• Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only gay person in the NFL’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Michael Sam made history in becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. But he insists he does not stand alone. Sam declined to estimate how many gay athletes play in the NFL. But he said Thursday that several players contacted him after the St. Louis Rams made Sam a..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Jay Cutler to face 'open competition' for Bears' QB job

    NFL.com "When the Chicago Bears met with Jay Cutler early this month, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that they left the room convinced they had to pick up the quarterback's $10 million option for 2016. Coach John Fox's commitment falls short of that often provided for franchise quarterbacks of..." March 27

  • Even with Nick Foles, Fisher still looking to draft a QB

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even with the arrival of Nick Foles via trade, the Rams’ game plan at quarterback remains unchanged according to coach Jeff Fisher. “It’s our intention to draft one,” Fisher said. “The Nick (Foles) trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft.” OK, but it’s probably not going to be..." March 27

  • Bomb threat at Aaron Hernandez murder trial prompts evacuation

    Sporting News "A bomb threat has prompted an evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is ongoing. The threat was called in during testimony Thursday afternoon, according to reporters on the scene. The Bristol County Courthouse in Fall River,..." March 26

  • Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

    CBSSports.com "The fiancee of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in the former player's murder trial Friday, the Associated Press reports. Shayanna Jenkins, who has been in a relationship with Hernandez since high school and is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, was..." March 26

  • Chip Kelly: Eagles didn’t add DeMarco Murray to weaken Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Philadelphia is the first team to poach the NFL’s leading rusher away from another franchise in 68 years. Even better: the Eagles took DeMarco Murray away from a Cowboys team that beat them for the NFC East title. “We never look at it that way,’’ Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly said. “We’re..." March 26

  • Report: Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower out 6-7 months

    NFL.com "Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower's status is in question for the start of the 2015 season. Hightower is expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder, the Boston Globe reported on Thursday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport originally..." March 26

  • City, county unite to keep Chargers

    ESPN.com "Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that the city and county will collaborate on an agreement allowing the two government entities to hire a high-powered negotiation team, expert attorneys and an investment banker to facilitate future talks on a stadium deal with the San Diego..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • What does positive drug test mean for Randy Gregory's draft stock?

    Yahoo! Sports "Nebraska DE-OLB Randy Gregory said not long ago that he believed he was worthy of the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. It's not clear what will happen to his stock now that the news has come down that Gregory failed a drug test at the NFL scouting combine in February. Gregory told NFL..." March 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Vikings and veteran CB Terence Newman have agreed on a 1-year, $2.5M deal with $750K guaranteed, source said.

  • How Tom Coughlin and the Giants envision Shane Vereen fitting into the offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's no hiding the Giants lack of receiving production out of the backfield last season. There was none, at least in regards to producing actual points. The Giants were one of two teams without a receiving touchdown from a running back last year. It was an area they targeted at the onset of..." March 26

  • 49ers Waive T Jonathan Martin

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced they have waived T Jonathan Martin. The 49ers acquired Martin (6-5, 312) in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on March 11, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (nine starts) for the 49ers last season. Prior to joining San Francisco, Martin spent two seasons with the..." March 26

  • Colts not expected to extend Chuck Pagano before season

    NFL.com "Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano enters a make-or-break 2015. Two sources briefed on the situation say the team is not expected to work out a contract extension with Pagano prior to the season, the final year of the four-year contract he signed when he was hired in 2012. Similar to..." March 26

  • Jay Gruden: Redskins won't be afraid to 'hit the reset button' on QB

    CBSSports.com "Here's Redskins coach Jay Gruden a month ago at the combine talking about quarterback Robert Griffin III: "We'll going into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy, obviously. Then it's up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback and a person. And moving forward just want to see..." March 26

  • Vikings' Babatunde Aiyegbusi is enormous, even by NFL standards

    CBSSports.com "NFL offensive linemen are often described as "massive," "behemoths," and just about every other synonym describing their prodigious girth. But even in the land of the enormous Babatunde Aiyegbusi stands out. The Vikings announced Thursday that they had signed the 6-9, 351-pound Aiyegbusi, an..." March 26

  • NFL Draft hats feature city skylines; Jaguars hat shows Miami skyline

    CBSSports.com "New Era had a pretty cool idea for the NFL Draft hats this year: The company decided to put each team's city skyline on the bottom brim of the hat. When done right, the hat looks good, like the Detroit Lions hat below. New Era was actually getting pretty positive feedback about the draft..." March 26

