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David Wilson out this week, will see his surgeon on Monday

Giants running back David Wilson went to the hospital for a battery of tests after suffering a burner during Tuesday’s practice, but that won’t be the end of the medical evaluations for a player who had spinal fusion surgery last year. The Giants said Wednesday, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, that…

Arian Foster back at practice, Andre Johnson still out

The Texans have had two of their veteran offensive stars on the sideline this week because of hamstring issues, but one of them made it back to the field on Wednesday. Running back Arian Foster missed a pair of practices because of his hamstring, but Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports that Foster has returned to…

Chip Kelly: DeSean Jackson didn’t open things up for others last year

When the Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson, there was a school of thought that believed their offense would suffer in 2014 because Jackson wasn’t there. The two main reasons cited were that Jackson’s speed is difficult to replace and that his presence opened things up for other members of the offense. The Eagles didn’t…

Report: Initial Bills bid tops $1 billion

On Tuesday, the deadline came and went for making a non-binding indication of interest in buying the Bills.  And one of the potential buyers who expressed interest reportedly is willing to pay a lot of money for the privilege of doing so. According to Josh Kosman and Lois Weiss of the New York Post, Buffalo…

Tom Coughlin, Odell Beckham clear the air about hamstring

It wasn’t hard to read the frustration in coach Tom Coughlin’s tone, regarding Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham’s hamstring problems. So the rookie sat down with his old-school coach to make sure they were on the same page. “We had that talk today and it was just kind of like, ‘I know I’m new and we don’t…

Kelvin Benjamin feels like “a new man” after knee scare

Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin was able to smile after his first NFL injury scare, saying he felt like “a new man” after a precautionary MRI revealed only a bone bruise. (If that new man was Calvin Johnson, the Panthers’ passing game should be OK.) Benjamin’s MRI revealed no structural damage, and the indication that…

Kyle Rudolph visits PFT Live on Wednesday

On Sunday, he signed a long-term, big-money deal with the Vikings.  On Wednesday, he’ll give PFT Live a little of his time for free. We think. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph inked a five-year, $36.5 million contract that can be worth up to $40 million.  I’ll ask him about that and other stuff related to…

Dr. Jerry Jones declares Tony Romo “100 percent”

If you had any lingering concerns about Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo taking the day off yesterday rather than install the two-minute offense, let Dr. Jerry Jones set your mind at ease. “He is 100 percent. He’s 100 percent,” Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s just being real smart and sensitive…

Jerry Jones doesn’t “make a lot” of Raiders meeting with San Antonio

Tuesday night brought news of the Raiders talking to officials from San Antonio as part of what the city manager called “preliminary due diligence” about a possible move to the city for the stadium seeking team from Oakland. There’s no sign that any move is imminent, not least because any relocation would need the approval…

Oakland mayor says “continued progress” being made with the Raiders

If Raiders owner Mark Davis flirted with San Antonio to get the attention of Oakland, it worked. After news broke of Davis visiting Texas recently for a tour of potential stadium sites (and after Davis acknowledged it via messages posted on the team’s Twitter feed), Oakland mayor Jean Quan took to Twitter to address the…

Report: No structural problems with Lardarius Webb’s back

The Ravens got more worried about cornerback Lardarius Webb’s back after his Friday injury had not resolved itself in time for Monday’s practice, which led them to send him for more tests in hopes of finding out when he’d be able to get back to work. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that doctors…

Man faces charges for urinating on Art Modell’s grave

A Browns fan that made a video of himself urinating on Art Modell’s grave may find himself in jail as a result of his decision to vent his anger in that manner and share it with the world. Authorities in Maryland said Tuesday that they will charge the man, whose identity has not been revealed beyond…

Wednesday morning one-liners

Jets coach Rex Ryan wasn’t happy when QB Tajh Boyd took a hit in practice: “We don’t hit our quarterbacks, period,” Ryan said. “That’s why they’re in the red jersey. You got to be smart.” Bills QB EJ Manuel’s position coach thinks the sky is the limit for his potential. Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor…

Peterson gets $15.3 million signing bonus

Usually, a reporter publishes a player’s “guaranteed” money in a new contract without explaining how much is fully guaranteed at signing, how much is guaranteed for injury only, and when injury-only guarantees convert to full guarantees...Show More Summary

Dolphins’ line coach is concerned about his options at center

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is injured and may not return until late in the regular season, and the performances in training camp of Pouncey’s potential replacements have the team worried. After a practice in which new center Shelley Smith (who has never played center before) had two bad snaps to quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and in…

Report: Cowboys fear Demarcus Lawrence has a broken foot

For a defense that couldn’t afford to take any more hits after the loss of Sean Lee to injury earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys had to watch another key defensive piece get carted off the practice field. Second-round defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was taken off the field by cart after going down with an…

Peterson’s deal technically makes him the highest paid corner in new money

Continuing a trend among highly-paid cornerbacks to announce their new contracts via Twitter with basic financial information, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has informed the tweet-watching world that he has signed a five-year, $70 million extension with $48 million guaranteed. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the deal is actually with $70.05 million over…

Patrick Peterson announces five-year extension with Cardinals

Cornerback Patrick Peterson has reached an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals on a five-year contract extension. Peterson had one more season left on his rookie deal with the Cardinals after Arizona picked up the fifth-year option on his contract earlier this offseason. Peterson announced his new deal via his Twitter account. Happy to announce my…

Cam Thomas faces a Ron Mexico-style lawsuit

Two years before Mike Vick became known as a dogfighter, he was sued for giving a woman herpes.  The case introduced the football-following world to Ron Mexico, the alias Vick allegedly used when seeking treatment. Now, Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas faces a similar lawsuit.  Without the creative alternative name. Via 10News.com in San Diego,…

Patrick Peterson says NFC West ripe for the taking

Patrick Peterson feels the NFC West is more than just the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. In Peterson’s mind, the Arizona Cardinals have as good of a shot as anyone to win the NFC West this season. The Cardinals finished 2013 as one of the league’s hottest teams, winning seven of their final nine…

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