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Regional combines are back again

Regional combines are back again

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 10, 2013
In addition to the 333 players who have been invited to the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, plenty more will be evaluated in a series of regional combines that began this weekend in Los Angeles. The league announced the dates for the regional combines…
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  • Ravens will use franchise tag only on Flacco, supposedly

    Ravens will use franchise tag only on Flacco, supposedly

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    The looming contract talks between the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco entail various levels of leverage and nuance. One of the most obvious realities of getting a long-term deal finalized before March 4 is that doing so would allow the Ravens to appl…
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  • Delanie Walker could be getting a chance to start elsewhere

    Delanie Walker could be getting a chance to start elsewhere

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    The Ravens won the Super Bowl, and their ultimate reward may be the loss of more than a few free agents.  The 49ers finished second, but they’ll likely endure far less roster turmoil and turnover in 2013. The list of potential free agents, as broken do
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  • Mangino talks up Talib

    Mangino talks up Talib

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    With the Patriots tepid on the topic of keeping cornerback Aqib Talib with a multi-year deal, his former college coach has offered a surprisingly strong assessment in response to the notion that Talib doesn’t work hard enough. “[H]e loves to play foot
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  • Suggs doesn’t think he’s Lewis’s successor as Ravens’ leader

    Suggs doesn’t think he’s Lewis’s successor as Ravens’ leader

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Ray Lewis had been the undisputed leader of the Ravens for more than a decade. Terrell Suggs doesn’t think he can fill the leadership void left by Lewis’s retirement all by himself. Asked on NFL Network’s Total Access whether he becomes the Ravens”
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  • Peter King MMQB: After making history with their Super Bowl win…

    Peter King MMQB: After making history with their Super Bowl win, w…

    CNNSI.com Feb 10, 2013
    After making history with their Super Bowl win, would the Ravens allow Joe Flacco to leave? No chance, you say? Think again, writes Peter King, who explains why it may happen,
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  • Let's Talk About The Secret To Gregg Williams's Success

    Let's Talk About The Secret To Gregg Williams's Success

    deadspin.com Feb 10, 2013
    We told you earlier in the week how Gregg Williams was simultaneously reinstated by the NFL and hired by the Tennessee Titans. But that's not entirely true, is it? It seems quite clear that the real Gregg Williams never did make it back from his backpac…
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  • Source: Dolphins agree to referendum on stadium

    Source: Dolphins agree to referendum on stadium

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 10, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the Miami Dolphins' plan seeking tax money for an upgrade of their stadium says the team has agreed to a referendum on the proposal.
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  • Bears’ Tim Jennings bet on himself, earned $1 million pay raise

    Bears’ Tim Jennings bet on himself, earned $1 million pay raise

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Bears cornerback Tim Jennings bet on himself and won when he signed a two-year contract with the team last year. The Chicago Tribune reports that Jennings’ contract contained a clause that bumped his 2013 salary up by $1 million if he met certain incent
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  • Talk in New England that Welker, Lloyd could both be gone

    Talk in New England that Welker, Lloyd could both be gone

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Patriots will spend the money to keep wide receiver Wes Welker, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March if the Patriots don’t re-sign him or slap the franchise tag on him. There’s been less ta
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  • Spielman tiptoes around the Percy Harvin problem

    Spielman tiptoes around the Percy Harvin problem

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Receiver Percy Harvin remains a member of the Minnesota Vikings.  And it remains to be seen whether he’ll be on the team come September. At a time when the signs are pointing to a divorce, especially with quarterback Christian Ponder referring to Harvi
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  • Rob Ryan says he was “a little shocked” by Cowboys firing

    Rob Ryan says he was “a little shocked” by Cowboys firing

    There’s one very good reason to be relieved that new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan doesn’t have a clause in his contract that keeps him from talking without permission - because he’s so good at it. Ryan spoke with Calvin Watkins of ESPNDal
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  • Football season is finally over, now what?

    Football season is finally over, now what?

