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No other teams got into Revis hunt

No other teams got into Revis hunt

Last week, when the Jets pressed “pause” on the Darrelle Revis trade talks, some thought that another team or two could try to jump into the fray. It didn’t happen. In fact, it never happened. Per a source with knowledge of the process, it was alway
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  • Big-school dynamic could keep Joeckel in front of Fisher

    Big-school dynamic could keep Joeckel in front of Fisher

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    New Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey recently said he has dreamed of running a draft. Make the wrong selection with the first overall pick, however, and the dream becomes something else. That dynamic is prompting many league insiders and observers to believe tha…
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  • The Shutdown 50: West Virginia WR Tavon Austin

    The Shutdown 50: West Virginia WR Tavon Austin

    yahoo.com Apr 21, 2013
    With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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  • Redskins meeting with Quentin Jammer

    Redskins meeting with Quentin Jammer

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Any other year, and it would have been the Redskins bidding on Darrelle Revis. Instead, they’re still working the fringes of the cornerback market, after being outbid on lower-profile players. The Redskins have now turned their sights to former Chargers
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  • Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price

    Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    The much-discussed potential trade of Branden Albert from the Chiefs to the Dolphins doesn’t appear likely at the price Albert is currently seeking. Although the Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation - the Dolphins sending a second-ro
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  • Jets’ Antonio Cromartie on Darrelle Revis trade: ‘It sucks’

    Jets’ Antonio Cromartie on Darrelle Revis trade: ‘It sucks’

    yahoo.com Apr 21, 2013
    When New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Miami Dolphins last September, it put Antonio Cromartie in place as the team's top pass defender. Cromartie responded well, ranking 16th overall in Pro Footbal…
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  • Medical issues could impact first two rounds of draft

    Medical issues could impact first two rounds of draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Every year, there are late risers and fallers in the draft. In most cases, the phenomenon arises from the simple reality that the media finally has caught up with what the teams have known all along. Sometimes, the media never catches up. Which results …
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  • Falcons' Moore released from jail on bond

    Falcons' Moore released from jail on bond

    ESPN.com Apr 21, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore has been released from jail on $2,500 bond following his arrest on a misdemeanor simple battery charge.
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  • Team needs: Atlanta Falcons

    Team needs: Atlanta Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    With the NFL Draft approaching, we’re taking a team-by-team look at the needs of each club. Up next is the team with the No. 30 overall selection, the Atlanta Falcons. They have a total of 11 picks, and aren’t afraid to make bold moves, so their picki
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  • Darnell Nurse, nephew of Donovan McNabb, is well-regarded NHL p…

    Darnell Nurse, nephew of Donovan McNabb, is well-regarded NHL prospect

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    When the National Hockey League Entry Draft begins June 30, a defenseman prospect with a connection to a former NFL star could reportedly hear his name called fairly early in the seven-round event. Darnell Nurse, a promising defenseman for the Sault Ste…
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  • Jermichael Finley's Ex Calls Him A Deadbeat, Adulterer On Twitt…

    Jermichael Finley's Ex Calls Him A Deadbeat, Adulterer On Twitter

    deadspin.com Apr 21, 2013
    Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has got a bit of an issue on his hands. After garnering some good publicity for his pledge earlier this week to donate $500 to a Boston charity for every dropped pass and touchdown he records this season, he…
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  • The Shutdown 50: BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah

    The Shutdown 50: BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah

    yahoo.com Apr 21, 2013
    With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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  • NBC's Michaels arrested on suspicion of DUI

    NBC's Michaels arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Police in Southern California say that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
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  • Cousins will be ready, if Griffin isn’t

    Cousins will be ready, if Griffin isn’t

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Prime time is ready for RG3, starting in Week One of the 2013 NFL season. But if RG3 isn’t ready, his backup will be. “I need to be ready and I will be,” Kirk Cousins said Saturday at Michigan State’s spring game, via the Detroit Free Press. “An
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  • Report: Packers “bound and determined” to get more physical

    Report: Packers “bound and determined” to get more physical

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Finesse will not be high on the list of things the Packers are looking for in the draft. That’s the impression left by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who reports that people close to Packers coach Mike McCarthy and General Manager Ted Tho
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  • Searching for this year’s Russell Wilson

