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PFT Planet: Early favorites for rookie of the year

PFT Live: Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from fans and predicts his early rookie of the year candidate to be Melvin Gordon, deliberates if the Chiefs can win the AFC West and more.

PFT Live: Wake says With stout defense, ‘about time’ Miami makes playoffs

Cameron Wake was cut as a first-year player, but is now a four-time Pro Bowler and has proclaimed this is the year for the Dolphins to make the playoffs because of touted playmakers across the board.

Montee Ball hopes to show Broncos what he can do in final preseason game

When the Broncos drafted Montee Ball in the second round of the 2013 draft, the idea was to acquire a running back who would establish himself to the point that playing in the final preseason game of the summer wasn’t a necessary part of the program. That’s not the case this year. Ball spent the…

PFT Live: Marshall Faulk hopeful Rams stay in St. Louis

Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk chats with Mike Florio saying he knows Rams fans remember how St. Louis acquired the team, but he remains hopeful the team will remain in the city when the dust settles on NFL move to relocat...

Bills concerned, LeSean McCoy confident for Week 1

Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been sitting out the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, but the team has indicated that it’s confident McCoy will be good to go when the regular season starts. Now Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Bills now worry that McCoy won’t be able to go when…

Report: Texans trade TE Khari Lee to the Bears

Tight end Khari Lee will need to brush up on his John Fox impersonation. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have traded Lee, who got a spotlight on Hard Knocks thanks to his ability to mimic Texans coach Bill O’Brien, to the Bears. McClain reports that the compensation is a 2017 sixth-round…

Randall Cobb on shoulder injury: “I don’t plan on missing a game”

When Randall Cobb landed on his right shoulder Saturday against the Eagles, he thought he had broken his collarbone. So his relief was as tangible as the Packers’ when he found out it was merely a shoulder sprain. “I don’t plan on missing a game,” Cobb said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.…

Seahawks settle on starting offensive line

The Seahawks traded center Max Unger to the Saints last spring, have had multiple players shift positions over the last three weeks and even have a new starter who used to be a defensive lineman. After all that, though, the Seahawks believe they have their offensive line. “I think we’re kind of settled in as…

Report: Arthur Jones needs surgery on torn ankle ligaments

The Colts defensive line looks like it will be missing a key player for a while. Earlier this week, word was that defensive tackle Arthur Jones would be seeing an ankle specialist after having an MRI to determine what was wrong after he suffered an injury against the Rams. The word wasn’t what either Jones or…

PFT Live: Cameron Wake, Marshall Faulk, PFT Planet calls and tweets

Defensive end Cameron Wake said recently that 2015 will “definitely” be the year that the Dolphins hop off the mediocrity treadmill they’ve occupied for the last three years and make the playoffs, something that’s right in line with the other optimism we’ve heard from Miami this offseason. On Wednesday, we’ll find out more about why…

Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne isn’t a traitor

When wide receiver Reggie Wayne signed with the Patriots recently, the reaction in Indianapolis was not popular. Seeing the longtime Colts star sign with a team that has been a frequent playoff opponent and recent vanquisher of the home team lead fans and media members to wonder if Wayne was a traitor for joining up…

Report: Keenan Lewis out 4-6 weeks after hip surgery

The Saints will reportedly be starting the regular season without one of their starting cornerbacks. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Keenan Lewis had hip surgery on Tuesday. Lewis is expected to miss 4-6 weeks as a result of the operation, which would put his return sometime in October. The Saints face the Cardinals,…

Lawrence Phillips charged with first-degree murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his prison cellmate. Phillips, who is currently serving a 31-year sentence at Kern Valley State Prison for crimes including auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse, is accused of murdering a convicted murderer named Damion Soward.…

Jaguars not inclined to let Justin Blackmon head north

There’s a team in Canada that would like to sign Justin Blackmon. But the team in America that holds his rights doesn’t seem inclined to let him go. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Jaguars would “most likely not” release the former No. 5 overall pick from his contract to pursue a career…

Report: Bills debating whether to cut Matt Cassel

For much of the offseason, it was believed that 2013 first-round quarterback EJ Manuel faced the loss of his roster spot if he couldn’t regain his starting job. Now, the Bills could end up getting rid of the veteran for whom they traded in March. Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports that the Bills have…

Could Saban return to the NFL?

Usually, the chatter about Nick Saban being unhappy happens at the point on the calendar approaching the opening of the window for getting more money from his current employer. The near-annual accounts of Saban’s misery have arisen sooner than usual. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead shares an account that Saban may be on the…

Chip Kelly now understands the rule on hitting quarterbacks

Eagles coach Chip Kelly initially didn’t understand the rule on the controversial play when quarterback Sam Bradford was hit by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. But now he does. Kelly says that he now knows the NFL allows quarterbacks to get hit after handing the ball off, if the defender isn’t sure if the quarterback still…

Seahawks used Hawaii trip cure Super Bowl hangover

After the dramatic conclusion to Super Bowl XLIX, when the pendulum swung sharply toward an inevitable Seattle win (after the latest uncanny catch on a potential game-winning drive in a title game against the Patriots) and then flew just as sharply the other way with an uncanny interception at the goal line, it was clear…

Rex Ryan is “concerned” about kicker Dan Carpenter’s misses

Rex Ryan is probably going to need his kicker to be good to win some games this year, given the uncertain state of their offense. And he wanted to make it clear he needed his kicker to be better. Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has been good the last two years (67-of-74 field goals and 63-of-64…

Eli Manning: Preseason hasn’t affected confidence in offense

The Giants offense found a good groove, especially in the passing game, as the 2014 season went on but they haven’t been able to carry that over to the preseason this year. We haven’t seen much explosiveness or sustained success for the starters through three preseason games this summer, but the guy at the controls of…

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