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Full list of 2016 unrestricted and restricted free agents-to-be

Now that the 2015 season is officially in the rear view mirror, it’s time to turn attention ahead to the season to come. The first step will be the annual frenzy of free agency to take place next month with the start of the new league year. So which players will be available on the…

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Super Bowl 50 first in 22 years without a touchdown pass

The NFL has increasingly become more of a passing league over the last two decades as offensive production has exploded to previously unseen heights. But Super Bowl 50 featured a rare occurrence when it comes to the NFL’s championship game. Neither Peyton Manning or Cam Newton completed a touchdown pass in the Denver Broncos 24-10…

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2016 NFL Draft first round order

Now that the season is over, the order for the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is final. The draft starts April 28. The order… 1. Tennessee Titans 2. Cleveland Browns 3. San Diego Chargers 4. Dallas Cowboys 5. Jacksonville Jaguars 6. Baltimore Ravens 7. San Francisco 49ers 8. Miami Dolphins 9. Tampa Bay…

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Lions to give Calvin Johnson time, but the clock is still ticking

The Lions want receiver Calvin Johnson to take his time regarding his decision to retire. But even though they have yet to say it, their patience can’t be open-ended. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” team president Rod Wood told reporters on Friday in San…

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Saturday one-liners

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor has “iguana skin” on his hands from playing in below-zero conditions in Minnesota. The Rams have hired Skip Peete to coach the team’s running backs. One of the more famous tackles in 49ers’ history wouldn’t have happened if Eric Wright had listened to Bill Walsh. Cardinals DE Calais Campbell is confident…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

In Buffalo, there’s still a bitter taste from Scot Norwood’s missed field goal, 25 years later. The Dolphins may restructure the contract of DT Ndamukong Suh. All seven Patriots selected to the Pro Bowl said no. The Jets may have to start the 2016 season without DT Sheldon Richardson. Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

The Bills aren’t moving away from being a run-first team on offense. Nine coaches from Joe Philbin’s staff remain with the Dolphins. The Patriots signed seven players to future contracts. What will the Jets receivers be able to do as an encore in 2016? The Ravens are focused on the Senior Bowl this week. Breaking…

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Bridgewater, Barr get belated trips to Pro Bowl

Monday’s PFT Live included a question from a Vikings fan who was miffed at the absence of Minnesota players in the Pro Bowl. Since then, three have been added to the annual all-star game. In addition to safety Harrison Smith, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Anthony Barr have filled spots vacated by Cardinals quarterback Carson…

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Pat Shurmur will be Vikings tight ends coach

When news that the Vikings hired Pat Shurmur as an assistant broke last week, the only thing missing was the job that he’d be doing in Minnesota. The Vikings provided the answer to that question on Monday. They announced that Shurmur will be the team’s tight ends coach. The incumbent tight ends coach Kevin Stefanski…

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Report: Vikings hire Pat Shurmur

It was something of a surprise last week when word broke that the Vikings would be interviewing Pat Shurmur for a spot on Mike Zimmer’s staff because open running backs coach position didn’t seem like a fit for the former Eagles offensive coordinator and interim head coach. The lack of a clear fit doesn’t look…

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Browns expected to interview Kirby Wilson after all

The Vikings blocked running backs coach Kirby Wilson from interviewing with the Browns for an assistant position on Hue Jackson’s staff last week, leading to a response from John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Wooten contended that the Vikings should let Wilson talk to the Browns because the job in Cleveland was described as…

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Report: Vikings block Kirby Wilson from going to Browns

After the Browns hired Hue Jackson as their head coach, there was a report that they wanted to hire Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson as their running game coordinator. That move would require the permission of the Vikings as Wilson is under contract in Minnesota and it doesn’t look like the Vikings want Wilson to…

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Browns keep special teams coach, hope to hire Kirby Wilson

New Browns coach Hue Jackson has made his first staff hire and is reportedly closing in on another. The Browns announced Friday that special teams coach Chris Tabor will be retained. In Minnesota, The Pioneer Press reported that Jackson wants to hire Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson as the Browns’ run game coordinator, a…

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They still love Blair Walsh in Minnesota, at least the first-graders do

Blair Walsh doesn’t have to look far around Minnesota to find people who aren’t currently fans of his work. But thanks to an inspired first-grade teacher, he’s going to be surrounded by fans today. Via Claude Peck of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings kicker is visiting a class of first-graders who wrote him letters of…

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NFL loves/hates (loves) Steelers-Bengals aftermath

In the aftermath of Saturday night’s Steelers-Bengals debacle, the NFL was publicly wringing its hands by issuing suspensions and threatening fines. Privately, the NFL was rubbing its palms together with glee. It’s the post-Concussion equivalent of the Bone Crunchers phenomenon, from the days when the NFL not only downplayed the long-term effects of brain injuries…

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