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Vick says Falcons have not yet expressed interest in one-day deal

Even a one-day contract needs two willing parties. When former Falcons quarterback Mike Vick, who created one of the biggest messes any player ever has for any team by maintaining over a period of several years a secret (but ultimately not secret enough) dogfighting operation in rural Virginia, expressed interest in signing a one-day contract…

Richard Sherman makes good on promise of college scholarship

Here’s how it’s properly done, Michael Scott. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a promise to provide a college scholarship to a girl he met last year, if she sufficiently improved her grades. She came through, and so has Sherman. As explained by Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sherman will make good on his vow to Varina…

Cyrus Jones still struggling as a punt returner

Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones, a second-round pick in 2016, struggled during his rookie season as a punt returner. So far, those struggles are lingering into 2017. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald notes that Jones “misplayed several balls” in practice on Thursday at an OTA practice. He either lost the punts in the wind or…

Despite impending move, Raiders sell out season tickets

Oakland fans may not be happy that the Raiders are leaving, but the team remains popular enough that the fans will support the team while it’s still there. That became clear with the news from the San Francisco Chronicle that the Raiders have sold out their season tickets. That hasn’t always been the case in…

When will DeShone Kizer make his debut as Browns’ starter?

After the Browns made quarterback DeShone Kizer a second-round pick last month, the ESPN draft crew unanimously agreed that Kizer wouldn’t play as a rookie. They apparently had forgotten that it was the Browns who had drafted him. Kizer joins a franchise that has been struggling to find a competent quarterback for most of the…

Brandon Jacobs vows to get Jim Harbaugh fired

Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs recently reopened his five-year-old feud with Jim Harbaugh, telling CBS Sports Radio that the former 49ers coach “didn’t know what he was doing.” Harbaugh took the high road in response, advising Jacobs via Twitter to “[l]et all bitterness & wrath & anger & clamor & slander be put away from…

Dante Fowler on taking big jump this season: I think it will happen

Defensive end Dante Fowler’s rookie season ended at Jaguars rookie minicamp when he tore his ACL and the 2016 season saw him record four sacks while finding his way in the NFL. That’s not quite what the Jaguars were hoping for when they made Fowler a first-round pick in 2015, but it may have set…

Sunday morning one-liners

Said Bills coach Sean McDermott, “You look at all the different aspects of building a roster, it’s not just the guys that are on the team. You have to look at draft picks, and you know, what draft picks we have for next year. Do we have all of them? Are we one short?” LB…

Marvin Jones hopes to start, and finish, at a high level in 2017

Receiver Marvin Jones arrived in Detroit with a flourish, with 482 receiving yards in four games. Over the next 12 combined, he had 448. And so a guy who was on pace for 1,928 yards (which would have been No. 2 all-time) finished with fewer than 1,000. Jones addressed the situation earlier this week at…

Tom Brady delivers video message to family of Navy SEAL killed in action

Memorial Day weekend has various forms of relevance and significance to American society, but it fundamentally remains a moment to remember and to honor those who have died, often under horrific circumstances, in the service of our country. And so it’s appropriate to share the story of one of the most recent American soldiers killed…

The full Rich McKay PFT Live interview

The Falcons went on an extended media tour this week in connection with the opening of their new stadium, and they gave PFT Live extended access to two of their key employees, via video interviews from 30 Rock in New York City. In addition to having 70 minutes with G.M. Thomas Dimitroff, PFT Live had…

Zack Martin sees Tyron Smith as the perfect left tackle

The Cowboys’ offensive line is probably the best in the NFL, but to hear guard Zack Martin tell it, one player stands above the rest. Martin describes left tackle Tyron Smith as “an absolute monster” and thinks you couldn’t create a better left tackle if you tried. “We always joke, if God had to make…

Coby Fleener expecting better things in second Saints season

The Saints signed tight end Coby Fleener to a five-year contract last offseason and spent the summer trying to find his place in the team’s offense. That process didn’t play out exactly as hoped for Fleener, who finished his first year in New Orleans with 50 catches for 631 yards and three touchdowns. That’s hardly…

Doug Pederson: Competition has sharpened Nelson Agholor

The Eagles signed a pair of wide receivers this offseason in Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery and drafted two more, something they probably wouldn’t have felt the need to do if Nelson Agholor had thrived after they made him the 20th pick of the 2015 draft. Agholor has caught 59 passes for 648 yards and…

John Harbaugh lobbied for loosening the celebration rules

Ravens coach John Harbaugh deserves some of the credit for the NFL’s decision to ease up on celebration penalties. Harbaugh confirmed that he’s been stating his case within the league for calling fewer penalties on celebrations, saying the game of football ought to be fun. “Let’s have some fun. Let’s enjoy it,” Harbaugh said. “I…

New York Jets hope Corey White can help revitalize their secondary

The New York Jets signed defensive back Corey White on Thursday in an effort to revamp a secondary that lost an aging Darrelle Revis this offseason. White spent last season with New York’s AFC East rival the Buffalo Bills and finished the year with 30 tackles, four passes defended, and two interceptions. Show More Summary

Robert Woods reiterates his plan to be Rams’ No. 1 receiver

The new-look Rams need a game-changing receiver. Free-agent arrival Robert Woods recently reiterated his belief that he can be that guy. After saying in March, “I feel like I definitely am a No. 1,” Woods explained this week that “I always come in attacked the season trying to be the No. 1 receiver,” via Gary…

Tom Brady files for a host of TB12 trademarks

It’s not clear when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will retire from football. When he does, it is clear what he’ll be doing: Making a ton of money by selling products and services that carry the TB12 brand. Via Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe, Brady has filed for a wide variety of trademark protections for…

Robert Woods an early standout for the Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams made it a point to address the receiving corps this offseason. One way they went about doing this was by signing wide receiver Robert Woods in free agency. It is befitting since Woods is a player who spent his collegiate years at USC where he put together quite an impressive resume. Show More Summary

Why Martellus Bennett is 'the people’s champ'

New Packers tight end playfully takes credit for change to NFL's celebration rules.        

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