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Panthers hope to find stability in reworked offensive line

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Last season, in his first year as Carolina Panthers team owner, it didn't take David Tepper long to highlight one of the team's greatest problem areas:

"Listen, the offensive line looked like a disaster," Tepper told reporters after the 2018 season. "You have to give (run game coordinator John) Matsko a lot of credit. It was ...Read more

49ers reach deadline deal with kicker Robbie Gould

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Kicker Robbie Gould agreed to a multi-year deal with the 49ers hours ahead of Monday's NFL deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so, league sources confirmed.

Had Gould not come to terms, he would have played this year for a $4.97 million salary that ranked as the NFL's highest for a kicker.

Instead, he's landed a two-year, $10.5 million...Read more

Falcons agree to four-year, $68 million deal with Grady Jarrett

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons and representatives for Grady Jarrett reached agreement on a multi-year contract just before a 4 p.m. deadline on Monday, according to the team and Jarrett's agent. The four-year deal is worth $68 million.

The Falcons placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jarrett on March 4. The sides had until Monday to...Read more

Brothers Calvin, Riley Ridley give back to program that helped them in their youth

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MARGATE, Fla. -- For every career milestone Calvin Ridley has reached, younger brother Riley Ridley has been right behind him to achieve it a year later.

A year after Calvin went off to college at Alabama out of Monarch High, Riley went to Georgia -- but from Deerfield Beach High. After Calvin was selected in the 2018 NFL draft by the Atlanta ...Read more

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott says he's being extorted by Vegas security guard

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is fighting back against a Las Vegas security guard who has pressed charges against him for an alleged assault in May.

Per Enzo Marino of Fox 5 Las Vegas, Kyle Johnson has pressed charges with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department against Elliott for allegedly bumping him into a fence...Read more

Jim Caldwell takes leave of absence, will assume consultant role for Dolphins in 2019

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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins will begin the 2019 NFL season without an experienced assistant coach who was expected to aid first-time head coach Brian Flores.

Jim Caldwell, 64, will take a leave of absence to address a health issue, the team announced on Saturday. He will now serve as a consultant for the team this season instead of his ...Read more

Which Panthers backup RB — if any — can ease the load on star Christian McCaffrey?

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No matter the metric you use, one thing is abundantly clear about Christian McCaffrey:

He's absolutely capable of shouldering the offensive load for the Carolina Panthers -- and then some.

Running the ball? McCaffrey racked up 1,098 rushing yards in 2018, his second season, and did so averaging 5 yards per carry. Catching the ball? He also had...Read more

NFL suspends Raiders' Richie Incognito

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If Richie Incognito is to help the Raiders offensive line this season he'll have to wait until Week 3 after Friday's announcement the talented but troubled guard has been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

The Raiders signed the four-time Pro Bowler in late May fully realizing he was...Read more

Tony Romo: 49ers, Raiders could be really good — or not

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STATELINE, Nev. -- Tony Romo, known for remarkable prescience as CBS' lead NFL analyst, is baffled at what to expect from the 49ers and Raiders this season.

"Both of those teams, they could be really good, or, the league is very tough, from week to week, game to game," Romo said at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, ...Read more

Melvin Gordon tells Chargers he won't report to camp without a new contract

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SAN DIEGO -- Discouraged by his contract situation, Melvin Gordon has told the Chargers he will not report to training camp and will instead demand a trade unless he receives a new deal.

Gordon's agent, Fletcher Smith, has confirmed that his client is prepared to remain away from the team if necessary when the Chargers report to Costa Mesa in ...Read more

Dolphins' Kendrick Norton at fault for accident that cost him his left arm; no alcohol or drugs involved, report says

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Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton was at fault for a two-car accident last week that resulted in the amputation of his left arm, ending his football career, according to a Thursday crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Norton was issued a citation for an improper lane change of his 2017 Ford F250, which crashed into the right side ...Read more

TV station responds to criticism about releasing only a portion of Tyreek Hill recording

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KCTV5 news director Casey Clark went on air Wednesday night and defended the station's decision not to run the entire 11-minute conversation between Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal that surfaced in April.

After receiving the audio recording, the station released portions of the conversation ...Read more

Robbie Gould's future with 49ers in limbo as deadline nears

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STATELINE, Nev. -- Robbie Gould was noncommittal Wednesday on whether he'll be signed and kicking for 49ers by their Sept. 8 opener, much less at training camp in two weeks.

"I'm not going to commit to making any decision right now," said Gould, who'll be competing in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament this week at ...Read more

Browns running back Duke Johnson splits from agent Kristin Campbell

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Duke Johnson's trade request has yet to be granted by the Browns, but not everything remains status quo with the versatile veteran running back.

Johnson is in the market for new representation after splitting from agent Kristin Campbell.

On Tuesday, Campbell confirmed for the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Johnson decided to part ways from her agency...Read more

Tyreek Hill denies harming girlfriend in 2014 domestic violence incident in full audio

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The full 11-minute recording of a conversation between Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and fiancee Crystal Espinal was aired in its entirety on a Kansas City radio station Tuesday afternoon.

The full audio, played by 610 AM, filled in the gaps of the recording initially played by KCTV-5 in abbreviated clips on April 25.

...Read more

Former Lions safety Glover Quin retires from NFL at 33

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DETROIT -- After 10 seasons in the NFL, the last six with the Detroit Lions, safety Glover Quin has decided to end his football-playing career.

The 33-year-old announced on Instagram, with the help of one of his sons, that he is retiring instead of trying to pursue a new team to join.

"Thank you to the 2 great organizations I had the honor to ...Read more

Dolphins' Kendrick Norton breaks silence following car crash; NFL steps in to pay medical bills

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, a former University of Miami standout, has broken his silence following a car crash that ended his football career last week, and is seeking financial help.

Norton, who has been hospitalized since the July 4 accident, posted an Instagram story photo on Monday of his right...Read more

A 'Mitch Trubisky for MVP' bet got too rich for Las Vegas: 'Is everybody drinking, like, Soldier Field water or something?'

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CHICAGO – Mitch Trubisky isn't the favorite to win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award, but he's the most popular pick among bettors in Las Vegas.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has sold more tickets on Trubisky winning the 2019 MVP, initially at 200-1 odds, than any of his NFL peers, according to Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports ...Read more

Suspended Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory to apply for reinstatement

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Indefinitely suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory will apply for reinstatement to the NFL in hopes of getting back on the field for the start of training camp July 27, according to sources.

This has been the plan all along since Gregory was suspended for a fourth time in February for violating the substance abuse program and the...Read more

Dolphins' Kendrick Norton upgraded to stable condition after having left arm amputated in car crash

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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton's football career is over, but friends and family close to the former University of Miami standout have shifted their focus from despair to optimism.

Norton was no longer in critical condition as of Friday, a day after his early Thursday morning car crash that resulted in his left arm being ...Read more

 

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