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The Seattle Seahawks have had a busy offseason adding pieces to an already strong roster. A trade for Percy Harvin. The free agent signings of Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Antoine Winfield and Tony McDaniel. Yet, for Seahawks general manager John Schne…Upvote Share Tweet
Charlotte's city council voted unanimously Monday night to approve an agreement to provide $87.5 million for upgrades to the team's 17-year-old stadium in exchange for a commitment to stay in North Carolina's largest city for at least another six years.Upvote Share TweetOn Monday, cornerback Darrelle Revis officially became a member of the Buccaneers. The man who pulled off the biggest acquisition of a veteran player since Peyton Manning was cut by the Colts and signed by the Broncos joined Pro Football Talk to discuss…Upvote Share TweetOne NFL evaluator who’s had success building through the draft sees less than 10 “special” prospects in the Class of 2013 - and a lack of depth at certain line positions on both sides of the ball. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said MondayUpvote Share TweetIt won’t be easy to win a second straight Super Bowl in Baltimore. But with five consecutive playoff appearances, there’s no reason to think the Ravens won’t at least be in contention. To have a chance at repeating as champs, however, here are the hUpvote Share TweetReport: 'Fins willing to give into Albert's demandsUpvote Share Tweet
The Shutdown 50: West Virginia QB Geno SmithWith 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…Upvote Share TweetAn optimistic John Mara believes a long-term extension with Victor Cruz will be reached "at some point."Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons waive wide receiver Kerry MeierThe Falcons placed wide receiver Kerry Meier on waivers Monday. In 2012, Meier spent the entire regular season and postseason on injured reserve. He reportedly missed time with a leg injury during the lead-up to the regular season. A fifth-round pick of…Upvote Share TweetLast year, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones packaged his first-round pick and his second-round pick to move up to No. 6 overall and select cornerback Morris Claiborne. Don’t expect Jones to make a similar type of trade this year. Jones toldUpvote Share TweetWith 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Locker says shoulder’s feeling much betterThe good news for the Titans, there’s nothing resembling hitting anytime soon. Because Jake Locker can do everything else. Three months after surgery on his left shoulder, The Titans quarterback said he’s been cleared by doctors for all other activitiUpvote Share TweetEric Decker doesn’t get compared to Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens all that often, but the three wide receivers have at least one thing in common. All of them have reality television shows now that E! has decided to go forward with a show chronicling DecUpvote Share Tweet
Bucs could trade LeGarrette Blount during draftWe noted a month ago that the Buccaneers were trying to trade running back LeGarrette Blount. Nothing has happened on that front, but that could change this week. Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Blount is still in play in a potential …Upvote Share TweetProsecutors in Las Vegas have decided to drop felony gambling charges against Broncos safety Quinton Carter. The Associated Press reports that Carter did not appear in court on Monday when the decision not to prosecute him was made. Carter was facing th…Upvote Share TweetNow that linebacker James Harrison has agreed to a contract with the Bengals, Karlos Dansby has to find another place to call home for the 2013 season. It could be Buffalo. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Dansby will visit with the Bills on Monday an…Upvote Share TweetWe told you earlier about Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain's latest arrest in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., this time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. We knew McClain had been in a park among a large group of people that refused to dispers…Upvote Share TweetMonday’s edition of PFT Live included a visit from Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher. Widely expected to be a top-five pick, Fisher could end up being the first overall selection - especially if the Chiefs put any stock in the assessments of NFL NetUpvote Share Tweet
Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questionsBrowns owner Jimmy Haslam apparently has received - and is heeding - advice from his lawyers regarding the fact that anything he says can and will be used against him, if/when he personally faces charges for fraud allegedly committed by the billion-doUpvote Share TweetJerry Jones badly wants Cowboys Stadium to host the first championship in college football's new four-team playoff.Upvote Share TweetIt’s kind of funny, actually, the way teams needing quarterbacks seem compelled to justify this year’s draft class. But what might be hilarious is that John Elway’s not above gloating. Asked about a group of passers that have created mixed opinions,Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals work out Reid FragelThere’s danger in putting too much stock in any particular draft visit or private workout, but the late ones sometimes bear noticing for one reason or another. A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the Bengals worked out Ohio State right tackleUpvote Share Tweet
Doctor found dead hours before Samari Rolle lawsuit was to beginDr. Craig Brigham, who has been in the news in the NFL this offseason for giving draft prospect Jarvis Jones a clean bill of health and for getting sued by former player Samari Rolle, was found dead this morning. The Charlotte medical office where Brigh…Upvote Share TweetAs the Tennessee Titans kicked off their offseason program, senior assistant coach/defense Gregg Williams spoke to the unit during a meeting and some players left the meeting excited to be working under him.Upvote Share TweetWe caught wind earlier today of linebacker Scott Fujita’s intention to retire as a member of the Saints not long before the launch of Monday’s PFT Live. So, at some point in the 20 minutes before the show started, I thumb-typed a series of questions fUpvote Share Tweet
