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Fred Davis cancels Jets visit

Fred Davis cancels Jets visit

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 28, 2013
Tight end Fred Davis won’t be playing like a Jet in 2013. Well, he could be playing like a Jet, but he won’t be a Jet. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Davis has canceled his visit to New York. He has narrowed his choices to the Bills and
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  • Cowboys’ 2009 draft class is no more

    Cowboys’ 2009 draft class is no more

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    Maybe Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should have fired Cowboys G.M. Jerry Jones, after all. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the departure of linebacker Victor Butler closes the books on the team’s 2009 draft class. All 12 players taken that ye
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  • Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level

    Aaron Rodgers’ brother getting ready for next level

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    With brothers Peyton and Eli Manning destined to meet once again on the field this year, another set of quarterback brothers could be headed to the NFL. This one, for now, is on track to be more like Carson and Jordan Palmer. Jordan (coincidentally) Rod…
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  • Umenyiora wants to prove he’s not just a pass-rusher

    Umenyiora wants to prove he’s not just a pass-rusher

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    New Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora should still have plenty in the tank, after being a part-time player for the Giants in recent years. But he disputed the notion that he was just a third-down player. “I’m a guy of tremendous pride, and I would h
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  • Cowboys cannot use the franchise tag on Tony Romo in 2014

    Cowboys cannot use the franchise tag on Tony Romo in 2014

    yahoo.com Mar 28, 2013
    As the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo continue to work towards a contract extension, the veteran quarterback has some additional leverage as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cowboys are prohibited from using the franchise tag on Romo next …
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  • Ziggy Ansah to visit Eagles

    Ziggy Ansah to visit Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    Brigham Young defensive end Ziggy Ansah will take a pre-draft visit to the Eagles, USA Today‘s Lindsay Jones reported Thursday. The Eagles hold the N0. 4 overall pick in April’s draft. Ansah figures a defensive end in a 4-3 front and an outside lineba
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  • NFC East Thursday roundup

    NFC East Thursday roundup

    ESPN.com Mar 28, 2013
    Several of our division's teams have made moves today that aren't significant enough to warrant their own posts, but I know you guys want to talk about them so I figured I'd throw them all together in a late-afternoon stew of a post and see what you tho…
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  • Report: Steelers giving Ahmad Bradshaw a physical

    Report: Steelers giving Ahmad Bradshaw a physical

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    Could the Steelers be zeroing in on a potential lead back? Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reported Thursday that the Steelers will attempt to sign ex-Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw - assuming they are pleased with the results of a club-administered ph
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  • Darryl Tapp headed to Washington

    Darryl Tapp headed to Washington

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    The Redskins are being forced to shop selectively, and they’ve added a guy with some pass-rush potential from within the division. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp has agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskin
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  • A two-round Todd McShay mock draft

    A two-round Todd McShay mock draft

    ESPN.com Mar 28, 2013
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Todd McShay's latest mock draft is out and it covers the first two rounds, which means Redskins fans get to play too! Here's what Todd projects, along with my thoughts on his picks for each NFC East team: Philadelphia Eagles 4…
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  • Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Stanley Havili

    Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Stanley Havili

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    A player-for-player NFL deal! The Eagles have traded fullback Stanley Havili to the Colts for defensive lineman Clifton Geathers, the Eagles announced Thursday. The Eagles drafted Havili in the seventh round in 2011. At the time, now-Colts general manag…
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  • Saints sign ex-Cowboys LB Butler for 2 years

    Saints sign ex-Cowboys LB Butler for 2 years

    The New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday the signing of free agent linebacker Victor Butler to a two-year contract.
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  • Beathard On The Hiring Of Joe Gibbs

    Beathard On The Hiring Of Joe Gibbs

    redskins.com Mar 28, 2013
    The Washington Redskins are ramping up preparations for their 81st campaign, looking to defend their NFC East crown after an improbable seven-game winning streak to end the 2012 regular season. Five of those wins came against division foes. Winning a se…
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  • Redskins are being prudent, pragmatic

    Redskins are being prudent, pragmatic

    ESPN.com Mar 28, 2013
    If the past three years haven't offered enough proof that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is making good on his promise to stay out of the way and let Mike Shanahan run the team the way he wants to run it, then surely the past three weeks have. Gla…
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  • Eagles, Bengals work out E.J. Manuel

    Eagles, Bengals work out E.J. Manuel

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    Former Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel seems to be generating buzz as a potential first-round pick, but he’s spending his time this week working out for a couple teams who wouldn’t seem likely to take him in the first round. Manuel has a workout
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  • Giants keep breaking up the band

    Giants keep breaking up the band

    ESPN.com Mar 28, 2013
    News overnight Wednesday included the official (and long-expected) signing of Osi Umenyiora with the Falcons and the signing of Chase Blackburn with the Panthers. Neither of these New York Giants Super Bowl heroes had been expected back in 2013, and it …
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  • Houston Remembers MNF Tackle Fondly

    Houston Remembers MNF Tackle Fondly

    redskins.com Mar 28, 2013
    The Washington Redskins are preparing to kick off their 81st campaign on the heels of one of the most exciting finishes in franchise history. The 2012 NFC East Champs were led by the marvelous play of quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfr…
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  • Barwin would have stayed in Houston for the same money

    Barwin would have stayed in Houston for the same money

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    News Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, one of the few free agents this year to get good money, would have stayed with the Texans if they’d merely offered him more of it. Barwin said on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk that, if he’d gotten the
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  • Ross, Braman continue South Beach billionaire battle

    Ross, Braman continue South Beach billionaire battle

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    The effort to renovate the Miami Dolphins’ home stadium with public money has sparked a fight between two guys with a lot of it. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and former Eagles owner Norman Braman (pictured), both billionaires, continue to battle over the
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  • Giants take a look at Tim Hightower

    Giants take a look at Tim Hightower

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28, 2013
    Tim Hightower, a free agent running back who once appeared to have a great deal of potential but hasn’t played since a serious injury a year a half ago, is getting a look from the Giants. Hightower is expected to visit Giants this weekend, Ralph Vacchia
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  • Breakfast links: Will Eagles go to corner?

    Breakfast links: Will Eagles go to corner?

    ESPN.com Mar 28, 2013
    The NFL draft is exactly four weeks from today. You know what I think about that? I think I'll have some links. Washington Redskins Fred Davis is still trying to scare the Redskins into offering him money they don't have, and this time it's with the hel…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Movin' and Groovin' 02:25

    Inside the Huddle: Movin' and Groovin'

    Mar 28
    John Clayton's insightful analysis of the impact all the big free agent moves will have in the NFL next season.
  • Video - On The Clock: Second Year QBs 03:41

    On The Clock: Second Year QBs

    Mar 28
    Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Mortensen and Trent Dilfer discuss which quarterback entering his second year in the NFL is poised for the greatest success in 2013.
  • Video - Kirk Cousins talks Griffin injury 05:16

    Kirk Cousins talks Griffin injury

    Mar 28
    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins joins "NFL AM" to talk about his alma mater's big tournament matchup, Robert Griffin III's rehab, and a wild photo that caught some attention on social media.
  • Video - Techin' In With Eli Manning 03:12

    Techin' In With Eli Manning

    Mar 28
    Katie Linendoll talks with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning about TV technology, brother Peyton and how the Giants' offense will look in 2013.