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Taylor Gabriel “grateful” Falcons wanted him, but free agency is “a business”

The last time wide receiver Taylor Gabriel changed teams, he didn’t have a say in where he wound up. That worked out pretty well for him. Gabriel was claimed by the Falcons in September 2016 after being cut by the Browns and went on to score seven touchdowns on 39 offensive touches during the regular [more]

DirecTV raises price for NFL Sunday Ticket

Being a hard-core NFL fan is getting more expensive. DirecTV is raising prices on its NFL Sunday Ticket package, which is the only way to watch every NFL game. The retail price will reach an all-time high of $293.94 in 2018, with the package that includes Red Zone Channel increasing to $395.95. Many subscribers don’t [more]

Report: Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield won't attend NFL Draft

Heisman Trophy winner and projected first-round pick Baker Mayfield reportedly will not attend the NFL Draft in April.

Pats’ struggles in dime defense made Malcolm Butler’s absence more conspicuous

More than two weeks after Super Bowl LII, the game’s biggest mystery still hasn’t been solved. It may never be. Cornerback Malcolm Butler dressed for the game, but he contributed to only one play, on special teams. He took no snaps on defense. Safety Devin McCourty has said that the team knew Butler wasn’t “starting.” [more]

Imprisoned former Panthers player Rae Carruth breaks his silence

Rae Carruth told a North Carolina television station he wants to care for his son, who is now 18.

LeGarrette Blount on Eagles return: It’s early, so we’ll see

Running back LeGarrette Blount won his second Super Bowl in as many years when the Eagles knocked off the Patriots earlier this month and became part of a select group of players who won those Super Bowls with two different teams. Blount isn’t signed for 2018, so he could have a chance at making it [more]

Will the Jets be Kirk Cousins' landing spot? It appears they're willing to pay

Among Kirk Cousins' many suitors this offseason will be the New York Jets, who have a ton of cap space.

Monday morning one-liners

Bills S Jordan Poyer is now a married man. Running through some potential replacements for WR Jarvis Landry should he leave the Dolphins. If he retired now, would Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski make the Hall of Fame? A look back at how some current Jets performed at the combine. Perusing recent mock drafts to see [more]

Chiefs lineman makes it to the Olympics, as a reporter

Since there’s not a Canadian football team for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to play for, he has to settle for being a member of the media to fulfill his Olympic dream. The Chiefs offensive lineman is working for Radio-Canada as a reporter in Korea, making him probably the largest reporter there. “It was just a tremendous opportunity,” he [more]

Pats give Lawrence Guy $500,000 after he narrowly misses incentive

The Eagles aren’t the only team handing out Super Bowl cookies. The other team that made it to the championship gave one of its players who barely missed a playing-time incentive the money he would have earned, apparently for nothing in return. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that defensive lineman Lawrence Guy received a $500,000 [more]

NFL franchise tags: Which players are top candidates to be kept under wraps?

With the window opening for teams to issue the franchise tag, these are the names to keep an eye on.        

Eddie George: Titans' Derrick Henry needs 'opportunity to be the guy' next season

Count former Titans superstar Eddie George among those who want to see Derrick Henry as the team's starting running back next season.        

Brian Cushing to be released by Texans

Cushing served a 10-game suspension last season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.        

O.J. Simpson movie set chair up for auction

How much would you pay for the chair from Simpson's final movie role in Naked Gun 33 1/3? The starting bid is $1,499.        

NFL intrigue goes beyond the quarterbacks

While quarterbacks will dominate the news in free agency and the draft, there are plenty of other topics that will provide a football fix during the offseason        

Vikings hire ex-Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing

Vikings hire Todd Downing as assistant after one season as Raiders offensive coordinator        

Ranking NFL teams by offseason spending power

Which NFL teams have the most resources to get better this offseason?        

Emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates second-place finish at Daytona 500

Darrell Wallace Jr. buried his face in a towel as wave after wave of emotions overcame the young NASCAR driver. Moments earlier, Darrell’s mother Desiree rushed the stage interrupting her son’s post-race interview for a celebratory embrace that set off the emotional response. “It’s a sensitive...

Is Marcus Peters available in trade?

With the Chiefs adding veteran cornerback David Amerson and, officially in three weeks, acquiring cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the Alex Smith trade, some in league circles are wondering whether the Chiefs will be making another transaction involving a cornerback. The question being asked is whether Marcus Peters, a first-round pick in 2015, is [more]

Friends and family SB ring authorized by Tom Brady sells for $344K

Players on Super Bowl teams can give friends and family the go-ahead to buy versions of their own Super Bowl rings and one of the ones authorized by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after Super Bowl LI fetched a nice sum after being put on sale Sunday morning. Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that the ring, [more]

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