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Football returns next week, sort of
profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 26, 2013
The extended offseason break for NFL players ends next week, as offseason programs launch for four teams on April 1: the Browns, Chiefs, Eagles, and Chargers. The next day, the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, and Jaguars get rolling. Each team may have nine we…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer is highly unlikely to accept a big pay cut. Palmer is set to make more than $13 million with a salary cap number at more than $15 million. If Palmer doesn’t budge, the RaiderUpvote Share TweetAs soon as Elvis Dumervil agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, reports surfaced that the Denver Broncos would target Dwight Freeney to replace him. However, according to the NFL Network, it might not be that easy. Freeney is said to want…Upvote Share Tweet
Oakland cornerback pursuit updateThe Oakland Raiders’ search for a cornerback is taking the next step. Denver cornerback Tracy Porter is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, according to an NFL source. He visited the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Both teams have strong interest in PorterUpvote Share TweetThe Dolphins hosted free-agent defensive lineman Vaughn Martin on Tuesday, the club said. The 26-year-old Martin started 12 games at left defensive end in San Diego’s 3-4 front in 2012, recording 19 tackles. He was a starter for the Chargers in each ofUpvote Share Tweet
Lechler says he never heard from RaidersHow hard was it for punter Shane Lechler to leave the Raiders for the Texans as a free agent? Not very, because the Raiders never even made Lechler an offer. In fact, he didn’t even hear from them. “I wasn’t hearing anything from Oakland,” LechlerUpvote Share Tweet
Titans meet with Kevin Walter, Brandon StokleyEx-Texans wideout Kevin Walter and free-agent Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley are visiting the Titans, Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reported Tuesday. The 31-year-old Walter (41 catches, 518 yards, two TDs in 2012) played the previous seve…Upvote Share TweetElvis Dumervil was introduced as the newest member of the Baltimore Ravens' defense on Tuesday and said while he's always played with a chip on his shoulder, he has a "brick wall" there now after being asked to take a pay cut by the Denver Broncos.Upvote Share TweetFormer Raiders safety Michael Huff grew up near Dallas, and was a star at the University of Texas. But he’s not going to wait around all day for the Cowboys to balance their checkbook for a chance to return home. The Cowboys have around $100,000 in capUpvote Share TweetThe Oakland Raiders signed tackle Alex Barron, 30. He was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2005 and he has started 75 games. But he hasn’t played since 2010. He was hurt in 2011 and didn’t make Seattle’s roster last summer. He is huge at 6-foot-7,Upvote Share TweetESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Denver cornerback Tracy Porter visited the New Orleans Saints (his original team) on Monday. The Raiders are also interested. Porter is not expected to return to Denver. Former Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is reUpvote Share Tweet
Better free agency: Chiefs or Broncos?Both the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs have been active during this free-agency period in an attempt to improve. The Broncos are trying to find the pieces to win the Super Bowl and the Chiefs are trying to bounce back from a 2-14 season. The…Upvote Share TweetDarrius Heyward-Bey didn’t do all that much in four years with the Raiders to justify his draft status, but he’s quickly picking up steam in the free agent market. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the former seventh overall pick isUpvote Share Tweet
Left tackles have shined as top picksSome draft experts have predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs will use the No. 1 pick in the draft on Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel. There have been four tackles taken with the top pick since the draft began in 1936. Let’s review them to see whetheUpvote Share Tweet
Draft War Room: Denver BroncosMar 26The "Path to the Draft" crew gives you an inside look at what the Broncos' war room will look like when Denver selects with the 28th overall pick in April's NFL draft.
Dumervil Happy To Be A RavenMar 26DE Elvis Dumervil talks about his contract snafu with the Broncos, decision to sign with the Ravens, and the business of football.
What To Do With Palmer?Mar 26Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss what the Raiders should do with QB Carson Palmer.
Is Amendola An Upgrade Over Welker?Mar 26Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the claim of an NFC scout who said Danny Amendola will be an upgrade over Wes Welker for the Patriots.
NFL free agency - Teams being strategic with big contractsMar 26Free agency has been fast and furious, but teams have been strategic with big contracts, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: Titans feel good about leap of faith hiring Gregg Williams; ma…Mar 26Tennessee coach Mike Munchak knew he'd have a bullseye on his back when he stuck his neck out and hired Gregg Williams as the team's senior assistant on defense (that's the real title) last month. So many questions surround the hire, and will surround i…
Sports Guy Vault: USA-Mexico and the Insanity of Estadio AztecaMar 26In 2009, Bill Simmons decided to cross another item off his bucket list by traveling south to Mexico City and Estadio Azteca to take in the sights, so...