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Recent cuts are flooding free-agent market

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tuesday marked a week until free agency begins at 4 p.m. ET and until then, teams will work around-the-clock to make sure they're either under the salary cap or to free up enough cap space to be competitors for free-agent...Show More Summary

Bucs get early jump on Jameis Winston visit

TAMPA, Fla. – In the latest sign that drafting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 pick is the most likely course of action, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting the Florida State quarterback on a pre-draft visit. What’s unusual here is the timing. Show More Summary

Star-studded guest list expected at Brett Favre's Packers Hall of Fame induction

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Green Bay Packers announced last week that they would open up Lambeau Field to fans for Brett Favre's induction into the Packers Hall of Fame, former team president Bob Harlan offered a glimpse into what this...Show More Summary

Does Cary Williams fall under Ravens' domestic violence stance?

It was a week ago when Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said it will be tough to bring in a player with domestic abuse in his background. Does that mean the Ravens won't consider re-signing cornerback Cary Williams? Williams,...Show More Summary

Tight end Niles Paul will be on Falcons' radar

Pass-rusher Brian Orakpo isn't the only Washington Redskins player the Atlanta Falcons will look into once the free-agent negotiating period begins Saturday. It's a safe bet the Falcons will express interest in tight end Niles Paul, if Paul is not re-signed before then. Show More Summary

Assessing total financial impact on Ravens from Ray Rice scandal

The Baltimore Ravens reportedly paid running back Ray Rice $1.588 million to settle their grievance, which wraps up the team's financial fallout from one of the most embarrassing chapters in franchise history. Here is the final tally on the Ravens' cap and wallet since the team released Rice on Sept. Show More Summary

LeSean McCoy's contract is no problem

PHILADELPHIA – If the Eagles can’t – or won’t – keep running back LeSean McCoy at his 2015 salary cap number then it begs the question: Why did Eagles owner Jeff Lurie keep Howie Roseman in charge of the cap and contract negotiations? Roseman was the general manager in 2012, when the Eagles agreed to a new five-year, $45-million contract with McCoy. Show More Summary

NFL Nation TV: Time to talk free agency

Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for NFL Nation TV's Spreecast as we return for episode No. 46 with our sights fully set on free agency. Host Paul Gutierrez (San Francisco 49ers reporter) and co-hosts Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals...Show More Summary

Former NFL GM Mark Dominik says Dolphins have 'shot' at Ndamukong Suh

The Miami Dolphins were ranked 24th against the run last season and are in desperate need of a stud defensive tackle. Pending free agent and Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh is set to hit the market next week as the most dominant defensive lineman...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr.: Randy Gregory has tremendous upside, must get stronger

The Washington Redskins don't have to select a pass-rusher with the fifth pick. They might make a move in free agency that negates the need; they could trade down. But if they stay there, there will be some interesting choices. Nebraska's Randy Gregory will be, and has been already, projected to the Redskins by any number of mock drafts. Show More Summary

What next for the Giants' other free agents?

By using the franchise player designation on Jason Pierre-Paul on Monday, the New York Giants made sure their top free agent would be back in blue in 2015. But of the 18 other Giants players who are eligible for unrestricted free agency this offseason, only wide receiver Kevin Ogletree has so far re-signed with the team. Show More Summary

C.J. Spiller says EJ Manuel was too 'buddy-buddy' with players

It didn't take long after Kyle Orton replaced EJ Manuel last season for the rest of the offense to notice the difference in the huddle. "We just had a different approach to practice. [Orton] demands what he wants out of us," Sammy Watkins said in October, after one practice with Orton. Show More Summary

Todd McShay talks receiver options for Falcons

Last week's release of Harry Douglas left the Atlanta Falcons with a void to fill at receiver, if they weren't planning to fill it already. Douglas' departure, coupled with the aging of Roddy White (33), means the Falcons have to invest in the position for the immediate future to go alongside the explosive Julio Jones. Show More Summary

Former coaches doubt Bears can win with Jay Cutler

At least 10 former Chicago Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes said recently they believe the team can't consistently compete for championships as long as it fields a lineup with Jay Cutler under center. That...Show More Summary

Colts need DeMarco Murray in their backfield

INDIANAPOLIS -- Running back DeMarco Murray is exactly what the Indianapolis Colts need. He’s coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Something the Colts don’t have. He’s the perfect complement to quarterback Andrew Luck. Also...Show More Summary

Bucs trading Anthony Collins? Good luck

TAMPA, Fla. -- There were reports Monday that said the Buccaneers were trying to trade left tackle Anthony Collins. I wish them luck on that one. I can’t see anybody giving up anything for Collins after he was one of the biggest free-agent...Show More Summary

Ravens currently rank No. 4 in least amount of cap room

The Baltimore Ravens have an estimated $4.1 million in salary-cap space based on the NFL setting the cap at $143.28 million, according to the ESPN Roster Management System. This means the Ravens rank No. 4 in the least amount of cap room just a week before the start of free agency. Show More Summary

Did Chiefs tag Justin Houston to lose him and get draft picks?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The more I think about it, one thing continues to bother me about the franchise tag the Kansas City Chiefs placed on linebacker Justin Houston. One of the NFL’s other 31 teams is going to steal him away. The NFL’s reigning sack leader just turned 26. Show More Summary

An era will end with Andre Johnson's departure from the Texans

HOUSTON -- He often, good naturedly, revived the dig. You guys said I'd lost a step. You guys didn't think I had it anymore. You guys thought I was done. Even after what may have been his final game with the Houston Texans, Andre Johnson...Show More Summary

Checking in with Devin McCourty

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who is scheduled to become a free agent March 10, spoke with ESPN's Josina Anderson on Monday after the club did not place the franchise tag on him. Here is what McCourty said to Anderson: On how he feels about the Patriots not using their franchise tag on him: "I really didn’t know. Show More Summary

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