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Eagles | Eagles eyeing Marcus Mariota? (Fri Feb 27, 11:52 PM)     [jump to this story]

Browns | Josh McCown signs with Cleveland (Fri Feb 27, 06:29 PM)     [jump to this story]

Falcons | Steven Jackson to be cut (Thu Feb 26, 07:23 PM)     [jump to this story]

NFL | League to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling (Thu Feb 26, 03:31 PM)     [jump to this story]

Cowboys | Dallas afraid to pay Dez Bryant (Thu Feb 26, 08:53 AM)     [jump to this story]

Cardinals | Carson Palmer might restructure (Thu Feb 26, 12:57 AM)     [jump to this story]

Dolphins | Miami shopping Mike Wallace (Wed Feb 25, 09:59 PM)     [jump to this story]


  Cowboys | Dez Bryant tag could be temporary     Sat Feb 28, 10:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to receive the franchise tag by Monday, March 2, but during the NFL Scouting Combine, team owner Jerry Jones said that he hoped the tag would serve as a 'placeholder' while the two sides worked out a long-term deal.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Iupati drawing interest from Bucs    Sat Feb 28, 09:02 PM

San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent OG Mike Iupati is drawing interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.

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  Redskins | Redskins interested in Mike Iupati    Sat Feb 28, 08:59 PM

San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent OG Mike Iupati is drawing interest from the Washington Redskins, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to give Dallas last word?    Sat Feb 28, 08:54 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray could give the team a chance to match any offer he receives during free agency, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. 'There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club,' Jones said. 'There's a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he's going to bring something back.'

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  Cowboys | Cowboys intend to tag Dez Bryant    Sat Feb 28, 08:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will receive the franchise tag by the deadline Monday, March 2, executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday, Feb. 28. The move will guarantee Bryant roughly $13 million in 2015.

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  Browns | Josh McCown guaranteed $6.25 million    Sat Feb 28, 05:33 PM

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown has $6.25 million in guarantees in his three-year deal, and he'll make $5.25 million in 2015. The value of his deal is $14 million with the chance to make $20 million, according to a source that has seen the contract.

Footballguys view: We doubt that McCown makes it through all three years of his deal. He's a temporary fix to what has been a permanent problem for the Browns since they got their team back in Cleveland. McCown should begin this season as the starter, but he'll have to beat out Johnny Manziel in training camp. Manziel is in rehab right now, but the Browns are hopeful he can be their QB of the future.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson not asked for pay cut    Sat Feb 28, 03:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson was not asked to take a pay cut this season, despite a previous report that he had been asked to do so.

Footballguys view: Jackson is still expected to return this season, and he'll provide the team with star potential at the WR position once again. If (when) Jameis Winston is the first overall pick, the Bucs will be wise to surround him with as much talent as possible.

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  Texans | Brian Cushing had multiple surgeries    Sat Feb 28, 02:55 PM

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (wrist, knee, ankle) underwent multiple surgeries following the 2014 season. Cushing had surgery to repair a broken right wrist and also had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle.

Footballguys view: Cushing said he's still on schedule to be ready for the offseason program. The Texans should take it easy on him as he comes back from these surgeries.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel still Bills' top QB option    Sat Feb 28, 02:16 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel still seems to be the No. 1 option at quarterback, for now, with Josh McCown heading to the Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: That's not a great plan for the Bills. Buffalo could still add a quarterback in free agency or the draft. This is not a strong class either way, and Buffalo doesn't yet have a long-term answer at quarterback.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb deal not imminent    Sat Feb 28, 02:10 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb may not be re-signed in the near future, but a new deal still remains a top priority for the Packers, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Cobb could earn a new contract that pays him around $9 million annually. That's a fair price for a player like Cobb. No deal is imminent right now, but the Packers have until March 10th before the new league year begins and Cobb hits the open market.

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  Jets | Dawan Landry not expected back    Sat Feb 28, 12:32 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent SS Dawan Landry is not expected to re-sign with the Jets this offseason, because head coach Todd Bowles wants to be younger and faster on defense.

