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05/19/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr has potentially serious finger injury
The Raiders promising second-year quarterback Derek Carr has an injury to his right ring finger. The injury could require surgery and his availability for training camp is in question. However, Carr is reportedly optimistic he will be ready come training camp. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Bills OC Greg Roman insists E.J. Manuel's roster spot is secure
Rumors have swirled that E.J. Manuel could possibly lose his roster spot in Buffalo if he does not perform well in training camp. Bills' offensive coordinator emphatically put those rumors to rest when asked if Manuel's roster spot was in jeopardy. "Speculation's the key word there," Roman said. "I don't remember ever saying that and that's the furthest thing from the truth. I mean, he's busting ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians praises WR Michael Floyd
After a less-than-stellar third season by Michael Floyd, some began to question how long he would last in Arizona. The Cardinals former 13th-overall pick saw his numbers decline in 2014 after a breakout sophomore campaign. Now head coach Bruce Arians is praising him for being in tremendous shape. His conditioning clearly stood out in minicamp.... [Read More]
05/19/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer to wear knee brace in 2015
Carson Palmer will be forced to wear a knee brace this year after tearing his ACL last season. This will further limit an already extremely immobile quarterback. He is currently limited but plans to ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Bills RB Bryce Brown has not attended voluntary workouts
Bryce Brown is yet to attend Bills voluntary workouts. His absence is due to an apparent "family commitment". The Bills have added running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams this offseason. Brown has not overwhelmed when given opportunities. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Ravens HC John Harbaugh wants to reduce WR Steve Smith's snaps
Ravens' wide receiver Steve Smith was an extremely productive 35-year-old. He caught 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six TDs in 2014. However, his numbers drastically declined in the second half of the season. His yards per catch dropped from 16.5 to 10.3 after the first eight games. Head coach John Harbaugh wants to cut back on Smith's snaps this season to reduce wear-and-tear on the 36-year-old ve... [Read More]
05/19/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman garners high praise from assistant GM Eric DeCosta
After watching 26th-overall pick Breshad Perriman in minicamp, the Ravens believe they have a star on their hands. Assistant general manager Eric DeCosta expects a big year out of the young prospect. "We got a guy with a tremendous amount of talent who's only going to get better," DeCosta said. "I'm not going to say he's 'elite' or this or that, but he's a very talented guy. He's motivated, he's s... [Read More]
05/19/15 Saints QB Drew Brees not threatened by rookie Garrett Grayson
The Saints used a third-round pick on quarterback Garrett Grayson. This decision does not worry star QB Drew Brees. As a matter of fact, the 36-year-old veteran embraces bringing in a young arm. "I've got a great relationship with Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin and I'm sure that as I get to know Garrett, we'll very much be like that as well," Brees said. "All the quarterbacks are great together. We... [Read More]
05/18/15 Cardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah bulks up 25 pounds
Ifeanyi Momah has been kind of a tweener since entering the league at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds. He admits, "My agent's been telling me since I first came out that I should be a tight end, but I was kind of stubborn. I was a receiver at heart." He has since listened to his agent and has packed on 25 pounds since January. Now at 255 pounds, he's a whole different player. Cardinals head coach Bruce A... [Read More]
05/18/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee was given 'too much too soon' as a rookie
Marqise Lee had a less-than-stellar rookie season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He caught only 37 passes for 422 yards and one touchdown. coach Jerry Sullivan admits he and former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch may be partly to blame for that. "Well, some of it was our fault," Sullivan said. "We gave him too much too soon."... [Read More]
05/18/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill signs new six-year deal
The Dolphins have signed Ryan Tannehill to a six-year extension. The deal is worth $96 million with $45 million guaranteed. Tannehill is now locked up through 2020.... [Read More]
05/18/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill blames overconfidence for fumble issues last year
Rookie RB Jeremy Hill emerged as a workhorse for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, gathering 1,124 yards, nine touchdowns and five fumbles. Regarding his fumbles, Hill said recently, "I had so much confidence last year in my ability to carry the football, I kind of got lackadaisical about it and just kind of said, 'Well, no one can take the ball from me,' and just kind of wasn't respecting the g... [Read More]
05/18/15 Cowboys re-sign FB Tyler Clutts
A large reason the Cowboys had such an effective running game in the 2014 season was largely attributed to their offensive line and the skill and athleticism of DeMarco Murray. One of the lesser known cogs in their highly effective run-game that was rarely talked about was FB Tyler Clutts. As of today, self-reported by Clutts, he was re-signed by the Cowboys this afternoon. Clutts is an important ... [Read More]
05/18/15 Ravens RB Buck Allen could dominate passing downs
Buck Allen was drafted by the Ravens due to his contributions in the passing game. Allen can both catch passes and hold his own in pass protection. He has only cemented his role during minicamp. "We've seen Buck catch passes, we've seen Buck pass protect, so we know he can do it," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He has done it out here and looks very smooth doing it. He's running the ball well.... [Read More]
05/18/15 Patriots sign ILB Brandon Spikes
The Patriots have brought back ILB Brandon Spikes after a one-year hiatus in Buffalo. The deal is for one year and will added much depth behind the oft-injured Jerod Mayo. Spikes is poor in coverage but excellent against the run. ... [Read More]
05/18/15 Redskins RB Matt Jones knows Alfred Morris will be the starter
Redskins rookie Matt Jones has been very impressive this offseason. His 6-foot-2, 231-pound frame has garnered a lot of attention from coaches. Still, he knows that Alfred Morris is the man in D.C. "I know he's going to be the starter, but we will compete," Jones said. "I will compete with anybody who's in front of me." ... [Read More]
05/17/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says that LB Eric Kendricks is 'very, very instinctive'
Inside linebacker Eric Kendricks was considered by many to be the best ILB in this year's rookie class. He was a steal for the Vikings in the second round. Head coach Mike Zimmer has been very happy with what he's seen thus far. "I have been [impressed], he's very, very instinctive," Zimmer said. "He reminds me of some of the guys that I've had play for me in the past. He's quick, he can acceler... [Read More]
05/17/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer continues to be impressed with WR Cordarrelle Patterson
We have heard nothing but positive things about Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason, and Vikings' head coach Mike Zimmer continued the love fest with his recent comments. "Cordarrelle is doing a good job in this offseason. He has been in better shape coming in and he is doing a better job of running routes, of competing each and every down. I look forward to him coming on and I'm a big fan of hi... [Read More]
05/17/15 Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick to report to camp on Monday
Cowboys' top corner back Orlando Scandrick will join the Cowboys in their second week of Phase II of minicamp. He met with the team last week and both sides are optimistic they can get a new deal done. Scandrick is currently slated to make $1.5 million this season. After playing like a top 10 corner last season, it's no surprise he wants more money. The two sides will get a deal done soon because... [Read More]
05/17/15 Bengals rookie TE Tyler Kroft looks very 'comfortable' at minicamp
Bengals rookie TE Tyler Kroft has an opportunity to see the field early and often as a rookie. Kroft has reportedly been very capable of getting into a three-point stance, make his blocks and get off the line. He has "looked comfortable in all facets". Kroft also commented on his minicamp experience. "I'm just real happy to get back to playing football again," Kroft said. "That was the biggest th... [Read More]
05/17/15 Broncos rookie LB Shane Ray expected to make on-field debut Monday
Shane Ray was a projected top 10 pick in this year's draft, however a toe injury and a marijuana charge sunk his draft stock and he was selected late in the first round by the Broncos. The toe injury has not yet allowed him to practice with the team but head coach Gary Kubiak says he expects Ray to "be able to participate at least some" on Monday. Ray also weighed in on the situation. "This is so... [Read More]
05/17/15 Titans FB Jalston Fowler 'much more than a run-of-the-mill fullback'
The Titans drafted rookie fullback Jalston Fowler not only for his ability to block but because he is also an excellent pass-catching FB. "I think that was one of the things we liked about (Fowler)," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "It's hard to find a guy that's a good (run) blocker and a good receiver at that position. He's shown he can do a good job (run) blocking, but the added benefit is he'... [Read More]
05/17/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady opts to attend voluntary workouts
Tom Brady has not missed a single voluntary workout at Patriots' camp this offseason. Brady usually does not attend these workouts, however, with "Deflategate" looming large, this season he's there. Perhaps he wants to get as many reps in with his teammates before being suspended, in order to build a rapport. Then again, it could be a showing of solidarity amongst the Patriots as a team and organ... [Read More]
05/17/15 Colts RB Vick Ballard knows 'this could be it for me'
Colts running back Vick Ballard looked like a potential start in the making in 2012. He then missed the next two season with a torn ACL then a ruptured Achilles. The promising young back knows "this could be it for me". He has been working and working to get back into football shape. He acknowledges that "two years is a long time not to play football". Ballard is getting himself in top shape but ... [Read More]
05/16/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says WR Jamison Crowder has 'great football IQ'
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden loves what he sees out of rookie wideout Jamison Crowder. He seems to really believe in this kid and has nothing but good things to say. "The thing about him is that he has got great football IQ," said Gruden. "If you're a slot receiver, you need that, and you need to know how to run routes against different leverage points. He's done some good things outside too, b... [Read More]
05/16/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden on if rookie RB Matt Jones will take carries from Alfred Morris 'We'll see'
Jay Gruden has been consistent saying Alfred Morris is the feature-back in Washington. That's until he saw rookie Matt Jones out on the practice field. Now it sounds like he may be beginning to change his tune a bit. "The thing about Matt is you think of him as a big power-type back, but really Matt has done some things out in space that have been very, very impressive – making moves on the... [Read More]
05/16/15 Ravens QB Joe Flacco has been impressed with first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman
With many people questioning Breshad Perriman's hands and the Ravens' decision to draft him in the first round, Joe Flacco appears to be very excited about the young prospect. After seeing Perriman in practice, Flacco has nothing but good things to say about the young wideout. "I'm happy with Breshad," Flacco said. "He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well. His hands look like they... [Read More]
05/16/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is 'optimistic' about playing this season
Dennis Pitta is nearly eight months removed from his second catastrophic hip injury. Many believed he would never play another down in the NFL again. Even Pitta was not sure if he'd ever play again. However, it now sounds like Pitta's spirits are up and he's planning to give it a go one more time. "I'm optimistic," he said. "I feel good. But obviously it's a process. I have an idea in mind of whe... [Read More]
05/16/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians gushes about rookie RB David Johnson
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke very highly of rookie running back David Johnson. This comes just days after saying that Johnson will not cut into Andre Ellington's workload. "Very, very bright," Arians said of Johnson. "The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, fullback. He will find a niche quick because he can learn so much. And he was a good kickoff return guy." ... [Read More]
05/16/15 Browns CB Joe Haden says S Tashaun Gipson is 'not going to be behind'
The Browns' projected starting free safety Tashaun Gipson has not reported to the team's workouts. Joe Haden does not sound overly concerned on the whole matter. "I know he's a little upset," cornerback Joe Haden said. "We know that when things get mandatory he knows he's got his spot. He's going to be our free safety. He's not going to be behind. When Tashaun gets out here, he's the type of play... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula says ILB Navorro Bowman 'looks great'
49ers All-Pro inside linebacker was forced to miss the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL in the 2013 NFC Championship game. Now 16 months removed from the injury, head coach Jim Tomsula is very pleased with his progress. "Bow looks great," Tomsula said. "I'd say we're more treating Bow like a vet than we are treating Bow like a post-injury guy." ... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula says ILB NIck Moody has been 'feeling the defense the right way'
With the sudden retirements of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the 49ers are desperate for help at the position. Head coach Jim Tomsula has been very impressed with Nick Moody. "A guy that's really moving around and feeling the defense the right way is Nick Moody. I've been pulling for Nick," Tomsula said. "He's been working really hard. He's one of those guys you notice. I'm... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula said he did not meet with DE Justin Smith this week as expected
49ers head coach Jim Tomsula was expected to meet with Justin Smith this week regarding his future with the team. Smith has said he is seriously considering retiring this offseason. "That time will come," Tomsula said. "We're not trying to make it a saga. We're really not. It's really as honest as we're saying it is. I'm sure that will come here. We've got a lot of guessing when this is going to g... [Read More]
05/16/15 Eagles OLB Connor Barwin impressed by second-year OLB Marcus Smith
With Trent Cole gone in Philly, the Eagles will be looking for an outside linebacker to fill the void. Either Marcus Smith, Travis Long or Jordan DeWalt will have to step up and become the third man in the rotation. OLB Connor Barwin says that Smith caught his this offseason. "Physically, he looks different. He gained 15 pounds, he put on a lot of muscle," Barwin said of Smith. "He's one of the s... [Read More]
05/16/15 Bears TE Martellus Bennett has little trade value thanks to contract dispute
Martellus Bennett has been very public with his desire for a new contract after a career year. He is yet to report to Bears camp this offseason. Despite having a great 2014 campaigns, an NFL personnel director said Bennett holds very little trade value due to his ongoing contract dispute. He had this to say, "Bennett does not have much trade value, in his estimation. He believes that Bennett's de... [Read More]
05/16/15 The NFL plans to adjust the rules regarding the way footballs are handled before games
In the wake of "Deflategate" and the suspension of the league's biggest star Tom Brady, the NFL plans to change the guidelines of handling footballs before games. A person familiar with the situation told the associated press that details will be discussed at the owner's meetings in San Francisco. The league wants to decrease the possibility that teams could tamper with footballs. Any changes ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen missed the Colts offseason program to get healthy
Dwayne Allen decided to stay in Arizona during the Colts' offseason program. He is working hard to get healthy, particularly his injured ankle. He expects to be much healthier this season and much more productive. "Getting healthy, that's the only reason why I'm not back in Indy, with the guys, going through Phase One and Phase Two," Allen said. "The high ankle sprain (from 2014) lingered a littl... [Read More]
05/15/15 Titans QB Zach Mettenberger plans to 'fight to the death' for the starting job
It now appears that Marcus Mariota being the Titans Week 1 starter is foregone conclusion. However, the pre-draft projected starter Zach Mettenberger will not go quietly into that good night. Mettenberger commented on recent events that seemingly lead to the inevitable conclusion of Mariota being handed the starting job. "I don't (know) what the mind-set is, but at the end of the day, I can just c... [Read More]
05/15/15 Dolphins OT Branden Albert (ACL) on track to start Week 1
Dolphins' general manager Dennis Hickey insists that Pro-Bowl left tackle Branden Albert (ACL) will be ready for Week 1. Albert was forced to miss the second half of the season but hasn't suffered any setbacks in his rehabilitation. The Dolphins' offensive line was noticeably worse after Albert went down. ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says QB Marcus Mariota 'will get the majority' of the first-team reps
After the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in this year's draft, they quickly made it apparent that he would be the Week 1 starter. They even said that they were revamping the offense to fit Mariota's skill set. Now as expected, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has come out and stated that the rookie QB will "get the majority" of the first-team reps this offseason. He wil... [Read More]
05/15/15 Free agent WR Santana Moss: “I've got another year in me'
Santana Moss will be 36 on June 1, and has 14 NFL seasons under his belt. However, he says he's not done yet. The former Pro-Bowler has seen a drastic decline in production over the past three seasons and has been stuck on a train wreck of a franchise in Washington. Moss spoke about his future in the NFL and a possible retirement. "I've got another year in me," Moss said. "I'm a free agent right n... [Read More]
05/15/15 Dolphins S Louis Delmas (ACL) will participate at minicamp
Dolphins' free safety Louis Delmas is expected to be back on the field at June minicamp. This is an incredible recovery considering he suffered an ugly injury in Week 14, which resulted in a torn ACL. Delmas will open up camp as the Dolphins' starting FS and will likely retain the job throughout the season. ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin expects TE Jimmy Graham to open things up for RB Marshawn Lynch
Doug Baldwin was raving about Jimmy Graham. He spoke about his rare talent and what he's going to do for the Seahawks' offense. "He can be an offense completely amongst himself. His ability to be a big target in the red zone, his athleticism is really strange for a guy his size," Baldwin said. "The way he moves it's unbelievable. He's gonna be able to do a lot of things for us offensively." H... [Read More]
05/15/15 Free agent RB Steven Jackson says he wants to play for a winner
Steven Jackson is still looking for a job but he doesn't want to play for a bad or even a mediocre team. He has accomplished so much as an individual, and now he wants to play for a playoff contender. "That's the thing," Jackson said. "I have all the things I've accomplished personally, but I've still never been on a team that won more than eight games. That would be definitely one of the things ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Report:Chargers sign first-round pick RB Melvin Gordon to four-year deal
The Chargers have signed their 15th-overall pick Melvin Gordon. Gordon is set to step in and immediately become the feature-back in San Diego. The deal is for four years with a fifth-year team option. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Report:Jets S Marcus Gilchrist underwent a procedure on his shoulder this offseason
The Jets acquired Marcus Gilchrist this offseason and he's expected to start at free safety. It was reported on Thursday that we underwent a procedure on his shoulder. Gilchrist wouldn't get into specifics but did say something "needed to be fixed". He is currently limited, however, he's expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to hear Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal
Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal. As most of you know, Brady has been suspended four games for his part in the Deflategate scandal. Now, Goodell has decided to appoint himself to hear the appeal. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery
Seahawks backup running back Robert Turbin underwent hip surgery this offseason. However, "It's not expected this would impact his readiness for the 2015 season." Turbin is expected to be ready for camp. He will compete for the RB2 job behind Marshawn Lynch. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings DE Brian Robinson suffers pectoral injury
Vikings' starting defensive end Brian Robinson suffered an injured pectoral muscle on Thursday. The extent of the injury is unknown but it reportedly didn't look good. Robinson didn't have much fantasy impact in 2014, however, he had at least eight sacks and 37 tackles in each of the previous three seasons. He was also involved with 10 fumbles during that span. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will go back to returning kicks and being change-of-pace back
Earlier this offseason, Denard Robinson said that he wanted and deserved the starting running back job for the Jaguars. That does not look like it will be the case this season. General manager David Caldwell has already said that Robinson will work as a kick returner. This all but discloses the fact that Robinson will go back to being a change-of-pace back and offensive weapon. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Free agent QB Michael Vick 'wants to play three years'
Michael Vick is working with NFL wideout turned top trainer Chris Chambers. Chambers gave us some insight into Vick's mindset. "He didn't know if he wanted to play football again," Chambers said of Vick. "There was a lot of political stuff with him and Geno Smith with the Jets last year. Last two weeks, he has done phenomenal. There are several teams that want him. He wanted to be on a winning te... [Read More]
05/14/15 49ers GM Trent Baalke says Kendall Hunter (ACL) is back to full speed
While 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was speaking about the team's running backs, he made it a point to bring up Kendall Hunter. Hunter is coming off a torn ACL but has apparently made a full recovery and is ready to roll in minicamp. "And the guy who has really showed up a lot this offseason is Kendall Hunter," Baalke said. "He's back to being Kendall. His speed is back to where it was pre-i... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer does not foresee any issues with disgruntled RB Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson hasn't exactly been shy with expressing his displeasure about playing for the Vikings. Well, it looks like he doesn't have much of a choice; the Vikings have repeatedly said they will not trade Peterson. Having your star player disgruntled could cause a locker room distraction. However, head coach Mike Zimmer doesn't think Peterson's presence will lead to any problems. "I don't th... [Read More]
05/14/15 Colts OC Pep Hamilton believes rookie WR Phillip Dorsett can have an immediate impact
There has been a lot of controversy swirling around the Colts' first-round selection of wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, especially since the Colts already have a very similar player in T.Y. Hilton. It is widely assumed that Dorsett won't make his presence felt right away, but offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton disagrees. When asked if Dorsett will have an immediate impact, Hamilton responded: "Abs... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has been 'impressed' with WR Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason
Cordarrelle Patterson has been working tirelessly this offseason to become a better football player. He has focused on both his fitness and his route-running. Patterson has always been a great athlete; now he is taking the steps necessary to become a great wide receiver. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has taken notice. "He's really done well," Zimmer said of Patterson. "He's running routes good; ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo feeling much healthier this offseason than he has in a long time
Tony Romo has dealt with a litany of injuries over the past couple of seasons, the most serious of which required back surgery. This offseason, Romo is feeling better than he has in years and is able to participate more as well. Romo says he can clearly feel the difference and considers himself younger than a 35-year-old man who is entering his 13th year as an NFL quarterback. "Just the ability t... [Read More]
05/14/15 Titans WR Harry Douglas will not be pegged as just a slot receiver in Tennessee
Harry Douglas does not view himself as just a slot receiver and neither do the Titans. Douglas is learning the X, Y, Z and F WR positions. He thinks it's crazy that he's even been type casted as just a slot guy. "That's crazy I got labeled a slot receiver when I came into the league," he said. "But you've got to understand, I played with Roddy (White) and Julio (Jones), and Roddy and Michael Jenk... [Read More]
05/14/15 Panthers HC Ron Rivera says RB Cameron Artis-Payne is a 'complete back'
Everybody at Carolina Panthers camp seems to love rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne. He is described as the ultimate competitor with a major chip on his shoulder. Head coach Ron Rivera believes he has the talent to fill in admirably if Jonathan Stewart gets injured. "He's a complete back," Rivera said said of his rookie. "I watched games last year where he took games over. That's what you ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Cardinals believe S Tyrann Mathieu 'is back to the player he was before the injuries'
Tyrann Mathieu was an emerging star in 2013 before he tore his ACL. He played in 2014 but was noticeably limited as he was on a snap count. He just wasn't the same old Honey Badger. He started to look better toward the end of the season, nevertheless, Mathieu still lacked the consistent playmaking ability. The Cardinals, according to team reporter Mike Jurecki, now believe "Tyrann Mathieu is back... [Read More]
05/13/15 Ravens sign free agent CB Kyle Arrington
The Ravens have signed former Patriots' slot corner Kyle Arrington. The deal is reportedly for three years. The Ravens dealt with an abundance of injuries last year and clearly wanted to bolster their CB corps. ... [Read More]
05/13/15 Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) says 'I'm healthy'
Lions' linebacker Stephen Tulloch was off to a hot start in 2014. That continued into Week 3 as he sacked Aaron Rodgers. After the sack he jumped into the air in celebration and that was the end of his season. Tulloch tore his ACL and found himself on IR. Now nearly eight months later, the talented LB says he's healthy. "I ask them if they like watching the games," Tulloch said. "They say, 'Yeah.... [Read More]
05/13/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen admits to fighting through injuries last season
Colts TE Dwayne Allen missed all of 2013 with a serious back injury. Last season he played well all things considered, ending the season as a fantasy TE1 in points per game. Despite his eight touchdown receptions, Allen claims "he played at about 70 percent last year". He felt his body did not hold up like he had hoped, however, he insists that this season he'll be at full strength. ... [Read More]
05/13/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel raves about offense
E.J. Manuel will likely start the season on the bench but that has not stopped him from gushing about the offense, which has added LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin and Charles Clay this offseason. "I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers, running backs and the tight ends we have at the skill positions and the O-linemen getting better, getting str... [Read More]
05/13/15 49ers position battle for WR3 is heating up in camp
49ers general manager Trent Baalke spoke about the WR3 competition in San Francisco. Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson and Bruce Ellington are all vying for the job behind Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin. Baalke gave his take on the situation. "Jerome Simpson is another one who can really run and make plays on the perimeter," Baalke said. "So watching those three guys out there just brings another di... [Read More]
05/13/15 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and RB Reggie Bush are 'developing a real rapport'
49ers general manager Trent Baalke raved about a number of players in minicamp. Perhaps none more than Colin Kaepernick and Reggie Bush. These two are working great together and Baalke has taken notice of their chemistry. "Reggie has really been an asset to Colin and has opened up some things," Baalke said. "When you get the speed going down the field and you give a back like Reggie room to work i... [Read More]
05/13/15 Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says LB Arthur Brown 'needs to find a way to get to the field'
2013 second-round pick Arthur Brown was once viewed as the heir apparent to Ray Lewis. After being badly outperformed by veteran Daryl Smith and 2014 first-round pick C.J. Mosley, Brown is lucky to see the field. Ravens' general manager has taken notice and sent a clear message to the young inside linebacker. "Arthur Brown is another young man who, at this point of his career, needs to find a way... [Read More]
05/13/15 The Giants have 'zero doubts' that WR Victor Cruz will be ready for Week 1
About a month ago, there were worries that Victor Cruz may never return from his horrific knee injury. Now word out of New York Giants camp is that there are "zero doubts" that Cruz will be ready for the season opener. Cruz himself sounds very optimistic. "We got [to cutting]," Cruz said. "We started running some intermediate routes on air and stuff like that. It's feeling good. It's feeling good... [Read More]
05/13/15 Falcons LB Paul Worrilow having the best offseason he's ever had
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn spoke about various players in camp recently. One player he absolutely raved about was starting linebacker Paul Worrilow. "Paul Worrilow at inside linebacker is having a terrific offseason," Quinn said. "I challenged the guys to have the best offseason that they've ever had. He is literally having that. I'd be hard-pressed to find a guy who's going for it harder than ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bears DC Vic Fangio strongly defends DE Ray McDonald
In the midst of the domestic violence eruption last season in the NFL, then 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for an incident. He was never charged, but after Commissioner Roger Goodell botched the Ray Rice incident so bad, the public outcry led to every player that was even accused of doing anything to get disciplined in one way or the other. McDonald was no exception, he was cut... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens HC John Harbaugh believes WR Marlon Brown should have a 'big year'
In 2013, Marlon Brown had a shockingly strong rookie campaign. The 6-foot-5 wideout caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns. He hit a sophomore slump last season, catching only 24 passes for 255 yards and no TDs. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh believes he's going to turn that around this season. When asked about Brown on Tuesday, Harbaugh said "it should be a big year" for the third-y... [Read More]
05/12/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at about 75-80 percent
Victor Cruz continues to recover from a catastrophic patellar tendon injury he suffered last season. Cruz now says that he is at about 75-80 percent healthy. He is now able to cut and run routes without contact. Cruz hopes to ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens S Matt Elam has lost eight pounds of fat this offseason
Ravens safety Matt Elam has been a major disappointment thus far in his career. He has acknowledged this and admitted he needs to get better. A starting job is not guaranteed this season and Elam is working like a man trying not to lose his job. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is astounded by his conditioning. "Matt has lost about eight pounds of fat," Harbaugh said. "He's in tremendous shape, do... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens rookie TE Maxx Williams expected to make an impact
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome believes rookie tight end Maxx Williams will have an impact on the offense in both third down and red zone situations. Williams was widely considered the top pass-catching TE in this draft. The Ravens made him the first TE selected in this year's draft. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Buccaneers claim S D.J. Swearinger off waivers
The Buccaneers had the top waiver priority in the league and used it to claim former Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger. Swearinger was expected to garner a good amount of interest and ended not even getting past the first team on the wire. There were multiple teams reportedly interested including the Panthers and Steelers. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 NFL determines Dolphins did not tamper with DT Ndamukong Suh
The Dolphins were accused and investigated for tampering with top free agent Ndamukong Suh. The league looked into whether or not the team contacted Suh or his representative prior to the date that they are legally allowed to. The league has completed their investigation and determined the Dolphins did not tamper and the team will not face any punishment. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 TE James Casey to play full back for Broncos
Tight end James Casey will not be a tight end at all In Denver. The Broncos plan on deploying him as a full back. Casey, who was once a catch-first tight end, now embraces the idea of playing full back. "I think I'm much better. I think I'm much better suited for the position," Casey said. "The fullback is tough. Early on in my career, I was more of a receiver coming out of college. I kind of had... [Read More]
05/12/15 49ers GM Trent Baalke will meet with DE Justin Smith this week regarding his status for 2015
49ers veteran defensive lineman Justin Smith all but announced his retirement earlier this offseason. He later change is mind and said he was on the fence. Smith has pretty much left the franchise hanging to this point. This week 49ers general manager Trent Baalke plans to meet with Smith and will "hope to have a better answer at that stage". The two sides are expected to meet on Wednesday or Thu... [Read More]
05/12/15 Jaguars third-overall pick DE Dante Fowler signed to four-year contract
Despite last week's injury, Dante Fowler has signed a $23.5 million fully guaranteed contract over 4 years, including a $15.3 million signing bonus. The Jaguars also have a 5th year option on the rookie that is placed on all first-round picks. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Free agent Lance Moore signed by Detroit Lions
According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions have signed WR Lance Moore to a one-year deal. The veteran will be joining an already strong WR corps making a starting position highly unlikely for Moore. This move brings in a strong veteran presence as well as much needed depth for a team that struggled with the amount of pass-catchers in previous years. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Titans RB Shonn Greene not expected to make the final roster
With an extremely crowded backfield, the Titans are going to have to make a few cuts. Currently, the group consists of Bishop Sankey, Shonn Greene, Antonio Andrews, David Cobb and Lache Seastrunk in no particular order. According to Paul Kuharsky an ESPN Titans reporter, he doesn't expect Greene to make the final roster. The 30-year-old veteran has not been a part of OTAs as he is taking care of h... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson may not make final roster
Fred Jackson's role on the Buffalo Bills severely dipped with the acquisition of LeSean McCoy in the offseason. The locker room leader and veteran presence may not make the final roster according to ESPN Bills reporter, Mike Rodak. Currently, Jackson counts $2.5 million against the cap and that all can be freed up by releasing the veteran. With the amount of young talent at the RB position for the... [Read More]
05/12/15 Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon denied reinstatement
