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Report: San Francisco 49ers Releasing Carlos Rogers

(AP Photo) Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers will release cornerback Carlos Rogers: Source: The San Francisco 49ers will indeed cut CB Carlos Rogers allowing him to test the market. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2014 The 49ers are not releasing Rogers to test the market; they are releasing a defensive player who underperformed as it relates to...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rolando McClain wants to return to the NFL in 2014

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Rolando McClain was once a hugely talented linebacker out of Alabama.  He was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2008.  After a series of altercations with the law, McClain was cut by the Raiders in 2013.. He was given a second chance with the Baltimore Ravens  that turned out to be short-lived. After another arrest while with the Ravens, McClain...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Defensive end Michael Bennett Signs with Seattle Seahawks

  (AP Photo) Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Seattle Seahawks have signed a four-year. $28.5 million contract with defensive end Michael Bennett: DE Michael Bennett strikes deal with Seahawks. Four years. Terms coming. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2014 Bennett was considered a key part of the Seahawks defensive plans going forward, and their cuts that...
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Report: New York Jets Release Santonio Holmes

(AP Photo) Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets have released wide receiver Santonio Holmes: The #Jets have released WR Santonio Holmes, the team announced. He had a $10.75M salary cap hit. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2014 The move has been widely anticipated as Holmes’ tenure with the team has been underwhelming and the move gives the Jets another $8...
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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers Releasing LaMarr Woodley

(AP Photo) Per a report from NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling, the Pittsburgh Steelers will release linebacker LaMarr Woodley three years into his six-year, $61.5 million contract that has been one of the worst contract in recent team history. The move will most certainly be designated a post-June 1st cut as the cap hit for cutting Woodley is $14.2 million, greater than the $13.6 million...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Arena League team unveils crazy helmets

The Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League hosted an event today unveiling their home and away uniforms, and they are definitely as unique as the band they got their name from. The helmets are wicked, though. Chrome plated with flames coming from the facemask, and up the helmet. Check them out!   @LAKISS_AFL fans! The 2014 #LAKISS Team Helmet designed by @PaulStanleyLive...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Browns Serious About Signing Donte Whitner

(AP Photo) Per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer, the Browns are very serious about pursuing Cleveland native, safety Donte Whitner, once free agency opens: Source told http://t.co/AxL2Mqzjbd #Browns “are very serious” about signing Cleveland native Donte Whitner, 49ers safety. He’d replace Ward — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 10, 2014 The Browns...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Glennon is not yet the future for the Buccaneers

AP Image Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano drafted Mike Glennon in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft to push and eventually replace current starter, Josh Freeman.  Within the space of nine months, Freeman had been released and Schiano had been fired. Schiano’s replacement was former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie SMith. Glennon had a solid if unspectacular...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Frontrunners To Sign Brandon Albert

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Former Chiefs Tackle, Brandon Albert is one of the hotter names floating around, as the start of free agency is only hours away. The Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are two teams that  have been linked to the franchise left tackle. However, it has been rumored that Miami is already crossing the Ts and dotting the Is with Ailbert’s agent. The...
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Patriots Lock Up Hoomanawanui For Two Years

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports @Rand_Getlin reports that the Patriots have re-signed tight end Michael Hommanawanui to a two-year deal. TE Michael Hoomanawanui will re-sign with the #Patriots, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 10, 2014 This move makes sense for the Patriots as Rob Gronkowski is the only other tight end on the roster...
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Mark Ingram Calls Saints’ Moves “Shocking”

It’s clear that Jimmy Graham isn’t the only Saint who’s shocked by moves his team has made so far this offseason. New Orleans running back Mark Ingram told Larry Holder of the Times-Pcayune that he was shocked when he learned that backfield partner Darren Sproles was cut, along with the possibility of Pierre Thomas ending up in the same boat. “Everything has been shocking...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch the Bennett brothers on NFL AM starting March 10th

AP Image Martellus and Michael Bennett will be presenting a new segment on NFL AM starting on the 10th March according to Ian Rapoport and NFL Media Oh RT @InsideNFLMedia: Tomorrow on @NFL_AM catch the debut of a new weekly segment with Martellus & Michael Bennett. Airs around 8:35 AM ET — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2014 Martellus plays tight end for the Chicago Bears...
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Antonio Cromartie Tweets His Release from the New York Jets

