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Rudolph gets $6.5 million to sign on deal with maximum value of…

Rudolph gets $6.5 million to sign on deal with maximum value of $40 million

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 3 hours ago
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has a new five-year extension, announced tonight by the team and reportedly carrying a base value of $36.5 million. A source with knowledge of the terms has shared some additional details with PFT. Rudolph gets a $6.5 mill…
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  • Beckham's injury frustrates Giants' Coughlin

    Beckham's injury frustrates Giants' Coughlin

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants' first-round pick from this year's draft, missed his fourth straight training camp practice Sunday with a hamstring injury. For Giants coach Tom Coughlin, it's not just disappointing.
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  • Arians: Cards won't use Peterson on offense

    Arians: Cards won't use Peterson on offense

    The Patrick Peterson experiment is apparently over. Before the Cardinals held their second practice of training camp, coach Bruce Arians said he won't be using the All-Pro on offense anymore, leaving Peterson to focus on defense and punt returns.
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  • 49ers' James suffers dislocated elbow in camp

    49ers' James suffers dislocated elbow in camp

    San Francisco 49ers running back/returner LaMichael James dislocated his left elbow in training camp, an NFL source confirmed. He is expected to miss about a month.
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  • Andrew Furney Faces Long Odds as Kicker With Jets

    Andrew Furney Faces Long Odds as Kicker With Jets

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Andrew Furney, an unsigned kicker out of Washington State, will not find a starting spot with the Jets, but he is not deterred.
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  • In Path of Falcons’ New Stadium, Atlanta Church Awaits Demoliti…

    In Path of Falcons’ New Stadium, Atlanta Church Awaits Demolition

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Friendship Baptist, Atlanta’s oldest African-American Baptist church, is being torn down, perhaps this summer, to make way for the Falcons’ new football stadium.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Bills Lose Another Tight End as Receiving Optio…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Bills Lose Another Tight End as Receiving Options Wane

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Buffalo's Scott Chandler left practice with a groin injury, leaving the Bills without three of their tight ends.
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  • Jets' Dee Milliner says he is the best cornerback in the NFL

    Jets' Dee Milliner says he is the best cornerback in the NFL

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    When people argue about the best cornerback in the NFL, Dee Milliner's name rarely gets brought up. OK, it never gets brought up. The people having that debate might not bring up Milliner's name because they don't know it. But Milliner, the second-year …
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  • Christine Michael bangs up shoulder

    Christine Michael bangs up shoulder

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    As the Marshawn Lynch holdout lingers, his leverage spikes if/when any of the team’s alternatives at tailback gets injured. If became when on Sunday, when second-year running back Christine Michael left practice with a shoulder injury. “He just banged h…
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  • Ron Rivera: De’Quan Menzie is retiring

    Ron Rivera: De’Quan Menzie is retiring

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    The Panthers waived defensive back De’Quan Menzie on Saturday. And now, it appears the third-year pro could be electing to end his career. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated Sunday that the 24-yea…
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  • Redskins fan turning autographs into tattoos

    Redskins fan turning autographs into tattoos

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    Charlie White, a 41-year-old Redskins fan, is getting players to sign his arm so that he can get the signatures tattooed on him.
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  • McCoy, Cole downplay practice-field fracas

    McCoy, Cole downplay practice-field fracas

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    On Sunday, during the second practice of camp and a day before the pads go on, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took issue with a hit from defensive end Trent Cole, sparking the first fight of the year. After the session ended, Cole and McCoy downplayed…
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  • Texans offensive line dedicates season to Quessenberry

    Texans offensive line dedicates season to Quessenberry

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    As Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry prepares to endure his third round of chemotherapy, his teammates have found a way to honor him. “Absolutely, we have dedicated this season to him as a line,” left tackle Duane Brown told FOX 26 and the Hou…
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  • DeMarcus Ware has a lower leg injury

    DeMarcus Ware has a lower leg injury

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    During his time with the Cowboys, defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware played through plenty of injuries. He’s already dealing with one in Denver. Ware was held out for roughly half of Sunday’s practice due to what coach John Fox called a lower leg in…
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  • Panthers sign running back Fozzy Whittaker

