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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]

Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is in shape, and he wants NFL teams to know it. Peterson has been posting videos of himself doing grueling cardio workouts on the treadmill, jumping onto boxes with a barbell on his back, and so on. Peterson said this week on ESPN that he’s hoping teams will notice [more]

Dennis Green finally gets justice from the UFL

Nearly two years after his death, Dennis Green is getting paid for services rendered to a long-defunct football league. Via Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee, Green’s widow has settled a claim for unpaid wages from the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions. Green received $1 million for the 2010 season, and the team increased his pay [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]

Aaron Rodgers encouraged Thomas Dimitroff to get Matt Ryan deal done

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ran into Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff at the Minneapolis airport during Super Bowl week. Rodgers had a request of Dimitroff. “He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt [Ryan] first so I can get on with my life,’” [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]

Saints still hoping special teams coach Mike Westhoff returns

Special teams coach Mike Westhoff has yet to rejoin the Saints, while still recovering from surgery, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports. Sean Payton said in March he hoped Westhoff would return after surgery, which the head coach described as an issue from Westhoff’s hip down his leg. Payton said this week that Westhoff still [more]

DeShone Kizer learning by watching after last year’s trial by fire

Normally the move from starting quarterback to backup is one that represents a step backward for a player, but that might not be the case for DeShone Kizer. Kizer got thrown into the lineup by the Browns after being drafted in the second round last year and predictably struggled as part of a team that [more]

Dak Prescott: I don’t know if any team in league necessarily needs a No. 1 WR

Dez Bryant produced three 1,000-yard seasons in his eight seasons in Dallas. He has caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in his career. His departure leaves the Cowboys without a true No. 1 receiver. That suits quarterback Dak Prescott just fine. “I don’t know if any team in the league necessarily needs [more]

Reuben Foster has marijuana charge dropped

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has put another legal issue behind him. The district attorney’s office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has dropped a misdemeanor marijuana charge against Foster after he completed a diversion course, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Foster could still be subject to league discipline under the substance-abuse policy, despite [more]

T.O. returns to football, on the cover of Madden

The last great alternative to the primary NFL video game franchise had Terrell Owens on the cover. The latest installment of the only remaining NFL video game franchise has Terrell Owens on the cover. Yes, T.O. will be on the cover of Madden 19, wearing a Cowboys uniform. They’re calling it the “Hall of Fame [more]

Packers make Jon-Eric Sullivan, John Wojciechowski co-directors of player personnel

The Packers personnel department saw a series of changes to kick off the offseason after Ted Thompson stepped down as General Manager. Thompson moved to a senior advisor role with Brian Gutekunst getting bumped up from director of player personnel to the G.M. job. Longtime personnel execs Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith moved to new [more]

Frank Ragnow working at left guard for Lions

After the Lions selected Frank Ragnow in the first round of last month’s draft, they said they had not decided whether he would start his NFL career at guard or center. They haven’t made any final proclamations, but the signs point to guard. Ragnow has been working at left guard during OTAs with Graham Glasgow [more]

Stanley Wilson II arrested again, with clothes this time

Former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson has been arrested again. It’s a good thing he was clothed this time, because dogs bite. According to KATU, Wilson was arrested Wednesday for trying to steal a vehicle from a Beaverton, Oregon Mercedes-Benz dealership. The cops were called at 8:43 a.m. when he was apparently trying to steal a [more]

Jordan Peterson brought “amazing perspective” to staff, Pete Carroll says

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll raised some eyebrows on May 10 when he tweeted a picture of himself with the controversial professor and best-selling author Jordan Peterson, thanking Peterson for “speaking to our staff and enlightening us today.” Peterson has been accused of sexism and transphobia, and in Seattle and elsewhere Carroll took some criticism for [more]

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