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Carson Palmer on the mend, participates in first-team drills

Arizona Cardinals quarteback Carson Palmer was out on the field with his teammates Monday after missing the last 8 games of the 2014 season wtih a torn ACL. "You want all your guys out there," Palmer said, via NFL.com. "I know I want my five starting linemen and my two starting receivers. You don’t ever want to see guys on the sidelines. Unfortunately I’m not going to be...
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Raiders say goodbye to veteran G Kevin Booth

After drafting a couple of lineman (Jon Feliciano, Miami / Anthony Morris, Tennessee State) in the NFL Draft - fourth and seventh rounds respectively, the Oakland Raiders are feeling comfortable enough to let go of veteran guard Kevin Booth, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported Monday afternoon. Booth played in nine games in 2014, with no starts. Raiders are releasing OL...
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49ers DE Justin Smith mulling retirement, will meet with team this month

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is planning to sit down with team brass this monthg to decide on whether he'll retire or give it another go for 2015. "You'll know in about three weeks or so," Smith said Monday, via the Sacramento Bee. It appears Smith is still on the fence, even after the team drafted potential replacement Arik Armstead in the first round on...
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New Packers QB: Falling to 5th-round 'a blessing in disguise'

Former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley used to be considered a 2nd and possibly 1st-round prospect, but once scouts over-analyzed and scrutinized his play, his stock fell way, way down... that is until the Green Bay Packers came calling. The Packers selected Hundley in the 5th-round (147th overall), and he'll join Scott Tolzien and Matt Blanchard as understudies to Aaron Rodgers...
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Vikings plan on picking up 5th-year options on Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith

According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Vikings plan on picking up the 5th-year options on offensive lineman Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. While Khalil has been up and down with his best season being his rookie season, Smith has developed into one of the top safeties in the NFL. Monday was the deadline for Minnesota to decide on those options for players taken in...
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Cowboys decline fifth-year option on CB Morris Claiborne

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys have declined to pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Morris Claiborne. Claiborne's $11.08 million deal for 2016 was too much for the Cowboys as he is coming off a torn patellar tendon, and played in only four games last season. He also missed six games in 2013 due to hamstring problems. The Cowboys traded up...
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FSU OL coach on Patriots fourth round pick Tre' Jackson: 'I see a couple guys get drafted in front of this guy who couldn't carry his jock'

The New England Patriots found success in 2014 when they drafted center Bryan Stork, a Florida State lineman who not only cracked the starting lineup, he ended up being a key cog along the offensive line, on a Super Bowl-winning team. In 2015, Bill Belichick went back to the FSU well selecting Seminoles guard Tre' Jackson when he was available into the fourth round. FSU's offensive...
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Bears have high hopes for fourth round pick RB Jeremy Langford

The Chicago Bears already have Matt Forte at the running back position; however, behind him it's an open competition and the team believes fourth round pick Jeremy Langford could be an immediate contributor. "Langford's a guy our running backs coach Stan Drayton liked a lot, obviously with (Drayton) at Ohio State (Langford) had played against him so he was very familiar with...
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Browns top pick Danny Shelton says he's no one trick pony: 'I play two down, three down, four down, if there's a five down, I'll play it'

Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick Danny Shelton has been projected as a two-down player in the NFL; however, the nose tackles believes he can stay on the field, no matter what down it is. "I play two down, three down, four down, if there's a five down, I'll play it," Shelton said, via Ohio.com. "Honestly, it doesn't matter about my weight or whatever. I'm going to be...
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CB Eric Rowe plans to step right into starting cornerback position: 'It's not like I'm behind Darrelle Revis'

Philadelphia Eagles second-round draft pick Eric Rowe believes he'll be able to step right into the starting cornerback and the defensive back from Utah sounded ultra confident in making the statement. The versatile cover man can play corner or safety and said it doesn't matter where the team puts him. "It is a really good opportunity for me to come in and play right away,...
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Charles Haley says Cowboys got a 'steal' in Randy Gregory

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Charles Haley, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this summer, said he met with the team's second round pick Randy Gregory and can't believe the club landed a talent like his outside of the first round. Haley isn't worried about off-field issues and feels the Cowboys are built to help transition the young player...
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Steelers first round pick LB Bud Dupree: 'I can be an all-purpose down player'

According to Teresa Varley of Steelers.com, Steelers first-round draft pick Bud Dupree believes he can be an every-down player for the Steelers' defense. Dupree also said that he wants to learn everything he can from the veteran on the the team especially James Harrison. "I can learn a lot from him," Dupree said, via Steelers.com. "He has been around the game a while, he...
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Raiders release veteran WR James Jones after one year, save $3.4 million against salary cap

