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Tim Tebow wasted one year of his career with the Jets. Now he can enjoy some revenge - assuming he has at least one vindictive bone in his body - if he can somehow work his way onto the field in New England and embarrass Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan.Upvote Share Tweet
As the Colts continue to negotiate with running back Ahmad Bradshaw, the former Giants running back has a fallback plan. If it doesn’t work out in Indy, a source with knowledge of the situation says he’ll possibly take a visit to the Patriots. The PatUpvote Share TweetSaints quarterback Drew Brees filed suit against former teammate Kevin Houser in federal court in New Orleans on Monday in connection with a failed tax credits plan. The suit, of which PFT has obtained a copy, alleges that in 2008, Houser brokered the s…Upvote Share Tweet
Jairus Byrd not expected at Bills mini-campBuffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd and Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady are the only two players in the league that have not signed their franchise tenders after being handed the franchise tag in March. Both will be no-shows for their teams mandatory mini…Upvote Share TweetOf all the teams that have never won a Super Bowl, the Vikings are among the best. Hooray? Four Super Bowl losses, and plenty of NFC title-game losses and other playoff losses. But bad teams don’t make it that far that many times, which means that plentUpvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested on Monday on charges that he punched a woman last week in a late night confrontation in downtown Cincinnati, police said, in the football player's latest bout with legal troubles.Upvote Share TweetRookie quarterback EJ Manuel took a big step forward in the competition to win the Buffalo Bills starting job after the team released veteran Tarvaris Jackson on Monday.Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens were unable to work out a restructured deal for Vonta Leach and plan to either release or trade the three-time Pro Bowl fullback, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Upvote Share TweetWhen Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before killing himself last December, the saddest consequence was that little Zoey Michelle Belcher would be left without parents. Relatives of both Belcher and Perkins have…Upvote Share TweetThere will be other minicamps tomorrow, and there will be other stories. Some of which have been beaten nearly as close to death. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz were no-shows for team physicals Mon…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers sign third-round pick Corey LemonierThe 49ers have signed rookie outside linebacker Corey Lemonier to a four-year contract, the NFL disclosed in its Monday transactions. He was the club’s third-round pick (No. 88 overall). The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Lemonier will play outside linebacker in tUpvote Share TweetCardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens had to be taken to the hospital from a team practice last week after falling ill, where he learned he needed immediate surgery to repair a defect in his aorta. Kitchens was released from the hospital on Mond…Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins have signed cornerback Will Davis, a third-round pick from Utah State. The move was disclosed in the NFL’s Monday transaction report. Davis (5-11, 186) intercepted five passes in 2012 for the Aggies. He’s one of three cornerbacks the DolpUpvote Share TweetThe trade of offensive lineman Gabe Carimi from the Bears to the Buccaneers is official. The Buccaneers made the announcement that they have acquired Carimi, who had been working out on his own this spring rather than join the Bears, in exchange for a s…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 10, 2013Patriots release Kafka after signing him in JanuaryUpvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jun 10, 2013Ryan and Janna Willmaser got married last weekend. Ryan and Janna are big Seahawks fans. This is, I suppose, the natural outcome of things: lots of neon green, and wedding vows that included swearing to love the Seahawks forever and ever, til death do y…Upvote Share Tweet
Leslie Frazier expecting big things from Kyle RudolphVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph made some serious strides during his second NFL season. Rudolph caught 53 passes and scored nine touchdowns during the regular season and then was named MVP of the Pro Bowl after catching five passes for 122 yards and a to…Upvote Share Tweet
