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Matt Corral visiting five teams

Fri Apr 08 2022 15:45:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has a busy week ahead. He will take trips to visit with the Panthers, Eagles, Steelers, Saints and Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The trip to New Orleans was rescheduled after weather issues impacted his travel last week. The Panthers, Falcons, Steelers and Saints are potential landing spots for [more]

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Report: Cowboys had interest in trade for DeVante Parker

Mon Apr 04 2022 23:28:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins traded receiver DeVante Parker to the Patriots. That means the Patriots offered the best compensation — a 2023 third-round choice in exchange for Parker and a 2022 fifth-round choice — to obtain the seven-year veteran. Otherwise, it figures that the Dolphins would have traded Parker outside the division. Reports on Monday indicate Miami [more]

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Rashaan Evans headed to Falcons on one-year deal

Mon Apr 04 2022 22:48:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Rashaan Evans reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Evans reunites with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who coached him in Tennessee. Evans, 26, spent his first four seasons with the Titans after they made him a first-round choice. He [more]

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Falcons to sign Damiere Byrd

Fri Apr 01 2022 20:09:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd will be joining the Falcons for the 2022 season. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Byrd has agreed to a contract with the team. He paid the Falcons a visit earlier this week. Byrd played every game for the Bears last season and caught 26 passes for 329 yards and a [more]

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Falcons sign safety Dean Marlowe

Thu Mar 31 2022 20:21:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have added veteran safety Dean Marlowe to the secondary. Marlowe signed a one-year contract today, the Falcons announced. Last year Marlowe played 16 games for the Lions, with nine starts. Prior to that he spent three years in Buffalo and two years in Carolina. Although the Falcons are a rebuilding team, they haven’t [more]

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Jim Irsay: Matt Ryan is what the franchise needs

Thu Mar 31 2022 13:22:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Colts owner Jim Irsay was clear this week that his team had to make a change at quarterback after just one year with Carson Wentz. Indianapolis elected to step into the quarterback void by trading Wentz without knowing what the club’s solution would be at the game’s most important position. But things worked out when [more]

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Damiere Byrd visits Falcons

Tue Mar 29 2022 20:43:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons are short on wide receivers right now, so they spent some time meeting with one about potentially joining the team on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, Damiere Byrd visited with the team. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Byrd also had a meeting with the Raiders recently. Byrd spent last season with the [more]

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What will the 49ers do with Jimmy Garoppolo?

Sat Mar 26 2022 16:52:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

They’ve been trying to trade him. They may have missed their window to maximize the return. So what will the 49ers do with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo? It’s a complicated situation, to put it mildly. He’s due to make more than $25 million in the final year of his current contract. He’s recovering from shoulder surgery. [more]

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Raiders sign Duron Harmon

Thu Mar 24 2022 22:48:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders announced the signing of a free agent with ties to head coach Josh McDaniels General Manager Dave Ziegler from New England on Thursday. Safety Duron Harmon will be joining the team for the 2022 season. The Raiders did not announce any terms of the deal. Harmon was drafted in the third round of [more]

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Colts restructure Matt Ryan’s contract for cap space

Thu Mar 24 2022 16:14:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts have tried to set themselves up well for a run at the AFC South by trading for quarterback Matt Ryan. Now they’ve also moved some money around to potentially bring in more players. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Colts have converted $12 million of Ryan’s 2022 compensation into a signing bonus, creating [more]

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Marcus Mariota: I’m excited for this opportunity

Thu Mar 24 2022 15:51:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the Falcons traded Matt Ryan, they quickly pivoted to Marcus Mariota — signing him to a two-year deal. Mariota heading to Atlanta reunites the quarterback with head coach Arthur Smith, who was on the Titans’ offensive staff for all of Mariota’s tenure with the team. Smith was the tight ends coach from 2015-2018 before [more]

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Zac Taylor: Hayden Hurst can be a real weapon and asset for us

Thu Mar 24 2022 12:56:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals have ostensibly improved their offense by adding linemen like Alex Cappa, Ted Karras, and La'el Collins in free agency. But one position that’s also changed on the defending AFC Champions is tight end. Veteran C.J. Uzomah elected to sign a three-year, $24 million deal with the Jets after playing his first seven seasons [more]

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Falcons defend exploring a trade for Deshaun Watson

Thu Mar 24 2022 12:23:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons were unsuccessful in their attempt to trade for Deshaun Watson, but the mere act of considering it led to criticism, as Watson is accused of sexual misconduct by 22 female massage therapists. For their part, the Falcons are defending their actions. Falcons coach Arthur Smith wouldn’t detail what steps the team took to [more]

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Arthur Smith, Mike Tomlin, Matt Rhule among coaches at Matt Corral’s Pro Day

Wed Mar 23 2022 23:05:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Panthers head coach Matt Rhule spent Tuesday at Liberty’s Pro Day workout to watch quarterback Malik Willis perform and they were back together again in Oxford, Mississippi on Wednesday. It was Ole Miss’ Pro Day this time and Matt Corral was the quarterback who was the center of attention. [more]

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Matt Ryan: Saturday meeting with Colts sold me on the trade

Wed Mar 23 2022 15:01:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After 14 seasons with the Falcons, Matt Ryan will now try to win a Super Bowl as the Colts’ quarterback. While Ryan did not publicly make his intentions known during Atlanta’s pursuit of Deshaun Watson, he revealed in his Tuesday press conference how he ended up deciding to come to Indianapolis. Ryan noted that while [more]

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Falcons plan to add another quarterback this offseason

Wed Mar 23 2022 13:53:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons signed Marcus Mariota to a two-year deal after trading Matt Ryan to the Colts this week and the word from the team on Wednesday is that Mariota won’t be the last addition to the quarterback room this offseason. General Manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith held a press conference to discuss [more]

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Terry Fontenot: More important to do right by Matt Ryan than maximize compensation

Wed Mar 23 2022 13:33:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Matt Ryan‘s time with the Falcons came to an end this week when the team traded him to the Colts for a third-round pick in this year’s draft. The trade came after the Falcons made a run at trading for Deshaun Watson and General Manager Terry Fontenot said at a Wednesday press conference that [more]

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Panthers, Steelers send coach and GM to Malik Willis’ Pro Day

Wed Mar 23 2022 08:27:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Malik Willis is such a good quarterback prospect in the 2022 NFL draft that all 32 teams attended Liberty’s Pro Day on Tuesday, but two teams in particular, the Panthers and Steelers, are showing significant interest. Panthers coach Matt Rhule and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin were the only two head coaches in attendance. Panthers General [more]

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Darius Leonard wants Julio Jones to join Matt Ryan on the Colts

Tue Mar 22 2022 13:22:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan is a member of the Colts and one of his new teammates would like to see another former Falcon spread his wings in Indianapolis this season. Linebacker Darius Leonard took to Twitter after the Colts completed their trade for the quarterback on Monday to pitch wide receiver Julio Jones on joining the team [more]

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Colts react to the trade for Matt Ryan

Mon Mar 21 2022 22:52:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts long had continuity at the quarterback position. Peyton Manning started 227 consecutive games, including the postseason, from 1998-2010, and Andrew Luck had 57 consecutive starts from 2012-15. Since Luck’s unexpected retirement before the 2019 season, the Colts have had constant turnover at the position. For the sixth consecutive season, and the seventh in [more]

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