According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the Raiders have released wide receiver James Jones. Jones, who was a top free agent signing in the 2014 season had two years remaining on his contract and the club will save $3.433 million against the 2015 salary cap. Bair writes: 'Jones had 73 receptions for 666 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, in what will be his only season as...
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Pete Carroll says Seahawks have no desire in trading Bruce Irvin

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the team doesn't have any plans to trade linebacker Bruce Irvin, despite trade rumors that were floating around the draft. Carroll put the speculation to rest saying the team intends on keeping Irvin for the long-term. "Bruce has done a great job for us," Carroll told ESPN. "We love him and we want him to be here. Somebody started...
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Michigan state QB coach says CB Trae Waynes is 'going to be special in the NFL'

Quarterbacks coach at Michigan State, Brad Salem has seen Trae Waynes up close and personal in practice and games for the past three years. Waynes was drafted 11th overall by the Vikings on Thursday and the QB coach believes the Vikings have a long- term talent ready to take off. Salem talked about Waynes work ethic, and the fact he went from a little known player coming out...
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Lions' Swanson not a shoe-in to start at center

The Detroit Lions acquired guard/center Manny Ramirez from the Broncos during the NFL Draft on Thursday, which may put 2nd-year center Travis Swanson in jeopardy of losing the starting center job. "I don't know," Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn said, via the Detroit Free Press. "And I'm not trying to be evasive, I just don't know. What is it, May 2, 3rd? The depth...
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Ray Farmer: CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu can be starter 'if he’s 100 percent'

Former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu fell all the down to the Cleveland Browns 7th-round (241st overall) pick in the NFL Draft due to uncertainty about his torn ACL injury suffered in December. Ekpre-Olomu, once considered a first-round draft prospect, is still of course on the mend, but if he can get back to his fomer self, Browns general manager feels he'll have quite a draft...
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Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web ► From this view, the New England Patriots 2015 class was a bit of a mixed bag, but ultimately a positive group. The Pats surprisingly made 11 selections, ... Patriots sign 2 undrafted free agents ► of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can ... Patriots hopeful draft...
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Packers stayed with plan to 'draft football players'

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy wanted to 'draft football players' and not workout warriors that fail to produce behind their physical potential. The duo came out of the 2015 NFL Draft feeling pretty good about what they had just accomplished. "We literally kept saying, 'Let's make sure we try to draft football players,'" Thompson said...
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Texas native Ryan Russell: Call from Cowboys a dream come true

Former Purdue defensive end Ryan Russell grew up in Carrolton, Texas, and naturally, being a Dallas Cowboy is a dream come true. And that's what Russell was hoping for all throughout the 2015 NFL Draft, when he finally got the call in the 5th-round (163rd overall). "Every time the Cowboys (came up), I was like, 'Please, call me,' and my phone finally rang," Russell said, via...
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Porter: James Harrison knows his role

Former Pittsburg Steelers linebacker and current OLBs coach Joey Porter says fans can expect to see less of James Harrison in 2015. Harrison in turning 37 on Monday, and is well past his glory days as a formidable player. And he's fully aware of that, says Porter. "He knows where he is," Porter said Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I told him already, the James...
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Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Versatility a hallmark of draft class ► It's probably OK if Trae Waynes plays just one position. As for most of the other players the Vikings took in the NFL draft, versatility is pivotal. Minnesota selected ... Vikings sign 2 undrafted free agents ► One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds ... Tom...
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Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Grading Out The 2015 Draft Class ► For the Oakland Raiders and the rest of the teams around the league, the books have closed on yet another NFL Draft. All of the prospects taken in the draft will ... New tight end Clive Walford touted as "complete package ► I was pretty high on Clive Walford coming into this draft. I wasn't alone in that opinion from draft gurus and come...
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Gruden: Alfred Morris' role 'won't be affected' after drafting Matt Jones

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden says running back Alfred Morris' job with the team is safe after grabbing former Florida RB Matt Jones in the third-round (95th overall). "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said, via ESPN.com. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change. But to add another guy that can come in here and...
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Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow no 'camp arm'

Soon after the Philadelphia Eagles signed journeyman QB Tim Tebow to a contract, fellow Eagles QB Mark Sanchez let the cat out of the bag that his former Jets teammates was brought in to be just another camp arm while Sam Bradford recovers from ACL surgery. On Saturday, head coach Chip Kelly denied that claim to the NFL Network. "No, I think everybody here that we bring to...
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