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Chargers | Philip Rivers in line for extension (Thu Jan 17, 08:06 PM)     [jump to this story]

Bears | Jordan Howard has little trade value? (Thu Jan 17, 12:58 AM)     [jump to this story]

Steelers | No Antonio Brown trade talks yet (Wed Jan 16, 09:39 PM)     [jump to this story]

Jaguars | Jacksonville could pursue Nick Foles (Wed Jan 16, 03:00 PM)     [jump to this story]


  Ravens | Thomas Hammock departing for college job    Fri Jan 18, 02:07 AM

Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving to become the head coach at the University of Northern Illinois, according to Pro Football Talk's Charean Williams.

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  Browns | Cleveland hiring John Lilly    Fri Jan 18, 01:18 AM

The Cleveland Browns are hiring University of Tennessee staffer John Lilly as their tight ends coach, according to Sirius XM's Alex Marvez.

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  Rams | C.J. Anderson ready to roll    Thu Jan 17, 11:53 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson said he is the freshest running back in the league heading into a matchup with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game. 'I look faster than everyone else, part of it because I'm fresh,' Anderson said.

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  Buccaneers | Bruce Arians to help Jameis Winston?    Thu Jan 17, 11:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will benefit from having Bruce Arians as his head coach, according to retired QB Carson Palmer. 'It's probably the best thing that could've happen to Jameis at this point in his career,' Palmer said. 'Getting a guy like B.A. to come in and clean up some things technically. And really installing what he does best and that's push the ball down the field.'

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  Cowboys | Surgery for Antwaun Woods     Thu Jan 17, 11:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods (labrum) had surgery to repair a torn labrum Thursday, Jan. 17, according to a source.

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  Redskins | Derrius Guice back on the field    Thu Jan 17, 10:10 PM

Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) posted a video of himself on social media running and doing other drills on the field.

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  NFL | LJ Scott out of Senior Bowl    Thu Jan 17, 09:53 PM

Michigan State RB LJ Scott (ankles) pulled out of the Senior Bowl because of injuries to both ankles.

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  Seahawks | Amara Darboh still in Seattle's plans?    Thu Jan 17, 09:39 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Amara Darboh (shoulder) 'looks great,' head coach Pete Carroll said in his end-of-season news conference, and Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times believes Darboh will have another chance to make the 53-man roster in 2019.

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  Seahawks | C.J. Prosise on track for OTAs    Thu Jan 17, 09:35 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (abdomen) should be recovered in time to participate in the offseason program in April, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 14.

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  Cardinals | Fewer receptions for David Johnson?    Thu Jan 17, 09:22 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson could see fewer targets in the passing game in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. Urban notes that while Kingsbury was coach at Texas Tech, no running back had more than 41 receptions in a single season.

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  Chargers | Extension possible for Melvin Gordon    Thu Jan 17, 08:26 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said Gordon is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.

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  Chargers | Jason Verrett could return    Thu Jan 17, 08:17 PM

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent CB Jason Verrett (Achilles') is a player the Chargers will consider re-signing this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Telesco said he believes Verrett is on track in his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers in line for extension    Thu Jan 17, 08:06 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will have contract extension talks with the team this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are good to go so long as they have Rivers. They work diligently to find a good price for the veteran quarterback. Rivers said he would like to play several more seasons.

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  Saints | Thursday practice report for Saints    Thu Jan 17, 07:51 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Keith Kirkwood (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17. OG Andrus Peat (hand), OT Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) and C Max Unger (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Saints | Benjamin Watson out again    Thu Jan 17, 07:47 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Raiders | Jalen Richard expected back    Thu Jan 17, 07:38 PM

Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent RB Jalen Richard is expected to return to the team next season.

Footballguys view: Richard can stick with the Raiders for a good price. He'll once again serve as a backup or change-of-pace back for the Raiders.

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  Patriots | Deatrich Wise off injury report    Thu Jan 17, 05:57 PM

New England Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, and has been removed from the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

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  Chiefs | Thursday practice report for Chiefs    Thu Jan 17, 05:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dorian O'Daniel (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17. OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), SS Eric Berry (heel), CB Kendall Fuller (shoulder, thumb), LB Anthony Hitchens (knee), SS Jordan Lucas (shoulder) and OG Andrew Wylie (biceps) fully participated in practice.

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  Chiefs | Sammy Watkins fully practices    Thu Jan 17, 05:38 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Watkins can be a big play threat for the Chiefs. Even on limited snaps in extreme cold this Sunday, Watkins is a player the Patriots must gameplan for.

