NFL

Strange video apparently of Aldon Smith emerges

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Not many players who are permanently banished from the league with the ability to apply for reinstatement after one year ever get reinstated. Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith seems to be on track to be among the likes of Justin Blackmon and Darryl Washington. Via CSNBayArea.com, a video has emerged that appears to include Smith,…
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Report: Seahawks extend John Schneider

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Seahawks fans can stop worrying. And executives with other teams can stop coveting the G.M. job in Seattle. John Clayton of ESPN.com reports that the Seahawks have reached an agreement on a new contract with G.M. John Schneider. The deal will make him one of the highest-paid General Managers in football. Per the report, the contract is…
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Did Aldon Smith post himself breaking NFL substance abuse policy on Periscope?

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — Aldon Smith (AP) Oakland Raiders pass-rusher Aldon Smith is currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. So a recent video may get him in even more hot water with the league. CSNBayArea.com has uncovered an archived Periscope video that shows a man and a woman engaged in a “fire up session,” and the man is almost certainly Smith. Their...
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J.J. Watt says he’ll be back on the field “very soon”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With plenty of conflicting reports (some from the same media company) regarding whether Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will miss six weeks or eight weeks or 10 weeks or more after undergoing back surgery, Watt himself has chimed in, albeit with a vague assessment of his expected return date. Watt, in a handwritten note to…
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Dallas Cowboys bus involved in accident that killed four near Las Vegas

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — The Dallas Cowboys bus that often drives around Jerry Jones in NFL cities was involved in a crash in Kingman, Arizona that killed four people in another vehicle, according to multiple reports. #breaking active scene of fatal crash involving #cowboys bus that killed 4 ppl #8NN pic.twitter.com/h3cntaZn2F — Brittany Edney (@BrittanyEdney) July 24, 2016 Shutdown Corner spoke...
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Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The multi-million-dollar bus belonging to the Dallas Cowboys has been involved in an accident in Arizona. While no one on the bus was injured, law enforcement officials along with multiple reports indicate that more than one fatality occurred in another vehicle. The van and the bus apparently were the only vehicles involved in the accident.…
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Patriots sign Vinnie Sunseri, Kyler Kerbyson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The New England Patriots announced the signings of safety Vinnie Sunseri and offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson on Sunday. Sunseri was a fifth-round selection by the New Orleans Saints in 2014. He appeared in nine games for New Orleans before being released by the Saints in April. He recorded five tackles – four on special teams,…
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IK Enemkpali could become a starter on the Buffalo defense

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — A year after IK Enemkpali broke Geno Smith’s jaw while they were teammates, Enemkpali may be taking aim at him in a more traditional sense. With Smith possibly slated to start for the Jets, who stubbornly refuse to sweeten the pot for Ryan Fitzpatrick, Enemkpali eventually could become a regular — if not a starter…
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Darnell Dockett expected to announce his retirement on Monday

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has not played in a regular season game since the 2013 season and the longtime Cardinal is reportedly set to draw a permanent end to his playing career. Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports that Dockett is expected to announce his retirement on Monday. Dockett tore his ACL before the 2014 season…
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Lions place Brandon Pettigrew, two others on PUP list

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — With training camp about to start, the Lions are taking stock of which players on their roster aren’t quite ready to start practicing. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is on that list and the Lions announced Sunday that he has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Pettigrew tore his ACL in December and General…
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Rick Spielman calls out those who bash Teddy Bridgewater

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Friday’s PFT Live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis included a visit from the guy who built not the team’s new house but the team that will play there. And G.M. Rick Spielman talked at some length about the first-round quarterback who enters his third NFL season. At a time when teammates rave about Teddy…
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Who’s left? Exploring the remaining free agents

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing golf. Without a contract, he’s not going to training camp this week. Fitzpatrick hasn’t said much about his situation, and the Jets basically issued a gag order six weeks ago. So, we’ll see what happens with camp starting and teams across the league getting back to work. PFT has put…
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Lack of Brees negotiations not a surprise

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees apparently needs an explanation regarding why he hasn’t heard from the team in the last three months regarding a new contract. In the event he really doesn’t know (and chances are he does), the reason is simple: It’s a deadline-driven business, and Brees made it clear several months ago that the deadline…
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Andrew Luck: It was an “awesome, gutsy move” to keep Pagano, Grigson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — There wasn’t much that went right for the Colts last season, but that didn’t lead to the sweeping changes that some expected during the offseason. Coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson remain in their jobs and have contracts running for several seasons after a year that saw internal sniping while the Colts slipped…
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The Saints are still coming to West Virginia

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — After devastating flooding struck last month in West Virginia, forcing the cancellation of a PGA tour event held annually at The Greenbrier, questions emerged regarding whether the Saints would still be able to hold training camp there. One report indicated that the Saints would stay in Louisiana. That report ended up being inaccurate. The Saints…
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