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Bill Polian sees ‘win-win’ with Redskins keeping tag on Kirk Cousins

Bill Polian believes both sides benefitted from the Washington Redskins’ decision to keep a franchise tag on Kirk Cousins rather than signing him to a long-term contract.

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Bill Polian sees ‘win-win’ with Redskins keeping tag on Kirk Cousins

Bill Polian believes both sides benefitted from the Washington Redskins’ decision to keep a franchise tag on Kirk Cousins rather than signing him to a long-term contract.

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Bills’ Jerry Hughes spent offseason addressing ‘hamstring issues’ that bothered him last year

Jerry Hughes’ top priority this offseason with the Buffalo Bills was to make sure he resolved “hamstring issues” that bothered him in 2016.

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Bills’ Jerry Hughes spent offseason addressing ‘hamstring issues’ that bothered him last year

Jerry Hughes’ top priority this offseason with the Buffalo Bills was to make sure he resolved “hamstring issues” that bothered him in 2016.

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Matt Ryan on Falcons’ Super Bowl hangover: ‘I think you’ll always have a little bit of that scar that drives you’

Quarterback Matt Ryan says the Falcons are still getting over their crushing Super Bowl loss against the Patriots.

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Matt Ryan on Falcons’ Super Bowl hangover: ‘I think you’ll always have a little bit of that scar that drives you’

Quarterback Matt Ryan says the Falcons are still getting over their crushing Super Bowl loss against the Patriots.

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Brady Quinn on Dave Gettleman firing: ‘You don’t look at the Panthers as a team that was mismanaged’

Brady Quinn said on the SiriusXM Blitz that he sees David Gettleman as having done a lot more right than wrong as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

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Brady Quinn on Dave Gettleman firing: ‘You don’t look at the Panthers as a team that was mismanaged’

Brady Quinn said on the SiriusXM Blitz that he sees David Gettleman as having done a lot more right than wrong as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson shares ‘dead horse’ story from Packers’ QB meeting room

When Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson was a quarterback in the league, he didn’t find meetings all that useful.

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson shares ‘dead horse’ story from Packers’ QB meeting room

When Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson was a quarterback in the league, he didn’t find meetings all that useful.

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Bruce Arians to Cardinals assistants: ‘If you miss a recital … I’ll fire you’

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes in family first with his assistant coaches.

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Bruce Arians to Cardinals assistants: ‘If you miss a recital … I’ll fire you’

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes in family first with his assistant coaches.

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Leslie Frazier on Bills’ new D: ‘We don’t want to complicate things for our players’

New Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier believes “less is more” and a more simplified scheme will reflect as much.

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Leslie Frazier on Bills’ new D: ‘We don’t want to complicate things for our players’

New Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier believes “less is more” and a more simplified scheme will reflect as much.

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Ravens’ Justin Tucker: ‘I think it would be cool to have that record’ for NFL’s longest field goal

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker would like to hit the longest field goal in league history, a distinction Matt Prater holds after connecting from 64 yards in 2013 as a member of the Denver Broncos.

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Ravens’ Justin Tucker: ‘I think it would be cool to have that record’ for NFL’s longest field goal

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker would like to hit the longest field goal in league history, a distinction Matt Prater holds after connecting from 64 yards in 2013 as a member of the Denver Broncos.

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Eric Ebron on Jim Caldwell’s future as Lions coach: ‘We want to keep him there forever’

Eric Ebron knows this much about his coach and his quarterback — he wants them to continue to be with him for a long time on the Detroit Lions. The tight end also knows, in order for that to happen, … Continued

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Eric Ebron on Jim Caldwell’s future as Lions coach: ‘We want to keep him there forever’

Eric Ebron knows this much about his coach and his quarterback — he wants them to continue to be with him for a long time on the Detroit Lions. The tight end also knows, in order for that to happen, … Continued

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Pierre Garcon on Kirk Cousins: ‘I don’t know why he’s not the long-term answer’ in Washington

San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon can’t understand why his former team, Washington, hasn’t made a long-term commitment to quarterback Kirk Cousins.

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Pierre Garcon on Kirk Cousins: ‘I don’t know why he’s not the long-term answer’ in Washington

San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon can’t understand why his former team, Washington, hasn’t made a long-term commitment to quarterback Kirk Cousins.

