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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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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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Kraft releases statement, says he is ‘truly sorry’

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented for the first time since he was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation."I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."Kraft said he had remained silent since the charges
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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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Raiders sign QB Glennon for depth behind Carr

[ad_1] The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Mike Glennon to be a backup candidate behind starter Derek Carr, the team announced Friday.Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a one-year deal in Chicago. Could he use it to get paid in 2020? Our insiders put a bow on the free-agent frenzy.The Raiders have three picks in the first round, while the Giants have two after the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. Follow along with
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Kentucky’s Allen says he’s the draft’s best player

[ad_1] LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky Wildcats pass rusher Josh Allen, who chased down a lot of quarterbacks in the fall, might not be able to close the gap on Oklahoma's Kyler Murray -- widely projected as the top pick in next month's draft. But Allen still believes he's the "best overall player.""You can just watch the film, watch the games," Allen told ESPN on Friday at the Kentucky pro day.
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Saints near deal with TE Cook, sources say

[ad_1] The New Orleans Saints are on the verge of filling their most glaring need with the top pass-catching tight end available in free agency this year, Jared Cook.Sources have described a deal between the two sides as close but not finalized -- which Cook himself amplified on Friday.When asked whether he has agreed to a deal with New Orleans, Cook winked and told ESPN's Jamison Hensley, "Maybe," while at