(AP Photo) Add cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the growing list of free agents as teams trim down their rosters and create cap relief in anticipation of the open market on players set to begin March 11th. On his Twitter feed, Cromartie thanked the Jets organization and the fanbase for their support during his time with the team: I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen to $42.5 million deal

(AP Photo/Genevieve Ross) Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Vikings have agreed to a five year contract with defensive end, Everson Griffin: The 5-year contract for #Vikings DE Everson Griffen is for $42.5M with $20 guaranteed. Pass-rushers are getting paid, too, along with CBs — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2014 Everson was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth...
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Baltimore Ravens Guard Jah Reid Arrested

  (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office) Per a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Baltimore Ravens guard Jah Reid has been arrested on two charges of misdemeanor battery. Reid was arrested in Key West, Florida around 3 AM according the Monroe County Sheriff Office’s Arrest Log. Details of the arrest were not immediately available, and he was released without bond. Reid...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford, Sr Has Died

(AP Photo) Per Jennifer Hammond of Fox News 2 Detroit, William Clay Ford, Sr, owner and chairman of the Detroit Lions, has died, just five days short of his 89th birthday: #Lions team owner William Clay Ford Sr. has died. — Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) March 9, 2014 Ford gained control of the Detroit Lions in November 1963 after purchasing it from the previous owners, Edwin Anderson...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay is pushing hard to sign Michael Johnson

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Free agent defensive end Michael Johnson is an attractive target for a lot of teams this off season and you can now add the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to that list. According to the Chicago Tribune with two days until free agency the Buccaneers are working hard to sign Johnson. With new head coach and defensive guru Lovie Smith at the helm, Johnson would be a great...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Release Guard Daryn Colledge

There is no better source of news than hearing it from the player himself. Arizona Cardinals guard Daryn Colledge has been released by the team, per his Twitter feed: Wanna thank you the fans and the Cardinals for an amazing opportunity. A great organization headed in the right direction. Wish ya the best. — Daryn Colledge (@DarynColledge71) March 9, 2014 Originally drafted by...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Re-Sign Cornerback Sam Shields

(AP Photo/Joe Robbins) Per Pro Football Talk’s Twitter feed, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four year, $39 million contract:   Four year, $39 million deal for Packets CB Sam Shields. More coming at PFT. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 8, 2014 Shields went undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft and was signed by the Green Bay Packers and...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Guard Mike Pollak

  Marvin Lewis (Rob Carr/AP photo) According the Ian Rapoport’s twitter, the details of Mike Pollak’s new three-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals are a $5 million as a reserve or $7.5 million as a starter. Pollak started at center for Nevada State during the 2006-07 seasons and was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. ...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs Cut Veteran Guard Davin Joseph

  (Courtesy of tampa.cbslocal.com) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut veteran guard Davin Joseph on Saturday. Thus adding another free agent to the list of many that most if not all teams are beginning to talk to. Teams can sign unrestricted free agents on Tuesday, though Joseph may not be the same player he once was he is still a better than average veteran. #Bucs have released G Davin...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Buyer Beware: 2013 NFL Free Agent Class in Review

(AP Photos) The start of free agency for the 2014 NFL season is about to open, and teams flush with cap space and playoff dreams break out their wallets to go shopping. It’s a fool’s dream, trying to build a Super Bowl through free agency though, as most contending teams are built through the draft. Looking back over the last decade of free agency, there were only one, maybe...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Beason Will Represent Himself In Free Agency

  (Courtesy of nydailynews.com) Veteran linebacker Jon Beason will represent himself in free agency. This saves him three percent on his next contract wherever he signs. The former Panther and Giant emailed all 32 teams mentioning he will represent himself in free agency, though it is a catch 22. As a result of representing himself, Beason is unable to talk to any team other than...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Finley Hopes to Get Clearance to Play Soon

Jeffrey Phelps/Associated Press Days before the Super Bowl, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley told PFT Live that he hopes to get clearance in the coming weeks following his neck surgery.  While he has not been given the green light yet, a league source says it could be coming very soon. The goal here is to have Finley cleared for play by Tuesday, just in time to participate in...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: NFL Chat (Episode 8) Kaepernick 18 Million Dollar Man

Writers from across the S-K Network take to the round table to Chat NFL.  As you all know, the NFL never sleeps.  There’s technically no off-season in this league, and there’s certainly no shortage of news or discussion to be had.  This week’s topics include Peyton Manning and his clearance to pursue the 2014 campaign, the asking price of $18 million from 49ers quarterback...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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