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Malcolm Mitchell “feeling great” after missing entire 2017 season

The Patriots played the entire 2017 season without a pair of wide receivers that had been pencilled into their offensive plans heading into the year. Julian Edelman tore his ACL in August and Malcolm Mitchell went on injured reserve in September with knee troubles of his own. There was some hope toward the end of [more]

Tom Benson remains hospitalized, in stable condition

Saints owner Tom Benson remains in the hospital, after he was admitted last week with flu-like symptoms. Via  Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Benson remains in the intensive care unit at Ochsner Medical Center, but is in stable condition. Benson has been treated for the flu since being admitted last Wednesday. “He is stable and [more]

Kirk Cousins may be too rich for the Cardinals’ blood

The Cardinals need a new quarterback after the retirement of Carson Palmer. But Kirk Cousins will probably not be that quarterback. The money Cousins will command is likely too much for the Cardinals, according to Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7. Arizona has about $24 million in cap space, which is far less than the [more]

With Bortles signed, is Allen Robinson next?

The Jaguars opted to ride with Blake Bortles due in large part to their desire to have cash and cap space available for other players who eventually will need to be paid. Most immediately, receiver Allen Robinson needs to be paid. Robinson, who tore an ACL in Week One of the 2017 season, will become [more]

Tim Tebow nursing ankle injury in Mets camp

We’ll be in the full immersion of the Scouting Combine later this week, but for the moment, we have to sprinkle in the near-football news where we can. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets minor-leaguer and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is nursing a sprained left ankle after proving himself unable [more]

Report: Jonathan Martin checked into mental health facility

Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is reportedly getting treatment, after last week’s disturbing social media post which suggested a threat to those who bullied him in the past. According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Martin checked into a mental health facility. It’s unclear if that was voluntary, after he was [more]

Report: Tyler Eifert cleared for offseason work

Tight end Tyler Eifert is set to become a free agent next month and one of the big questions for any potential suitor is going to be about Eifert’s health. Eifert has played in just 10 games over the last two seasons as he’s dealt with back problems that have necessitated multiple surgeries. He also [more]

Michael Schofield back in U.S. after watching fiancée win gold in hockey

Tackle Michael Schofield started and won a Super Bowl while he was a member of the Broncos, so he knows something about reaching the pinnacle of your chosen athletic pursuit. That’s now something he shares with his fiancée. Schofield is engaged to Kendall Coyne, who won a gold medal in hockey when the United States [more]

Monday morning one-liners

A Bills-eye view of what to expect at the Scouting Combine. Trade talks involving Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could pick up in Indianapolis. What will the Patriots be looking for at linebacker? Penn State RB Saquon Barkley grew up as a Jets fan. Will the Ravens add help at tight end? Flooding in Cincinnati made [more]

Mayock pushes guard Quenton Nelson as a potential top-five pick

As the Scouting Combine approaches and NFL teams prepare to see a bunch of players on a football field doing something other than playing football in Indianapolis, the overall quality of the incoming class of prospect will come into sharper focus. Mike Mayock of NFL Network, who has emerged over the last 15 years into [more]

Mike Vrabel: First step is learning who he’s working with

Because of the success of a few well-known grumps, there’s a segment of the football coaching population that believes their job is so big and so hard and so important that they don’t have to worry about being human beings. But new Titans coach Mike Vrabel is taking steps to make sure he knows all [more]

Three days later, no one knows what Rams are giving up for Marcus Peters

On Friday, news broke that the Chiefs and Rams had reached a deal (not effective until March 14) for cornerback Marcus Peters. No one, however, knew the terms of the trade then, and no one knows them now. It’s widely believed that the Rams won’t be surrendering a first-round pick or any players (at least [more]

Will Amendola stay with the Patriots?

As the football-following world waits to learn whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return for 2018, another key member of the team’s corps of pass catchers has a decision to make. Danny Amendola joined the Patriots in 2013, entering just as Wes Welker exited for the Broncos. Amendola initially signed a five-year, $31 million [more]

John Ross ready for new start after wasted rookie season

John Ross, the No. 9 overall pick a year ago, played only 17 total snaps in three games and made no receptions on one target as a rookie. Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said last month that Ross “gets to decide what he’s going to be.” Ross is ready to be better. “I’ve been through [more]

Dez Bryant advises young players not to play injured

Eight years after he entered the NFL as a rookie, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has learned a thing or two. He’s specifically learned the value of not pushing himself to play when injured. Asked recently by 105.3 The Fan regarding his advice to young players, Bryant was candid. “I’d tell them to get their body [more]

Kenny Vaccaro expected to leave New Orleans in free agency

Kenny Vaccaro “likely is on the way out” of New Orleans when he hits free agency next month, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. That is not a surprise considering Vaccaro has not lived up to the expectations that followed him as the 15th overall pick in 2013. He missed 12 games with [more]

Salary cap is expected to be at least $178 million, could exceed $179 million

With the new league year approaching, the NFL and NFL Players Association soon will be finalizing the salary cap number for 2018. In December, the NFL projected a range of $174.2 million to $178.1 million for the cap. As often is the case, the actual salary cap likely will exceed those projections. Per a source [more]

OBJ wants to play 0 preseason snaps

One of the most dynamic players in the NFL missed most of the 2017 season, due to an ankle that he sprained in the preseason and broke in the regular season. As he prepares to return, Beckham has made it clear that he has no interest in playing in the 2018 preseason. Sort of. As [more]

NFLPA questions Mary Jo White’s role in Panthers investigation

The NFL has hired Mary Jo White to handle the investigation regarding workplace misconduct allegations against Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. The man who runs the NFL Players Association has concerns about that. “If it’s true that Mary Jo White is involved in the current investigation of the Panthers, I have a question because I know [more]

What leverage did Bortles really have?

The three-year, $54 million deal given by the Jaguars to quarterback Blake Bortles looks on the surface like a good deal for the team. With the market for quarterbacks finally approaching $30 million, the Jaguars got Bortles for only $3 million per year more than the Bears paid to glorified placeholder Mike Glennon a year [more]

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