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James Harrison believes stories about Belichick-Brady friction are #fakenews

Tension? What tension? James Harrison, who spent a month in New England last season, said he believes the stories about a rift between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are fake news. “All these stories that come out of all this friction and stuff, I honestly believe that it is made up,” Harrison said on FS1’s [more]

“All options are on the table” for anthem policy violations by Dolphins players

Technically, the list of 2018 work rules given by the Dolphins to their players says that suspensions could be imposed for violations of the new anthem policy. As a practical matter, this doesn’t mean that Dolphins players automatically will be suspended for violating a league policy that requires anyone inclined to protest during the anthem [more]

Dolphins could suspend players for anthem violations, in theory

The NFL’s new anthem policy requires players to stand for the anthem or remain in the locker room. Violations will trigger fines of the teams, and punishment of the players. In Miami, it could be more than fines. According to the Associated Press, the team has a nine-page disciplinary document that includes a section labeled [more]

Aaron Colvin ready for a chance to prove he’s just as good outside

On the same team with Pro Bowl corners Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye last season, Aaron Colvin played as a slot corner. He did the job very well, but Colvin left for Houston and a chance to prove he can do the same outside. “It’s kind of past talking for me right now,” Colvin said, [more]

Raiders announce Greg Papa’s departure from radio team

A report earlier this week indicated that Brent Musburger will take over for Greg Papa as the play-by-play voice for Raiders radio broadcasts this season. The Raiders have yet to confirm that Musburger is coming onboard, but they have confirmed that Papa is leaving the job he’s held since 1993. Team owner Mark Davis released [more]

James Harrison: Jason Kelce has a point, Belichick is a better coach than Tomlin

James Harrison was on the Patriots’ defense that Eagles center Jason Kelce said was lacking in talent, but Harrison didn’t take offense at Kelce’s comments. “To be honest with you, it doesn’t bother me. It’s not a farfetched statement,” Harrison said on FS1 of Kelce’s claim that the Patriots had good coaches, not good players. [more]

Titans want to talk to Jurrell Casey about protests during anthem

Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey said yesterday he intended to “take my fine” and continue to protest during the national anthem. But perhaps because the fine isn’t immediately his to pay, the Titans want to talk to him about his plans before the start of the season. Under the league’s new anthem policy, players who [more]

Myles Garrett trolls Ben Roethlisberger in hilarious video

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett still is hunting Ben Roethlisberger, whom he didn’t face his rookie season after saying he couldn’t wait to meet the Steelers quarterback and “chop him down.” Garrett is trolling Roethlisberger again in a hilarious video produced by the Browns. The video, which was posted on social media Thursday by the [more]

Jimmy Smith practices for first time since Achilles injury

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith participated in team drills for the first time since his Achilles injury in December, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports. It already was a good sign that Smith didn’t have to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. But he took another step Thursday after being limited to individual [more]

Shoulder surgery, not ankle injury, landed Marshal Yanda on PUP list

When the Ravens put guard Marshal Yanda on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, the assumption was that his fractured ankle from last season was the reason. On Thursday, we learned otherwise. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Yanda’s ankle is totally healed, but the team decided to put him on [more]

Allen Robinson apparently ready to go in Bears camp

The Bears might not have their first-round pick under contract as they begin camp, but they should have their high-profile free agent acquisition on the field. Via Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Bears coach Matt Nagy said he didn’t think any of his players would need to start camp on the physically unable to [more]

Joe Mixon heading into camp 12 pounds lighter than last year

The Bengals expect Joe Mixon to be their “bell cow” in the backfield in his second season and Mixon’s preparation for that role included cutting some of the weight he carried as a rookie. Mixon played at 230 pounds last year, but is down to 218 pounds with training camp getting underway next week. “I [more]

Report: Ravens to pay Breshad Perriman’s roster bonus Saturday

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman has underwhelmed since being selected in the first round of the 2015 draft, but the Ravens are reportedly set to pick up his roster bonus this weekend. Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports that the team will pay Perriman $649,485 on Saturday. The team opted not to exercise their option on his [more]

Beth Mowins, Brian Griese will call Monday Night Football in Week One

ESPN has announced that its B-team for Monday Night Football in Week One will be Beth Mowins and Brian Griese. As usual, the NFL will have two Monday night games in the first week of the season. ESPN had already announced that its top team of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland will call [more]

Danny Amendola: Gase is one of the guys, Belichick is like a principal

Danny Amendola left the Patriots for the Dolphins in free agency this offseason, and he’s already feeling the difference in coaching styles. Amendola said on the Comeback Szn podcast that playing for Dolphins coach Adam Gase is like playing for a friend, while playing for Patriots coach Bill Belichick is like playing for the boss. [more]

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