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Cowboys' Brent to have case heard on Sept. 23

Cowboys' Brent to have case heard on Sept. 23

ESPN.com CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 25, 2013
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent will have his criminal court case on Sept. 23 according to the Dallas County District Attorney's office.
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  • Clint Gresham signs tender with Seahawks

    Clint Gresham signs tender with Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Long 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…
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  • Ronde Barber will take his time before deciding whether to retu…

    Ronde Barber will take his time before deciding whether to return

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Ronde 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 decides
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  • Chad Johnson tries to resolve battery case

    Chad Johnson tries to resolve battery case

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 resol
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  • New Titan Fitzpatrick willing to mentor QB Locker

    New Titan Fitzpatrick willing to mentor QB Locker

    Ryan Fitzpatrick saw the writing on the wall in Buffalo and is embracing his new role with the Titans.
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  • Richardson was “cleared” of criminal charges before lawsuit

    Richardson was “cleared” of criminal charges before lawsuit

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 inno
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  • Cardinals to work out quarterback Mike Glennon

    Cardinals to work out quarterback Mike Glennon

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Cardinals 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 bad
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  • Pats bide their time with Emmanuel Sanders

    Pats bide their time with Emmanuel Sanders

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Not 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,
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  • Mayhew likes linemen, not wideouts

    Mayhew likes linemen, not wideouts

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    There’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 th
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  • Butler rebuffs Browns, heads to Philly

    Butler rebuffs Browns, heads to Philly

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 n
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  • Browns sign DB Barnes to a one-year contract

    Browns sign DB Barnes to a one-year contract

    The Cleveland Browns signed defensive back Kevin Barnes to a one-year contract.
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  • Finley gets $3M bonus, to remain with Packers

    Finley gets $3M bonus, to remain with Packers

    Tight end Jermichael Finley, who was due a $3 million bonus Monday, will remain with the Green Bay Packers this season.
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  • Tampa doesn’t look like the destination for Brent Grimes

    Tampa doesn’t look like the destination for Brent Grimes

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Free 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 of
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  • Vollmer deal will have $8.25 million guaranteed

    Vollmer deal will have $8.25 million guaranteed

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Some 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 …
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  • Bengals announce deals with Pacman, Tate

    Bengals announce deals with Pacman, Tate

    ESPN.com Mar 25, 2013
    The Bengals have reached deals with two more of their unrestricted free agents, cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and receiver Brandon Tate.
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  • Report: A Gay NFL Player Is "Strongly Considering" Coming Out

    Report: A Gay NFL Player Is "Strongly Considering" Coming Out

    From the always plugged-in Mike Freeman, at CBS Sports:Read more...
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  • Cosell’s Take: Geno Smith is still a work in progress

    Cosell’s Take: Geno Smith is still a work in progress

    yahoo.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mock draft with Corey Chavous

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mock draft with Corey Chavous

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    There 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…
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  • Report: “Highly unlikely” Carson Palmer restructures deal with…

    Report: “Highly unlikely” Carson Palmer restructures deal with Raiders

    We 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 unli
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  • Bears bring back Jonathan Scott

    Bears bring back Jonathan Scott

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 l
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  • Suggs says he’s never played with a pass rusher like Dumervil

    Suggs says he’s never played with a pass rusher like Dumervil

    Ravens 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 unparall
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  • Agent: Harrison open to returning to Steelers

    Agent: Harrison open to returning to Steelers

    James Harrison's agent said Monday that he hasn't closed the door on a possible return for his client to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • The Shutdown 50: Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o

    The Shutdown 50: Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o

    yahoo.com Mar 25, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Tracy Porter on Raiders radar

    Tracy Porter on Raiders radar

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Over 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 P
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  • Redskins, Antoine Winfield to meet

    Redskins, Antoine Winfield to meet

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 oth
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  • Schedule apparently is coming on April 16

