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Matt Forte isn't pleased with the way Chicago has gone about it's free agency after they told him he wasn't coming back. Jimmy Haslam knows the Browns are a still a laughing stock, and it is looking more and more like Mark Sanchez will start in Denver.

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Are The Bengals Losing Interest In Reggie Nelson?
This is the time of year that brings smiles to the faces of NFL franchise owners. The free agency period is like walking into a candy store and seeing all the goodies they’ve ever wanted. But the licking of chops isn’t always so productive. Some players are faced with sitting in limbo, while teams play hardball with them and their agents. Reggie Nelson hasn’t been signed. The Cincinnati Bengals seem to be snubbing the league’s interceptions leader.

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