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NFL Notes: Chargers, Colts, Packers, Patriots, & Seahawks

Chargers Chargers have hired Chris Shula as their defensive quality control coach. (Aaron Wilson) Colts Colts HC Chuck Pagano wouldn’t offer any incite as to why OLB Bjoern Werner was inactive for the AFC Championship game. “You’re sitting in your chair and sitting in your seat, and you’re the writer,” Pagano said, via ESPN’s Mike Wells. “You can read into it however ...

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Patriots DL Vince Wilfork Has No Plans To Retire, Says He Has “A Lot Of Football Left”

Patriots veteran DL Vince Wilfork mentioned during an appearance on the “Dale and Holley Show” that there’s “no way in the world this is my last season.” “The way I feel, there’s no way in the world this is my last season,” Wilfork said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. This comes just a say after Jason Cole reported there’s a feeling that this could be the ...

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Vince Wilfork Unlikely To Be Back With The Patriots Next Year?

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, there’s a feeling that this could be the right time for Patriots DL Vince Wilfork to call it a career and retire from the NFL. New England just won it’s fourth championship this past weekend, so the idea is that Wilfork could go out on top and on his own terms, rather than force the ...

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Notable 2014 NFL Performance Bonuses

Former Sports Agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports provided a breakdown of some of the more lucrative performance bonuses reached, missed and those still pending. Corry notes the significance of performance bonuses in contracts, serving as an effective tool to bridge the gap between player and team where disagreement remains on salary.  He also details the difference between incentives, and ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, Patriots, Vikings

Browns Browns signed LS Charley Hughlett to a three-year contract. (Brett Tessler) Dolphins Dolphins signed LB Jake Knott to their practice squad. (Omar Kelly) Falcons Falcons signed S Brandan Bishop to their practice squad. (Vaughn McClure) Patriots Tom Curran of CSNNE.com mentions that DT Vince Wilfork could lose $1.25 million in escalators by sitting out of Sunday’s game against the Bills. Vikings Vikings signed ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, & Texans

  Bears The Bears have placed G James Dunbar on waivers. (Brad Biggs) Jets Neither Geno Smith nor Michael Vick were sharp during Sunday’s practice. (Rich Cimini) WRs Stephen Hill, Shaq Evans and Jeremy Kerley all dropped passes, and there were “several penalties” from the receivers. (Rich Cimini) Panthers Free agent acquisition TE Ed Dickson has already made an impression during Panthers training camp. (Joe Person) Patriots CB Brandon ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Chiefs, Cowboys, Patriots, Saints, & Titans

  Browns WR Josh Gordon reportedly checked himself into rehab following his recent DUI arrest, but is expected to report to training camp on Friday. (Mike Garafolo) Cowboys Former Texas DT Chris Whaley has cleared waivers and has been placed on the Cowboys’ non-football injury list. He’ll redshirt this season. (Calvin Watkins) Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is reportedly considering retirement. He was absent from ...

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Patriots & Vince Wilfork Agree On A New Three-Year Contract

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots and veteran NT Vince Wilfork have reached an agreement on a restructured contract. According to Schefter, Wilfork receives a new three-year deal worth $22.5 million. Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork can make $8 million for the 2014 season. Rapoport adds that Wilfork will receive $3 million guaranteed and will average $7.5 million over the ...

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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Has Reached Out To Vince Wilfork

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots owner Robert Kraft has reached out to DT Vince Wilfork in recent days. According to Rapoport, it remains to be seen whether or not the Patriots will be able to convince Wilfork to stay with the team. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported on Monday that an Wilfork cleaned out his locker and “ripped his ...

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Greater Chance Of A Resolution Between The Patriots & Vince Wilfork?

  According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, there is a belief that the longer it takes for the Patriots and NT Vince Wilfork to address his contract situation, the better chance there is for a resolution that would keep him in New England. Reiss admits that “anything is possible” in regards to this situation. Reports surfaced close to two weeks ago that Wilfork ...

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Report: Vince Wilfork Asks Patriots For Release

  Ian Rapoport reports that veteran NT Vince Wilfork has asked that the Patriots to release him after 10 seasons with the team. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported on Wednesday that the Patriots and Wilfork had discussed a contract extension during the offseason. Breer adds that the two sides hadn’t talked to one another in recent days. Rapoport mentions that the Patriots ...

