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Every year, there’s a discussion about the gamble NFL teams take with their September-through-January fortunes by putting players on the field April through June. With each so-called low-intensity, non-contact offseason practice, players chance blowing out a knee or breaking a bone or tearing a muscle, injuries that threaten seasons and even careers. The subject has hit…

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The Buffalo Bills took what could at least be viewed as a small step toward addressing their biggest area of need Tuesday by signing free-agent center/guard Spencer Long to a three-year contract. The deal is worth $13 million that could increase to $15 million with playing time incentives, according to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora. Long, 28, spent the 2018…

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The bedtime stories Kyle Smith would hear as a little boy were quite a bit different than those of other kids. The son of former Buffalo Bills scout and personnel director A.J. Smith, Kyle would drift off to breakdowns of Buffalo’s upcoming opponents. “A lot of kids would get Berenstain Bears books read to them at night, and he’d have his Miami Dolphins AFC East adva…

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Lorenzo Alexander recognizes he’s nearing the end of his NFL career. His contract with the Buffalo Bills is due to expire after the season. That has prompted the 35-year-old linebacker to wonder whether he’ll be on the team next year, on another club or out of the NFL altogether. “I mean, it's obviously on my mind,” Alexander said. “I’m just talking through a lot of …

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Since childhood, Mark Murphy has been on the move. But of the many stops between Fulton, N.Y., where he was born 63 years ago, and Green Bay, Wis., where he serves as president and CEO of the Packers, none left a more lasting connection than Western New York. Murphy was a sophomore in high school when his family moved to Clarence in 1970, yet he still has many friend…

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Free-agent linebacker Will Compton will visit the Tennessee Titans on Friday and Saturday, according to a report from ESPN's John Keim. Compton spent time earlier this week with the Bills and took a physical. Compton, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, played in nine games last season for Washington with three starts, 19 tackles and an interception. His seaso…

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Scott Allen, Washington Post Three days after the Redskins’ surprising trade for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith signaled the unofficial end of Kirk Cousins’s tenure with the team, Cousins addressed his future with reporters on Friday in Minneapolis. In the first of several scheduled interviews on Radio Row ahead of Super Bowl LII, Cousins said finding his nex…

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Alex Smith won't be the next quarterback of the Bills. The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Chiefs will get a 2018 third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller, who was a 2016 third-round pick. As part of the deal, Sm…

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By Dan Steinberg Former Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan joined a Denver radio program Thursday to discuss Kirk Cousins and Baker Mayfield, two quarterbacks facing uncertain — and potentially intertwined — futures over the next few months. Cousins is due to become a free agent March 6 if the Redskins don’t apply the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive y…

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LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins didn't sound emotional following what might have been his last game as a Redskin at FedExField on Sunday. Cousins threw three touchdown passes in Washington's 27-11 win over the Denver Broncos. He completed 19 of 37 passes for 299 yards against the NFL's top-ranked defense in terms of yardage allowed and was intercept…