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Report: Blaine Gabbert visits Titans

Blaine Gabbert visited the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Tennessee is in search of a backup after releasing Matt Cassel. Gabbert could run the same offense as starter Marcus Mariota, which obviously interests the Titans. Gabbert, 28, was the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft. He played three seasons in Jacksonville, going 5-22 [more]

Bills host Karlos Dansby

The Bills continued their search for linebacker help by meeting with a veteran option this week. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Bills had Karlos Dansby in for a visit. They also met with Kevin Minter and Will Compton recently as they look to make a move following the loss of Preston Brown to [more]

Report: Cardinals don’t match Chiefs’ offer to restricted free agent Xavier Williams

The Cardinals declined to match the Chiefs’ offer to restricted free agent Xavier Williams, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. That means Williams will join the Chiefs. Williams, who grew up in the Kansas City area, played 11 games with one start for the Cardinals last season. He had a career-high 20 tackles. [more]

West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would limit the [more]

Falcons bring Justin Bethel in for a visit

The Falcons acknowledged they weren’t going to be very active in free agency, at least until quarterback Matt Ryan‘s next deal was signed. It hasn’t been, but they’re doing something. The team announced that cornerback Justin Bethel was visiting today, the first reported news on the three-time Pro Bowl special teamer. The former sixth-rounder has [more]

There’s plenty of help available at safety

Eric Reid may end up being right. But hardly anyone else who plays his position is getting signed at the moment either. The 49ers safety has a mitigating factor (his willingness to peacefully protest racial inequality) which could well keep him looking for sometime, but the rest of the safety market has gone stale. Other [more]

Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh pairing could force offenses to get very creative

So what will opposing offenses do if the Rams manage to land Ndamukong Suh? After they change their pants (because they’ve crapped in them), they’re going to have to get very creative. Picture Suh and Aaron Donald destroying the interior of offensive lines. How will an offense even begin to run its scheme with Suh [more]

Tyrann Mathieu credits J.J. Watt with helping recruit him to Houston

J.J. Watt raised thousands of dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief. Now, the Texans defensive end is credited with bringing Tyrann Mathieu to town. Watt recruited Mathieu, who signed a one-year deal with the Texans worth up to $7 million. “I knew J.J. for a couple of years,” Mathieu said, via John McClain of the Houston [more]

John Brown says sickle cell trait “was never part of the problem”

New Ravens receiver John Brown was diagnosed with the sickle cell trait in October 2016, but Brown blames a cyst on his spine as a bigger problem. “I’m healthy. I’m feeling good,” Brown said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “Sickle cell was never part of the problem.” Brown signed a one-year, $5 million deal with [more]

Inside the supposed $40 million Sam Bradford deal

Two years ago, Sam Bradford signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Eagles. Last week, he signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Cardinals. If it sounded too good to be true, there’s a reason for that. It is. The full-breakdown of the supposed two-year, $40 million shows that it’s really a one-year [more]

Texans officially add Tyrann Mathieu

As college basketball teams were trying to win their first-round tournament games on Friday night, multiple NFL players were striking deals with new franchises. The biggest deal was the decision of defensive back Tyrann Mathieu to join the Texans. It’s a one-year deal, and Mathieu has said he took less from Texans than the Cardinals [more]

Sam Bradford has $5 million in per-game bonuses

The Cardinals giving Sam Bradford up to $20 million this year to play football seemed strange, because Sam Bradford seldom plays a full season of football. But the Cardinals gave themselves some degree of cover, in case Bradford does what Bradford so often does. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the two-year, $40 million [more]

Ben Garland signs RFA tender with Falcons

The Falcons won’t have to decide about matching an offer sheet for guard Ben Garland‘s services. The league’s transaction wire brings word that Garland signed his restricted free agent tender over the weekend. Garland was tendered at the second-round level, which means he’ll be making $2.914 million for the 2018 season. Garland was one of [more]

Cornerback E.J. Gaines visiting Cardinals

There’s not much left near the top of the free agent stack, but one of the better players available has a suitor. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines visited the Cardinals, who are looking for a starter opposite Patrick Peterson. Gaines played well for Buffalo last year after being [more]

Denver never made Kirk Cousins an offer

After the dust settled on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, his agent listed the teams that swung a sledgehammer. The Broncos weren’t one of them. That’s the story as told by Mike McCartney to Peter King of McCartney ran, as a practical matter, a silent auction for Cousins, with no guarantee that any offer made [more]

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