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Seahawks claim long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers

Seahawks claim long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers

profootballtalk.com Updated May 14, 2013
The Seattle Seahawks claimed rookie long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers from the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. Steiner had signed with the Raiders following the NFL Draft and attended the team’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend. He was waived by the t
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  • Titus Young pleads not guilty to eight charges

    Titus Young pleads not guilty to eight charges

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Former Lions and Rams wide receiver Titus Young was arraigned Tuesday in Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to eight charges, according to the county’s online database and multiple published reports. According to the court’s
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  • Police are still investigating alleged McCoy assault

    Police are still investigating alleged McCoy assault

    When the LeSean McCoy camp responded to assault allegations contained in a civil lawsuit filed against the Eagles running back, it was declared that “[t]here are no criminal charges pending and no probable cause was ever found.” But that could still c
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  • Dolphins stadium proposal was losing badly based on early votin…

    Dolphins stadium proposal was losing badly based on early voting

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford should have let the people vote, after all. Because the people apparently would have spoken more loudly and clearly than Weatherford ever could. According to Patricia Mazzei and Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald, the…
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  • Vikings not currently considering Brian Urlacher

    Vikings not currently considering Brian Urlacher

    Despite a report expressing interest by the Minnesota Vikings in free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Vikings don’t appear to be pursuing the 34-year old, eight-time Pro Bowl selection. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Vikings aren
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  • Weeden knows he can’t look over his shoulder

    Weeden knows he can’t look over his shoulder

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Browns fans know that, on the rare occasions when they’ve gotten high-level quarterback play during the most recent incarnation of the franchise, the performances have come from players who weren’t worried about losing their jobs. The best - and wor
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  • Preseason game times, dates finalized

    Preseason game times, dates finalized

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The NFL released its finalized preseason schedule on Tuesday, with dates and times for all 65 contests. Opponents for all 32 teams were known, but some of the final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. Of note: all 32 teams will play their final…
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  • Long-suffering Cardinals can still fill a Mt. Rushmore

    Long-suffering Cardinals can still fill a Mt. Rushmore

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals, previously known as the Phoenix Cardinals and the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cardinals, have been around a long time. As a team, they don’t have much to show for it. But even the Cardinals will be able to point proudly to
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  • Bills awarded TE Mickey Shuler on waivers

    Bills awarded TE Mickey Shuler on waivers

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Bills were awarded tight end Mickey Shuler on waivers and waived-injured undrafted rookie wide receiver Kevin Norrell on Tuesday. Shuler (6-4, 247) was waived Monday by the Raiders. He spent most of last season on Oakland’s practice squad and previo
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  • Chargers LB Ingram tears ACL in practice

    Chargers LB Ingram tears ACL in practice

    Linebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the San Diego Chargers announced in a statement.
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  • Packers willing to have a relationship with Brett Favre

    Packers willing to have a relationship with Brett Favre

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Packers and Brett Favre did not part ways on the best of terms. However, the organization is reportedly open to re-establishing a relationship with its long-time starting quarterback. Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy told Paul Imig of FoxSports…
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  • Chuck Muncie, Troubled N.F.L. Star, Dies at 60

    Chuck Muncie, Troubled N.F.L. Star, Dies at 60

    Mr. Muncie blended speed and power to become one of the N.F.L.’s leading running backs of the late 1970s and early ’80s, but his career was cut short by drug abuse.
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  • Bears QB coach loves Jay Cutler

    Bears QB coach loves Jay Cutler

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh is in love. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But Cavanaugh sure does sound like he loves Jay Cutler after the brief time they’ve had to work together this offseason. “Very impressed with Jay,” Cavanaugh to
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  • Chiefs waive DB DeQuan Menzie, claim OT Matt Reynolds

    Chiefs waive DB DeQuan Menzie, claim OT Matt Reynolds

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Chiefs have waived defensive back DeQuan Menzie, their fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, the NFL disclosed in its Tuesday transaction log. Menzie, 23, did not appear in a regular-season game as a rookie. After dealing with a hip flexor injury duri…
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  • Doug Marrone: I’ll pick a QB when one pulls away from the rest

    Doug Marrone: I’ll pick a QB when one pulls away from the rest

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Bills coach Doug Marrone says he has no timetable for picking his starting quarterback, other than that he’ll know his starter when he sees him pull away from the other two quarterbacks in the team’s three-man competition. “Once we see one person pu
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  • Free Gatorade, new cleats a big deal for small-school rookie

    Free Gatorade, new cleats a big deal for small-school rookie

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Going from Fort Lewis College to the NFL is a big deal, and Tim Jenkins is grateful for the opportunity. Jenkins is an undrafted rookie quarterback who played his college football at Division II Fort Lewis in Durango, Colorado. He signed with the Rams a…
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  • James Harrison: I'm A "Massage Whore"

