Saturday , February 25 2017

Recent Player & Team News

February, 2017

  • 25 February

    Trailblazing quarterback Bernie Custis dies at 88

    Decades before the NFL embraced African-American quarterbacks, Bernie Custis became the first in pro football in 1951 as the starter for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. On Thursday, Custis died at the age of 88. “Trailblazers are rightly remembered for being the first,” CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge said, via the …

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  • 25 February

    Earl Mitchell signs with 49ers

    Getty Images The 49ers have signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. Per the report, Mitchell will sign a contract worth $16 million over the four years and will get $5.5 million in 2017. Mitchell was released last week by the Dolphins, who …

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  • 24 February

    Will the Steelers use the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell?

    Getty Images Although the question of whether the Vikings cut running back Adrian Peterson won’t affect the amount of the franchise tag applicable to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, there’s another development that will: Not using the franchise tag at all. The Steelers could opt to use the transition tag …

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  • 24 February

    Tom Coughlin tiptoes around commitment to Blake Bortles

    Getty Images For the most part, the Friday Tom Coughlin process was quintessential Tom Coughlin. Direct. Candid but guarded, and candid about being guarded. On one of the first questions, however, Coughlin was asked a direct question and evaded it. Asked whether he is committed to Blake Bortles as the …

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  • 24 February

    Browns have 11 picks, will be busy again in April

    AP Friday’s official announcement of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft allowed the Browns and other teams around the league to close the books on some previous business, specifically in finalizing trades and in knowing the exact spot in the order of certain picks they hold in this year’s …

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