It has been confirmed that Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon did apply for reinstatement and was denied. The feeling around Jacksonville is that he failed yet another drug test or possibly missed another test, which counts as a failed test. Blackmon appeared to be on the right track after completing a voluntary rehab program in November. Nonetheless, it now looks like we may not see him on the field any... [Read More]
05/12/15 The Cowboys want an 'off-the-field structure' in place to limit WR Dez Bryants off-field risk
Apparently money isn't the only issue when it comes to the Cowboys and star receiver Dez Bryant getting a long-term deal done. The Cowboys want someone to create an off-the-field structure to keep Bryant out of trouble. While ideally the Cowboys would create the structure, they are fine with Bryant or his agency Roc Nation developing the structure as well. They just want a person on hand to deal ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bills TE Nick O'Leary blames awful 40 on injured hamstring
Bills rookie tight end Nick O'Leary slipped to the sixth round due to a brutal 4.93 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Heading into the offseason some had O'Leary ranked as a top three TE prospect. The Florida State star tight end suffered a hamstring tear in January in FSU's playoff game against Oregon. O'Leary believes the slow 40 time was caused by the injured hamstring but felt like he had to r... [Read More]
05/12/15 Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett to share first-team reps
Both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett will split first-team reps when OTAs open later this month. Neither QB is a definitive favorite, however, Hoyer will not be far behind Mallett in familiarity to the system being that he played in O'Brien's offense while in the two were in New England. "It's not new - for me, it's kind of just getting back on the bike," Hoyer said Monday. "You learn to ride a bike... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bears WR Kevin White had a 'dominant' rookie camp
The Bears 7th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Kevin White, has some very large shoes to fill. He will be filling the gap that perennial pro-bowler Brandon Marshall left gaping open. With high expectations for White, many people are looking at him closely. At the moment, he appears to be living up to the hype as Dan Pompei, a long time Bears reporter states, "White had a dominant rookie camp. He h... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady appeals four-game suspension
It had already been assumed that Tom Brady would appeal his four-game suspension. Monday evening Brady's agent Don Yee made it official with a scathing statement, which was exceedingly critical of both the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. The statement reads as follows, "The discipline is ridiculous and has no legitimate basis. In my opinion, this outcome was pre-determined; there was no fairn... [Read More]
05/11/15 Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez charged with intimidating a witness
Aaron Hernandez has already been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder and various firearms charges. He faces additional murder charges in Boston and today was charged with yet another felony. This time he's been charged with intimidating a witness. How did he intimidate that witness? By shooting him in the face of course. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady suspended four games in Deflategate scandal
The penalty to Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate is now known. Brady has been suspended for the first four games of this season. The Patriots were also fined $1 million and will forfeit their first-round pick in 2016 and their fourth-round pick in 2017. Brady now has three days to file an appeal. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw could face discipline after no contest plea
Former Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Ohio. He lost his license for six months in Ohio and had to pay $351 in fines. While the punishment seems less than significant the issue is the league could also come down on him. Look for a one to four game suspension coming for Bradshaw. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Ravens sign first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman
The Ravens have signed their 26th-overall pick Breshad Perriman. Perriman is expected to start opposite Steve Smith Sr. in Baltimore. The deal is for four years and worth $8.7 million. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden expects a 'big jump' from QB Robert Griffin III
At least for the time being, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden seems committed to Robert Griffin III being his starting quarterback. RG3 struggled last season in his first year in coach Grudens system, but Gruden believes that's all going to change this season. "Going into Year 2 in this system should be a big jump, you know," Gruden said. "You're not really thinking about who's where, what's my foo... [Read More]
05/11/15 Colts GM Ryan Grigson says rookie RB Josh Robinson 'fits what we do'
The Colts drafted Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson in the sixth-round of this year's draft. He was extremely productive in college, however, less than ideal measurables sunk his draft stock. Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson spoke very highly of Robinson as a runner. "The running style, he fits what we do," Grigson said. "When you run that low to the ground and have that center of g... [Read More]
05/11/15 Bears HC John Fox noncommittal whether RB Matt Forte will maintain feature-back role
Bears head coach John Fox has always been a guy that loves using multiple backs. He's never really used a feature-back system going all the way back to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in Carolina. As a matter of fact, Fox may be one of the biggest culprits to blame for us fantasy owners having to deal with an abundance of running back by committee situations. Now Fox has star running back M... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots continue to dismantle secondary with release of Kyle Arrington
The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots have completely dismantled their secondary. A secondary which was one of the team's greatest strengths and among the best in the league. Now Kyle Arrington has been informed that he will be released. The Patriots have now lost Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Alfonzo Dennard and Arrington. New England's secondary will look very different next season. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Texans S D.J. Swearinger on Instagram: 'So long #HOUSTONTEXANS'
It appears that D.J. Swearinger is no longer part of the Houston Texans organization. He sent a post out on Instagram early Monday morning stating, "One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS." ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Report: Patriots sign recently reinstated TE Fred Davis
The Patriots have signed embattled former Redskins' tight end Fred Davis to a one-year deal. Davis hasn't played a single NFL snap since 2013 and hasn't had a fantasy relevant season since 2011. He had been indefinitely suspended for repeated violations of the substance abuse policy as well as a domestic violence incident. He somehow managed to get reinstated after just one season last week. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is ahead of the curve and 'already locked in as Day 1 starter'
The Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston with the first-overall pick and now general manager Jason Licht can't stop praising the former Heisman Trophy winner. "I told my wife, Blair, 'I gave him an A,''' Licht said. "I thought it was a great day. He knew the offense already. He wasn't overwhelmed. He was even a little ahead of the game. He was already trying to change protections. The coaches were l... [Read More]
05/11/15 Redskins GM Scot McCloughan compares rookie RB Matt Jones to Marshawn Lynch
The Redskins drafted rookie RB Matt Jones in the third round of this year's draft. He is already garnering very high praise from his general manager Scot McCloughan who compared him to Marshawn Lynch. "Matt Jones reminds me a lot—a lot—of Marshawn from the standpoint that he's north-south, he's downhill and he's not afraid of contact," McCloughan said. "He's going to hit you and he's ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Giants S Landon Collins already emerging as a leader
The Giants traded up in the second round to acquire strong safety Landon Collins with the 33rd-overall pick. Collins was a first-round talent that slipped to the second round thanks to questions about his coverage. However, he was highly touted for his leadership and run-stopping ability at Alabama and was widely considered the best safety in the draft. Offensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is al... [Read More]
05/10/15 Jets QB Geno Smith and WR Brandon Marshall are roommates and 'getting after it ... 24-hours a day'
Jets free-agent acquisition Brandon Marshall is having a love fest with yet another quarterback. He and Geno Smith have moved in with each other and are now engaged in a full-blown bromance. "It's cool because he's a guy, he can make all the throws," Marshall said of Smith. "He's super-duper smart. There are some things he just doesn't know yet … Twenty-four hours a day, we're getting afte... [Read More]
05/10/15 Free agent WR Wes Welker is '100 percent committed' to playing in 2015
Free agent wideout Wes Welker hasn't garnered much interest on the market this offseason. As a matter of fact, the Dolphins are the only team that bothered meeting with him and they are no longer a feasible destination. Welker has been cleared by concussion specialists and remains "100 percent committed" to continuing his NFL career. "I feel like every day that goes by, the chances are less so," ... [Read More]
05/10/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett the star of rookie minicamp
Seahawks rookie wideout Tyler Lockett was a far-and-away the standout star of rookie minicamp. Head coach Pete Carroll gushed about the former Kansas State star. "Tyler looked so comfortable," Carroll said. "He's an adept football player, a very natural player. He has a terrific sense for releasing and getting off the line of scrimmage and space stuff and finding his way downfield against the zone... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington compared his health now to 2014 'it's like night and day'
Andre Ellington was projected to be a breakout star in 2014 and that is exactly what he was when the season kicked off. The one concern was his ability to stay healthy. That also came to fruition as Ellington dealt with a plethora of injuries. He injured his foot before the season ever even started, which never fully recovered. He later suffered a hip injury and his season was eventually ended du... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is on path to recovery
Before the start of the 2015 season, Andre Ellington injured his foot. It was a lingering injury that plagued him throughout the 2015 season and severely reduced his play-making ability. He was the workhorse for most of the season and suffered multiple other injuries including a sports hernia as well as a hip injury. According to Ellington, 'during the season I was limited on some cuts going to th... [Read More]
05/10/15 Eagles WR Riley Cooper 'isn't guaranteed a starting spot'
With the Eagles shipping away WR Jeremy Maclin in free agency, their receiving corps was desperately needing someone to fill his role. As a result, the Eagles drafted Nelson Agholor to come and produce alongside rookie standout Jordan Mathews and recently acquired Miles Austin. According to the Philadelphia inquirer, Riley Cooper 'isn't guaranteed a starting spot.' With the amount of youth and tal... [Read More]
05/10/15 Bears at a standstill with TE Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett had a breakout season in 2014, totaling career highs in all three major categories with 90 receptions, 916 yards and six TDs. Now he wants more money and the Bears are not eager to oblige. He is yet to report to voluntary minicamp and may be willing to partake in a lengthy holdout. John Fox commented on the situation and didn't sound thrilled about the whole ordeal. "As I mentio... [Read More]
05/10/15 Bengals sign QB Terrelle Pryor
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free agent quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was recently released by the Chiefs and looking for an opportunity to play quarterback in the NFL. He has stressed that he will only be a quarterback and he will not be changing positions. ... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cowboys OC Scott Linehan is 'not worried' about WR Dez Bryant not reporting to minicamp
Dez Bryant is not happy after being franchise tagged by the Cowboys this offseason. He has made it abundantly clear that he wants a long-term deal and will be disgruntled if he is not granted one. Bryant is yet to report to minicamp but Cowboys' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is not worried about the situation. "I'm not worried about Dez, he'll be ready to rock and roll when it's all said and... [Read More]
05/09/15 Broncos rookie TE Jeff Heuerman tears ACL
Broncos third-round pick Jeff Heuerman has torn his ACL and is done for the season. Coach Gary Kubiak says that he was expected to be a big part of the team this season and still will be in the future. "I feel terrible for Jeff and this is a very unfortunate situation," Kubiak said. "Jeff was going to be a big part of our team this year, and he's still going to be a big part of our team and organ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Browns OC John DeFilippo says QB Johnny Manziel is 'in a position to be a quarterback in the NFL'
The love fest in Cleveland for Johnny Manziel continues. Pretty much all his Browns' coaches and teammates have been raving about him this offseason. This time it's offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's turn. "All I know is this: From the moment he stepped in this building from the last two weeks, he's been nothing but a consummate professional,'' DeFilippo said. "He's spent every hour that he'... [Read More]
05/09/15 OLB Dion Jordan's future with Dolphins in doubt after latest failed drug test
When Dion Jordan failed a drug test that cost him the first four games if 2014, both Joe Philbin and the organization fully supported the young pass rusher and commended him for seeking help for his issues. This time around, things have changed and it doesn't sound like Jordan will be welcomed back with opened arms. "The policies are very clear in terms of what's allowed and not allowed," Philbin... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears DC Vic Fangio thinks Jared Allen 'can have a rebirth to his career' with move to OLB
Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is changing the defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme. With that longtime defensive end Jared Allen will be moving to outside linebacker. Fangio believes the move can completely revive the 33-year olds fading career. "He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it," Fangio said. "Like I told him, I think he can have a rebirth to hi... [Read More]
05/09/15 Jaguars HC Gus Bradley said that rookie RB T.J. Yeldon 'looked pretty smooth'
Jaguars opened up rookie minicamp this week and running back T.J. Yeldon was a standout. The second-round pick showed a lot of the same promise he displayed while at Alabama according to head coach Gus Bradley. "T.J. looked pretty smooth," Bradley said. "A lot of the same things that we saw on tape. His ability to make quick decisions, spontaneous decisions, his instincts. One play really jumps o... [Read More]
05/09/15 Ravens S Matt Elam believes he's poised to 'break out this season'
Ravens' former first-round pick Matt Elam has had a very disappointing first two seasons of his career. The former Florida Gators star believes that's all going to change this season. A move to strong safety and a better state, both mentally and physically, has Elam feeling like this will be his breakout season. "Ozzie has a lot of expectations for me because he drafted me in the first round," El... [Read More]
05/09/15 Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor defiant about changing positions
Terrelle Pryor finds himself in a very similar situation to Tim Tebow. Now one questions his athleticism and ability to be play football, however, many believe he should change positions to wide receiver or even tight end. He recently requested to take part in the Bengals rookie camp and reunite with former head coach and now Bengals' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. If he fails in Cincinnati t... [Read More]
05/09/15 Browns DC Jim O'Neil says CB Justin Gilbert has 'new focus'
Browns CB Justin Gilbert was the most coveted defensive back in last year's draft. He became part of a historically disastrous first round for Cleveland. Along with Johnny Manziel, both first-round picks were historically awful as rookies. Now the Browns' defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil feels that Gilbert has turned the corner. "I think we're going to see major improvement this year," O'Neil sai... [Read More]
05/09/15 Dolphins LB Koa Misi expected to start at MLB in Miami
According to Dolphins' head coach Joe Philbin, Koa Misi is penciled in as the starter in Miami. Misi is a serviceable linebacker in a very weak LB corps. He was dealt with injuries pretty much his whole career. Not since his rookie season in 2010 has he played a full 16-game season. However, he's also never missed more than five games. ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien plans to leave WR Jaelen Strong 'in one spot on the outside'
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien only plans to keep wideout Jaelen Strong on the outside. He does not want to overwhelm him with more than he can handle as a rookie. "I want to see what type of shape he is in.," O'Brien said. "I want to see how well he picks things up. It's not an easy offense to learn for a young receiver. If you look at the past with our receiver position, it's not always easy fo... [Read More]
05/09/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo is thinking 'a little more long term' thanks to his offensive line
Thanks to a dominant offensive line, Tony Romo is now thinking more long term when it comes to his football career, despite a history of back injuries. "When you have a good offensive line like we do the thought definitely crosses your mind to ensure you do everything possible to play longer than maybe what you had envisioned," Romo said. "We'll reassess that in a few years. My wife will tell you... [Read More]
05/09/15 Packers rookie DB Damarious Randall ankle scare was only a minor injury
Packers' first-round pick Damarious Randall showed up to Green Bay with an ankle injury. As you could imagine, it gave the team quite a scare. Fortunately, the injury turned out to just to be minor, although, it will likely force him to miss some time at rookie minicamp. Head coach Mike McCarthy gave his input on the situation. "Just being smart with him," McCarthy said. "It's something temporary... [Read More]
05/09/15 Eagles HC Chip Kelly believes WR Nelson Agholor is more versatile than Jeremy Maclin
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly spoke about first-round pick Nelson Agholor on Friday. He said he viewed him as an "inside, outside guy" in comparison to Jeremy Maclin who is an "outside, down-the-line receiver". He continued to speak highly of Agholor's talent. "I think he's got good linear speed that can get down the field," Kelly said, "and I think people will have to be leery about that."... [Read More]
05/09/15 Lions HC Jim Caldwell wants S James Ihedigbo to report to camp 'pronto'
James Idhedigbo played great last season in the Lion's secondary. Now he is not reporting to camp because he wants a new contract. Head coach Jim Caldwell is less than thrilled with this and wants him to be back with the team as soon as possible. "What I try to do is to make certain that they understand that, in our business, it's unique," Caldwell said. They have things that they have to look at... [Read More]
05/09/15 Panthers first-round pick LB Shaq Thompson will miss rookie minicamp with a hamstring injury
The Panthers first-round pick Shaq Thompson tweaked his hamstring on Friday and is not expected to return to action until June 16. The Injury is not considered to be overly serious but Carolina is playing it safe with their athletic young rookie. According to head coach Ron Rivera, Thompson will be re-evaluated on Saturday, however, they will not take risks with their talented rookie. "You don't ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears OC Adam Gase has 'a good relationship' with QB Jay Cutler
Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase has worked with Jay Cutler before and the two have a good relationship. Gase gave his take on Cutler and his future as the Bears' starting QB. "I feel comfortable with him. I mean, we have a good relationship so far and we're just going to keep working to get better," Gase said. "I've known him for a long time. We actually spent a lot of time together when he... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears rookie WR Kevin White doing 'outstanding' while he gets 'adjusted' to the NFL
The Bears drafted Kevin White with the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft and he has been the star of rookie minicamp so far, and is being used all over the field. 'Did a lot of movement today,' White said. 'Left side and in the slot on the right side. Slot in the left. So a lot different than college. Just trying to get adjusted. First day. So it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. But I'... [Read More]
05/09/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston files counterclaim against rape accuser
It has been widely documented that the Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston was accused of rape while at Florida State by Erica Kinsman. That case was not even viewed as worthy of going to trial, however, he now faces a civil case for the alleged incident. Winston filed a counter claim on Friday and is suing Kinsman for defamation of character and tortious interference with prospective bu... [Read More]
05/08/15 Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey says rookie RB Jay Ajayi 'brings the ability to play all three downs'
Dolphins' general manager Dennis Hickey spoke with great enthusiasm about rookie running back Jay Ajayi. Hickey described Ajayi as 'a power back but yet still has elusiveness" and said that they 'we were very excited' that he fell to them in the fifth round. In a bit of possible foreshadowing Hickey added, 'He brings the ability to play all three downs.'... [Read More]
05/08/15 Raiders fouth-overall pick WR Amari Cooper looks good at first practice
Amari Cooper entered his first day of rookie minicamp with a lot of hype and did not disappoint. After a solid outing former Raiders WR Fred Biletnikoff had very high praise for the young wideout. 'The word everybody uses, and they're right, is polished,' Biletnikoff said. 'He knows exactly what he has to do every route against every coverage. He has good size, is fast, has a lot of experience, li... [Read More]
05/08/15 WR Devin Funchess looks like 'the real deal' at Panthers rookie minicamp
Panthers' second-round pick Devin Funchess reportedly looked great at the first day of the team's rookie minicamp. He lined up at all three WR positions and really thrived in the slot. The rookie displayed good hands and strong route-running ability. A great start for a player that was projected to go in the first round prior to the NFL Combine. ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Jaguars third-overall pick DE Dante Fowler tears ACL
Disaster strikes the Jaguars as their third-overall pick Dante Fowler tears his ACL. He will be placed on season ending IR. Fowler should be ready for the start of offseason workouts next season. ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones open to trading a 2016 first-round pick for a running back
In a radio interview on 105.3 FM The Fan on Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked if he would consider trading a 2016 first-round pick for a running back or some defensive help this season. "I'd be reluctant to, but certainly if the right situation came along that could improve us now, with where we are with Romo, his career and where we are with what we've put together, it's a good time to ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady expected to face a suspension for 'DeflateGate'
It is now widely believed that Tom Brady will face a suspension for his role in "DeflateGate" based on the allegations made in Ted Well's investigative report. The Patriots are preparing themselves for the worst and fear a possible 6-8 game suspension. However, popular belief seems to be that he will face a 2-4 game suspension. One reason for this is it's hard to justify suspending Brady for eigh... [Read More]
05/07/15 Raiders get deal done with first-round pick Amari Cooper
The Raiders have signed their 4th-overall pick Amari Cooper. The deal is for four years and worth $22.6 million. He will also get a whopping $14.7 million signing bonus. Cooper is expected to start along with veteran wideout Michael Crabtree.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Dolphins sign first-round pick DeVante Parker
The Dolphins have signed their 14th-overall pick DeVante Parker. The deal is for four years and worth $10.9 million fully guaranteed. He will also get $6.2 million signing bonus. Parker is expected to compete with Greg Jennings for a starting job.... [Read More]
05/07/15 AFC OC says Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham was 'completely lost'
Prior to the NFL Draft an anonymous AFC offensive coordinator had now Titans wide receiver in for a visit. Apparently things did not go very well because he had this to say, "We had him in for a visit and put him on the board and he was completely lost. Whoever takes him better have a plan for him because it could be rough early on."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones eludes to adding another RB and a possible committee approach
Cowboys' president Stephen Jones had a lot to talk about on Wednesday. The obvious question was why the team didn't add another back in either the draft or free agency. 'We really feel like with Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar that we have three really good running backs. At the same time, we're not done. Player acquisitions are 365 days a year. We'll continue to look to improve ou... [Read More]
05/07/15 Eagles sign first-round pick Nelson Agholor
The Eagles have signed their 20th-overall pick Nelson Agholor to afour-year deal. He is expected to be a key weapon in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense. Agholor's draft stock skyrocketed late and he was praised for being extremely versatile. ... [Read More]
05/07/15 Report: Cowboys land coveted undrafted free agent OT La'el Collins
The Cowboys have signed former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins to a three-year deal. After being cleared of any involvement with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Collins may have become the most coveted undrafted free agent of all-time. The Cowboys already tremendous offensive line just got even better.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones believes they 'really might have something' with RB Darren McFadden
Since the NFL Draft came and left without the Cowboys drafting a running back, there have been plenty questions raised about their backs. The most common question may be regarding Darren McFadden's health issues and his lack of production the past few years. Cowboys' president Stephen Jones recently was asked about McFadden and his ability to be the team's running back. 'We really think Darren's i... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones says that Ryan Williams will 'certainly be a factor'
Cowboys' running back Ryan Williams will be competing for the team's starting job this season. He will be competing with a lackluster group of backs, featuring Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden, for touches. Cowboys' president Stephen Ross said, "He'll certainly be a factor in who's going to be our [RB] this year."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien says that he believes WR DeAndre Hopkins is 'one of the best in the league'
DeAndre Hopkins is undoubtedly the Texans top wideout. He had a breakout 2014 catching 76 passes for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. Many fantasy experts have him projected to be an elite fantasy receiver in the near future and his head coach Bill O'Brien agrees. "Obviously, DeAndre Hopkins we think is one of the best in the league," O'Brien said. "I've said that time and time again."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter believes he'll compete with rookie Dorial Green-Beckham for starting job
The Titans drafted Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round of this year's draft, much in part due to Justin Hunter's inability to perform the way the team expected him to. Green-Beckham fell to round two because of off-field issues, however, he is undoubtedly a first-round talent. Now with the rookie breathing down his back, Hunter is prepared to battle for the starting job. 'He's another big guy... [Read More]
05/07/15 Former Redskins TE Fred Davis has been reinstated
In February of 2014, Redskins' tight end Fred Davis was indefinitely suspended for being a repeat defender of the leagues' substance abuse policy. He has been reinstated despite a several incidents since being suspended including a domestic violence situation. The 29 year old is free to join any team that is willing to sign him. Davis had a breakout season in 2011 when he had 59 receptions, 796 ya... [Read More]
05/07/15 Possible Tom Brady suspension could stem from a failure to cooperate with the investigation
Tom Brady will likely face discipline for the 'DeflateGate' situation after Ted Well's came to the conclusion that 'It is more probable than not that Tom Brady . . . was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.' As you can see that is not overly convincing. However, Brady's bigger issue may be due to the fact that he did not fully cooperate with the NFL's investigation. Brady refu... [Read More]
05/07/15 Report: Raiders WR Michael Crabtree expected to start opposite Amari Cooper
The Raiders signed veteran wideout Michael Crabtree back in April. Since he was signed, the Raiders' WR corps looks a lot different. The team has since drafted Alabama star Amari Cooper with the fourth-overall pick and cut James Jones. Now it is expected that Crabtree will start opposite Cooper with Rod Streater and Andre Holmes battling for the WR3 position.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Colts players continue to sound off about the controversial decision to draft WR Phillip Dorsett
When the Colts drafted Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the NFL Draft it raised some eyebrows to say the least. They already have a potent passing attack and Dorsett has a very similar skill set to star receiver T.Y. Hilton. Different Colts players seem to have different reactions to the decision. Hilton continues to sound less than thrilled. "Nothing in this league should surprise anybody," ... [Read More]
05/07/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez believes he will have an 'opportunity to compete for the starting job'
While it has for the most part been assumed that Sam Bradford will be handed the Eagles starting quarterback job. That's not how Mark Sanchez views the situation, he believes he will be in an open competition for the job. 'Really just talking with Coach Kelly and knowing I'm coming with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. That was important to me,' Sanchez said. 'There were some other... [Read More]
05/07/15 Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says drafting DL Leonard Williams will not impact DL Muhammad Wilkerson
As soon as the Jets selected USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams with the sixth-overall pick in the draft, rumors immediately began to spread about Muhammad Wilkerson's future with the team. Both guys play the same role as a hybrid DE/DT. Wilkerson has played at an elite level but will be due a huge contract next offseason. The Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan spoke on the situation saying t... [Read More]
05/06/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be ready to 'rock and roll'
Dez Bryant is currently a non-participant in the offseason activities taking place at Valley Ranch. Because Bryant has yet to sign his franchise tender, he is not obligated to attend any of the offseason programs. With doubt in the air, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan wanted to clear the air stating that, "he'll be ready to rock and roll when it's all said and done, I'm sure of ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Former LSU OT La'el Collins passes polygraph and is not the father of Brittney Mills' child
In what appears to pretty much the end of La'el Collins nightmare, he has been all but completely cleared in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills and her unborn child in Baton Rouge. Collins was completely cooperative with authorities and reportedly passed a polygraph test. The paternity test also revealed that he was not the father of her child. Collins is not and was never considered a... [Read More]
05/06/15 Ravens great S Ed Reed to announce his retirement
Former Raven and all-time great safety Ed Reed will announce his retirement on Thursday. Reed has done it all in his illustrious career. Reed won a National Championship at Miami, a Super Bowl with the Ravens and is widely considered one of the greatest safeties of all-time and a player that redefined the free safety position. Just weeks after Troy Polamalu decided to call it a career, the NFL has... [Read More]
05/06/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck is more excited about first-round pick Phillip Dorsett than WR T.Y. Hilton is
The Colts turned heads in the first round of the draft when they selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett has a very similar skill set to star receiver T.Y. Hilton. Hilton was asked about this decision by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. "There's nothing I can do about that," Hilton said. "That's who they picked. That's cool with me." While Hilton's tone made him appear less th... [Read More]
05/06/15 Bears first-round pick WR Kevin White inks four-year deal
The Bears have officially signed their seventh-overall pick to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. The Bears also signed second-round pick Eddie Goldman to a four-year deal as well. Both are projected Week 1 starters. ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Ted Wells finished his report and the 'DeflateGate' verdict is in
Ted Wells finally finished his thorough investigation into 'DeflateGate' and has come to a conclusion that the Patriots personnel probably participated in the incident and Tom Brady was somewhat aware that it was taking place. 'For the reasons described in this Report, and after a comprehensive investigation, we have concluded that, in connection with the AFC Championship Game, it is more probable... [Read More]
05/06/15 Redskins GM Scot McCloughan sees WR Jamison Crowder as 'a receiver first, punt returner second'
The Redskins drafted Duke wideout Jamison Crowder in the fifth round of this year's draft. He was extremely productive but slipped in the draft due to less than ideal size and speed at the NFL Combine. The Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan sees him as the talented WR he was in college not the guy who didn't perform well at the combine. 'You know what, for an undersized guy, he's got a chip... [Read More]
05/06/15 Titans RB Shonn Greene in Miami with family not at teams OTAs
Shonn Greene is at home helping care for his infant son instead of being at Titans OTAs. His absence does not have anything to do with an issue with the team. He is expected to have to compete for a roster spot this offseason and should return to the team by next month. ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel moves from downtown apartment in an effort to avoid temptation
Johnny Manziel has continued to make encouraging decisions this offseason. He checked into a rehab after the season ended and has now moved out of his downtown apartment and into the suburbs in order to avoid the nightlife in Cleveland. In a recent interview, veteran safety Donte Whitner became yet another Browns' teammate to have nothing but good things to say about Johnny Football. 'He made a mo... [Read More]
05/06/15 Chargers S Eric Weddle will not be reporting to workouts 'anytime soon'
Chargers safety Eric Weddle wants a new deal and he's planning a lengthy holdout to get it if he has to. He commented on the situation in a radio interview with Dan Sileo of The Mighty 1090 AM Radio. "I'm not coming in anytime soon until something on their side is said," Weddle said. "They know where we're at, and they obviously know their stance, so we'll see what happens from there." Charg... [Read More]
05/06/15 Free-agent RB Chris Johnson to Cowboys: “Dallas, come holler at me”
Free-agent Chris Johnson is looking for a job and it sounds like Dallas is his desired destination. While finishing up lunch with former teammate Vince Young in L.A., CJ2K was asked about the possibility of him suiting up for the Cowboys this season. 'I'd fit good in Dallas,' Johnson said. 'They need it. Yeah. That's what we're trying to do.' As he was about to hop in his car, Johnson had a messag... [Read More]
05/06/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson turns to 'Hell's Trainer' to make him better
