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Colts may be using more crossing routes in 2016

The Colts have a new offense to go with a franchise quarterback and a glut of talented receivers. The team’s new offense, designed and run by offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, may be incorporating a heavy dose of one of the primary Madden game crutch plays: Crossing routes. As explained by Kevin Bowen of the team’s…

Washington, New England announce Bryan Stork trade

Center Bryan Stork may still retire, but if he does he’ll do so as a member of a new team. Washington and New England have announced that Stork, a fourth-round pick in 2014, has been traded from the Patriots. The move came hours after news emerged that Stork would be cut, which apparently sparked trade…

Kaepernick’s view differs from what Baalke called “a good conversation”

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in practice this week and planning to return to preseason game action this weekend. He’s back on speaking terms with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, too, but maybe no better than that. Asked by reporters Wednesday about what Baalke had deemed “a good conversation” between the two last week,…

Chargers taking page out of familiar playbook

For Chargers fans, Wednesday’s statement from the team about defensive end Joey Bosa may have seemed like deja vu all over again. A dozen years ago, the Chargers threatened to take money off the table during the holdout of quarterback Philip Rivers. “Negotiations have broken down,” Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith said in August 2004. “Prior to…

Dorial Green-Beckham will “play with the first group” this week

The Eagles didn’t wait long to put wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham into game action, throwing him into the lineup for last week’s game against the Steelers two days after he was acquired in a trade with the Titans. Green-Beckham will be in the lineup again for this week’s game against the Colts and he’ll be getting…

Which teams won’t get back to the playoffs in 2016?

The NFL playoffs have significant turnover  every year, with four, five, or six teams that made it the prior season not getting back. On Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, we’ll attempt to pick four 2015 playoff teams who won’t be back in 2016. You can pick, too. The 12 teams appear…

Justin Blackmon gets suspended sentence, avoids jail time

Suspended Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon received a one-year suspended sentence and probation Wednesday at a sentencing hearing and will avoid jail time as long as he complies with conditions set by an Oklahoma judge. Blackmon had pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge. The Dec. 2015 incident marked Blackmon’s second DUI arrest since…

Chargers DL Damion Square suspended four games

We don’t know if Joey Bosa will see any time with the Chargers defensive line in the first four games of the season, but Damion Square definitely won’t be on the field. In a less combative release than the one they sent out regarding their contract negotiations with Bosa, the Chargers announced that Square has…

Chris Cooley says Bryan Stork’s retiring rather than coming to D.C.

OK, if anyone is near Bryan Stork, send us a picture of him, so we’ll know for sure where he is and what’s going on. The guy who started a Super Bowl two seasons ago for the Patriots and was reportedly cut this morning, then reportedly traded, may not be going to Washington after all. According…

James Harrison: I’ll be cleared like Peyton Manning

Steelers linebacker James Harrison has agreed to talk to NFL investigators tomorrow about an Al Jazeera documentary alleging he used performance-enhancing drugs, and he expects the same result as the first player who cooperated with the league’s investigation. “They are going to clear my name and give me the same sendoff they gave Peyton Manning,”…

John Brown out with headache days after returning from concussion

Cardinals wide receiver John Brown went into the league’s concussion protocol early in training camp and wound up missing three weeks of work before getting cleared to return to practice last weekend. Brown’s return to action has hit a snag, however. Coach Bruce Arians said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, that Brown has…

Rob Gronkowski returns to practice field for Patriots

The good news is, the Patriots kept the scissors away from Rob Gronkowski. Actually, that’s probably a good idea year-round. According to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com, the Patriots tight end returned to the practice field today. Jon Bon Jovi was apparently there too, but the Patriots are much happier Gronkowski will be there for them. Gronkowski…

Report: Bryan Stork traded to Washington rather than released

On Wednesday morning, multiple reports from New England had the Patriots cutting center Bryan Stork from their 90-man roster. That appears to have been premature or a well-timed leak to generate some trade interest because Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Stork has been traded to the Redskins for a conditional draft choice. There’s…

On Wednesday, Buccaneers open practice features no kicks from Roberto Aguayo

On Tuesday, Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo was heckled and jeered by his team’s own fans while he kicked at a public practice. On Wednesday, there were no heckles or jeers because Aguayo didn’t kick during the open practice. This development invites suspicion that the Buccaneers tried to hide Aguayo from those who may heckle…

Chargers vow to reduce Joey Bosa offer

In a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon regarding unsigned defensive end Joey Bosa, the Chargers said that they will restructure (i.e., reduce) the financial package that previously had been on the table for the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. The reduction is occurring because, per the team, “Joey will be unable to contribute…

Siemian back throwing after quasi-day off

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was throwing as the Broncos opened practice Wednesday. That’s notable not just because throwing is an important part of Siemian’s job description. On Tuesday, he didn’t throw during practice despite being suited up and otherwise participating. Siemian landed on his throwing shoulder while trying to make a tackle after throwing an…

Chargers statement on Joey Bosa

[Editor’s note: The Chargers have issued a statement regarding the stalled contract talks with defensive end Joey Bosa. The full text of it appears below.] The San Diego Chargers issued the following statement regarding the contractShow More Summary

Giants owner on Brown: “A big difference between allegations and convictions”

In finally coming out to discuss the Josh Brown situation, Giants owner John Mara defended his team’s handling of kicker Josh Brown, saying they did enough research to make them have a degree of trust in their kicker. And in doing so, he suggested there was enough conflicting information to make it a complicated decision. “A…

Teddy Bridgewater feels good after return to throwing on Tuesday

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s late scratch from last week’s game against the Seahawks was followed by a report that Bridgewater had a sore shoulder and two days of practice that saw Bridgewater held out of throwing drills. Tuesday saw Bridgewater return to throwing passes at practice and offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that Bridgewater made…

Colin Kapernick “on track” to play Friday, no call on who starts

The plan coming into the week was for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to practice without restrictions and then play in Friday’s preseason game against the Packers. Kaepernick had missed practice time last week while dealing with a tired arm, but has been on the practice field this week without a “pitch count” governing the number…

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