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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The biggest distraction and arguably the biggest letdown in franchise history signed with their divisional rival on Monday afternoon and the New York Jets produced a collective shrug. Yes, Tim Tebow overshadowed the franchise much oUpvote Share Tweet
Yes, Judge Kathleen McHugh should free Chad Johnson. Through the lawyer whose butt Chad slapped to spark his 30-day sentence, the former NFL receiver officially has asked to be released. Per the Associated Press, attorney Adam Swickle filed a motion on …Upvote Share TweetHonesty may be the best policy, but it also can spark a perceived mutiny. At a time when Eagles coach Chip Kelly, who does everything fast, has decided to take his time when naming a starting quarterback, Mike Vick has said he’d prefer to know sooner thUpvote Share TweetReceiver Hakeem Nicks, who is entering the final season of a five-year contract, declined to confirm or deny its role in his absence from recent voluntary organized team activities.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Packers preparing to release Desmond BishopPackers linebacker Desmond Bishop racked up 218 tackles and eight sacks in two years as a starter for Green Bay. Now the Packers and Bishop could be going their separate ways. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, the Packers intend to release …Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes.It was certainly one of the most interesting plays of the 2012 AFC Championship game. With 26 seconds left in the first half, the New England Patriots had a 10-7 lead over the Baltimore Ravens, and the ball at the R…Upvote Share TweetQuarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources say.Upvote Share Tweet
Free Agent Hot 100 update: Five UFAs remainIt’s June, and the NFL’s free agent market isn’t exactly boiling over, but there’s always a little heat in the coils under the pot. We were reminded of this Tuesday, a day where running back Ahmad Bradshaw landed with the Colts, defensive tackle SUpvote Share Tweet
Worker dies during construction of 49ers' stadiumCNNSI.com Updated Jun 11, 2013An elevator mechanic was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium, state officials said.Upvote Share TweetIn what could be a pre-emptive strike at the possibility his name won’t appear among the final 30 names to be unveiled in NFL Network’s 10-week space-filling extravaganza (have you heard about our Mt. Rushmore series?), Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hUpvote Share TweetJason Garrett knew when reporters started asking five months ago that he would no longer call plays for the Dallas Cowboys.Upvote Share TweetTuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN unveiled the Bears’ Mt. Rushmore. And it sparked our most spirited debate to date. The official PFT quartet of stone heads (i.e., mine) consists of George Halas, Walter Payton, Dick Butkus and Gale SayerUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jun 11, 2013Manti Te'o is just one of the guys. He's confident he can be a three-down linebacker in the NFL.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 TweetThe Indianapolis Colts and running back Ahmad Bradshaw agreed to one-year deal Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jun 11, 2013Jets center Nick Mangold wore a fÃºtbol-style headband today in solidarity with Mark Sanchez. He's got the hair for it. [@KristianRDyer | Twitter]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Rod Woodson at Steelers minicamp as a coaching internA candidate for the Steelers’ Mt. Rushmore is working with the team at this week’s minicamp. Hall of Fame cornerback Rod Woodson has joined the Steelers this week as a coaching intern, a brief return to coaching for Woodson after spending the 2011 seaUpvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge after police say he tried to hurt a woman.Upvote Share Tweet
All-Unemployed Team update: Kevin Smith among six new additionsPFT’s All-Unemployed Team said goodbye to two of its charter members Tuesday. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw is off to Indianapolis, with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis on his way to Chicago. Each signing makes a lot of sense. When healthy, Bradshaw is a sUpvote Share TweetAsked if the Seattle Seahawks have a problem with performance-enhancing drugs with five player suspensions since 2011, cornerback Richard Sherman told ESPN The Magazine, "it does seem that way."Upvote Share TweetThe fact that he lived through it makes it easier to laugh now. But Donte Stallworth had to admit, he wasn’t sure he was going to be able to. The veteran wide receiver took part in Redskins minicamp on a tryout basis Tuesday, a minor miracle after he anUpvote Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll have been tweaking each other since Harbaugh was at Stanford, Carroll was at USC, and the Pac-12 was the Pac-10. Their rivalry (which seems to go beyond the traditi…Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos started their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, which meant that they welcomed running back Willis McGahee back to the team after the veteran spent the last few months working out in Miami. It’s par for the course for McGahee and a routine he dUpvote Share Tweet
