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Cowboys expected to pick up Byron Jones’ 2019 option

The Cowboys are changing Byron Jones‘ position this year and it looks like they hope to have him at cornerback for at least the next two seasons. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are expected to exercise their option on Jones’ contract for the 2019 season. Teams must decide on the fifth-year [more]

Greg Hardy to get a fight in the UFC

Greg Hardy has been shunned by the NFL, but he’s not done competing as a professional athlete. Hardy, who has beaten three overmatched opponents in amateur mixed martial arts fights, will have his next fight in MMA’s major league, the UFC. Hardy will fight as part of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on June [more]

Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway. On Saturday, Amnesty International recognized his sacrifice by giving him the Ambassador of Conscience Award. “Racialized oppression and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation — the effects of which can be seen in the [more]

Alleged victim in Reuben Foster case could be planning to refuse to cooperate

Most domestic violence cases ultimately hinge on the willingness of the alleged victim to cooperate. In the case involving 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, some are speculating that the alleged victim will not be cooperating. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the alleged victim in Foster’s case has hired a lawyer. The lawyer, Stephanie [more]

Some TNF games scheduled for FOX could end up on FS1

The NFL changed Thursday Night Football from a cable-only operation to a part-cable-only, part-broadcast-simulcast package in order to reach a larger audience (and to make more money) with its late-week prime-time game. For the next five years, there’s a chance that some of those broadcast simulcasts will end up being cable simulcasts. John Ourand of [more]

NFL has no comment on Eli Manning’s pending fraud trial

With Giants quarterback Eli Manning facing a fraud trial in New Jersey Superior Court, he apparently doesn’t have a problem in the Court of Roger Goodell. Yet. The NFL had declined comment regarding whether the latest development in the memorabilia fraud case against Manning and the Giants pulls the situation within the Personal Conduct Policy [more]

Aaron Rodgers buys stake in Milwaukee Bucks

When the inevitable comparisons happen in July between no-name NBA players who make millions more as free agents than star players in the NFL, one star player in the NFL will have a unique perspective on the issue. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become one of the owners of one of the teams that will [more]

Report: Giants not “currently” interested in Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant has worked out with Odell Beckham this week and has expressed a desire to play for the Giants. But it takes two to do a deal, and the Giants don’t seem interested. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Giants “are not at this point in time vying for his services.” The [more]

Report: Giants trade Riley Dixon for conditional seventh-round pick

The Broncos have found a trade partner for Riley Dixon after all. Denver began shopping Dixon after signing Marquette King in free agency. The Broncos found a taker in the Giants, who traded a conditional seventh-round pick for the punter, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Giants have searched for a veteran punter since [more]

Ahman Green avoids jail time in plea agreement

Former NFL running back Ahman Green avoided jail time with a plea agreement that dismissed a felony child-abuse charge, the Associated Press reports. Green, 41, pleaded no contest to criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. He received 18 months probation, per the AP. The Brown County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Office arrested Green last June after [more]

Bears cut Mekale McKay, sign Nicholas Williams

The Bears waived receiver Mekale McKay and signed defensive end Nicholas Williams on Friday. Williams, 28, has not played in the NFL since 2016 when he played in five games with the Chiefs and five games with the Dolphins. In three seasons, he has appeared in 21 games. McKay, 24, spent the last two weeks [more]

David Johnson, Josh Allen, and more on Friday’s PFT PM

A week after seriously considering pulling the plug on the PFT PM podcast, the show has completed the goal of five episodes in five days. We saved the best for last. Joining the show Friday are Cardinals running back David Johnson and former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who is destined to be one of the top [more]

Eagles strike new deal with Nick Foles

One of the questions heading into the offseason was whether the Eagles would consider trading quarterback Nick Foles, but no one hit the “high price tag” the team said it would take to move the reigning Super Bowl MVP. While a trade didn’t materialize, a revised contract with the Eagles has come to fruition. Mike [more]

Mike Mayock doesn’t see an Andrew Luck or Carson Wentz among this QB class

This quarterback class has gotten much attention with at least five expected to go in the first round, including four in the top 10 and possibly even the top five. But NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is among those not completely sold on any of them. “It’s really interesting because I think people were [more]

Panthers tight end Kent Taylor suspended for PED test

It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s suspension time. The latest is Panthers reserve tight end Kent Taylor, who will be ineligible for the first four regular season games because of a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Of course, that would require Taylor making the regular season roster, which doesn’t seem particularly likely. He [more]

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