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Jake Fisher cleared after surgery to deal with irregular heartbeat

Bengals tackle Jake Fisher ended last season on the non-football illness list when he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat that required him to have a corrective surgical procedure. It’s been over three months since that procedure and Fisher has now been medically cleared to resume his football career. For now, that means stepping his [more]

Blake Bortles could be a bird in the hand for Jaguars

The specific quirks of the NFL’s offseason schedule give the Jaguars a unique opportunity as the 2018 league year approaches. The fifth-year option gives quarterback Blake Bortles a salary of $19 million for 2018. It becomes fully guaranteed on March 14, the first day of the league year. The two-day negotiating period that precedes the [more]

Kamerion Wimbley’s restaurants seized for tax issue

A former NFL player has lost his lunch, or at least the place where he sold lunches. According to Denise Neil of the Wichita Eagle, former linebacker Kamerion Wimbley’s two Wings & Things restaurants were seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue for non-payment of taxes. The stores were closed and padlocked after warrants were [more]

Report: Colts hiring Bobby Johnson as assistant offensive line coach

The Indianapolis Colts are hiring Bobby Johnson to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. Johnson spent the last three seasons as tight ends coach for the Oakland Raiders on Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff. He was also interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching job as the [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]

Matt Bryant paid attention to Ryan Succop’s deal as he awaits a new one

Matt Bryant noticed. Every kicker did. Ryan Succop‘s five-year, $20 million deal with the Titans left all of them smiling. “Sure you do [notice it],” Bryant said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “It’s um . . . yeah, you do.” Bryant, who made $2.75 million last season, is scheduled to become a free agent next [more]

Allen Robinson says contract talks with Jaguars have not started yet

The Jaguars are expected to place the franchise tag on receiver Allen Robinson if they can’t sign him to a long-term deal. Robinson told Mike Kaye of First Coast News the Jaguars have not had contract negotiations with his agent since training camp last summer. The sides likely begin those discussions next week in Indianapolis. [more]

Dolphins are dismissing no options for Ndamukong Suh

The Dolphins moved quickly during the season to shoot down a report that the team would be moving on from defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh because owner Stephen Ross had enough of the star player. The Dolphins could move on from Suh for entirely different reasons. The Dolphins have salary-cap problems, and Armando Salguero of the [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]

Report: Bills don’t want to cut Tyrod Taylor

The thought around the NFL has been that the Bills will part ways with quarterback Tyrod Taylor and use the offseason to find a new starting quarterback. That may be the case, but it may not be as simple as releasing Taylor ahead of paying out the $6 million roster bonus he’s due to get [more]

Report: Dolphins will cut Julius Thomas, Lawrence Timmons

Last year, former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas reunited with former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase in Miami. After only one season, they’ll be going their separate ways, again. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins will cut Thomas, clearing up $6.6 million in cap space. Thomas (pictured) arrived via trade last [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]

Colts announce deal with “one of the best players in NFL history”

Adam Vinatieri officially will return to the Colts, for a 13th season. The team announced the transaction on Thursday. “Adam is one of the best players in NFL history and we are excited to keep him in Indianapolis,” Colts G.M. Chris Ballard said in a statement. “He continues to play at a high level and [more]

Julian Edelman “determined” in his rehab from knee injury

Julian Edelman posted an update on his progress from ACL surgery, sharing a video of his rehab. The Patriots receiver used his Instagram account to show a few seconds of him running with cords, writing the word “determined” in his post. He chose Drake’s “God’s Plan” as his music of choice in the video. Edelman [more]

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