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Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?

At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a second time to safety Eric Berry, the Rams have a player who was tagged a year ago, who could be tagged again.…

Stefon Diggs: Brilliant troll or flat-earth truther?

As a football player, I’ve been a fan of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs from the moment he made his first impact on the NFL as a rookie in 2015. As a potential social-media troll, he may have even better chops. Unless he’s really not deliberately riling up his followers when he suggests that he agrees with…

Saturday one-liners

The son of Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim plays for a flag football team coached by Frank Caliendo. Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak talked up 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan as a coach, but not as a babysitter. Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur confirms that the new staff will adapt its system to the players on…

If tagged by the Panthers, will Kawann Short sign it?

With the franchise tag window open and an apple pie still slowly cooling on the ledge, the question becomes whether any of the players who ultimately receive the one-year payday that goes along with being blocked from the open market will view it as a turd sandwich. Guys like Kirk Cousins won’t; at $23.94 million…

Hall of Fame voter: Michael Irvin was better than T.O.

With at least one Hall of Fame voter who resents being questioned or criticized has decided to whine about “the Mike Florios of the world,” my official response consists of two words: Thank you. (My unofficial response contains several of the same letters and one of the same words, but it can’t be repeated on a family-friendly-sometimes…

Gary Myers explains the Terrell Owens snub

[Editor’s note: Earlier this week, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News contacted me via email to explain his case against putting Terrell Owens in the Hall of Fame. We exchanged several messages on the topic, and I eventually asked Myers whether his views are “on the record.” He said that they were not,…

Terrell Owens dropped passes, as great receivers do

We noted earlier that one Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ron Borges, has finally made an on-field case for why Owens should be excluded, that he dropped too many passes. We’ve now taken some time to examine that claim, and we find it to be weak. Although drops are not an official NFL statistic,…

Matt Schaub, Brian Hoyer could be among 49ers’ targets

New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan wants to find a long-term solution at the quarterback position. But if that long-term solution turns out to be a rookie who’s not ready to start in 2017, Matt Schaub and Brian Hoyer are among the possibilities for a stopgap starter. Schaub and Hoyer both have connections to Shanahan, and…

Hall of Fame voter: Terrell Owens dropped too many passes

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets in private and submits secret ballots, so we don’t know the identities of all the voters who voted against Terrell Owens two weeks ago. But one Hall of Famer has published a defense of the decision to keep Owens out, and it boils down to this:…

Report: Brian Daboll leaving Patriots for Alabama

Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll will be the new offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, ESPN.com’s Chris Low reported Friday. Daboll worked under Alabama coach Nick Saban as a graduate assistant at Michigan State early in his career before moving on to his first stint with the Patriots. He’s been an NFL offensive…

Darrelle Revis turns himself in

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself into to authorities in Pittsburgh on Friday evening. Cameras from ESPN and other outlets were waiting as Revis arrived at the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts building. Revis faces four felony charges — including aggravated assault and robbery — and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident in Pittsburgh early last…

Darrelle Revis incident details confirm that a conviction won’t be easy

As more details emerge regarding the arrest of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, it’s becoming more clear that it will be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the most serious of the charges currently pending against him: Aggravated assault. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com summarizes the incident report, pointing out that there is…

Louis Riddick may be embellishing his chance of getting 49ers G.M. gig

In this age of embellishment and exaggeration (there’s never been a time in the history of the universe where people have embellished and exaggerated as much as they currently do), it should be no surprise that embellishment and exaggeration has spread to the NFL. (And by “spread” I mean “been a part of it since the…

49ers announce nine more coaching hires

The 49ers on Friday announced nine more coaching hires, most notably the hiring of Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator. Richard Hightower was announced as special teams coordinator, and former NFL defensive lineman Jeff Zgonina was announced as defensive line coach. Some of the announced hires had been previously reported. The team has not officially announced…

Broncos allow newly hired assistant to interview with 49ers

A month ago, John Benton was hired as the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach. Now he may already be leaving for another job with another team. Benton is interviewing to be the 49ers’ offensive line coach, Mike Klis of KUSA reports. The Broncos would be well within their rights to tell Benton he’s not going…

Michael Floyd’s DUI guilty plea could lead to enhanced suspension

Apart from: (1) actually serving 24 days in jail; and (2) serving another 96 oF home confinement after that (which would cause him to miss most of the offseason program barring a work-release proviso), receiver Michael Floyd has another problem. Based on the plain language of the substance-abuse policy, Floyd could be facing a suspension…

Chargers PR head Bill Johnston chooses family over L.A. move

Chargers employees are deciding whether or not to move up the California coast to Los Angeles with the team later this year and one longtime member of the front office won’t be making the trip. Director of public relations Bill Johnston has worked for the team for most of the last four decades, but family…

Jaguars re-sign OL Josh Wells

The Jaguars re-signed defensive tackle Abry Jones and wide receiver Arrelious Benn earlier this week and they announced another player that will remain in the fold on Friday. Offensive lineman Josh Wells is the latest potential free agent to opt for an extended stay in Jacksonville. Wells was set to be a restricted free agent…

Michael Floyd has begun serving his 24 days in jail

Patriots receiver Michael Floyd becomes a free agent on March 9, but unless a contract can be sent to him behind bars, he won’t be able to sign with anyone right away. Floyd has already begun serving the 24-day jail sentence he was handed for an extreme DUI conviction. The Scottsdale, Arizona prosecutor’s office told…

Anthony Lynn: We can take Melvin Gordon to another level

When Anthony Lynn was hired as the Chargers’ head coach, running back Melvin Gordon said that he thought Lynn was the perfect coach to bring out the best in him. The feeling appears to be mutual. Gordon had more success in his second NFL season than he did as a rookie, something Lynn noticed while…

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