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Texans like Klein, but not enough to sign him

Texans like Klein, but not enough to sign him

profootballtalk.com Updated May 12, 2013
Texans coack Gary Kubiak liked what he saw from quarterback Collin Klein, who participated in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. But Kubiak didn’t like Klein enough to give him a contract. “No, I did not sign,” Klein told FOX 26 after m
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  • Vikings stadium design to be unveiled on Monday

    Vikings stadium design to be unveiled on Monday

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    On Monday night, the Vikings will share with the public for the first time the design of the team’s new stadium. But you don’t need a ticket to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to see it happen. The event will stream live on the team’s official we
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  • PFT’s OTAs Primer: With the Bears, Bills, Chargers, Eagles and …

    PFT’s OTAs Primer: With the Bears, Bills, Chargers, Eagles and Jagua…

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    With the Bears, Bills, Chargers, Eagles and Jaguars beginning OTAs (organized team practice activity) on Monday, here is a primer on what teams can and can’t do as spelled out by the collective bargaining agreement between players and owners. Here are s
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  • Hugh Thornton brings sad, unique story to Colts

    Hugh Thornton brings sad, unique story to Colts

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    As this year’s rookies make their debuts in T-shirt-and-shorts workouts throughout the NFL, few have stories as compelling as Colts offensive lineman Hugh Thornton. Thornton, a third-round pick from Illinois, was living in Jamaica nine years ago when hi
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  • Tavon Austin says everybody he knows is asking for money

    Tavon Austin says everybody he knows is asking for money

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Rams first-round draft pick Tavon Austin is glad to be in the NFL, but he’s already realizing one down side: The requests for cash never stop. Austin hasn’t actually received an NFL paycheck yet, but the mere fact that he’s a high pick who will be g
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  • Nominate your favorite Packers for the Green Bay Mt. Rushmore

    Nominate your favorite Packers for the Green Bay Mt. Rushmore

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Well, Packers fans, the time you’ve been waiting for has come. You finally get your chance to nominate players, coaches, and anyone else for the Packers Mt. Rushmore.List them below. Vince Lombardi is a given; it won’t be easy to narrow the rest of th
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  • Bank robber wears Jets gear during heists

    Bank robber wears Jets gear during heists

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    A white male wearing a Jets jersey under a brown leather jacket robbed two Manhattan banks and tried to rob three others on Friday. The crook got nearly $13,000 at one bank and $2,500 at another. Though surveillance images plainly reveal his face, he re…
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  • Republican Senator targets NFL’s tax-exempt status

    Republican Senator targets NFL’s tax-exempt status

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The many NFL owners who are staunch Republicans may need to re-think their affiliations. From Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, who derailed the effort to upgrade Sun Life Stadium, to Arizona Senator John McClain, who wants to outlaw blackouts at …
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  • Kubiak declares Hopkins “special,” keeps pressure on

    Kubiak declares Hopkins “special,” keeps pressure on

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Texans aren’t shy about putting pressure on first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins. Before he got Hopkins on the field, head coach Gary Kubiak compared him to Andre Johnson and Rod Smith (whom he coached in Denver), setting a high bar for the rookie wide rec
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  • Jets sign four tryout players to contracts, release Derek Dimke

    Jets sign four tryout players to contracts, release Derek Dimke

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Jets announced the signing of four players Sunday, including rookie placekicker Brett Maher, whose signing was reported earlier in the day. Maher’s agent, Robert Roche, told PFT that Maher has signed a three-year deal with the Jets. The Jets’ othe
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  • Rex Ryan’s taking back some control on defense

    Rex Ryan’s taking back some control on defense

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    It’s no secret that Jets coach Rex Ryan’s future is on the line this year. And if that’s the case, he’s going to take hold of it the best he knows how. Ryan said he intends to take a more hands-on role with the Jets defense this year, but not beca
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  • Jack Butler, Hall of Fame defensive back and scouting pioneer, …

    Jack Butler, Hall of Fame defensive back and scouting pioneer, dies at 85

    yahoo.com May 12, 2013
    If you've ever watched college football tape with an analytical eye, written a scouting report, opined on the future prospects of a collegiate star, or spent any time in the throes in the ever-burgeoning draft analysis industry, you owe Jack Butler a de…
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  • Newton ready to take step up, Panthers' OC says

    Newton ready to take step up, Panthers' OC says

    CNNSI.com May 12, 2013
    Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula believes Cam Newton is ready to take a big step forward entering year three, providing he can manage the ups and downs that come with the job.
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  • Jerry Jones wants Cowboys to keep their rookies healthier

    Jerry Jones wants Cowboys to keep their rookies healthier

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    It hasn’t been an entirely healthy offseason for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones had surgery last week to repair a damaged retina in his left eye. The recovery from that surgery did not force Jones to skip the team’s rookie minicamp, so he was able t
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  • Former Lions receiver Young arrested again

    Former Lions receiver Young arrested again

    Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.
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  • Agent: Jets sign rookie PK Brett Maher

    Agent: Jets sign rookie PK Brett Maher

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Jets have signed undrafted rookie placekicker Brett Maher, agent Robert Roche said Sunday on Twitter. Maher, a Nebraska product, took part in the Jets’ weekend rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Maher (6-0, 186) connected on 20-of-27 field goals in
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  • Alex Gibbs returns to the Broncos as a consultant