NFL considering options for 2015 draft sitesThe NFL is looking at options for where to hold the draft in 2015.Upvote Share TweetWhen Bill Parcells took the reins of the Dolphins in 2008, he famously (notoriously) said that he will avoid “thugs and hoodlums.” Though it’s unclear whether tight end Evan Rodriguez falls into that category, he’s been arrested twice this offseasUpvote Share TweetNext up for Robert Griffin III: working his rehab into his honeymoon.Upvote Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his right knee is great and he could practice next week if he needed to.Upvote Share TweetEarlier on Tuesday we told you that Saints linebacker Victor Butler is waiting to hear about the severity of a knee injury he suffered in a practice at minicamp. A player that Butler used to back up with the Cowboys is also dealing with knee pain at the…Upvote Share TweetRunning back Maurice Jones-Drew, accused of throwing a punch in a recent restaurant incident, addressed the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night as the team readied for minicamp, coach Gus Bradley said Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetCarolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has a lofty goal for the number of sacks he's aiming for this season and he wasn't really laughing when he said it.Upvote Share Tweet
Frank Luntz, the GOP strategist who helped the NHL owners craft their lockout talking points, will fdeadspin.com Updated Jun 11, 2013Frank Luntz, the GOP strategist who helped the NHL owners craft their lockout talking points, will focus group the Redskins naming controversy. The NFL says it's not responsible; the Redskins refused comment. [ThinkProgress]Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe Jaguars continue to provide a good home for stray former Patriots. According to a tweet from his agent, former Patriots quarterback Mike Kafka was claimed off waivers by the Jags. That’s four players making that trek in the last month, along with deUpvote Share TweetThe Bears had one free spot on their 90-man roster at the start of business on Tuesday, but they’ll close the day with a full complement of players. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bears have signed defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis. Ellis visited wUpvote Share TweetEagles cornerback Cary Williams said during the team’s mandatory minicamp last week and said that he didn’t care if anyone had a problem with his decision to miss OTAs to take care of other responsibilities, which included overseeing work being done oUpvote Share TweetOver the course of training camp and the offseason last year, there would often be reports out of Lions camp about the status of running back Jahvid Best’s recovery from concussions. Those reports would never offer much more than hopefulness that Best wUpvote Share Tweet
Next Up for Redskins' RG3: Rehab During Honeymoonnytimes.com Updated Jun 11, 2013After showing that he can now do "explosive sprinting" - his dreadlocks flowing behind him as he dashed from sideline to sideline in the end zone of the Washington Redskins practice bubble - Robert Griffin III then held a news conference that referencUpvote Share Tweet
The Patriots' Wicked Signingnytimes.com Updated Jun 11, 2013The Patriots must be giddy thinking about ways to torture the rival Jets with Tim Tebow, according to William C. Rhoden.Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings will be winding up their offseason program without one of their starting linebackers. Chad Greenway will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday after having an MRI to check out the reason for knee problems that have bothered him this sp…Upvote Share TweetOn April 26, offensive tackle Andre Smith signed a three-year, $18 million contract to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals, ending his six-week stint as an unrestricted free agent. Since signing that contract, Smith has skipped the voluntary OTAs and wil…Upvote Share Tweet
Draft could become a multi-city affairFor anyone who has attended the draft in New York City, it’s clear that the second evening and the third day lack the sizzle of the first night of the event. The NFL knows it, too. Which could result in a dramatic change for the event. The draft could bUpvote Share TweetIt was one of the more embarrassing defeats in the long history of the Green Bay Packers. When the Pack matched up against the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the 2012 season's playoffs, and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a pick…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Adams’ assailant could be hiding in FloridaThe man who allegedly stabbed Steelers tackle Mike Adams is on the lam. Or on the loose. Or whatever police say. For now, they’re specifically saying, “Where in the hell is Jerrell Romero Whitlock?” The 26-year-old is wanted in connection with the rUpvote Share TweetThough he hasn’t been a regular starter in his career, the Saints have high hopes for outside linebacker Victor Butler. Now, they’re just hoping an apparent knee injury isn’t serious. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, ButlUpvote Share Tweet
