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Aaron Rodgers Wins 2014 Most Valuable Player of the Year

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was named the 2014 Most Valuable Player of the Year, according to the Associated Press. R-E-L-A-X, @Packers fans! @AaronRodgers12 is the 2014 M-V-P! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/zvbnPPrWEW — NFL (@nfl) February 1, 2015 There was a lot of debate as to whether the MVP should go to Rodgers or Texans DE J.J. Watt, but in the end, voters elected ...

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J.J. Watt Unanimously Wins Defensive Player of the Year

Texans DL J.J. Watt unanimously won the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year award Saturday. Watt! Watt! Watt! @JJWatt is the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/R9gnV5OA00 — NFL (@nfl) February 1, 2015 This probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise given the type of year he put together for the Texans in 2014. Watt, 25, appeared in all 16 ...

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Report: Chiefs & Justin Houston “Worlds Apart” On A Contract Extension

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Chiefs and OLB Justin Houston are “worlds apart” in regarding to a contract extension. According to Getlin, the two sides have been discussing a contract extension for nearly a year now, but it appears as though Houston with either reach the open market or be franchised following the season. Getlin mentions that if the Chiefs ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Browns, Chiefs, Eagles, Steelers, Texans

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod and DT Jeremiah Ratliff both will not play against the Panthers this weekend. (Zach Zaidman) WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) said he feels “really good” and “can do almost everything.” (Rich Campbell) Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is considered doubtful for Week 5. Browns Despite being listed as probably for Week 5, RB Ben Tate (knee) says he’s questionable. “Tomorrow’s ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Cowboys, Eagles, Patriots

  Bills Bills sign WR Naaman Roosevelt to their practice squad. (Chris Brown) Bills placed WR Caleb Holley on practice squad injured list. (Chris Brown) Cowboys Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said they have no regrets about taking OT Tyron Smith over DE J.J. Watt back in 2010. “Yeah, that’s a long time ago. We liked him a lot,” Garrett said of ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Lions, Raiders, Seahawks, Texans

49ers The 49ers are paying CB Leon McFadden an elevated pay rate of $6,500 to remain on their practice squad. (Brian McIntyre) Chargers QB Philip Rivers was named the AFC offensive player of the month for September. Colts P Pat McAfee was named the AFC special teams player of the month for September. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was named the NFC offensive player of the ...

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Week 4 Awards: 49ers, Chargers, Chiefs, Eagles, Packers, & Texans

Here are the Week 4 award winners: 49ers S Antoine Bethea won the NFC defensive player of the week award. Chargers K Nick Novak won the AFC special teams player of the week award. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles won the AFC offensive player of the week award. Eagles RB Darren Sproles won the NFC special teams player of the week award. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won the NFC ...

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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants, Patriots, & Texans

  Chiefs Chiefs signed RB Jordan Campbell and TE Justin Jones to their practice squad. Cowboys Cowboys signed RB Nikita Whitlock to their practice squad. Giants Giants signed LB James Davidson to their practice squad. Patriots Patriots re-signed DB Daxton Swanson to their practice squad. Texans HC Bill O’Brien said Wednesday that J.J. Watt will likely be used “more and more‘” as red-zone tight end ...

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Report: Rams Have Exchanged Contract Figures With DE Robert Quinn

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Rams have exchanged some contract figures with DE Robert Quinn. However, the two sides are reportedly not close to an agreement. La Canfora can’t see a deal getting done for any less than $15 million in annual salary. This news comes just a few days after J.J. Watt secured a massive six-year, ...

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Texans & J.J. Watt Reach Agreement On A Six-Year, $100M Contract

  Update: Some more details regarding J.J. Watt‘s new six-year, $100 million extension are coming in. Jason La Canfora reports that the total value of Watt’s contract comes out to $109 million over eight years. Watt’s receives $30.876 million fully guaranteed upon signing the agreement, according to La Canfora. Albert Breer reports that another $21 million becomes guaranteed at the start of the ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Giants, Dolphins, Lions, Texans

  Browns The Browns signed FB Kiero Small to their practice squad. (Practice Squad Tracker) Giants MLB Jon Beason returned to practice on Monday and hopes to play against the Lions on Monday. (Ralph Vacchiano) Dolphins The Dolphins have RB Lamar Miller listed as their starter ahead of Knowshon Moreno on their brand new depth chart. (Barry Jackson) Rookie WR Jarvis Landry is listed as ...

