NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • NFL forces Cowboys to tweak Collins' contract

    ESPN Dallas "The NFL forced the Dallas Cowboys to tinker with the contract for undrafted free agent La'el Collins and it ended up costing the offensive lineman $58,000. When Collins initially signed with the Cowboys, he received a three-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $1,657,500 with base salaries of..." May 27

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Titans analysis: Sorry, Mettenberger; Mariota's the man

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota has been the talk of the town since the Titans selected him second overall in the NFL draft on April 30. He's been on billboards, magazine covers and The Tennessean front page. When the team held its rookie minicamp last Friday, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oregon..." May 19

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    Mariota: Zach is awesome guy. I've got to have the same mindset he does. Competition will make team better #Titans pic.twitter.com/xBlrrRDpac

  • Bucs Smith 'disappointed' in Bowden for calling Winston an embarrassment

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs coach Lovie Smith is known for stopping high-powered attacks and he went on the defensive for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. Saying he was 'disappointed,' in legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden for calling Winston 'an embarrassment,'' to Florida State fans and boosters, Smith..." May 13

  • Bucs WR Kenny Bell: Jameis Winston is obsessed with playbook

    CBSSports.com "Take it as a promising sign and a positive indicator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But also take it as what it really is -- offseason news that certainly doesn't guarantee success for Jameis Winston when success ultimately matters. Still, considering the controversy surrounding Winston -- the..." May 13

  • Jaguars' Dante Fowler Jr. will get full pay despite torn ACL

    ESPN.com "Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Dante Fowler Jr. won't be able to be on the field in 2015, but he's still going to get paid. The Jaguars will sign Fowler, who suffered a torn left ACL less than an hour into the Jaguars' two-day rookie minicamp, to likely the same contract he would have gotten had..." May 12

  • Dante Fowler out for season with torn ACL

    Pro Football Talk "The third overall pick in this year’s NFL draft will miss his entire rookie season with an injury suffered at his first day of practice. Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler is out for the season with a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Fowler, a talented edge rusher from Florida, was..." May 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Jets DL Leonard Williams expected to sign his contract tonight. Sixth overall pick gets a four-year, $18.6m deal with $11.6m signing bonus.

  • Report: Jaguars’ First-Round Pick Dante Fowler Suffers Possible ACL Injury

    Sportsnaut "The Jacksonville Jaguars just kicked off their first day of rookie camp, and it has been reported that their first-round draft pick Dante Fowler suffered a potential ACL injury to his left knee while completing 11-on-11 drills. While the severity of the injury is unknown, this video footage..." May 08

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    Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco

    Dante Fowler Jr just went down holding left knee. Got hurt in 11 on 11.

  • Winston attorneys file for civil suit to be moved from state to federal court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Attorneys for Jameis Winston filed a request to have a civil lawsuit against Winston to be moved from a state court to federal court. Winston was accused of rape in December of 2012, but was not charged. He was also cleared of any wrongdoing following a Florida State hearing in December to see..." May 08

  • Cowboys win La’el Collins derby as risk/reward offseason continues

    New York Post "The Dallas Cowboys have signed former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins, who had been a projected first-round pick in last week’s NFL draft until his name came up in a murder investigation. Collins, a 2014 All-SEC lineman, has never been named a suspect or person of interest in the shooting..." May 07

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    Charean Williams @NFLCharean

    Cowboys have signed La'el Collins, according to a source.

  • Cowboys agree to terms with La'el Collins

    NFL.com "The Dallas Cowboys continue to add big names to their offseason haul. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins has agreed to sign as an undrafted free agent, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, according to a source. The move continues an offseason trend of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones..." May 07

  • Report: La'el Collins is not father of murdered woman's baby

    Sporting News "Police say La'el Collins has never been a suspect in the April 24 murder of Brittney Mills, but he has been part of the investigation. The fact that detectives wanted to speak with him in connection with Mills' death led to NFL teams avoiding the former LSU star in last weekend's NFL Draft...." May 07

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Coveted OL La'el Collins - most coveted undrafted free agent in NFL history I imagine - is making his 1st visit... Dallas Cowboys up first

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Kevin White's deal w/ Bears worth a fully guaranteed $16.56m over 4 years w/ a $10.3m signing bonus. Those are the max numbers for his slot.

