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01/24 Jets likely to release WR Percy Harvin
After relocating from one side of the country to the other, the Jets WR Percy Harvin may be on the move once again. Acquired by NYJ after Week 7, Harvin is set to make a base salary of $10 million in 2015. According to various reports, the former Seahawk is not willing to take a pay cut. Given the Jets recent coaching changes in tandem with more pressing offensive needs, the franchise may be force... [Read More]
01/24 Steelers President Art Rooney wants team to build pass rush in offseason
Speaking to the media this past Wednesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II expressed his concerns over the team's inability to pressure opposing QBs in 2014. "I think that as a defense, we've got to get more sacks and put more pressure on the quarterback. That's a key piece of the puzzle we have to look at as we build this defense going into next year," stated Rooney. Closing out the regular... [Read More]
01/24 Pete Carroll: Seahawks S Earl Thomas' shoulder injury is 'over'
Shoulder injury? What shoulder injury? As far as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is concerned, safety Earl Thomas is ready to roll in Super Bowl XLIX after dislocating a shoulder during the NFC Championship Game "It's over," Carroll told reporters Friday. "It's over, really. It was two days of him being very uncomfortable with the setting and it's over now. He was back in action and in full fl... [Read More]
01/24 RB Trent Richardson will be suspended for Week 1 of 2015 season if he's still with Colts
Trent Richardson didn't play in the final two games of the Colts' 2014 season. And if he remains under contract in Indy, he won't play in the first game of the Colts' 2015 season. General manager Ryan Grigson confirmed Friday that Richardson was suspended for two games for "personal reasons" before last Sunday's loss in the AFC Championship Game. Because the Colts did not advance to the Super Bowl... [Read More]
01/24 Ravens RB Justin Forsett claims the team wants him back
After seven years in the league, RB Justin Forsett has played for five different teams. Closing out a revelatory season with the Ravens, the journeyman back told reporters on Friday that the team has expressed an interest in re-signing him. Having played under Gary Kubiak in Houston, Forsett has obvious familiarity with his now-former coach's zone-blocking scheme. Taking over the offensive coordin... [Read More]
01/24 Report: Browns sources say QB Johnny Manziel showed a 'commitment to nightlife' as a rookie
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel struggled, to put it lightly, in his first season as a pro. And according to an ESPN report that cited nearly 20 team sources as well as league personnel, there's a good reason for that: Manziel just wasn't prepared. Manziel "showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure to be ready when given a chance in his first start against Cincinnati and a continue... [Read More]
01/23 Saints and RB Mark Ingram desire to remain married
Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, has expressed a desire to remain with the New Orleans Saints. "I'm looking forward to getting a new deal," Ingram said at Thursday's Pro Bowl practice in Phoenix. "Hopefully I'm with the Saints, man. They drafted me and I'd love to be with New Orleans for my career." Apparently that feeling is mutual. "They said... [Read More]
01/22 49ers hire Tony Sparano on as tight ends coach
After serving as the Raiders' interim head coach, Tony Sparano has been hired by the 49ers as their tight ends coach. The bespectacled figurehead has experience instructing TEs as he oversaw the position in Washington (2001), Jacksonville (2002), and Dallas (2003-04). Rumored to have been recommended by long-time associate Bill Parcells, Sparano will be part of GM Trent Baalke's new regime.... [Read More]
01/22 Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) hoping to forego surgery
According to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints TE Jimmy Graham is not planning to have surgery on the shoulder he injured in Week 5 of the regular season. When asked about his offseason considerations in relation to the injury, Graham said that surgery wasn't part of his agenda "at this point." Admittedly hobbled by the trauma for the length of 2014, Graham put up the worst statis... [Read More]
01/22 Former Broncos OC Adam Gase takes same job with Bears
Adam Gase is changing teams, but his new surroundings with have a distinct familiarity. Gase is joining the Bears and new head coach John Fox as the team's offensive coordinator after filling the same role on Fox's staff in Denver for the past two seasons. During that time, the Broncos fielded the league's most prolific offense. Gase was the OC behind Peyton Manning's record-breaking, MVP season o... [Read More]
01/21 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) expects no restrictions for Super Bowl
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman could hardly moved his left arm for basically the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Packers. For the Super Bowl in 11 days, Sherman said he expects no such limitations. When asked Wednesday about the range of motion in his sprained elbow, Sherman said with a smile, "If I had to slap my brother, I'd be able to do it."... [Read More]
01/21 Browns to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator
The Browns are in the process of hiring John DeFilippo to be their newest offensive coordinator, as first reported by FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. DeFilippo, 36, has been coaching in the NFL for most of the past decade. He has served as the quarterbacks coach for the Jets and the Raiders. DeFilippo established a relationship with Browns head coach Mike Pettine while both were with the Jets in 2009. ... [Read More]
01/21 Raiders will tailor run game to fit RB Latavius Murray
The Raiders hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator on Monday, and he has wasted no time indicating who will be the focus of his attack. When speaking about running back Latavius Murray on Tuesday, Musgrave said he has a "very positive" impression of the young athlete. "Tremendous size and speed," Musgrave said of Murray via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Going to tailor... [Read More]
01/21 Report: If healthy, Broncos QB Peyton Manning will play next season
Three "trustworthy" sources have told The Denver Post's Woody Paige that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't ready to call it a career just yet. The all-time great wants to keep playing for Denver as long as he passes his annual physical examination, which should take place in the next month or so. The Broncos have until March 10 to decide whether or not to fully guarantee Manning's 2015 sala... [Read More]
01/20 Saints WR Marques Colston open to pay cut
