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Nick Hardwick announces he’s leaving Chargers radio broadcast

Former San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick announced Thursday he is leaving the radio broadcast of the Chargers after three years in order to spend more time with family. “The thing I value most in life is my family, and I believe that the time devoted to a subject should be in alignment with one’s [more]

Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley takes graduate assistant job with San Diego State

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley is returning to his alma mater to serve on the team’s coaching staff. San Diego State announced Thursday that Lindley was joining Rocky Long’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant secondary coach. Lindley was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012 and appeared in nine games with six [more]

DeMarcus Ware: Bradley Chubb gives Broncos “that tag-team again”

DeMarcus Ware made 138.5 sacks in his career, eighth-most in NFL history. He now coaches the Broncos’ pass rushers as a consultant for the team. That means he gets to work with Bradley Chubb, the Broncos’ first-round pick. When Ware watches Chubb, he sees a young Ware. “You know what?” Ware said, via Clark Judge [more]

Ravens have another strong-legged kicker

The Ravens have enjoyed since 2012 the services of one of the strongest-legged kickers in the NFL. They may have a second one on the roster. Via the Baltimore Sun, undrafted rookie kicker-punter Kaare Vedvik nailed a 70-yard field goal at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday. There’s a big difference between making a 70-yard field [more]

Brandon Parker wins over his teammates by standing up for himself

Raiders rookie Brandon Parker was ejected from practice for fighting with defensive lineman Fadol Brown at last week’s minicamp. But he won over his offensive teammates. “Brandon stood up for himself,” left guard Kelechi Osemele said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “That was really cool to see. You always want to see [more]

With or without Jameis Winston, Bucs may be staring at 0-3 start

The Buccaneers may not have quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season. And it may not matter very much. The Bucs open with games at the Saints, at home against the Eagles, and at home against the Steelers, on a Monday night. Even with Winston, the Bucs may be staring at [more]

Chris Thompson has found his niche on Texans’ special teams

Devin Hester, Matthew Slater, Bill Bates and Steve Tasker are among the NFL players who established themselves as standout special teams players. Chris Thompson wants to do the same with the Texans. The Texans list Thompson as a receiver on their roster. In truth, he’s more of a special teams player. He played 99 snaps [more]

Bengals sign Sam Hubbard to wrap up draft class

The Bengals have signed all of their 2018 draft picks. The team announced that third-round pick Sam Hubbard signed his four-year rookie deal with the team on Thursday. They also signed linebacker Malik Jefferson, who went one pick after Hubbard at No. 78 overall, to get all 11 of their picks under contract. Hubbard grew [more]

Malik Jefferson signs rookie contract with Bengals

Linebacker Malik Jefferson signed his rookie deal with the Bengals, his agency tweeted Thursday. His signing leaves only Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard unsigned among Cincinnati’s 11 draft picks. Hubbard and Jefferson came off the board on back-to-back picks in the third round, with Hubbard going 77th overall and Jefferson 78th. Jefferson left the [more]

Cowboys make no secret of their desire to host combine

The Cowboys have hosted the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Indianapolis isn’t going to like this, but the Cowboys want a chance to hold the Scouting Combine at their training facility in Frisco. “Yes, I believe we can have the combine here,” Cowboys executive vice president Jerry Jones Jr. said, via [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Maurice Hurst “amped up” to play for Paul Guenther after watching Geno Atkins

Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was considered a possible first-round pick before an irregular heartbeat was detected during a medical exam at the NFL Scouting Combine and questions about whether he’ll be able to have a long career in the NFL helped push him to the Raiders in the fifth round. While he might not like [more]

Baker Mayfield quickly shuts down criticism from radio host

Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports Radio and FS1 has an issue or two with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. To his credit, Mayfield appeared in studio with Cowherd on Thursday, calmly and coolly sticking it to Cowherd for a God-awful take regarding Mayfield’s behavior following a touchdown against Ohio State in Columbus. TheBigLead.com has the video. [more]

Report: Martavis Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test

The situation surrounding Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant remains unclear a week after a report that the team was bracing for another suspension. But a new report says Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test. Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports that Bryant hasn’t been notified by the league that he is facing discipline, [more]

CFL coach: Johnny Manziel “should be playing” in the NFL

Even though Johnny Manziel hasn’t taken a snap in the CFL yet, his coach thinks the former first-rounder will end up back in the NFL. Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said he’s been impressed with the former Heisman Trophy winner/current backup to Jeremiah Masoli. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good [more]

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