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Vikings see patience as a virtue in free agency

Vikings see patience as a virtue in free agency

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a while since the Minnesota Vikings were among the NFL's movers and shakers in the early stages of free agency, and coach Mike Zimmer had already indicated they weren't likely to be terribly active on the open market this season…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Giants’ Pierre-Paul Gets Franchise Tag; Lions’ …

    N.F.L. Roundup: Giants’ Pierre-Paul Gets Franchise Tag; Lions’ Suh Does Not

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is virtually certain to stay with the Giants for at least one more season, but Ndamukong Suh will be a free agent.
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  • Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky

    Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    Dan Orlovsky didn’t play any offensive snaps as the backup to Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2014. The team liked what it saw because they announced Monday that Orlovsky has been re-signed to a one-year contract. Orlovsky said during the season t…
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  • Eagles sign ex-Packers LB Brad Jones

    Eagles sign ex-Packers LB Brad Jones

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    Less than two weeks after being released by the Packers, linebacker Brad Jones has a new home. The Eagles have signed Jones to a two-year deal, the team said Monday. The 28-year-old Jones played 13 games for Green Bay in 2014, recording 18 tackles. He’l…
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  • What's next for Packers, Randall Cobb?

    What's next for Packers, Randall Cobb?

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers did not use the franchise tag on receiver Randall Cobb -- or any of their other pending free agents -- and now have only until March 10 to get a deal done with him before he's free to sign with another team. It w…
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  • Lions hang onto veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp

    Lions hang onto veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp

    While it’s not the name they might have been hoping for, the Lions did keep a defensive lineman today. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have re-signed veteran Darryl Tapp. Tapp signed a minimum salary benefit deal, which pa…
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  • CB Bush let go after public intoxication arrest

    CB Bush let go after public intoxication arrest

    Green Bay Packers veteran defensive back Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning for misdemeanor public intoxication and later released with no charges being filed.
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  • Kendall Langford visiting the defensive tackle-less Lions today

    Kendall Langford visiting the defensive tackle-less Lions today

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Lions have chosen to hold the door open to their free agent defensive tackles, and today, another is walking in. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, former Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford is visiting the Lions today. The L…
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  • No Franchise Tag for Detroit's Suh as Deadline Passes

    No Franchise Tag for Detroit's Suh as Deadline Passes

    Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.
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  • PFT Live: Panthers/Ravens offseason to-do lists

    PFT Live: Panthers/Ravens offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Any team that wants to use the franchise tag has until Monday afternoon’s deadline to do so and we’ll take a look at where everything stands during Monday’s edition of PFT Live. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has received the tag and the Lions won’t b…
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  • Vikings want to keep Chad Greenway, but maybe not at $7 million

    Vikings want to keep Chad Greenway, but maybe not at $7 million

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    Chad Greenway was the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2006 and has played his entire career in Minnesota, and the Vikings want to keep him in town this year. But maybe not at his current contract. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman told the Star Tribune that…
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  • Richard Dent among 2015 Black College Football Hall of Fame ind…

    Richard Dent among 2015 Black College Football Hall of Fame inductees

    profootballtalk.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    A Super Bowl MVP who went on to gain enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is among seven members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Former Bears, 49ers, Colts and Eagles defensive end Richard Dent, a Tennessee State pro…
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  • Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    ESPN.com Mar 1 (yesterday)
    Stephen Tulloch may not know about his status with the Detroit Lions for 2015, but the rehabilitation of his torn left ACL is something he is not worried about.
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  • PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (2 days ago)
    With numerous veterans hitting the market in recent days, PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has gotten an update. For now, we’ve added five players to our list of the top free agents, including ex-Lions tailback Reggie Bush and ex-Rams defensive tackle Kendall L…
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  • Video - Lions Opt Not To Tag Suh 02:30

    Lions Opt Not To Tag Suh

    Mar 2
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the Lions' decision not to use their franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh and let Suh test free agency.
  • Video - Goodell Loses Another Legal Battle 01:06

    Goodell Loses Another Legal Battle

    Mar 1
    Gene Wojciechowski sheds some light on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his inability to stay out of the headlines, most recently losing the legal battle over the reinstatement timetable involving Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - Judge Rules In Favor Of Peterson, NFL To Appeal 02:25

    Judge Rules In Favor Of Peterson, NFL To Appeal

    Feb 26
    Adam Schefter discusses a federal judge's ruling for Adrian Peterson, and what comes next with the NFL's decision to appeal.
  • Video - Onside Kick Miscue Resulted In Death Threats 03:19

    Onside Kick Miscue Resulted In Death Threats

    Feb 26
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses how the botched onside kick recovery in the NFC Championship Game has affected the life of tight end Brandon Bostick.

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