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04/28 Former third-overall pick, Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will be suspended for the entire 2015 season
After being suspended for four games last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entirety of the 2015 season. The Dolphins traded up to draft him third overall just two years ago. The team was reportedly close to reaching a deal that would have reunited Jordan with his college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Jordan reportedly will not app... [Read More]
04/28 The Bills are splitting reps equally between three QBs at voluntary minicamp
The Bills are divvying up reps evenly between their three quarterbacks at voluntary minicamp. Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel and Tyrod Taylor are all getting an equal opportunity to win the starting job. Rex Ryan spoke on the situation. "In a perfect world, (I'd like to say) this is our guy," Ryan said. "I feel good about the three guys. Is it a perfect situation? No, ... but we have three guys that in ... [Read More]
04/28 Bears RB Matt Forte 'definitely willing to have a staring contest' over contract dispute
Matt Forte still hasn't showed up to the Bears' offseason workouts. He is in the final year of his contract and wants an extension. The team is yet to offer anything up and it may be leading to a lengthy holdout. According to sources, Forte is 'definitely willing to have a staring contest'.... [Read More]
04/28 Jets fined $100,000 for tampering with CB Darrelle Revis
The Jets have been fined $100,000 for tampering with CB Darrelle Revis. The Patriots filed the tampering charges after Jets owner Woody Johnson commented on the Jets wanting him back while he was under contract with the Patriots. The team will not be docked any draft picks. ... [Read More]
04/28 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson says he wants to 'focus on my craft' this offseason
Cordarrelle Patterson understands this is a make-or-break year for him with the Vikings. He has been a massive disappointment and has tumbled down the depth chart. Patterson finally realizes that he needs to be a great receiver and not just a great athlete. 'I was always athletic and could just do anything,' Patterson said. 'I'm in the NFL now, so I just have to focus on my craft and just work at ... [Read More]
04/27 Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray busted for marijuana just days before the NFL Draft
Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray has already seen his draft stock plummet thanks to a toe injury that could possibly require surgery and limit him for his rookie season. Things just went from bad to worse. Ray was arrested for possession of marijuana in Cooper County, Missouri just days before the draft. He could see his stock continue to tumble.... [Read More]
04/27 DUI charges against Florida State CB P.J. Williams dismissed
According to P.J. Williams' lawyer, Jonathan Simon, Williams' DUI charges have been dismissed. Williams was pulled over at 3 a.m. on April 3 while pulling out of a McDonald's parking lot in Tallahassee, Fla. He admitted to drinking earlier in the night but insisted he was not drunk. He refused a breathalyzer test and ended up being arrested. However, according to the Leon County District Attorne... [Read More]
04/27 49ers GM Trent Baalke on WR Quinton Patton: 'Now’s his opportunity'
49ers general manager Trent Baalke has said his team will not be pressured into drafting a wide receiver early in the draft. He also alluded to the possible emergence of former preseason star Quinton Patton. "Quinton, in my estimation, is a young player that hasn't gotten an opportunity," Baalke said recently. "Now's his opportunity. Let's see what he can do."... [Read More]
04/27 Steelers WR Antonio Brown reports to voluntary workouts
It appears that after careful consideration, Antonio Brown has decided not to hold out in order to get a new contract. Brown, who missed the Steelers' first voluntary workouts last week, showed up to the team's facility Monday and participated in the day's workouts.... [Read More]
04/26 Report: Vikings on RB Adrian Peterson: 'He plays for them or no one'
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman seems dead set on keeping Adrian Peterson. It was reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport on Sunday that the Vikings have said, both privately and publicly, that.Peterson "plays for them or no one." Unless some team really blows Minnesota away with a trade offer, which doesn't appear likely, we may have a good, old-fashioned standoff on our hands.... [Read More]
04/26 NFL unable to uncover infamous Wal-Mart video involving Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
A few months ago, rumors surfaced of an alleged "Ray Rice-style video" involving Dez Bryant in a Walmart parking lot in Texas. The NFL investigated and was not able to uncover any video. Whether a tape of the alleged incident exists or not is still a mystery, but no one seems to be able to find it.... [Read More]
04/26 Eagles rescinded their restricted free agent offer to RB Chris Polk
With DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles on the roster, Chris Polk has apparently become expendable. The Eagles have rescinded their restricted free agent tender to Polk. This will make him an unrestricted free agent and he will be free to sign wherever he wants. The Eagles will not receive any compensation.... [Read More]
04/26 Ravens QB Joe Flacco acknowledges the team lacks speed at receiver