  • Report: La’el Collins Has Solid Alibi In Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend’s Murder

    NESN "Ex-LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins has told Louisiana police that he has an “airtight alibi” regarding his whereabouts the night of Brittney Mills’ murder, according to TMZ Sports. Mills, who was pregnant, was killed shortly before the 2015 NFL Draft. Collins was projected to be taken in..." May 06

  • Bucs GM: Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to be starter

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "With the Buccaneers taking quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, general manager Jason Licht said Winston will be given a chance to win the starting role in Week 1, reports NBCSports.com. "It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going..." May 05

  • Randy Gregory: I don’t have a weed problem; I’m immature and stubborn

    Dallas Morning News "Randy Gregory says smoking marijuana is not his problem. The Cowboys’ second round pick blames his off the field concerns on immaturity and stubbornness. The pass rushing specialist, who had 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in two seasons at Nebraska, chatted about that Friday night during an..." May 05

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Who's recruiting La'el Collins most aggressively? #Bucs QB Jameis Winston is right up there. Pushing hard for Collins to come to Tampa Bay.

  • Bills' Rex Ryan meets with La'el Collins in Baton Rouge

    ESPN.com "Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan passed through Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and had an unsanctioned meeting Monday evening with former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Ryan was in the area, called Collins and asked if they could meet, the source said. The meeting, which..." May 05

  • Dolphins send former LSU teammates to recruit La’el Collins

    Pro Football Talk "Three players on the Dolphins were teammates of La’El Collins at LSU, and they’re being pressed into service to try to recruit him to come to Miami. Collins, a first-round talent who went undrafted after police said they wanted to question him in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend,..." May 05

  • Mettenberger to 'fight it out' with Mariota, Lewan says

    Tennessean "The moment the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota, he became the favorite to be their starting quarterback this season. Coach Ken Whisenhunt even said that's the plan. Zach Mettenberger, who started six games last season as a rookie, is conceding nothing, however. So said tackle Taylor Lewan, who..." May 05

  • Roger Goodell called Marcus Mariota to apologize for messing up his name

    CBSSports.com "On the biggest stage possible, Roger Goodell made a rare mistake when pronouncing a top prospect's name. The commish took the stage at the 2015 NFL Draft and messed up Titans quarterback's Marcus Mariota last name, plainly stating "Mariot-O" instead. Goodell clearly felt bad -- Mariota told..." May 04

  • Buccaneers never talked to Jameis Winston accuser because "they knew what she would say"

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to draft Jameis Winston after what they called a thorough investigation. One in which they interviewed over 75 people to try to get to the bottom of Winston's character: was he simply immature? And then there's that other incident: a rape accusation for which he..." May 04

  • Nearly 30 percent of early entries weren’t selected in NFL draft

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, some of the players who left eligibility on the table for an early shot at the pros were left without a chair when the draft music stopped Saturday. By the deadline in mid-January, a total of 84 players with eligibility remaining filled out their paperwork to make themselves..." May 04

  • Dolphin lobbies for Fins to sign Collins

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins are expected to pursue LSU offensive guard/tackle La'l Collins if he's cleared of involvement in a murder of an ex-girlfriend. And Dolphins linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, who played at LSU, is publicly lobbying the Dolphins to sign Collins, a second-team All-American in 2014 who is..." May 04

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    Jerit Roser @JeritRoser

    Email from BRPD: La'el Collins met with police this morning, fully cooperated & is still not considered a suspect. pic.twitter.com/lrWNCUkhFE

  • Bucs clause prohibits Jameis Winston from playing pro baseball

    ESPN.com "At least for the foreseeable future, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have to worry about Jameis Winston chasing his other dream of playing professional baseball. That's because the Bucs had a clause written into the first overall draft pick's rookie contract that states Winston is prohibited..." May 04

  • Winston tapped brakes on ESPN interview

    Pro Football Talk "With Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, it’s always something. For multiple reasons. At times, it’s always something because there’s always something he’s doing that attracts scrutiny. At other times, it’s always something because the media scrutinizes him more closely than other young..." May 04

  • Nick Saban: Giants got a steal with Landon Collins

    New York Post "Alabama coach Nick Saban knows a first-round draft pick when he sees one, as he’s coached 16 of them the past five years. That’s why Saban does not understand why safety Landon Collins made it out of the first round this year. “I cannot for the life of me think why he would slide in the..." May 04

  • Jason Garrett: Cowboys have the right support for Randy Gregory

    Pro Football Talk "Randy Gregory was a top 10 talent who slipped to the Cowboys at No. 60 in the draft primarily because of off-field concerns. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says those concerns are alleviated by the support system the team will have in place for Gregory. “We believe we have the right kind of..." May 04

  • Washington takes a flier on Connor Halliday

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Robert Griffin III — your team didn’t draft a quarterback. Bad news (possibly), Robert Griffin III — your team may have nevertheless added your eventual replacement. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, whose final college season was marred by a broken ankle, has agreed to..." May 04

  • La'el Collins goes undrafted; not eligible for '16 draft

    NFL.com "LSU's La'el Collins, once thought of as a likely first-round pick, was not selected at all during the 2015 NFL Draft. Collins is scheduled to meet with Baton Rouge (Louisiana) police in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, Brittany Mills. He is not a suspect in..." May 03

  • Report: La'el Collins situation takes another tragic turn as baby dies

    Fox Sports "The La'el Collins saga around the NFL Draft, already tragic, took a terribly sad turn Friday. Brittney Mills, reportedly an ex-girlfriend of the LSU offensive tackle and draft prospect, was shot and killed April 24. The baby born after doctors were unable to save Mills died on Friday, Baton..." May 03

  • Packers draft UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley

    Pro Football Talk "During his career at UCLA, Brett Hundley was described at times as a potential first-round quarterback. Instead, he fell to the fifth round. The Packers finally stopped Hundley’s slide by picking him today, with the 147th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Green Bay is obviously hoping..." May 02

  • What Happens to La’el Collins Now?

    SI.com "In the case of La’el Collins, there are football interests, collective bargaining ramifications and public relations decisions worthy of scrutiny and discussion. But in doing so, we must not lose sight of the most important—and heinous—detail: A woman and the baby she was carrying were slain last..." May 02

  • Ifo Ekpre-Olomu triggers draft insurance policy by going unpicked on first two days

    Pro Football Talk "The torn ACL that Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered while preparing for the college football postseason in December is almost certainly the reason why he hasn’t been picked at this point in the 2015 draft, which is exactly why the school purchased an insurance policy to protect the player..." May 02

  • Vikings snag T.J. Clemmings at No. 110

    Pro Football Talk "In every draft, there are some prospects touted as first-round picks take wind up staying on the board into the third day. Pittsburgh tackle T.J. Clemmings was one of those players in this year’s draft. Clemmings’s wait came to an end with the 110th pick when the Vikings drafted him in the..." May 02

  • Agent says Teaneck's T.J. Clemmings will be a steal in the 4th round

    Newark Star-Ledger "There was a chance he could go in the first round; at worst the second round seemed more than probable. Two days of the NFL Draft have passed. Day three and the fourth round start Saturday at noon and Pitt's T.J. Clemmings, the Teaneck native and Paterson Catholic graduate is still waiting to..." May 02

  • Randy Gregory: I have problems, issues I’m taking care of

    Pro Football Talk "Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory, once viewed as a Top 10 talent whose draft stock has plummeted, acknowledged as he went undrafted into the middle of the second round that he has personal trouble he’s working through. “Obviously I wanted to be drafted early. That’s the main goal. I honestly..." May 02

  • DeVante Parkers Mom: 'We didn't want him going to Cleveland'

    ESPN.com "The mother of receiver DeVante Parker is thrilled her son is in Miami. And perhaps just as thrilled he's not with the Cleveland Browns. "We didn't want him going to Cleveland," Raneca Parker told the Miami Herald on Friday. "They don't have a team, really, or a quarterback. I knew I didn't..." May 02

  • Jameis Winston signs 4-year deal

    ESPN.com "In the moments after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made Jameis Winston the first pick in the draft Thursday night, the team agreed to terms on a contract with the quarterback. Then, on Friday, the team officially signed Winston. The four-year deal is worth $25.35 million, which includes a $16.69..." May 02

  • Zac Stacy requests trade after Todd Gurley pick

    NFL.com "The biggest curveball early in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft came when the St. Louis Rams selected Todd Gurley. The move has the potential to be a game-changer for the Rams' offense, which took a player many consider the best running back to come out of college since Adrian Peterson...." May 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    La'el Collins and his reps have decided if he's not selected tonight he will not sign a contract with a team and will renter draft next year

  • Jameis Winston is NFL draft No.1 overall pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    New York Daily News "Jameis Winston won't have to carry his baggage very far. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the former Florida State quarterback instate when they selected Winston with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He was not in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, but his shadow..." May 01

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    Terry McCormick @terrymc13

    #Titans seem to like Dorial Green-Beckham, who was in for a pre-draft visit. Wouldn't be shocked if he is the pick at No. 33.

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Titans Marcus Mariota Oregon
3 Jaguars Dante Fowler, Jr. Florida
4 Raiders Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Redskins Brandon Scherff Iowa
6 Jets Leonard Williams Southern California
7 Bears Kevin White West Virginia
8 Falcons Vic Beasley Clemson
9 Giants Ereck Flowers Miami
10 Rams Todd Gurley Georgia
Full NFL Draft Results