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Football returns next week, sort of

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…
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  • Report: Raiders thinking about Matt Flynn

    Report: Raiders thinking about Matt Flynn

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    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 Raider
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  • Is Freeney pricing self out of Denver?

    Is Freeney pricing self out of Denver?

    As 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…
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  • Oakland cornerback pursuit update

    Oakland cornerback pursuit update

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    The 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 Porter
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  • Vaughn Martin visits Dolphins

    Vaughn Martin visits Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26, 2013
    The 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 of
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  • Lechler says he never heard from Raiders

    Lechler says he never heard from Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26, 2013
    How 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,” Lechler
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  • Titans meet with Kevin Walter, Brandon Stokley

    Titans meet with Kevin Walter, Brandon Stokley

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26, 2013
    Ex-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…
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  • Dumervil now has 'brick wall' on shoulder

    Dumervil now has 'brick wall' on shoulder

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    Elvis 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.
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  • Huff won’t wait for Cowboys, has other trips planned

    Huff won’t wait for Cowboys, has other trips planned

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26, 2013
    Former 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 cap
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  • Raiders address offense with vet OT

    Raiders address offense with vet OT

    The 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,
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  • AFC West notes: Free-agency visits

    AFC West notes: Free-agency visits

    ESPN’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 re
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  • Better free agency: Chiefs or Broncos?

    Better free agency: Chiefs or Broncos?

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    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…
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  • Heyward-Bey takes another trip, Detroit on deck

    Heyward-Bey takes another trip, Detroit on deck

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26, 2013
    Darrius 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 is
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  • Left tackles have shined as top picks

    Left tackles have shined as top picks

    ESPN.com Mar 26, 2013
    Some 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 whethe
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  • Video - Draft War Room: Denver Broncos 03:28

    Draft War Room: Denver Broncos

    Mar 26
    The "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.
  • Video - Dumervil Happy To Be A Raven 05:33

    Dumervil Happy To Be A Raven

    Mar 26
    DE Elvis Dumervil talks about his contract snafu with the Broncos, decision to sign with the Ravens, and the business of football.
  • Video - What To Do With Palmer? 06:44

    What To Do With Palmer?

    Mar 26
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss what the Raiders should do with QB Carson Palmer.
  • Video - Is Amendola An Upgrade Over Welker? 06:44

    Is Amendola An Upgrade Over Welker?

    Mar 26
    Stephen 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.

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