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Clint Gresham signs tender with SeahawksLong snapper Clint Gresham became the first of the Seattle Seahawks three restricted free agents to sign their tenders on Monday. Gresham was tendered with a right of first refusal allowing the Seahawks to match any offer sheet Gresham would sign with a…Share TweetRonde Barber hasn’t decided whether to play in 2013 or retire. And he doesn’t plan to decide any time soon. Barber said in an interview with Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network that he is going to take his time and think everything over before he decidesShare Tweet
Chad Johnson tries to resolve battery caseThe moment that essentially ended Chad Johnson’s NFL career still lingers in court. On Monday, he tried to finally put it behind him. According to Linda Trischitta of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Johnson appeared in court Monday in an effort to resolShare TweetRyan Fitzpatrick saw the writing on the wall in Buffalo and is embracing his new role with the Titans.Share Tweet
Richardson was “cleared” of criminal charges before lawsuitThe weekend news that Browns running back Trent Richardson has been named in an assault lawsuit triggered a fairly simple chain of logic for many Cleveland fans: (1) Richardson wasn’t arrested; and (2) if he wasn’t arrested, he must be completely innoShare TweetCardinals coach Bruce Arians has indicated that he doesn’t think his team needs another quarterback. But just because the Cardinals don’t think they need another quarterback, that doesn’t mean they don’t want another quarterback. And given how badShare TweetNot long after free agency launched, the Patriots brought in receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a visit. When an offer sheet wasn’t quickly signed, many assumed that it wouldn’t be. But there’s no hurry, yet. As Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com explains it,Share Tweet
Mayhew likes linemen, not wideoutsThere’s a perception that the Lions love receivers. They don’t, at least not as much as they used to. According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, G.M. Martin Mayhew refuted the idea that the fumes of Matt Millen are still lingering in Detroit, even thShare TweetThe Victor Butler tour continues, with no end in sight. And Butler’s journey has now taken him back to Pennsylvania. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Butler wrapped up a visit to the Browns without signing a contract. He’ll nShare TweetThe Cleveland Browns signed defensive back Kevin Barnes to a one-year contract.Share TweetTight end Jermichael Finley, who was due a $3 million bonus Monday, will remain with the Green Bay Packers this season.Share TweetFree agent cornerback Brent Grimes has long been viewed as the Plan B for the Buccaneers if they don’t consummate Plan A, which is a trade with the Jets to acquire Darrelle Revis. But Plan B may have just gone out the window. According to Rick Stroud ofShare TweetSome confusion has surfaced as to whether the Patriots and tackle Sebastian Vollmer have agreed to terms. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, they have. The four-year contract will pay $8.25 million Vollmer guaranteed, and it will have a base …Share TweetESPN.com Mar 25, 2013The Bengals have reached deals with two more of their unrestricted free agents, cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and receiver Brandon Tate.Share TweetFrom the always plugged-in Mike Freeman, at CBS Sports:Read more...Share Tweet
Cosell’s Take: Geno Smith is still a work in progressyahoo.com Mar 25, 2013The time is upon us. It is one month until the 2013 NFL draft. As is always the case, there is only one position that generates unbounded passion and emotion: quarterback. Perhaps that is even more indisputable this year given the lack of that one, or t…Share TweetThere may still be snow falling across part of the country, but it is officially spring and that means it is time to start thinking about the draft. Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network will be doing just that on Monday. Former NFL player Corey Chavo…Share TweetWe could be getting closer to a resolution of Carson Palmer’s status with the Raiders. Based on a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the resolution could be that Palmer finds a new place to continue his career. Schefter reports that it is “highly unliShare Tweet
Bears bring back Jonathan ScottThe Bears made improving their offensive line an offseason priority, but they’ve brought one of the incumbents back The team announced they had brought back free agent tackle Jonathan Scott with a one-year deal. Scott started seven games for the Bears lShare TweetRavens linebacker Terrell Suggs couldn’t be happier to have Elvis Dumervil as a teammate. Suggs said after the Ravens came to terms with Dumervil that with himself on one side and Dumervil on the other, the Ravens’ 1-2 pass rush punch will be unparallShare TweetJames Harrison's agent said Monday that he hasn't closed the door on a possible return for his client to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 25, 2013With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…Share TweetOver the weekend, there was word that the Raiders were interested in free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins. The Cowboy vet isn’t the only player on their radar at the position. Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports that the team has shown interest in Tracy PShare TweetThe Redskins are slated to host former Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The Vikings released Winfield less than two weeks ago. The club is still in contact with Winfield, as are one or two othShare Tweet
Schedule apparently is coming on April 16It’s now officially the time to look for the unofficial clues regarding the date on which the NFL will release the 2013 schedule. And the biggest clue comes via Mark Durant of the Greenfield (Mass.) Recorder, who has passed along to PFT that he spottedShare TweetOsi Umenyiora and the Atlanta Falcons have made enough progress for each side to believe the deal will get done this week, more likely sooner rather than later, league sources said.Share TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles made a change at punter Monday, releasing Mat McBriar and signing Donnie Jones.Share Tweet
