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April 20, 2014

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

  • 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

  • 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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