    Schedule apparently is coming on April 16

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    It’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 spotted
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  • Falcons, Osi expect to reach deal, sources say

    Falcons, Osi expect to reach deal, sources say

    Osi 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.
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  • Eagles' punter swap: McBriar cut, Jones signed

    Eagles' punter swap: McBriar cut, Jones signed

    The Philadelphia Eagles made a change at punter Monday, releasing Mat McBriar and signing Donnie Jones.
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  • Foster would sign waiver of legal rights

    Foster would sign waiver of legal rights

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Texans 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.…
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  • An Empty White Castle And Two Bored Children: Former NFLer Anth…

    An Empty White Castle And Two Bored Children: Former NFLer Anthony Adams Had The Best Retirement Announcement

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Mar 25, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Falcons say McClure bound for Ring of Honor

    Falcons say McClure bound for Ring of Honor

    ESPN.com Mar 25, 2013
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.
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  • Niners’ new stadium will have a mammoth wireless network

    Niners’ new stadium will have a mammoth wireless network

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    As 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 Ars
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  • Giants keep left side intact, re-sign OG Boothe

    Giants keep left side intact, re-sign OG Boothe

    The New York Giants kept the left side of their offensive line intact Monday, re-signing left guard Kevin Boothe.
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  • Cowboys talking to Anthony Spencer about new deal

    Cowboys talking to Anthony Spencer about new deal

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    With 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 signed
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  • Ryan Clark is glad the Ravens traded Anquan Boldin

    Ryan Clark is glad the Ravens traded Anquan Boldin

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 welcome
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, Ravens talk with Mat…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, Ravens talk with Matt Vensel

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 aft
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  • Report: Browns not interested in Kellen Winslow

    Report: Browns not interested in Kellen Winslow

    The 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 g
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  • Chiefs put Sharrif Floyd through private workout

    Chiefs put Sharrif Floyd through private workout

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    As 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 wi
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  • Nothing doing for Eric Winston with Dolphins at present

    Nothing doing for Eric Winston with Dolphins at present

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    When 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 b
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  • Ex-Raiders receiver Heyward-Bey to visit Colts

    Ex-Raiders receiver Heyward-Bey to visit Colts

    Former Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will visit the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night and Tuesday, the team announced.
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  • Get ready for Matt Barkley to make his move

    Get ready for Matt Barkley to make his move

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    After 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 …
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  • Pat White draws the interest of Jim Harbaugh

    Pat White draws the interest of Jim Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    Pat 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 pri
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  • Track is a priority, football a hobby for Jeff Demps

    Track is a priority, football a hobby for Jeff Demps

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    When 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…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    An 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…
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  • Hawk gives up nearly $2 million to stay in Packers’ plans

    Hawk gives up nearly $2 million to stay in Packers’ plans

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    When 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-Gaz
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  • Ravens bracing for Week One trip to Denver, Pittsburgh, or Chic…

    Ravens bracing for Week One trip to Denver, Pittsburgh, or Chicago to start season

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 Wed
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  • Cowboys window-shopping extends to Michael Huff

    Cowboys window-shopping extends to Michael Huff

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    The 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 additio
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  • With Supreme Court hearing this week, Ayanbadejo, Fujita contin…

    With Supreme Court hearing this week, Ayanbadejo, Fujita continue push for gay marriage

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25, 2013
    So 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. Sup
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Avril Ready To Start Fresh With New Team 02:20

    NFL32OT: Avril Ready To Start Fresh With New Team

    Mar 25
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest offseason need 02:48

    Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest offseason need

    Mar 25
    Pittsburgh 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.
  • Video - How valuable is Darrelle Revis? 02:02

    How valuable is Darrelle Revis?

    Mar 25
    Deion 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.
  • Video - State of the Franchise: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 03:53

    State of the Franchise: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Mar 25
    Ronde Barber, a longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneer, reveals how far he believes QB Josh Freeman can take the team in 2013 and more.

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    Mar 25
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    Mar 25
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