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    Time for a sparkly new NFL News thread!!

  • Futureshock
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    Franchise and transition tag window will open tomorrow

    Posted by Darin Gantt on February 26, 2020, 3:20 PM EST

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    The NFL is proceeding with business while they wait for the players union to vote on the CBA proposal.

    And that could make life complicated for a few teams and players.

    According to Judy Battista of NFL Network, the franchise tag window will open tomorrow, and the rules from the existing collective bargaining agreement will apply.

    There was a two-day delay on opening the tag window, but with the NFLPA not in a rush to vote, the league is moving forward.

    Under existing rules for the final year of the existing CBA, teams can use both the franchise and transition tags.

    The Cowboys (Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper), Buccaneers (Shaquil Barrett and Jameis Winston), and Titans (Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill) in particular would be interested in such a scenario, but it creates a potential mess if the new deal is approved before the start of the league year.

    Per Battista, the league is taking the stance of “it will be addressed at the appropriate time,” which means they’re sort of winging it here. It would create a major headache if teams started operating under two sets of rules (one actual, one presumed), so perhaps the league is looking to exert a little pressure to move the process along.

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  • Futureshock
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    Report: Colts have interest in Philip Rivers

    Posted by Charean Williams on February 26, 2020, 6:06 PM EST

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    Melvin Gordon has said he thinks Philip Rivers will go to the Colts, and he’s not alone in that opinion. It makes too much sense with the Colts admitting all options are on the table at quarterback, and Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni having worked with Rivers in the past.

    Indeed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Wednesday that the Colts are interested in Rivers.

    Brissett, 27, went 7-8 as the starter of the Colts last season after Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement. He threw 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.

    Brissett signed a one-year extension through 2020 last September, and “the jury’s still out” on his career, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard conceded last month.

    Rivers, 38, is leaving the Chargers after 16 seasons, 59,271 yards and 397 touchdowns. His 23 touchdowns last season were his fewest since 2007 and his 88.5 passer rating was his second-worst since 2007.

    But Rivers could give the Colts a better chance to win now than Brissett.

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  • Mainevent
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    It’s ridiculous how far out of their way the NFL goes to protect the refs’ feelings. It makes too much sense to move to the NCAA model, but they don’t want to step on the on field refs’ toes.

    However, the refs have gotten so far into their own heads that they would still probably screw it up. If you have to watch a replay 15 times and go to super slow motion, frame by frame, then it’s not “indisputable evidence”. Most replay reviews should literally take 30 seconds, it’s either obvious or not. There are a handful of big calls that may require a deeper dive. But most are pretty easy.

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  • ghandi
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    It was more frustrating than ever when you'd see blatant pass intereference and they wouldn't overturn it on replay.

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  • Futureshock
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    Replay review for pass interference currently lacks the votes to survive

    Posted by Mike Florio on February 25, 2020, 6:41 PM EST
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    Replay review for pass interference needs 24 votes to survive. Which likely means it’s not surviving.

    According to Judy Battista of the NFL, an annual postseason survey from the NFL Competition Committee resulted in 21 teams being against making the rule permanent and 17 teams being against extending it for a year.

    While opinions can change between now and the annual NFL meetings in late March, either approach — permanent implementation or one-year extension — will require 24 affirmative votes.

    The challenge for the league will be to come up with some other approach, in order to avoid another Rams-Saints postseason debacle. The most practical (and cheapest) approach, frankly, could be for the league office to be ready to intervene via the replay-review pipeline if/when a truly egregious error in a stand-alone game happens.

    There would be no official change to the protocol, just a wink-nod understanding that senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron would be ready, willing, and able to break glass in event of emergency, trusting him to know the need for it when he sees it.

    Indeed, if he’s done just that in the Superdome in January 2019, plenty of problems would have been avoided.

    And although utilizing the procedure would be against the rules, the beauty of the rules is knowing when to break them.

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  • Futureshock
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    NFLPA board narrowly approves CBA for full union vote

    Posted by Mike Florio on February 26, 2020, 6:22 AM EST

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    The NFL Players Association unexpectedly raised the bar for sending the current CBA proposal to the full union for a vote. Early Wednesday, that bar was cleared.

