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Sando: Predicting new deals for Newton, Wilson

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

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CFL a smart move for Michael Sam

"The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date," Jeffri Chadiha writes. Sam can develop in Canada

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Chargers without Weddle to start OTAs

"We're not waiting for anybody," coach Mike McCoy said. "We're not changing for who's here, and who's not here." Safety Eric Weddle chose not to report to voluntary workouts because he is not happy with his contract status.

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Kaepernick 'sorry' for 'insensitive' post

After posting an Instagram photo of the Houston floods with the caption, "I warned you the #7tormsComing !!! #Houston," referring to himself, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick issued an apology via Twitter: "I didn't fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there."

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CFL could give Michael Sam a 2nd chance

"I don't want to put Michael Sam in the same breath as Cameron Wake because there's a huge difference in talent, but Sam could develop in Canada," one AFC scout said. "I know a lot of teams didn't want to take him on because of the potential distractions, but if he tears it up, I could see him getting another shot." CFL a smart move

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Roethlisberger: Not same without Brady

"[Tom Brady's] a guy, I've said for a long time, he's the best in the business, and he proved it again last year winning his fourth [Super Bowl]," Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday. Brady's absence will certainly help the Steelers chances, though. Big Ben only 2-7 vs. Brady

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Manziel works with Browns' 2nd team

Johnny Manziel took all the snaps with the second team at the Browns' first offseason practice on Tuesday. Manziel clearly is ahead of Thad Lewis and Connor Shaw but behind Josh McCown. Manziel separates himself from backup QB group

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Day 1 for Mariota: Some good, some bad

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky on Marcus Mariota's first practice: "He threw the ball pretty well, looked like he was in command. ... still working on getting the language and the lingo down. ... But overall a good starting point."

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Why QB contracts continue to rise

"You either have a guy or you do not, and you would overpay for the security of having an OK guy," one team executive said. "That is not because you are a bad deal-maker. It's just that you cannot invent the resources to replace that guy." No middle class

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Jags notice Bortles' improvement

Blake Bortles' new mechanics received rave reviews from Jaguars coaches and players today at OTAs. The QB said: "To me, it's a big difference. To the guys that I worked with it’s a big difference. It’s just more efficient. It’s better."

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Big Ben: It won't be same without Brady

Ben Roethlisberger said that the season opener against the Patriots without Tom Brady, who is expected to be serving his suspension for Deflategate, won't have the same luster.

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Scheduling Brady's appeal a formality

Ed Werder says there is disagreement between the NFL and the NFLPA about the details of the case, but Tom Brady's appeal required by the CBA deadline is strictly a formality.

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Lions offer 'tunnel club' package

For the low, low price of a $9,500 season ticket, a limited number of fans will have the chance to see the team walk into and out of the locker room during pregame, halftime and postgame, along with field-level season tickets during the game ... oh, and free food and beer. We're in?

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Pettine on Manziel's return

Browns coach Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel's first practice since he left rehab: "He'll be full go for training camp. He's probably a little more focused now … [but] as he's said he'll have to prove it every day."

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Marcus Mariota: First OTA went OK

Mariota on his first OTA practice with veterans today: "I felt comfortable out there being able to articulate everything that the coaches wanted. ... I threw it all right. I missed a couple throws here and there." Coach Ken Whisenhunt's said: "I guess the best assessment would be, some good, some bad. Probably what you expect."

Antonio Brown reports to workouts

Despite rumors that he might not show up for offseason workouts, Steelers WR Antonio Brown joined his teammates Tuesday, saying he is "ready to play football."

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