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07/01 Redskins WR Ryan Grant may earn more snaps in 2015
Redskins' wideout Ryan Grant was a standout last preseason. However, come regular season he was nothing more than an afterthought catching only seven passes. That may change this season. He's working on another strong offseason and head coach Jay Gruden has taken notice. He is a strong candidate to see a lot more snaps this season. Gruden had very high praise for the second-year wide receiver out ... [Read More]
07/01 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr offered professional baseball contract
Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was offered a contract by the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am professional baseball league. The team saw him pitch in a celebrity softball game and "was very impressed" with his mechanics. Combine that with his athleticism and excellent hands, they want to give Beckham a shot to be a multi-sport athlete. Boulders general manager Shawn Reilly sent out an email... [Read More]
07/01 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill looking to break more tackles
Jeremy Hill used his 6-foot-1, 240-pound frame to his advantage pretty well last season. On his way to running for more yards than any other back over the season's final nine weeks, Hill racked up 622 yards after contact and averaged 2.8 yards after contact per attempt last year, according to Pro Football Focus. Both numbers were good enough to place him in the top 10 among his RB brethren, but th... [Read More]
06/30 Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner
Charles Johnson was a standout in Browns camp last season and for some reason, the Browns waived him. Why? Because they're the Browns. The Vikings scooped him up and predictably, he was a standout. Johnson is having another strong offseason. He's looked good in camp, worked with the "Footwork King" Rischad Whitfield and has received high praise from his offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "He was ... [Read More]
06/30 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor not going away in battle for the starting job
While most brush him off, Tyrod Taylor continues to linger as a legitimate contender for the Bills' starting quarterback job. Some people around the team even believe he's the favorite to be under center Week 1. Taylor recently spoke on the QB situation and what he needs to do to come out on top. "I think it comes with just building trust in the receivers, knowing the type of guys you have around... [Read More]
06/30 Lions RB Joique Bell: 'I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards'
Joique Bell came on very strong last season from Thanksgiving right through the fantasy playoffs. He assisted many fantasy owners to championships. This offseason he has been sidelined while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries. Clearly, the injuries have not had a negative impact on his confidence. "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell said. "That's the minimum. If I do less than... [Read More]
06/30 Browns TE Rob Housler is 'the ideal 'F' according to HC Mike Pettine
The Browns have quite miserable tight end situation. However, head coach Mike Pettine believes Rob Housler is the perfect "F". The F position is primarily a pass catching tight end that is slightly detached from the offensive line. Pettine explained their TE situation, "We really have two different types of tight ends. The 'Y' is more the on the ball, blocker type where that's Jim [Dray] and Gary ... [Read More]
06/30 Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seriously considered retirement this offseason
When Marshawn Lynch said he was considering retirement this offseason he wasn't lying. In an interview with Conan O'Brien Lynch said he did plan on retiring before the Seahawks threw a boatload of money at him. Lynch said he was swayed when the team, "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again." O'Brien joked, "12 thousand dollars." To which Lynch replied, ... [Read More]
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]
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