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Dr. Harry Edwards: ‘The NFL has a problem if Colin Kaepernick is not on a team somewhere in this league’

Dr. Harry Edwards strongly believes that if Colin Kaepernick wants to continue playing, an NFL team should willingly give him the chance to play.

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Dr. Harry Edwards: ‘The NFL has a problem if Colin Kaepernick is not on a team somewhere in this league’

Dr. Harry Edwards strongly believes that if Colin Kaepernick wants to continue playing, an NFL team should willingly give him the chance to play.

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Michael Brockers on Rams’ handling of Aaron Donald’s contract: ‘Obviously, pay the man’

Michael Brockers fully supports fellow Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s quest for a pay raise and thinks the team would be wise to give him one.

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Michael Brockers on Rams’ handling of Aaron Donald’s contract: ‘Obviously, pay the man’

Michael Brockers fully supports fellow Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s quest for a pay raise and thinks the team would be wise to give him one.

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Gabe Jackson, Khalil Mack & Derek Carr ‘always talked about how Raiders would turn things around’

No one knew exactly when it would happen, but there was plenty of confidence among the top three picks in the Oakland Raiders’ 2014 draft that the team would eventually improve after they joined the roster.

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Gabe Jackson, Khalil Mack & Derek Carr ‘always talked about how Raiders would turn things around’

No one knew exactly when it would happen, but there was plenty of confidence among the top three picks in the Oakland Raiders’ 2014 draft that the team would eventually improve after they joined the roster.

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Eagles have ‘got to pull the reins back a little bit’ on Carson Wentz

Eagles offensive Frank Reich is realistic about the development of quarterback Carson Wentz, who is only entering his second NFL season.

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Eagles have ‘got to pull the reins back a little bit’ on Carson Wentz

Eagles offensive Frank Reich is realistic about the development of quarterback Carson Wentz, who is only entering his second NFL season.

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Ronnie Lott: ‘It’s going to be very challenging’ to keep distance between Raiders and gaming

Ronnie Lott is worried. Although he was disappointed by the decision, he understands that NFL owners saw a “much bigger” opportunity when they voted, 31-1, to allow the Raiders to make their eventual move from Oakland to Las Vegas. ‘I … Continued

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Ronnie Lott: ‘It’s going to be very challenging’ to keep distance between Raiders and gaming

Ronnie Lott is worried. Although he was disappointed by the decision, he understands that NFL owners saw a “much bigger” opportunity when they voted, 31-1, to allow the Raiders to make their eventual move from Oakland to Las Vegas. ‘I … Continued

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Former Ravens LB Zach Orr ‘in great shape’ as he pursues return from brief retirement

Former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr had been planning his return from the retirement he began last January for month. And he has been training accordingly.

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Former Ravens LB Zach Orr ‘in great shape’ as he pursues return from brief retirement

Former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr had been planning his return from the retirement he began last January for month. And he has been training accordingly.

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Dak Prescott on being Cowboys rookie sensation: ‘I definitely thought this would come’

Others might have been stunned by Dak Prescott’s standout rookie season that allowed him to supplant Tony Romo as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback last year. But not Prescott.

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Dak Prescott on being Cowboys rookie sensation: ‘I definitely thought this would come’

Others might have been stunned by Dak Prescott’s standout rookie season that allowed him to supplant Tony Romo as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback last year. But not Prescott.

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SiriusXM NFL Radio to air ‘Great Americans of the NFL’

Catch the two-hour special on SiriusXM NFL Radio throughout the Fourth of July weekend.

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SiriusXM NFL Radio to air ‘Great Americans of the NFL’

Catch the two-hour special on SiriusXM NFL Radio throughout the Fourth of July weekend.

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Raiders’ OC on Marshawn Lynch: ‘He has pleasantly surprised me at every turn’

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing made sure to specify that he wasn’t offering “the PR answer” to a question about his impressions of Marshawn Lynch during offseason practices.

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Raiders’ OC on Marshawn Lynch: ‘He has pleasantly surprised me at every turn’

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing made sure to specify that he wasn’t offering “the PR answer” to a question about his impressions of Marshawn Lynch during offseason practices.

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Ryan Shazier: Steelers will ‘do a great job this year of making quarterbacks uncomfortable’

Although the Steelers finished with a respectable 38 sacks, which tied them for ninth in the NFL in 2016, they knew they could do better. Ryan Shazier promises that will be the case this year.

