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Chris Mortensen: NFL ‘Leaning Toward Reducing’ Aldon Smith’s Suspension

It sounds like Aldon Smith could be back earlier than expected. There have been rumors that the outside linebacker could have his nine-game ban reduced, and on Thursday ESPN’s Chris Mortensen discussed that topic with Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game. “I checked on it, and I was told ‘Yes, it’s under consideration.’ You know, good behavior. It was part of the deal when they...
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Report: The Seattle Seahawks were willing to cut Percy Harvin

How bad were things in Seattle? Well, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Percy Harvin situation was so ugly that the Seahawks were ready to cut the talented wideout if they couldn’t find a trade partner. Mortensen also reported that the Seahawks didn’t believe that they did “their due diligence” when looking to acquire Harvin from the Vikings, but that John Schneider...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Calvin Johnson not happy with being used as a decoy

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson isn’t happy that he’s been forced to play despite dealing with a sprained ankle. “Players always want to play. You know he is a gamer,” Rapoport said. “But he wants to make sure he gets this ankle healed for the long haul.” ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Monday night that Johnson could...
Via Pro Football Zone
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How long will Dennis Allen last in Oakland?

Fresh off a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, there is talk around the league that Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen might very well be out of a job in the not-so-distant future. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen indicated on air earlier Monday that there has been whispers about Allen’s job and that he knows “a lot of people around the league are talking about it.” ...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mort: Raiders are a candidate to trade up for Derek Carr

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported today that the Raiders are a candidate to trade up to the 33rd pick for quarterback Derek Carr. “People think the Raiders may want to go to the top spot to get Derek Carr,” Mort said, via Even though Oakland didn’t take a quarterback in the first round,  there are plenty of talented signal callers left.   var ACE_AR = {Site...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is blockbuster trade between the Raiders and 49ers possible?

It has been reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that the San Francisco 49ers are looking to do something big in the 2014 draft and that the Raiders and 49ers could be possible trade partners. It is no secret that the Oakland Raiders are open to trading down, but would they be willing to move down 25 spots? If they are, what would this trade mean for both teams? The 49ers would have...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders could trade out of the number 5 spot; 49ers want to move up

Today on ESPN Chris Mortensen stated that he has heard numerous times that the 49ers could be “ready to do something big” in May’s draft. 49ers GM Trent Baalke is working with 11 picks, including six selections in the top 100, so he has plenty of ammo to execute a trade up. Mortensen said the […] The post Raiders could trade out of the number 5 spot; 49ers want to move up...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns players: Organization is a “joke,” Rob Chudzinski is a “douche”

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen just reported that the Browns will be firing head coach Rob Chudzinski. Some anonymous Browns players sounded off on this season. Another Browns player: "This organization is a joke." — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) December 29, 2013 "He's a douche. No one on offense trusts him." Text from a player regarding Rob Chudzinski. #Browns...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Texas wants to talk to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy

Acording to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Jason Wilde,  the University of Texas would like to talk to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy about coaching vacancy. Per @mortreport, #Packers coach Mike McCarthy is among candidates U of @TexasSports AD Steve Patterson wants to talk to about Longhorns job. — Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 15, 2013 I realize that @mortreport item...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to police profanity in light of Patriots-Jets altercation

The NFL, not content to simply penalize dirty hits, is also planning to punish dirty mouths. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that, following fights like Thursday night’s shovefest between the Patriots and the Jets, the league plans to tighten up its policing of profanity on the field. Some referee crews warned players about on-field profanities in Week 1 and will look to use taunting...
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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