• Adrian Peterson is perplexed that people doubt him

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows a lot of people doubt he can ever return to his past greatness, but he doesn’t understand why. Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN he’s perplexed by that talk. Peterson notes that he has previously recovered from a serious knee injury to have an MVP..." February 24

  • Redskins to begin negotiations with impending FAs at combine

    Washington Post "The Kirk Cousins-Redskins contract watch has dominated the offseason conversation, but uncertainty — and a degree of uneasiness — also has loomed over Washington’s other impending free agents. To date, the team hasn’t engaged in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts. The list..." February 24

  • Broncos say Siemian will be ready for OTAs despite contrary report

    247 Sports "Trevor Siemian will be healthy enough to participate in Organized Team Activities in a few months. Or will he? Conflicting reports surfaced Friday regarding the status of the Broncos' incumbent starting quarterback, who underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder last..." February 24

  • Tom Coughlin tiptoes around commitment to Blake Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "For the most part, the Friday Tom Coughlin process was quintessential Tom Coughlin. Direct. Candid but guarded, and candid about being guarded. On one of the first questions, however, Coughlin was asked a direct question and evaded it. Asked whether he is committed to Blake Bortles as the..." February 24

  • NFL awards 32 compensatory picks for 2017 draft

    Sportsnaut "Every year around this time, some NFL teams are giving nice little gifts prior to the start of free agency. The league itself doles out compensatory picks on an annual basis, picks that are given to teams who lose more free agents than they signed the previous spring. While comp picks..." February 24

  • Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

    The Sports Daily "Running backs in their 30s don’t normally generate a lot of interest on the open market. Even when that running back’s name is Jamaal Charles, the age and the injury history could combine to keep the phone from ringing. It’s not a guarantee that Charles will remain with the Chiefs next..." February 24

  • Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants are going to have to pay big bucks to keep Jason Pierre-Paul around, and early indications are that they are willing to do that. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said this week that the Giants are planning to be “aggressive” in trying to sign Pierre-Paul to an extension. However, they..." February 24

  • Mohamed Sanu: SB LI collapse won't define Falcons

    NFL.com "Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu might be guilty of wishful thinking, but he doesn't think the Falcons should be defined by their performance in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI. "I mean, it's however you guys want to interpret it as. Us as a team, we know what we have and what we did..." February 24

  • Nine days in, no franchise tags yet

    Pro Football Talk "When the franchise-tag window opened nine days ago, I pointed out that no one would be using the franchise tag any time soon. And, of course, I assumed that three or four tags would end up being applied that same day. It hasn’t happened. And for good reason. The NFL is, and always will be, a..." February 24

  • 49ers could talk trade for a QB at the NFL Scouting Combine

    CSN Bay Area "Four years ago at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the 49ers agreed to the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. Next week, the 49ers could have similar discussions. Only this time, they figure to be in the market to acquire a starting..." February 24

  • Sean Payton doesn't see a sophomore jinx in Dak Prescott's future

    ESPN "Tony Romo will join a new team in a few weeks because the Dallas Cowboys don’t believe in jinxes or sophomore slumps. The Cowboys will either trade or release Romo, allowing him to continue his career as a starting quarterback instead of as Dak Prescott ’s backup. They believe Prescott will..." February 24

  • Gronk shocks no one, says Roger Goodell would not be welcomed by Patriots fans

    CBS Sports "Rob Gronkowski didn’t get to play during the Patriots’ run to their Super Bowl LI victory. But he’s still enjoying the fact that he’s a Super Bowl champion yet again, and he couldn’t have been happier to see Roger Goodell hand the Lombardi Trophy over to his team. “It was great to see him hand..." February 24

  • Ezekiel Elliott Best Friend's Felony Gun Charge Dropped ... For Now

    TMZ "Prosecutors have dropped the felony gun charge against Ezekiel Elliott's best friend -- at least for now -- after he allegedly tried to bring a loaded gun into an Ohio bar this past weekend. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Alvarez Jackson was arrested in front of the Park Street Patio bar in..." February 24

