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Louisiana judge allows suit against NFL over Rams-Saints missed call to continue - 2019-07-19T04:53:50+00:00
A Louisiana judge allowed a lawsuit against the NFL seeking damages over the errant pass interference no-call late in the NFC Championship game in January. According to Kevin McGill of the Associated Press, Louisiana Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorneys for the plaintiffs can request documents from the NFL and and [more]

Chiefs lead the way with Vegas win totals - 2019-07-19T02:23:26+00:00
Camps open soon (the Broncos already have started practicing), and the folks in Vegas have adjusted their projected over-under win totals for 2019. The Chiefs currently lead the way with 12, followed by the Patriots at 11. The Rams and Saints are next at 10.5, followed by the Chargers, Eagles, and Colts at 9.5 The Bears, Packers, [more]

Broncos cutting Nathan Jacobson to sign David Williams - 2019-07-19T00:07:35+00:00
The Broncos are waiving offensive lineman Nathan Jacobson to make room for the signing of running back David Williams, Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Jacobson earned a contract with a post-draft tryout in May. A native of Milan, Italy, he played high school football in the state of Washington before continuing his career [more]

Report: Todd Davis will miss 3-4 weeks with partial calf tear - 2019-07-18T23:48:25+00:00
Broncos linebacker Todd Davis didn’t last long in the opening practice, but he will return before the season opener. Davis was carted off Thursday, and an MRI later revealed a partial calf tear, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Davis is expected to miss three to four weeks. “It was the very last [number] one [more]

Broncos expected to sign David Williams - 2019-07-18T23:18:45+00:00
The Broncos are expected to sign running back David Williams if he passes a physical, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News reports. Denver made Williams a seventh-round choice last year. The Broncos waived him out of the preseason but signed him to their practice squad the next day. The Jaguars signed Williams off Denver’s practice squad [more]

Packers will wear blue-and-gold uniform in Week Three - 2019-07-18T23:06:55+00:00
The Packers announced Thursday they will wear their “historic third jersey” in Week Three against the Broncos at Lambeau Field. The jersey is a re-creation of Green Bay’s blue-and-gold look from 1937-48. Those teams won two of the Packers’ 13 championships. The Packers have worn the throwback four times previously. They are 2-2 in the [more]

Kendrick Norton: A big thank you to God for me still being here - 2019-07-18T22:46:11+00:00
Dolphins defensive lineman Kendrick Norton walked out of the hospital Thursday afternoon, exactly two weeks after losing his left arm in a car crash. Norton made a brief statement outside Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. He said his teammates and coaches were frequent visitors, with head coach Brian Flores checking on him in person almost every [more]

Joe Flacco: John Elway is the man in Denver, but hopefully I have a place - 2019-07-18T21:48:27+00:00
John Elway is “the man” in Denver, and every quarterback who has come since him, aside from maybe Peyton Manning, has played in his shadow. Joe Flacco grew up watching Elway win two Super Bowls for the Broncos, including a Super Bowl MVP performance. Flacco has a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP award [more]

Cardinals place Dante Booker on PUP list - 2019-07-18T21:26:59+00:00
Rookies have reported to Cardinals camp and one member of that group landed on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that linebacker Dante Booker has been placed on the list. Booker won’t be able to practice with the team until he’s activated and is eligible to [more]

Marquise Brown among Ravens rookies on non-football injury list - 2019-07-18T21:18:10+00:00
The Ravens’ first-round draft pick isn’t ready to go just yet. Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown has been placed on the Ravens’ on the non-football injury list to start camp. Brown had Lisfranc surgery in February (Brown actually did suffer the foot injury playing football, but the non-football injury list also encompasses players who came [more]

Albert Haynesworth begins dialysis while testing of potential kidney donors proceeds - 2019-07-18T21:10:44+00:00
Former NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is moving closer to getting the kidney he needs. Via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website, Haynesworth has provided an update regarding his health situation on Facebook. “First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone that prayed and supported me during this new ordeal, you guys [more]

Raiders waive Saeed Blacknall, sign De’Mornay Pierson-El - 2019-07-18T21:08:20+00:00
The Raiders signed free agent receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, the team announced Thursday. They waived receiver Saeed Blacknall in a corresponding move. Pierson-El played for Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football League. He made 36 receptions for 414 yards and one touchdown, leading the team in receiving in the eight games before the [more]

Tyrone Crawford enters diversion program to resolve arrest for bar incident - 2019-07-18T20:56:50+00:00
Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford has resolved criminal charges arising from an incident that occurred in March. He’ll now await punishment from 345 Park Avenue. Via ESPN, Crawford has agreed to enter a diversion program as the settlement of the allegations made against him in connection with a bar fight in Panama City, Florida. Crawford [more]

Saints place Carl Granderson on did not report list - 2019-07-18T20:47:35+00:00
The Saints placed defensive end Carl Granderson on the did not report list as the team’s rookies opened training camp Thursday. They also placed receiver Emmanuel Butler on the non-football injury list. Granderson is serving a six-month jail sentence in Wyoming. Earlier this month, Granderson agreed to plea no contest to one count of sexual [more]

Will Falcons, Julio Jones do a deal? - 2019-07-18T20:33:12+00:00
Grady Jarrett? Check. Deion Jones? Check. Other guy named Jones who is slightly more important to the team? No check yet. The Falcons have taken care of significant business this week, signing two key defensive players, but still no business has been done between the Falcons and one of their most significant players, receiver Julio [more]

