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07/22/15 Cardinals 'have expressed interest' in signing free agent TE Chris Cooley
Free agent tight end Chris Cooley recently announced that he is looking to return to the NFL. He's in football shape and he is interested in participating in a training camp. It didn't take long for the Cardinals to get into contact with him. Not only have the two sides spoken, according to a league source, they "have expressed interest in signing him." ... [Read More]
07/22/15 Chiefs WR Chris Conley impressed this offseason
Chiefs' rookie receiver Chris Conley has had an outstanding offseason. He got an opportunity to work in with the first team and was impressive. Conley will be competing with Jason Avant and Albert Wilson for snaps this season. It is very likely he'll be starting on the outside opposite of Jeremy Maclin when the season opens. Conley talked about his transition and his goals. "You're going from bei... [Read More]
07/22/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to 'be ready to go' when camp opens
Jaguars' second-year wideout Marqise Lee has missed the majority of OTAs with a knee injury. However, he is expected to be ready when training camp opens. His WRs coach Jerry Sullivan commented on Lee's status. "My understanding is that he'll be ready to go [next week]," Sullivan said. "But we have to manage him a little bit to make sure he's OK in term so his health … He's missed some tim... [Read More]
07/22/15 Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah 'fits the mold'
Bengals rookie tight end C.J. Uzomah is a raw talent out of Auburn. He impressed at the Senior Bowl and was a somewhat surprising fifth-round pick in this year's draft. Especially since the Bengals have Tyler Eifert and had already drafted Tyler Kroft in the third round. Since rookie minicamp opened we have heard nothing but great things about the athletic young TE. That trend has continued on Tw... [Read More]
07/22/15 Free agent TE Chris Cooley considering a return to the NFL
Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley walked away from the game in 2012. Now at the age of 33 he's planning a comeback. He once couldn't see him playing anywhere but in Washington and feared having his feeling hurt. Now he says he's in football shape and misses the game. Cooley is confident he can make an NFL roster. "If I went to camp, I could be anybody's third tight end, worst case," Cooley sa... [Read More]
07/22/15 An anonymous offensive coach says 'there's no coming back' for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III
An anonymous offensive coach had a few less than favorable things to say about Redskins starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin was mentioned in a poll ranking the top starting QBs in the league, he ranked 28th ahead of only Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith. The offensive coach believes RG3 is as good as done. The coach said that RG3 is ""done and there's no coming ba... [Read More]
07/22/15 In a poll of 35 league insiders only 11 of them believe Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a top-tier QB
A recent poll of 35 coaches, personnel men and former front office executives ranked the current NFL quarterbacks. Out of the 35 polled only 11 believed that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was a top-tier quarterback. One offensive coordinator believes "the bubble is going to burst". While another said, "Because I think he needs Marshawn Lynch and the defense to do what he has done." One head coach we... [Read More]
07/22/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr says his hamstring 'feels a lot better'
Despite missing the majority of the offseason, preseason and first four games of the regular season last year, Odell Beckham Jr went on to have one of if not the greatest rookie season of all-time. ODB is once again sidelined with a hamstring injury and it has already cost him the vast majority of OTAs. However, Beckham does say that his hamstring is getting better. "It feels a lot better actuall... [Read More]
07/22/15 Texans WR Jaelen Strong drops 20 pounds
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was very critical of rookie Jaelen Strong for showing up to rookie minicamp out of shape. He weighed in at 231 pounds after weighing just 217 pounds at the NFL Rookie Combine. Now Strong says he is down to 211 pounds. Strong, Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington are expected to compete for snaps and targets this season. This could help him work his way out of the coach'... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter will participate at training camp
When Titans training camp opens up next week Justin Hunter will be on the field. Despite pending felonious assault charges, the team is standing by him. Their plan is to "let legal process play out". Prior to the arrest, Hunter was the favorite to start on the outside opposite of Kendall Hunter. He is not scheduled to appear in court until September 3, which is the same day as the Titans' preseas... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota finally inks his rookie deal
Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota finally signed his rookie contract. He was the last first-round pick left without a deal done. It is a four-year $24.2 million deal with a fifth-year team option. As we reported the major hold up was with the offset language. The two sides compromised and went with "partial offsets". Now Mariota is eligible to suit up when the Titans open up training camp... [Read More]
07/21/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's new three-year deal worth $44 million
Adrian Peterson's new three-year contract has a base value of $44 million. He was previously set to make $44.75 million, however, with the new deal he's much more likely to actually earn the majority of his money. He was set to make $12.75 million this season, instead he will be given $11 million guaranteed and will receive a $2 million roster bonus on July 28. While it adds up to less money, the... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter eligible to be released from jail on $25,000 bond
Justin Hunter was arraigned and released today on $25,000 bail. He must remain on good behavior and has a curfew. His curfew is from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and he is not allowed to have any alcohol. The preliminary hearings for his case are set for September 3. The alleged victim suffered a broken jaw and cracked tooth. The NFL is expected to do their own investigation. Hunter apparently only punched ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin qualifies for long-jump finals at Pan AM games in Toronto
It only took one jump for Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin to qualify for the long-jump finals at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. The two-time NCAA champion will participate for Team USA after jumping 8.05 meters. Goodwin has also participated in the Olympics as well for the USA. After his jump Goodwin tweeted out, "Told ya, One&Done !"... [Read More]
07/21/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's suspension will not be heard by Commissioner Roger Goodell
The reigning Fantasy Football MVP is facing a three-game suspension this season for marijuana and DUI charges. Bell has been waiting on an appeal hearing for quite some time now and has been left in the dark on the matter. Commissioner Roger Goodell claims to have no knowledge of an appeal and wouldn't have any information on it because it's not his appeal to handle. "That appeal is not heard by ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson restructures the final three years of his contract
The Vikings and Adrian Peterson have mutually agreed to restructure the final three years of his contract. They made it clear that the agreement was mutual so not to hurt AP's ego after his lengthy Twitter rant earlier this offseason. Both Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and Peterson commented on the matter with great admiration for each other. "This agreement is a win for both Adrian and ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Commissioner Roger Goodell says 'there is no timeline' for Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal decision
As reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady continues to wait for a decision on the appeal of his four-game suspension for possibly being aware of somebody deflating footballs, Commissioner Roger Goodell is still taking his time coming up with a decision. He plans to take his time and attempt to get it right. "We are focused on it," Goodell said. "We are obviously being very thorough and want to make su... [Read More]
07/21/15 Lions RB Joique Bell's health is a bigger concern this season
Last year Joique Bell missed most of the offseason with a knee injury and went on to have the best fantasy season of his career. This season Bell has been sidelined while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries. The procedures were not major but surgeries nonetheless. According to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, "there seems to be more concern this time" when it comes to Bell's health. He is expec... [Read More]
07/21/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley expected to open training camp on the NFI list
Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley is still recovering from ACL surgery. He is expected to open up training camp on the Non-Football Injury list. This was always the expectation and he can be removed from the list at any time. There is no concrete timetable for his return to the field in full pads. The earlier he returns, the more likely he is to avoid the PUP list when the regular season starts. ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Alleged victim in Titans WR Justin Hunter's felonious assault case sustained 'serious' injuries
We learned yesterday that Titans wideout Justin Hunter was arrested and is being held without bond for felonious assault in an alleged stabbing in Virginia Beach. Now we are getting word on the condition of the alleged victim. According to Officer James Cason of the Virginia Beach Police Department, the victim sustained, "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries as a result of the confrontation... [Read More]
07/21/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks will be the 'top target' in New Orleans
SCOUT Fantasy's official Breakout Player of the Year Brandin Cooks is fully expected to be the Saints' top target this season. With Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills shipped out of town, Cooks is far-and-away Drew Brees' best option. Marques Colston is aging and the rest of the WR corps is completely unproven. Josh Hill and C.J. Spiller are questionable at best and complete busts at worst. Cooks is e... [Read More]
07/21/15 Giants hoping to finalize a contract extension with QB Eli Manning soon
According to Insider Ian Rapoport the Giants "think and hope" they will get a contract extension done with Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning in the coming weeks. An extension would likely give Manning a slight raise but also help the cap number. The 34-year-old Manning is expected to command a similar contract to the five-year $99 million deal Ben Roethlisberger signed earlier th... [Read More]
07/21/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is expected to start the season on the PUP list
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has suffered serious hip injuries in each of the past two seasons. He has been progressing but he is still expected to start the season on the PUP list and be forced to miss the first six games. Orthopedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Derek Ochiai made it clear that another similar hip injury would likely end Pitta's career and a re-injury is a possibility. "Unfort... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans RB Antonio Andrews 'will be given a good, long look'
Antonio Andrew is the darkest horse in a Titans' backfield full of dark horses. Bishop Sankey is the favorite to start Week 1, although, many believe David Cobb will take over the starting job sooner rather than later. Andrews has been a standout in practice and in preseason play. According to the Tennessean Andrews "will be given a good, long look" leading up to the season. He has a legitimate s... [Read More]
07/21/15 Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart showing 'burst and acceleration' this offseason
The Jaguars signed Toby Gerhart prior to last season with the intentions of making him their feature-back. Unfortunately he did not perform very well. He averaged only 3.2 yards per carry, which could be partly due to nagging injuries. This year rookie T.J. Yeldon is expected to take over as the starting back. Gerhart will likely be the primary backup and handcuff to Yeldon. Jags RBs coach Kelly S... [Read More]
07/21/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon picking things up quickly
Jaguars' rookie running back T.J. Yeldon is fully expected to be the Week 1 starter in Jacksonville. The team believes he has all the tools to be an every-down back this season. Jags RBs coach Kelly Skipper has been very impressed with his ability to absorb information. "The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly," Skipper said. "For the most part, when he gets somet... [Read More]
07/20/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones says all his injury issues are now behind him
Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones was set to emerge as reliable fantasy option last season after catching 10 touchdowns in 2013. Unfortunately he missed the entire season due to ankle and foot injuries. The good news is Jones now says the injuries are no longer a factor moving forward. "We looked at it, got it fixed, and it's not there anymore," said Jones. "It was an unfortunate situation, but i... [Read More]
07/20/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford plans to play out the final year of his contract
Sam Bradford reportedly plans to play out the final year of his contract this season. He is not looking for a long-term extension. Bradford is virtually betting on himself. Coming off two straight torn ACLs, he doesn't have a ton of value right now. If he can stay healthy and Chip Kelly's offense inflates his numbers, he could be in for a major pay day. If Bradford gets injured again this season, ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer is 'a lot better now'
Everyone around Broncos camp has been raving about second-year wideout Cody Latimer. It started when he went to work out with Peyton Manning at Duke University. Emmanuel Sanders also sang his praises and spoke about his improvement calling him a "special player". Now new head coach Gary Kubiak is doing much of the same. "I'm really excited about what he can bring and I know he's a lot better now ... [Read More]
07/20/15 The latest on Titans WR Justin Hunter's arrest
Justin Hunter turned himself into the authorities after a warrant was put out for his arrest. The warrant stems from a July 3 incident at the Sandbar Raw Bar in Virginia Beach. He is currently being held without bond in a Virginia Beach jail and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday. He is being charged with felonious assault. If any more details emerge, we will keep you posted. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter arrested in Virginia Beach late last night
Titans' wideout Justin Hunter was arrested at 12:10 a.m. on Monday July 20 in Virginia Beach. Details are very limited at the moment, however, what we do know does not sound good. According to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website, the charges are "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, wounding". He is also listed as "not bondable". We will keep you posted as details emerge. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Malcom Floyd 'still has gas in the tank'
Despite the fact that Malcom Floyd will be 34 years old when the Chargers kick off the 2015 season, he is still a major factor in the offense. After suffering a career-threatening neck injury in 2013, Floyd produced the best fantasy numbers of his career in 2014. He is a reliable deep threat with great height (6'5) and wheels. His WRs coach Fred Graves makes it clear that Floyd is a leader and pl... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Jordan Taylor stood out during OTAs
Following this year's draft, the Broncos signed undrafted free agent Jordan Taylor out of Rice. He dealt with some nagging injuries this offseason, however, he made a "massive impression" when he was on the field. Multiple players and coaches in camp had good things to say about Taylor, including Peyton Manning. "He catches everything around him and he's gone up and made a couple plays on some de... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will play in the slot in three-receiver sets
Broncos' wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play in the slot more this season. He is familiar with the slot from his days in Pittsburgh. However, he played on the outside a lot more last season. Sanders has now confirmed that he will be moving to the slot this season when the team comes out in three-receiver formations. "When we go into our three-wide receiver package, I am going to mo... [Read More]
07/20/15 Cardinals WR John Brown stood out this offseason
We have heard nothing but great thinks about Cardinals second-year wideout John Brown this offseason. He has added 10 pounds of muscle to bulk up and improve his conditioning. Brown is also living with quarterback Carson Palmer and the two are training together. His head coach Bruce Arians even compared him to Marvin Harrison. This trend continues as Tyrann Mathieu named him as "a young player who... [Read More]
07/20/15 Texans will not sign free agent WR Reggie Wayne
Of the four teams that were reportedly interested in Reggie Wayne two have now denied any interest. The Texans reportedly will not pursue the 36-year-old veteran. The Ravens also denied any intent to sign the former Colts wideout. It appears Wayne's options are becoming more limited by the hour. We will have to wait and see how this shakes out. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Jacoby Jones to be an added deep threat
The Chargers lack a true deep threat in their WR corps. They added former Ravens' speedster Jacoby Jones to help remedy that issue. Entering the season with a 34-year-old Malcom Floyd as the primary deep threat was not going to work. Jones will add a lot to this offense with his speed and ability to make plays after the catch. Chargers WRs coach Fred Graves raved about Jones saying, "He gives us ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Ravens not interested in free agent WR Reggie Wayne
According to sources the Ravens are not interested in free agent wideout Reggie Wayne. This contradicts a recent report that they were one of four teams interested in the former Colts WR. Despite having next to nothing after 36-year-old Smith, the Ravens reportedly do not wish to add the veteran receiver. They could still add another wide receiver before the start of the season. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Titans RB Bishop Sankey 'the odds-on favorite' to start Week 1
Titans' second-year running back Bishop Sankey is reportedly "the odds-on favorite" to begin the season as the starting back. If for nothing else, just the fact that he has a full year under his belt makes him the top candidate. The Titans also added rookie RB David Cobb this offseason. He is a popular pick to take over the lead-back job at some point this season. Antonio Andrews is also in the mi... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'picks things up so quickly'
Keenan Allen is expected to be the Chargers WR1. After a breakout rookie season, he disappointed during his rookie campaign. This season he has reportedly rededicated himself and looks great. According to his WRs coach Fred Graves, Allen is picking things up at a rapid pace. "It's impressive," Graves said. "He's a smart guy. He is one of those guys where you always have to give him something else... [Read More]
07/20/15 Giants RB Shane Vereen could end up on the field more than expected
It is safe to assume Shane Vereen will be utilized as a pass-catcher in the Giants' offense. However, the team believes he adds much more than just the ability to catch passes. Not only are the Giants not afraid to hand him the ball, they also love him as their primary pass-protection back. Since losing starting left tackle Will Beatty, they may need to have Vereen on the field more often than ex... [Read More]
07/20/15 Four teams named in possible pursuit of free agent WR Reggie Wayne
Free agent wideout Reggie Wayne recently made it clear that he intends to play this season. He also mentioned that teams have been calling. Today four teams were named as possible suitors for the 36-year-old receiver. The teams named were the Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Packers. There is no word yet on a favorite, however, it appears the teams have been narrowed down. Nonetheless, this does not g... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to be used 'in a variety of ways'
According to the Chargers' official website, the team plans to us wide receiver Stevie Johnson "in a variety of ways". He's expected to play both "outside and in the slot". Johnson is expected to see a lot of slot work early in the season due to the Antonio Gates suspension. He is expected to be a key contributor in Gates' absence. His quarterback Philip Rivers has nothing but good things to say a... [Read More]
07/19/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady is 'ticked off'
Tom Brady has a major chip on his shoulder heading into the season. Last time Brady and the Patriots wanted to prove a point was after "Spygate" surfaced. Brady led the Pats to a 16-0 season and broke the single season TD record. According Julian Edelman, Brady may be back to that mindset. "He's fired up -- we'll say that," Edelman said. "You don't want a mad Tom Brady, and he's a little ticked o... [Read More]
07/19/15 Free agent TE Jemaine Gresham 'is now the NFL's most sought-after available tight end'
Former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham "is now the NFL's most sought-after available tight end" according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. He is yet to sign with a team after undergoing back surgery this offseason. There is already a contract on the table from the Saints and he's set to meet with the Cardinals this week. Gresham has a few other meetings planned over the next two weeks and is... [Read More]
07/19/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not desperate to get a deal done
Philip Rivers is in the last season of his contract with the Chargers. He has said he wants to retire in San Diego, however, there have also been rumors that he will refuse to play for the team if they move to Los Angeles. Despite his contract situation looming large, he does not seem overly concerned with the matter. As a matter of fact, the only thing he really appears to be concerned with is p... [Read More]
07/18/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's contract negotiations were held up by 'problematic' contracts
Now that Dez Bryant has signed his long-term deal, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can speak freely about the situation. He says that the massive contracts signed by Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald were the biggest holdups. Both players were drafted before the new collective bargaining agreement, which featured the rookie wage scale. "They were problematic," Jones said. "They did set a false financ... [Read More]
07/18/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones should be paid now according to Roddy White
Falcons' veteran receiver wideout Roddy White has not been shy about lobbying for Julio Jones to get a contract extension and a very lucrative one. White was at it again, he is now campaigning for Jones more than ever now that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have set the bar. "If I was the GM, I would get a deal done with Julio now," White said. "I want to make sure he's paid. That's my guy &hell... [Read More]
07/18/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas sets lofty goals for himself
After signing his massive long-term deal with the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas has set his goals much higher. It looks like he wants to prove he's worth every dollar of his new $70 million contract. He now wants to leave every wide receiver evet in every relevant stat. "I want to lead the league in yards, touchdowns, basically about everything a receiver can do," Thomas said. "I kind of want to brea... [Read More]
07/18/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's new contract has no 'Dez Rules'
Last time Dez Bryant signed a contract it had "Dez Rules". The team went to extreme measures to make sure Bryant stayed out of trouble off the field. He faced restrictions and was borderline babysat. Those rules are not in the new contract and Jerry Jones credits Jay-Z for that. "That was made possible by Roc Nation and Jay-Z," Jones said. "Now I know you said, 'Boy, aren't we mixing the chickens ... [Read More]
07/18/15 Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was asked to keep his weight at 220 pounds or under this season
After signing DeAngelo Williams, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin asked him to show up to camp at 220 pounds or less. Williams hasn't been that slim in nearly a decade. It turns out this is not all that easy for the former long-time Panther. It turns out he has a bit of a sweet tooth and his pregnant girlfriend with a candy addiction doesn't make it any easier. "I have this thing where if (the nut... [Read More]
07/18/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson expects to be on the field more on third-down situations
Adrian Peterson is back from suspension and expected to have a monster season. Obviously, Peterson is going to eat up the vast majority of touches in the Vikings' backfield. However, he believes he'll see even more snaps than expected. Last season AP was expected to see a lot more action on third downs. Unfortunately his season was derailed due to a suspension for child abuse. This season, Peters... [Read More]
07/17/15 Jaguars waive WR Ace Sanders
The Jaguars released third-year wideout Ace Sanders today. Sanders showed promise as a rookie catching 51 passes in 15 games, however, things really spiraled for him after that. In 2014 the Jags drafted both Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee in the second round of the NFL Draft and also added undrafted free agent Allen Hurns. Not long after, Sanders was suspended for the first-four games of the 2014 ... [Read More]
07/17/15 Free agent RB Chris Johnson healthy and ready to play
Free-agent running back Chris Johnson is now fully recovered after being shot in the shoulder early this offseason. Johnson was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Orlando that left his friend dead. Now he says he's back in prime shape and he's ready to roll for the season. "I ended up gaining all my weight back and getting even heavier," Johnson said. "I got up to 207 pounds and then throughout... [Read More]
07/17/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has slimmed down to 222 pounds this offseason
Demaryius Thomas is now under contract and ready for training camp. He may appear to be noticeably slimmer once he gets on the field. Thomas, who usually weighs in at 229 pounds, has cut his weight to 222 pounds. That's lighter than he was coming out of Georgia Tech. He says he's looking to play faster this season. "I'm fit," Thomas said. "I think I'm a little faster. I think I'll play at a small... [Read More]
07/17/15 Free agent WR Reggie Wayne says 'teams have been calling and he plans to play this season'
Long-time Colts wideout Reggie Wayne is yet to sign with a team this offseason but says "teams have been calling" and he fully intends to play this season. Wayne will turn 37 in November and has suffered serious injuries in each of the past two seasons. He tore his ACL in 2014, then tore his triceps last season. He wants to return so he can end his Hall of Fame caliber career the way he wants to.... [Read More]
07/17/15 Jets WR Brandon Marshall says New York will be his last stop
The Jets acquired Brandon Marshall from the Bears this offseason. He signed a three-year deal with the team and is now 31 years old. Responding to a question on Twitter, Marshall emphatically declared that the Jets are the last NFL team he'll ever play for. "After Jets, I'm done," Marshall tweeted. "If I'm cut tomorrow, I'll retire. This will be my last team." ... [Read More]
07/16/15 Cardinals WR John Brown is living with Carson Palmer this offseason
Second-year wideout John Brown has spent his offseason living and working out with quarterback Carson Palmer. The two have been working together to build chemistry and prepare for the season. Palmer has also been rehabbing his ACL and rounding into form. Brown recently discussed their offseason workouts. "We're trying to get our timing down, trying to learn protections, be on the same page with o... [Read More]
07/16/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is back to 100 percent
After tearing his ACL last season, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is back to full strength. He is well on track to play Week 1. Palmer went as far to say that the knee is no longer a concern at all. "I'm not even thinking about my knee," Palmer said. "I'm still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don't need to be at rehab. I'm full go in the weight room, full go on the fiel... [Read More]
07/16/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas turned down $100 million
Demaryius Thomas was given the opportunity to become the first Broncos' player to sign a $100 million contract. It was a seven-year deal with $42 million guaranteed. However, Thomas declined the offer because the final two seasons were not guaranteed and worth $15 each season. He instead accepted the five-year $70 million offer he agreed to just prior to the July 15 deadline. ... [Read More]
07/16/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton expected to try to land huge contract next year
Animosity has been quietly building in Indianapolis ever since they made University of Miami WR Phillip Dorsett their first-round pick. T.Y. Hilton has passive aggressively expressed his displeasure on multiple occasions. The issue is Dorsett has a very similar skill set to Hilton but is faster and has better hands. This is the last year of Hilton's rookie contract and he is expected to try to get... [Read More]
07/16/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones could have an extension done by July 31
According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure now that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have their long-term deals done, "There is a general sense around the team that a deal could get done by the start of training camp (July 31) despite the lack of progress at this point." Jones has already said there is no chance he holds out and has not made any kind of threats for leverage. The Falcons may still reward h... [Read More]
07/16/15 Jets RB Chris Ivory graded out as one of the worst pass blockers in the NFL
Chris Ivory fantasy owners watched in horror last season as the Jets continuously turned to Chris Johnson. Ivory saw 10 carries or less in 6 games. The coaching staff was concerned with injury, however, what held him back even more was miserable performance in the passing game. Not only is he a subpar receiver, he is among the league's worst pass blockers. Pro Football Focus ranked him 56th out o... [Read More]
07/15/15 Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski signs four-year deal
Sure, franchise tagged players Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Justin Houston got a long-term deal done but only one franchise player that has the top ADP at his position got a new contract signed. That's right, the Patriots signed kicker Stephen Gostkowski to a four-year $17.2 million contract. The deal makes him the highest-paid kicker in the league. ... [Read More]
07/15/15 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great'
After tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp Kendall Hunter is fully healed and looking great for the 49ers. Both Hunter and the coaching staff are very excited by his recovery. New head coach Jim Tomsula says they even have to slow him down at times. "He's coming along great," Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall… but we definitely have a rep count on ... [Read More]
07/15/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas inks five-year deal
Almost immediately after Dez Bryant signed his five-year deal, Demaryius Thomas agreed to a five-year deal with the Broncos at almost the same value. Thomas signed a five-year contract worth $70 million and $43.5 million guaranteed. While the guaranteed cash is slightly less than Bryant's, Thomas will be given all but $8.5 million upfront. He's now locked in as the Broncos' WR1 for the rest of his... [Read More]
