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Schneider says Chancellor extension was Seahawks top priority

Schneider says Chancellor extension was Seahawks top priority

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Apr 22, 2013
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…
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  • Charlotte agrees to renovate Panthers stadium

    Charlotte agrees to renovate Panthers stadium

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    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.
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  • Dominik confident Revis will be ready for Week One and never ho…

    Dominik confident Revis will be ready for Week One and never hold out

    On 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…
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  • Kevin Colbert: Draft has “probably 6-8”³ prospects Steelers wou…

    Kevin Colbert: Draft has “probably 6-8”³ prospects Steelers would call “special”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    One 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 Monday
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  • Team needs:  Baltimore Ravens

    Team needs: Baltimore Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    It 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 h
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  • Report: 'Fins willing to give into Albert's demands

    Report: 'Fins willing to give into Albert's demands

    Report: 'Fins willing to give into Albert's demands
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  • The Shutdown 50: West Virginia QB Geno Smith

    The Shutdown 50: West Virginia QB Geno Smith

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 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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  • Giants owner says Cruz deal 'will get done'

    Giants owner says Cruz deal 'will get done'

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    An optimistic John Mara believes a long-term extension with Victor Cruz will be reached "at some point."
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  • Falcons waive wide receiver Kerry Meier

    Falcons waive wide receiver Kerry Meier

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Jerry Jones would like to trade down

    Jerry Jones would like to trade down

    Last 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 told
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  • The Shutdown 50: Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones

    The Shutdown 50: Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 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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  • Locker says shoulder’s feeling much better

    Locker says shoulder’s feeling much better

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    The 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 activiti
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  • Eric Decker is latest receiver to land a reality show

    Eric Decker is latest receiver to land a reality show

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Eric 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 Dec
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  • Bucs could trade LeGarrette Blount during draft

    Bucs could trade LeGarrette Blount during draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    We 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 …
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  • Gambling charges against Quinton Carter dropped

    Gambling charges against Quinton Carter dropped

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Prosecutors 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…
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  • Karlos Dansby visiting Bills

    Karlos Dansby visiting Bills

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Now 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…
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  • Rolando McClain Got Arrested Because He Shouted "Fuck The …

    Rolando McClain Got Arrested Because He Shouted "Fuck The Police!"

    We 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…
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  • Eric Fisher has visited three of the teams in the top five

    Eric Fisher has visited three of the teams in the top five

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Monday’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 Net
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  • Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questions

    Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questions

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Browns 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-do
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  • Jerry Jones stumps for college game's finale

    Jerry Jones stumps for college game's finale

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    Jerry Jones badly wants Cowboys Stadium to host the first championship in college football's new four-team playoff.
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  • Elway says he’s glad he’s not in the QB market

    Elway says he’s glad he’s not in the QB market

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    It’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,
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  • Bengals work out Reid Fragel

    Bengals work out Reid Fragel

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    There’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 tackle
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  • Doctor found dead hours before Samari Rolle lawsuit was to begi…

    Doctor found dead hours before Samari Rolle lawsuit was to begin

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Dr. 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…
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  • Titans' D eager to absorb Williams' knowledge

    Titans' D eager to absorb Williams' knowledge

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    As 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.
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  • Saints asked Fujita to retire as a member of the team

    Saints asked Fujita to retire as a member of the team

    We 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 f
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  • Insider: 2013 NFL draft guides

    Insider: 2013 NFL draft guides

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    Exhaustive draft guides for all 32 teams including past history and potential picks
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  • David Caldwell would be surprised if Jaguars trade down

    David Caldwell would be surprised if Jaguars trade down

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Jaguars to unveil new uniforms tomorrow

    Jaguars to unveil new uniforms tomorrow

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Lost 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…
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  • Bengals work out Cyprien

    Bengals work out Cyprien

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    The 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 t
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  • A look at draft's 10 biggest injury questions

    A look at draft's 10 biggest injury questions

    CNNSI.com Apr 22, 2013
    Drafting 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.
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  • Report: 49ers ready to move into middle of first round

    Report: 49ers ready to move into middle of first round

    So 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.…
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  • PFT Live: Eric Fisher, mock draft 17-21

    PFT Live: Eric Fisher, mock draft 17-21

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Draft 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…
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  • Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle has moved past NFL for medical schoo…

    Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle has moved past NFL for medical school

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    LostLettermen.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 bet
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  • John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Race

    John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Race

    deadspin.com Apr 22, 2013
    This 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 b
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  • DeAndre Hopkins has second visit with the Rams

    DeAndre Hopkins has second visit with the Rams

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Before 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…
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  • Barkley’s comments on USC leadership don’t speak well for Kiffi…

    Barkley’s comments on USC leadership don’t speak well for Kiffin

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Former 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 made
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  • Ware clarifies 'put up or shut up' to Romo

    Ware clarifies 'put up or shut up' to Romo

    Defensive 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.
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  • Greg Cosell’s mock draft: Picks 1-16

    Greg Cosell’s mock draft: Picks 1-16

    yahoo.com Apr 22, 2013
    Here’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 pl
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  • Velasco signs Titans tender, get back to work

    Velasco signs Titans tender, get back to work

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    While 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…
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  • Dee Milliner may not be ready for start of camp

    Dee Milliner may not be ready for start of camp

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Cornerback 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 ma
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  • Steelers could take a quarterback in the draft

    Steelers could take a quarterback in the draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    The 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 Manager
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  • Robbie Gould had surgery, welcomes competition

    Robbie Gould had surgery, welcomes competition

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Plenty 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 signed
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    C 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…
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  • Jets can now focus on fixing Sanchez (or at least playing out t…

    Jets can now focus on fixing Sanchez (or at least playing out the string)

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    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 analyst
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  • Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Jets' New Start

    Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Jets' New Start

    grantland.com Apr 22, 2013
    With 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...
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  • Video - Scott Fujita Retires As A Saint 00:37

    Scott Fujita Retires As A Saint

    Apr 22
    LB Scott Fujita signs a one-day contract with the Saints on Monday and announces his retirement after 11 NFL seasons.
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis throws the first pitch at Tampa Bay Rays game 00:30

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis throws the first pitch at Tampa Bay Rays game

    Apr 22
    Tampa 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.
  • Video - Darrelle Revis: 'New Chapter For Both Of Us' 02:22

    Darrelle Revis: 'New Chapter For Both Of Us'

    Apr 22
    Sal Paolantonio sits down with CB Darrelle Revis to talk about the Jets trading him to the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Potential Branden Albert trade 01:11

    Potential Branden Albert trade

    Apr 22
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on the Kansas City Chiefs possibly sending veteran tackle Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins.

Sports Columnists

  • Seattle Seahawks to extend Kam Chancellor -- source

    Apr 22
    The 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 Seahawks

    Apr 22
    The 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 down

    Apr 22
    By 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…