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  49ers | Stevie Johnson expected to be cut    Sat Feb 28, 11:22 AM

San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson is expected to be released this offseason, according to sources.

Footballguys view: It didn't really work out for Johnson in San Francisco. The veteran could latch on with a WR-needy team in 2015, but his best days are behind him. The 49ers would save $5.5 million in salary cap space by making this move.

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  Packers | B.J. Raji likely to stay    Sat Feb 28, 03:38 AM

Free-agent DL B.J. Raji (Packers) appears likely to return to the Green Bay Packers for at least one more season, according to a league source.

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  49ers | Mike Iupati likely to hit open market    Sat Feb 28, 03:30 AM

Free-agent OG Mike Iupati (49ers) is likely to hit the open market on Saturday, March 7, but there is still a chance he could re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Vikings | Jerome Felton would return    Sat Feb 28, 03:12 AM

Free-agent FB Jerome Felton (Vikings) has not ruled out a reunion with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 if RB Adrian Peterson returns to the club.

Footballguys view: Felton blasted open holes for Peterson during his 2,000-yard season. He's the best fullback on the open market, and Felton should draw interest from teams like the Broncos who need a fullback.

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  Bears | Zachary Miller signed    Sat Feb 28, 02:53 AM

Free-agent TE Zachary Miller (Bears) was re-signed by the Chicago Bears on Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: Miller is nothing more than a reserve tight end and special teams player if he makes the squad.

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  Dolphins | May have interest in Dan Skuta    Sat Feb 28, 02:48 AM

Free-agent LB Dan Skuta (49ers) may be looked at the Miami Dolphins because he is capable of playing inside and outside linebacker.

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  Eagles | Eagles eyeing Marcus Mariota?    Fri Feb 27, 11:52 PM

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a player the Philadelphia Eagles are willing to try to move up for in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.

Footballguys view: Chip Kelly needs a quarterback who can run his offense to the letter. Mariota played in the offense at Oregon, and he would be the best fit possible. He might be a top-6 pick in the 2015 NFL draft, so the Eagles would have to move up quite a bit to secure his services. The Eagles currently own the 20th-overall pick in the draft.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson won't take cut?    Fri Feb 27, 11:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will not take a pay cut, according to a source, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com believes Jackson will be back with Tampa Bay in 2015 regardless.

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  Browns | Josh McCown contract details    Fri Feb 27, 10:19 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown's three-year deal is worth roughly $15 million, according to a source.

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  Jaguars | Jaguars gunning for Julius Thomas?    Fri Feb 27, 09:44 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas will be pursued aggressively by the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Footballguys view: Jacksonville can be considered the frontrunner for Thomas' services. It would be a strong signing for the team as they need more and better weapons around young quarterback Blake Bortles.

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  Raiders | Raiders interested in Julius Thomas?    Fri Feb 27, 09:38 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: The Raiders could have interest, but they might not be the favorite to land Thomas. He grew up in the area, and Thomas was a Raiders fan as a kid. The Raiders could use a guy like Thomas on offense, but he's expected to get plenty of interest on the open market.

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  Browns | Three-year deal for Josh McCown    Fri Feb 27, 07:37 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown signed a three-year deal Friday, Feb. 27, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. McCown completed 184 of 327 passes for 2,206 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.

Footballguys view: The Browns get essentially what they had last year in Brian Hoyer. McCown is a good veteran, but he's not a long-term answer. McCown has a good relationship with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo from their days with the Oakland Raiders.

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  Browns | Josh McCown signs with Cleveland    Fri Feb 27, 06:29 PM

Free-agent QB Josh McCown (Buccaneers) has signed with the Cleveland Browns, according to his agent. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Browns get their quarterback--at least as a fill-in guy. McCown is a decent veteran, but he's more backup caliber player. He's essentially a similar version of what they had last year in Brian Hoyer. McCown will compete with Johnny Manziel for the starting job in 2015. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from the Browns passing game this season.

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  Falcons | Jonathan Massaquoi waived    Fri Feb 27, 05:20 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Jonathan Massaquoi was waived Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: The Falcons have to make big improvements to their defense. Massaquoi was not part of their plans after compiling only six sacks in three seasons.

