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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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Offseason rules in full force

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Now that all 32 teams have completed the 2015 season, it makes sense to review the things that can and can’t be done until the offseason programs open in April. The rules appear in Article 21, Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Before the launch of the offseason program, players can’t participate in Club-supervised…
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Oakland Raiders to Stay Put for 2016 Season

NY Times: The Fifth Down (REUTERS) — Officials for the Oakland Raiders said on Thursday that they have reached a one-year lease extension agreement, keeping the team in the San Francisco Bay Area city for the upcoming National Football League season.
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Colts announce two more staff moves

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is keeping two assistants from last season on in new roles for 2016. Veteran coach Jim Hostler will be the tight ends coach, and Tim Berbenich will stay as offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach after being a defensive assistant in 2015. Hostler had been the team’s wide receivers coach. In 16 NFL…
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Raiders announce one-year lease to remain in Oakland

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — For at least one more year, the Raiders will remain in Oakland. The Raiders announced today that they have agreed to a one-year lease extension to play at O.co Coliseum for the 2016 season. The agreement includes an additional two years of team options, giving the Raiders the choice to play at the Coliseum in…
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Oakland Raiders return to O.co Coliseum for at least 2016

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Remember all the emotion at the final home games for the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers last season? Get ready to do it all again in 2016. The Chargers announced they're staying in San Diego for the 2016 season, and the Raiders came to an agreement on Thursday to play at least one more year at O.co Coliseum, NFL.com reported . It's not a huge surprise. After the Raiders were the odd...
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Super Bowl fans spent $151.92 each on food, drink, stuff

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Going to the Super Bowl is a rare and special thing. So rare and special that the people who show up for the game happily accept the fact that everything is really expensive, forking over whatever the price may be for grossly overpriced food, beverages, and merchandise. Via SportsBusiness Journal and ESPN.com, that mindset allowed for…
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No offset language in Brees guaranteed salary

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Saints definitely will be keeping quarterback Drew Brees for 2016. Wednesday’s non-news news that $10.85 million of his $19.75 million base salary had become fully guaranteed omitted a piece of new news that means Brees will not be going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Brees deal has no offset language…
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Nate Allen back with Raiders

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Earlier this week, the Raiders parted ways with safety Nate Allen shortly before his $4.9 million salary for the year would have become guaranteed. The move didn’t cost the Raiders any dead money under the cap and freed up space to use on other acquisitions. Or re-acquisitions in the case of Allen. The Raiders announced…
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