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Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Aqib Talib to Denver; Revis to Pats?

Aqib Talib reportedly signed with the Denver Broncos

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Well, this is getting very interesting now, isn't it? 

The Broncos have come up with a major upgrade at cornerback just hours after coming up with a major upgrade at safety. Denver has signed Patriots free agent cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million deal, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. This comes not long after the Broncos scored a coup by getting Browns safety T.J. Ward. (And...

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Jonathan Martin traded to 49ers

Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the Dolphins in October after being bullied by teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, will move forward with a new team in 2014. 

Martin was traded by the Dolphins to the 49ers, where he will be reunited with head coach Jim Harbaugh, who coached Martin when the two were at Stanford. 

Martin was thrilled at the news of his trade. 


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Free agent frenzy, Day 1

Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd flexes his

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We're just a little over six hours - six hours! - into the free agency signing period, and already there have been so many deals and so much money being spent, it's ridonkulous. 

And we haven't even gotten a final resolution to the Darrelle Revis situation in Tampa, so there's plenty more drama - and cash - to come in the next day or two. 

For now, here are the highlights from...

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Johnson to Tampa and other news

MICHAEL JOHNSON Defensive end, Cincinnati Bengals UPDATE, March

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With unrestricted free agency set to begin today at 4 p.m., there's still plenty of action going on with teams trying to sign some of their own players and  some apparently already working out deals with impending free agents. 

Here's a look: 

* ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bucs and Bengals free agent defensive end Michael Johnson have agreed to a five-year, $43.8...

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Could Darrelle Revis be back with the Jets?

Darrelle Revis looks on before a game against

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With plenty of speculation that the Bucs are looking to trade Darrelle Revis and possibly release him if no trade partner can be found, how about this as a potential scenario: Revis back with the Jets. 

Sounds crazy, but there could be something to it. 

There's no way the Jets would trade for Revis, not with his $16 million-a-year contract. But if he's released, and because...

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Reports: More Darrelle Revis trade talk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis #24 is

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As the start of free agency looms on Tuesday, it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are giving serious consideration to trading away the player they traded for just 11 months ago. 

Yup, the Darrelle Revis trade watch is back on in Tampa. And if no trade happens, it could be the end for Revis in Tampa. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Revis will be released Wednesday afternoon if the team...

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Flurry of action on eve of NFL free agency

Santonio Holmes reportedly a Lisfranc fracture of his

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Unrestricted free agency doesn't begin until 4 p.m. eastern on Tuesday, but already there has been a dizzying series of events in anticipation of the time when teams can begin to pick and choose players on the open market. 

The biggies of the day: 

* Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has decided to remain with the team rather than take more money elsewhere. The Bears were...

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Alterraun Verner wants big payday, sort of

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner.

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Alterraun Verner said his free agency isn’t all about the money. At least not directly.

The highly-coveted Tennessee Titans cornerback who hits the open market on Tuesday was on SiriusXM’S Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday saying that he wants a big contract not for the cash, but for the clout.

"Money is (a priority) but it isn't,” he said. “I look at it differently. Some look at it tangibly....

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Want to make extra-points more exciting? Here's a suggestion ...

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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The extra-point may soon become extra-long.

According to, the league’s Competition Committee has discussed tinkering with the point-after touchdown this preseason and, according to one member, held preliminary talks about spotting the ball for the kick at the 25 rather than the 2 where it is currently placed. The result would be a 43-yard attempt for one point.

“There is no consensus...

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Peyton Manning passes neck test

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field

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When last we saw Peyton Manning, he was being roughed up by the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. But that won’t be the last we ever see of him.

The reigning MVP reportedly passed the annual physical examination on his surgically repaired neck Monday morning and will continue his Hall-of-Fame career with the Broncos. The Denver Post reported the result of the test, an annual...

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