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Tony Romo: Options Narrowed To Houston Texans Or Retirement

The Houston Texans gained some big leverage with the announcement that quarterback Tony Romo will either play for them or retire, so why isn't he signed yet?Prior to 2017 NFL free agency, the Tony Romo dilemma was already at the forefront of the storylines.The face of the Dallas Cowboys for t...

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Roger Goodell rejects Oakland’s last-ditch attempt to keep Raiders

NFL owners' vote on Raiders' relocation to Vegas reportedly could come as soon as Monday.

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BYU Football: Cougars in good hands with Tanner Mangum at QB

BYU football moves on from the Taysom Hill era but is ingood hands. Junior Tanner Mangum steps back into the starting role after a year as a backup.The BYU football quarterback legacy is one of the greatest in college football history. Its best dual-threat in school history, Taysom Hill, is depart...

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ACC Football: Top 10 players heading into spring games

ACC Footballtook home the National Championship, itssecond in the past four years. Here's a look at the top returning talent this spring.The 2016 ACC football season saw the Clemson Tigers take home the National Championship this year. The Tigers could very well repeat this year as champions....

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Rutgers opens spring with QB competition

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Despite playing five quarterbacks last season and having the starter of the last five games returning, Rutgers is entering its spring practice not settled on a No. 1 for this year.

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Rutgers opens spring with QB competition (Yahoo Sports)

Despite playing five quarterbacks last season and having the starter of the last five games returning, Rutgers is entering its spring practice not settled on a No. 1 for this year. While coach Chris Ash acknowledged Giovanni Rescigno as the incumbent, he said the spot would need to be earned. With Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig transferring, the five-man competition is down to three with redshirt junior Rescigno competing against redshirt senior Zach Allen and sophomore Tylin Oden.

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Bengals release 8-year veteran LB Rey Maualuga (Yahoo Sports)

Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.


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Bengals release 8-year veteran LB Rey Maualuga

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.

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NFL draft profile: No. 33 — Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey, physical with downfield concerns

Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted.

33. Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey
6-foot-0, 197 pounds

Key stat: In 30 starts over the past two seasons on one of the best defenses in recent college football history, Humphrey intercepted five passes and broke up 13 other passes.

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The skinny: The son of former Alabama running back Bobby Humphrey (who also played for the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins), Marlon was a track and football star at one of the state’s best football programs and came to Tuscaloosa highly touted. After redshirting for the Crimson Tide in 2014, Humphrey started the past two seasons for the national champs in 2015 and the NCAA runners-up in 2016. Entered Bama with a reputation as a “track guy,” Humphrey said at the NFL scouting combine, but sought to prove he was a football player the past two seasons. “Toughness is a choice,” he said.

Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey, left, has a lot of good traits but can struggle with the long ball. (AP)

Humphrey declared early for the draft following his redshirt sophomore season and will turn 21 in July. Turned in good times in the 3-cone drill (6.75 seconds) and 40-yard dash (4.41) at the combine but only bench-pressed 10 reps.

Best-suited destination: He has the size, toughness and attitude to play in a press-man scheme or a zone system that asks him to redirect receivers and be a good run stopper. Most teams are projecting him to an outside CB spot, but a few might be open to trying him at safety as well. He’d be a good fit with the Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.

Upside: Plays with an edge. Presses receivers with intent to knock them off their blocks. Fights through traffic to make tackles. Can ragdoll receivers who try to get in his way and make a block. Solid tackler, with only occasional hiccups. Adept at ripping the ball out of ball carrier’s hands. Appears to talk a good game, too, trying to mentally defeat opponents without losing his own composure. Hits like a strong safety. Humphrey is excellent playing the ball in front of him, able to diagnose short and intermediate routes well, close quickly and prevent plays from happening on his watch. Reacts well and can stop on a dime, plant and go on the shorter stuff. Appears to look through receivers in zone coverage and read quarterbacks’ eyes well. Solidly built for the NFL game. Did a very nice job on Washington WR John Ross, whom Humphrey called the best receiver he’s faced, in the playoff semifinal.

Downside: Has small hands and is not a great playmaker in the air. Appears to have trouble tracking the ball at times, especially on passes downfield. Nearly every team Bama faced tried to expose this, often early in games. Sometimes relies too much on his makeup speed and will be caught with his pants down. Most of his catches allowed are 15 or more yards downfield. Allowed CLemson WR Mike Williams to make big plays in national title game. Humphrey struggles to locate the ball in the air and gain position to make plays downfield. Might have to be shielded by rangy safeties behind him. Guilty of jumping short stuff and biting on double moves. Sometimes guesses wrong too soon on routes. Has no experience playing inside and was primarily Bama’s left corner.

Scouting hot take: “It’s easy to see the plays he gives up, but a lot of that is correctable. He’s [20 years old], man. We can fix some of that stuff. He’s a big, tough kid who plays with that chip. He’s dealt with a lot of family stuff, so that toughness … you can see it out there.” — NFC secondary coach

Player comp: He reminds us a bit of a thicker Desmond Trufant if he can clean up a little of his coverage technique.

Expected draft range: Top 40 picks, although the pre-draft injuries to Washington’s Sidney Jones and UCLA’s Fabean Moreau clearly improve Humphrey’s chances of going in Round 1.

Previous profiles

Nos. 51-100: Here’s who just missed the cut
No. 50: Indiana OG-C Dan Feeney
No. 49: Iowa DB Desmond King
No. 48: Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham
No. 47: Wisconsin pass rusher T.J. Watt
No. 46. Alabama pass rusher Tim Williams
No. 45. Washington CB Sidney Jones
No. 44. Alabama LB Ryan Anderson
No. 43. Ohio State WR-RB Curtis Samuel
No. 42. Florida DT Caleb Brantley
No. 41. Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu
No. 40. USC CB-KR Adoree’ Jackson
No. 39. Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes
No. 38. Michigan State DL Malik McDowell
No. 37: Ole Miss TE Evan Engram
No. 36: Florida LB Jarrad Davis
No. 35: Washington S Budda Baker
No. 34: Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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Adrian Peterson: ‘You can’t believe everything you read or hear’

The great running back went off on Twitter

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