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Dual Team Stadium Moves Forward In Los Angeles

Dual Team Stadium Moves Forward In Los Angeles

IStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As Stan Kroenke moves forward with his stadium efforts in the Los Angeles market, another stadium proposal has received the green light.

The stadium would serve as the home for both the Chargers and Raiders, should both teams choose to leave San Diego and Oakland respectively. Both teams are seeking a new venue in their current market and have threatened to move if they do not receive a stadium proposal to their liking.

"We have all been extremely encouraged by the sky-high level of support we have found for the stadium project," Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani said in a statement regarding the Los Angeles proposal.

The proposal has received over 14,000 petition signatures to place a stadium in Carson. The next step will be to put the ballot up for local election. 

Currently the Jets and Giants are only teams in the NFL that share a stadium.

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Jaguars Claim Bernard Pierce Off Waivers

Jaguars Claim Bernard Pierce Off Waivers

IStockPhoto/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed running back Bernard Pierce off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens, who cut the fourth-year player following his DUI arrest on Wednesday.

Pierce rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns in his four-year career with the Ravens, including 532 yards as a rookie in 2012 to help the Ravens win the Super Bowl.

He was supposed to split time with Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro in 2014 after Ray Rice was suspended. However, he was benched in the season opener for fumbling and eventually lost the job to Forsett, who ran for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Jaguars did not release a statement regarding Pierce other than announcing that they had claimed him off waivers. General manager David Caldwell was unable to be reached for comment.

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Browns Add Dwayne Bowe

Browns Add Dwayne Bowe

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with free agent wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on a two-year deal, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Bowe visited Cleveland last week and had a productive meeting with the staff. He has a relationship with general manager Ray Farmer, who previously worked in Kansas City's personnel department.  

He finished his Chiefs career with 532 receptions for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns. He accomplished this despite playing with a collection of mostly journeyman quarterbacks and others who never established themselves in the NFL.

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Devon Still Resigns with Bengals

Devon Still Resigns with Bengals

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Defensive tackle Devon Still resigned with the Bengals on Thursday.

Still and his daughter Leah were one of the great stories in the NFL last season.

The Bengals signed Still to their practice squad so he could afford Leah's treatment for her Stage 4 neuroblastoma and the team made jersey's that raised money as well.  

Many former and current players and coaches bought jerseys and sent messages to Leah.

"It's great to have Devon back with us," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "We know it has been a very difficult journey for him the last year. Devon remains focused on Leah's recovery and on furthering his NFL career, and we're excited to be able to provide that opportunity."

Doctors originally said Leah had a 50-50 chance of living, but Still announced on Instagram Tuesday that doctors didn't "see any active disease" in her body.

Still played 12 games last season and was side by side with Leah throughout her treatments.

"Now that it looks like things are headed on the right path, I'm ready to go back and play football," Still said in the team's statement.

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Cowboys Sign Greg Hardy to 1-Year Deal

Cowboys Sign Greg Hardy to 1-Year Deal

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Greg Hardy to a one-year, $11.3 million deal that could be worth up to $13 million, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

Hardy could face a league suspension for violating the NFL's domestic conduct policy. However, an NFL spokesman told ESPN that Hardy's situation remains under review and that the league will have a resolution on his status as soon as possible.

Hardy was a 2013 Pro Bowl selection after leading the Panthers with 15 sacks, tying a team single-season record.  He started 39 games between 2011 and 2013 and has 34 career sacks.

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Bernard Pierce Cut by Ravens

Bernard Pierce Cut by Ravens

Scoot Boehm/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens cut running back Bernard Pierce hours after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday.

Pierce was the third Ravens player to be arrested this offseason, and the Ravens have now cut all three within a day of learning of their off-field incidents.  Pierce failed a field sobriety test after being pulled over near the Baltimore beltway just before 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday and he was arrested, according to Baltimore County police.

Pierce was a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2012, and he has averaged fewer than 4 yards per carry the past two seasons for the team.

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Clay Signs $38 Million Offer Sheet with Buffalo Bills

Clay Signs $38 Million Offer Sheet with Buffalo Bills

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Buffalo Bills have extended an offer sheet to Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay worth $38 million.

The Miami Dolphins assigned the transition tag to Clay before free agency began, which allows them the right to match any offer that another team would make to him.

The Bills offer includes $20 million in guaranteed money and schedules Clay to earn over $24 million in the first two seasons of the five-year contract. 

After signing Ndamukong Suh to a $114 million contract at the beginning of free agency, Miami is left with a little over $9 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.  

As Miami began to see multiple teams interests in Clay grow, the team signed former Browns tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year, $15 million contract.

Last season, Clay, 26, caught 58 passes for 605 yards.

Miami has five days to match Buffalo's offer.

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Browns Sign Cornerback Tramon Williams

Browns Sign Cornerback Tramon Williams

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The impressive secondary of the Cleveland Browns just added another playmaker, as the team agreed on a contract with former Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.