Joe Flacco really likes his WR corps this season. He does not think drafting a wide receiver is a must in next week's NFL Draft. However, he does acknowledge they are lacking that speed receiver that can stretch the field like Torrey Smith did before he left for San Francisco. "Obviously, without Torrey now, the one thing we probably don't have as much of is that speed, is that one guy who can str... [Read More]
04/26 Vikings GM Rick Spielman is excited about WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Once again the Vikings are very excited about Cordarrelle Patterson's upside for 2015. He really believes that Patterson has put in the work this offseason to help him recognize his full potential. 'There's no question about the physical ability there. I think Cordarrelle has really grown up a lot,' Spielman said. 'I know what he has done this offseason dedicating himself to being the best receive... [Read More]
04/26 Rams RB Isaiah Pead expected to be ready for camp
After tearing his ACL last season, Isaiah Pead is expected to be ready for training camp. He has potential, however, he's been nothing short of a disappointment to this point. There is a decent possibility the Rams cut ties with Pead this offseason. It really could go either way.... [Read More]
04/26 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta hopes to play this season but it's too early to tell
Dennis Pitta is coming off back-to-back major hip surgeries. The Ravens are being extremely patient with him and hoping for the best. He was recently spotted lifting with his teammates so of course that raised optimism. Pitta recently said his goal is to play this season but it's just too early to know if that will be a possibility. ... [Read More]
04/26 The Jaguars do not know if WR Juston Blackmon has applied for reinstatemnet
Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell says the team has no idea if Justin Blackmon has applied for reinstatement or not. He says he's heard nothing from the league office on the troubled wideouts status but hopes to hear something by the draft. As of now it sounds like they are planning as if he's not coming back. "Our process hasn't changed," Caldwell said. "Plan to go without him, but if he emerges, he emerg... [Read More]
04/25 Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris excited to get more of an opportunity as a wideout
Dwayne Harris felt very restricted while in Dallas. He believes he has a lot more to offer than just how the Cowboys utilized him. He says he chose the Giants because he wanted that opportunity. "That is exactly why I chose to come here," Harris said. "They do look at me as a receiver and the things I can do on the offensive end. The things I did in Dallas limited me because I was doing a lot of s... [Read More]
04/25 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez says Tim Tebow is a camp arm while Sam Bradford gets healthy
Mark Sanchez had some interesting things to say about the Tim Tebow signing. He pretty much called Tebow a place holder while Sam Bradford gets healthy. The quotes pretty much speak for themselves. "He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while Sam's still recovering," Sanchez said. "So that's the reason, at least as explained to me. We're excited about the up... [Read More]
04/25 Buccaneers re-sign restricted free agent RB Bobby Rainey
The Buccaneers have re-signed restricted free agent Bobby Rainey. It's a one-year $1.542 million deal. Rainey has been a cog in a committee down in Tampa. He has seen time as the starter thanks to a rash of injuries to the Bucs backs over the past few seasons.... [Read More]
04/25 Verbal altercation breaks out at Cowboys camp when teammate calls DE Greg Hardy 'a women beater'
A verbal altercation broke out at Cowboys' camp this week. The incident reportedly started when Greg Hardy questioned the effort of his fellow lineman Davon Coleman. Coleman than turned and called Hardy 'a women beater'. The two had to be separated by teammates but the altercation never got physical. ... [Read More]
04/25 Cowboys DE Greg Hardy could see his suspension reduced to as few as two games
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Greg Hardy's 10 game suspension could be significantly reduced. He tweeted out, 'Some smart people believe when Greg Hardy's appeal is said and done, suspension could be reduced to anywhere from 2 to 6 games. We'll see.'... [Read More]
04/25 Titans sign free agent WR Hakeem Nicks
The Titans have signed veteran wideout Hakeem Nicks. Nicks spent most of his career with the Giants before signing with the Colts last season. He has seen his career take a dramatic turn for the worst over the past few years. He has vowed that he's not done yet and will now look to resurrect his career in Tennessee.... [Read More]
04/25 Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) 'I could definitely play' today
Stephen Tulloch infamously tore his ACL last season celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers. He has since had his knee surgically repaired by Dr. James Andrews. Now less than seven months later, Tulloch believes he's healthy enough to suit up today. 'To be honest with you, I feel great,' Tulloch said. 'If I had to play today I could definitely play.'... [Read More]
04/25 Cardinals WR John Brown bulking up this offseason
Last season John Brown weighed in at 173 pounds. He admitted that the season really took a toll on his frail body. He has added about 10 pounds so far this offseason and is up to 183 pounds. His goal is to keep the weight on and continue to pack on the muscle in order to increase his stamina and durability. 'At the end of the season my body started going down, I started losing weight,' Brown said.... [Read More]