Foster would sign waiver of legal rightsTexans running back Arian Foster seems to be new school, in many ways. But when it comes to football, Foster has an old-school mentality. And Foster is willing to prove his acceptance of the risks by signing away his rights to sue the NFL in the future.…Share Tweet
An Empty White Castle And Two Bored Children: Former NFLer Anthony Adams Had The Best Retirement AnnouncementAfter nine years in the NFL, DT Anthony "Spice" Adams didn't catch on with a team for 2012. Instead, he chronicled the life of a free agent: boredom, desperation, lots of Capri Sun. Now he's calling it a career, in the most Anthony Adams way i…Share TweetESPN.com Mar 25, 2013Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.Share Tweet
Niners’ new stadium will have a mammoth wireless networkAs the NFL tries to make the in-stadium experience better than watching the game at home, one of the key components has become Internet access. At the 49ers’ new stadium, all 68,5000 fans will be able to connect to the wireless network. According to ArsShare TweetThe New York Giants kept the left side of their offensive line intact Monday, re-signing left guard Kevin Boothe.Share TweetWith free agents visiting that they can’t afford to sign, the Cowboys appear to be working on creating some room. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Cowboys are “negotiating” on a multi-year deal with outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, who signedShare Tweet
Ryan Clark is glad the Ravens traded Anquan BoldinThe Ravens’ decision to trade their No. 1 receiver, Anquan Boldin, to the 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick has been met with approval by one of the players who had to cover Boldin twice a year. Steelers safety Ryan Clark said on NFL AM that he welcomeShare Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, Ravens talk with Matt VenselThe biggest news of the weekend was Elvis Dumervil’s decision to make Baltimore his new home and we’ll be talking about it on Monday’s edition of PFT Live. Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun will join Mike Florio to talk about Dumervil’s arrival aftShare TweetThe Browns have been a soldier-free zone since trading tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to the Buccaneers in 2009 and they don’t appear to be ready for a reunion. Winslow said Monday morning that he’s planning a comeback after his 2012 season lasted one gShare TweetAs the Chiefs continue to explore every option (or at least create the impression they are), they’ve turned their focus to the defensive line. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, a contingent of Chiefs officials are conducting a private workout today wiShare Tweet
Nothing doing for Eric Winston with Dolphins at presentWhen word broke last week that tackle Eric Winston was visiting the Dolphins, it seemed like it would be a pretty good fit. The Dolphins need a tackle with Jake Long in St. Louis, Winston needs a home after getting cast out by the Chiefs and Winston’s bShare TweetFormer Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will visit the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night and Tuesday, the team announced.Share TweetAfter West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith conducted his Pro Day workout earlier this month, he cemented his perception as a first-round pick. Get ready for someone to deface that cement before it fully dries. On Wednesday, USC quarterback Matt Barkley …Share Tweet
Pat White draws the interest of Jim HarbaughPat White apparently did enough in a workout after West Virginia’s pro day to earn a second look from the 49ers, or at least a phone call. The former Dolphins quarterback told Jim Corbett of USA Today that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called to set up a priShare TweetWhen Bo Jackson announced in 1987 that he was going to play running back for the Los Angeles Raiders after finishing his season as an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, he referred to baseball as his priority and football as his hobby. Jeff Demps wo…Share TweetAn argument against the Bills trading up in the first round. Some history for the Dolphins to consider as they turn toward free agents for help. By bringing back Sebastian Vollmer, the Patriots are expecting to keep QB Tom Brady safe. Catching up with t…Share Tweet
Hawk gives up nearly $2 million to stay in Packers’ plansWhen Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk recently restructured his contract, it wasn’t the type of restructuring that moves money around for cap purposes. Instead, it moved money out of his pocket in 2013. According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-GazShare Tweet
Ravens bracing for Week One trip to Denver, Pittsburgh, or Chicago to start seasonThe NFL wisely dumped the bad news on the first Friday of the NCAA basketball tournament: The Ravens won’t host the midweek regular-season opener at home. It’ll be the first time the Super Bowl champion hasn’t opened the season on a Thursday (or WedShare Tweet
Cowboys window-shopping extends to Michael HuffThe Cowboys don’t have enough salary cap room to sign a free agent, but they do have needs, so they’re going to continue to shop. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys are hosting safety Michael Huff today, in additioShare TweetSo much for sports figures steering clear of potentially controversial topics. A handful of NFL players have embraced the issue of gay marriage, and as the constitutionality of California’s ban moves this week toward formal consideration by the U.S. SupShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Avril Ready To Start Fresh With New TeamMar 25Episode 294: Seahawks Cliff Avril discusses joining his new team and playing at the noise filled CenturyLink Field. The NFL32 crew discuss Arthur Jones' comments that the Ravens are a dream team in the making.
Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest offseason needMar 25Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark stops by the "NFL Total Access" studio to discuss what his team needs to do this offseason to get back to the playoffs in 2013.
How valuable is Darrelle Revis?Mar 25Deion Sanders and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark break down the Darrelle Revis trade rumors and the New York Jets cornerback's value in the NFL.
State of the Franchise: Tampa Bay BuccaneersMar 25Ronde Barber, a longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneer, reveals how far he believes QB Josh Freeman can take the team in 2013 and more.