    Per a league source, the vote by the 32-member board of player representatives was 17 for, 14 against, and one abstention. That gave the measure the minimum number of votes needed to send the measure to the full union, based on the re-interpretation of the NFLPA Constitution that the union communicated to agents on Monday.

    The proposed CBA won’t go to the full union with a recommendation for the players to accept it, however. It has been believe that, ultimately, the absence of a recommendation won’t matter, and that the rank and file will indeed accept the proposed deal.

    It’s unclear whether and to what extent the NFL adjusted the terms of the proposal that the league officially ratified last Thursday. What is clear is that the full member of the union (roughly 1,900 dues-paying members) will cast an up or down vote on the new CBA. If 50 percent plus one approve, it will be adopted.

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  • Futureshock
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    NFL made no significant concessions during Tuesday’s meeting with NFLPA

    Posted by Mike Florio on February 26, 2020, 7:44 AM EST

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    Before the NFL Players Association board of player representatives narrowly approved the proposed CBA for a vote by the full union membership, NFLPA leadership met with a group of NFL owners to discuss the deal that the league formally accepted last week. So what, if anything, did the NFL add to the current deal to persuade the NFLPA’s board of player representatives to narrowly approve it?

    Per a league source, the NFL made no significant concessions to the NFLPA during yesterday’s meeting. Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram takes it a step farther, saying the that players “got nothing” more from the league.

    Still, enough was said to get just enough members of the board of player representatives to allow the deal to be forwarded to full union membership for a vote, even if it comes without the formal recommendation that would accompany a 66-percent approval by the board of player representatives. It’s believed that the league reiterated during the meeting many of the points that initially sold NFLPA leadership on a deal that the union has had much more difficulty than expected when it comes to selling the deal to the players who represent each of the various teams.

    Regardless, last week’s decision by NFLPA leadership to press pause on their process and to meet again with the league ultimately did nothing to change the deal. But it apparently did enough to get just enough representatives to vote yes instead of no.

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  • TheLondonLion
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    LOL at Chase Young diving off the rib and swimming to the safety of shore to avoid being used as a coverage linebacker in Detroit.

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  • jaadam4
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    Originally posted by CGVT View Post

    The entire fucking thing is stupid
    Originally posted by foxhopper View Post

    The Lions pick will probably fall off the boat and drown.
    Originally posted by Mainevent View Post

    Yeah, more like abandoning ship to avoid the Lions.
    Hilarious commentary in these 3 posts

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  • Futureshock
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    RAMON FOSTERG, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
    ESPN's Brooke Pryor expects the Steelers to release LG Ramon Foster.

    Foster is owed $5.6 million going into his age-34 season. The Steelers can save $4 million in cap space from cutting him with only $1.6 million in dead money. With swingman B.J. Finney a free agent, Pittsburgh may use Foster's cap savings to re-sign Finney.

    SOURCE: ESPN
    Feb 22, 2020, 10:56 AM

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  • Futureshock
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    JORDAN PHILLIPSDL, BUFFALO BILLS
    The Bills aren't expected to re-sign free agent DT Jordan Phillips.

    Phillips will test the market coming off a career year. There should be no shortage of interest in the 27-year-old after exploding for 9.5 sacks in 2019. With Phillips unlikely to be back in Buffalo, Ed Oliver will step into an every-down role.

    SOURCE: John Wawrow on Twitter
    Feb 22, 2020, 1:14 PM

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  • TheLondonLion
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    The Lions had the luckiest game in memory for him to miss all of those kicks in that one game, in a dome of all places.

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  • Futureshock
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    MASON CROSBYK, GREEN BAY PACKERS
    Packers signed K Mason Crosby to a three-year, $12.9 extension.

    Crosby will be wrapping up his age-38 season when this extension runs it's course. The veteran kicker had a bounce-back season in 2019 after two-straight iffy years in 2017 and 2018. Over his last three seasons, Crosby has made 84% of his field goals and 96% of his extra points.

    SOURCE: Mike McCartney on Twitter
    Feb 22, 2020, 5:28 PM

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