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Percy Harvin’s contract set to void on Friday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Bills signed wide receiver Percy Harvin to a three-year contract last offseason, although there never was much chance that he’d see the final two years of the deal. With base salaries of $9 million for 2016 and 2017, those years were tacked on to make his 2015 cap hit easier to swallow as the…
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Brock Osweiler hopes to stay among “special group” in Denver

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Once Peyton Manning does what feels inevitable, the Broncos will then have to decide how to proceed with backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. But for his part, the once-and-maybe-future starter said he feels a part of something unique there, and wants to return. “Every single guy on this team embraced me, and that is something I think…
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Friday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says Bills RB LeSean McCoy needs to “answer for his actions” after a weekend fight with off-duty police officers. Dolphins K Andrew Franks didn’t have much to do in the final weeks of the season. The Patriots need some new faces in the backfield. Should the Jets part ways with CB…
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Mark Davis: Oakland A’s are holding up progress on new stadium

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — While the Raiders’ extending of their lease in Oakland for another year might have been a short-term relief, Mark Davis still has a long-term problem with his co-tenant in O.co Coliseum. The Raiders owner took aim at the Oakland A’s as an impediment in his quest for a new stadium in Oakland. The baseball team signed a…
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Steve Keim: “No doubt” Cardinals want Mathieu as fixture for years

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — When safety Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL in Week 15 of the regular season, General Manager Steve Keim said it made for a “deflated” locker room while the team was simultaneously celebrating their NFC West title. Given how much Mathieu did for the defense in the weeks before his injury, it’s not hard to understand…
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Burfict’s suspension is second-longest ever for on-field actions

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The news that Vontaze Burfict has lost his appeal of his three-game suspension means that Burfict will serve the second-longest suspension in NFL history for an on-field action. All of the NFL’s most lengthy suspensions have been for misconduct away from the field, like failing a drug test or gambling on games. The longest suspension…
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Joe Thomas: Browns have to get this QB decision right

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — As sad as left tackle Joe Thomas is about the way the personal story of Johnny Manziel is ending, he also has a job to do. And he has a pretty good idea that when he lines up this season, he’s going to be blocking for yet another first-round quarterback. “Well, I think we’re in…
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C.J. Anderson has no idea who’ll be handing him the ball in 2016

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — None of the many Broncos players who have spoken (and plenty have) since Super Bowl 50 have had any inside information regarding whether quarterback Peyton Manning will return in 2016. Which means either that they know and they’re all doing a great job of saying nothing, or they just don’t know. On Thursday’s PFT Live…
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Joe Thomas says it’s a “sad end” for Johnny Manziel in Cleveland

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Johnny Manziel will no longer be a part of the Cleveland Browns organization. At this point it’s just a matter of time. Even teammates understand the end is near for Manziel. “It’s a sad end to the story in Cleveland for Johnny,” Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.…
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Seahawks sign CFL products Jeff Fuller and Cameron Marshall

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Seattle Seahawks have looked to the Canadian Football League before in search of talent and are hoping to unearth some more success from north of the border. The Seahawks signed former Calgary Stampeders receiver Jeff Fuller and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Cameron Marshall on Thursday. Fuller is another stab at finding a…
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Friday’s PFT Live has Kevin Greene, Bradley Roby, more

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The first week of the early early shift ends Friday, with another three-hour edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. And Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby will be dialing in extra early, halfway through the 6:00 a.m. ET hour. Later in the program, new Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene joins the program, along with…
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Justin Tuck plans to sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Defensive end Justin Tuck spent nine seasons lining up for the New York Giants. So it only seems fitting he’d retire in a Giants uniform. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Tuck said during an appearance on the Giants’ team website that he intends to sign a one-day contract to retire…
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McNair wants to end Super Bowl hosting curse

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — No team hosting a Super Bowl in its own stadium has ever played in the game. Some think there’s actually a curse associated with hosting the game. Regardless, with the torch now passed from San Francisco to Houston, Texans owner Bob McNair wants his team to be the first to qualify for a home game…
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Willie Richardson, Baltimore Colts’ All-Pro Receiver, Dies at 76

NY Times: The Fifth Down (RICHARD GOLDSTEIN) — Richardson was an All-Pro receiver for the Baltimore Colts and their leading pass-catcher in Super Bowl III, when the Jets otherwise stymied their offense in a huge upset victory.
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Hasselbeck is “strongly leaning” toward playing again

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A quarterback who’ll turn 40 next month apparently is leaning toward retiring. A quarterback who’ll turn 41 later this year is leaning toward not retiring. Colts quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck, who started eight games in 2015, could be back again in 2016. “I haven’t really I guess made up my mind completely on it,” Hasselbeck told…
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