• Tom Brady’s Appeal Set For June 23

    Pro Football Rumors "Those hoping for closure on the DeflateGate saga will have to wait at least a few more weeks. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter), Tom Brady‘s appeal hearing won’t be held until Tuesday, June 23, and may continue on Thursday, June 25, if more than one day is required. The..." May 29

  • Falcons waive linebacker Prince Shembo

    NFL.com "“We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo. We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.”" May 29

  • Falcons player Prince Shembo accused of killing ex-girlfriend’s dog

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An Atlanta Falcons player is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog, Gwinnett County police said Friday afternoon. Prince Shembo, 23, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, Cpl. Michele Pihera said." May 29

  • The Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 50? ‘You Can Take That as a Guarantee’

    SI.com "Byron Maxwell has been with his new team, the Eagles, for less than three months, but his new surroundings already feel familiar. “It’s pretty much the same culture as in Seattle, I’m telling you,” Philly’s new $63 million cornerback said after an offseason practice on Thursday. “We had guys that..." May 29

  • Darren Sharper pleads guilty to federal charges

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL Pro Bowler Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to federal charges to drugging and raping three women in New Orleans on Friday, according to The Times-Picayune. Sharper agreed to a plea-deal that caps his prison sentence to nine years, compared to the 20-year maximum sentence his charges..." May 29

  • Trey Watts suspended four games by NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Rams running back Trey Watts, an undrafted free agent who made the team in 2014 and who appeared in 14 games last season, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The NFL announced the suspension on Friday." May 29

  • Bills awarded claim for QB Matt Simms

    BuffaloBills.com "The Bills currently have a three-man competition at the quarterback position, but it didn’t stop them from making an addition at the position Friday. Buffalo was awarded QB Matt Simms after putting a waiver claim for the recently released quarterback. Simms, who was released by the New York..." May 29

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    Troy Renck @TroyRenck

    Ryan Clady's season is officially over by being placed on the injured reserve. Hope leg heals and returns strong. Good man. #Broncos

  • Brandon Spikes: It’s Clear Bill Belichick And I ‘Kissed And Made Up’

    NESN "Brandon Spikes is not interested in talking about his messy departure from the New England Patriots. The linebacker surprisingly re-signed with the Patriots earlier this month after one season with the Buffalo Bills. On his way out last spring, Spikes tweeted his time with the Patriots was “four..." May 29

  • ‘Entourage’ creator rips Eli Manning over ‘tragic’ snub

    New York Post "Eli Manning won’t be rolling with Vincent Chase anytime soon. “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin slammed the Giants quarterback, alleging that Manning blew off the chance to appear in the HBO show. “One of the great tragedies was Eli Manning bailing on me. He said, ‘I love the show. I’d love to..." May 29

  • Free agent offensive tackle Jake Long visits with Giants, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "With left tackle Will Beatty out for at least five months with a torn pectoral muscle, the Giants are looking for offensive line help. One solution is oft-injured tackle Jake Long. He visited with the Giants on Thursday, according to a person with the knowledge of the visit. The news was first..." May 29

  • DeMaurice Smith suggests Ray Rice is being blackballed

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith thinks it doesn’t speak well for the NFL that no team is willing to give Ray Rice another chance. Smith told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that Rice, who is not suspended and is eligible to play as soon as a team signs him, would be back in the NFL if..." May 29

  • Adrian Peterson goes on social media rant regarding contract

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson probably doesn’t understand that “Tweeting through it” won’t accomplish many goals. The much maligned veteran went on a pretty absurd Twitter rant on Thursday, talking about everything from how NFL teams don’t honor contracts to how players are..." May 29

  • Jameis Winston earning early rave reviews from Bucs

    ESPN.com "The only problem the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had with Jameis Winston so far is that the rookie quarterback doesn't know when to go home. "We have to kind of tell him when to leave,'' coach Lovie Smith said Thursday. Winston wasn't at Thursday's organized team activity because he is..." May 29

  • Tim Tebow with Eagles: 'You can't play it forever, so I'm going to enjoy it'

    USA Today "Tim Tebow's newest helmet may be a dark shade of jade, but he certainly isn't. The NFL's most scrutinized backup quarterback seemed as sincere, hopeful and upbeat as ever Thursday after making his first comments to the media since signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles last..." May 29

  • Will Bradford be ready? For now, Sanchez is the man

    Philly.com "As Chip Kelly noted, if the Eagles played their regular-season opener Thursday, it would have been "illegal" or something like that. His underlying message: Just because Sam Bradford's left knee doesn't appear remotely close to 100 percent healthy on May 28 doesn't mean that Mark Sanchez will be..." May 29

  • Unlike Jerry Rice, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has no plans to play into his 40s

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith displayed his traditionally feisty personality and his sense of humor Thursday when the subject of his age and longevity was raised. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver celebrated his 36th birthday this month as he heads into his second season with the..." May 29

