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NFL Notes: June 1 Cuts, Roster Expansion, Dolphins, & Ravens

June 1 Cuts According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL could move up the date for June-1 cuts date to May 1, which would give these players an opportunity to participate in offseason practices. Roster Expansion Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also reports that the Competition Committee is considering expanding rosters from 53 to 55 players for the 2015 season. ...

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NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Fines, 49ers, Cardinals, Packers

Greg Hardy Suspended DE Greg Hardy mentioned that he’s eager and hopeful to play for the Panthers again this season. “I want to play, man,” Hardy said, via James Walker of ESPN. “My team, you know, is losing right now. So I can’t wait.” Fines Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs was $8,268 for his hit on Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount during Sunday night’s game. ...

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NFL Notes: Eagles, Jaguars, Giants, Lions, Ravens, Redskins, & Steelers

  Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) has officially been ruled out for Sunday. Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle) are both listed as probable for Week 3. (John Oesher) Giants The Giants have officially ruled out LB Jon Beason, WR Odell Beckham and LB Devon Kennard for Week 3. Lions S James Ihedigbo (neck) appears to be doubtful to play against ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Monday 6/3

NFL Notes Ex-Seahawks WR Mike Williams has been released from the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. (Anwar S. Richardson) Ex-Seahawks QB Josh Portis has been signed by the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. (Adam Caplan) Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher is a “clone” of WR Jordan Shipley. (Paul Dehner Jr.) CB Leon Hall is practicing at OTAs after dealing with a thumb injury. (Geoff Hobson) ...

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Courtney Upshaw Weighs In on High Weigh In

UPDATE: Head coach John Harbaugh spoke out Thursday about Upshaw’s weigh concerns. “My first thought is that he is playing pretty well,” Harbaugh said. “That’s my first thought. He understands the defense exceptionally well. He’s working really hard, [but] Courtney’s weight issue – which he does need to lose some pounds – is that he doesn’t eat right. “Courtney eats too ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Monday 3/25

Free Agents LB Bryan Thomas is considering retirement. (Seth Walder) TE Kellen Winslow “says” he is drawing interest from the Browns, Raiders and Panthers. (Michael David Smith) LB Brian Urlacher has generated interest from a few teams but no visits have been scheduled. (Ed Werder) NFL Draft Peter King of Sports’ Illustrated is “hearing doubts” on DB Dee Milliner. Oregon ...

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NFL Draft Notes: Ziggy Ansah, Sam Montgomery, Sharrif Floyd

Ziggy Ansah  Tony Pauline hears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are “drooling over” BYU OLB Ziggy Ansah. I’m sure all 3-4 teams feel the same way, as there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Ansah since his outstanding Senior Bowl performance. Ansah could step in for James Harrison, who could be a potential cap casualty in the coming weeks. It’s hard to speculate where Ansah could come ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 2/12

NFL Free agent QB JaMarcus Russell is working out at TEST West in the hopes of returning to the league. (San Jose Mercury News) NFL Draft West Virginia QB Geno Smith plans to participate in all drills at next week’s Combine. (Gil Brandt) Texas S Kenny Vaccaro could be working his way up to a Top 10 prospect. (Draft Countdown) LSU ...

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Ravens LB Terrell Suggs Expected To Be A Game-Time Decision

The Ravens have listed OLB Terrell Suggs as questionable for Week 14 because of a torn bicep, per Jason LaCanfora. Ravens list Suggs as questionable. from everything i am hearing he’s going to play. question will be how effective can he be — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 7, 2012   The Ravens are very thin at linebacker in general, ...

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Courtney Upshaw Losing Ground to Albert McClellan?

The Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens second round draft pick Courtney Upshaw is losing ground in the battle for starting outside linebacker job. The position was vacated by the injury to Terrell Suggs, who tore his Achilles back in April. Coach John Harbaugh stated earlier that as the preseason progressed, second-year linebacker Albert McClellan seems to be catching up to Upshaw. ...

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Ravens Sign DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw

Jeff Zrebiec reports that the Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement with No. 35 overall pick DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw on a four-year contract. He receives a $2.292 million signing bonus, according to Aaron Wilson. Taking Upshaw in the second-round of the draft was considered a steal even before Terrell Suggs was lost for at least a portion of the 2012 season after partially tearing ...

