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Ravens sign Griff Whalen, place Michael Campanaro on PUP list amid flurry of roster moves

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The Ravens continued their roster tinkering ahead of next Thursday's start of training camp, signing two players while placing two others on the physically unable to perform list.

Veteran wide receiver Griff Whalen, who has played five NFL seasons, was added to the Ravens roster after a successful tryout and physical with the team Friday. The ...Read more

Decision soon? Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA submit final response to NFL

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The NFL's year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is seemingly finally nearing its conclusion.

Per an NFL Network report, the league completed its investigative phase and has shared its findings with the NFL Players Association and Elliott.

The NFLPA has also provided ...Read more

Positive play: Dak Prescott prepped for training camp at Disney

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott always seemingly pushes the right buttons and strikes the right chord.

It's one reason why he is billed as the perfect leader of the Cowboys and being propped up as the new face of the team.

Consider this week and the days leading up to the team's departure for training camp on Saturday.

While off-the-...Read more

Tony Romo says Ezekiel Elliott is a good kid trying to find his way

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Add Tony Romo to the list who are going to bat for Ezekiel Elliott in the wake of his latest off-field incident.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback went to the radio airwaves to defend Elliott, the standout running back who finds himself on the fringe of a possible NFL suspension.

"With Zeke, he's a friend and I know he's a good kid and he'...Read more

Hall of Fame-bound LaDainian Tomlinson getting married to football again

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LaDainian Tomlinson compares football to a marriage, and he sure loves football.

Since his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February, the former TCU and NFL great has been busy preparing for his big day, including having the bust made that will stay behind in Canton, Ohio, after his Aug. 5 enshrinement.

"It's similar to planning a ...Read more

QB Patrick Mahomes signs contract with Chiefs

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The Chiefs on Thursday signed their first-round draft pick, quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal would be for four years -- the standard rookie contract.

Mahomes, who played collegiately at Texas Tech, is expected to back up incumbent Alex Smith as a rookie this season. Smith is ...Read more

Panthers release tackle Michael Oher after he fails physical

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Michael Oher's time with the Carolina Panthers has ended.

The team announced the release of Oher on Thursday afternoon, after Oher failed his physical. Oher had been in the NFL's concussion protocol since September and finished the 2016 season on injured reserve.

"The brain is a scary thing," Oher tweeted after the news of his release broke. "...Read more

Charlie Batch: Steelers in camp won't show ill will for no-shows

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PITTSBURGH -- Six years ago, former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was a member of the NFL players' association executive committee when team owners locked the players out and caused a 132-day work stoppage. A new collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon in late July, but Steelers players declined to sign it because they thought it ...Read more

Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis goes to trial first week of camp

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Jourdan Lewis will be in a Michigan courtroom instead of a football field when the Dallas Cowboys begin practice at training camp next week in Oxnard, Calif.

Lewis, a third-round pick out of Michigan, is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Ann Arbor, Mich. The trial is expected to be Monday and Tuesday.

Lewis' attorney, John Shea,...Read more

Greg Olsen addresses idea he had a role in Panthers' firing of Dave Gettleman

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As the dust settles in Charlotte following Monday's shocking firing of Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman (and the subsequent re-hiring of Marty Hurney to take his place in an interim role), conversation continues to swirl around two veteran players.

Clues pointed strongly toward strained contract conversations between Gettleman, ...Read more

Report: Chargers' Mike Williams may need season-ending surgery

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LOS ANGELES -- The Chargers' injury problems from their San Diego past could be following them to their new Los Angeles home.

First-round pick wide receiver Mike Williams might need season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Chargers declined to comment about the report ...Read more

Mitch Trubisky signs 4-year contract as Bears rookies report for camp

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Ryan Pace delivered the Bears a franchise quarterback by trading up in April's NFL draft. Now, finally, Mitch Trubisky has signed his contract in time to report Wednesday to Halas Hall with the club's rookies.

Trubisky and the Bears signed a four-year deal expected to be worth approximately $29 million, including a signing bonus of about $19 ...Read more

Report: Police might suspend probe of bar fight linked to Elliott

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Ezekiel Elliott might be getting a reprieve of sorts.

The Dallas police will likely suspend their probe of an alleged bar fight that involved the Dallas Cowboys running back, according to WFAA, which attributed the report to sources.

There have been conflicting reports about Elliott's involvement in a Sunday night fight at Clutch Bar & ...Read more

Steelers rookie Conner near top of league list in jersey sales

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James Conner has yet to play in an NFL game, but he's already among the league's most popular players when it comes to jersey sales.

Conner, the former Pitt running back who was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the draft in April, has the best-selling jersey among rookies and the third-most popular jersey among all NFL players, ...Read more

Panthers hire former GM Marty Hurney, who says he's learned from 'mistakes'

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marty Hurney blinked, chuckled, then blinked again with a half-shake of his head.

And a smile. And a promise that this time around, things will be different.

"I didn't expect to be up here again. I know you guys are surprised," he said, from the media podium inside Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday afternoon as the new --...Read more

Lions president: Rift with Calvin Johnson will 'work out ultimately'

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Detroit Lions president Rod Wood said Wednesday he believes the rift between the team and retired receiver Calvin Johnson eventually will be mended.

Johnson, who told the Free Press in May that he was not happy with the way he was treated when he retired in 2016, last week made comments in Italy that suggested he left the game because he was ...Read more

Jason Garrett: Ezekiel Elliott is someone we believe very strongly in

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett preached about implementing high standards and accountability to 600 youth, middle and high school football coaches at the Ford Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Garrett is trying to live by his words with his own team, although has yet to speak with star running back Ezekiel Elliott about his latest ...Read more

Mitch Trubisky, Bears hope for agreement before rookies report Wednesday

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In June, the Bears and Mitch Trubisky each downplayed the possibility that a contract impasse might keep the rookie quarterback from reporting to the start of training camp. But that scenario continued inching closer to reality Tuesday night.

Trubisky remained unsigned while rookies prepared to report to Halas Hall on Wednesday for a week of ...Read more

Troubled Lions DE Armonty Bryant suspended for third time

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Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant has found trouble again and has been suspended for the first four games this season for violating the NFL's policy for substances of abuse, the league said Tuesday in a released statement.

Bryant, 26, will be eligible to return to the Lions' active roster Oct. 2. He is allowed to participate in all of ...Read more

Jerry Jones softens stance on possible Ezekiel Elliott suspension

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he has spoken with Ezekiel Elliott, but he declined to go into details regarding an incident involving his prized running back at a Dallas bar or reports of a pending suspension.

"I'm not going to get into that," Jones said about the altercation at Clutch Bar, where reports said Elliott was...Read more

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