"Tramon is a really good and consistent player," Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement. "He has had success in this league because he's a pro's pro who believes great preparation leads to great performance. We are very happy to be able to sign a player of his caliber to our secondary."

Williams had spent his entire eight-year career with the Packers, but joins a Browns team that had three members of its secondary -- cornerback Joe Haden, safety Donte Whitner, and safety Tashaun Gipson -- make the Pro Bowl in 2014.

"It's going to be awesome. I'll be glad to join those guys and help those guys with whatever they need," Williams said in a statement. "I see where these guys are going and I think I can help them go to where they want to go. They had a great defense last year with a lot of young guys on the team. I'm a veteran guy and I hope I can take them to another level."

Williams has only missed one game during his career, and recorded 71 tackles in 2014.

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Tim Tebow Works Out for Eagles, but Team Doesn’t Plan to Sign Him

Tim Tebow Works Out for Eagles, but Team Doesn’t Plan to Sign Him

Jared Wickham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tebowmania experienced a sudden jolt on Monday as Tim Tebow surprised the NFL world by working out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Despite the workout, ESPN is reporting the Eagles have no plans to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he's been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.

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Texans Add Cecil Shorts and Vince Wilfork

Texans Add Cecil Shorts and Vince Wilfork

Houston Texans/NFL(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- The Houston Texans are taking a swing at the second round of free agency. The team came to terms with free agent wide receiver Cecil Shorts III and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.

Shorts, 27, who spent the first four years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, signed a two-year $6 million contract. Shorts caught 53 passes for 557 yards and one touchdown last season.

Wilfork, 33, also signed a two-year deal, worth $9 million.  He had spent the last 12 seasons as a member of the New England Patriots.  Wilfork will join former teammate Mike Vrabel -- who now serves as the teams linebacker coach -- as well as former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who is Houston's head coach.

Wilfork thanked the New England fans on his Twitter page after signing with Houston: "Thank you everyone for everything your support has been tremendous."

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49ers Chris Borland Suddenly Retires

49ers Chris Borland Suddenly Retires

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(SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.) -- Within two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers have lost two inside linebackers to retirement. 

Second year linebacker Chris Borland has decided to hang up his cleats due to fears of long term effects from head trauma. Borland delivered the news on ESPN's Outside the Lines.

"I just honestly want to do what's best for my health," Borland explained. "From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk."

Borland, 24, was a third-round draft pick of the 49ers last season and was expected to start for the team this season after Patrick Willis retired last week.

During training camp last year, Borland believes he suffered a concussion but played through it because he wanted to make the team.

Borland was a first-team All American at the University of Wisconsin.  He plans to re-enroll in school and pursue a career in sports management.

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DeMaurice Smith Re-Elected NFLPA Executive

DeMaurice Smith Re-Elected NFLPA Executive

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(NEW YORK) -- DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as Executive Director of of the NFL players union.

Smith won his third team as the executive after being first elected in 2009 as the replacement for former Director Gene Upshaw who passed away in 2008.

In the previous election three years ago for the Players Association executive director, Smith ran unopposed. He faced eight challengers this year. 

The next election for the NFLPA in 2018 will be one of its most crucial.  After the 2020 season, the current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire.

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Michael Johnson Re-Joins Bengals

Michael Johnson Re-Joins Bengals

David Lee/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI, Oh.) -- After a single-season stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive end Michael Johnson has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Johnson, 28, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Bengals after being drafted in the third-round out of Georgia Tech. He amassed 26.5 sacks over 79 games and was one of the hot free agents last season.

The Buccaneers awarded Johnson a five-year, $43 million contract in hopes that he would sharpen Tampa Bay's pass rush that included Gerald McCoy and Adrian Clayborn. 

Tampa Bay released Johnson after he struggled through an ankle injury and provided just four sacks. 

In an ironic twist, after losing Johnson to free agency, the Bengals were awarded a 2015 third-round compensatory pick for Johnson. Now they also have Johnson back in the fold.

Johnson was said to be torn between returning to the Bengals or joining the Minnesota Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer -- who was the Bengals defensive coordinator until last season.

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Rams Sign DT Nick Fairley

Rams Sign DT Nick Fairley

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(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- The St. Louis Rams are re-inventing the Fearsome Foursome. 

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has agreed to a one-year deal, worth up to $8 million.

"The defensive line here is great," Fairley said. "I’m glad to be a part of it, glad to be coming in to a great situation with the defense, and just to add to it. So I’m here to help this team win and hopefully we’ll get to the Super Bowl."

Before signing Fairley, St. Louis defensive line included Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Chris Long and Robert Quinn. The four members registered 22.5 sacks last season, though Long only played in six games due to injury. Fairley had recorded 10 pressures through a two-game span in October last year before a knee injury slowed down his season.

