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Steelers interested in bringing James Harrison back

James Harrison insisted he wasn’t finished playing football. So it’s not a huge surprise where he’s likely to play it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there is “mutual interest” between the 38-year-old free agent and the Steelers for another year. This one is nearly the definition of #asexpected, because other than a…

Five players Oakland Raiders should target in the 2017 NFL Draft

1 of 6 | NEXT » The Oakland Raiders were robbed of a shot at the Super Bowl last season when Derek Carr broke his fibula. Carr is a phenomenal quarterback, and he should have the Raiders back in the hunt once his leg has recovered. However, the Raiders are not yet a complete team. Show More Summary

Sean Payton says Saints are “always” in the quarterback business

Saints quarterback Drew Brees heads into the 2017 season without a contract for 2018, which means that there’s more than a passing chance that it is his final season in New Orleans. Brees is also 38 and whether it is next year, 2019 or sometime else, the Saints are going to find themselves in need…

A Value Is Assigned to Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey: $500,000

The Houston police say the value was determined by the complainant, who is listed as the Patriots quarterback.

Darrelle Revis’ preliminary hearing pushed back to March 15

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was arraigned on five criminal charges last Friday and scheduled to be in the courtroom this Thursday for a preliminary hearing. That hearing has been pushed back, however. According to multiple reports, Revis’ first hearing in the matter won’t take place until March 15. Revis was charged with four felonies after…

NFL 2017: The NFC South has been living up to its name

Here’s a little trivia quiz to start the piece. Since NFL realignment in 2002, name the only one of the eight divisions to send each of its four teams to at least one Super Bowl. The answer is obvious if you focused on the title of this column. Show More Summary

Five ways New York Giants can address their need at defensive end

1 of 6 | NEXT » This time of year is all about NFL teams making big decisions prior to the start of free agency. The New York Giants are no exception. New York has already made several tough cuts this off-season, and more difficult choices are on the way. Show More Summary

Giants expect 2-3 more years from Eli Manning

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has begun to muse about retirement. Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a first-round pick in 2004 and two-time Super Bowl winner, has not. The Giants nevertheless are thinking about life after Eli. As Bob Glauber of Newsday said during a Monday visit…

Cincinnati Bengals 2017: Andy Dalton the least of team’s problems

A lot of things went wrong for head coach Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals this past season. The club finished with only six wins and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010. It was quite the fall for a team that only...Show More Summary

Panthers release Mike Tolbert

The Panthers have released veteran fullback Mike Tolbert. Tolbert, 31, was named to his third Pro Bowl last season. He spent the last five seasons with the Panthers. “I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said in the team’s announcement of the move. “He was…

John Lynch: DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead will fit new defense well

The 49ers have settled on a new defensive coordinator and head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Saleh will be shifting the defense to a 4-3 base similar to the ones being run in Seattle and Atlanta. A new scheme will ask for different things of players returning from the 2016 season, including two of the team’s…

Julius Thomas physical more than a formality

Before the Dolphins officially welcome tight end Julius Thomas to Miami, they’ll need to welcome him to Miami for a physical. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it’s happening on Tuesday. And it’s more than an exercise in dotting i’s and crossing t’s. As Salguero notes, Thomas hasn’t played in 16 games at any…

Panthers release veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai

The Panthers like to keep themselves deep on the defensive line, but carved into that depth Tuesday. According to a tweet from his agent, the Panthers are releasing veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The Panthers gave Soliai a two-year, $7 million contract last year, and there were times last season when he wasn’t even active…

Pat Shurmur expects “great improvements” from Laquon Treadwell

In 2015, fifth-round Vikings rookie receiver Stefon Diggs had a major impact in his first season. In 2016, first-round Vikings rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell did not. With offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur going from “interim” to “permanent” (as permanent as the job ever is), Shurmur expects Treadwell to take a major step in 2017. “[Treadwell] is…

Geoff Schwartz announces he’s retired

After offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was released by the Lions before the start of the 2016 season, he thought he’d get a look from another team looking for experienced help on their offensive front. That call never came, however. Schwartz chalked it up to the injuries that limited him to 13 games with the Giants…

49ers hire John Benton as offensive line coach

John Benton’s stay with the Broncos was a short one. Benton was hired as the assistant offensive line coach in Denver after Vance Joseph was named the Broncos’ new head coach, but he won’t be on Joseph’s staff in 2017. Benton was granted permission to interview with the 49ers for their offensive line job and…

FTW's 2016 NFL Re-draft: Cowboys big winners

Dallas found its franchise quarterback and running back in one draft.        

LeGarrette Blount “definitely” wants to stay in New England

Running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots as a free agent in 2014 to sign with the Steelers in a move that didn’t work out. Blount got in trouble off the field before the start of the regular season and grew unhappy with his role on the field during the year, culminating in his decision…

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey is worth a small fortune

Someone apparently took New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey from his locker after the game, and whoever did it stole something Houston police believe is worth a half a million dollars. According to SyanShow More Summary

Should Steelers use exclusive or non-exclusive tag on Le’Veon Bell?

Last night’s erroneous analysis of the running back franchise tag calculation from NFL Network, which pushed the idea that the release of Adrian Peterson will reduce the tender even though it won’t, provided one valuable service, albeit indirectly and unintentionally. The #fakenews brought to light the fact that the exclusive franchise tender for running backs…

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