Cordarrelle Patterson has quite lived up to his lofty expectations and he knows it. So he turned to Frank Matrisciano aka 'Hell's Trainer'. He has trained everyone from triathletes to military special ops personnel. Most notably he trained NBA stars Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph. Patterson knew he needed a change and believes this unbelievably difficult training program is the change he needed. ... [Read More]
05/06/15 LSU DC John Chavis believes Buccaneers fourth-round pick LB Kwon Alexander will start as a rookie
The Buccaneers drafted LSU LB Kwon Alexander in the fourth round of this season's draft. Despite playing the same position as Danny Lansanah, his defensive coordinator of three years John Chavis believes Alexander will win the starting job for a number detailed reasons. 'He's a very talented young man. The reason he's going to play early is he's powerful, he can change direction with the best of h... [Read More]
05/06/15 Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson expects to run an up-tempo offense under OC Dirk Koetter
The Buccaneers have hired Dirk Koetter to their offensive coordinator. He will look to turn around last season's disastrous offensive performance. The addition of first-overall pick Jameis Winston will also be a key change. Starting offensive tackle Demar Dotson gave us a glimpse of what the new-look Bucs offense might look like. 'A guy that just, you know, he loves, loves fast tempo, loves to get... [Read More]
05/06/15 Report: Seahawks re-sign restricted free agent WR Jermaine Kearse
The Seahawks re-signed restricted free agent Jermaine Kearse, who had a second-round tender placed on him. He reportedly signed a one-year deal worth $2.356 million. Kearse caught 38 receptions for 537 yards and one TD last season.... [Read More]
05/05/15 Report: Chiefs release QB Terrelle Pryor
The Chiefs have released former Raiders' starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor less than two months after signing him. Pryor's career is quickly spiraling after being selected in the supplementary draft and becoming the Raiders' starting QB. His opportunities may be running out.... [Read More]
05/05/15 Report: Cardinals are 'counting on breakout' year from TE Troy Niklas
The Cardinals were reportedly already 'counting on breakout from second-year TE Troy Niklas this season' before the sudden retirement of John Carlson. Arizona will now have to rely on Niklas even more with Carlson out of the picture. Darren Fells will also be in the mix.... [Read More]
05/05/15 Vikings WR Mike Wallace declares himself 'the fastest player in the NFL' issues open challenge
Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace clearly believes he is the fastest player in the league and isn't exactly shy about it. 'Without a doubt, I'm the fastest player in the NFL. If somebody feels foggy about that, we can (race). I'm never going to back down from competition,'' Wallace said. 'I've run a lot of routes and I've got a lot of miles on my legs, but I still feel that there's nobody (in the... [Read More]
05/05/15 Cardinals TE John Carlson retires
Cardinals' tight end John Carlson has suddenly retired at the age of 30 after seven years in the league. He did comment in regards to his retirement, however, he did not give a definitive reason for the decision. "After much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I know that this is the best decision for us," Carlson said. "I was blessed to play seven seasons in the NFL for three tremendo... [Read More]
05/05/15 Report: Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston already stepping up as a leader and recruiting OT La'el Collins
The Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been 'pushing hard' for undrafted free agent OT La'el Collins. Winston has reportedly 'reached out to Collins multiple times in the last 24 hours selling the idea of playing together'. ... [Read More]
05/05/15 Chargers GM Tom Telesco says of OLB Melvin Ingram: 'It's his time'
The Chargers noticeably did not draft a high-end pass rusher, one of the defenses biggest needs. The team's general manager Tom Telesco says it's because of former first-round pick Melvin Ingram. Ingram tore his ACL in 2013 and suffered a serious hip injury last season. Telesco was asked about Ingram and the team's lack of pass rush in 2014. "It's his time," Telesco said. "He's not a rookie anymor... [Read More]
05/05/15 Cowboys LB Rolando McClain has charges dismissed
Cowboys' linebacker Rolando McCain had pending charges stemming from an April 2013 arrest in Decatur, Alabama. He was convicted of misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct last year but appealed and requested a new trial. He was granted the new trial and on Monday prosecutors asked the judge to throw out the case for undisclosed reasons. ... [Read More]
05/05/15 Titans GM Ruston Webster says the team is 'adapting' their offense to QB Marcus Mariotas 'skill set'
When the Titans drafted Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in this year's draft, it was assumed they would have to develop an offensive scheme to fit his skill set, much like the Redskins did with Robert Griffin III as a rookie. According to Titans general manager Ruston Webster that is exactly what they're doing. "Our coaches have been working on a plan for quite some ... [Read More]
05/05/15 Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says WR Sammie Coates was 'too good to pass up'
Former Auburn wideout Sammie Coates was projected to be a borderline first-round pick before questions were raised about his ability as an NFL receiver. The biggest questions were regarding his ability to catch. Steelers' general manager Kevin Colbert had very high praise of the young receiver and disagrees with the notion that Coates has subpar hands. 'When we went into this draft, we thought we'... [Read More]
05/05/15 Steelers LBs coach Joey Porter wants OLB James Harrisons 'snap count down to 25 snaps' per game
Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison is an all-time Steelers great. Nonetheless, he's also 37 years old and just can't handle the workload of a full-time OLB. His LBs coach and former teammate Joey Porter informed him that his snap count would be reduced this season. 'Harrison is going to be a better player for us if I keep his snap count down to 25 snaps,' said Porter. 'I'll get the best James Ha... [Read More]
05/05/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ACL) is back on the field
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was back on the field today doing drills with the starters after tearing his ACL about six months ago. Palmer isn't fully healthy but this is very encouraging for his early season availability. Palmer recently spoke about his progress. 'You want all your guys out there,' Palmer said. 'I know I want my five starting linemen and my two starting receivers. You don'... [Read More]
05/05/15 Buccaneers GM Jason Licht says QB Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to start Week 1
Buccaneers' general manager Jason Licht made it clear that first-overall pick is all but officially going to be the Week 1 starter. 'It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going to give Jameis that opportunity to win it right away,' Licht said. 'He's the first overall pick. We think he's very advanced in terms of his ability to play and pick up schemes and concepts and le... [Read More]
05/04/15 Undrafted OT La'el Collins has dinner with Bills HC Rex Ryan and is scheduled to meet with Dolphins
Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins was a projected first-round talent before going undrafted after being wrapped up in a murder case. Collins was never considered a suspect, however, NFL teams were still scared off by the whole situation. After meeting with the Baton Rouge Police Department on Monday and seemingly having his name cleared, teams are knocking down his door down to sign him. ... [Read More]
05/04/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine says 'It's fair to say' Josh McCown will enter camp atop the depth chart
In an interview Browns' head coach Mike Pettine said 'I think It's fair to say' that Josh McCown will open up training camp as the starter. The backup to McCown will more than likely be Johnny Manziel. The team also has Thad Lewis and Connor Shaw on the roster. ... [Read More]
05/04/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert says 'I'm feeling strong, feeling healthy'
Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert dislocated his elbow in the first quarter of the 2014 season. He landed on IR and his season was over. He was predicted by many to have a breakout season. He is finally just about fully recovered and feels good. "I'm feeling strong, feeling healthy. Not in any pain. It feels good," Eifert said. "It's just hard when you're starting over physically. I lost a lot of wei... [Read More]
05/04/15 Giants GM Jerry Reese says WR Victor Cruz is at 'about 85-90 percent'
Giants' general manager said today that Victor Cruz was at "about 85-90 percent" in his recovery from surgery on his injured patellar tendon. There is still no concrete timeline for Cruz's return.... [Read More]
05/04/15 Jaguars GM David Caldwell makes it pretty clear WR Justin Blackmon is done in Jacksonville
Jaguars' general manager David Caldwell pretty much said embattled wide receiver Justin Blackmon was done with the team without actually saying it. When asked about Blackmon's future with the team he said, 'Drafting 2 WRs should give an indication of the situation.' ... [Read More]
05/04/15 Undrafted LSU OT La'el Collins 'answered every single question' in homocide investigation
After going undrafted in the NFL Draft, LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins met with the Baton Rouge police department today to answer questions about the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills. Her unborn child also passed away this weekend in the hospital and his death is also considered a homicide. Collins met with the police for over an hour and fully cooperated. His attorney Jim B... [Read More]
05/04/15 Raiders release 16-game starter LB Miles Burris
The Raiders have released linebacker Miles Burris. Burris started all 16 games last season and made 110 tackles. However, he lacked any big-play production. Oakland drafted three linebackers in the draft and Burris became dispensable. ... [Read More]
05/04/15 Falcons RBs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman both intend to win the starting job
The Falcons third-round pick Tevin Coleman clearly does not lack confidence. He has already proclaimed himself the best running back in this year's draft. Now he has this to say about his role in Atlanta, "I'm going to come in there and I'm going to get a starting spot. That's what I'm going to do. Whoever is the starting back, they don't have to work. I'm coming in and working right away." Dev... [Read More]
05/04/15 Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi says he's 'extremely healthy' after knee concerns dropped his draft stock
Former Boise State running back Jay Ajayi was projected to be a second-round pick. A reported 'bone on bone' issue in his right knee forced him all the way down to the fifth round, where the Dolphins selected him with 149th-overall pick. Ajayi insists the knee is not an issue and is now a point of motivation rather than a hindrance. 'I did think I was going to go earlier, so I was definitely disap... [Read More]
05/04/15 Raiders to release WR James Jones
James Jones has been informed by Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie that he will be released. He totaled 73 receptions, 666 yards in six TDs in his only season with Oakland. After drafting Amari Cooper and signing free agent Michael Crabtree, Jones was expendable. ... [Read More]
05/03/15 Ravens first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman: 'I know that I can catch'
The Baltimore Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman has come under scrutiny due to his high drop rate at University of Central Florida. Perriman defiantly responded to accusations that he could not catch. "It's something I have a chip on my shoulder about," Perriman said. "At the end of the day, I know what I have to do and I know that I can catch. So, lack of concentration some mental drops in... [Read More]
05/03/15 Eagles HC Chip Kelly says QB Tim Tebow was brought in to compete for the job
In the midst of Mark Sanchez's jerkish and somewhat insecure comments that Tim Tebow was nothing more than a spot filler while Sam Bradford recovered from ACL surgery, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly responded to the situation. "No. I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job. That's what Timmy is going to do," Kelly said. "He's an unbelievable competitor."... [Read More]
05/03/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Alfred Morris is 'still the running back here'
When the Redskins drafted a Florida running back Matt Jones in the third round of the draft, some questions set in about the impact it could have on Alfred Morris and his fantasy production. Head coach Jay Gruden responded. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change. But to add another guy that can come in here... [Read More]
05/03/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians thinks RB Andre Ellington 'will continue his same role'
It appears the Cardinals actually do not plan on rookie RB David Johnson being a 'three-down back' as general manager Steve Keim would have led you to believe after they drafted him. Head coach Bruce Arians had a much different take on the situation and it's great news for Andre Ellington owners. 'I think Andre will continue his same role,' Arians said. 'We'll keep him healthy and let him continue... [Read More]
05/03/15 The Jets aren't counting on rookie QB Bryce Petty in 2015
After trading up to acquire rookie QB Bryce Petty, head coach Todd Bowles made it clear that Petty was not in the Jets plans for the immediate future. "He's got a lot to learn. We're not looking forward for him to be a starter right now," Bowles said. "You've got to make progress before you can kind of make those kind of decisions, and we haven't even gotten him here to get him on the field yet. S... [Read More]
05/02/15 Rams trade RB Zac Stacy to Jets for seventh-round pick
After the Rams drafted Todd Gurley with the tenth-overall pick, Zac Stacy tweeted out 'Yikes' and promptly requested a trade. With Tre Mason already ahead of him on the depth chart, Stacy saw the writing on the wall. The 2013 waiver wire hero has been traded to the Jets for a seventh-round pick.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Dolphins steal RB Jay Ajayi in the fifth round
The Dolphins got a steal in Jay Ajayi in the fifth round. He's a second-round talent, however, concerns about his knee torpedoed his draft stock.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Packers add QB Brett Hundley
The Packers picked up Brett Hundley who shockingly fell to the fifth round. Hundley will obviously not be starting any time soon with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.... [Read More]
05/02/15 WR Rashad Greene falls to the Jaguars at the top of the fifth round
The Jaguars got a steal in Rashad Greene at the top of the fifth round. Greene is a National Champion and Florida State's all-time leading receiver.... [Read More]
05/02/15 49ers grab WR DeAndre Smelter
The 49ers decided to roll the dice on high-upside wideout DeAndre Smelter out of Georgia Tech. A torn ACL will likely land Smelter on the PUP list to start the season.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Falcons acquire ECU WR Justin Hardy in the fourth round
Falcons drafted ECU star Justin Hardy in the fourth round. Hardy will likely replace Harry Douglas and has the potential to be Roddy White's eventual replacement.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Redskins snag Duke WR Jamison Crowder
The Redskins pickup Duke star Jamison Crowder in the fourth round. He is undersized and a poor performance at the NFL Combine really hurt his draft stock.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Jets draft Baylor QB Bryce Petty
The Jets traded up in the fourth round to select Baylor QB Bryce Petty. Petty was considered a top quarterback prospect by many experts. He will likely be viewed as Geno Smith's eventual successor.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones says LB Sean Lee is 'ready to go'
Sean Lee has played 17 games over the last three seasons due to a litany of injuries. The most recent stint on the IR was thanks to a torn ACL. Now Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones says Lee "looks fantastic. As you might expect, he's ready to go."... [Read More]
05/02/15 Cardinals GM Steve Keim views RB David Johnson as a 'three down RB'
Cardinals' general manager Steve Keim says that he believes incumbent rookie running back David Johnson is a three-down back. He also added that he will also get his shot to return kickoffs. Arizona also has Andre Ellington on the roster.... [Read More]
05/02/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says Alfred Morris is still the feature back
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden confirms that Alfred Morris is still the feature back in Washington. The team drafted RB Matt Jones in the third round of the draft. However, it appears he is only going to fill a backup role.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Cardinals get RB David Johnson late in the third
The Cardinals knew they needed to add another RB to pair with Andre Ellington. Ellington is explosive but fragile. They drafted David Johnson to shoulder the load that Ellington cannot. Many experts really love Johnson.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Rams add QB Sean Mannion
The Rams picked up Oregon State QB Sean Mannion. Mannion could very well end up being the starter in St. Louis eventually. He put up some very strong numbers in college.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Steelers draft WR Sammie Coates
The Steelers picked up Sammie Coates very late. Coates was a first-round projection before a terrible combine. He was a very productive WR at Auburn.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Saints grab FSU CB P.J. Williams after DUI issues
The Saints snagged CB P.J. Williams in the third round. He has borderline first-round talent but dropped after he was pulled over for DUI. Charges were dropped due to a technicality. ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Browns draft dynamic RB Duke Johnson
The Browns got Miami Hurricane RB Duke Johnson. He is a threat to score a TD every time he touches the ball. He is also solid up the middle and an excellent pass-catcher out of the backfield.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Chiefs draft combine star WR Chris Conley
The Chiefs grabbed combine star Chris Conley. He showed off freakish athletic ability and elite measurables.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Saints make QB Garrett Grayson the third quarterback off the board
The Saints select Garrett Grayson in the third round. He is presumably the air to the throne in New Orleans. Drew Brees can't play forever.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Falcons draft RB Tevin Coleman
The Falcons add another RB to their backfield. Tevin Coleman will likely be paired with FSU back Devonta Freeman. Coleman is a second-round talent. However, running backs are once again slipping through the cracks.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Seahawks snatch up WR Tyler Lockett
The Seahawks need WR help and turned to Tyler Lockett out of Kansas State. Experts have him all over their draft boards.... [Read More]
05/01/15 WR Jaelen Strong falls to the Texans in the third round
The Texans got a steal in Jaelen Strong, he has potential first-round talent and fell to the third. A wrist injury and a refusal to attend medical rechecks dropped his stock.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Raiders select TE Clive Walford in the third round
The Raiders continue to make great choices drafting Miami Hurricane TE Clive Walford. He has great hands and is a strong blocker.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Cowboys take a chance on OLB Randy Gregory
The Cowboys now have Randy Gregory and Greg Hardy to rush the passer. I'm not sure if that's scarier for the Cowboys or opposing offenses. Either way it's terrifying. Gregory would have been a top10 pick had he not failed a drug test at the combine.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Ravens take TE Maxx Williams the first tight end off the board
The Ravens picked up Maxx Williams, who was considered the top TE in the draft by most experts. He adds a lot to the passing attack at a position of desperate need in Baltimore.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Lions add RB Ameer Abdullah
The Lions add another piece to their backfield with Ameer Abdullah. The Lions had said they wanted to bolster their RB corps and they did just that.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Chargers steal ILB Denzel Perryman
The Chargers pick up ILB out of Miami Denzel Perryman in the second round. He will sure up the inside for San Diego. He brings leadership and stout tackling.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Eagles trade up and select DB Eric Rowe
The Eagles traded up with the Dolphins and picked versatile DB Eric Rowe. He can literally play any position in the defensive backfield. ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Vikings snag ILB Eric Kendricks
The Vikings grabbed Eric Kendricks out of UCLA in the second round. He is among the best ILBs in the draft. His big brother Mychal plays for the Eagles.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Panthers trade up to acquire WR/TE Devin Funchess
The Panthers moved up to get potential matchup nightmare Devin Funchess. He's a WR/TE hybrid and is another weapon for Cam Newton to target.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Titans roll the dice on troubled WR Dorial Green-Beckham
The Titans went with embattled wideout Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round. He has the size and speed, however, he has had a ton of off-field issues and hasn't played in a year after being dismissed from Missouri. DGB has both dealt with both drug and domestic violence issues. ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Bears address the D-line with DT Eddie Goldman
The Bears desperately needed to address their interior defensive line and did just that with Florida State DT Eddie Goldman. He will be a huge presence on the Bears front and will hope to turn around their miserable interior defense.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Jets add big play WR Devin Smith
The Jets pick up Ohio State WR Devin Smith in the second round. He adds a much needed deep threat to a now vastly improved Jets WR corps.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Jaguars pick up RB T.J. Yeldon
After missing out on a running back in free agency, the Jaguars draft T.J. Yeldon in the second round. They have Denard Robinson, however, they need another back that can carry a heavier load.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Giants kickoff the second round of the draft by trading up and selecting S Landon Collins
The Giants trade three picks (second, fourth, seventh) to move up seven spots and draft Alabama safety Landon Collins. Collins was considered the best safety in this draft by most experts. He will fill a much needed role in the Giants secondary.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Broncos first-round pick OLB Shane Ray will not need toe surgery
In his introductory press conference with the Broncos, Shane Ray confirms that doctors have assured him that he will not need surgery on his injured toe. He also says that he'll be ready for Week 1, "By the season I'll be ready to go attack quarterbacks.''... [Read More]
05/01/15 First-overall pick QB Jameis Winston inks deal with the Buccaneers
Jameis Winston has already signed a contract with the Buccaneers. The deal is reportedly worth $25.35 million over four years with a $16.7 million signing bonus. The two sides wasted no time getting a deal done. ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 'willing to listen to anything' regarding an extension
After weeks of rumors swirling surrounding Philip Rivers' future with the Chargers, he now says he's willing to listen to extension offers. Some people viewed him as, as good as gone as recently as this week. Rivers says he's just excited to be a Charger. 'A lot of moving parts and lots to think about,' Rivers said. 'Location, family, team … All I can say at this point regarding an extension is I'... [Read More]
05/01/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's crab leg photo was a nod to Deadliest Catch Captain
Jameis Winston posted a now infamous picture of himself eating crab legs on Instagram after being drafted first overall by the Buccaneers. After many people took this as him making light of the situation involving him 'stealing' crab legs in a Tallahassee super market, the team 'encouraged' him to take the photo down off of Instagram. Turns out that was not the case. Three weeks ago Keith Coburn, ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent wants the team to commit so AP can 'retire as a Viking'
Now that it appears Adrian Peterson will be staying put with the Vikings, despite his best efforts to get out of Minnesota, his agent Ben Dogra is singing a different tune. He wants the team to commit to the 30-year-old back so he can retire with the franchise that drafted him. "One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him. That tells me they ... [Read More]
05/01/15 Panthers GM Dave Gettleman envisons Shaq Thompson at LB playing alongside Thomas Davis
The comparisons between Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson are undeniable. Obviously after adding Thompson, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman immediately had to answer questions regarding Davis' future, particularly since Davis is looking for a contract extension. Gettleman insisted that replacing Davis now is 'absolutely not' the case. 'He's going to allow us to put three very fast linebackers on the field,... [Read More]
05/01/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston says he's matured: 'Actions speak so much louder than words'
The questions surrounding Jameis Winston were always off-field issues, not how he plays under center. Winston insists he has learned from his mistakes and continues to mature through this process. Now he's just focusing on his future and becoming the leader of the Buccaneers. "Actions speak so much louder than words, what they've read or what they may have heard," Winston said. "It's about your ac... [Read More]
05/01/15 Rams RB Zac Stacy requests trade after team drafts Todd Gurley
Zac Stacy has requested a trade from the St. Louis Rams. He tweeted out 'Yikes' after the team drafted rookie RB Todd Gurley in the first round. The Rams are reportedly open to moving him. He could be trade piece to help maneuver in the draft tonight or tomorrow.... [Read More]
05/01/15 Chargers GM Tom Telesco says RB Melvin Gordon is 'the best pass protecting RB in the draft'
The Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has justified not drafting an offensive lineman by saying that Melvin Gordon is 'the best pass protecting RB in the draft'. The Chargers desperately needed O-line help but they needed a running back as well. When they traded up it became obvious what their choice was.... [Read More]
04/30/15 With the last pick in the first round, DT Malcom Brown falls to Patriots
You could say the rich got richer on Thursday night as Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown fell into the Patriots' lap with the final pick of the first round. He will immediately step in and fill the void left by Vince Wilfork.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Saints select LB Stephone Anthony with their second pick in the first round
After selecting offensive tackle Andrus Peat earlier in the night, the Saints went to work on their defense with the No. 31 pick Thursday night. Specifically, they added a tough defender up the middle in linebacker Stephone Anthony.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Packers bring S Damarious Randall aboard
Although the Packers' greatest weakness probably lies at inside linebacker, that position will just have to wait. Instead, the Pack opted for versatile safety Damarious Randall at No. 30 in Thursday night's draft. Randall can fill in at either safety or nickel cornerback.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Colts select speedy WR Phillip Dorsett
The Colts seemingly now have an embarrassment of riches on offense after drafting insanely fast WR Phillip Dorsett in the first round. With wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief on the roster, it will be interesting to see how he fits in.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Cowboys bolster their secondary with CB Byron Jones
The Cowboys, who were in desperate need of an upgrade in their defensive secondary, made cornerback Byron Jones a first-round pick Thursday night. His combine measurables, especially his record-setting broad jump, moved him up every team's board.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Ravens pick UCF WR Breshad Perriman
Breshad Perriman shot up draft boards after a great pro day in which he ran somewhere between 4.20 and 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash. The Ravens selected the UCF product to fill the void left by Torrey Smith in free agency. Perriman's speed should stretch the field.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Panthers select OLB Shaq Thompson
The Panthers selected versatile defender and tremendous athlete Shaq Thompson at pick No. 25. He will undoubtedly add a dynamic presence to the Carolina defense. It's just a matter of what exactly he'll be doing. He doesn't really have a true position.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Broncos trade OL Manny Ramirez and picks to Lions, draft DE Shane Ray at No. 23
The Broncos decided to roll the dice on troubled defensive end Shane Ray on Thursday night. Ray was cited for marijuana possession earlier this week and is dealing with a foot injury that may require foot surgery. Nonetheless, the Broncos traded guard Manny Ramirez and their first- and fifth-round picks to move up from No. 28 to No. 23 and grab Ray.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Steelers steal OLB Bud Dupree
The Steelers had Bud Dupree fall right into their laps on Thursday at the No. 22 pick. This pick signifies that the Steelers' defense wants to get back to what it has done best historically: attack the quarterback. Dupree is a solid pass rusher.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Eagles use first-round pick on WR Nelson Agholor
After months of speculation, the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly have made their first-round decision. And it is ... USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. The Eagles needed a WR, and Agholor is a versatile player who should fit well in Philly.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Chiefs draft CB Marcus Peters
The Chiefs did not draft a wide receiver in the first round of Thursday's draft, as many people expected. Instead, they went with cornerback Marcus Peters.... [Read More]
04/30/15 49ers trade back to take DT Arik Armstead
The 49ers selected a refrigerator-shaped gentleman from Oregon on Thursday night: defensive tackle Arik Armstead. He should need to play a key role as a disruptive force on the defensive line. San Francisco came into the 17th pick after giving the 15th pick to the Chargers in exchange for a couple of late-round selections.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Texans select Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson
Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson shot up draft boards over the past month, and the Texans grabbed him at No. 16. He will likely start opposite Kareem Jackson and could have an immediate impact in the secondary. There is also a chance he opens his rookie season in the slot.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Chargers swap first-round picks with 49ers and snatch RB Melvin Gordon
The Chargers really needed a running back, so they traded up and got a good one. San Diego gave up multiple late-round picks to the San Francisco 49ers in order to move up two slots and grab Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon at No. 15. Gordon had a monstrous season in 2014, leading the nation in rushing yards (2,587) and rushing touchdowns (29).... [Read More]
04/30/15 Dolphins add much-needed WR DeVante Parker
The Dolphins selected Louisville star wide receiver DeVante Parker 14th overall in the draft. The Dolphins really needed a WR on the outside, and they got their man. Parker will likely start opposite Kenny Stills with Jarvis Landry in the slot.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Browns pick DT Danny Shelton at No. 12
The Browns selected a space-filler for the middle of their defensive line on Thursday night, defensive tackle Danny Shelton. This should help the Browns' leaky run defense.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Vikings select top CB Trae Waynes
The Vikings really needed to address their cornerback position and they did it with the top corner in the draft, Trae Waynes, with the No. 11 overall pick. Waynes was a star at Michigan State.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Shocker: Rams select RB Todd Gurley
The Rams sent shock waves through the league when they selected running back Todd Gurley 10th overall on Thursday night. Once again, a team goes with the best player available.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Falcons draft OLB Vic Beasley
The Falcons added a much-needed pass rusher in Vic Beasley with the eighth pick in Thursday's draft. He is a pure pass rusher in the truest sense. He's poor against the run, but Beasley is sack-and-strip specialist and brings something to Atlanta's defense that it desperatelys need.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Bears select combine star WR Kevin White
The Bears ignored their horrific defense and went with WR Kevin White out of West Virginia in the first round of Thursday's draft. After a great combine White, shot up draft boards. Some experts even had him projected to go ahead of Amari Cooper. Now he will line up opposite Alshon Jeffery in Chicago.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Jets build dominant defensive line by adding DE Leonard Williams
The Jets selected arguably the best player in the draft on Thursday night -- USC defensive end Leonard Williams. He will fall into what should be a dominant defensive line alongside Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Raiders pick up top WR Amari Cooper
The Raiders selected top-ranked wideout Amari Cooper with the No. 4 pick in Thursday's draft. He was a star at Alabama and broke Julio Jones' school records as a senior.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Jaguars opt for edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. with the No. 3 pick
The Jaguars selected University of Florida pass rusher Dante Fowler with the third pick of the draft. They opted for him over USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Titans grab Oregon QB Marcus Mariota
The Tennessee Titans selected Marcus Mariota with the second pick in the draft Thursday night. After weeks of speculation, the Titans finally decided on the Oregon product. Mariota had a ton of success in college and is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.... [Read More]
04/30/15 With the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select QB Jameis Winston
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Winston brings his Heisman Trophy and national championship-pedigree to a Bucs team that is in desperate need of a leader under center. Despite some smoke screens, this pick was seen as pretty much a formality.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Final 2015 Mock Draft
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: Coming from a pro-style offense and possessing the stronger arm, Jameis Winston has the edge between the sidelines. With higher character and better decision making on and off the field, Marcus Mariota has the edge between the ear holes. When in doubt, NFL GM's typically go with the stronger arm, especially considering Winston... [Read More]
04/30/15 LSU OL La'el Collins has NFL Draft/Supplemental Draft eligibility issues
La'El Collins has left Chicago to head back to Baton Rouge to answer questions about the murder of his ex-girlfriend who could have possibly been carrying his baby (the baby survived). It is extremely important to note that Collins is not considered a suspect in the murder. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports Collins' agent is trying to have him declared ineligible for this week's draft so he can do h... [Read More]
04/30/15 49ers sign LB Phillip Wheeler
The 49ers have agreed to a deal with former Dolphins LB Phillip Wheeler. Wheeler was released earlier this offseason after a disappointing two-year stint in Miami. The deal is reportedly for one year. Wheeler will compete for a starting job in San Francisco.... [Read More]
04/30/15 Free agent WR Wes Welker cleared to play by top concussion expert
Many believe that Wes Welker should call it a career after multiple concussions. Even his friends and family have reportedly asked him to hang it up. But Welker went to see one of the country's top concussion experts, Dr. Stanley Herring, in Seattle to find out for himself. "I knew there were concerns out there, but on top of that, I wanted to know for my own peace of mind," Welker said. "If ther... [Read More]
04/30/15 Broncos RB Montee Ball on RB C.J. Anderson: 'I'm better than him'
Broncos running back Montee Ball believes his struggles last season were due to injury, not a lack of talent. He underwent an appendectomy in August that he said he wasn't truly recovered from come Week 1. A few weeks later, he tore his groin and it was all downhill from there. C.J. Anderson ended up being the Broncos' breakout star in the backfield. However, Ball believes he is better than Ander... [Read More]
