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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]

Bucs cut Doug Martin

Doug Martin‘s once-promising tenure in Tampa Bay has come to an end. Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht told Martin this morning that he’s being released, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Although Martin is a two-time Pro Bowl running back, the move comes as no surprise. Licht said last month that Martin didn’t [more]

Doug Martin cut by Buccaneers after weird, rocky career in Tampa Bay

After a strange six-year career in Tampa Bay, running back Doug Martin was cut by the Buccaneers.

Jake Fisher cleared after surgery to deal with irregular heartbeat

Bengals tackle Jake Fisher ended last season on the non-football illness list when he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat that required him to have a corrective surgical procedure. It’s been over three months since that procedure and Fisher has now been medically cleared to resume his football career. For now, that means stepping his [more]

Friday morning one-liners

Bills CB Tre'Davious White earned high marks for his rookie season. OL Jermon Bushrod wants to keep playing, whether it is for the Dolphins or someone else. What cuts can the Patriots make to create cap space? Jets television productions were nominated for 13 local Emmy Awards. Will CB Brandon Carr remain with the Ravens? [more]

Former Giants personnel man: Eli Manning “can’t play forever”

Davis Webb might be trying to convince the Giants they already have a quarterback of the future, but the guy who scouted Webb suggested it would be hard for his former team to ignore a quarterback with the second overall pick in this year’s draft. Former Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross — [more]

Blake Bortles could be a bird in the hand for Jaguars

The specific quirks of the NFL’s offseason schedule give the Jaguars a unique opportunity as the 2018 league year approaches. The fifth-year option gives quarterback Blake Bortles a salary of $19 million for 2018. It becomes fully guaranteed on March 14, the first day of the league year. The two-day negotiating period that precedes the [more]

Kamerion Wimbley’s restaurants seized for tax issue

A former NFL player has lost his lunch, or at least the place where he sold lunches. According to Denise Neil of the Wichita Eagle, former linebacker Kamerion Wimbley’s two Wings & Things restaurants were seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue for non-payment of taxes. The stores were closed and padlocked after warrants were [more]

Report: Ex-Bear Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent

Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman isn’t taking it easy in retirement. Tillman has become an FBI agent, Sporting News reports. The FBI would not confirm the report. Although he surely doesn’t need the money — Tillman made tens of millions of dollars in his NFL career — he likely sees this as an opportunity to [more]

Michael Vick stands behind his comments on Lamar Jackson being better than he was in college

Michael Vick once declared that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was five times the player he was in college at Virginia Tech. While Vick was selected with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, there doesn’t seem to be much clamoring for Jackson to be drafted that high in this year’s class. However, [more]

Report: Colts hiring Bobby Johnson as assistant offensive line coach

The Indianapolis Colts are hiring Bobby Johnson to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. Johnson spent the last three seasons as tight ends coach for the Oakland Raiders on Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff. He was also interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching job as the [more]

New Texas AD Chris Del Conte to get 7-year contract

Chris Del Conte will have a seven-year contract at Texas starting at $1.3 million per year, according to contract details released Thursday.        

Stephen Jones continues to express uncertainty regarding Dez Bryant’s future in Dallas

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he expects wide receiver Dez Bryant to be back with the team next season. His son, Stephen, seems far less married to that idea. Stephen Jones, the team’s executive V.P. and CEO, has been critical of Bryant in certain instances this offseason. He noted that Bryant needs to [more]

Jameis Winston uninjured in car wreck

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston escaped uninjured after recently being involved in a car wreck, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Winston, 24, was driving in Tampa on February 13 when his Ford truck rear-ended a car, via the paper. The accident caused damage to both vehicles, including an estimated $4,000 to the car Winston hit. But [more]

Bucs won’t tender Adarius Glanton, Jude Adjei-Barimah

The Buccaneers have five restricted free agents. The Bucs have notified two of them, linebacker Adarius Glanton and defensive back Jude Adjei-Barimah, that they will not receive a tender, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Both will become unrestricted free agents next month. Glanton broke a leg in the season finale. He should [more]

Stephen Jones: DeMarcus Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018

If it wasn’t already clear, it should be clear now. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018. Appearing at the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award event on Thursday night, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said (via David Helman of DallasCowboys.com), “We won’t let [Lawrence] not be a Dallas [more]

Report: Jets won’t give Kirk Cousins a “blank check”

The Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to get quarterback Kirk Cousins. Unless they won’t. Amid multiple reports suggesting that the Jets will be taking the Carmen Policy approach to negotiations with Kirk Cousins, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets “aren’t going to to hand Cousins a blank check.” [more]

Matt Bryant paid attention to Ryan Succop’s deal as he awaits a new one

Matt Bryant noticed. Every kicker did. Ryan Succop‘s five-year, $20 million deal with the Titans left all of them smiling. “Sure you do [notice it],” Bryant said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “It’s um... yeah, you do.” Bryant, who made $2.75 million last season, is scheduled to become a free agent next [more]

Steve Wilks: Cardinals will be “very aggressive” in finding a quarterback

The Cardinals, currently without a quarterback under contract for 2018, will be “very aggressive” in finding Carson Palmer’s replacement, coach Steve Wilks said Thursday. Arizona could look at signing a quarterback in free agency and drafting one, too. “[We’re looking for a] very smart and intelligent guy,” Wilks said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “A [more]

New Texas AD Del Conte to get 7-year contract

New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte to get 7-year contract        

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