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NFL Notes: Rams acquire WR Cooks from Patriots

NFL Notes: Rams acquire WR Cooks from Patriots

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April 03 The Los Angeles Rams have made another major move, acquiring wide receiver Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New England Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. 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

The Sports Xchange

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 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

Reports: TE Burton to sign with Bears

Reports: TE Burton to sign with Bears

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March 13 Tight end Trey Burton is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday. FULL STORY

Reports: WR Robinson to ink 3-year deal with Bears

Reports: WR Robinson to ink 3-year deal with Bears

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March 13 Wide receiver Allen Robinson will sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Chicago Bears, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday. 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

Combine: Boise's Vander Esch makes first-round bid

Combine: Boise's Vander Esch makes first-round bid

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March 04 Leighton Vander Esch has gone from playing eight-man high school football in a tiny town in Idaho, to being a Boise State walk-on, to a one-year college wonder ... to perhaps the first round of the NFL Draft. FULL STORY

Combine Notes: Jump on the Moore bandwagon

Combine Notes: Jump on the Moore bandwagon

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March 03 And he'll leave the Combine as my No. 2 receiver prospect in the draft, behind Alabama's Calvin Ridley. Except now, the Moore bandwagon is much more crowded. FULL STORY

 

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