04/25 Raiders WR Michael Crabtree 'I have a lot to prove'
Michael Crabtree has been accused of being 'mediocre' in the past and hasn't done much to dispel that notion the past few seasons. Now he heads to the Raiders to possibly be the WR1 and he has a chip on his shoulder. When asked about the downward turn his career has taken the past few years Crabtree admitted, 'I have a lot to prove. A lot to prove. Ain't got nothing to lose and have a lot to prove... [Read More]
04/25 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is 'getting close to 100 percent'
Le'Veon Bell hyperextended his knee in the season finale against the Bengals last season. That was about four months ago. He is just now saying that he is almost is 'getting close to 100 percent'. He is expected to be completely fine for training camp and looks good to go.... [Read More]
04/25 Chargers QB Philip Rivers tells school children 'he's playing in San Diego'
Rumors have been really ramping up surrounding Philip Rivers and a potential trade during the NFL Draft. Rivers spoke to a group of school children this week in San Diego. While talking to them he said that he will be playing in San Diego and not to believe the media. This is not concrete but certainly worth noting. ... [Read More]
04/25 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings 'would love' to play on the outside more in Miami
Greg Jennings has been mostly relegated to the slot the past few seasons in Minnesota. He recently expressed that he 'would love' to move back outside in Miami. There is a very good chance he'll do just that. The Dolphins breakout rookie Jarvis Landry mans the slot and will likely maintain that role. So Jennings should play opposite Kenny Stills, as long as he can win the job.... [Read More]
04/25 Broncos President John Elway sees 'absolutely zero value' in the absense of WR Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas was a no show for the Broncos offseason workouts, likely because he wants a long-term deal done. To say that John Elway is less than thrilled about Thomas' absence from team workouts would be an understatement. He made this very clear. "To be dead honest with you, I see absolutely zero value in him being away from here," Elway said. "Zero value, for him. So there's no value for hi... [Read More]
04/25 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians says RB Andre Ellington is about '95 percent healed'
Andre Ellington was a breakout star last season with a ton of PPR value. That is until a nagging foot injury finally became too much for the pint-sized RB to deal with and it landed him on the IR. Now his head coach Bruce Arians says his 'foot injury is 95 percent healed' and there has not been a 'reoccurrence' or setback.... [Read More]
04/25 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr plans to control his emotions on the field
Odell Beckham Jr is a fiery player on the field. In 2015 he intends on toning that down a bit. He doesn't want his emotions to get the best of him and have a negative effect on either himself or the Giants. He believes his emotion may have overwhelmed him at times last season.... [Read More]
04/25 Ravens re-sign S Will Hill to his one-year low restricted tender
The Ravens re-signed troubled safety Will Hill to his low restricted tender. The deal is worth $1.542 million. Hill is a very talented safety but has often times been suspended due to off-field issues. Due to all the suspensions he's never played more than 12 games in a season. Hill should be in line for increased snaps this season and has a ton of potential.... [Read More]
04/25 Giants WR Victor Cruz 'on track for opener' but 'still no certainties'
Victor Cruz continues rehab from his torn patellar tendon. He looks good jogging and according to Giants GM Jerry Reese, he is 'on track' for Week 1. He was careful to add that there are 'still no certainties' though. This was a devastating injury.... [Read More]
04/25 Eagles QB Tim Tebow is only going to play quarterback in Philly
Eagles personnel executive Ed Marynowitz immediately shut down the rumors of Tim Tebow playing a position other than quarterback. He said that Tebow would only compete at QB and went on to talk about why they signed him. "We brought Tim in for a workout and obviously we were intrigued with what we saw there," Marynowtiz said. "He had improved since the last time we saw him here, which was with New... [Read More]
04/25 Colts WR Duron Carter has put all his issues behind him
Duron Carter the embattled son of Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter, realizes this is his last shot at his dream. Carter was dismissed from Ohio State for academic issues, then was dismissed from Alabama for a failed drug test. He found his dream of playing in the NFL dashed as he flourished in the CFL. He has now matured and realized how foolish he had been when speaking on his past issues. 'Just being... [Read More]
04/25 Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald blames his lack of production on his role
Larry Fitzgerald insists he can still play at an elite level but it's the Cardinals' system that is holding him back. He was recently asked if it was possible for him to produce significant numbers. 'No, it's not possible,' Fitzgerald said. 'And it's only that reason, because of the role that I play. It's a different role. I just don't have the opportunities down the field. I'm more inside, I ... [Read More]
04/25 The Broncos are trying to get creative to find ways to keep CB Bradley Roby on the field