07/15/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant signs five-year deal
The Dez Bryant contract saga finally comes to a conclusion and a happy one at that. The Cowboys inked Bryant to a five-year deal worth $70 million and $45 million guaranteed. He will reportedly get $20 million upfront. This signing set the table for Demaryius Thomas and eventually for Julio Jones and A.J. Green as well. ... [Read More]
07/15/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen slimmed down this offseason in order to play faster
Dwayne Allen was an excellent red zone threat for the Colts last season, however, he did not offer much else. This season in order to have more of an impact between the 20s he slimmed down. Last year Allen played at 268 pounds, this year he'll play at 255. While Allen was a touchdown or bust player last season, he did score a TD in seven of nine games before getting injured against the Patriots i... [Read More]
07/15/15 If Patriots QB Tom Brady is suspended the NFLPA will challenge the league in federal court
An NFLPA source has confirmed that the player's union will challenge the NFL in federal court if Tom Brady is suspended for any games. They are not willing to accept any reduction that does not completely eliminate a suspension. Brady could possibly get an injunction that could hold off a suspension until 2016. Being that previously the punishment for ball tampering was previously a warning, they... [Read More]
07/14/15 NFLPA will file collusion charges if either WRs Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas don't get a deal done
The NFLPA has informed the Broncos and Cowboys that they will file collusion charges if either Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas don't get a long-term deal done. The NFLPA has informed the teams that they must preserve any emails, phone records, texts and any other records of communication between the Cowboys and Broncos, via source. This whole investigation reportedly stems from a conversation betwe... [Read More]
07/14/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas missing games 'in the realm of possibility'
We have not heard any threats out of Demaryius Thomas to sit out regular season games, however, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that it could be a real possibility. Thomas has stated that he wants Calvin Johnson money. The Broncos have reportedly offered "well over" $12 million per season. Rapoport said of Thomas missing games, "Do not rule out the possibility that Demaryius Thomas misses games. ... [Read More]
07/14/15 The Titans will not back off their demand for offset language in QB Marcus Mariota's contract
Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota still has not signed his rookie contract. The holdup is over offset language. It may seem like a silly squabble but Titans interim CEO and president Steve Underwood thoroughly explained why they will not and cannot back off their demand. "We've always had offset language in our player contracts. It's nothing new," Underwood said. "I think it is important ... [Read More]
07/14/15 Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant are closer but still have 'a long way to go'
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that while the Cowboys have upped their offer to franchise tagged Dez Bryant the two sides still have a ways to go to get a deal done. "My understanding is that there is a long way to go for the Cowboys and Dez Bryant to actually strike a long-term deal," Rapoport said. "Now, these are active negotiations and both sides are going to keep at it tonight and into tom... [Read More]
07/14/15 Broncos and WR Demaryius Thomas have not 'had any dialogue in over a month'
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the "Broncos and Demaryius Thomas have not exchanged any proposals nor had any dialogue in over a month." Thomas has been slapped with the team's franchise tag this offseason. With the deadline to get a long-term deal done coming up tomorrow afternoon, it does not look promising that the two sides will reach an agreement. ... [Read More]
07/14/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker on track for Week 1
Dolphins first-round pick DeVante Parker underwent a foot procedure early this offseason to replace a screw in his foot that was causing him discomfort. The original injury took place last year at Louisville. Parker was always expected to be ready for the Dolphins' season opener and that hasn't changed. His agent James Gould says that "everything is perfect" and that he doesn't "think it will hap... [Read More]
07/14/15 Cowboys WR Terrance Williams 'made a big jump this offseason'
Despite all the panic in Dallas surrounding the Dez Bryant situation, at least one good thing came from his absence. WR2 Terrance Williams has taken a huge step forward this offseason. With Bryant out, Williams has stepped up in a major way both on the field and as a leader. His WRs coach Derek Dooley has been blown away by his growth. "He's not only taken a tremendous leadership role in the grou... [Read More]
07/14/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to be a major red-zone threat in Seattle
It's no surprise that the Seahawks intend to use their new weapon Jimmy Graham in the red zone this season. The 6-foot-7 tight end is exactly what the Seattle offense was missing last season. While it was a safe bet that Russell Wilson would be targeting Graham in the end zone, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell all but confirmed that was the team's intention. "His size is tremendous," Bevell s... [Read More]
07/13/15 Collusion case involving WRs Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas details revealed
The NFLPA is currently investigating an issue of collusion between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys involving the contract situation of franchise tagged wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. We now know where the allegations stem from. Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones allegedly mentioned to Bryant that he and John Elway had discussed the matter when explaining to Bry... [Read More]
07/13/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas offered a deal that would make him the second-highest paid wideout
Demaryius Thomas was reportedly offered a deal that would make him the second-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. The deal offered by the Broncos would pay him significantly more than what Mike Wallace, the current second-highest paid WR, is currently making ($12 million). However, Thomas reportedly wants more than what Calvin Johnson makes, which is $16.2 million -per-year with about $50 mill... [Read More]
07/13/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones has had no extension talks with team
There have been no talks regarding a contract extension between Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons. Although his fellow wide receiver Roddy White has come out and said that Jones should be the highest paid wideout in the league, Jones is not concerned about the money. Jones is already on record saying there is no chance of a holdout because it would be selfish to do that to his teammates. He int... [Read More]
07/13/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant confirms holdout on Twitter
Well, this does not bode well for Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones' claim that Dez Bryant did not threaten to holdout. Not long after Jones' claim, Bryant sent out a Tweet that strongly suggests otherwise. Bryant tweeted: "As much as I love football...on my beautiful babies.. I apologize #cowboynation but I will not be there if no deal #fact" ... [Read More]
07/13/15 Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones denies that WR Dez Bryant threatened a holdout
After reports surfaced that Dez Bryant had called Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones threatening to miss all of training camp and "real games" if he does not get a long-term deal done, Jones quickly sent out a text denying the report. The mixed reports make it hard to know who to trust. Regardless whether it was true or not, the team would most likely deny the reports. We will have t... [Read More]
07/13/15 Broncos and WR Demaryius Thomas 'not likely' to get a long-term deal done
With the July 15 deadline looming, it is not likely that the Broncos and franchise player Demaryius Thomas get a long-term deal done. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement, Thomas will be forced to play under his $12.82 million franchise tender. Thomas is not expected to holdout into the regular season but could miss training camp to try to get an increased pay on his one-year tender. Nonet... [Read More]
07/13/15 Report:Cowboys WR Dez Bryant personally calls VP Stephen Jones and threatens to sit out 'real games'
The saga continues with the Cowboys' franchise tagged star wideout Dez Bryant. Bryant reportedly "personally called" the team's executive vice president Stephen Jones and threatened to sit out all of training camp, and said he "will miss real games" if he does not receive a long-term deal by Wednesday's deadline. This stare down looks like it's going right down to the bitter end. If a long-term ag... [Read More]
07/13/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez heads a team workout in San Diego
Mark Sanchez along with 10 other Eagles teammates worked out together in San Diego this past week. Some of the players in attendance were Darren Sproles, Ryan Mathews, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. Sanchez is currently slotted in as the backup quarterback to Sam Bradford. Nonetheless, he does not appear to be willing to go down without a fight. ... [Read More]
07/13/15 Bills TE MarQueis Gray says the team's offense is 'tight end heaven'
This season the Bills' offense will be run by Greg Roman. With the miserable quarterback and offensive line situations, it was safe to assume the passing attack would rely on short passes and getting the ball out quick, which would greatly benefit the tight ends. There is no need to assume anymore as tight end MarQueis Gray has made it clear that the tight ends will thrive in this offense. "This o... [Read More]
07/13/15 Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins 'was virtually uncoverable during the offseason'
Buccaneers second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins struggled last season with injuries. He was already injured (foot) when the Bucs drafted him, which forced him to miss rookie minicamp. ASJ started off the season strong until suffering an ankle injury that forced him to miss Weeks 2 and 3. He dealt with nagging injuries pretty much all season until he eventually landed on IR after Week 13. ... [Read More]
07/11/15 Texans RB Alfred Blue working on his 'third-down skills' with Arian Foster
While Alfred Blue was Arian Foster's primary backup last season and starter when he was injured, Jonathan Grimes often had to be utilized as the third-down back. This is because Blue lacks the third-down skills it requires to earn snaps. He isn't a great receiver but his bigger issue is his horrendous pass protection. The Texans would love to get him on the field more if possible though. Foster h... [Read More]
07/11/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is healthy and back up to 250 pounds
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert missed all but half a game last season after suffering season-ending shoulder surgery. It has been a long path back to health and Eifert has finally gotten there. He has packed on the 15 pounds he lost and is back up to his playing weight of about 250 pounds. He is slotted in as the teams TE1 for this season. The Bengals have very high hopes for the third-year TE. ... [Read More]
07/11/15 Bears GM Ryan Pace believes WR Marquess Wilson 'can play all over'
The Bears added both Kevin White and Eddie Royal after Brandon Marshall was shipped off to the Jets. White is expected to start as the WR2 and Royal looks like the frontrunner for the starting slot receiver job. Despite the additions, Bears general manager Ryan Pace insists you do not forget about Marquess Wilson. He loves his versatility and playmaking abilities. "Well, I like his (White) size,"... [Read More]
07/11/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed is expected to be ready for the start of training camp
Redskins' tight end Jordan Reed has undeniable talent, however, he cannot stay healthy. He's missed 12 games in his first-two seasons. He's already dealt with knee, ankle, hamstring and concussion issues. In the least shocking report out of OTAs, Reed had knee soreness and once again had to go under the knife. Nonetheless, Reed is expected to be ready to go when the Redskins open up training camp... [Read More]
07/11/15 Rams WR Brian Quick has a 'good shot' to be ready for the season opener
Brian Quick was the most productive Rams receiver last season before his season was ended after seven games. Quick is still recovering from the shoulder surgery that cut his season short. He has reportedly made progress during OTAs and even participated in individual drills. The expectation is he should be able to participate in team drills early in training camp. As long as their all no setbacks... [Read More]
07/11/15 Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell could compete for the slot receiver job
The Buccaneers currently line Louis Murphy up in the slot. However, rookie fifth-round pick out of Nebraska Kenny Bell is expected to make a push for the starting job. Bell is more of a natural slot receiver. He ran a 4.42 40-yard dash and while Murphy is solid, he's far from irreplaceable. There is a very strong chance that the talented rookie is transitioned into the role at some point during th... [Read More]
07/11/15 Packers TE Richard Rodgers will be called upon to step up in 2015
The Packers already planned on integrating second-year tight end Richard Rodgers into the offense before Andrew Quarless was arrested on July 4 for discharging a firearm in public and fleeing the scene. Now Rodgers may become a necessity for Green Bay. Quarless will probably face some sort of discipline from the league and possibly the team and Brandon Bostick was released after their NFC Champio... [Read More]
07/11/15 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings role in the offense still very much up in the air
Greg Jennings is veteran presence in the Dolphins' WR corps and has a great relationship with head coach Joe Philbin from their days together in Green Bay. Still. Jennings role in Miami is still very much up in the air. He could end up anywhere from second to fourth on the depth chart. Regardless, he's considered an upgrade over the departed Brian Hartline. Jennings believes he still has plenty t... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is looking forward to bouncing back in 2015
Last season Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins flopped as a rookie. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder dealt with back injuries and struggled amidst a sputtering Bucs offense. This season he vows to play better and partially blames former offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo for the offensive struggles last season. "Obviously not having the offensive coordinator here that signed up for the job no... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin down 15 pounds from last season
Doug Martin has really struggled since his break out rookie season in 2012. The Muscle Hamster dealt with injuries and has been accused of not being in ideal shape over the past two seasons. This offseason He dropped 15 pounds and is down to 210 pounds. Martin reportedly looks quicker and has more explosion. His teammates have been impressed including defensive tackle Akeem Spence. "Doug looks lik... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is picking things up 'so fast'
Much like we've seen in Tennessee there is nothing but admiration coming out of Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers new rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. This time it was Bucs tight end Luke Stocker singing Winston's praises. "What's impressive is the speed that Jameis has picked everything up – from the huddle to the cadence to the checks to the audibles," Stocker said. "He's picked everything u... [Read More]
07/10/15 NFLPA investigating Cowboys and Broncos on collusion involving WRs Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas
The NFL Players Association is currently investigating whether or not the Cowboys and Broncos colluded by discussing the contract situations of franchised wide receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. Discussing the contracts would violate the current collective bargaining agreement. The NFLPA does believe the two sides had contact had contact and are trying to determine if and when to file a gr... [Read More]
07/10/15 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter (ACL) could be cleared for the season opener
The 49ers believe that rookie DeAndre Smelter could be medically cleared at some point during training camp. Smelter tore his ACL in late November and was still selected in the fourth round of the draft. When he was drafted, the general belief was that Smelter would at best end up on the PUP list, however, he appears to be ahead of schedule. The team has high hopes for the former Georgia Tech sta... [Read More]
07/10/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah expected to 'be a big part of the Lions’ offense in 2015'
The Detroit Lions' official website continues to tell us how great Ameer Abdullah has been at OTAs. There was no two ways to interpret the gushing of This is the fantasy relevant portion of their outlook of Abdullah, "Abdullah has been as impressive as a back can be without pads over the offseason training program and minicamp. He's proven to be a better receiver than the Lions ... [Read More]
07/10/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is training at Pete Bommarito Performance Systems to increase his speed
Jarvis Landry dropped to the Dolphins near the end of the second round last season after running a 4.77 40-yard dash at the combine and a 4.61 40 at his pro day. On film his talent was undeniable, his excellent hands and route running were a clear strength, and he produced 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 TDs at LSU in 2013. Last season he secured the slot position in Miami after a very impressi... [Read More]
07/09/15 Lions RBs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah 'can be an effective one-two punch in their backfield'
According to the Detroit Lions' official website, the team has big plans for the running back tandem of Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah. Bell is coming off the best year of his career and will surely be the back between the tackles, he also plays a role in the passing game. Abdullah is the home run threat that can make plays in space. The Lions are hoping the two backs "can be an effective one-two... [Read More]
07/09/15 Bengals WR A.J. Green willing to play out his rookie contract
A.J. Green is taking the Julio Jones approach to his contract situation with the Bengals. He is completely comfortable playing out the season on his rookie deal and worrying about his pay day next season. "You know I watch ESPN all the time, and that's all they talk about," Green said. "But like I say, I'm just here to play football. My body of work will speak for itself … I don't get into... [Read More]
07/09/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'seems faster than he’s ever been'
After a disappointing and injury plagued 2014, Chargers tight end Ladarius Green has a huge opportunity in front of him this season with Antonio Gates being suspended for the first four games of the year. His starting quarterback Philip Rivers has been very impressed with his performance this offseason and wants to get him more involved. "He (Green) seems faster than he's ever been," Rivers said.... [Read More]
07/09/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says a decision on Tom Brady's appeal 'is coming very soon'
We may not have to wait too much longer for a decision on Tom Brady's appeal of his 4-game "Deflategate" suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CNBC that a "deflate-gate decision is coming very soon & could be next week." Original reports were a decision would likely come in mid-to-late July. It appears it may be coming on the early end of the prediction. ... [Read More]
07/08/15 Patriots WR Brandon LaFell no longer in a walking boot
Patriots' wideout Brandon LaFell is no longer in a walking boot. Now that he is out of the boot, he finally spoke about why he was in it in the first place. "Just a few lingering injuries that happened in the late part of the regular season that I just played through throughout the playoffs," LaFell said. "Finally got some time off to let my body heal up properly; I'm out of the boot now and I'm ... [Read More]
07/08/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz is expected to play in at least one game this preseason
The New York Giants' official website expects Victor Cruz to play this preseason. It sounds as if they expect him to play in at least a game or two. Cruz just recently stated that he expects to be fully cleared for training camp. If so, he would remain on track for a Week 1 return, which was always his timetable. After tearing his patellar tendon, he is not yet fully in the clear yet though. He s... [Read More]
07/08/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's long-term deal may not be imminent
There were multiple reports last week that a long-term deal between Dez Bryant and the Cowboys was all but done. One report stated that a deal could be done as soon as Monday and another by mid-week. Now a source in Dallas says, "I don't know where they get the optimism from. There's literally nothing going on." There is some speculation that the news could have been leaked by the Cowboys in a... [Read More]
07/08/15 Broncos TEs Virgil Green and Owen Daniels could both see starter snaps this season
According to the Denver Broncos official website, tight ends Virgil Green and Owen Daniels could virtually spit snaps this season and "depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters." It also states that "the two are best viewed as a collective as the Broncos work to build a deep tight end complement aft... [Read More]
07/07/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson dreamed about playing for the Dolphins 'but they never called'
University of Miami alum and Miami native Andre Johnson would have loved to play in his hometown, however, they never called him this offseason. Johnson signed with the Colts and now its history. He recently spoke about the situation at the UM Hall of Fame fishing tournament. "(Playing for the Dolphins) was something I thought about," Johnson said. "I always had a dream of playing at home. I was ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz expects to be ready for training camp
After getting some bad news this weekend with star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blowing up his hand to some extent, the Giants got some good news from slot receiver Victor Cruz. His status has been very much up in the air since tearing his patellar tendon last season. There were some concerns that his career may be over. Now, Cruz sounds like he fully expects to be ready for the beginning of tr... [Read More]
07/07/15 Saints WR Nick Toon to see his snaps go 'way up'
Saints wide receiver Nick Toon has been little more than an afterthought in a crowded WR corps. All of a sudden he has a shot to be a key player. Marques Colston is now 32 years old and Kenny Stills, Jimmy Graham and Robert Meacham have been shipped out of town. This leaves Toon as a candidate for a lot more snaps, his head coach Sean Payton certainly thinks so. "We saw at times last year in prac... [Read More]
07/07/15 Packers WR Jeff Janis says things are 'really starting to slow down' for him
Packers' wideout Jeff Janis has been buried on the team's depth chart, however, he has garnered a ton of praise from the coaching staff. They really seem to love him in Green Bay. Janis believes he's getting very close to breaking out and meeting his full potential. "Now it's a completely different world," Janis said, comparing this year to his rookie season of 2014. "It's really starting to slow... [Read More]
07/07/15 A top NFL executive does not believe Eagles WR Jordan Matthews is a WR1
One of the league's top executives was willing to breakdown the Eagles' personnel for The executive was very high on Nelson Agholor but not quite so much on Jordan Matthews. He believes Matthews needs Agholor because he's a No. 1 and Matthews isn't. He made is point very clearly. "I look at Matthews as a good receiver, very solid in every aspect, but not a No. 1 guy," the executive said. ... [Read More]
07/07/15 A top NFL executive says he would 'bet on' Eagles WR Nelson Agholor
One of the league's top executives was willing to breakdown the Eagles' personnel for The executive had a lot of positive things to say about Eagles first-round pick Nelson Agholor. He believes Agholor will be good and be good right away. "He should be good, real good,'' the executive said. "I'd bet on him … He'll come in and produce right away. He has the right mentality and just ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Broncos TE Virgil Green says he's ready to 'earn my keep'
Virgil Green has as good a chance as any to be the breakout tight end in Denver this season. He is a talented but raw kid, just like Julius Thomas was just a few years back. Green understands the opportunity he has in front of him and he knows how to earn his place on the field. "You see tight ends have flourished throughout the last few years in his offense," Green said. "I understand how I'm go... [Read More]
07/07/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has drastically improved according to OC Norv Turner
Teddy Bridgewater improved by leaps-and-bounds late last season. His offensive coordinator Norv Turner says to just watch the video of the last six games of last season. He threw nine of his 14 touchdowns during that span and also greatly improved his completion percentage and rating. Turner spoke about Bridgewater's improvement. "He was much more decisive," said Turner. "We were very specific in... [Read More]
07/07/15 Report: Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas wants $16 million per season and $48 million guaranteed
Much like Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas is still holding out while he tries to get a long-term deal done before July 15. There is some belief that Thomas would prefer to wait for Bryant to sign his contract and set the market. Reportedly, Thomas wants Calvin Johnson money, which is $16 million per season and $48 million guaranteed. The issue is that the second-highest paid wide receiver is Mike Wal... [Read More]
07/07/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman says drops are just mental
Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman dealt with serious drop issues at Central Florida. Those issues have resurfaced at Ravens minicamp. Perriman claims he is working to get better and the drops are just mental. "I really just talk to myself," Perriman said. "It's really all mental. I talk to myself, tell myself the things that I need to do to complete those passes and just try to step it up ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Packers have no intentions of releasing TE Andrew Quarless
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Packers intend to stand by Andrew Quarless after he was arrested in Miami on July 4 for discharging his firearm in public and fleeing the scene. Quarless totaled only 29 receptions for 323 yards and three touchdowns last season. His mediocre production is why it's so surprising the Packers aren't cutting ties. The Packers have said that they "are aware... [Read More]
07/07/15 Seahawks RB Christine Michael on the roster bubble
Christine Michael was once a fantasy darling. Many people (not myself) believed he would be the feature back once Marshawn Lynch was done. Now he is battling for a roster spot. He has been given his time to shine with Robert Turbin injured and Lynch not being a huge fan of practicing, and so far he's been showed up by undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls. Michael needs to have a great training camp beca... [Read More]
07/06/15 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin may not be ready for Week 1
Robert Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery and has missed all of the Seahawks offseason workout program. He is the clear-cut RB2 behind Marshawn Lynch, however, there is some concern that Turbin may not be ready for the start of the regular season. The Seahawks may have trouble replacing his blocking and pass-catching ability if he's not ready to go when the season kicks off. ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Report: Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant could have a deal done 'by midweek'
The Dez Bryant contract saga continues in Dallas, however, it has now taken a drastic turn for the better. It is beginning to look like the two sides will almost certainly get a long-term deal done before the July 15 deadline. CBS' Jason La Canfora tweeted out that a deal could be imminent. He stated, "Expect things to continue evolving and possibly conclude by midweek". ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson continues to talk baseball
With his contract situation with the Seahawks still up in the air, Russell Wilson continues to talk about playing baseball. He was recently asked if he preferred baseball or football. He answered, "Both." Once again he was asked if he will ever be a two-sport athlete. "I have no idea," Wilson said. "I believe if anybody could do it, I could. And I believe God's put me — gave me the ability ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Lions WR Golden Tate was substantially better without Megatron in 2014
Calvin Johnson was either out or very limited in five games last season. Golden Tate was good all season but he was unbelievable in those five games. If Tate maintained the pace he set in those five games for 16 games, he would have totaled 125 receptions, 1,917 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, in the other 11 games his pace would have come out to 87 receptions, 1,065 yards and just two TDs. All... [Read More]
07/06/15 Saints RB Khiry Robinson not frustrated by lack of opportunity
Heading into last season, Khiry Robinson were neck-and-neck on the depth chart. Ingram went on to have a breakout season and Robinson injured his arm and missed seven games. Still, he performed well with limited opportunity averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Robinson is now the odd man out in New Orleans, however, that has not at all deterred him from going out and be the best he can be. "It's all goo... [Read More]
07/06/15 Eagles RB Kenjon Barner expected to be RB4 behind oft-injured RB corps
Usually a team's RB4 wouldn't be overly relevant, however, that is not the case in Philadelphia. Now that Chip Kelly has built an all-injury team on offense, the Eagles' depth becomes very important. Kenjon Barner is projected to be Philly's RB4, which is no surprise being that he's a former Oregon Duck. With the backs he has in front of him, there is a great chance he sees touches this season an... [Read More]
07/05/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson slimmed down this offseason
Trent Richardson has been nothing short of disastrous since being traded from the Browns to the Colts early on during his sophomore campaign in 2013. After being traded to the Colts he averages less than 3.0 yards per carry in 2013 and just 3.3 YPC in 2014. T-Rich also dealt with weight issues last season. Due to his nightmarishly bad performance in Indy, he's been sentenced to one year in Oaklan... [Read More]
07/05/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson expected to see more targets with Antonio Gates suspended
Along with Ladarius Green, Stevie Johnson is expected to be one of the top beneficiaries of Antonio Gates' four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. Not only is Johnson expected to see a heavy increase in targets, he has the fire and desire to earn the respect he believes he deserves. "I don't want to guarantee anything," said Johnson, "but you'll see a different player, as far ... [Read More]
07/05/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III benefiting from new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was known as an offensive coordinator for making stars out of quarterbacks. He was responsible for Andy Dalton throwing for 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns. Unfortunately, now that he's a head coach, he doesn't have that kind of time to focus on the quarterback. This season the Redskins brought in QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh specifically to work with Robert Griffin III. ... [Read More]
07/04/15 Report: Giants RB Andre Williams favorite to be goal-line back
The Giants are expected to deploy a three-back system this season. Rashad Jennings will be the primary back, Shane Vereen the pass-catcher and Andre Williams has emerged as the favorite to see goal-line touches. Jennings is a major injury risk, so Williams could see a lot of carries as well. Jennings is now 30 years old and has never made it through a full 16-game season. While Williams only mana... [Read More]
