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NFL free agency winners and losers … and two teams in their own category | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Free agency is a little over a week old now, which means we can determine some winners and losers in the offseason market.

Brandon Spikes of Buffalo Bills refutes New England Patriots' reason for putting him on IR - ESPN Boston
Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, who signed with the Buffalo Bills last week, disputed New England's decision and reason for placing him on injured reserve in January. "I heard they put me on IR and stuff like that. That was just a false report," Spikes said Monday during a radio interview with WGR in Buffalo. "That's just how things go there. Almost like what happened with [Aqib] Talib and his hip.

Trade market heating up for Chris Johnson | ProFootballTalk
The Titans want to trade Chris Johnson.  Johnson is willing to take less money (but not much less money) to make it happen. For now, it could be working. Per a league source, a trade market is emerging for Johnson.  The market arises from real interest in Johnson from multiple teams.

Goal posts could narrow, eventually | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL prepares to consider a proposal from the Patriots to push the extra point try back to the 25, another change could be looming that would affect the degree of difficulty for all kick attempts.

MJD continuining his Pittsburgh visit on Thursday | ProFootballTalk
Free-agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew visited the Steelers on Wednesday.  According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, Jones-Drew will be back on Thursday. Drafted in 2006, Jone-Drew has spent his entire season with the Jaguars.  After signing Toby Gerhart to a three-year, $10.5 million contract, the Jaguars presumably aren’t interested in bringing back Jones-Drew.

Incognito wants to return to Miami Dolphins - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Former Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito broke his silence in the wake of his stint in rehab and a report that labeled him a bully.Speaking in an exclusive interview, Incognito stressed the fact that he wants to come back to South Florida. He is currently in Arizona, but he wants another opportunity to play for the Miami Dolphins.