Al Riveron: Contracts for full-time officials expired but “that could change” - 2019-07-18T19:54:48+00:00
It was revealed last week that the NFL has shelved full-time officiating as part of ongoing labor discussions with the NFL Referees Association. Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, confirmed the move during the league’s annual officiating clinic last weekend. “Well, again, as you know, we’re now in negotiations as it pertains [more]

Vic Fangio: Phillip Lindsay “looked good” on Thursday - 2019-07-18T19:53:10+00:00
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said on Wednesday that the team would “obviously” ease running back Phillip Lindsay back to a full workload in training camp after Lindsay spent the offseason recovering from wrist surgery. Easing Lindsay in didn’t wind up looking too different from what the running back might have done without any recent [more]

Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium is mostly done - 2019-07-18T19:42:18+00:00
Construction on the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is moving forward on schedule. The stadium is now more than 50 percent done, according to Don Webb, chief operating officer of the stadium development project. According to Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review Journal, $944.7 million has been spent so far, which is just [more]

Teenager who announced Colts’ picks dies; players help with burial - 2019-07-18T19:24:58+00:00
Madison Moore announced the Colts’ fourth- and fifth-round choices during the NFL Draft. The 17-year-old died this week after a battle with leukemia, and two Colts players quickly stepped in to help defray burial costs. Defensive backs Kenny Moore and Pierre Desir topped off a Go Fund Me account for Madi Moore. Kenny Moore donated [more]

Drew Lock: “No chance” contract dispute would keep me from practice - 2019-07-18T18:36:45+00:00
There was some concern this week that Broncos second-round pick Drew Lock would miss Thursday’s first training camp practice because of ongoing negotiations with the team over his contract. That concern evaporated on Wednesday afternoon when the quarterback agreed to terms on a four-year deal. Lock’s deal calls for him to receive workout bonuses in [more]

Josh Norman downplays risks of bull-jumping - 2019-07-18T18:03:36+00:00
Washington cornerback Josh Norman recently took bullfighting to a new level, literally. Norman went to Pamplona to run with the bulls and he ended up jumping over them. Predictably, he recently downplayed the inherently risky behavior during a visit with Rich Eisen. “You can just go outside your front door and get in the car [more]

Hue Jackson on Baker Mayfield: He has to do what he feels he needs to do - 2019-07-18T17:52:22+00:00
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield revisited his criticism of former head coach Hue Jackson in a recent interview and said that he hasn’t changed his view since the end of the 2018 season. Jackson took a job with the Bengals after being fired by Cleveland during the season and Mayfield called Jackson “fake” after a game [more]

Todd Davis leaves Broncos practice on a cart - 2019-07-18T17:29:14+00:00
The Broncos became the first NFL team to hold a training camp practice this year when they hit the field on Thursday and one of their players needed a cart to help him off the field after being injured during the session. Multiple reporters at the practice reported that linebacker Todd Davis had to be [more]

Report: Vikings seventh-rounder Austin Cutting cleared to play in NFL - 2019-07-18T16:58:05+00:00
Long snapper Austin Cutting is the lone 2019 seventh-round pick without a contract, but the delay in signing with the team hasn’t been due to a dispute over the size of the deal. Cutting attended the Air Force Academy and associate athletic director for communications Troy Garnhart said in May that there were ongoing discussions [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 7: Can Mitchell Trubisky take the Bears to the next level? - 2019-07-18T16:49:04+00:00
The 2018 Chicago Bears stunned the NFL with an unlikely NFC North championship in the first year of coach Matt Nagy’s tenure and the second season of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky‘s career. With Trubisky now having a full season under his belt both as a starter and as the starter in Nagy’s system, the question is whether [more]

Jalen Thompson expects to be up to speed with Cardinals quickly - 2019-07-18T16:44:40+00:00
All rookies have to adjust to the differences between playing in college and playing in the NFL once they enter the league, but Cardinals safety Jalen Thompson’s experience will be a different one than players drafted in April went through. Thompson was a fifth-round pick in last week’s supplemental draft and he will hit training [more]

Kendrick Norton out of the hospital today - 2019-07-18T15:55:38+00:00
Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton will be released from the hospital today. Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, wrote on Twitter that Norton is being released. Two weeks ago, Norton was in a car accident and suffered multiple injuries, including the loss of his arm. Norton said afterward that he was grateful to be alive. A 2018 [more]

Why would NFL, NFLPA pull the plug on three days of CBA talks? - 2019-07-18T15:08:01+00:00
A three-day collective bargaining session set for this week suddenly became a one-day event, capped by a nothing-to-see-here joint statement from the NFL and the NFL Players Association calling the meeting “productive, constructive, and beneficial” for both sides (it always sound better with three adjectives). Let’s think about that one for a second. The two [more]

Broncos sign WR Steven Dunbar Jr. - 2019-07-18T14:54:44+00:00
The Broncos learned that wide receiver Aaron Burbridge would not be joining them for training camp on Wednesday and waived him off of their roster a short time later. They filled that roster spot on Thursday. The team announced the signing of wide receiver Steven Dunbar Jr. ahead of their first practice of camp. Dunbar [more]

Broncos’ expectations are “to take it one day at a time” - 2019-07-18T14:02:14+00:00
The Broncos have had consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72. They also had a losing season in 1970, which means that they’re currently one losing season away from matching that three straight years of sub-.500 football. But the days of zero-and-zero are a time for optimism and hope, even if it’s unreasonable [more]

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