National Football League

Peyton Manning
Manning to return, taking pay cut
Peyton Manning will play an 18th NFL season on a reduced salary in 2015, agreeing to a $4 million cut with the Denver Broncos. ESPN first reported the news that Manning will have his pay slashed from... Full Story


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Chip Kelly
Eagles on fast track to dysfunction
John McMullen - NFL Editor
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie once called his operation "kind of the gold standard."

These days, it's kind of a mess thanks to the distrust between coach Chip Kelly and his former boss, Howie Roseman. In fact, the gold standard has gone... Full Story
LeSean McCoy
Eagles to trade LeSean
McCoy to Bills
The Philadelphia Eagles have a deal in place to trade former NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, reported on Tuesday.

The deal, which would be a blockbuster... Full Story
Pierre Thomas
RB Thomas says goodbye to Saints
Veteran running back Pierre Thomas is saying goodbye to the New Orleans Saints.

"As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end but I'm not done yet," said part of a message Thomas posted to his Instagram account Wednesday. The statement, which thanked the Saints and... Full Story
Trent Cole
Eagles release Trent Cole
The Philadelphia Eagles officially released veteran pass-rusher Trent Cole on Wednesday.

Cole's release comes one day after reports surfaced that the Eagles have a deal in place to trade former NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker... Full StoryRelease CB Cary Williams
Matt Cassel
Bills to acquire Cassel
from Vikings
The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have a deal in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings.

However, there appears to be confusion on the exact terms of the trade. The Bills said they will... Full Story
Dez Bryant
Bryant gets Cowboys' franchise tag
The Dallas Cowboys have slapped the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The designation will keep Bryant off the free agent market and will give him a salary of $12.8 million for the 2015 season. The two sides can still work towards a long-term deal until July... Full StoryRe-sign WR Beasley
(L-R) Ndamukong Suh, Malcolm Smith, Mike Iupati, DeMarco Murray and Julius Thomas
Ranking the NFL free agents
Fans love free agency, NFL personnel people tolerate it.

To the devotee of any organization, it's human nature -- sizzle sells, not the steak, and the aging big names with the impressive resumes in other cities are the ones who get the general public humming... Full Story
Stephen Gostkowski
Patriots use franchise tag
on K Gostkowski
The New England Patriots used their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski prior to Monday's deadline.

Gostkowski will earn $4.126 million next season, according to the widely reported number for kickers, and can still work out a longer deal with... Full Story
Ndamukong Suh
Lions won't tag Suh
The Detroit Lions apparently won't place their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

According to the club's website, Suh will not receive the designation and will be allowed to become a free agent. The franchise tag would have cost the Lions $26.8 million for the 2015 season. Full Story
Jason Pierre-Paul
Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul
The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday's deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher.

Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now... Full Story
Charles Clay
Dolphins place transition
tag on Clay
The Miami Dolphins have placed the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay.

A transition designation will give Clay the opportunity to test free agency, but also gives the Dolphins the right to match any offer. Clay will... Full StoryRelease WR Hartline
Justin Houston (R)
Chiefs use tag on NFL
sacks leader Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs used their franchise tag on reigning NFL sacks leader Justin Houston, the team announced Monday.

Houston will earn $13.195 next season under the franchise tag, according to the widely... Full Story
Demaryius Thomas
Broncos to use franchise
tag on WR Thomas
The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas.

The designation means the star wide receiver will receive a one-year deal for the average of the top five salaries at his position, which figures... Full Story

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