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Chiefs lead the way with Vegas win totals

Camps open soon (the Broncos already have started practicing), and the folks in Vegas have adjusted their projected over-under win totals for 2019. The Chiefs currently lead the way with 12, followed by the Patriots at 11. The Rams and Saints are next at 10.5, followed by the Chargers, Eagles, and Colts at 9.5 The Bears, Packers, [more]

Lions expected to meet with agent for Darius Slay, Damon Harrison this week

Agent Drew Rosenhaus was in Atlanta on Wednesday and his visit ended with a contract extension for linebacker Deion Jones. Rosenhaus is now set to move on to Detroit for discussions about two other clients. Cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison both skipped voluntary and mandatory work during the offseason program as they [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Robert Ayers calls it a career

Defensive end Robert Ayers won’t be playing any more NFL games. Ayers announced his retirement in a post to his Facebook account on Tuesday. Ayers called the last 10 years a “helluva run” while dropping the curtain on his career. Ayers was a first-round pick by the Broncos in 2009 and spent five years in [more]

Golden Tate calls Matthew Stafford, not Russell Wilson, “best QB I’ve played with”

Golden Tate has caught passes from both Russell Wilson in Seattle and Matthew Stafford in Detroit, and he has a strongly held opinion of which one of them is better. Tate told WDIV in Detroit that Stafford is the best quarterback he’s played with during his 10-year NFL career, which also saw him spend half [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Glover Quin saved his money, so he can retire in comfort

Veteran safety Glover Quin announced his retirement last week, but he doesn’t need to find another job if he doesn’t want to. Quin told Peter King for this week’s Football Morning in America that he has saved 70 percent of his after-tax income. Quin made about $33 million in his NFL career, so even living [more]

Jim Caldwell takes medical leave from Dolphins

Dolphins assistant Jim Caldwell is stepping away from the team for health reasons. Caldwell, the Dolphins’ assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, is taking a leave of absence to address health issues. He will still serve as a consultant to head coach Brian Flores. “I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that [more]

Lions have eight training camp practices open to the public

The Lions started having training camp at their team practice facility 13 years ago, and ever since they’ve been at the low end of the league in the number of practices that are open to fans. This year the Lions will have eight practices open to the general public, and another three that are exclusive [more]

Glover Quin says he’s “walking away” from football

The Lions released veteran safety Glover Quin this offseason, and he’s decided to not look for another team. According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, Quin has chosen to retire after 10 seasons. “Playing professional sports was always a dream of mine. Football was the route I chose and God blessed me to be able to [more]

Darrell Bevell “really excited” about Lions tight ends

The Lions went into the offseason with plans to address the tight end position and they followed through on those plans in multiple ways. They signed Jesse James and Logan Thomas as free agents before drafting T.J. Hockenson in the first round and Isaac Nauta in the seventh round. That group got a lot of [more]

Former Lions scout Jim Owens dies at 84

Former Lions scout Jim Owens died Thursday. He was 84. “Our organization joins the NFL scouting community in mourning the loss of Jim Owens, who worked for the Lions as a pro scout for more than 20 years and enjoyed a distinguished life within the game of football,” the Lions said in a statement. “We [more]

Duke Slater, Maxie Baughan are seniors Hall of Fame favorites

Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker announced earlier this week that plans are in the works for a special Centennial Class of 20 inductees for 2020. Pending approval from the Hall’s board of directors Aug. 2, seniors candidates will take 10 spots on the ballot. Five modern-era candidates, two coaches and [more]

Charlie Batch recovering from bacterial infection, severe dehydration

Former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch recently had a health scare that put him in the hospital. Via the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Batch suffered from a bacterial infection and severe dehydration. “I’m doing a little better,” Batch told the Tribune-Review via text on Sunday. “At home relaxing at this point. Glad the worse part is over.” [more]

Barry Sanders: You’d think Calvin Johnson, Lions can reach an agreement

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and the Lions have been on bad terms since the team required him to return a portion of his signing bonus when he retired after the 2015 season, but Lions president Rod Wood recently said that repairing that relationship is a “top priority.” Johnson has said that “the only way they’re [more]

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