NFL

Aaron Rodgers blames being mic’d up for Randall Cobb’s punctured lung

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t exactly been a fan of technology creeping onto the field. He doesn’t enjoy having cameramen on the field and microphones picking up everything said at the line of scrimmage. But Rodgers believes the equipment was detrimental in another way as well. He believes it’s responsible for Randall Cobb…
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Chris Berman’s agent denies report of looming retirement

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Chris Berman is retiring. Unless he isn’t. In response to a report that the George Ehhh-weeah-ashington of ESPN’s Mt. Rushmore is retiring after the 2016 NFL season, Berman’s agent tells Richard Sandomir of the New York Times that Berman isn’t calling it quits. “Chris is NOT retiring,” Berman’s agent told Sandomir. “Loves what he’s...
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Jimmy Graham jogging, catching passes at Seahawks OTAs

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham saw his 2015 season come to an abrupt end when he suffered a torn patellar tendon in a game last November against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have been fairly optimistic that Graham would be ready in time for the start…
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Report: ESPN's Chris Berman will retire following 2016 NFL season

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — It's common for this generation of sports fan, and especially those who follow the NFL closely, to pan the work of ESPN's Chris Berman and dismiss him as a has-been who is past his prime. Those folks likely will celebrate the news that Berman, reported by The Big Lead , will retire after the 2016 NFL season. The rest of us will tip our caps at a true giant in the industry who changed the way...
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Report: ESPN’s Chris Berman retiring after ’16 season

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — ESPN’s Chris Berman is retiring after the 2016 season, TheBigLead.com reported Thursday. Berman, 61, is an original ESPN employee and the host of two of the network’s most popular NFL-related shows, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. The report said Berman is in the final year of his contract and will retire sometime after…
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Jets considered Holmgren as coach before hiring Bowles

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Holmgren was under consideration for the Jets’ head coaching job during the team’s search 16 months ago, Bob Glauber of Newsday in New York reported. Jets Owner Woody Johnson told Glauber he was “delighted” the search ended up the way it did, with the hiring of Todd Bowles as head coach.…
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Goodell letter reaffirms $30 million commitment to NIH

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The week began with a Congressional report accusing the NFL of rescinding $16 million from a $30 million gift to the National Institutes of Health due to the league’s disagreement with the NIH’s selection of a researcher to oversee testing aimed at detecting Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living patients. The week is ending with Commissioner…
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Ravens brought in former star Ray Rice to speak to team's rookies

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — The Baltimore Ravens supported Ray Rice after his domestic violence incident in Atlantic City two years ago, until the infamous video of Rice punching his then-fiancee (now his wife) was published. Then the team cut him. it seemed like the team cut him somewhat reluctantly, however, because the pressure was too great to keep him. An ESPN report said owner Steve Bisciotti texted Rice after...
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Packers swap out reserve quarterbacks

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Packers have a great starting quarterback. At the bottom of the depth chart, they have made an adjustment. Gone is Ryan Williams. Taking his place is former North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams. Undrafted in May, Marquise Williams set more than 20 records at Chapel Hill, including career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (35), career rushing yards…
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Browns sign second-rounder Ogbah

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Browns on Thursday announced the signing of their second-round pick, outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah had 28 sacks over three seasons at Oklahoma State and will try to transition to a 3-4 outside linebacker with the Browns. The Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year last fall, Ogbah was twice his team’s defensive MVP…
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Will there be a Jets mini-mutiny over Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract?

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — By now we all know that "voluntary" NFL offseason workouts are anything but, and a player skipping one is news. Usually a player's absence is over a contract, which makes New York Jets receiver Eric Decker's silent protest pretty normal. What's unusual about Decker is he's reportedly skipping practices over someone else's contract. [ Yahoo Fantasy Football is open for the 2016 season. Sign...
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Lions waive Tim Wright

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Patriots just before the start of the 2014 season, claimed him off of waivers from the Patriots last June and then traded him to the Lions for kicker Kyle Brindza in August. Now they have another chance to bring him back to the roster. Wright was waived…
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Ray Rice addresses Ravens rookies

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Zac Jackson) — The Ravens had an interesting speaker in Wednesday to address the team’s rookies as part of an ongoing series of speeches and seminars. Ray Rice. The Ravens released Rice in 2014 after video surfaced of Rice punching his then-fiancee. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL when the video surfaced; he’d previously been facing a…
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Cowboys may bid on hosting Super Bowl LVI or LVII

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Cowboys have hosted a single Super Bowl in their gigantic stadium. They could soon be trying to host another. Via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys could make a play for one of the next two Super Bowls to be awarded: Super Bowl LVI, to be played in 2022, or Super Bowl LVII,…
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Ryan Tannehill: A lot of freedom in Adam Gase’s offense

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams said this week that he’s enjoying what he’s seen from the team’s defensive scheme after a dismal year with the Bills in 2015. Williams isn’t the only member of the team excited about life under a new coaching staff. Unlike Williams, quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn’t have to switch teams to…
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