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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 5/16

Bears Bears will reportedly move OL Chris Williams back to OT and give him an opportunity to beat out J'Marcus Webb. (Michael C. Wright) Bengals Bengals have been using third-round pick Brandon Thompson at NT behind Domata...

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday

Bears Bears announce the signing of TE Evan Rodriguez. (Dan Parr) Bears WR Alshon Jeffery receives a signing bonus of $1.74 million and a total value of $4.54 million (Aaron Wilson) Bears sign seventh-round CB Greg McCoy to...

Falcons Plan For Their Secondary Now That They’ve Added Asante Samuel

Now that the Atlanta Falcons have acquired CB Asante Samuel from the Eagles, the question is where exactly he'll be playing next season, considering that they have both Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes in their secondary...

Breakdown Of The Julio Jones Trade

Much was made of the Falcons decision to up to No. 6 overall and select WR Julio Jones during last year's draft, which wound up sending four picks to Browns. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com takes...

NFL Draft Rumors: Sunday Running List

49ers 49ers fourth-round pick Joe Looney is expected to start at right guard. (Lowell Cohn) Bears Bears GM Phil Emery mentioned that they could end up with six cornerbacks on the 53-man roster.  (Mark Potash) Bills The Bills are...

Colts Still Trying to Trade Dwight Freeney?

Peter King writes that the Indianapolis Colts are still looking to trade DE Dwight Freeney for a "good pick" in the upcoming draft. King adds that the reduced value of veteran players will most likely...

Brent Grimes Signs His Franchise Tender

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons CB Brent Grimes has signed his franchise tender which will pay him $10.431 million for the 2012 season. The timing of this is interesting considering that the Falcons are...

NFL News & Notes: Monday

Bears  Bears GM Phil Emery expects to see LB Geno Hayes compete with Nick Roach for the starting strong-side linebacker spot. (Brad Biggs) Bills Bills OLB Shawne Merriman believes that he'll be healthy and effective next season. (BuffaloBills.com) Bills...

Falcons CB Brent Grimes Could Be Candidate For Holdout

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution takes a look at the contract status of Falcons CB Brent Grimes. Grimes was designated as the franchise tagged player for the Falcons, who couldn't pen the pro-bowl...

The Atlanta Falcons Turn Down HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, the Atlanta Falcons have made the decision to decline the opportunity to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks." A source close to the team mentioned that they had "extensive discussions" throughout their organization about the idea,...

Franchised Players That Will Not Be Attending OTA’s

Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that a number of franchised players will not be available for the start of OTA's today. La Canfora specifically listed Drew Brees, Matt Forte, Ray Rice, Brent Grimes, Anthony Spencer...

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...

NFL Draft Rumors: Elite Prospects, Browns, Eagles, Trent Richardson, Jaguars, Packers, Bills, Giants

Elite Prospects Rob Rang of CBS Sports reports that after interviewing three different NFL teams, the consensus is that Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon is not considered to be an "elite" prospect. The team's Rang spoke with see Andrew Luck,...

HBO Offers “Hard Knocks” To The Atlanta Falcons

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that HBO has decided to offer Hard Knocks to the Atlanta Falcons. Schefter adds that team's aren't typically announced until May, but HBO is obviously comfortable committing to the Falcons right now. ------------------------------------------- There's been a lot...