  • Ryan Clady has torn ACL, out for the season

    NFL.com "Two years after missing the majority of the season with a Lisfranc injury, Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady is in danger of missing Denver's entire 2015 campaign. Clady sustained a torn ACL this week, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the diagnosis. " May 28

  • Sources: Dez at OTA despite unsigned tender

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has not signed his franchise-tag tender but the Pro Bowler did take part in a limited portion of Thursday's organized team activity at Valley Ranch, according to sources. Bryant has made a handful of appearances at the Cowboys' offseason conditioning..." May 28

  • Ray McDonald’s Lawyer Implies Cops Set Him Up For 2nd Arrest

    Black Sports Online "This is a plausible explanation and if true it sucks for McDonald, but it is too little, too late, once he was arrested for domestic violence earlier this week, his career was over. McDonald’s lawyer gave a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson about what happened when he was arrested for the 2nd..." May 28

  • Could Tyrod Taylor be the Buffalo Bills’ savior?

    Cover32 "Much of the chatter this offseason has been about the Buffalo Bills current quarterback situation. We all know that it us somewhere between mediocre and okay. But is it really? We know what we have with Matt Cassel. We think we know what we have with EJ Manuel, and we definitely know that Jeff..." May 28

  • Kelly Responds To McCoy: ‘He’s Wrong,’ Color Not A Factor

    CBS Philly "22 days ago LeSean McCoy’s controversial comments about his former head coach Chip Kelly making roster decisions based on skin color, were published. “You see how fast he got rid of all the good players,” McCoy previously told ESPN The Magazine. “Especially all the good black players. He got..." May 28

  • Russell Wilson's agent says contract talks with Seahawks are 'encouraging'

    CBSSports.com "It's easy to get discouraged by the public banter between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson's camp as the Super Bowl-winning quarterback steams towards the brink of free agency. Seattle can keep Wilson around on a franchise tag, but talks on a long-term deal have been getting testy for a while and..." May 28

  • Ray McDonald Arrested Again For Violating Restraining Order

    NFL Trade Rumors "Former Bears DL Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday in Santa Clara for violating a restraining order, according to the Santa Clara Police Department. Here’s the summary of the incident: “On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at about 2:52 PM., Santa Clara Detectives learned Ray McDonald..." May 28

  • Emmanuel Sanders expects production to dip

    DenverBroncos.com "With a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in 2014, it’s easy to see why the Broncos might be "wide receiver heaven." But with the addition of a new head coach and offensive coordinator for the 2015 season, things could change. To wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders that isn’t necessarily true: “[No.] 18..." May 28

  • Joseph Randle on replacing DeMarco Murray: ‘A lot of meat left on the bone’

    Dallas Morning News "Third-year Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle had a front-row seat last year for the best rushing season in club history. Randle was the primary backup for 2014 NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray. With Murray having bolted this offseason for a bigger payday in Philadelphia, Randle is..." May 28

  • Ngata still trying to adapt to Lions' style of play

    Detroit Free Press "Haloti Ngata's transition to a new defense hasn't been seamless. For the first nine years of his NFL career, Ngata played in a 3-4 scheme in which he was asked to occupy blockers, diagnose plays and stuff the run. The Detroit Lions want Ngata to play more upfield, splitting double teams and..." May 28

  • Giants’ Victor Cruz gives latest update on his recovery process

    New York Post "Victor Cruz is getting close. “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 told The Post on Wednesday after the Giants’ first OTA practice. “I’ve been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there’s been no..." May 28

  • Ravens sign Cassius Vaughn

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens recently signed former Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington and it appears that wasn’t the end of their plans to increase their depth in the secondary after scrambling for healthy bodies as the 2014 season drew to a close. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team has..." May 28

  • Pete Carroll: Time is now for Christine Michael to show his ability

    Pro Football Talk "Christine Michael has played very sparingly over his first two seasons after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Michael was frequently inactive as a rookie and appeared in just 10 games for the team last season. He has just 52 carries for 254 yards..." May 28

  • Chargers stadium talks to kick off soon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ladies and gentlemen, start your calculators and spread sheets. The Chargers, City Hall and San Diego County representatives will begin negotiations next week on financial plans for a new football stadium in Mission Valley to replace Qualcomm Stadium, which opened in 1967. At the suggestion..." May 28

  • J.J. Watt: Ben Jones will be a ‘Hard Knocks’ star

    Houston Chronicle "It’s no secret that defensive end J.J. Watt will get the most attention on Hard Knocks, but he’s already got a nomination of unsung star – Ben Jones. Jones, who has moved from left guard to center to replace Chris Myers, will eat or drink just about anything on a dare. It’s incredibly popular..." May 28

  • Todd Bowles: Jets QB job is open competition, Geno Smith's job to lose

    CBSSports.com "Chan Gailey says Geno Smith is the Jets' starting quarterback. Head coach Todd Bowles would like to clarify his offensive coordinator's remarks. Yes, Smith is the quarterback for the first team during training camp. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the second team's quarterback. Matt Simms will work with..." May 28

