• Foles: DeSean was a 'great teammate to me'

    CSN Philly "Nick Foles was the honorary captain for the Soul on Saturday before the team's home opener at the Wells Fargo Center. The Eagles' quarterback also fielded questions about his football team -- specifically its decision to cut ties with Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson. "You know, it's..." April 20

  • Browns after Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater and Carlos Hyde

    Fansided "During this NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns have completely revitalized their organization at the top with a new GM in Ray Farmer and and a new head coach in Mike Pettine. But now it’s time to focus on revitalizing the team on the field, where it matters most, and that process could be in full..." April 20

  • Warren Moon: Johnny Manziel has to adjust his game in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "arren Moon is a fan of Johnny Manziel’s skill set. However, Moon does have a few reservations about the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. In an interview with Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Moon said the 6-foot, 207-pound Manziel must avoid seeking contact as much as he did on..." April 20

  • Do old-guard NFL owners hold enough ill will over USFL lawsuit to block Donald Trump from buying the Buffalo Bills

    New York Daily News "The Donald has the money but may not have the votes. Donald Trump, whose fortune has been listed at $3.9 billion by Forbes, can probably pay cash for the Bills, listed as the 30th most valuable NFL franchise by Forbes last summer with a value of $870 million. Trump has set himself up as a..." April 20

  • Seahawks QB coach: Regardless of record, we saw imperfections

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks start their offseason workouts on Monday, which marks the first official work for the team since they were crowned Super Bowl champions. That title and the Seahawks’ limited losses from the roster during the offseason would seem to leave the team with few concerns heading into next..." April 20

  • Reason for Broncos to NOT trade back from their No. 31 draft pick

    Denver Post "Eric Decker, a Broncos’ third-round pick in the 2010 draft, is a rich man after prospering from free agency. Demaryius Thomas, a Broncos’ first-round pick in the same draft, is less rich and no doubt frustrated he’s under the Broncos’ control at a fixed salary for a fifth season. Based on..." April 20

  • Chiefs might draft a quarterback this year

    Kansas City Star "It might just be the typical predraft pump fake, all being spewed by coaches and executives trying to dupe each other in the lead up to the NFL Draft. But in recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs..." April 20

  • Kelly to Buffalo for treatment; reportedly interested in Bills bidding

    CBSSports.com "Jim Kelly has returned to Buffaly, N.Y., to resume treatment for cancer, which has recurred in the Hall of Fame Bills quarterback, NFL.com reported. The Associated Press reported Saturday that Kelly has interest in being a part of the bidding during the impending sale of the Bills' franchise...." April 20

  • Broncos may not pick up fifth year option for Von Miller

    Fansided "The 2011 NFL Draft class featured a lot of future stars and the time has now come where the teams that drafted those current stars must decide on picking up the fifth year options on those rookie contracts. While players like J.J. Watt, Patrick Peterson and Mo Wilkerson have all had their options..." April 20

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    Pitt Football @GoPittFootball

    #Pitt QB Tom Savage has declined an invitation to attend the #NFLDraft in New York. He is one of the draft's fastest rising prospects.

  • Johnny Manziel to visit Browns

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Manziel, who has been widely projected as a high first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, also will visit with the Browns this week, according to the..." April 20

  • Chargers pick up fifth-year option on Corey Liuget

    CBSSports.com "The Chargers picked up their fifth-year year option on defensive end Corey Liuget, league sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. Liuget is one of four players taken in the 2011 NFL Draft -- along with Jets defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith and Texans defensive end..." April 20

  • Could Minnesota Vikings take a chance on Aldon Smith?

    Fansided "There is a lot of commotion about the future of Aldon Smith in not only San Francisco but in the NFL as a whole. After repeated off-field issues with the latest forcing National Homeland Security to become involved, there are a lot of rumblings about what Smith’s future looks like and not a lot of..." April 19

  • Miami police don’t believe Kaepernick was in hotel suite at time of 911 calls

    Sacramento Bee "Miami police do not believe 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can..." April 19

  • Top prospect Khalil Mack to visit Detroit Lions next week

    Detroit Free Press "First it was Sammy Watkins, then Jadeveon Clowney. Next week, the Detroit Lions will host another probable top-six pick they’ll likely have to trade up if they want to draft — Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack. Mack, scheduled to visit the Lions mid-week, is considered one of the top edge..." April 19

  • Cowboy fans to new Redskin Jason Hatcher: 'I hope you die'

    Fox Sports "Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher recently said he chose to sign with Washington because he believes Robert Griffin III will take the Redskins to the Super Bowl. Hatcher shared those thoughts and several others with NBC News4's Dianna Marie Russini. The Washington D.C. sports..." April 19

