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Dumervil waiting at least one more day to pick his next team

Dumervil waiting at least one more day to pick his next team

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 23, 2013
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil will rejoin the Broncos, or he will climb aboard the quickly-shrinking Baltimore bandwagon. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Dumervil will wait at least one more day to decide between the two teams. Dumervil unexpec…
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  • Report: Osi Umenyiora expected to join the Atlanta Falcons by M…

    Report: Osi Umenyiora expected to join the Atlanta Falcons by Monday

    With the next few days, fee agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora is expected to agree to terms with the Atlanta Falcons, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. According to Florio, the deal is expected by Monday "at the latest". The Falcons …
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  • Current, former Cowboys speak at domestic violence rally

    Current, former Cowboys speak at domestic violence rally

    In an effort to curb and, ideally, to eliminate domestic violence, two former Cowboys and a current one appeared at a Saturday rally in Dallas. “It’s amazing that we even need to have this rally, but the momentum needs to take shape,” Hall of Fame q
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  • Two women sue RB Richardson, claim assault

    Two women sue RB Richardson, claim assault

    Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has been sued by two women who say they were assaulted at his home last year.
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  • Four years after nearly coming home, Lechler returns to Houston

    Four years after nearly coming home, Lechler returns to Houston

    Punter Shane Lechler, a Lone Star State native, has left the only NFL team for which he has played to join the Houston Texans. Meeting the media on the day he signed a document that officially ended his 13-year run with the Raiders, Lechler said it near…
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  • Wood ready to become a leader for Bills

    Wood ready to become a leader for Bills

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    We’ve learned two things about Bills center Eric Wood today. First, he’s ready to become a leader on the Bills offensive line. Second, he looks like a grown-up version of Thurman Merman. As to the more important point, Wood explained his current minds
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  • Report:  Giants offer Cruz more than $7 million per year

    Report: Giants offer Cruz more than $7 million per year

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    The Giants and receiver Victor Cruz have been talking for months about a long-term deal, but getting nowhere. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants’ offer is somewhere in the range of $7 million per year. Specifically, the deal e
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  • Steelers wanted Hoyer to back up Ben

    Steelers wanted Hoyer to back up Ben

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    Score one for Bruce Arians. “Retired” in 2012 by the Steelers before becoming the offensive coordinator of the Colts and now the head coach of the Cardinals, the Cards scooped up and Arians squatted on quarterback Brian Hoyer after the Steelers cut hi
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  • Chip Kelly: “We don’t run some magical offense”

    Chip Kelly: “We don’t run some magical offense”

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    If anyone thinks new Eagles coach Chip Kelly is going to revolutionize the game of football by implementing an offense the likes of which the NFL has seen before, Kelly has some disappointing words. “We don’t run some magical offense or defense,” Ke
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  • RG3”²s knee surgeon: Griffin is ‘superhuman’ in recovery

    RG3”²s knee surgeon: Griffin is ‘superhuman’ in recovery

    Reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III is still recovering from a couple fairly serious knee injuries -- the PCL sprain he suffered in Week 14 of the 2012 season against the Baltimore Ravens, and the ACL and PCL tears he had in a w…
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  • Bears agree to deal with vet safety Zbikowski

    Bears agree to deal with vet safety Zbikowski

    The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with safety Tom Zbikowski on a one-year contract Saturday.
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  • Mark Sanchez's ex-mentor at USC Pete Carroll says the NY Jets Q…

    Mark Sanchez's ex-mentor at USC Pete Carroll says the NY Jets QB can recover

    nydailynews.com Mar 23, 2013
    Pete Carroll coached two Heisman Trophy winners at Southern Cal and did a great job with rookie Russell Wilson last season in Seattle. So, the former Jets coach knows what it takes to get the best out of quarterbacks. He also is not ready to give up on …
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  • Patrick Peterson’s mentoring helped Tyrann Mathieu