07/04/15 Report: Browns taking 'wait-and-see approach' with embattled WR Josh Gordon
The Browns are not counting on troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to be a contributor after facing yet another season-long suspension. However, they are not ready to just cut ties with the talented wideout. They will reportedly take "a wait-and-see approach" with Gordon. After Gordon returned from his 10-game suspension last season out of shape and didn't know the playbook, the Browns' coaches ar... [Read More]
07/04/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota praised for 'unbelievable accuracy'
Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota has been both scrutinized and praised quite a bit since winning the Heisman Trophy. However, all we've heard out of Titans camp is good things. That trend continues, this time with wide receiver Harry Douglas applauding him for his "unbelievable accuracy". "If you have an accurate quarterback, it allows us to get more yards after that catch," Douglas said... [Read More]
07/04/15 Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for discharging a firearm in public
Packers' tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested in Miami early Saturday morning after firing his gun into the ground twice and fleeing the scene. Police say he got involved in an altercation near Fourth Street and Washington Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. This led to him discharging his firearm and attempting to flee. Needless to say, his escape was foiled and he now faces potential felony charges. Th... [Read More]
07/04/15 Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant could announce a long-term agreement as soon as Monday
For the first time in a long time we have some very positive news regarding Dez Bryant's contract situation with the Cowboys. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth's Mike Fisher reports the two sides could announce a long-term deal as soon as Monday. The deal could reportedly be worth about $100 million over seven years. The team wants to leave a "positive mark" and avoid negative press or a disgruntled star wid... [Read More]
07/03/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro feels '100 percent' and is on track for training camp
Ravens injured wide receiver Michael Campanaro has become the forgotten man in Baltimore this offseason. He was projected as the Ravens' potential WR2 this season before suffering a quad injury. Now all the talk is about Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Breshad Perriman. Don't be shocked if he re-emerges as a potential starter. He says he's back to full strength and on track for training camp. "As o... [Read More]
07/03/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks expected to play faster in 2015
Brandin Cooks was having an excellent rookie season for the Saints before breaking his thumb last season. He underwent surgery and landed on injured reserved. In just 10 games last season he grabbed 53 passes for 550 yards and three touchdowns. After a year in the system his head coach Sean Payton believes his experience will show on the field this season. "He's in his second year with a lot more ... [Read More]
07/03/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green to take over for suspended Antonio Gates
Now that Philip Rivers' top target Antonio Gates has been suspended for the first four weeks of 2015, there is a major void in the Chargers offense. Fourth-year tight end Ladarius Green is set to fill the role. Coming off an injury plagued, disappointing 2014 campaign, he will be given the opportunity to showcase his talents for the first quadrant of 2015. While his 40 career receptions and three... [Read More]
07/03/15 The Cowboys believe WR Dez Bryant is bluffing about holdout
When Dez Bryant's agent met with the Cowboys last week, no progress was made. The Cowboys are not willing to budge from the long-term off they had already offered. Dallas believes that Bryant is bluffing and will not sit out any regular season games despite his threats. There are two main reasons the Cowboys believe Bryant will be playing Week 1. The first reason is because the team is reportedly... [Read More]
07/03/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he would 'definitely consider' playing pro baseball in Seattle
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson once again said he would like to play Major League Baseball, however, this time the conversation was a bit more intriguing. While appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Kimmel asked Wilson if he would play both professional football and baseball if the Texas Rangers traded his rights to the Seattle Mariners. The close proximity would make the duel-sport attempt a ... [Read More]
07/03/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews impressing his teammates
Dolphins' wide receiver Rishard Matthews demanded a trade this offseason, however, he was not granted his wish and remains in South Beach. Matthews was reportedly not happy with his role and was only further disturbed after the team acquired Greg Jennings and DeVante Parker. It sounds like some of his teammates feel similarly to Matthews. Some believe he would "thrive" if he was given a greater o... [Read More]
07/03/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota's contract mystery revealed
After weeks of speculation and a rumor about a no-surfing clause holding up the Titans' second-overall pick Marcus Mariota's contract getting done, the actual reason for the delay has finally been revealed. As we expected, it is in fact offset language that is preventing the deal from being finalized. The specific reason is over guaranteed money. Although all four years of the contract will be gua... [Read More]
07/02/15 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles dealt with 'dead arm' last season
Late last season, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles started popping up on the injury report with a shoulder issue. The injury was never really explained until now. The rookie QB dealt with "dead arm" similar to what a pitcher in baseball may endure. Although he fought through the injury, it weakened his arm and affected his mechanics. Jags GM Dave Caldwell came out and talked about the issue. "Pe... [Read More]
07/02/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates releases statement denying intentional use of PEDs
Chargers veteran tight end Antonio Gates was suspended four games for testing positive for PEDs today. Gates claims he never knowingly used a banned substance in a statement he released not long after the suspension was made public. Gates stated, "In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken tremendous pride in upholding the integrity of the NFL shield and all that it entails. I have taken extreme car... [Read More]
07/02/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates suspended for four games
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gates reportedly tested positive for PEDs. Gates will be allowed to participate in all offseason and preseason games and activities. However, he will be forced to sit out the first four games of the season without pay. The Chargers will play the Lions, Bengals, Vikings and Browns duri... [Read More]
07/02/15 Report: Titans QB Marcus Mariota contract hold up not due to no-surfing clause
A story recently surfaced that the reason the Titans' second-overall pick Marcus Mariota has not yet signed his rookie contract is due to the team wanting a no-surfing clause in the deal, and Mariota refused to abide. However, there is reportedly "no truth at all" to this rumor according to "someone directly involved with the deal". The issue is more than likely with the offset language of the co... [Read More]
07/02/15 Saints TE Ben Watson outperformed TE Josh Hill in camp
There has been a lot of hype surrounding Saints tight end Josh Hill this offseason. Many people seem to be assuming he'll step in and pick right up where Jimmy Graham left off before being shipped to Seattle. However, granted was only spring workouts but Hill was significantly outperformed by veteran tight end Ben Watson. As a matter of fact, Watson caught as many passes as any Saints pass-catcher... [Read More]
07/02/15 Saints WR Josh Morgan shined in camp
Josh Morgan has put together some solid seasons in his career. However, things were beginning to look bleak as he was set to be on the wrong side of 30 this season and caught only 30 passes for less than 300 yards over the past two seasons. Then he signed with the Saints this offseason and things appear to be turning around. There will be plenty of opportunities for targets in New Orleans. Marque... [Read More]
07/01/15 Raiders WR Amari Cooper receives praise from Derek Carr
I think just about everyone expects Raiders first-round pick Amari Cooper to be a very good pro receiver. He was both the safest and most NFL ready prospect in the draft. There is very little he doesn't do well and many things he does exceptionally. His quarterback Derek Carr was blown away by how talented and polished he was this spring. "He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," Carr... [Read More]
07/01/15 Redskins WR Ryan Grant may earn more snaps in 2015
Redskins' wideout Ryan Grant was a standout last preseason. However, come regular season he was nothing more than an afterthought catching only seven passes. That may change this season. He's working on another strong offseason and head coach Jay Gruden has taken notice. He is a strong candidate to see a lot more snaps this season. Gruden had very high praise for the second-year wide receiver out ... [Read More]
07/01/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr offered professional baseball contract
Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was offered a contract by the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am professional baseball league. The team saw him pitch in a celebrity softball game and "was very impressed" with his mechanics. Combine that with his athleticism and excellent hands, they want to give Beckham a shot to be a multi-sport athlete. Boulders general manager Shawn Reilly sent out an email... [Read More]
07/01/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill looking to break more tackles
Jeremy Hill used his 6-foot-1, 240-pound frame to his advantage pretty well last season. On his way to running for more yards than any other back over the season's final nine weeks, Hill racked up 622 yards after contact and averaged 2.8 yards after contact per attempt last year, according to Pro Football Focus. Both numbers were good enough to place him in the top 10 among his RB brethren, but th... [Read More]
06/30/15 Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner
Charles Johnson was a standout in Browns camp last season and for some reason, the Browns waived him. Why? Because they're the Browns. The Vikings scooped him up and predictably, he was a standout. Johnson is having another strong offseason. He's looked good in camp, worked with the "Footwork King" Rischad Whitfield and has received high praise from his offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "He was ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor not going away in battle for the starting job
While most brush him off, Tyrod Taylor continues to linger as a legitimate contender for the Bills' starting quarterback job. Some people around the team even believe he's the favorite to be under center Week 1. Taylor recently spoke on the QB situation and what he needs to do to come out on top. "I think it comes with just building trust in the receivers, knowing the type of guys you have around... [Read More]
06/30/15 Lions RB Joique Bell: 'I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards'
Joique Bell came on very strong last season from Thanksgiving right through the fantasy playoffs. He assisted many fantasy owners to championships. This offseason he has been sidelined while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries. Clearly, the injuries have not had a negative impact on his confidence. "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell said. "That's the minimum. If I do less than... [Read More]
06/30/15 Browns TE Rob Housler is 'the ideal 'F' according to HC Mike Pettine
The Browns have quite miserable tight end situation. However, head coach Mike Pettine believes Rob Housler is the perfect "F". The F position is primarily a pass catching tight end that is slightly detached from the offensive line. Pettine explained their TE situation, "We really have two different types of tight ends. The 'Y' is more the on the ball, blocker type where that's Jim [Dray] and Gary ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seriously considered retirement this offseason
When Marshawn Lynch said he was considering retirement this offseason he wasn't lying. In an interview with Conan O'Brien Lynch said he did plan on retiring before the Seahawks threw a boatload of money at him. Lynch said he was swayed when the team, "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again." O'Brien joked, "12 thousand dollars." To which Lynch replied, ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson mentions $25 million as possible base salary
News has leaked recently that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson and the Seahawks are reportedly not close on a deal when it comes to his price tag. He believes he should be paid as a QB that brought them to back-to-back Super Bowls and the team seems to believe that Marshawn Lynch and the Legion of Boom may be more valuable. Wilson's ag... [Read More]
06/29/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor: 'if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house'
Terrelle Pryor has made the jump from quarterback to wide receiver and plans to bring a playmaking dynamic to the Browns' offense. He believes he can be extremely dangerous asset and his experience as a QB will give him a distinct edge. "I'm going to give this slash-player deal a chance," Pryor said. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin wants to help on special teams and as a blocker
Some people say they want to do whatever it takes to win a Super Bowl, but actions speak louder than words. Doug Baldwin is not only willing to play special teams, he wants to. Not only does he want to play special teams, he wants to be a blocker on returns. That's not a request you often hear players make. Nonetheless, he believes that will help his Seahawks win games. "Not necessarily in the ret... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'losing weight in order to play faster'
After a disappointing sophomore season, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is taking things much more serious this offseason. He has reportedly been much more focused and determined this offseason. Allen has also said that he's losing weight in order to play faster. The Chargers lack a true deep threat so increasing his speed could earn him a lot more targets down field, even if he's not a proto... [Read More]
06/29/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess says he and Kelvin Benjamin will be a 'dynamic duo'
Panthers' rookie Devin Funchess was a projected first-round pick before a disastrous combine. He struggled down the stretch last season and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash. He blames a serious toe injury, which also hindered him last season, for his poor showing at the combine. Nonetheless, Funchess doesn't care about his 40 time and knows how good he is and can be, especially with Kelvin Benjamin on the ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham fitting in great in Seattle
Jimmy Graham has had his issues with the Seahawks in the past both on and off the field. Particularly with defensive end Michael Bennett calling him soft while he was in New Orleans and sticking to his guns after Graham signed with Seattle. Graham has struggled mightily with the Seahawks physical style of play in the past as well. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Graham has now embraced the S... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett expected to be an impact player as a rookie
Seahawks rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been a standout in camp and by far the best rookie in camp. Veteran WR Doug Baldwin believes he's going to have a major impact on the team right out of the gate. Baldwin said that Lockett's "going to be an impact player for us right off the bat. Whether it's in the return game or as a receiver, he's going to be an impact player for us. One of the th... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin taking on leadership role among Seattle wideouts
Since Doug Baldwin had been on the Seahawks, Sidney Rice had been the leader of the wide receivers. Despite dealing with injuries and not being overly productive, he was still the leader in the locker room. Last summer Rice retired and now Baldwin has emerged as the leader of the WRs corps. He has done a lot to build a bond and chemistry amongst the wideouts. "We've done a number of different thi... [Read More]
06/29/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans believes he'll be much better with Jameis Winston
Last season, the Buccaneers offense was a complete disaster. Despite playing in the league's 30th ranked offense, Evans still managed to have a breakout rookie season and total 68 receptions, 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. At times last season he grew frustrated with his duo of incompetent quarterbacks and believes Jameis Winston will be a major upgrade. "The quarterback would just look me off, an... [Read More]
06/29/15 Jaguars TE Clay Harbor missed most of OTAs with a calf injury
Clay Harbor has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career and it has caused him to not meet his full potential. He has been dealing with injuries yet again this offseason. Harbor missed the majority of OTAs with a calf injury. If he can stay healthy, Harbor projects as the primary backup to Julius Thomas as a pass-catching tight end. ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looks healthy again
Chargers pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead appears to be back to full strength this offseason. He missed 13 games last season with a broken fibula. The San Diego offense sputtered without a viable threat out of the backfield. For the first time since Philip Rivers had become the starting quarterback, a running back had failed to catch at least 49 passes in a season. The previous season Wo... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson has good chemistry with Philip Rivers
Stevie Johnson signed a three-year deal with the Chargers this offseason. The once promising Bills' receiver once had three straight 1,000 yard season. However, he is now on his third team in three seasons and hasn't been a hot commodity in free agency the past two seasons. Now he appears to have found a home in San Diego and has built a lot of chemistry with Philip Rivers this offseason. He has ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden says his hamstring is 'doing great'
Darren McFadden predictably suffered yet another injury at OTAs, a hamstring this time. He did return for minicamp and is now back to full strength. The long-time Raider isn't sure how the depth chart will shake out, however, he spoke on the matter of both his hamstring and the depth chart recently. "It's (hamstring) doing great," McFadden said. "I feel like I had a decent mini-camp, so I'm just l... [Read More]
06/28/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson would like to remain in Seattle 'for a really, really long time'
Recently rumors have surfaced that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL and his future with Seattle is not guaranteed. Wilson intends to play out the final year of his rookie contract on an insurance policy just in case he suffers a career ending injury. He is currently being grossly underpaid by anyone's standards. He's only set to make $1.542 millio... [Read More]
06/28/15 49ers WR DeAndrew White a standout in camp
Undrafted free agent out of Alabama DeAndrew White has been a standout in 49ers camp this offseason. He has impressed both his coaches and teammates. Despite the fact that he went undrafted, some of his former Crimson Tide teammates and coaches saw this coming, including head coach Nick Saban and first-round pick Amari Cooper. Saban said, "DeAndrew White is probably the guy that I would say, if y... [Read More]
06/28/15 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has impressed Alex Smith with his football I.Q.
Jeremy Maclin brings a much needed boost to the Chiefs WRs corps. The Chiefs wideouts not catching a single touchdown last season is astonishingly embarrassing it today's NFL. That's what happens when your WR1 is perennial underachiever Dwayne Bowe. Not only is Maclin physically gifted, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been impressed with his mental preparedness. Smith talked about how well Macli... [Read More]
06/28/15 Giants QB Eli Manning's agent confident a long-term deal will get done
With Eli Manning's expiring contract looming large for the Giants, Manning's agent Tom Condon is very confident a deal will get done and a lucrative one at that. "The interesting part about it is, since 1993, the inception of free agency, has there ever been an elite quarterback hit the open market?" Condon asks. "Peyton, but he had four neck surgeries and no idea if he would ever be well enough ... [Read More]
06/27/15 Ravens WR Marlon Brown may emerge as the WR2 in Baltimore
Marlon Brown has been splitting WR2 reps with Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman at Ravens camp. His head coach John Harbaugh says he has "high hopes" for the third-year wide out and wants "to see him breakout" this season. A few months ago Brown was nothing more than an afterthought, now he has a legitimate shot to win a starting job in Baltimore. "It's very competitive," Wide Receivers Coach Bobby... [Read More]
06/27/15 Panthers WR Philly Brown bulking up and developing his game
Panthers potential main deep threat Philly Brown has developed both physically and mentally this offseason. He has worked hard to pack on five pounds of muscle and still manage to increase his speed as well. Not only that, but he has also improved as a receiver. Star tight end Greg Olsen had high praise of Brown. "Last year at this time, Corey (Philly) was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' T... [Read More]
06/27/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's agents met with team this week
The Cowboys met with Dez Bryant's agents this Friday for the first time in almost four months. Both of Bryant's agents, Tom Condon and Kim Miale. The Cowboys franchise tagged Bryant this offseason and he has threatened to holdout multiple regular season games if the team does not sign him to a long-term deal. They have until the quickly approaching July 15 deadline to get a deal done. There are ye... [Read More]
06/27/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray is ready to step into the spotlight
Raiders projected feature back Latavius Murray sounds confident and ready for a major role. In limited work last season he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. This season he's ready to build off his momentum and shine as an every-down back. "For me, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I would think any person does," said Murray. "I just know how important it is. This is a big year for me and I know wha... [Read More]
06/27/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is 'looking forward to' being an every-down back
Lions' rookie running back Ameer Abdullah believes he will be an every-down back in NFL. He has been taking first-team reps in camp, however, he is still projected to be second on the depth chart behind injured RB Joique Bell. Still, that hasn't deterred him at all. "Most definitely," Abdullah said. "I came into this league hoping to get the opportunity to play running back on every down. I full-... [Read More]
06/27/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston wants 'to get back skinny'
Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been accused in the past of being a bit chubby. He now wants to get back into peak conditioning. He spoke about this recently when he was asked about his goals (other than learning the playbook) between minicamp and training camp. "Trying to lose some weight, try to get back skinny," Winston said. "Right now I'm 238 (pounds), I'm trying to be my r... [Read More]
06/26/15 Giants TE Matt LaCosse made a big impression at camp
Giants' undrafted free agent tight end Matt LaCosse has made quite the impression so far this offseason. Recently, Giants' offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride commented on the teams young TEs. None seemed to be nearly as impressive as LaCosse. "Different skillset," Gilbride said of LaCosse. "He's a linear guy, a long-legged guy who can get down the field. Very, very bright. Talk about Will [Tye]... [Read More]
06/26/15 Report: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to be highest-paid player in the NFL
After leading the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowls, Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. He has reportedly asked for more than the five-year $110 million contract Aaron Rodgers signed. This is partially because he and his agent believe the salary cap is going to make a big jump soon and QBs will be getting paid much more than they are right now. So he wants a "rel... [Read More]
06/26/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews soon to recheck his repaired ACL
Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley says he's scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in the next few weeks to recheck his surgically repaired ACL. To this point Gurley is not believed to have suffered any setbacks and his head coach Jeff Fisher has eluded to him being ahead of schedule. This re-evaluation could go a long way in determining whether or not Gurley will be forced to start the season... [Read More]
06/26/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin developing as a receiver
Percy Harvin has never been an outside receiver. He's always been more of a "gadget player". This offseason Bills' WRs coach Sanjay Lal is working tirelessly to develop Harvin into a legitimate outside receiver. Head coach Rex Ryan believes in his talent and is on board with the move. "He's a playmaker and I think Percy now he's just scratching the surface of what kind of outside receiver he can ... [Read More]
06/26/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill 'is way better than last year and more of a leader'
The Dolphins made Ryan Tannehill their franchise quarterback this offseason. After signing his $96 million contract, Miami is undoubtedly his team. He has emerged as a leader this offseason. Tannehill has also improved the one glaring weakness in his arsenal. He's reportedly throwing a much better deep ball this year. Tight end Dion Sims commented on Tannehill's progress saying, "Ryan is way bett... [Read More]
06/25/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater draws comparisons to Aaron Rodgers
In 2013, the Packers drafted now Vikings' wide receiver Charles Johnson. Johnson never saw any regular season action in Green Bay but he did see action on the practice field. Johnson was in awe of how Aaron Rodgers commanded his offense. Now he sees many of the same qualities in his current quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. "When I was with Green Bay and first went to practice and seen how [quarterb... [Read More]
06/25/15 Vikings WR Charles Johnson is 'having a good spring'
After being inexplicably cut by the incompetent Browns, Charles Johnson showed flashes of his vast potential with the Vikings last season. He ended up catching 31 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns. According to his offensive coordinator Norv Turner, "CJ has picked up where he left off in December and he's having a good spring." That won't stop Johnson from continuing to work and improve. "I... [Read More]
06/25/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is catching on quick
Chargers first-round pick Melvin Gordon is doing a tremendous job of picking up the offense according to RBS coach Ollie Wilson. His hard work on and off the field will earn him the starting job and a ton of snaps. "He studies and he's smart," Wilson said. "When you give him something, you know that you're on to the next thing. Usually with rookies it takes a little while to get it done. Now, he'... [Read More]
06/25/15 Browns aren't necessarily done with WR Josh Gordon just yet
After being suspended for the first 10 games of last season, troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entirety of 2015. The Browns were widely expected to wash their hands of the 24-year-old wideout. However, the team has had an official corresponding with Gordon this offseason. His agent Drew Rosenhaus believes that Gordon (who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touch... [Read More]
06/25/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant participates in Sunday Night Football photo shoot for Week 1
Despite threatening to holdout multiple regular season games, Cowboys' star wide receiver Dez Bryant attended a promotional photo shoot for NBC's Sunday Night Football Week 1 game against the Giants. He has not been participating in the Cowboys' offseason program and if he does not get a long-term deal done by the July 15 deadline, he may not even be playing in the game. That didn't prevent him f... [Read More]
06/25/15 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July'
On June 23 Tom Brady had his "Deflategate" appeal heard. The post-hearing briefs are expected next week. Following the briefs, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is anticipated to take his time making a decision. Brady "shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July". Goodell could do anything from upholding the four-game suspension to completely eradicating the suspension all together. ... [Read More]
06/25/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer says he wasn't doing his job last year
Last season, rookie wideout Cody Latimer was a sleeper pick and a favorite to replace Wes Welker, who was facing a suspension, dealing with concussion issues and aging. Latimer ended up finishing the season with just two catches for 23 yards. He admits he was confused last season but vows to do better this year. He has a much better grasp of the offense this season under new head coach Gary Kubia... [Read More]
06/25/15 49ers WR Anquan Boldin: 'We’re trying to get a lot faster than last year'
The 49ers have cleaned house and the offense will now be run by new offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. According to veteran wideout Anquan Boldin, the team will be running a more uptempo offense this season. "It's definitely a fast tempo," Boldin said. "We're trying to get a lot faster than last year as far as getting to the line. … As far as the system, it's very similar to what we've run... [Read More]
06/25/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley says participating in training camp is a goal he's 'shooting for'
Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley is still recovering from a torn ACL. Many have speculated that he may start the season on the PUP list, while others suggest he will be ready to go Week 1. As of now, we really have no idea. However, Gurley says his main goal right now is to be able to participate during the team's training camp. "That is definitely a goal that I'm shooting for," Gurley said. "Ju... [Read More]
06/24/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon continues to improve in pass protection
Vikings' second-year running back Jerick McKinnon struggled to get on the field at times last season due to his subpar pass protection. This offseason he has worked hard on his pass blocking. His RBs coach Kirby Wilson believes his willingness to block will lead to vast improvement. "Jerick is working on those things," Wilson said. "Trying to be three phases: a runner, protector and pass catcher ... [Read More]
06/24/15 Lions QB Matthew Stafford showing improvement this offseason
Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford certainly disappointed last season from a fantasy perspective. It was his first season in a new system and his top weapons struggled with injury though. This offseason his head coach Jim Caldwell has seen improvement in both Stafford and the entire passing attack. "He's improved," Caldwell said. "He has a better feel for the system. You can see our timing's bet... [Read More]
06/24/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to have 'growing pains'
We have heard nothing but positive things about first-overall pick Jameis Winston coming from the Buccaneers camp. They thoroughly believe he will be a very successful NFL quarterback. Nonetheless, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter understands that he is going to go through his struggles. "Jameis is still a rookie. He's going to make mistakes that 21-year-old guys make," Koetter said. "Here's a ... [Read More]
06/24/15 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon expected to reemerge this season
Pierre Garcon got lost in the shuffle last season in Washington. He seemed to disappear in new head coach Jay Gruden's offense. He caught just 68 passes last season for 752 yards and three touchdowns. In 2013 managed to catch a very impressive 113 receptions for 1,346 yards and five TDs. This year Gruden plans to utilize Garcon much more and has been very impressed with him this offseason "I'm im... [Read More]
06/24/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be used similarly to Russell Wilson in Seattle
Whenever a team decides to make a running quarterback their franchise QB, the debate always rages regarding how much you allow him to run. What are the risk, reward benefits surrounding production and injuries? There really is no right answer but the Seahawks seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to be leaning toward utilizing Seattle's model with second... [Read More]
06/24/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle has been the team's top wideout 'by a wide margin'
Giants' wideout Rueben Randle has reportedly been "the best wide receiver on the field by a wide margin" this offseason. It's important to note that both Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz have both been sidelined with injuries. While this shouldn't be all that surprising given the circumstance, it's actually a very good sign. In the past Randle has struggled with consistency and dependability, eve... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin to participate in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Former Olympian and current Bills' wideout Marquise Goodwin will be participating in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The last time Goodwin participated in a track and field event was at the 2012 Summer Games in London. He was drafted by the Bills in 2013. Goodwin represented the United States in the long jump. Though he did well enough at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... [Read More]
06/23/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady has 10-hour appeal hearing
Tom Brady had his appeal hearing today. It took 10-hours to finally conclude. There are no further hearings scheduled so now we are just waiting on a verdict from Commissioner Roger Goodell. Ted Wells testified today, however, Tom Brady did not speak according to the NFLPA lawyer. Nonetheless, his attorney Jeff Kessler stated, "Tom was there until the bitter end." ... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson believes he's fighting for a roster spot
Bills' 34-year-old running back Fred Jackson started the offseason saying that he will not be handing over his starting job to LeSean McCoy. Now he's saying that he's fighting for a roster spot and that he expects McCoy to get "300-plus carries" this season. Now Jackson knows that his job is on the line this offseason. "We'll see what happens with me getting cut or not," Jackson said. "I'll go ou... [Read More]
06/23/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw medically cleared for action
Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw recently got some bad news when he found out he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season. However, we received some good news regarding Bradshaw today from his agent Drew Rosenhaus. He tweeted out that Bradshaw was fully recovered from a broken fibula and medically cleared for action. Rosenhaus tweeted, "Watching Ahmad Bradshaw workout today. Back to ful... [Read More]
06/23/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle gaining trust from coaches
Joseph Randle has been the clear leader at running back for the Cowboys this offseason. There is little doubt that he'll be the RB1 this season, even if he is in some sort of committee system. The issue the team has with Randle is all the poor decisions he makes off the field. Whether it's shoplifting or making off-color comments, he has shown a sever lack of maturity. However, Cowboys' RBs coach... [Read More]
06/23/15 Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be lined up all over the field this season
Vincent Jackson will start for the Buccaneers this season, however, his role may be different. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plans to line Jackson up outside, in the slot and everywhere in between. Look for more versatility out of Jackson than we've ever seen before. Mike Evans will take over as the clear-cut WR1, nevertheless, that doesn't meant Jackson won't be just as productive as he was... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bears WR Eddie Royal looking to big things now that he's reunited with Jay Cutler
Eddie Royal had his best season during his rookie year in Denver with quarterback Jay Cutler. He caught 91 passes for 980 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games. He is now reunited with Cutler and the two are working tirelessly to rebuild the chemistry they had with the Broncos. Royal will likely be the Bears' starting slot receiver this season. He said it hasn't been easy but he and Cutler's hard... [Read More]
06/23/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has had an outstanding offseason
Buccaneers' running back Doug Martin has apparently received his wakeup call. After the team decided not to pick up his fifth-year option and rumors swirled that he was on the trade block, Martin went on to have his best offseason since prior to his rookie campaign. He has slimmed down to improve his speed and quickness, and it has shown. The Muscle Hamster has outperformed every other back on th... [Read More]
06/23/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman sits atop the team's depth chart
Falcons' second-year running back has put a strangle hold on the starting job this offseason. Tevin Coleman has showed promise but has clearly fallen to the RB2 spot. Antone Smith will be the RB3, however, he's more of a specialist anyway. Smith's role was always going to be what it is. Regardless of the depth chart, both Freeman and Coleman will see touches, while Smith will see targets in the p... [Read More]
06/23/15 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady needs to take a different approach if he wants suspension reduced
Apparently Tom Brady should not try to convince Roger Goodell he's innocent nor should he point out the obvious flaws in the leagues process. The NFL wants none of that. If he simply points out the complete lack of evidence and ambiguous wording of the Wells Report, that won't help either. A league source told's Ian Rapoport, "If he (Brady) says the same thing he did to Ted Wells, his sus... [Read More]
06/22/15 Ted Wells will attend Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal hearing
Ted Wells, the man that wrote the report that vilified Tom Brady, will be attending Brady's June 23 appeal. The two sides have not seen eye-to-eye to say the least. Brady's legal team his ripped apart the report and questioned the validity of the investigation and the integrity of Wells himself. They have claimed that the report "grasps at dubious, contradictory and mischaracterized circumstantia... [Read More]
06/22/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw suspended for Week 1
Former Colts' running back Ahmad Bradshaw is yet to sign with a team this offseason after breaking his fibula Week 11 of last season. He hasn't generated a whole lot of interest despite the fact that he was very productive in both Indianapolis and New York (Giants) when healthy. The issue is he is now 29 years old and hasn't completed a full season since 2010. Over the past four seasons he's miss... [Read More]
06/22/15 Browns claim WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers
The Browns have added newly transitioned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor to their anemic offense via the waiver wire. Pryor just agreed to change to WR from quarterback after being released by the Bengals. It didn't take long for a team to take a chance on Pryor now that he's playing a skill position. ... [Read More]
06/22/15 Free Agent WR Terrelle Pryor confirms position change
Last week we heard that Terrelle Pryor's agent had informed teams that he was finally willing to switch positions from quarterback to wide receiver. Teams have been asking if he'd switch for years now, but he stubbornly refused. After being cut by the Bengals he realized he had no other options left. He confirmed the change today on Twitter. Pryor tweeted, "Going to miss QB but I will make a grea... [Read More]
06/22/15 Redskins QBs Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins continue to battle for the QB2 job
Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden is yet to make any decisions on who will be Robert Griffin III's primary backup this season. Both Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are battling it out and are expected to do so right through training camp. Gruden really likes both guys but neither has done enough yet to separate themselves from the other. "Both of them, like I said before, have had a taste of the starti... [Read More]
06/22/15 Rams RB Tre Mason has slimmed down and is training tirelessly this offseason
When the Rams drafted Todd Gurley in the first round of this year's draft, Tre Mason "was in shock". However, instead of letting it discourage him, he's used it as motivation. Not only has Mason lost about 10 pounds to increase his speed and quickness, he will also spend next month in Florida with top athletes and trainer Tony Villiani at XPE Sports. Mason sounds very driven to be the best. "Ther... [Read More]
06/22/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton will not be told to run less after getting his big contract
Often times after a team invests the kind of money the Panthers invested in franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the QB is encouraged to play it safe and reduce their running. That will not be the case with Newton in Carolina. General manager Dave Gettleman was recently asked if the team would ask Newton to run less to protect their investment. Gettleman's answer couldn't be clearer. "No. He's got t... [Read More]
06/22/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing a 'great job' this offseason
To say Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Jay Gruden got off to a rocky start last season would be an understatement. However, things seem to be turning around in 2015. RG3 has been deemed the starter since before camp opened and Gruden has even praised the former Heisman Trophy winner. "I think the transition for him into a new system last season was a little bit rocky for al... [Read More]
06/21/15 Browns QB Josh McCown is better than he's ever been in the past
According to Browns' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, this is the best quarterback Josh McCown has ever been. He has continued to improve as a QB and his arm is just as strong as it's ever been. DeFilippo has been very impressed. "I've been very, very impressed with Josh,'' DeFilippo said. "Josh and I talk about it all the time: He's a better quarterback now than he was in 2007. I think he's... [Read More]
06/21/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson feels healthy and believes he's still a top receiver
Calvin Johnson has been considered a top wideout if not the best in the league for about seven years now. However, Megatron suffered through ankle injuries last season and is now being doubted more than ever before. Despite missing three games and clearly being hindered through a few others, he still managed to catch 71 passes for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns. Johnson believes he still has pl... [Read More]
06/20/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill making strides again this offseason
Dolphins' franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill has had another good offseason. He's vastly improved each season of his career and is on track to take another step forward again this season after his big pay day. Head coach Joe Philbin expects him to make his biggest strides in the red zone this season. "He's had a good offseason, he really has," Philbin said. "He and I visited one on one a little... [Read More]
06/20/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes an appearance at minicamp
As we all know by now, Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are not seeing eye-to-eye when it comes his contract situation to say the least. The team has franchised him and he's threatened to sit out multiple regular season games if he doesn't get a long-term deal. Thursday was the last day of minicamp and Bryant showed up. He watched a motivational video, hung out on the sidelines and had a conversation w... [Read More]
06/20/15 49ers WR Quinton Patton will be given a 'real opportunity' this season
49ers' wideout Quinton Patton has been a preseason star that has tantalized and disappointed fantasy owners to this point. His WRs coach Ronald Curry believes the only thing that is holding Patton back is a lack of opportunity. He claims that's going to change this season. "Quinton Patton has always flashed," Curry said. "He's going to get a real opportunity to go out there and see what he can do... [Read More]
06/20/15 Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls a surprising 'bright spot' in Seattle
Undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls has been very impressive in Seahawks' camp this offseason. He transferred from Michigan to Central Michigan for the 2014 season. AT Central Michigan last season he rushed for 1,103 yards and 10 touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry. The Seahawks signed him following this year's draft and he has more than impressed his head coach Pete Carroll. "I love his style of run... [Read More]
06/20/15 Eagles WR Miles Austin has 'impressed' HC Chip Kelly this spring
Since breaking out with the Cowboys in 2009 and 2010, Miles Austin has struggled with hamstring injuries and never really looked back to form. He had a solid 2012 but really fell off in 2013. The Cowboys let him go and he struggled through another injury plagued season with the Browns. It looked as if Austin's time in the NFL could be coming to a conclusion. Not so fast. He has looked great this ... [Read More]
06/20/15 Rams WR Tavon Austin has 'had a great offseason'
Rams' former 2012 first-round pick Tavon Austin has struggled mightily in the pros. He disappointed as a rookie catching just 40 passes for 418 yards and four touchdowns after being selected with the eighth-overall pick in the draft. He followed his subpar rookie campaign with a disastrous second season. In 2014, he caught only 31 passes for 242 yards and no TDs. However, once again we're nothing... [Read More]
06/19/15 Patriots cut TE Fred Davis
The Patriots have cut tight end Fred Davis. The former Redskins' tight end had recently been reinstated after being suspended by the league for multiple infractions of the league's substance abuse policy. Davis is the second tight end the Patriots cut in the past week, they also released Tim Wright recently. ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Giants QB Eli Manning has a 'very lively' arm in camp
Eli Manning has made it a point to develop his upper body and arm strength this offseason. His coaches and teammates have noticed his arm strength in Giants' camp this offseason. Multiple people have praised him. "It is lively, very lively," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He has worked hard on that." "I would definitely agree with you on that," wide receiver Rueben Randle said. "He overthrew me twic... [Read More]
06/19/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be 'a factor for sure'
Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman has pulled away from Tevin Coleman in the battle for the starting job in Atlanta. Not only has Freeman been better on the ground, he's been outstanding in the passing game as well. Head coach Dan Quinn has been extremely impressed. "I knew Devonta had terrific hands, but I probably didn't appreciate the good route-running ability coming out of Flor... [Read More]
06/19/15 Jaguars WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to attend Larry Fitzgerald's receivers camp
Jaguars' second-year wideouts Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns plan to attend Larry Fitzgerald's annual offseason camp this summer. The Jags young duo will work out with other quarterbacks and receivers. They will work on "route running, receiver-specific drills, and agility, speed and strength workouts". The camp takes place the University of Minnesota. Robinson commented on the Jags' top two rece... [Read More]
06/19/15 Eagles WR Josh Huff struggling with inconsistency this offseason
Eagles' second-year wideout Josh Huff is expected to take the next step this season and become a fantasy relevant option in Philly. However, he has struggled with consistency this offseason, particularly with catching the ball. He is projected to be a top three receiver in Philadelphia and surpass Riley Cooper on the depth chart. Huff understands that he needs to be more focused and engaged if he ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Giants RB Shane Vereen 'can be a quarterback's best friend'
The Giants signed Super Bowl Champion running back Shane Vereen this offseason, in what very quietly could have been one of the better signings of the offseason. At least that's what Giants' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo believes. He has been very impressed with Vereen thus far and expects him to have a significant impact on the offense. "You can see why Shane has had some of the success he ha... [Read More]
06/19/15 QB Terrelle Pryor released by Bengals and now willing to change positions
Before signing with the Bengals earlier this offseason, Terrelle Pryor said that there was no way he'd ever even consider changing positions. Well, the Bengals released Pryor and his agent Drew Rosenhaus promptly started informing teams that Pryor is willing to move to wide receiver. He is expected to draw much more interest now that he's agreed to switch positions. ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's weight issues are 'much ado about nothing'
It was recently reported that Panthers' wideout Kelvin Benjamin's recent string of hamstring injuries could be due him showing up to OTAs a bit overweight. The comments were originally made by head coach Ron Rivera. However, general manager Dave Gettleman strongly discredited the comments. "It really is much ado about nothing. Right now he's only five pounds off his playing weight. That's it," Get... [Read More]
06/18/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans worked out with Randy Moss this offseason
Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans spent time working out with future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. The two hooked up after the Bucs played the Redskins last season and built a mentor/student type relationship. When Moss invited him up to North Carolina to work out, Evans said he couldn't decline the offer. "After the Washington Redskins game last year I did an interview with FOX... [Read More]
06/18/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson has been 'unbelievable' in camp
Reports out of Jaguars' camp is that Allen Robinson has been blowing people away this offseason. This report is no exception. This time its quarterback Blake Bortles who has been beyond impressed with the second-year wideout as he continues to develop and add to his arsenal. "He's been unbelievable," Bortles said. "He's definitely a threat now in the red zone. ... He's physical. He can run and do... [Read More]
06/18/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter adding muscle this offseason
Titans' freakishly athletic wideout Justin Hunter is trying to bulk up this offseason. Last season his playing weight was in the 190's. He's now tipping the scales at 205 and intends to get to 210 by the time training camp opens. The 6-foot-4 receiver is trying to become a more physical presence on the field. He will be competing for a snaps this season with rookie Dorial Green-Beckham. ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates is pacing himself in practice and feels 'great'
Antonio Gates is now 34 years old, as a matter of fact today is his birthday. He is seeing much fewer snaps in camp than he has in the past. The team is trying to preserve him and reduce the wear-and-tear on his body. As of now, Gates is feeling great and is not focusing on the end, just the present. "As you get older, people say things -- make speculation about what you're doing and how much you... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns QB Josh McCown playing 'very well' and is the starter in Cleveland
Josh McCown has been considered the starter in Cleveland since the Browns inexplicably over paid for him in free agency. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has reassured us that McCown is playing "very well" and the plan will not change heading into training camp. He remains the heavy favorite to start ahead of Johnny Manziel. ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson lining up as a wide receiver in camp
Browns' rookie running back Duke Johnson has been lining up as a wide receiver recently in camp. According to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo that will be in the game plan this season. He has been the Cleveland's best back this offseason and they're going to try to find ways to get him involved in as many ways as possible. He continues to draw comparisons to Bengals' running back Giovani Ber... [Read More]
06/18/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo is yet to miss a practice this offseason
Tony Romo hasn't participated in a Cowboys' offseason program since 2012. He has dealt with multiple back injuries and endured multiple surgeries. This offseason has been another story. The 35-year-old quarterback hasn't missed a single practice and as healthy as he's been entering a season in a long time. Romo was not able to practice in back-to-back practices in training camp last season, head ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has become the RB1 in Joique Bell's absence
There has been nothing but positive reports coming out of Lions' camp about rookie running back Ameer Abdullah. With Joique Bell sidelined with both knee and Achilles' issues, Abdullah has been taking the first reps with the first team in camp. He is certainly practicing like his job depends on it despite the fact that his job is very secure. "I have to work harder," Abdullah said. "You can alway... [Read More]
06/18/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones believes holding out would be selfish
Julio Jones doesn't care what other receivers are doing and will not get caught up in contract negotiations. He believes his job is to play football and that's exactly what he plans on doing. There will be no holdout in his future. "Whatever they feel like I'm deserving of ... I'm just here," Jones said. "I'm just trying to be the best teammate. I'm just trying to play. My thing is to play ball. I... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel to retire the money sign
Browns' polarizing quarterback Johnny Manziel has officially retired his trademark money sign celebration. This is just another step for Manziel to remove himself from his Johnny Football persona. The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it," Manziel said. Last year is last year, it was what it was and it was not very good. So for me, I'm trying to close that chapter and just build o... [Read More]
06/18/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz expects to be at about 100 percent 'by late July, early August'
Giants' slot receiver Victor Cruz continues to improve from a patellar tendon injury. We have heard everything from hopes that he would be ready for training camp to a potential six weeks on the PUP list. As of now, Week 1 is looking very realistic. Cruz believes he'll be close to full strength in about a month and a half. "I'm trying to listen to my body and how it feels," Cruz said. "By late Ju... [Read More]
06/18/15 Texans WR Nate Washington standing out this offseason
The Texans signed veteran wideout Nate Washington this offseason. Head coach Bill O'Brien has been very impressed with how he's performed in camp. "I would start with the veteran that we brought in, Nate Washington I think he's had a good spring," O'Brien said. "He's a guy that's come in here and learned our offense. It's not an easy offense to learn, but he's obviously studied it, gone out the... [Read More]
06/18/15 Chiefs TE Travis Kelce playing with more confidence this season
Not that Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce ever lacked confidence, but he's really coming into his own this offseason. According to his quarterback Alex Smith, not only is he playing well, he also hasn't been shy about demanding the ball. "You're doing things at the line of scrimmage, changing plays with him, (depending on) how they're playing him leverage-wise," Smith said. "He (Kelce) wants a diff... [Read More]
06/18/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's injuries may be caused by weight issues
Panthers' second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin has been dealing with multiple hamstring issues since reporting to OTAs. He reportedly showed up to OTAs nearly 10 pounds overweight. His head coach Ron Rivera believes that may have something to do with the injuries. "It could be as simple as weight," Rivera said. "He did come in a little heavy and he had to work himself into shape. Or diet or someth... [Read More]
06/18/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell does not know when his appeal will be heard
Steelers' star running back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for the first three games of the season after being arrested on DUI and marijuana charges last summer. He has appealed but the NFL seems to be taking their sweet time getting around to it. Bell is still optimistic the suspension will be reduced, however, he does not know when his appeal will be heard. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not concerned about WR Dez Bryant's threats
Dez Bryant has made it clear that he is willing to sit out regular season games if he doesn't get a long-term deal done. His agent Tom Condon has confirmed the threats are "legit". Nonetheless, Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is not concerned with the threats. He clearly does not seem to be taking the threats seriously. "If we're still in a franchise situation with Dez, I have no doubt that he'll be l... [Read More]
06/17/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is dealing with drop issues again
One of the biggest knocks on Ravens' first-round pick Breshad Perriman was his drop issues coming out of Central Florida. An excellent pro day skyrocketed his draft stock and the notoriously bad WR drafting Ravens took the bait. All was well through OTAs, then minicamp started. On the first day Perriman dropped four passes. At least Perriman doesn't make excuses for his drops. "Just really paying... [Read More]
06/17/15 Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt is catching his coaches eyes this offseason
Vikings' rookie tight end MyCole Pruitt has stood out this offseason and is working as the primary backup to the oft injured Kyle Rudolph. His head coach Mike Zimmer gave him very high praise. "MyCole has done a nice job. We've moved him around quite a bit," Zimmer said. "He runs very, very well. He makes some really, really good catches and he's 255 pounds. We anticipate that he will be a pretty... [Read More]
06/17/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson 'is in the mix to start again'
Aside from a flurry late in his rookie season (2013), Vikings' wideout Cordarrelle Patterson has struggled mightily in the NFL. He is as physically gifted as they come, however, he hasn't been great at his position. Patterson has reportedly been working tirelessly this offseason in order to meet his potential. Now, offensive coordinator Norv Turner says he "is in the mix to start again". ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley may 'play sooner than you think'
Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley is continuing to rehab from ACL surgery and is doing very well according to his head coach Jeff Fisher. He has been a candidate to start the season on the PUP list, however, Fisher has hinted that that may not be the case. "It's hard to say right now. I can't predict that," Fisher said Tuesday. "I know he's doing well. He had a day off today because he's doing so... [Read More]
06/17/15 Redskins RB Matt Jones is fighting for the starting job
Redskins' third-round running back Matt Jones has made quite the impression this offseason. He is well aware that Alfred Morris is the overwhelming favorite to win the starting job but that won't deter him from battling for it. He plans on pushing Morris to his limits. "I'm just grinding every day to be the starter," Jones said. "I will put some pressure on Alfred [Morris]." ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Panthers WR Stephen Hill a standout at OTAs
Stephen Hill was a promising second-round pick of the Jets in 2012. His athleticism was unbelievable but he was a very raw talent. He had issues with catching and route running. Leave it to the Jets to plug him in as a starter and depend on him to be a major contributor. Sure enough he fell flat on his face and the Jets released him. The Panthers did the right thing, signed him and added him to t... [Read More]
06/17/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson needs to 'play angry' according to HC Gus Bradley
Jaguars' wideout Allen Robinson is a very talented and promising prospect. He is athletic and very fundamentally sound. His head coach Gus Bradley thinks he's missing one thing still, a mean streak. "The challenge is for him is to play angry," Bradley said. "Play where he is competing to get the ball and competing in all of his routes. I think he is extremely competitive. He's got a 40-plus vert... [Read More]
06/17/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz worked on his game with Tony Gonzalez this offseason
Highly touted Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz is yet to make his desired impact in the NFL. So he took a potential major step this offseason and met up with NFL legend Tony Gonzalez. Ertz says they figured out ways for him to take that next step both mentally and physically. "We talked about a lot of things," Ertz said, "When it came to football, we talked about the steps I needed to take to go from b... [Read More]
06/17/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery can be a No. 1 receiver according to Jay Cutler
With Brandon Marshall out in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery now becomes the Bears WR1. He's coming off a season in which he caught 85 passes for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, this season he won't have Marshall opposite him to draw the attention of the defense. His quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't see why that should be an issue though. "I don't see why [Jeffery can't be the No. 1]," Cutler said.... [Read More]
06/17/15 Saints WR Marques Colston would like to manage his usage this season
At 32 years old, Saints' wide receiver Marques Colston is coming off the worst season of his career and seriously contemplated retirement or playing elsewhere after 2014. He was mentally and emotionally drained following the season. He now says he's in a much better place and is happy to be back with the organization he's spent his entire career with. However, he also wants to manage his usage, p... [Read More]
06/17/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans lining up 'exclusively' as the 'X' receiver
After primarily lining up as the Z receiver last season, Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans has lined up exclusively as the X receiver or WR1 this offseason. He says he loves the change and likes "being on an island". There is very little doubt who Jameis Winston's go-to guy will be this season. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'looks really good' in camp
Chargers tight end Ladarius Green was expected to have a breakout season in 2014 after showing flashes in 2013. However, the ageless wonder that is Antonio Gates wasn't having that as he had yet another great season. Injuries also played a role in Green's shortcomings. He caught a miserable 19 passes for 226 yards and not a single touchdown. He struggled to even get on the field. This season his ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen showing more 'focus' and 'determination' this offseason
After an extremely promising rookie season in which he caught 71 receptions for 1,046 yards and eight TDs, Chargers WR Keenan Allen disappointed in his sophomore campaign (77-783-4). His quarterback Philip Rivers said that he "sees more focus, determination this offseason". He clearly looked like something was missing last season as Allen went through a sophomore slump. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Packers WR Davante Adams named offseason MVP by HC Mike McCarthy
