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NFL reportedly disapproves contracts for Bradford, others

08.04.10 at 2:42 pm ET
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Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Kyle Wilson may have recently inked huge contracts with their respective teams, but according to one report, the NFL is not so thrilled with how it all went down, disapproving the deals.

According to Nationalfootballpost.com, the NFL is unhappy with certain aspects of these exorbitant deals, although the players themselves can continue to practice and train for the upcoming season before the tweaks are made.

With a potential lockout in 2011 looming over the league, the process that goes into signing these contracts has become more arduous, according to a league source.

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Report: Dolphins RB Sheets may have torn Achilles tendon

08.04.10 at 2:37 pm ET
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It has been a tough start to training camp for the Dolphins. First, rookie linebacker A.J. Edds tore his ACL Tuesday in practice. Now, it is being reported by Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald that rookie running back Kory Sheets could miss significant time with a torn Achilles tendon.

Sheets, who played his college ball at Purdue, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 by the 49ers. The 25-year-old only has five rushing yards in his brief career but figured to play some role with the Dolphins this season.

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Report: Favre hasn’t made a decision

08.04.10 at 11:57 am ET
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ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Brett Favre told him that he hasn’t made a decision about next season contrary to numerous reports that said he had sent text messages to teammates saying he wouldn’t be returning to the Vikings. Favre also told Werder that his decision will not made solely on money, although the team is reportedly willing to pay him as much as $1 million per game plus up to $4 million in attainable bonuses to lure him back. He claims he will play if he feels healthy enough.

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Lions announce Suh signing

08.04.10 at 11:34 am ET
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The Lions announced the signing of the No. 2 overall draft pick, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The Associated Press is reporting that the two sides agreed to a five-year deal worth as much as $68 million with $40 million of that being guaranteed.

The agreement puts an end to a four-day holdout by Suh that caused him to miss the start of training camp. Suh won several defensive player of the year awards in his final season at Nebraska and was a Heisman Trophy finalist before being selected second overall in April’s draft. He is expected to contribute immediately to a porous Detroit defense that was near the bottom of the league in points allowed each of the last two seasons.

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Pistons officially bring back Wallace

08.04.10 at 11:26 am ET
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Center Ben Wallace, who agreed to a two-year contract with the Pistons in early July, made it official Wednesday. The deal is for two years and worth a reported $1.9 million.

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Blackhawks re-sign former Bruin Toivonen

08.04.10 at 11:23 am ET
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The Blackhawks announced the signing of five minor league players, including former Bruins goalie Hannu Toivonen, who finished last season with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate after being traded from the Blues organization in March.

Chicago also signed forwards Evan Brophey, Nathan Davis and Hugh Jessiman along with defenseman Jassen Cullimore.

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Report: Vikings’ backup plan could be Kerry Collins

08.04.10 at 11:21 am ET
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After rumors emerged that Brett Favre will reportedly retire rather than play another year for the Vikings, a report by the Pioneer Press states that the team’s best backup plan might be to trade for veteran quarterback Kerry Collins, who is competing with Chris Sims to back up Vince Young in Tennessee. The report speculates that Collins could be had for just a midround pick in next year’s draft. It also lists Matt Hasselbeck and Chad Pennington as long shots as far as trade targets go while dismissing the potential return of Kurt Warner to the NFL. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels would seemingly compete for the starting job under center if Favre does ultimately decide to stay away and the Vikings cannot acquire another signal-caller.

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Commish: Roethlisberger on target for suspension reduction

08.04.10 at 11:15 am ET
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According to a tweet from Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during a visit to Baltimore’s training camp Wednesday that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “is doing what he needs to do” to have his suspension reduced. Roethlisberger has been suspended for six games, but he could get two of those games back for good behavior. Goodell is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh’s training camp Thursday.

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Shaq reportedly will sign two-year deal with C’s

08.04.10 at 9:57 am ET
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According to multiple reports, Shaquille O’Neal will sign a two-year deal with the Celtics. He will make the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million next season. By comparison, O’Neal made $20 million last season as a member of the Cavaliers. Rumors have been swirled that O’Neal was in discussions with the Celtics, but no details about a contract had emerged, other than O’Neal telling Jimmy Kimmel that he wanted to play for two more years in the NBA. The Celtics were limited to offering the veteran’s minimum unless they orchestrated a sign-and-trade with Cleveland.

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Report: Bills to release Schobel

08.04.10 at 9:43 am ET
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According to tweets from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills will release two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Aaron Schobel, who has not reported to camp. Schefter writes that Schobel wants to continue playing, and speculates that he would consider Houston, which is near his home and in need of a pass rusher.

Schobel has played nine NFL seasons, all with the Bills, and has 78 career sacks. He turns 33 on Sept. 1

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