The Broncos really want to keep Bradley Roby on the field any way they can. Roby showed flashes of greatness last season as a rookie and now Denver wants to see him get more snaps. They are considering using him as a safety is some packages and Roby is open to the idea. 'I consider myself a cornerback. I don't see myself as a safety. But I am open to it," Roby said. "They have talked about putting... [Read More]
04/25 Saints QB Drew Brees raves about WR Brandin Cooks
Drew Brees has been gushing about Brandin Cooks in a recent interview. He also revealed that the two of them had been working out together this offseason. Brees also said he is very excited about the young talent on his offense. When asked if Cooks was one of those guys Brees replied, "Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah. Man, I love everything about him, his makeup, and then just his physical ability. I mean he'... [Read More]
04/25 The Cowboys expect DE Greg Hardy's suspension to be reduced
The Cowboys expect Greg Hardy's suspension to be significantly reduced. They don't believe he'll be forced to sit out more than six games. They believe there is still a good chance he could get only four games. We will have to just wait for a word from the commissioner on this subject. ... [Read More]
04/25 Ravens LB C.J. Mosley still recovering from wrist surgery
C.J. Mosley underwent wrist surgery earlier in the month and is still in a cast and not able to participate in offseason workouts. However, he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp. He says 'everything is progressing' and there's been no 'major setbacks'. When asked about his availability for training camp Mosley stated, "I'll probably do everything that I can. I don't... [Read More]
04/25 Dolphins sign free agent WR Greg Jennings
The Dolphins and Greg Jennings have agreed to a contract. The deal is worth $8 million over two seasons. Jennings reunites with Joe Philbin in Miami. He adds a much needed veteran presence to the Dolphins' WR corps.... [Read More]
04/25 Colts RB Vick Ballard expects to be ready for training camp
After rupturing his Achilles last season, Vick Ballard is expected to ready for training camp. He says he feels great. Ballard will find himself competing for a job this offseason. When healthy, he has actually played pretty well throughout his career. Injuries have just really derailed him.... [Read More]
04/25 Cowboys DE Greg Hardy suspended 10 games
Greg Hardy has been suspended for the first 10 games of the season and is eligible to return Week 12. The suspension stems from a domestic abuse charge prior to last season. He played only one game last season before finding himself on the commissioner's exempt list. Hardy will appeal the decision.... [Read More]
04/25 Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart expected to play an H-back role this season
The Jaguars intend to move Toby Gerhart into an H-back role this season. He will likely be utilized on short-yardage runs and on some passing plays. Gerhart will probably see time as a blocker as well. It's a very versatile position so it could help him a bit.... [Read More]
04/25 Vikings LB Anthony Barr is focusing on his strength and tackling this offseason
Anthony Barr had a very strong rookie season. He looks like a star in the making. His only real flaw was his tendency to miss too many tackles. This offseason he's really focused on his strength and tackling now that he understands his role in the defense. 'I want to get stronger,' Barr said. 'I think now that I understand my assignments and getting the grasp of the entire defense and being a bett... [Read More]
04/25 Steelers WR Antonio Brown debunks holdout rumors with tweet
When Antonio Brown was a no show at Steelers voluntary workout is was assumed it was because he wanted a new deal. Then rumors swirled that he was mulling over a lengthy holdout in order to get a deal done. Brown sent out a tweet that may have put all that talk to rest, 'Just enjoying my new born Ali can not wait to get back with my teammates !'... [Read More]
04/25 Jaquars QB Blake Bortles worked with QB guru Tom House this offseason
Blake Bortles spent a good portion of his offseason working on his mechanics with quarterback guru Tom House. Bortles explained how House helped him saying, 'Tightening mechanics. Throwing with not just all arm, using the whole body and figuring out how to do that. Having a checklist and being able to say it was a bad throw and this is what went wrong and this is how you fix it.'... [Read More]
04/25 Ravens sign CB Jimmy Smith to a four-year extension
The Ravens have signed star corner Jimmy Smith to four-year extension worth $48 million. Smith suffered a Lisfranc injury last season and the Ravens' secondary collapsed in his absence. This signing should help sure up Baltimore's corner situation for years to come.... [Read More]
04/25 The Cowboys say signing WR Dez Bryant to a long-term deal is their No. 1 goal
Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones continues to insist that signing Dez Bryant long term is their highest priority. However, there has been very little progress. To that Jones says, "You have to be patient. Our #1 goal is still to get him signed longterm."... [Read More]
04/25 Browns HC Mike Pettine is adiment that QB Johnny Manziel is still in the teams plans
Despite Chris Mortensen telling anybody that will listen that the Browns are mostly moved on from Johnny Manziel and that they are 90 percent over him, Mike Pettine insists that these are ridiculous statements and Manziel is very much in the team's future plans. Pettine went as far to say that the comment is about 90 percent inaccurate.... [Read More]