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    I’ve noticed various complaints and lamentations on Twitter today regarding the fact that, for the first Sunday since Labor Day weekend, there will be no NFL action. I even resisted responding to a tweet from the official Steelers account that a “Sund
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  • Browns aren’t expected to try to trade for Ryan Mallett

    Browns aren’t expected to try to trade for Ryan Mallett

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    The Browns are looking for a quarterback.  But which one(s) are they considering? A position-by-position look at the roster from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer includes a report, sort of, that the effort to upgrade the position won’t incl
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  • Reggie Bush reportedly “confused” by Miami’s lack of interest …

    Reggie Bush reportedly “confused” by Miami’s lack of interest in him

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    We’re a little more than a month away from the start of free agency and one potential free agent isn’t getting the love he’d like from his current team. Dolphins running back Reggie Bush hasn’t been coy about his desire to remain in Miami in 2013
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  • Report: Drew Stanton could wind up in Arizona

    Report: Drew Stanton could wind up in Arizona

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Everyone knows that one of the biggest tasks on the Cardinals’ to-do list is finding a quarterback. Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports that they could find a contender for the job in Drew Stanton. Stanton was a backup in Indianapolis in 2012, so
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  • Willie McGinest thinks someone needs to talk to Gronkowski

    Willie McGinest thinks someone needs to talk to Gronkowski

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski came under fire this week for partaking in some dance floor hijinks that involved lifting another person with his broken left arm. It’s the second straight year that Gronkowski has been the target of criticism for his p
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  • Mayhew says he’s willing to add leaders for 2013

    Mayhew says he’s willing to add leaders for 2013

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    One of the biggest problems with the Lions of late is that they have too few players on the roster who can or will lead from within. G.M. Martin Mayhew realize the team needs those qualities.  He blames the absence of in-house leadership in 2012 on the …
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  • Report: Chargers doc cleared in NFLPA protest

    Report: Chargers doc cleared in NFLPA protest

    San Diego Chargers team doctor David Chao has been "totally exonerated" by three independent doctors in an unanimous ruling after the NFL Players Association had requested that he be replaced, U-T San Diego reported, citing a team source.
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Pittsburgh Steelers

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Pittsburgh Steelers

    yahoo.com Feb 10, 2013
    Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We continue with the Pittsburgh …
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  • SNL has fun with Super Bowl power outage

    SNL has fun with Super Bowl power outage

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    It was inevitable that something related to Super Bowl XLVII would find its way into last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.  The folks at SNL opted to poke fun at the manner in which CBS vamped its way through the 34-minute stoppage in action. Th
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  • Randy Moss: If Kenny Britt gets his mind right, he can be elite

    Randy Moss: If Kenny Britt gets his mind right, he can be elite

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Randy Moss spent half a season as Kenny Britt’s teammate in Tennessee, and Moss says he was impressed with what he saw. Moss was asked to comment on Britt’s habit of finding himself in off-field trouble, and Moss declined to comment on that. But Moss
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Bills CB Stephon Gilmore’s high school has named an award after him. The Miami Herald is having a contest to decide the best of 10 fan-created logos for the Dolphins. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo didn’t watch the Super Bowl. A preview of what kind of work t
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  • Aaron Rodgers sees himself staying in Green Bay as long as Favr…

    Aaron Rodgers sees himself staying in Green Bay as long as Favre

    profootballtalk.com Feb 10, 2013
    Brett Favre spent 16 seasons in Green Bay before finally yielding to Aaron Rodgers. Now Rodgers could see himself staying in Green Bay for 16 seasons, too. Or maybe longer. “I’ve had eight great years there, the last five as a starter,” Rodgers told
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  • Ready for a Redskins Name Change?

    Ready for a Redskins Name Change?

    nytimes.com Feb 10, 2013
    The controversy over Washington's mascot may be picking up steam. But what does Robert Griffin III have to do with it?
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    Feb 10
    Was it only me listening to Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti and trusted GM Ozzie Newsome the other day, thinking they're going to throw the first big changeup into this offseason? Was it only me taking their words and reading resolve in them, and thinki…