04/29/15 Texans sign S Stevie Brown while they try to shop S D.J. Swearinger
While the Texans continue to look for a suitor for D.J. Swearinger, who apparently has already worn out his welcome in Houston, they signed former Giants safety Stevie Brown. After a strong 2013, Brown struggled mightily last season. He is looking for a fresh start in Houston. If the team is able to move Swearinger, Brown could be in line for a starting gig.... [Read More]
04/29/15 Eagles asking for a second-round pick for LB Mychal Kendricks
Rumors have been swirling for weeks but now it's been confirmed that Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks is on the trade block. The cost for the budding star is a second-round pick. Philly traded for Kiko Alonso and gave DeMeco Ryans an extension this offseason, which has made Kendricks expendable. Chip Kelly continues to clean house of the previous regime's players.... [Read More]
04/29/15 49ers DE Darnell Dockett not yet cleared for minicamp
Darnell Dockett has not yet been cleared for minicamp. He is in 'rehab mode' while he recovers from a torn ACL. The 49ers will really need him after losing a ton of key players on defense. For now they will just have to patient as he inches closer to 100 percent.... [Read More]
04/29/15 49ers LB Navorro Bowman participates at minicamp
It is a welcome sign to see Navorro Bowman participating at 49ers minicamp. Bowman missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the previous season's playoffs. He was expected to return at some point last year, however, after a stint on the PUP list he found himself back on IR. Bowman hopes to be a full go come Week 1.... [Read More]
04/29/15 Jets HC Todd Bowles does not know when RB Stevan Ridley (ACL) will be available
Running back Stevan Ridley is expected to miss all of the Jets' offseason workouts while recovering from ACL surgery. However, he is hoping to be available for training camp and challenge Chris Ivory for the starting job. But head coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that he is still "not sure what the timetable is" for Ridley's return to action.... [Read More]
04/29/15 Report: Bears open to trading TE Martellus Bennett
League sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Bears are entertaining offers for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett. Apparently, Bennett wants a new contract after his breakout 2014 season in which he caught 90 passes for 916 yards and six touchdowns. He really exploded after the now-departed Brandon Marshall went down with an injury in December. The Bears' new regime is reportedly not ... [Read More]
04/29/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will not face felony charges in domestic violence incident
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was brought up on domestic violence charges stemming from a Feb. 3 incident at a Wichita, Kan. hotel. However, district attorney Marc Bennett announced today through a news release that there will be no felony charges filed. "The sufficiency of proof required in a criminal case is proof beyond a reasonable doubt," Bennett said in the release. "We find the nature... [Read More]
04/29/15 Bills HC Rex Ryan says WR Marquise Goodwin 'is not one to sleep on'
Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin is a speed demon but hasn't really been able to get it going in Buffalo thus far through two seasons. This is a make-or-break season for the young receiver, and his new head coach, Rex Ryan, believes he could be a player to watch this season. "I'm telling you," Ryan said. "The Goodwin kid is not one to sleep on."... [Read More]
04/28/15 Browns OT Joe Thomas on QB Johnny Manziel: 'He's realized how important football is to him'
Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, who was once very critical of teammate Johnny Manziel, has become one of his biggest supporters. He seems to really believe that Johnny Football is a whole new guy in 2015. "Last year on a Saturday, you might see a picture of him on Instagram floating in a swan drinking champagne," Thomas said Tuesday. "This year on a Saturday, if you came in the building, you... [Read More]
04/28/15 Report: Texans sign free agent RB Chris Polk
The Texans quickly jumped on Chris Polk after the Eagles rescinded their restricted free-agent tender to the back. Houston has reportedly signed Polk to a deal that is worth $760,000 for one year. Many people around the Eagles organization were high on Polk, however, he was mostly relegated to special teams and blocking duties behind LeSean McCoy. He is expected to make the Texans' 53-man roster.... [Read More]
04/28/15 Vikings have 'no interest' in trading RB Adrian Peterson
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has not blinked on his stance regarding Adrian Peterson. He has said since the beginning that he did not want to trade Peterson and has stood firm on his convictions. The Vikings' official Twitter account released this quote from Spielman today: "We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff. Our position has not changed ... we have no interest in trading Adrian ... [Read More]
04/28/15 Texans GM Rick Smith expects OLB Jadeveon Clowney to 'be a major contributor this year'
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed most of last season due to a knee injury and has been recovering from microfracture surgery. Texans general manager Rick Smith seems very optimistic about Clowney's sophomore campaign. The Texans' official Twitter account quoted Smith as saying, "I've been encouraged and impressed. He's doing well. We expect him to be a major contributor this year."... [Read More]
04/28/15 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, Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entirety of the 2015 season after another violation of the same policy. The Dolphins traded up to draft Jordan third overall just two years ago. Before the announcement of the suspension, Miami was reportedly close to reaching a deal tha... [Read More]
04/28/15 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. Head coach 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 g... [Read More]
04/28/15 UPDATE: Bears RB Matt Forte 'definitely willing to have a staring contest' over contract dispute
Running back 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." Update: Forte is still sticking to the story and said Tuesday that he is not skipping workouts... [Read More]
04/28/15 Jets fined $100,000 for tampering with CB Darrelle Revis
The Jets have been fined $100,000 for tampering with cornerback Darrelle Revis. The Patriots filed the tampering charges after Jets owner Woody Johnson commented on the Jets wanting Revis back while he was under contract with New England. The team will not be docked any draft picks.... [Read More]
04/28/15 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]
04/27/15 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]
04/27/15 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]
04/27/15 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]
04/27/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/26/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/25/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/24/15 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]
04/16/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer gets a 'headstart' from extra reps with Peyton Manning
The Broncos' sophomore wideout Cody Latimer spent time this offseason taking extra reps with Peyton Manning at Duke University. Latimer was excited for the opportunity and believes it will have a major impact on his 2015 season. "He (Manning) texted me, and I asked if I could go down there. It meant a lot," Latimer said. "It really helped give me a headstart."... [Read More]
04/16/15 Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans says he'll 'definitely be back' for training camp
Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles) says his rehab is 'going great'. He went on to add that he'd "definitely be back for the start of training camp". Ryans recently got a one-year extension after totaling 45 tackles in eight games last season. The Eagles also acquired Kiko Alonso in the LeSean McCoy trade. A third starting caliber ILB, to go with Ryans and Mychal Kendricks.... [Read More]
04/16/15 Raiders WR Michael Crabtree will have to produce like a WR1 to reach incentives
As recently reported, Michael Crabtree signed a $3 million deal with the Raiders. However, he can also make more than $2 million in incentivized bonuses. He will get an extra $400,000 if he totals either 70 receptions or 900 yards. Crabtree can get another $1.4 million if he reaches 100 catches or 1,400 yards. Also, he'll tack on another $400,000 if he makes the Pro Bowl. In his best season (2012)... [Read More]
04/16/15 Free agent RB Chris Johnson back to work after being shot in the shoulder
Former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson is back training with Jay Glazer after taking a bullet to the shoulder last month in a drive-by shooting. CJ2K has reportedly been 'in talks' with multiple teams. TMZ reports that at least a few teams have expressed interest per source. Johnson failed to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career last season, however, he did still average 4.3 ya... [Read More]
04/16/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to be reinstated on Friday
Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will come off the commissioner's/exempt list on Friday. This will officially make Peterson an 'active NFL player'. He will still have to 'continue counseling and treatment'. The only thing other thing still up in the air, in regards to his status with the league, is how many game checks he has to pay as a result of his suspension. His status with the Vikin... [Read More]
04/16/15 Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower 'on track' after shoulder surgery
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower says he is feeling good after post-Super Bowl surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He does not know how much he'll participate this offseason but is still right on schedule. 'Right now, I'm doing well. The doc likes everything he's seen. I just had my checkup. I'm right on track, if not better,' he said. 'I'm not sure what I'm going to be able to do as far ... [Read More]
04/16/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates wants his snaps reduced in 2015
Chargers' veteran tight end Antonio Gates went into a deep discussion about his final years as an NFL football player with SI.com's Peter King. He spoke on how he did not want to see such a heavy snap count this season. 'With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season,' Gates said. 'I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on ho... [Read More]
04/15/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson on LeSean McCoy ''I'm not going to just hand him the job'
LeSean McCoy is assumed to be the feature back in Buffalo this season, which is a reasonable assumption. However, long-time Bills RB Fred Jackson doesn't necessarily see it that way. "They say (McCoy) is going to be the bell cow, but I'm not going to make it easy for him," Jackson declared. "I'm not going to just hand him the job."... [Read More]
04/15/15 Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) is “Just waiting on the final word from the trainers'
Barkevious Mingo says his right shoulder is feeling after surgery on his labrum in his right shoulder. 'I'll be pretty close to all-go,' Mingo said. 'Just waiting on the final word from the trainers and going from there.' After a disappointing start to his career, Mingo vows, 'Next year's going to be a different story.' ... [Read More]
04/15/15 Rex Ryan expects Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) to be a 'full go' at training camp
New Bills' head coach Rex Ryan says that Sammy Watkins, who had a procedure on his hip this offseason, should be ready to go come training camp. 'My understanding is Sammy is doing really well,' said Ryan. 'We're not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp.' Watkins himself also added, ''I'm feeling pretty good. I'm just getting back t... [Read More]
04/15/15 UPDATE: Report: Highly touted Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong has a fractured bone in his wrist
Arizona State's star wideout Jaelen Strong reportedly has a fractured bone in his wrist. The injury will likely require surgery. He will be evaluated this weekend during NFL Combine medical re-checks. He's currently projected to go in the late-first to second round. Update: Strong sent out a tweet refuting this report, 'Old news. That happened Nov 1st. I'm fine. Played 5 games with it and I'm s... [Read More]
04/15/15 Broncos LB Von Miller is 'pretty excited' about playing in a 3-4 defense
Von Miller says he's 'pretty excited' about making the move to a 3-4 defense. He says he worked with new Broncos' defensive coordinator at the 2011 Pro-Bowl and is looking forward to the new defensive scheme. Miller racked up 59 tackles and 14 sacks in 2014.... [Read More]
04/15/15 Report: The Giants are not sure if WR Victor Cruz (knee) will make a full recovery
The Giants do not know if Victor Cruz will make a full recovery from his catastrophic patellar tendon injury. Even if he does, it may not be this year. Cruz will likely be limited at best throughout training camp and there is a decent chance he will not be ready Week 1. If he is ready to go, there are concerns around the organization whether or not he'll still be the same player.... [Read More]
04/15/15 Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder
Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. The victim was 27-year-old semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He had just received a contract worth about $40 million when he was arrested in 2013. Now he is a convicted murderer spending the rest of his life in prison and has been linked to another murder cas... [Read More]
04/15/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson officially eligible for reinstatement
Today is the first day that Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson is officially eligible for reinstatement. Nonetheless, nothing is expected to formally happen today. Peterson missed all but one game in 2014 after being charged with abuse of his four-year-old child. He found himself on the commissioner's exempt list. ... [Read More]
04/14/15 Report: Free agent WR Greg Jennings to meet with the Saints
Free agent wideout Greg Jennings continues to make his rounds. His next stop is reportedly New Orleans as he continues his attempt to find a suitor, but he has struggled to get a deal done. This news would lead you to believe that a deal with the Jaguars, with whom Jennings met Monday, is not in the cards for the 31-year-old.... [Read More]
04/14/15 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles admits to playing injured through 2014
Chiefs star RB Jamaal Charles admitted Tuesday to playing through injuries and being frustrated for all of last season. However, he said he feels good now. "My body has healed up, rested up," he said. Charles went on to talk about his struggles in 2014 while dealing with knee, foot, back, ankle and hamstring ailments. "I was frustrated more last season as I've ever been because of all of those ... [Read More]
04/14/15 Steelers CB Ike Taylor calls it a career
Longtime Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has decided to hang up his cleats after 12 years in Pittsburgh. Today's retirement announcement comes just days after starting safety Troy Polamalu decided to call it a career as well. As such, the Steelers' secondary will be nearly unnoticeable in 2015.... [Read More]
04/14/15 Bears RB Matt Forte addresses holdout speculation
It looks like Bears RB Matt Forte does not plan on missing any mandatory offseason workouts. Forte tweeted out, 'Relax everybody... It's called voluntary W/O for a reason. I've always been there especially when it counts!' ... [Read More]
04/14/15 Broncos re-sign exclusive-rights free agent LB Brandon Marshall
The Broncos re-signed their 2014 breakout linebacker Brandon Marshall on Monday. He was an exclusive-rights free agent. The 25-year-old seemingly came out of nowhere last season. In just 14 games, he tallied 113 tackles, two sacks and one interception. Marshall was thrust in to the starting role due to injuries to Danny Trevathan.... [Read More]
04/13/15 RB Matt Forte absent as Bears open up voluntary workouts
Despite being the fifth-highest-paid running back in the league, Matt Forte is not happy with his contract. He did not attend the Bears' voluntary workouts on Monday but did tweet that he was working out at an athletic performance facility in South Florida. The disgruntled RB is set to make $8.2 million in 2015. However, his issue is reportedly with the length of his contract as he's entering the... [Read More]
04/13/15 Report: WR Michael Crabtree to sign with the Raiders
Michael Crabtree is expected to sign with the Raiders as soon as tonight, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area. Crabtree has played his entire six-year career with the 49ers. The former 10th-overall pick has been a disappointment, all things considered. He showed promise early, improving in each of his first four seasons, leading to a career year in 2012. However, a ruptured Achilles in 2013... [Read More]
04/13/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expects WR Cody Latimer to make a big jump in 2015
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said earlier today that he's been told by his coaches that he will play more often out of the slot in 2015. But he didn't just speak about himself moving inside. He also praised second-year wide receiver Cody Latimer, who will line up outside. "On my Twitter, I'm real vocal about Cody, and that's because I believe in Cody," Sanders said. "Cody, he's a specia... [Read More]
04/13/15 Free agent WR Hakeem Nicks meeting with the Titans
Former Giants and Colts WR Hakeem Nicks is meeting with the Titans today. Nicks, who recently declared himself "nowhere near finished" could end up signing a deal in Tennessee, which has been actively been looking to bolster its group of pass catchers. He would join a WR corps consisting of Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas and Justin Hunter.... [Read More]
04/13/15 NFL Combine medical re-checks loom large for Georgia RB Todd Gurley
NFL Scouting Combine medical re-checks will be held this weekend in Indianapolis. This is news for one reason only: Running back Todd Gurley's left knee. Gurley tore his ACL in November and did not allow doctors to examine his knee at the combine due to fear of a setback brought on by a thorough examination. Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Gurley's knee, said he was ahead of sched... [Read More]
04/13/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says he will see more time in the slot this season
Emmanuel Sanders said Monday that he's been told by the Broncos that he'll see more time in the slot in three-receiver sets this fall. Sanders spent a lot of time in the slot while at Pittsburgh and some time there last season. Sanders will still remain outside in two-WR sets.... [Read More]
04/13/15 Free agent WR Greg Jennings meeting with the Jaguars Monday
Greg Jennings will meet with the Jaguars today. He has already met with numerous teams but has yet to sign a contract. Jennings will turn 32 years old in September and has clearly declined since his prime years in Green Bay. However, he is coming off a decent season in which he tallied 59 receptions, 742 yards and six touchdowns.... [Read More]
04/13/15 Ravens NT Brandon Williams on DL Timmy Jernigan: 'That dude's a beast'
Ravens second-year defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan is expected to fill the enormous hole left by Haloti Ngata's departure. Jernigan was the Ravens' second-round pick in 2014, however, he was projected as a first-round talent by many. He played 26 snaps per game as a rookie. He also filled in as the starter when Ngata was suspended for four games due to a violation of the league's substance abuse ... [Read More]
04/12/15 Packers LB Sam Barrington on the starting ILB job: It's mine to lose
The Packers have been searching for a dominant inside linebacker for years, shuffling players around. Now with A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones gone, Sam Barrington is their projected starting inside linebacker, and he's taking his job very seriously. "I'm not approaching it that it 'could' be. I'm approaching like it is," Barrington said. "When you take out all the pleasing everybody's emotions, I'm the... [Read More]
04/12/15 Report: Jets RB Stevan Ridley 'should be ready to go for training camp'
Running back Stevan Ridley is reportedly expected to join the Jets at their offseason program soon, and "he should be ready to go for training camp," a source has told Jets reporter Rich Cimini. The Jets appear to be very optimistic about Ridley's rehab. Nearly five months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL, it looks like Ridley will be ready for the start of the season.... [Read More]
04/11/15 Dolphins QB and RBs get dynasty boost with five-year extension of C Mike Pouncey
The Miami Dolphins signed center Mike Pouncey to a five-year extension worth $52.15 million with $22 million guaranteed Saturday, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL. Pouncey played guard last season and struggled a bit after missing the first four games of the season as he recovered from hip surgery. The Dolphins plan to move him back to his natural position of center in 2015.... [Read More]
04/11/15 Patriots DE Chandler Jones believes DB Malcolm Butler will 'step up as one of the impact players'
After losing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner via free agency, the Patriots need someone to fill some big shoes in their secondary. Patriots star DE Chandler Jones thinks that man can be Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler. "We're always preaching about, 'It's not who we don't have, but it's who we have.'" Jones explained. "I know you guys only heard of Malcolm Butler during the whole Su... [Read More]
04/11/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel discharged from rehab
As expected, Johnny Manziel has been discharged from his drug and alcohol treatment facility. Manziel checked himself in nearly two months ago after admitting he had a serious problem. Reports have since surfaced that the Browns have mostly moved on from the embattled QB. The team has signed Josh McCown and have actively pursued acquiring other potential starting quarterbacks. There are rumors of ... [Read More]
04/11/15 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ACL) looks healthy at offseason workouts
Less than nine months after tearing his ACL, Kendall Hunter is looking nearly completely healthy at 49ers offseason workouts. Carlos Hyde is expected to be San Francisco's lead back, so Hunter and Reggie Bush are likely competing for the backup role and third-down back job. Hunter will help fill the void left by longtime staple Frank Gore. Hunter is considered the forgotten man in San Francisco w... [Read More]
04/10/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis on QB Colin Kaepernick: 'You guys are in for a treat'
Colin Kaepernick has spent his offseason working on his game with quarterback gurus. He has worked with both Dennis Gile and Kurt Warner. And according to teammate Vernon Davis, Kaepernick's hard work has had quite the impact on his game. "When I saw him yesterday, I didn't even know that was Colin," Davis said. "Seriously, he was working on his drop-back. 'Who was that?' You guys are in for a tr... [Read More]
04/10/15 49ers LB Navorro Bowman expected back in April
After missing all of 2014 due to a major knee injury, 49ers star LB Navorro Bowman is expected back for the team's first minicamp, according to new head coach Jim Tomsula. The minicamp opens during the last week of April. Bowman should be ready to roll since he has had well more than a year to recover after suffering his injury during the NFC Championship Game in January 2014.... [Read More]
04/10/15 Cardinals LB Daryl Washington plans to apply for reinstatement
Cardinals LB Daryl Washington is expected to apply for reinstatement in the "the next week or so," according to his agent, Jordan Woy. Seeing Washington on the field anytime soon may be a bit of a longshot. He has had multiple substance abuse violations and still has a domestic violence incident pending with the NFL. He has been under indefinite suspension since May 2014. Nonetheless, he is expect... [Read More]
04/10/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz spotted jogging for the first time since knee surgery
Giants wideout Victor Cruz recently posted a picture on his Instagram page that showed him jogging on flat ground for the first time since suffering a catastrophic patellar tendon tear last October. Cruz has been adamant that he'll be ready for the beginning of training camp. While that goal may be unattainable, this is a positive development. If everything goes well, he may be ready for Week 1 o... [Read More]
04/10/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will meet up, work out with his WRs next week
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will get together with his receivers next week in Florida. This is not an uncommon practice by NFL QBs, however, it's a good sign for Griffin. Both his work ethic and preparation have been brought into question on multiple occasions. RG3 has also been accused of being all about himself and not the team. There have even been reports of him losing the locker ... [Read More]
04/09/15 Steelers safety Troy Polamalu to retire
After a 12 incredible seasons, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is calling it a career. He informed team chairman Dan Rooney of his decision to retire Wednesday night. He is a four-time first-team All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion. He was also named the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. When asked about his decision, Polamalu responded, "It's all about family. I live here in Pittsburgh n... [Read More]
04/09/15 Report: Buccaneers co-owner has concerns about drafting QB Jameis Winston
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick has seemed like a foregone conclusion for months. Now that prediction is looking a bit murky. Bucs co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz reportedly has some concerns with Winston's off-field issues and has "raised some internal questions about the community relations impact of the pick." Head coach L... [Read More]
04/09/15 Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith: 'We haven't seen the true Doug Martin yet'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith claimed Thursday that "we haven't seen the true Doug Martin yet." After a great rookie season, Martin has put up back-to-back disappointing seasons. While he has dealt with injuries, he hasn't played well when healthy either, averaging just 3.6 yards per carry since the start of 2013. Martin was relegated being to part of a committee last season. Bobby ... [Read More]
04/09/15 Buccaneers plan to sign LB Lavonte David to long-term deal after the draft
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said Thursday the team intends on signing star LB Lavonte David to a long-term deal following the NFL Draft. With $28 million in cap space, the Bucs have more than enough money to pay David, and he will likely become one of the highest paid LBs in the league. Starting from his rookie year in 2012, David has totaled 139, 145 and 146 tackles, respectively. He also has 10 c... [Read More]
04/09/15 Free agent WR Hakeem Nicks: 'I'm nowhere near finished'
Free agent WR Hakeem Nicks has seen his production fall off a cliff after a promising start to his career. However, he still has the desire to be an elite wideout. "I can't even describe the feeling to you," Nicks said this week. "It's like a burning sensation inside of me. I just want to be the best. I know I have to work hard at it; it's something that's in me. It's just in me and takes over me... [Read More]
04/09/15 Seahawks DE Michael Bennett still believes TE Jimmy Graham is 'soft'
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who has called tight end Jimmy Graham soft in the past, still believes that to be true despite the fact that the two are now teammates. "Just because he's on my team, I don't stop feeling that way," Bennett said. "Obviously I'm going to be a better teammate to him because he's on my team. I can't do the things I was doing to him when we were playing him. ..... [Read More]
04/09/15 Colts exercise option on QB Andrew Luck
The Colts have exercised their fifth-year team option on Andrew Luck. This locks Luck up through 2016. With this option, the Colts will have to pay him $16.155 million in 2016. He is coming off a season in which he racked up more than 4,700 passing yards and 43 total touchdowns.... [Read More]
04/09/15 Browns sign TE Rob Housler to a one-year deal
The Browns have agreed to terms with free agent TE Rob Housler. The deal is reportedly for one year. Housler is touted for his athleticism and ability as a pass catcher. However, he has been accused of being a subpar blocker. Housler actually has a very similar skill set to former Browns TE Jordan Cameron.... [Read More]
04/09/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount allowed to play in preseason games
As reported on Tuesday, Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has been suspended one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy. However, he will be eligible to participate in all offseason activities and play in preseason games. He should be ready to go beginning in Week 2.... [Read More]
04/09/15 Report: Raiders restricted free agent WR Rod Streater to sign tender Monday
Restricted free agent wide receiver Rod Streater will officially be back in Oakland when he signs his second-round tender Monday, according to reports. The one-year tender is worth $2.356 million. Streater is returning from a foot fracture that limited him to just three games and nine receptions last season.... [Read More]
04/09/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hit with three-game suspension
Steelers star RB Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for three games stemming from his arrest last August. Bell was pulled over while driving with then teammate LeGarrette Blount. Bell was charged with possession of marijuana and DUI. He will also be fined an additional game check. The NFL's reigning Fantasy Player of the Year will appeal.... [Read More]
04/08/15 UPDATE: CB Charles Tillman signs one-year deal with Panthers
The Carolina Panthers will meet with former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman on Thursday. A once-great corner, "Peanut" is now 34 years old and has suffered triceps tears in each of the past two seasons. He has managed to play only 10 games during that span. He has ties to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera from their days together in Chicago.. Update: Tillman has agreed to join the Panthers on a one... [Read More]
04/08/15 Report: Dolphins considering trading up in draft to acquire West Virginia WR Kevin White
The Miami Dolphins are reportedly reaching out to teams around the league, trying to find out the cost to move up in the draft and acquire West Virginia wideout Kevin White. Wide receiver is one of the Dolphins' key needs, White is considered the top prospect by many. His style would mesh well with QB Ryan Tannehill. However, White is projected by some to be a top-five pick. With only six total pi... [Read More]
04/08/15 Report: Jets agree to deal with RB Stevan Ridley
A source has told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that running back Stevan Ridley has decided to sign with the New York Jets, choosing them over the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Ridley likely came cheap after he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee last year and is merely just a depth signing who has a skill set very similar to starting running back Chris Ivory. Ivory has dealt with inj... [Read More]
04/08/15 Ravens HC John Harbaugh praises WRs Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken
On Wednesday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh mentioned wide receivers Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken as "young players who have a chance to grow into bigger roles this season," according to Ravens reporter Aaron Wilson. With Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and Owen Daniels gone, the Ravens will need all the help they can get from their young wideouts.... [Read More]
04/08/15 Broncos CB Aqib Talib being investigated for aggravated assault
According to the Dallas Police Department, both Aqib Talib and his brother are under investigation for aggravated assault. There was allegedly some sort of altercation at a Dallas-area nightclub during the early morning hours of Wednesday. There has been no report of an arrest or charges being filed to this point.... [Read More]
04/08/15 Free agent WR Wes Welker meeting with the Dolphins
Wes Welker is meeting with the Miami Dolphins today. Perhaps he will reunite with the team that once traded him to the Patriots, launching his career. It was evident in 2014 that Welker had more than lost a step. He also has serious health concerns due to multiple concussions. It seems at this point that the Dolphins are bringing in just about every veteran wideout for an interview.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Free agent TE Rob Housler to meet with Browns on Wednesday
Rob Housler is set to meet with the Browns on Wednesday. Cleveland may be becoming desperate for some talent at tight end after losing Jordan Cameron and missing out on Charles Clay. Both Housler and the Browns have been linked for a while now. However, the Bengals, Ravens and Falcons have also expressed interest in the underachieving TE.... [Read More]
04/07/15 SS James Ihedigbo will hold out of Lions OTAs unless he gets paid
Lions safety James Ihedigbo will skip the team's OTAs, which begin later this month, unless he is handed a new, more lucrative contract, his agent said Tuesday. Ihedigbo was one of the top safeties in the league last year and is due to be paid $1.1 million this season, his final one under contract.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Jets agree to one-year deal with LB Erin Henderson
The Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with former Vikings LB Erin Henderson. After an impressive 2013 season, Henderson was cut by Minnesota last offseason after getting arrested for drunk driving twice in two months. He didn't play at all in 2014, but he has reportedly gotten his life straightened out. The signing is for depth, however, Henderson could earn significant playing time.... [Read More]
04/07/15 NFL suspends Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount for Week 1
As expected, the NFL has suspended LeGarrette Blount following an incident last August that occurred while he was with the Steelers. He and Le'Veon Bell were pulled over and faced marijuana possession charges. Bell was also charged with DUI. Blount was suspended for only the season opener, which is good news for the Patriots. Many believed he could face a suspension of two games or more.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Free agent safety Dawan Landry meeting with Bills on Tuesday
Dawan Landry may be reuniting with his former head coach Rex Ryan in Buffalo. The free agent will meet up with the Bills' brass on Tuesday. Landry played nearly 93 percent of the snaps for Ryan last season while with the New York Jets, and he certainly held his own as one of the top 10 safeties in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Jets SS Calvin Pryor excited to move back to his natural position
After a rough rookie season that New York Jet Calvin Pryor described as "a learning curve" and "more bad than good," Pryor will be moving back to his natural position of strong safety. Due to injuries and poor all-around play from Jets' secondary, Pryor was forced to move to free safety last season and clearly struggled with the change. After signing Marcus Gilchrist last month to play FS, Pryor w... [Read More]
04/07/15 Free agent WR Greg Jennings will visit the Dolphins on Tuesday
Wide receiver Greg Jennings is meeting with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. The Dolphins seem determined to add a veteran presence to their WR corps. The two-time Pro Bowler has ties to head coach Joe Philbin from their days together in Green Bay. Jennings will turn 32 in September. He produced 742 yards and six touchdowns with the Vikings in 2014.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Raiders restricted free agent WR Andre Holmes will sign his tender
The Raiders' leading receiver from 2014, Andre Holmes, has decided to sign his surprisingly low tender, which will pay him $1.542 million this season. Had he signed with another team and had Oakland decided not to match the offer, the Raiders would not have gotten any draft compensation in return. However, Holmes garnered little interest on the free agent market.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson was impacted by diabetes in 2014
Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed with diabetes during last season and it impacted his play. He struggled early in the year, but once doctors detected the issue, Peterson said it "made a big difference." He still struggled a bit in the second half of the season but was much improved. Peterson expects to have his illness full managed next season, and wit... [Read More]
04/07/15 Free agent RB Stevan Ridley is visiting the Redskins on Tuesday
Stevan Ridley continues to make his rounds as he looks for a new place to play. After meeting with the Jets and Dolphins recently, he is now meeting with the Redskins. With Alfred Morris as the established starter in Washington, Ridley will likely be nothing more than added depth should he sign a deal.... [Read More]
04/07/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson had offseason surgery