We have been hearing nothing but praise for second-year wide receiver Davante Adams coming out of Packers' camp. Now his head coach Mike McCarthy says he's been the MVP this offseason. "I would say Davante Adams for someone if, if you want a clear illustration and example of a first-year player taking a jump in his second year, you just saw it here the last four weeks," McCarthy said. "I think he... [Read More]
06/17/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta not yet medically cleared
Ravens' tight end Dennis Pitta is coming off his second major hip surgery in as many years. While he has been working on the side, he has not been cleared by doctors to participate in minicamp. He cannot participate in team drills until medically cleared. Most believe he will start the season on the PUP list. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens up minicamp as the starter
Falcons' second-year back Devonta Freeman continues to hold off confident rookie Tevin Coleman for the starting job in Atlanta. It has reportedly been a hard fought battle to this point and is far from over. However, it looks like Freeman has a clear leg up at this point. His coaches have raved about his improvement and ability in the passing game. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr will not participate in this week's minicamp
Madden Cover Vote winner Odell Beckham Jr. will not participate in Giants' minicamp this week. Much like last season, he's once again sidelined with a hamstring injury. Beckham down played the injury a few weeks ago but it still appears to be lingering. He was forced to miss the first-four games of last season with a hamstring injury before having one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time (9... [Read More]
06/16/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham back at practice in a limited capacity
Dorial Green-Beckham returned to practice and got some much needed reps. He was limited but something is better than nothing. He had been sidelined through OTAs with a hamstring injury. The Titans' embattled second-round pick is expected to battle for a starting job this season. He will most likely end up in competition with Justin Hunter for snaps. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is back as a full participant in camp
The oft injured Darren McFadden has predictably been injured this offseason. He has been limited for the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Well, he's finally back to being a full participant in Cowboys' camp. He has a lot of ground to make up on Joseph Randle after being injured through the majority of OTAs. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Packers WR Davante Adams 'has star potential' according to Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers was recently asked about which young players he see's developing into stars. After mentioning Andrew Quarless, he then turned his attention to second-year WR Devante Adams. Rodgers said, "Davante's the other one. I think he's had a great offseason and he has star potential – for sure. The young guys, you try to temper your expectations, but there is an excitement about the you... [Read More]
06/16/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee will miss minicamp
Marqise Lee is still dealing with a bulky left knee. According to Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, Lee will be held out of minicamp while he continues to recover. However, Bradley still believes that he will be ready for training camp. Lee projects to be the WR2 in Jacksonville. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins participating in some 11-on-11 drills
Bills' second-year wideout Sammy Watkins has been limited all offseason while recovering from hip surgery. Tuesday he participated in some 11-on-11 drills. His goal has always been to be ready to go for training camp and he appears to be on schedule. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's threats confirmed by agent Tom Condon
Dez Bryant has threatened to sit out regular season games if the Cowboys do not get a long-term deal done with him before the July 15 deadline. His agent Tom Condon has confirmed that these threats are real. "There haven't been any conversations," Condon said. "The only offer that we ever received from the Cowboys was the same offer that they gave to Dez prior to the time that he played the last ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford limited to 7-on-7 drills
Coming off of ACL surgery, Eagles' newly acquired starting quarterback Sam Bradford is still limited to 7-on-7 drills. He has reportedly been seen limping and has been held out of 11-on-11 drills. There have been some concerns that he won't be ready for the season opener and Mark Sanchez may have to be the Week 1 starter. However, both Bradford and the team has refuted those claims. When asked if... [Read More]
06/16/15 Packers TE Andrew Quarless is 'taking the jump' according to Aaron Rodgers
In a recent interview, Aaron Rodgers was asked if there were any young guys on the Packers that he expects to take that next step into stardom. He appeared very excited about tight end Andrew Quarless. "I'd say the two guys who've jumped out to me just in the workouts, and one of them is not a young guy," Rodgers said. "I mean, he's still younger than I am – but Andrew Quarless has had a g... [Read More]
06/16/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will start training camp as the starter
C.J. Anderson had a break out season in Denver last season but still has to compete with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman for touches. According to head coach Gary Kubiak, Anderson is still on top of the depth chart, however, his job is not guaranteed. "We're right where we're at," Kubiak said. "Obviously, C.J., that's in a lot of ways his spot to hang on to. I think that Montee has had a great off... [Read More]
06/16/15 Saints TE Josh Hill will see increased snaps, how many remains to be seen
Once the Saints traded Jimmy Graham, Josh Hill became a hot fantasy commodity. However, he's still very unproven and his workload is somewhat of a mystery. Hill has only 20 career receptions in two seasons but he did catch five touchdowns last season. His head coach Sean Payton confirmed that Hill will see more snaps but would not specify how much more he'd play. "It just depends on how much two ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Report: Titans to release RB Shonn Greene
In a move that had been widely expected for weeks now, the Titans will reportedly release running back Shonn Greene today. Greene played just two seasons in Tennessee. He finished with a grand total of 687 yards and six TDs. Greene had not yet reported to OTAs due to personal reasons. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 UPDATE: Texans WR Jaelen Strong continues to miss time with hamstring injury
Texans' rookie wide receiver Jaelen Strong has been sidelined for weeks with a lingering hamstring injury. Strong was projected by many to be a first-round pick, however, he plummeted to round three due to injury concerns with his wrist. Now he's projected to be the Texans' WR3. Depending on how things shake out he could end up being the WR2 or WR4 in Houston. He needs to get healthy and get back ... [Read More]
06/15/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis blames coaching for his miserable 2014 campaign
Vernon Davis was absolutely miserable in 2014. However, he doesn't believe it was his fault. He has found somebody else to point the finger at for his 26 catch and 245 yard season. "Whenever I'd run, like, my deep over routes there was a safety sitting over there already," Davis said. "It was just game planning. And nothing really ever opened up. But I wasn't really ever a factor in the offense l... [Read More]
06/15/15 UPDATE: Bears TE Martellus Bennett expected to report to camp
The Bears and Martellus Bennett have been at a standstill all offseason to this point. Bennett wants more money and the Bears don't want to pay him, neither side had budged to this point. Now it's being reported that Bennett will report to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. If he does not show, he would be forced to forfeit $72,920. It appears that he's not interested in that. UPDATE: Bennett repo... [Read More]
06/15/15 Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden is 'probably the most improved player' on the team
Tony Romo is clearly the man in Dallas. However, he's also 35 years old with a bad back. It's not impossible that he could find himself sidelined at some point. The Cowboys' backup is Brandon Weeden. Despite being drafted in 2012, he'll be turning 32 in October, so he's no spring chicken either. But it's not all bad news should Romo go down. QBs coach Wade Wilson has been very impressed by Weeden... [Read More]
06/15/15 Bears QB Jimmy Clausen is a 'perfect fit' in Chicago
It has become more than clear that Jay Cutler has overstayed his welcome in Chicago. Unfortunately for the Bears, they gave him an awful contract and no longer have a serviceable backup. With that said, offensive coordinator Adam Gase believes backup Jimmy Clausen is a "perfect fit" for the offense. "I feel like from what we saw on tape last year -- and I know it was limited, I know what we saw on... [Read More]
06/15/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is looking great at camp
Danny Woodhead is returning from a broken leg and looks like he did before the injuries. He has worked tirelessly to return to form but that's no surprise to Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy. "No, not at all," McCoy said. "Not with the way he works and his approach to the game. He's one of the guys always in here early, working and doing extra. When he was away from us for a little bit he'd send l... [Read More]
06/15/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is learning 'multiple positions' in the offense
Phillip Dorsett has garnered a lot of praise as a rookie in Indianapolis. Now the Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson is heaping even more admiration on him and talking about his versatility. "He's learning multiple positions in this offense, which is not easy," Grigson said. "We wouldn't be moving him around if he wasn't able to handle that. His aptitude has impressed me. Obviously, speed is his... [Read More]
06/15/15 Buccaneers TE Tim Wright was claimed by 10 teams off waivers
After the Patriots waived tight end Tim Wright, he was promptly scooped off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Bucs weren't the only team interested in Wright, they just had top priority. There were actually nine other teams that claimed him as well. The other teams were the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Browns, Saints, Dolphins, Chiefs, Steelers and Lions. ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck and Andre Johnson on the same page
Andrew Luck is the best young quarterback in the league. His Colts acquired a future Hall of Fame WR in Andre Johnson this offseason. Apparently the two are very much on the same page already. Head coach Chuck Pagano was recently asked about how the duo has been connecting at camp. "There's no thinking," Pagano said. "One knows where the other's going to be. They know the exact spot to put it." ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has looked great at OTAs
Tyler Lockett has been far and away the Seahawks top rookie this offseason. He has really impressed in camp. His special teams coach Brian Schneider believes that Lockett can have an immediate impact on special teams but won't be limited to just that. "Excellent, more than I expected in terms of him being able to track the ball and field the ball," Schneider said. "His work ethic is unbelievable.... [Read More]
06/15/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford and TE Zach Ertz building chemistry
Sam Bradford and Zach Ertz are building quite the rapport at Eagles' OTAs. Both have been on the same page both on and off the field. The two have spoken very highly of each other. "He is a great tight end," Bradford said of Ertz. "Obviously he is really athletic. He gives us the ability to stretch the field and make some (big plays) down the field." Ertz also chimed in saying, ""Not only does he ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Patriots WR Brandon LaFell spotted in a walking boot
Brandon LaFell has been absent from Patriots' OTAs. There had been no reason or explanation for his absence. Until recently when he was spotted in a protective boot at Danny Amendola's charity event. With that said, it's not likely we'll find out too much more from the tight lipped Patriots' organization. ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton on contract situation: 'If they want to pay me, they'll pay me'
Many believe T.Y. Hilton's future with the Colts could be in doubt after the team selected Miami Hurricanes' receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of this year's draft. The two wideouts have a similar skill set and Hilton will be due a hefty pay day following this season. Hilton has appeared less than thrilled about the whole situation all offseason but has held back from saying anything ov... [Read More]
06/14/15 Falcons WR Roddy White expects a more balanced attack this season
The Falcons really haven't had much of a running game since Michael Turner left in 2012. They have relied on an explosive passing attack led by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White. Now that they have Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in the backfield, White is expecting a more balanced attack this season. "We're not going to be passing 35-40 times a game," White said. ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson believes he'll be more involved in the passing game this season
Adrian Peterson brings a dynamic threat on the ground that the Vikings lack without him. However, AP believes that he'll also play a larger role in the passing game in Norv Turner's offensive system. "With Coach Turner's offense," Peterson said. "There's so much that he throws out there. So I'll be more involved in the pass game, getting out wide and presenting myself for Teddy (Bridgewater) to c... [Read More]
06/14/15 Jets RB Stevan Ridley is optimistic but unsure about his status for Week 1
The goal for Jets' running back has always been to be ready for Week 1 coming off ACL surgery. He has stuck to this goal throughout the offseason. He still sounds optimistic about the prospect of this coming to fruition, nevertheless, he stopped short of guaranteeing it. "I really can't predict the future, man," Ridley said Thursday. "I just know that, for me, I've got to be ready for Week 1. Tha... [Read More]
06/14/15 Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum says WR DeVante Parker 'should be ready' Week 1
First-round pick DeVante Parker's unexpected foot surgery is an obvious major cause of concern for the Dolphins. Nonetheless, it's not expected to have any serious ramifications. Aside from missing training camp, Parker has looked great in team drills and is expected to be ready for Week 1. Miami's VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum reiterated that point once again this week. When asked ab... [Read More]
06/14/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin cuts his body fat
Since having a monstrous rookie season, Doug Martin has really struggled over the past two seasons failing to hit the 500 yard mark or score three TDs in either season. While he has missed 15 games, he hasn't come all that close to rushing for 4.0 yards per carry either. His once abundant PPR value has also become nonexistent. So this year he went to work and at the very least got himself into tr... [Read More]
06/14/15 Patriots waive TE Tim Wright and the Buccaneers quickly scoop him up
In a controversial move, the Patriots traded their starting guard of the past decade to the Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright just before the 2014 season. It's now safe to say that things didn't work out too well in New England. The Pats recently waived Wright and the Bucs scooped him back up off the wire. It should also be noted that the Bucs line was among the worst in the league and no team ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant seriously considering sitting out of regular season games
Dez Bryant is seriously considering sitting out of the Cowboys' regular season opener and perhaps longer if he does not get a long-tern deal done before the July 15 deadline. When asked about this rumor Bryant responded, "This is no rumor; it's legit." If Bryant was to sit out games, when you consider the absence of DeMarco Murray as well, the Cowboys offense would missing 29 touchdowns and 3,581... [Read More]
06/14/15 Colts RB Vick Ballard is likely to start the season on the PUP list
Vick Ballard has played just one game in the past two seasons due to knee and Achilles injuries. The games was Week 1 of 2013, which saw him run the ball 13 times for 63 yards. He was the likely top back being that Trent Richardson turned out to be a nightmare. In 2012, he rushed for 814 yards on 3.9 yards per carry. These numbers aren't mind blowing, however, he was running behind a horrendous o... [Read More]
06/13/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to see his snaps monitored but not necessarily his touches
"I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear," Wilson said. "How he'll last for the season is the snaps per game, not the carries or attempts per game, because that comes with the territory. He's going to get his amount of touches that he gets, it's the other snaps and plays that will determine how successful he is at lasting during... [Read More]
06/13/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see significant work this season
With Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings it has been assumed that he will see the overwhelming majority of the snaps at running back. However, Vikings' RBs coach Kirby Wilson believes the "sky's the limit" for McKinnon and he will play a major role in the offense this season and moving forward. "No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organizati... [Read More]
06/12/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant impressing at OTAs
Running routes in the sand, Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been working extensively on his footwork this spring. The big receiver has also added 10 pounds to his frame. Bryant has been putting in so much work that he has garnered even more attention from head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin called recently Bryant a "big person with little-person skills," attesting to the fact Bryant has been working o... [Read More]
06/11/15 Patriots sign QB Matt Flynn
It looks like Matt Flynn has got another job based off that one great game he had against the Lions. This time he has signed on with the Patriots. If he makes the roster, he will likely back up Jimmy Garoppolo for the duration of Tom Brady's suspension. Since leaving the Packers, Flynn has bounced around the league, most notably with the Seahawks and Raiders. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee not expected to participate next week
Jaguars' second-year wideout Marqise Lee is still nursing an injured knee. According to his head coach Gus Bradley, it's more than likely he'll be held out of next week's minicamp. Lee was available to comment on the situation. "I'm slowly progressing back," Lee said. "The trainers don't want to rush anything. Of course, I want to be out there and I feel like I could be out there. But, we aren't ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Jets RB Chris Ivory is currently No. 1 on the depth chart
According to Jets' head coach Todd Bowles Chris Ivory is the top running back on the depth chart. Behind him is Bilal Powell then Daryl Richardson. Zac Stacy is still learning the offense but could jump up. It's important to note that Stevan Ridley is still injured and not on the depth chart. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Giants QB Eli Manning believes Rueben Randle will 'have a big year'
Giants' wide receiver Rueben Randle has always been considered an underachiever. He has the talent but hasn't really been able to put it all together for a full season. He had a solid 2014 campaign, putting up 71 receptions for 938 yards and three TDs. His quarterback Eli Manning expects him to build off that and put together a breakout season. "I think Rueben'll have a big year," Manning said. "... [Read More]
06/11/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush getting the RB1 reps at OTAs
Reggie Bush is getting the first reps with the first-team in every drill at OTAs. Bush is the veteran back on the team and knows how to run the drills the way they are supposed to be run. 49ers' running backs coach Tom Rathman has been using his as the example of what to do when going through the drills. It's also important to note that both Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter are coming off injury. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin returns to practice after hamstring scare
Panthers' second-year wideout had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. There was some concern that it could be a somewhat serious issue. There were even rumors that there could even be a slight tear. Fortunately that does not appear to be the case. Benjamin was a participant at OTAs today and the hamstring no longer seems to be an issue. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Peyton Manning says the 'sky is the limit' for Broncos RB C.J. Anderson
Broncos' future Hall of Fame quarterback made it a point to build up running back C.J. Anderson when asked about the offense. Anderson had a breakout season in the second half of 2014. It seems like Manning expects that to continue right into 2015. "I'm learning, I'm learning about the requirements of me," Manning said. "I'm learning how [tight end] Owen Daniels runs his routes, running back C.J.... [Read More]
06/11/15 Patriots cut TE Tim Wright
The Patriots raised some eyebrows last season when they traded Tom Brady's most reliable O-lineman Logan Mankins for Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright. The trade didn't really work out for either team. Wright did very little for the Pats and the Bucs had one of the worst O-lines in the league. With that said, the Pats did win the Super Bowl while the Bucs picked first overall in the draft. Today th... [Read More]
06/11/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson is right on schedule with his recovery
Packers' top receiver Jordy Nelson had an unknown procedure this offseason, which is widely believed to be a hip surgery. Nelson says he had a recovery plan and is right on schedule with it. He is getting mentally prepared and fully intends to be ready for training camp. "We're right where we want to be," Nelson said. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. We feel good a... [Read More]
06/11/15 Packers WR Davante Adams is beginning to reach his potential
Heading into his second season in the NFL, Packers' wideout Davante Adams is beginning to show why the team drafted him in the second round of last season's draft despite having much more pressing needs. His MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has taken notice of his tremendous abilities. "In my mind, he has humongous upside – and he's starting to reach that upside," Rodgers said. "I think the op... [Read More]
06/11/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien has great news for fantasy owners of RB Arian Foster
Arian Foster has had his fair share of bumps and bruises over the past few seasons, nonetheless, when healthy he's also been one of the most dominant forces in all of fantasy football. Each season people speculate that Foster will be receiving a reduced workload. Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien is putting those rumors to rest early this offseason. He made sure to reassure Foster's fantasy owners.... [Read More]
06/11/15 Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is having a great offseason according to Tony Romo
Cowboys' wideout Terrance Williams is a distant WR2 in Dallas. Nonetheless, he's an important cog in the Cowboys' offense. He has had a tremendous offseason to this point. No one has been more impressed with the progress he's made than his quarterback Tony Romo. "Terrance has had one of the best off-seasons I've seen in a while," Romo said. "So I'm very excited about his approach, the way that he... [Read More]
06/11/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel living with his high school coach
Browns' second-year quarterback and polarizing figure Johnny Manziel has been taking steps all offseason to get his life and career back on track. He's gone to rehab and moved from downtown into the suburbs. The next step he's taken is to move his high school offensive coordinator Julius Scott into his home with him. Scott is one of the biggest influences on his life and Manziel believes he helpe... [Read More]
06/10/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah even better than advertised as a pass-catcher
Lions' rookie running back Ameer Abdullah was expected to be an excellent pass-catcher. However, apparently he has been great in camp. His offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has been blown away by his receiving ability. "I like Abdullah more every day," Lombardi said. "Every day you can see him do things that really excite you. He didn't get a chance maybe to show everything he can do as a receiv... [Read More]
06/10/15 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger believes this is the best offense he's ever played in
It's hard to not be wowed by Ben Roethlisberger's weapons in Pittsburgh. He has arguably the best receiver in the league in Antonio Brown and another young star opposite him in Martavis Bryant. His running back Le'Veon Bell is pretty much the consensus best young back in the league and DeAngelo Williams is a solid backup. Then he has his old reliable tight end Heath Miller. Big Ben clearly didn't... [Read More]
06/10/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden continues to miss time with a hamstring strain
In the least shocking news of the day, Darren McFadden continues to be sidelined by injury. Due to a hamstring strain he's limited to rehabbing his injury on the side. He has expressed his frustration with yet another injury, nevertheless, he has accepted that he's better off missing time in June than in September. "It's definitely frustrating," McFadden said. "You want to always be out there tak... [Read More]
06/10/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning accepting fewer snaps in camp
Peyton Manning has always been the kind of guy that wants to take just about every single snap all offseason. Things are different this year and he has been forced to relinquish some of his snaps. However, he seems to be accepting of the change and understands it's what's best for both him and the team. "I mean, obviously, he would go every day and even longer than we'd ask him to. It's just the ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson not likely to play in preseason
Vikings' running back seems to have put all the theatrics behind him and is back with his team. He is at full strength and in great condition during OTAs, however, the veteran back is not expected to see the field during the preseason. At least that's what his head coach Mike Zimmer believes at the moment. "I probably don't see that, no,'' Zimmer said. "We're talking in June, so you can't hold me... [Read More]
06/10/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson back at practice
Jordy Nelson returned to Packers' OTAs after an apparent hip surgery this offseason. He is right on schedule and believes he will be at full strength come training camp. "We're right where we want to be," Nelson said after practice. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. We feel good and like I said a couple of weeks ago, we'll be ready to go by training camp. The importa... [Read More]
06/10/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram back on the field
Mark Ingram has been sidelined from Saints' OTAs for about two weeks now. He was out due to a foot and ankle injury the team was very vague about and described it only as a "tweak". On Wednesday he returned to practice and looked pretty healthy. The injury was never considered serious but it's still good to see him back out there with the team. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Lions RB Joique Bell may not be in ideal condition when training camp starts
The Lions' projected RB1 Joique Bell is still rehabbing from offseason procedures on his knee and Achilles. The team is a bit concerned about his conditioning entering training camp being that he has not been able to practice. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi expressed his concern about the issue. "Really, I think your biggest concern is just, is he going to be able to get in the shape that you... [Read More]
06/10/15 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin sidelined with a foot issue
The Chiefs acquired former Eagles' star receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency. He's coming off an 85 catch, 1,318 yard and 10 touchdown season. His talent is undeniable, however, there is one knock on Maclin and it's his durability. Currently he is sitting out of OTAs with an inflamed foot and is considered day-to-day. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Cardinals TE Troy Niklas will have ankle surgery
Cardinals' tight end Troy Niklas has a real shot to be the team's top TE. After the unexpected retirement of John Carlson, Niklas was thrusted into a larger role. Unfortunately he suffered a high-ankle sprain last season, which required surgery. He once again rolled that same ankle and will be forced to undergo another procedure on the ankle. He is still expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis 'looks extremely fast' at OTAs
49ers Pro-Bowl tight end Vernon Davis was absolutely miserable last season. He totaled just 26 receptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns. This offseason his head coach Jim Tomsula says he looks great, like the guy we had grown accustom to prior to last season's debacle. "Vernon is stretching the field," Tomsula. "Vernon looks extremely fast. Catching the ball really well. Again, the next three ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is targeting a $100 million contract
Jaguars' second-year quarterback Blake Bortles have taken notice of all the $100 million contracts being doled out to young quarterbacks. Bortles has his sights set on the same goal. $100 million is always exciting," Bortles said. "Those guys all earn it. They're great quarterbacks and they get paid what they deserve. That's the goal. I try and get better each and every day and why not make a car... [Read More]
06/10/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham looking forward to the challenge of blocking
The biggest knock on Jimmy Graham is the fact that he can't block. He has been described as soft and lacks fundamentals due to the fact he only played one season of football at The U. The Seahawks fully intend on teaching him how to block and utilizing him on the line. It sounds like Graham is looking forward to the challenge. "Listen man, I'm 270 pounds," Graham said. "I can block anybody I want ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr says he's at '100 percent'
Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr has been very limited through most OTAs with an injury to his right ring finger. He is now back as a full participant in practice, which is a welcomed site for the perpetually miserable franchise. Carr claims he feels like he's back to full strength despite being a little rusty. "I'm 100 percent,'' Carr said. "If I could be more than 100, that's where I'm at. It st... [Read More]
06/10/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray poised for a 'huge year'
Raiders' young running back Latavius Murray had his coming out party last season against the Chiefs before suffering a concussion. This season Darren McFadden has mercifully been allowed to leave and now Murray is the man in Oakland. A source close to the team believes he is poised to have a monster season. Per source on Murray: "Has a chance at a huge year in this system. Because he is smart, phy... [Read More]
06/10/15 Broncos RB Montee Ball says he was never at full strength last season
Montee Ball was a massive disappointment in Denver last season. Particularly since C.J. Anderson was so good. Now Ball says he's much healthier now and he's coming for his starting job. "I feel great right now," Ball said. "Never felt better. I implemented a lot of pilates in my regimen to strengthen my core because they dug inside of me to get my appendix. And then that kind of weakened my core,... [Read More]
06/10/15 The Cowboys want to get RB Lance Dunbar 'more involved'
Cowboys' running back Lance Dunbar failed to hit the 100-yard mark last season for the entire season. He totaled 29 carries for 99 yards. With DeMarco Murray gone, Dunbar could get a lot more opportunities this season, especially in such a weak RB corps. Cowboys' running backs coach Gary Brown made it clear he wants to utilize Dunbar more. "I envision [him getting more opportunities]," Gary said.... [Read More]
