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Michael Floyd: Baltimore a good place to bring career “back to life” - 2019-05-23T17:39:11+00:00
Wide receiver Michael Floyd caught 242 passes for 3,739 yards and 23 touchdowns over four-plus seasons with the Cardinals before he was arrested for DUI in December 2016. Floyd was released by the Cardinals a short time later and his career has never gotten back on track. He has 24 catches for 220 yards and [more]

NFL players supposedly will compete in 40-yard dash tournament - 2019-05-23T17:38:24+00:00
Ted Ginn will get a chance to put his money where his mouth is, without having to actually put up any money. The Saints receiver, who recently said he’ll race anyone for $10,000, is scheduled to participate next month in a 40-yard dash tournament. Via CBSSports.com, a group known as 40 Yards of Gold will [more]

Walter Payton ranked as the greatest Bears player in team’s first 100 years - 2019-05-23T17:10:53+00:00
The NFL’s 100th season is also the 100th season for the Chicago Bears franchise, and the team has released a listing of its 100 greatest players. Ranked No. 1 on the list, which was undertaken by longtime Chicago NFL writers Dan Pompei and Don Pierson, is Walter Payton. Payton played his entire NFL career for [more]

Chargers, Rams get another year to start paying relocation fee - 2019-05-23T17:03:15+00:00
The Chargers and the Rams eventually will pay $645 million each for the privilege of moving to L.A. The owners who will be receiving that money decided on Wednesday to give the franchises an extra year to begin making installment payments. As a result, the first $129 million (10 percent from each team) will be [more]

Falcons return to more traditional front-office structure - 2019-05-23T16:33:47+00:00
The Falcons, for 2019 and moving forward, will return to a more traditional structure of their front office. Per a league source, the team has promoted Steve Sabo to director of player personnel. He will be, essentially, the second in command under G.M. Thomas Dimitroff. Sabo previously had served as director of college scouting. Regional [more]

Ndamukong Suh contract signing delayed by trip to France - 2019-05-23T16:28:27+00:00
Word earlier this week was that the Buccaneers and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh were finalizing a contract that would bring Suh to Tampa for the 2019 season. Reports like that are often followed closely by an announcement from the team, player or both that a contract has been signed. There’s been no such announcement in [more]

Lions postseason victory drought reaches 10,000 days - 2019-05-23T16:01:43+00:00
In 2016, the Lions commemorated the 25th anniversary of their last playoff win, which may not have been the best way to deal with a quarter of a century without a postseason victory. Today, the Lions can celebrate another milestone related to futility beyond Week 17. It’s been 10,000 days since the Lions last won [more]

Quinnen Williams nursing calf injury at Jets OTAs - 2019-05-23T16:01:39+00:00
Josh Allen isn’t the only first round pick dealing with a lower body injury as they go through the organized team activity period for the first time. Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is also a spectator during Thursday’s practice session. Per multiple reports from the team’s practice facility, Williams is dealing with a calf injury [more]

It’s just a matter of time before Scouting Combine exits Indianapolis - 2019-05-23T15:41:25+00:00
The Indy 500 will never leave town. The Scouting Combine inevitably will. The news that NFL’s annual scouting convention will remain in Indianapolis through 2021 amounts to yet another one-year Band-Aid extension, with the reality that the reality show will be taken on the road still looming large over the city that has hosted it [more]

Dolphins waive James Burgess - 2019-05-23T15:29:28+00:00
Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington signed with the Dolphins on Thursday and his arrival meant the team had to cut someone from the 90-man roster to make space. The team announced that linebacker James Burgess is the player who has been cut loose when they made Washington’s signing official. Burgess kicked off his NFL career with [more]

Jags hold Josh Allen out of OTA with knee contusion - 2019-05-23T15:14:36+00:00
The Jaguars don’t sound terribly concerned about Josh Allen‘s health, but it’s better to be safe than sorry during a May organized team activity. Allen will be held out of practice on Thursday after the team announced that he suffered a knee contusion earlier this week. Allen will work out on a side field and [more]

Adam Gase: “Ridiculous” to suggest Jets will trade Le’Veon Bell - 2019-05-23T15:01:59+00:00
Chatter emerged in recent days that the Jets could trade running back Le'Veon Bell, either before the 2019 season or after it concludes. Coach Adam Gase was asked about the first possibility when meeting with reporters on Thursday, and he described it in two words. “That’s ridiculous,” Gase said. Gase pointed out that the question [more]

Adam Gase: Christopher Johnson will pick the next General Manager - 2019-05-23T14:36:00+00:00
Eight days ago, the Jets abruptly fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan. The search for a replacement has not yet officially begun. When the time comes to make a hire, the hire will be made by one person: CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson. That’s what coach Adam Gase explained to reporters in his first press conference following [more]

David Tepper getting out of hedge fund business - 2019-05-23T14:30:14+00:00
Panthers owner David Tepper’s got plenty of projects on his mind, but he’s apparently narrowing his focus to football. According to Thomas Franck of CNBC.com, Tepper is returning the capital to outside investors in his Appaloosa Management hedge fund. In layman’s terms, he’s getting out of the investing-other-people’s-money business, which will leave him time to [more]

Denzel Ward says he’ll play smarter to avoid concussions - 2019-05-23T14:06:40+00:00
Browns cornerback Denzel Ward made the Pro Bowl as a rookie last season, but he suffered two concussions late in the year that had him thinking about changing the way he plays. Ward says he’s putting more thought into hitting with his shoulders, not his helmet, to protect himself. “The first concussion I got really [more]

