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Darian Stewart believes he will adapt quickly to his new surrou…

Darian Stewart believes he will adapt quickly to his new surroundings

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Darian Stewart believes he will adapt quickly to his new surroundings
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  • Chiefs sign tight end Ryan Taylor

    Chiefs sign tight end Ryan Taylor

    profootballtalk.com 2 hours ago
    The Chiefs have added another tight end to the mix. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that Kansas City has signed veteran Ryan Taylor to their roster. Taylor was released by the Dolphins earlier this month. Taylor entered the league as a 20…
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  • Chargers’ Nick Novak thinks new rule makes kickers more valuabl…

    Chargers’ Nick Novak thinks new rule makes kickers more valuable

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    NFL kickers have been split on the league’s new rule moving extra points back 13 yards, with some saying it’s an unnecessary attempt to make them less relevant, while others say it will reward the league’s better kickers. Count Chargers kicker Nick Nova…
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  • Raiders sign fifth-round pick Neiron Ball

    Raiders sign fifth-round pick Neiron Ball

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The Raiders have finished another contract with a drafted rookie, signing Florida linebacker Neiron Ball, the club announced Thursday. A fifth-round pick, Ball (6-2, 236) notched 49 tackles (33 solo) and two sacks last season for the Gators. After the d…
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  • Antonio Smith child abuse investigation is “sexual in nature”

    Antonio Smith child abuse investigation is “sexual in nature”

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    Earlier on Thursday, multiple reports emerged regarding an investigation of Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith for child abuse. According to the Associated Press, the investigation involves a more ominous element. Fort Bend County (Texas) Sheriff T…
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  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith Under Investigation in Texas

    Broncos DE Antonio Smith Under Investigation in Texas

    nytimes.com yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."
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  • San Diego Chargers rank 150th in ESPN salary survey

    San Diego Chargers rank 150th in ESPN salary survey

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    San Diego Chargers rank 150th in ESPN salary survey
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  • Chargers owner says he still wants to stay in San Diego

    Chargers owner says he still wants to stay in San Diego

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The Chargers have looked into sharing a stadium with the Raiders in Carson. They’ve bought land. They have Carmen Policy working on the behalf of the stadium they might move into. But team chairman Dean Spanos keeps saying he wants to stay in San Diego,…
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  • Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Raiders owner Mark Davis is perfectly willing to share. But not with the 49ers. While the Raiders are looking at a joint facility in Carson with the Chargers as a possibility if there’s no deal to stay in Oakland, Davis nixed the idea of bunking with hi…
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  • Peyton Manning among celebrities in David Letterman's final Top…

    Peyton Manning among celebrities in David Letterman's final Top Ten

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Hey, you may have heard that David Letterman is retiring! It's true! And unlike Brett Favre, he's probably going to stay retired! On Wednesday night, Letterman aired his final show, a well-earned farewell after decades of hilarity and absurdity. As part…
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  • Derek Carr’s agent: No surgery needed on finger

    Derek Carr’s agent: No surgery needed on finger

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr hasn’t been practicing with the team this week because of a right ring finger injury that Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported may require surgery if the current rest doesn’t alleviate numbness in the digit. Carr’s agent Tim Y…
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  • Raiders sign rookie linebacker Ben Heeney

    Raiders sign rookie linebacker Ben Heeney

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (yesterday)
    The Raiders have reached another deal with a draft pick, signing Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney to a four-year contract, the club said Wednesday. A fifth-round pick from Kansas, Heeney (6-0, 231) recorded 127 tackles as a senior in 2014. He could earn a s…
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  • Chargers sign QB Chase Rettig

    Chargers sign QB Chase Rettig

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (yesterday)
    The Chargers have added one quarterback and waived another, signing second-year pro Chase Rettig and parting ways with rookie Cole Stoudt, the club said Wednesday. The 23-year-old Rettig spent training camp and most of the preseason with the Packers in …
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  • PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and t…

    PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (2 days ago)
    The Raiders and Chargers continued their push for a stadium in Carson, California this week by naming former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead the effort and closing a land deal with the city for 157 acres to use toward construction. On Wednesday’s …
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  • NFL Nation TV catches up with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

    NFL Nation TV catches up with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

    ESPN.com May 20 (2 days ago)
    NFL Nation TV catches up with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly
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  • Jack Del Rio: Raiders “not naive,” but can’t worry about move

    Jack Del Rio: Raiders “not naive,” but can’t worry about move

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (2 days ago)
    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio didn’t mind wading into #DeflateGate, but there are times he tries to stay in his lane. And with so much talk yesterday about where the team he coaches now will be playing in 2016 and beyond, Del Rio tried to steer clear. “We’…
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  • Agent: Dolphins are “betting on the come” with Tannehill deal

    Agent: Dolphins are “betting on the come” with Tannehill deal

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (2 days ago)
    Last September, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was unwilling to commit to Ryan Tannehill as the team’s starting quarterback before a game in London against the Raiders. Tannehill wound up starting and beat the Raiders to put a hold on considerations that ca…
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  • Mark Davis: “No interest” in taking Raiders to St. Louis

    Mark Davis: “No interest” in taking Raiders to St. Louis

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (2 days ago)
    One scenario that has been floated as teams jockey for position in the race for Los Angeles has been for the Raiders to move to St. Louis to replace the Rams so Stan Kroenke can take his franchise to Inglewood, Calif. But Raiders owner Mark Davis shut d…
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  • Video - Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation 01:49

    Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation

    May 21
    ESPN NFL Nation reporter Tania Ganguli discusses the news that Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation for criminal allegations described as sexual in nature.
  • Video - Playing through a tough injury 01:58

    Playing through a tough injury

    May 21
    In reaction to J.J. Watt sharing a picture of his large thigh bruise, Herm Edwards and Tedy Bruschi recount the worst injury they ever saw a player play through in the NFL.
  • Video - Peyton Manning joins 'Letterman' 00:11

    Peyton Manning joins 'Letterman'

    May 21
    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning takes part in the "Top 10 List" on the final episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman."
  • Video - Stadium update: Rams and Chargers 02:19

    Stadium update: Rams and Chargers

    May 20
    ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner and ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams discuss the stadium initiatives in their respective cities and whether it's likely that either franchise will relocate to Los Angeles.

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    May 21
    The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
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    May 20
    When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
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