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06/30 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson mentions $25 million as possible base salary
News has leaked recently that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson and the Seahawks are reportedly not close on a deal when it comes to his price tag. He believes he should be paid as a QB that brought them to back-to-back Super Bowls and the team seems to believe that Marshawn Lynch and the Legion of Boom may be more valuable. Wilson's ag... [Read More]
06/29 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor: 'if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house'
Terrelle Pryor has made the jump from quarterback to wide receiver and plans to bring a playmaking dynamic to the Browns' offense. He believes he can be extremely dangerous asset and his experience as a QB will give him a distinct edge. "I'm going to give this slash-player deal a chance," Pryor said. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to... [Read More]
06/29 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin wants to help on special teams and as a blocker
Some people say they want to do whatever it takes to win a Super Bowl, but actions speak louder than words. Doug Baldwin is not only willing to play special teams, he wants to. Not only does he want to play special teams, he wants to be a blocker on returns. That's not a request you often hear players make. Nonetheless, he believes that will help his Seahawks win games. "Not necessarily in the ret... [Read More]
06/29 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'losing weight in order to play faster'
After a disappointing sophomore season, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is taking things much more serious this offseason. He has reportedly been much more focused and determined this offseason. Allen has also said that he's losing weight in order to play faster. The Chargers lack a true deep threat so increasing his speed could earn him a lot more targets down field, even if he's not a proto... [Read More]
06/29 Panthers WR Devin Funchess says he and Kelvin Benjamin will be a 'dynamic duo'
Panthers' rookie Devin Funchess was a projected first-round pick before a disastrous combine. He struggled down the stretch last season and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash. He blames a serious toe injury, which also hindered him last season, for his poor showing at the combine. Nonetheless, Funchess doesn't care about his 40 time and knows how good he is and can be, especially with Kelvin Benjamin on the ... [Read More]
06/29 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham fitting in great in Seattle
Jimmy Graham has had his issues with the Seahawks in the past both on and off the field. Particularly with defensive end Michael Bennett calling him soft while he was in New Orleans and sticking to his guns after Graham signed with Seattle. Graham has struggled mightily with the Seahawks physical style of play in the past as well. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Graham has now embraced the S... [Read More]
06/29 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett expected to be an impact player as a rookie
Seahawks rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been a standout in camp and by far the best rookie in camp. Veteran WR Doug Baldwin believes he's going to have a major impact on the team right out of the gate. Baldwin said that Lockett's "going to be an impact player for us right off the bat. Whether it's in the return game or as a receiver, he's going to be an impact player for us. One of the th... [Read More]
06/29 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin taking on leadership role among Seattle wideouts
Since Doug Baldwin had been on the Seahawks, Sidney Rice had been the leader of the wide receivers. Despite dealing with injuries and not being overly productive, he was still the leader in the locker room. Last summer Rice retired and now Baldwin has emerged as the leader of the WRs corps. He has done a lot to build a bond and chemistry amongst the wideouts. "We've done a number of different thi... [Read More]
06/29 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans believes he'll be much better with Jameis Winston
Last season, the Buccaneers offense was a complete disaster. Despite playing in the league's 30th ranked offense, Evans still managed to have a breakout rookie season and total 68 receptions, 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. At times last season he grew frustrated with his duo of incompetent quarterbacks and believes Jameis Winston will be a major upgrade. "The quarterback would just look me off, an... [Read More]
06/29 Jaguars TE Clay Harbor missed most of OTAs with a calf injury
Clay Harbor has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career and it has caused him to not meet his full potential. He has been dealing with injuries yet again this offseason. Harbor missed the majority of OTAs with a calf injury. If he can stay healthy, Harbor projects as the primary backup to Julius Thomas as a pass-catching tight end. ... [Read More]
06/29 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looks healthy again
Chargers pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead appears to be back to full strength this offseason. He missed 13 games last season with a broken fibula. The San Diego offense sputtered without a viable threat out of the backfield. For the first time since Philip Rivers had become the starting quarterback, a running back had failed to catch at least 49 passes in a season. The previous season Wo... [Read More]
