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Yes, the Panthers made it harder for Cam Newton to find a new team

In cutting quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, eight days after the free-agent market opened, the Panthers were acting fully within their rights. However, that didn’t make it right. Stephen A. Smith flagged the issue, and he makes a good point. The Panthers squatted on Newton in a failed effort to trade him. In so doing, [more]

Chris Harris thinks the Chargers are proving they’re serious

The Chargers already have one of the league’s most versatile secondary players in safety Derwin James, but new cornerback Chris Harris hopes he’s able to add to what their defense can do. Harris told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Chargers made it clear to him what they expected, and that mattered as he [more]

Cam Newton’s exit physical from the Panthers means nothing

Yes, Cam Newton passed a physical administered by the Panthers (via a doctor in Atlanta) before the Panthers cut him on Tuesday. No, it means nothing as it relates to his search for a new team. The Panthers wanted him to pass the physical, and Newton wanted to pass it. The physical, as reported by [more]

Cam Newton: I’m free and hungry

Cam Newton is no longer a member of the Panthers and he’s posted his first message on social media since being released on Tuesday. Newton posted a series of photos and videos showing him working out and running on a treadmill. The post came with a caption makes no reference to Tuesday’s move beyond saying [more]

Nick Vigil agrees to deal with Chargers

The Chargers have agreed to terms with linebacker Nick Vigil, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Vigil, 26, spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati after the Bengals made him a third-round choice in 2016. He leaves having played in 54 games with 37 starts, making 295 tackles, 12 tackles for [more]

Without any fanfare, Chargers unveil new logo

The Chargers introduced their new logo Tuesday, a day after their Los Angeles stadium partner, the Rams, did the same. Unlike the Rams, the Chargers did the unveiling without any fanfare. The Chargers posted the logo on their website and announced it on social media. “The Chargers are relaunching what is very much an aspirational [more]

Chargers should get to the front of the Cam Newton line

Once it became obvious in early November that Philip Rivers wouldn’t be the quarterback of the Chargers in 2020, we identified the two names that should top their wish list: (1) Cam Newton; and (2) Tom Brady. The Chargers tried to land Brady, who opted to remain on the East Coast. Newton has been available [more]

Jeremiah Attaochu reaches agreement on one-year deal with Broncos

The Broncos have reached agreement on a one-year deal with linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Attaochu, 27, originally signed with the Broncos on Oct. 1 after Bradley Chubb tore an anterior crucicate ligament. He will compete for playing time as a reserve behind Chubb and Von Miller. Attaochu played 12 games with [more]

Titans signing core special teams player Nick Dzubnar

The Titans have reached agreement on a one-year deal with linebacker Nick Dzubnar, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Dzubnar, 28, became a core special teams player in his five seasons with the Chargers. He played 65 games with no starts, including all 32 games over the past two seasons. In his career, Dzubnar has [more]

Buccaneers’ quarterback priority was Tommy, Teddy, Jameis

Bruce Arians meant what he said when he said nearly four weeks ago that he’d call Tom Brady during free agency. Arians apparently didn’t mean what he said when he said that he’d also call Philip Rivers. Peter King explains in his Football Morning in America column that, at the start of free agency, Tampa [more]

Report: Raiders were “sniffing around” Tom Brady “as late as this week”

The finalists for Tom Brady‘s services were the Chargers and the Buccaneers. Hovering on the fringes were the Raiders. As the dust settles on Brady’s destination, Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com explains that the Raiders weren’t completely out of the running as Brady closed in on selecting a new home. Writes Tafur, “The Raiders were indeed [more]

Tom Brady didn’t ask for control over offense or roster authority

Among the overblown and/or flat-out incorrect items that emerged regarding Tom Brady‘s quick foray into free-agency was the notion that he’s looking to run the offense and/or to influence personnel decisions. He’s not. On Tuesday night, we explained in the item regarding Brady’s decision to select the Buccaneers over the Chargers that Brady “did not [more]

With Tom Brady officially on board, Bucs throw dirt on tampering trail

The article purports to take the reader behind the scenes of the Buccaneers’ pursuit of Tom Brady. Its true purpose seems to be avoiding any potential accusation that the Buccaneers tampered with Brady. The item from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times opens with this line: “It was last Wednesday evening, the first day [more]

Top 25 remaining free agents

Of PFT’s original list of 100 free agents, NFL teams have tagged or agreed to terms with 85. But teams have made moves since then. Here is our list of the top 25 free agents currently on the market: 1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 2. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston 3. Seahawks edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney [more]

Yes, Todd Gurley won big with his 2018 contract

In the aftermath of the Rams’ decision to cut running back Todd Gurley with three years left on his contract, a debate has emerged regarding whether Gurley won or lost. Some think Gurley lost because the Rams decided to tear up the second deal with multiple seasons remaining — and with nearly $37.5 million in [more]

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