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Bills sign Aaron Corp, Hutch Eckerson

Bills sign Aaron Corp, Hutch Eckerson

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
The Buffalo Bills signed offensive lineman Hutch Eckerson and re-signed quarterback Aaron Corp on Thursday. Corp spent a few weeks with the Bills during last off-season. An undrafted free agent out of the University of Richmond (after transferring from …
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  • Report: Chiefs actively pursuing deal with Bowe

    Report: Chiefs actively pursuing deal with Bowe

    The Kansas City Chiefs are actively pursuing a new deal with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, according to NFL.com.
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  • Report:  Andy Reid wants to trade for Nick Foles

    Report: Andy Reid wants to trade for Nick Foles

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Eagles have renewed their vows with Mike Vick and added a backup with similar skills in Dennis Dixon.  While that doesn’t mean Nick Foles is out of new coach Chip Kelly’s plans, the guy who drafted Foles in 2012 could be hoping that Foles will be
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  • Field turf not an option for FedEx Field next season

    Field turf not an option for FedEx Field next season

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The playing surface at FedEx Field drew criticism late last season for its poor quality toward the end of the regular season and for the Washington Redskins playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seahawks …
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  • Report: Ravens' Suggs to rehab biceps injury

    Report: Ravens' Suggs to rehab biceps injury

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is choosing to rehab his torn right biceps this offseason rather than opt for surgery, according to the Baltimore Sun.
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  • Redskins GM: No name change being considered

    Redskins GM: No name change being considered

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest that the franchise is trying to upset Native Americans.
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Oakland Raiders

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Oakland Raiders

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 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 in the AFC West with…
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  • Hall of Famer Carter thanks Vikings for support

    Hall of Famer Carter thanks Vikings for support

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Walking the corridors of Minnesota Vikings headquarters for the first time since he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the memories came flooding back for Cris Carter.
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  • Thomas Dimitroff thinks Tony Gonzalez is 50/50 to return

    Thomas Dimitroff thinks Tony Gonzalez is 50/50 to return

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez says he’s 95 percent sure he’s going to retire. But Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff is more optimistic than that. Dimitroff said on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network that he believes Gonzalez is wrestling
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  • Gruden’s QB Camp expands to non-quarterbacks

    Gruden’s QB Camp expands to non-quarterbacks

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    From September through December, we see Jon Gruden every Monday night.  But we never see his acid-tongued alter ego, Chucky. Fortunately, Chucky makes an appearance every Spring, in the weeks preceding the draft.  Chucky returns in 2013, with the fourth
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  • Richard Sherman calls Roddy White “an easy matchup”

    Richard Sherman calls Roddy White “an easy matchup”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Falcons receiver Roddy White locked horns when their teams met in the playoffs. Sherman says that was an easy day for him. “He’s an easy matchup. He’ll be another easy matchup next year,” Sherman said of Whi
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  • James Harrison Has Joined A Dodgeball League

    James Harrison Has Joined A Dodgeball League

    deadspin.com Feb 14, 2013
    James Harrison, who had knee surgery last year and two back surgeries the year before, turns 35 in May. The Steelers are in salary-cap hell, and one of the biggest decisions they'll make this offseason is whether to keep the former NFL defensive player …
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  • Bill Callahan: It doesn’t matter who calls plays

    Bill Callahan: It doesn’t matter who calls plays

    On Wednesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that the team didn’t need to decide on the identity of the guy calling the plays on offense until the first preseason game this summer. It was offensive coordinator Bill Callahan’s turn to meet the media
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  • No talks between Saints, Jimmy Graham

    No talks between Saints, Jimmy Graham

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Last year, two of the premier tight ends from the 2010 draft got long-term deals.  Neither is named Jimmy Graham. For now, it looks like Graham won’t be getting a new deal this year, either. Per a league source, the Saints and Graham currently are not
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  • NFL opens two days of Scouting Combine workouts to fans

    NFL opens two days of Scouting Combine workouts to fans

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    For the first time last year, the NFL allowed fans to attend one day of the Scouting Combine. That worked out well enough that the league has decided to admit fans for two days of this year’s Combine. The Combine is still primarily for the players, coac
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  • QB Dixon reunites with Kelly, signs with Eagles