06/29 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson has good chemistry with Philip Rivers
Stevie Johnson signed a three-year deal with the Chargers this offseason. The once promising Bills' receiver once had three straight 1,000 yard season. However, he is now on his third team in three seasons and hasn't been a hot commodity in free agency the past two seasons. Now he appears to have found a home in San Diego and has built a lot of chemistry with Philip Rivers this offseason. He has ... [Read More]
06/29 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden says his hamstring is 'doing great'
Darren McFadden predictably suffered yet another injury at OTAs, a hamstring this time. He did return for minicamp and is now back to full strength. The long-time Raider isn't sure how the depth chart will shake out, however, he spoke on the matter of both his hamstring and the depth chart recently. "It's (hamstring) doing great," McFadden said. "I feel like I had a decent mini-camp, so I'm just l... [Read More]
06/28 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson would like to remain in Seattle 'for a really, really long time'
Recently rumors have surfaced that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL and his future with Seattle is not guaranteed. Wilson intends to play out the final year of his rookie contract on an insurance policy just in case he suffers a career ending injury. He is currently being grossly underpaid by anyone's standards. He's only set to make $1.542 millio... [Read More]
06/28 49ers WR DeAndrew White a standout in camp
Undrafted free agent out of Alabama DeAndrew White has been a standout in 49ers camp this offseason. He has impressed both his coaches and teammates. Despite the fact that he went undrafted, some of his former Crimson Tide teammates and coaches saw this coming, including head coach Nick Saban and first-round pick Amari Cooper. Saban said, "DeAndrew White is probably the guy that I would say, if y... [Read More]
06/28 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has impressed Alex Smith with his football I.Q.
Jeremy Maclin brings a much needed boost to the Chiefs WRs corps. The Chiefs wideouts not catching a single touchdown last season is astonishingly embarrassing it today's NFL. That's what happens when your WR1 is perennial underachiever Dwayne Bowe. Not only is Maclin physically gifted, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been impressed with his mental preparedness. Smith talked about how well Macli... [Read More]
06/28 Giants QB Eli Manning's agent confident a long-term deal will get done
With Eli Manning's expiring contract looming large for the Giants, Manning's agent Tom Condon is very confident a deal will get done and a lucrative one at that. "The interesting part about it is, since 1993, the inception of free agency, has there ever been an elite quarterback hit the open market?" Condon asks. "Peyton, but he had four neck surgeries and no idea if he would ever be well enough ... [Read More]
06/27 Ravens WR Marlon Brown may emerge as the WR2 in Baltimore
Marlon Brown has been splitting WR2 reps with Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman at Ravens camp. His head coach John Harbaugh says he has "high hopes" for the third-year wide out and wants "to see him breakout" this season. A few months ago Brown was nothing more than an afterthought, now he has a legitimate shot to win a starting job in Baltimore. "It's very competitive," Wide Receivers Coach Bobby... [Read More]
06/27 Panthers WR Philly Brown bulking up and developing his game
Panthers potential main deep threat Philly Brown has developed both physically and mentally this offseason. He has worked hard to pack on five pounds of muscle and still manage to increase his speed as well. Not only that, but he has also improved as a receiver. Star tight end Greg Olsen had high praise of Brown. "Last year at this time, Corey (Philly) was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' T... [Read More]
06/27 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's agents met with team this week
The Cowboys met with Dez Bryant's agents this Friday for the first time in almost four months. Both of Bryant's agents, Tom Condon and Kim Miale. The Cowboys franchise tagged Bryant this offseason and he has threatened to holdout multiple regular season games if the team does not sign him to a long-term deal. They have until the quickly approaching July 15 deadline to get a deal done. There are ye... [Read More]
06/27 Raiders RB Latavius Murray is ready to step into the spotlight
Raiders projected feature back Latavius Murray sounds confident and ready for a major role. In limited work last season he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. This season he's ready to build off his momentum and shine as an every-down back. "For me, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I would think any person does," said Murray. "I just know how important it is. This is a big year for me and I know wha... [Read More]
06/27 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is 'looking forward to' being an every-down back
