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Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Teams that need to create salary-cap space are using two devices:  a “restructuring” that moves cap dollars from this year to future years with no pay cut and a “restructuring” that shrinks the cap number in 2013 by paying the player less money.
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  • Source: Cowboys' Ware restructures contract

    Source: Cowboys' Ware restructures contract

    The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of Pro Bowl outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
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  • Mike Patterson to visit Lions, Washburn

    Mike Patterson to visit Lions, Washburn

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    After being released by the Eagles, defensive tackle Mike Patterson is going to visit with a familiar face. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patterson is scheduled to meet with the Lions. There, he’d get to work with former Eagles line coach Jim Was
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  • Report: Multiple Cowboys candidates to have contracts reworked

    Report: Multiple Cowboys candidates to have contracts reworked

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    A contract extension for quarterback Tony Romo would make a lot of sense for the Cowboys. He’s in the final year of his contract, and he has a $16.8 million salary-cap number for 2013. The two sides have talked about an extension that would provide bo
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  • Giants re-sign tackle Beatty to five-year deal

    Giants re-sign tackle Beatty to five-year deal

    The New York Giants have agreed to sign offensive tackle Will Beatty to a five-year, $38.75 million deal, according to a source familiar with the deal, taking one of the top free-agent offensive linemen off the market.
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  • Martellus Bennett isn’t “feeling the love” from the Giants

    Martellus Bennett isn’t “feeling the love” from the Giants

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    The Giants have been working to create cap room by outright releasing or restructuring the contracts of veteran players. One of the reasons to create cap space is to re-sign some of your own free agents. The Giants have several of those, including tight…
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  • Niners are in position to dominate the draft, and the NFL

    Niners are in position to dominate the draft, and the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    Three years ago, former Eagles coach Andy Reid fleeced the Redskins for a second-round pick for quarterback Donovan McNabb.  Now, it looks like Reid could be the fleecee. Regardless of whether Alex Smith works out better for the Chiefs than McNabb did f…
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  • No splashy solutions for Cowboys

    No splashy solutions for Cowboys

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    We have a running Insider feature called "Offseason Playbook," and the latest one looks at the Dallas Cowboys. Gary Horton and Field Yates break down the team's offensive and defensive philosophies and biggest offseason needs, and it's a prett…
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  • PFT Live: Corey Chavous, Giants/Bears to-do lists

    PFT Live: Corey Chavous, Giants/Bears to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    The combine has come to an end which means it is time to start crunching their results during drills to see who is rising and falling on draft boards. Former NFL defensive back Corey Chavous will join Mike Florio to do just that on Wednesday’s edition o
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  • Delay could hurt a Redskins lawsuit

    Delay could hurt a Redskins lawsuit

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    On Monday, a report surfaced that the Redskins could file a lawsuit against the league challenging the lingering $18 million in cap penalties.  As shocking as that prospect would be standing alone, the report also suggested that the Redskins could seek …
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  • Cullen Jenkins: You can’t just bring in a bunch of superstars

    Cullen Jenkins: You can’t just bring in a bunch of superstars

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    When the Eagles released Cullen Jenkins earlier this week, it was the latest rebuke to the idea that the group of players acquired before the start of the 2011 season made up a dream team. The Eagles have drawn a fair amount of criticism for their attem…
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  • Chat wrap: First-year Chip Kelly expectations

    Chat wrap: First-year Chip Kelly expectations

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    We had our weekly chat Tuesday. In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. And here's a link to the whole thing, if you're into that. Hanson (DC): The Eagles are in transition on offense and defense,is this gonna be a year where they just …
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  • Report: Alexander rejected Skins' first offer

    Report: Alexander rejected Skins' first offer

    There was a report the other day that the Washington Redskins were putting talks with their own free agents on hold while they continued to pursue relief from their salary-cap penalties. But it turns out they are negotiating. Just not to great effect. J…
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  • Cruz, Giants getting nowhere fast

    Cruz, Giants getting nowhere fast

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    At various points during the 2012 season, it was believed that the Giants were close to working out a long-term deal with receiver Victor Cruz, an undrafted free agent who has salsaed into the hearts of Giants fans everywhere.  Indeed, at one point it s…
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  • Breakfast links: What's next for Fred Davis?

    Breakfast links: What's next for Fred Davis?

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Washington Redskins Tight end Fred Davis has made a rapid recovery from his Achilles injury and has been cleared to play. The question now is whether he can or will play for the Redskins, who have some tough choices to make as they negotiate their cap p…
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  • David Diehl has surgery on right knee

    David Diehl has surgery on right knee

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    David Diehl started just nine games for the New York Giants at right tackle last year as an injured right knee limited him throughout the season. Diehl sprained the MCL in his right knee in Week 3 and missed three games with the injury before easing bac…
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  • Video - Giants Re-Sign OT Will Beatty 03:09

    Giants Re-Sign OT Will Beatty

    Feb 27
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk discusses Will Beatty's new five-year deal with the New York Giants.
  • Video - London Fletcher weighs in on RG3 injury 02:36

    London Fletcher weighs in on RG3 injury

    Feb 27
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III and the team's biggest competition in the NFC East.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Smith Deal 03:31

    Breaking Down The Smith Deal

    Feb 27
    Adam Schefter breaks down the deal that sends 49ers QB Alex Smith to the Chiefs.
  • Video - Dallas Hot Button: The Jerry Jones Question 02:14

    Dallas Hot Button: The Jerry Jones Question

    Feb 27
    The burning question in this week's Dallas Hot button is: Will the Dallas Cowboys win another Super Bowl with Jerry Jones as the owner?

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Denver Broncos 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 27
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
  • Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
  • Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.