Thursday morning one-liners

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The Bills hope some veteran days off leads to valuable experience for young players.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones looked good in his first practice back.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t talking about practice fights.

The Jets catch shade even when it isn’t thrown directly at them.

Ravens WR Chris Matthews is trying to be more consistent.

Some are wondering if Bengals CB Adam Jones is slowing down.

For the Browns, little victories matter.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster returned to practice.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien isn’t a fan of practice fights either.

Questions about the future of Colts WR Phillip Dorsett linger.

Jaguars DE Calais Campbell missed his third straight practice with a “medical issue.”

Titans WR Eric Decker actually is a coach on the field.

The Broncos are putting a heavy focus on the run game.

Chiefs CB De’Vante Bausby is getting a second chance to impress.

The Chargers removed the last of their San Diego signage.

The Raiders are shuffling their line to make up for the absence of LT Donald Penn.

Cowboys DE Taco Charlton is ready for his first bite of the NFL preseason.

Giants QBs Geno Smith and Josh Johnson are doing their best with limited work.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery missed his second straight day of practice.

Washington G Brandon Scherff apparently makes a mean deer fajita.

Bears QB  Mike Glennon’s starting to feel more comfortable.

The Lions activated S Don Carey from the PUP list.

Packers K Mason Crosby is adapting to his new special teams teammates.

The Vikings CBs are ready to be more physical.

Falcons CB Jalen Collins has no problems working with the third defense for now.

Panthers rookie RB Christian McCaffrey is earning some high praise in his first camp.

The Saints think CB Marshon Lattimore will be back soon.

Buccaneers G J.R. Sweezy is bringing a little attitude to the line.

Cardinals rookie WR Chad Williams is ready to contribute.

Rams DT Michael Brockers isn’t going to apologize for a day off during camp.

The 49ers are excited about what they’ve seen so far from LB Reuben Foster.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas is feeling good as he returns to work.

49ers sign WR Louis Murphy, waive Jimmie Gilbert

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The 49ers announced the signing of receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year deal. In a corresponding move, they waived linebacker Jimmie Gilbert with an injury designation.

The Raiders selected Murphy in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has spent eight years in the league with the Raiders (2009-11), Panthers (2012), Giants (2013) and Buccaneers (2014-16). He has played in 88 games, with 28 starts, making 162 receptions for 2,322 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Murphy, 30, attended the University of Florida where he appeared in 48 games, with 26 starts, catching 77 passes for 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The 49ers also claimed receiver Tim Patrick off of waivers from the Ravens. Patrick and Murphy join Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter, Jeremy Kerley and Trent Taylor among the receiver options.

Gilbert originally signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4 out of the University of Colorado. With the Buffaloes, he appeared in 51 games, with 27 starts, during his four-year career and made 147 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 20 sacks while forcing eight fumbles.

49ers claim a wide receiver off waivers

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The 49ers did a lot of roster churning in their first offseason with General Manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan at the helm and they made another move on Monday to change the look of the wide receiver group.

The team announced that they claimed Tim Patrick off of waivers from the Ravens. He was waived on Sunday when Baltimore signed tight end Larry Donnell.

Patrick signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in May. He led Utah with 45 catches, 711 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns during the 2016 season.

The 49ers waived wide receiver B.J. Johnson III to create room for Patrick. He joins Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter, Jeremy Kerley and Trent Taylor among the options at wideout this summer.

Monday morning one-liners

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S Micah Hyde is serving as a leader in the Bills secondary.

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was a guest at Dolphins practice.

Patriots WR Brandin Cooks discussed his touchdown celebration.

The Jets like what they’ve seen from their rookie safeties.

WR Tim White’s play was a highlight of Sunday’s Ravens practice.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton and his son worked with WR John Ross at the end of practice.

The Browns made a change to their offensive line group.

LB Tyler Matakevich is trying to make an impression on the Steelers.

Texans WR Will Fuller has shown signs of improvement.

The Colts flipped their guards as they look for the right offensive line alignment.

Rookie CB Jalen Myrick’s first week of Jaguars training camp didn’t go as hoped.

The Titans didn’t hold rookie WR Corey Davis back on his first day of practice.

CB Lorenzo Doss is trying to find more playing time for the Broncos.

WR Tyreek Hill is in line for a bigger role with the Chiefs this season.

The Raiders will wear pads for the first time on Monday.

Chargers QB Cardale Jones is looking forward to learning from Philip Rivers.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten got some advice from Jerry Rice.

CB Janoris Jenkins’ anger flared at Giants camp.

Undrafted Eagles rookie CB Randall Goforth tore his ACL.

Tracing how TE E.J. Bibbs made his way to the Redskins.

