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Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami

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MIAMI -- Former University of Miami star running back Mark Walton was arrested late Friday on a charge of misdemeanor battery after police said he got into an argument with a couple at his Brickell condo.

Walton, now a backup with the Cincinnati Bengals, has already posted bond and left a Miami-Dade County jail.

Police said Walton's car was ...Read more

Dolphins coaches conspicuously non-committal on Ryan Tannnehill's future in Miami

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DAVIE, Fla. -- When Adam Gase took over as head coach of the Miami Dolphins back in 2016, one of the first messages he sent South Florida was that he and his staff were committed to Ryan Tannehill.

New head coach Brian Flores has taken a different approach, being noncommittal to Tannehill, the franchise's starting quarterback since 2012. And ...Read more

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid resolve their collusion cases against NFL

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The NFL has reached an agreement with players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid to resolve their collusion grievances, the sides announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those ...Read more

Joe Flacco's five most memorable games as Ravens quarterback

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With the news that the Ravens have reportedly agreed in principle to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, it's time to reflect on the legacy of one of the most important players in Baltimore football history. Here are five defining games by which to remember No. 5:

--Feb. 3, 2013 vs. San Francisco 49ers -- Flacco had just ...Read more

Garcon's reported exit will fuel more speculation of 49ers receiver hunt

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The hot topic of the 49ers offseason figures to get hotter: which star wide receiver will come in this year to help Jimmy Garoppolo?

Pierre Garcon won't be returning after two injury-shortened seasons, the NFL Network reported Thursday about an unsurprising move to not pick up his 2019 option. That will save the 49ers ...Read more

Decision looming: Are the Cowboys going to cut former Pro Bowl LB Sean Lee?

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FRISCO, Texas -- After contemplating retirement over the last month, linebacker Sean Lee has decided he wants to play in 2019.

Now the Dallas Cowboys must decide whether to cut the nine-year veteran or bring him back at a reduced salary.

Lee, 33, certainly won't return at his $7 million salary for 2019.

The bigger question is what salary can ...Read more

Report: Ravens agree to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to Broncos for draft pick

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens have reportedly agreed in principle to trade longtime starting quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN.

Terms of the deal have not been announced, but ESPN reported the trade would be for a mid-round draft pick. Transactions cannot be officially completed until March 13. The trade would be the ...Read more

Coliseum officials met with Raiders over stadium lease

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Raiders resumed talks with East Bay officials in efforts to reach an agreement to play the 2019 season at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Coliseum Stadium Authority executive director Scott McKibben acknowledged Tuesday that he had met with Raiders executives for a few hours, a reversal of what he told this news ...Read more

Panthers fullback Alex Armah says he used 'arm bar' wrestling move to help make an arrest

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Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah says he used an "arm-bar" wrestling move to detain a person he saw attempting to enter his vehicle on Feb. 6 at his apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C.

Daniel Cagle, 32, was then arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on charges of attempting to break into or enter a motor vehicle, according to a CMPD ...Read more

Browns sign controversial running back Kareem Hunt

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John Dorsey drafted Kareem Hunt nearly two years ago, and now the general manager of the Browns is giving the controversial running back a chance to resurrect his NFL career.

The Browns signed Hunt on Monday, adding a tremendous talent to their roster but also opening themselves up to public backlash during what had otherwise been a quiet ...Read more

'Incredible teammate' Eric Reid, returns to Panthers with 3-year contract

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The Carolina Panthers filled a major offseason need Monday, signing safety Eric Reid to a three-year contract.

Carolina signed Reid to a one-year deal four weeks into the 2018 season and immediately became the team's starting strong safety. He finished sixth on the team in tackles despite playing only 13 games.

"It gives my family peace of ...Read more

Ravens can't duplicate Patriots' dynasty, but here's how they can learn from it

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BALTIMORE -- If every Super Bowl offers insights about the NFL's past, present and future, the New England Patriots' sixth title typified the lesson that has become as dull and resounding as their 13-3 triumph Sunday over the Los Angeles Rams.

The Patriots still have Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and no one else does, and that's usually enough....Read more

Chiefs GM Brett Veach seeks to curtail Patrick Mahomes' basketball games

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Like many Chiefs fans, general manager Brett Veach saw the viral video of quarterback Patrick Mahomes' pickup basketball moves and was concerned.

The fear of an injury to the NFL's Most Valuable Player led Veach to place a call to Mahomes' agent, Leigh Steinberg.

"As soon as I saw it, it probably took me about 2 seconds to call his agent and ...Read more

LaDainian Tomlinson on Elliott: 'Zeke has earned a new contract' with Cowboys

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LaDainian Tomlinson didn't hesitate when asked if the Dallas Cowboys should give Ezekiel Elliott a contract extension this offseason.

"Here's the thing: Zeke has earned a new contract," said Tomlinson, the Hall of Fame running back who is now an analyst on the NFL Network.

"People talk about projections and how many more years can he (be ...Read more

McVay: Rams can overcome disappointment

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LOS ANGELES--The initial pain and shock caused by their Super Bowl defeat ebbed in the days that followed. But Los Angeles Rams players and coaches are still processing their loss to the New England Patriots.

And they said they would use it as motivation as they begin looking to next season.

"If you can't handle getting gut-punched and ...Read more

A Packers fan is suing to wear Green Bay gear on Solder Field sidelines. Now Bears say the pregame perk is over.

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears have axed a perk for season ticket holders that prompted one long-time participant, a Green Bay Packers fan, to sue the football team.

The "Pregame On-Field-Warm-Up Experience" allowed season ticket holders who had enough points to stand on the sidelines, watching the team gets ready for a home game at Soldier Field...Read more

Dolphins show commitment to Brian Flores with five-year deal as he oversees rebuild

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As the Miami Dolphins aim to rebuild their roster for long-term success, they have shown a commitment to new head coach Brian Flores, who will oversee the likely arduous process.

Flores and the Dolphins agreed to a five-year, fully guaranteed deal, according to a Tuesday report by ESPN.

NFL head coaches typically get three- or four-year deals ...Read more

Patriots weren't sure what to do with Julian Edelman. Now he's Super Bowl MVP

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ATLANTA -- Julian Edelman was six months into his New England Patriots career in the fall of 2009, a tentative rookie unsure where he fit in or if he had the chops to cut it in the NFL, when he bumped into coach Bill Belichick during a late-night walk out of the team's practice facility.

"I had said maybe three words to him before that," a ...Read more

Super Bowl 2019 is history. What's next for the NFL?

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ATLANTA -- The NFL closed the book on the 2018 season Monday with its annual morning-after news conference, this year introducing New England receiver Julian Edelman as the newest Super Bowl most valuable player.

But in a round-the-calendar league, there's hardly time to take a breath.

The scouting combine is coming up, and teams will take the...Read more

Dolphins officially name Brian Flores head coach

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Brian Flores era has begun in Miami.

One day after leading the New England Patriots defense that held rising Rams coach Sean McVay and one of the NFL's most potent offenses to just a field goal, Flores jumped on a plane with his family and traveled to South Florida to be introduced as the new Miami Dolphins coach on Monday.

...Read more