    Alex Gibbs returns to the Broncos as a consultant

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Broncos are looking to their past for some help with their offensive future. Alex Gibbs was the offensive line coach who was in Denver when the Broncos won two Super Bowls with John Elway a one-cut, zone-blocking scheme in the running game and he ha…
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  • Chiefs hope QB Bray can compete for backup job

    Chiefs hope QB Bray can compete for backup job

    CNNSI.com May 12, 2013
    Tyler Bray believes that every rookie has something to prove.
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  • Lions rookie Larry Warford okay after neck injury

    Lions rookie Larry Warford okay after neck injury

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    There usually isn’t much meaningful news made at rookie minicamps. There are plenty of profiles of new members of every team and glowing reports from coaches about how a high draft pick did in his first couple of days, but very little of it winds up mat
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  • Ray Rice wants to catch more passes

    Ray Rice wants to catch more passes

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Ray Rice has caught more than 60 passes in each of his four seasons as the Ravens’ starting running back, and his total of 311 catches since entering the league in 2008 is the most of any running back in the NFL. And now Rice wants more. Rice told the B
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  • Ryan Clark loved the Steelers draft

    Ryan Clark loved the Steelers draft

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Steelers safety Ryan Clark grabbed some headlines recently with comments about the Patriots and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, but he’s got his mind on his own team as well. He thinks those doubting the Steelers should have faith in the decisi
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  • Seahawks may have found another steal named Willson

    Seahawks may have found another steal named Willson

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The name has an extra L, but it sounds the same as the name of the guy the Seahawks stole with a third-round pick in the 2012 draft A year after grabbing quarterback Russell Wilson with the 75th selection, the Seahawks have pounced on tight end Luke Wil…
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  • Marquess Wilson happy for a second chance to play football

    Marquess Wilson happy for a second chance to play football

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    When you look at wide receiver Marquess Wilson’s numbers as a member of the Washington State football team, it is hard to believe he was available for the Bears to take him in the seventh round of the draft. Wilson set a school record with 3,207 receivi
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  • D.J. Hayden: It felt great to be back out there

    D.J. Hayden: It felt great to be back out there

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    By now, the remarkable story of Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden’s recovery from the ruptured inferior vena cava in his heart, an injury that’s fatal 95 percent of the time, that he suffered on an otherwise unmemorable play in practice last year at the
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  • Ryan Tannehill: Mike Wallace is the fastest guy I’ve thrown to

    Ryan Tannehill: Mike Wallace is the fastest guy I’ve thrown to

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been working with new Miami receiver Mike Wallace, and he likes what he sees. “Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true — he’s as advertised,” Tannehill told the Miami Herald. “He’s t
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  • Packers’ Datone Jones: Kaepernick can’t keep running like that

    Packers’ Datone Jones: Kaepernick can’t keep running like that

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Packers have made no secret this offseason that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s big game in a playoff-ending loss at San Francisco has forced them to re-think things on defense. Packers coach Mike McCarthy sent his defensive staff to Texas A&M
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  • Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing

    Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    On Friday, PFT reported that the big sticking point in talks between free agent defensive end John Abraham and interested teams has been the amount of playing time Abraham would receive each week. Abraham reportedly wants to play around 60 snaps a game …
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  • Bills willing to give Da’Rick Rogers one chance

    Bills willing to give Da’Rick Rogers one chance

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The challenge for players who have screwed up their own chances is realizing when they’re on their last one. And while actions will show whether Bills wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers has truly learned, the undrafted rookie’s words indicate he understan
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  • Keenan Allen says all is well with his knee

    Keenan Allen says all is well with his knee

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    There was a time when it looked like Keenan Allen would be one of the first two or three wide receivers off the board in the draft, but he wound up having to wait until the third round to land with the Chargers. Explaining the drop isn’t all that hard.
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  • Giants sign two more veterans after tryouts

    Giants sign two more veterans after tryouts

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    Linebacker Aaron Curry wasn’t the only veteran player to convince the Giants he deserved a job at their rookie minicamp. The team announced that they have also signed defensive tackle Frank Okam and tight end Michael Palmer after the completion of on-fi
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    WR Robert Woods should be competing for a starting role with the Bills. Recapping a busy offseason for the Dolphins. Patriots CB Kyle Arrington isn’t spilling the details of the payment that landed S Adrian Wilson No. 24 upon his arrival in New England.
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  • Packers drafted backs rooming, working together

    Packers drafted backs rooming, working together

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The Packers drafted two guys at the same position to help fix the same problem. But in addition to a competition for carries, there might also be a sit-com in the works, as second-rounder Eddie Lacy and fourth-rounder Johnathan Franklin are rooming toge…
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  • Goodell wants Tebow in the NFL

    Goodell wants Tebow in the NFL

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    It’s been at least a day, maybe longer, since the T-word has appeared in this space. For those of you with zero interest in Tim Tebow, scroll on by. For those who continue to be intrigued by the future of a man who led the Broncos in 2011 to the final e
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  • Marinelli changes name of his position group

    Marinelli changes name of his position group

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    The coach best known for presiding over an 0-16 season is trying to carve a new niche. Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli has changed the name of his position group to “rushmen,” because the goal of the group is to get to the quarterback. “T
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  • Barkevious Mingo doesn’t think he’s too skinny for the NFL

    Barkevious Mingo doesn’t think he’s too skinny for the NFL

    profootballtalk.com May 12, 2013
    After getting his first look at first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo in a Browns uniform at rookie minicamp, at least one Cleveland reporter thought he looked too small to be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. But when Mingo was asked, “Do you thin
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