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Report: Bengals, LB Vontaze Burfict agree to four-year extension

Vontaze Burfict, who originally signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $20 million extension with the team on Wednesday.

Justin Hunter's Expanded Role Makes Him Ultimate Fantasy Sleeper in 2014

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter is the ultimate fantasy sleeper heading into 2014. In a sense, his boom-or-bust potential makes him highly intriguing as a potential pick. Although Hunter is far from a household name, he does have outstanding athleticism. Show More Summary

Ben Tate Has Breakout Potential for 2014 Fantasy Football Owners

The biggest position battle for the Cleveland Browns is settled—for Week 1, at least—as coach Mike Pettine announced in a statement, but a crucial fantasy question remains. Which running back will be the better option in 2014: Ben Tate...Show More Summary

Five Questions: St. Louis Rams

In a loaded NFC West, the St. Louis Rams have been quietly going about their business. The Rams have watched their division rivals deal with season-ending injuries (Darnell Dockett, Kendall Hunter), contract disputes (Marshawn Lynch, Alex Boone) and off-field issues (Aldon Smith, Daryl Washington). Outside of the loss of reserve running back Isaiah Pead, the…

Vikings Wednesday practice report

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A few observations from the Minnesota Vikings' practice on Wednesday afternoon: With Chad Greenway sitting out of team drills because of an injury to his right wrist, Michael Mauti got most of the work with the first team in Greenway's spot. Show More Summary

Johnson not a fan of excessive flags on DBs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Hardly a passing play went by during the Houston Texans' and Denver Broncos' joint practice on Wednesday without a yellow flag flying out of an official's pocket. They flew to the fury of defensive backs who insisted...Show More Summary

Jim Kelly's doctors: 'There is no evidence of cancer' in Kelly

Jim Kelly's doctors announced on Wednesday that the Pro Football Hall of Famer is cancer-free.

Vontaze Burfict and Bengals Agree on New Contract, Latest Details and Reaction

Vontaze Burfict has gone from an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State with attitude issues to one of the better linebackers in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals. The team has rewarded him for that transformation, signing him...Show More Summary

Jerry Jones, DeAngelo Hall blame Seahawks for new defensive rule

Jerry Jones blames the Seahawks for the uptick in penalties. So does DeAngelo Hall. Surely neither is a sore loser.

Penn State vs. UCF Season Opener Threatened by Potential Volcanic Eruption

Football is billed as the game that can be played in all conditions. Rain, snow, sleet, hail. You name it, a football game has likely been played in it. It seems the exception might be a volcanic eruption nearly 900 miles away. An Associated Press report (via ESPN) indicated Aug. Show More Summary

Greg Roman on 49ers' offense: 'Not good'

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On their first offensive drive of the preseason, the San Francisco 49ers went 66 yards in seven plays against the Baltimore Ravens and Phil Dawson kicked a 25-yard field goal. Since then? Nothing. The 49ers have been shut out. Show More Summary

Bengals reach a new deal with Vontaze Burfict

With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business. The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20 million deal, with $7.6 million this year. He was entering the…

Steven Jackson could practice soon, on track for Week One

The Falcons haven’t had running back Steven Jackson on the practice field in almost a month because of a hamstring injury suffered early in camp, but one of the remaining Hard Knocks episodes may feature the veteran’s return to practice. Coach Mike Smith said Wednesday that Jackson has stepped up his rehab work with the…

Missouri Coach Tries to Teach Players How to Dougie

The Missouri Tigers needed to learn how to do the Dougie, and luckily, defensive coordinator Dave Steckel was there to teach them. There's not much better than a coach who isn't afraid to have a little fun with his players. [ Mizzou Football] Read more College Football news on

Jadeveon Clowney Injury: Updates on Texans LB's Status and Return

Houston Texans No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney left Wednesday's practice with the Denver Broncos due to an unspecified injury. Mike Klis of The Denver Post provided details on the situation, which featured Clowney colliding...Show More Summary

Former NFL QB Jeff Garcia Selling California House for $7.7 Million

Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia is looking to sell his Rancho Santa Fe, California, mansion for a cool $7.75 million. The 44-year-old played for seven teams—most notably the San Francisco 49ers—in his career. He is now the Montreal Alouettes ' quarterbacks coach. According to the Los Angeles Times' Neal J. Show More Summary

Cardinals keep bolstering defensive line, add Ryan McBean

The Cardinals aren’t done trying to bolster their defensive line. In addition to bringing in veteran defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga, the Cardinals have also agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Ryan McBean, a league source tells PFT. The 30-year-old McBean hasn’t seen the field in a regular-season game since 2011, when he played all…

Rex Ryan hits back at Giants RB Williams

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The annual preseason tilt between the New York Jets and New York Giants may not actually count, but you wouldn’t know that for all the verbiage – and regret – that comes with it every season. Jets coach Rex RyanShow More Summary

Depth behind tight end Lewis a concern

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marcedes Lewis has said numerous times that he has had his best offseason and is in the best shape of his career. That has been evident with the way he has performed in training camp and the first two preseason games. Show More Summary

Bengals still without Dennard, Burkhead

CINCINNATI -- When the Cincinnati Bengals returned to practice Wednesday after a day off Tuesday, they were once again without cornerback Darqueze Dennard and running back Rex Burkhead, among others. Both were hurt in Saturday's 25-17 preseason loss to the Jets. Dennard was sidelined after appearing on just one play in the game. Show More Summary

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