NFL

Dee Milliner competing for roster spot “like everyone else”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — If you want a primer on how quickly things can change in the NFL, the career arc of Jets cornerback Dee Milliner isn’t a bad place to start. When the Jets took Milliner with the ninth overall pick of the 2013 draft, he was seen as a replacement for the newly departed Darrelle Revis in…
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Blake Bortles worked to remake himself this offseason

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The reward for going 3-13 was the third pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but the Jaguars can’t even enjoy that after losing Dante Fowler to a torn ACL in his first minicamp practice. So if they’re going to improve, they’re going to need more from last year’s third pick, quarterback Blake Bortles. While it’s…
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No major changes expected in Steelers defensive scheme

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Steelers kick off organized team activities this week and they’ll be getting to work without Dick LeBeau for the first time since 2003. The longtime defensive coordinator is in Tennessee now, leaving longtime Steelers assistant Keith Butler in charge of the defense. This week’s work will be the first chance the Steelers have had…
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Report: Adrian Peterson still wants out of Minnesota

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The agitation through his agent ended when the draft came and went without the Vikings trading running back Adrian Peterson. The motivation to no longer play for the team reportedly lingers. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Peterson still wants out of Minnesota. Per Robinson, Peterson will skip the entire offseason program, not just…
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Monday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — A look at the Bills safeties heading into OTAs. Said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin of the team’s new wide receivers, “So the biggest thing from a coach’s seat is let’s get these guys out on the field, let’s get them as many reps as we possibly can, as many looks and as many different coverages…
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Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl hopes could hinge on renovation deal

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Technically speaking, Tampa is in the running for Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020. But unless the Glazer family comes up with a plan (i.e. money) to upgrade Raymond James Stadium, those bids might not go anywhere in the face of new and renovated buildings elsewhere. Via Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune,  the Buccaneers are…
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Gary Kubiak sees NFL teams signing two-point specialists

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Does the NFL’s new rule moving extra point kicks back 13 yards make much of a difference to how teams assemble their rosters? It does according to Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who sees NFL teams signing players specifically for their ability to score on two-point conversions. “I think there [are] going to be two-point specialists…
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Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs

Yahoo.com: Charles Robinson (Charles Robinson) — A longtime Peterson confidant told Yahoo Sports that the RB intends to sit out all of the team's offseason workouts, an act that would cost him $250,000.
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Report: Adrian Peterson skipping start of Vikings OTAs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he had an idea when running back Adrian Peterson was going to show up for work. At some point this week, someone can ask him if he knew it wasn’t going to be soon. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the less-than-gruntled running back won’t be on…
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Rally to support Tom Brady draws about 150 people outside Gillette Stadium

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — On Sunday, we learned something: if you hold a rally supporting a star quarterback suspended due to allegations of deflated footballs, they will come. Approximately 150 people attended Sunday’s “Free Tom Brady rally” outside of Gillette Stadium, the Boston Globe reported, citing Foxborough, Mass. police for the crowd estimate. Brady, the Patriots’ four-time Super...
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All but one team will hold OTAs this week

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — In less than four weeks, all NFL clubs will have wrapped up their organized offseason workouts. Not surprisingly, then, the upcoming week will be a working one around the league. Thirty-one of 32 NFL clubs will hold organized team practice activities (OTAs) between Tuesday, May 26 and Friday, May 29. Only the Rams will not…
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Kris Durham worked out for Saints and Cowboys

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Veteran free agents trying to catch on with a team before the end of offseason work are running short on time, but they can be heartened by the fact that teams are still taking a look at who’s available on the open market. Wide receiver Kris Durham was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio…
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Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps in Atlanta

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Steven Jackson is out after two years as the Falcons’ top running back. At the moment, the plan is for last year’s fourth-round pick and this year’s third-round pick to split the job of taking Jackson’s place. Devonta Freeman, who had 65 carries for 248 yards as a rookie last year, and Tevin Coleman, a…
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NFL owners like Robert Kraft know sticking together keeps them strong -- Clayton's mailbag

ESPN: NFL On issues from Deflategate to Los Angeles relocation, NFL owners are showing how unity keeps them powerful, John Clayton writes. Plus: blocking extra points, the NFLPA's angle and more.
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ESPN says NFL lawyers “recommend” Goodell handle Brady appeal

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — There’s apparently a little-known principle of journalism that goes like this: Fool me once, shame on me. Now fool me again! Four months after allowing itself to provide the primary catalyst for #DeflateGate via a false report that sparked a frenzy, ESPN is currently helping to boost artificially the perception that there are no problems…
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