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Ex-Cowboy Mo Claiborne: I can be the No. 1 cornerback in the NFL if I'm healthy

The Cowboys let Mo Claiborne, their first-round pick in 2012, depart in free agency to the New York Jets. Claiborne had collected 151 tackles, four fumble recoveries and 25 pass deflections in 47 games as a Cowboy. But it was that last number - 47 games - that hurt Claiborne the most and led to the team parting ways with the cornerback.That's 47 games he played in out of a possible 80, the rest lost due to injury after injury.But New York Post columnist Mark Cannizzaro wrote recently that Claiborne "has not blinked in the face of adversity," a quality that bodes well for playing cornerback,...

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National writer: The best-kept secret on the Dallas Cowboys roster is...

The Cowboys offense hasn't changed much this spring. Though veteran QB Tony Romo departed, Dak Prescott keeps his receiving corps intact, Ezekiel Elliott by his side and several returning offensive linemen.The defense, however, is a different story.With seven lost defenders in free agency, new leaders will need to step up for defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. One returning member of the secondary was ranked Dallas' best-kept secret in Bleacher Report's list of each team's underrated weapons.From Bleacher Report's Gary Davenport:It's hard to call anyone on the Dallas Cowboys a "secret."...

CSN MidAtlantic

Danny Woodhead back with “no restrictions” after torn ACL

Theres no good time for an NFL player to tear an ACL, but if youre hoping to be ready to play in time for the next season it is always better for it to happen earlier rather than later in the season. Thats particularly true for a player who is headed for free agency like

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National writer: Cowboys, one of the most talented teams in the NFL, will have an improved defense

With free agency fever being ancient and the draft in the books and OTA practices in full swing, rosters are starting to shape up a little bit. Of course it's still in the baby stages, but it's enough to where people can start evaluating and making predictions. That is what NFL.com's Gil Brandt did, listing his 10 most talented teams in the NFL. No. 1 was easy, as it's been for the better part of two decades, the New England Patriots owned that slot. However, you didn't have to scroll too far down to see the Dallas Cowboys, who checked in at No. 5.Where a lot of fans have the most concern...

Inside The Star

Cowboys OTAs: New-Looked Secondary Begins To Take Shape

The Dallas Cowboys made some significant changes to their secondary over the course of the offseason. After losing former starters Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr to Free Agency, the Cowboys decided to bring in veteran corner and former Philadelphia Eagle Nolan Carroll. Later on in the offseason process, the Cowboys drafted not one, but two cornerbacks on day two of the 2017 NFL Draft. Those corners, Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, are both expected to compete and challenge for week one starting jobs in the Cowboys secondary, primarily as the nickel cornerback. While the move to sign...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings evaluating a handful of cornerbacks to fill important nickel role

For just the second time on Wednesday, NFL rules allowed second-year cornerback Mackensie Alexander to line up across from receiver Stefon Diggs during Vikings practice. Football is just getting started at Winter Park. As are the many competitions we’ll continuing updating throughout the summer. One of the more intriguing and important roles left open by free agency falls in the middle of the defense. Captain Munnerlyn provided an underrated service for three seasons in Minnesota as the nickel cornerback, tasked with defending smaller, quicker receivers with no help from a sideline to...

Grand Rapids Press

Jim Caldwell: Lions didn't consider Colin Kaepernick, but he can still play

The Lions had an open backup spot after Dan Orlovsky hit free agency, but Caldwell said that the polarizing former 49ers quarterback was not in consideration for the job.

Beaver County Times

Without Ladarius Green, Steelers Jesse James and Xavier Grimble bringing out each other's best

James and Grimble are the two candidates to fill the role Green was supposed to hold when the Steelers signed him in 2016 free agency.

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

Report: ex-49er Colin Kaepernick finally gets audition

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will work out for the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, his first known audition since entering free agency nearly three months ago.