06/10/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has shown 'growth' according to Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers' second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant will look to build off a solid rookie campaign. His quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been very impressed with his work ethic and how improved he is this season. I have seen growth. I have seen a guy that wants to be good, wants to be great, every day he is working at his craft and talking to me about things he can improve on. You just see him ... [Read More]
06/09/15 Cardinals WR John Brown expected to do 'huge things'
During the loud emergence of rookie wide receivers last season, Arizona Cardinals third-rounder John Brown quietly turned heads and stalked around headlines. Brown was a consistent weapon in the Cardinals' passing attack and showed flashes of potential, exploding for long gains and exposing the secondary with his speed. On Tuesday, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said, "I expect huge things from (Brow... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota 'deadly accurate' at OTAs
The hype does not seem to be declining for rookie QB Marcus Mariota. Tennessee Titans wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson expressed his opinion of Mariota on Tuesday. "He's real," Jefferson said. "He's got the goods." According to Jefferson, Mariota has been "deadly accurate" during OTAs, and Jefferson is "just giddy" about Mariota's future with the franchise.... [Read More]
06/09/15 Giants QB Eli Manning showing better decision-making in OTAs
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is coming off a pronounced end to the 2014 season. With the ball rolling, Manning is on track to continue right where he left off. Although it's only OTAs, Manning has reportedly been close to interception-free in those practices, something that could not be said about Eli heading into Ben McAdoo's offense last season. Manning is currently working without his top tw... [Read More]
06/09/15 Ravens OC Marc Trestman has high praise for rookie WR Breshad Perriman
The Ravens' first-round pick Breshad Perriman has been highly criticized for his drops and lack of versatility. He's considered a very raw talent for a first-rounder. However, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has been very impressed with the young wideout. "What we saw on tape is what we are getting," Trestman said. "We really liked what we saw on tape, obviously. And what we're getting is a g... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans WR Kendall Wright wants to get back on track in 2015
Kendall Wright came into the 2014 season with a full head of steam. Based on his numbers previous to 2014, Wright was expecting to improve greatly. Instead, Wright saw major dips in his reception and yardage totals. Specifically, he caught 37 fewer passes and gained 364 fewer yards compared to his rookie year. However, he did score six more touchdowns than in 2013. Regarding his 2014 production,... [Read More]
06/09/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson is working with veteran teammate Lance Moore
Calvin Johnson may be the most gifted athlete the league has ever seen. He struggled through injuries last season and had somewhat of a down year for him. In that down year he caught 71 passes for 1,077 yards and eight TDs in just 13 games. This offseason he's working with veteran wideout Lance Moore. Moore seems to think that Megatron is going to do big things in the second year of the offensive... [Read More]
06/09/15 Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart's workload will be based off of production
Jonathan Stewart has been projected to be the Panthers' top back or at least part of a two-back system for a long time now. However, he has been plagued with injuries over the past three seasons and even before that was banged up a lot. The 28-year-old back still has talent but injuries have taken their toll on his body and it has shown in his production. Now his head coach Ron Rivera wants to ba... [Read More]
06/09/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson is 'progressing nicely' and is ahead of schedule
Jaguars 2014 second-round pick Allen Robinson was off to a solid start to his career before a stress fracture in his foot ended his rookie campaign. However, his head coach Gus Bradley said "he's really progressing nicely" and is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Robinson has already returned to practice in a limited capacity, now it looks like he'll be without limitations very soon. "My goal has be... [Read More]
06/09/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins is now pain free
Bills' star receiver Sammy Watkins underwent hip surgery this offseason. He has been extremely limited so far but seems to be progressing well. While he's still easing his way back, his hip is no longer causing him any major discomfort. "Everything is pain free," Watkins said. "I am taking it easy, I am taking it slow. I am not doing everything 100-percent. I am basically just going to give it ti... [Read More]
06/09/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has been cleared for 11-on-11 drills
Cardinals' starting quarterback Carson Palmer is coming off a torn ACL for the second time in his career. While he was always expected to be ready for the season, he's progressing very well. He was actually just cleared for 11-on-11 drills starting immediately. This is a welcomed sight for the Cards. After being a top team for the majority of 2014, they struggled mightily after Palmer went down. ... [Read More]
06/09/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker should be at full strength in 8-12 weeks
Dolphins' first-round pick recently underwent surgery to replace a screw in his foot. Parker said he expects to be ready in eight weeks. However, orthopedic surgeon and former NFL team physician David Chao believes 12 weeks may be a more realistic target. "Are they bone grafting him? If they are, that's going to be longer than eight weeks," Chao said. "If they're just putting in a slightly bigger... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham still limited at OTAs
Titans' rookie wideout Dorial Green-Beckham has still been very limited at OTAs. It seems more precautionary than anything else, but it's still a tough break that he's missing much needed reps. He hopes with rest he'll be a full go by next week. "I'm shooting for mini-camp as a full go," Green-Beckham said. "I'm just watching my hamstring, really, that's my main concern, making sure that I take c... [Read More]
06/08/15 Browns WR Josh Gordon fully intends to continue his NFL career once eligible for reinstatement
Browns' embattled wideout Josh Gordon will be suspended for all of 2015 due to yet another violation of league's substance abuse policy. However, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Gordon will file for reinstatement as soon as he's eligible. Although disappointed, Gordon is determined to turn his career around and still be the star he has the talent to be. "With Josh, he's hanging in there,''... [Read More]
06/08/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is back to full strength
Danny Woodhead entered 2014 as a sneaky good PPR pick coming off an excellent 2013 campaign. While he lacked the big name recognition, the better fantasy owners new he was a steal. Unfortunately, he broke his fibula in Week 3 and found himself on season ending injured reserve. The Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy now believes he is back to 100 percent. "He looks the way (he did) the snap before ...... [Read More]
06/08/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington appears to be back to 100 percent
Cardinals' rookie running back Andre Ellington's season was doomed from the star as he injured his foot just before the season started. He battled through a litany of injuries until he was eventually done in by a hip injury, which landed him on the IR. Ellington now looks to be back to full strength and. is showing his elusive quickness in the OTA workouts". ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson wowing coaches and teammates at OTAs with his pass-catching abilities
Cardinals' rookie running back David Johnson was touted as one of the top pass-catching backs in the draft. He has lived up to that hype at OTAs. He has reportedly been highly impressive in the passing game and both his coaches and teammates have been very impressed. Carson Palmer is one of the teammates that has been most impressed by the young back. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez looks 'substantially better than he did a year ago this time'
Eagles' projected backup quarterback Mark Sanchez was coming off shoulder surgery last season and was not at full strength. He has said multiple times already this offseason that his arm is feeling much stronger than last year. Due to Sam Bradford's injured knee, Sanchez is taking the first team reps and reportedly "looked substantially better than he did a year ago this time".... [Read More]
06/08/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford moving around better at OTAs
Eagles projected starting quarterback Sam Bradford is still recovering from a second torn ACL in the past two years. It was recently reported that he was walking with a significant limp and people began to speculate that he would not be ready for Week 1. Now it looks like he's moving around much better as he ramps up his participation level at OTAs. Bradford still won't guarantee that he will be ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas not expected to report to mandatory minicamp
Broncos' star receiver Demaryius Thomas is yet to sign his franchise tag tender. The two sides have until July 15 to get a deal done or Thomas will be playing on a one-year $12.823 million deal. However, he is not expected or obligated to show up to mandatory minicamp. He is technically not under contract so he does not have to show for any team activities. Like most players, he is less than plea... [Read More]
06/08/15 Texans RB Arian Foster has had his healthiest offseason in a long time
Texans' running back Arian Foster has been an elite RB1 since he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. However, he tends to drop in fantasy leagues due to injury concerns. He always seems to be sidelined or limping off the field. Whether it be anti-awesomeness in his hamstring or a mysterious heart issue, he seems to always be questionable at best. His injury issues are usually lingering fro... [Read More]
06/08/15 Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins still not participating
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins underwent offseason surgery on his wrist to repair a torn ligament. The surgery involved having a rod and pin inserted into his wrist, but both have since been removed. Hopkins has been rehabbing since his surgery took place in late February. He has not participated in OTAs, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Hopkins should be ready for training camp. Hopkins had a... [Read More]
06/08/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr is cleared to return next week
The Raiders have a lot riding on their second-year quarterback Derek Carr. He has been extremely limited with a ring finger injury on his throwing hand. He has now been cleared for next week's minicamp. He still likely will not be at full strength, however, he is expected to be 100 percent for training camp and will be participating in all drills. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson returned to practice
The cornerstone of the Detroit Lions' franchise, Calvin Johnson, missed last week's OTAs to handle personal causes. Johnson returned to practice Monday. Although Johnson's 2014 season was shadowed by lingering health issues, the star wideout is looking to return to dominance in this upcoming season. Johnson avoided any type of surgery this offseason and has a great outlook for 2015.... [Read More]
06/08/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr cleared for minicamp
Derek Carr missed working out all last month due to a finger issue, preventing him from throwing the ball. Although Carr is certainly not 100 percent, the QB has been cleared for participation in minicamp, according to Ian Rapoport. With an offense that has acquired WR Michael Crabtree and drafted WR Amari Cooper with the fourth selection in the 2015 draft, the Raiders are looking to get Carr work... [Read More]
06/08/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin still sidelined with a hamstring injury
Panthers' sophomore wideout Kelvin Benjamin has been out of practice since mid-May with a hamstring injury. However, his head coach Ron Rivera does expect him back on the practice field at some point this week. In the meanwhile, rookie Devin Funchess is taking Benjamin's first-team reps. The injury was never believed to be overly serious. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham may not be ready for minicamp
Last season's top rookie sensation, Odell Beckham, has been battling a hamstring issue all offseason. According to New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Beckham is reportedly doing better and went through a few individual drills last week. However, Coughlin is unsure of whether Beckham will be ready for minicamp next week. Beckham was hampered by a right hamstring injury last year that forced ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Duke HC David Cutcliffe in awe of Broncos QB Peyton Mannings practice habits
Duke' head coach and former Tennessee Volunteers' offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe was present while Tennessee alum and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning worked out this offseason. To say he has impressed would be an understatement. "I'm amazed at times," said Cutcliffe. "We're doing this in an indoor facility with nobody watching and I watch his focus, his intensity, the absolute desire for... [Read More]
06/08/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks believes he's advanced mentally and can now play faster
Saints second-year wideout Brandin Cooks believes he has advanced mentally and is no longer thinking on the field, just doing. As fast as he was last season, he believes he can play even faster now. He was having a great rookie campaign before landing on IR with a broken thumb. This year, he is anticipating being much better. "I'm definitely ahead of where I was last year mentally, knowing my pla... [Read More]
06/08/15 Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson being moved around the field at OTAs
New Buccaneers' offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is getting creative and lining up Vincent Jackson all over the field. Not only is Jackson taking well to the changes, he's excited about it. "Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it's been fun for me, too,'' Jackson said. "It's fun to play inside (in the slot) and outside, to be able stretch the field an... [Read More]
06/07/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess has played three WR positions at OTAs
Panthers' rookie wideout Devin Funchess was touted as a hybrid WR/TE coming out of Michigan. He will be used as a wideout in Carolina, however, he may be moved all over the field. Funchess has already lined up as the X and Z, which are standard outside positions, and at the F, which is like the slot but closer to the offensive line. The F is for big physical receivers as the S or slot is usually ... [Read More]
06/07/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston looks to stretch the field with his big targets
Buccaneers first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been looking to stretch the field with his big-bodied targets Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Winston is more than thrilled to have them at his disposal. "The most exciting part is the explosive plays and getting to throw to all these big-time wide receivers we have," Winston said. "That's the fun part of everything. I have... [Read More]
06/07/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant packs on 10 pounds of muscle
Steelers' second-year receiver Martavis Bryant was a slender 6-foot-4, 215 pounds as a rookie. He put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and is noticeably bigger and stronger. Bryant is projected to be the WR2 in Pittsburgh this season. He worked hard this offseason and is eager to show off what he's been working on. Everyone gets bigger and better every year," said Bryant. "I wanted to make s... [Read More]
06/07/15 Chiefs QB Alex Smith will look be more aggressive downfield this season
Chiefs' quarterback Alex Smith may be best known for not being able to throw the ball downfield. This season, the team wants to change that. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is looking to change that. He and QBs coach Matt Nagy will have their hands full coming off of a season that did not see a Chiefs' wide receiver catch a single touchdown pass. "If he misses a down-the-field throw, it's my j... [Read More]
06/06/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson will join team drills next week
Allen Robinson has been recovering from a stress fracture in his foot that he suffered last November. To this point he has only participated in individual drills. He's set to join his teammates in 11-on-11 drills on Monday. He has already impressed his coaches and is excited to participate in team drills. "Good to be back – that's the main thing," Robinson said. "I wanted to get back out th... [Read More]
06/06/15 Giants QB Eli Manning better understands the offensive system entering his second year in it
Giants' two time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning had his struggles early last season in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system. He had previously been in the same system his entire career. By the year's end it had become clear that he was much more comfortable in the system. He finds himself even more adapted to the system this offseason. "This year, I understand the concepts," ... [Read More]
06/06/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde returns to practice
The 49ers received yet another scare when Carlos Hyde was sidelined with an undisclosed leg injury. The team can ill afford to lose any more players after a nightmarish offseason plagued by a slew of unexpected retirements. Hyde is back at practice and "looked fine". He's believed to be fully recovered from his leg strain. He's projected to be the RB1 in San Francisco this season. ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine praises WR Brian Hartline
Newly acquired Browns' wide receiver Brian Hartline is coming off a miserable 39 catch, 474 yard season in Miami. He had caught over 70 receptions and hit the century mark in each of the two previous seasons. His new head coach Mike Pettine had high praise of the six-year veteran saying, "All he does is get open and catch the ball." ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is 'as advertised'
Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker recently underwent foot surgery. However, he had been working on "cleaning up his route running" prior to the procedure according to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill went on to praise Parker and it sounds like his route running may be his only imperfection. He said that Parker has come "as advertised. He can catch it with a defender on his back, can ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Rams QB Nick Foles and WR Kenny Britt have great chemistry
Rams' new starting quarterback Nick Foles is acclimating himself to the offense and building a rapport with his teammate. He has seemed to click particularly well with wide receiver Kenny Britt right off the bat. "Our chemistry has been great since Day 1," Britt said. "He's not going to throw a fastball when you're five yards down the field. He has a touch, he has a sense of when to put a little ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is 'on the first team'
Buccaneers' running back Doug Martin is practicing with the first team in Tampa Bay. This is despite back-to-back subpar seasons and after the team declined to pick up the backs fifth-year option. There has been much speculation this offseason about who will be the top back in Tampa. Head coach Lovie Smith made it pretty clear that as of now, Martin is the man. "He's on the first team like he has... [Read More]
06/06/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon will contribute this season
With Adrian Peterson back with the Vikings, backup Jerick McKinnon's role is up in the air at best. His offensive coordinator Norval Turner made it clear that McKinnon will still see the field and contribute this season. "Jerick, really looks faster than a year ago, because he's real confident in what he's doing. He's 100% healthy and he's flying around. He really gives you a nice dimension, a ch... [Read More]
06/06/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week
Cardinals' quarterback Carson Palmer is still recovering from ACL surgery. While he's not all the way back yet, he'll take a big step in the right direction next week. According to head coach Bruce Arians, he will be participating in 11-on-11 drills at OTAs next week. "He'll get some (11-on-11) work next week," Arians said. "We had some no huddle (Wednesday). We'll do some more of that, depending... [Read More]
06/06/15 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a clearly made alterations to his delivery
49ers' starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked with quarterbacks coach and biomechanics devotee Dennis Gile this offseason. Gile altered Kapernick's delivery to help improve his accuracy. Everyone who has seen Kaepernick at OTAs has seen significant alterations. "It's the first thing everyone sees -- how fast the ball comes out of his hand," Gile said. "It's not about how hard you can throw ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Report: Raiders WR Amari Cooper is the 'real deal'
Raiders' first-round pick Amari Cooper has reportedly looked great at OTAs. According to a team source Cooper looks like a star in the making. He was described as, "Real deal. Almost no mental errors. Runs great routes, consistent route runner." ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram still sidelined with foot and ankle injuries
Saints' starting running back Mark Ingram is once again sidelined with foot and ankle injuries. The injuries are not believed to be serious. Still, he has had injury issues in the past and this could linger. Head coach Sean Payton has downplayed the situation. "We've just sat him," Payton said. "There's nothing significant. It's this time of the year where we're smart about what we're doing." ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has successful surgery on his foot
Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker underwent surgery on Friday morning on the same foot he had injured at Louisville. The procedure was reportedly a precautionary measure to replace a screw in his foot, which he broke last year. He is currently on the PUP list, however, he's expected to be ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Rams WR Brian Quick running routes 'against air' at OTAs
Rams' wide receiver Brian Quick is back on the field running routes "against air". He is still recovering from shoulder surgery and has been very limited at OTAs this offseason. Quick is expected to be ready for the start of the season and hopes to participate more thoroughly at training camp later this month. ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in great shape
Adrian Peterson is back in camp and is reportedly in great shape and hasn't shown any signs of rust. His Vikings' teammate, corner back Captain Munnerlyn, has been particularly impressed with his conditioning. "He's been out of football for almost a whole year, but a guy like him, though … I haven't been around him in six months. I didn't know he was going to come back in this type of shape... [Read More]
06/04/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley 'still a ways away from practicing'
Rams' rookie running back Todd Gurley is still recovering from ACL surgery. He has been doing limited work on the side but that's about it. He's still reportedly "still a ways away from practicing". However, this is still progress. ... [Read More]
06/04/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is running and catching in individual drills
After a second major hip surgery in as many years, Dennis Pitta is back on the field. He is running routes and catching passes in individual drills. He is not yet medically cleared to participate in team drills. His head coach Jim Harbaugh is not counting him out. "Dennis is out there for about half the practice and he's doing a good job, too," Harbaugh said. "So, we're not counting him out at al... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins WR Jamison Crowder involved in some sort of domestic incident
Redskins' rookie wideout Jamison Crowder was accused of being involved in a domestic incident. He was accused on his Instagram page but there are very few details. Crowder has denied the accusations and claimed they were a result of his Instagram account being hacked. The Redskins released a statement on the matter: "The Washington Redskins are aware of an off-field situation involving Jamison Cr... [Read More]
06/04/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter lining up in the slot at times at OTAs
Titans' wideout Justin Hunter has been lining up in the slot a bit at OTAs. His head coach Ken Whisenhunt explained that there are a number of reasons for the decision. "It's positional," Whisenhunt said. "It's not necessarily 'you're the slot,' it's 'sometimes your position lines up in the slot.' It's a way of keeping tabs of who's going where (on defense), but more importantly it makes defenses... [Read More]
06/04/15 The Cowboys would like to get a long-tern deal done with WR Dez Bryant before July 15 deadline
According to Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones, the team would like to get a long-term deal done with franchise tagged receiver Dez Bryant. The team has until July 15 to get a deal done. "We know he will be a Cowboy this year," Jones said. "If he ends up playing this year under the tag we will go right back to work again next year. Now would we like to get a long term deal on him? O... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon moves from the left side to the right side
Redskins' wideout Pierre Garcon has been moved from the X position to the Z. That means he goes from the left side of the formation to the right side. This is believed to be in an effort to get Garcon the ball more this season. In 2013, he had 113 receptions, that number dropped to 68 last season. Garcon is not as good a fit In Jay Gruden's system as he was in Mike Shanahan's. Nonetheless, he's t... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul 'bulked up' this offseason
Redskins' tight end Niles Paul has "bulked up" this offseason in an attempt to be "a more effective blocker" according to head coach Jay Gruden. He reportedly looks "noticeably bigger". This should keep him healthy, which the team desperately needs him to be. Jordan Reed is hurt again and has already had a procedure on his knee since OTAs started. With Reed on the shelf as usual, Paul steps into ... [Read More]
06/04/15 Ravens WR Kamar Aiken starting at OTAs
The Ravens have decided to go with Kamar Aiken as the starter opposite Steve Smith Sr. at OTAs. They apparently are not willing to just hand the job to first-round pick Breshad Perriman. Aiken has reportedly been very impressive so far this offseason. He looks determined to hold on to that starting job and hold off Perriman.... [Read More]
06/04/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden sitting out with strained hamstring
Cowboys' running back Darren McFadden was not able to participate in OTAs on Wednesday due to a hamstring strain. McFadden has a lengthy injury history from his days in Oakland and at Arkansas. It is not yet known when he will be ready to return. Ryan Williams is also sidelined with a sore knee, leaving Joseph Randle to handle just about all the first-team reps. ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could play on the outside this season
Earlier this offseason it appeared that second-year wideout Jarvis Landry was locked in to the slot position. Now the Dolphins are saying they're not opposed to the idea of Landry playing on the outside as well. Landry himself has said that he doesn't "want to be limited to a slot player". His head coach Joe Philbin further elaborated on the situation. "Part of it is getting players in the right ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy back at 11-on-11 drills at OTAs
Bills' running back LeSean McCoy was sidelined last week with a sore neck. The injury was never believed to be serious and it appears it wasn't. McCoy was back participating in 11-on-11 drills at OTAs today. McCoy did not show any affects from the injury. ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota to see '50 or 60 percent' of his snaps in shotgun
The big question when the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick was if the team would adjust the offense to his skill set or try to force him to adjust. Despite winning a Heisman Trophy, Mariota's college game is not one that tends to translate to the pros. Nonetheless, the Titans are trying to tailor their offense to him. His quarterbacks coach John McNulty says he'll see ab... [Read More]
06/03/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon could be an every-down back according to OC Greg Olson
The Jaguars drafted T.J. Yeldon early in the second-round. It's beginning to sound more and more like he'll be seeing feature-back touches as a rookie. His offensive coordinator Greg Olson had very high praise for Yeldon. "He was a playmaker and he played big in big games," Olson said. "He's a very knowledgeable, intelligent player at the running back position and Alabama runs a Pro-Style offense... [Read More]
06/03/15 Browns WR Dwayne Bowe leaves OTAs with a knee injury
Browns' wide receiver Dwayne Bowe limped of the field with a knee injury at OTAs today. The injury is not believed to be serious according to his head coach Mike Pettine. "We might hold him out Thursday,'' Pettine said. "I'll wait to see the results of it. It wasn't anything serious, but especially in the spring with anything, we're going to tend to err on the side of being conservative." ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Texans QB Tom Savage is making 'progress' in Houston
Texans second-year quarterback Tom Savage saw very little action last season. He got his shot and was promptly injured shortly thereafter. However, his head coach Bill O'Brien likes what he sees from the young QB this offseason. "It's not always pretty, just like with every player," O'Brien said. "But I see a guy that's made a lot of progress. I will tell you that as a coaching staff, we're encou... [Read More]
06/02/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton signs five-year extension
The Panthers have locked up Cam Newton as their franchise quarterback with a five-year extension. The deal is worth $103.8 million with $60 million guaranteed. Newton will make $67.6 million over the first three seasons of the deal. That's the most money over a three-year period that any NFL player has ever received. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing
The NFLPA has requested that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing of his four-game suspension. Goodell has denied the request, "Because protecting the integrity of the game is the commissioner's most important responsibility, I decline to rewrite our Collective Bargaining Agreement to abrogate my authority and discretion to hear any appeal in a conduct det... [Read More]
06/02/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr beginning to throw again
Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr is still dealing with an injured finger on his throwing hand. He is beginning to throw for the first time during OTAs. However, he has only thrown a "few times" and only "one throwing rep". So, he still has a ways to go. He's hoping to be ready in time for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans back at practice after tweaking his hamstring
Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans is back at practice after an injury scare last week. Evans tweaked his hamstring on Thursday and was forced out of OTAs. The team downplayed the injury. Apparently they were right to downplay it because he's already back on the field. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham still not participating at OTAs
Titans' second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham is still absent from OTAs with a hamstring injury. He originally suffered the injury at rookie minicamp. This is tough news for a rebuilding young offense with a potential rookie starting quarterback, running back and receiver. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Falcons RB Antone Smith back at practice