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Ryan Shazier: Steelers will ‘do a great job this year of making quarterbacks uncomfortable’

Although the Steelers finished with a respectable 38 sacks, which tied them for ninth in the NFL in 2016, they knew they could do better. Ryan Shazier promises that will be the case this year.

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Niners’ Jeremy Kerley ‘didn’t have a lot of respect’ for Chan Gailey with Jets

Jeremy Kerley was part of a 2-14 season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and he was still much happier than in 2015, his fifth and final year with the New York Jets.

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Niners’ Jeremy Kerley ‘didn’t have a lot of respect’ for Chan Gailey with Jets

Jeremy Kerley was part of a 2-14 season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and he was still much happier than in 2015, his fifth and final year with the New York Jets.

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Raiders’ Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘I don’t run away from competition’

Derek Carr’s big contract extension is just another reason for wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to be happy about joining the Oakland Raiders as a free agent.

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Raiders’ Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘I don’t run away from competition’

Derek Carr’s big contract extension is just another reason for wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to be happy about joining the Oakland Raiders as a free agent.

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Tony Jefferson loves Ravens, but ‘I’ve always been on the best coast, which is the West Coast’

Safety Tony Jefferson acknowledges he was initially apprehensive about leaving the Arizona Cardinals for the Baltimore Ravens in free agency.

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Tony Jefferson loves Ravens, but ‘I’ve always been on the best coast, which is the West Coast’

Safety Tony Jefferson acknowledges he was initially apprehensive about leaving the Arizona Cardinals for the Baltimore Ravens in free agency.

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Devonta Freeman says new contract with Falcons will be ‘something great’

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman expects to get a new contract commensurate with his strong production.

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Devonta Freeman says new contract with Falcons will be ‘something great’

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman expects to get a new contract commensurate with his strong production.

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Rich McKay on NFL relaxing celebration rules: ‘You’re going to see some things that will truly be entertaining’

Rich McKay admits to being one of the main proponents of the NFL’s more rigid approach to enforcing rules meant to curb player celebrations.

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Rich McKay on NFL relaxing celebration rules: ‘You’re going to see some things that will truly be entertaining’

Rich McKay admits to being one of the main proponents of the NFL’s more rigid approach to enforcing rules meant to curb player celebrations.

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Tramon Williams wanted release from Browns, ‘because it wasn’t a stable spot’

Tramon Williams knew he wanted out of the Cleveland Browns last season. The veteran cornerback no longer could deal with the lack of stability in the organization.

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Tramon Williams wanted release from Browns, ‘because it wasn’t a stable spot’

Tramon Williams knew he wanted out of the Cleveland Browns last season. The veteran cornerback no longer could deal with the lack of stability in the organization.

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Vince Wilfork: ‘I’m 50-50’ about retirement

Vince Wilfork isn’t sure if he’s finished with football. The veteran nose tackle has yet to announce his retirement, and is holding off because he still might want to continue playing.

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Vince Wilfork: ‘I’m 50-50’ about retirement

Vince Wilfork isn’t sure if he’s finished with football. The veteran nose tackle has yet to announce his retirement, and is holding off because he still might want to continue playing.

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Josh Norman says ’16 season with Washington was best ‘off the field’ as well as on

Josh Norman had his reasons for recently describing his 2016 season as the best of his career.

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Josh Norman says ’16 season with Washington was best ‘off the field’ as well as on

Josh Norman had his reasons for recently describing his 2016 season as the best of his career.

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Tom Savage on Texans’ selection of Deshaun Watson: ‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’

It would be safe to assume Tom Savage isn’t happy that the Houston Texans decided to trade up in last April’s draft to select Deshaun Watson.

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Tom Savage on Texans’ selection of Deshaun Watson: ‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’

It would be safe to assume Tom Savage isn’t happy that the Houston Texans decided to trade up in last April’s draft to select Deshaun Watson.

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Terence Newman says Dalvin Cook ‘not one of the loud guys’ in Vikings’ locker room

Entering his 15th NFL season, Terence Newman has become more than a highly experienced cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Terence Newman says Dalvin Cook ‘not one of the loud guys’ in Vikings’ locker room

Entering his 15th NFL season, Terence Newman has become more than a highly experienced cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Drew Brees: Adrian Peterson ‘out to prove something’ with Saints

Drew Brees expects Adrian Peterson to have plenty of motivation with the New Orleans Saints this season.

