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Vikings sign cornerback Derek Cox

Vikings sign cornerback Derek Cox

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortly after they finished a deal with former Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, the Minnesota Vikings were preparing to add another cornerback to their roster. According to a league source, the Vikings were finalizing a dea…
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  • Finley leaves Seattle without a contract

    Finley leaves Seattle without a contract

    Packers tight end Jermichael Finley told PFT Live during Super Bowl week that he’d be ready to hop a flight to Seattle if he made it to free agency. He did. And now he’s hopped a flight out of Seattle. Per multiple league sources, Finley’s visit to Seat…
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  • Bears re-sign Dante Rosario — again

    Bears re-sign Dante Rosario — again

    Two days after releasing him, the Bears have re-signed tight end Dante Rosario. The move was disclosed in the NFL’s official Thursday transactions. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, citing a source, reported the move stemmed from something pertaining t…
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  • Emery calls Tillman 'ongoing process'

    Emery calls Tillman 'ongoing process'

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery offered no update on the team's chances of re-signing veteran cornerback Charles Tillman when he spoke with the Chicago media on a conference call on Thursday. "No different than yesterday," Emery said.…
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  • DT Vance Walker will visit Packers

    DT Vance Walker will visit Packers

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – If he gets out of Kansas City without signing with the Chiefs, free-agent defensive tackle Vance Walker will visit the Green Bay Packers. His agent, Tommy Sims, said on Thursday a visit with the Packers has been set up but an exact dat…
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  • Vikings bring back Fred Evans on one-year deal

    Vikings bring back Fred Evans on one-year deal

    The Vikings are retaining one of the long-time members of their defensive line. The club has re-signed reserve defensive tackle Fred Evans to a one-year contract, a league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio. Evans, 30, appeared in 14 games for the Vikings i…
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  • Giants hang onto Henry Hynoski after Lions look

    Giants hang onto Henry Hynoski after Lions look

    After he looked around, Henry Hynoski found some middle ground with the Giants. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Hynoski has agreed to return to the Giants on a one-year deal worth $1 million. The Giants declined to tender him an offer as a restricte…
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  • Report: Free-agent DT Henry Melton being sued for $1M stemming …

    Report: Free-agent DT Henry Melton being sued for $1M stemming from bar fight

    yahoo.com Mar 13
    A Texas restaurant owner is suing Chicago Bears free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton for his role in a fight that occured two days before Christmas, according to WFAA-TV. Acoording to the report, surveilance video shows a man believed to be Melton t…
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  • Tight end position still far from settled

    Tight end position still far from settled

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Re-signing Andrew Quarless on Thursday gave the Green Bay Packers some security at the tight end position. Entering his fifth season, Quarless might be on the cusp of a breakout, so it was a wise move to bring him back. He showed sign…
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  • Darryl Tapp tweets he’s heading to Detroit

    Darryl Tapp tweets he’s heading to Detroit

    Former Washington Redskins defensive end/linebacker Darryl Tapp says he’s heading to the Motor City. Tapps said via his Twitter account that he will not be back with the Redskins and is joining the Detroit Lions for next season. “It was a honor and plea…
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  • Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Bears

    Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Bears

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. unveiled his Mock 3.0 on Thursday, and just like his draft-guru colleague Todd McShay of Scouts Inc., he projected the Chicago Bears to take Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald with the No. 14 pick. Chicago’s signings thus far…
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  • Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Vikings

    Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Vikings

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    In his third mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has a quarterback -- and a headline-grabber, at that -- sliding to the Vikings at No. 8: He's got them taking Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, as the top three quarterbacks in the draft all slide ou…
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  • QB Shaun Hill could still return to Detroit

    QB Shaun Hill could still return to Detroit

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Shaun Hill is apparently still an option to return to the Detroit Lions. A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that Tampa Bay had expressed interest in the Lions' backup quarterback, but the Buccaneers ended up going with Josh McCown i…
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  • Reports: Ihedigbo leaves without contract

    Reports: Ihedigbo leaves without contract

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- James Ihedigbo left the Detroit Lions facility Thursday without a contract, but told reporters he would like to sign with the team soon. "That's the plan in hand," Ihedigbo told the Detroit News as he was leaving the build…
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  • Bears steal Willie Young from Lions

    Bears steal Willie Young from Lions

    Lamarr Houston's five-year, $35 million contract was a start, but the Bears had been sending out clear signals the organization intended to further address defensive end via free agency. Twenty-eight-year old Willie Young fit the mold of what the Bears …
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  • Bears reach deal with Panthers WR Domenik Hixon

    Bears reach deal with Panthers WR Domenik Hixon

    The Bears, who have added four defensive free agents in the first three days of free agency, have now reached an agreement with one on offense. The club announced Thursday it had stuck a one-year deal with Panthers wideout Domenik Hixon. Hixon, 29, caug…
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  • Vaughn Martin signs with Lions

    Vaughn Martin signs with Lions

    Safety James Ihedigbo appears set to sign with the Lions on Thursday. If he does, he’ll be joining defensive tackle Vaughn Martin on the defense. Martin’s agent Chad Speck announced that the veteran has agreed to terms on a deal with the Lions. Moving t…
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  • Vikings took giant leap of faith with Griffen, with $19.5 milli…

    Vikings took giant leap of faith with Griffen, with $19.5 million fully guaranteed

    The Vikings know defensive end Everson Griffen better than any other team, and they knew him better than any of the free-agent pass rushers. The Vikings apparently believe in Griffen. In a major way. Despite a couple of off-field issues early in his car…
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  • Vikings: Analyzing Linval Joseph's contract

    Vikings: Analyzing Linval Joseph's contract

    ESPN.com Mar 13
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings' deal with defensive tackle Linval Joseph is the second five-year contract they've handed out since Sunday. But like defensive end Everson Griffen's deal, Joseph's contract won't leave the Vikings with a big bill to pay in the…
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  • Video - NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2003 06:00

    NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2003

    Mar 13
    The 2003 NFL Draft began with Carson Palmer being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals, but after that there were a couple of big misses. Daniel Jeremiah tells you which teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, would call an audible and take a different player.
  • Video - NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2003 06:00

    NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2003

    Mar 13
    The 2003 NFL Draft began with Carson Palmer being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals, but after that there were a couple of big misses. Daniel Jeremiah tells you which teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, would call an audible and take a different player.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Bucs' QB Situation 00:35

    Inside The Huddle: Bucs' QB Situation

    Mar 13
    John Clayton analyzes the QB situation in Tampa Bay after the Bucs signed Josh McCown. Mike Glennon must respond to the competition.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle with John Clayton 02:45

    Inside The Huddle with John Clayton

    Mar 13
    Inside the Huddle goes deep on the effects of free agency this week, how the Broncos are stiffening up their defense, the quarterback situation in Tampa Bay with the signing of Josh McCown, and the Jets' plans for their offense.

Sports Columnists

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers making right moves for rapid rise

    Mar 13
    Starting with Lovie Smith and continuing with shrewd free-agency decisions, the Bucs are making all the right moves for a rapid rise, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: Florida teams turning the page in free agency

    Mar 13
    The rapid rate of change in the NFL does seem to move quicker all the time, and for proof, one only has to think back to the first week of November last year, and where the NFL's three Florida-based teams stood at midseason. It was a rather sorry specta…