    QB Dixon reunites with Kelly, signs with Eagles

    The Eagles signed Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract Thursday, reuniting the quarterback with coach Chip Kelly.
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  • Bills cut ties with Terrence McGee after 11 years

    Bills cut ties with Terrence McGee after 11 years

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are continuing their purge of veteran defensive players by releasing oft-injured cornerback Terrence McGee.
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  • Marcus Robertson is the new Lions defensive backs coach

    Marcus Robertson is the new Lions defensive backs coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Lions found themselves in need of a new defensive backs coach after Tim Walton took the defensive coordinator job in St. Louis earlier this week and it didn’t take them long to fill it. The team announced Thursday that Marcus Robertson would be prom
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  • As Steven Jackson weighs his options, he hasn’t met with the Ra…

    As Steven Jackson weighs his options, he hasn’t met with the Rams

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Rams running back Steven Jackson has yet to sit down with the team to discuss a new contract, less than a month before the start of free agency. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that no meeting has taken place between the Rams and Jackson’s camp, alt
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  • Rules give Ravens a cap advantage on Flacco tag

    Rules give Ravens a cap advantage on Flacco tag

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Ravens eventually must decide whether to apply the non-exclusive franchise tag (at $14.6 million for 2013) or the exclusive franchise tag (at, under current calculations, more than $20 million for 2013) to quarterback Joe Flacco, unless the two side…
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  • Trestman: “Premature” to talk about Urlacher’s future

    Trestman: “Premature” to talk about Urlacher’s future

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Bears coach Marc Trestman has spoken to linebacker Brian Urlacher on the phone since taking over as the team’s head coach, but he had no answer to questions about whether the team would look to bring Urlacher back for the 2013 season. Sean Jensen of the
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  • Steelers want to be sustainable, but numbers make it tough

    Steelers want to be sustainable, but numbers make it tough

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Steelers went through a dramatic purge last year, having the get rid of older starters just to comply with the salary cap. Things are going to be tight again this year, which has already raised the specter of more cuts, but general manager Kevin Col…
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  • Vick’s plan to stay healthy:  training and prayer

    Vick’s plan to stay healthy: training and prayer

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Mike Vick knows he needs to stay healthy.  And he thinks that he hasn’t been healthy in recent years because he has tried too hard to stay healthy. So what will he do in 2013?  It sounds like he’s taking the advice that Hulk Hogan routinely gave to
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  • Meet the new Minnesota Vikings logo, same as the old Minnesota …

    Meet the new Minnesota Vikings logo, same as the old Minnesota Vikings logo (mostly)

    The Minnesota Vikings unveiled their new logo on Thursday. Or at least they said it was a new logo. I'm frankly not sure whether or not to believe them because the two logos below look identical at first glance. OK, so the Norsemen aren't carbon copies …
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  • Report: Lions' Raiola agrees to restructure deal

    Report: Lions' Raiola agrees to restructure deal

    Center Dominic Raiola has agreed to restructure his contract, likely keeping him in a Detroit Lions uniform for a 13th season in 2013, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.
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  • PFT Live 02/14: Tony Grossi, Cardinals & Bills To Do List

    PFT Live 02/14: Tony Grossi, Cardinals & Bills To Do List

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Mike Florio talks with Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland about Owner Jimmy Haslam’s decision to return to his former job as CEO of Pilot Flying J. Though Haslam assures that nothing will change, Browns fans aren’t taking his absentee ownership role well.
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  • George Wilson: I think I fit Lions’ needs

    George Wilson: I think I fit Lions’ needs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Free agency doesn’t start until March 12, but players released by their 2012 teams are free to start shopping for a new team right away. Safety George Wilson is one of those players and he was in Detroit Thursday to talk to the Lions. There are no repor
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  • From Senior Bowl to scouting combine, the drills change, and th…

    From Senior Bowl to scouting combine, the drills change, and the intensity picks up

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The football season may be over, but this is the busiest time of the year for trainer Travelle Gaines and his staff at the Athletic Gaines gym in West Hollywood. Now that the Senior Bowl and other all-star games have come and gone, …
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  • Teams should be able to trade cap space