The oldest active running back in the league, Fred Jackson, is currently recovering from an unspecified surgery. Head coach Rex Ryan has not shed any light on the situation. However, what we do know is that the procedure is believed to be minor, and Jackson dealt with a groin issue for a good portion of the 2014 season. He will miss some early OTAs, but there has also been no reason given to beli... [Read More]
04/06/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin vows to 'explode' in 2015
Much like his head coach, Rex Ryan, Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin is already making guarantees. Brimming with confidence, Harvin declared Monday, "The world has yet to see me really explode like I'm about to." Harvin, who has proven he can be as dynamic as any player in the league, has been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play throughout his six-year career. Apparently, he fully intends to r... [Read More]
04/06/15 WR Denarius Moore signs with the Bengals
Former Oakland Raiders wideout Denarius Moore has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. He will be reunited with his former head coach and current Bengals offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson. Moore caught 33 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns as a 2011 rookie in Oakland with Jackson at the helm. He improved on those numbers in 2012 -- 51 catches, 741 yards, seven scores ... [Read More]
04/06/15 Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson did not report for start of offseason program
Muhammad Wilkerson is reportedly unhappy with his current contract. He is set to make $6.97 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent. The star defensive end is seeking a new deal that he feels he deserves due to his excellent production. While missing the offseason program is not a huge deal, the long-term implications could be. Wilkerson is one of the most dominant and versatile linemen in t... [Read More]
04/06/15 Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti expects more from TE Crockett Gillmore in 2015
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti raved about tight end Crockett Gillmore recently. "Don't sleep on Crockett," he said. "He loves to stick his nose in there. ... He loves to block, and I think he doesn't give himself enough credit for the kind of hands that he has. I as am genuinely shocked at how he was watching him practice all year and then seeing him perform in games." The Ravens' owner... [Read More]
04/06/15 Colts WR Donte Moncrief will see 'more opportunities' in 2015
Despite the additions of Duron Carter, Andre Johnson and Vincent Brown in Indianapolis, head coach Chuck Pagano expects more out of second-year wideout Donte Moncrief this season. "Moncrief has big-play ability and we saw him do that," Pagan said at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona. "He's going to have more opportunities going forward. ... This guy can make plays. He's big. He's fast. He can str... [Read More]
04/06/15 UPDATE: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to meet with NFL this week about reinstatement
Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL this week in regards to his possible reinstatement. The Minnesota Vikings RB has been on the commissioner's exempt list since September following a domestic abuse incident involving his 4-year-old son. He becomes eligible for reinstatement April 15. Update: The meeting will take place on Tuesday.... [Read More]
04/06/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel expected to be discharged from rehab soon
Cleveland Browns 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel is expected to be released from rehab soon, possibly as soon as this week. It is likely not a coincidence that his discharge will come just in time for OTAs. Manziel will look to bounce back from a disastrous rookie season during which he was described by anonymous teammates and other people at Browns headquarters as unfocused and ill-prepared.... [Read More]
04/05/15 Tyrod Taylor could win Bills' starting QB job
Bills head coach Rex Ryan has made it clear that there will be an open competition in Buffalo for the starting QB job. "I'm lining them up to literally have a competition for the position," he said. Ryan explained that regardless of assumptions, there is no favorite. All of the Bills will have an equal opportunity to win the gig. When asked about Tyrod Taylor's chances, Ryan responded: "Tyrod Ta... [Read More]
04/05/15 Cap-strapped Ravens want to rework QB Joe Flacco's massive contract
On Wednesday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti discussed the idea of working out a new cap-friendly deal with quarterback Joe Flacco. With his contract the way it is now, Flacco's cap number would be $28.55 million in 2016. In reference to Flacco's willingness to restructure, Bisciotti said: "I'm not real worried about it. I know he wants to stay. ... We can make it a win-win for Joe. I think he'll b... [Read More]
04/05/15 Report: Free agent WR Michael Crabtree turned down about $3 million from Dolphins
According to the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins offered former 49ers WR Michael Crabtree close to a $3 million deal. Crabtree reportedly wants at least $4.5 million, so he turned it down. A 2013 Achilles injury and subpar production have made it difficult for Crabtree to get the contract he feels he deserves. He is expected to meet with the Raiders this upcoming week.... [Read More]
04/04/15 Dolphins looking to acquire new backup RB for Lamar Miller
The Dolphins seem pretty secure with Lamar Miller as their top running back. They may not be so comfortable with second-year RB Damien Williams as his backup. According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, there is a very strong chance the Dolphins will address the position via free agency or the NFL Draft. Miami has recently been linked to free agents Stevan Ridley and Knowshon Moreno. Rid... [Read More]
04/04/15 Lions TE Eric Ebron putting in work this offseason
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has been raving about tight end Eric Ebron's offseason, specifically how hard he's been working and how much he expects from him next season. The Lions are counting on last year's first-round pick to make major strides in his sophomore campaign and become Matthew Stafford's No. 3 option behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Ebron has been traveling to Atlanta to wor... [Read More]
04/04/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant expected to play with the franchise tag
Cowboys beat reporter Todd Archer wrote Friday that he expects wide receiver Dez Bryant to play the 2015 season with his franchise tag. Archer stated that Bryant and the team are not currently in negotiations, although that could change as we get closer to the July 15 deadline, after which Bryant's $12.8 million tag will officially count against Dallas' 2015 cap.... [Read More]
04/04/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray expected to be top back in Oakland
Raiders beat reporter Bill Williamson expects Latavius Murray to beat out Trent Richardson for the team's No. 1 RB gig. Although Richardson vowed to win the starting job on his next team once he was cut by the Colts last month, Murray is a dynamic, young back with major potential while T-Rich is trying to prove he still belongs in the league.... [Read More]
04/04/15 QB Mike Glennon likely to be traded after Buccaneers select QB Jameis Winston
According to ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas, the Bucs will not move quarterback Mike Glennon until they have a new QB in place. That QB is widely expected to be Jameis Winston. But until that draft pick is made, Glennon is expected to remain with the team. After that, the market for the North Carolina State product is expected to open. The consensus around the league is that the... [Read More]
04/04/15 Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes his team 'absolutely' needs a TE
When Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was asked about his team's current roster on Wednesday, he said: "We absolutely need a tight end. We do not absolutely need a wide receiver." The Ravens lost wide receivers Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and tight end Owen Daniels this offseason. Tight end Dennis Pitta's future is still in serious jeopardy after undergoing his second surgery for a hip dislocation and... [Read More]
04/04/15 Rams HC Jeff Fisher expects 'a lot more out of' WR Kenny Britt in 2015
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher expects a whole lot more out of wide receiver Kenny Britt this season. Britt signed a one-year deal with St. Louis prior to last season, reuniting him with Fisher, the man who drafted him in Tennessee. After a solid season with 48 catches, 748 yards and three TDs, the embattled wideout re-signed with the Rams on a two-year deal worth $9.15 million. Britt has been hamp... [Read More]
04/03/15 Redskins make trade with Buccaneers to acquire FS Dashon Goldson
The Washington Redskins acquired free safety Dashon Goldson and a 2016 seventh-round pick for a 2016 sixth-round pick on Friday. While Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans rejoice in the fact that their team was able to move the free-agent bust and his $8 million cap hit, the Redskins will likely make him a starter in 2015. Goldson was a very solid safety with the San Francisco 49ers before signing a five-ye... [Read More]
04/03/15 Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney hoping to return by the end of training camp
The Texans are expecting linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to return from microfracture knee surgery near the end of training camp. While the team is doing its best to put a positive spin on the situation, there is reason to be extremely nervous. There is no way to know how well his knee cartilage will regenerate, and we have seen many athletes before Clowney lose All-Star careers after having the same ... [Read More]
04/03/15 QB Josh Freeman signs with Dolphins, hopes to compete for job behind Ryan Tannehill
Quarterback Josh Freeman signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. After a full season off, he will look to challenge Matt Moore for the backup quarterback position. The Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starter, so even if Freeman makes the team, it's unlikely he'll have much of an opportunity to see the field.... [Read More]
04/03/15 WR Michael Crabtree will meet with Raiders next week
After spending his first six seasons in San Francisco, Michael Crabtree will reportedly visit the 49ers' Bay Area rival, the Oakland Raiders, next week. Heading into free agency, Crabtree hoped to be paid like a No. 1 wideout, commanding $9 million per year. However, finding a landing spot for the injury-prone receiver is proving difficult. The asking price for Crabtree has receded quite a bit no... [Read More]
04/03/15 UPDATE: Bills WR Sammy Watkins underwent hip surgery
Bills star wideout Sammy Watkins reportedly underwent hip surgery this offseason. The injury likely stems from a Week 13 injury, which impacted his practice time but not his playing time. The surgery is assumed to be just a minor scope. While the procedure is not expected to have any effect on his availability next season, it could limit him to some degree in some offseason workouts. Watkins is ex... [Read More]
04/03/15 Eagles WR Jordan Matthews working with HOF wideout Cris Carter, downplays idea of a WR1
The Philadelphia Eagles' presumed No. 1 wide receiver, Jordan Matthews, is looking like a true team player. He is tirelessly working this offseason to better himself and improve his game. In a meeting with fellow wideouts Riley Cooper and Josh Huff, Matthews downplayed the idea of needing a WR1 to replace Jeremy Maclin. He reinforced the idea that the Eagles' WR corps instead needed to step up as ... [Read More]
04/02/15 Texans sign WR Nate Washington
The Houston Texans have signed former Tennessee Titans wideout Nate Washington. Washington peaked in 2011 with more than 1,000 yards and seven TDs for the Titans. He has since been a solid complementary piece. He's averaged 48 receptions, 771 yards and three TDs over the past three seasons.... [Read More]
04/02/15 Dolphins RB Lamar Miller packing on the muscle
The Miami Dolphins' undisputed No. 1 running back, Lamar Miller, says he's now up to 225 pounds. Miller weighed in at 218 pounds last season and at 212 pounds as a rookie in 2012. Miller has dealt with injuries in the past and despite having a breakout 1,099-yard season, he tended to wear down late in games in 2014. The added muscle should help his durability while being pounded between the tackl... [Read More]
04/02/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo restructures contract, clears nearly $13 million in cap space
With nearly no cap space left in Dallas, Tony Romo has restructured his contract, saving the Cowboys nearly $13 million. The cap space is much needed since the Cowboys still have a number of holes to fill, particularly on defense. However, the tight end and running back positioned may need to be addressed as well. It is assumed that most of Romo's $17 million salary will be converted into a signin... [Read More]
04/02/15 RB Stevan Ridley meets with Jets
After meeting with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, running back Stevan Ridley met with the AFC East rival New York Jets on Wednesday. Ridley is still recovering from November surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee. There has been no contract offer as of now, however, things are beginning to heat for the former Patriot. Odds are he'll be signing a deal sooner than later, assuming his kn... [Read More]
04/02/15 Former Colts WR Reggie Wayne believes he's 'got some juice left'
It sure sounds like longtime Colts wideout Reggie Wayne intends to continue his outstanding career in 2015. He said Thursday that he plans to wait for an opportunity to arise and find a team on which he can contribute. "I still feel like I got some juice left," Wayne told reporters. "I'm just going to play the cards the way they're dealt and go from there." Wayne went on to discuss how playing i... [Read More]
04/02/15 Free-agent WR Denarius Moore meeting with Bengals on Thursday
Former Raiders wide receiver and perennial sleeper candidate Denarius Moore will meet with the Bengals on Thursday. Moore is looking for a fresh start after a particularly disappointing season in which he often found himself out of the lineup. Despite showing flashes of greatness, he has floundered in Oakland overall. Moore will look to prove that he was a victim of the Raiders' losing culture and... [Read More]
04/02/15 Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley had offseason wrist surgery
Baltimore Ravens standout rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley underwent a procedure on his wrist this offseason for what is believed to be a minor injury. He is expected to make a full recovery and participate in the Ravens' offseason program. The situation is worth monitoring, but there is little reason to worry about his Week 1 status. The Ravens' defense should have its star linebacker ready f... [Read More]
04/02/15 Lions OC wants QB Matthew Stafford to take more chances in 2015
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi wants Matthew Stafford to take more risks next season. At the team's town hall meeting this week, Lombardi said, "Our biggest thing is in order to win football games you've got to first not lose them, and I thought that [Stafford] played smart football (last year), and sometimes to a fault. We'll look to him to maybe take a few more chances this yea... [Read More]
03/31/15 RB Stevan Ridley to meet with Dolphins today
The Miami Dolphins will play host to RB Stevan Ridley today, looking to shore up a complement to RB Lamar Miller. Miller finally solidified himself as a lead back in Miami last year, amassing more than 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and netting nine total touchdowns. RB Daniel Thomas failed to provide the power running game hoped for as Miller's back up, and 2014 free agent acquisit... [Read More]
03/31/15 Lions HC Jim Caldwell expects big things from RB Theo Riddick
The Detroit Lions said goodbye to RB Reggie Bush earlier this offseason, opening the door for Joique Bell and Theo Riddick. It's unclear whether the Lions plan on adding a running back during the draft, but head coach Jim Caldwell expressed his confidence in third-year back Riddick. "We try and give (the ball) to the guys who are going to do something with it, and I think he's going to be one of... [Read More]
03/30/15 Broncos name RB C.J. Anderson starter entering OTAs
Last week, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak tapped running back C.J. Anderson as the team's starter once OTAs begin. "He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," Kubiak said via the Broncos' official website. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis." The 24-year-old RB excelle... [Read More]
03/30/15 Eagles sign WR Miles Austin
Thirty-year-old WR Miles Austin signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The veteran wideout has been plagued by various injuries throughout his career but managed to play in 12 games in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns. Austin's lingering hamstring issues have kept him off the field consistently since he posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 with Dallas. Befo... [Read More]
03/13/15 Dolphins take TE Jordan Cameron right out of Browns' grasp
Frank Gore has company in the free-agency fake-out crowd. But this one seems like it can be credited to the media more than the player himself. On Thursday afternoon, it was widely reported that Jordan Cameron had re-signed with the Cleveland Browns via a two-year contract worth $15 million. There was only one problem with that: It didn't happen. While those reports were coming off the wire, Ca... [Read More]
03/12/15 Eagles' plan for their backfield: 'Spread it around'
When the Philadelphia Eagles signed Ryan Mathews just hours (minutes?) after already dumping a ton of money on to DeMarco Murray, one had to wonder if Philadelphia was actually planning to construct some sort of three-man committee with Murray, Mathews and Darren Sproles. And yep, it looks exactly like that's what head coach Chip Kelly will do. Speaking Thursday, Kelly made it clear that his pla... [Read More]
03/12/15 Colts cut RB Trent Richardson
Well, that's over. The Colts officially released running back Trent Richardson on Thursday. He came over to Indy in a trade with Cleveland that stunned the football world and sent a first-round pick to the Browns. Then, in 23 games as a Colt (playoffs included), Richardson ran for 978 yards. On 320 carries. That's a yards-per-carry average of 3.05. Many thought the Browns were making a mistake ... [Read More]
03/12/15 Ravens re-sign RB Justin Forsett for three years, $9 million
Free-agent running back Justin Forsett recently said he no longer wants to be in the NFL's "friend zone." When he signed with the Ravens last year, he joined his sixth team in seven NFL seasons. On Thursday, he got the long-term commitment he has searched for since entering the league in 2008. Forsett re-upped with the Ravens, agreeing to a three-year contract worth $9 million. Forsett did all he... [Read More]
03/12/15 Despite adding DeMarco Murray, Eagles decide to sign RB Ryan Mathews after all
The Eagles' work on their backfield didn't end at DeMarco Murray. Contrary to previous reports, Philadelphia will also sign Ryan Mathews. It was widely reported that Mathews had signed with the Eagles on Wednesday night, but that wasn't exactly true. Yes, Mathews had agreed to terms on a three-year, $11.5 million contract with the Eagles, but nothing had become official with pen and paper. And af... [Read More]
03/12/15 Report: RB DeMarco Murray will be a Philadelphia Eagle, sign lucrative 5-year deal
That Cowboys-Eagles rivalry is about to get ratcheted way up. Running back DeMarco Murray Murray will reportedly sign a five-year contract Thursday with Philadelphia. The deal is rumored to be worth $42.5 million with $21 million in guaranteed money. No other NFL back is currently working under a contract that includes so much guaranteed cash. Murray, the league's leading rusher this past season... [Read More]
03/11/15 Eagles swoop up RB Ryan Mathews on three-year deal
Picking up the pieces after getting rejected by Frank Gore, the Philadelphia Eagles signed former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews to a three-year, $11.5 million deal Wednesday. Rumor has it that the Eagles remain well in the hunt for DeMarco Murray, but for the moment, Mathews is projected as Philly's lead runner for this season.... [Read More]
03/11/15 Colts sign Andre Johnson to three-year, $21 million contract
Another receiving weapon for Andrew Luck? Sure, why not? The Indianapolis Colts brought long-time nemesis Andre Johnson into the fold Wednesday by agreeing to a three-year contract worth $21 million. It's the second offensive skill player the Colts have signed in as many days as they added Frank Gore, a college teammate of Johnson's at the University of Miami, on Tuesday. Johnson now wears the h... [Read More]
03/10/15 Giants land RB Shane Vereen with three-year deal
With Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Larry Donnell and Rashad Jennings already in tow, the Giants didn't think they had enough targets for Eli Manning. On Tuesday, they signed former Patriots running back Shane Vereen to a three-year deal worth $12.35 million, including $4.75 guaranteed. Vereen has seen more targets than carries over the past two seasons, 146-140. Sustaining health has... [Read More]
03/10/15 WR Percy Harvin released by Jets
The New York Jets freed up $10.5 million in cap space Tuesday by releasing wideout Percy Harvin. After acquiring former Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall (who officially became a Jet today by passing his physical) to accompany Eric Decker, the team figures the money saved by releasing Harvin can be better spent elsewhere. Harvin was a part of an in-season trade during the 2014 season but never really... [Read More]
03/10/15 RB Frank Gore officially signs with Colts
Frank Gore has joined a new team. And this time, there will be no reconsidering. Gore signed a three-year contract with the Colts on Tuesday. The deal is worth $12 million, including $8.5 million guaranteed. Gore reportedly had a similar deal lined up with the Philadelphia Eagles this past weekend but decided not to commit. Gore's reasoning, according to his friend LaDainian Tomlinson, included h... [Read More]
03/10/15 UPDATE: QB Nick Foles dealt to Rams; Eagles get QB Sam Bradford in return
The Chip Kelly makeover in Philadelphia continued Tuesday with another huge change on the offensive side of the ball. As first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles have sent quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford. Unspecified draft picks will be swapped this year, and the Eagles will receive extra draft-pick consideration in 2016.... [Read More]
03/10/15 Report: Saints trade TE Jimmy Graham to Seahawks
Forget about free agency -- the biggest transaction of the offseason reportedly went down today as the New Orleans Saints agreed to deal tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks for their center, Max Unger, and a first-round pick. This story was first reported by FOX's Jay Glazer and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.... [Read More]
03/09/15 Reports: Jaguars, TE Julius Thomas have agreed to five-year contract worth about $45 million
Multiple sources are reporting that the Jaguars and tight end Julius Thomas have agreed on a long-term contract. All they need now is for the clock to hurry up. The Denver Post's Mike Klis has heard that Thomas will sign a five-year deal worth about $45 million to become a Jaguar. Thomas can't officially sign until 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, when the NFL's 2015 league year begins. Yahoo's Charles... [Read More]
03/09/15 Eagles re-sign QB Mark Sanchez to two-year, $9 million deal
The lead-up to free agency has been all about losses for the Philadelphia Eagles' offense. LeSean McCoy was sent to Buffalo in a trade. Jeremy Maclin is apparently ready to sign with the Chiefs. Even what looks to be an addition for the Eagles turns into a subtraction. So, here's something different: The Eagles signing a offensive skill-position player. Officially. On Sunday, Philly agreed to ter... [Read More]
03/09/15 Reports: RB Frank Gore having 'cold feet' about signing with Eagles, 'intent' on signing with Colts
Free agents can't officially join their new teams until Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern. But there have been plenty of reports about players "agreeing" with a new franchise that everyone has generally accepted their signings as fact, as done deals. One such assumed fact is that Frank Gore has agreed to join the Eagles on a three-year contract with $7.5 million guaranteed. That's what was reported and co... [Read More]
03/09/15 Texans formally release WR Andre Johnson
As expected, the Houston Texans have cut the best offensive player in franchise history. Now, Andre Johnson is officially a free agent. The Texans tried to trade Johnson after informing him last week that his role for 2015 will be greatly reduced. However, with more than $20 million remaining on his contract and with Johnson slated to turn 34 years old in July, Houston didn't find any takers. Be... [Read More]
03/07/15 Packers give WR Randall Cobb a four-year, $40 million deal
Many teams, if you believe the rumors, have been interested in signing impending free agent Randall Cobb when he becomes officially available Tuesday afternoon. Those teams will now have to focus their interests elsewhere; Cobb is staying put. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, The Packers have re-signed the dynamic slot receiver to a four-year deal worth $40 million. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport add... [Read More]
03/07/15 RB Mark Ingram re-signs with Saints
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has gotten his wish. He said last week that he would like for impending free agent running back Mark Ingram to remain with the team. And he will. Ingram and the Saints have agreed on a four-year contract. The deal will reportedly cost the Saints $16 million. Despite playing in just 13 games last season, Ingram set career highs in a number of categories as... [Read More]
03/07/15 49ers on RB Frank Gore: We'll figure out a way to keep him
Perhaps the San Francisco 49ers aren't quite ready to hand their backfield over to Carlos Hyde. Speaking Saturday, team CEO Jed York said in regards to possibly re-upping with free agent Frank Gore, "I think we'll figure out a way. That's my feeling." Gore is coming off a fourth straight season with at least 1,100 rushing yards. He'll turn 32 years old in May.... [Read More]
03/07/15 RB Marshawn Lynch gets his raise, staying with Seahawks
A few months ago, it looked like Marshawn Lynch was ready to rumble out of the Seattle and maybe out of the NFL for good. He reportedly wasn't getting along with the Seahawks' coaching staff, wasn't happy with his contract, and there were consistent whispers that he may just hang it up after the season. It's funny how money can change a situation. Lynch isn't going to retire, at least not this y... [Read More]
03/05/15 Panthers TE Greg Olsen gets three-year, $22.5 million contract extension
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has been rewarded for his career year in 2014 with a hefty chunk of change. Olsen, who turns 30 next week, signed a three-year contract extension Thursday to remain in Carolina through 2018. The extension is worth $22.5 million, including $12 million as a signing bonus. In total, he'll make $27.75 million through the next four seasons. Olsen posted career highs in r... [Read More]
03/05/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman: I feel like a whole new monster
If the Falcons don't change their backfield during free agency or through the draft, it looks like second-year runner Devonta Freeman will be their lead back next season. That's a role for which he said he's more than ready. "Personally, I want to be the man," Freeman said recently. "I want to be the guy. I want to make my own name with the Atlanta Falcons. I want to go really, really far. I want... [Read More]
03/05/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning passes physical, signs restructured 2015 contract
Peyton Manning has cleared the final hurdle that stood between him and playing football next fall: He passed his team physical on Thursday. Thus, it's officially official: Manning will play for the Denver Broncos in 2015. After the physical, Manning signed his restructured contract. The details of that pact were hammered out on Wednesday as the player and the team agreed to take $4 million off o... [Read More]
03/05/15 Report: Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's time in Kansas City coming to an end
It appears the Chiefs are ready to move on from wide receiver Dwayne Bowe just two years into a five-year, $56 milliion contract. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are trying to orchestrate a trade for Bowe and if that falls through, the Chiefs are expected to simply release him. Bowe is slated to make $10.75 million next season and count $14 million against the cap. If Kansas City... [Read More]
03/04/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning restructures contract, is excited for 2015 season
We've been waiting for an official announcement regarding Peyton Manning's status for the 2015 season. For all intents and purposes, it came Wednesday in the form of a contract restructuring. The Broncos and Manning have agreed to a slightly new deal for next season, one that will take just $4 million off the $19 million fully guaranteed contract Manning was set to earn prior to today. Of course,... [Read More]
03/04/15 Bills acquire QB Matt Cassel from Vikings
Now that the Bills are set to bring in LeSean McCoy to lead their backfield, one mammoth void among their offensive skill positions remains: They don't have a quarterback. They brought another one into the fold Wednesday, but it may not cure what ails them. Buffalo dealt for Matt Cassel earlier today. The trade in full involves Cassel and a 2015 sixth-round draft pick going Western New York in re... [Read More]
03/04/15 Saints release RB Pierre Thomas
In terms of the salary cap, no team is in worse financial shape than the New Orleans Saints. Close to $22 million over the new (and increased) salary cap just a couple of days ago, the franchise has had to make some tough decisions to get under the number for the 2015 season. One decision made was to release eight-year running back Pierre Thomas on Wednesday. Thomas, who was signed by New Orleans ... [Read More]
03/03/15 Blockbuster: Eagles trade RB LeSean McCoy to Bills for LB Kiko Alonso
Who went to bed last night thinking that LeSean McCoy wouldn't be a Philadelphia Eagle less than 24 hours later? Well, that's now a reality. The Eagles have dealt McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. That's it. A one-for-one shocker. McCoy, who turns 27 in July, carries an $11.95 million cap charge for the 2015 season, a number that had recently become the subject of much discus... [Read More]
03/03/15 Saints HC Sean Payton wants to keep RB Mark Ingram
Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday that he would prefer for free agent running back Mark Ingram to remain in New Orleans. "I spoke with Mark today," Payton said. "... Obviously, Mark is someone we want to keep. Hopefully we can do that." Ingram, a 2011 first-round pick, finally delivered on some of his promise in his fourth season. He gained more than 1,100 yards from scrimmage and scored... [Read More]
03/03/15 Cowboys, WR Cole Beasley agree to four-year contract
The Cowboys have signed a wide receiver to a long-term contract. No, not that one. Dallas and Cole Beasley agreed to a four-year deal Tuesday worth as much as $15.1 million, according to Beasley himself. The three-year pro had his best season in 2014, catching 37 balls for 420 yards and four touchdowns. In the Cowboys' final eight games of the season, including the playoffs, Beasley hauled in 28 ... [Read More]
03/02/15 Kicker Stephen Gostkowski gets Patriots' franchise tag
Kicker news! Stephen Gostkowski was franchise-tagged on Monday. The kicker tag will pay Gostkowski about $4.5 million, which represents around a 55 percent raise from his 2014 salary. Gostkowski has hit 73 of his last 78 field goal attempts over the past two seasons and hasn't missed an extra point attempt since 2006, a span that includes more than 400 PATs.... [Read More]
03/02/15 Dolphins TE Charles Clay gets the transition tag
We've already talked about the franchise tag, so let's cover it's lesser-known cousin, the transition tag. That's the tag that was placed on Dolphins tight end Charles Clay today. That tag will pay him about $7.1 million for the 2015 season. But since the value of the transition tag is an average of the top 10 salaries at a player's position -- as opposed to an average of the top five salaries at ... [Read More]
03/02/15 Franchise tags placed on Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
A couple of star wideouts have been extended offers that would pay them about $12.8 million for the 2015 season. And they're probably not happy about it. Mere hours prior to the 4 p.m. Eastern deadline to apply franchise tags to a player, the Broncos and Cowboys tagged their respective top wideouts, Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. Specifically, both players received the non-exclusive tag, meanin... [Read More]
03/02/15 Broncos want Cody Latimer to be their No. 3 WR
Wes Welker was the Broncos' third-leading wide receiver in 2014. Not that it meant a whole lot for fantasy purposes as Welker caught 49 passes for 464 yards and two scores. But in 2013, those numbers were 73, 778 and 10, respectively. Perhaps a receiver who is stronger, bigger, faster than Welker and 11 years his junior can claim those kind of stats in 2015. That's what Denver's brass is hoping. ... [Read More]
03/01/15 Cowboys will let RB DeMarco Murray test free agency
Characterizing the progress made toward reaching an extended contract with DeMarco Murray as "slow," Cowboys COO Stephen Jones realizes that Dallas' franchise back is destined to make his way to free agency. "He's probably going to get some peace (of mind) and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see," Jones said of Murray. "I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas. ... ... [Read More]
03/01/15 Cowboys indicate they will place franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant on Monday
The Cowboys have come to terms with the fact that they probably won't be able to come to terms with wide receiver Dez Bryant on a long-term deal before Monday's franchise tag deadline. Saying that it "would be a stretch" to think such a deal could get done by Monday, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told CowboysHQ, "It looks like we're eyeing the franchise tag on Dez." However, Jones points out that app... [Read More]
02/27/15 Browns sign QB Josh McCown to three-year contract
The Cleveland Browns, who have been looking for stability and consistent production from the quarterback position since pretty much the start of the Reagan Administration, have signed their latest hope under center: Josh McCown. The two sides agreed to terms on a three-year contract Friday. There's no word yet on how much McCown will be getting paid. McCown, who will turn 36 years old in July, re... [Read More]
02/27/15 Dolphins cast off WRs Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson
Get ready for a very, very different receiving corps in 2015, Dolphins fans. The team is trying its damnedest to trade Mike Wallace, and today, Miami parted ways with Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. Those two represent the Dolphins' third- and fourth-leading receivers from 2014, respectively. But neither player caught 40 balls or accumulated 500 yards last season. These two cuts combined give M... [Read More]
02/27/15 Falcons cut WR Harry Douglas
The Falcons continued to cut salary on the offensive side of the ball by letting go of wide receiver Harry Douglas on Friday. Douglas, 30, is one season removed from an 85-catch, 1,000-yard campaign. However, those numbers dropped to 51 and 556, respectively, this past season. Douglas also missed a month of action due to a foot injury. His release saves Atlanta $3.5 million and comes one day after... [Read More]
02/27/15 RB Steven Jackson cut by Falcons, wants to keep playing
Steven Jackson's unimpressive two-year stint in Atlanta has come to an end. Jackson doesn't want to say the same about his career. Jackson was released by the Falcons on Thursday. The 31-year-old's release saves the team $3.75 million in cap space. He has spent 11 years in the league, has rushed for more than 11,000 yards and has led his team in ground yardage in all but one of his seasons in the... [Read More]
02/26/15 Chiefs getting rid of TE Anthony Fasano
In a move that will save the Chiefs about $2 million in cap space, the team is releasing tight end Anthony Fasano, as first reported by NFL.com's Jeff Darlington. Fasano, who turns 31 in April, caught 25 passes and four touchdowns with Kansas City in 2014. Most of his NFL value comes by way of his blocking skills, but he graded out negatively in both run and pass blocking this past season.... [Read More]
02/25/15 Lions release RB Reggie Bush
As we approach the new league year, the number of players receiving a pink slip is increasing steadily by the day. The latest big-name offensive skill player shown the door is Reggie Bush. The Lions officially released him on Wednesday. Bush had a very disappointing 2014, a year in which he missed five games and saw his rushing total drop about 70 percent from 2013 -- 1,006 yards to 297. The move ... [Read More]
02/14/15 Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw was charged with marijuana possession last week