    Patrick Peterson’s mentoring helped Tyrann Mathieu

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    From the day they met on a recruiting visit to LSU, Tyrann Mathieu looked up to Patrick Peterson. That’s why he was too ashamed to call Peterson when a drug arrest ended his college career (he texted), and that’s why he sought out the Cardinals corner
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  • Bills still not being coy about their quest for a quarterback

    Bills still not being coy about their quest for a quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    There are two types of teams in the NFL: teams that have a franchise quarterback, and teams that are trying to find a franchise quarterback. Not long ago, the Bills believed they were in the first category. They now know they aren’t, so they’re hoping
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  • Cardinals’ quarterback smokescreen continues

    Cardinals’ quarterback smokescreen continues

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    As Gantt pointed out earlier this week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had a not-so-glowing assessment of this year’s crop of rookie quarterbacks at the league meetings. “The guys that were in the Combine last year, all of them when they left the room,
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  • Brandon Moore visiting Cowboys, Lions

    Brandon Moore visiting Cowboys, Lions

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    After leaving a visit with the Dolphins without a contract, free agent offensive lineman Brandon Moore has lined up a couple more visits. Moore will visit the Cowboys and the Lions, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Although Moore is best…
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  • Nnamdi is still looking at Niners, Saints

    Nnamdi is still looking at Niners, Saints

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    Eight days ago, it appeared that cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and safety Charles Woodson seemed destined to join the 49ers. Eight days later, crickets. But Asomugha continues to consider the 49ers and the Saints as a potential next destination, per a sour…
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  • Saturday one-liners: Bills G.M. Buddy Nix says that he plans to…

    Saturday one-liners: Bills G.M. Buddy Nix says that he plans to keep m…

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    Bills G.M. Buddy Nix says that he plans to keep making more moves in free agency. The Dolphins hosted their annual Girls High School Flag Football Jamboree. (Some fans and pro players would say that the Girls High School Flag Football Jamboree eventuall…
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  • Bengals bringing back Brandon Tate

    Bengals bringing back Brandon Tate

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    The Bengals and wide receiver /kick returner Brandon Tate have come to terms on a one-year contract, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. The move appears to be the latest in a series the Bengals have made to keep the core of their special team
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  • Brian Banks doesn’t hold a grudge, does still have NFL hopes

    Brian Banks doesn’t hold a grudge, does still have NFL hopes

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    Brian Banks, the promising football prospect who lost his scholarship at USC and lost five years of his life when a classmate falsely accused him of rape, says he’s moving on with his life and still hoping to make a run at an NFL career. The subject of
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  • Bucs are shopping Eric Wright

    Bucs are shopping Eric Wright

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    While the Jets may not be “actively” shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis, the team that has been most closely connected to Revis is shopping one of its own cornerbacks. Per a league source, the Buccaneers are shopping cornerback Eric Wright. Wright’s
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  • John Harbaugh has big plans for “best in the NFL” Haloti Ngata

    John Harbaugh has big plans for “best in the NFL” Haloti Ngata

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    Lost in all the talk about all the players Baltimore has lost since winning the Super Bowl is one area where the Ravens believe they’re better: The defensive line, where Chris Canty and Marcus Spears have been added in free agency - and where coach Jo
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  • Javon Ringer doesn’t understand why Titans signed Shonn Greene

    Javon Ringer doesn’t understand why Titans signed Shonn Greene

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23, 2013
    The Titans’ decision to sign free agent running back Shonn Greene to back up Chris Johnson is being felt as a slap in the face by Javon Ringer, who backed up Johnson for the last four years and is now a free agent. Ringer says he has nothing against Gre
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  • Video - RG III Ahead Of Schedule 00:39

    RG III Ahead Of Schedule

    Mar 23
    Dr. James Andrews says Robert Griffin III is "way ahead of schedule" and his recovery from knee surgery has been "unbelievable."
  • Video - NFL daily update - March 23 02:28

    NFL daily update - March 23

    Mar 23
    Omar Ruiz has the latest news from around the league, including the Ravens' plans to open the 2013 season on the road and a pair of high-profile defensive ends who could be on the move.