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Jake Long still holding up the tackle market

Jake Long still holding up the tackle market

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 16, 2013
Tackle Jake Long, the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL draft, made a quick trip to St. Louis once the free-agency period opened. Since then, there has been nothing quick about Long’s search for a new job. After an extended visit with the Rams, Long left witho
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  • Which non-playoff teams helped themselves the most?

    Which non-playoff teams helped themselves the most?

    CNNSI.com Mar 16, 2013
    Trying to spend their way into the playoffs has been a losing strategy for most teams, but Don Banks found a few teams who spent wisely and may have changed their fortunes.
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  • On Craig Dahl's move from Rams to 49ers

    On Craig Dahl's move from Rams to 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers added veteran depth to their secondary Saturday by signing St. Louis Rams unrestricted free agent Craig Dahl to a three-year contract. This is not a flashy signing, but Dahl has the potential to help in multiple ways. Dahl, 27, h…
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  • Patriots sign ex-Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson

    Patriots sign ex-Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson

    ESPN.com Mar 15, 2013
    The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free agent safety Adrian Wilson, his agent confirmed Friday night via Twitter.
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  • WR Gibson: 'They'll be just fine without me'

    WR Gibson: 'They'll be just fine without me'

    ESPN.com Mar 16, 2013
    The St. Louis Rams have not been scrambling to add wide receivers after watching Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson sign elsewhere in free agency. 2012 Rams Receiving Leaders That should tell us what the team thinks of its young receiving targets. "…
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  • Steven Jackson considered retirement

    Steven Jackson considered retirement

    profootballtalk.com Mar 16, 2013
    After running back Steven Jackson left the Rams but before he joined the Falcons, he considered another option. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,” Jackson said Friday, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “I really con
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  • Updated look at NFC West draft capital

    Updated look at NFC West draft capital

    ESPN.com Mar 16, 2013
    Recent trades by the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have affected draft choice counts for NFC West teams in 2013. The chart shows how many picks each team in the division holds at this time. The counts will change when the NFL hands out 32 com…
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  • Denver Broncos legend & VP John Elway seems on a mission to…

    Denver Broncos legend & VP John Elway seems on a mission to give Peyton Manning the same Super sendoff he had

    nydailynews.com Mar 16, 2013
    John Elway was 37 years old in his 15th season when he won his first Super Bowl. He was one of the great quarterbacks of all time, but he lost his first three Super Bowls to the Giants, Redskins and 49ers by a combined score of 136-40 and was labeled as…
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  • Danny Amendola's price and Rams' tradeoff

    Danny Amendola's price and Rams' tradeoff

    The numbers for Danny Amendola's new contract with the New England Patriots have come into clearer focus. It's still tough to know what keeping Amendola off the market would have cost the St. Louis Rams had the team pushed for a long-term contract with …
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  • Brian Westbrook experiencing memory loss at age 33

    Brian Westbrook experiencing memory loss at age 33

    profootballtalk.com Mar 16, 2013
    Brian Westbrook, a running back who played eight seasons for the Eagles and one for the 49ers before retiring two years ago, says he is experiencing memory loss that he believes was caused by concussions suffered on the field. The 33-year-old Westbrook …
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  • Don Banks: Which non-playoff teams helped themselves the most?

    Mar 16
    As Elvis Dumervil and the fax machine deadline debacle in Denver reminded us, the best-laid plans in free agency don't always produce the desired results. But some teams had better weeks than others as the NFL's shopping season opened. Free agency was e…