    James Harrison: I'm A "Massage Whore"

    deadspin.com May 14, 2013
    At a press conference today for the Cincinnati media, new Bengals linebacker James Harrison showed us he's more than just an angry, headhunting sociopath who sucks at dodgeball.Read more...
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  • Patriots sign S Duron Harmon

    Patriots sign S Duron Harmon

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Patriots have signed rookie safety Duron Harmon, a third-round pick from Rutgers. The signing was disclosed in the NFL’s Tuesday transactions. Harmon (6-1, 200) was a two-year starter at safety for the Scarlet Knights. As a senior, he notched 50 tac
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  • Bills' Williams sues ex to return $785K ring

    Bills' Williams sues ex to return $785K ring

    ESPN.com May 14, 2013
    A high-priced contract can't buy Mario Williams love, leading the Bills defensive end to sue his ex-fiance, demanding she return a $785,000 diamond engagement ring.
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  • Daryl Washington works with second team at Cardinals OTA

    Daryl Washington works with second team at Cardinals OTA

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    When the Cardinals signed linebacker Daryl Washington to a six-year deal before last season, there probably wasn’t much thought that they’d be planning for a future without him at the first OTA of the next offseason. As a result of Washington’s four
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  • Dolphins sign PK Caleb Sturgis, two other picks

    Dolphins sign PK Caleb Sturgis, two other picks

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Dolphins have begun to sign their draft picks. The club struck deals with outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, placekicker Caleb Sturgis and cornerback Don Jones on Tuesday. Sturgis, a fifth-round selection from Florida, probably has the best chance o…
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  • Jordan Rodgers has sports hernia surgery

    Jordan Rodgers has sports hernia surgery

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Jaguars didn’t take a quarterback in the draft, opting instead for a pair of undrafted free agents to add to Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne this offseason. One of those undrafted rookies won’t be making his case for a roster spot during OTAs. John
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  • Jaguars claim Brandon Deaderick off waivers

    Jaguars claim Brandon Deaderick off waivers

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The reputation of the Patriots is such that if you’re ever cut, and under the age of 30, you’re basically guaranteed work elsewhere. That’s come through again, with defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick not waiting long after his release yesterday. Ac
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  • McCoy camp calls assault allegations “completely, unequivocally…

    McCoy camp calls assault allegations “completely, unequivocally false”

    Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been sued for assaulting a woman on a party bus. Now that the lawsuit has become public knowledge, McCoy’s camp has responded. And, like every defendant who ever has been accused of doing something he shouldn’t hav
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  • Albert back with Chiefs as workouts start up

    Albert back with Chiefs as workouts start up

    Any question about whether Branden Albert would fit right back in with the Kansas City Chiefs was put to rest when new quarterback Alex Smith greeted his left tackle with a smile.
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  • Woodson to visit Broncos, has Raiders offer

    Woodson to visit Broncos, has Raiders offer

    Free-agent safety Charles Woodson is making a visit to the Denver Broncos and has received an offer from the Oakland Raiders, agent Carl Poston told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday.
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  • New Minnesota Vikings stadium design is indeed a new stadium de…

    New Minnesota Vikings stadium design is indeed a new stadium design

    yahoo.com May 14, 2013
    The Minnesota Vikings have unveiled prospective images of their new stadium, and, in the spirit of similarly asymmetrical and eye-snagging designs like the new Atlanta Falcons design, it's pretty darn striking.Designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment, t…
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  • James Harrison says he’s known as a “massage whore”

    James Harrison says he’s known as a “massage whore”

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    In his first public comments as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, veteran linebacker James Harrison shared with the media a nickname he says has been applied to him throughout his career. “Massage whore.” The awkward-sounding label, which relates to
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  • Agent: Deji Karim signs with Texans

    Agent: Deji Karim signs with Texans

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Texans have signed veteran running back Deji Karim, agent Jason Bernstein said Tuesday on Twitter. The reported addition of Karim, who tried out for Houston last weekend at its rookie minicamp, gives the Texans a little more veteran depth at running…
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  • Buccaneers sign rookie DE William Gholston

    Buccaneers sign rookie DE William Gholston

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Buccaneers have signed a third member of their 2013 draft class, reaching a four-year deal with defensive end William Gholston. The team announced the signing Tuesday. The 6-foot-6, 281-pound Gholston will compete for playing time on a Tampa Bay def…
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  • Jones-Drew: Media blows Blackmon’s issues out of proportion

    Jones-Drew: Media blows Blackmon’s issues out of proportion

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is sick of hearing about his teammate Justin Blackmon in the media. Blackmon has faced criticism in the press for his off-field actions in the 13 months since the Jaguars made him the No. 5 overall pick in the 201…
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  • Vikings start signing picks with two Penn State linebackers

