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Report: Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are on the verge of signing quarterback Tim Tebow, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Tebow worked out with the Eagles in the middle of March, but the team had no plans to sign him back then.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he's been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.

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Browns W.R. Josh Gordon Facing One-Year Ban

Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed another drug test and will now face a one-year suspension, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Gordon tested positive for alcohol, a source said, confirming a report by Pro Football Talk. 

Gordon was suspended at the end of the season for violating team rules after missing the first 10 games of the season, to go along with being arrested for driving while impaired after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina during the summer.

Prior to that arrest, he was suspended the first two games of the 2013 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

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Sabres Owners Closing In on Buying Bills

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are close to buying the Buffalo Bills, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

The Pegulas have a tentative deal in place and plan on keeping the Bills in Buffalo, but are awaiting an approval from the NFL, Schefter reports.

The Pegulas purchased the Sabres in 2011 and have been the front-runners all along to capture ownership of the Bills.

The approval cannot happen until next month when the 31 owners meet.  They'll need three-quarters to approve their bid.

The Bills last made the playoffs in 1999, which is the longest drought in the NFL.

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Sidney Rice Returning to Seattle

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Rice visited last week with the New York Jets, but decided to stay in Seattle where he has spent the last three seasons.

"Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN' HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2," Rice tweeted on Wednesday.

Rice caught 15 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season before tearing his ACL against the Rams in Week 8.

Rice watched his team beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl from the sidelines in February.

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Dolphins Trade Jonathan Martin to 49ers

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images Sport (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Jonathan Martin era in Miami has officially come to an end.

The Dolphins shipped the offensive tackle to the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Miami would only receive the pick if Martin is on San Francisco's opening 53-man roster.

Martin will return to the Bay Area and reunite with head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh coached at Stanford University when Martin played there.

The 24-year-old Martin was at the center of an investigation for the NFL last month that determined that former Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman, and an assistant trainer.

Martin left the Dolphins in late October and underwent counseling for emotional issues. Incognito was then suspended for the final eight games.

"We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved," Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. "We wish Jonathan well."

The Dolphins selected Martin in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Source: Steelers' Tomlin Expected to Receive Six-Figure Fine

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL could come down hard on Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and the organization for Tomlin interfering with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones run down the sideline on Thursday night.

Tomlin could face a possible six-figure fine and the organization also is expected to consider taking away a draft pick from the team, a source familiar with the league's thinking told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The play occurred during the third quarter of Thursday night's game when the Steelers trailed 13-7 and Jones was running down the sideline during a kickoff and Tomlin's foot was on the white stripe of the sideline in Jones' direction.  Jones then slowed up and was tackled, but could have run in for a touchdown.

Tomlin had his back to the play and was not called for unsportsmanlike conduct and later said he didn't interfere with Jones.

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Sources: Seattle's Brandon Browner Faces One-Year Suspension

Grant Halverson/Getty ImagesNEW YORK) -- Seattle Seahawks corner Brandon Browner is facing a one-year ban from the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 29-year-old Browner missed the final four games last season for the exact same violation. He plans to appeal.

Browner is currently sidelined with a groin injury and will not be ready to play until mid-December, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. 

According to sources, Browner's suspension could signal the end of his tenure with the Seahawks.  He is a free agent at the end of the season.

In eight games this season for the first place team, Browner has 19 total tackles and one interception.

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ESPN: Jaguars Agree to Trade Eugene Monroe to Ravens 

Doug Pensinger/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed in principle to trade offensive tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter

In exchange for Monroe, the Ravens will send multiple late round draft picks to the Ravens.  The deal is pending a physical.

 The 26-year-old Monroe was a first round draft pick of the Jaguars back in 2009.  He has started 62 games over the past five seasons.

Since Monroe is in the final year of his contract, the rebuilding Jaguars wanted to trade him now and receive future assets in return.  If it works out in Baltimore, he could be looking at a long-term deal with the Ravens.

The Ravens could use the assistance up front.  They've rushed for just 256 yards this season and have allowed 12 sacks in four games.

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ESPN: Von Miller Tried Cheating Drug Test

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller cheated his recent drug test with the help of a urine collector before each was caught, which will now change the way the NFL goes about its drug testing program, league sources told ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Miller was recently suspended for six games in wake of the news.  Originally the suspension was scheduled for only four games.

Sources told Schefter that the collector lived in Miami, where Miller spends his offseason, and that is where the two met. 

The collector then collected another person's urine specimen for Miller, but a second collector noticed the Pro Bowler was not in the city where his collection was supposed to have taken place, according to Schefter.

The NFL met with Drug Free Sport, which has developed a new fingerprinting technology that is also being used on the new IPhones, this movement may make it easier to avoid situations like Miller's in the future, reports Schefter.

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Luke Joeckel Signs with Jaguars

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Offensive tackle Luke Joeckel signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night.

The No. 2 overall pick in April's draft agreed to a four-year $21.2 million all-guaranteed deal also includes a $13,799,344 signing bonus, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Joeckel played as a left tackle at Texas A&M, but will move to right tackle this season.

"I want to get on the field," Joeckel said last month. "I want to help my team win football games, whatever position it might be. If they wanted me to go play guard, I'd go play guard. I definitely would love to be a left tackle in the future, but whatever gets me on the field is what I'd do."

The Jaguars offensive line allowed 50 sacks last season.

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