Fairley is expected to slide in behind Donald as part of a defensive line rotation and will likely spell Brockers on passing downs.

The Rams of the 1960's were comprised of Lamar Lundy, Rosie Grier, Merlin Olson and Deacon Jones.  The four members were known as the "Fearsome Foursome" and both Olson and Jones are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ngata: Ray Rice would be “Great Addition” To Lions

Ngata: Ray Rice would be “Great Addition” To Lions

National Football League(DETROIT, Mi.) -- Just days after being traded to Detroit, Haloti Ngata has one recommendation to improve the team.

In an interview with WXYT Detroit, Ngata was asked about former Ravens running back Ray Rice and whether he would fit in with Detroit.

"I've never hung out with him off-field, but he's a great guy," Ngata said. "He's a great guy on the field, in the locker room. He's a great community guy. He does a lot for the community, and so of course I think he would be a great addition to this team. I love playing with him, I trusted him. You feel bad for his situation. You just hope nothing but the best for him."

Ngata, Rice's former teammate in Baltimore, was traded to the Lions Tuesday for a fourth and fifth-round pick in upcoming NFL draft.

Rice is currently a free agent after winning an appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL.

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Trent Richardson Files Grievance Against Colts

Trent Richardson Files Grievance Against Colts

Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, In.) -- Just days after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, running back Trent Richardson has filed a grievance against the team as he seeks to re-coup the money he was scheduled to earn during the 2015 season.

Richardson was released by the Colts Thursday after two disappointing season with Indianapolis. 

The Colts suspended Richardson for the final game of the teams 2014 season -- the AFC Title game against the New England Patriots.  Richardson stated that he was late to the team's final walkthrough because his wife had been hospitalized with pregnancy complications and failed to notify the team.

Richardson told ESPN.com that his phone had died and by the time he was able to reach head coach Chuck Pagano, he was told not to show up as he had been deactivated for the game. 

As a result of the suspension, language in Richardson's contract -- his rookie contract -- allows the Colts to void the final year of his deal and the team can avoid paying him the $3.184 million he was due to earn in 2015.

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Percy Harvin Set To Join Rex Ryan in Buffalo

Percy Harvin Set To Join Rex Ryan in Buffalo

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(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- After half a season with Rex Ryan as a member of the New York Jets, Percy Harvin will be shuffling off to Buffalo.

Harvin has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is for about $6 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Last season in a split-season with the Seahawks and Jets, Harvin caught 51 passes for 483 yards and one touchdown.  He also ran 33 times for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Harvin, 26, was a first-round selection of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 NFL draft. He has found it hard maintaining long-term tenure with a team since being traded from Minnesota to Seattle in 2013.

After spending much of 2013 rehabbing a hip injury with Seattle, Harvin was traded to the Jets in 2014 just eight games into the season.

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Vikings Acquire Mike Wallace From Dolphins

Vikings Acquire Mike Wallace From Dolphins

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(MINNEAPOLIS, Mn.) -- The Miami Dolphins have found a way to rid themselves of wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Two seasons after signing Wallace to a $60 million contract, The Dolphins have traded the speedster and a seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a fifth-round pick.

The Vikings were one of Wallace's top pursuers when he hit the market in 2013 after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota will now install Wallace into a passing attack that includes Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson. 

Wallace, 28, wore out his welcome in Miami after an inability to consistently connect with quarterback Ryan Tannehill and tensions reached a head when the receiver reportedly quit on the team during the Week 17 loss to the New York Jets.

Last season, Wallace hauled in 67 passes for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Rams Agree To Two-Year Deal With Kenny Britt

Rams Agree To Two-Year Deal With Kenny Britt

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- The St. Louis Rams are bringing back their leading receiver from last season.

Kenny Britt and the Rams have agreed to a two-year deal, Friday.

"The year of the #Ram I want to thank everyone from the #Horn to the tail 4 the opportunity to play in such a great Organization #RamsNation," Britt tweeted.

Britt was a first-round pick of Tennessee in 2009 when Jeff Fisher -- now head coach of the Rams -- was the head coach of the Titans.

Last season, Britt caught 48 passes for 748 yards and three touchdowns. 

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Steelers Agree on New Five-Year Contract with Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers Agree on New Five-Year Contract with Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken measures to make sure quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will spend his entire career with the club as the two sides have agreed on a new five-year contract.

Big Ben had going into the final year of his eight-year contract he signed back in 2008.

Roethlisberger was drafted 11th overall back in 2004 and since then, he's been among the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He's taken the Steelers to three Super Bowls, winning two of them during his career in the Steel City.

In 2014, Roethlisberger arguably had the best season his career at 32-years-old. He threw for a career-high 4,952 yards, completed a career-high 67.1 percent of his passes, and also threw 32 touchdowns to just nine interceptions.

On Friday, the Steelers also announced they agreed on a contract with free agent running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams had spent the previous nine seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers.

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