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  Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald contract update    Fri Feb 27, 04:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is scheduled to count 10.85 million against the salary cap in 2015 and $15.85 million in 2016. His contract will void after two seasons, and the Cardinals will have $4.85 million of dead money on their salary cap in 2017 and 2018.

Footballguys view: It's a good deal for the Cardinals, and Fitzgerald gets a good amount in a renegotiated deal. He's unlikely to play for Arizona in 2017 or 2018 with $16 million due each season. Fitzgerald is locked in with the Cardinals for the next two years.

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  Colts | Reggie Wayne undergoes surgery    Fri Feb 27, 04:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (triceps) recently underwent surgery on his triceps and has started his rehab. Wayne still has not decided if he will play in 2015.

Footballguys view: Wayne needs to first decide if he's going to play or retire. He tore his ACL in 2013 and his triceps in 2014, and Wayne is not getting any younger. He's not the same player he used to be, and the Colts should be looking to move on without him.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett cut    Fri Feb 27, 04:17 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was released Friday, Feb. 27. The Cardinals would like to re-sign Dockett if he is not able to find a better offer from another team.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals would like to bring back Dockett...but the price has to be right. There are reports and rumors swirling that the two could not agree on his market value, and that's why he was released.

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  Lions | Don Muhlbach agrees to new deal    Fri Feb 27, 04:14 PM

Detroit Lions LS Don Muhlbach has agreed to a new one-year deal with the Lions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Dolphins | Brandon Gibson released    Fri Feb 27, 03:39 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: Nobody should be shocked here. Gibson injured his knee in 2013, and he hasn't looked the same since. He's lost explosiveness and struggled to impress as the Dolphins fourth receiver last year.

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  Ravens | Christo Bilukidi staying with team    Fri Feb 27, 03:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent DT Christo Bilukidi has agreed to a two-year deal with the Ravens, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Bilukidi has not gotten much opportunity to show the team what he's got, but he must be impressing the decision makers behind the scenes. In 2014, he played in four games and recorded three tackles. He'll fight for a spot on the depth chart in training camp this year.

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  Redskins | Tom Compton re-signs    Fri Feb 27, 03:18 PM

Washington Redskins OT Tom Compton has re-signed with the Redskins. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Compton struggled at right tackle last year, but the team must think he still has developmental upside.

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  Redskins | Stephen Bowen let go    Fri Feb 27, 03:14 PM

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: The move saves Washington about $5.5 million in cap space. Knee injuries over the last two years have prevented Bowen from playing up to his potential. He's free to sign with any team at any time now that he's on the open market.

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  Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to land in Arizona?    Fri Feb 27, 02:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade option for the Arizona Cardinals with QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of their careers in the desert. The Cardinals are built to win now, and The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers said he wouldn't be surprised if general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians elect to pursue Peterson.

Footballguys view: It would be an interesting fit, but it sounds like a pipe dream at this moment. If Peterson is added to Arizona's roster, it would crush the fantasy value of Andre Ellington. The Cardinals could use Ellington as a feature back again this year. If healthy, he has the ability to put up good numbers--he just needs a good complementary back behind him.

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  Colts | Indy a trade option for Adrian Peterson?    Fri Feb 27, 02:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade target for the Indianapolis Colts. QB Andrew Luck hasn't had a successful running game behind him so far in Indianapolis. However, Colts running backs not named RB Trent Richardson averaged close to 5.0 yards per carry in the last two seasons.

Footballguys view: The Colts are certainly in a Super Bowl window. Adding Peterson would make a ton of sense. If they can't get Peterson, then adding a free agent veteran like Frank Gore could work.

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  Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?    Fri Feb 27, 02:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be an option to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is between Dallas and Houston, and he's acknowledged a desire to finish his career with the Cowboys. 'If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to give them something they can't turn down,' Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, added, 'they're going to have to take a look at it.'

Footballguys view: This move sounds great on paper as Peterson is from Texas. However, the reality is the team might not be able to afford him. They have to decide whether or not to sign DeMarco Murray to a long-term deal.

