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May 22

John Dorsey: Chubb and Ward graded equally on Browns board

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The reason so many people were stunned when the Browns took cornerback Denzel Ward instead of defensive end Bradley Chubb with the fourth overall pick is that the consensus view was the Chubb was the better player. “He’s got the long vertical speed, he’s got sudden-area explosive quickness that you like in those types of …

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May 20

A closer look at the projected AFC win totals

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The oddsmakers have set the over-under numbers for the wins for all teams. We spent some time during Tuesday’s PFT Live looking at the nooks and crannies of the projected AFC win totals. The ensuing discussion didn’t suck, which some may say would be a low bar in relation to our normal content. Regardless, it’s …

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May 17

Report: Patriots G Joe Thuney to undergo foot surgery

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Tom Brady ‘s offensive line is dealing with another issue this offseason. Left guard Joe Thuney is preparing for upcoming foot surgery, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday. Thuney’s surgery isn’t expected to threaten his availability when the season opens in September, but getting cut open is rarely a positive. Mack didn’t play well enough last …

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May 15

Coaches, GMs believe Browns will take Baker Mayfield with No. 1 pick

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The Browns continue to keep the decision about their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from head coaches and general managers around the NFL that Cleveland will take quarterback Baker Mayfield, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday. The Browns hold the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the draft, …

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May 13

Irish offensive linemen Quenton Nelson, Mike McGlinchey drafted in top 10

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Two Notre Dame offensive linemen were taken in the top 10 picks of the NFL draft Thursday. Offensive guard Quenton Nelson went to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 6, and offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey went to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 9. This is the first time since 1993, when Rick Mirer went at …

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May 10

NFL cheerleaders will settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with Roger Goodell

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If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have a meeting with a group of cheerleaders, the two former cheerleaders who recently filed discrimination claims will settle those claims for $1 each. The settlement proposal by Sara Blackwell, the lawyer representing the cheerleaders, asked that Goodell and league lawyers have a “good faith” meeting with at least …

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May 07

Jon Gruden runs first NFL practice in almost 10 years with Raiders

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Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay. This was the day Gruden had been waiting for ever since he was hired for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach. The Raiders opened their first voluntary …

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May 05

Devin Hester retires with Bears, doesn’t want to see kickoffs ousted

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Devin Hester, who officially retired with the Chicago Bears on Monday, said he’s not happy about the possibility the NFL could soon eliminate one of his fortes — the kickoff return. “Kickoff and punt return is one of the key aspects of the quality of football,” Hester said. “You’ve got to let these guys play …

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May 02

Lorenzo Alexander: Josh Allen may have to answer for insensitive tweets

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Buffalo Bills linebacker and team captain Lorenzo Alexander encouraged his teammates Friday to keep an open mind about quarterback Josh Allen but acknowledged that the No. 7 overall pick might have to answer to racially insensitive tweets that surfaced this week. “What I’m gonna do is extend some grace and wait to get to know …

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Apr 30

Ravens will soon be signing Robert Griffin

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Last year, the Ravens wanted quarterback Robert Griffin III, but Griffin opted not to sign with the team. This year, the offer apparently stands — and the acceptance could be coming. We’re told that Griffin will soon be signing with the Ravens. With the Jets now at No. 3, the second pick will be one …

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