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Kicker/punter market could miss the mark
profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 23, 2013
At a time when the market for veteran kickers and punters has been looking a lot like the market for veteran running backs, that could soon be changing. The buzz in Indy, where tampering season is in full swing, is that agents are desperate to find jobs…Upvote Share Tweet
Last month, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones strongly suggested that coach Jason Garrett would not call the plays on offense in 2013. This month, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett strongly suggested that he will. On Saturday, while holding court with reporters on a…Upvote Share TweetOn Friday night, the Ravens and the representative of quarterback Joe Flacco engaged in their first contract talks in months. Agent Joe Linta called his meeting with Ravens V.P. of football administration Pat Moriarty a “good start.” Still, Linta saidUpvote Share TweetThe NFL is providing an iPad application to help team doctors diagnose whether a player has a concussion.Upvote Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills have extended the contract of assistant general manager Doug Whaley, smoothing the transition for him to eventually replace GM Buddy Nix.Upvote Share TweetGeorgia linebacker Alec Ogletree knows he’s viewed as a character risk after his arrest last week for driving under the influence. But he’s hoping NFL teams will focus more on what he’s done on the field than what he’s done off the field. OgletreeUpvote Share TweetAccording to Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, wide receiver Miles Austin will be with the team in 2013.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King hosts annual combine TweetupYou've got questions about the draft and other hot topics surrounding the NFL, and at the Fourth Annual Scouting Combine Tweetup and Google+ Hangout, you'll get answers.Upvote Share TweetNotre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o wasn’t the only high-profile college star creating as many questions as he answered Saturday. LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery detailed hundreds of dollars worth of bets with teammate Barkevious Mingo while they were iUpvote Share TweetManti Te'o used his session with the media wisely and basically changed the narrative of a story that has no precedent when it comes to a prospective NFL player, writes Don Banks.Upvote Share TweetThe circus now over, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is going to get a chance to do something much harder than holding a press conference. He’s going to have to convince teams at the NFL Scouting Combine that he deserves a job based on his play on thUpvote Share TweetWith all due respect to Bill Polian, running 40 yards in a straight line in underwear doesn’t really tell anyone much about what a football player can do under ordinary football circumstances. For the guy who runs 40 yards in a straight line faster thanUpvote Share TweetThe Raiders have one quarterback with (for now) a $13 million base salary and another with a third-year minimum base salary. G.M. Reggie McKenzie said on Friday’s Pro Football Talk that either could be the team’s starter this year.” We’re goingUpvote Share TweetSan Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was on Bill Callahan’s staff in Oakland when the Raiders played in a Super Bowl that receiver Tim Brown recently accused Callahan of throwing. Suffice to say, Harbaugh thinks Brown’s accusation is hogwash. Harbaugh tolUpvote Share Tweet
Redskins name McDaniel wide receivers coachMike McDaniel is the Washington Redskins' new wide receivers coach.Upvote Share TweetNotre Dame’s Tyler Eifert appears to be solidifying his status as the top tight end in the NFL draft. Taking the field Saturday at the Scouting Combine, Eifert ran a 4.60-second 40-yard dash, a very good time that makes him one of the fastest players atUpvote Share TweetOregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan won’t be available to teams for three to four months, as he’s scheduled to have surgery next week in Los Angeles to repair a shoulder problem. The procedure will be to repair his labrum, an injury he played through lastUpvote Share TweetConcerns about a neck issue for Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones have raised red flags among several NFL teams, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports. Jones began his NFL career at the University of Southern California before transferring to Georgia…Upvote Share TweetWith Broncos tackle Ryan Clady making it clear he won’t sign the franchise tender any time soon, there’s a chance Clady will exercise his right to wait until a few days before the start of the season to accept the offer and still earn the full amountUpvote Share TweetBrowns CEO Joe Banner said the team intended to give quarterback Brandon Weeden a chance to win the starting job, and that they weren’t likely to use the sixth overall