San Francisco Chronicle

Report: Ex-49ers QB Kaepernick to visit Seahawks

Seventy-six days after the start of free agency, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will visit with the Seahawks today, the NFL Network reported. Kaepernick, 29, is clearly the best quarterback remaining on the market and Seattle doesn’t have an established backup behind Russell Wilson. The Seahawks’ backup is Trevone Boykin, who entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie last year, has 18 pass attempts and was arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and public intoxication in March.

Express-Times

Eagles observations from OTAs: Alshon Jeffery LeGarrette Blount, Carson Wentz's stats

The Eagles held their first practice in 2017 completely open to the media on Tuesday, giving a sneak peak at what their roster looks like after free agency, the NFL Draft and an offseason full of changes.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Best of Matt Mosley: Why Cowboys are still team to beat in NFC East; what scares me about Jourdan Lewis

A sampling of some of the best questions and answers from live chats with Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly.Which NFC East team do you think had the best offseason (draft and free agency combined)?Matt Mosley: I've given this some thought. The Cowboys had their typically quiet free-agent period. I think the Eagles bringing in Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith is pretty big for Carson Wentz. I like what the Redskins did in the draft more than what they accomplished in free agency. They handed out some pretty big money to guys like Stacy McGee from the...

The Landry Hat

Dallas Cowboys potentially looking for a veteran quarterback

After a very defensive heavy draft haul, the Dallas Cowboys could potentially be in the market for a veteran quarterback. This offseason, the Dallas Cowboys clearly had one thing in mind: Improving their defense. After losing several starters on that side of the ball to free agency, it was a no-brainer. In free agency, the […] Dallas Cowboys potentially looking for a veteran quarterback - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Redskins Insider | Washington Post

Jay Gruden on Redskins’ revamped defense: ‘I think we have to be good now’

The Washington Redskins begin their offseason practices on Tuesday, and their roster will look drastically different. They parted ways with some familiar faces during free agency, including wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and defensive linemen Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois, but the new-look Redskins may be more talented, and on paper appear […]

Express-Times

Doug Pederson explains why Eagles signed Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, LeGarrette Blount

The Eagles offseason was an interesting one in that despite the organization's desire to build around quarterback Carson Wentz, Howie Roseman and Co. were hyper-aggressive in free agency adding veterans Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery, and running back LeGarrette Blount on one-year deals.

Express-Times

Players, storylines to watch during Eagles OTAs | Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, Derek Barnett

This week during OTAs, the Eagles will unsheathe a new-look offense around quarterback Carson Wentz thanks to the additions of receivers Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, and running back LeGarrette Blount in free agency, as well as a bolstered defensive line after trading for Tim Jernigan and drafting Derek Barnett in the first-round.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

NBA defensive genius Bruce Bowen: Here's what Cowboys defense needs this year

When Dallas let seven defensive players depart in free agency, the team knew it'd need to sign replacements. The Cowboys selected seven defensive draft picks shortly after, from defensive end Taco Charlton in Round 1 to cornerbacks in the second, third and sixth rounds. Two more D-lineman and safety Xavier Woods round up the bunch.Three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen, now an ESPN analyst after his Spurs glory days, joined 103.3 ESPN's Midday Show with Will Chambers and Jean-Jacques Taylor recently to talk NBA playoffs. But after he started to get off air with a "Go Cowboys," the hosts asked...

Inside The Star

X-Factor: Why DL Cedric Thornton Must Re-Gain His Philadelphia Form in 2017

Since Stephen Jones and Will McClay have effectively took over the player, personnel, and scouting elements of the Dallas Cowboys, their philosophy on free agency has been simple. Don’t participate. Since getting burned by cornerback Brandon Carr’s huge contract in 2012, the Cowboys have steered cleared of big money free agents and have done their best to go bargain shopping during the free agency period. Last offseason, the Cowboys did the same when signing defensive tackle Cedric Thornton. The former Philadelphia Eagles lineman was an effective and productive player from 2013-2015, but...

