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Tom Brady still isn’t at this spring’s organized team activities. Brady has been working out, throwing with Julian Edelman, in the practice bubble in Foxborough on a “semi-regular’’ basis, according to NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi.

Delanie Walker coming off another Pro Bowl campaign, which happened to be his third-best season in his career, the Central Missouri product is approaching 2018 with the highest confidence level possible.

Jimmy Garoppolo may have opened more eyes with his short-lived turn atop the NFL’s salary hierarchy than he did with his sensational showing to salvage San Francisco’s 2017 season.

When the San Francisco 49ers open their season against the Minnesota VikingsVictor Bolden won’t be there to lend a hand. San Francisco’s return man from 2017 has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Friday.

Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave likes not having a quarterback competition because Case Keenum is getting the majority of the reps.

The Miami Dolphins signed Bobby McClain to a four-year, $27 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The deal contains $13 million in guarantees making McCain one of the highest-paid slot corners in football.

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In three-plus seasons of working closely with Blake Bortles, either as the Jaguars’ quarterback coach or offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett has never smiled as much as he does now.

Blake Bortles finally appears as comfortable with the offense as he’s always been in his own skin. A turnover-free postseason that factored heavily into the Jaguars reaching the brink of a Super Bowl elevated his confidence.

Aaron Rodgers feel a healthy diet and sleep are important factor for his longevity as a quarterback. In fact, as sleep science has advanced the last two decades, researchers have found that not getting enough sleep can compromise any and every measure of physical and mental health. That very much goes for athletes, who need sleep to, among other things, accelerate recovery and enhance their motor skills.

Patrick Mahomes agent, Leigh Steinberg, told ESPN that the goal for Mahomes’ first year in Kansas City was just to establish himself as a part of the team, and not to get every endorsement dollar. As a result, Mahomes turned down offers that would have given him a higher profile, not wanting to create a perception that he saw himself as a star before he had proven himself. By Michael David Smith

Dez Bryant likely won’t sign with a club before training camp begins in July. The wide receiver has received plenty of interest, but he’s staying patient until he finds the right opportunity.

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed tight end Austin Roberts, according to a team announcement. Roberts will compete for a spot on the roster following the loss of starting tight end Hunter Henry.

The Raiders took their left tackle of the future, Kolton Miller, with the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft. Their left tackle of the present wasn’t pleased.

Donald Penn, the 35-year-old who has manned the left tackle spot in Oakland the last four years, called coach Jon Gruden and demanded to know why they would use their first-round pick on a player whose likely role will be to replace Penn some day.

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks met with the Vikings, and it sounds like he’s got several more visits on his docket. Chris Tomasson of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The free agent will also visit with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns. The 27-year-old expects to make a decision before the end of the week.

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Brandon Marshall has finally found a home. After struggling to draw much interest after being released by the Giants in April, Marshall has signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, worth up to $2MM if incentives are reached, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The NFL released a statement outlining a new anthem policy agreed to in a unanimous vote of league owners at this week’s meetings in Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

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