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Cliff Avril: Seahawks started questioning Pete Carroll after Super Bowl interception

Did one play call derail a potential Seahawks dynasty? It may have, according to former Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who says that the team began to doubt coach Pete Carroll and his staff after losing Super Bowl XLIX. Avril said on Dave Dameshek’s podcast that “a lot of guys got turned off” to Carroll [more]

Two Steelers are happy with the new helmet rule

Over the past several years, Steelers players have developed a habit of complaining about the league’s efforts to make the game safer. When it comes to the new rule that prohibits lowering the helmet to initiate contact, a pair of Steelers players welcome the change. Offensive lineman Ramon Foster (pictured) likes the new rule, in [more]

Cassius Marsh: Garoppolo “would shred [New England’s] defense every day”

As the Patriots continue to work their way through the offseason program without starting quarterback Tom Brady, the guy who at one point seemed destined to replace him is working toward his first season as a full-time starter. And all indications are that Jimmy Garoppolo will become a true franchise quarterback for the 49ers. Take [more]

Will Lewis will serve as G.M. of Memphis AAF team

The Tennessee franchise of the Alliance of American Football has a city, a coach, and now a G.M. Via Meagan Nichols of the Memphis Business Journal, Will Lewis will serve as the team’s General Manager. The former NFL and USFL defensive back has 20 years of experience as a coach, scout, and executive. Most recently, [more]

Cody Kessler’s time in Cleveland prepared him for a second chance in Jacksonville

The Jaguars’ quarterbacks room has changed since last season. Blake Bortles remains, but Chad Henne is gone. Cody Kessler and rookie Tanner Lee now back up Bortles. The Browns traded Kessler to the Jaguars on March 28, and while ready for the move, Kessler believes his time in Cleveland will help him in Jacksonville. “The [more]

Eric Berry’s return provides a boost to the Chiefs

The Chiefs need a healthy Eric Berry. Kansas City is 38-16 since 2013 when it has Berry in the lineup and only 15-11 without him. The safety missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 against the Patriots. “It’s great to have him out here [for OTAs],” Chiefs coach Andy Reid [more]

Jaguars sign second-round pick D.J. Chark

The Jaguars announced the signing of second-round pick D.J. Chark to his rookie contract Friday. “This is amazing,” Chark Jr. said, via quotes distributed by the team. “It is something you dream about your whole life and to finally put your name on that piece of paper to solidify that you are indeed a player [more]

Ravens hope they have found “the guy” at receiver after years of looking

The Ravens have had only two players who played wideout make the Pro Bowl, and both Jermaine Lewis and Jacoby Jones doubled as elite returners, which got them to the all-star game. Neither ever had a 1,000-yard receiving season. The Ravens have searched for a standout wideout their entire history. Derrick Mason came the closest [more]

Jon Gruden can even praise Christian Hackenberg

New Raiders coach Jon Gruden has never met a player he couldn’t praise. That even extends to Christian Hackenberg, who hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL. During a call with season-ticket holders, Gruden offered some positive words about his newest quarterback, who was acquired from the Jets for a seventh-round pick. “We’re looking for [more]

J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson helping each other through rehab

The Texans’ two most important players have spent more time together than with their families over the past six months. Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt have rehabbed together, worked out together and supported each other in their comebacks from major injuries. “It was similar as me,” Watson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. [more]

Broncos sign third-rounder Isaac Yiadom

The Broncos are down to two unsigned players in their 2018 draft class. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that cornerback Isaac Yiadom has agreed to a deal with the team. Yiadom was a third-round pick last month and has the standard four-year deal for players drafted after the first round. Yiadom had 110 tackles, three [more]

Artie Burns thinks new anthem policy bullies those who would protest

The NFL’s non-compromise compromise regarding the national anthem consisted of the owners deciding to tell any player who would be inclined to protest during the anthem to take it to the locker room. Steelers cornerback Artie Burns thinks that this approach unfairly stigmatizes the players who would like to peacefully and silently protest. “It makes [more]

Dolphins sign Mike Matthews

The Dolphins have added another center to the roster. The team announced on Friday that they have signed Mike Matthews to their 90-man roster. Matthews went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016 and signed with the Browns. He didn’t make the team and moved on to the Steelers last year, but tore his patellar [more]

Report: Broncos had former 76ers G.M. Sam Hinkie in for a consultation

“Trust the process” has become a popular phrase around the sports world over the last couple of years after the Philadelphia 76ers adopted it as a mantra during a long rebuilding project. Among those who used the phrase was Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who uttered the words during the eight-game losing streak that sank their 2017 [more]

Titans promote two, hire one in personnel department

The Titans have made a few changes to their personnel department for the 2018 season. The team announced on Friday that they have promoted Ryan Cowden to vice president of player personnel. Cowden had been the director of player personnel for the last two seasons. Cowden joined the Titans after 16 years with the Panthers [more]

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