NFL

Cruz, Newton, Kaepernick part of fruit/vegetable endorsement

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — If this is a real thing, it’s certainly better for us than another beer or soda commercial. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz are part of Team FNV, which appears to be a campaign designed to push healthy food choices. From looking at their website, what we…
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PFT Live 2/27: Chris Tomasson, To Do List: DET & ARZ

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (alexhaubenstock) — Mike Florio breaks down the latest on Adrian Peterson with Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and gives the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals some free advice with their offseason to do lists.  Mike goes in depth about what the Lions need to do before the 2015 season with Dave Birkett of the Detroit…
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Stephen Bowen joins Barry Cofield on discard pile in Washington

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Redskins signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois on Thursday, a move that seems to have made two members of their defensive line expendable. On Friday, the team confirmed that defensive tackle Barry Cofield has been released and also announced that defensive end Stephen Bowen’s reached the end of his time with the team. Bowen…
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Packers open up Lambeau Field for Favre jersey retirement

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Lambeau Field Atrium is not big enough for all the Packers fans who want to cheer on Brett Favre when he has his number retired this summer. After the 1,600 tickets for the ceremony at the Atrium quickly sold out, the Packers have announced that fans can also sit inside the bowl at the…
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Chris Canty plans to play in 2015

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Ravens released defensive end Chris Canty on Friday, a move that came a bit more than a month after Canty said he wasn’t sure if he would continue his NFL career for an 11th season. Canty has done some broadcasting work since the end of the season and looks forward to moving into that…
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PFT Live: : Key point is Vikings can speak with Peterson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Chris Tomasson from the St. Paul Pioneer Press joins the show to talk about the Adrian Peterson situation. Tomasson said the key to this decision is the Vikings can now approach AP about making a return.
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PFT Planet: Could Quinn have immediate success in Atlanta?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — PFT Live: Mike Florio pays tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy before answering questions from the PFT Planet about the immediacy of Dan Quinn’s success in Atlanta, Torrey Smith’s future in Baltimore and more.
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Vikings release guard Charlie Johnson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Vikings had a guard named Charlie Johnson and a wide receiver who goes by Charles Johnson on their roster in 2014, but only one will remain on the roster in 2015. The team announced Friday that they have released Charlie Johnson after four years with the team. Johnson was due to make a non-guaranteed…
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Falcons release veteran guard Justin Blalock

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Falcons are in the midst of clearing cap space and re-tolling a roster, so the Steven Jackson cut was far from the last one. The team just announced they had released veteran guard Justin Blalock. Blalock, their 2007 second-rounder, had started 125 games for the Falcons. But he was due $4.75 million this year,…
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Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Sent Urgent Text on Night of Murder

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By REUTERS) — Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez texted a friend to "hurry" in the hours before prosecutors say the pair and another man murdered an associate in an industrial park in 2013, according to testimony on Friday.
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NFL considering changes to combine drills

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The NFL scouting combine just wrapped up its frenzy of 40-yard dashes, shuttle runs and other drills, but it may be the last time that the event goes according to that familiar schedule. While speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, NFL director of player development Matt Birk and Saints…
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Washington cuts Barry Cofield after signing Ricky Jean Francois

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The rolls of free agents are becoming swollen with released veterans, with teams purging before they binge. According to agent Mike McCartney, Washington has informed defensive tackle Barry Cofield of his release. Cutting the 30-year-old Cofield will save Washington more than $4 million worth of cap room this year, in addition to the $4.55 million…
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Bengals release Robert Geathers, Greg Little

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Bengals are letting go of a defensive stalwart who had been with the club for almost the entire Marvin Lewis era. Defensive end Robert Geathers, an 11-season veteran, was released on Friday, the club announced. The 31-year-old Geathers recorded 325 tackles and 34 sacks for Cincinnati, which drafted him in Round Four in 2004.…
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Bears sign TE Zach Miller to one-year deal

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Bears have struck a deal with tight end Zach Miller. Chicago has signed Miller to a one-year contract, the team said Friday morning on Twitter. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent. (The Bears have referred to Miller’s deal as an extension; however, per NFLPA records, Miller’s last listed year under contract…
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Vince Young scheduled to work out at new veteran combine

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Michael Sam’s not going to be the only curiosity at the NFL’s first veteran combine on March 22. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former first-round quarterback Vince Young will be there taking part as well. Young had allegedly retired, and taken a job at the University of Texas, but he apparently has…
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