Although information is scarce, WDTN 2 news in Dayton, Ohio reported Friday via local court records that Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw was charged last week for marijuana possession and following too close. The charge came Feb. 5 following a traffic stop. Bradshaw's passenger was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession. The former Giant will be in court on Tuesday, Feb. 17.... [Read More]
02/13/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning expected to officially announce next week that he will play in 2015
Two weeks ago, it was reported that Peyton Manning was going to make his plans for 2015 known by the following week. Nothing happened. So now, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is saying an official decision will come next week. For reals this time. Mortensen said Friday on ESPN that he would be "surprised" if Manning hadn't gone public with his chosen path by next week some time. And that path will lead ... [Read More]
02/13/15 Lions DT Nick Fairley found not guilty of DUI
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley got some good news on the third and final day of his DUI trial Friday: The jury found him not guilty of driving under the influence when he was arrested in May 2012. It did, however, find him guilty of reckless driving. Fairley will become a free agent March 10.... [Read More]
02/13/15 Surprise: Bills HC Rex Ryan wants team to run the ball ... a lot
Oh, "Ground 'n' Pound." How we fell in love with thee. It wasn't flashy, but it sure worked for the Jets back in 2009 and 2010. Their head coach, Rex Ryan, stressed being physical on both sides of the ball, but that was a necessity more than anything else. With Mark Sanchez under center, the Jets sported one of the most impotent passing attacks in the league. Those squads got as far as they did be... [Read More]
02/13/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is ahead of schedule in knee rehab
In an article mostly about Larry Fitzgerald's contract situation, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim also told the team's official website that injured quarterback Carson Palmer looked "fantastic" when he stopped by team headquarters Thursday. Keim said Palmer has put on some muscle and is ahead of schedule in his rehab after tearing the ACL in his left knee Nov. 9. He underwent surgery Nov. 18.... [Read More]
02/12/15 Vikings would welcome back RB Adrian Peterson 'with open arms'
Kevin Warren. Why should that name matter to you? He's just the latest in a growing line of Vikings executives and decision-makers who have said publicly that they want running back Adrian Peterson to return to the team next season. Speaking on a conference call Thursday, Warren, the Vikings' chief operating officer, said he has great respect for Peterson as a player and a person. "He's part of ... [Read More]
02/12/15 QB Peyton Manning meets with Broncos brass; no decision on 2015 status yet
We understand that quarterback Peyton Manning probably wants to play next season. But do the Broncos want him and his $19 million salary to come back? That's a question that's been up for debate lately, and it may have been asked Thursday when Manning met with team executives. According to the Denver Post, Manning met with general manager John Elway and team president Joe Ellis, and wasn't ready ... [Read More]
02/12/15 Report: Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith prefers Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota
You could see this coming. About two weeks after a report stating that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were focused on drafting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas has "heard" that head coach Lovie Smith would rather have Florida State's Jameis Winston. In fact, Yasinskas says Smith's love for Winston is one reason why he decided to go with Dirk Koetter instead of Marc Trestman... [Read More]
02/12/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray is a 'candidate' to start
Jack Del Rio has been the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for less than a month. Although he's done this thing before, he knows it's too early to start throwing your weight behind one young, somewhat unproven player at the risk of alienating others. You want to preach competition and spout off a bunch of cliches even if you don't really mean them. That's probably want when into his words Thursda... [Read More]
02/12/15 Report: Steelers expect RB Le'Veon Bell to be suspended for two games
Although the legal process regarding Le'Veon Bell's marijuana possession charge from August has played out -- he was given 15 months probation and had his license suspended for 60 days -- the Steelers and their star running back are still waiting for the NFL to levy its penalty. Bell can be suspended for as many as two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and sources have told ... [Read More]
02/06/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell placed on probation; could miss up to two games in 2015
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was admitted into an accelerated rehabilitative disposition on Friday, stemming from his August arrest for DUI and possession of marijuana. Since he is a first-time offender, if he can complete this program successfully, the marijuana charges could be dropped. The 15-month probationary program will require Bell to abstain from drugs and alcohol, comp... [Read More]
02/06/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson emerges from hearing optimistic
"I got a fair hearing, for once". That is what Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson had to say after a hearing in which he sat and heard NFLPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler argue, on his behalf, that Peterson's suspension which he was forced to serve should not have been handed down as it was. Due to the fact that the league's new personal conduct policy, in regards to alleged child abuse, was not put in pla... [Read More]
02/05/15 Seahawks S Earl Thomas needs shoulder surgery, out 6 to 8 months
After he dislocated a shoulder during the NFC Championship game, Earl Thomas didn't express any concern about his ability to play in the Super Bowl. Likewise, head coach Pete Carroll declared Thomas' shoulder injury "over" in the week leading up to the big game. Although Thomas played Sunday, his injury is not over by a long shot. Thomas needs surgery on that shoulder to fix a torn labrum and is... [Read More]
02/05/15 Rams name Frank Cignetti offensive coordinator
The Rams have filled their offensive coordinator vacancy from the inside. On Thursday, they promoted quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti to OC. Cignetti, 49, has been with the team since 2012, coaching up the likes of Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Austin Davis and Kellen Clemens. Before that, his only pro jobs came with the Chiefs as a quality control coach (1999) and as a QBs coach with the Saints (200... [Read More]
02/04/15 Report: Browns will give 'very strong consideration' to trading up in draft to pick a top QB
Last year, the Browns traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft, from 26th to 22nd, to select a quarterback. How'd that work out? So well that the Browns are thinking about doing it again this spring. Sources inside the organization have told Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that there will be "very strong consideration" given toward moving up to the top of the board to pick a quarterback. "They... [Read More]
02/04/15 Lions expecting more from TE Eric Ebron in his second season
Not all rookie pass-catchers were successful in 2014. It just seems that way. Lions first-year tight end Eric Ebron fought through many valleys this season despite being the 10th pick in May's draft. He caught 25 passes for 248 yards and just a single score in 13 games. So it should come as no surprise to hear that the Lions are expecting a bigger contribution from the North Carolina product next ... [Read More]
02/04/15 Falcons HC Dan Quinn wants WR Julio Jones on his team for long haul
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is headed into the final year on his rookie contract. So, it's at least realistic to think of 2015 as possibly being Jones' last in Atlanta. Moreover, the Falcons might choose to trade him before he hits free agency. But that's not a realistic scenario if you ask new head coach Dan Quinn, who said Tuesday that he "absolutely" wants Jones on his team for years to c... [Read More]
02/04/15 49ers figure to use more read-option in 2015
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, "A significant change" to the 49ers' offense for next season "figures to be a return to the read-option." Barrows adds that he doesn't know how much the read-option will be used, but head coach Jim Tomsula and CEO Jed York have recently mentioned a desire to get more out of quarterback Colin Kaepernick's legs. Kaepernick ran for a career-high 639 y... [Read More]
02/04/15 Report: TE Jordan Cameron is not interested in re-signing with Browns
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora has been told by sources that Browns tight end Jordan Cameron 'is not interested in returning to Cleveland.' Cameron is slated to become a free agent next month. After a breakout 2013 season in which he caught 80 passes and gained more than 900 yards, Cameron's numbers in those two categories fell to 24 and 424, respectively. He also missed six games because of a shoul... [Read More]
02/04/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested on drug charge
Joseph Randle may be the successor to DeMarco Murray in the Cowboys' backfield. But he's not doing himself any favor with his off-field actions. Randle was arrested early Wednesday morning after police responded to a call regarding domestic violence with a weapon at a Wichita, Kan. hotel. Upon arrival, police were told by a woman in the room that she and Randle had been arguing. Officers found mar... [Read More]
02/03/15 NFL makes Browns WR Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension official
What was assumed to be official last week is now officially official: Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon won't be playing in the NFL until at least 2016. "Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for at least one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Gordon's suspension begins immediately," the league's official statement read Tuesday. Gor... [Read More]
02/02/15 WR Eric Decker has been 'pushing' Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas to join Jets
We still have about five weeks remaining until Demaryius Thomas officially hits the open market. Chances are the Broncos won't allow him to get there, either via a big contract or the franchise tag. But Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has been trying to sell his old teammate on why they should re-join forces in New York. "I've been pushing for the entire year now," Decker said of his efforts to re... [Read More]
02/02/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones, TE Tyler Eifert 'progressing well' from injuries
The Bengals finished this season ranked 15th in points and yards gained. They were good enough to get to the playoffs, but there's little doubt that offense would have been better if wide receiver Marvin Jones and tight end Tyler Eifert had been physically able to play in more than a combined total of one game. The good news is those two players are "progressing well" from their season-ending inju... [Read More]
02/02/15 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman needs Tommy John surgery
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will undergo surgery to repair the torn ligaments in his left elbow. Specifically, he requires Tommy John surgery, which is common among baseball pitchers and involves replacing the elbow's ulnar collateral ligament with a tendon from elsewhere in the body, most often the forearm. Sherman tore that ligament, among others, during the NFC Championship game versus ... [Read More]
02/02/15 Report: Broncos QB Peyton Manning will 'almost certainly' play next season
It has been reported that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could make his decision about whether to play in 2015 this week. NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt says playing will most likely indeed be Manning's choice. Brandt tweeted Monday that he's "hearing Peyton Manning almost certainly will return for 18th season." Manning was on his way to another amazing statistical year before a December q... [Read More]
02/02/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady: 'I've got a lot of football left'
Tom Brady just won his fourth Super Bowl title. So, what's he going to do next? Well, he's not going to Disneyland; that trip has been booked for Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler. And Brady is also not going to retire. After last night's dramatic win, Brady was asked if he's thought about what this latest achievement means for his NFL legacy. The 37-year-old Brady responded, "No. I've got a lot ... [Read More]
02/02/15 As expected, Falcons hire Dan Quinn to be head coach
An official announcement may not come until tomorrow, but the Falcons have hired Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their head coach. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, via sources, the two sides agreed in principle to a five-year contract overnight. Quinn helped turn Seattle's defense into the league's best during his two seasons employed in the Pacific Northwest.... [Read More]
02/02/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel has entered rehab facility
The party-boy image of Johnny Manziel may have veiled a deeper, darker issue. The Browns announced today that their first-round quarterback entered a treatment facility last week. The exact reason for treatment or how long he will be in the facility is unknown. "We respect Johnny's initiative in this decision and will fully support him throughout this process," Browns general manager Ray Farmer s... [Read More]
02/01/15 Report: Seahawks have offered RB Marshawn Lynch a 'monster contract extension'
Will today's Super Bowl mark Marshawn Lynch's final game as a Seahawk? Not if he takes what's reportedly waiting on the table. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Seattle has extended a "monster contract extension" to Lynch that would keep him in a Seahawks uniform for the rest of his career. The deal is thought to make Lynch the league's second-richest running back in terms of annual average val... [Read More]
02/01/15 NFL Honors: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins MVP; Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray named OPOY
The NFL celebrated its own on Saturday night, honoring those who really stood out in 2014. And the list of award winners doesn't provide any surprises. The top award of the night, Most Valuable Player, went to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the second time in four years. Mr. R-E-L-A-X posted a ridiculous 38:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio to help Green Bay win 11 of its final 13 regular-... [Read More]
01/31/15 HC Bruce Arians 'definitely, desperately' wants WR Larry Fitzgerald to stay with Cardinals
Some day, Larry Fitzgerald might find himself enshrined in Canton, Ohio as an Arizona Cardinal. But in present day, Fitzgerald's time in the desert may be ending. The 31-year-old wideout is coming off of what's arguably the worst season of his 11-year career, and he is scheduled to count $23.6 million against the cap in 2015. He is due an $8 million salary next season as well as an $8 million sign... [Read More]
01/31/15 QB Nick Foles, WR Jeremy Maclin expect to play for Eagles next season
Nick Foles and Jeremy Maclin share something in common other than the fact that they are both current Philadelphia Eagles. Both think they will still be playing for the Eagles in 2015. Foles is entering the final year of his contract, and rumors regarding his future NFL home have been swirling. One of the latest has him possibly being traded to St. Louis. Following a breakout 2013 season in whi... [Read More]
01/31/15 Panthers TE Greg Olsen expected to receive contract extension
After churning out a career year, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is expected to receive a contract extension before the regular season begins. Set to become a free agent after 2015, the 29-year-old said after last Sunday's Pro Bowl, "I would love to finish my career [in Carolina]. I'd love to be able to get something done going into this season and know that I'll be a part of the team for a while."... [Read More]
01/31/15 Report: Falcons will name Seahawks DC Dan Quinn head coach next week
Dan Quinn has basically been the Falcons' head coach in-waiting for the past few weeks. An official announcement can't be made until his duties as the Seahawks' defensive coordinator are done. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the wait will be over very soon. Florio wrote Saturday that, per sources, Quinn will officially become Atlanta's HC on Tuesday. He has served as Seattle's defens... [Read More]
01/31/15 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]
01/30/15 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]
01/30/15 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]
01/30/15 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]
01/30/15 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]
01/30/15 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]
01/29/15 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]
01/29/15 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]
01/29/15 Browns WR Josh Gordon: 'I failed myself'
In a 2,000-word, first-person account presented Thursday on Medium.com, 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]
01/28/15 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]
01/28/15 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]
01/28/15 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]
01/27/15 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]
01/27/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/26/15 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]
01/25/15 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]
01/25/15 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]
01/24/15 Eagles and WR Jeremy Maclin have trouble making deal
Following a career season, it was expected that Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin would quickly re-sign with the team. After hiring a new agent, however, the two sides appear to have hit a bit of a standstill. As this is to be the veteran wideout's first big-money contract, Maclin's representatives are seeking an aggressive deal on behalf of their star client. Last month, Maclin praised the organization and... [Read More]
01/24/15 Jets likely to release WR Percy Harvin
After relocating from one side of the country to the other, Jets WR Percy Harvin may be on the move once again. Acquired by New York after Week 7, Harvin is set to make a base salary of $10 million in 2015. According to various reports, the former Seahawk is not willing to take a pay cut. Given the Jets' recent coaching changes in tandem with more pressing offensive needs, the franchise may be for... [Read More]
01/24/15 Steelers President Art Rooney wants team to build pass rush in offseason
Speaking to the media this past Wednesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II expressed his concerns over the team's inability to pressure opposing QBs in 2014. "I think that as a defense, we've got to get more sacks and put more pressure on the quarterback. That's a key piece of the puzzle we have to look at as we build this defense going into next year," said Rooney. Closing out the regular s... [Read More]
01/24/15 Pete Carroll: Seahawks S Earl Thomas' shoulder injury is 'over'
Shoulder injury? What shoulder injury? As far as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is concerned, safety Earl Thomas is ready to roll in Super Bowl XLIX after dislocating a shoulder during the NFC Championship Game "It's over," Carroll told reporters Friday. "It's over, really. It was two days of him being very uncomfortable with the setting and it's over now. He was back in action and in full fl... [Read More]
01/24/15 RB Trent Richardson will be suspended for Week 1 of 2015 season if he's still with Colts
Trent Richardson didn't play in the final two games of the Colts' 2014 season. And if he remains under contract in Indy, he won't play in the first game of the Colts' 2015 season. General manager Ryan Grigson confirmed Friday that Richardson was suspended for two games for "personal reasons" before last Sunday's loss in the AFC Championship Game. Because the Colts did not advance to the Super Bowl... [Read More]
01/24/15 Ravens RB Justin Forsett claims the team wants him back
After seven years in the league, RB Justin Forsett has played for five different teams. Closing out a revelatory season with the Ravens, the journeyman back told reporters on Friday that the team has expressed an interest in re-signing him. Having played under Gary Kubiak in Houston, Forsett has obvious familiarity with his now-former coach's zone-blocking scheme. Taking over the offensive coordin... [Read More]
01/24/15 Report: Browns sources say QB Johnny Manziel showed a 'commitment to nightlife' as a rookie
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel struggled, to put it lightly, in his first season as a pro. And according to an ESPN report that cited nearly 20 team sources as well as league personnel, there's a good reason for that: Manziel just wasn't prepared. Manziel "showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure to be ready when given a chance in his first start against Cincinnati and a continue... [Read More]
01/23/15 Saints and RB Mark Ingram desire to remain married
Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, has expressed a desire to remain with the New Orleans Saints. "I'm looking forward to getting a new deal," Ingram said at Thursday's Pro Bowl practice in Phoenix. "Hopefully I'm with the Saints, man. They drafted me and I'd love to be with New Orleans for my career." Apparently that feeling is mutual. "They said... [Read More]
01/22/15 49ers hire Tony Sparano on as tight ends coach
After serving as the Raiders' interim head coach, Tony Sparano has been hired by the 49ers as their tight ends coach. The bespectacled figurehead has experience instructing TEs as he oversaw the position in Washington (2001), Jacksonville (2002), and Dallas (2003-04). Rumored to have been recommended by long-time associate Bill Parcells, Sparano will be part of GM Trent Baalke's new regime.... [Read More]
01/22/15 Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) hoping to forego surgery
According to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints TE Jimmy Graham is not planning to have surgery on the shoulder he injured in Week 5 of the regular season. When asked about his offseason considerations in relation to the injury, Graham said that surgery wasn't part of his agenda "at this point." Admittedly hobbled by the trauma for the length of 2014, Graham put up the worst statis... [Read More]
01/22/15 Former Broncos OC Adam Gase takes same job with Bears
Adam Gase is changing teams, but his new surroundings with have a distinct familiarity. Gase is joining the Bears and new head coach John Fox as the team's offensive coordinator after filling the same role on Fox's staff in Denver for the past two seasons. During that time, the Broncos fielded the league's most prolific offense. Gase was the OC behind Peyton Manning's record-breaking, MVP season o... [Read More]
01/21/15 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) expects no restrictions for Super Bowl
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman could hardly moved his left arm for basically the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Packers. For the Super Bowl in 11 days, Sherman said he expects no such limitations. When asked Wednesday about the range of motion in his sprained elbow, Sherman said with a smile, "If I had to slap my brother, I'd be able to do it."... [Read More]
01/21/15 Browns to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator
The Browns are in the process of hiring John DeFilippo to be their newest offensive coordinator, as first reported by FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. DeFilippo, 36, has been coaching in the NFL for most of the past decade. He has served as the quarterbacks coach for the Jets and the Raiders. DeFilippo established a relationship with Browns head coach Mike Pettine while both were with the Jets in 2009. ... [Read More]
01/21/15 Raiders will tailor run game to fit RB Latavius Murray
The Raiders hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator on Monday, and he has wasted no time indicating who will be the focus of his attack. When speaking about running back Latavius Murray on Tuesday, Musgrave said he has a "very positive" impression of the young athlete. "Tremendous size and speed," Musgrave said of Murray via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Going to tailor... [Read More]
01/21/15 Report: If healthy, Broncos QB Peyton Manning will play next season
Three "trustworthy" sources have told The Denver Post's Woody Paige that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't ready to call it a career just yet. The all-time great wants to keep playing for Denver as long as he passes his annual physical examination, which should take place in the next month or so. The Broncos have until March 10 to decide whether or not to fully guarantee Manning's 2015 sala... [Read More]
01/20/15 Saints WR Marques Colston open to pay cut
According to various reports, Saints WR Marques Colston has expressed a desire to stay in New Orleans and take a pay cut if necessary. The veteran wideout said he may be forced to leave, however, if the reduction in salary is too great. The Saints have very little cap space to work with so the front office will need to get creative in the offseason. Between his salary and bonuses, Colston is due $... [Read More]
01/20/15 Lions RB Joique Bell underwent clean-up procedures on knee, Achilles tendon
Last week, Lions running back Joique Bell shared a photo on Instragram of himself in a hospital, recovering after an unknown operation. The work Bell had done is unknown no longer. He underwent procedures to clean up one of his knees and an Achilles tendon. Bell sustained a knee injury early in the season, but his one absence was due to a concussion. In 15 games, Bell gained 1,182 yards from scri... [Read More]
01/20/15 Jaguars choose Greg Olson to run offense
The Jaguars have hired Greg Olson to be their offensive coordinator. Olson has experience as as OC for the Lions, Rams, Buccaneers and, most recently, the Raiders. Oakland ranked last in yards gained and next to last in points scored this season. The only team that averaged fewer points per game? The Jaguars.... [Read More]
01/20/15 Jets officially hire OC Chan Gailey
The hiring that everyone thought was done a week ago is done. For real this time. The Jets have officially hired Chan Gailey to be their offensive coordinator. Gailey joins head coach Todd Bowles' staff after two years away from the game following a three-year stint as the Bills' head coach.... [Read More]
01/20/15 Report: Eagles will 'try' to trade up for QB Marcus Mariota
The Eagles have the 20th pick of the first round in April's draft. The reality of them moving up far enough to grab Oregon quarterback and Chip Kelly recruit Marcus Mariota may be a pipe dream, but let the dreaming begin in Philly. A person familiar with the Eagles' offseason plans has told Mark Eckel of NJ.com that the Eagles will at least try to get in position to draft Mariota this spring. "Fr... [Read More]
01/20/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson likes his prospects in HC Gary Kubiak's offense
In Gary Kubiak's past 20 years as an NFL coach, his teams have boasted a top-five rushing offense 10 times. That span included five different 1,000-yard running backs during his 11 years in Denver. Kubiak has now returned to the Broncos as their head coach, and C.J. Anderson believes he can be No. 6 with the help of Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. "I have known about his system for a while, and wh... [Read More]
01/20/15 Ravens bring in Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator
Marc Trestman flamed out in his second year as the Chicago Bears' head coach, but he is a well-respected offensive mind who gets results, especially from his quarterbacks. He made Josh McCown rich in 2013, and despite all of the drama, Jay Cutler had perhaps his most productive year as a pro in 2014. Now the Ravens are hoping Trestman can work his magic with Joe Flacco and company. Baltimore hire... [Read More]
01/19/15 Bill Musgrave rejoins Raiders as offensive coordinator
The Raiders gave Bill Musgrave his first NFL coaching job in 1997. They have turned to him again in 2015. Musgrave was hired Monday to be Oakland's offensive coordinator. He served as the team's quarterbacks coach 18 years ago. Since then, Musgrave, 47, has spent time as the OC of the Eagles, Panthers, Jaguars and Vikings. He and new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio worked together when Del Rio was... [Read More]
01/19/15 Bears new head coach John Fox noncommittal on QB Jay Cutler's future with team
On Monday John Fox held a press conference, officially announcing his reign as the Bears' 18th head coach. When asked about Jay Cutler, Fox admitted that he hadn't met the team's quarterback yet, but that he was "looking forward to getting to know Jay." The nearly 60-year-old spoke a lot about winning in Monday's meeting with the media. In fact, when a reporter inquired as to what Fox wants in a s... [Read More]
01/19/15 Packers WR Randall Cobb wants to stay in Green Bay
Packers WR Randall Cobb is heading into the offseason not knowing where he'll play next year. When asked if he'd like to return to Green Bay, the 24-year-old slot man simply answered, "of course." Having lost to the Seahawks in overtime on Sunday in the Conference Championship Game, Cobb's 2014 season is officially over. He'll have to wait until March -- when free agency begins -- before making an... [Read More]
01/19/15 Seahawks might bring back RB Marshawn Lynch. Or he could retire after Super Bowl
That Marshawn Lynch is playing his final season as a Seattle Seahawk has been popular belief for at least a couple of months now. But perhaps that belief will turn out to be false after all. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Seattle's brass is open to the idea of retaining Lynch for the 2015 season when the 29-year-old would be owed $7 million in salary and bonuses. However, that's far fro... [Read More]
01/19/15 Report: Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has a sprained elbow
Updating an earlier post, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has undergone an MRI and been diagnosed with a sprained left elbow, a source has told NFL.com's Albert Breer. Breer adds that Sherman "should be able to play in the Super Bowl." Sherman played through the injury for basically the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's conference championship win.... [Read More]
01/19/15 Rick Dennison follows Gary Kubiak to Broncos as OC
The Broncos have hired Gary Kubiak to be their head coach, and he is bringing a long-time friend to be on his staff. Rick Dennison has been named the team's offensive coordinator. Kubiak and Dennison's relationship goes back to the many years they spent as teammates on the Broncos during the '80s and early '90s. They also spent parts of 16 seasons as coaches with the Broncos, Texans and last year ... [Read More]
01/19/15 Seahawks S Earl Thomas has dislocated shoulder
While we wait for more specifics on Richard Sherman's elbow injury, we can pass along that one of Sherman's Legion of Boom wingmen, Earl Thomas, has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Packers and spent some time in the locker room, getting checked out. But Thomas did finish the game and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 ver... [Read More]
01/19/15 Falcons to name Kyle Shanahan offensive coordinator
The Falcons will have to kill some time before they can hire their preferred head coach, but they have already found their next offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Kyle Shanahan has agreed to become Atlanta's OC. He resigned from his post as the Browns' offensive coordinator earlier this month amid rumors that he didn't get along with quarterback Brian Hoyer and the team's front ... [Read More]
01/18/15 Broncos tap Gary Kubiak to fill head coaching vacancy
Despite announcing that he would remain in Baltimore as the Ravens' offensive coordinator just a few days ago, Gary Kubiak has accepted an offer to become the Broncos' 15th head coach in franchise history. On Sunday morning, GM John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis, along with a cadre of other Denver executives, flew to Houston to interview Kubiak on his home ground. After several hours, the two sides agre... [Read More]
01/18/15 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman injures elbow in win over Green Bay
Seattle CB Richard Sherman suffered a hit on his left elbow while pushing Green Bay RB James Starks out of bounds in the second half of the Seahawks' overtime win over the Packers. There is suspicion that Sherman may have a pinched ulnar nerve. He will undergo a series of exams on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury. Despite holding his arm in pain for a significant portion of the contest, ... [Read More]
01/18/15 Falcons seem to be 'waiting on' Seahawks DC Dan Quinn
The Falcons have interviewed eight different prospects - three former head coaches, one offensive coordinator, three defensive coordinators and a special teams coach - for their head coaching vacancy. After sitting down with Rex Ryan, Doug Marrone, Josh McDaniels, Adam Gase, Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles, Teryl Austin and Keith Armstrong, Atlanta has yet to extend an offer to any of the interviewees. Acc... [Read More]
01/17/15 WR Mike Wallace's future with Dolphins unsure
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was noncommittal when asked if WR Mike Wallace would return to the team in 2015. When pressed Ross simply stated, "I don't think anybody really knows that." Since moving to Miami, Wallace has been the Dolphins' most productive receiver. Rumors that he asked to be benched in Week 17, however, have called his commitment and work ethic into question.... [Read More]
01/16/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks resumes weight training and catching passes
Rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints has resumed catching passes and lifting weights after missing the last six games of the season with a thumb injury. Cooks finished his rookie season with 53 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns. He proved to be a reliable target for QB Drew Brees and is looking forward to returning next season and making an even bigger impact. "I'... [Read More]
01/16/15 Ravens WR Steve Smith instructed to take three weeks to mull future
After declaring his intention to return to the Ravens in 2015, WR Steve Smith has been told by Baltimore's general manager, Ozzie Newsome, to "take three weeks" before committing to next season. Head coach John Harbaugh said he'd like to keep the 35-year-old receiver in Baltimore but seemed to agree with Newsome's advice, saying it "made a lot of sense." Smith just closed out his best statistical ... [Read More]
01/15/15 Bengals stick by QB Andy Dalton
In the four years he's been under center in Cincinnati, QB Andy Dalton has yet to win any of his four playoff games. Despite this fact, the Bengals' organization appears to be sticking with the TCU product. Via the team's official website, editor Geoff Hobson admitted he didn't expect the Bengals to draft a QB this spring or bring in any competition for their current signal-caller. Hobson went on ... [Read More]
01/15/15 Colts CB Vontae Davis (knee) returns to practice on Thursday
After sitting out Wednesday, Colts cornerback Vontae Davis returned to practice on Thursday. Davis was able to get in a limited session and is expected to play on Sunday against the Patriots. The sixth-season vet is having a career year, earning 42 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles throughout the regular season.... [Read More]
01/15/15 Packers head coach Mike McCarthy gets nervous about RB Eddie Lacy's knee
Beat writer Tom Silverstein live-blogged Packers head coach Mike McCarthy's press conference Thursday in which the coach said he was "just nervous" about running back Lacy's knee being sore, so he pulled him from the day's practice. McCarthy admitted he was being conservative with his star RB and that he should be ready to play come Sunday.... [Read More]
01/15/15 Ravens TE Owen Daniels not retiring, hopes to play 'couple more years'
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels is scheduled to become a free agent in March, but he doesn't believe he will be free for long and would like to stay in Baltimore. "I think I got a couple more [years] in me, at least," Daniels said. "... I train my butt off during the offseason, so I'll be ready to go and hopefully I'll be back." There are some concerns that Daniels is slowing down as he turns 33 i... [Read More]
01/15/15 Report: Scott Linehan agrees to stay as Cowboys' play-caller
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys and Scott Linehan have agreed to a new contract for the team's play-caller. Terms were not immediately available. Officially working under the title of passing game coordinator, Linehan's first year in Dallas was a smashing success. The Cowboys' offense finished among the top 10 in yards and points per game. Linehan leaned on running back DeMar... [Read More]
01/14/15 Ravens 'cautiously optimistic' TE Dennis Pitta will play next season
Dennis Pitta is determined to continue his NFL career after fracturing and dislocating his right hip in back-to-back seasons. Whether he will be able to accomplish his goal remains to be seen, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" that Pitta will play again. "We want to make sure he's going to be totally healthy, totally safe as much is as reasonable ... [Read More]
