NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract (Yahoo Sports)

FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson's return to the league. Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015,

Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday in an email to The Associated Press, ”There’s nothing to prevent a player on the Exempt list without a contract from signing a new one.” NFL free agency begins Tuesday. Hardy was scheduled to meet with NFL officials Wednesday in New York to discuss his domestic violence case, but no resolution has been announced. The NFL has said it is investigating Hardy’s case.



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Holmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship….
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NFL: Hardy, on exempt list, OK to sign deal

Carolina Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list.
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Biggest positions of need, top targets and predictions for all 32 teams
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Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense….
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Wilfork a free agent as Pats decline option

Veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tweeted Thursday that the New England Patriots have informed him they will not be picking up the option in his contract, thus making him a free agent when the league year begins March 10.
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Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option (Yahoo Sports)

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense. In a statement on Twitter, Wilfork said the team told him it would not be picking up his option for 2015, making him eligible for free agency. … But regardless remember I will always remain a New Englander a Patriot forever.” A 6-foot-2, 325-pound gap-stuffer who was drafted in the first round out of Miami in 2004, Wilfork helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl as a rookie and returned to the NFL title game twice more in losing efforts before helping the franchise win its fourth championship last month. The money saved will help the Patriots bring back cornerback Darrelle Revis.



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Patriots decline Wilfork option; DT a free agent

Patriots decline Wilfork option; DT a free agent
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Peyton Manning has some unfinished business (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $  19 million to $  15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $  4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Peyton Manning has unfinished business. After taking his physical and signing his revised contract Thursday at Broncos headquarters, he’ll head home until the Broncos reconvene April 13 for the start of offseason workouts. Then, it’s time to adapt to new coach Gary Kubiak’s West Coast offense and continue his pursuit of a second Super Bowl trophy. Along the way, he’ll almost certainly pad his thick Hall of Fame credentials by breaking Brett Favre’s records for most passing career yards and most regular season wins.



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Manning can get lost $4M back with Super Bowl win

Peyton Manning agreed to a $ 4 million pay cut to set up his return to the Broncos in 2015. Find out how the quarterback can get the money back.
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