  • Browns, Falcons facing 'severe' punishment for 2014 violations, per report

    SB Nation "The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise. The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons got into hot water with the NFL during the 2014 season. Browns GM Ray Farmer illegally texted with coaches during games while the Falcons..." March 26

  • Broncos Plan to Preserve Peyton Manning with More Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "In order to keep 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in top condition in 2015, the team reportedly plans to phase in backup quarterback Brock Osweiler to relieve the pressure on Manning. New head coach Gary Kubiak reported at the NFL Annual Meeting that he has talked with..." March 26

  • Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case

    Chicago Tribune "In August, defensive end Ray McDonald of the 49ers celebrated his 30th birthday with friends at his 4,800-square-foot home in San Jose overlooking a golf course. Guests arrived as early as 3 p.m. with the party going strong enough to generate a noise complaint after midnight. Around 2:30 a.m.,..." March 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bengals announced: Signed DT Pat Sims.

  • Redskins starting QB job is Griffin's to lose

    CSN Washington "Need to Know: At the NFL owners meetings, Jay Gruden gave some clarity to the Redskins' starting QB situation, at least to the extent that he can in late March. " March 26

  • Jerry Jones says Greg Hardy has paid 'terrific price' for off-the-field actions

    Sporting News "The Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy is a hot topic, but obviously not too hot for Jerry Jones. Jones told Pro Football Talk Live his newly signed defensive end has paid a “terrific price” for his domestic violence case in Charlotte, N.C. “Had he not had this incident, his contract would be..." March 26

  • Revis says Patriots simply had to pick up his option

    Pro Football Talk "Amid allegations and counterallegations of tampering between his former team and his current/former team, cornerback Darrelle Revis has broken his silence with a mini media tour in his new/old home market of New York City. Appearing on SNY’s Loudmouths, Revis made the matter-of-fact observation..." March 26

  • Caldwell expects Stafford to take step forward this fall

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell was walking down a hallway at the NFL owners meetings this week when someone stopped him to talk football. "Someone said something about, 'Hey, well Coach, you really need your quarterback to take off,'" Caldwell said. "And I looked at him and I said, 'No, we don't really need him..." March 26

  • Devon Still announces daughter Leah's cancer is in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, became a mini-celebrity as everyone supported her battle with cancer. On Wednesday, Devon Still announced that his daughter won. Leah Still's cancer is in remission, a wonderful development in what became..." March 26

  • Dolphins may yet have to answer for Suh negotiations

    Detroit News "The NFL's annual meetings this week didn't feature any sweeping changes, but commissioner Roger Goodell discussed a couple issues related to the Lions during his closing remarks Wednesday. League owners rejected the Lions' replay proposal to allow coaches to challenge any play in which a..." March 26

  • Randy Gregory: 'I blame myself' for failed NFL combine drug test

    NFL.com "If the evaluation process were solely about talent, Randy Gregory almost certainly would be a top-10 pick in next month's NFL draft. There's little doubt about that. But with the draft five weeks away, the former Nebraska star suddenly has another issue to address: He tested positive for..." March 26

  • Chip Kelly on Eagles' holes at safety, guard, and wide receiver

    Philly.com "With the Eagles' big free-agent splashes likely behind them, they probably will need to rely on internal options and the draft to replace departed veterans at safety, wide receiver, and right guard. "You're trying to see what the market is," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday at the NFL..." March 26

  • Belichick goes on profane tirade over end zone replay cameras

    CBSSports.com "Patriots coach Bill Belichick has long been a proponent of putting cameras on the sidelines and goal lines to give officials better replay angles. In fact, New England has proposed the rule change the last two years. Earlier this week at the NFL owner's meetings, Giants co-owner John Mara,..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Pats' formation now ruled illegal substitution

    ESPN.com "A much-deconstructed formation led to a New England Patriots touchdown drive in the playoffs. Next season, it will lead to a 5-yard penalty. The NFL passed a rule Wednesday that makes it illegal for an offensive player wearing an eligible number -- between 1 and 49, or 80 to 89 -- to report as..." March 25

  • Zimmer, again: 'We have no plans to trade Adrian'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer, speaking at the NFL owners meetings this morning, reiterated the Vikings’ stance that they expect disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson to play for them this season. Zimmer also clarified a comment he made to Pro Football Talk earlier in the offseason, saying, “I never once said..." March 25

  • Rivera won't address Cam contract, hopes deal is done soon

    NFL.com "Ron Rivera was posed an interesting question on Wednesday about his franchise quarterback, one that could eventually set free agency afire and give us a new record for highest paid offensive player. What if Cam Newton, a quarterback with marketing interests elsewhere, simply wanted to let his..." March 25

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    Bart Hubbuch @BartHubbuch

    Coughlin says the goal for Victor Cruz is Week 1, but "if it doesn't happen, we just went through that" with Odell Beckham last year.

