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Pat McAfee thought pre-lawsuit letters from Brett Favre’s lawyers were “fake”

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has sued three different people, so far, for defamation arising from comments made regarding Favre’s role in a Mississippi welfare-fund controversy.One of them thought the letters sent by Favre’s lawyers before the case was filed were a joke.“Honestly, I was like, ‘Oh, this has gotta be fake,’” former NFL [more]

Packers re-sign Eric Wilson

The Packers re-signed linebacker Eric Wilson on Saturday, the team announced.He originally signed with the Packers off the Saints’ practice squad on Oct. 4. Wilson played 13 games for the Packers and tied for the team lead with 13 special teams tackles.He is a seventh-year player who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent, [more]

Pat McAfee removes Brett Favre defamation case to federal court

During Super Bowl week, news emerged that Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre had sued broadcasters (and former NFL players) Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe and Mississippi auditor Shad White for defamation in connection with the ongoing Mississippi welfare-fraud scandal.It appears that Favre sued each of them separately.The case against McAfee was filed in Lamar [more]

Vikings officially introduce Marcus Davenport

It took a while, but it finally has happened.The Vikings officially introduced defensive end Marcus Davenport on Thursday, with a virtual press conference.A first-round pick of the Saints in 2018, Davenport recently signed a one-year deal with the Vikings.The process took a little while to finalize, due in part to the fact that Davenport had [more]

Raiders sign Duke Shelley

Las Vegas has added to its secondary.The Raiders have signed cornerback Duke Shelley, the club announced on Thursday.Shelley spent the 2022 season with the Vikings, appearing in 11 games with five starts. He recorded 31 total tackles with eight passes defensed and an interception.A sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft, Shelley spent his first three [more]

C.J. Ham agrees to two-year contract extension with Vikings

The Vikings have agreed to a two-year contract extension with fullback C.J. Ham, his representation, Team IFA, announced.Ham was entering a contract year, due $2.95 million in base salary and set to count $3.8 million against the cap. The Vikings likely picked up cap space for 2023 with the extension.He caught 10 passes for 86 [more]

Vikings agree to terms with Troy Reeder

Minnesota has added a linebacker.The Vikings announced on Wednesday that they agreed to terms with Troy Reeder.Reeder, who turns 29 in September, started his career with the Rams — helping the club win Super Bowl LVI. But he switched his home locker room at SoFi Stadium in 2022, playing for the Chargers.He was on the field [more]

Report: Brandon Powell reaches agreement with Vikings

The Vikings are signing free agent receiver Brandon Powell to a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.It reunites Powell with Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell, who previously was the Rams’ offensive coordinator.Powell, 27, spent the past two seasons with the Rams. In 2022, he played 17 games with six starts and totaled 24 catches [more]

Vikings cut Thomas Hennigan

The Vikings waived receiver Thomas Hennigan on Tuesday, the team announced.He signed with Minnesota during training camp last summer but ended up landing on injured reserve.Hennigan starred at Appalachian State, setting the school record for career catches (242). He ranks second in school history for receiving yards (3,124) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (23).He set [more]

Vikings to re-sign Jonathan Bullard

The Vikings have brought back one of their own in free agency.Minnesota has agreed to terms to re-sign defensive end Jonathan Bullard, the team announced on Tuesday.Bullard appeared in 12 games for the Vikings with seven starts in 2022. He recorded 23 tackles with five tackles for loss and a QB hit while playing a [more]

Marcus Davenport officially signed Vikings contract on Monday

The drama is over. If there ever was any, there isn’t now.Per a Vikings representative, former Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport signed his one-year contract with Minnesota on Monday. It has been submitted to the league. It should appear on the official transactions report today.It would have been done sooner, but Davenport is traveling with [more]

Mississippi auditor pushes back against Brett Favre

Often lost in the fact that Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre sued broadcasters Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe for defamation is that Mississippi auditor Shad White also has been accused of telling lies about Favre’s role in the state’s welfare-fund scandal.White is now pushing back publicly against Favre.Recently, Mississippi filed a response to Favre’s [more]

Vikings still haven’t officially introduced Marcus Davenport

Last week, the introductory press conference for new Vikings defensive end Marcus Davenport was scheduled, but it didn’t happen.It still hasn’t happened.On Friday afternoon, the team made it known that the contract was officially agreed to and done, and that it was just a matter of gathering final signatures. Through Monday, there was no announcement [more]

Falcons announce Mike Hughes’ signing

The Falcons announced the signing of defensive back Mike Hughes to a one-year deal Monday.Hughes, 26, visited the team earlier in the day.He spent last season with the Lions. He played 53 percent of the offensive snaps over 16 games, with six starts. He saw action on 563 defensive snaps and 100 on special teams.Hughes [more]

Mike Hughes visits Falcons

Free agent defensive back Mike Hughes visited the Falcons on Monday, according to the NFL’s personnel notice.Hughes, 26, spent last season with the Lions. He played 53 percent of the offensive snaps over 16 games, with six starts. He saw action on 563 defensive snaps and 100 on special teams.Hughes totaled 51 tackles and one [more]

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