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Police Blotter

8/20/14:  Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell arrested for marijuana possession and DUI. 8/20/14:  Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount arrested for marijuana possession. 8/11/14:  Washington CB Bashaud Breeland is cited for marijuana possession. 7/21/14:  Eagles S Keelan Johnson is arrested for assaulting a police officer, passively resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. 7/20/14:  Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar is arrested…

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Chris Rainey cut for disciplinary reasons, not football reasons

For the second time in his brief NFL career, running back Chris Rainey has been cut for off-field reasons. Rainey was cut by the Colts today for violating team rules, Adam Schefter ‏of ESPN reports. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star adds that the release is conduct related and that head coach Chuck Pagano plans…

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Colts cut Chris Rainey

So much for Chris Rainey doing “anything and everything” for the Colts this year. Rainey, the running back and return man who appeared to be ready to compete for a big role in the offense after the injury to Vick Ballard, has instead been released. The Colts announced the move in a brief statement today.…

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Colts sign a running back

The Colts have added a running back to the roster in the wake of Vick Ballard’s Achilles injury. The team announced Sunday that they have signed Davin Meggett to their 90-man roster. Meggett is the son of former NFL running back Dave Meggett and spent time on the team’s practice squad in 2012. He didn’t…

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Sunday morning one-liners

The defense is ahead of the offense at Bills camp. WR Mike Wallace hopes his second Dolphins season is more satisfying than his first. Patriots rookie RB James White is drawing compliments. WR Eric Decker is catching both passes and praise at Jets camp. Ravens WR Torrey Smith says his contract is not his main…

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Chris Rainey ready to “do anything and everything” in Indy

With Vick Ballard expected to miss the season with a torn Achilles, Colts running back Chris Rainey may get more involved in the offense. He says he’ll be ready. “I can do anything and everything. Wherever they put me, I’m ready for it,” Rainey said. “I’m one of them play-making guys that make you miss.…

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Report: Vick Ballard tore his Achilles

The Colts saw running back Vick Ballard get carted off the field at practice on Friday and initial reports are that Ballard has suffered a severe injury for the second straight season. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Ballard tore his Achilles tendon during the workout. That sets up another lost season for Ballard, who…

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NFLPA finally sued for concussions

All concussion lawsuits filed by former NFL players to date curiously omitted the group that was in the best position, in theory, to protect all players from the shell game pro football allegedly was playing regarding the long-term risks of head injuries. That trend has ended with the filing of a new lawsuit in a…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Said Bills coach Doug Marrone of WR Sammy Watkins, “For me I would say that I thought after having watched him now for a couple days, my assessment of him is that he probably has better hand-eye coordination that I thought coming in.” The Dolphins promoted Joe Schoen to director of player personnel. Ty Law…

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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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