04/25 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says he was 'kind of fat' at the end of last season
Blake Bortles claims he was 'kind of fat' by the end of last season. He weighed in at 232 pounds at the rookie combine. By the time the season was over, he had ballooned up to 250 pounds. The good news is he's currently down around 238 pounds. He is really working hard on his conditioning this offseason.... [Read More]
04/25 Ravens WR Kamar Aiken could emerge as a starter in Baltimore
Kamar Aiken was very effective down the stretch last season. He seemed to build some solid chemistry with Joe Flacco. Now he has his eyes on the starting job and it's not as farfetched as you might think. With Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones gone, Aiken may very well be the next man up. When asked about who he believes will get the starting job opposite Steve Smith Sr., Aiken responded, "I think the... [Read More]
04/25 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson expects a 'well-balanced offense' this season
C.J. Anderson spoke about how Gary Kubiaks system is a running backs dream. It has brought fame to journeyman back Justin Forsett and undrafted rookie Arian Foster. Now Anderson is excited to get his turn in it in Denver. "It'll be fun," Anderson said. "The fact that the run game is getting so much coverage is a blessing for us, because we still have one of the best quarterbacks to have ever playe... [Read More]
04/25 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta seen lifting with teammates at voluntary workouts
Dennis Pitta (hip) is at the Ravens offseason workouts and has been seen lifting weights with his teammates. Many didn't even know if Pitta would show up for these workouts. So, this has to be considered a fairly significant good sign.... [Read More]
04/24 Browns QB Johnny Manziel shows up as Browns open up offseason workouts
Johnny Manziel is out of rehab and participating in the Browns' offseason program. However, he will not be addressing the media in the immediate future, so he released this statement: "I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates and Browns fans everywhere for your patience, understanding and support during my stay at Caron. The doctors and staff have been amazin... [Read More]
04/24 Report: The Vikings would have to be blown away by an offer to trade RB Adrian Peterson
With all the trade rumors circulating around Adrian Peterson, the Viking simply don't seem to care. Peterson does not want to play there but the Vikings just don't care. Unless they are blown away by a deal, they will keep Peterson and will not budge. The asking price for AP is believed to be astronomical. The conversation starts with a first-round pick and a starting corner and that's just to sta... [Read More]
04/24 Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks expected to join the team soon
Apparently Mychal Kendricks absence from camp was not any sort of statement about the swirling trade rumors or his desire for a contract extension. The workouts are voluntary and he simple opted to plan a vacation to Costa Rica this week. That settles that, all is well in Philadelphia.... [Read More]
04/24 Bengals WR A.J. Green not concerned about a new contract
A.J. Green is in his contract year with the Bengals and according to him, his agent and the team have only spoken once about an extension. Green, who currently has a one year $10.4 million deal, really doesn't seem to be concerned about it at all. 'I handle the part of playing. I'm not hurting for money,' said Green. 'I got my option. That's enough for now. I'm just focused on football. Next year ... [Read More]
04/24 LaDanian Tomlinson does not believe QB Philip Rivers will be with the Chargers next season
Former Chargers RB LaDanian Tomlinson seems to strongly believe that it may be in the team's best interest to trade Philip Rivers now. Not because he's declining but because he's lost faith in the organization. "You never want to trade your franchise quarterback. You know that's never the case. However, in this situation, they might have no choice but to do so," Tomlinson said. "Because I don't kn... [Read More]
04/24 Browns re-sign LB Craig Robertson to a one-year tender
Craig Robertson has signed his one-year tender with the Browns worth $2.356 million. Robertson had a very good season in 2014 and really came on strong down the stretch once Karlos Dansby was injured. He totaled 99 tackles, two INTs, a fumble recovery and a TD. Both interceptions, the recovery, TD and 76 of his tackles came in the second half of the season.... [Read More]
04/24 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's future is in his own hands
After dislocating his hip in consecutive seasons, Dennis Pitta's NFL future is cloudy at best. According to Raven's officials, his decision to play in 2015 is completely up to him. It is unclear if Pitta will be able to play even if he's willing to. The Ravens say they expect an answer this summer.... [Read More]
04/24 Bengals CB Darqueze Denard plans to start in 2015
With Terrance Williams now in Minnesota, Darqueze Denard fully intends to justify being taken in the first round and win the starting job. When asked about that opening at left-side corner Denard responded, 'With me, I see blood in the water. I'm a shark. By any means necessary, I've got to go get it. That's my expectation. This offseason, that's the plan. Right after the season I started training... [Read More]
04/24 Chargers QB Philip Rivers attends offseason workouts
Despite rumors swirling about a rift between the Chargers and Philip Rivers, he is present at offseason workouts. Rivers was expected to show, however, everything is kind of up in the air in San Diego right now. Rivers has expressed his displeasure with the team moving to Los Angeles and trade rumors have since swirled. As of now it's business as usual.... [Read More]
04/24 Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) medically cleared for offseason workouts
Alex Smith lacerated his spleen late last season. As you can imagine a lacerated spleen is a very serious issue. Expectations always were that he'd be good to go buy the time offseason workouts came around. Still, it's good to see he's cleared and ready to roll. ... [Read More]
04/24 Giants WR Victor Cruz attends workout with teammates at Duke University
Victor Cruz attended a workout session with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr and Rueben Randle at Duke University. He was reportedly very limited but his mere presence was very encouraging. Manning invited him down and later spoke on the matter. "I told [Cruz] we were going down, I obviously wanted him to come if he wanted to, if he felt it would be beneficial," Manning said. "I didn't want to take a... [Read More]
04/24 Report: Georgia RB Todd Gurley gets 'two thumbs up' at medical rechecks
Medical rechecks were held at the NFL Combine this past weekend and all eyes were on Todd Gurley. Gurley is coming off a torn ACL and is considered one of the best draft prospects in years, maybe since Adrian Peterson. Gurley was reportedly given 'two thumbs up', which bodes very well for his draft stock.... [Read More]
04/24 Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson is back on the field after Achilles injury last season
Derrick Johnson, who ruptured his Achilles Week 1 of last season, has been a participant at the Chiefs offseason workouts. He is expected to take it easy this offseason but should be a full go come regular season kickoff. His teammate DT Mike DeVito suffered the same injury and was also back in action. Johnson is expected to retain his starting job at ILB.... [Read More]
04/24 Titans LB Brian Orakpo working on flexability this offseason to avoid injuries
The Titans newly acquired pass-rushing specialist Brian Orakpo has changed his offseason training program to focus more on flexibility. Orakpo was once viewed as an elite pass rusher, however, he's seen each of his last three seasons ended by a torn pectoral muscle. He is actively trying to prevent this from happening a fourth straight season with a flexibility heavy workout regimen.... [Read More]
04/24 Giants QB Eli Manning wants to throw single-digit interceptions this season
After throwing 27 interceptions in 2013, Eli Manning got his INT total down to 14 last season. This year his goal is to keep his INTs in the single digits, a task Manning has never accomplished in a full 16-game season. His career low is 10 INTs, however, he also had a career-low in attempts, completions and yards. Odds are he does not want a repeat of those numbers to go along with it.... [Read More]
04/24 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 'I just want to win'
Robert Griffin III is looking forward to this season and knows he has a lot to prove and fully intends on doing so. RG3 was asked about how he would feel if the Redskins exercised their 2016 option on him. "I wouldn't be bummed," Griffin said. "Either way, we're going out there to prove it this upcoming year -- not next year. I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest ... [Read More]
04/24 Lions TE Joseph Fauria says he does not need surgery on his injured ankle
Joseph Fauria says he will not need surgery on the injured ankle that cost him nine games last season. He injured the ankle at home when he tripped over his puppy. Fauria is a solid red zone target for the Lions when healthy. The fact that he didn't need surgery is a very good sign.... [Read More]
04/24 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin believes he can be a lot better in 2015
Kelvin Benjamin believes he can do much better this season than he did last season. That's saying a lot considering he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine TDs as a rookie. Benjamin admits he became fatigued down the stretch last season. The fatigue was believed to be more mental than physical.... [Read More]
04/24 Bengals WR Marvin Jones back to full strength at offseason workouts
According to Marvin Jones, he has no more limitations due to his ankle surgery. A foot and ankle injuries cost him his entire 2014 season after a breakout 2013 campaign. In 2013, he caught 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 TDs. He will look to improve off that and put last season behind him.... [Read More]
04/24 Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants a new deal and is considering a holdout
Steelers' star wideout Antonio Brown was not present when the team opened their offseason workouts and he is reportedly considering a lengthy holdout in order to get a new deal. His average annual salary ranks only 13th among all WRs. Over the past two seasons he's caught 239 receptions for 3,197 yards and 21 TDs. Brown signed a six-year deal worth $43.04 million in 2012.... [Read More]
04/24 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles wants the team to draft offensive linemen
Jamaal Charles really wants the Chiefs to improve their offensive line in this year's draft. 'I definitely want then to address it,' Charles said. 'I'm not a GM so I can't do that job. But it was challenging last year playing with guys - some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen." Charles went on to talk about... [Read More]
04/24 Eagles TE Zach Ertz focusing heavily on his blocking this offseason
Eagles TE Zach Ertz understands that his inconsistent blocking has kept him off the field in Philly. So he called on the services of legendary offensive line coach Hudson Houck. Houck was responsible for the all-time great Cowboys' O-lines of the 90's. When asked about the work he's putting in Ertz said, "I wanted the coaches to be happy, but at the end of the day I wanted to do this so I could pe... [Read More]
04/24 The Eagles sign free agent QB Tim Tebow
The wait is over and Tim Tebow is back in the NFL. Adding even more hype to the story, this time it's with Chip Kelly and the Eagles. The two sides have agreed to a one-year deal and Tebow is expected to compete for the QB3 job with Matt Barkley. The Eagles have confirmed they view Tebow only as a QB.... [Read More]
04/24 Broncos WR Cody Latimer gives insight into his lack of production in 2014
Broncos' wideout Cody Latimer was selected in the second round of last year's draft and seemingly had all the physical tools. When the season kicked off he was a popular sleeper pick. However, he turned out to be all but not existent in the offense last season. Latimer spoke on why he faded away as a rookie. "It took me too long to actually catch on," Latimer said. "I was in the playbook, but I co... [Read More]
04/24 Texans RB Alfred Blue is training with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and has powerful words
Texans running back Alfred Blue has been working out with Adrian Peterson this offseason. To say he has been impressed by the embattled running backs work ethic is an understatement. "A.P. man. There's only a few guys that you work out with that you can definitely tell got it. He's on a different level,' Blue said. "You see it in his eyes: I'm (Peterson) going to show the world. When I get back ou... [Read More]
04/24 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead says he's 'hungrier than ever before'
After breaking his fibula last season, Danny Woodhead is back with the chargers and feeling great. Perhaps more importantly he's feeling very determined. He says that he doesn't even think about the injury anymore. He went on to talk about his mental state heading into the season. 'It's been a long process,' he said. 'But definitely it makes you hungrier when the game is taken away. It makes you... [Read More]
04/24 Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy putting in '10-workout weeks'
Gerald McCoy says he is getting ready for the season by 'pulling 10-workout weeks'. He is trying to put himself in tough situations in order to prepare for the worst-case scenario. '(The objective) is to find out how tired you can be and still go hard,' McCoy said. 'Because last year we lost a lot of close games. And so I need to still be at my best in the fourth quarter when those close games are... [Read More]
04/24 Patriots QB coach Jeff Christensen speaks very highly of Jimmy Garooppolo
Patriots QBs coach Jeff Christensen spoke very highly of backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He started by saying how head coach Bill Belichick often compares him to a linebacker, both on and off the field. Christensen added, "I think he did very well," he said of Garoppolo's rookie campaign. "Over the first two weeks of camp he didn't look good, but I think over the third and fourth week of the preseason,... [Read More]
04/24 Jaguars RB Denard Robinson 'I should be a No. 1 guy'
Jaguars' running back Denard Robinson led the team in rushing last season and now believes he should be the 'No. 1 guy' in Jacksonville. Shoelace was a QB at Michigan and was officially listed as an OW last season. In many fantasy leagues he was even WR eligible. Now, coming off a foot injury, he believes he deserves to be the starting running back after being cleared for football activities. The ... [Read More]
04/24 Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny hopes to be back to full strength by training camp
Paul Posluszny suffered a torn muscle in his chest last season causing him to miss the last nine games of the 2014 season. He said after the surgery he couldn't do anything for 4-5 weeks and his weight was down to 223 pounds before he was cleared to resume training. Posluszny said he's now up to 235 pounds and would like to be around 240 by training camp. Before the injury his weight was at 242.... [Read More]
04/24 Broncos HC Gary Kubiak says the team will still run a no-huddle offense
Broncos' head coach Gary Kubiak spoke about integrating his system with Peyton Manning's offense. He said it went very smoothly and was just a matter of verbiage, which Manning and the offense picked up on very quickly. He went on to say that their will 'absolutely' be plenty of no huddle in their offense this season.... [Read More]
04/24 Colts WR Andre Johnson at offseason workouts and building chemistry
Andre Johnson is a seasoned vet and skipped his offseason program with the Texans last season. There was more to that, nevertheless, veterans of Johnson's status often skip the voluntary workouts. However, Johnson is very excited to get to Indianapolis, and learn the system and meet build chemistry with his new teammates. "I'm excited about it," Johnson said. "I'll actually be heading to Indy tomo... [Read More]
04/24 Bills WR Percy Harvin expects to be more than just a slot receiver in Buffalo
Percy Harvin is expected to be the number two option behind Sammy Watkins in Buffalo. He believes that he'll be used all over the field this season. On the outside as well as in the slot. Harvin does not believe he'll be relegated to slot duties. He also added that his relationship with Rex Ryan and the coaching staff is one of the main reasons he signed with Buffalo.... [Read More]