pick on a passer. Banner told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that takinUpvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- It's been said that any play in which an offensive lineman has to run 40 yards in a straight line in probably a bad idea, but that doesn't stop the NFL's evaluators from studying just how well the big men run the 40-yard dash at the scou…Upvote Share TweetLate in the 2012 season, the Eagles would have enhanced their ability to keep cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the roster in 2013 by taking him out of the lineup. By participating in 90 percent of the snaps on defense last season, $4 million of Asomugha’sUpvote Share TweetWhile both teams downplayed the possibility this week, the Chiefs and Eagles have apparently talked about a trade for quarterback Nick Foles. According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, there was no real progress toward a deal, but it was made clear to the…Upvote Share Tweet
From the combine: More teams are using ‘Moneyball,’ but tape still tells the primary storyyahoo.com Feb 23, 2013INDIANAPOLIS -- When former NFL executive Bill Polian recently dismissed the "Moneyball" ethos out of hand as it applies to football, it showed a distinct sense of Polian's old-school scouting roots -- but also, how the old school and new scho…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs won’t use franchise tag on Bennett, or anyoneThe Buccaneers want to try to keep defensive end Michael Bennett, and met with his agent yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine about a new deal. But they’re not going to use the franchise tag on him, and are prepared to move forward with Da’Quan BowerUpvote Share TweetWhen Greg Schiano became the head coach in Tampa, he talked a lot about establishing a new culture around the Buccaneers. That culture included a lot of new rules and regulations for the players, leading to some reports of chafing from players as the ye…Upvote Share TweetNo trip to Indy would be complete without a visit with one of the local team’s players. Especially when he played at West Virginia University, 30 miles up the road from the damp basement in which I usually work. Punter Pat McAfee joined PFT Live FridaUpvote Share Tweet
Gahhh Look At This Horrible Injury Suffered By Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwindeadspin.com Feb 23, 2013Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin didn't play in the Seahawks' week three win over the Packers-you know the one-because of what was generally described as a "shoulder injury." The Seahawks listed Baldwin as "questionable" as late as game day. That'sUpvote Share TweetSan Francisco offensive lineman Al Netter, who spent last year on the practice squad, was cited by the California Highway Patrol for DUI this week. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Netter was arrested Wednesday, and cited for having a blood a…Upvote Share TweetAs Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman embarks on the final year of his rookie contract, his new representation team’s first goal will be to meet with the organization in the hopes of clearing the air on Freeman’s long-term status. Ron Freeman, a certUpvote Share Tweet
Jeff Fisher: Things “look good” with Steven JacksonRams running back Steven Jackson can void his $7 million option for the 2013 season and move to any other team that makes him an offer in free agency, but he’s given no indication that he wants to leave St. Louis. There also has been a lot of noise fromUpvote Share Tweet
D.C. Jefferson, Khaled Holmes injured on the Combine bench pressOn the first day of bench press work at the Scouting Combine, two players had to stop with injuries. Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson’s injury sounds like it could be serious. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, and his agent told USA Today that hUpvote Share Tweet
Chiefs Quarterback OptionsFeb 23AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about what the Chiefs are likely to do about their quarterback situation
Giants Keeping Open Mind On Te'oFeb 23Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk recap the top stories for the Jets and Giants at the 2013 NFL Combine
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush's unlikely returnFeb 23NFL analyst Ian Rapoport has the latest update on the Miami Dolphins and Reggie Bush's uncertain contract negotiations.
M & M: Veteran business decisionsFeb 23Does Charles Woodson have more left in the tank than Ed Reed? Is Darrelle Revis being disrespected by the New York Jets? Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk break it down M and M style.
Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conferenceFeb 23INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and moreFeb 23While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton
2013 NFL combine -- Te'o's answers incompleteFeb 23Manti Te'o's much-anticipated news conference at the NFL combine did little to ramp down the fake girlfriend controversy.