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June 19, 2014

The 49ers way: No contract negotiations until player reports

CSN Bay Area "The 49ers dealt with a holdout of a prominent player during training camp three years ago. The NFL lockout of 2011 was settled, and Jim Harbaugh could finally begin coaching his new team when training camp opened in late-July. All he lacked as the practices began was his do-everything running..." June 19

  • Pettine: Brady, Pats might have had Jets' playbooks

    NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns' defensive playbook is apparently thinner than one might expect, given coach Mike Pettine's tutelage under the uber-creative Rex Ryan. The lack of girth, Pettine told TheMMQB.com's Greg A. Bedard, is by design. "I don't put a lot of graduate-level information in it,"..." June 19

  • Texans ship T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent

    Pro Football Talk "Reports of T.J. Yates‘ release by the Texans were exaggerated. Or maybe just erroneous. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter. Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that..." June 19

  • Tempers flare at Seahawks minicamp

    ESPN.com "Even the Super Bowl champs get a little angry with each other every now and then, including a team scuffle during Wednesday's minicamp practice for the Seattle Seahawks. The coaches probably would prefer their $56 million cornerback not do his Mike Tyson impression, but Richard Sherman came to..." June 19

  • Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper

    CBSSports.com "The Redskins got a flurry of bad news Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark registration, because the team name is “disparaging to Native Americans." Basically, it means that the team could lose its federally trademarked protections and could hasten the franchise to..." June 19

  • Jaguars part ways with Jason Babin again

    Pro Football Talk "The on-again, off-again relationship between defensive end Jason Babin and the Jaguars is off again. The team announced this morning that the veteran pass-rusher had been released. He voided the final two years of his contract this offseason to become a free agent, tested the market but came..." June 19

  • Darrelle Revis goes missing from Practice

    Boston Herald "Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has become famous for making people disappear. Yesterday, he pulled the same act on himself. Revis didn’t practice for the first time since the media has been able to witness the Pats’ offseason workouts. However, it’s not considered any type of long-term..." June 19

  • Redskins DE Jason Hatcher to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

    CBSSports.com "Though he signed a four-year deal worth as much as $27.5 million this offseason, it'll be a while before defensive end Jason Hatcher can get back on the field for the Redskins. Hatcher, who's coming off a career-high 11 sacks last season for the Cowboys, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his..." June 19

  • Tyrone Crawford on minicamp fight: ‘With me coming off my injury, everybody was trying to disrespect me’

    Dallas Morning News "Near the end of Wednesday’s minicamp practice at Valley Ranch, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford took exception to the way center Travis Frederick was trying to block him during two-minute drills. A scuffle ensued and punches were thrown. “It’s a man’s game,” Crawford said. “I..." June 19

  • Woody Johnson won’t be ‘satisfied’ with another 8-8 season

    New York Post "Jets owner Woody Johnson was pleased enough with last season to bring Rex Ryan back as the team’s head coach. But Johnson has made it clear he expects more this season. “[An] 8-8 [record] was good, but I wasn’t satisfied,” Johnson said Wednesday during the team’s mini-camp. “That’s for sure...." June 19

  • Brees believes Cooks can help replace Sproles

    USA Today "The last time I talked to Drew Brees, we were in Orlando at the NFL Players Association meetings in late March, and the conversation inevitably turned to Darren Sproles, whom the New Orleans Saints had traded to the Philadelphia Eagles a few days earlier. Brees, the Saints’ star quarterback,..." June 19

  • Redskins must move on from racial slur team name

    USA Today "It's a racial slur, Dan Snyder. Just deal with it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued its long-awaited ruling regarding the trademark protection for the Washington "Redskins" on Wednesday, and the bottom line was precisely what so many Native American groups and other interested..." June 19

  • RB Toby Gerhart hopes to be Jaguars' version of 'Beast Mode'

    USA Today "Toby Gerhart can't wait to prove himself as "the next good running back" in the position's proud lineage with the Jacksonville Jaguars. And while Jags wide receiver Cecil Shorts says it's "weird" no longer having former all-pro Maurice Jones-Drew around as the face of the franchise, he can see..." June 19

  • Broncos intend to keep WR Demaryius Thomas in fold for years to come

    Denver Post "The fashion created confusion. Which was more impressive: the T-shirt featuring Bo Jackson or the man wearing it? "There's no one like Bo. He ran a 4.1 (40-yard)," wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said Wednesday, after the Broncos were dismissed from workouts until training camp in late July...." June 19

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