04/24 Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne not expected back until training camp
Morris Claiborne is still recovering from a torn patellar tendon he suffered last season. He is not yet able to practice but is looking forward to training camp. The Cowboys' former first-round pick said that at one point he didn't think he'd ever walk again, however, he's now in a much better place. When asked about getting back on the field Claiborne excitedly said, "I can't wait. Like I said, i... [Read More]
04/24 Chargers TE Antonio Gates says it was a “misunderstanding” and he doesn’t want less playing time
It was recently reported that Antonio Gates wanted less snaps in 2015. It even appeared he really only wanted to be on the field on third and long and in goal line situations. Gates strongly refuted the idea that he wouldn't want to be on the field. "For me, to put in all this work in all these years and have the opportunity to play and say I don't want to play, I don't know where people got that ... [Read More]
04/24 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says that the Rangers want him to play for them
Last week Russell Wilson suggested that he had not given up on his dream of playing Major League Baseball. Most took a 'that's cute' approach but didn't think much of it. However, it continues to come up. In an interview with HBO's Bryant Gumbel, Gumbel brought up the point that Wilson only batted .227 while playing with the Rangers in the preseason. Wilson responded by saying, 'I wouldn't be worr... [Read More]
04/24 49ers GM Trent Baalke says LB Aldon Smith is doing “exceptionally well”
49ers GM Trent Baalke expects Aldon Smith back with a vengeance in 2015. Baalke said he just looks 'hungry' when asked about his mindset. Baalke went on to talk about how he looks on the field saying, 'He's got a great look in his eye. He's doing well. … For anybody that's been in a situation like Aldon's been in, every day is a process. But he's doing exceptionally well and he's probably in as go... [Read More]
04/24 Titans RB Dexter McCluster says he is back to “100 percent”
Dexter McCluster (knee) says he'll open up the Titans offseason program at '100 percent' after finishing last season on IR. McCluster struggled last season in his first year with Tennessee. He only managed 26 receptions for 197 yards. The offensive weapon was much more productive with the Chiefs and will look to get back on track in 2015.... [Read More]
04/24 49ers RB Carlos Hyde has shed some weight and is down in the “mid-220 pound range'
According to 49ers GM Trent Baalke Carlos Hyde has lost some weight and is now down in the 'mid-220 pound range'. He was listed as 230 pounds last season and is now down to the weight of his early college days. Baalke also went on to see that Hyde looks 'extremely good.... [Read More]
04/24 Broncos LB Brandon Marshall underwent foot surgery last month
Brandon Marshall injured is foot last December and missed two games. He was diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain. Last month he underwent surgery on the injured right foot. He 'should' be ready for training camp.... [Read More]
04/24 Aggravated assault case against Broncos CB Aqib Talib has been suspended
The Dallas Police Department has suspended its recently reported aggravated assault investigation of Aqib Talib. The incident happened on April 8, and has been under investigation ever since. However, the police did find enough evidence to proceed. Nothing more is likely to come of this.... [Read More]
04/24 Raiders emerge as possible suitors for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has all but demanded a trade this offseason. According to two NFL GMs, there are three teams in play for the recently reinstated RB. Those three teams are the Cowboys, Cardinals and Raiders. According to one of those GMs, "The Cowboys are the front-runners, but I actually believe the Raiders are right there."... [Read More]
04/24 Broncos LB Danny Trevathan says he’s back to full strength
Trevathan was an emerging star until knee injuries set him back in 2014. He played only three games and after rushing back prematurely, he dislocated his knee on December 14. It appears he is now feeling much better and he's ready to pick up where he left off in 2013. "I'm 100 percent," Trevathan said. "I've got a new kneecap, and I'm just working as hard as I can, man. It feels good to have a new... [Read More]
04/24 Titans QB Zach Mettenberger has been organizing team workouts this offseason
Zach Mettenberger has been taking the leadership role for the Titans this offseason. He has been organizing team workouts in Nashville and his teammates seem to be really impresses by his maturity. "Our quarterback, Zach, is a young guy and he is stepping up. He is more than ready to play, and we all are following Zach, just going out there and getting him ready and running the things he wants to ... [Read More]
04/24 Civil lawsuit brought up against potential first-overall pick QB Jameis Winston
Florida States QB Jameis Winston has had a civil lawsuit brought up against him by the same woman that accused him of rape in 2013. This was expected by both Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently hold the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft. In response to lawsuit Winston's lawyer David Cornwell commented, 'This stunt was expected. (The accuser's) false accusations have already been ... [Read More]
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