• Packers will retire Brett Favre's number during Bears game Thanksgiving night

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers and the NFL are going all out for the retirement of Brett Favre's number. According to two sources, the Packers are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Night at Lambeau Field, and according to one of them, it is the game in which the Packers will place..." April 21

  • Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez manipulated officers to get extra sandwiches

    Sporting News "Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson handled former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for 18 months in Connecticut. He told stories to the Associated Press about Hernandez's mindset throughout his murder trial, and after his guilty verdict. According to Hodgson, Hernandez is a master..." April 21

  • Joe Haden: We didn't know Josh Gordon wasn't allowed to drink

    ESPN.com "Joe Haden said neither he nor his Browns teammates knew Josh Gordon was not permitted to drink when the wide receiver joined a group of players and one former assistant coach on a postseason jaunt to Las Vegas. Gordon admitted in an open letter on Medium in January that his yearlong suspension..." April 21

  • Ravens strike four-year, $48 million extension with cornerback Jimmy Smith

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have struck a four-year, $48 million contract extension with cornerback Jimmy Smith that includes $21 million guaranteed, an agreement that locks up one of the top young defensive backs in the NFL. The annual average in new money is $10.275 million, according to sources. Smith..." April 21

  • Bengals’ A.J. Green on Contract Status: “I’m Not Hurting for Money”

    Sportsnaut "A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t agreed to a long-term contract, but that isn’t stopping the wide receiver from showing up to voluntary workouts. While both parties are pursuing a new deal for Green, he was present at the Bengals’ first day of optional conditioning. Geoff Hobson of..." April 21

  • Mike Pettine shoots down report, says Johnny Manziel in Browns' plans

    Yahoo! Sports "A little less than a year ago, the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. It would be fairly crazy to give up on him after just two NFL starts, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said that's not the team's thought process. An ESPN report said the team was "90 percent..." April 21

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Jameis Winston 'in play' for Titans if available at No. 2

    ESPN.com "Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass on Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, the Florida State quarterback will be "in play" for the Tennessee Titans at No. 2, a source tells ESPN.com. The Titans have done their homework on Winston, and the team feels he "checks out,"..." April 21

  • Tomlinson: Philip Rivers has lost faith in Chargers

    NFL.com "Philip Rivers is at the center of the most fascinating storyline of the offseason. But the Chargers quarterback isn't leaving San Diego yet, and its business as usual around the Chargers for now. Rivers was at the start of the offseason training program Monday, NFL Media's Alex Flanagan..." April 21

  • Patriots' Nate Solder, diagnosed with testicular cancer in '14, spreads awareness

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder takes pride in his team-first approach, which means he often avoids speaking about himself. He's making an exception on this topic with the hope he might help others. Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April 2014, which shocked him..." April 21

  • Bills GM: It's 'obvious' we don't have franchise QB

    NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills don't have a legitimate signal-caller. We know it. You know it. General manager Doug Whaley knows it. "The way we looked at is, we don't have a proven franchise quarterback. That's obvious," Whaley said Monday, per ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. "But what we wanted to do is be..." April 21

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    Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco

    Gus said he and GM David Caldwell have not had any talks about AP. Had brief conversation a while ago but nothing substantive.

  • Boone: 'Clinically insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'

    ESPN.com "Now that Jim Harbaugh is no longer with the San Francisco 49ers, offensive lineman Alex Boone has dramatically changed his tune about his former coach. "I think he just pushed guys too far," Boone told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an episode that will air Tuesday. "He wanted too..." April 21

  • Who's No. 1? Bucs GM knows, but he's not telling

    CBSSports.com "General manager Jason Licht knows everyone wants to know, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preserving the drama surrounding the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft for a few more days. "If we had to pick today," Licht said Monday at a press conference, "we'd feel very comfortable making the first..." April 21

  • Lions cut Rodney Austin after arrest

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions cut guard Rodney Austin today, less than a week after he was arrested on two charges of assault. Austin, 26, was arrested Friday morning on four misdemeanor charges of assaulting a female, assaulting a child under 12, interfering with emergency communication and larceny,..." April 21

  • Jets' Willie Colon backs Jace Amaro in spat with Rex Ryan

    New York Daily News "If Rex Ryan believes Jace Amaro is spinning a tall tale about the Jets’ accountability and lateness issues last year, then he’s calling Willie Colon a liar, too. Amaro found himself in Ryan’s crosshairs when, on April 6, he said the Jets had an issue with tardiness and accountability a season..." April 21

