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Marvin Jones Working Without Limitation Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Time: 5:37 PT |  Reported by Profootballtalk.com
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The Facts: Via FOX 19 in Cincinnati, Jones said he had "no limitations" when the team began voluntary workouts this week.
Diehards Line:Jones missed all of 2014 because of foot and ankle injuries, keeping him from building on his 2013 season in which he caught 10 touchdowns. His return would give the offense another dangerous downfield threat to work opposite A.J. Green and allow Mohamed Sanu to play a more varied role.
Justin Tucker Signs His RFA Tender With Ravens Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Time: 5:35 PT |  Reported by Profootballtalk.com
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The Facts: Tucker has inked his one-year, $2.356 million contract offer, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported.
Diehards Line:Tucker, 25, connected on 29-of-34 field goals in 2014. All five misses were from 50 yards or more. Overall, he has hit 97-of-108 field goals in three NFL seasons, including 59-of-60 from inside of 40 yards. As PFT suggests, given his age, accuracy and leg strength, Tucker figures to be paid at or near the top of the market when it comes time to sign a new deal in 2016, assuming he remains in good form.
Bears Sign TE Bear Pascoe Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Time: 5:32 PT |  Reported by the Red Zone
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The Facts: The Chicago Bears have signed Pascoe, a veteran blocking tight end, to a one-year contract, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports..
Diehards Line:Pascoe has previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons. He's a former 49ers sixth-round draft pick from Fresno State. Pascoe has caught 40 career passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns.
GM Insists Philip Rivers Will Remain Chargers QB Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Time: 12:10 PT |  Reported by NFL.com
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The Facts: The Chargers continue to remain staunch in their stance that Rivers will remain their QB. "There really is no update," GM Tom Telesco said Wednesday. "It's the same thing I've said for the last four months, Philip's our QB and it's our plan and intent that he's our quarterback well into the future."
Diehards Line:Discussions about Rivers' future with the Chargers have run rampant the past several weeks. The quarterback is reportedly wary of the team's potential move to Los Angeles. Telesco said all discussions between players and agents will stay internal, but reiterated he intends on keeping Rivers in San Diego. ... We'll see.
Is Antonio Brown Really Planning To Hold Out? Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 8:00 PT |  Reported by Profootballtalk.com
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The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Brown isn’t working out with his teammates at the team’s offseason program and reports on Monday indicated that he was looking for a new deal from the team.That may be the case, but it also may not be the only reason why Brown hasn’t decided to take part in the opening week of the team’s voluntary workouts. Brown sent out a tweet on Tuesday evening that said “I’ll be there” and added a pair of tweets on Wednesday explaining that he’s spending time with his new child and making no mention of his contract.
Diehards Line:“Just enjoying my new born Ali can not wait to get back with my teammates! I am dad first and working to be best player I can be,” Brown wrote. As PFT's Josh Alper suggests, the next few months will determine how much Brown will push for a new deal after signing a six-year extension in 2012, but the Steelers have had a policy of not negotiating a new deal for non-quarterbacks with more than a year left on their deals. ... Stay tuned.
Greg Jennings Signs With Dolphins Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 7:54 PT |  Reported by NFL.com
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The Facts: Jennings will sign a two-year, $8 million deal with the Dolphins, according to a source informed of the deal.
Diehards Line:After trading Mike Wallace and parting ways with Brian Hartline, the Dolphins needed veteran help. Jennings now joins a wideout group that includes young Jarvis Landry (22), Rishard Matthews (25) and Kenny Stills (23). Miami also landed former Browns tight end Jordan Cameron this offseason.
NFL Suspends Greg Hardy For 10 Games Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 7:51 PT |  Reported by NFL.com
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The Facts: The NFL announced Wednesday that Hardy has been suspended without pay for the team's first 10 games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the league.
Diehards Line:Hardy, who will appeal the decision, is eligible to return to action for the Cowboys' Week 12 Thanksgiving matchup against the Carolina Panthers, Hardy's former team.
Jags, Cowboys Say They Aren't Interested In Adrian Peterson Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 12:01 PT |  Reported by NFL.com
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The Facts: The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't interested in trading for Peterson. At least not according to coach Gus Bradley, who on Tuesday swatted down a report from the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that listed the Jags as one of six teams interested in swinging a deal for the Vikings RB. "No, not really," Bradley said of the team's interest in Peterson.
Diehards Line:As NFL.com notes, Jacksonville isn't alone. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones on Tuesday also tossed cold water on the concept that Dallas would trade for a veteran running back. Remember: Even though Peterson might want out of Minnesota, the Vikings don't sound interested in letting their finest player start over elsewhere. While the Cardinals and Raiders hang on as potential trade partners, the most likely outcome still looks like Peterson stays put in 2015.
Pettine Downplays Notion Browns Are Ready To Move Past Johnny Manziel Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 11:55 PT |  Reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer
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The Facts: HC Mike Pettine said a report that the Browns have "90 percent moved on from Johnny Manziel ' is ridiculous and that the second-year quarterback remains an integral part of the team's plans.
Diehards Line:The report came from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who said the Browns had all but given up on their former Heisman Trophy winner. Manziel, who was released from inpatient treatment on April 11th, is participating in the Browns offseason workout program. None of this, however, has stopped rumors that the Browns will try to trade up in next week's draft to secure the services of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (one report calls Cleveland the "front runner" to land Mariota). Asked about that possibility today, Pettine replied, "Sure, why not?" It's safe to assume he's not putting much stock in those rumors either.
Bengals Extend Marvin Lewis Through 2016 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Time: 11:53 PT |  Reported by NFL.com
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The Facts: Marvin Lewis is getting the Tom Coughlin treatment in Cincinnati and won't enter this season as a lame duck. The Bengals' head coach, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the season, now has a deal guaranteed through 2016, the team announced.
Diehards Line:What initially looked like a make-or-break year for Lewis and his 12-season tenure now feels like an advanced warning that his 0-6 playoff record needs to change, but that he'll have some time to change it.