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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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Police Blotter

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 for battery and disorderly conduct. 7/12/14:  Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is arrested for disorderly conduct. 7/4/14:  Browns WR Josh Gordon arrested for DUI in North Carolina. 6/20/14:  Bears DE Cornelius…

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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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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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