    Vikings start signing picks with two Penn State linebackers

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Vikings took a pair of linebackers from Penn State in the draft and those two players are the first members of the 2013 draft class to sign with the team. Twitter was the venue for announcements by both Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti that they have…
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  • Dolphins spent $10 million on election that never happened

    Dolphins spent $10 million on election that never happened

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Dolphins, in the end, threw good money after no money. In an effort to procure partial public funding for upgrades to Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross plunked down $10 million over a six-week period, according to Patricia Mazzei…
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  • John Idzik: Josh Cribbs isn’t quite there yet physically

    John Idzik: Josh Cribbs isn’t quite there yet physically

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Josh Cribbs has spent the last week or so paying visits to various NFL teams in hopes of proving his knee is sound and landing a job for the coming season, but one of the teams didn’t think the kick return ace was fully recovered. Conor Orr of the Newar
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  • Gabe Carimi missing from Bears OTAs again

    Gabe Carimi missing from Bears OTAs again

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Technically speaking, OTA workouts are voluntary for players. That doesn’t mean they do not matter, or are not remembered. Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was missing from the workouts for the second straight day, according to Brad Biggs of the Chic
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  • Randall Cobb prepared to take a bigger role for Packers

    Randall Cobb prepared to take a bigger role for Packers

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Packers weren’t planning on Randall Cobb having as much of a role as he had last year. But now that the marginalized-in-2012 Donald Driver’s retired and the oft-injured Greg Jennings has moved onto Minnesota, they’re counting on Cobb like never
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  • Bengals ink Tanner Hawkinson

    Bengals ink Tanner Hawkinson

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    While an old episode of Hard Knocks featuring former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer complaining about the smell of his hand after putting it under center plays on NFL Network, the Bengals have announced an agreement with a guy who could end up worryi…
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  • The Florida Panthers Want Broward County To Buy Them A New Scor…

    The Florida Panthers Want Broward County To Buy Them A New Scoreboard

    deadspin.com May 14, 2013
    The Panthers will appear before the Broward County Commission today, to argue that that the county should spring for $4.2 million to build a new scoreboard. As their neighbors to the south, the Marlins and Dolphins, struggle to win over increasingly ske…
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  • Packers’ Alex Green says more running back competition is great

    Packers’ Alex Green says more running back competition is great

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Packers’ decision to take two running backs in the NFL draft is just fine with last year’s leading rusher, Alex Green. Green told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he welcomes second-round pick Eddie Lacy and fourth-round pick Johnathan Franklin
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  • O.J. OK'd to have 1 hand free during hearing

    O.J. OK'd to have 1 hand free during hearing

    ESPN.com May 14, 2013
    O.J. Simpson won a small victory on Tuesday when he returned to court for Day 2 of his attempt to win a new trial in his robbery case, when a judge said he could have one hand unshackled to drink water and take notes.
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  • DeSean Jackson getting more work on punt returns

    DeSean Jackson getting more work on punt returns

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Lost in the din of new quarterbacks and new music, the Eagles had some other interesting stuff happening yesterday, including the return of one of their biggest playmakers to special teams. DeSean Jackson was among the players practicing during punt ret…
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  • Klein impresses Texans but doesn't get deal

    Klein impresses Texans but doesn't get deal

    ESPN.com May 14, 2013
    Although quarterback Collin Klein impressed coach Gary Kubiak at the Houston Texans' rookie minicamp last weekend, the Heisman Trophy finalist wasn't offered a contract by the team.
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  • Titus Young’s father says, ‘That’s not my son,’ says concussion…

    Titus Young’s father says, ‘That’s not my son,’ says concussions could play a part in criminal behavior

    Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had a questionable history even before he was drafted in 2011, but the recent behavior that caused Young to be arrested three times in less than a week has his family wondering just who Titus Young is anymore. Y…
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  • Eagles sign ex-Dallas RB Jones

    Eagles sign ex-Dallas RB Jones

    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, the team announced.
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  • Donovan McNabb Will Retire As An Eagle

    Donovan McNabb Will Retire As An Eagle

    deadspin.com ESPN.com May 14, 2013
    McNabb, the greatest QB the franchise has ever known, will sign a one-day contract to retire as an Eagle at a ceremony in Week 3. In town that week? The Chiefs, and McNabb's longtime coach Andy Reid.Read more...
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  • Max Starks visiting Cardinals today

    Max Starks visiting Cardinals today

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    As one of the few available offensive tackles who has the experience and ability to play on the left, Max Starks still has something of a market. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the free agent tackle is visiting with the Cardinals today, and takin…
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  • Tarvaris Jackson gets the first snaps for Bills

    Tarvaris Jackson gets the first snaps for Bills

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Bills signed a former starting quarterback this offseason, and then used a first-round pick on another. But the guy who took the first snap in OTAs was the guy who was there already. According to Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website, it was Ta
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  • Jake Locker: I have to find a way to be more consistent

