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Police Blotter

4/13/14:  49ers LB Aldon Smith is arrested for claiming he had a bomb at airport security. 3/31/14:  Bengals FB Orson Charles is charged with wanton endangerment. 3/29/14:  Rams CB Greg Reid is arrested for violating probation. 3/28/14:  49ers CB Chris Culliver is charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor reckless driving, and felony possession of…

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NFC West potential free agents

[Editor's note:  This list of potential free agents is based on a variety of online resources, including the NFLPA's official list of impending free agents.  Free agency begins on March 11.  The players listed below could re-sign at any time with their current teams.  If any listed below already have and we've failed to update…

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Seahawks denied Dolphins request to interview McCloughan, at his request

There were no official developments on Tuesday regarding the Dolphins’ search for a General Manager. Unofficially, we managed to track down the whole story regarding the team’s reported interest in Seahawks senior personnel executive (and former 49ers G.M.) Scot McCloughan. Per a league source, the Dolphins requested permission to interview McCloughan.  The Seahawks denied the…

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Report: Lionel Vital to interview with Bucs a second time

The Buccaneers may be zeroing in on their next general manager. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital will have a second interview with the Buccaneers on Tuesday to become Mark Dominik’s replacement in Tampa. PFT reported that Vital was one of the candidates early this month and…

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Saints deny Dolphins’ request to interview Ryan Pace

The Dolphins are casting a wide net in their effort to find a G.M.  But not every candidate will make it into the boat for an interview. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Saints have denied a request by the Dolphins to interview New Orleans director of player personnel Ryan Pace. A 12-year…

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Report: Bucs, Dolphins request permission to interview Lake Dawson

The two Florida teams in need of a new general manager are both interested in interviewing Giants executive Marc Ross, the similarities of their search lists doesn’t end there. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that both the Buccaneers and the Dolphins have requested permission to interview Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson. Per…

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Chiefs say Ballard wanted to stay in Kansas City

So why did the Chiefs not give director of pro personnel Chris Ballard permission to interview for the G.M. job in Tampa Bay?  Because Ballard didn’t want the G.M. job in Tampa Bay. The Chiefs have informed PFT that Ballard and his family decided to remain in Kansas City.  The team explained that, while Ballard…

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Cross Chris Ballard off Buccaneers G.M. list

One of the first names to emerge as a possibility to be the Buccaneers new General Manager was Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard. But he won’t be leaving Kansas City, as the Chiefs have blocked him from interviewing for the job, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. With coach Lovie Smith having final…

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The daily (sort of) coaching/G.M. update

We post plenty of stories as the news emerges regarding the current coaching and G.M. searches.  Every day (approximately), we cobble together a comprehensive roundup of the latest news and information about each vacancy. Our last full update came on Monday.  (So much for “approximately.”)  Which means that there should be plenty of new information…

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Bucs, Dolphins reportedly granted permission to interview Marc Ross

The Dolphins are set to begin their interviews for the general manager position on Friday and we may have learned one of the names on their initial interview list. Tom Rock of Newsday reports that Miami has requested permission to interview Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross for the job opening they created…

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Lionel Vital to interview for Bucs G.M. job

Multiple reports have indicated that Chiefs director of pro personnel Chris Ballard has become the leading candidate to succeed Mark Dominik as the Tampa Bay General Manager. But Ballard isn’t the only candidate.  Per a league source, Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital will interview for the job. Vital, who become the director of…

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The daily (sort of) coaching/G.M. search update

One week since Black Monday, the list of vacancies has expanded back to five. Here’s our daily (or thereabouts) look at the various openings and the status of each search. For those of you who pointed out that we didn’t do one on Sunday, your partial refund checks are in the mail.  Don’t spend it…

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Lovie’s final say could make it harder to get a G.M.

Whenever a team has vacancies at both coach and General Manager and hires the coach first, the message becomes clear. The coach will be running the show. Coach Lovie Smith will indeed be running the show in Tampa.  According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Smith’s contract gives the former Bears coach final say “over all…

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The daily coaching/G.M. search update

With the interviews happening and new names emerging constantly, we’ll keep you updated on a daily (or close to it) basis on all the candidates for all the coaching (still four) and G.M. (still one) openings throughout the NFL. Here’s the rundown as to the open jobs for the first Friday of 2014. Browns:  Reportedly…

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Report: Chris Ballard “leading candidate” for Buccaneers G.M.

Lovie Smith is the coach, Jeff Tedford is the offensive coordinator and now the Buccaneers need to hire themselves a general manager. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard is a leading candidate for the job. Ballard is finishing his first year as a member of the Chiefs organization.…

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