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ProFootballTalk: Doug Flutie likes what he sees from Blake Bortles

Doug Flutie joins Mike Florio to discuss the rookies quarterbacks he’s been impressed with so far in the preseason. Flutie really likes what he sees out of Blake Bortles in Jacksonville.

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ProFootballTalk: Did Aldon Smith waive his appeal rights?

Niners’ LB Aldon Smith has been suspended for the first nine games of the season. Mike Florio believes Smith waived his ability to appeal the suspension, possibly so he could get a reduction sometime into the suspension.

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ProFootballTalk: The 49ers expect to have offensive problems fixed

CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco joins Mike Florio to talk about the Niners struggles on offense in the preseason and the final roster spot competitions.

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ProFootballTalk: What are the odds of Michael Sam making the Rams?

Rams’ announcer Steve Savard joins PFT to discuss the likelihood of Michael Sam making the Rams roster. Savard notes that there are some injuries to the Rams defensive line, which could help Sam make the team.

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PFT Live: Browns talk with Mary Kay Cabot, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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The NFL officially suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for the 2014 season on Wednesday, leaving the Browns without their top wide receiver after a long wait to find out the details of Gordon’s ban.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer will join Mike Florio on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live to discuss the fallout from the decision. Among the topics up for discussion will be the Browns’s feelings about how the process played out, how their receivers will stack up with Gordon out of the picture and the suddenly burning question of whether Gordon might try to find a way to play in the CFL this season.

If you’ve got questions about the Gordon suspension, we’d like to hear them. We’d like to hear your questions on other subjects as well, so send them in on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or give a call to 888-237-5269 during the show.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Jonathan Vilma on the importance of filling out coaching staffs

Jonathan Vilma joins PFT to discuss the process behind a head coach building the rest his staff. Vilma shares the story behind the Eric Mangini hire during his time with the Jets.

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PFT Live: Julius Thomas says Peyton Manning is like a coach out there

Denver’s TE Julius Thomas joins Mike Florio to talk about learning from Peyton Manning, how Wes Welker’s injury impacts the Broncos’ offense and which teammate he thinks will have a breakout season.

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PFT Live: Logan Mankins latest Belichick locker room casualty

Ross Tuckers joins Mike Florio to discuss the Patriots trading Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers. Tucker says he’s not sure he likes the trade for either team, but that he can see why it happened.

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One Thing to Know: Josh Gordon suspension upheld

Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension for violating the substance abuse policy has been upheld by the NFL. The Browns will keep the wide receiver, placing him in the reserve-suspension list. The earliest he can be reinstated is August 27, 2015.

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PFT Whiparound: Still no news on Josh Gordon appeal

ProFootballTalk: Mike Florio and Russ Thaler break down news and note from around the NFL, including the latest on Josh Gordon’s appeal, Robert Griffin III not playing in fourth preseason game and Mike Pouncey starting the season on the PUP list.

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ProFootballTalk: Bucs trade for LG Logan Mankins

The PFT crew breaks down the trade between New England and Tampa Bay that netted the Bucks LG Logan Mankins. For their troubles, the Patriots received TE Tim Wright and reportedly a fourth-round pick.

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ProFootballTalk: Is Seattle the impetus for new defensive holding rules?

The PFT guys take a look at the new illegal contact and defensive holding rules and try to decipher if the Seahawks are really responsible for the newly placed emphasis. Plus, how will the Panthers’ WRs stack up this year?

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PFT Planet: Will Washington trade Kirk Cousins?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from around the PFT Planet, including who will be returning kicks for Seattle, will Washington trade Kirk Cousins and how many teams have what it takes to make Super Bowl 50 on NBC.

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PFT Live: Shaun Hill an adequate replacement for Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford’s season is lost, but the Rams’ isn’t and Jim Thomas from the St. Louis Dispatch talks about how they’ll cope with Shaun Hill starting. Thomas also predicts Michael Sam’s chance at making the roster as the team’s fifth DE.

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PFT Live: Rams talk with Jim Thomas, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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Another year, another torn ACL for Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

On Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will join Mike Florio to discuss the Rams’s plans at quarterback in the wake of Bradford’s injury. Shaun Hill is the next man up on the roster, but we’ll see if Thomas thinks that the team will be looking outside the organization for more help at the position in the coming days. We’ll also talk to him about the rest of the roster, although the quarterback conversation dominates most others in St. Louis right now.

From there, we’ll try to find out what’s on the minds of PFT Planet with the start of the season drawing closer. If you have questions about possible cuts or position battles nearing their conclusion, let us know on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or by calling 888-237-5269 during the show.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.

 

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