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Saints stressing character, culture with roster additions
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The scouting reports on the team's new additions often point to their toughness and leadership ability.

Gary Kubiak's play-calling will be rooted in Peyton Manning's comfort
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The Broncos head coach says he won't stray from calling plays that work best with Manning's skills, and Manning will still make audibles, of course.

Roundtable: What to do with points after touchdowns
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NFL Nation reporters Rob Demovsky, Rich Cimini, Jeff Legwold and Todd Archer got together for a roundtable on the PAT.

Mel Kiper to Jets: Don't duck QB Marcus Mariota
The New York Jets could be the perfect team to pick Marcus Mariota and allow him to develop, says Mel Kiper.

Lions have options in replacing Reggie Bush
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Who takes Reggie Bush's touches and how it changes the offense are a few of the questions Jim Caldwell has to figure out this offseason.

Brian Quick making progress but still no timetable
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher offers update on Brian Quick's status heading toward start of offseason conditioning program

Browns center Alex Mack on cautious rehab plan
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Mack missed most of the 2014 season after breaking a leg, and the team's rushing game was lost without him.

Marcus Mariota's disadvantage might not be so big
Much has been made of the fact that Marcus Mariota has virtually no experience operating under center. Will that hurt him in the NFL?

Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot
The Atlanta Falcons entered free agency with thoughts of upgrading the nickelback position.

Steelers re-sign wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Heyward-Bey proved to be valuable on the Steelers' special teams last season.

Jay Gruden on RG III's confidence, offseason goals
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Developing Robert Griffin III would go a long way towards returning to success.

Eagles have options at guard, safety
Philadelphia Eagles have options at guard, safety; Chip Kelly sees Allen Barbre as possible starter at guard.

Adventures in modern technology with Tom Coughlin
New York Giants' Tom Coughlin shares story about own experiencesÃ

Chip Kelly putting his stamp on Eagles after two 10-win seasons
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Chip Kelly's hyperactive March makes more sense when you look at it as a product of lessons learned during his first two years in the NFL.

Tom Coughlin says Giants have 'concern' at safety
At this point in the offseason, the New York Giants have nothing but question marks at the safety position.

Regarding DeMarco Murray, Jerry Jones says you can't have it all
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With a salary cap you can't have it all, but the notion the Cowboys couldn't have re-signed DeMarco Murray is false, says Todd Archer.

Tom Coughlin hopes Victor Cruz is back by Week 1 but won't rush him
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin hopes Victor Cruz is back by Week 1 but won't rush him.

Cowboys expect Dez Bryant to show for voluntary offseason program
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ntil Dez Bryant either agrees to a long-term deal or signs the franchise tender, he's under no obligation to attend offseason workouts.

Cowboys' 2015 season looks like Jason Garrett's most challenging
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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett will have to navigate many different situations that could prove tricky.

Sam Bradford was highly rated by Eagles before Chip Kelly
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The Philadelphia Eagles have thought highly of Sam Bradford long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and traded for him.

Jim Tomsula leaning on NFL Europe experience in building a team
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New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he got used to roster upheaval while working in NFL Europe.

Pete Carroll discusses the status of injured Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked Wednesday about some the teamâ

Cardinals among teams to benefit from new roof rule
Teams with a retractable roof can now make changes at halftime

Arians narrows Cardinals' draft needs
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says besides tight end, running back, offensive linemen and cornerback could also be on Arizona's draft wish list.

Pete Carroll discusses Russell Wilson's contract negotiations
Pete Carroll discusses Russell Wilson's contract negotiations, says the process has been a 'big focus.'

Despite defections, 49ers sticking to 3-4 defense
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The 49ers are remaining in a 3-4 defense, rather than flipping to a 4-3 scheme, new coach Jim Tomsula confirmed Wednesday.

Bowles: Don't sleep on Jerraud Powers winning CB spot
Former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said he likes the versatility of Jerraud Powers.

Levi's Stadium still open to share, undergoing fan improvements
The Oakland Raiders sharing Levi's Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers remains an option, Niners CEO Jed York said.

Trent Baalke: Chris Borland retirement changed offseason dynamic
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The San Francisco 49ers now have just three inside linebackers under contract following the retirement of Chris Borland.

49ers to request consecutive Eastern time zone games
The San Francisco 49ers plan on requesting back-to-back road games in the Eastern time zone to cut down on travel.

