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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • Whitworth says he's discussing potential deal to re-sign with Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals drafted two tackles in the first two rounds of the 2015 draft, which likely left many people with the feeling that Andrew Whitworth’s time as the team’s left tackle was close to its expiration date. While there were flirtations with a move to guard, Whitworth stayed at left tackle..." February 20

  • Romo, McCarron and Taylor might be on Browns' radar in search for franchise QB

    CBS Sports "In January, the day after the Browns put the finishing touches on one-win season, quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he wanted to stay in Cleveland, where he signed the previous offseason but because of injury, only started five games (the team went 1-4 in those starts), and he finished with..." February 17

  • Bill Polian: AJ McCarron better than any QB in 2017 NFL Draft

    Yardbarker "Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian doesn’t think much of the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. In fact, he believes that little-used Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron is better than any of them. McCarron was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 164th overall. He was the ninth..." February 16

  • Bears sign center Eric Kush to two-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Kush was brought in as depth last year when the Bears lost center Hroniss Grasu to a torn ACL. They must have liked what they saw, since they’re keeping Kush around. The team announced they had signed the journeyman offensive lineman to a two-year deal." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Bene’ Benwikere signing with Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Bene’ Benwikere spent time with three teams during the 2016 season and he’ll kick off the 2017 offseason by joining a fourth club. According to multiple reports, Benwikere will be signing a contract with the Bengals. He visited several other teams after ending the season on the..." February 14

  • Bene’ Benwikere signing with Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Bene’ Benwikere spent time with three teams during the 2016 season and he’ll kick off the 2017 offseason by joining a fourth club. According to multiple reports, Benwikere will be signing a contract with the Bengals. He visited several other teams after ending the season on the..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Bengals LB Trevor Roach: Losing love for football led to retirement

    Dayton Daily News "Trevor Roach was far from a household name during his time with the Bengals, but his words on the way out of town might make him a little more memorable. “Once I realized I didn’t love football like I used to, it wasn’t worth going forward,” Roach told Bengals.com in regards to why he is..." February 10

  • Jail nurse 'upset' about handling of Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones case

    USA Today "The jail nurse who said Bengals’ player Adam “Pacman” Jones spit on her is questioning why no one from the prosecutor’s office contacted her and is "very upset" about the process, her attorney said. The nurse has retained attorney Robert Karl, who told The Enquirer he has tried to contact..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Pacman Jones Getting Support from Teammate ... 'I Hope They Don't Cut Him'

    TMZ "At least one of Pacman Jones' teammates has his back -- with rookie cornerback William Jackson saying he hopes the team doesn't cut the troubled NFL star after his arrest last month. Jackson was Cincy's 2016 1st round pick -- and says Pacman has been a mentor to him on the field. But, after..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Bengals & LT Andrew Whitworth Expected To Discuss New Deal In Coming Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pat Dye Jr., the agent for Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth, mentioned that he’s spoken to the team about a new deal for his client and expects them to continue to discuss a potential agreement in the coming weeks. “He’s played his whole career there and it would be cool to finish his career there...." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Bengals undecided on Jones' future

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As the league converged on Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the surrounding hotels in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, the Cincinnati Bengals went on with business as usual in preparing for the NFL Draft. But on the periphery, the specter of cornerback Adam Jones’ Jan. 3 arrest remains as the team moves..." January 27

  • Bengals re-sign kicker Bullock

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals added a piece to their kicking competition on Thursday when they re-signed late-season replacement Randy Bullock. Bullock was brought on in place of Mike Nugent for the final three games of the season and connected on all of his extra points and field goals -- except for one. That..." January 26

  • Marvin Lewis says an extension would benefit the Bengals’ organization

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sitting in his customary position near midfield of the south bleachers at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Marvin Lewis leaned forward to rest his forearms on his knees. Behind sunglasses, he looked out over the field turf and at the groups of would-be NFL players on the Senior Bowl rosters. They are the..." January 25

  • Pacman Jones was kicked out of casino prior to arrest

    Yardbarker "More and more details are emerging about the night Pacman Jones was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man at a hotel and getting nasty with a police officer earlier this month. TMZ Sports says that before his arrest at a Hyatt hotel on Jan. 3, the Cincinnati Bengals DB was kicked out of a..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Pacman Jones 'Deeply Embarrassed' Over Hostile Arrest Video ... 'Committed to Anger Management'

    TMZ "Pacman Jones says he's seeking counseling and anger management after telling a Cincinnati police officer to "suck my d**k" and "die" during an arrest earlier this month. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Cincinnati Bengals star went insane after cops were called on him for allegedly getting..." January 24

  • Andy Dalton replaces Tom Brady in Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is preparing for the Super Bowl, so Brady is being replaced in the Pro Bowl by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. The Pro Bowl will be played this Sunday, Jan. 29, in Orlando. " January 23

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Adam Jones case on hold, prosecutor wants to know NFL punishment

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The case against Adam "Pacman" Jones is on hold as Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters waits to find out what kind of discipline, if any, the NFL imposes. Deters told The Enquirer Thursday that Jones’ attorneys have agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial. The Bengals player is accused..." January 16

  • Dre Kirkpatrick isn’t impressed with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not clear how the Rams will react to the youngest coach in modern NFL history. It is clear how at least one potential free agent from another team is reacting. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will, absent a new contract in Cincinnati, be available to sign with any team he wants in..." January 15

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Vontaze Burfict seemingly has some laughs over Joey Porter arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested for allegedly getting into an altercation with a police officer outside a bar Sunday night, and it appears Vontaze Burfict had a nice chuckle at Porter’s expense. Shortly after word surfaced that Porter was taken into custody, Burfict..." January 09

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Adam Jones on alleged incident, charges: 'None of this makes sense'

    ESPN "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after being booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, as well as a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance. Jones had to spend the..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • 'Restraint chair' used on Adam Jones, who will remain jailed

    USA Today "Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will spend the night in jail, officials said, after a judge ordered him to provide a blood sample related to his alleged behavior after being arrested early Tuesday. Jones, 33, was combative throughout the booking process at the Hamilton County Jail and..." January 03

  • A.J. Hawk To Retire

    Pro Football Rumors "A.J. Hawk is calling it a career. The linebacker tells Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter) that he plans on filing retirement paperwork this offseason. Hawk anchored the Packers’ linebacking core for years and barely missed a game from 2006 through 2014. While he never had gaudy sack numbers,..." January 03

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