Adolphus Washington signs with Dolphins - 2019-05-23T13:02:41+00:00
The Dolphins are adding to their defensive line. Veteran defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins, a league source tells PFT. The 24-year-old Washington spent time with three teams last year. He played one game with the Bills but was released, then signed with the Cowboys’ practice squad, then went [more]

Xavier Rhodes appreciates Mike Zimmer being tough on him - 2019-05-23T12:26:02+00:00
Various Vikings players had their names pop up as part of trade chatter as the offseason unfolded and cornerback Xavier Rhodes was on that list. Rhodes didn’t wind up going anywhere, but that wasn’t because the team was overjoyed by his play last season. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Rhodes “needs to play up to [more]

Kenyan Drake: I want more wins, not more carries - 2019-05-23T12:15:02+00:00
Questions have been raised this offseason about what role Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake will have in the offense with a new coaching staff in place, but Drake says it won’t matter to him as long as they win. “I would like to win a lot more games,” Drake said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “That’s my [more]

Tyler Boyd doesn’t mind working, while working on extension - 2019-05-23T12:12:31+00:00
It’s not uncommon for players actively working on contract extensions to stay away from OTA workouts, to minimize the risk to future earnings. But for Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd, he’s opting to continue, with his fingers crossed. “I’m just trying to do what’s right,” Boyd told Paul Dehner Jr. of TheAthletic.com. “I’m going to [more]

Todd Monken on installing offense without top wideouts: You do what you can - 2019-05-23T11:57:50+00:00
Odell Beckham is not taking part in the voluntary organized team activities the Browns are holding right now and Jarvis Landry has been sitting out of practices with an injury, which leaves offensive coordinator Todd Monken without two key players as he works to install this year’s offense. Wednesday’s OTA also saw Antonio Callaway sitting [more]

Markus Golden says he’s feeling like himself again - 2019-05-23T11:24:07+00:00
When defensive coordinator James Bettcher was asked about the Giants passing on edge rushers with all three of their first round picks this year, he noted that free agent acquisition Markus Golden had 12.5 sacks during the 2016 season. Golden hasn’t been able to build on that season. He didn’t have a sack in four [more]

Zach Ertz has “huge chip on my shoulder” after 116-catch season - 2019-05-23T11:09:17+00:00
Zach Ertz caught 116 passes for the Eagles last year and he thinks he may have even more room to operate in 2019. Ertz thinks the return of wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the team will mean “more space in the middle of the field” as defenses adjust to make sure Jackson doesn’t beat them [more]

June Jones “assumes” John Manziel will be in the XFL draft pool - 2019-05-23T10:51:43+00:00
June Jones will coach the XFL Houston franchise. John Manziel possibly will be playing for it. “I had Johnny in Hamilton,” Jones, who was named XFL Houston coach last week, recently said, via CBSSports.com. “I enjoyed the five or six weeks [with him]. . . . He played very good for me, actually. Johnny is [more]

Sammy Watkins trying to “manifest a great year” - 2019-05-23T10:48:48+00:00
It’s unknown at this point if the Chiefs are going to have wide receiver Tyreek Hill back for the regular season and any plan for life without him is likely to include a big role for Sammy Watkins. Watkins’ injury history makes that a dicey proposition. He missed six games during his first season with [more]

Panthers hoping for healthy, restocked line by training camp - 2019-05-23T10:41:16+00:00
Quarterback Cam Newton wasn’t throwing during OTAs yesterday, but they’re not panicked about that. In fact, the encouraging signs were all around, as two of the key pieces of their offseason line makeover were doing more than anticipated. Free agent signings Daryl Williams and Matt Paradis were each doing some of the individual drills and [more]

Browns still working without Odell Beckham, Duke Johnson - 2019-05-23T10:19:19+00:00
It looks like Odell Beckham Jr. is going to show up for Browns events early, and not so often. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Beckham’s only day of attendance for the voluntary OTAs was last week, as he’s been at that one day of the five held so far. But [more]

Stephen Ross: Dolphins’ starting quarterback is not my decision - 2019-05-23T10:08:54+00:00
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is staying out of his team’s quarterback decision. Ross said coach Brian Flores and his staff will not get any input from the owner in deciding between second-year quarterback Josh Rosen and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. “He’s competing,” Ross said of Rosen, via the Miami Herald. “That’s all I know. I’m not [more]

Combine changes could lead to longer stays for players - 2019-05-23T10:03:03+00:00
The football guys got the win they were hoping for, with yesterday’s announcement that the NFL Scouting Combine was staying in Indianapolis at least through the 2021 season. Of course, they’ll have to adjust a bit to keep their preferred location, with the on-field drills moving later in the day to satisfy the league’s business-side [more]

Cardinals waive Malachi Dupre - 2019-05-23T07:22:00+00:00
Wide receiver Malachi Dupre was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday to make way for the addition of defensive tackle Terrell McClain. Dupre appeared in one game for the Cardinals last December and played five offensive snaps for the team. A seventh-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2017, Dupre has bounced between [more]

Courtland Sutton wants to be a bigger threat in red zone - 2019-05-23T06:00:20+00:00
Bigger wide receivers tend to be viewed as greater threats in the red zone due to their extra size giving them an advantage over smaller defensive backs. Denver Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton should fit that ball. At 6-foot-3 and 216 pounds, Sutton has enough size to be a problem for opposing defenses inside the 20-yard [more]

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