New Bucs assistant says Freeman’s rep in league is goodAs the Bucs prepare to go into the uncertainty of quarterback Josh Freeman’s contract year, they’re making sure to cover all their motivational bases. After head coach Greg Schiano kept talking about creating competition from rookie Mike Glennon (andUpvote Share TweetEli Manning expects to have Hakeem Nicks at the New York Giants' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday night, former Chargers and Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman was rushed to the hospital with what authorities described as a “medical emergency.” The Los Angeles Times was the first of multiple news outlets to report that Merriman was treatedUpvote Share Tweet
Sherrod Martin visiting with RamsThe Rams addressed their need at safety by selecting T.J. McDonald in the third round of the draft, but they may not be done adding players at the position. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that free agent Sherrod Martin is visiting with St. Lo…Upvote Share Tweet
New Ottawa CFL ‘REDBLACKS’ franchise asks that you write their nickname in ALL CAPSyahoo.com Jun 10, 2013Fresh off their official name-unveiling ceremony Saturday, the Ottawa Rouge et Noir (or RedBlacks for those who prefer less-than-grammatical English) have got themselves into another controversy. The RedBlacks name's been unpopular enough, with many fer…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles planning $125M face-lift for stadiumThe Philadelphia Eagles are planning to add 1,600 seats and two high-definition video boards as part of a $125 million stadium revitalization project to be completed before the 2014 season.Upvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones tweeted Monday that he has been arrested for an incident in which he was "protecting" himself.Upvote Share TweetRoger Craig won three Super Bowls as a 49ers running back in the 1980s, playing for Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh. Now Craig thinks the 49ers are heading for another golden age, with another great coach. Craig told ESPN.com that San Francisco coach Jim …Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens' leadership torch has officially been passed to quarterback Joe Flacco by owner Steve Bisciotti.Upvote Share TweetJaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was made available for a press conference Monday, where he mostly said he wouldn’t talk about the thing anyone wanted to talk about. Jones-Drew said he was advised by his lawyers to not talk about the recent incidUpvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bears released second-year fullback Evan Rodriguez, who has been arrested twice this offseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Bears bring back AromashoduAs expected, the Bears on Monday offically have added Tony Fiammetta, and they’ve offically released 2012 fourth-rounder pick Evan Rodriguez. As not expected, the Bears also brought back receiver Devin Aromashodu. Aromashodu spent two seasons with the VUpvote Share Tweet
Another high school drops “Redskins” nameAs the Washington Redskins continue to combat claims that their team name is a racial slur, they frequently point to the fact that many American high schools use the “Redskins” name, too. But an uncomfortable fact for Washington’s NFL team is that mUpvote Share TweetChampion with Packers proved himself worthy, expanded Walsh's coaching treeUpvote Share Tweet
Bears sign Tony Fiammetta, which might send a signalMaybe it’s all just a coincidence. But not longer after a Bears fullback was arrested for the second time this offseason, the team signed another one. According to his agent, former Panthers and Cowboys fullback Tony Fiammetta has signed with the Bears.Upvote Share TweetChad Johnson hit with 30 days in jail for butt slapUpvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Vikings talk with Paul AllenWe’re starting the PFT Live week off in the NFC North. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press will join Mike Florio on Monday to discuss the latest developments of the Lions offseason, including the negotiations on a new deal for quarterback Matthew StaUpvote Share TweetThe New York Jets, continuing to restructure their front office under new general manager John Idzik, hired former Arizona Cardinals GM Rod Graves Monday as the senior director of football administration.Upvote Share Tweet
Greetings from hell: It was an eventful weekend at PFT headquarters. A…It was an eventful weekend at PFT headquarters. Among several other developments I won’t bore you with here (in part because one of them served as the official annual reminder of my eventual demise), I learned that I’m the devil. Yes, according to TerUpvote Share TweetPlenty of teams are holding minicamps this week and that means players under contract are facing the first events of the offseason where their attendance is mandatory rather than voluntary. That switch will lead players who have been working out on thei…Upvote Share Tweet