Lions have options in replacing Reggie Bush
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Who takes Reggie Bush's touches and how it changes the offense are a few of the questions Jim Caldwell has to figure out this offseason.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer happy with Matt Kalil's health, outlook
Matt Kalil's struggles were a frequent topic of conversation during the 2014 season

Jay Cutler the starter, but competition open
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It's clear John Fox and the Bears plan on placing their bet first with Jay Cutler.

Back to normal for Packers in free agency
Until Wednesday, when they signed Kyle Sebetic, who spent a week on the Giants practice squad last November, Green Bay had not added a new player

Detroit Lions sticking with a multiple 4-3 defense
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said nothing is going to change with their defense from a schematic standpoint.

Mike Zimmer confident Adrian Peterson wouldn't be malcontent
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Questions about Adrian Peterson consumed the better part of Mike Zimmer's hour-long media session at the NFC coaches' breakfast on Wednesday in Phoenix, as Zimmer stayed squarely on message for the groups of reporters who stopped at his table.

Packers still want Letroy Guion back
The Green Bay Packers still want Letroy Guion back, and they can move on that prospect now since his court case has been resolved.

John Fox: New conditioning program 'will help' Alshon Jeffery
John Fox: New conditioning program â

Mike McCarthy won't miss Ndamukong Suh
How happy was Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to see Ndamukong Suh sign with the Miami Dolphins in free agency?

Detroit Lions don't have interest in Ray Rice
The Detroit Lions don't have any interest in Ray Rice despite an obvious need at running back.

Saints stressing character, culture with roster additions
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The scouting reports on the team's new additions often point to their toughness and leadership ability.

Grading Saints' performance in free agency
ESPN Insider Mike Sando gave the Saints a B-minus, though he admitted the grade is conservative because theyÃ

Marcus Mariota's disadvantage might not be so big
Much has been made of the fact that Marcus Mariota has virtually no experience operating under center. Will that hurt him in the NFL?

Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot
The Atlanta Falcons entered free agency with thoughts of upgrading the nickelback position.

Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John Imlay
The Falcons released a statement Thursday offering their thoughts on minority owner John Imlay, who died of a massive heart attack Wednesday.

Sean Payton considered Reggie Bush but loves C.J. Spiller
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Before the New Orleans Saints unexpectedly landed dynamic runner/receiver C.J. Spiller in free agency, they considered a reunion with Sean Payton's original dual threat weapon Reggie Bush.

Sean Payton: Saints knew they couldn't afford both Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs
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Sean Payton: Saints knew they couldnâ

Mike Glennon drawing trade interest
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith confirmed Wednesday that the team has been fielding phone calls about trading quarterback Mike Glennon.

Sean Payton on Jimmy Graham, Saints' trade philosophy
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Saints coach Sean Payton spent time on Wednesday in Phoenix dishing on Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees and the team's offseason transition.

Ron Rivera would like to see Cam Newton signed long-term before 2015 season
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried about going into the 2015 season without quarterback Cam Newton signed to a long-term deal.

Mel Kiper to Jets: Don't duck QB Marcus Mariota
The New York Jets could be the perfect team to pick Marcus Mariota and allow him to develop, says Mel Kiper.

Bills dish out NFL-high $91.5 million guaranteed this offseason
Buffalo Bills have spent more than any NFL team this offseason at $91.5 million

Chip Kelly's intel on Bradley Fletcher
Eagles coach Chip Kelly likes Bradley Fletcher's work ethic

Bills will pick up fifth-year option on Stephon Gilmore
The Buffalo Bills have decieed to pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

Is J.J. Watt's restructure a blueprint for Ndamukong Suh?
The Miami Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh is set to have enormous salary-cap numbers in the coming seasons.

Woody Johnson, Robert Kraft should be summoned to principal's office
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The Jets' tampering charge they filed against Robert Kraft for innocuous comments about Darrelle Revis is so middle school.

Jets coach Todd Bowles: Brandon Marshall has chance to enjoy 'breakout year'
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles is excited about the potential for newly acquired receiver Brandon Marshall.

Bills will reach out to Brandon Spikes about return
The Buffalo Bills are keeping open the possibility of re-signing linebacker Brandon Spikes

Joe Philbin: Dion Jordan's focus remains at defensive end
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Despite speculation the Dolphins may try to play Dion Jordan at outside linebacker, Joe Philbin confirms Jordan will stay at defensive end.

Rex Ryan wants Bryce Brown to fix fumbling problem
Rex Ryan wants Bryce Brown to fix fumbling problem, says he won't carry much until he does.

