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NFL Notebook: Broncos release RB Anderson

NFL Notebook: Broncos release RB Anderson

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April 16 The 27-year-old Anderson played just two seasons of the four-year, $18 million contract he signed in 2016. The Broncos will save $4.5 million on the salary cap by dismissing Anderson. FULL STORY

Falcons GM on Ryan extension: 'I think we're close'

Falcons GM on Ryan extension: 'I think we're close'

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April 03 The Atlanta Falcons are closing in on a deal to lock up former NFL MVP Matt Ryan. FULL STORY

Teams unanimously approve simplified catch rule

Teams unanimously approve simplified catch rule

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March 27 The new rule says that a ball is deemed a reception when the player has control of the ball, two feet down (or another body part), and makes a football move. A football move is defined as either a third step, reaching/extending FULL STORY

NFL to decide: A catch or not a catch

NFL to decide: A catch or not a catch

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March 25 OK, so NFL rules aren't quite the same as Hamlet's soliloquy, but for several seasons, the conundrum of a catch or not a catch has arguably been the most frustrating on-field controversy that has gripped the league on a weekly basis. FULL STORY

NFL Notebook: Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

NFL Notebook: Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

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March 24 The 27-year-old, who visited the Falcons on Wednesday, is expected to provide depth to a secondary that features Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Fellow cornerbacks Brian Poole, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Marcelis Branch are also on the roster. FULL STORY

NFL Notes: League proposes new rules for catch

NFL Notes: League proposes new rules for catch

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March 21 NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron announced Wednesday that the Competition Committee will recommend new language to determine whether a catch is made. FULL STORY

NFL Notebook: Cardinals release S Mathieu

NFL Notebook: Cardinals release S Mathieu

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March 14 The move comes only hours before $5.75 million of Mathieu's 2018 salary and $8 million of his 2019 salary were to be guaranteed on Wednesday afternoon, the first day of the new league year. FULL STORY

Salary cap, franchise tags set for 2018

Salary cap, franchise tags set for 2018

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March 06 Eight days away from the start of the league year, the NFL has revealed the salary cap for 2018 along with the franchise and transition tags. FULL STORY

NFL Notes: Rams agree to trade Quinn to Dolphins

NFL Notes: Rams agree to trade Quinn to Dolphins

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March 02 The Los Angeles Rams reached agreement on their second major trade of the offseason, sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins. FULL STORY

Falcons GM says team won't trade RB Coleman

Falcons GM says team won't trade RB Coleman

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February 26 The Atlanta Falcons do not intend on trading backup running back Tevin Coleman, general manager Thomas Dimitroff told an Atlanta radio station on Monday. FULL STORY