    Searching for this year’s Russell Wilson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Sure, the 2013 quarterback class lacks an Andrew Luck or a Robert Griffin III. But there could be a would-be franchise quarterback taken five spots after a punter in round three. In 2012, it was Russell Wilson, who in our view should have been the AP of…
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  • E.J. Manuel: Rob Chudzinski says I remind him of Cam Newton

    E.J. Manuel: Rob Chudzinski says I remind him of Cam Newton

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    Quarterback E.J. Manuel met with the Browns in Cleveland last week and then had another private workout with the team on Saturday at Florida State and Manuel says that Browns coach Rob Chudzinski wasn’t shy about comparing Manuel with the quarterback th
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  • Jared Odrick sues investment adviser in alleged fraud

    Jared Odrick sues investment adviser in alleged fraud

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Agency recently accused a company called Success Trade of allegedly selling $18 million in fraudulent and unregistered promissory notes to 58 clients with Yahoo! Sports uncovering that a large portion of investors affec…
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  • The Shutdown 50: Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson

    The Shutdown 50: Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson

    yahoo.com Apr 21, 2013
    With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…
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  • Terrell Owens wants to play for the Chicago Bears

    Terrell Owens wants to play for the Chicago Bears

    yahoo.com Apr 21, 2013
    Terrell Owens wants to continue his NFL career and thinks he would be a natural fit with the Chicago Bears, reports David Kaplan of CSN Chicago. There is a connection between Owens and Bears first-year head coach Marc Trestman, who was the San Francisco…
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  • Team needs: New England Patriots

    Team needs: New England Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    With just five picks currently in hand, the Patriots don’t enter this year’s draft with a lot of ammunition. It’s a good thing, then, that the defending AFC East champions don’t have a whole lot of holes that need filling. As in most other years o
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  • Rahim Moore working to move on from bad end to season

    Rahim Moore working to move on from bad end to season

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    The 2012 season did not end well for Broncos safety Rahim Moore. His misplay of a deep ball to Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones late in the fourth quarter of Denver’s first playoff game allowed Jones to score a game-tying touchdown. The Broncos would e
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    The former equipment manager of the Bills is suing the team and claiming he was fired because of his age. Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post suggests the Dolphins may look to move on from K Dan Carpenter. S D.J. Swearinger could be a player the Patriots t…
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  • Haslam’s company hires lawyer who represented Eddie DeBartolo

    Haslam’s company hires lawyer who represented Eddie DeBartolo

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    With plenty of NFL observers already comparing the case against the company run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to the case that brought down Eddie DeBartolo as owner of the 49ers, Haslam voluntarily has made another connection between the two situations. …
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  • Tough to find a first-round match for Geno Smith

    Tough to find a first-round match for Geno Smith

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has been discussed at times as a possible first overall pick in the NFL draft. But with the draft now just four days away, another question arises: Could Smith drop all the way out of the first round? That’s the cons
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  • Jets want to trade down from No. 9

    Jets want to trade down from No. 9

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21, 2013
    At a time when some think that the amount of movement in the first round of the draft will be unprecedented, count the Jets among the teams that want to move down. Per Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Jets G.M. John Idzik has “sent out word” of his int
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  • Video - Jets Trade Revis To Bucs 02:29

    Jets Trade Revis To Bucs

    Apr 21
    Darrelle Revis signs an extension with the Buccaneers after the Jets trade him for the 13th overall pick in this year's NFL draft and a conditional selection for 2014.
  • Video - Revis Traded Pending Physical 01:49

    Revis Traded Pending Physical

    Apr 21
    John Clayton discusses the reports that the Jets have agreed to trade Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers pending a physical.
  • Video - Kevin Kowalski run 1 Men's Skateboard Park 00:44

    Kevin Kowalski run 1 Men's Skateboard Park

    Apr 21
    Kevin Kowalski scores a 32 in Men's Skateboard Park final at X Games Foz do Iguau 2013.
  • Video - Kevin Kowalski run 2 Men's Skateboard Park 00:47

    Kevin Kowalski run 2 Men's Skateboard Park

    Apr 21
    Kevin Kowalski scores a 29 in Men's Skateboard final at X Games Foz do Iguau 2013.

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    Apr 21
    An innovative scheduling software is helping teams avoid three-game road trips and other dreaded quirks, writes John Clayton.