Daryl Johnston's message to Cowboys' QB Dak Prescott: Winning comes at a price too

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DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston has a message for Dak Prescott during his contract negotiations--winning comes at a price too.

"The 1/8six3/8 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL last year weren't in the playoffs. None of them," said Johnston, an NFL analyst on FOX who is also the director of player personnel for the XFL...Read more

Browns QB Baker Mayfield reached out to Daniel Jones to 'clear the air' about GQ comments

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BEREA, Ohio -- Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield insisted Wednesday that GQ Magazine took his comments about Daniel Jones "out of context," so Mayfield reached out to the New York Giants rookie quarterback to "clear the air."

Mayfield became the target of public backlash for a story GQ published online Tuesday in which he was quoted as saying, ...Read more

Chargers release veteran long snapper Mike Windt

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers parted ways with their second-longest tenured player Tuesday by releasing long snapper Mike Windt.

Entering his 10th season, Windt had spent his entire career with the team. Only quarterback Philip Rivers, who is going into his 16th season, has been a Charger longer.

"While long snapper is often ...Read more

Kyle Shanahan says it's 'irresponsible' to judge Jimmy Garoppolo off his shaky debut

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The sky isn't falling on Kyle Shanahan the same way it might be for fans who watched Jimmy Garoppolo struggle in his preseason debut for the 49ers on Monday night.

Despite completing just one pass for no gain, throwing an interception to cornerback Isaac Yiadom and Broncos defenders getting hands on his first four throws,...Read more

No regrets about Zeke who: Jerry Jones says he's earned right to joke with Zeke Elliott

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not in a joking mood when asked about hold out running back Ezekiel Elliott and his agent Rocky Arceneaux being unhappy with his Zeke who joke from Saturday night.

Jones said sternly and seriously: I have earned the right to joke with Zeke. Let me be real clear about that. I've earned the right to ...Read more

Jerry McDonald: Raiders' Antonio Brown follows the money and crisis is averted — until the next one

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- And on the 26th day of training camp, all was right with the world.

Antonio Brown walked off the field with his teammates Tuesday at the Raiders' facility, carrying what coach Jon Gruden said was an NFL-approved helmet.

Courtesy of a "Hard Knocks" tease for episode three, Brown said his frostbitten feet have a "new layer of ...Read more

Miami Dolphins owner removed from NFL committee focused on social justice, report says

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MIAMI -- Appearing on a video on Sports Illustrated released Tuesday, former NFL defensive lineman Chris Long announced that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had agreed to step down from the league's Working Group Committee, which is comprised of players and owners and focuses on various social justice issues facing the league.

The Dolphins ...Read more

Kyle Long felt 'immediate regret' after his outburst during Bears practice: 'I cost myself a lot of personal equity'

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Bears guard Kyle Long called his actions during a fight at practice last week "absolutely unacceptable" and vowed to make amends for an outburst that included swinging a helmet at a teammate.

Long returned to practice Tuesday, five days after Bears coach Matt Nagy chose to leave him behind on the team's preseason trip to play the Giants as ...Read more

Falcons receiver Julio Jones confirms agent is in town to hammer out a deal

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones confirmed Tuesday that his agent Jimmy Sexton is in town discussing his contract extension with the team.

"Yeah, my agent is in town," Jones said. "The is nothing really for me to report. Just front-office business with my agent Jimmy Sexton."

Jones didn't know if a deal was imminent.

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Dolphins blast Jay-Z playlist at practice, one day after receiver Kenny Stills questions rapper's deal with NFL

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins say wide receiver Kenny Stills was aware of the team choosing to blast a playlist exclusively of Jay-Z songs during the start of Tuesday's practice, one day after Stills challenged the rapper's recent partnership with the NFL.

Whether it was a joke or coincidence, the Dolphins played nine Jay-Z songs in total, ...Read more

Josh Rosen needs no further motivation despite Brian Flores' view that sometimes 'the younger guy is not ready'

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Tom Brady had to wait behind Drew Bledsoe, like Steve Young did behind Joe Montana. Aaron Rodgers mercifully waited behind Brett Favre, while Patrick Mahomes got his opportunity once Alex Smith was traded away.

"That's a pretty good list -- I'm not even naming them all," Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores said on Tuesday.

Flores finds value in ...Read more

Antonio Brown joins Raiders in Alameda with helmet in hand

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The saga involving Antonio Brown and his choice of helmet entered a new phase Tuesday as coach Jon Gruden said his marquee receiver wore a helmet and was a full participant in the Raiders' practice at their East Bay headquarters.

Brown was on the field well before 11 a.m. when stretches began. He left the field to briefly ...Read more

Dallas Cowboys agree to contract extension with budding star linebacker Jaylon Smith

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have come to terms on a long-term extension with one of the young stars.

It's just not quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper or hold out running back Ezekiel Elliott -- the ones that had been the focus of so much talk during training camp.

The Cowboys did, however, reach an agreement with ...Read more

Browns QB Baker Mayfield rips Giants' selection of Daniel Jones in GQ article

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield criticized the New York Giants' decision to draft quarterback Daniel Jones of Duke sixth overall and said his apology for planting an Oklahoma flag in the Ohio State turf was forced in a story posted Tuesday on

Mayfield's remarks on the 2019 draft in an article by Clay Skipper headlined "Baker Mayfield ...Read more

Vahe Gregorian: The personal traits that make Patrick Mahomes special on and off field

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WHITEHOUSE, Texas -- Behold ... The Arm, perhaps someday in itself to be cast in bronze along with the bust in Canton already being prophesied for the man to whom it's attached.

Its uncanny power couldn't be more real.

But it's also an optical illusion.

Because from out on this limb extends such a distracting aspect of Chiefs quarterback ...Read more

Paul Sullivan: In a tight but flawed NL Central race, who will make the difference for the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers? 'It's like the good, the bad and the ugly'

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We're seemingly headed toward an epic finish in the National League Central race between the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers, just as many predicted before the season.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said in the spring it would be a "cluster" until the end, and thus far that terminology is appropriate.

The Cubs and Cardinals will meet in a season-ending ...Read more

David Murphy: Josh McCown or Nate Sudfeld? If Carson Wentz goes down, expect experience to win out for Eagles.

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PHILADELPHIA -- If all goes according to plan, there will be six more months of days like Sunday for Josh McCown. The 40-year-old veteran spent most of the afternoon watching from the side as Carson Wentz marched the Eagles offense up and down the field, with most of his own throws coming during a 7-on-7 period of practice. All in all, it wasn't...Read more

Antonio Brown has filed a second helmet grievance against the NFL, report says

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Antonio Brown showed up to the last day of Raiders training camp Monday morning, presumably putting to bed the unrest that had surrounded him over the last several weeks.

But that presumption was apparently wrong.

Brown filed a second grievance against the NFL Monday seeking to be allowed to wear his preferred Schutt Air Advantage helmet, ...Read more

Dolphins' Stills explains why Jay-Z 'really discredited' Kaepernick and Stills in new role

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MIAMI -- Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills on Monday took issue with some of 22-time Grammy winner Jay-Z's public comments in the wake of his entertainment company, Roc Nation, being hired to help manage aspects of the NFL's entertainment and social justice ventures.

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ...Read more

Rams fans can get 25% back on years of tickets and merchandise under class action settlement

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ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams fans could get a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise through a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the team misled fans about their intention to stay in St. Louis.

The proposed settlement would cover purchases from April 21, 2010, to Jan. 4, 2016, and could be worth up to $25 million, legal ...Read more


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