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Reports: Dez Bryant set to receive franchise tag

Reports: Dez Bryant set to receive franchise tag

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Cowboys are reportedly ready to give their top wide receiver the franchise tag. Dez Bryant is likely to be designated the Cowboys’ franchise player on Monday, club COO Stephen Jones said Saturday, according to Mark Lane of Fox Sports Southwest. “I s…
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  • Howie Roseman doesn’t like trading up (but it’s not up to him)

    Howie Roseman doesn’t like trading up (but it’s not up to him)

    profootballtalk.com 23 minutes ago
    Amid talk that Eagles coach Chip Kelly would like to trade up in the draft and select his former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman is saying that trading up isn’t a good idea. Roseman said at t…
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  • Todd Herremans isn’t retiring

    Todd Herremans isn’t retiring

    As noted in the Sunday one-liners, former Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans has said farewell to the fans of Philadelphia in the aftermath of his release. But Herremans won’t be saying farewell to football. Per a source with knowledge of Herreman’…
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  • A.J. Smith announces his retirement

    A.J. Smith announces his retirement

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    When A.J. Smith announced that he wouldn’t be back for a third season as a consultant in the Redskins front office, he said he and his family were going to discuss what was next after three decades in the NFL. Smith announced the result of those discuss…
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  • Cowboys could franchise Dez Bryant, allow DeMarco Murray to tes…

    Cowboys could franchise Dez Bryant, allow DeMarco Murray to test market

    We are getting closer to figuring out the Dallas Cowboys' offseason strategy plans. Monday is the deadline for the Cowboys — and every other NFL team, for that matter — to receive the franchise tag. All indications point toward Dez Bryant being the reci…
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  • Jeremy Maclin on return to Eagles: If it’s supposed to happen, …

    Jeremy Maclin on return to Eagles: If it’s supposed to happen, it will happen

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is coming up on the point when he’s going to have to make some big decisions about his future, but he didn’t sound like a man feeling too pressured by that predicament on Saturday. Maclin said he felt “no rush” to get …
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  • Thoughts on latest Redskins moves

    Thoughts on latest Redskins moves

    ESPN.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    A little this and a lot of that: A few days ago I thought the Washington Redskins would do something with defensive linemen Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield. Before signing defensive end Ricky Jean Francois I figured that would mean pay cuts and much low…
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  • More talk in Philly that McCoy may be asked to take a pay cut

    More talk in Philly that McCoy may be asked to take a pay cut

    profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs in the NFL. But he’s also one of the most expensive running backs in the NFL. And there’s talk in Philadelphia that the Eagles may conclude that McCoy isn’t worth the money he costs. McCoy has already been a…
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  • Ridge had no problem with Eagles stadium in Philly flight path

    Ridge had no problem with Eagles stadium in Philly flight path

    profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    One of the companies trying to build a stadium in L.A. has paid former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge to prepare a report that finds a competing project to present an unacceptable risk of terrorism due to its presence in the LAX flight path. Fo…
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  • Redskins begin purge, release Cofield, Bowen

    Redskins begin purge, release Cofield, Bowen

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (yesterday)
    The Redskins' offseason purge began with their defensive line as they released veterans Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen on Friday.
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  • Cruz, Newton, Kaepernick part of fruit/vegetable endorsement

    Cruz, Newton, Kaepernick part of fruit/vegetable endorsement

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    If this is a real thing, it’s certainly better for us than another beer or soda commercial. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz are part of Team FNV, which appears to be a campaign des…
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  • First of two franchise tag deadlines looming on Monday

    First of two franchise tag deadlines looming on Monday

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    IRVING, Texas -- By 4 p.m. ET Monday, the Dallas Cowboys will likely place the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. It will mark just the fifth time the Cowboys have used the tag since its inception. Bryant will join Flozell Adams (2002), Ken Haml…
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  • Greg Cosell's Film Review: DeMarco Murray and his value to Dall…

    Greg Cosell's Film Review: DeMarco Murray and his value to Dallas

    yahoo.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    The conventional wisdom is that the NFL is now a passing league. Any conversation about the NFL usually comes back to that notion. I don't disagree with that but no matter how much it’s said that it's a passing league, the Dallas Cowboys ran through DeM…
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  • Running back moves show part of Cowboys' dilemma

    Running back moves show part of Cowboys' dilemma

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    IRVING, Texas -- The dilemma the Dallas Cowboys are facing in trying to re-sign DeMarco Murray is playing out at different spots across the league. Over the past few days running backs like DeAngelo Williams, Reggie Bush, Chris Johnson and Peyton Hillis…
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  • Video - Cowboys Intend To Franchise Bryant 00:50

    Cowboys Intend To Franchise Bryant

    Feb 28
    ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer breaks down the team's decision to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.
  • Video - The Pulse: Philly Prom Pics 00:56

    The Pulse: Philly Prom Pics

    Feb 26
    An award-worthy flop, Mr. Curry goes to Washington, and an Eagles player makes a high school girl's year. Prim Siripipat guides you through those stories and all the latest trending sports news.
  • Video - Acho's Going To Prom 02:21

    Acho's Going To Prom

    Feb 25
    Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho surprised Woodgrove High School (Purcellville, Va.) student Hannah Delmonte on Friday by accepting her invitation to prom.
  • Video - Giants Release Veteran Running Back 02:20

    Giants Release Veteran Running Back

    Feb 25
    After the release of running back Peyton Hillis, ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano discusses who may remain on New York's chopping block and the needs the team will be looking to fill.

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