  • Ndamukong Suh should be there

    ESPN.com "The most disturbing aspect of Ndamukong Suh's absence from the Detroit Lions' voluntary offseason program isn't that he isn't there. It's that his team doesn't have the courage to forcefully question that choice. This essentially is one more example of why this franchise has enjoyed only two..." April 19

  • How bad was back injury for Panthers' Linden Gaydosh? He couldn't sit for a month

    Yahoo! Sports "There's back pain, and then there's back surgery, and then there's the ordeal Linden Gaydosh endured. Last August, the Carolina Panthers' defensive tackle underwent surgery for a herniated disc before he had a chance to make the team as a rookie. Doctors ordered him not to sit down after the..." April 19

  • NY Giants punter Steve Weatherford accepts prom invite via Twitter

    New York Daily News "Steve Weatherford uses Twitter for more than just shirtless selfies. The Giants punter made one fan's day on Friday by accepting an invitation to her prom through the social media website. Lauren Delbert of Bayonne, N.J. tweeted a picture of a football that read, "Wanna tackle prom with..." April 19

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    From the #asexpected #nosurprise file: Source tells @FOXSports1 that @RAIDERS will cut QB @TerrellePryor on Monday if unable to swing trade

  • Jags’ Tinker aims for inspiration not sad story

    Washington Post "Carson Tinker is no longer that no-name guy who delivers the ball on punts and kicks. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ long snapper lost that anonymity nearly three years ago when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala., killing girlfriend Ashley Harrison and putting him on a hard road to physical..." April 19

  • Tide's Saban never met with Manning and Gase together

    Denver Post "Nick Saban was preparing for A-Day, Alabama's final spring practice Saturday, and missed the commotion. Saban told The Denver Post on Friday night that he never met with quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase together two weeks ago, strengthening the Broncos' case that..." April 19

  • League installing real-time fiber optics for replay review

    Pro Football Talk "One of the key ingredients for a centralized replay function is the latest in real-time fiber optic technology. The NHL has it. According to John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, the NFL will soon have it, too. Per Kryk, the league will have the ability this year in the league office to view the..." April 19

  • Former Jaguar Richard Collier, paralyzed in shooting, talks fatherhood, the future after birth of twins

    Florida Times Union "He is beaming these days because he became a father for the first time when his wife, Chandra, delivered twins Richard Jr. and Robinson, on April 10. “Sometimes I just hold them and look at them and I’m just amazed. I thank God for everything. I’ve been blessed. It’s almost six years since I..." April 19

  • Colts receiver Reggie Wayne motivated by media 'naysayers'

    Indianapolis Star "Reggie Wayne's wardrobe ensemble included a jacket, causal shirt and Colts-blue loafers. Oh, and the veteran receiver was armed with enough motivation to galvanize the entire city. First and foremost, the dapper Wayne was on hand Friday evening at Dunaway's to host a cancer fundraiser in..." April 19

  • Ravens, 49ers plan joint practice before preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "The Harbaugh brothers are scheduled to face one another in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII in the exhibition season this summer and it sounds like they’ve figured out a way to spend some time together ahead of the contest without infringing on practice time. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee..." April 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.

  • Rams to pick up fifth-year option on Robert Quinn

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams will reportedly add a fifth year to defensive end Robert Quinn’s contract. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the club will pick up the 2015 option on Quinn, their 2011 first-round pick and one of the NFL’s top pass rushers, by the May 3 deadline. Quinn, 23,..." April 19

  • Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner

    Pro Football Talk "Just before defensive tackle Henry Melton signed with the Cowboys, he was sued by a Texas bar owner for more than $1 million for allegedly biting the man in the back during an incident December of last year. Melton, who countersued with a claim that he was attacked by employees of the bar,..." April 19

  • Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman

    ESPN.com "In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the..." April 18

  • Manning, Gase “visit” to Saban may have violated offseason rules

    Pro Football Talk "The meeting between former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and current Alabama coach Nick Saban will raise plenty of eyebrows among Volunteers fans who voluntarily wear on Saturdays in the fall an objectively unattractive shade of orange. The session also should raise some eyebrows at 345..." April 18

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    SiriusXM NFL Radio @SiriusXMNFL

    Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp on The Opening Drive: "Signing Chad is not a publicity stunt. We are a winning org. and want to win"

  • Jags release LB Russell Allen

    ESPN.com "Starting outside linebacker Russell Allen was among four players the Jacksonville Jaguars released on Thursday afternoon. The team also cut receiver Jabin Sambrano, defensive end Will Pericak, and defensive end D'Aundre Reed. The 27-year-old Allen started 29 games over the past two seasons..." April 18

