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April 18, 2014

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 18

  • 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 18

  • 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

  • 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 18

  • 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

  • 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

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