CSN Washington

Redskins 2017 OTAs to-do list: Quarterbacks have a lot to learn in a short time

Free agency is done. The draft is history. Rookie minicamp is in the rearview and the 90-man offseason roster has been filled out. Now comes the

FOX Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the top 5 position groups

The San Francisco 49ers have strengthened their roster in free agency and the draft, here we rank the top five position groups on the team.Despite additions at pretty much every position on the roster, the San Francisco 49ers still lack talent at a number of positions. Thus is the state of a team ...

Lombardi Ave. | FanSided

Green Bay Packers News: Former Packers still available in free agency

Which former Green Bay Packers are still available in free agency, and why didn’t Mike McCarthy fire Dom Capers? That and more in the Titletown Report. Welcome to the Titletown Report, getting you up to date with all of the latest Green Bay Packers news and analysis from around the internet. From Dom Capers to […] Green Bay Packers News: Former Packers still available in free agency - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

CSN Philly

Eagles Mailbag: Linebackers, Alshon Jeffery stats, possible trades

The offseason is rolling right along. We're past the flurry of free agency and the draft, and OTAs start on Tuesday. More on that during the

FOX Sports

NFL 2017: 10 Players on new teams who will disappoint

The 2017 NFL offseason saw flurry of activity as several big name players moved to new franchises, which ten of those are most likely to disappoint?No free agency signing comes without a great deal of risk, even those which were highly hyped during the most recent 2017 NFL offseason. A player may ...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

NFL front office power rankings: Where do Jerry, Stephen and company fit it?

NFL front offices, for the most part, have done what they can do to improve their respective rosters for the upcoming season. Free agency and the 2017 draft are in the rear view mirror.With that in mind, CBS Sports' Sean Wagner-McGough recently released his NFL Front Office Power Rankings ... because you've gotta have power rankings for just about everything when it comes to the NFL.A disclaimer. His ranking are not intended to predict how teams will fare in 2017, only how their front-office personnel performed.You get five seconds to guess which team was ranked first. Five, four, three, two...

Inside The Star

Cowboys Draft: Scouting UDFA Arkansas OL Dan Skipper

After passing on all available offensive linemen during the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cowboys decided to add a few through undrafted free agency. One of the bigger names which was signed to a deal after the draft concluded was Arkansas Razorbacks offensive tackle Dan Skipper. Standing at 6’10” 309 pounds, it’s pretty easy to spot Skipper when turning on the tape. For a tackle, this size and length are certainly attractive to coaching staffs who believe they may be able to fine-tune his technique and blocking skills for the next level. You can’t teach size, although Skipper’s height does...

The Falcons Wire | USA Today

NFL Free Agency 2017: Falcons host two linemen

The Atlanta Falcons are still looking to add some more depth to the trenches before training camp begins.To that end, yesterday Atlanta (...)

FOX Sports

New York Giants: Running back pool drying up in free agency

The New York Giants have passed on several running back options this offseason, but now the free agent pool is drying up fast.Once a target of the New York Giants, LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles backfield on Wednesday, signing a one-year deal. Blount is coming off of the best sea...

FOX Sports

Buffalo Bills: Tyrod Taylor in jeopardy of losing starting spot?

With Sean McDermott not guaranteeing Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills starter on Monday, is he in jeopardy of losing his starting spot?In 2015, the Buffalo Bills signed quarterback Tyrod Taylor in free agency with the hope that he would be their new franchise quarterback. He won the job in traini...

NFL Free Agency 2017: Tony Romo found the easiest way to get to the Super Bowl | Uffsides

The Uffsides crew reviews and grades all the biggest NFL free agency decisions, including Tony Romo to CBS, Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles, Eddie Lacy to the Seahawks, and Jay Cutler's wang to the salty ocean air.

Will Jay Cutler be the next QB of the New York Jets?

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano breaks down the latest news about the New York Jets and New York Giants as NFL free agency is in full swing, including rumors the Jets could pursue Jay Cutler to be their next QB, and details regarding the Giants signing of

Jets coach Todd Bowles talks Revis release and QB search

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks about the team's decision to release Darrelle Revis and how the team plans to use free agency to find a quarterback.