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Steelers receiver Mike Wallace doesn't intend on signing tender

Steelers receiver Mike Wallace doesn't intend on signing tender

baltimoresun.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 12, 2012
Speedy wideout reportedly plans to skip Pittsburgh's offseason workoutsLast week, the Ravens locked up their most important restricted free agent, cornerback Lardarius Webb, with a five-year contract extension. Meanwhile, the rival Pittsburgh Steelers a…
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  • Rivers wasn't Bengals' only miss in 2008

    Rivers wasn't Bengals' only miss in 2008

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    Outside linebacker Keith Rivers, who was traded today to the New York Giants for a fifth-round pick, wasn't the only disappointment in the Bengals' 2008 draft class. Cincinnati failed to find a long-term impact player out of its 10 picks that year. Rive…
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  • Brandon Weeden at No. 22 is better than Ryan Tannehill at No. 4…

    Brandon Weeden at No. 22 is better than Ryan Tannehill at No. 4 - Browns Comment of the Day

    cleveland.com Apr 12, 2012
    "I prefer Weeden at 22 or 37 to Tannehill at #4. Weeden is ready now, has a stronger arm, is better suited (build-wise) for the AFC North and has more experience as a QB. I think you have to look to fill a void at #4. The voids are RT, RB, WR. One …
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  • Steelers look to expand Heinz Field by 3,000 seats

    Steelers look to expand Heinz Field by 3,000 seats

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    One of the strengths of the NFL is that some of the teams in the smallest markets are also some of the teams with the strongest fan bases. And in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are finding that they have a bigger fan base than they can accommodate at Heinz Fi…
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  • Todd McShay's mock 5.0: AFC North style

    Todd McShay's mock 5.0: AFC North style

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    ESPN's Todd McShay offered the fifth version of his 2012 mock draft this week. It's a little different than his previous ones because he discusses the different scenarios facing each team. Here's a look at the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland Browns V…
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  • Bill Polian addresses Browns trading down

    Bill Polian addresses Browns trading down

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    We've been debating what the Cleveland Browns should do with the fourth overall pick for months. And, like many of you already know, I'm in favor of taking Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Bill Polian, former NFL general manager and current ESPN a…
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  • Thomas not sad to see Tebow go: “I wasn’t getting no balls”

    Thomas not sad to see Tebow go: “I wasn’t getting no balls”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas raced 80 yards with a Tim Tebow pass in overtime against the Steelers to score one of the biggest touchdowns of the year in the NFL. It would also prove to be Tebow’s last pass in Denver as a Bronco, and Thomas doesn’
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  • Legursky signs RFA tender, stays with Steelers

    Legursky signs RFA tender, stays with Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    Another day, another restricted free agent signs a one-year contract to stay with his former team. Steelers offensive linemen Doug Legursky said on his Twitter page (via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) that Legursky has signed his tender an…
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  • Bengals agree to deal with ex-Cowboy Newman

    Bengals agree to deal with ex-Cowboy Newman

    CNNSI.com Apr 12, 2012
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have agreed to a deal with cornerback Terence Newman, an unrestricted free agent from Dallas who struggled in pass coverage last season.
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  • On The Clock: Harbaugh brothers

    On The Clock: Harbaugh brothers

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    ESPN's Trent Dilfer, Chris Mortensen and Mel Kiper Jr. talk about the intensity of the Harbaugh brothers and the draft needs for the Ravens and 49ers. Mortensen also predicts a Harbaugh will be hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2012 seas…
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  • Steelers bring back Cotchery on two-year deal

    Steelers bring back Cotchery on two-year deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.
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  • Dont'a Hightower is visiting Steelers today

    Dont'a Hightower is visiting Steelers today

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower is having a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Hightower is the popular pick to go to the Steelers in the first round. His leadership ability (a two-time captain at Alabama) and experience in t…
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  • Bryant McKinnie owes $4.3 million after taking out lockout loan

    Bryant McKinnie owes $4.3 million after taking out lockout loan

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has been ordered to pay $4.3 million to a company that gave him a loan before last year’s lockout. Pro Player Funding, a company that specialized in “lockout loans” last year, has obtained a judgment against M
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  • Giants sign Antwaun Molden

    Giants sign Antwaun Molden

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    Wednesday was an awfully busy day for the Giants. They made a trade with the Bengals for linebacker Keith Rivers, signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear and capped their day by signing free agent cornerback Antwaun Molden. The move, which Molden announce…
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  • Brian Billick offers a cautionary tale on JaMarcus Russell

    Brian Billick offers a cautionary tale on JaMarcus Russell

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12, 2012
    Few teams have drafted as well as the Ravens in recent years. But in a reminder of just how hard it is to get draft evaluations right every time, the former coach of the Ravens said this morning that one of the biggest draft busts in history was also th…
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  • Wake-up: Ravens in line for 'Hard Knocks'?

    Wake-up: Ravens in line for 'Hard Knocks'?

    ESPN.com Apr 12, 2012
    Every morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here: The Baltimore Ravens could be in line to make a repeat appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. If the New York Jets pass on the show, HBO has interest in feat…
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  • Video - Rumor Central: Felix Jones 01:26

    Rumor Central: Felix Jones

    Apr 12
    ESPN Insider Chris Sprow discusses Felix Jones' future with the Cowboys.
  • Video - Ryan Tannehill Overrated? 03:32

    Ryan Tannehill Overrated?

    Apr 12
    Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay debate if QB Ryan Tannehill is the most overrated player in the NFL draft.
  • Video - Quarterback Breakdown 03:49

    Quarterback Breakdown

    Apr 12
    Todd McShay discusses who will get drafted after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.