Gary Kubiak's play-calling will be rooted in Peyton Manning's comfort
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The Broncos head coach says he won't stray from calling plays that work best with Manning's skills, and Manning will still make audibles, of course.

Here's how much cap room the Chiefs need for NFL draft
The Chiefs still need to create some flexibility in order to make roster moves.

Gary Kubiak: Broncos will look at Peyton Manning's workload
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The Broncos would like to have Peyton Manning rested and healthy for the playoffs and would also like to see what they have in Brock Osweiler

Kiper: Marcus Mariota a great fit for Andy Reid, Chiefs
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Marcus Mariota would make a lot of sense for Andy Reid, even if the Chiefs are committed to Alex Smith as their quarterback.

Andy Reid talks up Raiders, Derek Carr
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid spent time praising the Oakland Raiders and second-year coach Derek Carr.

Andy Reid looking for a bigger, better Travis Kelce
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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid fully expects to expand the role of tight end Travis Kelce and also wouldn't mind if the player expanded his waist.

Gary Kubiak offers clean slate, big challenge to Broncos' linemen
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Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said that the returning players from last yearâ

Mike McCoy says Branden Oliver can be a workhorse back
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Branden Oliver led the San Diego Chargers in rushing last season as a rookie.

Khalil Mack could help at defensive end
The Oakland Raiders need more out of their pass rush, and Khalil Mack at DE, where he played some in sub packages in 2014, could be the answer.

Draft hopeful Brett Hundley stops by NFL Nation TV
Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for NFL Nation TV's Spreecast Episode 49

Mel Kiper Jr. cites cornerbacks Pittsburgh Steelers could draft in first round
It would make sense if the Steelers go after a cornerback in the first round, considering the lack of depth in this draft.

Browns center Alex Mack on cautious rehab plan
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Mack missed most of the 2014 season after breaking a leg, and the team's rushing game was lost without him.

Steelers re-sign wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Heyward-Bey proved to be valuable on the Steelers' special teams last season.

Ravens continue to challenge safety Matt Elam
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For the second time in two months, the Baltimore Ravens stressed the importance for Matt Elam to become a better football player in 2015.

What did we learn about the Cleveland Browns at the NFL meetings?
Key things learned from spending time with the Cleveland Browns at the NFL owners meetings.

Bengals have unique juggling act with Vontaze Burfict
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The Cincinnati Bengals can't count on having a healthy Vontaze Burfict to begin the season.

Still no second chance for Ray Rice
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Many NFL coaches say running back Ray Rice deserves a second chance to play in the league, however, there are many obstacles going against him.

Browns' trade offers for Sam Bradford never included Johnny Manziel
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday that no players were involved when the Cleveland Browns made their pitch to acquire Sam Bradford.

NFL's text-message investigation continues
Competitive advantage will not be a vital factor in the leagueâ

Ravens should be pleased by passing of ineligible receiver rule
The Baltimore Ravens got a small measure of vindication when the NFL passed a rule about receivers reporting as eligible.

Should Randy Gregory's failed drug test scare off the Jaguars?
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The team's history of drafting players with marijuana issues, including Justin Blackmon, should give them pause.

NFC West coaches: Frank Gore will be productive for Colts
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Though he's almost 32, NFC West head coaches had no doubt Frank Gore would be productive for the Colts.

Rule change on ineligible receivers helps the Colts
Players who report into the game as an ineligible receiver must line up inside the tackle box, according to the Competition Committee.

Bob McNair on Andre Johnson: Athletes never want to acknowledge losing a step
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair wasn't surprised Andre Johnson bristled at the idea of a reduced role next season.

No surprise Gus Bradley giving Bernard Pierce another chance
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If Gus Bradley is willing to stick by Justin Blackmon, then it shouldn't be a surprise he's willing to give RB Bernard Pierce a second chance.

Colts GM Ryan Grigson explains rationale behind 9-point proposal
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson explains the rationale behind his 9-point proposal after touchdowns.

Chuck Pagano on Colts' run defense: 'It's our Achilles heel'
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The Indianapolis Colts have struggled to stop the run in key games against the New England Patriots.

Akeem Dent re-signs with Texans on two-year deal
The Houston Texans re-signed inside linebacker Akeem Dent to a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Report: Interim president/CEO says Titans are not for sale
Interim Tennessee Titans president and CEO Steve Underwood said team ownership has no intention of selling the franchise.

Bill O'Brien sends another message to Louis Nix
Head coach wants to see more development from second-year defensive lineman.


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