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Jacksonville Jaguars - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Jacksonville Jaguars - INSIDE SLANT It was more than a mild surprise when the Jacksonville Jaguars quietly released 27-year-old starting linebacker Russell Allen after five seasons. It wasn't an upset to Allen, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent and was cut three times before. That's because, as he told Sports Illustrated, Allen's health will not allow him to continue his professional football career.

Jacksonville Jaguars - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Jacksonville Jaguars - INSIDE SLANT The Jacksonville Jaguars worked to sign Cleveland Browns center to an offer sheet, but the Browns matched the offer within hours of it being officially signed April 11.

Hall of Fame player, Trump, Bon Jovi among big names listed as Buffalo Bills' potential buyers

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too. Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice. It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month.

Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular. The competing measures, both slated to be on the ballot in November in the Pacific Northwest state, are the only firearm background check initiatives up for a vote this year in the United States.

Jacksonville Jaguars - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Jacksonville Jaguars - INSIDE SLANT The Jacksonville Jaguars were reportedly putting the finishing touches on a five-year offer sheet for Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack. At the start of free agency, the Browns elected to place a transition tag ($10.039 million) on Mack rather than a franchise tag ($11.654 million). While the latter tag was $1.615 million more, there is usually a limited open market because of the two first-round draft picks it would cost a team if an offer sheet wasn't matched.

Carolina Panthers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Carolina Panthers - INSIDE SLANT Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday the team is expected to exercise its fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, keeping him in Carolina at least two more seasons. "Yes," Gettleman said Tuesday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando, Fla. "Yes, that's a fair statement."

Pro Bowl shifting to Arizona for 2015

(Reuters) - The National Football League's 2015 Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona before returning to Hawaii in 2016, the league said on Wednesday in the latest tweak to its all-star game. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale is slated to host the game on January 25, 2015, one week before the Super Bowl for the 2014 season is played at the same venue. In 2016, the Pro Bowl will return to Hawaii's Aloha Stadium, where it has been contested in 33 of the last 34 years.

Washington Redskins - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Washington Redskins - INSIDE SLANT It took just a little more than four days for wide receiver DeSean Jackson to find a new home in the same division where he's played since being a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. Late Tuesday night (April 1), agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins and he signed the contract the next morning.

Carolina Panthers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Carolina Panthers - INSIDE SLANT Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday the team is expected to exercise its fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, keeping him in Carolina at least two more seasons. "Yes," Gettleman said Tuesday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando, Fla. "Yes, that's a fair statement."

Philadelphia Eagles - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Philadelphia Eagles - INSIDE SLANT The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that they released wide receiver DeSean Jackson and signed quarterback Mark Sanchez. The team announced Jackson's departure via Twitter, then followed with an emailed statement, saying, After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today."
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