After breaking his leg last season, Smith is back at practice. He plays the role as the homerun threat for the Falcons out of the backfield. Before getting injured last season Smith scored five touchdowns. The shortest TD was a 38-yard run. On the season he averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 17.1 yards per catch. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford participating in 7-on-7 drills
After being seen limping around last week and rumors surfacing that his immediate future could be in doubt, newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford participated in 7-on-7 drills today with the Eagles' first-team. He started with the first team and Mark Sanchez rotated in. Bradford is projected to be the starter, although, head coach Chip Kelly has said there will be a competition. Most believe th... [Read More]
06/02/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones participating in 11-on-11 drills
After tweaking his hamstring earlier this offseason, Marvin Jones is finally participating in 11-on-11 drills. I say "finally" because he also missed all of last season with foot and ankle injuries. He reportedly looked pretty good. It's more notable that the foot and ankle look good more so than the hamstring. He is projected to start outside opposite star wide receiver A.J. Green. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Browns RB Terrance West starts with first-team on Tuesday
After Isaiah Crowell started with the first-team at last week's OTAs, Terrance West started this Tuesday. This could just be the Browns mixing things up or could be a sign of things to come. Last season, the Browns rotated these two backs as well as Ben Tate early in the season. This created a fantasy nightmare for owners, however, Crowell was the back that finished the season on the highest note... [Read More]
06/02/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to get '300-plus carries' according to RB Fred Jackson
It appears Fred Jackson is beginning to concede that the starting running back job will belong to LeSean McCoy. At this point, the ageless veteran just wants to help his team win. From the sound of things, McCoy will have a very heavy workload in Buffalo this season. "I don't know exactly what my role is going to be," Jackson said. "They say that they want Shady (McCoy) to get 300-plus carries n... [Read More]
06/02/15 Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron fitting in well at OTAs
The Dolphins signed former Browns' tight end Jordan Cameron this offseason. Despite the loss of athletic TE Charles Clay many believe Cameron is an upgrade as a pass-catcher. After a breakout 2013 campaign, Cameron struggled in 2014. Concussion issues have been his biggest concern. Nonetheless, according to Joe Philbin he's looking good at OTAs. "I really like the ways he's fit into the offense s... [Read More]
06/02/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon expected to be the Week 1 starter
According to the Jaguars' official site, rookie running back T.J. Yeldon is the heavy favorite to win the starting job. He has been very impressive during OTAs and has shown excellent versatility both in the rushing and passing attack. His biggest competition for touches will be Denard Robinson. However, Robinson has questions regarding his durability thanks to his undersized frame and season-end... [Read More]
06/02/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr says hamstring injury is not serious
Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined from OTAs with hamstring soreness. That raised some concern being that he was forced to miss the first-four games of 2014 with a hamstring issue. Beckham Jr. made it clear that he would be out there if the coaches allowed him to be. He definitely downplayed the injury. "It's just soreness in my hamstring," he said. "Just running around, (my) back being tight." ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reports to OTAs
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team for the first time since being suspended for abusing his child after Week 1 of last season. He has been at odds with the Vikings since they decided to suspend him and has demanded to be traded and even threatened to retire at one point. Now he says he's just excited to be back doing what he loves. "I'm returning because I want to. I'm p... [Read More]
06/02/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson weighs 22 lbs less at OTAs this year than he did last year
C.J. Anderson was a gem off the waiver wire last season. However, when he got to OTAs he weighed 243 pounds and was described as "chubby". This season he enters OTAs at just 221 pounds, which is less than he weighed in season late last year. Anderson is in the best shape of his life and plans to continue this trend. "It's my job to make the line look right with the right cuts," Anderson said. "Ev... [Read More]
06/02/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson participating in OTAs
Jaguars' 2014 second-round pick Allen Robinson was sidelined for seven months with a foot injury. He was finally back on the field Monday. Robinson participated in individual drills and was excited to be back. "Just getting back out there with the guys and running routes was real fun today," Robinson said. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Lions TE Joseph Fauria will not participate in OTAs
Tight end Joseph Fauria is one of the Lions' top red zone threats. His 2014 season was derailed when he seriously injured his ankle last September attempting to house train his puppy. The injury hampered him all season and would eventually end his season prematurely. While he avoided surgery, he will not be able to participate at OTAs. He hopes to be ready for camp. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson is currently fifth on the depth chart
Cardinals' rookie David Johnson is currently the No. 5 running back in Arizona. He's currently behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams. Head coach Bruce Arians had a blunt take on the whole situation saying, "He ain't getting sh-- yet." ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Titans RB Bishop Sankey working on 'just being in the right place' this offseason
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has said the best way for running back Bishop Sankey to earn more touches is by "just being in the right place". Sankey had a hard time being disciplined last season and staying behind his blocks. He went into more detail when discussing the topic. "We each have a track, depending on which run play it is," Sankey said. "Say we run a power play, our ending point wil... [Read More]
06/01/15 Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown says RB Darren McFadden looks 'tremendous' at OTAs
Underachieving former Raiders running back Darren McFadden signed with the Cowboys this offseason with hopes of winning the starting job and reviving his career. The Cowboys' running backs coach Gary Brown has been very impressed with what he's seen thus far. "He wants to prove that he wasn't the bust that people are talking about," said Brown. "We are going to give him the opportunity to prove t... [Read More]
06/01/15 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great'
49ers complementary back Kendall Hunter is coming off a torn ACL. With Frank Gore now with the Colts, Hunter is a candidate to see more touches. San Francisco's new head coach Jim Tomsula says that Hunter is pretty much fully recovered from the knee injury. "Kendall, he's coming along great," Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall. He is, you see him out there moving. He's... [Read More]
06/01/15 Giants TE Larry Donnell has Achilles' tendinitis in his left foot
The Giants' top tight end Larry Donnell was seen in a walking boot on his left foot on Monday. Head coach Tom Coughlin later explained that Donnell was suffering from Achilles' tendinitis. There is no timetable yet for his return. However, it is not expected to be overly serious to the point that it will impact his fantasy season. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr dealing with sore hamstrings
Last season, Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr missed the first-four games of the season with a hamstring injury before absolutely exploding. Beckham is now dealing with soreness in his hamstrings at OTAs. He did not participate on Monday. The team insists it is not the same injury that sidelined him in 2014. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Falcons HC Dan Quinn has high praise for RB Devonta Freeman
While the Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were "absolutely battling for it", referring to the starting job, he really gushed about Freeman. "I love the competitive attitude Devonta brings," Quinn said. "To me, when you're having one of the best offseasons you've ever had, he's one of the guys like, 'I'm here, coach. I'm ready.' He wants to be the firs... [Read More]
06/01/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton close to signing a long-term deal
The Panthers and their quarterback Cam Newton are reportedly on the verge of a five-year extension that will run through 2020. The deal is expected to be worth more than $100 million. The guaranteed money is expected to be in the area of $48 million. Carolina will be locking up their franchise QB in the very near future. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Ravens WR DeAndre Carter compared to a 'young Randall Cobb' by Steve Smith Sr
The Ravens signed undrafted free agent DeAndre Carter not long after the draft. He went undrafted thanks to his 5-foot-8, 185-pound frame. The former Sacramento State wideout has thoroughly impressed both his head coach John Harbaugh and veteran receiver Steve Smith. I Like (that) he's hungry," Smith said. "I just love his attitude. I see a young Randall Cobb in him." ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Seahawks RB Christine Michael will get his opportunity with RB Robert Turbin sidelined
The Seahawks' backup running back Robert Turbin will be sidelined through the majority and possibly all of the preseason while recovering from hip surgery. This opens the door for Christine Michael to be the feature-back in Seattle. Starting running back Marshawn Lynch does not attend voluntary workouts and is seldom used in both training camp and preseason. Head coach Pete Carroll has made it cl... [Read More]
06/01/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed has knee surgery
The Redskins oft-injured tight end Jordan Reed is injured again. According to head coach Jay Gruden, Reed had a "little procedure" on his knee. The banged up TE had been complaining of knee soreness last week. He is still expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter says 'I've got to get it going ... I've got to improve'
Physically, Titans wideout Justin Hunter is one of the most explosive players in the league. However, his production has not come close to matching his athleticism. Hunter appears to understand how crucial this season is to his future in the NFL. "I've got to get it going," Hunter said after a mini-camp practice this week. "Going into my third year, I've got to improve. I can't falter in any part... [Read More]
06/01/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta 'moving well' at OTAs
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is recovering from his second major hip surgery in as many years. His career is very much in question, however, he is determined to return to an NFL field. He is currently participating at OTAs in a very limited capacity. Pitta has been catching balls on the side and "moving well". His status for the season is still undetermined and likely will not clear up for at le... [Read More]
05/31/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram misses OTAs with 'a foot or an ankle' injury
Saints' top running back Mark Ingram was notably absent from OTAs on Thursday, which raised a view eyebrows. It turns out that it was just precautionary and he doesn't have any kind of serious injury or even a specific injury at all according to head coach Sean Payton. "We just had him back today, but he's been full speed up until this afternoon," Payton said. "He's doing well. He just has a foo... [Read More]
05/31/15 Saints HC Sean Payton wants to find ways to get RB C.J. Spiller the ball 'in space'
The Saints acquired former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller this offseason, presumably to replace Pierre Thomas. His new head coach Sean Payton has made it clear he wants to get him the ball in space this season. "He's explosive," Payton said. "He knows what to do. I think there's a real good fit for him with what we're going to do offensively. We'll put him in a role where, whether he's ... [Read More]
05/31/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill believes he'll split carries with Giovani Bernard this season
Last season, then rookie Jeremy Hill pulled away from Bengals' projected top running back Giovani Bernard on the depth chart. Despite being considered the heavy favorite to see the bulk of the touches this season, Hill believes they'll be in a balanced split-back system. "Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way... [Read More]
05/30/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez physically feels 'so much better' this season
Eagles' quarterback Mark Sanchez was expected to be the backup in Philly, however, questions have been raised about projected starter Sam Bradford's health coming off a second ACL surgery in as many years. Last season, Sanchez was coming off of a torn labrum in his shoulder and says it really impacted his arm strength. This season, he says the shoulder feels much stronger. "First thing, physicall... [Read More]
05/30/15 Eagles RB Darren Sproles says he was told his role won't change this season
The Eagles have signed big name free-agent running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews this offseason. With Darren Sproles in the mix, many have speculated how touches will be distributed between the three backs. According to Sproles he has been led to believe that his role will remain the same despite the signing of the newly acquired free agents. "They told me that my role wouldn't change," S... [Read More]
05/30/15 Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo splitting first-team reps with QB Tom Brady
Patriots' backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is splitting first-team reps with Tom Brady. With a potential four-game suspension looming over Brady the reps at OTAs have reportedly been "almost a 50-50 split". Usually Brady would take just about every first-team rep. However, it appears the team is preparing to be without their Super Bowl MVP for at least some period of time. ... [Read More]
05/30/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal set for June 23
Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his part in "Deflategate" is to be heard on June 23. There is a possibility the hearing could continue on June 25. His appeal will be heard by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ... [Read More]
05/29/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans dealing with a hamstring injury
Buccaneers second-year wideout Mike Evans tweaked his hamstring and has been sitting out the past few days at OTAs. The injury occurred when he was stretching out for a pass across the middle from quarterback Mike Glennon. Head coach Lovie Smith does not consider the injury serious. He tweaked his hamstring a little bit also," Smith said. "In the offseason, every day I'm going to talk a little bi... [Read More]
05/29/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson's decision to come to Indianapolis 'has everything to do with winning'
Long-time Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson admits to mounting frustration in Houston prior to his departure. He sounds like a new man in Indianapolis. Actually, he almost sounds like a mature rookie just entering the league or a guy coming off injury eager to get back to action. Despite his issues in Houston, his decision to join the Colts has nothing to do with the fact the two teams are AFC S... [Read More]
05/29/15 Eagles WR Jordan Matthews sees expanded role at OTAs
With Jeremy Maclin in Kansas City, second-year wideout Jordan Matthews is projected to be the Eagles' WR1. He is also expected to see an expanded role and not be strictly in the slot in 2015. In OTAs he has been inside as well as on the outside and even working on punt returns. Matthews is anticipated to start alongside Josh Huff and Philly's first-round pick Nelson Agholor. ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball splitting first-team reps at OTAs
While C.J. Anderson is the assumed starter in Denver, he is splitting first-team reps with Montee Ball at OTAs. Ball struggled mightily last season, partially due to injuries, and Anderson was tremendous. However, Ball looks really strong and really focused this offseason. The Broncos' new head coach Gary Kubiak has taken notice. "It's interesting because I asked the coaches after about a month o... [Read More]
05/28/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson goes on lengthy Twitter rant
The saga continues … Adrian Peterson went on quite the Twitter rant today, I'll let it speak for itself. "I love people who think they know it all! Smh, Research how many NFL teams hasn't honored a player's contract & learn something … Question for the people, is a contract two sided or one? … Ok great two sided! Well why when one party decides ... Mr. ? we wan't you to t... [Read More]
05/28/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes an appearance at OTAs
Cowboys' franchise-tagged star wideout showed up at OTAs on Thursday. He had made sporadic appearances during the team's offseason conditioning program as well. Bryant has been very clear he wants to get a long-term deal done before the July 15 deadline. While there have reportedly been no significant contract talks with the team and Bryant's agent, he still reported. This does not mean he will b... [Read More]
05/28/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson sitting out of OTAs
Packers' wideout Jordy Nelson is sitting out of OTAs while recovering from an undisclosed surgery. The surgery is believed to be on his hip. His head coach Mike McCarthy hesitantly said he believes Nelson will be back on the field in six-to-eight weeks. Nelson avoided answering questions about the specifics of the surgery but did say it bothered him last season when asked. "Obviously, if it didn'... [Read More]
05/28/15 Ravens QB Joe Flacco says RB Justin Forsett is 'going to be a huge checkdown guy'
Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco says that Justin Forsett is "going to be a huge checkdown guy for us". There has been a lot of talk that rookie Buck Allen could emerge as the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. According to the Ravens' franchise QB that does not appear to be the case. Apparently that job will belong to Forsett. ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro has a 'slight tear' in his quad
Yesterday we reported that Michael Campanaro suffered a quadriceps injury. Today it was reported that Campanaro has a "slight tear" in his quad. This will likely sideline him for at least a few months. If he rushes back too early he risks further injury.... [Read More]
05/28/15 Report: Broncos OT Ryan Clady tears ACL
Broncos' offensive tackle Ryan Clady has torn his ACL and will miss the entire 2015 season. The four-time Pro-Bowl tackle was slated to start at left tackle and protect Peyton Manning's blind side. Clady is an All-Pro caliber tackle and this fourth major surgery in the past five seasons. The Broncos' passing game has sorely missed Clady in the past when he is out of the lineup. ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Vikings WR Mike Wallace believes he fits in much better in Minnesota than Miami
It's no secret that Vikings' WR Mike Wallace had issues with both the scheme and quarterback in Miami. Ryan Tannehill is a very talented young quarterback but the long ball is not his specialty. Wallace believes he fits in much better with Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota offense. "I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney is participating at OTAs
Patriots' running back Tyler Gaffney is seeing his first action as a Patriot at OTAs. The Pats claimed him off waivers last season when the Panthers tried to place him on IR after he tore his meniscus. Now the 220-pounder is expected to compete with LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray for "top big-back duties". Head coach Bill Belichick described Gaffney as an "all-around back". ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles praises his offensive line
Chiefs' star running back Jamaal Charles spoke extensively on his health and desire to play into his late 30's at OTAs. One of the reason he feels he can be productive for a long time is his offensive line. He spoke very highly of the men who clear the way for him. "I just feel comfortable because I feel like I have a Pro Bowl guard [Ben Grubbs] in front of me," Charles said. "I've got Jeff (Alle... [Read More]
05/28/15 Chiefs have higher expectations for TE Travis Kelce
The Kansas City Chiefs have shown broad strokes of confidence in the second-year tight end Travis Kelce. Just before the 2015 draft the Chiefs released last year's starting tight end, Anthony Fasano. They avoided pursuing another tight end until the fifth round of the 2015 draft in James O'Shaughnessy. After Wednesday's practice Kelce came out saying, "Nobody puts more expectation on me than mysel... [Read More]
05/28/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins is not participating at OTAs
Bills' second-year wide receiver is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills at OTAs. He is still recovering from surgery on a partially torn labrum in his hip. The team is more being cautious more than anything else. Watkins is expected to be ready for training camp and should be 100 percent when the season opens. He projects to be the Bills' top receiver. ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is 'very pleased' with QB Blake Bortles
There has been a lot of criticism of Jaguars' quarterback Blake Bortles due to him developing poor mechanics and bad habits. He has made it a point to work on these issues during the offseason. His head coach Gus Bradley has noticed the improvement and has been impressed. "I've seen his footwork, his mechanics, I think, are better," Bradley said. "He catches it now. He realizes he's done it and h... [Read More]
05/28/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert a limited participant in OTAs
Tyler Eifert has been recovering from a torn labrum in his left arm that originated from OTAs last May. Eifert said that his shoulder only started becoming pain-free for the first time a few weeks ago. In addition to the torn labrum, the TE suffered a dislocated elbow in the Bengals' season opener in 2014 resulting in the Bengals shutting him down for the rest of the season. Currently, Eifert says... [Read More]
05/28/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at 'about 80 percent'
Giants' slot receiver Victor Cruz (knee) continues to get better with each passing day. Now he is beginning to feel really good and is getting close to full strength. "I'm about 80 percent there. I think it's just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it," Cruz said. "I've been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there's been no pain, no swelling or anything... [Read More]
05/28/15 Jets WR Brandon Marshall says 'the sky is the limit' for QB Geno Smith
Geno Smith's roommate and projected WR1 Brandon Marshall says he's been "just blown away" by the young quarterback. He believes that "the sky is the limit" for Smith. However, the veteran wideout did preface his comments. "This is a first-year offense," Marshall said. "If you guys are expecting me to be a [1,500]-yard receiver, that's high expectations. If you're expecting Geno Smith to go out th... [Read More]
05/28/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs
Cowboys' running back Joseph Randle is taking the majority of first-team reps at OTAs. He's already being asked questions about being the starting back in Dallas and replacing DeMarco Murray. "He had a good year last year, and I got to sit back and watch a lot," Randle said, "and I felt like there was a lot of meat left on the bone. I'm going to try to go out there and grind as hard as I can and ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has not had 'meaningful discussions' with the team regarding his contract
Dez Bryant is less than pleased with being slapped with a franchise tag and is yet to sign his tender. He's not with the team and there are no signs that he'll report anytime soon. Since he's technically not under contract, he's not even obligated for mandatory workouts. Bryant's agent and the team have reportedly not had any "meaningful discussions" concerning a new contract. It looks like Bryan... [Read More]
05/28/15 Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split first-team reps at OTAs
The Texans opened up OTAs on Wednesday and the quarterback competition was in full swing. Both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split the first-team reps. Hoyer started with the first team and then Mallett swapped in his place. Mallett said he's "just ready to go". Hoyer is no stranger to quarterback competitions, he's been in one pretty much every year of his career, whether it be for a starting or ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expects his numbers to decline in new system
Broncos' slot receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a breakout year in 2014. He doesn't expect the same kind of fantasy production in 2015. Sanders believes the new system will limit the WRs output. "It's definitely different," said Sanders. "You talk about going from a no-huddle offense to an offense that's huddling up, to an offense that is predicated off running a football and then throwing it. It's d... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer taking first-team reps
With franchise tagged wide receiver Demaryius Thomas missing at camp, Cody Latimer is getting first-team reps. He is expected to make a huge jump this season and start on the outside opposite DT in three-WR sets. "There's going to have to be some young receivers (who) really step up, and Cody's one of those guys," Kubiak said. "I think it's a very competitive situation right now … But, yes... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas a no-show at OTAs
The Broncos' WR1 Demaryius Thomas has still not reported to camp. He was franchised this offseason and is yet to sign. Thomas would obviously like a long-term deal but it doesn't appear that is the plan for this offseason. Head coach Gary Kubiak would like him there of course, nevertheless, he understands the situation. "I'd rather him be here. Y'all know that. He knows that. The players know tha... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning taking a lot of snaps under-center in OTAs
Peyton Manning has made a living of dominating defenses from the shotgun. In OTAs head coach Gary Kubiak wants Manning to focus on working under-center. "That's kind of the plan. We're going to do that initially," Kubiak said. "We know the other end of the stick (shotgun) is fine; that's something that he's been doing forever. So we're going to spend a lot of time under center initially in our pr... [Read More]
05/27/15 Eagles holding QB Sam Bradford out of team drills
Mark Sanchez is currently running with the first-team offense as Sam Bradford nurses his healing ACL. The Eagles are choosing to keep him from playing in team drills and limiting him in other football related aspects this offseason. Last month, head coach Chip Kelly stated that Bradford was on schedule regarding his recovery and Bradford's status will be updated on Thursday. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson releases statement
Embattled Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson has released a statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson: "The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings." ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater says TE Kyle Rudolph is 'the biggest weapon we have'
Vikings' second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been very impressed with his big tight end Kyle Rudolph this offseason. Rudolph has battled injury missing 15 games over the past two seasons. "I think the biggest weapon we have right now is a healthy Kyle Rudolph," Bridgewater said. "He's like a new player out there." ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Lions TE Eric Ebron still struggling with drops at OTAs
Lions' 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron had a disappointing rookie campaign. One of Ebron's biggest deficiencies was his drop issues. It appears he is yet to sure up his hands. He is once again struggling with drops at OTAs. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's still on track for Week 1
Victor Cruz says he's on track to play Week 1. Many were concerned that Cruz would never return after tearing his patellar tendon last season, nevertheless, things are looking up. "Things are going well," Cruz said Wednesday. "I'm running more routes and patterns, feeling more confident all the time in that regard. Same schedule. Just going to take it slow for now … I'm itching. I'm runnin... [Read More]
05/27/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro injured his quad on Wednesday
Ravens' wideout Michael Campanaro left OTAs on Wednesday with an injured quadriceps. The extent of the injury is not yet known. Campanaro was projected to make a big jump this season. Perhaps even become the Ravens' go-to-guy. This now leaves the door wide open for Kamar Aiken. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Bears TE Martellus Bennett continues his holdout
After a breakout 2014, Martellus Bennett is now in a full-blown contract dispute with the Bears. The Black Unicorn's holdout has now hit the five-week mark. He is not attending OTAs and has shown no sign he will be returning anytime soon. Last season he caught 90 passes for 916 yards and six TDs. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel is 'getting a pretty good grasp' of the system
The Bills' quarterbacks are all splitting reps equally. One thing that grabbed head coach Rex Ryan's attention is the progress E.J. Manuel is making in the offense. "The thing that stands out to me, it appears that EJ is getting a pretty good grasp of this system," Ryan said. "He's believing in what he's seeing and he's letting it rip. And that's kind of what you want from the guy. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy limited with sore neck
Bills' running back LeSean McCoy is very limited at OTAs due to a neck issue. The injury does not appear to be serious but head coach Rex Ryan is trying to play it safe. "He's got a little thing like in his neck or something like that, but it's not serious but it's one of those things where we don't need him out there," Ryan said. "I don't even think he had a helmet -- he might have had a helmet o... [Read More]
05/27/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not present for OTAs
The Cowboys OTAs started on Tuesday and Dez Bryant was not present. It was expected that Bryant would not show for OTAs as he technically has no protection against injury until his franchise tender is signed or a contract negotiation is reached. With Bryant absent, Devin Street and Terrance Williams are seeing first-team reps. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham wants to play at 225 pounds
Titans' rookie wideout Dorial Green-Beckham wants to get leaner this offseason. He is currently 237 pounds but would like to get down to 225. The weight loss should give him a bit more speed and agility. The already freakishly athletic receiver wants to be even more athletic. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill loves his weapons
Dolphins' new $96 million man Ryan Tannehill says the weapons he has to target are "ridiculous". He mentioned DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and Jordan Cameron by name. He spoke very highly of the group. "I think especially in our skill positions, guys I'm throwing the ball to," Tannehill said. "As far as natural pass-catchers, guys that snag the ball with their hands ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Titans want RB Bishop Sankey to put on weight
Bishop Sankey was being assimilated into the Titans' offense during the 2014 season, and his numbers certainly showed it. With a year under his belt, Sankey is being directed to add on additional weight and to better understand the offense. Sankey was around 209 at the combine last year and the Titans want him to bulk to the 220 mark. As Sankey continues to improve, his role as the lead back for t... [Read More]
05/27/15 Titans LB Zach Brown says QB Marcus Mariota is faster than he thought
Titans' linebacker Zach Brown has been very impressed with the athleticism of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. He was shocked by his speed. "He is faster than I thought," Brown said. "He is an athletic quarterback. He didn't win the Heisman for nothing … One time he took off -- I was guarding (tight end) Delanie (Walker) -- and I turned around and I was like, 'Where is he?' He is fast. H... [Read More]