A look at how some younger Bears players prepared for their second NFL seasons.

Lions G T.J. Lang is feeling the best he’s felt in years.

Packers DL Mike Daniels wants Green Bay’s defense to take a page from the Seahawks.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford and WR Laquon Treadwell are working on their chemistry.

The Falcons got S Ricardo Allen back on the practice field.

Said Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker of QB Cam Newton, “To me, you wouldn’t have even known that he had surgery in the offseason and that he’s still going through the recovery process.”

Saints coach Sean Payton reminisced about former Saint Rob Ninkovich upon his retirement from the Patriots.

Checking in on the Buccaneers kicker competition.

QB Trevor Knight is trying to show the Cardinals he belongs in the NFL.

A positive review of Rams QB Sean Mannion’s early work at camp.

DL Arik Armstead appears to be taking to his new role on the 49ers defense.

Will this be S Kam Chancellor’s final season with the Seahawks?

Sunday morning one-liners

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DE Shaq Lawson is off to a good start at Bills camp.

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell likes what he’s seen from QB Ryan Tannehill.

CB Eric Rowe has impressed at Patriots practices.

Is DE Leonard Williams the most important player on the Jets?

WR Griff Whalen is trying to make a quick impression on the Ravens.

It’s been almost a year since Bengals CB William Jackson tore his pectoral.

Browns TE David Njoku has to do a better job of holding onto the football.

CB Artie Burns hopes covering WR Antonio Brown at Steelers practice helps him improve.

Texans WR Braxton Miller has high expectations for the 2017 season.

Colts DE David Parry has off-field issues while he tries to stake a claim to an on-field role.

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson hopes his offseason work makes 2016 a distant memory.

A new contract means new expectations for Titans DT Jurrell Casey.

The Broncos brought DT Domata Peko in to provide some heft to their defensive line.

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis is looking forward to getting settled with the Chiefs.

Raiders players hope for a quick resolution to T Donald Penn’s holdout.

Kobe Bryant dropped by Chargers training camp.

QB Luke McCown thinks he can be more than a camp arm for the Cowboys.

Giants S Landon Collins’ profile has grown over the last year.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz discussed his foray into nude modeling.

Was the Redskins’ offseason roster turnover a step in the right direction?

Bears rookie TE Adam Shaheen made a good first impression.

Reasons for concern about the Lions defensive line.

The Packers are looking for more from DT Kenny Clark.

Marcus Sherels feels he can handle kickoff and punt returns for the Vikings.

Said Falcons coach Dan Quinn of the first day in pads, “They want to go against each other so hard. We walk that fine line as competitors. We always want to take care of one another, but do it at the very best way we can. We’ll work on that.”

Panthers LB Shaq Thompson lost weight this offseason.

WR Corey Fuller’s confidence is rising at Saints practices.

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston tried out a brace on his left knee.

A breakdown of the Cardinals’ Red-White practice.

Rams WR Tavon Austin is working on the field after his offseason wrist surgery.

CB Rashard Robinson and WR Marquise Goodwin have gone from talking trash last year to sharing the field for the 49ers this year.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett and CB DeShawn Shead are working their way back from injuries.

49ers say Reuben Foster is looking good

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Despite concerns before the draft about his surgically repaired shoulder, 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster is at full speed in training camp, and looking good.

Foster had a pick-six in 7-on-7 drills today, and afterward head coach Kyle Shanahan said he loved what he saw from Foster.

“I was excited,” Shanahan said. “It was good to get him out there, get him on the field. I know he’s been chomping at the bit for a while now. It was good to see him go through it full speed, deal with getting aligned right and stuff. I think he got an interception out there today, which was good for him. It was a good first day.”

Foster only got one rep with the first-string defense in 11-on-11 work today, so the team may be easing him in. But with the limited work he has received, the 49ers are liking what they’re seeing from a player who’s healthy and ready to go.

Solomon Thomas signs with 49ers

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We’re down to two unsigned picks from the 2017 draft.

The 49ers announced on Friday that third overall pick Solomon Thomas has signed his rookie deal with the club. Thomas was drafted after the 49ers made a trade out of the second spot in the first round with the Bears, which changed Thomas’ draft slot but not his destination as he was the player the team wanted all along.

Thomas’ signing comes a day after General Manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan expressed their hope that the start of camp would provide the impetus needed to get the defensive lineman under contract. They did not say what had held things up to this point, but it’s been worked out to everyone’s satisfaction in any case.

With Thomas signed, Titans wide receiver Corey Davis, the fifth overall pick, and Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley, the 24th overall selection, are the only draftees without contracts. PFT reported earlier on Friday that the Raiders and Conley are making progress toward a deal.

