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  NFL | Neutral arbitration in Ray Rice case    Mon Sep 29, 06:38 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice's (Ravens) appeal of his suspension will be heard by a neutral arbitrator after the NFL agreed to the change. The NFL and NFL Players Association have exchanged names of potential arbitrators.

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  NFL | Three become free agents    Mon Sep 29, 06:00 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Chris Prosinski and Washington Redskins LB Gabe Miller and DT Robert Thomas cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Sept. 29.

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  NFL | Jermichael Finley unlikely to play in 2014    Sun Sep 28, 12:25 PM

Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) has received interest from some teams but likely will not play in 2014, according to sources. Finley is finalizing a $10 million disability insurance policy that likely would be paid to him in a few months if he does not play this season. Finley is still not able to pass a physical at this point.

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  NFL | Rishaw Johnson clears waivers    Fri Sep 26, 05:43 PM

Free-agent OG Rishaw Johnson (Buccaneers) cleared waivers Friday, Sept. 26, and is allowed to sign with any team.


  NFL | Arrelious Benn 100 percent    Thu Sep 25, 11:09 AM

Free-agent WR Arrelious Benn (back) has fully recovered from his back injury and will start working out for teams.

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  NFL | LaMichael James still out of work    Wed Sep 24, 08:35 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, Sept. 24, that he was surprised free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) was still available on the open market. He coached James at the University of Oregon. 'I think LaMichael's a hell of a football player,' Kelly said. 'I think maybe the timing had something to do with it because people's rosters may have been set. But I know him first-hand, I got an opportunity to coach him. I love the kid. He's an awesome football player, he's an awesome person.'

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  NFL | Eight become free agents    Wed Sep 24, 05:39 PM

Arizona Cardinals P Drew Butler, Dallas Cowboys OG Brian Clarke, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcel Jensen and WR Kerry Taylor, San Diego Chargers CB Marcus Cromartie, San Francisco 49ers TE Asante Cleveland, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Owusu and Tennessee Titans WR T.J. Graham cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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  NFL | Champ Bailey looking to play again    Wed Sep 24, 04:34 PM

Free-agent CB Champ Bailey (Saints) is healthy and is looking to sign with a team. He is willing to play cornerback, nickel back or safety for a team.

Footballguys view: Bailey is not the same player he used to be, but he could help a team looking for a veteran leader in a banged up secondary. It's telling that his phone has not been ringing off the hook since the Saints decided to let him go.

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  NFL | Four become free agents    Tue Sep 23, 06:03 PM

Chicago Bears WR Josh Bellamy, Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Smith, Detroit Lions PK Nate Freese and Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Rashaan Melvin cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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  NFL | Five players clear waivers    Mon Sep 22, 06:11 PM

Free-agent WR Deonte Thompson (Ravens), DE Lavar Edwards (Cowboys), SS Craig Loston (Jaguars), DT Bruce Gaston (Dolphins) and OG Eric Herman (Giants) cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 22, and are allowed to sign with any team.

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  NFL | Ray Rice to say tape was edited    Sun Sep 21, 12:13 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) will argue during his appeal hearing that the tape that was released of his domestic violence incident was edited, according to a source. Rice has been suspended indefinitely for the incident.

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  NFL | Rob Bironas dies in crash    Sun Sep 21, 09:11 AM

Free-agent PK Rob Bironas (Titans), 36, was killed in a single-car crash Saturday, Sept. 20. Footballguys sends our condolences to family and friends.

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  NFL | Tajh Boyd signs with FXFL     Sat Sep 20, 03:19 AM

Former New York Jets QB Tajh Boyd, who also tried out with the New York Giants, has signed with the Florida Blacktips of the Fall Experimental Football League.

Footballguys view: So much for the first-round draft status Boyd had just a year ago at Clemson. He failed to make an impression during camp, and he'll have to play in other leagues if he wants to keep playing.

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  NFL | BenJarvus Green-Ellis drawing interest    Wed Sep 17, 08:00 PM

Several clubs have reportedly reached out to free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals), who is still in the process of rehab after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.

Footballguys view: It's after Week 1 of the regular season, so teams won't have to guarantee Green-Ellis' salary for the rest of the year. With all the RB injuries around the league, we could see someone take a shot on the veteran back.