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  Redskins | Barry Cofield to be released    Fri Feb 27, 02:16 PM

Washington Redskins DT Barry Cofield said he has been told he will be released, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Washington saves about $4.2 million with this move. Last season, groin and ankle injuries slowed him down but before that Cofield started every game in his Washington career.

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  Falcons | Justin Blalock cut    Fri Feb 27, 02:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Justin Blalock was released Thursday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: Another salary-cap move by the Falcons here. Blalock started 125 games over eight seasons, and he should attract some interest on the open market. He's a powerful road-grader who was not a good fit for Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman to be full-time back?    Fri Feb 27, 02:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be the full-time back in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme next season, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. 'My first impression of him is that you can feel the quickness. In our outside-zone-system, I feel like this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge,' head coach Dan Quinn said.

Footballguys view: Freeman is a FANTASTIC fit for the Kyle Shanahan offense. He's built low to the ground, and he can change direction instantly without losing much speed. Freeman could perform like a top-20 fantasy RB in 2015 with the lead role.

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  Vikings | Charlie Johnson released    Fri Feb 27, 01:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: Johnson spent the past four seasons with the Vikings, starting 61 of 64 games. His release was expected as the Vikings are looking to improve their offensive line this offseason.

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  Bengals | Greg Little released    Fri Feb 27, 01:28 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Greg Little was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: Little has bounced around the league after coming out of North Carolina a few years ago. He's athletic but he drops too many passes and he's never played up to his potential. He might find the market cool for his services.

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  Bengals | Robert Geathers released    Fri Feb 27, 01:27 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick by the Bengals in 2004, Geathers was a starter for most of his career up until last season. He was set to make $2.85 million in 2015, and now Geathers will be looking for a new home.

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  Patriots | Shane Vereen not asking for $5 million    Fri Feb 27, 12:54 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen made it clear that he doesn't expect to make $5 million in 2015, as was previously reported.

Footballguys view: It's ridiculous to think that Vereen would ask for that given his track record and the current market for running backs.

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  NFL | Chris Canty plans to play in 2015    Fri Feb 27, 12:10 PM

Free-agent DE Chris Canty (Ravens) said he plans to play in 2015, even though he had been contemplating retirement since the end of last season. 'I am going to continue to prepare to play again and will explore other possibilities to play the game I love,' Canty said. '[The Ravens] helped me re-discover and continue my passion for football, a game I respect and love.'

Footballguys view: We could see Canty returning to Baltimore in 2015. We'll see how the market responds to a player who is contemplating retirement.

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  Ravens | Chris Canty released    Fri Feb 27, 11:23 AM

Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty was released Friday, Feb. 27. The move saved the team around $2.7 million on the salary cap.

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  Dolphins | Mike Wallace won't restructure    Fri Feb 27, 10:42 AM

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace is unwilling to restructure his contract and would rather test free agency, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Per Spotrac.com, the Dolphins would save $6.9 million on the cap with $5.2 million in dead money this season by cutting Wallace with a post-June 1 designation. He's reportedly unhappy with the conservative nature of the offense, and Wallace could be playing elsewhere in 2015.

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  Falcons | Harry Douglas released by Atlanta    Fri Feb 27, 10:26 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: A bruised foot in 2014 slowed Douglas down last year, and he played in a career-low 12 games. Douglas finished with 51 catches, 556 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Some teams should be interested in the veteran receiver.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline cut by Miami    Fri Feb 27, 10:26 AM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins passing game is going to look different in 2015. Hartline signed a five-year deal in 2013, and he was due to count $7.35 million against the Dolphins' salary cap next season. Some team should take a chance on the veteran receiver who can work routes over the middle.

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  NFL | Kevin Dorsey has other teams interested    Fri Feb 27, 07:08 AM

Free-agent WR Kevin Dorsey (Packers) has interest from at least three other teams than the New England Patriots. The teams looking at Dorsey were not specified.

Footballguys view: Dorsey was a seventh-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL draft. He's an explosive player with only one career catch. If added (by any team), Dorsey would be considered a long shot to make the final roster.

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  Buccaneers | Paul Spicer hired    Fri Feb 27, 06:57 AM

Former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant DL coach Paul Spicer has accepted a similar position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.

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