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Falcons focused on doing deals for three other players right now

The Falcons have made it clear to wide receiver Julio Jones that he’s not getting a raise before the start of the regular season. But that doesn’t mean they’re not looking to do some deals. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons haven’t budgeted for a renegotiation for Jones, but are “focused” [more]

Can Rams, Aaron Donald bridge the gap?

The Rams have paid plenty of money this year to two guys who never have worn the team’s uniform in a preseason or regular-season game. So when will they pay the player who has become in four seasons one of the most dominant forces in the entire league? Defensive tackle Aaron Donald reportedly has told [more]

Jason Kelce didn’t think much of the Patriots’ defensive talent

The Eagles’ offense moved the ball up and down the field against the Patriots’ defense in the Super Bowl, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Eagles center Jason Kelce wasn’t particularly impressed with the players on the other side of the ball. Kelce told SI.com that when the Eagles were preparing for the Patriots, they [more]

Randall Cobb out of walking boot, ready for camp

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb created a bit of a concern when a reporter saw him wearing a walking boot in an airport in June. But the ankle injury he was dealing with then has apparently healed, a good sign as they prepare for camp to start next week. Chris Roth of WBAY caught up [more]

Report: Falcons have informed Julio Jones he won’t get a contract adjustment

Julio Jones sent the Falcons a message in skipping the offseason program and mandatory minicamp. So what does the star receiver do now that the Falcons have told him they won’t adjust his contract? Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reported Wednesday night that the Falcons recently informed Jones they have not budgeted for a renegotiation [more]

Roquan Smith standoff likely less about offsets, more about structure

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is one of the seven unsigned top-10 draft picks. With his team among the first to report for training camp, Smith becomes the first 2018 rookie to not show up. So what’s the issue? The renewed wrestling match over offset language, as one league source explained it to PFT, is more [more]

Drew Brees predicts Andrew Luck or Darren Sproles will win comeback player

Saints quarterback Drew Brees predicts either Andrew Luck or Darren Sproles will win comeback player of the year. Luck’s shoulder injury has kept him out of game action since January 1, 2017, and Sproles tore an ACL and broke an arm in Week 3 last season. “I’m calling it right now: It’s either [Luck] or [more]

Bucs don’t mention Jameis Winston in marketing videos

The Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston to be the face of the franchise when they used the first overall pick on him in 2015. But the team’s marketing efforts for 2018 don’t include the quarterback. Winston is conspicuously absent in the four short promotional videos the Bucs released bearing a new “Wreck Havoc” theme, Greg Auman [more]

Chris Long to Ben McAdoo: No science in knowing who’s going to handle success

Winning a Super Bowl is hard. Repeating, based on history, is harder. That much Chris Long agrees with. But the Eagles defensive end takes issue with former Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s contention that Philadelphia is going to “have a hard time handling success.” “That’s kind of a speculative statement, isn’t it?” Long said during a [more]

Mitchell Trubisky: Hopefully I make people eat their words

Mitchell Trubisky plays in the same division with Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford. Rodgers has won two league MVP awards and a Super Bowl MVP; Stafford is a former No. 1 overall draft choice who has passed for more than 4,000 yards seven consecutive seasons; and Cousins signed a three-year, $84 million fully [more]

Doug Baldwin: Seahawks miss veteran leaders, but new faces bring new energy

Seattle has only six starters remaining from the 22 who started Super Bowl XLVIII, and who knows how much longer Earl Thomas remains on the roster. Doug Baldwin is among the last starters standing. “It is different,” Baldwin told Q13 News. “There’s a large void there. We had a lot of leadership that was just [more]

Seahawks replace Papa John’s with Pizza Hut as official team sponsor

It took it a little longer to be delivered, but Seattle is pretty far away, so expecting it in 30 minutes was probably unfair. The Seahawks announced they have agreed to a new multi-year deal with Pizza Hut to be their official pizza sponsor, less than a week after ending their relationship with Papa John’s. [more]

Cowboys again top Forbes’ list of most valuable franchises

Donald Trump had a chance to buy the Dallas Cowboys for $50 million in 1984. He passed, telling the New York Times he felt “sorry for the poor guy who is going to buy” them as it’s a “no-win situation.” Thirty-four years later, Trump is President and the Cowboys are king. For the third consecutive [more]

Saints release running back Daniel Lasco

The Saints added veteran running back Shane Vereen earlier today, so they had to make a spot for him. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are waiving running back Daniel Lasco with a failed physical designation. Lasco, a former seventh-rounder in the 2016 NFL Draft, suffered a spinal injury last [more]

Reports: Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

Given the rate at which NFL owners are making money, it’s little surprise they’re looking to expand their portfolios. Via soccerex.com, citing reports in the Spanish media, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is close to agreeing to a deal to buy Sevilla. The Spanish reports say that Kraft is leading a group which is buying a [more]

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