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April 12, 2014

Giants concerned Eli Manning is entering the declining stage of his career

Fansided "New York Giants quarterback underwent an arthroscopic ankle procedure Thursday. That has some worried about his health and according to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Giants are concerned Manning could be entering the back half of his career, the downward slope. Graziano writes: There are..." April 12

  • Cleveland Browns' Alex Mack: "There's no bad blood. Now that it's done, I'm excited''

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On Friday afternoon, Browns center Alex Mack had no idea if he'd be flying south or turning the key in his Cleveland area front door again. And now that he's headed back home, he couldn't be happier. "It's been a long, hard road, but I'm here and I'm happy,'' Mack told cleveland.com in an..." April 12

  • Ex-NFL player charged with attempting to murder NFL hopeful

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Police have identified the man accused of shooting former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones Friday (April 11) night in Sulphur. According to a statement from Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats, 36-year-old Brandon Winey, former LSU offensive lineman and sixth-round pick in the 2001 NFL draft, was..." April 12

  • Police: Too early to say what evidence shows in Kaepernick case

    Pro Football Talk "Miami police say it’s simply too soon to say what the evidence shows in the investigation of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. “We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology..." April 12

  • Jets were almost part of Draft Day movie

    Newark Star-Ledger "Draft Day, which opens this weekend, stars Kevin Costner as the fictional general manager of the real-life-but-fictionalized Cleveland Browns. But according to the Los Angeles Times, the Jets were going to figure prominently in the movie until just before it began shooting last spring. The..." April 12

  • McCoy Voices Support For DeSean

    PhillyMag.com "Until Saturday morning, no Eagles player had spoken out publicly in defense of their former teammate DeSean Jackson. But that changed when LeSean McCoy addressed reporters while taking a break from his football camp at Camden Catholic High School. "It’s a surprise for sure," McCoy said when..." April 12

  • Steelers could see Maurkice Pouncey's price go way up

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The price for the Steelers to sign center Maurkice Pouncey to a new contract just took another twist, thanks to Alex Mack. Mack is a free agent to whom the Cleveland Browns applied the transition tag, the only player besides Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds to get that designation in the NFL..." April 12

  • Chad Johnson to work out for CFL's Montreal Alouettes next week

    CBSSports.com "Chad Johnson, the former NFL wide receiver who covered the league for CBS Sports last season, will work out for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes this week, general manager Jim Popp said in a statement Saturday. “We do expect to meet with Chad Johnson and work him out in Vero Beach, Fla. this week...." April 12

  • Bridgewater’s agent responds to report of “shaky” workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The glove-free Pro Day workout from former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater placed extra pressure on him for any and all private workouts with teams. But since private workouts are (duh) private, there’s no way for anyone to scrutinize the things Bridgewater may be doing when throwing for..." April 12

  • Dwayne Bowe’s attorney files motion to suppress evidence in marijuana case

    Kansas City Star "An attorney for Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe filed a motion Friday to suppress evidence related to Bowe’s arrest in November for allegedly speeding and possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana. Bowe was pulled over during a traffic stop on Nov. 10 in Riverside. The motion contends the search..." April 12

  • Browns match Jaguars offer to center Alex Mack

    CBSSports.com "Apparently Alex Mack won't be leaving Cleveland anytime soon. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns have matched the Jacksonville Jaguars' offer sheet to the two-time Pro Bowl center. New Browns GM Ray Farmer had this to say about this signing. "We have talked about keeping our own..." April 12

  • London Fletcher takes a shot at Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "We loved retired linebacker London Fletcher. We may end up loving him even more in retirement. After NFL Network posted a photo of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo pondering the undulation of a green with Tiger Woods and asked for captions, Fletcher offered up a good one on Twitter, via CSN..." April 12

  • Saints, Jimmy Graham expected to get deal done before deadline

    Fansided "The New Orleans Saints purged a lot of veteran talent to help make room for a new Jimmy Graham contract and that’s what the team is focusing on at the moment. They may have went out and surprisingly splurged on Jairus Byrd but re-signing Graham is a top priority. No deal has been struck yet,..." April 12

  • Bill Belichick has changed the way the league views replay rules

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s proposal to allow coaches to challenge any call that any official makes was voted down by the owners this offseason. But that doesn’t mean Belichick’s ideas aren’t being taken seriously. NFL competition committee co-chair Rich McKay said on ESPN Radio’s “The..." April 12

  • Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens reserve wide receiver Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed by Florida prosecutors, according to his lawyer and court records. Thompson was arrested on Feb. 24 in Gainesville, Fla., and charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor..." April 12

  • Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

    Pro Football Talk "Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time. Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, and PFT has learned of several..." April 12

  • ‘Several teams’ prefer Zack Martin over Taylor Lewan

    Fansided "As the NFL Draft approaches, we are beginning to see what teams prefer what players at every position which can generally give an indication of the order players will fall early in the draft. Of course, there are smokescreens that occur at a high rate, but where there is smoke there can also be..." April 12

  • Bridgewater struggling in private workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater disappointed the NFL scouts, coaches and executives in attendance with a shaky performance at his Pro Day workout. Fortunately for Bridgewater, there are lots of private workouts between Pro Day and the draft, giving him lots of opportunities to..." April 12

  • RG3 looks '100 percent healthy'

    USA Today "Robert Griffin III's mechanics are back on point after his footwork lapsed during a miserable 2013 season that ended with the Washington Redskins star quarterback's benching the final five games by fired coach Mike Shanahan. Quarterback guru Terry Shea, who tutored Griffin prior to the 2012..." April 12

  • Two Aaron Hernandez associates indicted for murder

    CBSSports.com "While Aaron Hernandez is stuck behind bars awaiting his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, the former Patriots star tight end was dealt some bad legal news Friday. The Bristol (Mass.) district attorney's office announced Friday, via the Boston Globe, that Hernandez's associates, Carlos Ortiz..." April 12

  • Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly wants his old Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan in Philadelphia. According to Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times, the Eagles offered the Dolphins a second-round pick and linebacker-defensive end Brandon Graham in exchange for Jordan. The Dolphins..." April 12

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