01/14/15 Oregon QB Marcus Mariota ducks senior year, enters NFL Draft
Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior year and head to the NFL. This season, Mariota led the Ducks to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the national title game, where Oregon lost to Ohio St. In three seasons at Oregon, Mariota threw for 10,796 yards, 105 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions.... [Read More]
01/14/15 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers goes through practice Wednesday
When asked today how his damaged left calf muscle feels, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said: "About the same as last week." On this day last week, Rodgers wasn't practicing. Not that his playing status for the divisional round was ever in jeopardy, but he was still sidelined by his injury. One week later, Rodgers is practicing as Green Bay prepares for the NFC Championship Game at Seattle. R... [Read More]
01/14/15 49ers promote Jim Tomsula to head coach
The 49ers stayed in-house for their replacement to Jim Harbaugh. On Wednesday, they hired Jim Tomsula to be their next head coach. San Francisco is the only team the 46-year-old Tomsula has known in the NFL, and he had spent the past eight seasons as its defensive line coach. He was also the team's interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season after Mike Singletary was fired. He won tha... [Read More]
01/14/15 Jack Del Rio hired as Raiders' new head coach
Oakland has hired its new head coach, and he comes by way of a divisional foe. Former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has accepted the head coaching position for the Raiders. Del Rio has head-coaching experience, having guided the Jacksonville Jaguars for nine years. The Jags were 68-71 under Del Rio, making two playoff appearances. He had been the defensive coordinator for Denv... [Read More]
01/14/15 Report: Cowboys have offered RB DeMarco Murray a contract: 4 years, $16 million
What do you give the man who just logged the second-most regular-season carries since 2006 and broke the Cowboys' single-season rushing record? If you're the Cowboys, not a whole lot, relatively. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have extended a contract offer to soon-to-be free-agent RB DeMarco Murray. Rapoport says the deal is worth slightly more than $16 million over four ye... [Read More]
01/14/15 Todd Bowles hired as Jets' new HC
Edging out both Doug Marrone and Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles has secured the Jets' head-coaching job. Arizona's now-former defensive coordinator, Bowles is a New Jersey native who was a defensive backs coach for Gang Green in 2000. He is expected to tap Chan Gailey as his offensive coordinator.... [Read More]
01/14/15 Bears reach out to John Fox, schedule interview for head coaching position
The Bears have yet to fill their head coaching vacancy, but according to reports, John Fox is the current front-runner for the position. Less than 24 hours after Fox and the Broncos parted ways, the Bears reached out to the veteran HC and scheduled an interview. For his part, Fox also appears interested in taking up residence in the Windy City.... [Read More]
01/13/15 Broncos GM John Elway says QB Peyton Manning will be involved in team's coaching search
Will Peyton Manning retire? If not, will he be content to play somewhere other than Denver next year. Broncos general manager John Elway said Tuesday that he would like for Manning to return and that he will have a say in who is the franchise's next head coach. "Peyton's going to be involved," Elway said. "I'm going to talk to Peyton as we go through the process. But there is no timetable." Elwa... [Read More]
01/13/15 Cowboys, HC Jason Garrett agree to 5-year, $30 million contract
After being on the hot seat for what seemed like his entire tenure as the Cowboys' head coach, Jason Garrett finally has a healthy amount of job security. Garrett, whose previous contract expired after Dallas lost its playoff game versus the Packers on Sunday, has agreed to a five-year deal worth $30 million to stay in Big D. Garrett went 8-8 in his first three campaigns at the helm, fueling spec... [Read More]
01/12/15 OC Gary Kubiak decides to remain with Ravens
Gary Kubiak has been sought-after by a few teams with head coaching vacancies, but he isn't going anywhere. He said Sunday night that he will stick as the Ravens' offensive coordinator for a second season. "It is flattering and humbling to be invited to interview for a number of NFL head coaching positions, and I greatly appreciate these opportunities," Kubiak said in a statement. "But I have dec... [Read More]
01/12/15 Seahawks WR Paul Richardson placed on injured reserve due to torn ACL
As first reported by FOX Sports on Sunday, Seahawks rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Saturday's divisional round win over the Panthers. Today, Seattle officially placed the rookie on injured reserve and added quarterback B.J. Daniels. Richardson caught 29 passes for 271 yards in his first year as a pro. Daniels will back up Russell Wilson and Travar... [Read More]
01/12/15 Bills name Rex Ryan head coach, hire Greg Roman to be OC
Two coaches who know a little something about running the ball and riding with a good defense have joined forces in Western New York. The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that Rex Ryan is their newest head coach after the sides agreed to a five-year deal over the weekend. Ryan, a great defensive mind, takes over the team that had the league's fourth-best defense in 2014. However, Jim Schwartz is ex... [Read More]
01/12/15 UPDATE: Broncos part ways with HC John Fox; other Denver coaches also likely out
Update No. 2: More from Lombardi: "From a longtime Broncos assistant: 'We haven't been told anything. But when the head coach loses his job, we're not guaranteed a job.' Perhaps not every coach is out in Denver just yet, but it has also been reported by multiple sources that all of Denver's coaches have been told they can look for positions with other teams. Update: Shortly after word came that ... [Read More]
01/12/15 Report: Broncos QB Peyton Manning played through 2 injured quadriceps
We've known for some time that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been playing hurt. Specifically, he played for the past handful of weeks with an strained quad. But the severity of his injury -- or injuries -- no matter whom you believe, seems to be much worse than initially thought. It was reported Monday morning that Manning actually suffered a completely torn right quadriceps muscle durin... [Read More]
01/10/15 Jets RB Chris Johnson arrested in Florida
On Friday night, Jets RB Chris Johnson was arrested on a weapons charge. The Orlando native was allegedly pulled over by police after rolling through a stop sign. Upon approaching the car, the officers reportedly spotted Johnson's gun under his seat rather than locked away somewhere else inside of the vehicle. While the Jet does have a license for the firearm, he does not have a license to open ca... [Read More]
01/10/15 Chargers sign WR Austin Pettis
Reportedly released by the Rams for being late to a team meeting after Week 7, wide receiver Austin Pettis has been signed by the Chargers. The 6-foot-3, 203-pound possession receiver was selected by St. Louis in the third round of the 2011 draft. He will now compete for a roster spot in San Diego.... [Read More]
01/10/15 Packers list QB Aaron Rodgers as probable, say his injured calf will not change their offense
The Packers didn't practice Friday, but they were still required to publicize an official injury designation for all of their banged-up stars heading into this weekend's playoff game versus Dallas. They listed quarterback Aaron Rodgers as probable with his calf injury and stated that he would have gone through a limited session if the team were required to be on the field. The Packers will officia... [Read More]
01/10/15 Bengals TE Kevin Brock to remain with the team in 2015
The Bengals re-signed tight end Kevin Brock on Friday. The 6-foot-5 and 264-pound TE played in 15 games this season, recording five catches for 21 yards. Despite not having much success as a pass-catcher, Brock did excel as a blocker. He was cut by the team in late August but was brought back after TE Alex Smith (biceps) was placed on injured reserve.... [Read More]
01/09/15 Bears hire Ryan Pace as new GM
At 37 years old, the Bears' Ryan Pace is now the youngest general manager in the NFL. Shortly after graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Pace began his career working in the Saints' front office. Over his 14-year tenure in New Orleans, Pace is said to have earned the trust of GM Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton. As director of pro personnel, Pace helped to acquire QB Drew Brees in ... [Read More]
01/09/15 Patriots WR Julian Edelman (concussion) listed as probable
After being concussed in Week 15, wide receiver Julian Edelman appears to be back to full health and is listed as "probable" on the Patriots' injury report. Edelman practiced on a limited basis earlier in the week but hasn't completed a full practice since mid-December.... [Read More]
01/09/15 Niners could unload TE Vernon Davis before next season
After nine seasons in San Francisco, tight end Vernon Davis' roster spot could be "in jeopardy," according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Davis, whose 31st birthday is three weeks away, is scheduled to receive a $4.95 million salary in 2015. Coming off of the least productive year of his career, Davis may be considered too expensive by the team's incoming regime.... [Read More]
01/09/15 Former Falcons OC Dirk Koetter jumps ship to Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found the man to mentor their young offense in their own division. The Bucs hired Dirk Koetter on Thursday to be their offensive coordinator, a job he held with the Atlanta Falcons from 2012 through 2014. During those three years, the Falcons finished among the top 10 in yards per game twice.... [Read More]
01/09/15 Vikings OC Norv Turner calls WR Cordarrelle Patterson's year 'frustrating'
Expected by many analysts to break out in 2014, WR Cordarrelle Patterson didn't start a game after the Vikings' Week 10 bye. Finishing the season with fewer receptions than RB Matt Asiata, Patterson was one of the biggest busts of the year. OC Norv Turner called the 2013 first-round draft pick's lack of progression "frustrating" and added that "he's got to put the work in." In total, Patterson ca... [Read More]
01/09/15 Ravens WR Steve Smith expected to be covered by Patriots CB Darrelle Revis
Because New England's secondary plays on assigned "sides," left cornerback Darrelle Revis is expected to shadow right wide receiver Steve Smith while right cornerback Brandon Browner should follow left wide receiver Torrey Smith in this weekend's playoff game. Playing on a one-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots, Revis has nothing but respect for the elder Smith, calling him an "electrifying ... [Read More]
01/08/15 Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practicing in full
Broncos TE Julius Thomas rolled his left ankle nearly two months ago when Denver lost its third game of the season at St. Louis. He returned for Weeks 15 through 17 but was a shell of his former self, catching just three balls for 63 yards. While the 6-foot-5 and 250-pound tight end has practiced in full all week, there is concern that his ankle is still not at 100 percent. The former college bask... [Read More]
01/08/15 Chiefs sign QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Da'Rick Rogers
On Wednesday, the Chiefs added a couple of intriguing athletes to their roster: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor and wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers. Pryor spent this past season with the Seahawks. He hasn't appeared in a game since 2013 while with the Oakland Raiders. By adding him, the Chiefs currently have five quarterbacks. Rogers didn't play in 2014 after the Colts cut him in late September followin... [Read More]
01/08/15 Report: Alabama WR Amari Cooper, RB T.J. Yeldon are going pro
A couple of playmakers, wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back T.J. Yeldon, are reportedly taking their talents from the University of Alabama to the NFL. Both will forgo their senior season. Cooper, who is expected to be the first wideout drafted in April, caught 124 passes for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, setting a host of single-season and career records for an Alabama recei... [Read More]
01/08/15 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers goes through limited practice despite reported calf tear
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went through team drills during Thursday's practice, taking 50-60 percent of the reps, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy also said Rodgers' mobility looked good during the session. Rodgers' mobility has been under much scrutiny for the past few weeks due to his calf injury, which he aggravated in Week 17. That scrutiny ramped up today following a re... [Read More]
01/08/15 Colts RB Trent Richardson now working on special teams
Trent Richardson, the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, is No. 3 once again. It appears he's the Colts' third running back. That's what you can draw from a sight during the Colts' practice Thursday: Richardson working on the punt-coverage team.... [Read More]
01/08/15 Steelers extend OC Todd Haley through 2016
Todd Haley has earned a two-year extension from the Steelers after coordinating an offense that ranked second in 2014. He is now under contract through 2016. Under Haley's guidance, the Steelers finished in the top 10 in points and yards per game for the first time since 2002.... [Read More]
01/08/15 Browns part ways with OC Kyle Shanahan, fire QBs coach Dowell Loggains
The Browns' offense was an abject mess during the final month of this season, and a large part of the blame can be placed upon the quarterback play. It will be the job of two new voices to turn that unit around in 2015. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains are no longer a part of the Browns as of Thursday. Shanahan reportedly asked for his release, which was g... [Read More]
01/07/15 Brian Schottenheimer vacates Rams' OC position for same gig at University of Georgia
The Rams are now looking for their fourth offensive coordinator since the start of 2010. That's because former OC Brian Schottenheimer has agreed to fulfill the same role with the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Schottenheimer's move comes a week after head coach Jeff Fisher praised his play-calling and said he didn't expect any changes to his staff. Schottenheimer spent three seasons as the OC i... [Read More]
01/07/15 QB Jameis Winston declares for NFL Draft
Is Jameis Winston's future home as a professional a mere four hours south of his home as a collegiate? We'll find out in a few months, but such a scenario is now a distinct possibility. Winston officially declared for the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, forgoing his junior and senior seasons at Florida State. Winston recorded a 26-1 record in his two years under center for the Seminoles. Those years... [Read More]
01/07/15 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers misses Wednesday's practice, guarantees he'll play Sunday
Aaron Rodgers wasn't expected to practice Wednesday because of his calf injury. and he didn't. However, he is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, and he guaranteed that he will. "I'm going on Sunday," Rodgers said today. "It's just a matter of how." Rodgers might practice Thursday, but regardless, head coach Mike McCarthy said "everything points in the direction of him playing."... [Read More]
01/06/15 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger may need offseason surgery
Ben Roethlisberger always takes a ton of hits every season. Now with the Steelers' season over, Big Ben needs to repair the damage he sustained in 2014 before preparing for 2015. Some of that damage is in his knee, which may require an offseason cleanup surgery, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger just finished the most productive season of his 11 as a pro. He set or tied career-h... [Read More]
01/06/15 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick to train with Kurt Warner in offseason
Coming off a less-than-stellar 2014 season in which he threw fewer touchdowns and more interceptions than the previous season, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has committed himself to improving this offseason. Word is out that he intends to do so with the help of former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner. Kaepernick has enlisted the help of Warner and quarterback coach Dennis Gile. The three wi... [Read More]
01/06/15 Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse ready to return from hamstring injury
The Seahawks will have their second-leading receiver on the field this weekend. After missing Week 17 due to a hamstring injury, wideout Jermaine Kearse will practice this week and is ready to play, according to head coach Pete Carroll. With 38 catches and 537 receiving yards, Kearse trails only Doug Baldwin among all Seahawks in those categories.... [Read More]
01/06/15 Lions want to keep DT Ndamukong Suh
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was a prodigious key to Detroit's defensive potency this season. Over 17 weeks of play, Suh racked up a total of 10.5 sacks. Noting the 28-year-old's dominance, head coach Jim Caldwell announced on Monday that one of the team's "highest priorities" is to re-sign the impending free agent. Suh has made clear that while he'd like to stay in Detroit, ultimately he'll go where th... [Read More]
01/05/15 'Rumblings continue to indicate' WR Dwayne Bowe isn't likely to remain with Chiefs
Less than two years ago, the Chiefs signed Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract worth $56 million. It sounds like they are already regretting that deal. At least, that's what it sounds like Nick Athan of Warpaint Illustrated. "Rumblings continue to indicate the #Chiefs might be willing to part with ... WR Dwayne Bowe before [free agency] begins in March!" Athan tweeted Monday.... [Read More]
01/05/15 Despite fumbles, Colts praise, will stick with RB Dan Herron
Colts third-year running back Dan Herron sat on the bench for short stretches after each of his two fumbles during Sunday's playoff win. But don't expect any further punishment for who it seems head coach Chuck Pagano knows is his best runner. "He's gaining confidence," Pagano said of Herron following the beating of the Bengals. "Obviously there's some plays out there that he'd like to have back ... [Read More]
01/04/15 Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham out for Sunday's Wild Card Game at Indianapolis
Tight end Jermaine Gresham, who injured his back in the Bengals' Week 17 game versus Pittsburgh, will not play Sunday when Cincinnati takes on the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round. Gresham missed practice most of the week, but he was limited on Friday, leading to optimism that he'd play today. However, he was unable to get it loose enough in pregame, warm-ups and the team has officially ... [Read More]
01/03/15 Bengals WR A.J. Green downgraded to out for Sunday
As expected, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green won't play in Sunday's playoff game versus the Colts. On Saturday, the Bengals made it official. Green ended the week with very little practice time and listed as doubtful on the injury report because of the concussion he sustained during last week's loss to the Steelers.... [Read More]
01/03/15 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) misses Saturday practice
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) did not practice on Saturday. While Green Bay would like to get their star quarterback on the field as soon as possible, head coach Mike McCarthy said he didn't expect Rodgers to get "on the practice field till Thursday, probably at the earliest." According to the Associated Press, Rodgers admitted "the calf is slowly progressing" and that he hoped to "get on th... [Read More]
01/03/15 Cardinals QB Drew Stanton to have knee examined next week
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton suffered sprains to the ACL and MCL in his right knee at St. Louis in Week 15. Initially expected to sit out four weeks, Arizona's backup signal-caller is reportedly scheduled to have the recently scoped knee re-examined this coming week. The Cardinals have yet to win a game since losing Stanton to the injury. Third-string QB Ryan Lindley started opposite the Panthers in ... [Read More]
01/03/15 Rex Ryan expected to interview for Falcons' head-coaching job next week
Black Monday victim Rex Ryan is expected to meet with Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Tuesday to discuss the team's head-coaching vacancy. Ryan was interviewed by Blank back in 2009 but accepted the Jets' offer instead. Six years later, Atlanta is re-visiting the possibility of a Ryan-led franchise.... [Read More]
01/03/15 Bengals WR A.J Green misses practice, deemed doubtful for playoff game
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green took a step backward Friday in his recovery from a Week 17 concussion. After going through limited practice on Thursday, he showed up to Friday's session in sweatpants and didn't participate. Shortly after practice ended, the Bengals listed Green as doubtful on their official injury report. They will visit the Colts on Sunday.... [Read More]
01/03/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ruled out for Wild Card Weekend
As much as running back Le'Veon Bell would like to suit up for Saturday's playoff game, the fact is he won't. The Steelers officially ruled him out Friday. Bell didn't practice all week after suffering a hyperextended right knee in Week 17. He hasn't even tried running at full speed yet. Undrafted rookie Josh Harris is the next man up in Pittsburgh's backfield. Fellow rookie Dri Archer and recentl... [Read More]
01/02/15 Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart to remain Carolina's workhorse in Week 18
As of Friday, Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) was listed as "probable" on the team's injury report. After missing the last four games, Williams is apparently good to go against the Cardinals on Saturday. While the 31-year-old back was sidelined with a broken finger, RB Jonathan Stewart served as Carolina's workhorse and rushed for more than 400 yards. It is likely that Williams will see some ... [Read More]
01/02/15 Colts RB Trent Richardson questionable for Sunday
Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) did not practice on Friday. He is questionable to start versus the Bengals on Sunday. If the former Brown does not recovered in time, Indianapolis will look to second-year RB Dan Herron and rookie Zurlon Tipton to carry the load against Cincinnati's 20th-ranked run defense.... [Read More]
01/01/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell doesn't practice Thursday
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stayed off of the practice field for the second consecutive day in order to get more treatment on his injured right knee. Bell told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala that he feels good but isn't ready to try running on that knee yet. Rookie Josh Harris will start Saturday's playoff game versus Baltimore if Bell can't go.... [Read More]
01/01/15 WR Reggie Wayne says he will play next season if Colts want him back
Reggie Wayne is 36 years old. And if he can keep that horseshoe on the side of his helmet, he'd like to play through his age-37 season. As Wayne prepares for what may be his final home game, he said on his weekly radio show Tuesday that he will play in 2015 "If the Colts want me. Because I'm not playing for nobody else." Wayne is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. He has struggled... [Read More]
01/01/15 Bengals WR A.J. Green returns to practice, not yet cleared to play
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green practiced in limited fashion Thursday, a good sign for his odds of being active in Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. Green hasn't been officially cleared to play, but if everything goes according to plan, he will be given the green light following visits to independent doctors on Friday and Saturday.... [Read More]
01/01/15 HC Doug Marrone leaves Bills, will interview with Jets, Falcons, Bears
Doug Marrone opted out of his contract as head coach of the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday night after two years at the helm. He compiled a 15-17 record with no playoff appearances. The Jets, for whom Marrone coached the offensive line from 2002-05, reportedly have strong interest in hiring Marrone to be their head coach. They will interview him this weekend, but he will also interview for the head-co... [Read More]
12/31/14 Jaguars view WR Justin Blackmon's possible return as a 'luxury'
Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon is currently under indefinite suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. Will the 2012 first-rounder play for the Jags ever again? No one really knows for sure. Heck, the team isn't even sure when Blackmon can file for reinstatement. "I'm hoping [to know] by the time the draft rolls around so we can play accordingly," general m... [Read More]
12/31/14 Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is 'ready to roll'
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is all set to play in his first game since Week 13. That's when Williams broke the middle finger on his right hand. Head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Williams is "ready to roll." The Memphis product could have played in last Sunday's NFC South title game at Atlanta, but the team held him out due to concerns regarding his ability to pass protect. Of c... [Read More]
12/31/14 Rams HC Jeff Fisher says using WR Tavon Austin more will be a priority next season
After severely underutilizing 2013 first-round pick Tavon Austin during his rookie year, the versatile wide receiver's numbers actually declined in 2014. Although he saw much more action as a runner, all of his receiving stats -- receptions, receiving yards, yards per catch, touchdowns -- all slumped. Head coach Jeff Fisher noticed this and wants to rectify it next year. "I think as a staff we pl... [Read More]
12/31/14 Broncos TE Julius Thomas concedes ankle injury is still an issue
Broncos TE Julius Thomas sprained his left ankle at St. Louis in Week 11. While he took the field in Weeks 15-17, the 6-foot-5 and 250-pound tight end admitted that the injury has lingered. Hauling in only three receptions over the final three weeks of the season, Thomas said he "definitely needed this bye." The record-breaking tight end added that he hoped the extra rest would have him "looking l... [Read More]
12/31/14 Colts TE Dwayne Allen, WR Reggie Wayne practice Wednesday
It looks like the Colts' pass attack will have everyone up for Sunday's playoff game versus Cincinnati. Tight end Dwayne Allen practiced Wednesday after missing Week 17 due to a knee injury. He was joined on the practice field by wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who suffered a minor groin injury during that win over the Titans.... [Read More]
12/31/14 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says he feels 'great,' but doesn't say much about playing status
Less than three days after sustaining a hyperextended right knee, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell met the media Wednesday without a set of crutches or even a noticeable limp. "I feel great," Bell told the throng of reporters twice. So, is he ready to guarantee that he will play Saturday versus the Ravens? "Obviously, I'm taking it day by day," he said.... [Read More]
12/31/14 Bengals WR A.J. Green remains in concussion protocol, won't practice today
Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson tweeted this morning that wide receiver A.J. Green is still going through the league's concussion protocol, and he gets the sense that Green won't practice today. The stud wideout, who was concussed Sunday night against the Steelers, is trying to get cleared in time for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis.... [Read More]
12/31/14 Giants will prepare as if WR Victor Cruz doesn't return to previous form in 2015
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee back in October. He is progressing in his long rehab -- he has been cleared to run on a treadmill. However, Giants general manager Jerry Reese admitted Tuesday that while he remains "hopeful" Cruz can return to full strength next season, he's not just blindly expecting it. "Any guy who has a significant injury — and... [Read More]
12/31/14 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers plans to use bye week to get healthy
After tweaking his left leg in Week 16, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers fell to the ground with a calf injury this past Sunday. Despite being carted to the locker room for further observation, Rodgers returned in the third quarter of the NFC North showdown versus Detroit. Completing 17 of 22 passes for 226 yards and two TDs in addition to rushing twice for 14 yards and a score, the Packers' signal-caller... [Read More]
12/30/14 Titans unlikely to use first-round draft pick on a QB
After finishing 2014 with a 2-14 record, the Titans have secured the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Tennessee began the season with QB Jake Locker under center but eventually handed over the reigns to rookie Zach Mettenberger in Week 8. Mettenberger remained the team's starter until his season ended in Week 14 due to a right shoulder injury. The Titans then closed out the last three weeks of t... [Read More]
12/30/14 Browns WR Josh Gordon may be done in Cleveland
In the wake of Josh Gordon's most recent transgression, word out of Cleveland is that the franchise is tired of dealing with the oft-suspended receiver and will be seeking a trade this coming spring. Whispers among league executives and members of the Browns organization echo a sentiment of aggravation and worry that Gordon will not be able to stay out of trouble. It was also reported that Gordon'... [Read More]
12/30/14 Lions DT Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play at Dallas on Sunday
After reviewing Ndamukong Suh's appeal, the NFL has reversed his one-game suspension. The Lions' defensive tackle will suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Suh was initially suspended for intentionally stepping on the leg of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in Week 17. Rather than sit out the first week of the postseason, the four-time Pro Bowler will instead pay a $70,000 fine.... [Read More]
12/30/14 Steelers sign RB Ben Tate
Ben Tate is moving on to his fourth team within a calendar year, and he will join his new squad in the playoffs. The Steelers signed Tate today after working him out earlier this morning. The Steelers are in need of running back depth as Le'Veon Bell appears unlikely to play in Saturday's playoff showdown with the Ravens due to a hyperextended right knee. The other RBs on Pittsburgh's roster are r... [Read More]
12/30/14 Jaguars fire OC Jedd Fisch, may be interested in Marc Trestman as replacement
After overseeing arguibly the worst offense in football over the past two years, Jedd Fisch's two-season stint as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator is over. He was fired Tuesday. And that void may be filled by former (as of yesterday) Bears head coach Marc Trestman, according to Jaguars beat writer Ryan O'Halloran. "Gus has become close with former Bears coach Marc Trestman in recent years, so I... [Read More]
12/30/14 Jaguars likely to let WR Cecil Shorts walk
Wide receiver Cecil Shorts has likely played his last game in a Jacksonville Jaguars uniform. General manager Dave Caldwell, when asked about Shorts' future, would only offer, "I'll have to talk to the coaches." Jags beat writer Hays Carlyon speculates that's enough of a sign that Shorts won't be back. Shorts finished this season with 53 catches for 557 yards and just one touchdown.... [Read More]
12/30/14 Browns HC Mike Pettine: WR Josh Gordon is at 'a crossroads with us'
Will Josh Gordon be wearing a Browns uniform next season? According to head coach Mike Pettine, that's really up to the player himself. "We want to take care of our own, but at the same time we're going to hold our guys accountable," Pettine said Monday. "I think everybody recognizes the talent that's there, but this isn't an individual sport. "You have to be accountable to your coaching staff, ... [Read More]
12/30/14 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell likely to miss first playoff game
CBS' Jason La Canfora has reported that it's likely running back Le'Veon Bell, who suffered a hyperextension of his right knee in Sunday's regular-season finale, will miss the Steelers' Wild Card round game with divisional foe Baltimore on Saturday night. The team planned to bring in Ben Tate for a workout today, which supports the report. The report on Monday was that the injury wasn't significa... [Read More]
12/29/14 Falcons get rid of HC Mike Smith
Following a thudding end to their 2014 season, the Falcons fired head coach Mike Smith on Monday. He had been at the helm since 2008. Smith's ouster had been expected for some time but became all but guaranteed after Atlanta lost Sunday's NFC South title game at home to the Panthers, 34-3. Smith's first five years in Atlanta included a tremendous 56-24 regular-season record. But Atlanta claimed j... [Read More]
12/29/14 Jets fire HC Rex Ryan after 6 years; GM John Idzik also ousted
One of the league's most entertaining head coaches found himself out of work on this year's edition of Black Monday. The Jets fired Rex Ryan after six years on the job. They also let go of general manager John Idzik. Ryan compiled a 50-52 record in New York, including a 4-2 postseason mark. Ryan's first two seasons with the Jets were smashing successes as the team reached the conference champions... [Read More]
12/29/14 WR Mike Wallace denies quitting on Dolphins during Sunday's game
For fantasy purposes, wide receiver Mike Wallace just wrapped up his most productive season since 2011 and his best as a Dolphin. But it ended in rather peculiar fashion as Wallace didn't catch a pass during Sunday's loss to the Jets. Why? Because he didn't play in the second half. And why? Well, according to reports Sunday night, he quit. Late in the first half, Wallace reportedly told head coa... [Read More]
12/29/14 Bengals WR A.J. Green has a concussion
Le'Veon Bell wasn't the only big-name skill-position player to get injured Sunday night. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a concussion after getting hit by Steelers safety Mike Mitchell in the fourth quarter. The four-time Pro Bowler is currently in the league's concussion protocol. The Bengals will visit the Colts this Sunday in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.... [Read More]
12/29/14 HC Jim Harbaugh parts ways with 49ers
Black Monday got started early in a wholly expected move Sunday night as Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers made what the team insisted was a mutual decision to part ways. "For the last four seasons, I have had the great privilege to coach one of the storied franchises in the history of football," Harbaugh said in a statement following Sunday's win over the Cardinals. "We accomplished man... [Read More]
12/29/14 Browns QB Johnny Manziel vows to 'stop looking like a jackass'
The tumultuous rookie season of Browns' media lightning rod quarterback Johnny Manziel has come to a close, but it didn't happen without another controversial moment to kind of summarize his pro career to-date. Manziel, who showed up late to a scheduled session of treatment on his ailing hamstring Saturday, was questioned about the rumor that he'd had a party Friday night. Even though he denied su... [Read More]
12/29/14 Bills QB Kyle Orton announces retirement
The Buffalo Bills could be in the market for a quarterback this offseason as 10-year veteran Kyle Orton has announced that he will retire. "I just have been going at it for 10 years and it's just a family decision and I've decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day," Orton said. While this is the second time that Orton has retired, there doesn't seem to be any Brett Favre-ish waffling i... [Read More]
12/29/14 Lions DT Ndamukong Suh suspended for playoff game, pending appeal
The NFL has suspended Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh one game for his actions during Sunday's loss to the Packers. Specifically, Suh could be seen stepping on the left leg of Aaron Rodgers as the quarterback lie on the ground after a play. Suh is appealing the suspension in order to play in this weekend's Wild Card playoff game versus the Cowboys.... [Read More]
12/29/14 Bears clean house, fire HC Marc Trestman, GM Phil Emery, OC Aaron Kromer
As of today, Jay Cutler is still a quarterback for the Chicago Bears. But his head coach, the general manager who signed him to a $127 million contract in January, and the offensive coordinator who admitted earlier this month to anonymously criticizing Cutler to the media are no longer employed at Halas Hall. Marc Trestman, Phil Emery and Aaron Kromer were all fired Monday, one day after the Bears... [Read More]
12/29/14 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell can 'barely walk'
The good news out of Pittsburgh this morning is that Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell doesn't have any major structural damage in his hyperextended right knee. However, according to Dale Lolley of Steel City Insider, Bell could "barely walk" at the team's facility this morning. Bell suffered the injury when he took a low but legal hit from Bengals safety Reggie Nelson.on Sunday night.... [Read More]
12/28/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 17?