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  NFL | Seven become free agents    Wed Sep 17, 07:14 PM

Arizona Cardinals P Drew Butler, Chicago Bears RB Shaun Draughn and WR Chris X. Williams, Houston Texans LB Jason Ankrah, Indianapolis Colts RB Dion Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars OT Cameron Bradfield and Washington Redskins S Bacarri Rambo cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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  NFL | Drug testing agreement reached    Wed Sep 17, 09:32 AM

The NFL and NFLPA have reached an agreement to a new drug testing policy. An announcement is expected soon.

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  NFL | Three clear waivers    Mon Sep 15, 05:46 PM

Free-agent QB David Fales (Bears), FB Zach Line (Vikings) and LB Darius Fleming (Patriots) cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 15, and are allowed to sign with any team.

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  NFL | LaVon Brazill to have suspension reduced    Mon Sep 15, 05:04 PM

Free-agent WR LaVon Brazill (Colts) will have his suspension reduced from 16 games to 10 games once the NFL and NFL Players Association agree to a new drug policy.

Footballguys view: Awesome. He's not much of a fantasy factor until he signs with a new team. Brazill has good speed and ball-tracking ability.

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  NFL | Three clear waivers    Fri Sep 12, 05:32 PM

Free-agent LB Orie Lemon (Cowboys), CB Leon McFadden (Jets) and LB Pat Schiller (Rams) cleared waivers Friday, Sept. 12, and have become free agents.

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  NFL | Jabari Greer retires    Thu Sep 11, 01:54 PM

Free-agent CB Jabari Greer (Saints) announced his retirement Thursday, Sept. 11.

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  NFL | Vincent Brown receiving interest    Thu Sep 11, 01:17 PM

Free-agent WR Vincent Brown (Chargers) is scheduled to work out for at least three teams next week if he does not sign with a team before the end of the week.

Footballguys view: Brown entered the league with a lot of promise but a combination of health issues and overall mediocre play led to his release once Malcom Floyd was healthy and Keenan Allen exploded onto the scene. We'll have to see where he lands before we determine how much value he has but based on history, we'd hazard a guess that it's minimal - maybe a WR4 or WR5 - maybe....perhaps.

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  NFL | Eight become free agents    Wed Sep 10, 06:49 PM

Carolina Panthers TE D.C. Jefferson, Cleveland Browns OT Ryan Seymour, Denver Broncos WR Nathan Palmer, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Reggie Jordan, Kansas City Chiefs DB Daniel Sorensen, New Orleans Saints OT Ty Nsekhe and Tampa Bay Buccaneers DEs Steven Means and Scott Solomon cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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  NFL | Police allegedly sent Ray Rice tape to league    Wed Sep 10, 05:52 PM

A police source said they sent the video of an altercation involving free-agent RB Ray Rice to an NFL executive five months ago. The executive acknowledged through a phone conversation that the tape was received.

Footballguys view: The league has been saying they didn't have access to the footage, but that might not have been the case. There are some clamoring for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to lose his job over the mishandling of this incident. We'll see what happens here, and right now all options--including Goodell's resignation--are possibilities.

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  NFL | Five players clear waivers    Mon Sep 8, 06:34 PM

Free-agent TE Brandon Barden (Jaguars), CB Damond Smith (Chiefs), WR Vincent Brown (Chargers), WR Phil Bates (Seahawks) and CB Quinton Pointer (Buccaneers) cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 8, and are allowed to sign with any team.

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  NFL | Ray Rice signing won't happen    Mon Sep 8, 06:00 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) will not be approved to sign with a new team until further direction is provided from Roger Goodell.

Footballguys view: It's going to be a long time before we see Rice back in the NFL--if we ever see him play again. Hopefully Rice can get the help he needs and turn his life around.

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  NFL | Ray Rice suspended indefinitely    Mon Sep 8, 02:37 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Footballguys view: Good. What Rice did was horrific, and he doesn't deserve to play in the NFL. We'll see if he's ever reinstated by the league and if there's going to be a team to take a chance on him. Under new NFL policy, a second domestic violence incident results in a lifetime ban.