    Teams should be able to trade cap space

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    When spending every waking moment writing or reading or talking or thinking about football, certain ideas will naturally pop out of the brain. Most will be bad.  A few could be good. Here’s one that is good (I think), but that will likely never be adop
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  • Report: LaRon Landry wants at least $6 million

    Report: LaRon Landry wants at least $6 million

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    When safety LaRon Landry signed a one-year deal with the Jets after several injury-riddled seasons, it was seen as a “prove it” deal for a player trying to show he was capable of staying healthy enough to warrant a sizable long-term commitment from an
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Kansas City Chiefs

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Kansas City Chiefs

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 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 now move to the AFC West and …
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  • Duce Staley thinks LeSean McCoy can be best back ever

    Duce Staley thinks LeSean McCoy can be best back ever

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    There’s been plenty of focus on who will be playing quarterback for the Eagles in Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach, but that’s not the only offensive position impacted by Kelly’s arrival on the sideline. Kelly’s Oregon teams ran the ball
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  • Tannenbaum looks back with regret on Sanchez’s contract, turnov…

    Tannenbaum looks back with regret on Sanchez’s contract, turnovers

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Former Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum says that if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn’t have signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a long-term contract extension last year. Tannenbaum said on NFL Network’s NFL AM that if he had known what ki
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  • PFT Live: Browns talk with Tony Grossi, Cardinals/Bills to-do l…

    PFT Live: Browns talk with Tony Grossi, Cardinals/Bills to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam raised a bit of a flap in Cleveland recently and we’ll have Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com on PFT Live Thursday to talk about it. Haslam announced that he’d be going back to his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, the family bus
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  • Mantzouranis: Dallas Cowboys 2013 Offseason Preview

    Mantzouranis: Dallas Cowboys 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    After another inconsistent season left the Cowboys out of the playoffs again, Jerry Jones has promised big changes. Tom Mantzouranis predicts what Jones may have in mind.
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  • Redskins sign former Pats nose tackle Brace

    Redskins sign former Pats nose tackle Brace

    The Washington Redskins have signed nose tackle Ron Brace.
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  • Weatherford elaborates on his dislike of Westhoff

    Weatherford elaborates on his dislike of Westhoff

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Mike Westhoff no longer coaches for the Jets and Steve Weatherford no longer punts for the Jets.  But Weatherford now kicks for the Giants (he has a Super Bowl ring to prove it), and Weatherford talked recently about his relationship with Westhoff. “I
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  • Sources: RG III has chance to start opener

    Sources: RG III has chance to start opener

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Although it is only a little more than a month since Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery, Washington Redskins officials are encouraged enough with his recovery to believe he has a legitimate chance to start in the 2013 opener.
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  • Thomas Davis offers encouragement to Terrell Thomas

    Thomas Davis offers encouragement to Terrell Thomas

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    There isn’t much history for Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas to work from. But the one guy who did what he’s trying to do has already served as an inspiration. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who played 15 games last year after his third torn ACL,
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  • Report: Redskins believe RG3 has “legitimate chance” to start …

    Report: Redskins believe RG3 has “legitimate chance” to start opener

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    It has been a little more than a month since Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had his right ACL and LCL, which is apparently enough time for the Redskins to develop an idea about when Griffin will be ready to start playing games again. Adam Schef…
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  • Clowney lawsuit likely would fail

    Clowney lawsuit likely would fail

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    At the root of the question of whether the interests of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney would best be served by sitting out the 2013 college football season is a rule that prevents him from entering the draft before 2014. Mike Silver of Ya…
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  • McKinnie open to Ravens return, but wants to see what market sa…

    McKinnie open to Ravens return, but wants to see what market says

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Last week, there was a report that the Ravens were interested in bringing tackle Bryant McKinnie back for another season. The feeling appears to be mutual. McKinnie’s agent Michael George told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun that McKinnie, who stepped
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  • Greg Jennings “wouldn’t mind” playing in Miami

    Greg Jennings “wouldn’t mind” playing in Miami

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Wide receiver Greg Jennings has put his Green Bay house on the market and all signs continue to point toward his departure from the Packers in free agency. Less clear is where Jennings might be playing next. A lot of teams have been thrown out as potent…
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  • Cowboys kept Robinson on staff to watch over Dez Bryant