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    Master Tesfatsion @MasterStrib

    Adrian Peterson's statement to @JosinaAnderson. It ends with "Go Vikings." pic.twitter.com/iPV14ls2b5

  • Mike Zimmer on Adrian Peterson: 'He can play for us or he can not play'

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to capitulate to Adrian Peterson's demands. Peterson is not attending organized team activities and reportedly demanded a trade, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals emerging as his preferred destinations. Zimmer was decidedly..." May 27

  • Brandon Marshall better than ever? New York Jets' new WR thinks so

    ESPN.com "The New York Jets' quarterback situation is still murky, but there's no doubt who their best wide receiver is. Brandon Marshall is a five-time Pro Bowler, but he thinks his best football could be ahead of him, which should be music to Jets fans' ears. "I really feel like I’m better now than..." May 27

  • Houston Mayor's Office -- Colin Kaepernick Should Put Money Where His Mouth Is

    TMZ.com "If Colin Kaepernick is "truly remorseful" about the stupid, insensitive comments he made about Houston floods -- he should let his wallet do the talking and DONATE ... so say reps for the Mayor of Houston. After the 49ers quarterback apologized for mocking the deadly floods on social media..." May 27

  • Sources: Texans set to star on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

    ESPN.com "The Texans will be the next subject of HBO's documentary series "Hard Knocks," according to multiple sources. The team is expected to make an announcement soon. This marks the first time the Texans are the subject of the show, which dates back to 2001. Houston and its star J.J. Watt made a..." May 27

  • 911 call: Ray McDonald broke down door, tried to take baby

    Pro Football Talk "The mother of Ray McDonald’s ex-fiancée called 911 early on Monday morning to report that McDonald had acted violently toward her daughter, broke down a door when she locked herself inside to avoid him, and tried to forcibly take their baby. The San Jose Mercury News reports that an emergency..." May 27

  • Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns opened organized team activities on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it, people are interested in the quarterback depth chart. Free agent acquisition Josh McCown opened workouts by taking reps with the starters while second-year player Johnny Manziel worked with the second team,..." May 27

  • 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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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    After knee surgery, #Vikings tackle Matt Kalil says feels healthiest he has since joining the Vikings in 2012. "I got a pep in my step.''

  • RG3 misses 'having fun playing football' after two tough seasons

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III has suffered through a couple of horrific seasons in Washington after blowing the hinges off the NFL as a rookie in 2012. He is hoping a new mental approach will help him recapture the magic, and part of that process appears to involve taking the game not so..." May 27

  • Redskins release guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins have released right guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. Chester, who was entering his 10th season, had started every game for Washington in the past four seasons. He struggled last season, but..." May 27

  • Colin Kaepernick apologizes, deletes post about Houston flooding

    ESPN.com "Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 755,000 Twitter followers, deleted and then apologized Tuesday for a social media post that trivialized the deadly floods in the Houston area, much of Texas and Oklahoma. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who uses the..." May 27

  • LeBron’s Business Partner Mentoring Johnny Manziel

    Black Sports Online "This could be really good for the Browns quarterback. I mean if he doesn’t learn anything, discretion and how to go about your business should be on the agenda. With LeBron James and the Cavs off to the finals, the King has enlisted his best friend, Maverick Carter to mentor Johnny..." May 27

  • Jaguars sign second-round pick T.J. Yeldon to four-year contract

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars have one remaining unsigned draft pick after signing second-round running back T.J. Yeldon to a four-year contract today. Yeldon signed the deal after the Jaguars’ second OTA practice. Only third-round guard A.J. Cann isn’t under contract among the Jaguars’ eight picks. Yeldon..." May 27

  • Evan Mathis again a no-show at Eagles minicamp

    CSN Philly "Pro Bowl offensive lineman Evan Mathis is again a no-show at an Eagles minicamp. Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn tweeted Tuesday that Mathis, who skipped the team’s first series of summer practices, was again absent Tuesday morning for the start of this week’s OTAs. The practices are..." May 27

  • Broncos excuse Antonio Smith from OTAs during investigation

    Pro Football Talk "Teams usually want every player available to show up for OTAs. But obviously for the Broncos, Antonio Smith is a special case. According to Mike Klis of KUSA, Smith will not participate in OTAs because of “personal reasons.” That’s another way of saying “the Broncos don’t want him on..." May 27

  • Raiders have solid backup plan in Christian Ponder

    CSN Bay Area "Christian Ponder is the Raiders starting quarterback. Temporarily, anyway. The title won’t last long, with Derek Carr expected back in a few weeks. A right hand injury has No. 4 out for a spell, which has elevated Ponder to the catbird’s seat during OTAs. He’s keeping the first chair warm with..." May 27