Insider: 2013 NFL draft guidesExhaustive draft guides for all 32 teams including past history and potential picksUpvote Share TweetThe Jaguars either have their eyes on a player that they know they want with the second overall pick on Thursday night or General Manager David Caldwell is trying to drum up a strong offer to trade out of that slot. Those are the two sensible conclusion…Upvote Share TweetLost in the upcoming uniform adjustments planned by the Dolphins and Vikings is that the Jaguars will be unveiling a new look, too. The Jags get a head start on the other two teams by pulling the sheet off their new stuff on Tuesday. Apparently, it will…Upvote Share TweetThe Bengals could go in plenty of different directions with the 21st overall pick in the draft. Despite plenty of veterans at every level of the defense, the Bengals would benefit from youth at every level, too. Especially safety. And so they’re doing tUpvote Share Tweet
A look at draft's 10 biggest injury questionsCNNSI.com Updated Apr 22, 2013Drafting is hard enough without the dark cloud of injuries complicating things. Unfortunately, this year brings some big medical questions. Chris Burke examines the 10 biggest.Upvote Share TweetSo far in the pre-draft chatter process, there have been a lot of teams willing to concede a few spots. Few have said they want to move up. But according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, the 49ers could be interested in moving up to the 13th or 14th pick.…Upvote Share TweetDraft week is officially here and PFT Live will be here for all of it, kicking things off on Monday with a visit from a player expected to be one of the first players off the board on Thursday night. Mike Florio will speak to tackle Eric Fisher from Cen…Upvote Share Tweet
Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle has moved past NFL for medical schoolLostLettermen.com is a college football and men’s basketball website that regularly contributes to Shutdown Corner. Today, we look at the whereabouts of former NFL player Myron Rolle. As scores of college football players anxiously await their fates betUpvote Share Tweet
John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Racedeadspin.com Updated Apr 22, 2013This picture comes to us from reader Jared, who happened upon John Harbaugh and Ravens running backs coach Juan Castillo while running in the Tough Mudder Mid-Atlantic-an adventure race in which participants have to run through all manner of obstacles bUpvote Share TweetBefore the Rams selected wide receiver Brian Quick with the first pick in the second round after meeting with him twice in the days before the draft. If history continues to repeat itself, you should prepare to see wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins trade in…Upvote Share Tweet
Barkley’s comments on USC leadership don’t speak well for KiffinFormer USC quarterback Matt Barkley says he’s willing to put the blame on his own shoulders for the Trojans’ disappointing 2012, when they entered the season ranked No. 1 and ended the season unranked. But while accepting that blame, Barkley has madeUpvote Share TweetDefensive end DeMarcus Ware spoke to Tony Romo about the "put up or shut up" comments he made regarding the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month that were perceived as if he took a shot at the quarterback.Upvote Share TweetHere’s picks 1-16 in my mock draft, you can see picks 17-32 here. The parameters I presented for those selections still apply. One other point: I don’t place grades on players based on the round in which I believe they should be selected. I project plUpvote Share Tweet
Velasco signs Titans tender, get back to workWhile the Draft is three days away, NFL teams are doing a little paperwork with existing players as well. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, Titans center Fernando Velasco signed his restricted free agent tender, and began working out with the t…Upvote Share TweetCornerback Dee Milliner said that a late March recheck of his surgically repaired shoulder went “very well,” but the injury may still impact his readiness for training camp this summer. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Milliner maUpvote Share TweetThe Steelers haven’t taken a quarterback since drafting Dennis Dixon in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, but their streak of quarterback-less drafts could end this week. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers General ManagerUpvote Share TweetPlenty of teams bring in competition for their kickers during training camp, even of the token variety to mainly give the regular guy a breather. The Bears haven’t done that in recent years, but they are doing it this year. Austin Signor has been signedUpvote Share Tweet
Monday morning one-linersC Eric Wood has moved into a leadership role with the Bills. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald wonders if Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland will panic when it comes to making a trade for Chiefs T Branden Albert. Adding some beef to the interior of the defen…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets can now focus on fixing Sanchez (or at least playing out the string)Now that the New York Jets have exorcised Darrelle Revis, they can focus on the “demons” that have haunted quarterback Mark Sanchez. Or they can watch the clock until the time comes that they can get rid of him. The “D” word came from ESPN analystUpvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Apr 22, 2013With the NFL offseason trudging along, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is...Upvote Share Tweet
Scott Fujita Retires As A SaintApr 22LB Scott Fujita signs a one-day contract with the Saints on Monday and announces his retirement after 11 NFL seasons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis throws the first pitch at Tampa Bay Rays gameApr 22Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis is making himself at home in Florida. Revis threw the first pitch at Monday's Tampa Bay Rays game against the New York Yankees.
Darrelle Revis: 'New Chapter For Both Of Us'Apr 22Sal Paolantonio sits down with CB Darrelle Revis to talk about the Jets trading him to the Buccaneers.
Potential Branden Albert tradeApr 22Ian Rapoport has the latest on the Kansas City Chiefs possibly sending veteran tackle Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins.
Seattle Seahawks to extend Kam Chancellor -- sourceApr 22The Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement with safety Kam Chancellor on a five-year, $35 million contract extension that has $17 million in guarantees, a source said.
Kam Chancellor signs contract extension with Seattle SeahawksApr 22The Seattle Seahawks have signed star safety Kam Chancellor to a multiyear contract extension.
Peter King: Inside how the Revis trade to Tampa Bay finally went downApr 22By Sunday morning, the Bucs and Jets had worked out the trade details for Darrelle Revis -- Tampa Bay's first-round pick in this draft and likely a third-rounder next year to New York. The Bucs had a contract done with Revis -- six years, $96 million, n…