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Apr
7

Raiders restricted free agent WR Andre Holmes will sign his tender

The Raiders' leading receiver from 2014, Andre Holmes, has decided to sign his surprisingly low tender, which will pay him $1.542 million this season. Had he signed with another team and had Oakland decided not to match the offer, the Raiders would not have gotten any draft compensation in return. However, Holmes garnered little interest on the free agent market.

Apr
8

Broncos CB Aqib Talib being investigated for aggravated assault

According to the Dallas Police Department, both Aqib Talib and his brother are under investigation for aggravated assault. There was allegedly some sort of altercation at a Dallas-area nightclub during the early morning hours of Wednesday. There has been no report of an arrest or charges being filed to this point.

Apr
9

Report: Raiders restricted free agent WR Rod Streater to sign tender Monday

Restricted free agent wide receiver Rod Streater will officially be back in Oakland when he signs his second-round tender Monday, according to reports. The one-year tender is worth $2.356 million. Streater is returning from a foot fracture that limited him to just three games and nine receptions last season.

Apr
13

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says he will see more time in the slot this season

Emmanuel Sanders said Monday that he's been told by the Broncos that he'll see more time in the slot in three-receiver sets this fall. Sanders spent a lot of time in the slot while at Pittsburgh and some time there last season. Sanders will still remain outside in two-WR sets.

Apr
13

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expects WR Cody Latimer to make a big jump in 2015

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said earlier today that he's been told by his coaches that he will play more often out of the slot in 2015. But he didn't just speak about himself moving inside. He also praised second-year wide receiver Cody Latimer, who will line up outside.
"On my Twitter, I'm real vocal about Cody, and that's because I believe in Cody," Sanders said. "Cody, he's a special player. He has strong hands. He's a physical tool. I think this is going to be the year that he jumps on to the map -- on to the scene. I think he's going to have a big year. I'm happy he is on my team and in our wide receiver group."

Apr
13

Report: WR Michael Crabtree to sign with the Raiders

Michael Crabtree is expected to sign with the Raiders as soon as tonight, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area.
Crabtree has played his entire six-year career with the 49ers. The former 10th-overall pick has been a disappointment, all things considered. He showed promise early, improving in each of his first four seasons, leading to a career year in 2012. However, a ruptured Achilles in 2013 has derailed his career. Last season, he caught 68 passes in 16 games, compiling fewer than 700 yards.

Apr
14

Broncos re-sign exclusive-rights free agent LB Brandon Marshall

The Broncos re-signed their 2014 breakout linebacker Brandon Marshall on Monday. He was an exclusive-rights free agent. The 25-year-old seemingly came out of nowhere last season. In just 14 games, he tallied 113 tackles, two sacks and one interception. Marshall was thrust in to the starting role due to injuries to Danny Trevathan.

Apr
14

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles admits to playing injured through 2014

Chiefs star RB Jamaal Charles admitted Tuesday to playing through injuries and being frustrated for all of last season. However, he said he feels good now.
"My body has healed up, rested up," he said.
Charles went on to talk about his struggles in 2014 while dealing with knee, foot, back, ankle and hamstring ailments.
"I was frustrated more last season as I've ever been because of all of those injuries," he said. "I was frustrated because I didn't feel my body was right the whole season. But I battled through that time. That's all I could do. I felt like I was in a fight and I had to respond. I had 12 weeks to finish the season, and it felt to me like I had 12 rounds to go."

Apr
15

Broncos LB Von Miller is 'pretty excited' about playing in a 3-4 defense

Von Miller says he's 'pretty excited' about making the move to a 3-4 defense. He says he worked with new Broncos' defensive coordinator at the 2011 Pro-Bowl and is looking forward to the new defensive scheme. Miller racked up 59 tackles and 14 sacks in 2014.The 3-4 defense should allow Miller to be more aggressive and unpredictable this season. He could see a spike in production, particularly on the pass rush. He has had experience in defensive scheme at Texas A&M. It led to him being picked second overall in the NFL Draft. Now it could lead to him being a top fantasy LB.
Apr
16

Chargers TE Antonio Gates wants his snaps reduced in 2015

Chargers' veteran tight end Antonio Gates went into a deep discussion about his final years as an NFL football player with SI.com's Peter King. He spoke on how he did not want to see such a heavy snap count this season. 'With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season,' Gates said. 'I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway.' He also talked about how he knows his career is winding down. This could be his final year or he could have a few left in him, which is likely why he wants to see less snaps and touches. Gates stated, 'It could be one year for me, it could be four years, I don't know.' Well this is a serious hit for Gates owners, however, it is very intriguing news for Ladarius Green. Perhaps he could emerge into the breakout star he was expected, by many, to be las