  • Bills offensive coordinator wants to keep Tyrod Taylor

    Sportsnaut "Has Tyrod Taylor played his last game for the Buffalo Bills? It’s certainly possible, but reports are that the team’s offensive coordinator wants Taylor kept around. “My sense is Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison would like to keep Tyrod Taylor,” Albert Breer of MMQB.com said...." February 24

  • Rob Gronkowski: 'I want to play as long as I can possibly play'

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who underwent season-ending back surgery in December, told ESPN's Cari Champion that he "no doubt" will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. Gronkowski, whose injury was traced to a big hit he absorbed from Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas..." February 24

  • Are Vikings fans ready to move on from Adrian Peterson?

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings have yet to offer running back Adrian Peterson a contract that would pay him less than the $18 million he is due to earn in 2017. It’s unclear whether they will. From a P.R. standpoint, there’s a good reason for the Vikings to make Peterson an offer, even if it’s an offer he..." February 24

  • C.J. Spiller Signs with Kansas City Chiefs

    Bleacher Report "The Kansas City Chiefs announced an addition to their backfield Friday, signing veteran C.J. Spiller. Spiller appeared in just six games last season with the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets, totaling 18 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and one touchdown." February 24

  • Broncos begin process of rebuilding defensive line

    Pro Football Talk "Denver’s looking for defensive line help, and they’re dealing in bulk. The Broncos announced they are signing former Saints defensive end Bobby Richardson. He started 11 games for the Saints in 2015 after making the team as an undrafted rookie, but bounced from practice squads in Washington..." February 24

  • Trent Cole wants to sign with a team that will let him off the leash

    247 Sports "Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole is coming off a season shortened by back surgery and will turn 35 years old in October, but at the moment he doesn't sound interested in hanging up his cleats. Cole discussed his future on SiriusXM NFL radio on Friday morning. Per the station's Twitter..." February 24

  • John Lynch doesn’t think the 49ers are as bad as their record says they are

    Sacramento Bee "John Lynch acknowledges there’s plenty of work to do as far as rebuilding the 49ers, but perhaps not as much as the team’s 2016 record suggests. “We’ve got some strides to make on this roster, but I can also tell you (that) I don’t look up at the film we’ve been watching and see a 2-14 team,”..." February 24

  • Jon Gruden’s QB Camp participants revealed

    Yardbarker "The seven quarterbacks selected are all intriguing prospects. Deshaun Watson out of Clemson is a polarizing figure, as many think he isn’t worth a first-round pick because of some bad tendencies (just don’t tell that to Dabo Swinney). He went to two straight national championships against..." February 24

  • Mike Pereira: Putting a chip in the football wouldn’t help with spotting

    Pro Football Talk "Fans who get frustrated by bad spots from the officials, bad spots that can cost a team a first down or a touchdown, sometimes argue that the NFL should put a chip in every football that can show the precise spot where the ball is at all times. But former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira says..." February 24

  • Josh McCown thinks Jay Cutler can play at a very high level

    Scout "The end is near for Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears. Following eight relatively disappointing seasons in Chicago, and with very little guaranteed money remaining on his contract, the Bears will almost certainly release Cutler at some point this off-season. GM Ryan Pace will try to trade..." February 24

  • Jets release long-time kicker Nick Folk

    Newark Star-Ledger "For the first time since 2009, Nick Folk won't be the Jets' starting kicker. The team released the 32-year-old on Thursday. The move frees $3 million in salary cap space. The Jets (also with the release of right tackle Breno Giacomini) now sit $7.911 million under the projected team cap of..." February 24

  • Buccaneers release former Pro Bowler Verner

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs are releasing veteran cornerback Alterraun Verner, who was due to make $6.5-million this season but had fallen into a backup role behind Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves. Verner, 28, came to the Bucs in free agency in 2014 and started 14 games, but was limited to six starts in 2015..." February 24

  • Vince Young wants to own the rights to “Make Vince Great Again”

