NFL

Rich McKay expects sideline video to be implemented for 2017

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The NFL officially tabled a proposal this week at the league meetings in Charlotte to allow access to in-game video on the sidelines for coaches and players. The league has allowed still photos to be used to show formations and such for years. Recently, the league has transitioned from hard copies of photos printed off…
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Report: Peyton Manning won’t sue Al Jazeera

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Peyton Manning has plenty of decisions to make, now that he has retired. One of the first decisions he made was a smart one. Christine Brennan of USA Today reports that Manning won’t be suing Al Jazeera over the report that HGH was delivered to Manning’s wife in 2011, while Manning was dealing with chronic…
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Report: Decker absent from OTAs in protest of Fitzpatrick situation

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has been absent from the team’s organized team activity (OTA) practices this week, and Brian Costello of the New York Post reported Wednesday night that Decker’s absence is related to the team’s ongoing contract standoff with free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Citing a source, Costello reported that Decker stayed away…
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Kendall Fuller gets some OTA work

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Maybe he’s well ahead of schedule or maybe he’s right on it. Either way, the Redskins have to see having rookie cornerback Kendall Fuller in uniform for organized team activity (OTA) practices as a positive. Fuller suffered a torn ACL last September that ended his third and final season at Virginia Tech. He was a…
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Goodell blames unfamiliarity with Congressional report on travel

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The NFL’s response to the Congressional report regarding alleged efforts to interfere with a National Institutes of Health study has looked nothing like the scorched-earth approach taken earlier this year when the NFL strenuously objected to an article from the New York Times that accused the league of shoddy concussion research and haphazardly compared pro…
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After fireworks accident, C.J. Wilson hopes to resume career in CFL

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Buccaneers waived cornerback C.J. Wilson from their reserve-retired list Wednesday, clearing the way for Wilson to resume his career in the Canadian Football League. Wilson lost two fingers on his right hand in a fireworks accident last July 4. Per his hometown newspaper, the Lincoln Times-News in Lincolnton, N.C., Wilson left last weekend for…
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Geno Smith Practices as Jets’ Starter, With Ryan Fitzpatrick Unsigned

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BEN SHPIGEL) — Smith, entering his fourth season with the team, said he deserved “a fair opportunity” to retain the role, though Coach Todd Bowles said he was hopeful Fitzpatrick would be back.
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Jarvis Jones “motivated” by Steelers declining his option

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has plenty to play for in 2016 after the team declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract, and Jones called that situation “motivation” to have his best season yet. The Steelers waited until just before the early May deadline before declining the option on Jones, meaning 2016…
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Arian Foster says he “probably” needs another month to be back to where he was

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — He’s still not yet 30, but people think he’s washed up. They could be rethinking that position soon. Free-agent running back Arian Foster, still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and still looking for a new job after being cut by the Texans, believes he’s getting closer to a return to full strength. “I probably…
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Feeling “10 times better,” Terrelle Pryor is ready to “beat up on some corners”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Reunited with his first NFL head coach but learning a new position, Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor has high hopes for 2016. “[I’m] 10 times [better than last year],” Pryor said Wednesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I look at the film and it amazes me, and I give that to [receivers coach…
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Browns not giving up on Justin Gilbert

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — For two seasons, Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert has been a first-round bust overshadowed by a flashier, better-known first-round bust in his own locker room. Now, Johnny Manziel and everyone who drafted and coached Manziel and Gilbert in their first two seasons are gone. And Gilbert still has a chance to become a contributor. The Browns…
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Derek Wolfe says he doesn’t regret skipping free agency

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Perhaps no player since Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown capitalized on Super Bowl success in free agency the way Malik Jackson did. But that also made the deal Jackson’s former Broncos teammate signed before the playoffs look that much worse. Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe said Wednesday he didn’t regret the four-year, $36.75 million contract he…
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Dez Bryant getting back to his old self

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant isn’t working in full at OTAs this week as the team continues to bring him along slowly after January foot and ankle surgeries, but he’s catching passes and doing individual work while waiting for full clearance. Bryant hopes to get that after another round of X-rays in the near future,…
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Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold skipping Jets OTAs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Advantage Fitz. With the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick willing to continue their relationship but unable to work out a new contract, a trio of Fitzpatrick’s biggest supporters coincidentally have skipped the last two days of Organized Team Activities. Per multiple reports, receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker and center Nick Mangold haven’t shown up…
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Chip Kelly back at it with up-tempo practicing in 49ers OTAs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The 49ers are getting a crash course in Chip Kelly during OTAs, learning in a hurry about the kind of pace he wants to keep. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers ran 24 offensive plays during an eight-minute team period today. That’s an average of one snap every 20 seconds (#math). If that…
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