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Browns To Part Ways With Josh Gordon

Sep 30, 2016 1:59 PM

The Cleveland Browns will part ways with Josh Gordon.

Gordon is entering a rehabilitation facility, citing a need to "gain full control of my life."

Hue Jackson said earlier Friday that the team will "move on" from Gordon. The source acknowledged that the Browns ultimately plan to cut ties with Gordon, but noted that Jackson's comment was not meant to reflect the team's plans.

Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season but was reinstated conditionally on July 25 by commissioner Roger Goodell, though he also was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

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C.J. Spiller Agrees To Sign With Seahawks

Sep 28, 2016 6:48 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a deal with C.J. Spiller.

Spiller has been a free agent after spending the 2015 season with the Saints.

The Seahawks are thin at running back following the retirement of Marshawn Lynch and the injury to Thomas Rawls.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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NFL, Tom Coughlin's Agent Deny Reported Meeting With Bills Ownership

Sep 28, 2016 5:34 PM

Both the NFL and Tom Coughlin's agent have denied a report that he met with Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula over the weekend.

"This meeting did not happen," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk.

"I do confirm that a meeting did not occur," agent Sandy Montag told PFT.

The Bills opted to say nothing, citing a "longstanding practice not to respond to media posts based on rumors."

The team has disappointed in Rex Ryan's second season at 1-2.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Ronnie Lott 'Optimistic' About Keeping Raiders In Oakland

Sep 28, 2016 9:07 AM

Ronnie Lott is "optimistic" about keeping the Raiders in Oakland as he continues to talk to government and team officials about a way to keep the club from moving.

Lott and Rodney Peete have been talking to Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf and Raiders owner Mark Davis about how they can keep the club where it is as pressure mounts from a Las Vegas bid.

"I have a lot of respect for Mark," Lott said. "We have a great relationship. I think the city and county will find a way to get this done, and Mark and the Raiders can continue to be an important part of this community."

Lott's investment group has a contract that gives them 90 days to work out a deal for the Coliseum, which expires at the end of November.

Vic Tafur/San Francisco Chronicle

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Bears Sign Joique Bell

Sep 27, 2016 7:28 PM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to sign Joique Bell.

With Jeremy Langford injuring his ankle in Week 3 and expected to miss 3-4 weeks, the Bears need depth at running back.

Bell joins a backfield including rookie Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey, who missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury.

Bell struggled last season with Detroit, rushing 90 times for 311 yards and four touchdowns. 

ESPN

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Anthony Davis Again Retires From NFL

Sep 26, 2016 8:44 PM

Anthony Davis has retired again from the NFL.

Davis sat out last year in part because of concerns over a concussion before deciding to return to the Niners this summer. He suffered another concussion in practice on Sept. 15 and has not played since.

Davis was slated to start at right guard, but missed the final practice before the season opener for non-injury reasons.

Davis was one of the NFL's best right tackles during the 49ers' run of three straight NFC Championship Games.

AP

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Bears Sign Matt Barkley From Practice Squad

Sep 22, 2016 2:41 PM

The Chicago Bears have elevated Matt Barkley from the practice squad following Jay Cutler's right thumb sprain.

Barkley joined the Bears after being waived by the Arizona Cardinals this month.

In his career, Barkley has appeared in four games for the Eagles, completing 30 of 50 pass attempts for 300 yards and four interceptions.

Cutler is officially day-to-day, but he conceded that he had trouble gripping the football in Monday's loss.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

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Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer Was 'Trade Of The Century'

Sep 22, 2016 8:37 AM

Nearly four years after the Arizona Cardinals acquired Carson Palmer for a sixth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round selections, Bruce Arians praised Steve Keim's work.

"Oh God, that was the trade of century by Steve Keim," Arians said.

Palmer went 8-16 over 24 starts with the Oakland Raiders before the deal.

He is tied with Tom Brady for the highest winning percentage (.750) among starting quarterbacks during his time with the Cardinals. During that span, he ranks fifth in passing yards per game (280.4) and eighth in passer rating (95.1).

