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Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissley

Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissley

profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
The Falcons waived defensive back Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday, the club said. Lee and Nissley spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. The 23-year-old Lee signed with the Falcons last May after going undrafted out of Alabama State. …
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  • Bucs' McCoy: Contract won't lead to holdout

    Bucs' McCoy: Contract won't lead to holdout

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy insisted Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have to worry about him holding out this summer while his long-term contract discussions are ongoing.
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  • Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesday

    Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    A team that’s a prime candidate to add at cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft reportedly hosted five prospects at the position on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Oklahoma’s Aaron Colvin, Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert,…
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  • Sidney Rice seems a long shot for Carolina

    Sidney Rice seems a long shot for Carolina

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Many of you have asked if the Carolina Panthers have interest in free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice now that he's been medically cleared to begin football drills. One of you emailed to say Rice, cut by the Seattle Seahawks in February to save $7.3 mil…
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  • Jake Matthews has met with Bills, Falcons

    Jake Matthews has met with Bills, Falcons

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    For a guy who’ll be a sure first-rounder, with NFL pedigree, Jake Matthews has gotten less attention than Texas A&M teammates Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. But he’s getting plenty of attention from teams picking in the top 10. According to Ian Rapo…
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  • The Pirates And Reds Hit All The Home Runs

    The Pirates And Reds Hit All The Home Runs

    deadspin.com 15 hours ago
    Your browser does not support iframes. The Bucs and Reds combined for 10 home runs in just six innings, before being suspended due to rain. Here are all 10 of them, hit to dwindling crowds, increasing rain, and—because it was Cincinnati's "Bark in …
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  • Falcons should find quality at No. 6

    Falcons should find quality at No. 6

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    The possibility still exists for the Atlanta Falcons to trade up or down in this year's NFL draft, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated throughout the offseason. But if the Falcons keep the sixth overall pick, they should find an impact pl…
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  • Saints show interest in Gilbert, Pryor, Rice

    Saints show interest in Gilbert, Pryor, Rice

    The New Orleans Saints have overhauled their secondary more than any other position group over the past two years, adding free agents Jairus Byrd, Keenan Lewis and Champ Bailey and first-round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro. But don't think for a second that …
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  • Falcons take closer look at Montana's Tripp

    Falcons take closer look at Montana's Tripp

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Eventually, the Atlanta Falcons will have to addresss their depth at linebacker, considering how injuries affected the position throughout the 2013 season. The Falcons seem destined to draft a linebacker or two with 10 picks in this year's draft. The qu…
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  • May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, Ingram

    May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, Ingram

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    The New Orleans Saints have to decide by May 3 whether they want to extend the contracts of their 2011 first-round draft picks -- defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram -- through the 2015 season. Jordan’s extension is expected to cos…
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  • Aaron Colvin visiting teams despite torn ACL

    Aaron Colvin visiting teams despite torn ACL

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Clemson guard Brandon Thomas‘ draft stock took a blow when he tore his ACL while working out for the Saints. South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney’s not running that risk. But for Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, the damage is already done, so he’s going a…
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  • Brandon Thomas situation unprecedented for NFL, teams

    Brandon Thomas situation unprecedented for NFL, teams

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney wisely has decided not to risk injury during private workouts, due to the experiences of tackle Brandon Thomas, who tore an ACL while showing the Saints what he can do. But what about Thomas? Who pays for his surgery and r…
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  • Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushers

    Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    The Falcons came into the offseason with the plan to improve on both the offensive line and the defensive front seven, something that is expected to continue in the draft. With the sixth overall pick, the Falcons will be in good position to add help at …
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  • Loomis: Saints' offseason going as planned

    Loomis: Saints' offseason going as planned

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    From the outside looking in, the New Orleans Saints’ offseason has probably seemed a bit hectic. The Saints have been full of surprises, from the big-name acquisitions of Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey to the big-name departures of Darren Sproles and othe…
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  • Olsen unfazed by changes, but should be

    Olsen unfazed by changes, but should be

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    If anybody should be worried about all the offseason moves the Carolina Panthers have made at wide receiver, it should be tight end Greg Olsen. He has the most to lose since coverages that were focused on Steve Smith, often leaving the middle of the fie…
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  • Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Love

    Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Love

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (2 days ago)
    A group of key Falcons decision makers reportedly took a closer look at a pair of Towson University products. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, head coach Mike Smith, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and assistant G.M. Scott Pioli were among team officials att…
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  • Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

    Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (2 days ago)
    The news that the appeal process resulted in the scuttling of the $21,000 fine imposed on Saints safety Rafael Bush for his postseason hit on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has prompted some Saints fans to assume (reasonably) no penalty should have been…
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  • $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (3 days ago)
    The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of hi…
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  • Steve Smith isn’t upset that he’s not a Panther

    Steve Smith isn’t upset that he’s not a Panther

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12 (3 days ago)
    Last month, when the Panthers cut receiver Steve Smith, Steve Smith wasn’t happy. “[P]ut your goggles on cause there’s going to be blood and guts everywhere,” Smith said at the time regarding the prospect of facing the Panthers. Now that he’s had some t…
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  • Panthers waive R.J. Webb

    Panthers waive R.J. Webb

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    The Panthers waived wide receiver R.J. Webb on Friday, per the NFL’s daily notice of personnel moves. The 26-year-old Webb spent 2013 on injured reserve with the Panthers. He suffered a torn ACL on June 11. The Panthers had signed him a less than a mont…
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  • Panthers sign CFL pass rusher Alex Hall

    Panthers sign CFL pass rusher Alex Hall

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    The Panthers have added a top CFL pass rusher with some NFL experience. Alex Hall, who notched 15 sacks in 2013 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, has signed with the Panthers, his new club said Friday. Hall, 28, played two seasons with the Browns (2008-200…
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  • Derek Carr to visit Bucs next week

    Derek Carr to visit Bucs next week

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon at quarterback, but they aren’t letting that stop them from considering some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft. Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo have all visited with the t…
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  • Matt Ryan is glad Arthur Blank has his back

    Matt Ryan is glad Arthur Blank has his back

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t necessarily agree with owner Arthur Blank that the team showed a lack of toughness by not sticking up for Ryan last year after he took a cheap shot from Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. But Ryan was glad to hear Blank’s…
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  • Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthews

    Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthews

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    A club in need of offensive line help selecting early in May’s draft will reportedly host one of the top offensive tackle prospects on a visit. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the Falcons will meet with Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews during…
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  • Bucs lead NFL in guaranteed money

    Bucs lead NFL in guaranteed money

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already lead the league in one category. Since the start of free agency, the Bucs have given out $74.3 million in guaranteed money to their incoming free agents and the ones they’ve re-signed, according to ESPN Stats & Infor…
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  • Boise State's Lawrence visits Falcons

    Boise State's Lawrence visits Falcons

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons are continuing to do their homework on a variety of pass-rushers in preparation for the NFL draft. Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence, a defensive end/outside linebacker prospect, is in Atlanta for a visit, according to a league source.…
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  • Saints rank as both most, least aggressive

    Saints rank as both most, least aggressive

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    With the first month of free agency now in the books, ESPN Stats & Information put together some league-wide numbers. And it was interesting to note that the New Orleans Saints were among the most and least aggressive teams at the same time. The Sai…
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  • Video - Bucs' McCoy Won't Hold Out 03:13

    Bucs' McCoy Won't Hold Out

    Apr 15
    Jeff Saturday discusses why he isn't surprised that Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has indicated that he will be at camp this summer regardless of his contract status.
  • Video - Who will win NFC South? 01:22

    Who will win NFC South?

    Apr 10
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big moves during the offseason, including hiring a new head coach, but will they be able to knock off the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons?
  • Video - Roster Reset: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02:12

    Roster Reset: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Apr 10
    Jeff Darlington reports on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offseason and the direction the team is headed under new coach Lovie Smith.
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith: 'Easy decision' to name McCown starter 02:49

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith: 'Easy decision' to name McCown starter

    Apr 10
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith speaks about the team's offseason signings, the loss of cornerback Darrelle Revis and the thought process behind naming Josh McCown the starting quarterback.

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