NFL

Russell Wilson’s full guarantee at signing? $31.7 million

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — In the aftermath of the news that the Seahawks had signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a new deal, many said, “I knew it. The Seahawks won’t never let Wilson get away.” This implies that the Seahawks blinked, making Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL and/or paying him as if he were already a free…
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Orson Charles suspended one game for 2014 road rage incident

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — It’s unclear whether tight end Orson Charles will make the opening-day roster with the Saints. If he does, he won’t be playing in Week One. Via the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the NFL has suspended Charles one game for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. The suspension arises from a March 2014 incident, in which Charles pointed a…
  • New: 1 hr 13 min ago

Judge Berman takes full control of Brady case

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Some judges don’t get directly involved in trying to settle a case. Some do. And some of the judges who get directly involved in the efforts to settle a case make it very clear to the parties that the judge is determined to settle the case. When that happens, the case usually settles. In 18 years of…
  • New: 2 hr 4 min ago

Despite DeMarco’s departure, Cowboys committed to the run

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Cowboys ran the ball more than 30 times a game last season, and DeMarco Murray got most of the work, with an NFL-high 392 carries for 1,845 yards. With Murray now in Philadelphia, will the Cowboys’ commitment to the run change? Not according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, who says one player — even…
  • New: 5 hr 27 min ago

Earl Thomas among six Seahawks on PUP/NFI lists

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Seattle Seahawks are currently without both of their All-Pro safeties for the start of training camp. While Kam Chancellor is holding out in hopes of leveraging a new contract, free safety Earl Thomas was among six players placed on the physically unable to perform and non-football injury/illness lists by the Seahawks on Friday. Thomas…
  • New: 11 hr 38 min ago

Pete Carroll still hopeful for deal with Bobby Wagner

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Russell Wilson received a shining new contract from the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. Meanwhile, fellow 2012 draft pick Bobby Wagner continues to wait for one of his own. While Wilson’s contract eats up a sizable portion of Seattle’s remaining salary cap for this season, head coach Pete Carroll was adamant that it doesn’t preclude the…
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Odell Beckham autograph session nearly leads to injuries

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — New York Giants fans eager to seek the autograph of budding superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Friday almost led to potentially dangerous situation arising after practice. According to Tom Rock of Newsday, the large crowd seeking Beckham’s signature led to chaos with several children “brought to tears” while being pinned to the barricades keeping…
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N.F.L. Roundup: N.F.L. and, in Surprise, Union Ask Judge for Preseason Decision on Brady

NY Times: The Fifth Down (REUTERS) — The union had been expected to ask Judge Richard Berman of United States District Court in Manhattan to delay any suspension until he could rule on its merits.
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Giants Sign James Jones to Shore Up Receivers

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BILL PENNINGTON) — Jones, who had a career-high 73 receptions last season for Oakland, was considering multiple free-agent offers in the N.F.L.
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Jets’ Devin Smith hospitalized with broken ribs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Jets rookie receiver Devin Smith suffered broken ribs today at training camp, and the injury was serious enough that he needed to be hospitalized. The Jets announced that Smith will stay at a local hospital overnight and is expected to miss most if not all of the rest of training camp. He suffered the broken…
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Concern Mixes With Trust Issues for Sheldon Richardson

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BEN SHPIGEL) — For the third consecutive day, the Jets were forced to discuss the questionable decision-making of one of their best players, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.
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Patriots release damning emails from NFL on leaks of false deflate-gate data

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — The New England Patriots played a trump card on Friday, releasing a string of emails ( on their wellsreportcontext.com site ) between club counsel Robyn Glaser and NFL general counsel Jeff Pash that appears to implicate the league of failing to correct blatant misinformation that helped shape the public narrative in the deflate-gate case. Pash oversaw the investigation by Ted Wells, whose...
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

Patriots release emails to NFL on leaks of false information

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Judge Richard M. Berman has told the NFL and the NFLPA to tone it down regarding the Tom Brady case. That directive apparently doesn’t apply to the Patriots. The website created by the team in response to the 243-pages-and-nearly-as-many-flaws Ted Wells report has added a new story. It’s dubbed, “League failure to correct misinformation.” The…
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Peyton Manning looks just fine as Denver Broncos camp opens

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning dropped back, the pass rush got in his face in a hurry, but he still got the ball out. Without any time or space to set up, he still got enough on the pass to get it to receiver Cody Latimer right after Latimer turned on his out route. There wasn't a ton of velocity on it, but Manning knew exactly where and when to go with the ball. It wasn't a play made...
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Charges against Aaron Kromer and son dropped

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — On Thursday, Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and his son pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an incident in which both Kromers were accused of hitting minors during a dispute over beach chairs in Florida earlier this month. There was another court date set for both Kromers in September, but it…
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