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Ravens Rookie Courtney Upshaw In Line For A Big Role This Season

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes that he expects to see second-round pick DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw take over the Terrell Suggs‘ starting job “from opening day.” There’s no question that Upshaw will be looked to earlier on in training camp to take over for the reigning defensive player of the year, but that’s certainly a tall task for someone that’s just ...

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A Breakdown Of A Possibly Osi Umenyiora Trade To Baltimore

Clark Judge of CBS Sports writes that the Baltimore Ravens should contact the New York Giants about possibly acquiring DE Osi Umenyiora now that Terrell Suggs figures to be out for a good majority of the 2012 season after partially tearing his Achilles tendon. The Ravens were already in need of a pass rusher with Suggs on the team, so his loss leaves ...

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Ravens “Loved” ILB Dont’a Hightower Before The Patriots Moved Up For Him

SI.com’s Peter King writes that the Baltimore Ravens “loved” Alabama ILB Dont’a Hightower and probably would have taken him had the Patriots not traded up to No. 25 overall for him. King adds that Baltimore was also targeting Wisconsin G Kevin Zeitler, but he too was taken just before they were on the clock. King sees Alabama  DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw as a logical option for them ...

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Sergio Kindle At Risk Of Losing His Roster Spot?

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun writes that LB Sergio Kindle is running the risk of being cut if he doesn’t preform up to the Ravens expectations for him during training camp. Kindle, who was drafted in 2010, missed the entire season after he fractured his skull in an accident that happened at his home in Texas.  Baltimore was hoping that he ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Colts, Riley Reiff, Brock Osweiler, Luke Kuechly, 49ers, Quinton Coples

Colts  Indianapolis Colts new GM Ryan Grigson mentioned that they’ve “pretty much made up our mind” regrading who they’ll take with the #1 overall pick in this year’s draft. “We’ve exhausted the process,” said Grigson, Mike Chappell. “Pretty much made up our mind.” Obviously, Grigson didn’t specifically mention who they were leaning towards, but it’s widely assumed that the Colts will be ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Seahawks, Browns, Cardinals Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden, Dontari Poe

Seahawks SI.com’s Peter King believes that the Seahawks will take Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill at #12 despite the fact that they just recently signed Matt Flynn. “You can write this down,” says King. “If Tannehill were to be there at 12, Seattle would take him.” Pete Carroll has shown plenty of interest in Tannehill thus far, and they didn’t exactly ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Vontaze Burfict, Stephen Gilmore, Browns, Jets, Cowboys, Eagles, WR’s

Vontaze Burfict The situation is only getting worse for Arizona State ILB Vontaze Burfict. His confirmed that he hasn’t receive even a single invitation from an NFL team. “I am a little bit worried,” said Burfict’s high school coach, Matt Logan, per John Walters. “I just don’t know if he’s listening to anybody right now.” Apparently, you can’t reach Burfict until after 10am ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Chargers, 49ers, Cowboys, Browns, Jaguars, Ryan Tannehill, Bills, Dolphins

Chargers  San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith mentioned that they’re “wide open” to a possible first-round trade in this year’s draft. “We’re wide open,” Smith said, per Michael Ghelken of the Union-Tribune San Diego. “We have been always since I’ve been here, and we’ve done everything. We’ve gone up in the attack. We’ve bailed out in the past, and we’ve ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Cowboys, Seahawks, Quinton Coples, Bengals, Packers, Jets, Patriots

  Seahawks Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider reports that Seattle Seahawks are hoping to trade down from the #12 overall pick and target Alabama ILB Donta Hightower later in the draft. Pauline adds that they would most likely turn their attention to Alabama S Mark Barron if Hightower isn’t available at that point. Should they take Barron, Pauline mentions that they would then ...

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Jets Not Targeting A Pass Rusher In The First-Round?

Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that sources close to the Jets have mentioned that New York is “unlikely to pull the trigger” on Alabama DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw at this point. Pauline concedes that it’s still possibility, but those close to the team believe that they’ll “target a pass rushing linebacker in the later (5th) rounds.” If this ends up being the case, the ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Trent Richardson, Dre Kirkpatrick, Courtney Upshaw, Andrew Luck, Robert Grffin III

Trent Richardson  Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune mentioned that the Buccaneers are looking to find a running back that has both “breakaway speed and the ability to touch the ball on every down,” which basically means someone other than LeGarrette Blount. Cummings adds that the team can address their needs for a cornerback in the free agent market which would then allow them ...

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