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Report: Parys Haralson agrees to new one-year contract

Report: Parys Haralson agrees to new one-year contract

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 18, 2013
The 49ers and outside linebacker Parys Haralson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday night. Haralson appears to have taken a pay cut. Per Rotoworld salary figures, Haralson was slated to make $2.57 mil…
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  • Where teams stand with 2013 comp picks

    Where teams stand with 2013 comp picks

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- The Seattle Seahawks and especially the San Francisco 49ers added to their 2013 NFL draft hauls Monday when the NFL awarded compensatory selections to offset net losses in free agency last year. The 49ers received the 131st overall pick, a fo…
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  • Bruce Arians: Drew Stanton “very capable” of being Cardinals’ …

    Bruce Arians: Drew Stanton “very capable” of being Cardinals’ starter

    profootballtalk.com Mar 18, 2013
    New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians appears ready to anoint Drew Stanton as his starting quarterback. Asked by Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network whether he thinks his starting quarterback is currently on the roster, Arians answered, “Yes, we have a very capa
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  • No Love Lost: Who said the Patriots move on quickly after a pla…

    No Love Lost: Who said the Patriots move on quickly after a pla…

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Who said the Patriots move on quickly after a player leaves? Don Banks explains why owner Robert Kraft isn't pulling any punches when it comes to Wes Welker going to Denver.
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  • NFL team needs in the eye of the beholder

    NFL team needs in the eye of the beholder

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Conventional wisdom says the St. Louis Rams have significant needs at running back and wide receiver after parting with Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson in free agency. That is not necessarily how the Rams see things. "L…
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  • Cliff Avril's deal and Seattle's salary structure

    Cliff Avril's deal and Seattle's salary structure

    Cliff Avril’s contract provides cap flexibilityBy Mike Sando, ESPN.com NFC West blog Defensive end Cliff Avril’s deal with the Seattle Seahawks has been filed through the league’s players association, which makes it possible to take a look at the ac
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  • Cosell’s Take: Seahawks set the tone for the new NFL in free ag…

    Cosell’s Take: Seahawks set the tone for the new NFL in free agency

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    NFL free agency is an annual rite of spring. The media and fans pontificate with absolute certainty about all the signings that occur. There’s rarely a gray area, especially for those loyal followers who truly believe they know what’s best for their r
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  • Youth served by NFC West additions so far

    Youth served by NFC West additions so far

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    NFC West Additions by Team and Age NFC West teams have signed, re-signed or acquired 18 players since the NFL's free-agent signing period opened not quite one week ago. The division has favored adding relatively young players. The 18 players average not…
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  • Bengals bring back another of their own, Rey Maualuga

    Bengals bring back another of their own, Rey Maualuga

    profootballtalk.com Mar 18, 2013
    Following the Marvin Lewis edict to build from within, and not spend money on external players, the Bengals have kept another of their own. According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have brought back linebacker Rey Maualuga. He talk…
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  • One way to think of Rams' LT upgrade

    One way to think of Rams' LT upgrade

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Had the 2009 NFL draft gone as planned for the St. Louis Rams, the team would be thinking about a contract extension for tackle Jason Smith. 2009 NFL Draft Top 10 The 2009 draft did not go as planned for the Rams -- or for a long list of team…
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  • Jake Long never met with Dolphins over the weekend

    Jake Long never met with Dolphins over the weekend

    When tackle Jake Long returned to Miami after his extended visit with the Rams last week, word was that he was meeting with the Dolphins to discuss a contract that would allow him to remain with the team that drafted him first overall in 2008. That word…
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  • Around the NFC West: Owners meeting

    Around the NFC West: Owners meeting

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Around the NFC West: March 18, 2013 PHOENIX -- Good morning. Welcome to the 2013 NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore. Coaches and executives from around the league will be making occasional appearances on the NFC West blog for the next few days. …
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  • King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free …

    King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free agency

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    The Rams added a key piece late Sunday, adding to the intrigue in an NFC West that looks downright ferocious. Peter King assesses the fallout from free agency's first week.
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  • Cribbs visiting Cardinals

    Cribbs visiting Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Mar 18, 2013
    Five days ago, reports surfaced that a deal between the Cardinals and free-agent receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs was close. We then reported that it wasn’t. Now, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that it now is. Per Cabot, Cribbs f
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  • Ex-Dolphins OT Long reaches deal with Rams

    Ex-Dolphins OT Long reaches deal with Rams

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Offensive tackle Jake Long has agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Rams.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Best Fit For Revis 02:48

    NFL32OT: Best Fit For Revis

    Mar 18
    Episode 290: Wendi Nix and Darren Woodson discuss where Darrelle Revis, if traded, could fit best. John Clayton breaks down Elvis Dumervil's snafu with his contract to the Broncos. The NFL32 crew discuss which NFC team improved the most this offseaso
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 01:39

    Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    Andrea Kremer talks to St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, an NFL Competition Committee member, about the proposed rule change that would outlaw running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 03:30

    Player Health and Safety: St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    St. Louis Rams coach and NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher discusses the proposed rule change that would eliminate running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.
  • Video - Player Health and Safety: Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change 03:30

    Player Health and Safety: Jeff Fisher on proposed RB rule change

    Mar 18
    St. Louis Rams coach and NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher discusses the proposed rule change that would eliminate running backs from leading with the crown of their helmets.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Patriots owner Robert Kraft upset with Wes Welker's agent

    Mar 18
    PHOENIX -- Thanks to the culture established by their tight-lipped head coach, the New England Patriots in the Bill Belichick era have been well known for their refusal to re-live the past, always choosing to focus on the future and moving ahead rather …
  • Lots of sunshine at 2013 NFL owners meetings

    Mar 18
    The NFL is in good shape as the owners convene to ponder rules changes, trade proposals and more, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free agenc…

    Mar 18
    PHOENIX -- Lord, the NFC West is going to be a bear of a division in 2013.