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  NFL | Ray Rice video news to league    Mon Sep 8, 10:59 AM

The NFL didn't see Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice strike his now wife, Janay Rice, in video footage before suspending him for two games, according to NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy. 'We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,' McCarthy said. 'That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.'

Footballguys view: Anyone who has seen the video knows how truly horrifying it is. We may see Rice get additional punishment now that more information has been released.

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  NFL | Colt Lyerla arrested    Sun Sep 7, 01:31 PM

Free-agent TE Colt Lyerla (Packers) was arrested Saturday, Sept. 6, and charged with driving under the influence.

Footballguys view: Lyerla can be dropped even in the deepest of dynasty TE premium leagues. What little chance he had to catch on again vanished with this arrest.

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  NFL | Three become free agents    Fri Sep 5, 05:31 PM

Chicago Bears FS M.D. Jennings, Green Bay Packers TE Jake Stoneburner and Miami Dolphins CB Brandian Ross cleared waivers and officially became free agents Friday, Sept. 5.

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  NFL | Gordon, Welker may return soon    Fri Sep 5, 09:03 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker could have their suspensions reduced if the players and owners agree on a new drug testing policy. The new policy that may be forthcoming would include testing for human growth hormone. Offseason use of amphetamines would move from the performance-enhancing substance policy to the substance-abuse policy. Welker would go from a first-time offender in the PED policy to a first-time offender in the substance-abuse policy, which means he would not be subject to suspension. The threshold to trigger a positive result on a marijuana test would rise. Gordon's positive marijuana test was barely above the NFL's current threshold for a positive test.

Footballguys view: This seems unlikely on its face, as the NFL would be opening a giant can of worms about retroactive application of new policies, but Florio is tuned in enough that we have to entertain the possibility. Add Gordon if you can, assuming the benches are long enough that you don't have to relinquish any key pieces.

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Josh Gordon player page


  NFL | Dominique Davis suspended    Fri Sep 5, 03:30 AM

Free-agent QB Dominique Davis was suspended for one game Thursday, Sept. 4, by the National Football League. No specific reason was given for the suspension.

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  NFL | Andre Brown, Erin Henderson suspended    Thu Sep 4, 07:52 PM

Free-agent RB Andre Brown (Texans) and LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) have been suspended for the start of the season, according to a league source. Brown will be banned eight games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and Henderson receives a four-game suspension for running afoul of the league's policy on substances of abuse.

Footballguys view: Could be a contributing factor in Brown's release if the Texans knew it was coming. A rough blow for the Vikings though, as Henderson is an important piece of the defense.

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Andre Brown player page


  NFL | Three become free agents    Thu Sep 4, 06:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson, New England Patriots DT Kelcy Quarles and New York Giants LB Justin Anderson cleared waivers and officially became free agents Thursday, Sept. 4.


  NFL | Several clear waivers    Wed Sep 3, 09:41 PM

Free-agent CB Larry Asante (Raiders), LB Josh Bynes (Ravens), PK Travis Coons (Titans), TE Justice Cunningham (Rams), DB Bobby Felder (Bills), QB Ryan W. Griffin (Saints), OT Caylin Hauptmann (Browns), WR Greg Jenkins (Raiders), OT Ryan McKee (Chiefs), OT Brett Van Sloten (Ravens) and WR Eric Ward (Titans) each cleared waivers Wednesday, Sept. 3 and are now unrestricted free agents and can sign with any NFL club.

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   NFL | Brian Waters retires    Tue Sep 2, 02:32 PM

Free-agent OG Brian Waters (Cowboys) announced he is retiring Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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  NFL | Several clear waivers    Mon Sep 1, 08:54 PM

Free-agent C Josh Allen (Buccaneers), C Thomas Austin (Colts), OG Karim Barton (Browns), CB Akeem Davis (Redskins), LB Larry Dean (Vikings), TE Richard Gordon (Dolphins), TE Marcel Jensen (Vikings), WR Charles X. Johnson (Browns), CB LeQuan Lewis (Jets), WR Anthony McClung (Texans), WR Michael Preston (Titans), CB Josh Victorian (Texans), OT Martin Wallace (Browns), OG Austin Wentworth (Vikings), OT John Wetzel (Cowboys), LB Chris White (Patriots) and CB Khalid Wooten (Titans) each cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 1, and are now free to sign anywhere.

