Yet the cache that Witten carries from starring for the NFL’s most visible franchise had to be another factor.

Pletcher obviously feels different about the details. He says he called Castellano’s agent, was told he would get back to him and received a response in which agent said he thought the pressure here came from Castellano himself because he had previously ridden so many Pletcher horses. No matter who is correct, Ruis had to […]

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Wojo: Lions need to go big, burly and surl

Allen Park — No need to reach, no need to dazzle. The Lions can’t screw this up, at least not in the first round. Oh, nothing is foolproof when it comes to the NFL Draft. But if we’re judging GM Bob Quinn on his two-year history, not on the Lions’ 60-year history, he appears to […]

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Former 49ers safety Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. Graziano reported that Reid is using the same attorney, Mark Geragos, as Colin Kaepernick in his own collusion grievance against the NFL. Reid, 26, became a free agent in March and has gone unsigned. Reid […]

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Among those surprised: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

When I heard about Martavis, I was like’Oh, man.’ I really enjoyed playing with Martavis, Roethlisberger said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I think he was a great weapon, he helped our offense, did some great things by attracting attention and making plays for us. I was kind of caught off guard, but teams have reasons […]

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Patriots decline fifth-year options on Malcom Brown, Danny Shelton, and Phillip Dorsett

The New England Patriots are not planning to pick up the fifth-year option in Malcom Brown’s contract, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB. Brown was eligible for the fifth-year option because he was a first-round pick in 2015. If the Patriots had picked up the option, they would have owed him $7.15 million for […]

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Allen summed up the mood of the potentially historic class best.

ANALYSIS Scarbrough is a beast out of the I-formation, taking the ball and delivering punishment to anyone in his way. He finishes nearly every run falling forward, creating extra yards with his powerful legs and big frame. He is a proven short-yardage and red-zone threat who also has the physique to stand up to oncoming […]

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