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Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates

Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said at Friday’s press conference regarding his new deal, via…

Packers spend offseason working on defending the pass

The Packers concentrated on the passing game — and defending the pass — during 11-on-11 work during the offseason. Mike McCarthy had reasons for reducing the number of run calls. The Packers coach insists run calls in no-pads practices create unrealistic looks, leading to linemen and running backs developing bad habits. The emphasis on the…

Andy Reid could move into the NFL’s Top 5 in coaching wins

Andy Reid isn’t usually named among the great coaches in NFL history, but perhaps he will be by the time he serves out his newly extended contract. The Chiefs and Reid have just agreed on a new five-year contract, and if the 59-year-old Reid coaches five more years at the 11-wins-a-year pace he’s been on…

Prosecutors appeal decision to void Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

When Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison earlier this year, he was still appealing his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd and that led a Massachusetts judge to void the conviction under the legal principle known as abatement ab initio. That principle holds that a conviction can’t be finalized until the appeals process has…

Michael Bidwill has concerns about having NFL team based in UK

Cardinals President Michael Bidwill expresses doubt the NFL will have a team based in the UK in the near future. Bidwill, in London this week assessing facilities at Wembley and Twickenham ahead of the NFL’s games there this season, told Sky Sports News HQ that the league will “continue to study it, but I don’t…

Derek Carr wants to splurge at Chick-fil-A

Derek Carr should seek a marketing deal with Chick-fil-A. He gave the fast-food restaurant a shoutout Friday during a press conference officially to announce his new deal with the Raiders, getting it plenty of free publicity. Carr’s five-year, $125 million deal makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, prompting a question about where the…

Federal appeals court seems to accept evidence of CTE in living patients

One of the most widely-accepted realities of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy has been undermined by one of the highest courts in the United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of various appellate courts that sit one step below the Supreme Court, has ruled in a case involving former NFL linebacker Jesse…

Vikings hire new strength and conditioning coach

The Vikings were left with an open slot on their coaching staff earlier this month when strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar left the team in order to work for the United States Tennis Association. They filled it on Friday. The team announced that Mark Uyeyama will be heading up the strength and conditioning department…

Bronson Kaufusi ready to contribute after missing rookie season

The Ravens drafted defensive end Bronson Kaufusi in the third round last season, but they have yet to see him on the field. Kaufusi broke his left ankle early in training camp and missed all of last season rehabbing. “Injuries are always frustrating, but you also have to look for the silver lining in it,”…

Maliek Collins wants to be next great DT in Rod Marinelli’s system

With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott in the same draft class, Maliek Collins got overshadowed and overlooked. But the defensive tackle quietly had a successful rookie season, which has defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli excited about Collins’ future. Collins’ 656 snaps — 61.9 percent of the defensive plays — were the most of any Cowboys defensive…

With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr said during his opening remarks that…

Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official

It’s official: Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ franchise quarterback through the remainder of their time in Oakland, and when they move to Las Vegas as well. The Raiders announced today that Carr has signed a five-year contract extension and is now under contract with the team through the 2022 season. They even posted the…

Get ready to see Jamison Crowder in various roles

Washington’s plans for receiver Jamison Crowder don’t simply include making him a full-time starter. The team also intends to deploy him in multiple different ways. “I’ve said all along Jamison can play anywhere,” coach Jay Gruden recently said, via Mark Bullock of the Washington Post. “He can play outside, inside. He can play running back…

Robert Kraft on Deflategate: “I don’t hold grudges but I never forget”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft “was never strained” despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading off the same script. One of the commissioner’s 32 bosses told Claire Atkinson of the New York Post a slightly different version. “I don’t hold grudges but…

CFL QB Bo Levi Mitchell hopes for NFL chance

It has been a while since the NFL has seen a quarterback make a successful jump from the Canadian Football League, but it certainly isn’t without precedent. Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia and Joe Theismann all starred in Canada before thriving in the U.S. and Doug Flutie did the same after returning from the CFL for…

Drew Stanton thinks NFL has a QB development problem

Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton entered the league as a second-round pick of the Lions in 2007 and has spent the last decade serving as a backup in Detroit, Indianapolis and Arizona. Stanton has seen a lot of quarterbacks move through the league over that time and that experience has left him with strong views about…

NFL’s OTT service could let it cut out the middleman

While Amazon may indeed become a key part of the NFL’s immediate future when it comes to the so-called OTT broadcasting of games, there’s another option that the league quietly is considering: Cutting out the middleman and streaming games directly to customers. As recently explained by John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal, the NFL has been…

Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bovada odds for 2017 regular-season MVP show Brady as the 4-1 favorite. Next is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at 7-1. Newly-minted…

Robert Kraft: Amazon deal shows where NFL is headed on TV

Amazon will stream NFL games to its Prime subscribers this season, which represents a new source of revenue for the NFL, but a small one: Although the precise amount of money Amazon has paid for NFL deals has been disputed, suffice to say it’s peanuts compared to what NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and DirecTV pay…

Friday morning one-liners

A look at how S Micah Hyde fits with the Bills. The Dolphins have set their schedule for training camp. LB Shea McClellin’s playing time could drop with David Harris joining the Patriots. A trip through the Jets’ depth chart. Ravens rookie CB Marlon Humphrey is expected to play on the outside. Bengals TE C.J.…

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