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Falcons working on a deal with kicker Matt Bryant

The kicker market is indeed moving. After the Titans kept Ryan Succop yesterday and the Colts neared a deal with Adam Vinatieri today, there’s a sudden spike in the market for old kickers. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons have opened contract discussions with veteran Matt Bryant. The 42-year-old  Bryant is [more]

Giants re-sign offensive lineman John Greco

The Giants have a major rebuilding project on their offensive line this offseason, but new General Manager Dave Gettleman has signed the first Hog Molly of his new administration. The team announced they had re-signed veteran guard John Greco. The 32-year-old played in six games for the Giants last year, after spending a month with [more]

Report: Alshon Jeffery had rotator cuff surgery

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had a hard time staying on the field in his last two years with the Bears, but didn’t miss any of the 19 games that the Eagles played during the 2017 regular season and playoffs. It appears Jeffery pulled that off without being 100 percent healthy, however. Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Adam Vinatieri set to break some NFL records in 2018

The news that Adam Vinatieri is signing on for another year as the Colts’ kicker is good news in Indianapolis, because at age 45 he’s still playing well. It’s also another reminder of what a remarkable career Vinatieri has had. Here are some of the records that he has either already set or is closing [more]

Marty Hurney is the permanent choice as Panthers G.M.

The Panthers have taken the interim part of Marty Hurney’s title away. Hurney was named the team’s interim General Manager after Dave Gettleman was fired last season, but the team announced that he is now the permanent choice for the job on Wednesday. The Panthers interviewed three other candidates and put Hurney on paid leave [more]

What’s Miami’s plan for Jarvis Landry?

As the dust settles on the Dolphins’ decision to apply the franchise tag to receiver Jarvis Landry, the move continues to raise plenty of questions. Armando Salguro of the Miami Herald, who attributes the move either to “amazing chess or amateur checkers,” points out that the Dolphins previously balked at Landry’s request of a four-year, [more]

Report: Adam Vinatieri is staying with Colts another year

The league’s oldest player is staying put. According to Bob Kravitz of WTHR, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is on the verge of signing a one-year deal to remain in Indianapolis, with a deal that could be finished as soon as tomorrow. The 45-year-old Vinatieri said throughout last season he wanted to keep going, and that [more]

Report: Broncos expected to shop Trevor Siemian

The Broncos haven’t been shy about discussing their desire to make moves at quarterback this offseason and their desires may go beyond just adding talent at the position. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Broncos are expected to make Trevor Siemian available in a trade. Siemian has started the majority of Denver’s games [more]

Polian changes his tune on Manziel, dramatically

Bill Polian has a shovel. And he won’t stop digging. The Hall of Fame G.M. has become an unlikely hot-take Vesuvius this week, from his thoughts on what the Eagles should want for Nick Foles to Polian’s belief that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should play receiver at the next level. Along the way, Polian [more]

Ryan Succop deal just the first of active kicker market

Graham Gano was doubtless happy for his friend. But the Panthers kicker is also smart enough to know that tides tend to lift all boats. Gano, a free agent, tweeted out his congratulations to Succop yesterday after the Titans gave him a five-year, $20 million contract which included a $3.5 million signing bonus. That should [more]

AJ McCarron says it was a “blessing in disguise” to back up Andy Dalton

Quarterback AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals and is now on track to become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year opens on March 14. McCarron called that “super exciting” during an appearance on a podcast hosted by Adam Schefter of ESPN and reiterated that he’s looking for an opportunity to [more]

Morgan Burnett: It would be “tough” to leave Green Bay

Safety Morgan Burnett signed a contract extension with the Packers before his fourth NFL season, so he’s never experienced free agency during his professional career. If the Packers and Burnett don’t agree to a new deal, that will change when March 14 rolls around. Burnett said during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio that [more]

Damon Harrison: Odell Beckham “not that guy they make him out to be”

When the Giants were introducing Pat Shurmur as their new head coach last month, team co-owner John Mara said that he wanted Shurmur to talk to wide receiver Odell Beckham before the team moved forward in negotiations on a new deal for their top receiver. Mara said he wanted Beckham to “have an understanding of [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills WR Jordan Matthews just married soccer player Cheyna Williams. Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is hoping WR Jarvis Landry stays in Miami. And the Jets may be disappointed if Landry stays in Miami. Here’s a look at the Patriots’ roster heading into free agency. The Ravens won’t use the franchise tag. Will Jeff Driskel be [more]

CFL publishing negotiation lists for publicity

The CFL took a new step Tuesday by revealing 10 players on each team’s negotiation lists, which is a starting point for teams calling dibs on players for the future. But as important as the names themselves is the fact they realized the benefit of creating an opportunity for attention in the offseason. In a [more]

Will Vikings keep Latavius Murray?

The three-year, $15 million contract signed last year by running back Latavius Murray in Minnesota became, on closer inspection, a one-year deal with a team option for each of the next two. Before March 16, the Vikings have to decide whether to keep Murray around for year two. That’s the day his $5.15 million salary [more]

Now not working, Aldon Smith asks for reduction in child support

In 2013, Aldon Smith was one of the best defensive players in the NFL and was making millions of dollars a year and expecting to make millions of dollars a year for many years to come. Based on his income, Smith was ordered to pay $9,007 a month in child support to the mother of [more]

Nick Folk cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery

Free agent-to-be Nick Folk has been cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery last season, according to Adam Schefter of Folk had posted four straight seasons converting over 80 percent of his field goal attempts with the New York Jets before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. Folk won the Buccaneers’ kicking job [more]

Lions add Brian Picucci as offensive quality control coach

The Detroit Lions continue to fill out their coaching staff around new head coach Matt Patricia. The team announced Tuesday the addition of Brian Picucci as an offensive quality control assistant. Picucci spent the last two seasons as an assistant at the University of Maine. He was the team’s offensive line coach and run game [more]

Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall, Chiefs cornerback Makinton Dorleant get probation for bar fight

Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication stemming from an arrest in Cedar Falls, Iowa following a bar fight last March. Via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Hall pleaded to the misdemeanor charges on Feb. 6 and received six months probation. Hall was arrested with the police report [more]

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