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Texans “Making Progress” On A New Deal For DE J.J. Watt

  Update: Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Texans have been “very engaged” in contract talks with DE J.J. Watt and are “making progress” towards an agreement on a new contract. ——– After watching fellow 2011 NFL draftees CB Patrick Peterson and OT Tyron Smith receive long-term contract extensions, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt believes he is up next. Watt ...

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Texans Willing To Franchise DE J.J. Watt In Back-To-Back Years If Needed

  Texans owner Bob McNair recently discussed some of the team’s options regarding a new contract for Pro Bowl DE J.J. Watt. McNair made it clear that they aren’t afraid of applying their franchise to to Watt and would be willing to use the designation in back-to-back years if made sense for the team. “You’ve got guys in the Hall of ...

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NFL Jersey Sales: Top-25 Players

  The NFL announced the top-25 players in jersey sales on Monday.   Rank Player Team 1. Johnny Manziel CLE 2. Russell Wilson SEA 3. Peyton Manning DEN 4. Colin Kaepernick SF 5. Richard Sherman SEA 6. Michael Sam STL 7. Tom Brady NE 8. Drew Brees NO 9. Aaron Rodgers GB 10. 12th Fan SEA 11. Marshawn Lynch SEA ...

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J.J. Watt May Have The Leverage To Hold Out For A New Contract?

  Albert Breer of the NFL Network dissects the key issues for NFL teams and players regarding holdouts. According to Breer, “there have been rumblings” that Texans DE J.J. Watt should consider holding out for a new contract given that he is one of the few players who has the clout to pull it off. “If J.J. holds out, what are ...

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Jets Could Approach DE Muhammad Wilkerson Regarding An Extension Before The Start Of The Season

  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that although the Jets want to sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson to an extension, “there’s no sense of urgency this year because he’s under contract through 2015.” The Jets have Wilkerson under team control through the 2015 season with reasonable salaries of $2.2. million and $7.0 million, so there really isn’t an incentive to offer him ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Jets, Lions, Patriots & Texans

Bills DT Marcell Dareus has applied for a pre-trial intervention program in order to get his felony charges dropped. (WGR 550 Buffalo) QB EJ Manuel looked very inaccurate throughout the three weeks of OTAs. (ESPN) Cardinals  WR John Brown could make an impact in 2014. (azcardinals) Chiefs HC Andy Reid expect both TE Travis Kelce and WR Kyle Williams to be ...

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Texans Officially Sign First-Round Pick DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney

  Update: The Houston Texans have signed first overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. MORE: http://t.co/VaoKih6ApJ pic.twitter.com/KNYvS3iJ66 — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 6, 2014 ———— John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans reached an agreement with No. 1 overall pick DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney. The only draft pick who the Texans have yet to sign is second-round selection G Xavier Su’a-Filo.  ...

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South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney Visiting Texans On Monday

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans are also hosting South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney on Monday. Rapoport previously reported that the Texans were hosting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel on Monday. Clowney is a lock to come off the board in the top-five picks and has already met with the Rams, Jaguars, Raiders and Falcons in recent weeks. Peter King ...

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Report: Texans Exercise J.J. Watt’s Fifth-Year Option

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Houston Texans have officially exercised DE J.J. Watt‘s fifth-year option. This should come as no surprise given that Watt has quickly developed into one of the best defensive ends in the game. Watt, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make $1,907,385 for the 2014 season, so he’s clearly in ...

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Texans Hosting QBs Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater & DE Clowney In Coming Weeks

  John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will be hosting the consensus top-three quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater this week or next. McClain adds that Houston will also bring in South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney as well. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that all of these prospects have been connected to ...

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Report: Jadeveon Clowney Has Workouts Scheduled With Rams & Falcons

  Josh Kendall of The State reports that South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney has individual workouts scheduled with Rams and Falcons. Texans HC Bill O’Brien mentioned that they may bring Clowney in for a workout as well. Clowney’s Pro Day was this morning and it appears as though he was as impressive as many would have expected him to be. O’Brien mentioned that Clowney ...

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