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Chiefs owner backs Alex Smith as his starting quarterback

The Chiefs have come up as a possible destination for quarterback Tony Romo, once he’s a former Cowboy. But Chiefs owner Clark Hunt seems to be just fine sticking with Alex Smith under center. According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Hunt said he was on board with coach Andy Reid, and that…

Browns still don’t plan to tag Terrelle Pryor

The cap-rich, talent-starved Browns apparently will assume the risk that receiver Terrelle Pryor will leave via free agency. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the team hasn’t changed its position that the franchise tag won’t be applied to Pryor. This year, the receiver version of the tag will consume 9.39 percent of…

Colts add a 2016 49ers draft pick to offensive line mix

The Colts are expected to continue looking for ways to improve their offensive line play this offseason and they’ve added another player to the mix ahead of the start of free agency. The team announced Monday that they have signed tackle Fahn Cooper to their 90-man roster. Cooper was a fifth-round pick by the 49ers…

Panthers put franchise tag on defensive tackle Kawann Short

The Panthers continued the sudden trend of #asexpected applications of the franchise tag, putting it on defensive tackle Kawann Short. They have until July 15 to do a long-term deal with Short, but they’ve been working on that for over a year. The difference in opinion on his value could make it an interesting negotiation. Short…

The annual Hot 100 Free Agents list has been posted

Before the spending begins, let the arguing begin. The annual PFT Hot 100 Free Agents list has been posted. We know most of the top players — starting with No. 1 Le’Veon Bell — won’t be allowed to come near the open market, but we still ranked them among players at all positions who stand…

Tim Tebow shows up for Mets training camp

The Tim Tebow One-Man Fantasy Camp continues. Via HardBallTalk.com, the former NFL quarterback and would-be baseball player has arrived at New York Mets training camp. He received a non-roster invitation, and he’ll be around long enough to move merchandise and otherwise demonstrate that he’ll only play in the Majors if they expand the National League…

Patriots find tight ends coach from a familiar source

The Patriots have filled a vacancy on their coaching staff from within. The team announced it had promoted Nick Caley to tight ends coach. He had been a coaching assistant the last two years, after working a number of college jobs on the defensive side of the ball. He has the right pedigree, having graduated…

PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2017 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. Players expected to be released won’t be added until the transaction is official, and the list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags…

Marc Trestman heads back to the CFL

Marc Trestman is going back to Canada. Trestman, the former Bears head coach who most recently was offensive coordinator of the Ravens, is slated to become the next head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts. Gary Lawless of TSN reports that the Argonauts have agreed to hire Trestman as coach and Jim Popp…

Packers wrap up coaching staff for 2017

We’re a little more than a week away from the start of free agency and the combine will take place this week. The Packers have taken care of a little other business before those two milestones came up on the calendar. The team announced three additions to head coach Mike McCarthy’s staff on Monday and added…

Report: “Significant progress” on new Antonio Brown contract

Wide receiver Antonio Brown may have had some uncomfortable moments with the Steelers during and immediately after their postseason stay, but that didn’t stop the team from making a new deal for their top wideout a top offseason priority. Talks got going earlier this month and it sounds like things are moving along at a good…

Cardinals franchise Chandler Jones

The Cardinals aren’t letting Chandler Jones get away after only one year. As expected, the Cardinals have placed the franchise tag on Jones, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Jones, the defensive end who arrived last year in a trade with the Patriots, is now guaranteed $15 million for the 2017 season if he wants to…

Report: Jets expected to try to trade Sheldon Richardson

The Jets have spent plenty of draft and actual currency on defensive linemen lately, and they may be ready to divest. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the Jets may be looking to trade Sheldon Richardson to clear up some of the financial and positional logjam. With Muhammad Wilkerson early in his big deal, and…

Joe Mixon: “Legal team” delayed apology for two years

Teams that consider drafting former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will want to get answers to many questions, including for example whether there’s a chance he may viciously punch a stranger while out and about in his first NFL city. Another question is whether Mixon has true remorse for the assault on Amelia Molitor, or whether…

Which NFL moment most closely relate to the La La Land debacle?

Setting aside why it happened and whether it was planned (I know, it’s hard to imagine a business premised on fake stories creating a phony moment), last night’s La La Land debacle at the Oscars raises an interesting question: What is the NFL equivalent of it? My first thought was the Garo Yepremian gaffe in Super Bowl…

Browns release wide receiver Andrew Hawkins

The Browns on Monday announced that veteran wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has been released. Hawkins, who turns 31 next month, played a leadership role for a young team last season and caught 33 passes. He had his best year with the Browns in 2014, when he caught 63 passes for 824 yards and two touchdowns.…

Panthers sign Wes Horton to two-year deal

The Panthers are keeping another defensive end from hitting the open market. They announced a new contract for Mario Addison on Sunday and Monday brings word of a new deal for Wes Horton as well. The Panthers announced that they have signed Horton to a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the…

Cowboys legends want Ezekiel Elliott to stop with the hurdling

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rookie season stood out — even for a franchise which has produced a number of big-time backs. But those Cowboys legends also had a word of advice for the eager young back — stop trying to hurdle people. “He better stop that. He better stop that. He better stop that,”…

Report: Mutual interest between Cowboys, Josh McCown

Veteran quarterback Josh McCown said last week that he’s had “good conversations” with several teams since being released by the Browns earlier this month and it appears one of those teams is the Cowboys. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that there is “mutual interest” between McCown and Dallas about striking a deal for the 2017…

Dolphins bracing for Kenny Stills departure

The Dolphins know that receiver Kenny Stills will get more money from another team than what the Dolphin can or will pay him. The amount of money Stills will get is beginning to come into focus. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the market for Still already is in the range of $12…

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