49ers put Jimmie Ward on PUP after hamstring injury

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San Francisco defensive back Jimmie Ward will spend at least the start of training camp practices on the physically unable to perform list.

The 49ers announced that Ward is on PUP after he suffered a hamstring injury while going through the team’s conditioning test on Thursday.

Ward is moving from cornerback to safety this offseason, which meant the 49ers wanted him to get as many reps as possible in camp. So they’ll hope to have him back on the field soon.

The 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Ward had his fifth-year option picked up this year, meaning that after he plays this year for $690,000, he’s due an $8.5 million salary in 2018.

NFL has generated plenty of embarrassing moments

In an effort to make PFT Live interactive (and in an effort to fill the full three hours), we try to come up with a question of the day.

And by “we” I mean someone other than me who, as Barstool Big Cat learned earlier this week, does all the heavy lifting while I just staple my toupee in place, show up, and talk.

For Wednesday, Rob “Stats” Guerrera had a good idea. (For a change.) Inspired by the Lucky Whitehead situation, which clearly was embarrassing for the Cowboys, what was the most embarrassing moment in NFL history?

The response was overwhelming, both on Twitter and in the comments. Here’s a list of the best.

The Fail Mary.

The Butt Fumble.

The Colts Fake Punt Debacle.

Dan Orlovsky’s Extended Run Out of the End Zone.

Odell vs. The Kicking Net.

Gus Frerotte vs. The Wall.

Leon Lett vs. Common Sense I.

Leon Lett vs. Common Sense II.

Tony Romo vs. The Field Goal Snap.

Jim Marshall’s Wrong-Way Run.

Najeh Davenport’s Hamper Dump.

The Elvis Dumervil Fax Machine Faux Pas.

The Super Bowl XLVII Power Outage.

The Vikings Screw Up The Draft I.

The Vikings Screw Up The Draft II.

The Love Boat.

The Hall of Fame Game Cancellation.

The Super Bowl XLV Seating Debacle.

Thanks to everyone who responded, and who listens to or watches the show. We hope you enjoy it at least 10 percent as much as we do.

John Urschel retires from NFL

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Offensive lineman John Urschel started 13 games for the Ravens over the last three seasons, but, in general, he has gotten more notice for his mathematical ability than his football ability.

Urschel is going to have more time to crunch numbers in the near future. The Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has decided to end his playing career.

“This morning John Urschel informed me of his decision to retire from football,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “We respect John and respect his decision. We appreciate his efforts over the past three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Urschel did not provide a statement about his reasons, although his bright future as a mathematician would seem to be the obvious answer. In a 2015 piece he wrote for The Players Tribune, Urschel wrote about being asked why he’d play given that future and the risks inherent to life as a professional football player.

“I play because I love the game,” Urschel wrote. “I love hitting people. There’s a rush you get when you go out on the field, lay everything on the line and physically dominate the player across from you. This is a feeling I’m [for lack of a better word] addicted to, and I’m hard-pressed to find anywhere else.”

Urschel was expected to be in the mix to start at center for the Ravens, who traded last year’s starter Jeremy Zuttah to the 49ers during the offseason. Ryan Jensen and Matt Skura are the other in-house candidates in Baltimore.

Raiders sign Obi Melifonwu

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said this week that he thought unsigned first-round cornerback Gareon Conley and second-round safety Obi Melifonwu would have their contracts “resolved shortly.”

One down, one to go.

Melifonwu’s agent Sean Stellato passed along word on Wednesday that his client has agreed to terms with the Raiders on a four-year contract and the Raiders announced it a short time later. Melifonwu was the only player drafted after the first round without a contract and his signing leaves Conley and two other first-rounders — 49ers defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and Titans wide receiver Corey Davis — as the only 2017 picks without deals.

Melifonwu started 47 games at the University of Connecticut and, like Cowboys safety and fellow Huskie Byron Jones, turned in a stellar performance at the combine. He’ll join Karl Joseph and Reggie Nelson at safety in Oakland and his athleticism could lead to early playing time as a rookie.

Wednesday morning one-liners

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Veteran players on the Jets insist there will be no tanking.

Should the Bills cut DT Adolphus Washington for his recent weapons arrest?

The Dolphins are beefing up security at training camp.

Did last year’s suspension actually work in favor of Tom Brady?

The Ravens are a team under construction heading into camp.

Ex-Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins wrote a letter to Cincinnati after announcing his retirement.

And as an ex-Brown, Hawkins wrote to Cleveland as well.

Here’s what to do if you’re heading to Steelers camp.

NFL Network will have a setup at Texans camp.

Colts WR Chester Rogers is a player to keep an eye on in training camp.

Jaguars C Brandon Linder said he wanted to get his contract extension done so he could focus on training camp.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota is feeling great heading into camp.