    Panthers sign running back Fozzy Whittaker

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Though it sounds strange to see given their track record, the Panthers found themselves short at running back. So they solved that problem for the moment by bringing in former Browns running back/return man Fozzy Whittaker. (Waka! Waka!). The Panthers h…
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  • McCoy, Cole get in scuffle at Eagles' camp

    McCoy, Cole get in scuffle at Eagles' camp

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    LeSean McCoy and Trent Cole got into a fight at Eagles' training camp on Sunday.
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  • Cobb: Haven't done enough for new deal

    Cobb: Haven't done enough for new deal

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    The Packers' Randall Cobb doesn't think he's done enough for a new contract.
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  • Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins

    Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Players with value get chances. Players without value get made into examples. The Redskins released 2013 fifth-round pick Brandon Jenkins Sunday, less than a week into his second training camp. According to Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com, Jenkins …
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  • Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

    Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel. As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston …
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  • Jets' Pryor out indefinitely with concussion

    Jets' Pryor out indefinitely with concussion

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Rookie safety Calvin Pryor, known for his hard-hitting style, will be out indefinitely with a concussion, the New York Jets announced Sunday.
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  • Cassel, Bridgewater “pretty much splitting reps”

    Cassel, Bridgewater “pretty much splitting reps”

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    After being called out by Peyton Manning for his smedium shirt and all-access pass to Broncos training camp, FOX’s Jay Glazer took his bus-defacing training-camp tour to Mankato State University. He liked what he saw and heard of Vikings rookie quarterb…
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  • Redskins remind Meriweather to lower target

    Redskins remind Meriweather to lower target

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Brandon Meriweather has received some early reminders in training camp from his new coach, Jay Gruden, and his new defensive backfield partner, Ryan Clark, that he must keep lowering his target.
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  • Chargers throw water on idea of NFL-owned stadium in L.A.

    Chargers throw water on idea of NFL-owned stadium in L.A.

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    If the Chargers stay in San Diego, the last thing they want is one or two teams headquartered 90 miles up the road in L.A. It’s no surprise, then, that the Chargers don’t believe the NFL would ever solve the generation-old L.A. stadium problem by buildi…
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  • Cowboys hope to go from 32nd to first in NFL defensive rankings

    Cowboys hope to go from 32nd to first in NFL defensive rankings

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    The Cowboys ranked dead last in the league in total defense last season, allowing more than 415 yards a game in a year when no other defense even allowed 400. This year, the loss of linebacker Sean Lee to a knee injury and the departure of top pass rush…
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  • Roethlisberger contract looms over Steelers’ season

    Roethlisberger contract looms over Steelers’ season

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    It was no accident that, in an “exclusive” interview with the website he ultimately owns, Steelers president Art Rooney II declared that his most important employee, Ben Roethlisberger, won’t be getting a new contract until after the 2014 season. Obivou…
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  • Hardy 'hates' being distraction for Panthers

    Hardy 'hates' being distraction for Panthers

    Greg Hardy hates that his legal situation has been a distraction for the Carolina Panthers, but that was the only comment the Pro Bowl defensive end made regarding his May arrest.
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  • Ryan Clark gets pragmatic, spiritual about illegal hits

    Ryan Clark gets pragmatic, spiritual about illegal hits

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    Washington coach Jay Gruden has vowed to suspend safety Brandon Meriweather for two practices if he hits teammates higher than he should. Could new teammate Ryan Clark help Meriweather stay on the right side of the rules? “I don’t know if you have ever …
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  • Video - Kurt Warner having some fun at St. Louis Rams' training camp 05:12

    Kurt Warner having some fun at St. Louis Rams' training camp

    Jul 27
    Does former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner still have a little left in the tank? Watch as Warner has some fun with St. Louis Rams wide receivers Tavon Austin and Chris Givens.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant: 'We ready to go' 08:07

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant: 'We ready to go'

    Jul 27
    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant chats with Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin about his strong desire to win in the 2014 season under the new offense.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ready to have his best season 08:31

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ready to have his best season

    Jul 27
    After finishing 8-8 last season, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sits down to discuss his dynamic connection with wide receiver Dez Bryant and how the offense will improve in 2014.
  • Video - Fan Plans To Get Ink 02:33

    Fan Plans To Get Ink

    Jul 27
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim discusses a fan's plan to get tattoos of the autographs of all 22 starters on the team.

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