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  Chiefs | Full practice for Tyreek Hill    Thu Jan 17, 05:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (heel, thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: The weather is going to be extremely cold but that may not slow down Hill. He's good to go for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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  Chiefs | Spencer Ware takes part in practice    Thu Jan 17, 05:13 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Ware should be good for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. He's the backup to Damien Williams and might get some touches here and there.

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  Bills | Lafayette Pitts should receive offer    Thu Jan 17, 05:12 PM

Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent CB Lafayette Pitts likely will receive a tender offer this offseason.

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  Steelers | Janarion Grant tries out for Steelers    Thu Jan 17, 04:43 PM

Free-agent WR Janarion Grant (Ravens) worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Colts | Two cornerbacks try out for Colts    Thu Jan 17, 04:40 PM

Free-agents CBs Donatello Brown (Packers) and DeAndre Elliott (Seahawks) worked out for the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Chargers | Spencer Drango signs futures contract    Thu Jan 17, 04:35 PM

Los Angeles Chargers OG Spencer Drango was signed to a Reserve/Futures deal Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Seahawks | Seattle signs Paxton Lynch    Thu Jan 17, 04:23 PM

Free-agent QB Paxton Lynch (Broncos) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Lynch was a bust with the Broncos of epic proportions. A first-round pick in 2016, Lynch never could earn the starting job in Denver over backup-caliber QB Trevor Siemian. Lynch was out of football for the 2018 season but did workout for several teams. He'll get a chance to compete for the backup spot to Russell Wilson in 2019.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt had knee procedure    Thu Jan 17, 03:06 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (knee) recently underwent a minor knee cleanup, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This is just a cleanup procedure, and Watt will be good to go for the offseason program.

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  Broncos | Denver hires Wade Harman    Thu Jan 17, 02:19 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons tight ends coach Wade Harman was hired by the Denver Broncos for the same position Thursday, Jan. 17, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Harman worked with new Broncos OC Rich Scangarello during their time with the Falcons. He comes in to take over a group that lacks healthy impact players. Jake Butt is a fine all-purpose tight end but he's coming off yet another knee injury (the third of his football career). Jeff Heuerman was the leading tight end last season but he's set to be a free agent in 2019. Needless to say, Harman has a lot of work to do.

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  Eagles | Two Philly coaches won't return    Thu Jan 17, 02:10 PM

Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Chris Wilson and wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer will not be retained, according to sources.

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  Chiefs | Dorian O'Daniel to miss practice    Thu Jan 17, 01:55 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dorian O'Daniel (ankle) is the team's only player expected to miss practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Chiefs | Eric Berry's practice draws praise    Thu Jan 17, 01:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs S Eric Berry (heel) drew the praise of head coach Andy Reid on Thursday, Jan. 17, after putting in a full practice the previous day. 'He looked good out there,' Reid said. 'I see him out there looking like Eric Berry.'

Footballguys view: Having Berry out there...even if he's incredibly limited...would be a boost for the Chiefs defense. We'll know more about Berry's status later in the week.

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  Patriots | Another big day for N.E. RBs?    Thu Jan 17, 01:32 PM

New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead combined for 47 rushing attempts/targets and 254 yards from scrimmage in the divisional-round playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are going to have a gameplan in place to take advantage of the Chiefs weaknesses on defense. The Chiefs surrendered the third-most total yards (2,709) to opposing running backs during the regular season.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady excels in cold    Thu Jan 17, 01:02 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is 24-4 playing in sub-30-degree weather and 5-1 when the temperature is below 20 degrees.

Footballguys view: As Rick James would say, Tom Brady is 'cold blooded!' An arctic cold front in expected Sunday, Jan. 20, in Kansas City, Mo., where the Patriots will face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. We'll see how much the severe cold impacts the game on Sunday.

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  Broncos | Bill Musgrave out in Denver    Thu Jan 17, 12:23 PM

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave will not be returning to the Denver Broncos' staff.

Footballguys view: Musgrave couldn't get the best out of QB Case Keenum and now he finds himself looking for work after one season as the Broncos OC. He's been around the league forever, has a good reputation and shouldn't find it difficult to find another gig.

