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Report: Jets won’t give Kirk Cousins a “blank check”

The Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to get quarterback Kirk Cousins. Unless they won’t. Amid multiple reports suggesting that the Jets will be taking the Carmen Policy approach to negotiations with Kirk Cousins, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets “aren’t going to to hand Cousins a blank check.” [more]

Ravens’ mistake with Kyle Boller may be a cautionary tale about Josh Allen

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is a polarizing player in this year’s draft, with some viewing him as the likely first overall pick to the Browns, and others viewing him as too flawed a passer to justify going first overall. When it’s pointed out that Allen completed just 56.2 percent of his passes at Wyoming, the [more]

Gary Barnidge hopes to get a job offer more to his liking this year

There were a smattering of reports of interest in signing tight end Gary Barnidge after the Browns released him in the wake of taking David Njoku in the first round of last year’s draft, but Barnidge never joined another team for the 2017 season. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and [more]

Could an unexpected team enter the chase for Kirk Cousins?

When it comes to the looming chase for quarterback Kirk Cousins, it’s easy to compile the universe of potential candidates: Broncos, Jets, Browns, Cardinals, Vikings, Bills, maybe the Jaguars. But what if all the talk about Cousins gets other teams intrigued about the possibility of upgrading their current quarterback situation? Consider, for example, the Cowboys. [more]

Who else will discuss contract parameters with Brees at Scouting Combine?

It’s not really news that the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees (more accurately, his agent) will discuss the parameters of a new contract at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. With all teams and all agents in town for multiple days, it’s a given that discussions will be had, especially when one franchise is facing the [more]

Vontae Davis “heading home to reflect” after free agent tour

Cornerback Vontae Davis went from one end of the country to the other over the last week in a search for a new team, but it sounds like he’s done with his visits for the time being. Davis visited with the Bills, Browns, 49ers and Raiders in rather quick succession and wrote on Twitter on [more]

Amos Jones says Jabrill Peppers could become “really special returner”

Jabrill Peppers admitted near the end of the season he was “frustrated” at not making more of an impact as a returner. He hopes to do more in his second season, and new Browns special teams coach Amos Jones expects that to happen. “The biggest thing with him . . . is taking that first [more]

Mike Mayock: On-field comparisons between Manziel, Mayfield are “valid”

Baker Mayfield has done his best to try to convince the world he’s not Johnny Manziel. Manziel has agreed. Both, however, were talking about off the field. On the field, Mike Mayock said he believes the comparisons between the quarterbacks are fair. “The world of 6-1 and under quarterbacks is a small world, so just [more]

Josh Gordon will not be a restricted free agent

This year’s crop of free-agent receivers lacks significant star power, especially if Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins are tagged by the Jaguars and Rams, respectively. (The Dolphins already have franchise-tagged Jarvis Landry.) One of the most talented receivers in the league will not be part of it. The NFL Players Association initially told PFT on [more]

Vontae Davis visiting the Raiders next

The Vontae Davis World Tour had an overnight stop and didn’t have to get on another plane. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the free agent cornerback is visiting the Raiders today. He met with the 49ers yesterday, so doing the Bay Area double makes sense from a logistical standpoint. The Raiders have a [more]

Polian changes his tune on Manziel, dramatically

Bill Polian has a shovel. And he won’t stop digging. The Hall of Fame G.M. has become an unlikely hot-take Vesuvius this week, from his thoughts on what the Eagles should want for Nick Foles to Polian’s belief that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should play receiver at the next level. Along the way, Polian [more]

Joe Thomas “still working” through decision for playing in 2018

The Browns are still waiting for word from left tackle Joe Thomas about his plans for the 2018 season, but it may not be much longer before he’s ready to let them know. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Thomas said that he is “still working” through the decision about returning for a 12th [more]

Vontae Davis meeting with the 49ers

Cornerback Vontae Davis‘ search for a new home has taken him to California. Davis, who became a free agent when the Colts released him during the 2017 regular season, met with the Bills and Browns last week. Adam Schefter of reports that he’s made his way across the country to meet with the 49ers [more]

A return to Cleveland may be in order for Terrelle Pryor

In 2016, Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor was one of the NFL’s pleasant surprises, a converted quarterback who changed positions and caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards. In 2017, the Browns let Pryor walk in free agency, and that didn’t work out well for anyone. Pryor ended up in Washington, where he managed just 20 catches [more]

Is Marcus Peters available in trade?

With the Chiefs adding veteran cornerback David Amerson and, officially in three weeks, acquiring cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the Alex Smith trade, some in league circles are wondering whether the Chiefs will be making another transaction involving a cornerback. The question being asked is whether Marcus Peters, a first-round pick in 2015, is [more]

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