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Champ Bailey will be back with Denver next season

Champ Bailey will be back with Denver next season

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 9, 2013
With the salary cap increasing only minimally next season, several veterans have been handed their walking papers this week to allow teams to purge their salaries from the roster. Players have been released in order for teams to get under the salary cap…
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  • Dolphins agree to referendum on stadium proposal

    Dolphins agree to referendum on stadium proposal

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins have been seeking nearly $200 million in public money to help fund a $400 million renovation of SunLife Stadium as owner Stephen Ross wants to make a push to host Super Bowl L in 2016. Ross had been reluctant to put the issue in front…
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  • League’s decision not to fine Williams makes plenty of sense, f…

    League’s decision not to fine Williams makes plenty of sense, for the wrong reasons

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    I missed the news of the decision not to fine Ravens cornerback Cary Williams for shoving an official during the Super Bowl because I took Mrs. PFT to see Silver Linings Playbook. You know, the movie starring Bradley Cooper that Bradley Cooper was promo…
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  • Chip Kelly hires former Navy SEALs trainer for Eagles’ staff

    Chip Kelly hires former Navy SEALs trainer for Eagles’ staff

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    When the Eagles announced new head coach Chip Kelly’s full coaching staff, one of the names on the list was Shaun Huls, the new sports science coordinator. That raises a couple of questions: Who is Shaun Huls, and what is a sports science coordinator? A
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  • Phil Simms' hesitant Super Bowl XLVII call of Baltimore Ravens …

    Phil Simms' hesitant Super Bowl XLVII call of Baltimore Ravens victory over San Francisco 49ers suggests fatigue

    nydailynews.com Feb 9, 2013
    Phil Simms’ analysis of Super Bowl XLVII was not even close to his usual standards. Yet this notion he’s washed up and ready to be buried in a landfill where old microphones go to die makes his analysis during CBS’ telecast look brilliant by compari
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  • Saints players on board with Rob Ryan hire

    Saints players on board with Rob Ryan hire

    Given the fact that his predecessor didn’t seem so popular in the locker room, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise Saints players like the idea of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma was among the first to tweet his support,
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  • Ravens have interest in keeping Bryant McKinnie

    Ravens have interest in keeping Bryant McKinnie

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Not long ago, it seemed like it would be only a matter of time before tackle Bryant McKinnie no longer would be a member of the Ravens.  Now, after he resurrecting his career with a solid postseason at left tackle, McKinnie once again finds himself in t…
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  • Could cap purge in Baltimore extend to Suggs?

    Could cap purge in Baltimore extend to Suggs?

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    With Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs sporting a $13.02 million cap number for 2013 and with Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome saying the team won’t restructure contracts to stay in compliance with the salary cap, some in league circles are wondering whether the
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  • Free-agent tackles could have a hard time getting paid

    Free-agent tackles could have a hard time getting paid

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    When assessing the value of a looming free agent, one of the most overlooked factors is a team’s ability to replace him. For teams faced with the possibility of losing a tackle to free agency, this year it’ll be pretty easy to fill the position. There
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  • The Solution To Football Withdrawal Is On Your Television This …

    The Solution To Football Withdrawal Is On Your Television This Weekend: A Guide To Rugby Sevens

    deadspin.com Feb 9, 2013
    For a certain brand of American sports fan, this has to be the worst weekend in sports. The NFL season is over, the NBA has hit its mid-schedule doldrums, and hockey is being played somewhere, we think. More »
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  • Boldin says he'll retire if released by Ravens

    Boldin says he'll retire if released by Ravens

    ESPN.com Feb 9, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he will retire if he is released by the team in a salary-cap move.
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  • Momentum builds for a Redskins name change, and one man can mak…

    Momentum builds for a Redskins name change, and one man can make it happen

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    It was mentioned in today’s one-liners, but the topic demands an article of its own. The NFL franchise assigned to Washington, D.C., has a name that is both racist and offensive.  Most Americans have become desensitized to that fact.  But it is a fact
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  • Fred Jackson says he’s back at 100 percent

    Fred Jackson says he’s back at 100 percent

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    The Bills hope to get the most out of running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in 2013.  For that to happen, the Bills need to get and keep both of them healthy. Jackson says he’s already there after a December knee injury that wiped out the rest of
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  • Jags appear to be committed to Gabbert, at least for now

    Jags appear to be committed to Gabbert, at least for now

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Shortly after being hired by the Jaguars, G.M. Dave Caldwell slammed the door on a Jacksonville homecoming for Tim Tebow. Caldwell now seems to be keeping the door wide open for 2011 first-rounder Blaine Gabbert. “That was his second year,” Caldwell r
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  • Saturday one-liners: With snow piled up in Massachusetts, Field…

    Saturday one-liners: With snow piled up in Massachusetts, Field Yates …

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    With snow piled up in Massachusetts, Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com looks at the top five snow games in Patriots history.  (Raiders fans won’t need more than one guess to figure out which one lands at the top of the list.) Bills LB coach Chuck Driesbach
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  • Tampering season already has begun

    Tampering season already has begun

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    In recognition of the fact that tampering with looming free agents is rampant, the NFL has created a three-day window during which teams and agents can negotiate before the free-agency period begins on March 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET. But the tampering will oc…
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  • Collin Klein says he’ll play quarterback in the NFL

    Collin Klein says he’ll play quarterback in the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein came in third place in Heisman Trophy balloting last season, but NFL scouts thought so little of his ability to play quarterback in the NFL that he wasn’t even invited to the Senior Bowl. Klein instead went to the E
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  • Sean Smith wants a Brandon Carr or Jason McCourty contract

    Sean Smith wants a Brandon Carr or Jason McCourty contract

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith becomes an unrestricted free agent next month, and he’s basing the contract he wants on two of the top contracts that cornerbacks got last year. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Smith is looking for a five
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  • After 22,987 Minutes Of Unemployment, 6,899 Minutes Of Employme…

    After 22,987 Minutes Of Unemployment, 6,899 Minutes Of Employment, And Another 15,659 Minutes Of Unemployment, Rob Ryan Has Sign

    deadspin.com Feb 9, 2013
    Initial firing confirmed at 4:54 p.m., Jan. 8: More »
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  • Jacoby Jones: We’re a great team, we’re scary, we can repeat

    Jacoby Jones: We’re a great team, we’re scary, we can repeat

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Five days after the Ravens won the Super Bowl, receiver and returner Jacoby Jones said he doesn’t see why they can’t win another one next year. Jones said on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Friday that he believes the Ravens can win it all again in t
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  • Childress-to-Chiefs still a possibility

    Childress-to-Chiefs still a possibility

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Andy Reid is a month into his job, and has already hired 17 coaches, but there’s still a possibility he adds more. According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, there’s still a chance the Chiefs add Brad Childress to the staff. Childress intervie
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  • Terrell Suggs: I thought Kaepernick was all hype, but I was wro…

    Terrell Suggs: I thought Kaepernick was all hype, but I was wrong

    profootballtalk.com Feb 9, 2013
    Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs admits that before the Super Bowl, he didn’t think much of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Going into the game, I thought it was all hype,” Suggs told Jim Rome. “He’s only had nine starts and then I”
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  • Video - Saints Hire Rob Ryan 02:40

    Saints Hire Rob Ryan

    Feb 9
    The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan breaks down the Saints' hiring of Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator.