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PFT on NBC Sports Network: Les Snead, AFC and NFC West offseason recap
Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network continues its recaps of the offseason thus far with looks at the AFC and NFC West on Tuesday with the help of the man who shaped the offseason for one of the eight teams up for discussion. Rams General Manager Les…Upvote Share Tweet
Marcus Trufant's contract agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars officially ends his career with the Seattle Seahawks following 10 seasons. Trufant earned Pro Bowl honors once and was a solid player for most of his career. He spent quite a few of his p…Upvote Share Tweet2013 NFC West Favorites vs. Underdogs Dave Tuley's latest Insider piece on NFL point spreads provides a good conversation starter here on the NFC West blog. Tuley ranks the 10 most appealing single-game plays based on spreads posted for the 2013 regular…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers sign 12 undrafted free agentsWe found out the name of the most intriguing member of the 49ers’ crop of undrafted free agent signings shortly after the draft when British discus thrower and football neophyte Lawrence Okoye announced that he’d signed with San Francisco. Okoye may bUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated May 7, 2013Nick Reed was one of the Pac 10's all-time sack leaders as a star for the Oregon Ducks, but he didn't hear his name called until the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. The Seattle Seahawks took the undersized pass-rusher there, and after one season in…Upvote Share Tweet
Fresh talent for long-forgotten veteransThe San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams earned praise around here for maneuvering their way around the 2013 draft. Both teams entered the draft with considerable capital -- enough to facilitate significant trades up and down the order. The Arizona Ca…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Iupati to miss OTAs after shoulder surgeryThe 49ers won’t be at full strength for offseason OTAs, but at least in the case of All-Pro guard Mike Iupati, it doesn’t seem to be an extended absence. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Iupati had a procedure on his shoulder this offsUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated May 7, 2013The Ravens have been one of the league's most consistent teams of the last 15 years. That's no fluke, Baltimore just knows how to work the draft board, Peter King explains.Upvote Share Tweet
2013 draft picks putting veterans on alertSometimes it takes a few years to fully assess an NFL draft class' impact. Imperiled veterans can't afford to wait that long. Among the NFC West veterans on alert as 2013 rookies arrive for minicamps Friday: Arizona Cardinals: Adding guards Jonathan Coo…Upvote Share Tweet
Why Pro Bowl CB can become free agentPatrick from Oakland, Calif., and David from Anchorage, Alaska have reached out with questions about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner's status as a potential free agent following the 2013 season. I've written that Browner can become an unrest…Upvote Share TweetJohn Kasay made his first NFL kick with the Seahawks, and his last one with the Saints. But John Kasay, as much as anyone, was a Carolina Panther, and he’ll retire that way today. The team announced they’re signing him to a one-day contract so he canUpvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Adam Snyder to a two-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise after a year with the Arizona Cardinals.Upvote Share Tweet
'Kaepernicking' With The First LadyMay 7Colin Kaepernick recently met First Lady Michelle Obama, and the two struck Kaepernick's signature pose.
Don Banks: Jets owner closes door on Tebow era, but not QB competitionMay 7PHILADELPHIA -- Opting for dramatic understatement, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson summarized his team's failed Tim Tebow experiment as "something that didn't work for us,'' and acknowledged for the first time "the fit obviously wasn't perf…
Jim Trotter: States, former players trying to level NFL playing field on w…May 7SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Reggie Williams' movements are as labored as his breathing. While others walk the halls of the state Capitol with apparent ease, the 58-year-old former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker struggles to get around. He has a crutch under ea…
Peter King: Nobody balances need vs. value better than the Ravens; mailMay 7The fashionable thing to say for men who run drafts is they'll set their boards and honor them and take the best player available. I believe general managers approach drafts that way, but when it comes time to pull the trigger, they're going to pay more…