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ProFootballTalk: What’s next for Jimmy Graham?

An NFL arbitrator has decided that Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end and thus will receive a lower franchise tag number than he would of if he was ruled a wide receiver. Mike Florio discusses what Graham may do in the immediate future.

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ProFootballTalk: The last stand for Sam Bradford

The ProFootballTalk crew discusses what Sam Bradford has to do in order to actually have a successful season. Ross Tucker notes that Bradford has to stay healthy this season.

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Cowboys throw Hail Mary by dealing for Rolando McClain

Twice retired, Rolando McClain is now back in the NFL, this time with the Cowboys who received the linebacker and a seventh round pick in exchange for a sixth rounder to the Ravens. “You can say there is nothing to lose,” Mike Florio says. “But to bring McClain out of twice retirement, it shows how desperate the Cowboys truly are…”

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PFT Planet: Is Manziel jeopardizing his opportunity to start?

Mike Florio answers fan calls and tweets about multiple topics from around the NFL including the idea that Johnny Manziel is jeopardizing his opportunity to be the starting quarterback in Cleveland with his off the field activities.

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Can the Raiders compete in the AFC West?

Raiders insider Scott Bair joins Mike Florio to talk about the expectations for the Oakland Raiders after a disappointing 4-12 season in 2013. Bair discusses the competition at QB between Matt Schaub and Derek Carr and the possibility of getting a new stadium in the near future.

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Ike Taylor extremely dissatisfied with pay cut

The PFT guys run through the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including Cowboys QB Tony Romo giving up golf to protect his back, the NFL banning the use of “non-standard/overbuilt face masks,” Steelers CB Ike Taylor saying that he is “still pissed” about being forced into a $4.25M pay cut and more.

 

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Aldon Smith won’t face charges for threat

The guys of PFT discuss Aldon Smith not facing charges for a fake bomb threat incident back in April. However, Smith is still facing sentences from four felony gun charges. Mike Florio discusses how Tuesday’s news factors in to any NFL disciplinary scenario.

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Romo backs off the links

Mike Florio discusses Tony Romo giving up golf to help preserve his back. Florio says that if Romo is not golfing because he is worried about further injury to his back, what will happen when the QB is out on the football field trying to avoid getting hit and actually getting hit?

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Johnny Manziel parties with Justin Bieber

The ongoing saga of “party boy” Johnny Manziel continues. This chapter features Manziel pictured on Instagram hanging out with Justin Bieber. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio discusses how the off-field distractions will impact what Johnny Maziel gets paid to do: play football.

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NFL restricting use of modified helmets

The NFL continues its assault on modified facemasks, this time forcing players to obtain a doctor’s note if they want to sport anything besides the standard mask. Mike Florio says the NFL allegedly is doing this to keep players from feeling invincible behind the facemask and thus limit the frequency of helmet-first collisions.

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Potential record-breaking Broncos in 2014

The PFT crew discusses over/under possibilities for the talented Denver Broncos squad.

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Lane Johnson suspension a headache for Eagles

Eagles’ tackle Lane Johnson may be suspended for four games due to PED use. Mike Florio delves into what the ramifications would be for Philly if he lost the case.

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RGIII now has power to call last-minute plays

Under the team’s new coaching staff, Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III is now allowed to call audibles when he sees fit. Former NFL players Ross Tucker and Brian Mitchell discuss how important this decision is when it comes to running a successful offense.

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ProFootballTalk Live: Aqib Talib falsely accused by Dallas police

PFT Live: Over the weekend, the Dallas Police Department falsely tweeted they had arrested Aqib Talib, when they actually arrested his brother, Yaqub.. Mike Florio expounds upon the absurdity of this error by the Dallas P.D., and wonders if the football-playing Talib will take legal action.

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ProFootballTalk Live: Eagles favorites in NFC East

Mike Florio is joined by Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly to discuss the latest news out of the Eagles’ camp, including the team’s maturation during year two of Chip Kelly’s reign. Mosher says the Eagles have a chance to be a better team this year, but may finish with a worse record than last year because of the team’s improving around them.

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