The Broncos have announced that former head coach Gary Kubiak is returning to the team in a front office role.

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt says he’s trying to adjust to a new playbook.

As the Chargers work out Robert Griffin III, many in Los Angeles are asking why they’re not considering Colin Kaepernick.

The Raiders hope TE Jared Cook gives them an option over the middle they didn’t have last year.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is feeling good heading into camp.

One columnist has some tough talk for Giants WR Odell Beckham.

It’s still unclear whether Eagles WR Jordan Matthews will be on the field on Thursday.

Washington CB Josh Norman says everyone believes in QB Kirk Cousins, regardless of his contract status.

Here’s a look at the Bears’ training camp schedule.

Lions RB Theo Riddick hopes to be back soon after a wrist injury.

The Packers’ Family Night usually fills Lambeau Field for a practice.

Said Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after watching the first couple practices of training camp, “They are working hard and we have got a lot of stuff in. I think practice was pretty good yesterday.”

How much should the Falcons pay RB Devonta Freeman?

Should the Panthers be concerned about C Ryan Kalil’s shoulder?

Here’s a look at the Saints’ likely roster.

It’s unfair to expect Bucs DT Gerald McCoy to be Warren Sapp.

Cardinals LB Scooby Wright made an impressive play in training camp.

Here’s what the Rams hope to accomplish in training camp.

The 49ers’ top pick, Solomon Thomas, remains unsigned.

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett’s forthcoming book is titled, “How to Make White People Uncomfortable.”

Reuben Foster expected to be full go for training camp

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The 49ers expect rookie linebacker Reuben Foster to be a full participant for the start of training camp, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

San Francisco took a cautious approach with Foster in the spring as he rehabbed from shoulder surgery, holding him out of team practices.

During the draft, some teams worried about the February surgery Foster underwent to repair his right rotator cuff. He feel to 31st, where the 49ers were comfortable in selecting him.

Foster has remained at the team training facility after the offseason program ended.

He will compete with Malcolm Smith at weakside linebacker.

Monday morning one-liners

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What will the Bills do with DT Adolphus Washington?

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker enters the 2017 season with high expectations.

A look at the Patriots’ backfield options.

A Jets-eye view of the AFC East.

The Ravens are looking for a few good options on offense.

Which Bengals are in line for extensions?

Breaking down the Browns’ wide receivers.

A review of the football camps run by several Steelers players this offseason.

It’s shaping up to be a pivotal year for Texans WR Jaelen Strong.

Frank Gore is back for another year atop the Colts running back depth chart.

The Jaguars have questions along their offensive line.

What can the Titans expect from their defensive linemen?

The Broncos quarterback competition is heating up again.

Five things to keep an eye on as the Chiefs start training camp.

John Pagano’s impact on the Raiders defense is something to watch as the 2017 season unfolds.

Should the Chargers consider bringing back WR Vincent Jackson?

The Cowboys believe QB Dak Prescott is committed to raising his game.

Will Giants coach Ben McAdoo back up S Landon Collins’ big talk?

Everything to look forward to during Eagles training camp.

A projected 53-man roster for the Redskins.

Checking out the Bears’ inside linebacker options.

Who will step forward in the Lions backfield?

Breaking down the Packers’ outside linebackers.

The Vikings hope their rookies can hit the ground running this year.

Will Falcons QB Matt Ryan repeat last year’s success?

Tracking expectations for Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Running through the top Saints position battles.

There will be new murals of Buccaneers players at Raymond James Stadium this year.

The Cardinals are looking for a No. 2 cornerback.

Sean McVay is embarking on his first season as the Rams head coach.

The 49ers could use Carlos Hyde and Joe Williams as a 1-2 punch out of the backfield.

S Earl Thomas’ return to health is expected to lift the Seahawks defense.

Browns sign first-round pick Jabrill Peppers

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With rookies arriving in Cleveland for the start of training camp on Sunday, the Browns have finally reached an agreement with first-round pick Jabrill Peppers.

Peppers signed his contract with the Browns Sunday evening. It was first reported by the NFL Network.

The Michigan defensive back was the 25th overall pick in the NFL Draft back in April. While the Browns managed to get N0. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett and No. 29 overall pick David Njoku under contract earlier this offseason, Peppers’ deal took a bit longer to get worked out.

PFT’s Mike Florio reported that disagreement regarding guarantees in the contract were the reason for the hold up on Peppers deal. But with veterans not due to report until Wednesday, the Browns still got the contract done in plenty of time.

Only four draft picks now remain unsigned: 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas (No. 3 overall), Titans receiver Corey Davis (No. 5 overall) and Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (No. 24 overall). The Raiders’ second-rounder, Obi Melifonwu, also remains unsigned.