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Nate Solder played last year after testicular cancer diagnosis

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Patriots have made keeping injuries secret a point of institutional pride. But Nate Solder’s willing to talk now about a problem he dealt with last season that could have been much bigger than fudging an injury report submitted to the league. Via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer a year…
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No Michael Bennett at Seahawks workouts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Earlier this month, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett denied reports that he requested a trade away from Seattle this offseason because he was unhappy about the contract he signed before last season. Bennett didn’t go on to throw cold water on the idea that he’s feeling less than thrilled about his contract, however. “I can’t…
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Tuesday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — So far, so good for Rex Ryan and Bills fans. Minnesota S Curtis Thompson is slated for a visit with the Dolphins. A look ahead to the Patriots’ road schedule. This just in: The Jets need a quarterback. WR Kamar Aiken is optimistic about his chances of landing playing time with the Ravens. The Bengals…
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Michael Oher seems to prefer Carolina to Tennessee

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Titans didn’t like what they saw from Michael Oher, cutting him one year into a four-year contract. But from Oher’s perspective, that’s fine, since he didn’t seem crazy about what he saw there either. The now-Panthers tackle tried to be nice about it, but it was obvious he wasn’t a fan of his time…
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Lions offensive line looking to “whoop somebody’s ass” in 2015

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Detroit Lions enter the offseason program with multiple spots on the starting offensive line unknown.  Their mission isn’t. “We have to be more aggressive,” guard Larry Warford said Monday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.  “We can’t be as technical as we [tried to be last year].  The biggest thing is we…
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Brian Orakpo looking forward to playing for Dick LeBeau

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Linebacker Brian Orakpo had his first day of work for a team other than the Redskins on Monday, although not everything about life with the Titans will prove to be a new experience. One of the biggest parts of any transition to a new team is learning their scheme, but Orakpo said he’s got a…
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Willie Colon backs up claim Jets had lateness “issue”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — It seems easy for Rex Ryan to take shots at former Jets tight end Jace Amaro for his raising of accountability questions. The Bills coach has painted Amaro as young and perhaps immature, but now a veteran teammate has chimed in, saying there were issues last year. Via the Seth Walder of the New York Daily…
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A.J. Green on extension: I’m not hurting for money

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — One of the AFC North’s top wideouts was a no-show at the start of offseason workouts on Monday because Antonio Brown wants a new deal from the Steelers three years after signing an extension. Things are playing out differently elsewhere in the division. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has never signed an extension since being…
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Rams talking to Cowboys about a joint practice in Oxnard

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Rams may end up in Southern California sooner than expected. For practice, anyway. Via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, the Rams are discussing a joint practice session with the Cowboys this summer in Oxnard, Calif. Of course, that’s about 65 yards from Los Angeles, where the Rams could be doing more than practicing soon, if owner…
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ESPN says Tebow will be welcome back after playing career ends

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Tim Tebow raised some eyebrows at ESPN by leaving his job as a commentator and signing with the Eagles — and not telling anyone until after a competitor had broken the news. But ESPN has released a statement saying there are only warm feelings toward Tebow, and he will be welcome to resume his broadcasting…
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Bucs are keeping door open for a trade down

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Buccaneers opened their offseason program on Monday.  General Manager Jason Licht met with the media in conjunction with the launch of the offseason program.  And he understandably was asked plenty of questions about the team’s plans for the first overall pick in the 2015 draft. Licht’s comments continue to point to Jameis Winston being…
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Mychal Kendricks absent from start of Eagles offseason program

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Offensive lineman Evan Mathis wasn’t the only player absent from the start of the Philadelphia Eagles offseason program on Monday. According to CSNPhilly.com, linebacker Mychal Kendricks was also a no-show at the Eagles facility. Per Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Kendricks had a scheduled trip planned and will join the offseason program soon.…
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Tomlinson thinks Rivers wants out of San Diego

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The star running back who once had to leave San Diego believes the star quarterback that used to be his teammate wants to move on, too. Via Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego, former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson said on NFL Network that he thinks current Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers won’t be back with…
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Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Giants’ Eli Manning Says Contract Will Not Be His Focus

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BILL PENNINGTON) — Manning said that he was comfortable playing the 2015 season in the final year of his current Giants contract and that he had set a goal of limiting himself to about eight interceptions.
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Lions WR Jeremy Ross, six other ERFAs re-sign on Monday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Lions returner Jeremy Ross was among seven exclusive rights free agents re-signing with clubs on Monday. The 27-year-old Ross returned 23 kickoffs for 584 yards (25.4 yards per attempt) and 32 punts for 284 yards (8.9 yards per attempt) in 2014. A wide receiver, Ross also added 24 catches for 314 yards and a touchdown,…
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