According to various reports, Saints WR Marques Colston has expressed a desire to stay in New Orleans and take a pay cut if necessary. The veteran wideout said he may be forced to leave, however, if the reduction in salary is too great. The Saints have very little cap space to work with so the front office will need to get creative in the offseason. Between his salary and bonuses, Colston is due $... [Read More]
01/20 Lions RB Joique Bell underwent clean-up procedures on knee, Achilles tendon
Last week, Lions running back Joique Bell shared a photo on Instragram of himself in a hospital, recovering after an unknown operation. The work Bell had done is unknown no longer. He underwent procedures to clean up one of his knees and an Achilles tendon. Bell sustained a knee injury early in the season, but his one absence was due to a concussion. In 15 games, Bell gained 1,182 yards from scri... [Read More]
01/20 Jaguars choose Greg Olson to run offense
The Jaguars have hired Greg Olson to be their offensive coordinator. Olson has experience as as OC for the Lions, Rams, Buccaneers and, most recently, the Raiders. Oakland ranked last in yards gained and next to last in points scored this season. The only team that averaged fewer points per game? The Jaguars.... [Read More]
01/20 Jets officially hire OC Chan Gailey
The hiring that everyone thought was done a week ago is done. For real this time. The Jets have officially hired Chan Gailey to be their offensive coordinator. Gailey joins head coach Todd Bowles' staff after two years away from the game following a three-year stint as the Bills' head coach.... [Read More]
01/20 Report: Eagles will 'try' to trade up for QB Marcus Mariota
The Eagles have the 20th pick of the first round in April's draft. The reality of them moving up far enough to grab Oregon quarterback and Chip Kelly recruit Marcus Mariota may be a pipe dream, but let the dreaming begin in Philly. A person familiar with the Eagles' offseason plans has told Mark Eckel of that the Eagles will at least try to get in position to draft Mariota this spring. "Fr... [Read More]
01/20 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson likes his prospects in HC Gary Kubiak's offense
In Gary Kubiak's past 20 years as an NFL coach, his teams have boasted a top-five rushing offense 10 times. That span included five different 1,000-yard running backs during his 11 years in Denver. Kubiak has now returned to the Broncos as their head coach, and C.J. Anderson believes he can be No. 6 with the help of Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. "I have known about his system for a while, and wh... [Read More]
01/20 Ravens bring in Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator
Marc Trestman flamed out in his second year as the Chicago Bears' head coach, but he is a well-respected offensive mind who gets results, especially from his quarterbacks. He made Josh McCown rich in 2013, and despite all of the drama, Jay Cutler had perhaps his most productive year as a pro in 2014. Now the Ravens are hoping Trestman can work his magic with Joe Flacco and company. Baltimore hire... [Read More]
01/19 Bill Musgrave rejoins Raiders as offensive coordinator
The Raiders gave Bill Musgrave his first NFL coaching job in 1997. They have turned to him again in 2015. Musgrave was hired Monday to be Oakland's offensive coordinator. He served as the team's quarterbacks coach 18 years ago. Since then, Musgrave, 47, has spent time as the OC of the Eagles, Panthers, Jaguars and Vikings. He and new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio worked together when Del Rio was... [Read More]
01/19 Bears new head coach John Fox noncommittal on QB Jay Cutler's future with team
On Monday John Fox held a press conference, officially announcing his reign as the Bears' 18th head coach. When asked about Jay Cutler, Fox admitted that he hadn't met the team's quarterback yet, but that he was "looking forward to getting to know Jay." The nearly 60-year-old spoke a lot about winning in Monday's meeting with the media. In fact, when a reporter inquired as to what Fox wants in a s... [Read More]
01/19 Packers WR Randall Cobb wants to stay in Green Bay
Packers WR Randall Cobb is heading into the offseason not knowing where he'll play next year. When asked if he'd like to return to Green Bay, the 24-year-old slot man simply answered, "of course." Having lost to the Seahawks in overtime on Sunday in the Conference Championship Game, Cobb's 2014 season is officially over. He'll have to wait until March -- when free agency begins -- before making an... [Read More]
01/19 Seahawks might bring back RB Marshawn Lynch. Or he could retire after Super Bowl
That Marshawn Lynch is playing his final season as a Seattle Seahawk has been popular belief for at least a couple of months now. But perhaps that belief will turn out to be false after all. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Seattle's brass is open to the idea of retaining Lynch for the 2015 season when the 29-year-old would be owed $7 million in salary and bonuses. However, that's far fro... [Read More]
01/19 Report: Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has a sprained elbow
Updating an earlier post, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has undergone an MRI and been diagnosed with a sprained left elbow, a source has told's Albert Breer. Breer adds that Sherman "should be able to play in the Super Bowl." Sherman played through the injury for basically the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's conference championship win.... [Read More]
01/19 Rick Dennison follows Gary Kubiak to Broncos as OC
The Broncos have hired Gary Kubiak to be their head coach, and he is bringing a long-time friend to be on his staff. Rick Dennison has been named the team's offensive coordinator. Kubiak and Dennison's relationship goes back to the many years they spent as teammates on the Broncos during the '80s and early '90s. They also spent parts of 16 seasons as coaches with the Broncos, Texans and last year ... [Read More]
01/19 Seahawks S Earl Thomas has dislocated shoulder
While we wait for more specifics on Richard Sherman's elbow injury, we can pass along that one of Sherman's Legion of Boom wingmen, Earl Thomas, has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Packers and spent some time in the locker room, getting checked out. But Thomas did finish the game and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 ver... [Read More]
01/19 Falcons to name Kyle Shanahan offensive coordinator
The Falcons will have to kill some time before they can hire their preferred head coach, but they have already found their next offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Kyle Shanahan has agreed to become Atlanta's OC. He resigned from his post as the Browns' offensive coordinator earlier this month amid rumors that he didn't get along with quarterback Brian Hoyer and the team's front ... [Read More]
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