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One rule proposal would let coaches challenge uncalled penalties in replay

For years, there have been calls for the NFL to expand instant replay to allow coaches to challenge an uncalled penalty. And for years, the argument against that has been that it’s opening a Pandora’s box where every big play by one team is followed by a challenge from the coach of the other team, [more]

Jared Cook can’t wait to catch passes from Drew Brees

Technically, free agent tight end Jared Cook‘s deal isn’t final. It’s close, but not officially official. But that didn’t stop Cook from daydreaming about playing with his soon-to-be-new quarterback. Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Cook winked and said “Maybe” about his new deal, but also added “it’s going to be pretty awesome” catching passes from [more]

Rich McKay: “No support” on Competition Committee for Sky Judge

The NFL continues to fail or to refuse to see how the combination of bad calls and legal gambling can result in serious problems for the game. With the AAF utilizing the “Sky Judge” concept to ensure that certain bad calls or non-calls are fixed in real time, without the use of replay review, the [more]

Competition Committee blows it; will ownership get it right?

Only the NFL could react to a controversy that calls into question the legitimacy of a Super Bowl participant by implementing a fix that wouldn’t have avoided the controversy. That’s what the Competition Committee has done, by recommending an expansion of replay to “include all fouls for pass interference, roughing the passer, and unnecessary contact [more]

Dez Bryant: I’ll be a steal wherever I go

Last year the Cowboys cut wide receiver Dez Bryant in April, he didn’t catch on anywhere else until the Saints signed him in November, and he tore his Achilles tendon on his second day in New Orleans. This year he’s without a job in the second week of free agency. But Bryant still has his [more]

Will Grier is “a riser,” will meet with at least 10 teams

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier “put on a show” for scouts at the school’s Pro Day, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. All 32 teams were in attendance to watch Grier, including head coaches Pat Shurmur, Jay Gruden and Mike Tomlin and executives Kevin Colbert, Marty Hurney and Nick Caserio, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the [more]

Report: Expanded replay could be only for flags thrown

The Competition Committee continues to discuss expanding replay on the heels of the owners’ annual spring meetings next week. It has discussed several ideas and proposals. As of their discussions Wednesday, the Competition Committee appeared to be leaning toward making pass interference and some personal fouls subject to review but only in cases in which [more]

Saints’ Cameron Meredith takes a pay cut

Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith was a candidate to get cut this year, after playing just six games and catching nine passes last season. But now he’ll be sticking around. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Meredith has agreed to a pay cut, shaving more than $2 million off his base salary this season. His [more]

Manti Te’o visited the Lions

The Lions made their big splashes early, and are looking at depth now. Via MLive.com, former Saints linebacker Manti Te'o visited the Lions Wednesday. Injuries limited Te’o last season, but he was a solid player for the Saints for two years after spending his first four years with the Chargers. He has also visited the [more]

Saints close to deal with Jared Cook

The Saints are close to a deal with tight end Jared Cook, a source tells PFT. Cook is one of the highest-rated players left on PFT’s top-100 free agents at No. 42. Cook, 31, set career highs last season with 68 catches for 896 yards and six touchdowns for the Raiders. He was with the [more]

Nick Easton officially joins the Saints

All’s well: The NFL officially announced Nick Easton‘s signing with the Saints on its daily transactions. The original contract was disapproved, but Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press said it was a “minor” contract situation that quickly was resolved. The offensive lineman signed the deal. Easton picked the Saints over the Vikings on Sunday, agreeing [more]

Report: Nick Easton’s contract disapproved

It could mean nothing. But it could mean something. The NFL disapproved Nick Easton‘s contract with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. It is unclear what in the contract was disapproved, so as Rapoport adds, it “could mean just a quick tweak.” The offensive lineman picked the Saints over the Vikings on Sunday, [more]

Drew Brees will miss playing with Max Unger

The Saints lost their starting center this offseason, and Drew Brees knows that will be a tough role to fill. Brees wrote on Instagram that the retirement of Max Unger is going to be a tough one for him, and for the team. “I had the great honor of playing 62 games with Max Unger [more]

Report: Nothing imminent on Robert Quinn front

Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn has ended his visit to the Cowboys, and nothing appears imminent with any team. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media said it could “take a few days or more to settle.” The Cowboys and Saints both are interested in acquiring a pass rusher the Dolphins are trying to trade. Miami is [more]

Lions sign Tommylee Lewis

Tommylee Lewis will be wearing a new uniform in 2019. Lewis was set for restricted free agency this offseason, but the Saints did not tender him a contract before the start of the new league year. That decision made Lewis an unrestricted free agent and the Lions announced his addition on Tuesday. Lewis is best [more]

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