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Clock ticks on long-term deals for franchise-tagged players

For a handful of NFL franchises, the slow time could soon be interrupted, thanks to the most important annual deadline applicable to the franchise tag. The Steelers , the Cowboys, the Lions, and the Rams have until Monday, July 16, to work out long-term deals with running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive [more]

Darius Slay, Xavier Rhodes, Aqib Talib join Richard Sherman for workouts

Aqib Talib turned down a chance to join the 49ers in a trade this offseason, but he’s working out with a couple of the team’s cornerbacks this week. Richard Sherman posted a video from a workout session that included fellow Niner Ahkello Witherspoon, Talib, Lions cornerback Darius Slay and Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes on Tuesday. [more]

Julian Edelman decision should come soon

The Patriots should know fairly quickly whether they’ll be starting the season with or without veteran receiver Julian Edelman. If, as reported, the hearing on his PED suspension began on Monday, the PED policy requires a summary ruling from the arbitrator within three business days after completion of the hearing or receipt of the transcript, [more]

Kerry Hyder was full participant in OTAs, minicamp after 2017’s torn Achilles

The Lions didn’t make any veteran acquisitions at defensive end this offseason, but they will have one experienced player they didn’t have last season. Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles in the team’s preseason opener, robbing him of the chance of following up on his eight-sack 2016 season and leaving the Lions without someone who profiled [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]

Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to “teams they trust”

No, the Patriots didn’t have a deal in place for tight end Rob Gronkowski that was kiboshed by owner Robert Kraft after quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire. Yes, they were calling teams about a potential trade as recently as three days before the draft. So who were they calling? Albert Breer of SI.com recently [more]

Which NFL departure was the most surprising?

Inspired by the surprise decision of Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz to resign fewer than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday’s PFT Live draft looked at the biggest NFL surprise departures. Three rounds, two picks each. Stats named a winner. He was wrong, and Twitter has let him know it. You can let [more]

Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office

The Lions have added an experienced hand to fill out their personnel department. Former Chargers, Colts and Texans executive Jimmy Raye III has been named a senior personnel executive in Detroit. He will work under General Manager Bob Quinn and vice president of player personnel Kyle O’Brien in the Lions’ front office. Raye was most [more]

Browns sign Greg Robinson

One of the biggest busts in recent draft history is getting another shot. In Cleveland. Greg Robinson, the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, has signed with the Browns. To make room for Robinson on the 90-player roster, the Browns cut offensive tackle Rod Johnson, a 2017 fifth-round pick who spent his rookie [more]

Eric Ebron turning heads in Indianapolis

Colts tight end Eric Ebron was a draft bust in Detroit, but he might be ready to make his mark in Indianapolis. That’s the word after the Colts wrapped up their offseason workouts, and coach Frank Reich said he loved what he saw of Ebron. “He’s really smart,” Reich said of Ebron, via the Indianapolis [more]

Golden Tate: Kenny Golladay “can be dominant”

Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is headed into the final year of his contract and he’s been open about his desire to work out a new deal that keeps him in Detroit. The Lions have taken a more leisurely approach as they see how all the pieces fit under new head coach Matt Patricia in [more]

Matt Patricia brings “do your job” to Detroit

The Lions have picked a good team to emulate. In addition to making former Patriots executive Bob Quinn the team’s General Manager and long-time Patriots assistant Matt Patricia the head coach, the Lions have imported the mantra that helped make New England a dynasty. Do your job. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, [more]

Marvin Jones: No one on Lions is complaining about running

Wide receiver Marvin Jones is fine with running and says his Lions teammates have no problem with it either. In a recent column, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press opined that Lions head coach Matt Patricia could lose his players because he makes them run at practice as punishment for certain mistakes. That’s not [more]

Lions add Sean McGrath, waive Wes Saxton

The group of players vying for tight end snaps at Lions training camp will include Sean McGrath. The Lions announced McGrath’s signing on Thursday. They waived Wes Saxton, who joined the team 10 days ago and obviously didn’t make much of an impression in that brief run. McGrath comes to Detroit after spending the last [more]

Tight end Clay Harbor injured his wrist playing football for The Bachelorette

Free agent tight end Clay Harbor injured his wrist playing football while trying to woo The Bachelorette. As part of a group date on the ABC television show, Harbor seemingly injured his left wrist while stiff-arming an opponent on his way into the end zone. The date had the show’s contestants playing in pads and [more]

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