Chris Wesseling/NFL

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Market Research Poll: Colin Kaepernick Is Most Disliked Player In NFL

Sep 22, 2016 8:23 AM

Colin Kaepernick is the most disliked player in the NFL, according to a recent poll by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population.

The poll revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey.

After Kaepernick, the most disliked players were as follows: Jameis Winston (22 percent), Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), Tom Brady (13 percent) and Ben Roethlisberger (10 percent).

The last time the poll was taken, in August 2014, Kaepernick was only "disliked a lot" by 6 percent of the population.

While results of the poll show Kaepernick being more disliked by the general population, much of that has to do with the fact that African-Americans only make up 15 percent of the U.S. population. Kaepernick hasn't been standing during the national anthem to show his displeasure with the treatment of African-Americans by police officers.

Among African-Americans, Kaepernick has never been more popular. The poll shows 42 percent of African-Americans now say they like the 49ers quarterback "a lot," while only 2 percent dislike him "a lot."

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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Vikings Sign Ronnie Hillman

Sep 21, 2016 12:30 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Ronnie Hillman.

Hillman will give the Vikings depth at running back with Adrian Peterson anticipated to miss a few games with a torn meniscus.

Hillman was cut by the Broncos before the start of the 2016 season.

RealGM Staff Report

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Falcons To Re-Sign O'Brien Schofield
O'Brien Schofield took a physical at the team's facility Wednesday morning and met with the coaches.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Chargers Sign Dexter McCluster
Dexter McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Titans when offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team'

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Pederson Sees 'Lot Of Similarities' Between Wentz, Roethlisberger
Ahead of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Eagles, Doug Pederson says he sees a lot of similarities between rookie Carson Wentz and Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Rams Will Continue To Start Case Keenum At Quarterback
The Rams have scored a total of nine points in two games, but are 1-1 after beating the Seahawks on Sunday.

Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times

Bills Fire Greg Roman As Offensive Coordinator
Greg Roman was Rex Ryan's fourth offensive coordinator in eight years as a head coach.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jeff Fisher Still Expected To Receive Three-Year Extension With Rams
The Rams lost at the 49ers in Week 1 by a final score of 28-0.

John Clayton/ESPN

Justin Houston, Chiefs Restructure Contract To Create More Cap Space
Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal in 2015.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Saints Release C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Saints during the 2015 offseason.

AP

Ray Rice Progressing Towards Possible Return To NFL
After Week 1, NFL player contracts no longer are guaranteed for the season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rob Ninkovich Signs One-Year Extension With Patriots
Rob Ninkovich received a $1.5 million signing bonus and gets a $1 million base salary in 2016 and a $1 million base salary in 2017 as well.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Anthony Davis Not Planning To Retire Again
Anthony Davis projects as the 49ers' starting right guard if he plays.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Alabama Doubles Lane Kiffin's Pay To $1.4M Per Season
Lane Kiffin made $714,000 last season under a three-year deal that ran through this season.

Associated Press

Broncos Had Trade Interest In Case Keenum
The Rams would have required a "huge pick or player compensation" to move their Week 1 starter to Gary Kubiak and the Broncos.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Marshawn Lynch Considering Return To NFL
Marshawn Lynch is currently "up in the air" about coming out of retirement with a Week 4 or Week 5 return possible.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

David DeCastro, Steelers Agree Upon Six-Year, $58.07M Deal
David DeCastro is one of the NFL's best guards and was named a First-team All-Pro in 2015.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Emmanuel Sanders Agrees To Three-Year, $33M Extension With Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders caught 76 balls for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns last season with the Broncos.

James Palmer/NFL.com

Drew Brees, Saints Agree Upon One-Year Extension
Drew Brees will receive $44.25 million in fully guaranteed money over the next two seasons.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Cecil Shorts Signs With Buccaneers
The Buccaneers need depth at wide receiver with Louis Murphy still recovering from a torn ACL.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Eagles Trade 2015 2nd Rounder Eric Rowe To Patriots
Eric Rowe was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, which was overseen by Chip Kelly.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Justin Forsett Re-Signs With Ravens
Justin Forsett was set to make $3 million in 2016.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com