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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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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots CB Darrelle Revis is reminiscent of Randy Moss in the way he sometimes seems to take it easy in practice. Among the improvements at Ralph Wilson Stadium are more entrance points and wider walkways to reduce the time it takes to get into the stadium. The Dolphins like the potential of G Dallas Thomas.…

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Davis: Bucs drafted Barron specifically because of Graham

We’ve managed to get our mitts on a portion of the testimony generated during the Jimmy Graham franchise-tag grievance hearing. And I’ve managed to actually devote some time to reading the many pages, which turned out to be far more difficult than actually getting a partial transcript. Testifying as an expert in support of Graham’s…

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Dave Gettleman: Watching Kelvin Benjamin reminded me of a young Plaxico Burress

The Panthers made wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin their first-round pick earlier this month and General Manager Dave Gettleman said Wednesday that Benjamin was more appealing to them than some other receiving prospects because of his size. Gettleman also said the team wasn’t turned off by negative reports about Benjamin’s character. Wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl…

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Martavis Bryant could start for Steelers right away

At Clemson, Martavis Bryant spent his 2013 season as the “other” receiver in an offense that featured Sammy Watkins in the No. 1 spot. He could spend 2014 playing a similar role across from Antonio Brown. The Steelers didn’t select Bryant until the fourth round, but the mixture of his talent, size and the state…

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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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