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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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Several receivers have had a big first year with new team

When it comes to veteran receivers changing teams, the ability of the player to make a big impact in his first year with a new team depends on a lot of factors.  From scheme to quarterback to the presence of other weapons, many variables will influence whether the player does better or worse with his…

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Eric Decker pays Jeff Cumberland $25,000 for No. 87 jersey

Eric Decker has worn the No. 87 jersey since his NFL career began when the Broncos selected him with the 87th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Eighty-seven is important to him. So important, in fact, that when Decker signed with the Jets he quickly approached teammate Jeff Cumberland about giving up the No.…

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Plaxico Burress: I want to come back and play

When you scroll down the list of wide receivers set to become free agents next week, one that might jump out at you is Plaxico Burress. It’s not because Burress is someone you’d expect to have a major impact on an offense during the 2014 season nearly as much as it is because you might…

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Jets are expected to cut Santonio Holmes any day now

Four years ago, the Jets swung a deal with the Steelers for receiver Santonio Holmes.  Any day now, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP will be both a former Steeler and a former Jet. Per a league source, the Jets soon will be cutting Holmes, who is due to earn a base salary of $8.25 million…

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It’ll be a buyer’s market for free-agent receivers

As teams begin to plan their eventual 53-man rosters, there are currently 54 receivers scheduled to be available in free agency.  That’s the number of unrestricted and restricted free agents at the position who’ll be available as of March 11, barring a new contract with their current teams. It’s bad news for the individual players,…

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AFC North 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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Wednesday morning one-liners

Elbert Dubenion, who before Andre Reed came along had the distinction of best receiver in Bills history, is glad to see Reed in the Hall of Fame. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin called Tony Dungy to take issue with comments Dungy made about the state of the Dolphins’ locker room. Pepper Johnson quit his job as…

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Scouts flock to Louisville for Thursday night game

The NFL does business on Thursday nights; this week, the Bears host the Giants.  But plenty of NFL types will be paying attention to another game instead. According to Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville, 26 scouts will be at Papa John’s Stadium to watch Rutgers and Louisville play. The main attraction?  Cardinals quarterback Teddy…

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Steelers place Burress on IR, sign another receiver

As expected, the Steelers have placed veteran receiver Plaxico Burress on injured reserve, a day after he underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. They replaced Burress on the roster with Tyler Shaw, an undrafted rookie from Northwest Missouri State who was cut by the Cardinals on August 6. The next question is whether…

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Burress has surgery, done for season

On Monday, Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress turned 36.  He also had surgery that ended his football season before it began. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Burress is done for the year after undergoing an operation to repair a torn rotator cuff. The injury happened when Burress dove to catch a pass last…

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Plaxico Burress to have shoulder surgery on Monday

Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will have surgery Monday on an apparent “significant shoulder injury,” coach Mike Tomlin said in a club-issued statement on Friday. PFT reported Thursday night that Burress sustained a torn rotator cuff in a practice fall, an injury that could threaten to end his season, considering its seriousness. Burress’ condition will…

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Burress has torn rotator cuff, could be done for the year

For the first time in five years, Plaxico Burress has had a full offseason with a team to prepare for the campaign to come.  This year, he could be done before even the first preseason game. Per a league source, Burress has a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder.  The injury happened Thursday after Burress…

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Plaxico Burress carted off after apparent arm injury

The Steelers may be down a receiver for Saturday night’s game against the Giants. Multiple reporters at Steelers practice on Thursday reported that Plaxico Burress had to be carted off the field after going down hard on his right arm while trying to make a catch. Dale Lolley of the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter reports that Burress…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 15: Pittsburgh Steelers

I’ve been accused of both being a Steelers fan and hating the Steelers.  Neither statement is accurate. Here’s one that is:  After spending most of my life living in and within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, I know the Steelers as well if not better than any NFL team. And here’s one thing I know:  When…

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