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Ex-Bears LB Buffone dies at 70
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone has died at the age of 70, the team confirmed.
Adrian Wilson retires as a Cardinal
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that safety Adrian Wilson has signed a contract and is officially retiring from the NFL.
Eagles announce 1-year deal for Tim Tebow
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tim Tebow.
Extra Points: Tebow signing exposes Kelly
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - From a pure football sense, Tim Tebow's arrival in Philadelphia means virtually nothing.
Report: Eagles plan to sign Tebow
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles have made some unexpected offseason moves.
Manziel apologizes following rehab stint
Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.
Jameis Winston sued by sexual assault accuser
(SportsNetwork.com) - A lawsuit has been filed against Jameis Winston by Erica Kinsman, a former Florida State student who accused the quarterback of raping her in December 2012, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Extra Points: Mock Draft version 4.0, the look-at-me edition
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - April 15 means many things to many people.
Jags extend LB Posluszny’s contract
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Jacksonville Jaguars and middle linebacker Paul Posluszny agreed to a contract extension on Thursday.
NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated effective Friday, the NFL announced Thursday.
Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder
Fall River, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the June 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions traded defensive end George Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Extra Points: Closing the book on Aaron Hernandez
(SportsNetwork.com) - Hyperbole can be a powerful device whether it's in print or the spoken word, but those making exaggerated claims should temper themselves.
Giants sign Gordy
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants signed defensive back Josh Gordy on Wednesday.
Lions agree to trade George Johnson to Bucs
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have decided to trade defensive end George Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rather than try to meet the terms of their offer sheet, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Steelers’ Taylor calls it a career
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has decided to retire after 12 seasons.
Packers re-sign FB Kuhn, S Richardson
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers re-signed fullback John Kuhn and safety Sean Richardson on Monday.
Jets sign former Patriots RB Ridley
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Jets signed former New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley on Monday.
Dolphins sign veteran CB Bowman
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins signed veteran cornerback Zack Bowman to a one-year contract on Monday.
Extra Points: ASU’s Randall racing up boards late
(SportsNetwork.com) - Legendary former Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez once mused he would "rather be lucky than good."
Dolphins make it official with Pouncey
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins made it official Monday and signed offensive lineman Mike Pouncey to a contract extension through the 2020 season.
Steelers keep Allen with one-year deal
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed safety Will Allen to a one-year contract.
Broncos sign veteran TE James Casey
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos agreed to terms on a one-year contract Saturday with veteran tight end James Casey.
Reports: Manziel out of treatment facility
(SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a treatment facility after more than two months, according to multiple reports.
Report: Pouncey gets 5-year deal from Dolphins
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins have reportedly made Mike Pouncey the highest-paid center in the NFL with a 5-year contract extension.
Extra Points: Glue-guy O’Leary will fit in
(SportsNetwork.com) - Nick O'Leary probably doesn't fit in a world where Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas are the prototypes, but the former Florida State tight end will carve out his own niche in the NFL.
Saints sign LB Anthony Spencer
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract.
Polamalu calls it a career
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu has decided to retire after 12 seasons.
Panthers sign longtime Bears CB Tillman
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers signed longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Colts pick up 5th year option on QB Luck
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indianapolis Colts exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Andrew Luck's rookie contract on Thursday.
Browns sign TE Housler
Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Rob Housler on Thursday.
Steelers’ Bell reportedly facing suspension
(SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is reportedly facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance- abuse policy.
Cowboys release Amobi Okoye
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys released defensive tackle Amobi Okoye on Wednesday.
Extra Points: Scherff is this year’s safe pick
(SportsNetwork.com) - Odell Beckham Jr. was the NFL's Rookie of the Year last season and the Giants receiver was certainly the most spectacular freshman by a wide margin.
Vikings extend Sullivan another year
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings have added an additional year to the contract of John Sullivan, extending the stalwart center's deal through 2018.
Patriots RB Blount suspended one game for substance abuse
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Extra Points: One-of-a-kind White headlines another deep WR class
(SportsNetwork.com) - The 2014 draft class at wide receiver was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation group.
Eagles sign WR Ajirotutu, DB Biggers
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu and defensive back E.J. Biggers to one-year contracts.
Hernandez trial headed to jury after closing arguments
Fall River, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will head to the jury after the prosecution and defense presented closing arguments on Tuesday.
Extra Points: Gurley makes RBs a first-round commodity again
(SportsNetwork.com) - At its core, the NFL Draft is nothing more than a risk/reward ratio involving human commodities rather than inanimate ones.
Bengals sign WR Denarius Moore
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Bengals signed wide receiver Denarius Moore on Monday.
Report: NFL prospect Williams busted for DUI
(SportsNetwork.com) - Former Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams, considered a potential first-round pick for the upcoming NFL Draft, was arrested Friday morning for driving under the influence, according to multiple reports.
Extra Points: Williams’ stock on the roller coaster
(SportsNetwork.com) - Cornerback isn't the strength of the 2015 NFL Draft and P.J. Williams had a real opportunity to take advantage of that fact.
Saints bring back WR Morgan
Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Joseph Morgan to a one-year contract on Friday.
Bucs deal Goldson to Washington
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins in exchange for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.
Bears release Garza
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears have parted ways with longtime center Roberto Garza, releasing the 14-year veteran on Thursday.
Extra Points: Veteran combine results are trickling in
(SportsNetwork.com) - More than 100 hopefuls descended upon the desert for the inaugural NFL's Veterans Combine late last month, all of them looking for the elusive second chance.
Broncos sign Antonio Smith
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos signed defensive lineman Antonio Smith to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Dolphins sign LB Paysinger
Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Spencer Paysinger on Thursday.
Bengals sign Josh Johnson
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Bengals have signed quarterback Josh Johnson.
Cowboys restructure Romo’s deal
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys restructured quarterback Tony Romo's contract on Wednesday, freeing up roughly $13 million in cap space for this season.
Texans sign Nate Washington
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed veteran wide receiver Nate Washington.
Bears sign LB Acho
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Extra Points: Giants looking for happy medium with Eli
(SportsNetwork.com) - New York is all about the bright lights of the big city, but at least one of the its football teams has been able to fly under the radar.
Cowboys retain McClain with 1-year deal
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys and linebacker Rolando McClain agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday.