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01/31 Cowboys lock up RB Ryan Williams for two years
At least one running back in Dallas is under contract. While DeMarco Murray's future may be up in the air, former practice-squad RB Ryan Williams has signed a two-year deal with America's Team. Selected in the second round of the 2011 draft by Arizona, Williams will receive a $240,000 signing bonus and a yearly salary of $750,000 from the Cowboys. Williams had a lot of heat coming out of Virginia ... [Read More]
01/30 Saints TE Jimmy Graham says he will not undergo shoulder surgery
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had kept the possibility of offseason shoulder surgery open. He first wanted to see how he felt during the Pro Bowl. Apparently, Graham felt pretty darn good in last Sunday's game, because he said during a Friday radio interview that he has chosen rest and rehab over surgery. "I'm just going to do rehab, strengthen the area," Graham said. "That's what's best -- not h... [Read More]
01/30 The final Seahawks-Patriots injury report: Not a lot to see here
The Patriots and Seahawks will head into Super Bowl XLIX pretty healthy. Or at least as healthy as you'd expect two teams to be after playing 18 NFL games. The Patriots have the only player in the matchup listed as questionable -- center Bryan Stork. He was a limited participant in practice all week. He didn't play in the AFC Championship game because of a right knee injury. Six other Patriots are... [Read More]
01/30 Bears keep WRs coach Mike Groh in Chicago
Former NFL QB Mike Groh will continue to oversee the Bears' wide receivers in 2015. After more than 10 years of college coaching experience, Groh became Chicago's receivers coach in February of 2013. Under Groh, Alshon Jeffery has blossomed, breaking 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons. Star wideout Brandon Marshall has also continued to produce on the elite level but hit a plateau this ... [Read More]
01/30 Wade Phillips tapped as Broncos' new DC
Once again joining forces with newly hired head coach Gary Kubiak, Wade Phillips has been tapped to oversee the Broncos' defense. With 38 years of NFL coaching experience -- the bulk of them spent as a defensive coordinator -- Phillips will probably roll out a 3-4 defense in Denver. The 67-year-old coach has a history with Denver and GM John Elway, having served as the team's DC from 1989-92 and h... [Read More]
01/30 Eagles RB LeSean McCoy not open to taking pay cut
While being interviewed at Super Bowl Radio Row on Thursday, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he didn't "want to take less money" in order to keep the current team together. At $11.95 million for 2015, McCoy's cap number will be the second-highest of any running back in the league. Philadelphia is expected to retain the stud back, but the organization would save $7.55 million if he was released. Unders... [Read More]
01/29 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: 'I wasn't healthy and it sucked'
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 this season. He missed the next six games to get healthy, but that never happened. Even after Griffin returned in Week 9, he felt the effects of the injury. RGIII admitted as much in a Wednesday radio interview. "Last year, I wasn't healthy, and it sucked," Griffin said. "There's no other way to say it other than that." ... [Read More]
01/29 Report: Buccaneers have their 'sights set' on QB Marcus Mariota
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "there's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota." Of course, the Bucs have the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. They are fully expected to take a quarterback at the top, either Mariota or Florida State's Jameis Winston.... [Read More]
01/29 Browns WR Josh Gordon: 'I failed myself'
In a 2,000-word, first-person account presented Thursday on, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon took blame for his mistakes, slammed some of his more famous detractors and presented details of his life history and substance use. The 2013 All-Pro is facing another league-imposed suspension, one at least a year long, after failing a drug test for alcohol shortly after the Browns' 2014 seas... [Read More]
01/28 Packers WR Jarrett Boykin unlikely to stay in Green Bay
According to a report via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers WR Jarrett Boykin is not expected to return to Green Bay for a fourth season. Set to become a free agent, the 6-foot-2 and 218-pound receiver is unlikely to get an offer from the Pack. Having been plagued by inconsistent hands for the bulk of his career, the 25-year-old wideout began 2014 as the Packers' No. 3 receiver. Rookie Davan... [Read More]
01/28 Bills QB E.J. Manuel may start under new OC Greg Roman
Admitting that he has yet to begin the evaluation process, the Bills' new offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, did offer that he thinks quarterback E.J. Manuel has some "good traits," but that the team needs to "get his level of consistency a little greater." Roman then added, "Once we get through this evaluation process, he and every player is going to have a clean slate. What they might have been ... [Read More]
01/28 Colts re-sign Rob Chudzinski, promote him to associate head coach
On the day Rob Chudzinski became eligible to talk to other teams about new work opportunities, he decided that he's fine right where he is. He agreed Tuesday to stay on the Colts' coaching staff for another year and has been promoted to associate head coach. Chudzinski served as a special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano in 2014. "We're excited to keep Chud in our family," Pagano said in a te... [Read More]
01/27 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman dealing with torn elbow ligaments
The face of Seattle's defense, cornerback Richard Sherman, made it known today that he has been receiving treatment for torn ligaments in his left elbow, but that his treatment is complete and the injury won't hold him back at all in Sunday's Super Bowl. He has continued to practice in full this week. Sherman injured the elbow in the NFC Championship against Green Bay. He played through the pain ... [Read More]
01/27 Colts sign WR Duron Carter
It's been rumored that as many as 15 teams have been interested in acquiring CFL wide receiver Duron Carter. The son of Hall of Fame wideout Cris Carter, Duron has reportedly signed with the Colts. Boasting impressive size, speed and pedigree, Carter adds upside to Indy's already crowded corps of receivers.... [Read More]
01/26 Could Eagles QB Nick Foles be headed to the Rams?
Reports out of St. Louis suggest that the Rams are interested in acquiring Eagles QB Nick Foles. After head coach Jeff Fischer admitted that there would be "competition at the quarterback position" and that it would be "with somebody that's not in the building right now," it appears as though the organization is looking beyond Sam Bradford as its only option under center. Foles has one year left o... [Read More]
01/26 Beat writer thinks Cowboys could consider RB Mark Ingram as a replacement for RB DeMarco Murray
Bryan Broaddus of the Dallas Cowboys' official website speculates that soon-to-be free-agent running back Mark Ingram could be an option to replace running back DeMarco Murray, who is likely to seek greener pastures coming off of a career season. Ingram averaged 4.3 yards per carry on his way to 964 yards and nine touchdowns rushing in 2014.... [Read More]
01/26 Raiders re-sign S Charles Woodson to one-year deal
Future Hall-of-Fame safety Charles Woodson has signed a one-year contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. Woodson, who was drafted by the Raiders in 1998, spent the first eight years of his career with the Silver and Black, then shipped off to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in 2006. He spent seven years with the Packers before returning to the Raiders in 2013. Despite being a little long i... [Read More]
01/26 49ers TE Vernon Davis wants Rob Chudzinski to be his offensive coordinator
We're a little more than a month past Christmas, but 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is still wishing for presents. "All I want for Christmas... is to meet #robchudzinski #OC," Davis wrote Monday via Instagram. Chudzinski spent this season as an assistant coach for the Colts, but his contract expired today, and he can begin talking to possible employers Tuesday. The 49ers are reportedly interested ... [Read More]
01/26 Report: 'Lots of NFL folks optimistic' Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will be back this year
Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon is still suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. That's been the case since Nov. 1, 2013. But according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, "lots of NFL folks" are "optimistic" that Blackmon will be reinstated for the 2015 season.... [Read More]
01/26 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. says he played through 2 hamstring tears
Odell Beckham Jr.'s presence during the Giants' offseason workouts and training camp was barely a rumor. The first-rounder from LSU missed most of that time, including the entire preseason and the first four weeks of the regular season, trying to get over a right hamstring injury that he initially suffered last spring. He finally debuted in Week 5, and you know what happened. Beckham went on to s... [Read More]
01/26 Bears QB Jay Cutler has history with new quarterbacks coach
The Bears' newly hired quarterbacks coach, Dowell Loggains, is said to have a close relationship with QB Jay Cutler. Loggains' NFL career began in 2006 with the Titans. While in Tennessee, the 34-year-old coach oversaw the quarterback position from 2010-12. Both Cutler and Loggains are close in age and have obvious Nashville-based roots as Cutler played college ball at Vanderbilt. In fact, it's ru... [Read More]
01/25 TE Jordan Cameron unlikely to be retained by Browns
After four years in Cleveland, Browns TE Jordan Cameron will probably have to move on in 2015. Set to become an unrestricted free agent this spring, Cameron has struggled to stay healthy since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. Reports from inside the organization suggest that the Browns will not attempt to re-sign the USC product.... [Read More]
01/25 Browns WR Josh Gordon flunks another substance test
Browns WR Josh Gordon has failed another substance test -- this time for alcohol -- and could be banned from the NFL for a full year as a result. A series of similar violations have plagued the 23-year-old receiver since his time at Baylor. Playing just five games in all of 2014, Gordon's future in Cleveland is decidedly undecided.... [Read More]
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