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Bills fans can watch “The Rex Ryan Show” beginning Sept. 13 (like they haven’t been watching it already). The Dolphins will host a scrimmage at Florida International University during training camp. The Patriots will hold their Hall of Fame induction on Aug. 5, before an open practice in training camp. Jets G James Carpenter could…

Brandon Ivory’s agent says “name will be cleared” of burglary charge

The Texans have moved deliberately in the case of defensive tackle Brandon Ivory, announcing that they were aware of his arrest for first degree burglary for a home invasion involving an assault rifle and a knife, but not much else. But the agent for the undrafted rookie maintains this is all a big misunderstanding. “I…

Geno leading the Jets in July workouts

Jets quarterback Geno Smith needs to do everything right if he’s going to keep his precarious hold on the team’s quarterback job. One thing he’s doing right this month is leading workouts with the team’s wide receivers, tight ends and running backs. “Yes, we will all be getting together,’’ Smith told the New York Post.…

Chargers job listing requires Los Angeles move, if necessary

If you work as a tax manager, the San Diego Chargers could use your services. Just be aware that the “San Diego” part of that proposal could very well be temporary. The Chargers currently have posted a job listing on the NFL’s job board seeking a tax manager that will be responsible for handling the…

Russell Wilson’s agent cares about one stat: Wins

In addition to the two reasons mentioned earlier on Wednesday for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to do a new deal by September, there’s a third potential benefit: Ending the potential distraction coming from his unsettled status. It’s only July, and his situation has become a huge story, with multiple members of the media convinced that Wilson…

A deal now helps Russell Wilson in two important ways

Despite the apparent willingness of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to play in 2015 for $1.5 million and to change teams if need be in 2016, signing a contract before the regular season begins carries a pair of significant benefits for Wilson. First, and as previously mentioned, signing a contract before the 2015 season shifts the…

Texans don’t dump Brandon Ivory, yet

When word emerged that Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory faces a charge of first-degree burglary, it seemed likely that the Texans would quickly dump the undrafted rookie. So far, the Texans haven’t. “The Houston Texans are aware of the police report regarding DT Brandon Ivory in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,” the Texans said in a statement. “At this…

Brandon Magee still waits for NFL call, would give up baseball

In March, the Buccaneers released linebacker Brandon Magee. The next day, he reported for Red Sox training camp. The offseason program came and went without any team offering Magee an NFL job. In the interim, Magee has kept playing baseball — continuing with Boston’s Class A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners. Bating.250 through seven games,…

Jim Harbaugh takes half the blame for awkward radio interview

The low-water mark of the NFL offseason news cycle was filled in part by a cannonball from former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, via an awkward interview with Colin Cowherd of ESPN Radio. The interview also provided plenty of free P.R. for both participants in the clumsy back-and-forth for which most people are blaming Harbaugh. Harbaugh…

Judge upholds Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

A bid by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to have his conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd has been denied in Massachusetts. Hernandez’s attorneys filed motions asking Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh to set aside the jury’s verdict and find Hernandez not guilty of murder and…

Emmitt Smith withdraws as Miss USA judge after Trump controversy

Emmitt Smith is the latest person to distance himself from Donald Trump. Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, was scheduled to be a judge in this year’s Miss USA pageant. But that pageant is owned by Donald Trump, who has stirred controversy since making negative comments about Mexicans while announcing that he is running for…

Texans rookie Brandon Ivory arrested on first degree burglary charges

This is how to not make a good impression in the month off before training camp. Via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com, Texans rookie defensive lineman Brandon Ivory was arrested on first degree burglary charges. Ivory, who went to Alabama, was arrested in Tuscaloosa this morning. According to the police report, he and another man broke…

Gloria Allred slams NFL for letting C.J. Spillman play in 2014

With free-agent defensive back C.J. Spillman now officially charged with sexual assault, he’ll likely remain a free agent indefinitely. The lawyer for Spillman’s alleged victim believes he should have been taken off the field months ago. “Despite this sexual assault allegation for which Mr. Spillman is now indicted and another allegation of sexual assault made…

ESPN denies telling Olbermann to quit ripping Goodell

It didn’t take long for ESPN to deny the report that it wants Keith Olbermann to tone down his criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Responding to a report from the Hollywood Reporter that ESPN wants to put a clause in Olbermann’s next contract prohibiting him from commentaries critical of the league or its commissioner,…

Isaiah Battle to work out for teams on July 7

Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle is the only player from an FBS program in next week’s supplemental draft and he’s thought to have the best chance of any player in the pool to become the first player to enter the league this way since the Browns took wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012. Teams interested in…

PFT Live 7/1: Derrick Gunn, Pete Prisco

Mike Florio breaks down the latest news from around the NFL with the help of Derrick Gunn of CSN Philadelphia and Pete Prisco of CBS Sports.  

Report: ESPN wants Olbermann to stop ripping Goodell

There’s long been a perception in sports media circles that when the NFL tells ESPN to jump, ESPN asks, How high? Whether it’s the cancellation of Playmakers, the shunning of League of Denial or the suspension of Bill Simmons, ESPN seems eager to please the NFL, which provides ESPN with its most popular programming. So…

Bills sign Wayne Hunter

The last time Rex Ryan coached a team trying to get Wayne Hunter to sign a contract, he got a tattoo of a Hawaiian design on his leg to show Hunter how much the Jets valued him. Ryan landed Hunter that time and he’s landed Hunter again in Buffalo, presumably without any new ink being…

Pittsburgh readying bid for 2023 Super Bowl

The Steelers have won the Super Bowl six times, but they’ve never hosted the game. Team chairman Dan Rooney said earlier this year that he’d like to see that change and the team is moving forward with an attempt to land the 57th edition of the game in 2023. The team submitted an application to…

Brandon Spikes cuts plea deal, probably saves a few bucks this time

Since there wasn’t some poor deer to blame this time, Brandon Spikes went through with a plea deal Wednesday. According to WBZ Radio, the former Patriots and Bills linebacker pleaded guilty to leaving scene of his recent car crash, and received a fine, a year of probation, and lost his license. He’ll also have to attend a driver’s safety class. He…

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