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Jaguars sign former Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday they have signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. It’s a one-year deal with a team option for a second year according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Rivera has played in 61 games for the Raiders over the past four seasons with 15 starts. Last year…

Jim Mora misses the relationships with other his fellow coaches

In an extended interview with PFT Live, former Falcons and Seahawks coach (and current UCLA coach) Jim Mora addressed a wide variety of interesting topics. At one point, I asked him what he misses about coaching in the NFL. He said he misses the relationships with his peers. While NFL coaches fiercely compete, the competition…

Roger Goodell explains to fans how new replay system will work

In a move that feels a lot like a President making his case for legistlative change to the people before the House or the Senate cast a vote, Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to fans outlining various changes that will be considered by the owners next week in Arizona. The letter from Goodell…

Titans sign offensive lineman Tim Lelito

The Titans have made it a point to strengthen both lines, and added some depth on offense Wednesday. According to a tweet from his agents, Saints free agent blocker Tim Lelito has signed with the Titans. Lelito also visited with his hometown Lions, but apparently found a better deal in Nashville. Lelito has started 24 games…

Bart Hubbuch withdraws lawsuit against New York Post

In roughly 99.999999999 percent of all civil lawsuits, an effort to dismiss the case is met with a vigorous effort by the plaintiff to keep the case alive. In the wrongful discharge lawsuit filed by Bart Hubbuch against the New York Post, a motion to dismiss filed by Hubbuch’s former employer apparently has prompted Hubbuch…

Chiefs bring back defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins

The Chiefs made one big change on their defensive line, but they’ve brought another key part back. According to a tweet from his agent, Chiefs defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed for another year. The Chiefs brought Jenkins in after he was cut by the Jets in November, and he provides a solid rotational option…

Is a looser bright-line rule coming for celebration penalties?

Reports of a plan by the NFL to give officials discretion to determine whether the penalize teams for excessive celebrations suggests that the currently strict bright line (no going to the ground, no use of the ball as a prop) could be replaced with something much fuzzier and subjective. The end result still could be…

Felony charges against Adam Jones dropped

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones isn’t out of the woods yet, but the concentration of trees in this particular forest is less dense now. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, felony charges of harassment with a bodily substance against Jones have been dropped. That’s a long-winded way of saying spitting on a jailhouse nurse, which Jones was…

Roger Goodell: Changes coming to reduce downtime in broadcasts

The NFL isn’t necessarily looking for shorter games But they definitely want tighter broadcasts. Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is concentrating on reducing the number of commercial breaks during games, including the dreaded commercial-kickoff-commercial stretches. Show More Summary

Trent Richardson’s ex-girlfriend accused of purposely crashing into him

Last month former draft bust Trent Richardson was accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children. Now there’s been another incident between the two, in which she is the accused perpetrator and he is the alleged victim. Sevina Fatu, Richardson’s ex-girlfriend, was arrested Monday night and charged with…

Tim Hightower visits Washington

Tim Hightower may be preparing for a second stint in Washington. Hightower, the free agent running back who played in Washington in 2011, is visiting the team today, according to ESPN. Five games into that 2011 season, Hightower suffered a torn ACL. That knee injury, as well as a post-surgery infection, led him to spend…

Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi restructures deal

The Dolphins have been deliberate in upgrading their linebackers, but the future apparently will continue to include an expensive veteran, now that he’s not as expensive. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi has restructured his deal to stay with the team. He was scheduled to make $4.1 million and…

Ricky Stanzi leads the group of Spring League quarterbacks

More names are emerging of players who have committed to The Spring League, a six-game (games, not teams) experiment that will unfold next month in West Virginia. Beyond the former NFL players named earlier today (Greg Hardy, Kellen Winslow, Jr., Brandon Browner, Ben Tate), more than 20 players with experience on NFL active rosters and/or…

NFL considers more ejections for illegal hits

In college football, the targeting rule states that any player who targets his opponent’s head with an illegal hit is automatically ejected, resulting in numerous ejections every Saturday. That approach may be coming to the NFL. NFL Executive Vice President for Football Operations Troy Vincent says that the league’s Competition Committee is looking at immediate…

Geno Smith takes a big risk in his second contract

On the surface, the second quarterback taken in the 2013 draft has a second contract worth slightly less than the deal signed by the first quarterback drafted that year. At a deeper level, Geno Smith’s agreement with the Giants can end up being a lot more lucrative than EJ Manuel’s contract with the Raiders. For that to happen,…

Should the Panthers sign Colin Kaepernick?

With Panthers quarterback Cam Newton now expected to miss the entire offseason program due to looming shoulder surgery, the team will need someone to run the offense through the looming Organized Team Activities and mandatory minicamp. The depth chart says that it will be Derek Anderson. All due respect to Derek Anderson (i.e., here comes…

UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau injured during pro day workout

Another top cornerback prospect has injured himself during the extended job interview process. According to Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network, UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau suffered a chest injury during his bench press yesterday and didn’t complete the rest of the drills he planned to do. Moreau called it a “little strain,” but was scheduled to…

Bradley McDougald chooses a one-year deal with Seahawks

Another safety has parlayed interest from the Browns into a deal with another team. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bucs free agent Bradley McDougald has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Seahawks. McDougald visited the Seahawks but left without a deal, and visited the Browns this week. While he’d…

One way or the other, Bucs will be paying a kicker to not kick

The Buccaneers have opted not to compound a mistake by admitting it. But it won’t be cheap. One way or the other, the Buccaneers will be paying a kicker to not kick for the team this year. Specifically, it either will be Roberto Aguayo, who has $428,000 in fully-guaranteed salary for 2017, or Nick Folk, who…

Has Ortega avoided prosecution for Super Bowl jersey theft(s)?

The fascinating, multi-layered, multinational case of the Tom Brady jersey thievery raises plenty of questions. Here’s one that has been largely glossed over: Will Martin Mauricio Ortega face criminal responsibility for his crimes? Apparently, he won’t. Show More Summary

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