    San Antonio Express-News "Vince Young wants to transport America back to a simpler time, a time when he was an elite quarterback and Texas was on top of the college football world. Young, 33, announced last week that he was coming out of retirement in the hopes of landing one last football contract. To make it official,..." February 24

  • Aaron Rodgers reveals his choice for the greatest quarterback ever

    CBS Sports "Add Aaron Rodgers’ name to the list of folks who consider Tom Brady to be the greatest quarterback of all time. Graham Bensinger caught up with the Packers quarterback at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am recently and got his thoughts on Super Bowl LI that included a frank assessment of Brady’s..." February 24

  • Bouye plans to buy truck with TVs after free agency

    SI "Believe it or not, Texans (for now) cornerback A.J. Bouye is eyeing a somewhat moderate purchase for March 9, when the figurative Brinks truck will show up in his driveway with a decidedly less moderate prize. “Only thing I can think of is a truck with TVs in it,” Bouye said from his cellphone..." February 24

  • Chad Kelly, disinvited to Scouting Combine, may show up anyway

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL invited Mississippi to the Scouting Combine. Then, the NFL uninvited him. Kelly may go anyway. Agent Duray Oubre told PFT via email that, while Kelly is focused on preparing for his April 2 Pro Day workout, “we are still considering the possibility of traveling to the Combine along with..." February 24

  • Former Jets player accused of punching 15-year-old boy for egging his house

    Palm Beach Post "A Boca Raton man facing charges that he pushed and punched a 15-year-old after accusing the boy of egging his home is a former NFL player who spent seven seasons with the New York Jets. Scott Mersereau, 51, posted a $3,000 bond Saturday and was released from the Palm Beach County..." February 24

  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill won't require knee surgery

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be ready for the start of the Miami Dolphins’ offseason program in April without having surgery on the left knee he injured last season, a source confirmed Thursday. Tannehill sprained the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee against..." February 23

  • Vikings GM would trade for Bradford again in a 'minisecond,' won't discuss extension

    CBS Sports "The Vikings entered the 2016 season with Super Bowl aspirations. So, when Teddy Bridgewater went down at the end of August with a serious knee injury, they responded like a contender, manufacturing a trade to land a capable quarterback in Sam Bradford to fill in for Bridgewater. It didn’t work..." February 23

  • Jim Harbaugh: I deserve ‘courage medal’ for enduring four seasons with 49ers

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh has remained mostly quiet about his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers since his “mutual decision” to leave the franchise. He’s taken a few veiled shots at the organization, but for the most part he’s been low key about taking shots at Jed York and Co. No longer. Speaking with..." February 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Playing in Hall of Fame Game ‘worst news ever’

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason will get underway when the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys play in the Hall of Fame Game. Legendary Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was less than enthused to hear the news. That’s a pretty good indication of what NFL players, especially veterans, think of the..." February 23

  • Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial

    New York Post "Aaron Hernandez’s game plan to beat one of two first-degree murder raps might include a marijuana Hail Mary. That’s according to Boston Herald legal columnist and reporter Bob McGovern, who notes that included in a list of potential witnesses are two unidentified experts whom attorneys for the..." February 23

  • Vikings GM won’t commit to Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Peterson is under contract with the Minnesota Vikings through the 2017 season, but the team has not yet committed to bringing him back. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal when asked about Peterson on Thursday. There’s a good chance Peterson has played his last snap..." February 23

  • Report: Broncos won’t pick up option on Russell Okung

    Pro Football Talk "The free agent left tackle market keeps getting deeper. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Broncos will not pick up the option on left tackle Russell Okung, which will turn him into the open market. The $1 million option would have activated the next four years at $48 million, with..." February 23

  • $45M generated by Texans, Raiders matchup in Mexico City

    Fanrag Sports "If the NFL was wondering if the Texans-Raiders game in Mexico City was worth it financially for the city, they have their answer. According to new reports, that single game created about $45M in gross revenue. According to the Associated Press: “…the Monday night game that drew a crowd of..." February 23

