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Saints Release Brandon Marshall

Dec 12, 2018 5:23 PM

Brandon Marshall has been released by the New Orleans Saints.

Marshall has played 178 regular season games without ever playing in the playoffs during his 13-season career.

Marshall began this season with the Seattle Seahawks, appearing in six games and catching 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown before he was released Nov. 1.

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Derek Newton Signs With Panthers

Dec 12, 2018 8:12 AM

Derek Newton has signed with the Carolina Panthers, bringing him one step closer to a remarkable comeback.

Newton has not played since tearing both of his patellar tendons in 2016 while with the Houston Texans.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jason Witten Can't Return To Cowboys At This Point In Season

Dec 11, 2018 3:25 PM

Jason Witten cannot be reinstated to the Dallas Cowboys because he is on their reserve/retired list at this point in the season.

Players on that list can't be reinstated after Week 13.

There were reports over the weekend that Jason Garrett was attempting to convince Witten to come out of retirement. 

“There’s nothing there,” said Witten on ESPN via the Dallas Morning News. “Look, I’m enjoying where I’m at. Those guys are red hot. They don’t need to change a thing with the way they’re playing, and the way that defense is playing.

“They’re in good shape and so am I.”

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Jason Garrett Has Tried To Convince Jason Witten To Return To Cowboys

Dec 9, 2018 3:28 PM

Jason Garrett has made multiple attempts this season to convince Jason Witten to come out of retirement and return to the Dallas Cowboys.

Witten has so far resisted those overtures and remains a color analyst with Monday Night Football. 

Dallas has struggled at the tight end position because of poor performance and injury.

Witten retired from football earlier this year after spending his entire 15-year career with the Cowboys. 

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Kelvin Benjamin Signing With Chiefs

Dec 7, 2018 8:45 AM

Kelvin Benjamin will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source.

The deal is for one year, which means Benjamin will be a free agent this offseason.

The wide receiver was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Washington Signs Josh Johnson To Be Back Up QB

Dec 5, 2018 2:01 PM

Washington has signed Josh Johnson to back up Mark Sanchez at quarterback.

Johnson last threw a regular season pass in 2011 while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Washington admitted that they had internally discussed signing Colin Kaepernick before deciding to go in a different direction.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Washington Unlikely To Sign Colin Kaepernick

Dec 5, 2018 8:17 AM

The Washington Redskins discussed signing Colin Kaepernick, but opted against doing so because they felt they'd have to change too much of their offense.

The team needs to sign another quarterback after losing Colt McCoy to a season-ending leg injury on Monday night.

Mark Sanchez will start going forward.

Jay Gruden said the fear with Kaepernick is that the team would have to "teach a whole new offense with a lot of zone-reads."

"There's not a lot of time to get a brand-new quarterback and system installed in a couple of days," he said. "He's been talked about, but we'll probably go in a different direction."

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Raiders Signing C.J. Anderson

Dec 5, 2018 8:13 AM

The Oakland Raiders are signing C.J. Anderson, according to a source.

Anderson has been a free agent since the Carolina Panthers released him on Nov. 12.

The Raiders have used Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in the backfield since Marshawn Lynch landed on injured reserve.


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Bills Release Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes

Dec 4, 2018 8:45 PM

The Buffalo Bills have waived Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes.

The Bills acquired Benjamin, 27, in a trade from the Carolina Panthers in October 2017 for third- and seventh-round picks in the 2018 draft.

Benjamin was a first round pick 2014 by the Panthers.


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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Kareem Hunt Clears Waivers, Becomes Free Agent

Dec 4, 2018 8:28 AM

No team claimed Kareem Hunt on waivers, which made him a free agent on Monday afternoon.

The Kansas City Chiefs cut Hunt on Friday after video surfaced showing him shoving and kicking a woman during an altercation in February.

Hunt is on the NFL's Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List.

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Executives Expect Kareem Hunt To Play In NFL Next Season
The investigation will take weeks to complete, according to league sources.

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Giants Open To Bringing Back Eli Manning As Starting QB In 2019
Eli Manning has a salary cap number of $23.2 million in 2019.

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Washington Claims Reuben Foster Off Waivers
Washington was the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster.

John Keim/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Affected By Business Tainting Purity Of Football
Le'Veon Bell had developed into one of the NFL's best players but was told his worth doesn't correlate with other great players.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Jon Gruden Hopes Doug Martin Remains With Raiders
Doug Martin has been effective since Marshawn Lynch went on injured reserve and Jon Gruden hopes he remains with the Raiders in 2019.

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49ers To Release Reuben Foster After Domestic Violence Arrest
The woman pressing charges against Foster for Saturday night's arrest is the same woman who accused Foster of felony domestic violence earlier this year.

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Broncos Waive Adam Jones
The 35-year-old appeared in seven games this season.


Washington Signs Mark Sanchez
Washington opted for Mark Sanchez from a group that also included E.J. Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates.

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Colin Kaepernick Still Wants To Play Football
The topic is back in the forefront with the Redskins needing help at quarterback.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Le'Veon Bell, Steelers Made Late Contract Push Before Deadline
The Steelers were told that if they were willing to not use their franchise or transition tag on Le'Veon Bell after this season, he would consider reporting to the team.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ben Roethlisberger Didn't Hear Back From Le'Veon Bell On Text
Ben Roethlisberger texted Le'Veon Bell before the 4:00 PM deadline on Tuesday.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Report To Steelers, Won't Play In 2018
Le'Veon Bell is hoping to sign a long-term deal this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Cut Nathan Peterman
Peterman has thrown three touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Not Expected To Report By Tuesday's Deadline
Ten months ago, Le'Veon Bell said he "definitely would consider" sitting out the 2018 season or retiring at the age of 26 if the Steelers used the franchise tag on him.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Expect Le'Veon Bell To Report By Tuesday
Le'Veon Bell has missed out on $8.52 million this season but is hoping to preserve his health for a long-term contract.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Spotted At Pittsburgh Gym Playing Basketball
There was no indication Wednesday that Le'Veon Bell had visited the team's facility.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Dez Bryant Signs With Saints
Dez Bryant wanted to recoup his value for free agency in 2019.

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Steelers Could Tag Le'Veon Bell At QB Number In 2019
The saga between the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell may not be even close to over.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Dez Bryant In Negotiations With Saints
After working out for the Saints, Dez Bryant is in negotiations with the team on a contract, according to sources.


Jerry Jones Confirms Dak Prescott Remains Cowboys' Long-Term QB
There was speculation before the season that Dak Prescott could be in line for a $100 million extension if he had a great season.

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