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PFT Planet: Is Johnny Manziel the Browns’ future?

PFT Live: Mike Florio answers reader questions on what lays ahead of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, what the recently cut Champ Bailey’s future holds and how Alex Smith got a better contract than Colin Kaepernick.

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Tom Brady: “When I suck, I’ll retire”

Last week’s abrupt trade of Patriots guard Logan Mankins served as a reminder that there are few, if any, sacred cows in New England. When it comes to quarterback Tom Brady, there’s a chance the team will want to move on from Brady before Brady wants to move on from the team.  Brady made that…

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$30.87 million fully guaranteed at signing for Watt

More details are trickling in regarding the new contract for Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Watt will receive $30.87 million fully guaranteed at signing.  The source says that the balance converts at the beginning of the 2016 league year. Which means that, after two more seasons, $51.876…

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Alex Smith on extension: It is fair both ways

The Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith have reached agreement on a contract extension that is scheduled to pay Smith an average of $15.1 million over the next five years, a deal that’s structured differently from the extensions signed by Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick earlier this year. Those deals essentially become year-to-year propositions with less guaranteed…

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Watt commits through 2021, details remain unclear

The headline, as it usually does, focused on the “new money.”  And with $100 million of it, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has joined an exclusive club for NFL players. But the details of the contract remain unclear.  Whatever they are, Watt opted to take the package and commit to the team through 2021 —…

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Chiefs extend Alex Smith

Alex Smith was prepared to pull the plug on contract talks if they ever became a distraction.  It never got to that point. After an intense and largely secretive day of negotiations, the Chiefs and Smith have worked out a four-year, $68 million extension. Per a league source, Smith gets $30 million guaranteed at signing. …

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Kaepernick gets the night off, unexpectedly

Colin Kaepernick was scheduled to play in the preseason finale, unless he wasn’t. “Yes, he’ll play,” coach Jim Harbaugh said regarding Kaepernick.  “We’ll go into it like we have these other games.” While noteworthy because of the starting offense’s struggles this year, the starting quarterback had typically played in the final preseason game under the…

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Five Questions: Chicago Bears

There will surely be moments this season where the Chicago Bears look like contenders — legit contenders. They will look this way because of their offense, which is loaded with top-tier talent at quarterback (Jay Cutler), tailback (Matt Forte) and wide receiver (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery). In fact, the Bears may look their very best…

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Colin Kaepernick still trying to figure Stevie Johnson out

New 49ers receiver Stevie Johnson hasn’t done much of anything this preseason, catching just two passes for 11 yards in three games. Colin Kaepernick says that’s because he can’t always find Johnson on the field. According to Kaepernick, Johnson doesn’t always run routes the way Kaepernick is expecting, and that means Kaepernick doesn’t necessarily see…

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Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team, said during Washington’s third preseason game, via Dan Steinberg…

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Kaepernick to play in preseason finale

Maybe the fourth week of the preseason isn’t so worthless, after all. In recent years, the final preseason game for each team has become a bench-clearing exercise aimed at helping the coaching staff and front office trim the roster from 75 to 53.  As the 49ers’ starting offense struggles to find a rhythm, starting quarterback…

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49ers’ offense starts slowly, again

Time is running out for the 49ers to look like something other than a mess on offense. During Sunday’s game at the Field of Jeans, the 49ers started very slowly on offense.  And while the subpar performances can surely trace to plenty of reasons, starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick will get the bulk of the blame,…

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Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills linebackers did well in their regular season dress rehearsal. Dolphins K John Potter left Saturday’s game with a hip injury, leaving the team without a healthy kicker. Chandler Jones made a major impact as a pass rusher for the Patriots. Jets coach Rex Ryan thought S Calvin Pryor looked tentative on Friday night.…

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Blaine Gabbert will relieve Colin Kaepernick on Sunday

When starter Colin Kaepernick departs Sunday’s preseason game vs. San Diego, Blaine Gabbert will have another chance to prove he’s got what it takes to hold the 49ers’ backup QB job this season. Coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Friday that Gabbert, the Jaguars’ former starting quarterback, would be first up in relief of Kaepernick in Sunday’s…

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Pettine says a package of plays for Manziel is a possibility

Brian Hoyer beat him out to be the Browns’ starting quarterback, but Johnny Manziel still might take some snaps in Week One against the Steelers. Browns coach Mike Pettine told Ross Tucker on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a “Manziel package” is “on the table.” “We could potentially look at a two-quarterback system down the road,”…

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