Larry Foote: Steelers should have gone 12-4The Steelers went 8-8 last season, but four of those eight losses were by a field goal. And that has Steelers linebacker Larry Foote thinking about what might have been. Foote told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he thinks the Steelers were good enou…Upvote Share Tweet
Goldson becoming quick mentor in Tampa BayWhen the Buccaneers signed free agent safety Dashon Goldson this offseason, it effectively took Ronde Barber’s job. But despite being new there, Goldson’s also taking over Barber’s leadership of a still-young secondary. According to Roy Cummings ofUpvote Share Tweet
King: “Little doubt” RGIII will be ready for Week OneMost of the voices (sometimes conflicting) regarding whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play in the regular-season opener against the Eagles have come from the organization or those directly attached to it. An outsider now agrees with …Upvote Share Tweet
Tyrann Mathieu reminds Carson Palmer of Troy PolamaluWhen Carson Palmer was the quarterback for the Bengals, he used to face the Steelers twice every season. That meant he would see a lot of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu on film and then again on the field, the kind of exposure that leads a man to formula…Upvote Share TweetWes Welker told Yahoo! Sports in a story posted Sunday that he feels like he can finally be himself after leaving the New England Patriots to sign with the Denver Broncos.Upvote Share TweetThe Rams paid tight end Jared Cook to be a difference-maker. And it’s clear that Cook feels that playing for the Titans prevented him from being one. Cook’s decision to leave the Titans was easy when the Rams offered a five-year, $35.1 million deal, bUpvote Share Tweet
Wherever he lines up, Mario Williams is more comfortable this yearMario Williams is a man without a position. That doesn’t mean he’s lacking a role, however. Williams’ job in Buffalo this season is going to be to get after the quarterback, but new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says that the goal is to stop ofUpvote Share TweetFor most players, their arrival for mandatory workouts doesn’t qualify as news. But Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes is reporting this morning, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, after working out on his own in Florida. Spikes’ absence wasUpvote Share TweetRay Rice had a good season last year. But he hopes that actually having offseason workouts with teammates helps him have a better one this year. Rice wasn’t around for OTAs last offseason, working out on his own while a new contract was being negotiatedUpvote Share Tweet
Gronkowski shaves head for cancer researchThis has been a frustrating and lingering offseason for Rob Gronkowski, from a medical standpoint. But the Patriots tight end also knows others have it much worse, and was glad to lend his name (and his hair) to a good cause. Gronkowski shaved his head …Upvote Share TweetBills WR Robert Woods makes his first appearance on a football card. Former Dolphins coach Don Shula lands in the third spot in ESPN.com’s list of the greatest coaches in NFL history. Analytics helped land CB Logan Ryan a spot with the Patriots. Jets RBUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 10, 2013RGIII vows to be ready for Week 1, and Peter King believes him. He explains, discusses how Honey Badger is impressing the Cards and offers his annual Father's Day book guide.Upvote Share Tweet
Despite pay cut, Doug Free says he’s happyCowboys right tacke Doug Free got his pay cut in half last month, but he doesn’t mind. Free, whose pay was reduced from $7 million to $3.5 million, says he’s glad to know that he’ll stay with the Cowboys - who almost certainly would have cut him iUpvote Share Tweet
87-Day NFL Warning: The St. Louis Rams, the NFC West's Other Other Good Teamgrantland.com Jun 10, 2013What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen...Upvote Share Tweet
No. 1 - Vince LombardiJun 10Bart Starr, Willie Davis and Paul Hornung discuss why Vince Lombardi is one of the greatest coaches in NFL history.
Dallas Hot Button: Who Should Make The Calls?Jun 10Are the Cowboys better off without Jason Garrett calling the plays on offense? The NFL Live crew debates.
Who calls the shots in Washington?Jun 10Brian Billick analyzes the risk and reward of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan having total control of the team.
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington talks Chris Johnson, Jake LockerJun 10Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington discusses whether Jake Locker will take the next step as an NFL quarterback and what to expect from RB Chris Johnson in 2013.
Peter King: RGIII a lock to be ready for opener; Father's Day book guide; …Jun 10SALISBURY, N.C. -- A few NFL points after a few days on the road:
Bill Simmons on the remarkable career of Tim DuncanJun 10The Duncan Show has been many things over the past 16 years, but it has rarely, if ever, been boring.