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  NFL | Michael Sam clears waivers    Sun Aug 31, 12:09 PM

Free-agent DE Michael Sam (Rams) reportedly cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team.

Footballguys view: We should see Sam make the Rams practice squad. He can work well as a part-time pass-rusher in the pros.

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  NFL | Stephen Hill receiving interest    Sat Aug 30, 01:45 PM

Free-agent WR Stephen Hill (Jets) has received interest from three teams including a team in the AFC North, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Of course he is. Hill is only 23-years old, and he's got an intriguing size/speed combination. Following the footsteps of Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas at Georgia Tech, Hill has struggled with drops and knee issues as a pro.

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  NFL | James Harrison retires    Sat Aug 30, 11:20 AM

Free-agent LB James Harrison (Bengals) announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  NFL | Four become free agents    Thu Aug 28, 06:58 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Jace Davis, Dallas Cowboys WR Tim Benford, Kansas City Chiefs C Ben Gottschalk and Seattle Seahawks OG Greg Van Roten cleared waivers and became free agents Thursday, Aug. 28.


  NFL | David Garrard wants to play    Thu Aug 28, 03:07 PM

Free-agent QB David Garrard (Jets) would like to return to an NFL roster, and thinks he has a chance to do that once rosters are cut down. "I actually haven't gotten any calls yet but my agent has reached out to the Rams and to a number of teams," Garrard said. "They've all said they have me on their 'hot list' so I think probably something will happen after these last cuts once teams realize who is available, who is not available and then maybe somebody like myself can join a team."

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Given his injury issues and the way he left the New York Jets, teams might think twice. Then again some team might get desperate and ring him up. And then we say again, good luck with that.

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  NFL | Quentin Jammer not retiring this year    Wed Aug 27, 06:14 AM

Veteran free-agent CB Quentin Jammer (Chargers) does not intend to call it quits this season even though he isn't on an active roster. Jammer has indicated he wants to play at least one more season.

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  NFL | Five clear waivers    Fri Aug 22, 05:11 PM

Free-agent DT Anthony McCloud (Cardinals), WR Jabin Sambrano (Falcons), DT Marcus Forston (Patriots), TE D.J. Williams (Patriots) and DE James Ruffin (Buccaneers) all cleared waivers Friday, Aug. 22.

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  NFL | Isaac Redman retires    Fri Aug 22, 10:42 AM

Free-agent RB Isaac Redman (back) said he is no longer able to play football after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2013.

Footballguys view: Neck injuries are difficult to come back from, and they've ended multiple careers around the NFL.

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  NFL | Kyle Cook retires    Thu Aug 21, 12:26 PM

Free-agent C Kyle Cook (Bengals) has decided to retire.

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  NFL | Four clear waivers    Wed Aug 20, 05:31 PM

Free-agent WR Kevin Elliott (Bills), LS Chad Rempel (Bears), QB Pat Devlin (Dolphins) and DT Jibreel Black (Buccaneers) all cleared waivers Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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  NFL | Nick Collins announces retirement    Tue Aug 19, 10:21 PM

Free-agent S Nick Collins (Packers) officially announced his retirement from the NFL Tuesday, Aug. 19, on his official Twitter account.

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  NFL | Four clear waivers    Fri Aug 15, 05:32 PM

Free-agent RB Ben Malena (Cowboys), FS Shelton Johnson (Raiders), LB Marshall McFadden (Raiders) and DE Doug Worthington (Redskins) all cleared no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 15, and are free to sign with any team.

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  NFL | Ed Reed return odds dwindling    Fri Aug 15, 02:19 AM

The odds that former Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed will return to the NFL are decreasing, especially with the news on Thursday, Aug. 14, that Reed has joined the cast of the Showtime weekly series Inside the NFL.

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  NFL | Aaron Hernandez excused from hearing, next court date set    Thu Aug 14, 06:16 PM

Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing for his double homicide case Thursday, Aug. 14, and will be due in court October 21.

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