    Cowboys kept Robinson on staff to watch over Dez Bryant

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Cowboys didn’t want Jimmy Robinson to be their wide receivers coach, but they didn’t want to lose the progress they made with Dez Bryant either. So when Jason Garrett (or whomever it happens to be making Cowboys coaching hires) brought Derek Doole
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  • Sparano has big plans in Oakland, but doesn’t want to say “Wild…

    Sparano has big plans in Oakland, but doesn’t want to say “Wildcat”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Tony Sparano was the head coach who showed the NFL how successful the Wildcat offense can be with the Dolphins, then was the offensive coordinator who showed the NFL how dismal a failure the Wildcat offense can be with the Jets. Now Sparano is the assis…
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  • NFLPA certified agent who had been indicted for fraud

    NFLPA certified agent who had been indicted for fraud

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The NFLPA’s recent effort to shine a light on the deficiencies with doctors who are bought and paid for by teams to treat players, while appropriate, also opens the door for similar scrutiny of the union. Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports has strolled throug
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  • Avril unlikely to give Lions hometown discount

    Avril unlikely to give Lions hometown discount

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    If Cliff Avril remains with the Detroit Lions for next season, it doesn't appear it will come at a hometown discount.
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  • Quarterback mobility takes on greater focus at Scouting Combine

    Quarterback mobility takes on greater focus at Scouting Combine

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Whether it’s a fad or a trend or a new reality of the NFL, mobile quarterbacks have generated unprecedented interest for scouts and General Managers and coaches. Which means, obviously, that the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis will feature unprecedente
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  • Trainer expects Darrelle Revis to be good to go in April

    Trainer expects Darrelle Revis to be good to go in April

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    A personal trainer who has worked with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis throughout his career says Revis is on pace to be ready to get back to work in April, seven months after he suffered a torn ACL. Will Sullivan, who works with Revis specifically on on…
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  • Haslam insists he’s still “just as involved” with the Browns

    Haslam insists he’s still “just as involved” with the Browns

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Give new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam credit for one thing, he recognizes quickly when he’s stepped in it. He created the impression he was going to be another absentee owner when he reclaimed his old role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, the family truck stop bu
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  • Jason Garrett says leaving Dallas was the best thing for his br…

    Jason Garrett says leaving Dallas was the best thing for his brother

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    When Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s brother, John Garrett, left the staff in Dallas, there was some talk that he had been forced out as owner Jerry Jones tried to get Garrett to give up some control of the team’s offense. But Jason Garrett says le
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  • Titans looking to add zone-read elements to offense for Jake Lo…

    Titans looking to add zone-read elements to offense for Jake Locker

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The NFL has always been a copy-cat league. With the success of the zone-read option this season in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington and elsewhere, coaching staffs from around the league are bound to spend the majority of their offense studying to see …
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  • Packers' RB Benson pays fines on three citations

    Packers' RB Benson pays fines on three citations

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson has paid fines for three citations in eastern Wisconsin.
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  • Saints could be shifting RB coach Bret Ingalls to offensive lin…

    Saints could be shifting RB coach Bret Ingalls to offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints may not be looking very far to fill their need for an offensive line coach caused by Aaron Kromer’s departure this off-season. According to Pete Roussel of coachingsearch.com, the Saints are planning to shift running backs coach B
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Harvin's Future Unclear 03:51

    NFL32OT: Harvin's Future Unclear

    Feb 14
    Episode 269: Mike Hill and Chris Mortensen discuss Percy Harvin's future with the Vikings. Adam Schefter breaks down the chance for Robert Griffin III to return for opening day. The NFL32 crew discuss who should call plays for the Cowboys.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish February 14th 00:56

    PTI Big Finish February 14th

    Feb 14
    PTI runs down Thursday's top stories.
  • Video - Ragnar gets a facelift 01:08

    Ragnar gets a facelift

    Feb 14
    Heath Evans and Willie McGinest work together to identify the changes to the Minnesota Vikings logo.
  • Video - Three's company in Philadelphia 01:04

    Three's company in Philadelphia

    Feb 14
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there will be a three-way quarterback competition after the Eagles sign former Oregon Ducks signal-caller Dennis Dixon. Is three a crowd in Philadelphia?