  • Unhappy Weddle skips Chargers' workouts

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Eric Weddle spoke immediately after working out Monday afternoon, still sweaty, a protein drink in hand. He was not at Chargers Park. He was at a gym near his home. The Chargers’ free safety, unhappy the team has not engaged in talks about a contract extension, skipped the first voluntary..." April 21

  • Unsigned Jason Pierre-Paul will not participate in Giants offseason workout program

    Newark Star-Ledger "As most of the Giants convened at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday for the start of the "voluntary" offseason workout program, star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will stick to what he's been doing most of the winter and spring. Pierre-Paul will continue to work out away from the..." April 21

  • Russell Wilson merchandise again tops among NFL players

    ESPN.com "No NFL player was more popular on NFL merchandise last year than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a list released Monday by NFL Players Inc. For a second straight year, Wilson led all players in officially licensed sales, the NFL Players Association's marketing arm..." April 20

  • Now or never for Adrian Peterson trade

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A source close to the situation believes that if disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson isn't traded before or during next week's NFL draft, the Vikings wouldn't deal him to another team before the 2015 season. "If he's not traded next week, they're going to keep him," the source said. The..." April 20

  • A.J. Green in no 'rush' for new contract after fruitless talks with Bengals

    ESPN.com "A.J. Green said Monday his representatives and the Cincinnati Bengals met in February to discuss signing him to a long-term deal. With Green still slated to hit free agency next March, the meeting at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis was apparently fruitless. The four-time Pro Bowl..." April 20

  • Adrian Wilson signs 1-day contract with Arizona Cardinals, will retire

    ESPN.com "Adrian Wilson signed a one-day contract Monday so he can retire with the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said Wilson will also be inducted into the team's ring of honor at University of Phoenix Stadium this coming season. A date will be determined after the NFL's..." April 20

  • Robert Griffin III ‘wouldn’t be bummed’ if Redskins don’t pick up 2016 option

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are one of several teams who have been linked to former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota this offseason, which says a lot about where Robert Griffin III currently stands. Whether the Redskins draft a quarterback or not, it’s fair to wonder if 2015 will be Griffin’s last..." April 20

  • Bucs have 'total agreement' on No. 1 pick but will wait for draft

    Tampa Bay Times "Ten days before the NFL draft, the Bucs have come to a 'total agreement,' as to which player they will select with the No. 1 overall choice. But the team says it will not negotiate or attempt to sign that player prior to handing the card with the name of their choice to commissioner Roger..." April 20

  • Dion Jordan does not attend first day of Dolphins’ workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Dion Jordan wasn’t there when the Dolphins reported to offseason workouts today. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that Jordan wasn’t there, although it wasn’t immediately clear why. It could simply be that Jordan chose not to attend the voluntary workouts. That’s his right, although..." April 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Eagles announced they officially signed Tim Tebow to a one-year contract.

  • Eli Manning “comfortable” heading into final year of contract

    Newsday "Eli Manning said he'd have no problem playing under the final year of his contract if he does not get an extension from the Giants before the start of the 2015 season. "I'm comfortable," he said of that possibility during a conference call on Monday. "I have a job to do and that's to play..." April 20

  • Former Cardinals S Adrian Wilson expected to retire

    NFL.com "Five-time Pro Bowl and 2009 All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson is expected to hang up his football cleats. The Arizona Cardinals announced on Sunday they will hold a press conference on Monday involving president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim and Wilson. NFL Media Insider Ian..." April 20

  • Adrian Peterson skips Vikings' offseason workout program

    ESPN.com "Adrian Peterson did not attend the start of the Vikings' offseason workout program Monday, a league source told ESPN, although the star running back's absence at this stage of Minnesota's offseason has been almost a yearly occurrence. The Vikings had not been expecting Peterson to show up at..." April 20

  • Report: Steelers' Antonio Brown skipping voluntary workouts, considering holdout

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown won't attend voluntary workouts with his teammates this week, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports. More importantly, Brown will reportedly consider staying away from the Steelers' mandatory minicamp later this spring as he seeks a revised contract. " April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on @NFL_AM, the Bucs have come to a comfort level with who they'll take 1st overall. Next 10 days = about making sure it's right.