  • Jets file tampering charges against Patriots over Revis remarks

    Pro Football Talk "In December, Jets owner Woody Johnson publicly expressed interest in bringing back cornerback Darrelle Revis, who at the time was under contract with the Patriots. The Patriots later filed tampering charges against the Jets. On Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke about the departure of..." March 25

  • Lions not pursuing tampering charges vs. Dolphins

    Detroit Free Press "The Miami Dolphins were reported to be prime players in the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes days before free agency opened, but the Detroit Lions have no plans to pursue tampering charges over the deal, a person familiar with the team's thinking but not authorized to talk about it publicly said. Suh..." March 25

  • Darren Sharper Eligible For HOF ... Despite Rape Conviction

    TMZ.com "Despite the fact he'll be locked up for the next 9 years, convicted rapist Darren Sharper is still eligible to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- and based on his numbers alone, there's a real possibility it could happen. TMZ Sports spoke with Joe Horrigan -- Executive V.P. of..." March 25

  • Report: Michael Sam Was ‘Flat-Out Horrible’ At NFL Veteran’s Combine

    NESN "Michael Sam’s dream of playing in professional football still is alive. But it appears the road back to an NFL roster will be a difficult one. The 25-year-old defensive end out of Missouri participated in this weekend’s veteran combine — along with older free agents such as Michael Bush and..." March 25

  • Report: Culliver's brass knuckles charge reduced

    CSN Bay Area "Washington cornerback Chris Culliver had his felony charge for possession of brass knuckles reduced to a misdemeanor on Tuesday, according to a San Jose Mercury News report. San Jose police arrested Culliver back on March 28 in a hit-and-run collision involving Culliver's white Ford Mustang..." March 25

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft: 'No smoking gun' in Deflategate probe

    SI.com "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says there is “no smoking gun” that proves his team used underinflated footballs during the first half of the 2015 AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. The NFL is expected to conclude its Ted Wells-led investigation of New England in the..." March 25

  • Jerry Jones not worried about Dez Bryant’s contract situation

    Pro Football Talk "Dallas receiver Dez Bryant remains unsigned, but Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones is not worried. Jones said at the league meeting that he’s sure Bryant will be under contract before the season starts, whether that’s because Bryant signs the franchise tender or because he and the..." March 25

  • The Time Aaron Hernandez Peed On A Cab And Told Off A Reporter

    Deadspin.com "The MMQB's Greg Bedard, who was a Boston Globe reporter on the Patriots beat during the seasons that Aaron Hernandez was on the team, has written an essay about his time spent covering Hernandez, and it includes one scene that begins with Hernandez pissing all over a running taxi cab and ends with..." March 25

  • Bruce Arians declines to address Adrian Peterson reports

    Arizona Republic "Wearing a white hat and a wide smile, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians enlightened and entertained reporters during a media session Wednesday morning, just a few hours before the NFL owners meetings were scheduled to conclude. Like other coaches, Arians was peppered with questions for an hour, and..." March 25

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    Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

    Adrian Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, met with Vikings last night, per @RapSheet on NFL Total Access. No resolution.

  • Sean Payton dispels Drew Brees, Marcus Mariota trade rumors

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton vehemently quashed rumors floating around concerning the team possibly trading Drew Brees. During his media availability Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings, Payton said his 36-year-old starting quarterback isn't going anywhere. "We can't control it (the..." March 25

  • Vikings Sign Cornerback Terence Newman

    Daily Norseman "Hello, Newman! Yes, on Wednesday the Minnesota Vikings finally closed the deal with cornerback Terence Newman, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. That makes two of Mike Zimmer's former players in Cincinnati that have signed with the team in the past 24 hours, as safety/linebacker Taylor Mays..." March 25

  • Rex Ryan says brother Rob could get head coaching job if he loses hair, gut

    Larry Brown Sports "Although he had a few minor disagreements with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton last year, Rob Ryan is still considered by many to be one of the better defensive coordinators in the NFL. According to his brother Rex, the only thing stopping Rob from landing a head coaching job is his..." March 25

  • 'Julian Edelman Rule' a sign NFL waking up on concussions

    Sporting News "It may or may not be known forever more as the Julian Edelman Rule, but the medical-spotter proposal that was approved by owners at the NFL meetings Tuesday owes its existence largely to the Patriots receiver’s disturbingly woozy presence after a brutal Kam Chancellor hit late in this year’s Super..." March 25