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Patriots will ask Danny Amendola to take a pay cut

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07:  New England Patriots wide reciever Danny Amendola celebrates during the New England Patriots victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Getty Images

New England receiver Danny Amendola has agreed to restructure his contract in each of the last two offseasons, and now the Patriots hope to make it three in a row.

Amendola will not be back on his current contract, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Under the restructured deal Amendola agreed to last offseason, Amendola gets a base salary of $6 million and a roster bonus of $375,000. That’s way more than the Patriots are going to pay a receiver who had 23 catches for 243 yards last year.

Still, the Patriots like what Amendola can contribute, both on offense and on special teams. So they’d like him to come back, if they can convince him to take a pay cut. Given how agreeable Amendola has been the last two years, it seems reasonable that they can come to terms again, as long as Amendola can accept that he’s going to get a lot less than $6.375 million for 2017.

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Dolphins sign Cameron Wake through 2018

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The Dolphins are strengthening their commitment to defensive end Cameron Wake.

Wake has signed a new contract that keeps him with the team through 2018, the Dolphins announced today.

This is the second time in the last 10 months that Wake has signed a two-year extension; he also signed one in May. This time Wake is getting $19 million over two years, including $11 million guaranteed.

The 35-year-old Wake got some comeback player of the year consideration for the way he bounced back from a ruptured Achilles tendon to record 11.5 sacks in 2016. The Dolphins obviously believe he has a couple more good years left in him.

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Hall of Fame voter: Michael Irvin was better than T.O.

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With at least one Hall of Fame voter who resents being questioned or criticized has decided to whine about “the Mike Florios of the world,” my official response consists of two words: Thank you. (My unofficial response contains several of the same letters and one of the same words, but it can’t be repeated on a family-friendly-sometimes website.)

The criticism of the failure to induct receiver Terrell Owens in his second year of eligibility (more specifically, the failure to even put him in the final 10 in 2017) has begun to smoke out some of the voters who resent the throwing of rocks at their ivory tower, forcing them to make public their case against T.O.

MDS crafted a masterful deconstruction of the Ron Borges get-off-my-lawn essay that exposed not only his illogical drop-based argument but also the same kind of lazy arrogance (copying and pasting quotes obtained and transcribed by others without credit) that quite possibly influences every other aspect of his work, including his work on behalf of the Hall of Fame. Indeed, it’s not the first time Borges has been caught copying and pasting without attribution. (My first and only direct communication with Borges occurred more than a decade ago, when I complained to him that multiple different PFT blurbs ended up without attribution in one of this Sunday notes columns above the vague and goofy “material from personal interviews, wire services, other beat writers, and league and team sources was used in this report” disclaimer.) For most journalists, getting caught in what is the ultimate evidence of lazy arrogance and a hollow work ethic would be a career killer. Somehow, Borges is both still gainfully employed and a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee.

But this blurb isn’t supposed to be about Borges (even though it is). It’s supposed to be about specific arguments made to me via email by Hall of Fame voter Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. In fairness to Gary, I’ve separately published the full, approved content of an email summarizing multiple prior messages. For now, I want to focus on the primary argument Gary made: Michael Irvin is more worthy of Canton than Terrell Owens.

“Michael Irvin didn’t get in the HOF until his third year and I could easily make a case he was a better player than T.O.,” Myers wrote. “For sure, if I had a choice of having one of them on my team, I would take Irvin. Not even close in my mind. . . . [J]ust as far as their playing ability, Irvin played on three Super Bowl championship teams. He was a leader and a winner. He had much better hands. Owens dropped an awful lot of passes. Irvin imposed his will on games while Owens was carrying a Sharpie in his sock and eating popcorn with the cheerleaders.

“I was not on the committee when Irvin was a candidate, but my guess is his off the field problems are why it took him three years to get in, although the mandate from the HOF is not to consider issues away from the field like arrests and drug use. In the case of Owens and others who were considered distractions, the locker room is considered an extension of the field.”

Irvin created at least one unprecedented distraction, at least as far as anyone in the media or general public knows. He stabbed a teammate in the neck with scissors on team property. As “horrible teammates” go, that would seem to set the bar.

As great receivers go, Owens set the bar a hell of a lot higher than Irvin. He currently sits at No. 8 on the all-time list, with 1,078 receptions. Irvin is tied for 38th, with 750.

Owens is No. 2 in receiving yards, with 15,934. Irvin sits at No. 26, behind the likes of Derrick Mason.

As to total touchdowns, T.O. is No. 5, with 156. Irvin ranks 120 spots lower, tied at 65 touchdowns with Sonny Randle, Joe Morrison, Charlie Joiner, Elroy Hirsch, Calvin Hill, Terrell Davis, Gary Clark, Billy Cannon, and Emerson Boozer.

When it comes to production over the course of a career, it’s not even a close case. It’s not even close to being a close case. And while Irvin has three Super Bowl titles, does anyone think Owens wouldn’t have at least one if he’d been the third leg of the Triplets tripod, especially with an offensive line that consistently dominated its foes?

Of course, Owens still had an opportunity to win a championship, and he did everything in his power to return from a broken leg to catch nine passes for 122 yards against the Patriots in a three-point Super Bowl XXIX loss. But Myers shrugged at that achievement.

“The Eagles won two playoff games without him to get to the Super Bowl that year and then lost the Super Bowl with him,” Myers said.

Technically, that’s correct. The Eagles did get to Jacksonville without him and they did lose there with him. But does anyone really think the Eagles lost because of him?

The more accurate view is that Owens did his job more than well enough on that day to deliver an NFL title to Philadelphia for the first time since 1960, and that not enough of those around Owens did. By nonchalantly dismissing one of the brightest moments of T.O.’s career, Myers says plenty about what the panel thinks of Owens, plenty about whether it’s inclined to induct him any time soon, and plenty about whether the whole thing needs to be dismantled and rebuilt from scratch.

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Terrell Owens dropped passes, as great receivers do

MIAMI - OCTOBER 04:  Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills can't make a catch in the end-zone over the defense of cornerback Vontae Davis #21 of the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 38-10.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) Getty Images

We noted earlier that one Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ron Borges, has finally made an on-field case for why Owens should be excluded, that he dropped too many passes. We’ve now taken some time to examine that claim, and we find it to be weak.

Although drops are not an official NFL statistic, Borges appeared to be relying on Stats, LLC, which has tracked drops since the 1990s, for his claim that “Owens not only led the NFL in drops once, he finished in the top four in drops seven other seasons during his 15-year career.” That is true, but missing the important context that league leaders in drops are often among the NFL’s best wide receivers.

After going through all the Stats, LLC, drops data for Owens’ career, I’ve compiled these notes on Owens’ dropped passes in each of his 15 NFL seasons:

1996: Owens dropped just one pass while making 35 catches as a rookie.

1997: Owens dropped five passes and wasn’t even in the Top 50 in drops. Hall of Famer Michael Irvin was second in the NFL with 11 drops, while Hall of Famer Tim Brown was tied for fourth with nine drops.

1998: Owens dropped five passes and wasn’t even in the Top 50 in drops while catching 64.4 percent of the passes thrown to him. His teammate Jerry Rice dropped eight passes and was tied for 12th in drops while catching 54.3 percent of the passes thrown to him.

1999: Owens again dropped five passes, again wasn’t even in the Top 50 in drops, and again had better marks than Rice while playing in the same offense: Owens caught 61.2 percent of the passes thrown to him while Rice dropped nine passes and caught 54.0 percent of the passes thrown to him.

2000: Owens dropped 13 passes and was fourth in the NFL in drops. Leading the NFL in drops that year with 16 was Rod Smith, who has been discussed as a Hall of Fame candidate.

2001: Owens dropped 10 passes and was tied for fourth in the NFL. (Owens also led the league in touchdown catches.)

2002: Owens dropped 10 passes, tied for ninth in the NFL. Tied with, among others, Jerry Rice, who dropped the same number of passes while having fewer catches, fewer yards and fewer touchdowns than Owens. Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison led the NFL with 16 drops.

2003: Owens dropped 11 passes and was tied for third in the NFL. He also caught 80 passes for 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns and went to the Pro Bowl.

2004: Owens dropped seven passes. There were 17 NFL players who dropped as many or more passes than Owens while catching fewer passes that season.

2005: Owens dropped five passes, tied for 36th in the NFL.

2006: Owens led the NFL with 17 drops. This is Owens’ first year in Dallas and the one and only year when it’s legitimate to argue that he dropped an inordinate amount of passes. It’s also worth noting that he led the NFL in touchdown catches.

2007: Owens dropped 10 passes, tied for third in the NFL. He also caught 81 passes for 1,355 yards and 15 touchdowns and was chosen as a first-team All-Pro.

2008: Owens dropped 10 passes, fourth in the NFL. He also caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns.

2009: Owens dropped nine passes and was tied for fourth in the NFL. He also led an otherwise terrible Bills passing offense with 55 catches for 829 yards.

2010: Owens was tied with Brandon Marshall for third in drops. Wes Welker was first and Reggie Wayne was second.

So did Owens drop a lot of passes? Sure, especially as his career was winding down in Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati. But a lot of great receivers drop a lot of passes. Is Borges going to argue that Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Tim Brown and Marvin Harrison should be removed from the Hall of Fame because they were all on the drops leaderboards with Owens? Is Borges going to argue that Rod Smith, Brandon Marshall, Wes Welker and Reggie Wayne don’t have good career résumés because they were all on the drops leaderboards with Owens?

When you’re knocking a player because he did a lot of bad things — dropped a lot of passes or threw a lot of interceptions or fumbled a lot — it’s important to remember that you can only be in a position to do a lot of bad things if your team is relying on you a lot, and your team is only going to rely on you a lot if you’re a good player. Brett Favre is the NFL’s all-time leader in both interceptions and fumbles, but no one disputes that he belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Owens dropped a lot of passes, which tells us that his quarterbacks threw to him a lot, and he got his hands on the ball a lot. A mediocre NFL receiver doesn’t get the opportunity to drop a lot of passes because he doesn’t get open often enough for his quarterback to throw to him, he doesn’t adjust to the ball well enough to get his hands on it, and he doesn’t last long enough to stay on the field if he keeps dropping the ball.

Great receivers like Owens, Rice, Irvin, Brown and Harrison dropped the ball a lot because they got the ball thrown to them a lot. And they got the ball thrown to them a lot because they’re Hall of Famers. At least, all of them but Owens are Hall of Famers. Owens’ absence from Canton says more about voters like Borges than it says about Owens himself.

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Matt Schaub, Brian Hoyer could be among 49ers’ targets

HOUSTON - JULY 31:  Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans and  Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Kyle Shanahan talk before the start of practice during Texans training camp on July 31, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Getty Images

New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan wants to find a long-term solution at the quarterback position. But if that long-term solution turns out to be a rookie who’s not ready to start in 2017, Matt Schaub and Brian Hoyer are among the possibilities for a stopgap starter.

Schaub and Hoyer both have connections to Shanahan, and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that he expects either Schaub or Hoyer or both to be added to the 49ers’ roster.

Schaub was with Shanahan in Atlanta last season, was previously with Shanahan in Houston and has been linked to Shanahan as a possible 49ers quarterback in 2017. Schaub becomes a free agent on March 9.

Hoyer started 13 games for the Browns in 2014 when Shanahan was their offensive coordinator, and the two made for a pretty good combination, with the Browns going 7-6 in the games Hoyer started. Hoyer has heaped praise on Shanahan recently, and he also becomes a free agent on March 9.

Both Schaub and Hoyer are in their 30s and neither has ever been a great NFL starter, so they wouldn’t exactly bring a ton of excitement to San Francisco. But as available veterans go, you could do worse than Schaub and Hoyer. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if that’s the direction the 49ers decide to go in for now, while drafting a rookie quarterback for the future.

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Hall of Fame voter: Terrell Owens dropped too many passes

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets in private and submits secret ballots, so we don’t know the identities of all the voters who voted against Terrell Owens two weeks ago. But one Hall of Famer has published a defense of the decision to keep Owens out, and it boils down to this: He dropped too many passes.

That voter is Ron Borges of the Boston Herald, and in a long column defending the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the only substantive reason Borges gives for excluding Owens is that he dropped a lot of passes.

“Owens not only led the NFL in drops once, he finished in the top four in drops seven other seasons during his 15-year career,” Borges writes.

Drops are not an official NFL statistic, but Borges is relying on the numbers from Stats, LLC. Are dropped passes really enough to keep Owens out of the Hall of Fame?

They shouldn’t be. It’s counterintuitive, but a receiver who leads the league in drops is often a good receiver. You have to do something good — get open enough for the quarterback to throw the ball to you, then get your hands on the ball — before you can get into position to drop a pass. If you don’t run good routes, you’re not going to lead the league in drops. A receiver who ends his career with 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns is going to drop some.

The rest of Borges’ column is given over to an overly defensive defense of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee combined with criticism of those who criticize the Committee. Or, as Borges puts it, “the Mike Florios of the world.”

Borges also mentions a recent radio interview in which Owens’ former coach, Bill Parcells, endorsed Owens as a Hall of Famer but acknowledged that Owens could be disruptive. Interestingly, Borges only seems to know about that interview because PFT posted about it. Borges included in his Boston Herald column a quote from Parcells from that interview, but he credited neither the radio station (ESPN Radio in Los Angeles) nor PFT for transcribing the interview, even though he obviously just copied and pasted Parcells’ comments from PFT’s post into his Boston Herald column: Not only is every word Borges used from Parcells’ interview exactly the same as the words PFT transcribed, but all the punctuation is in exactly the same place, something that two people transcribing the same interview independently are unlikely to do identically. Borges even included two parentheticals PFT added to clarify something Parcells said.

So thanks, Mr. Borges, for reading PFT. Even if you dropped the ball on this one.

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Darrelle Revis turns himself in

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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turned himself into to authorities in Pittsburgh on Friday evening.

Cameras from ESPN and other outlets were waiting as Revis arrived at the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts building. Revis faces four felony charges — including aggravated assault and robbery — and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident in Pittsburgh early last Sunday morning.

He was officially charged on Thursday. Revis didn’t speak to reporters as he entered the courts building.

The police report said officers found two men unconscious after some sort of incident with Revis in the city’s South Side area. Those men told officers they had a verbal altercation with Revis but didn’t know who had punched them. Revis threw a cellphone belonging to one of the men into the street, and he was charged after police viewed cellphone video of the incident.

The Jets released a statement Thursday that said they had spoken to Revis but had no further comment. The NFL has said it is looking into what happened.

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Chargers PR head Bill Johnston chooses family over L.A. move

Headshots of the Chargers 2016 full time staff.

Chargers employees are deciding whether or not to move up the California coast to Los Angeles with the team later this year and one longtime member of the front office won’t be making the trip.

Director of public relations Bill Johnston has worked for the team for most of the last four decades, but family is trumping career when it comes to a decision about following the team. Johnston’s wife Ramona was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in 1999 and lives in Edgemoor Hospital. The neurodegenerative disorder has taken away her ability to speak along with other basic motor functions, although that’s had no impact on Johnston’s daily visits to share news of their children and the rest of the world.

In a touching piece written by Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Johnston explained that he looked into moving his wife to another facility before concluding that it was better for her to stay put. So he’s staying put as well.

“Everybody would make the same decision I am making if they were in my shoes,” Johnston said. “It’s just the situation I find myself in.”

Chargers owner Dean Spanos noted both how much the Chargers will miss Johnston and the magnitude of his devotion in an email to Gehlken.

“How do you lose someone like Bill Johnston?” Spanos said. “He has been a trusted and integral part of this team for 38 years. His personal impact, not only on our organization but also on our lives, is simply without question. Bill’s tireless work to support his wife Ramona and others afflicted with Huntington’s has educated all of us to the ravages of this horrible disease.  To know what he has gone through each day to do his job, raise his family and still be there for his wife — to me, it speaks volumes of his love and commitment to her.  There’s no question Bill’s departure will leave a hole, but he has Susie’s and my deepest respect and admiration for his decision to stay and do what is best for his family.”

We wish Johnston and his entire family well in whatever comes next in their journey through life together.

[Photo via Chargers website]

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Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI

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Wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI to settle the criminal case related to his December arrest in Arizona.

Floyd faced seven charges, but the other six were dropped when he entered a guilty plea in Scottsdale on Thursday. Jonathan Roy of FOX 10 in Phoenix reports that Floyd was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 24 of those days to be served at a Maricopa County facility. The other 96 days of the sentence will be served via home detention.

Floyd also needs to do 30 hours of community service and was fined $5115.99.

Floyd was cut by the Cardinals shortly after the arrest and finished out the year with the Patriots. He played two regular season games and a playoff game for New England before the team scratched him in the AFC title game and the Super Bowl.

Floyd will be a free agent in March unless he signs with the Patriots and will likely be facing a league suspension of at least two games as a result of his guilty plea.

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NFL is “looking into” Darrelle Revis arrest

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 27:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets looks on before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on September 27, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a problem with the law and, necessarily, a problem with the NFL.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the NFL is “looking into” the incident that resulted in Revis facing four felony charges and a misdemeanor claim of making terroristic threats.

The investigation may result in Revis being placed on paid leave. Based on the Personal Conduct Policy, it can happen under multiple circumstances.

First, Revis may be placed on paid leave when he is “formally charged” with a crime of violence. Formal charges happen when he is indicted by a grand jury, charged by a prosecutor, or arraigned in criminal court. Second, it may happen if a league investigation “leads the Commissioner to believe that a player may have violated this Policy by committing an act of violence.

As a practical matter, the NFL need not take action until the Jets open their offseason program, since there will be no football-related activities until then. The Jets may actually prefer to see Revis on paid leave, since that will allow them to avoid the risk of Revis suffering a serious injury (which could put them on the hook for his full $15 million salary) while the potential for an unpaid suspension (which could allow them to avoid $6 million in guaranteed salary) lingers.

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Cowboys would benefit from cutting Tony Romo, eventually

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 13:   Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys works with a headset on the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum during preseason on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  The Rams won 28-24.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Getty Images

As it becomes more clear that the Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo (or, at a minimum, that he’ll ask for it), it’s important to explain how that would work, as a practical matter.

Romo, as explained last month, would be cut with the post-June 1 designation. This would allow the Cowboys to spread the cap hit over two years, with the $19.6 million cap hit becoming $10.7 million this year and $8.9 million in 2018.

Of course, this would require the Cowboys to carry his full cap charge of $24.7 million until June 1. The only way to avoid that would be to cut Romo without the post-June 1 designation, taking the fully $19.6 million hit in 2017 and wiping him off the books.

Regardless, no move will be made until March 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET at the earliest, since the Cowboys need the 2017 league year to start before cutting or trading Romo. It’s surely going to be one or the other, and the matter undoubtedly will be resolved before the start of the offseason program, when Romo would have the right to show up and do all sort of things on team property that could result in the Cowboys owing Romo his $14 million salary if has any unfortunate weightlifting and/or TV-relocation mishaps.

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Zac Stacy retires from the NFL

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At age 25, former Rams and Jets running back Zac Stacy has decided he’s done playing football.

But while Stacy cited injuries as the reason he’s walking away at such a young age, he isn’t expressing any regrets about putting his body on the line for the sport he loves.

“The game of football was more than a game to me,” Stacy wrote. “It was a life changer. Talk about a sport that teaches you the important values of faith, dedication, commitment, perseverance, work ethic, discipline and leadership which not only shaped me into a talented football player throughout the years but into a man.”

As a fifth-round draft pick in 2013, Stacy emerged as a surprisingly effective player, running for 973 yards as a rookie. After that impressive rookie season, Stacy saw less playing time in 2014, and the Rams traded him to the Jets in 2015. He broke his ankle during the 2015 season, and he indicated that injury is the reason he can’t play anymore.

“As much as we want to as players, we can’t play this game forever,” Stacy wrote. “Father Time may have caught up to some. Some may have had a bad hand dealt in the business. Some had career ending injuries, like myself. Some simply felt like it was time. All different factors can play into why we leave this game but regardless of the reason, regardless of the circumstance, the game of football will always have my heart.”

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Jared Goff working out with quarterback tutors

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 01:  Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams passes during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

It worked out pretty well for Matt Ryan, so it probably can’t hurt Jared Goff.

The Rams quarterback has started working with quarterback tutors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux this offseason, adding him to a group of pupils which includes the reigning MVP.

And Ryan’s old quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, who was just hired as the Rams offensive coordinator, can vouch for the work they did with the Falcons quarterback.

I’ve seen the benefits,” LaFleur said, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com. “What those guys do is pretty valuable, and it’s not always obviously with the time constraints that we can work with these guys. And I think they offer some things that maybe we can’t as coaches, from just a strength and conditioning standpoint in terms of how these guys train and keep their core strong, keep their shoulders strong.

“You’re talking about a long season for these quarterbacks. I didn’t see Matt Ryan fall off from day one to the Super Bowl. His arm strength was as good as it was at the end of the season. I think a lot of that was a credit to how he trained.”

House and Dedeaux’s 3DQB training facility has become an offseason home for many quarterbacks, and they focus on some of the technical and biomechanical facets of the game. House worked with Brees after his shoulder surgery in 2006, and they’ve added to their stable of clients over the years. Tom Brady, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, and Eli Manning are among the guys they’ve worked with at their Los Angeles facility.

Goff could certainly use the help, after a rookie season that saw him eventually replace Case Keenum, and then struggle as part of a bad offense. That led to the coaching change that brought head coach Sean McVay and LaFleur into his world, but he had started working with House and Dedeaux previously.

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Darrelle Revis charged with four felonies

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets reacts in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 27, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with four felonies after an incident last weekend on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Revis has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery and one count of conspiracy, per multiple reports. He’s also been charged with making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.

Pittsburgh Police released a statement Thursday evening saying charges were pending after police reviewed cellphone video showing Revis had some sort of altercation with a 21-year old man and a 22-year old man who were found unconscious around 2:40 a.m. last Sunday. The police statement said those men remember encountering Revis and having a verbal argument but woke up after being punched and weren’t sure who had punched them.

Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones, told ESPN.com that he was trying to set up a time for Revis to turn himself in. Jones said that his client was not the aggressor and feared for his safety.

The Jets told local beat reporters they were aware of the incident and had spoken to Revis but would have no further comment. Revis, 31, played college football at Pitt and is from Western Pennsylvania.

A KDKA-TV report quoting a Revis attorney without naming him earlier Thursday said Revis had sought medical treatment after being attacked by five men. That differed from other reports and from a police statement earlier Thursday evening that said Revis threw a phone that belonged to one of the accusers into the street, and that officers estimate the men were unconscious for 10 minutes before being woken up by police.

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Police: Darrelle Revis facing assault, robbery charges

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets and Marcus Williams #20 are seen in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Getty Images

Pittsburgh Police say charges are pending against Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis after an incident last Sunday morning in the city’s South Side area.

Those charges include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.

According to the statement, police found a 21-year old man and a 22-year old man unconscious around 2:40 a.m. last Sunday, and after reviewing cellphone video police confirmed that Revis had an altercation with those men on the sidewalk. The police statement said those men remember encountering Revis and having a verbal argument but woke up after being punched.

The Jets told local beat reporters they were aware of the incident and had spoken to Revis but would have no further comment.

An attorney for Revis told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that Revis needed medical attention after being assaulted by five people last weekend. That clashed with another report, which said Revis would potentially be facing charges after two men were punched following an altercation with Revis and a friend.

That attorney, Blaine Jones, later told NFL Network that Revis was not the aggressor and said he had not yet spoken to Pittsburgh Police.

The police statement said the men recognized Revis and approached him, and that one took cellphone video of their meeting. The statement said Revis later threw the phone into the street, and that officers estimate the men were unconscious for 10 minutes before being woken up by police.

Revis, who played college football at Pitt, is from Western Pennsylvania.

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