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Game of 'tag' begins: Cardinals franchise Chandler Jones, becoming first team this year to use tag

In the second bit on non-surprising news of this Monday, the Arizona Cardinals officially placed the franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones. The Cardinals are the first team to use the tag this year; the deadline to designate a franchise player is Wednesday. Show More Summary

Panthers franchise Kawann Short, but will another Josh Norman situation play out?

Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman has applied the franchise tag on a key defensive player for the second year in a row. Now let’s see if it stays tagged. Defensive tackle Kawann Short has received the non-exclusive franchise tag from the Panthers, the same designation that cornerback Josh Norman received one year ago. Show More Summary

Reports: Bears won't place franchise tag on Alshon Jeffery, meaning he'll likely hit free agency

One of the most physically-imposing wide receivers in the NFL will very likely hit the open market next week. Alshon Jeffery, the 6-foot-4, 230 pound former second-round pick, will reportedly not be designated as the Chicago Bears’ franchise...Show More Summary

Former Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman goes back to coaching in the CFL

Former Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman has reportedly been hired to coach the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. (AP) The NFL, the people who comment on it and fans who follow it generally aren’t too keen on anything that happens outside of the norm. Show More Summary

Race for 2017 draft’s QB1 begins in earnest at NFL scouting combine this week

Opinions are widely split on the 2017 NFL draft offerings at quarterback as we head into scouting combine week, and the event could create a little separation and clarity there. First, here are the four quarterbacks — in any given order...Show More Summary

Terrell Owens has fun with 'La La Land' Oscars flub in regards to his Hall of Fame snub

Terrell Owens has said repeatedly this month he doesn’t care about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, though he sure spends a lot of time talking about it. Owens was surprisingly left out of the Hall of Fame’s 2017 class, despite career statistics that clearly indicate he should be in. Show More Summary

Joe Mixon, not invited to this week's combine, expresses regret for punching a woman

One of the most controversial players in this year’s NFL draft won’t be at the scouting combine to explain himself. Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, one of the most talented backs in this year’s draft, was not invited to the combine because of an incident in 2014 in which he was caught on tape punching a woman. Show More Summary

Ravens' Matt Elam arrested in Florida on drug charges

Matt Elam. (AP) Matt Elam, a highly disappointing former first-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens, wasn’t likely to garner much attention on the free-agent market next month – safeties credited with one tackle on defense in nine games rarely do. Show More Summary

Longtime Jets center Nick Mangold announces team will release him

Center Nick Mangold said the Jets plan to cut him after 11 seasons. (AP) It’s not too often an offensive lineman becomes one of a franchise’s most recognizable players, but center Nick Mangold reached that level with the New York Jets. Show More Summary

Giants' punishment for illegal walkie talkie use is ... dropping 10 spots in the fourth round?

When the NFL announced its compensatory picks on Friday, it also closed the book on the New York Giants illegally using walkie talkies during a win over the Dallas Cowboys last season. And, it wasn’t much of a punishment. The Giants dropped 10 spots in the fourth round, from pick No. Show More Summary

NFL announces 2017 compensatory draft picks, which now can be traded for first time

The NFL has announced the 32 compensatory draft picks the league has issued to 16 teams that suffered a net loss in free agency a year ago. The picks range from the third to the seventh rounds of the 2017 NFL, and the secret formulaShow More Summary

Aaron Rodgers weighs in: Tom Brady is the GOAT

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Giants pitcher Matt Cain at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. (AP) To a fair number of NFL followers, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league at the position right now. That...Show More Summary

Just before Combine, Pitt RB James Conner gets assurances he's cancer-free

James Conner. (AP) As he visits with teams in Indianapolis next week for the annual Scouting Combine, Pitt running back James Conner can assure teams that he’s as healthy as possible. Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Conner “received a clean...Show More Summary

Gronk on Roger Goodell visiting Patriots: 'I don't even think he can even land in the airport'

One fallout of the New England Patriots storming back to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI is that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell likely will be compelled to visit Foxborough for the season-opening game in 2017. It’s something...Show More Summary

Why Chad Kelly was invited (and then uninvited) to the NFL scouting combine

There’s a bit of an odd story brewing with a 2017 NFL draft prospect. And it already has reached NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which doesn’t happen every day before a prospect enters the league, even as fairly well known as the player is. Show More Summary

Cardinals and Cowboys to open preseason in Hall of Fame game (turf permitting)

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. (Getty Images) Mark your calendars, y’all: the NFL (or a reasonable facsimile of it) returns in 160 days. The annual Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3, and on Thursday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the two teams who will take part: the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. Show More Summary

Jameis Winston's elementary school appearance marred by misstep

Since being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Jameis Winston has been making an effort to rehab his public image. After a career at Florida State that was marred by a rape allegation, accusations of stealing crab legsShow More Summary

Tom Brady face plants while skiing, Patriots fans pass out momentarily

Tom Brady isn’t an old man at 39 years old, but in football terms he’s practically a senior citizen. So New England Patriots fans probably didn’t see the humor in Brady posting an Instagram video of what appears to be him skiing, and then wiping out “Wide World of Sports” style after a small jump. Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick meets with 49ers, GM John Lynch says evaluation is 'very much fluid'

The San Francisco 49ers need a quarterback. Colin Kaepernick needs a place to play. So it would make sense for the two sides to at least hear each other out. Kaepernick met with new 49ers general manager John Lynch and new coach Kyle Shanahan, according to CSN Bay Area. Show More Summary

Tom Brady posts 'suspect board' in regard to missing Super Bowl jersey

The investigation is ramping up. Tom Brady has compiled and posted a list of possible suspects in the missing Super Bowl jersey caper — a jersey, may we remind you, that is apparently worth a truckload of dough. Brady’s list contains...Show More Summary

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