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Jared Allen limited, Thomas Davis full participant for Panthers

A broken arm isn’t enough to keep Thomas Davis off the practice field, and a fricking laser beam isn’t enough to keep Jared Allen off the injury report. In the first report of Super Bowl week, the Panthers listed Allen as being limited with a foot injury. The veteran defensive end broke his foot in the…

Saints sign former Colts running back Vick Ballard to futures contract

The New Orleans Saints are giving former Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard another chance after injuries have derailed each of his last three seasons. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints are signing Ballard to a futures contract for 2016. Ballard posted 966 yards from scrimmage as a rookie for…

Super Bowl coordinators Bruce DeHaven, Wade Phillips buried the hatchet

The 1999 Bills lost a playoff game on the Music City Miracle, a trick play that the Titans used to return a last-minute kickoff for a touchdown. That play changed the fortunes of both franchises and resulted in Bills head coach Wade Phillips firing his special teams coordinator, Bruce DeHaven. Now DeHaven is coordinating the…

Titans owner says she’ll do “everything in my power” to fix team

The Titans have made plenty of changes lately, and owner Amy Adams Strunk reached out to her season-ticket holders to say she’d do everything in her power to fix things. And since it’s been a bit since they’ve been any good at football, she’s also good enough to not raise ticket prices this offseason. “I realize…

49ers cancel Girl Scout campout at Levi’s Stadium

The 49ers just gave the old Do-si-do to a bunch of Girl Scouts, so they could make some more dough. According to Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers just informed Girl Scout leaders that a planned sleepover at Levi’s Stadium for the girls who sold the most cookies had to be…

Peyton’s doctor told him he’ll eventually need a hip replacement

Add a bad hip to Peyton Manning’s list of physical ailments. Manning, the 39-year-old Broncos quarterback who missed a full season after four neck surgeries and more recently missed time this season with a foot injury, says that his doctor told him two years ago that he’s going to need a hip replacement down the…

Ron Rivera doesn’t care for his team being called cocky

The Panthers are obviously having fun, perhaps more than any Super Bowl team since the 1985 Bears. But having been on that team and coached this one, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is beginning to take exception to the characterization of his team as cocky. Asked Wednesday if he was offended by it, Rivera admitted he…

Report: Chiefs ramping up extension talks with Eric Berry

The Chiefs have several impending free agents on their defense this offseason and it looks like safety Eric Berry is one of the ones they want to work on re-signing early in the process. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are “ramping up” talks with Berry about an extension. Berry returned to…

John Elway’s giving Peyton Manning “plenty of time”

Few know the position Peyton Manning is in better than his boss. That’s why Broncos boss John Elway isn’t about to rush his quarterback for a decision about his future, before or after Sunday’s Super Bowl. Via Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Elway said he’s in no hurry to find out whether this is…

Jets sign Dri Archer

Dri Archer got a lot of notice at the scouting combine in 2014 when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.26 seconds, which was the fastest of the year and the second-fastest in combine history behind Chris Johnson. That helped Archer become a third-round pick of the Steelers, but he hasn’t able to make that…

Boyer’s tie to Bowles dates back to star-studded Browns’ staff

Brant Boyer was a special teams player long before he was a special teams coach, and a good enough one to make a lasting impression. After spending four years on Chuck Pagano’s staff with the Colts, Boyer was officially announced as the Jets special teams coach Wednesday. In 2001, Boyer was a backup linebacker and…

Jared Goff says he’ll do everything at combine

Once the Super Bowl ends on Sunday night, the next big event on the NFL calendar will be the scouting combine for draft-eligible players in Indianapolis. One of the questions leading up to the event every year is whether the top prospects will participate in the full slate of drills or if they’ll wait until…

Matt Ryan: We never really owned offense until late in season.

The Falcons started the season 6-1, but things took a turn for the worse at that point as they lost six straight games to fall out of serious playoff contention. Turnovers were a big issue during the losing streak with the Falcons giving the ball away 16 times in those seven games, leading to questions about…

Cobb calls punctured lung “scary,” says Packers players believe in Lacy

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was last seen on the field making a highlight-reel catch in a divisional playoff game in Arizona that was negated by a penalty. Cobb was slow getting up and knew something was wrong, but until he started coughing up blood a few minutes later, he thought he was just shaken…

Von Miller loves Cam Newton’s dancing

Cam Newton’s celebrations became a topic of controversy during the regular season when some players on the Titans took issue with Newton dancing in the end zone. But not all of his opponents have a problem with Newton’s actions. Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller came out as pro-dancing when asked about the way Newton celebrates.…

Brandon Marshall: I don’t want Colin Kaepernick on Jets

On Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to leave the 49ers and that the Jets are his preferred next team. The Jets’ top receiver isn’t lobbying for that change in address. During an appearance on ESPN Wednesday, Brandon Marshall said that he thinks Kaepernick is good…

Kubiak disappointed about Ryan Murphy situation, but “we’ve moved on”

The Broncos had to deal with an unplanned bump in the road to Super Bowl 50 on Tuesday when practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was questioned by police in San Jose as part of a prostitution sting. Murphy was not arrested, but the team decided to send him home later in the day after deciding…

Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith’s father died this morning

The Broncos had to deal with a distraction last night. Today, they’re dealing with heartbreak. According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith found out this morning that his 55-year-old father died. “It’s rough. I just found out this morning,” Smith said. “It was my mom who called and told me. The…

Howie Roseman: We want to be sure we meet all good candidates for personnel job

The Eagles signed another member of their roster to an extension on Tuesday when they agreed to a new deal with defensive end Vinny Curry, a move that came shortly after a report that the team had broken off its search for a personnel executive to work with executive vice president of football operations Howie…

T.J. Lang having shoulder surgery

Packers guard T.J. Lang dealt with injuries to both shoulders during the 2016 season and he’ll have surgery on at least one of them this offseason. Lang told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that he will have surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. He doesn’t know if he’ll also have surgery on his left shoulder…

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