  • Once-prized QB Jimmy Clausen just wants another NFL chance

    USA Today "Jimmy Clausen has two modest goals at the moment: get his throwing arm back in shape and find a job. And he hasn't given up on being an NFL starter again, either. "That's what I want," Clausen, once a prized prep recruit and Notre Dame standout, told USA TODAY Sports this week while driving to..." April 18

  • Arizona judge denies bail for Darren Sharper

    USA Today "A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding "proof evident and presumption great" that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21. In making his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville cited DNA evidence from..." April 18

  • Rams to hold private workout for Watkins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just a few weeks ago at the NFL owners meetings, coach Jeff Fisher sounded like the Rams might pass on Sammy Watkins. But the Rams sure are taking a long look at the star wide receiver from Clemson. Widely considered the best wideout in the draft, Watkins paid a pre-draft visit to Rams Park on..." April 18

  • Donald Jones turns to baseball after kidney transplant

    Pro Football Talk "Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones was forced to retire from the NFL last August after discovering he had a kidney disease that made it impossible to continue playing football. Now just four months after a kidney transplant, Jones is trying to make his way back onto the field in a..." April 18

  • Bengals, A.J. Green not talking about a new contract yet

    Pro Football Talk "By May 3, the Bengals inevitably will exercise the fifth-year option on receiver A.J. Green’s contract. The bigger question is whether the Bengals will be extending Green’s contract by more than a year. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, talks on an extension for Green have not yet..." April 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans exercised 5th-year option for JJ Watt, per his contract (as @FieldYates said). Jets did with Mo Wilkerson. Ravens & Jimmy Smith, too

  • Suspension likely for San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith

    NFL.com "Aldon Smith's future remains unclear one week after a bizarre airport arrest in Los Angeles. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers do not plan to cut Smith, who has $3 million in guaranteed salary next season. That doesn't come close to solving..." April 18

  • Chris Johnson: Report of knee arthritis is 'not accurate'

    NFL.com "Chris Johnson sees himself as a victim of his own success. The running back rushed for 2,006 yards in his second season in the NFL. He's been chasing the ghost ever since. "Once you rush for 2,000, you set the expectation for yourself," Johnson said Thursday. The New York Jets signed the..." April 18

  • Alouettes agree to terms with former all-pro WR Chad Johnson

    TSN.ca "The Montreal Alouettes have signed former Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson. The team announced on Thursday that they had agreed to terms with the 36-year-old whose NFL career spanned 11 years, a decade with the Cincinnati Bengals and one year with the New England Patriots. Johnson had..." April 18

  • Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb arrested in Phoenix area

    KTAR.com "Former National Football League quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested in Mesa, Ariz., police said. A court website showed that he received a criminal traffic citation in January. He has a trial appearance scheduled for May 16. McNabb played 13 seasons in the NFL. He spent time with..." April 18

  • Talks between 49ers, Colin Kaepernick put on hold

    NFL.com "Contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick are on hold. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers have tabled negotiations while police investigate an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel. The Miami..." April 18

  • Peyton Manning looks forward to new season with new teammates

    Denver Post "For a guy who makes his living as a jock, Peyton Manning sure has become accustomed to wearing a suit and tie. The Broncos quarterback was the keynote speaker Wednesday morning at the Boy Scouts of America breakfast at the Pepsi Center. After his 13-minute speech during which he mixed in..." April 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Jets have some concerns about condition of RB Chris Johnson's knee, and the arthritis in it, but not enough not to sign him to 2-year deal.

  • Troy Aikman still concerned about Tony Romo's back

    NFL.com "Troy Aikman knows a thing or two about back surgeries. The Hall of Fame quarterback underwent back surgery when he was 26 years old and retired when he was 34 in large part because of back issues. Given his experience, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn't ready to join the chorus of..." April 17

  • Dwayne Bowe pays fine, resolves case stemming from pot arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was arrested in November for marijuana possession, has paid a fine and pleaded guilty to amended charges to resolve the matter. Bowe pleaded guilty today to defective equipment and littering and paid $610 in fines. “Like others charged with speeding and..." April 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Among the 2011 first-rounders, DT Corey Liuget also had his 5th-year option picked up by the #Chargers. That’s it for the group so far.

  • Talk now is that QB Teddy Bridgewater could fall to 2nd round

    CBSSports.com "As a junior at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Back in January, he was widely considered the the best draft-eligible quarterback, and maybe even the best draft-eligble player. Now, after a disappointing pro day..." April 17