NFL

Packers add an inside linebacker

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Packers have said goodbye to a pair of veteran inside linebackers since the end of the regular season with Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk both getting their walking papers after long runs with the team. There’s word that Hawk could wind up back in Green Bay at some point this offseason, but the Packers…
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Victor Cruz wants Odell Beckham Jr. to watch his words

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Victor Cruz knows all about becoming an overnight sensation in New York, and has been able to channel that positively. And he said he needs to talk to young teammate Odell Beckham Jr. about making sure it stays positive. After Beckham went on a Twitter tirade this week about people trying to “steal my joy in…
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Former Broncos tight end says NFL should lift marijuana ban

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Nate Jackson played in a state where it’s now legal to smoke marijuana. And he thinks the NFL would be better off if it followed suit. Granted, Jackson was speaking at the Cannabis Business Executives Breakfast in Denver when he said it, but he was upfront that he smoked during his career rather than rely on painkillers.…
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Vic Beasley: Playing for Falcons would be a dream come true

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Clemson held its pro day on Thursday and flocks turned out to take a look at their crop of draft eligible players, with pass rusher Vic Beasley on the top of many wish lists. Beasley turned in a strong combine performance to build on an outstanding collegiate career and is expected to go high in the first…
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Brian Hoyer ready for fresh start after Cleveland job fell apart

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Being a Northeast Ohio kid, playing for the Browns was a dream job for Brian Hoyer. Right until it turned into a nightmare. Hoyer told Jim Corbett of USA Today he was at peace with the Browns’ decision to sign Josh McCown, meaning he’ll head out into the free agent market looking for another chance…
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One more year should get Peyton the passing yardage record

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Peyton Manning’s return to the Broncos for the 2015 season should result in him breaking the all-time NFL record for career passing yards. Manning currently has 69,691 passing yards, putting him within striking distance of Brett Favre’s record of 71,838 yards. Assuming Manning stays healthy, he should break Favre’s record some time in the middle…
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Report: Lance Briggs won’t be back in Chicago

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Lance Briggs believed he was playing his final season in Chicago last November. The writing was on the wall regarding Briggs’ future and the Bears appear set to officially move on after 12 seasons together. According to CSNChicago.com, the Bears have informed Briggs they will not be offering him a contract for next season. “It’s…
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NFLPA announces eight candidates for executive director

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With the window closed for submitting nominations for the position of NFLPA executive director, the official ballot has been announced. NFLPA president Eric Winston said via Twitter that incumbent DeMaurice Smith will face Jim Acho, Sean Gilbert, Robert Griffith, Rob London, Arthur McAfee, John Stufflebeam, and Andrew Smith. Robert London is the newest addition to the…
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Marqise Lee sues over loss-of-value policy

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — For a college football player who hopes to protect his eventual ability to play for money while playing for the wholesale cost of an education (plus snacks!), the insurance industry provides two types of products.  First, the player can buy a total disability policy, which pays benefits in the event of a career-ending injury.  Second,…
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Greg Scruggs tweets he’s re-signed with Seahawks

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Seattle Seahawks have apparently re-signed one of their own players prior to the start of free agency next week. Defensive tackle Greg Scruggs wrote on his instagram account that he will be back with Seattle next season. “Teams rarely take chances, let alone take chances after a double knee injury. Thankful to the @seahawks…
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Vince Wilfork’s horse wins second straight race on Thursday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Well, Thursday wasn’t a total loss for Vince Wilfork. Great Minds, a racehorse owned by Wilfork, won the fifth race at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans this afternoon. It’s the second win in less than a month for Great Minds, a four-year-old gelding. Earlier Thursday, Wilfork announced the Patriots would not be exercising…
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Wal-Mart says it doesn’t have video of July 2011 incident

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — In the early-morning hours of July 11, 2011, someone called the Lancaster, Texas police to explain that a man pulled a woman from a Mercedes registered to Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and dragged her to another car.  A woman later returned with Bryant to the scene to tell the police that she wasn’t assaulted “in any…
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NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Top offensive tackles lumped together

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — Shutdown Corner has compiled information from teams, watched college tape and gathered our notes from the Senior Bowl and NFL scouting combine to assemble our top 50 overall prospects available in the 2015 NFL draft. We'll roll our list out 10 players at a time this week, counting backward from 50 (along with those who just missed the cut). Please note: These are the best players available —...
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Aldon Smith trades guaranteed salary for roster bonuses

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Under the fifth year of his top-10 rookie deal, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was due to earn a fully guaranteed (as of Tuesday) base salary of $9.754 million.  He’ll now earn that money only if he’s on the roster for the entire season. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Smith has converted his salary to…
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Broncos reach four-year deal with long-snapper Aaron Brewer

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Broncos have reached a deal with one of their restricted free agents, agreeing to a four-year contract with long-snapper Aaron Brewer on Thursday, the club said. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Brewer’s contract is worth $4 million, with a $740,000 signing bonus. Brewer (6-5, 230) notched three special teams tackles in…
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