  • Alex Boone: 'Clinically insane' Jim Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'

    ESPN.com "Now that Jim Harbaugh is no longer with the San Francisco 49ers, offensive lineman Alex Boone has dramatically changed his tune about his former coach. "I think he just pushed guys too far," Boone told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an episode that will air Tuesday. "He wanted too..." April 20

  • Brandon Marshall trade was about money, not character

    Metro "Brandon Marshall is not a locker room cancer and his attitude had nothing to do with the March trade that sent him from the Chicago Bears to the New York Jets, so says a team source with the NFC team. It has long been rumored that Marshall, acquired by the Jets on March 10, was ousted by the..." April 20

  • Eagles will reportedly sign Tim Tebow

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles will sign Tim Tebow on Monday, according to a report from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the two sides began working on the framework of the deal when Tebow worked out for the Eagles in March. The deal was then finalized on Sunday allowing Tebow to..." April 20

  • Report: Vikings want first-round pick, starting CB for Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the..." April 20

  • Robert Griffin III eagerly preparing for vital season with Redskins

    NFL.com "Robert Griffin III stands at a crossroads in his day, briefly scanning the menu at a Pei Wei Asian Diner in a suburban South Florida shopping center Friday evening, right now just a man in search of a simple, hot dinner. He is wearing a T-shirt featuring three loudly printed words that have..." April 20

  • Panthers LB Thomas Davis on Greg Hardy: 'I hope he's not that good' in Dallas

    CBSSports.com "Former Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy left the Carolina Panthers for the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason. Hardy missed most of last year after he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List in the wake of an ugly incident of alleged domestic violence, and it was pretty much a foregone..." April 20

  • Breshad Perriman visiting with the Jets today

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets are continuing their perpetual search for offensive weapons by taking a look at one of the fastest guys on the board. Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman is visiting the Jets today, a league source tells PFT. Perriman’s not the polished receiver some of the other top..." April 20

  • Giants close to filling huge hole at safety with Stevie Brown

    New York Post "The Giants have a gaping hole at free safety and would like Stevie Brown to fill it. There’s a good chance that happens soon. There’s an offer on the table but Brown wanted to see if he could do better than the one-year deal from the Giants. Brown, according to ESPN, has attracted interest from..." April 20

  • Will Adrian Peterson show up for Vikings' workouts?

    NFL.com "Offseason workouts for many teams are set to begin on Monday. Don't expect Adrian Peterson to take part in the Minnesota Vikings' activities. When Peterson was reinstated from the Commissioner's exempt list on Thursday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that while the running back..." April 19

  • Report: Aaron Hernandez Was Addicted to Angel Dust

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez never failed an NFL drug test even though everyone said he smoked weed daily and now it is being reported he was addicted to angel dust. A man who knew Hernandez and asked not to be identified, said: ‘He was regularly high or out of his mind on Angel Dust. ‘People who were in..." April 19

  • GM Jon Daniels: Rangers won't get in way of Russell Wilson's NFL career

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow the Seattle Seahawks star quarterback to become a Major League Baseball player, but he has no plans to interfere with Wilson's day job. In an interview with HBO's "Real Sports" that will air Tuesday,..." April 19

  • Titans should jump at trade for Philip Rivers

    Boston Globe "It’s a quiet time on the NFL calendar, with almost two weeks to go until the draft and free agency slowing to a trickle, but there is serious intrigue and consternation in two AFC cities — San Diego and Nashville. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers suddenly is in high demand and could be the..." April 19

  • Jaguars RB Denard Robinson: 'I think I should be a No. 1 guy'

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars’ leading rusher last year has a message to those who want the team to use a high draft pick on a running back: Don’t forget about him. “I think I should be a No. 1 guy,” Denard Robinson said. “That’s how I have to look at it. But I have to show them that. Words don’t mean anything...." April 19

  • Bucs may be willing to deal away the No. 1 pick

    Newsday "The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement is almost a fait accompli. When commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...." April 19

  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    Pro Football Talk "During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accurate. Per the source, the Buccaneers have..." April 19

  • Cowboys are interested in RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, the Vikings "look forward to Adrian re-joining" the team. Except that Peterson, who felt the organization didn't support him after he was indicted on child-injury charges last fall, feels differently. For months there have been reports..." April 19

  • Greg Jennings leaves New Orleans following visit with Saints

    The Advocate "Greg Jennings’ visit with the Saints has come to an end. The veteran wide receiver met with the team on Thursday and left New Orleans later that evening. It was the last visit he currently has scheduled after also meeting with the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars,..." April 19

  • Russell Wilson says Rangers want him to play baseball

    Pro Football Talk "When some of the quotes first emerged from Russell Wilson’s interview with HBO’s Bryant Gumbel regarding Wilson playing baseball, it sounded like the musings of an elite, 25-year-old athlete who thinks he can do anything — but who surely would never undermine his football career by playing..." April 19