/Sports/NFL/ Last Updated: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018 @ 11:05pm EDT

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Jadeveon Clowney, Texans not progressing on extension

While negotiations with Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are overshadowing the Texans’ talks with Jadeveon Clowney, the talks in Houston could get interesting fairly soon. Because as of Monday night, the Texans and Clowney have not engaged in any substantive extension discussions this offseason, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. These proceedings differ from the Texans’ approaches with past offseason extension recipients Matt Schaub, Eric Winston...

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Report: Baker Mayfield not close to pushing Tyrod Taylor for starting QB job

The early opinion is that Baker Mayfield has a long way to go to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback job.The Browns held OTAs and minicamp, which gave them a look at their new QBs. According to Cleveland.com’s Dan Labbe, Mayfield did not look ready to push Taylor. Here’s what he said:“Based on the six practices of OTAs and minicamp that were open to the media, Mayfield, in my opinion, did not look ready to compete with Taylor for the No. 1...

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Terrell Owens, even at 44, shows he can still run an elite 40-yard dash

Even though he's retired and a newly elected Hall of Famer, Terrell Owens' latest social media post shows he can still cover 40 yards in 4.4.

        

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Billy Price fully cleared after chest injury

The Bengals are set to have their preferred starting center available when they convene for training camp next month. First-round pick Billy Price tweeted Monday he’s been fully cleared for work. An offseason injury defined Price’s first NFL offseason. The Ohio State standout tore a pectoral muscle while doing bench press in February, but it didn’t damage his stock much. The Bengals selected him with the No. 21 overall pick.Price was expected to be ready by the time camp began, and...

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Tom Brady explains why he doesn't like 'GOAT' label

Tom Brady may well be the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Just don’t tell him that. In an interview with Oprah, the New England Patriots star made it clear that he doesn’t even like it when people talk that way. “I don’t like it,” Brady said. “I don’t like when people say it. I don’t like it at all. I don’t feel that way. I’m not attached to that feeling. I don’t care whether people think it or not. I want to be the best I can be. I know, when I go out there,...

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Civil rights groups urge NFL to reverse rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

Civil rights groups called on the NFL to reverse its decision to punish players who kneel during the anthem and fine teams whose players don't comply. They said the players had a right to protest police violence against people of color.

        

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10 takeaways of the NFL's offseason heading into training camps

The NFL has an "offseason" in name only. Here's what you need to know about the last few months of moves and how they will affect the season.

        

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Watch: Terrell Owens runs a blazing 4.43-second 40

There is no denying that retired NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is in fantastic shape at the age of 44. He is not shy about wanting to return to playing professional ball, and clearly he’d be darn fast if he did.Just look at him torch a 40-yard dash, recording 4.43 and 4.44 times. This is epic stuff. A post shared by  Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) on Jun 18, 2018 at 1:11pm PDT Any teams in need of speedy, experienced wide receivers might consider hitting Owens up. While that is not...

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Lions training camp questions: Can Matt Patricia bring Patriots touch to Detroit?

Jolting the defense and resuscitating the run game will be among the biggest tasks for Matt Patricia in Year 1 with the Lions.

        

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Dion Lewis says he and Derrick Henry can be 'best duo in the league'

Former New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is excited to be in Tennessee and has high hopes for himself and fellow running back, Derrick Henry.“We both know we’re two good backs,” Lewis said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. “We’re pushing each other every day. We feel like we can be two of the best running backs in the league. We feel like we can be the best duo in the league.”That’s a tall task, but if both players can stay healthy this isn’t a crazy assessment.Coming...

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Texans training camp questions: All eyes on Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt

If Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt both return to their old form, Houston could be a dangerous team in 2018.

        

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Report: Beckham winning over Giants with conduct in camp

Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly giving the New York Giants every reason he can to invest in him long-term.Beckham has been impressing the team’s coaching staff with his conduct during the offseason, according to Albert Breer of the MMQB. Beckham has texted regularly with new head coach Pat Shurmur and has been a steady hand with the team’s new talent.“Odell’s been awesome,” one Giants coach told Breer regarding his work with the team’s incoming players.This should all reflect...

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Patriots QB Tom Brady addresses retirement, acknowledges there's 'an end coming'

Brady tells Oprah Winfrey he thinks about walking away from football more than he used to as his kids become older.

        

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Report: Colts will give Luck days off during training camp

Andrew Luck sounded very optimistic about his surgically-repaired shoulder when he spoke with reporters recently, but there is still plenty of concern surrounding the star quarterback after he missed the entire 2017 season. That concern could continue through training camp based on the regimen Luck is expected to be on.Albert Breer of The MMQB provided some details about Luck’s rehab, and he said the QB has “pulled out all the stops” to get back to full strength this time around....

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Josh McCown shares heartwarming Father’s Day story

Josh McCown shared a heartwarming Father’s Day story that became an instant hit online.The New York Jets veteran quarterback tweeted Sunday about his experience checking out at a grocery store. We’ll let his words take it from here. Awesome story that definitely touched a lot of people.McCown, 38, is a father of four. He seems to be in his element when talking about being a dad.

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Roethlisberger won't pursue 2018 extension

While Aaron Rodgers‘ deal has received the most publicity for being outdated among quarterback contracts, Ben Roethlisberger‘s 2015 extension is looking more Steelers-friendly than it did a year ago.Signed to a four-year deal that pays him $21.85MM on average, Pittsburgh’s franchise quarterback is now well off the pace Matt Ryan ($30MM AAV) is now setting. Roethlisberger’s deal came in below Rodgers’ current contract ($22MM per year) and now sits 12th on the quarterback hierarchy....

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows off ridiculous arm at football camp

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hosted his youth football camp over the weekend, which featured a number of young boys with haircuts similar to his, as you can see in the photo below. OBJ ran some drills with the kids, shared some pointers, and, most importantly, he put on a show for them.At one point, he took a few steps and showed off his cannon for an arm — uncorking an absolute bomb that sailed nearly the length of the entire field. Now all we need is to see him and Eli Manning heave...

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Ravens developing open spot for the blooming Lamar Jackson

As soon as the Ravens took Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick in this year’s draft, many assumed the Joe Flacco-era in Baltimore was coming to an end. Although Flacco has reportedly shown well in OTAs and minicamp thus far and Jackson doesn’t appear to be a threat for the starting job in 2018, the Ravens are still thrilled with their rookie. All the reports this offseason indicate the Ravens have been very impressed by Jackson’s development.With Flacco still in line to take all...

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Odell Beckham Jr., Giants far apart on extension terms

Odell Beckham Jr. said earlier Saturday he would not hold out from training camp, unlike some of his fellow high-profile 2014 first-round peers. But that doesn’t mean everything is good on this front.The Giants’ best player is entering a contract year and has been angling for an extension for some time. As of now, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports there has been “no movement” in these re-up talks as of late.Beckham plans to report to Giants training camp on time, but a source...

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Safety Brandon Bryant approved for supplemental draft

There will be another talented defensive back available in this year’s supplemental draft. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant‘s applications for the draft has been approved (via Logan Reardon of NFL.com). Bryant had established himself as one of the top safeties in the SEC. In three years with the school, the safety compiled 157 tackles and five interceptions in 37 games. After Mississippi State hired Joe Moorhead as their new head coach,...

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