Lions' rookie running back Ameer Abdullah believes he will be an every-down back in NFL. He has been taking first-team reps in camp, however, he is still projected to be second on the depth chart behind injured RB Joique Bell. Still, that hasn't deterred him at all. "Most definitely," Abdullah said. "I came into this league hoping to get the opportunity to play running back on every down. I full-... [Read More]
06/27 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston wants 'to get back skinny'
Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been accused in the past of being a bit chubby. He now wants to get back into peak conditioning. He spoke about this recently when he was asked about his goals (other than learning the playbook) between minicamp and training camp. "Trying to lose some weight, try to get back skinny," Winston said. "Right now I'm 238 (pounds), I'm trying to be my r... [Read More]
06/26 Giants TE Matt LaCosse made a big impression at camp
Giants' undrafted free agent tight end Matt LaCosse has made quite the impression so far this offseason. Recently, Giants' offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride commented on the teams young TEs. None seemed to be nearly as impressive as LaCosse. "Different skillset," Gilbride said of LaCosse. "He's a linear guy, a long-legged guy who can get down the field. Very, very bright. Talk about Will [Tye]... [Read More]
06/26 Report: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to be highest-paid player in the NFL
After leading the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowls, Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. He has reportedly asked for more than the five-year $110 million contract Aaron Rodgers signed. This is partially because he and his agent believe the salary cap is going to make a big jump soon and QBs will be getting paid much more than they are right now. So he wants a "rel... [Read More]
06/26 Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews soon to recheck his repaired ACL
Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley says he's scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in the next few weeks to recheck his surgically repaired ACL. To this point Gurley is not believed to have suffered any setbacks and his head coach Jeff Fisher has eluded to him being ahead of schedule. This re-evaluation could go a long way in determining whether or not Gurley will be forced to start the season... [Read More]
06/26 Bills WR Percy Harvin developing as a receiver
Percy Harvin has never been an outside receiver. He's always been more of a "gadget player". This offseason Bills' WRs coach Sanjay Lal is working tirelessly to develop Harvin into a legitimate outside receiver. Head coach Rex Ryan believes in his talent and is on board with the move. "He's a playmaker and I think Percy now he's just scratching the surface of what kind of outside receiver he can ... [Read More]
06/26 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill 'is way better than last year and more of a leader'
The Dolphins made Ryan Tannehill their franchise quarterback this offseason. After signing his $96 million contract, Miami is undoubtedly his team. He has emerged as a leader this offseason. Tannehill has also improved the one glaring weakness in his arsenal. He's reportedly throwing a much better deep ball this year. Tight end Dion Sims commented on Tannehill's progress saying, "Ryan is way bett... [Read More]
06/25 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater draws comparisons to Aaron Rodgers
In 2013, the Packers drafted now Vikings' wide receiver Charles Johnson. Johnson never saw any regular season action in Green Bay but he did see action on the practice field. Johnson was in awe of how Aaron Rodgers commanded his offense. Now he sees many of the same qualities in his current quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. "When I was with Green Bay and first went to practice and seen how [quarterb... [Read More]
06/25 Vikings WR Charles Johnson is 'having a good spring'
After being inexplicably cut by the incompetent Browns, Charles Johnson showed flashes of his vast potential with the Vikings last season. He ended up catching 31 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns. According to his offensive coordinator Norv Turner, "CJ has picked up where he left off in December and he's having a good spring." That won't stop Johnson from continuing to work and improve. "I... [Read More]
06/25 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is catching on quick
Chargers first-round pick Melvin Gordon is doing a tremendous job of picking up the offense according to RBS coach Ollie Wilson. His hard work on and off the field will earn him the starting job and a ton of snaps. "He studies and he's smart," Wilson said. "When you give him something, you know that you're on to the next thing. Usually with rookies it takes a little while to get it done. Now, he'... [Read More]
06/25 Browns aren't necessarily done with WR Josh Gordon just yet
After being suspended for the first 10 games of last season, troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entirety of 2015. The Browns were widely expected to wash their hands of the 24-year-old wideout. However, the team has had an official corresponding with Gordon this offseason. His agent Drew Rosenhaus believes that Gordon (who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touch... [Read More]
06/25 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant participates in Sunday Night Football photo shoot for Week 1
