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Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson among players on CFL’s negotiation list

4:28 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson were among 90 players revealed Tuesday to have been claimed by...

Jacksonville Jaguars pick up Marcedes Lewis option

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the longest-tenured players in Jacksonville Jaguars history is coming back for another season.Could Jacksonville move on from Blake Bortles and enter the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes? Will the Jags be able to keep top...

Chicago Bears release Jerrell Freeman, decline option on Josh Sitton

The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Freeman, 31, was suspended 10 games last season for a second violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.The Bears have also declined to pick...

Baker Mayfield rejects Johnny Manziel comparisons with NFL combine on horizon

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Oklahoma Sooners.At a stop in his...

Fly Phils Fly! Eagles star Jason Kelce center of attention at camp

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce got plenty of attention for his salty language during the Super Bowl celebration parade. The All-Pro says he tried to tone it down when he spoke inside the Phillies clubhouse...

Rae Carruth apologizes for death of pregnant girlfriend, seeks custody of 18-year-old son

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, who has spent the past 17 years in a North Carolina prison for conspiracy to murder his pregnant girlfriend, opened up for the first time in a handwritten...

Houston Texans inform linebacker Brian Cushing he will be released before start of new...

The Houston Texans have informed linebacker Brian Cushing that he will be released before the start of the new league year, which begins on March 14, The Houston Chronicle reported."It's all good. It's just part of the business,"...

Family version of New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Super Bowl LI ring sells for...

A family version of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl LI championship ring with "Brady" on it sold Sunday morning for $344,927, a record for a football ring.The ring, which has 265 diamonds compared to the 283 that...

Even for one year, a Browns-Kirk Cousins pairing doesn’t make sense – Washington Redskins...

Kirk Cousins won’t be with the Washington Redskins anymore, but until he signs elsewhere he still factors in the conversation -- in Washington and a number of other cities. That leads us to this week’s mailbag.#jkmailbag John, Rumors...

Patriots’ needs on defense extend beyond just the pass rush – New England Patriots...

Exploring some hot topics around the New England Patriots in mailbag form:Mike, team needs/roster move projections coming soon? With Butler (probably) leaving, do you expect team to address (jnterior and/or outside) pass rush before anything else?— Ed...

Dyslexia is ‘an ability,’ not a disability for Bucs’ Peyton Barber – Tampa Bay...

TAMPA, Fla. -- The words in Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber's playbook are sometimes jumbled, and they don’t make sense, so he has to read them over and over. He has to draw the plays up,...

New York Jets passed on AJ McCarron last year; what about now? – New...

The quarterback landscape was altered this week with the news that AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals and will be an unrestricted free agent. This week's mailbag question focuses on how McCarron's sudden availability could...

Johnny Manziel on Baker Mayfield — We’re different people

Johnny Manziel and Baker Mayfield are both from Texas and "have a really cool friendship," but the comparisons should stop there, Manziel said on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take" podcast."We're completely different people. We have a similar background....

Super ink: Demand for Eagles tattoos soars after Super Bowl – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

PHILADELPHIA -- A man who goes by the name of "The Professor" answers the phone and, with some grit and attitude in his voice, confirms that, yes, the demand for Philadelphia Eagles tattoos is soaring."It's the first time...

A 10-step guide to the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

PITTSBURGH -- Every offseason seems to form its own identity for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two years ago, the Steelers were trying to go from good to great by adding a few pieces in free agency and locking up...

Kansas City Chiefs sign cornerback David Amerson

David Amerson will stay in the AFC West after the Kansas City Chiefs announced they had signed the free-agent cornerback on Friday.The Oakland Raiders released Amerson on Feb. 5, saving some $6 million against their salary cap.The deal...

Carolina Panthers reinstate Mary Hurney as interim general manager after NFL investigation clears him...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Marty Hurney on Friday was reinstated as the interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers after the NFL informed the team that a two-week investigation revealed no evidence that Hurney harassed his ex-wife.He remains the...

Cardell Hayes, man convicted in Will Smith death, files appeal

NEW ORLEANS -- A man convicted in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has appealed the conviction and 25-year-sentence arising from a confrontation after a 2016 traffic collision.Cardell Hayes was convicted of manslaughter...

Welcome to the 2018 NFL QB market, AJ McCarron: Why he’s interesting – NFL...

At first glance, this AJ McCarron news might not strike you as much. A fifth-round pick who’s started four games in four NFL seasons can now be an unrestricted free agent. Big whoop, right? Are teams really going...

AJ McCarron wins grievance against Cincinnati Bengals, will be unrestricted free agent

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron got his wish.He will be an unrestricted free agent on March 14 after an arbiter ruled Thursday in favor of the backup quarterback in his grievance against the Bengals.Don't rule out the Bengals...

GM Kevin Colbert sends clear message Pittsburgh Steelers must improve – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

PITTSBURGH -- General Manager Kevin Colbert was low on roster details but high in expectations in his media session Thursday.Colbert wasn't leaning on the Pittsburgh Steelers' 13-win season, which should reverberate through the offseason.The Steelers weren't necessarily better...

Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on Le’Veon Bell — Prefer extension over tag

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers told Le'Veon Bell last month they have a "strong desire" to keep him in a black-and-gold uniform for the rest of his career, general manager Kevin Colbert said.That means doing a contract extension this...

Larry Fitzgerald will return to Arizona Cardinals for 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has decided to continue his Hall of Fame-worthy career and play his 15th season in 2018.New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks announced Fitzgerald's intentions during an interview on Arizona Sports 98.7...

Salary cap situation won’t prohibit New York Giants from making moves – New York...

It is that time of the year when everyone starts keeping tabs on salary cap space. They look at the numbers and pretend to understand how much money each team has available to sign free agents and conduct...

Todd Haley: Pieces are in place for Cleveland Browns to succeed – Cleveland Browns...

BEREA, Ohio -- Todd Haley said he has turned the page, but the offensive coordinator started his first news conference with the Cleveland Browns by talking about how proud he was of his success the past six seasons...

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