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Drew Brees: Adrian Peterson ‘out to prove something’ with Saints

Drew Brees expects Adrian Peterson to have plenty of motivation with the New Orleans Saints this season.

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Darian Thompson looks for Giants’ pass rush to ‘get me some lollipops thrown my way’

New York Giants safety Darian Thompson says he’s doing well in his recovery from a foot injury that eventually required surgery and limited him to only two games as a rookie last season.

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Darian Thompson looks for Giants’ pass rush to ‘get me some lollipops thrown my way’

New York Giants safety Darian Thompson says he’s doing well in his recovery from a foot injury that eventually required surgery and limited him to only two games as a rookie last season.

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Eagles’ Lane Johnson calls suspension ‘most motivating time in my life’

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 season hinged on the availability of offensive tackle Lane Johnson.

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Eagles’ Lane Johnson calls suspension ‘most motivating time in my life’

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 season hinged on the availability of offensive tackle Lane Johnson.

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David Johnson: Carson Palmer’s age doesn’t create any greater urgency for Cardinals

Carson Palmer is 37 years old, which means the window of opportunity for the Arizona Cardinals to win a Super Bowl with him as their starting quarterback would figure to be nearly closed.

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David Johnson: Carson Palmer’s age doesn’t create any greater urgency for Cardinals

Carson Palmer is 37 years old, which means the window of opportunity for the Arizona Cardinals to win a Super Bowl with him as their starting quarterback would figure to be nearly closed.

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Agent on David Harris’ release from Jets: ‘This was a conversation for February, not for June’

More than anything, it was the timing of the New York Jets’ release of linebacker David Harris that upset the player’s long-time agent.

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Agent on David Harris’ release from Jets: ‘This was a conversation for February, not for June’

More than anything, it was the timing of the New York Jets’ release of linebacker David Harris that upset the player’s long-time agent.

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Baldwin: If Seahawks sign Kaepernick, ‘I would welcome him with open arms’

So far, the Seattle Seahawks haven’t gone beyond kicking the tires on free agent Colin Kaepernick.

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Baldwin: If Seahawks sign Kaepernick, ‘I would welcome him with open arms’

So far, the Seattle Seahawks haven’t gone beyond kicking the tires on free agent Colin Kaepernick.

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Jon Gruden’s beginning to wonder about his effect on California NFL teams

Jon Gruden got his start in coaching with the San Francisco 49ers. His first head-coaching job was with the Oakland Raiders. So his professional history in California is pretty extensive. ‘The state of California, I spent a lot of my … Continued

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Jon Gruden’s beginning to wonder about his effect on California NFL teams

Jon Gruden got his start in coaching with the San Francisco 49ers. His first head-coaching job was with the Oakland Raiders. So his professional history in California is pretty extensive. ‘The state of California, I spent a lot of my … Continued

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Williams: Lynn ‘a breath of fresh air’ for Chargers

For Tyrell Williams, the Los Angeles Chargers couldn’t have done a whole lot better than make Anthony Lynn their new head coach. Williams is impressed with everything that Lynn, the former offensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Buffalo … Continued

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Williams: Lynn ‘a breath of fresh air’ for Chargers

For Tyrell Williams, the Los Angeles Chargers couldn’t have done a whole lot better than make Anthony Lynn their new head coach. Williams is impressed with everything that Lynn, the former offensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Buffalo … Continued

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Lockett: Seahawks ‘always going to have each other’s back’

With the Seattle Seahawks mired in controversy after an explosive piece in ESPN The Magazine revealed all sorts of acrimony within the team, questions linger about the atmosphere in the locker room.

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Lockett: Seahawks ‘always going to have each other’s back’

With the Seattle Seahawks mired in controversy after an explosive piece in ESPN The Magazine revealed all sorts of acrimony within the team, questions linger about the atmosphere in the locker room.

