap situation heading into the new league year next month. Their time with the fourth-leading pass rusher in team history, though, could be at its end.

Griffen, according to a league source, has exercised the option to void ...Read more

Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry changes mind, undergoes hip surgery

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Jarvis Landry changed his mind and decided to undergo hip surgery after all.

He revealed the news Thursday morning in a video on Instagram.

The Browns wide receiver initially opted not to have surgery this offseason after seeing several hip specialists and participated in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on Jan. 22 and the Pro Bowl on Jan. 26.

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Dolphins, quarterbacks and NFL combine: Tagovailoa's hip evaluation and top of draft order loom large

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Joe Burrow knows he has the leverage as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Tua Tagovailoa has the standout talent -- and the medical issue. Justin Herbert may have the highest ceiling, but his accuracy and leadership skills raise concerns.

And the Miami Dolphins, who own the fifth pick in April's draft, are...Read more

Ex-Cowboy running back Darren McFadden sentenced to three days in jail in DWI case

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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will have to report to jail to serve three days in connection with a driving while intoxicated arrest in McKinney last year.

McFadden, who rushed for over 1,000 yards for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, was arrested shortly after midnight on Jan. 21, 2019, after falling asleep in the drive-thru ...Read more

The NFL is proposing expanded playoffs and a longer season. Here's how it affects the Seahawks.

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The Seahawks playing the Rams in Brazil? CenturyLink Field hosting a playoff game in February?

Both are among things that theoretically could happen if all of the items proposed by the NFL as part of a new collective bargaining agreement with league players are approved.

A half-dozen or so reports broke late Wednesday afternoon about what is ...Read more

2020 NFL mock draft: Three-round projections

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The best comedians don't just make you laugh. The best jokes aren't just funny.

The great comedians tell the truth. They make it accessible even before it's universally accepted.

Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin come to mind.

I'm sure you're wondering where I'm going with this considering you didn't sign up for Eddie Brown's ...Read more

Bears reportedly sign tight end Demetrius Harris to a 1-year contract

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CHICAGO -- The Bears added help to their tight ends room with the addition of Demetrius Harris on a one-year contract, NFL Network reported Wednesday.

The Browns released Harris, 28, earlier this week after one season, in which he had 15 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns. The move, with a year remaining on his deal, saved about $2.5...Read more

Mel Kiper: Detroit Lions drafting Tua Tagovailoa 'would send a message to ownership'

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They may be on the hot seat, but ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said taking Tua Tagovailoa in April's NFL draft could buy Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn more time heading into what most consider a make-or-break season.

"In terms of Tua and the Lions, and I agree they need to win and all that, and that's important," ...Read more

Sentencing for Kellen Winslow II in sex-crime case pushed to March

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SAN DIEGO -- Sentencing for former NFL player Kellen Winslow II, who faces up to 18 years in prison following his conviction for raping a homeless woman and other charges, has been pushed to March 20.

On Wednesday, the day Winslow was slated to be sentenced in a Vista courtroom, Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman granted a request from Winslow'...Read more

Seahawks reel in veteran tight end Greg Olsen with one-year, $7 million deal

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SEATTLE -- The Seahawks have made their first big addition of the offseason, reaching agreement with veteran free agent tight end Greg Olsen on a one-year deal. A source confirmed the agreement to the Seattle Times Tuesday afternoon.

The contract is worth up to $7 million with $5.5 million guaranteed at signing, according to ESPN's Adam ...Read more

Tyrann Mathieu on how Andy Reid has built a 'family atmosphere' within the Chiefs

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As a free agent a year ago, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu sensed something unique about the Chiefs.

There was a feeling around the franchise that coach Andy Reid had fostered, setting it apart from others in the NFL. Mathieu explained that special climate while on the "At Home with Linda and Drew Scott" podcast.

"He made it feel like a family ...Read more

Mel Kiper has Dolphins picking a QB, but not Tua in major mock draft shakeup

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The consensus of most mock drafts for months had the Miami Dolphins taking Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

However, according to Mel Kiper's latest mock draft released Tuesday on ESPN, he has the Detroit Lions taking Tagovailoa with the No. 3 pick and the Miami Dolphins selecting Oregon quarterback ...Read more