Why are we here? That's not meant to be read as some cheap existentialism. If you play season-long fantasy football, why are we here? It's Week 17, and teams such as the Patriots, Cowboys and Colts have little reason to push their stars. Thus, the likes of Rob Gronkowski, DeMarco Murray and T.Y. Hilton may see very limited playing time today. But playing in a season-long fantasy league in Week 17,... [Read More]
12/28/14 Browns RB Terrance West to start vs. Ravens
Terrance West wasn't present for a single snap in Week 16. Now he'll get the first one of Week 17. The rookie will start for Cleveland today in Baltimore. West, a Baltimore native, will be backed up by Isaiah Crowell, who had started four of the Browns' previous six games. Overall, West has compiled 579 rushing yards, 3.8 yards per carry and four total touchdowns in 13 games this season.... [Read More]
12/28/14 Report: Falcons WR Julio Jones will play today, RB Steven Jackson will not
NFL Network's Albert Breer has been told that Julio Jones will play this afternoon against the Panthers. Meanwhile, he's also been told that running back Steven Jackson will be inactive for today's NFC South championship game. Jones hardly practiced with the oblique injury that he's dealt with since Week 14. Jackson suffered a quadriceps injury last Sunday and missed the entire practice week. Both... [Read More]
12/27/14 Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski expected to rest in Week 17
The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East as well as home-field advantage throughout the postseason. With one more regular-season game to play, the Patriots are expected to keep TE Rob Gronkowski sidelined for the majority of the game. In his first season back from ACL and MCL surgery, Gronkowski has put up his best numbers since 2011. Over the past 16 weeks, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tigh... [Read More]
12/27/14 Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain (illness) out for Week 17
Despite practicing in full on Thursday and Friday, Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain will not travel with the team to Washington for Sunday's game. According to the team's website, McClain is dealing with an illness. The former Raider has had a bounce-back season, racking up 81 combined tackles. After having clinched the NFC East, it makes sense that Dallas would want to rest the linebacke... [Read More]
12/27/14 Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended
Announced via a press release distributed by the team, the Cleveland Browns have suspended WR Josh Gordon for Sunday's game against the Ravens. The only explanation given for the benching was that the third-year receiver violated team rules. Ohio University product WR Phil Bates has been called up from the Browns' practice squad and is expected to start in Gordon's place.... [Read More]
12/27/14 Chiefs QB Alex Smith out (spleen) in Week 17
In the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers, QB Alex Smith was sacked six times. He was understandably banged up but able to finish the game and even practiced earlier in the week. However, after reporting some discomfort, it was discovered that Smith had a lacerated spleen. Kansas City's signal-caller has been ruled out for Week 17. Career backup Chase Daniel will start versus San Diego in Smith'... [Read More]
12/26/14 Browns rookie QB Connor Shaw to start in Week 17
This Sunday, the Browns will turn to undrafted free agent rookie QB Connor Shaw. With Johnny Manziel recovering from a hamstring injury, and Brian Hoyer sidelined due to shoulder and biceps pains, Cleveland will head to Baltimore with the UDFA starting under center. Signed to the Browns' practice squad in May, Shaw went 27–5 as a starter for South Carolina. He also outplayed Manziel in the p... [Read More]
12/26/14 Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) likely to sit in Week 17
Atlanta's No. 1 RB, Steven Jackson, injured his quadriceps in the second quarter of the Falcons' 16-point victory over the Saints in Week 16. The injury forced Jackson from the game. Having missed two practices this week, it is believed the veteran back will sit out the Falcons' final regular-season game against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.... [Read More]
12/26/14 Bucs sign WR Louis Murphy to multi-year contract extension
On Friday, the Buccaneers announced they had agreed to a multi-year deal with veteran wide receiver Louis Murphy. The deal is believed to be for three years, keeping the 27-year-old wideout in Tampa Bay through 2017. After playing for the Raiders, the Panthers and the Giants, the Florida native appears to have found a more permanent gig.... [Read More]
12/26/14 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton likely to start in Week 17
After sitting out of Week 16 due to a hamstring injury, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. When asked if Hilton would play at Tennessee on Sunday, head coach Chuck Pagano answered, "Yes." With a 10-5 record, Indianapolis has clinched the AFC South.... [Read More]
12/26/14 Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) practicing in full
For the first time since breaking his right middle finger in Week 13, Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams practiced in full Wednesday. Previous to his injury, Williams and committee member Jonathan Stewart had been splitting carries evenly. Since Week 14, however, Stewart has been the beneficiary of at least 20 carries per game. Williams is expected to play in Week 17 at Atlanta.... [Read More]
12/22/14 Broncos QB Peyton Manning, WR Emmanuel Sanders active for MNF
As expected, Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders are active and will be on the field tonight versus the Bengals as Denver tries to lock up a first-round bye. Both players were listed as questionable on the Broncos' injury report. Manning nursed a thigh injury during the week while Sanders had to miss some practice time because of the flu. Running back Juwan Thompson is also active despite knee an... [Read More]
12/22/14 Bears QB Jimmy Clausen out for Week 17; Jay Cutler to start
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen has been diagnosed with a concussion and will sit out the Bears' final game of the 2014 regular season. After being drilled by the Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah in the fourth quarter, Clausen was examined by Chicago's medical staff and showed no signs of a concussion. However, later in the evening, the backup quarterback contacted the team's athletic trainers and ... [Read More]
12/22/14 Chargers QB Philip Rivers has bulging disk in back, may need offseason surgery
The remarkable effort that Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers gave to bring his team back from a three-score deficit Saturday night was made even more remarkable by what we found out about Rivers' health Sunday morning. Rivers has been playing with a bulging disk in his lower back for the past few weeks, an injury that may require surgery. However, Rivers is expected to play his normal role next S... [Read More]
12/21/14 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has strained calf
Here is an injury story we'll be tracking throughout the week. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers strained a calf muscle in the early stages of Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. Rodgers played through the injury and compiled 31 completions on 40 attempts for 318 yards and one touchdown. "It got really tight about halftime," Rodgers said about his calf. "Came in and got a little treatment and it lo... [Read More]
12/21/14 Colts sit QB Andrew Luck in third quarter of blowout loss; foreshadowing for Week 17?
Sunday's matchup between the Colts and the Cowboys was projected to be a shootout, but only one team was able to fire. Dallas won, 42-7, and the game's result was no longer in doubt with less than 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter. That's when the Colts decided to end Andrew Luck's afternoon and insert Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback. Luck really struggled against the Cowboys and actually t... [Read More]
12/21/14 Browns QB Johnny Manziel exits early due to strained hamstring
For those who thought Johnny Manziel would rebound from an awful debut as an NFL starter, well, his body didn't give him much of a chance. Manziel was injured on a rush late in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He strained a hamstring and did not return. Granted, it's not like Manziel was on his way to a big day prior to the injury. He completed three of eight throws for 32 yards. ... [Read More]
12/21/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 16?
Some of you will be playing for fantasy titles in Week 17, but for the majority of us, this is the end. Championship Sunday is here, and it's time to be what this day is all about in fantasy football: A champion. Good luck to you all. To help your efforts, we'll be tracking this morning's game-time decisions and giving you the latest as the official inactives reports come out around 11:30 a.m. Eas... [Read More]
12/21/14 Report: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is 'longshot' to play today
We won't know T.Y. Hilton's official playing status today for another handful of hours. Since many fantasy owners can't afford to wait that long to decide whether or not he should stay in their lineups, this is critical information from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Asked this morning on Twitter about Hilton's chances of suiting up against the Cowboys in Dallas, Rapoport said Hilton will try to play bu... [Read More]
12/20/14 Chargers-49ers injury report: RB Frank Gore, QB Philip Rivers active
The second half of this Saturday NFL doubleheader contains a lot of notable injuries. The two most important players for fantasy purposes who were considered questionable coming into tonight's game are both active. 49ers running back Frank Gore and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers have both been given the green light. Gore suffered a concussion in Week 15, but he has been cleared and will start... [Read More]
12/20/14 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray expects to suit up vs. Colts
We are less than 24 hours away from kickoff in Dallas between the Colts and the Cowboys. And right now, DeMarco Murray expects to be ready for that moment. NFL.com's Desmond Purnell reported Saturday that Murray "plans" to be in the Cowboys' lineup tomorrow. Murray underwent surgery Monday night to fix a broken bone in his left hand, an injury he sustained late in Dallas' Week 15 win at Philadelph... [Read More]
12/20/14 Report: Patriots WR Julian Edelman will not play Sunday
It's not a very long trip from the New England area to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe has been told by a couple of sources that Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman didn't make that trip with his teammates on Saturday. Edelman suffered a concussion at some point in the past week, possibly during practice. Although he was still able to practice in limited fashion ... [Read More]
12/20/14 49ers RB Carlos Hyde out, Frank Gore questionable for Saturday night
The San Francisco 49ers will be without rookie running back Carlos Hyde, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Frank Gore, who's trying to get clearance to play after suffering a concussion in Week 15, is listed as questionable after getting in a limited practice Friday. If Gore can get cleared by doctors, he's expected to suit up tonight when the 49ers host the Chargers.... [Read More]
12/19/14 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's Week 16 status in question
Mike Chappell, who has been covering the Colts for decades, tweeted Friday that wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is unlikely to play when the Colts visit Dallas to take on the Cowboys this weekend. Hilton missed practice again Friday and hasn't practiced all week after injuring his hamstring in Week 15. Hilton has 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. He is listed as questionable on t... [Read More]
12/18/14 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start tonight
It was reported Monday that Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain after Sunday's game against Baltimore. It's clear now that was obviously false as Bortles will start on a short week tonight versus the Titans. The rookie has thrown 17 interceptions and just 10 touchdowns in 11 starts.... [Read More]
12/18/14 Lions WR Calvin Johnson a full participant at Thursday practice, good to go
The Detroit Lions' top receiver, Calvin Johnson, was a full participant at Thursday's practice and expects zero limitations Sunday against the Bears. The star receiver has been battling a sore ankle for much of the season, but it appears that it's completely healed.... [Read More]
12/18/14 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray limited in Thursday practice, optimism mounting
Running back DeMarco Murray got in a limited practice session for Dallas on Thursday, taking handoffs and catching passes with his surgically repaired left hand wrapped for protection. After news broke Monday that he needed surgery, the automatic assumption was that he'd be unable to play for the Cowboys when they host the Colts in Week 16. Now, that assumption is not so clear. He'll still likely... [Read More]
12/18/14 Chargers TE Ladarius Green returns to practice from concussion
Tight end Ladarius Green returned to practice for San Diego on Thursday and is likely to play this weekend. He missed the team's Week 15 loss to Denver after suffering a concussion in Week 14 against New England. Green practiced the Friday leading up to last Sunday's game but was unable to clear the concussion protocol prior to kickoff.... [Read More]
12/17/14 Panthers QB Cam Newton returns to practice
Cam Newton is officially on the comeback trail following last week's car accident. Newton practiced Wednesday for the first time since the wreck and split first-team reps with backup Derek Anderson. Newton didn't play in Week 15 due to the two broken bones in his back that were a result of the accident on Dec. 9. The Panthers will host the Browns in Week 16.... [Read More]
12/17/14 Falcons HC confirms WR Julio Jones will be a game-time decision
Falcons head coach Mike Smith said earlier this week that he expects Julio Jones to play in Week 16. Today, he kind of backtracked from that proclamation. He told the media that he will make a decision as to whether or not his star wideout will play against the Saints at 10:30 a.m. Central on Sunday.... [Read More]
12/17/14 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray goes through individual drills Wednesday
The Cowboys listed running back DeMarco Murray as "DNP" for Wednesday's practice. But don't let that fool you; he did more than nothing. Murray went through individual drills with a large wrap and some padding covering his surgically-repaired left hand. He even caught passes one-handed.... [Read More]
12/17/14 Bears bench QB Jay Cutler; Jimmy Clausen to start Sunday
Big news out of the Windy City earlier this afternoon: The Chicago Bears have benched their $126.7 million quarterback, Jay Cutler, for Sunday's game versus the Lions. Jimmy Clausen will get the start instead. Clausen, a 2010 second-round pick of the Panthers', hasn't started a game since his rookie year and has a 3:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.... [Read More]
12/16/14 Texans optimistic WR Andre Johnson will play Sunday
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson couldn't gain clearance following his Week 14 concussion to play last Sunday against the Colts. But head coach Bill O'Brien thinks he will have his future Hall of Fame wideout on the field for the team's upcoming game against Baltimore. "I think [Johnson] feels better today," O'Brien said Monday. "Looks like we would have Andre Johnson back for Sunday."... [Read More]
12/16/14 49ers RBs Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde don't practice Tuesday
The 49ers are preparing for the Chargers this Saturday, so they are practicing on a short week. And they were short two running backs during Tuesday's session. Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde did not practice. Gore sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that Gore is "feeling good." Hyde suffered back and ankle injuries Sunday. The severity... [Read More]
12/16/14 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: RB DeMarco Murray could be game-time decision, can play without practice
To the many fantasy owners waiting for official word on the Week 16 availability of Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray: You'll probably have to wait until 90 minutes prior to Sunday's kickoff against the Colts. "I don't think we'd need to see [Murray] practice," team owner Jerry Jones told the media Tuesday. "I think it's more a question of the condition of the hand at game time and what we can ... [Read More]
12/16/14 Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro placed on IR with sprained foot
Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was placed on season-ending injured reserve by Baltimore on Tuesday due to a sprained foot. The Ravens' runner had a small amount of success for the team that cut lead running back Ray Rice in September amid the media firestorm created by the domestic violence case involving him and his then-fiancee and now wife, Janay. Taliaferro played in 13 games. He took... [Read More]
12/16/14 Falcons WR Julio Jones' Week 16 status unclear
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12/16/14 Chargers WR Keenan Allen diagnosed with broken collarbone, likely done for 2014
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen's season could be over as he was diagnosed Tuesday with a broken collarbone. The team has yet to make an official move or announcement, but he will likely end up on season-ending injured reserve as he's unlikely to heal in time to play again this season, barring a deep playoff run by the Chargers. They would need help just to get into the playoffs. The... [Read More]
12/16/14 Redskins send QB Colt McCoy (neck) to IR
The Washington Redskins have sent QB Colt McCoy to injured reserve, ending his 2014 season. In five games (four starts) for the Redskins this season, McCoy completed 71.1 percent of his passes with a 4:3 TD-to-INT ratio. QB Robert Griffin III is expected to start the final two games of the season while being backed up by Kirk Cousins. Normal 0 false false false EN-US ... [Read More]
12/16/14 Titans QB Jake Locker's shoulder injury lands him on season-ending IR
The season and likely Titans career of quarterback Jake Locker is apparently coming to an end. According to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt, Tennessee placed the much-maligned Locker on season-ending injured reserve Monday due to him needing surgery on his injured left shoulder. The injury was sustained in the second quarter of Sunday's game with the New York Jets.... [Read More]
12/15/14 Falcons expect WR Julio Jones to play in next game
Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Monday that he expects star wide receiver Julio Jones to play Sunday against the Saints. Smith said Jones, who was held out of Week 15 due to a hip injury, has been recovering well and improving since initially suffering the injury during his 259-yard effort in Green Bay the week prior. Jones has 1,428 yards in 13 games this season.... [Read More]
12/15/14 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III expected to start in Week 16
Robert Griffin III couldn't have expected to play a full game Sunday against the Giants, but that's pretty much what happened after starter Colt McCoy aggravated his neck injury during the Redskins' first drive. Griffin came in and kept Washington competitive for most of the day, racking up 282 total yards (46 on the ground) and one touchdown. Sixty minutes of Griffin is the plan for this weekend... [Read More]
12/15/14 After MRI, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's hamstring checks out OK
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught only four passes for 50 yards in Week 15 versus Houston. But it wasn't the Texans' defense that slowed him; Hilton suffered a hamstring tweak during the game. He played a normal amount of snaps but left the field after the win with his left hamstring wrapped. However, head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Hilton's MRI came back negative, and he hopes his ... [Read More]
12/15/14 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to undergo surgery for broken hand, not yet ruled out for Week 16
As fantasy owners prepare for championship week, one of the game's top players is getting set for surgery. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray broke a bone in his left hand during last night's win over the Eagles. He will undergo surgery today, but team executive Stephen Jones said in a radio interview that Murray has not been ruled out for Week 16's showdown versus the Colts. Specifically, Murra... [Read More]
12/14/14 Giants RB Rashad Jennings re-injures ankle after 1 play
Fantasy owners knew Giants running back Rashad Jennings would be limited by his injured ankle last week in Tennessee. Surely enough, he carried the ball only three times in that game. But there weren't any worries heading into Sunday's game versus Washington -- other than a less-than-favorable matchup. Jennings had even been removed from the Giants' injury report. Jennings got the start versus th... [Read More]
12/14/14 Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick breaks leg; backup QB Tom Savage injures knee
Could Thad Lewis be the Texans' starting quarterback in Week 16. That's a legitimate question after what happened Sunday in Indianapolis. Starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick lasted a little more than a quarter before breaking his left leg. He was carted to the locker room, and his season is obviously over. Fourth-round rookie Tom Savage replaced Fitzpatrick and completed 10 of his 19 passes for 127 yard... [Read More]
12/14/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 15?
Nervous yet? Week 15 represents the semifinals in most leagues. Today is for a chance to play for that brass ring. As such, many owners probably spent a lot of hours this week parsing over every bit of information available, dissecting matchups and breaking down statistical trends. A response: Don't overthink it. That's a difficult concept to comprehend with so much on the line, but the reality... [Read More]
12/14/14 UPDATE: Falcons WR Julio Jones runs at practice Saturday; game-time decision
Updating yesterday's report, Jeff Darlington is reporting that Falcons WR Julio Jones ran at practice Saturday and will test his hip out Sunday during warm-ups. He's a true game-time decision for the Falcons game with Pittsburgh.... [Read More]
12/13/14 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry to see a lot of DB Darrelle Revis in Week 15
ESPN Boston writer Mike Reiss reports that the Patriots plan to use All-Pro defensive back Darrelle Revis to shadow Dolphins' rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry a lot when the two teams square off in Week 15. Brandon Browner is expected to cover Landry's teammate Mike Wallace primarily.... [Read More]
12/13/14 Falcons WR Julio Jones unlikely to play Week 15
Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that it's unlikely Julio Jones plays in Week 15 and that if he did, he'd just be a decoy. Jones injured his hip late in the Falcons loss to Green Bay in Week 14. Jones was in the midst of an all-time great receiving game, with 11 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown prior to the injury.... [Read More]
12/13/14 Packers RBs Eddie Lacy and James Starks to split carries Week 15
According to Packers' ESPN reporter Mike Demovsky, Green Bay could implement a 50-50 split on carries between running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks in the team's Week 15 game at Buffalo. Lacy is dealing with a hip injury that he sustained in the Packers' Week 14 win against Atlanta. Starks handled 10 carries in the game against the Falcons, racking up 75 yards and a touchdown. He added two c... [Read More]
12/13/14 Broncos RB Montee Ball placed on season-ending IR
Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Saturday. He has been unable to overcome the groin injury that has hampered him and kept him sidelined the majority of the season. Ball finished the 2014 campaign with 55 carries for 172 yards and one touchdown.... [Read More]
12/12/14 Chargers RB Ryan Mathews misses full week of practice
It's looking like Ryan Mathews' impact in this Sunday's showdown versus the Broncos will match what he did during the practice week: nil. Mathews didn't practice Friday, his third consecutive practice missed because of an ankle injury. The Chargers have yet to rule him out for Week 15. ... [Read More]
12/12/14 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles returns to practice
As expected, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice on Thursday, albeit in limited fashion. Charles sat out Wednesday's session because of knee and ankle pain, but he's fully expected his handle his normal workload Sunday versus the Raiders.... [Read More]
12/12/14 Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams 'probably' won't play Sunday
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams practiced Thursday for the first time since breaking his right middle finger in Week 13. But it may not do him any good in regards to this weekend's game versus the Buccaneers. Head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Williams will "probably" miss his second consecutive contest due to the injury.... [Read More]
12/12/14 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, TE Julius Thomas practice Thursday
As the Broncos' passing game looks to get back on track after a couple of so-so performances, it looks like they will have their full complement of weapons ready to roll this weekend in San Diego. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas went through limited practice Thursday. Demaryius has been playing through an ankle injury while Julius' own ankle injury has kept him sidelined... [Read More]
12/11/14 Lions WR Calvin Johnson a full participant at Thursday practice
After spending much of the season nursing an ankle injury, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson appears to be back to his old self. Johnson was a full participant at Thursday's practice and doesn't expect to be held back in any capacity when the Lions play Minnesota on Sunday.... [Read More]
12/11/14 Packers RB Eddie Lacy limited Thursday, could miss Week 15
When asked about his status for Week 15, Packers running back Eddie Lacy said that he "still has hurdles to clear" and that he won't "put the team at a disadvantage if he can't play effectively." Despite going through limited practice on Wednesday and Thursday, it's safe to say Lacy is extremely questionable for the Packers' game at Buffalo this weekend.... [Read More]
12/10/14 Chargers RB Ryan Mathews misses Wednesday practice with ankle injury, status unknown
Chargers RB Ryan Mathews missed practice Wednesday with an ankle injury he sustained in Week 14. His status is currently unknown for Sunday's game against Denver. If Mathews is ruled out, Donald Brown will likely get the start at running back, with Branden Oliver backing him up.... [Read More]
12/10/14 Texans WR Andre Johnson misses practice Wednesday due to concussion, currently day-to-day
The Houston Texans could be without wide receiver Andre Johnson when they face divisional foe the Indianapolis Colts, in Week 14. Johnson was knocked out of the team's 27-13 win at Jacksonville on a second quarter hit by Jaguars' LB Telvin Smith and has yet to practice this week. When asked about Johnson's status after the missed practice, head coach Bill O'Brien was mum, not saying whether Johnso... [Read More]
12/10/14 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) misses practice
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles missed Wednesday practice due to swelling in his knee and ankle soreness. Charles sustained the knee injury in Week 13's loss to the Broncos, but he has remained on the field without seeing a decrease in work over the past two weeks. When asked about Charles' status for Week 15, head coach Andy Reid said, "I think he'll be OK, but he's going to go through treatment. We'll ... [Read More]
12/10/14 Jaguars RB Denard Robinson out for the season due to mid-foot sprain
Jaguars RB Denard Robinson suffered a sprain in his right foot during Sunday's loss against the Houston Texans. Specifically, it's a mid-foot sprain, and the injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season as the Jaguars announced today that the second-year RB will be placed on the injured reserve. "I got tackled on like the third play of the game," Robinson said. "I came in [Tuesday] a... [Read More]
12/10/14 Giants RB Rashad Jennings to see full workload in Week 15
One week after being limited to three touches due to an ankle injury Giants RB Rashad Jennings is not listed on the Week 15 injury report. When asked about Jennings' status, head coach Tom Coughlin said his lead running back should be able to handle a full workload in Sunday's divisional matchup against the Redskins. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... [Read More]
12/10/14 Panthers QB Derek Anderson will draw the start Sunday
Following Cam Newton's car accident Tuesday, which resulted in two fractured transverse processes in his back, the Panthers have announced that QB Derek Anderson will start Sunday versus Tampa Bay. The team has referred to Newton's status as day-to-day, leaving open the possibility that he will return in Week 16. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... [Read More]
12/07/14 Report: Cardinals will shut down RB Andre Ellington for rest of season
The Cardinals notched their 10th victory of the season Sunday and currently sit with the No. 1 seed in the NFC. If they want to hold onto their lofty perch, they will have to do so without their leading rusher. According to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 AM in Arizona, Ellington will be placed on injured reserve because of hip and groin injuries. Jurecki reports that Ellington will visit a special... [Read More]
12/07/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 14?
You know what time it is. To help you survive and advance today, this post will provide all of the information regarding this morning's actives and inactives. Among the names we'll be tracking this morning are Isaiah Crowell, Rashad Jennings, Justin Forsett, DeSean Jackson and Greg Olsen, to name a few. Follow along with this post and refresh it consistently starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern for a... [Read More]
12/06/14 Falcons WR Roddy White returns to practice, officially questionable for MNF
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White practiced for the first time in two weeks Saturday, increasing the odds that he will play Monday night in Green Bay. White was inactive in Week 13 due to his ankle injury. That game followed a practice week that contained no participation from White. This week, he got one day of work in. He is officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision.... [Read More]
12/06/14 A 'real chance' Colts WR Reggie Wayne retires after 2014 season
A report by Indianapolis' RTV Channel 6 is indicating that Colts receiver Reggie Wayne may be seriously considering retirement at the end of this season. The No. 1 reason? Family. Wayne has three young sons and missing what they're doing apparently is starting to take its toll on the 36-year-old veteran. "Thirty-six, man," Wayne said. "Kids growing up. It's time for family decisions. They're 11, ... [Read More]
12/06/14 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson not likely to play Week 14
Dianna Marie Russini, host of "Redskins Showtime," is reporting that Washington is planning to play without wide receiver DeSean Jackson in their Week 14 game with the St. Louis Rams. Jackson is dealing with a bruised fibula that has kept him out of practice all week.... [Read More]
12/06/14 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon placed on season-ending IR due to back injury
Rookie running back Jerick McKinnon of the Minnesota Vikings has been placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a back injury sustained in Week 12. McKinnon missed last week's game and has been unable to practice since sustaining the injury. McKinnon had emerged as the Vikings' best running back after starter Adrian Peterson was suspended early in the season, rushing for 538 yards on 113 car... [Read More]
12/06/14 Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) GTD for Sunday
The Denver Post reports that Broncos TE Julius Thomas' status for Sunday's game versus the Bills "won't be determined until a couple of hours before the game." When asked about his thoughts on his own status, Thomas said he was "not sure yet" if he would be ready to play. Fellow TE Jacob Tamme is also listed as questionable due to a rib injury, and he was unable to practice at all this week. ... [Read More]
12/05/14 Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) done for the season
Bears WR Brandon Marshall remains hospitalized after suffering two fractured ribs and a lung injury during Thursday night's loss versus the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears have confirmed that he will not play again this season. The injury occurred in the second quarter when Marshall received a hit from Cowboys safety Barry Church. Specifically, Church's knee hit Marshall flush in the lower back. Mars... [Read More]
12/05/14 Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor set to start Sunday
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12/03/14 Bears K Robbie Gould unlikely to play Thursday; team signs veteran Jay Feely
Chicago kicker Robbie Gould, who is dealing with an injured quad muscle, is not expected to play Thursday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys. In light of the injury, the team signed 38 year-old, free agent kicker Jay Feely Wednesday. Feely played for Arizona last season and made 30 of 36 field goals.... [Read More]
12/03/14 Raiders RB Latavius Murray clears concussion protocol; expected to play Sunday
After missing the team's Week 13 drubbing at the hands of the St. Louis Rams with a concussion he sustained in Week 12 , Oakland running back Latavius Murray should return to game action this week against San Francisco. He has only seen 14 carries on the season, gaining 166 yards and scoring two touchdowns.... [Read More]
12/02/14 Titans WR Justin Hunter to miss rest of season with spleen injury
Wide receiver Justin Hunter of the Tennessee Titans is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a lacerated spleen he suffered in the Titans' 45-21 drubbing at the hands of the Houston Texans on Sunday. Hunter finishes his 2014 season with 28 catches for 498 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver duties for the Titans will fall mainly to Kendall Wright and Nate Washington.... [Read More]
12/01/14 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson may not practice due to bruised fibula, expected to play this week
Despite the fact that Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson could barely walk off of the field and out of Lucas Oil Stadium after Sunday's loss to the Colts, it would seem like the deep threat is a long shot to play in Week 14. Not so, according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4 in Washington. She reported Monday that Jackson "probably won't practice this week, but he should play Sunday" when the R... [Read More]
12/01/14 Browns RB Terrance West criticized by head coach for fumbling
Browns head coach Mike Pettine criticized rookie running back Terrance West after Sunday's loss in Buffalo. His ire was focused on one play when the Browns were trailing 7-3 in the third quarter. West fumbled the football, allowing Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes to return it for a touchdown. "You can't be that loose with the football, it's inexcusable," Pettine said. "West really changed the wh... [Read More]
12/01/14 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles not expected to miss any time due to knee swelling
In Monday's press conference, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said running back Jamaal Charles dealt with swelling in his knee during Sunday night's loss to the Denver Broncos. When asked about the status of Charles, Reid stated, "I think he'll be OK this week." Charles received 14 touches for 59 total yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Normal 0 ... [Read More]
12/01/14 UPDATE: Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has broken finger
Update: Williams has been officially diagnosed with a broken right middle finger. He is listed as day-to-day for now. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Monday he believes that running back DeAngelo Williams broke his right hand in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Minnesota. Williams finished the game but was ineffective... [Read More]
12/01/14 Titans WR Justin Hunter remains hospitalized with lacerated spleen
Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter remains in a Houston hospital after being admitted following Sunday's game against the Texans with a lacerated spleen. Hunter was injured on a hit by Texans DB Danieal Manning early in the first quarter. He returned to the game, but exited again shortly thereafter and did not return. Hunter is likely to remain in the hospital for the next couple of days and is in... [Read More]
12/01/14 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington's hip injury not serious, could play in Week 14
After exiting in the second quarter and not returning to Sunday's 29-18 loss to Atlanta, running back Andre Ellington was diagnosed with a hip pointer. Early reports on Monday state that the injury isn't as serious as it could be and that he could potentially return for the team's Week 14 game against Kansas City. Ellington has run for 660 yards on the season, caught 46 balls for an additional 39... [Read More]
11/30/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 13?
It's Week 13, and that means this its "do or die" time for many of you. The playoffs are just a week away in many leagues. Are you on the outside looking in? We hope to help you this morning by bringing you the latest on the early-game actives and inactives. Frankly, there aren't many players worth watching, but if Arian Foster reinjures his groin during pregame warmups, we'll let y... [Read More]
11/30/14 Texans RB Arian Foster expected to play today
Reports from NFL insiders and words from Texans head coach Bill O'Brien have gotten everyone's hopes up in each of the past two weeks that running back Arian Foster will make his return to the field after suffering a groin injury in Week 9. Except he didn't in either week. Foster missed games against the Browns and Bengals, but it looks like he will finally be active today against the Titans. He p... [Read More]
11/30/14 Browns WR Josh Gordon will be 'full go' today versus Bills
After his eight-catch, 120-yard debut last week, the reins are going to come off of Josh Gordon today against the Buffalo Bills. That's what NFL.com's Albert Breer said this morning. He added that the Browns' dominant No. 1 wide receiver will be "full go" this afternoon.... [Read More]
11/30/14 Report: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch might retire after this season
There were reports last summer that Marshawn Lynch was considering retirement. Obviously, he decided to stick around for 2014, but perhaps no longer? NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, citing sources familiar with Lynch's thinking, that the workhorse back "is weighing the possibility of retiring after this year." However, Rapoport adds that Lynch might stay in the league if Seattle's off... [Read More]
11/28/14 Former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice wins appeal
Free agent running back Ray Rice has won the appeal of his suspension and has officially been reinstated to the NFL. Rice is now eligible to sign with any team. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... [Read More]
11/26/14 Giants WR Odell Beckham (back) a full participant at Wednesday practice
Giants rookie wide receiver, Odell Beckham was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. He had been injured after taking a knee to the back in Sunday night's loss to Dallas. Beckham missed the first four games of the season, but has become the most dangerous weapon in the Giants' passing attack. Through his first seven NFL games, he is averaging just fewer than seven catches and 90 yards per g... [Read More]
11/26/14 Jets to go back to Geno Smith at QB; Michael Vick benched
The New York Jets reported, via their Twitter feed, that Geno Smith will get the start over Michael Vick at quarterback when they face the Miami Dolphins in their divisional, Monday Night Football matchup in Week 13. It was reported just yesterday that the Jets intended to stick with Vick at QB. Apparently, that changes like the weather in New York. Neither quarterback has been effective this sea... [Read More]
11/26/14 Redskins benching QB Robert Griffin III; Colt McCoy to start
NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy at quarterback in their Week 13 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. In three games since returning from an ankle injury which had sidelined him since Week 2, Griffin has been less than effective. In those games, Griffin has averaged just 188 yards passing, thrown just two touchdowns and turned the ball over ... [Read More]