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Geno Smith joins the flat earth “debate”

The ancient Greeks figured out that the earth was a sphere about 2,500 years ago, and Magellan proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt 500 years ago. Geno Smith believes it’s still open to debate. Smith said on Twitter that he is beginning to believe that NBA player and noted flat-earther Kyrie Irving has [more]

Jaguars are actively exploring their quarterback options

The Jaguars have a window of opportunity to attempt to negotiate a new deal with a free-agent quarterback before the window closes on severing ties with Blake Bortles. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars currently are exploring their options, actively. While the tampering rules prohibit direct communications with agents who [more]

David Harris announces his retirement

Linebacker David Harris says he has played his final snap in the NFL. The veteran spent last season with the Patriots after being released by the Jets and released a statement announcing his retirement from the NFL through his agency on Friday. “After 11 years of having played the greatest team sport at its highest [more]

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]

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]

Vance Joseph thinks Broncos are “really close”

We’ve heard several Broncos players share their thoughts about why quarterback Kirk Cousins should sign with their team as a free agent, but tampering rules don’t permit coach Vance Joseph to make the same kind of pitch. Joseph can talk about what he thinks makes Denver an appealing place to play, however. He did exactly [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]

Nick Folk cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery

Free agent-to-be Nick Folk has been cleared to resume kicking after knee surgery last season, according to Adam Schefter of Folk had posted four straight seasons converting over 80 percent of his field goal attempts with the New York Jets before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. Folk won the Buccaneers’ kicking job [more]

Jets pick up options on Steve McLendon, Josh Martin

The Jets exercised options on defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Josh Martin, Ralph Vacchiano of reports. The Jets will have nearly $100 million in salary cap space, per Vacchiano, making the decisions easy. McLendon is due a $3.125 million salary with a cap number of $4.25 million, and Martin is due $1.8 million [more]

Teammate thinks Denver’s the destination for Kirk Cousins

Soon-to-be free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is about to get rich(er) because there are multiple teams who want him. But one of his recent Washington teammates thinks one team in particular may have an edge in the pursuit. During an appearance on NFL Network, Washington safety D.J. Swearinger thinks the Broncos have both the cash [more]

Momentum builds for the Jets making a run at Kirk Cousins

A report emerged Monday that the Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to land quarterback Kirk Cousins. Brian Costello of the New York Post has tried to make “whatever” more tangible. Costello explains, based on the beliefs of “many people,” that “whatever” could become a five-year, $150 million offer, with a “good chunk” of it [more]

Jets apparently ready to let Ben Ijalana test free agency

The Jets apparently are ready to let offensive tackle Ben Ijalana become a free agent, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. The Jets faced a Monday deadline to exercise a $500,000 option bonus and have not done so. It is not a surprise since the option would have triggered a $4.5 million base salary for 2018. [more]

On Lamar Jackson, Josh McCown disagrees with Bill Polian

Friday’s PFT Live included a visit with Jets quarterback Josh McCown. And it eventually became apparent that McCown is a budding draft expert. “For me that’s part of what I enjoy doing,” McCown said regarding the analysis of incoming rookie quarterbacks. “I’ve got a computer set up in my office here at the house with [more]

Jets have to decide on Ben Ijalana option

The Jets are hoping to spend big money this offseason, in their effort to find a quarterback. And while they have a sizable war chest of cap space, they’re probably going to create a little more today. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, today’s their deadline to pick up a $500,000 option on [more]

Report: Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to get Kirk Cousins

The Jets apparently want Kirk Cousins. They apparently want him badly enough that they’re willing to break the bank for him. According to Rich Cimini of, the Jets are “willing to pay whatever it takes” to get him. This report comes amid a belief that the Jets may be willing to fully guarantee Cousins’ [more]

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