NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • NFL players can play daily fantasy, they just can’t win much

    Pro Football Talk "As the daily fantasy phenomenon mushrooms, the NFL continues to embrace the game that millions are playing. And NFL players are allowed to play daily fantasy games. They’re just not allowed to win much. “[F]antasy football games and League or Club-sponsored skills competitions (e.g.,..." September 29

  • Bears 1st-rounder Kevin White to undergo shin surgery, could miss 2015 season

    The Score "Chicago Bears first-round pick Kevin White suffered a setback in his recovery from a shin injury last week, and will now undergo surgery to stabilize a stress fracture in the area, general manager Ryan Pace announced Saturday. White will start the year on the PUP list, which requires him to sit..." August 15

  • 2016 NFL Draft: Arkansas' RB duo on NFL radar

    CBS Sports "ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS NFL Draft picks the last five years: 20 2015 NFL Draft picks: 5 -- DE Trey Flowers (4th round, 101st overall, New England Patriots); OLB Martrell Spaight (5th round, 141st overall, Washington Redskins); CB Tevin Mitchel (6th round, 182nd overall, Washington Redskins); DT..." August 13

  • Rams sign Isaiah Battle

    Pro Football Talk "When the Colts signed a pair of third-round picks on Friday, all 2015 draft picks were under contract. On Monday, the entire 2015 supplemental draft class agreed to terms. It was a class of one." July 27

  • Randy Gregory: 'I dug my own grave and I owned up to it'

    Indianapolis Star "Former Hamilton Southeastern star Randy Gregory was supposed to be a lock top 10 pick in this year's NFL Draft. Then the Nebraska pass rusher failed a drug test at the NFL combine and concerns about his battle with anxiety and admitted reliance on marijuana saw his stock plummet on draft..." July 23

  • Documents show DOJ, NFL have argued that sports betting is skill-based

    ESPN "U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch - then the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York - and lawyers for the NFL have both said in legal arguments over the past decade that they consider sports betting as a game of skill, an important legal distinction that could shape the expanded..." July 22

  • Leonard Williams has impressed Jets' defensive linemen with his assertiveness

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was already going to be fascinating to see what Leonard Williams, the defensive end drafted sixth overall by the Jets this spring, could offer early in his rookie year. But now that end Sheldon Richardson is suspended for the season's first four games, because of positive marijuana tests,..." July 19

  • Bill Polian: There’s a “crying need” for a developmental league

    Pro Football Talk "In an interview Tuesday, former Giants coach Jim Fassel hinted that there could be a spring developmental league coming from the NFL next year. That would be the first such league under NFL control since NFL Europa was put out to pasture in 2007 and it would be something that longtime executive..." July 15

  • Chiefs add Kansas cornerback Kevin Short after supplemental draft

    Pro Football Talk "Only one player was selected during Thursday’s Supplemental Draft, but Isaiah Battle isn’t the only player eligible for the draft to find himself on an NFL roster. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Kansas cornerback Kevin Short to a standard..." July 10

  • Giants’ first-round pick is his own agent, plays hard to get

    New York Post "Ereck Flowers is one of just six first-round draft picks without a signed NFL contract, but the Giants’ new big left tackle from Miami is not worried. “We’re making progress,’’ Flowers said Wednesday after minicamp practice. “I expect us to do good on the contract and come into training camp..." June 18

  • Report: Falcons 1st round pick Vic Beasley will sign rookie contract soon

    The Falcoholic "If McClure has this, chances are good it's happening shortly. Recall that he broke the news that Beasley would be showing up for OTAs last month despite not having signed a contract, so he's clearly got an in with the prized rookie's camp. I've maintained all along that there's no reason to..." June 09

  • Marcus Mariota edges Jameis Winston to lead May jersey sales

    The Score "Marcus Mariota was the second pick of the draft, but he tops the list of NFL jersey sales for May. The Tennessee Titans passer edged out fellow rookie Jameis Winston, the first overall pick in the draft, and the two quarterbacks who did battle in Super Bowl XLIX, too. The 10 best-selling..." June 03

  • Bucs WR Louis Murphy says Jameis Winston reminds him of Tim Tebow

    CBS Sports "Louis Murphy is a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His new quarterback is former Florida State signal-caller Jameis Winston, who the team selected with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft. Murphy happened to play his college ball at the University of Florida. While a..." June 01

  • 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

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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.

  • Bucs clause prohibits Jameis Winston from playing pro baseball

    ESPN "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 "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

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