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    Around the NFL Thread

    Hey all, so I think this can be a good thread to post and discuss all NFL related news not pertaining to the Dallas Cowboys (directly, at least). Reactions to other teams' signings, draft picks, trades, etc.

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    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event.

    A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl.

    The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the NFL's annual meeting being held from Monday through Wednesday in Phoenix.

    There are several reasons Brazil is under consideration as the first non-U.S. site for the Pro Bowl. The NFL has drawn growing interest in that South American country from a television viewership and participation standpoint, which appeals to a league looking to expand its international interests.

    The NFL also believes Brazil could hold allure to participating players as an exotic locale and unique experience.

    The 2016 Pro Bowl will return to Hawaii after being played earlier this year in Glendale, Ariz., the site for Super Bowl XLIX. The NFL is exploring multiple cities for the 2017 Pro Bowl outside of Super Bowl host site Houston.

    Once the highest-rated all-star game held by the four major U.S. sports leagues, the Pro Bowl has seen its viewership decline for four consecutive years.

    The 5.6 rating for the 2015 Pro Bowl was the lowest for the contest since 2007, but the 8.77 million viewership on ESPN still led all cable television programs for the week.
    - Source: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/n...ro-bowl-032315

    That'd be pretty interesting. The game is certainly going global, but a Pro Bowl in Brazil? I didn't know Brazil had much interest in American Football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamba42 View Post
    - Source: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/n...ro-bowl-032315

    That'd be pretty interesting. The game is certainly going global, but a Pro Bowl in Brazil? I didn't know Brazil had much interest in American Football.
    They are getting desperate with Pro Bowl ideas. I wanna see an NFL skills competition before the game like they used to do. The game is just not fun anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousbig21 View Post
    They are getting desperate with Pro Bowl ideas. I wanna see an NFL skills competition before the game like they used to do. The game is just not fun anymore.
    Yeah, I agree. They need to spice it up some how. And it's not by getting Brazilian food into it!

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    This has been the offseason of trades. After LeSean McCoy, Jimmy Graham, Haloti Ngata and Sam Bradford were all dealt in March, nothing should surprise us in the lead up to the NFL Draft.

    We aren't saying that the six trade proposals below are particularly likely. Some of them read more like fan fiction, but in a new NFL world where big names routinely get dealt, these are trades we'd love to see in the coming weeks.

    Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals

    The best running back of his generation wants out of Minnesota. Agent Ben Dogra has made that sentiment clear, and the Vikings are aware of Peterson's "uneasy" feelings toward the organization.

    If Peterson wins this standoff with general manager Rick Spielman, Arizona makes sense as a landing spot.

    In need of a power back to pry open a Super Bowl window for the few productive years of Carson Palmer's career, the Cardinals are reportedly prepared to offer a high draft pick for Peterson. Let's make it happen. -- Chris Wesseling

    Michael and Martellus Bennett to the Falcons

    Yes, this will take two separate trades and a few draft picks from Atlanta, but uniting the Bennett brothers under Dan Quinn would solve two of the Falcons' big needs.

    Let's first begin with Michael. Pete Carroll dismissed that Bennett has asked for a trade, but multiple reports indicate that the defensive lineman wants a new deal. Shipping Bennett for a second-day draft pick or two might be too enticing for John Schneider to pass up. Bennett's value will never be higher and a landing spot will never be cushier than Atlanta. Bennett loves Quinn. Quinn desperately needs a pass rusher with the versatility Bennett provides. It's a match that makes almost too much sense.

    Now let's ship Martellus to join his brother. The tight end would finally give Ryan a red-zone target he's been missing since Tony Gonzalez retired. Match Martellus with Julio Jones and Roddy White and that is a pretty potent receiving group. The Bears already cast aside one troublemaker for a low-round pick. John Fox and Ryan Pace could decide another dissenter isn't worth their trouble. With the Falcons, Michael would be there to keep an eye on Martellus -- and we'd get another Atlanta reality show. -- Kevin Patra