Gaffney not at Pats minicamp, despite report he isApparently, there’s a player at the Patriots’ minicamp who looks a lot like receiver Jabar Gaffney. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports Gaffney is present at the minicamp. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Gaffney isn’t. TheUpvote Share TweetAll right, first off: congratulations to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari. Those two crazy kids got married this weekend at a ceremony in Nashville. And clearly, everyone's favorite smokin' QB was in classic form. Check the shadow there…Upvote Share TweetLegendary disciplinarian captured five NFL championships during dominant careerUpvote Share TweetBrides of the 21st century, you have our respect. First there was the bride creating the JJ Watt wedding cake, and now we have a full Seahawks-themed wedding party. That's some gamesmanship, ladies. (Gentlemen who benefit from this, we don't expect to h…Upvote Share TweetOn Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, we unveiled the Lions’ Mt. Rushmore. To little surprise, running back Barry Sanders was the favorite of PFT Planet. In fact, he technically appeared on 104 percent of the ballots, which means that pleUpvote Share Tweet
Broncos, Ryan Clady resume contract talksFranchised left tackle Ryan Clady won't attend the Denver Broncos' mandatory minicamp this week, but the Broncos and Clady have discussed a long-term contract for the first time since last July, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.Clady, who has thr…Upvote Share TweetLast night, our newest arrival pointed out that Drew Brees is the newest Saints to sue former long snapper Kevin Houser for his role in a tax-credit investment scam that blew up in everyone’s face. Brees filed his claim for $160,000 on Monday, after coaUpvote Share TweetWho said June is a slow month? On Monday alone, our stories featured T.O. calling me the devil, Tim Tebow getting hired by Bill Belichick, Adam “Pacman” Jones getting arrested for something that he claimed he did in self-defense but that the surveillaUpvote Share TweetThe Bills website shares a video of QB E.J. Manuel’s pre-Orange Bowl speech to his Florida State teammates. WR Brandon Gibson is working to be a good fit in the slot for the Dolphins. In coach Bill Belichick do Patriots fans put their trust. Jets DT DamUpvote Share Tweet
Tebow greeted with typical New England stoicism, or notYeah, today’s going to be a bit of a circus. But maybe the elements, if not Bill Belichick, will dampen the mood. The locals were greeted for Tim Tebow’s first day at work with the Patriots with the cover of the Boston Herald, which featured a kneelinUpvote Share TweetCowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is accused of driving drunk and causing the accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown, and as he may be forced to stay in jail until he stands trial after he tested positive for marijuana. So why don’t the Cowboys jusUpvote Share TweetThe Dallas Cowboys are expected to have a new player on the practice field for the start of the team’s mini-camp on Tuesday. According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys plan to sign former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeris Pendleton.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin has been battling a nagging foot injury throughout the offseason. According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, McClellin is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. It hasn’t kept him from beingUpvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Jun 11, 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
Greg Hardy Has High Hopes For 2013Jun 11Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody discuss Panthers DE Greg Hardy's target of 50 sacks for this season.
RG III Focused On Week 1 ReturnJun 11Jeannine Edwards reports from Redskins camp, where Robert Griffin III has been working out during organized team activities.
Nicks Attends MinicampJun 11Adam Schefter discusses why Giants WR Hakeem Nicks decided to attend Giants mandatory minicamp and shares the latest news on unsigned restricted free agent Victor Cruz.
Colts Sign Ahmad BradshawJun 11Adam Schefter discusses the one-year deal running back Ahmad Bradshaw signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
Tarvaris Jackson could sign with Seattle Seahawks in next day or two, acco…Jun 11Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources say.
Don Banks: Multiple cities, same year: Is this the future of the draft?Jun 11The recent two-week shift of the 2014 NFL Draft that was necessitated by a scheduling conflict at New York's Radio City Music Hall could wind up being just the beginning of the changes coming to one of the league's glamor events in ensuing years.
Peter King: Two things make Patriots the perfect landing spot for Tebow; m…Jun 11I always figured, once the inevitability of the demise of Tim Tebow with the Jets played out, there were three teams that made sense for him: New England, New Orleans and Green Bay. And New England, which announced his signing today, was the most sensib…
Bill Simmons on the remarkable career of Tim DuncanJun 11The Duncan Show has been many things over the past 16 years, but it has rarely, if ever, been boring.