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Brandon Graham: ‘The first week I miss some days, everybody’s speculating’

Brandon Graham’s first instinct was to laugh at reports he was staying away from offseason workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles because he was unhappy with his contract. “But when it kind of got blown out of proportion, I was just … Continued

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Brandon Graham: ‘The first week I miss some days, everybody’s speculating’

Brandon Graham’s first instinct was to laugh at reports he was staying away from offseason workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles because he was unhappy with his contract. “But when it kind of got blown out of proportion, I was just … Continued

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Barnidge: ‘I’d love to be the number one guy’

Gary Barnidge is patient. He understands that NFL teams are assessing what they have at tight end through OTAs and minicamps to determine if they want to turn to him for help at the position. ‘I’ve shown I’ve been able … Continued

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Barnidge: ‘I’d love to be the number one guy’

Gary Barnidge is patient. He understands that NFL teams are assessing what they have at tight end through OTAs and minicamps to determine if they want to turn to him for help at the position. ‘I’ve shown I’ve been able … Continued

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Beachum on being with the Jets: ‘I’m excited about where we are right now’

Kelvin Beachum likes it all — the team, the teammates. He even likes the change in climate, from warmer to colder. Everything about being a member of the New York Jets, who he joined as a free agent from the … Continued

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Beachum on being with the Jets: ‘I’m excited about where we are right now’

Kelvin Beachum likes it all — the team, the teammates. He even likes the change in climate, from warmer to colder. Everything about being a member of the New York Jets, who he joined as a free agent from the … Continued

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Bouye’s message to Bortles: ‘Just do your best and we all got your back’

They were college teammates, they were NFL opponents. Now, they’re reunited again, as members of the Jacksonville Jaguars. So it’s fair to say that cornerback A.J. Bouye, a University of Central Florida product who joined the Jaguars as a free agent … Continued

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Bouye’s message to Bortles: ‘Just do your best and we all got your back’

They were college teammates, they were NFL opponents. Now, they’re reunited again, as members of the Jacksonville Jaguars. So it’s fair to say that cornerback A.J. Bouye, a University of Central Florida product who joined the Jaguars as a free agent … Continued

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank: Atlanta will be “competitive for years to come”

Blank is overwhelmingly positive following the Falcons’ heartbreaking Super Bowl LI loss.

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank: Atlanta will be “competitive for years to come”

Blank is overwhelmingly positive following the Falcons’ heartbreaking Super Bowl LI loss.

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Garrett ‘may play both’ sides in Browns’ defense

Myles Garrett provided a little intrigue about his role as a rookie edge rusher for the Cleveland Browns this season.

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Garrett ‘may play both’ sides in Browns’ defense

Myles Garrett provided a little intrigue about his role as a rookie edge rusher for the Cleveland Browns this season.

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Whaley blames firing as Bills GM on failure to land franchise QB

Doug Whaley believes he knows why he no longer is the general manager of the Buffalo Bills.

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Whaley blames firing as Bills GM on failure to land franchise QB

Doug Whaley believes he knows why he no longer is the general manager of the Buffalo Bills.

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Wood: Bills ‘have been close, but close isn’t what the Pegulas are looking for’

Entering his ninth NFL season, all with the Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood knows a thing or two about change. He is on his eighth head coach, counting the interim coach (Perry Fewell) who guided the team through the final seven games … Continued

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Wood: Bills ‘have been close, but close isn’t what the Pegulas are looking for’

Entering his ninth NFL season, all with the Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood knows a thing or two about change. He is on his eighth head coach, counting the interim coach (Perry Fewell) who guided the team through the final seven games … Continued

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Jason McCourty on Browns: ‘It doesn’t feel like a 1-15 team’

Jason McCourty likes the vibe around his new team, the Cleveland Browns. The cornerback who recently signed with the Browns as a free agent doesn’t sense that the players are living under a cloud of losing after last season’s 1-15 … Continued

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Jason McCourty on Browns: ‘It doesn’t feel like a 1-15 team’

Jason McCourty likes the vibe around his new team, the Cleveland Browns. The cornerback who recently signed with the Browns as a free agent doesn’t sense that the players are living under a cloud of losing after last season’s 1-15 … Continued

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Forte: Cutler ‘gets a bad rap,’ McCown ‘the leader that we need’

Two different quarterbacks, two different perceptions.

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Forte: Cutler ‘gets a bad rap,’ McCown ‘the leader that we need’

Two different quarterbacks, two different perceptions.

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DeMarcus Ware on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I feel like he’s being blackballed’

DeMarcus Ware believes that NFL teams are intentionally turning their collective back on free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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DeMarcus Ware on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I feel like he’s being blackballed’

DeMarcus Ware believes that NFL teams are intentionally turning their collective back on free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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