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Flynn trade doesn’t make sense until after first day or two of …

Flynn trade doesn’t make sense until after first day or two of draft

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 27, 2013
The Seahawks will have a hard time pulling an Alex Smith with Matt Flynn. But that isn’t stopping the Seahawks from trying. Still, with the three teams supposedly interested in the one-game wonder being the Jaguars, Raiders, and Bills and with all three
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  • Report: Raiders looking at WR Hixon

    Report: Raiders looking at WR Hixon

    ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    The Oakland Raiders are considering adding a receiver. CBS Sports reports that New York Giants receiver Domenik Hixon is visiting Oakland. The Broncos drafted Hixon in the fourth round in 2006; the Giants picked him up in 2007 after Denver released him.…
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  • Raiders officially dump Tommy Kelly

    Raiders officially dump Tommy Kelly

    The man who once opted not to stand for the National Anthem has been given his walking papers in Oakland. According to Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group, the Raiders have cut defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. The move frees up roughly $5 million in c…
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  • Could Matt Barkley be on Oakland's radar?

    Could Matt Barkley be on Oakland's radar?

    ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie reportedly attended Matt Barkley's pro day workout at USC on Wednesday. Does that mean Barkley is an Oakland target? Not with the No. 3 pick. That would be way too high. Barkley is considered to be a choice in the…
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  • Chargers release OT Gaither, take $6M cap hit

    Chargers release OT Gaither, take $6M cap hit

    The San Diego Chargers on Wednesday released left tackle Jared Gaither, who had an injury-plagued 2012 season after being expected to shore up a shaky offensive line.
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  • Newsworks caught up with the La Salle glitter bros, one of whom…

    Newsworks caught up with the La Salle glitter bros, one of whom happens to be a U.

    deadspin.com Mar 27, 2013
    Newsworks caught up with the La Salle glitter bros, one of whom happens to be a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a guy I knew back in my own days at La Salle. [Newsworks]Read more...
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  • Chiefs sniffing around Geno Smith

    Chiefs sniffing around Geno Smith

    ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    Andy Reid said he will do his due diligence before deciding on the No. 1 pick in the draft and he is doing it. NFL Network reports the team will bring West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner in for visits. They went to t…
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  • Ravens agree to 3-year deal with safety Huff

    Ravens agree to 3-year deal with safety Huff

    ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement in principle with former Oakland Raiders free-agent safety Michael Huff on a three-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.
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  • Oakland Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer has muscles on top of his…

    Oakland Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer has muscles on top of his muscles

    yahoo.com Mar 27, 2013
    Apparently Raiders offensive tackle Jared Veldheer has been lifting this offseason. And doing nothing else. No time for sleep, reading a book or watching the NCAA tournament when you're trying to get pumped up like Veldheer. Not now chief, I'm in the zo…
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  • Rookie pass-rushing options for Denver

    Rookie pass-rushing options for Denver

    ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    Expect the Denver Broncos to add a pass-rusher to their list of draft needs. Elvis Dumervil moved on after the infamous fax-machine fiasco. The team is looking for a replacement, but talks with Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are reportedly not going we…
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  • Porter visiting Raiders today, decision expected soon

    Porter visiting Raiders today, decision expected soon

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27, 2013
    It appears to be close to decision time for Tracy Porter. The free agent cornerback is visiting the Raiders today, according to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, and a decision is expected soon. Porter visited the Saints on Monday, though he could be more of…
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  • Chiefs lay foundation to trade top pick

    Chiefs lay foundation to trade top pick

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27, 2013
    With buzz increasing regarding quarterback Geno Smith, including the teams picking second (Jaguars), third (Raiders), and fourth (Eagles) linked to the former West Virginia quarterback, the Chiefs’ best play becomes obvious. Get one of them to trade up
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  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs to bring in West Virginia QB Geno Smith for private visit 01:14

    Kansas City Chiefs to bring in West Virginia QB Geno Smith for private visit

    Mar 27
    Ian Rapoport reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are set to meet with West Virginia QB Geno Smith as well as other top prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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  • Jim Trotter: So-so pro day may not help Matt Barkley's draft prospects

    Mar 27
    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Barkley said he had nothing to prove Wednesday afternoon following his first workout for NFL teams. If that's the case the former USC star succeeded, because he failed to prove to the roughly 50 coaches and scouts in attendance that …
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

    Mar 27
    After a painfully slow start in comparison to recent years, the plot in this year's quarterback draft class is about to thicken. Matt Barkley's much-anticipated pro day workout at USC is Wednesday, and if he puts sufficient arm strength on display, he s…