    Jake Locker: I have to find a way to be more consistent

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Two years since the Titans used a first-round draft pick on quarterback Jake Locker, these are the bottom-line results: Locker has started 11 games, and the Titans have won four of them. That, obviously, is not good enough. And so Locker says he has to …
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  • Cowboys' Murray won't alter style for new rule

    Cowboys' Murray won't alter style for new rule

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said his physical running style will remain the same, despite a new NFL rule that will penalize ball carriers for leading with their helmets.
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  • This Is The New Vikings Stadium

    This Is The New Vikings Stadium

    deadspin.com May 14, 2013
    Last night, at a formal presentation at Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater, the Vikings released the first renderings of their new billion-dollar stadium.Read more...
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  • Jerry Jones outlines Tony Romo’s role in game-planning

    Jerry Jones outlines Tony Romo’s role in game-planning

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    The Cowboys still haven’t made a call on who will be calling their plays on offense this season, a saga that’s been playing out long enough to make you wonder if they wouldn’t just be better off kicking it old school by letting quarterback Tony Romo
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  • Ron Jaworski offers Tim Tebow an Arena League opportunity

    Ron Jaworski offers Tim Tebow an Arena League opportunity

    yahoo.com May 14, 2013
    While the hullabaloo surrounding Tim Tebow's continued football unemployment seems to far exceed his actual NFL prospects at this point (we pretty much stopped paying attention when the Omaha Beef became involved), there's now one possible opportunity f…
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  • Ryan McBean visits Chiefs in comeback attempt

    Ryan McBean visits Chiefs in comeback attempt

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Former Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean’s trying to work his way back into the NFL, and it started with a trip to Kansas City. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, McBean visited the Chiefs Monday. The former Steelers fourth-rounder and Br
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  • Mike Lombardi: Browns looking for sustained success, not giving…

    Mike Lombardi: Browns looking for sustained success, not giving up on 2013

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Browns General Manager Mike Lombardi was the guest at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s luncheon club on Monday, which meant that he spent a long period of time in front of a microphone talking and answering questions about his team. It’s not something
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  • Kelly downplays snap counts, says QB competition’s open

    Kelly downplays snap counts, says QB competition’s open

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    Eagles players, including Michael Vick himself, may think the starting quarterback job is Vick’s to lose. But Eagles coach Chip Kelly downplayed any suggestion there’s a clear favorite at this point, and did nothing to diminish the possibility that ro
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    With prep for the 2014 draft starting soon, Buddy Nix thought it was the right time to step down as general manager of the Bills. A look at the Dolphins’ offensive depth chart. Sorting out the backup possibilities on the Patriots offensive line. Geno Sm
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  • Vikings unveil plans for new fixed-roof stadium

    Vikings unveil plans for new fixed-roof stadium

    profootballtalk.com May 14, 2013
    It’ll open in 2016, after the Vikings spend two years playing home games outdoors. The wait could end up being worth it. On Monday night, the team unveiled a proposed design for the new stadium, to be built partially on the site of the Metrodome. “Ton
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  • Sifting Through What's Left of the NFL's Free-Agent Heap

    Sifting Through What's Left of the NFL's Free-Agent Heap

    grantland.com May 14, 2013
    The first few days of NFL free agency are a jumble of names, rumors, and fan delusion (mostly the fan delusion). No matter how many times we see a tea...
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  • 114-Day NFL Warning: Percy Harvin Is a Seahawk, Everybody

    114-Day NFL Warning: Percy Harvin Is a Seahawk, Everybody

    grantland.com May 14, 2013
    OK, so I know what you're thinking: If you're going to start a countdown this far in advance (which is admittedly crazy), why not just wait to start o...
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  • Video - Robert Griffin III's injury vs. Derrick Rose's 05:05

    Robert Griffin III's injury vs. Derrick Rose's

    May 14
    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss Robert Griffin III's injury vs. Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose's, if Kirk Cousins will be ready to lead the team if RG3 isn't ready and Washington's 2013 draft class.
  • Video - DeAngelo Hall goes one-on-one 05:05

    DeAngelo Hall goes one-on-one

    May 14
    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL Total Access" to compare RG3's injury with Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose's. He also discusses Kirk Cousins and Washington's 2013 draft class.
  • Video - Are the Denver Broncos bucking up for Charles Woodson? 00:48

    Are the Denver Broncos bucking up for Charles Woodson?

    May 14
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on Charles Woodson's visit with the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram tears ACL 00:59

    San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram tears ACL

    May 14
    Ian Rapoport reports that San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during organized team activities Tuesday.

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  • Peter King: Woodson a good veteran fit for Broncos; remembering Muncie; ma…

    May 14
    Three quick-hit thoughts: