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PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Chargers talk with Kevin Acee

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The holiday weekend is getting underway, but we’ll still have three hours of PFT Live on Friday to get you up to date on all you need to know about the NFL before the fireworks go off on Saturday night.

Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram will join Mike Florio on the show to discuss the latest on wide receiver Dez Bryant’s push for a new contract. We’ll see if Hill thinks Bryant is bluffing about missing time in the regular season and whether the Cowboys will be moved to offer him more to avoid finding out.

Hill will also talk about linebacker Rolando McClain’s four-game suspension, which was one of four bans handed down on Thursday. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was also on that list and Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego will update us on the team’s plans for life without him early in the season.

We also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

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ProFootballTalk: Dez Bryant may reportedly skip Week 1 without new deal

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is reportedly considering skipping the regular season opener if he doesn’t have a new long-term contract and Mike Florio breaks down what the holdout could cost him.

 

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ProFootballTalk: Will Jadeveon Clowney be ready for season opener?

Texans coach Bill O’Brien expects Jadeveon Clowney to be back for Week 1 coming off microfracture surgery and the PFT crew explains how important his presence is along Houston’s defensive line.

 

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ProFootballTalk: How will Le’Veon Bell’s absence impact Steelers?

As of now, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games of the regular season and the PFT crew talks about how Pittsburgh will try and cope with Bell’s absence.

 

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PFT Live: Scenarios how Tom Brady can play Week 1

Mike Florio outlines a potential scenario that will have Tom Brady playing Week 1 for the Patriots, but explains that if the four-game suspension were to hold, the team should want it earlier in the season.

 

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PFT Live: Eagles wash hands of Evan Mathis, don’t try to trade him

Evan Mathis got his way; he wanted more money or out of Philadelphia and he was granted his release. Mike Florio speculated what went down on the Eagles’ side of thinking and where the guard may land.

 

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PFT Live: PFT Planet — Is Chip Kelly too concerned with system players?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from around the PFT universe, including questions about Chip Kelly valuing system players over talented ones and the reasons behind New England’s signing of quarterback Matt Flynn.

 

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PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, Broncos talk with Vic Lombardi

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The Patriots don’t want to talk about the past, but that’s OK because there’s plenty of things going on in the present to keep us occupied when Tom Curran of CSN New England stops by PFT Live on Friday.

Curran and Mike Florio will discuss cornerback Malcolm Butler’s return to practice after a little bit of time on the sideline that reportedly resulted from a late arrival to one of the team’s voluntary workouts and the team’s decision to add Matt Flynn to the quarterback mix while they wait to find out whether Tom Brady’s suspension will be reduced on appeal.

Florio will welcome Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver to the show as well to talk about the latest from Broncos camp. They’ll talk Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas’s chances of a contract and preview next week’s minicamp during the visit.

We also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour of the show by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Eagles release Evan Mathis after contract dispute

Mike Florio discusses Philadelphia’s release of Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis, who had skipped OTAs over a contract dispute. Florio also talks about where the Eagles go from here along the offensive line.

 

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ProFootballTalk: Where does Andrew Luck rank among NFL QBs?

Mike Florio wonders when the Colts will look to lock up Andrew Luck long-term, while the PFT crew debates where Luck falls among the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

 

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ProFootballTalk: Smart for Vikings to hold Peterson out of preseason?

In light of the report that Adrian Peterson will not take part in the preseason, the PFT crew debates whether or not Peterson needs to get on the field in live situations prior to the season.

 

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PFT Live: Johnny Manziel still writing redemption story

Johnny Manziel’s is trying to return to the field and become an effective football player, and he’s heading in the right direction by completing his rehab and having an old coach move in with him.

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PFT Planet: Can Eagles compete without stable QB?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from around the PFT universe, including questions about the surrounding pieces on Philadelphia and whether Indy was right to commemorate last season’s loss in the AFC title game.

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PFT Live: Aaron Rodgers feeling pressure to win Super Bowl again?

Tyler Dunne from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joins the show to talk about the closing window for Aaron Rodgers to win another Super Bowl and if the passer would continue to play past the age of 40.

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PFT Live: Justin Tuck, Willie Young

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The Raiders have a new head coach in Jack Del Rio and designs of ending their long stretch without a winning record in 2015.

On Thursday’s PFT Live, Mike Florio will talk with defensive end Justin Tuck about both of those topics. In addition to hearing Tuck’s thoughts about his new coach’s ability to move the team up in the standings, we’ll also ask the veteran about linebacker Khalil Mack’s progress heading into his second year and other players who have stood out to him during offseason work.

Willie Young is also playing for a new coach in Chicago and the arrival of John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has him moving from defensive end to linebacker after recording 10 sacks in his first season with the Bears. We’ll get his insight into the new defensive scheme and how he and his teammates are adjusting to their roles.

We also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour of the show by clicking right here.

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