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March 30, 2014

LAPD: DeSean Jackson not involved in gang-related killings

Philly.com "THE LOS ANGELES Police Department has never accused DeSean Jackson of being a gang member. And the NFL star, who was unceremoniously dumped yesterday by the Eagles, swears he's never been one. But LA detectives were interested in the wide receiver's ties to reputed members of the Crips when..." March 29

  • Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine will focus on the top quarterbacks in the draft for the next month or so, but made it clear Tuesday that receiver Sammy Watkins, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and other top prospects are also on his radar at No. 4. "(Sammy Watkins) is an extremely explosive athlete,''..." March 29

  • ESPN.com "Speaking to reporters at this week's owners meeting in Orlando, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher made it clear that any potential trade involving his team's No. 2 overall pick this year isn't likely to come to fruition in advance of May's draft. “(We have) not really had any discussion with..." March 29

  • Fansided "Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes spent a lot of time playing against Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens during his stint with the New England Patriots. And apparently, there’s no love lost between the two – at least in regards to Spikes who went off on the Ravens running back today. After..." March 29

  • Sanchez knows role but plans to compete for Eagles

    Delaware Online "Mark Sanchez said he understands the situation with the Eagles, that Nick Foles is the starting quarterback and that his role will most likely be as his backup. But Sanchez said he's going to compete for the starting job anyway after signing a one-year deal with the Eagles on Friday worth as..." March 29

  • Jets expected to pursue Chris Johnson when released

    Fansided "The Tennessee Titans are expected to release running back Chris Johnson at some point in the coming week, and there are already some teams being connected to the former 2,000 yard rusher when he becomes available. On Friday, reports surfaced that the Atlanta Falcons could be interested in..." March 29

  • A day after indictment, Ray Rice gets married

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted for aggravated assault of his fiancee. On Friday, he married her. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Janay Palmer and Rice exchanged vows last night, in a ceremony that had been scheduled for weeks. The conscious coupling likely will..." March 29

  • NY Jets GM John Idzik should stay away from DeSean Jackson

    New York Daily News "Aaron Hernandez had just signed a five-year, $40 million contract with a $12.5 million bonus, $50,000 of which he immediately donated to the Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of the brightest, most savvy and influential owners in the NFL, but on that day in late..." March 29

  • Burglary of Jackson's home yielded $20,000 not $200,000, police say

    Philly.com "Philadelphia Police on Friday provided a drastically reduced estimate for the amount of cash reportedly stolen from DeSean Jackson's house, saying they have mistakenly been releasing incorrect information gleaned from a preliminary interview with Jackson's mother. Lt. John Stanford, a..." March 29

  • Titans' Shaun Phillips knows frustration of foot injury

    Tennessean "Jake Locker, Shaun Phillips feels your pain. The new Titans linebacker/defensive end went through the most frustrating season of his 10-year NFL career in 2011 when he suffered a Lisfranc injury. While it wasn't as severe as the one the Titans quarterback suffered in 2013, Phillips missed..." March 29

  • Jones-Drew says he was “done wrong” by the Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "After waiting for 17 days for a new contract from a new team, veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew returned to California on Friday, inking a three-year contract with the Raiders. In his introductory conference call (via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle), Jones-Drew said that he’ll..." March 29

  • In the end, Chip Kelly didn't want DeSean Jackson on the Eagles

    Philly.com "DeSean Jackson didn't change; the Eagles did when Chip Kelly became head coach. The Eagles knew about Jackson's alleged gang connections, his problems with authority, and his locker-room dramas long before Friday, when they released the wide receiver. They knew what they were getting when they..." March 29

  • San Jose police arrest 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver

    KTVU "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who missed last season with a torn ACL and caused a stir with his anti-gay comments before the Super Bowl two years ago, was arrested Friday for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession, authorities said. According to the San Jose police, they..." March 29

  • Texans ‘trying hard’ to trade the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft

    SI.com "With the 2014 NFL draft just over a month away, the rumors are beginning to heat up and it appears that several teams are interested in trading down in the first round. According to a report from Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, the Houston Texans are “trying hard” to trade the No. 1 overall pick..." March 29

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