  • James Harrison seeking 2-year contract from Steelers as 39th birthday present

    Sporting News "Tom Brady isn't the only one who wants to play into his 40s. According to agent Bill Parise, Steelers linebacker James Harrison would prefer to sign a two-year contract in free agency that would allow him to continue his career in Pittsburgh. Parise confirmed on Tuesday that Harrison and the..." February 23

  • Josh McCown: 'Four or five teams' have reached out

    NFL.com "Veteran free agent Josh McCown is watching the quarterback carousel as closely as anyone, and the teams looking for signal callers have an eye on him, too. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, McCown said that "four or five teams" have already reached out. "Those are all..." February 23

  • Aaron Rodgers dubs his NFL Combine 40-yard dash time '#fakenews'

    CBS Sports "It has been 12 years since Aaron Rodgers made his way to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Back then, evaluators were weighing whether Rodgers or Alex Smith was worthy of the No. 1 overall selection (the 49ers settled on Smith and Rodgers didn’t go off the board until 23 picks later). And with the..." February 23

  • Retirement option floated for Jay Cutler

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Bears (for now) quarterback Jay Cutler has plenty of leverage when it comes to a possible trade. And he seems to be ready to use it. Or at least to threaten to. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network explained on (shocker) NFL Network that Cutler is “still considering” whether he wants to play, not..." February 23

  • Jameis Winston laments 'poor word choice' in elementary school speech

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he made a "poor word choice" in making stereotypical gender comments during a speech at an elementary school on Wednesday. While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg, Florida, Winston called on the..." February 23

  • Ravens may release Dennis Pitta

    Pro Football Weekly "The Baltimore Ravens "may balk" at paying tight end Dennis Pitta's $5.5 million salary, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. WHAT IT MEANS: Turning 32 in June, Pitta's 86 receptions led all NFL tight ends last year, but he averaged an anemic 6.02 yards per target and didn't have a..." February 23

  • Tom Gamble Leaving 49ers Organization

    49ers.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced that Tom Gamble is leaving the organization. “The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and appreciation for Tom Gamble and his many years of service,” said General Manager John Lynch. “He is a class act who has helped a great deal in this transition, and I..." February 23

  • The Miami Dolphins are re-signing Dan Marino in strange tribute

    Fox Sports "The Miami Dolphins announced a handful of signings Wednesday, though all six players have been out of the NFL for years. In a kind (yet bizarre) gesture to “further emphasize the bond between the organization and the team’s alumni,” the Dolphins are re-signing Dan Marino, Bob Griese, Nat Moore,..." February 23

  • Jason Peters will stay in Philly, not taking a pay cut

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a report this month that the Eagles asked left tackle Jason Peters to take a pay cut, he’ll be sticking around on his current contract. The Eagles have decided to bring Peters back without a pay cut, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Peters’ base salary will be $10.45 million and he..." February 23

  • Martellus Bennett launches spicy response to report about free agency demands

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is like the rest of us. He reads what’s online. He checks Twitter for interesting tidbits of information, and sometimes he doesn’t like what he sees. That’s exactly what happened Wednesday. Bennett stumbled upon a report suggesting that the New England Patriots handed him..." February 23

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Jailhouse Calls to Mike Pouncey About Black People “Trying Him” in The Club

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez is on trial for a Boston double murder unrelated to the murder he has already been convicted of. Prosecutors are using his jailhouse calls to one of the Pouncey brothers as evidence. Officials say Hernandez feels the victims in the homicide case were “trying” him before he..." February 23

  • Deshaun Watson to Jason Garrett: Trade Dak Prescott to Browns and draft me

    Sportsnaut "Soon to be NFL rookie Deshaun Watson would love to join the Dallas Cowboys, and he has an interesting theory about how that could happen. During his acceptance speech at the Davey O’Brien awards ceremony, the Clemson quarterback gave Jason Garrett something to chew on (not really) when he said..." February 22