05/27/15 Jets QB Geno Smith won't be handed starting job after all
Last week Jets' offensive coordinator Chan Gailey pretty much dubbed Geno Smith the starting quarterback in New York. Head coach Todd Bowles doesn't see it that way. "Come camp time there will be competition at the spot (quarterback)," Bowles said. "I've said it from Day 1, Geno is the first-team quarterback and Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is second, Matt (Simms) is third and we'll give Bryce (Petty) reps ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Colts sign rookie WR Phillip Dorsett
The Colts have signed 29th-overall pick Phillip Dorsett to a four-year deal. Dorsett is expected to compete for the WR3 spot this season. He has already shown enough in camp that he could potentially jump Donte Moncrief on the depth chart. ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Adrian Peterson has two choices
In a recent press release, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Adrian Peterson only has two choices, "He can play for us or not play." The standoff between the Vikings organization and Adrian Peterson is going come to an epic conclusion very soon. There is no news on any deals for the veteran RB and it is likely that he will remain a Viking unless something unexpected occurs. Once this all boils down... [Read More]
05/27/15 Lions RB Joique Bell sitting out of OTAs
Joique Bell is still recovering from having his Achilles' and knee surgically repaired after the 2014 season. The surgeries were dubbed 'clean-up' surgeries implying that they were relatively simple. Bell played with multiple injuries last season and is looking to come into the season at 100 percent. The 28 year-old RB plans to participate in the offseason program, just not OTAs. Bell is currently... [Read More]
05/27/15 Bears RB Matt Forte participating in OTAs
Matt Forte has come out saying that he wants a contract extension, but he did not plan on holding out. Even though it was expected that the veteran would not miss OTAs, it is a good sight to see that he is performing in OTAs while still vying for a new contract. The Bears have very few options behind Forte including Ka'Deem Carey, Jeremy Langford, Jacquizz Rodgers and Senorise Perry. A contract ex... [Read More]
05/27/15 Jaguars sign RB T.J Yeldon to four-year contract
The Jaguars have locked up the 36th overall pick in the 2015 draft for four years. Although the Jaguars are holding a sum of RBs on their roster, it is believed that Yeldon will hold the premier back role this season. The rookie is expected to see a very nice workload his first season based on a previous report regarding the Jaguars running game. Jaguars' coach Gus Bradley has emphasized the fact ... [Read More]
05/27/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones not cleared for OTAs
As of last week, Marvin Jones was reported to be ready to perform in OTAs. Recently though, the WR tweaked his hamstring and could not pass a physical that would let him perform with the team. When asked about his hamstring keeping him from OTAs Jones said, "I'm good, I just have to clear the physical." Last season Jones was bugged with various foot and ankle injuries, barring him from injury-free... [Read More]
05/27/15 Redskins RB Alfred Morris feels 'recovered'
Alfred Morris has been put on a bit of a hot seat this season. He's in a contract year and rookie Matt Jones is coming on strong. Alf can "careless", he says he's just going to "keep showing up every day like I've been showing up". Morris also believes he took better care of his body this offseason to better prepare him for another big year. "The last couple offseasons I'd wear myself out," Morri... [Read More]
05/26/15 Bills RB Bryce Brown reports to OTAs
Bryce Brown skipped the Bills' voluntary workouts after the birth of his child. While this is a completely valid reason, it could still cost him on the depth chart. The Bills suddenly have a very crowded backfield this season. Some have Brown projected as the RB2, while others have him missing the cut. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Redskins QB Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are alternating QB2 reps
Robert Griffin III is the starter in Washington, however, his job is far from secure. The Redskins' backup QBs Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are alternating reps and are expected to do so all offseason. This is very much worth monitoring because there is a great chance RG3 does not start 16 games this season. That could be due to health or performance. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens up OTAs as the starter
The competitive war of words between second-year back Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman have been well documented. Both men have vowed to be the Falcons' starting running back this season. Well, Freeman has drawn first blood. Freeman opened up OTAs as the first-string running back. He appears to have the upper hand, at least for the time being. However, this battle is a long way from over.... [Read More]
05/26/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell nearly 100 percent and believes he's now a better man
The reigning NFL Fantasy Football MVP Le'Veon Bell says his knee is now nearly back to 100 percent. The same knee he hyperextended Week 17, when he said it was only at 50 percent. Bell also commented on his three-game suspension and his arrest last summer. "I learned my lesson and it made me a better man and person. It's going to make me a better player," Bell said. "Everybody has their own opini... [Read More]
05/26/15 Dolphins OC Bill Lazor on QB Ryan Tannehill: 'I'm very happy with how his offseason went'
Dolphins' offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was recently asked what his expectations were this season for his franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. "That's a good question," Lazor said. "I think everything should be better. Everything should be clearer. I'm very happy with how his offseason went and the time we got to spend with him. Ryan is an extremely hard worker. He's a very intelligent guy. A... [Read More]
05/26/15 Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says WR Paul Richardson may be ready for training camp
Head coach Pete Carroll says that second-year wideout Paul Richardson actually has a chance to be ready for training camp. Richardson is just four months removed from surgery on his torn ACL. Carroll also says they'll be cautious with Richardson. The two comments seem to contradict each other. The talented young receiver will be a candidate to start the season on the PUP list. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Cowboys WR Devin Street taking first-team reps at OTAs
With Dez Bryant not participating with the Cowboys this offseason, Devin Street is getting starting reps on the outside in his place. Of course when Bryant does return, Street is expected to be the odd man out. However, the departure of Dwayne Harris has clearly bumped Street up the depth chart. The second-year man may even compete with Terrance Williams if he can perform well. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Cowboys sign 2012 first-round pick WR A.J. Jenkins
The Cowboys have signed former 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. The 49ers selected him with the 30th-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He did not stick in San Francisco and was traded to the Chiefs in 2013. He has not been at all productive and has had some character issues. With that said, he was also not in ideal situations. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says he would like Shonn Greene at OTAs
Shonn Greene is still not with the Titans due to the fact he's at home tending to his infant. His head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that he would like Greene in camp, however, he has also said that he understands why he's not. Whisenhunt added that Greene is a "vet that can keep himself in shape". There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Greene's roster spot in Tennessee this offseason after ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers says it would be 'awesome' to finish his career in San Diego
Philip Rivers was asked about the current status of his contract situation with the Chargers. There wasn't much news, however, he did sound upbeat about staying with the franchise. While he said, "There is nothing new to report." He also added that it would be "awesome" to finish his career in San Diego. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham suffering from a hamstring injury
Titans' rookie wideout is missing much needed practice time with a hamstring injury. DGB strained his hammy during rookie minicamp and further aggravated it in OTAs on Tuesday. It's not good but head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't think it's too serious. "He felt a little pull," Whisenhunt said. "You walk that line of saying, `OK, get back in there.' But if you pull it, you lose him for all the OTA... [Read More]
05/26/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine says Terrance West has 'been great'
Browns' head coach Mike Pettine both praised and clowned Terrance West after OTAs on Tuesday. "Other than what he did to his hair, he's been great," Pettine said. West apparently died a patch of his hair blonde since we've seen him last. Isaiah Crowell opened the day as the starter, however, it sounds like West made some strides of his own after spending some time in the dog house last season. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking snaps but still not able to throw
The Raiders got a scare when their young quarterback Derek Carr injured his right ring finger last week. There were rumors he could need surgery, however, those rumors were quickly debunked. Carr is still not able to throw the ball but is progressing. He was on the sidelines today taking snaps and pitching the ball. These are small but positive steps for the second-year QB. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Matt Jones is more versatile than they thought
Apparently when the Redskins drafted rookie running back Matt Jones, they did not believe him to be overly versatile. Now Head coach Jay Gruden is impressed with his versatility in OTAs. Gruden has already hinted at Jones possibly taking carries away from Alfred Morris. Jones primarily worked as a third-down back today at OTAs. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed already back on the trainers table
Oft injured Redskins' tight end is already being checked out for knee soreness. He has already missed 12 games in his first two seasons. While he has shown flashes of greatness when healthy, his injury woes are well documented. Reed has dealt with knee, hamstring, ankle and concussion issues already in his short career. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will remain in the slot
There had been some rumors that the Dolphins could move Jarvis Landry outside this season. This will not be the case. Landry opened up OTAs with the starting team in the slot. He was for the most part expected to remain as the slot receiver so this is not a major surprise. Last season in the slot Landry caught 84 passes for 758 yards and five TDs. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker does not open camp with the first team
The Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker started OTAs with the second-team on Tuesday. Greg Jennings and Kenny Stills started on the outside. Parker reportedly worked in. The 14th-overall pick is fully expected to get every opportunity to win a starting job.... [Read More]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reports to OTAs
Rishard Matthews has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with being in Miami. He has insisted that the team trade him or he would not show up to camp. Sure enough, Matthews has reported. He had little to no trade value and even less leverage. He will have to spend another season as a fourth or fifth-receiver in Miami. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is 'week to week' with injured knee
Jaguars' wideout Marqise Lee injured his knee at some point in Phase 2 of the team's offseason program. Head coach Gus Bradley says he is week to week. Lee is projected to start for the Jags opposite of Allen Robinson this season. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings opens up OTAs as starter
Greg Jennings opened up OTAs with the Dolphins' starting team. The Veteran started on the outside opposite of Kenny Stills. Jennings will be 32 years old this season and was a late addition in free agency to the Dolphins. Last season he caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six TDs with Minnesota. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel opens up OTAs at second string
Johnny Manziel opened up Browns OTAs as the second-string quarterback. Josh McCown was the top quarterback as expected. Manziel was not assured to be the QB2, he could have easily been with the third-team offense. A seemingly great offseason, from a personal standpoint, has clearly renewed at least some faith in him from the coaching staff. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell takes first snap with starters
Isaiah Crowell took the first snap of OTAs with the first-team on Tuesday. Crowell is expected to compete with Terrance West and Duke Johnson for snaps this season. This position battle is very much up in the air. Make of this news what you will when it comes to how you expect this position battle to shake out. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones reported to voluntary OTAs
Many believed Julio Jones would holdout in order to get his massive contract extension that is inevitably coming his way. Instead he showed up on Tuesday to the Falcons' voluntary OTAs ready to work. No one would have blamed Jones had he done what he had to, to get paid. Especially considering his injury history. Nonetheless, Jones is in camp and ready to roll. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has impressed new regime
Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman has looked great in camp. He has reportedly "already impressed the new coaching staff with his pass-catching ability". Freeman appears to have a slight edge on incumbent rookie Tevin Coleman at the moment. His ability both catching passes and in pass protection could earn him the starting job over Coleman. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Falcons WR Roddy White 'wasn't himself last year'
Atlanta Falcons' long-time wide receiver Roddy White "wasn't himself last season". He was once again plagued by a "variety of injuries" and is now 33 years old. This is a make-or-break season for White who needs to prove he still has something left in the tank. White is healthy and like always is expected to start opposite Julio Jones in Atlanta. ... [Read More]
05/26/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady still awaiting date for his appeal of four-game suspension
By CBA rule, an appeal date must be set within 10 days of the appeal. Wednesday will be the 10th day since Tom Brady filed his appeal of his four-game suspension stemming from "Deflategate". The NFLPA has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to rescue himself from the hearing but he declined. Both sides could agree on a delay, otherwise, a date should be expected to be set in the very near future. ... [Read More]
05/25/15 Dolphins Executive VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum says RB Jay Ajayi is 'underrated'
Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum has been very impressed with rookie running back Jay Ajayi. Ajayi is the leading candidate to backup and even take touches away from Lamar Miller. Ajayi is stronger between the tackles and in the passing game. Tannenbaum's recent comments only enforce that Ajayi will be the RB2 ahead of Damien Williams. "He's kind of un... [Read More]
05/25/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, sends text implying a holdout looms
The Adrian Peterson saga continues. Peterson's agent Ben Dogra sent a cryptic text to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. In it Dogra said, "He is very very strong ... he's like Revis." Darrelle Revis has become infamous for contractual disputes over the years and getting his way. This clearly implies that a lengthy holdout is on the horizon. ... [Read More]
05/24/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not show for OTAs
Adrian Peterson ironically continues to throw a childlike tantrum. He will reportedly not be showing up to OTAs and it's not clear when he'll show up at all. The team has the right to fine him, nevertheless, like a spoiled child AP continues to pout because he somehow has become the victim in his own mind. There is no word on how long this holdout may last. ... [Read More]
05/24/15 Report: Eagles TE Zach Ertz has the potential to lead the team in receiving
Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz has been a highly touted fantasy prospect for two-years now. However his blocking ability or lack thereof has kept him off the field. This season the Philadelphia Inquirer believes if he can improve his blocking, Ertz could lead the team in receiving. "If Ertz' blocking improves it will be difficult to keep him off the field. He already should have been playing more th... [Read More]
05/24/15 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron plans to compete and push Andy Dalton
Bengals' second-year quarterback A.J. McCarron is not content with just being a backup. He wants to compete for the starting job and push Andy Dalton to his limits. Not only does he want Dalton's job, he wants his contract. "If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "I want to compete. Andy's our starter, I know that. I love Andy to death. Andy's always been there for me. H... [Read More]
05/24/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel has 'equal footing' in position battle
Recently a rumor surfaced that the Bills were ready part ways with quarterback E.J. Manuel if he did not have a strong offseason. The team has since strongly refuted the claims. General Manager Doug Whaley took it a step further on The Jim Rome show saying it was "just someone trying to get something stirred". He continued, "I look for him to come in and compete and try to take the job. Everybody... [Read More]
05/23/15 Bengals QB Terrelle Pryor steps into leadership role in Cincinnati
Terrelle Pryor has made the Bengals and will compete for the backup job. He believes he was brought in for his leadership skills as a seasoned veteran. "I'm sure they wanted to see: what type of leader is he in the huddle?" Pryor said. "I think that's the main thing. Check on that and check out how do I teach the younger guys because they knew that there would be mess ups in terms of formations, p... [Read More]
05/23/15 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron cleared for OTAs
Last season, Bengals rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron was sidelined all but two games thanks to a shoulder injury. He is now fully healthy and cleared for OTAs. He says he feels great and he's ready to compete for the backup job. "I feel like I'm throwing better than I ever have," McCarron said. "Some of the coaches have come to me and told me I look like a totally different person than what they... [Read More]
05/23/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones cleared for OTAs
Bengals WR2 Marvin Jones has been cleared for OTAs. Jones had a breakout season in 2013 catching 10 touchdown passes. However, he missed all of 2014 with foot and ankle injuries. He is finally nearing 100 percent and will be back on the field in Cincinnati. ... [Read More]
05/23/15 Report: Buccaneers coaching staff 'very high' on RB Charles Sims
The Buccaneers will have a running back competition in camp this offseason. Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey and Mike James will all be competing for the job. Martin is the assumed starter, however, the coaching staff is reportedly "very high" on Sims. The talented second-year back missed nearly all of his rookie season due to an ankle injury. He was highly touted heading into last season a... [Read More]
05/23/15 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will get first-team reps in camp
According to Bills general manager Doug Whaley, the quarterbacks' competition in Buffalo is a three-horse race. It has widely been considered that the starting job will be fought out between E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel. Whaley says not so fast, Tyrod Taylor is very much in the competition and will be given first-team reps as well. "The way they're structuring practices everyone is getting a run w... [Read More]
05/22/15 49ers WR Quinton Patton: 'I’m not going to say it’s my time, but I’m coming'
49ers wideout is brimming with confidence this offseason. He believes he's a whole new player and a whole new man. "It's a totally different person -- totally different animal," Patton said. "It benefitted me knowing we're throwing the ball together and he's telling me what he's seeing and I'm telling him what I'm seeing, and just knowing where to be and when I need to be there … I'm not go... [Read More]
05/22/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush looking 'very good'
According to Louis Riddick of ESPN, Reggie Bush is "looking very good" at OTAs. The 30 year-old RB is still looking to get valuable playing time on whatever team will let him. Bush has a very adaptable skillset that helps him perform on almost any team and the 49ers will surely be able to use his abilities. Just the other day Bush stated that he wanted to return punts again and it is something the... [Read More]
05/22/15 Colts WR3 position an open competition
Although the Colts went for gold and drafted WR Phillip Dorsett, he isn't guaranteed a starting spot within their rotation. According to Mike Wells, an ESPN Colts reporter, the WR3 position on the roster is an open competition between Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter, Vincent Brown and Phillip Dorsett. T.Y Hilton and Andre Johnson will hold the WR1 and WR2 spots while everyone else battles for the WR3... [Read More]
05/22/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck and WR Phillip Dorsett on the same page
There appears to be an open competition in Indianapolis for the WR3 spot. Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Duron Carter and Vincent Brown will all be vying for the job. While Moncrief is the frontrunner heading into camp, there seems to be a lovefest going on between Andrew Luck and their first-round pick Dorsett. Luck said of Dorsett, "It's definitely not too big for him. He fits in very, ver... [Read More]
05/22/15 Cowboys and CB Orlando Scandrick reach agreement
According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Orlando Scandrick's holdout was successful. The CB held out of voluntary workouts in hopes of working out a new deal with the Cowboys. The Cowboys' signed Scandrick to a one-year, $9.5 million contract extension through 2019. The CB was projected to make $1.5 million this season and $3 million for each season from 2016 through 2018. ... [Read More]
05/22/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde sidelined with undisclosed leg injury
The 49ers new feature-back Carlos Hyde posted a cryptic message on Twitter" "Trust in God's timing". Head coach Jim Tomsula divulged that Hyde was dealing with an undisclosed leg injury. According to Tomsula the injury does not appear to be serious. "He's working through the leg. It's nothing," Tomsula said. "We want you 100 percent. We're doing this offseason thing and we're doing things fast an... [Read More]
05/21/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush wants to return punts this season
Newly acquired 49ers running back Reggie Bush has decided he wants to return punts again and the coaching staff thinks that it's a great idea. It's been three-years since he last returned punts but he feels like he hasn't missed a beat. "It was my idea," Bush said. "I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We're still working at it, still chipping away. A... [Read More]
05/21/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has an 'indication' of when RB Adrian Peterson will report to team
Disgruntled Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson is yet to report to the team. However, it is becoming inevitable that he will remain in Minnesota despite his best effort to kick-and-stomp his way out of town. Now that reality is setting in, head coach Mike Zimmer seems to have a feel about when Peterson will show up. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer said. "It's up to Adrian, really. He... [Read More]
05/21/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin missing OTAs due to a strained hamstring
Panthers' second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin strained his hamstring last week. He will not participate in on-field team activities next week when the team opens its next phase of OTAs. The injury is not believed to be serious and his inactivity is more precautionary than anything else. The most interesting development here may be that rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess has been taking Benjamin's... [Read More]
05/21/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson and RB Frank Gore making a 'pretty seamless' transition to Indy
We are hearing nothing but good things from Colts' camp about free agent acquisitions Andre Johnson and Frank Gore. Both clearly appear to be playing significant roles in the offense. Head coach Chuck Pagano weighed in on their transition. "Pretty seamless," Pagano said. "They don't miss a beat as far as the playbook goes, knowing what to do. Every time I see them in the huddle, break a huddle, to... [Read More]
05/21/15 Free agent RB Ray Rice to have domestic violence charges dismissed
It has been a long year for the NFL and it was flipped upside down about a year ago when Ray Rice infamously knocked his then fiancé unconscious in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, NJ. Despite the video evidence, a New Jersey judge has dismisses the charges and Rice is free to move on with his life. He is eager to move forward with his life and career. "I'm actually done in my case," Ri... [Read More]
05/21/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell admits his mistakes but still hopes his suspension is reduced
Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell was last season's Fantasy Football MVP. Unfortunately prior to the season he was arrested on marijuana and DUI charges. Stemming from the arrest he has been suspended three games. Bell knows what he did was wrong, however, he's still appealing in hopes of the suspension being reduced. I don't really want to fight the length. At the end of the day, I made a mistake. I'm j... [Read More]
05/21/15 Free agent RB Ben Tate working out with the Cowboys
Free agent Ben Tate is working out for the Cowboys today. He was a highly-touted prospect last season as he was leaving Houston and getting out of the shadow of Arian Foster. He signed in Cleveland and guaranteed he'd be the starter. However, he fell flat on his face. Last season alone he was cut by the Browns, Vikings and Steelers. Now he's fighting to stay in the league. ... [Read More]
05/21/15 Falcons RB Antone Smith still recovering from his broken right leg
The Atlanta Falcons' homerun threat at running back Antone Smith is still not cleared after fracturing his right leg last season. While he is making great progress and is getting very close, he's not quite there yet. "The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said. "I'm up and running. I'm almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself. I can't give yo... [Read More]
05/21/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer still about two months away from full clearance
Carson Palmer is still two months away from being fully cleared from ACL surgery. He is working very hard and coaching his team up as much as he can. He's handling the situation like a true veteran. He still knows that as far as he's come, he still has a long way to go. "It felt good to be around humans, with that competition, that speed," Palmer said. "I have a lot of work to do." ... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn admits RB Bryce Brown is falling behind
Bryce Brown is yet to report to Bills camp due to personal issues at home. His running back coach Anthony Lynn seems to be a bit concerned and has admitted that Brown is beginning to fall significantly behind. Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason, but yes, it will set him back," Lynn said. "I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once h... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn hopes LeSean McCoy leads the league in carries
The Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn does not at all seen deterred by LeSean McCoy's high usage rate over the course of his career. As a matter of fact, he would like to see McCoy lead the NFL in carries. "I think he's (McCoy) got a lot of good years left in him at 27, going into his seventh season," Lynn said. "I talk to the guys all the time about Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn would like to see RB Fred Jacksons snaps cut in half
With a much deeper stable of running backs in Buffalo this season, Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn would like to see Fred Jackson's snaps cut in half. The 34-year-old back saw 548 snaps last season. Lynn believes a reduced role for the oldest back in the league could really help his production down the stretch. "I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season," Lynn said. "If we could tak... [Read More]
05/20/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr's agent Tim Younger says Carr does not need surgery
Apparently Derek Carr's right ring finger injury isn't as serious as originally believed. At least according to Carr's agent Tim Younger it isn't. "I don't know where this idea came up that he's going to be having surgery," Younger said. "The situation, I don't even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we're just being cautious." ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett: 'I'm definitely getting there'
The Colts' first-round pick Phillip Dorsett is already showing flashes of greatness in camp. He "seamlessly" worked in with seasoned vets and was connecting with Andrew Luck. An impressed Luck had nothing but good things to say about the rookie from Miami. "It's definitely not too big for him," Luck said. Dorsett himself was also brimming with confidence. "I'm definitely picking up the scheme," D... [Read More]
05/20/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is open to hear any new information Patriots QB Tom Brady has
Roger Goodell finally spoke about "Deflategate" today. Just a day after Patriots' owner Robert Kraft announced he would not be fighting the league's imposed punishments and the team would accept their decision. Now Goodell has come out and said he is open to hearing any "new information" Tom Brady has on the matter. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport says the "door seems very open" for Brady to have his su... [Read More]
05/20/15 Jets OC Chan Gailey says there will be no QB competition, Geno Smith locked in as starter
In a bit of a surprise move on Wednesday, Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey came out and said there is no quarterback competition in New York. He added that barring an injury, Geno Smith will "probably" be the starter. He went on to praise Smith's talent and basically lock him in as the Week 1 starter. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Jets RB Stevan Ridley (ACL) participating in drills at OTAs
The Jets rolled the dice this offseason and acquired Stevan Ridley despite him coming off a torn ACL. He appears to be progressing well in his rehab. Ridley is currently participating in positional drills at OTAs. Reportedly, he's moving around very well. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr experiencing numbness in right ring finger
The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is now experiencing numbness in his injured right ring finger. The team is hoping Carr will be a breakout star in his sophomore campaign. As of now the team does not sound "overly alarmed" by the injury. The hope is that rest and rehab will help him avoid going under the knife. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews skipping team workouts
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has reported that Rishard Matthews is not happy with the revamping of the Miami Dolphins receiving corps. Mathews is reported to be skipping team workouts and is instead working out individually with free agent QB Brady Quinn. Matthews is looking to either be cut or traded in hopes of receiving more playing time on another team.... [Read More]
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'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'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'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. 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'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'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, 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]