NFL

Mike Brown says Marvin Lewis, Katie Blackburn now run the team

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Bengals owner Mike Brown, the son of team founder Paul Brown, has been so heavily involved in running the team that Mike Brown paid himself a $1 million General Manager bonus from 1991 through at least 2009. In the future, any such bonus could be going to someone else. Brown tells Joe Danneman of FOX…
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Report: Chiefs, Charles have had talks on new deal

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Linebacker Justin Houston didn’t join the Chiefs for offseason work as he tried to leverage himself into a contract extension and the question of whether or not he’d report to training camp on time has been a big one in Kansas City. It now has to make room for the question of whether or not…
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Michael Sam pragmatic about Dungy comments

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy has said that he wouldn’t draft defensive end Michael Sam.  On Tuesday, Sam addressed the situation in a very pragmatic way. “Thank God he wasn’t a St. Louis Rams coach,” Sam told reporters on Tuesday.  “But I have great respect for Tony Dungy. Like everyone in America, everyone…
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Chargers, Danny Woodhead agree to two-year extension

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Chargers running back Danny Woodhead plans to stay in San Diego for at least three more years. Woodhead and the Chargers have agreed on a two-year contract extension, which keeps him under contract through the 2016 season. “Danny is an integral part of our offense,” said General Manager Tom Telesco. “His work ethic and on-field…
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Wednesday morning one-liners

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Bills WR Sammy Watkins is drawing comparisons to Randy Moss. The Dolphins face long odds of getting to the Super Bowl. Here’s the Patriots’ website on what to watch for at training camp. The Jets plan to reward good fan behavior. Ravens rookie C.J. Mosley says he’s grown a lot during his first couple months…
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Pat Bowlen stepping down from Broncos due to Alzheimer’s

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping away from the organization to deal with Alzheimer’s disease. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Bowlen is relinquishing control of the Broncos to team president Joe Ellis so he can focus on his health. “It’s a really, really sad day,” Ellis told the Denver Post. “It’s…
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Antrel Rolle says this year’s Giants may be “most talented team” he’s played for

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Safety Antrel Rolle won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2011 and appeared in another Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. However, Rolle believes the current iteration of the Giants may be the most talented team he’s been a part of in his 10 seasons in the NFL. According to…
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Reports: Former Cowboys RB Robert Newhouse passes away at 64

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Robert Newhouse, a running back and fullback for the Cowboys for 12 seasons, died Tuesday after a bout with heart disease, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. A second-round pick out of Houston, Newhouse rushed for 4,784 yards and 29 touchdowns in his pro career, all of which was spent with Dallas. He started in three…
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Julio Jones cleared for practice, but will be limited

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Relegated to spectator duty throughout offseason workouts, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones is getting closer to full strength. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, head coach Mike Smith said Jones has been cleared to practice ahead of the start of training camp on Friday. However, Jones will be eased back into full…
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Roundup: Sam Happy to Be Back on the Field

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the N.F.L., said his focus has to be on making the Rams.
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Player in Dolphins’ Bullying Scandal Won’t Discuss Specifics

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BILL PENNINGTON) — John Jerry, one of the many new players on the Giants roster, could replace the retired Chris Snee as the team’s right guard.
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Nervous Energy on Day 1 of Training Camp as Giants Banish the Past

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BILL PENNINGTON) — The Giants convened training camp on Tuesday with 40 new players, three new coaches and a redesigned offensive scheme.
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Analysis: N.F.L. Concussion Settlement Divides Former Players

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By KEN BELSON) — Retired players will have to pore over the settlement, consult their lawyers and doctors and consider their own needs, as well the arguments for and against.
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Texans sign rookie TE Chris Coyle

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Texans have re-signed rookie tight end Chris Coyle, the club announced Tuesday. Coyle (6-4, 243) signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent on May 16, but the club waived the Arizona State product a little more than a month later. He garnered first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2013, catching 29 passes…
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Report: Jamaal Charles will hold out from Chiefs camp

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — In a surprise move, one of the NFL’s best players has reportedly decided not to report to training camp. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will not show up when the Chiefs report to camp on Thursday. Charles is holding out for more money, KCTV-5 reports. Charles still has two more years left on his contract…
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