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Antonio Brown (calf/illness, questionable) is a game-time decision for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Jaguars.

Brown's calf is reportedly "still an issue" despite practicing this week. He's expected to play, but his status may go down to pre-game warmups. Playing at less than 100 percent, Brown could struggle in a matchup with Jalen Ramsey.
Jan 12 - 7:36 PM

The Steelers have "made some progress" in extension talks with Le'Veon Bell.

Bell plans to hold out of training camp if the sides can't get something done before the July 16 deadline. The Steelers haven't been willing to meet Bell's $17 million AAV asking price, but talks have at least ramped up. Bell will make $14.5 million if he plays 2018 under the franchise tag.
Jul 14 - 3:21 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "barring a significant turn of events" Cowboys LE DeMarcus Lawrence will play 2018 under the franchise tag.

Dallas has been in a contract standoff with Lawrence for months. Lawrence wants a five-year deal, but the Cowboys need to save cap space with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott due for extensions. Lawrence will make $17.1M under the tag and is a candidate to leave in free agency next offseason. Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is also expected to play 2018 without a new deal.
Jul 14 - 3:05 PM

DeMarco Murray announced his retirement after seven seasons.

A third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011, Murray was one of the most productive running backs in football during his prime. The former Oklahoma Sooner earned three Pro Bowl nods over his seven seasons and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2014. He led the league with 1,845 rushing yards that year while guiding Dallas to a division title. The 30-year-old probably could have continued his career as a backup—the Dolphins, Lions, Saints and Seahawks were among teams interested in him this offseason—but ultimately chose to hang up his cleats. For his career, Murray totaled 7,174 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns (49 rushing, six receiving) over 99 games for Dallas, Philadelphia and Tennessee.
Jul 13 - 2:00 PM

TitansOnline.com's Jim Wyatt reports Corey Davis was "one of the stars" of Titans spring practices.

The fifth overall pick in last year's draft, Davis missed a bunch of rookie time with a hamstring injury, missing most of training camp and the first five games of the season. Per Wyatt, Davis "looked smooth during the offseason, snatching the ball out of the air with ease in traffic" and made "some spectacular catches." Tennessee is counting on Davis to make a significant Year 2 leap.
Jul 13 - 9:47 AM

Speaking Thursday, Bears RG Kyle Long said the coaching staff has "taken the training wheels off" of Mitchell Trubisky.

"My little boy is becoming a man," Long said. "Mitch -- they've taken the training wheels off of Mitch's little bike. So he's going to be able to do some things creatively and get to showcase his skills. We're excited to see him. He's a tremendous leader and somebody the guys look up to in the locker room." Ex-coach John Fox predictably shackled Trubisky as a rookie, only letting him go as far as game manager-type, but the new staff led by innovative minds, coach Matt Nagy and OC Mark Helfrich, plan to unleash their young passer. Trubisky flashed as a rookie and is a dark horse candidate to make a significant second-year leap.
Jul 12 - 5:27 PM

The Buffalo News' Jay Skurski writes Chris Ivory "would be the first option" if LeSean McCoy is unavailable.

Serious allegations against McCoy of domestic, child, and animal abuse surfaced this week, throwing his availability into question. Signed to a two-year deal in March, Ivory is the obvious replacement for McCoy if the Bills decide to stay in-house, but they could also look to add a veteran like DeMarco Murray or Adrian Peterson. No matter who takes over, Buffalo's offense will be in serious trouble if McCoy is out.
Jul 12 - 10:29 AM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt writes the Titans "plan" for Derrick Henry "to be the lead back."

Wyatt adds Henry's performance will determine how the workload is distributed, but Henry is the favorite for carries over Dion Lewis. Terry McCormick of Titan Insider agrees with Wyatt's assessment, but he added it is "not out of the question" Lewis leads the team in all-purpose yards despite Henry getting more carries. This situation looks like a true committee, and Lewis is coming off the board a full three rounds after Henry, making him the better value pick.
Jul 12 - 10:09 AM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports Marcell Dareus is facing two separate lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault.

The first came to light on Wednesday, and Auman reports Dareus is facing another suit in connection with an incident which allegedly happened in January of 2017. Both suits accuse Dareus of raping an unconscious woman. Dareus is reportedly due in court on August 9 for a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
Jul 12 - 9:44 AM

Redskins selected Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander with a sixth-round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft.

The Redskins will surrender a 2019 sixth-rounder. Western Michigan CB Sam Beal was taken in the third round by the Giants, and Beal had clearly separated himself from Alexander as the draft's top prospect. Alexander stands 6'2/195 but ran a 4.60 forty at his Pro Day with a 35.5-inch vertical and just nine bench-press reps. He had a number of off-field issues in college and was ruled academically ineligible before declaring for the supplemental draft. He's merely a late-round flier who should get at least one year to stick at the end of the roster. Alexander is unlikely to make a rookie-year impact barring injuries.
Jul 11 - 2:03 PM

Giants selected Western Michigan CB Sam Beal with a third-round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft.

The G-Men surrender a 2019 third-round pick to take Beal. At 6'1/185, Beal was forced to leave Western Michigan for academic reasons. He was projected as a top-five player at his position heading into next year's draft, so this could be a steal for the Giants if it pans out. Beal has yet to turn 22 years old and is fresh off a 4.47 forty and 37-inch vertical at his Pro Day. Beal should compete with the likes of William Gay for snaps behind Janoris Jenkins and possibly Eli Apple. The talent is there for Beal to make an immediate impact, though corner is a tough NFL transition. Beal is obviously already behind after not taking part in spring work.
Jul 11 - 1:34 PM

Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner is facing six charges stemming from a July 8 arrest in La Verne, California including attempted murder.

Browner will be arraigned on Tuesday. He's facing four felonies and two misdemeanors, including attempted murder, robbery, burglary, false imprisonment and two counts of child endangerment. Police allege that Browner broke into his ex-girlfriend's home (she had a restraining order against him) and forced her back inside the residence when she tried to escape. He's also been accused of stealing her Rolex. First-degree attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison in California. The 33-year-old's career ended when the Seahawks released him in 2016.
Jul 10 - 6:02 PM




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