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Jets pull down circus tent, release Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow walks back to the sideline in

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From the day Tim Tebow came to the Jets last year in that head-scratching trade with the Broncos, this was doomed to fail.

Head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and general manager Mike Tannenbaum – team owner Woody Johnson, too – had the misguided perception that adding Tebow as a Wildcat quarterback to an offense that was already reeling with Mark Sanchez at the controls....

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Geno Smith enjoyed his Jets visit

Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers drops

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With speculation swirling that the Jets are considering a move up in the second round to take West Virginia quarterback Gene Smith, we offer a snippet from Smith himself about his visit with the Jets and how things went with the team that might end up drafting him.

Smith visited with the Jets April 10-11 at the team’s Florham Park, N.J. facility, and said he came away impressed with the training...

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D.J. Fluker: I never accepted money at Alabama

Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (76) and offensive

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D.J. Fluker says the controversial Tweet posted from his account this week did not come from him and that he never accepted money while playing at Alabama. The offensive lineman who most expect will go in the first round of Thursday's draft said his account was hacked and his agent and authorities are trying to figure out who did it.

"There are always people who want to see you do good...

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Brendon Ayanbadejo says multiple NFL players may go public about being gay

Former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was presented the

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Former Ravens special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo hinted last night to Newsday’s Tom Rock at an event in New York that the league might be on the verge of having its first openly gay players.

“It’s possible you could see more than one,” Ayanbadejo said at the “Straight for Equality Gala" in Manhattan on Thursday. “To potentially have more than one player come out this year would be pretty...

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Brendon Ayanbadejo says role in gay rights issue one reason he was cut

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo watches the action

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Brendon Ayanbadejo has become known just as much for being an outspoken advocate for marriage equality as he is for being an NFL player. And he thinks that may be one of the reasons he’s no longer the latter.

Ayanbadejo’s contract was terminated by the Ravens today after five years with the team. At tonight’s Straight for Equality Gala in Manhattan where he and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe were...

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NFL salary cap room for each team

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne looks to hand

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The NFL salary cap for the 2013 season has been set at $123,000,000 per team. Here's a look at how much cap room each team has as of Thursday morning, according to the NFL Players Association:

Arizona Cardinals:  $11,547,786

Atlanta Falcons: $2,432,601

Baltimore Ravens: $5,356,586

Buffalo Bills:  $16,347,532

Carolina Panthers: $6,187,488

Chicago Bears: ...

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Cardinals tab Carson Palmer No. 1 QB

Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders

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The Cardinals introduced Carson Palmer today, and head coach Bruce Arians anointed the former Raiders passer as his starter. 

In fact, the coach went a step further, saying of the Cardinals' situation at the most important position in pro football: "I think our quarterback room is as strong as any in the National Football League."

Hmmm. That room right now includes Palmer,...

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49ers sign Nnamdi Asomugha

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha warms up before

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The 49ers addressed arguably their biggest need today by signing former Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a one-year contract. The deal was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Asomugha was once considered the NFL's premier cornerback, but at 31, he has slowed considerably. The Eagles, who signed him to a five-year, $60 million deal before the 2011 season, released him last...

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Colt McCoy to the 49ers

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy smiles during the

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So now we know who'll replace Alex Smith as the backup to Colin Kaepernick. It's Colt McCoy, the former Browns starter who lost his job to first-round pick Brandon Weeden last season. 

McCoy was dealt to the 49ers, as reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS. 

It's a good gig for McCoy, who gets out of tough situation in Cleveland. Not only did he lose the starting gig to Weeden,...

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Matt Flynn to Oakland, Palmer to Arizona?

Matt Flynn of the Green Bay Packers throws

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In a move that has been widely expected for several days, the Oakland Raiders have acquired Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn in exchange for two draft picks, per Jay Glazer of FOXSports. 

In a related move, the Raiders ready to move incumbent quarterback Carson Palmer to the Cardinals in exchange for draft-choice compensation, per Glazer. Palmer would then be expected to restructure...

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