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  Cowboys | Leon Lett remaining on Dallas staff    Thu Jan 17, 12:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys assistant defensive-line coach Leon Lett has been re-signed to a new contract, a source reported Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Giants | Michael Hunter signs futures contract    Thu Jan 17, 12:06 PM

Free-agent CB Michael Hunter (Texans) signed a Reserve/Futures contract with the New York Giants on Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Cowboys | Doug Colman fired    Thu Jan 17, 11:18 AM

Dallas Cowboys assistant special teams coach Doug Colman was fired Thursday, Jan. 17.

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  Bills | Lorenzo Alexander terms    Thu Jan 17, 09:20 AM

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander's one-year deal is worth a maximum of $4.55 million, according to a source. He has a $3 million base salary with a $550,000 signing bonus.

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  Bears | Anthony Miller not facing prolonged recovery    Thu Jan 17, 01:06 AM

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) should not miss significant time during the offseason following his upcoming shoulder surgery, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who believes Miller will be ready to go at or near the start of the team's offseason program.

Footballguys view: Good news for the young receiver here. He injured the shoulder in Week 3 but was able to tough it out through 15 games in 2018. When Miller is ready to return, expect the Bears to take it easy on him and ease him back into action.

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  Bears | Jordan Howard has little trade value?    Thu Jan 17, 12:58 AM

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard holds little value if the team decides to shop him around during the offseason, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who points out Howard is in the final year of his rookie deal and that running back is one of the NFL's most replaceable positions.

Footballguys view: Howard had less than 1,000 yards rushing in 2018, the first time in his career he's fell below that mark. He just missed that total with 935 rushing yards in 2018. We'll see if the Bears want to go with a more dynamic runner in 2019. Biggs believes Howard's greatest value in 2019 would be as depth for the Bears.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh signs Marcelis Branch    Thu Jan 17, 12:18 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free-agent S Marcelis Branch (Falcons) to a Reserve/Future contract Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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  Giants | Sam Beal expected to be at full strength    Thu Jan 17, 12:12 AM

New York Giants CB Sam Beal (shoulder) is expected to fully recover from his shoulder surgery and likely will compete for playing time at cornerback next season.

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  Saints | Paul Turner added to practice squad    Thu Jan 17, 12:01 AM

Free-agent WR Paul Turner was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad Wednesday, Jan. 16. The team also released QB J.T. Barrett from their practice squad.

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  Texans | DeAndre Hopkins was big part of offense    Wed Jan 16, 11:26 PM

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was targeted 163 times during the regular season while the second highest total on the team was 45 targets.

Footballguys view: The headline can be filed under 'in other news, water is wet.' Hopkins is their passing game, and he's one of the best in the game. The team needs to keep feeding him the rock...and protect QB Deshaun Watson better...in 2019.

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  Texans | Brandon Weeden hopes to return    Wed Jan 16, 11:25 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent QB Brandon Weeden said he hopes to re-sign with the Texans this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Texans had Weeden and Joe Webb behind Deshaun Watson this year. With Weeden potentially leaving in free agency, the Texans have to find some quarterback talent. They could always just have Weeden stick around for a good price.

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  Jets | Henry Anderson may not return    Wed Jan 16, 10:35 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent DE Henry Anderson may not re-sign with the Jets if the team moves to a 4-3 defensive alignment since he is is better option for a 3-4 defense, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rich Cimini.

Footballguys view: Gregg Williams, the Jets new defensive coordinator, has long run a 4-3 defense and that makes Anderson an odd fit. Anderson has been through a switch to a 4-3 defense when he was with the Colts and it negatively impacted his play. Expect the free agent to be to find a home elsewhere in 2019.

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  Packers | Frank Cignetti not retained    Wed Jan 16, 10:33 PM

Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti will not return to the team next season.

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  Bears | Willie Beavers receives futures deal    Wed Jan 16, 09:49 PM

The Chicago Bears signed OT Willie Beavers to a Reserve/Futures deal Wednesday, Jan. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Eagles | Brandon Graham to test market    Wed Jan 16, 09:43 PM

Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent DE Brandon Graham said he plans to test the free-agent market this offseason because he wants to do what is best for his family.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have been trying for some time to get Graham signed but to no avail. "I'm a little disappointed that we tried the last couple years and couldn't get a deal done," Graham told PFT in a phone interview. The veteran should have quite a few teams interested in his services.

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  Steelers | No Antonio Brown trade talks yet    Wed Jan 16, 09:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has not been the topic of trade talks at this point, according to owner Art Rooney II.

Footballguys view: This drama will continue throughout the offseason. Rooney said Brown staying with the Steelers is still an option but not many signs are pointing that way at this time.

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