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Mercilus plans to be healthy for start of camp

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — There’s still a little more than four weeks before the Texans open training camp, and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus says he’ll be ready to go when the Texans take the field. Mercilus has been battling a hamstring injury, but he told the Houston Chronicle that with extra treatment and rehab, he plans to be on…
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Maxx Williams fine waiting his turn in crowded tight end group

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Both by necessity and later because the Ravens were playing for the future, tight end Maxx Williams had a busy rookie season. Heading into 2016, though, Williams sees a crowded tight end situation. Veteran Ben Watson was signed in March, and quarterback Joe Flacco is hoping one of his favorite targets, Dennis Pitta, will be…
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Jim Kelly says he and Rex Ryan are “all good”

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly said a few weeks ago that Rex Ryan has to make the playoffs or else he’ll get fired. Ryan didn’t exactly sound thrilled about that, although he wisely avoided getting into a war of words with the most popular player in franchise history. Privately, Ryan and Kelly have communicated,…
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NFL: “Credible evidence” needed for discipline, not investigation of possible PED violation

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The NFLPA sent a letter to the NFL this week demanding “sufficient credible evidence” from the league if they want to interview four players implicated as users of performance-enhancing drugs in a report by Al-Jazeera America last year. The league responded to that letter on Thursday and they predictably took a different view of the…
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Free agent tight end Cameron Clear gets suspended, too

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Thursday was Suspension Day around the NFL, or at the least a day of bunch of them were announced. Free agent tight end Cameron Clear also got a four-game suspension, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. The reason Clear was suspended is unclear. Clear was signed to a futures contract by the Colts last winter but…
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Report: Goodell made $32 million in 2015

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — It hasn’t been hard to find negative opinions about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during 2015, but he’s still making out OK on the financial end of things. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports that a tax filing by the NFL shows that Goodell made $32 million in 2015. That’s a drop from $34.1 million the…
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NFL upholds DeMarcus Lawrence’s four-game suspension

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Cowboys got a double dose of bad news on Thursday. In addition to announcing that linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season because of another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, they also passed along word that defensive end Demarcus Lawrence’s four-game suspension under the same…
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Rolando McClain suspended for 10 games

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The list of Cowboys defensive players serving a suspension to open the season has reportedly gotten longer. Adam Schefter and Todd Archer of ESPN reported that linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season on Thursday afternoon and the Cowboys passed along the same word a short time later. It’s…
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Trevone Boykin avoids jail time with plea deal in assault case

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Seahawks rookie quarterback Trevone Boykin will avoid jail time after pleading down from an assault charge, and will get to satisfy his probation while in Seattle. That’s good news for the team, as he’s pretty much their No. 2 quarterback at this point. According to Stephen Cohen of SeattlePI.com, Boykin pleaded no contest to charges…
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Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — During the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cardinals were sitting at No. 55 and knew exactly who they wanted: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. There was just one problem: The Lions wanted Abdullah, too. And the Lions picked 54th. The new Amazon series All or Nothing, which documents the Cardinals’ 2015 season,…
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Connor Shaw says farewell to Browns

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — It appears the Browns are down to four quarterbacks. Connor Shaw said goodbye to Cleveland in a Twitter post on Thursday that said he “learned and grew a lot” during his two years with the team. There’s been no official word from the Browns at this point, but a move was expected with the Browns…
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Manziel suspension could save Browns $2.173 million

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — When the Browns cut quarterback Johnny Manziel after two years of his four-year contract and no team claimed the contract on waivers, the Browns landed on the hook for the remaining guaranteed money in his contract. His salary of $1.169 million is fully guaranteed for 2016, along with $1.004 million of his 2017 salary. But…
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NFL suspends Sheldon Richardson for Week One

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson will have to sit out the team’s Week One game against the Bengals. The NFL announced today that Richardson is suspended for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Richardson will have to miss all practices during the first week of the season but is eligible for training…
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What’s next for the Chargers?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — With the likelihood of the Chargers obtaining taxpayer funding for a new stadium in San Diego taking a major hit via a recent ruling of the California Supreme Court, the team’s geographic future has become even more uncertain. With a 66.6 percent supermajority now needed to justify public money, a new stadium in San Diego becomes a…
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Report: NFL to suspend Johnny Manziel four games for substance abuse

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — NFL suspensions routinely come down on Fridays, which I’m sure is coincidental. The Friday before a holiday weekend would be a perfect time to drop one, especially if it was a big one. And one might be on the way, a little earlier than expected. According to TMZ, former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will be…
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