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Cowboys agree with safety Iloka on 1-year deal

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' flirtation with the safety spot this week has landed them George Iloka, who agreed to a one-year deal Saturday.The Cowboys had made safety one of their targets in free agency. Though six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomas had been the subject of rumors since the end of the 2017 season, he was never a realistic thought for Dallas because of the price. The Baltimore
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Jets’ historic spending spree ($122 million!) raises pressure on GM – New York Jets Blog

[ad_1] A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:1. Bo$$ Jet: CEO Christopher Johnson, who speaks to the media three or four times a year, is expected to sit down with reporters at the NFL owners meetings, which begin Sunday in Phoenix. The Jets are having a historic offseason in terms of spending, so he undoubtedly will be asked if his expectations have risen as much as the
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What made Jason McCourty more nervous than the Super Bowl – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty was one of four Patriots players to testify in support of an education bill at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, saying the experience sparked more nerves than playing in the biggest game of his professional football career."We're in a different arena here. We have beliefs and we support different things,
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Why the NFL proposed replay rule modifications, and what happens now

[ad_1] 7:45 AM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008PHOENIX -- It's true. After months of discussion and debate, the NFL's competition committee has no answer for the officiating mistake that marred last season's NFC Championship Game.There apparently will be no safety net in 2019 if and when two highly-graded officials fail to penalize an obvious pass interference
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Cowboys get safety Iloka on 1-year deal

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' flirtation with the safety spot this week has landed them George Iloka, who agreed to a one-year deal Saturday, a source told ESPN.The Cowboys had made safety one of their targets in free agency. Though six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomas had been the subject of rumors since the end of the 2017 season, he was never a realistic thought for the Cowboys because
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Ex-Pats WR Mitchell retires as injuries take toll

[ad_1] Former New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday.Mitchell, 26, made the announcement at the University of Georgia's TEDxUGA event. The former University of Georgia star was a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in the 2016 draft.In January, he had told ESPN's Mike Reiss that he wasn't giving up hope of an NFL return despite a lingering knee injury and having to
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Raiders’ splashy start to free agency sets stage for ‘surgical’ approach to draft – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have been more than a little busy since the NFL's new year officially rang in on March 13. Not only have there been moves splashy enough to surely make HBO's "Hard Knocks" overlords take notice -- a trade for Antonio Brown, the largest contract ever handed out for an offensive lineman to Trent Brown, signing the polarizing and oh-so-throwback-to-the-Badass Raiders Vontaze Burfict --
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Texans sign free-agent OL Matt Kalil, per reports

[ad_1] The Houston Texans have signed former Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Matt Kalil to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.Kalil, a 29-year-old left tackle, missed the 2018 season with a knee injury. The Panthers released him last week.Former Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman signed Kalil in free agency before the 2017 season to fill a void on the line and unite the former first-round pick by Minnesota with his
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Lions add CB Melvin for 1 year, $3.5M

[ad_1] The Detroit Lions have brought in another cornerback with the potential to start, reaching an agreement with Rashaan Melvin on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.Melvin is yet another addition to come with a New England pedigree, having played under former Patriots defensive coordinator and current Lions head coach Matt Patricia in 2015.Melvin has played in 51 career games between Miami, Baltimore,
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Michelle Waterson’s daughter is with her every step of her MMA journey

[ad_1] The bodies started falling as early as 6 a.m. Irishmen, with their lilting brogue bouncing off the cavernous walls outside the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, grappled on the casino floor, oblivious to the fact that the sun was starting to rise. Others, with their country's distinctive green, white and orange flag wrapped around their shoulders, stumbled through the slot machines, yelling at girlfriends and