    Eagles trade up for Marcus Mariota

    Chip Kelly has aggressively re-made the Eagles' roster in his vision this offseason. The coach hasn't been afraid to make bold moves, trading Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy and jettisoning several other franchise mainstays. Kelly is taking big chances, so why should we believe him when he denies any interest in trading up for Marcus Mariota? Sam Bradford is a former No. 1 overall pick with upside, but Mariota is the type of quarterback Kelly has coveted since moving to the NFL. Armed with Bradford and the 20th pick, I'd be surprised if Philadelphia doesn't go for it. And from a fan perspective, it's perfect: If Kelly really thinks he has all the answers, don't you want to see if he's actually right? -- Dan Hanzus

    Philip Rivers to the Browns

    I know, I know. If Rivers winds up elsewhere in 2016 when his contract runs out, he wants to play in a Southern city, a comfortable low-key town to raise his seven children in. He'd preferably like to play for a contender with plenty of weapons on offense. Likely a team grounded on stable soil.

    The Browns are none of those things, but this is about trades we'd like to see, not ones we expect to see.

    From another angle, the Browns would be the perfect spot for Rivers: Good young defense, a strong offensive line and an up-and-coming coach in Mike Pettine. The Browns are so desperate for a quarterback, they would start a proposal for Rivers with their two first-round picks and then add more on top of that. San Diego is bound to make a killing off Cleveland if a trade went down, so everybody wins.

    Here's something else: Rivers would have the chance to finish his NFL career as a hero. If he ever tugged the Browns into the promised land, he'd become a legend in that championship-starved city. He'd eat free steak for the rest of time and drink the finest of wines. His seven children would be adorned in gold-laced clothing until the end of days.

    Or he could just go to the Titans. -- Marc Sessler

    Drew Brees to the Bills

    Rex Ryan has never been able to pair his defense with a sure-fire franchise quarterback. With all of these supposedly false Drew Brees rumors circulating, wouldn't it be incredible if one was true, and the future Hall of Famer was shipped up to Buffalo with LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin? Drew Brees in New Orleans is old hat now, especially with the Saints re-tooling around a more run-heavy offense. Perhaps a trade haul where the Bills give up defensive talent and their entire 2016 draft in homage of the Ricky Williams heist gets it done. Let's get Brees in a place where he can let it rip on a consistent basis! -- Conor Orr

    Tavon Austin to the Eagles

    We know Chip Kelly is not afraid to make bold moves with draft picks moving away. We know the Rams have no idea how to use Tavon Austin. We know these two squads aren't afraid to make a deal. No coach is better at getting the primary receiver open than Chip Kelly, and Austin would be a perfect "space" player in the Eagles' offense who could make plays after the catch. -- Gregg Rosenthal
    - Source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...this-offseason

    These trades are all pretty interesting. Bills would be my Super Bowl pick if they got Brees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamba42 View Post
    - Source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...this-offseason

    These trades are all pretty interesting. Bills would be my Super Bowl pick if they got Brees.
    I wouldn't mind Brees leaving the NFC.

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    Remember the Dez Bryant video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romo2TheOscars View Post
    I wouldn't mind Brees leaving the NFC.
    No not at all. The Saints really need a talent re-boot too. I mean they traded away Jimmy Graham, Brees's favorite target, so why keep Brees on a sinking ship? He's a big contract and they aren't winning with or without him. I don't know what the Bills could offer him, but it would be fun to watch Brees and Brady go at it twice a year and if Tannehill takes the next step, it could be three really good QBs in that division.

    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousbig21 View Post
    Remember the Dez Bryant video?
    Lol, the media just loves to bash on Dez. I don't get it. He has been pretty much a model teammate and citizen for a few years now.

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    8 game suspension for Brady?

    http://www.csnne.com/new-england-pat...pended-8-games.

    If this is true, that could be huge for the Cowboys since the two teams meet in Week 5.

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    Some guy from the Indy Star?!? I'm going to take that with a grain of salt.
    Yankees Farm System

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    Not happening

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    there should be some kind of suspension for billy b. or sean payton should be pissed

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    Should happen, he lied ... But it's the Pats so

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    he will not get any kind of punishment, more than likely they give him an award for cheating
    Time to get swole baby ooooo yea back in the gym

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    I think he'll get two at most.

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