Despite threatening to holdout multiple regular season games, Cowboys' star wide receiver Dez Bryant attended a promotional photo shoot for NBC's Sunday Night Football Week 1 game against the Giants. He has not been participating in the Cowboys' offseason program and if he does not get a long-term deal done by the July 15 deadline, he may not even be playing in the game. That didn't prevent him f... [Read More]
06/25 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July'
On June 23 Tom Brady had his "Deflategate" appeal heard. The post-hearing briefs are expected next week. Following the briefs, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is anticipated to take his time making a decision. Brady "shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July". Goodell could do anything from upholding the four-game suspension to completely eradicating the suspension all together. ... [Read More]
06/25 Broncos WR Cody Latimer says he wasn't doing his job last year
Last season, rookie wideout Cody Latimer was a sleeper pick and a favorite to replace Wes Welker, who was facing a suspension, dealing with concussion issues and aging. Latimer ended up finishing the season with just two catches for 23 yards. He admits he was confused last season but vows to do better this year. He has a much better grasp of the offense this season under new head coach Gary Kubia... [Read More]
06/25 49ers WR Anquan Boldin: 'We’re trying to get a lot faster than last year'
The 49ers have cleaned house and the offense will now be run by new offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. According to veteran wideout Anquan Boldin, the team will be running a more uptempo offense this season. "It's definitely a fast tempo," Boldin said. "We're trying to get a lot faster than last year as far as getting to the line. … As far as the system, it's very similar to what we've run... [Read More]
06/25 Rams RB Todd Gurley says participating in training camp is a goal he's 'shooting for'
Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley is still recovering from a torn ACL. Many have speculated that he may start the season on the PUP list, while others suggest he will be ready to go Week 1. As of now, we really have no idea. However, Gurley says his main goal right now is to be able to participate during the team's training camp. "That is definitely a goal that I'm shooting for," Gurley said. "Ju... [Read More]
06/24 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon continues to improve in pass protection
Vikings' second-year running back Jerick McKinnon struggled to get on the field at times last season due to his subpar pass protection. This offseason he has worked hard on his pass blocking. His RBs coach Kirby Wilson believes his willingness to block will lead to vast improvement. "Jerick is working on those things," Wilson said. "Trying to be three phases: a runner, protector and pass catcher ... [Read More]
06/24 Lions QB Matthew Stafford showing improvement this offseason
Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford certainly disappointed last season from a fantasy perspective. It was his first season in a new system and his top weapons struggled with injury though. This offseason his head coach Jim Caldwell has seen improvement in both Stafford and the entire passing attack. "He's improved," Caldwell said. "He has a better feel for the system. You can see our timing's bet... [Read More]
06/24 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to have 'growing pains'
We have heard nothing but positive things about first-overall pick Jameis Winston coming from the Buccaneers camp. They thoroughly believe he will be a very successful NFL quarterback. Nonetheless, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter understands that he is going to go through his struggles. "Jameis is still a rookie. He's going to make mistakes that 21-year-old guys make," Koetter said. "Here's a ... [Read More]
06/24 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon expected to reemerge this season
Pierre Garcon got lost in the shuffle last season in Washington. He seemed to disappear in new head coach Jay Gruden's offense. He caught just 68 passes last season for 752 yards and three touchdowns. In 2013 managed to catch a very impressive 113 receptions for 1,346 yards and five TDs. This year Gruden plans to utilize Garcon much more and has been very impressed with him this offseason "I'm im... [Read More]
06/24 Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be used similarly to Russell Wilson in Seattle
Whenever a team decides to make a running quarterback their franchise QB, the debate always rages regarding how much you allow him to run. What are the risk, reward benefits surrounding production and injuries? There really is no right answer but the Seahawks seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to be leaning toward utilizing Seattle's model with second... [Read More]
06/24 Giants WR Rueben Randle has been the team's top wideout 'by a wide margin'
Giants' wideout Rueben Randle has reportedly been "the best wide receiver on the field by a wide margin" this offseason. It's important to note that both Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz have both been sidelined with injuries. While this shouldn't be all that surprising given the circumstance, it's actually a very good sign. In the past Randle has struggled with consistency and dependability, eve... [Read More]
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