Report: Jim Kelly's cancer is back

Sad news to report here: Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990-93, found out this week that he will need further treatment for oral cancer. The return of his cancer was reported by the Buffalo News. 

"Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery. Unfortunately, it has been determined...

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Report: Vince Wilfork wants out

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork walks

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Patriots fans were delighted at the news that the team signed cornerback Darrelle Revis last night. But that euphoria might be tempered somewhat by the fact that another key member of the team, veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, apparently wants out of New England. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork has asked the team to be released, citing Wilfork's unwillingness to...

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Steve Smith released by Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates

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The ongoing saga between long-time receiver Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers is over. Smith was released Thursday.

“Steve has been one of the NFL’s finest receivers for over a decade and has been the face of the franchise for a large part of the team’s history,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman Gettleman said in a press release. “As a team, we made a step forward last year; however...

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Darren Sproles traded to Eagles

Darren Sproles of the New Orleans Saints celebrates

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As if Chip Kelly's offense wasn't explosive enough, the Eagles' coach gets another toy to use in his up-tempo scheme. The Eagles traded for the Saints' speedy and versatile running back, Darren Sproles, who now teams with LeSean McCoy in what figures to be the most electrifying backfield in the NFL. 

The Saints had been expected to release Sproles because of salary cap issues, but they...

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Get me rewrite! Saffold back to Rams

St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold takes part

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Just hours after the Raiders backed out of a $42.5 million free agent deal for Rodger Saffold, the Rams free agent tackle has another deal ... with the Rams! 

The Raiders had concerns about the condition of Saffold's shoulder, so they pulled out of the deal. But the Rams, who have known about the shoulder issue, were sufficiently comfortable to bring Saffold back on a five-year deal....

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Rodger Saffold fails physical

St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold takes part

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The Raiders put a boatload of money into signing free agent tackle Rodger Saffold, but the deal is off after the former Rams tackle failed his physical. 

Saffold had agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million deal, pending his physical. But the 25-year-old tackle, who has had injury problems through much of his career, didn't check out with Raiders' team docs. 

It's a huge blow,...

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Browns cut Campbell, Weeden

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) and quarterback

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The Browns invested a first-round pick in quarterback Brandon Weeden in 2012, but they sent him packing today. Cleveland also parted ways with veteran Jason Campbell, another former first-round pick who joined the Browns last year. 

That leaves Cleveland with Brian Hoyer as their only experienced starter, although the Browns are expected to draft a quarterback, potentially with the fourth...

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Darrelle Revis released by Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) runs

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The Darrelle Revis era in Tampa is over after less than one full calendar year. 

Revis, traded last April to the Bucs in exchange for first- and fourth-round picks, has been released by the Bucs. The team had shopped him in a trade, but Revis' unwillingness to renegotiate his $16 million-a-year salary meant the Bucs found no suitors. 

Revis is now free to strike his own deal,...

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Josh McCown to the Buccaneers

Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown throws a pass

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The Jets had targeted former Bears backup Josh McCown as a possible backup for Geno Smith, but cancel that idea. McCown has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers, per his agent, Mike McCartney. 

McCown had a terrific run in place of the injured Jay Cutler last season, and would have been an ideal candidate to play for the Jets. He would have been a reliable veteran presence...

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DeMarcus Ware agrees to deal with Denver Broncos

Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware celebrates after sacking Eli

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Well, that didn't take long. 

Less than 24 hours after being released by the Cowboys, pass rusher DeMarcus Ware has agreed to terms with the Broncos. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $30 million over three years, including $20 million guaranteed. All Ware needs to do is pass a phyical, and the cash is his. 

It's the latest move in a stunning overhaul of the Broncos'...

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