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Report: Patriots Have Discussed An Extension With NT Vince Wilfork

  Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that the Patriots and NT Vince Wilfork have discussed a contract extension this offseason. However, Breer adds that the two sides are not close to reaching an agreement at this point in time. Wilfork, 32, is coming off of an Achilles’ injury and is entering the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract ...

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Patriots Reportedly Approach NT Vince Wilfork Regarding A Restructured Contract

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, citing sources familiar with the talks, reports that the Patriots have approached NT Vince Wilfork about restructuring his contract. Reiss mentions that there is at least a chance that the Patriots could consider releasing Wilfork, depending on his willingness to rework his contract in a way that would offer the team some cap relief. Wilfork, 32, is coming ...

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Chiefs, Patriots & Jaguars Could Be Options For Free Agent DE Red Bryant

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported a few days ago that a source informed him that the Chiefs could have interest in recently released DE Red Bryant. The Chiefs could lose DE Tyson Jackson to free agency, which means there is a good chance that they’ll be looking for a replacement in the coming weeks. Bryant wasn’t a full-time player last season, but he is ...

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Patriots Could Use Terrell Suggs’ Contract As A Model For A Vince Wilfork Extension

According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston, the Patriots could use the recent contract extension that the Ravens signed OLB Terrell Suggs to as a model for veteran DT Vince Wilfork. Yates writes that an extension for Wilfork “seems like a plausible course of action for the Patriots as they continue to evaluate their offseason finances.” This idea has come up a few ...

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Contract Extension Could Be Coming For Patriots DT Vince Wilfork

Mike Reiss of ESPN.com writes that it would make sense for the Patriots to approach DT Vince Wilfork regarding a contract extension at some point in the near future. There has been some speculation in recent months that Wilfork could be a possible cap casualty given that he will count $11.5 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap and is coming off of a ...

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola A Possible Release Candidate?

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Patriots WR Danny Amendola could be fighting for a roster spot during training camp next year. Volin points to the fact that Amendola is coming off a frustrating season in which he not only dealt with injuries, but also lost the trust of QB Tom Brady. Add in the fact that he signed a five-year, $28.5 million contract that ...

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Patriots Notes: Vince Wilfork, Aqib Talib, Julian Edelman & More

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe breaks down some of the big decisions the Patriots will be faced with in the coming months. Vince Wilfork According to Volin, one of the more obvious moves for the Patriots to make this offseason is to restructure the contract of NT Vince Wilfork. As things stand right now, Wilfork is projected to count $11.6 million against the team’s ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 12/18

We will have more updates added throughout the day, so be sure to check back. NFLTR 2014 NFL Free Agents: Top 50 List 2014 NFL Free Agents: Top 100 List 49ers 49ers placed FB Bruce Miller on season-ending injured reserve. 49ers signed FB Will Tukuafu. Bears HC Marc Trestman mentioned that he’s optimistic that LB Lance Briggs will be able to ...

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Patriots Place DT Tommy Kelly On Injured Reserve

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald first reported that the New England Patriots have placed DT Tommy Kelly on season-ending injured reserve. Kelly missed the last three weeks with a knee injury and after evaluation it was determined that the he was nowhere near returning anytime soon. New England has already lost Vince Wilfork for the season after he torn his Achilles tendon back ...

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Report: Patriots Unlikely To Have CB Aqib Talib Available On Sunday

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed him that Patriots  CB Aqib Talib is unlikely to play against the Jets this weekend. Florio adds that it appears as though Talib will miss at least one week. Talib suffered a hip flexor strain during Week Six game against the Saints. Talib has been unable to practice throughout the week, so ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 10/3

49ers LB Patrick Willis is expected to be a game time decision due to a groin injury. (Matt Barrows) Bears WR Brandon Marshall did not practice on Thursday. (Jeff Dickerson) Broncos WR Eric Decker is expected to play week 5. (Mike Klis) LB Danny Trevathan put in a full practice Thursday and will start in Week 5. (Ed Werder) Buccaneers Buccaneers ...

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Patriots Place DT Vince Wilfork On Injured Reserve, Release TE Zach Sudfeld

Update: The New England Patriots announced that DT Vince Wilfork has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Pats also released TE Zach Sudfeld on Thursday as well. Sudfeld, 24, signed on with New England as a rookie free agent out of Nevada. There was quite a bit of buzz surrounding him during training camp, but he was largely disappointing in regular season ...

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