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April 21, 2014

Bengals exercise fifth-year option on A.J. Green

Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have ensured that AJ Green will remain with the team for at least two more years. The best player on the Cincinnati Bengals roster is now locked-up for at least one more year. That's because the team exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver A.J. Green, which means he has two..." April 21

  • Cardinals exercise fifth-year option on Patrick Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "There are some teams with difficult choices to make when it comes to exercising the fifth-year option on their 2011 first-round pick, but the Cardinals aren’t one of them. Cornerback Patrick Peterson has been everything the Cardinals hoped he’d be as both a defender and a returner when they..." April 21

  • Report: NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson arrested after 'domestic dispute'

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges, according to a report. TMZ.com reported early Monday that the former USC star was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and later released on $20,000 bail. CBS Los Angeles..." April 21

  • NFL.com "Andy Dalton's future with the Cincinnati Bengals continues to be an offseason issue. The quarterback enters the final year of his rookie contract having taken his team to three straight playoff games -- in which he played miserably on each occasion. Owner Mike Brown called the decision to..." April 21

  • Colts center Phil Costa retires at age 26

    Pro Football Talk "Phil Costa, a center who signed with the Colts as a free agent last month, has surprisingly decided to retire. The Colts announced today that the 26-year-old Costa, who previously spent four years with the Cowboys, is calling it a career. “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from..." April 21

  • Trump calls on his ‘Buffalo guys’

    Buffalo News "If Donald Trump’s “very serious” effort to buy the Buffalo Bills eventually succeeds, he might chalk it up to his not-so-serious flirtation with running for governor this year. Trump now counts among his new best friends several local Republicans who were regularly gathering in his Trump Tower..." April 21

  • Bonuses help Packers lure players into offseason workouts

    PackersNews.com "The first phase of the Green Bay Packers’ offseason program begins on Tuesday and more than 20 returning veterans are poised to cash in with their participation. Offseason workouts are voluntary, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy is a big believer in keeping players training at team headquarters..." April 21

  • With 16th pick, will any of the top defensive linemen be there for Cowboys?

    Miami Herald "Football has always been a game of blocking and tackling. But the updated NFL version features the three Ps: pass, protect and pressure. The quest of every NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. When you find one, you must protect him because he'll be wearing a bull's eye. Defenses..." April 21

  • Vikings' likely aim at top of draft is trade or defense

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With the NFL draft just 18 days away, it now looks like the Vikings will do one of two things with their No. 8 overall pick: Trade down to accumulate more picks or take the best defensive player available. No quarterback. The defensive player would be expected to be either a defensive lineman..." April 21

  • Rolando McClain on his NFL comeback: 'I'm done'

    CBSSports.com "Less than a week after the retired Rolando McClain decided to make a comeback attempt and a few days after the Ravens reinstated him from the reserve/retired list, it sounds like McClain has had another change of heart. McClain originally retired in May of 2013, so he could, in his words, put..." April 21

  • Bears likely looking long-term at linebacker

    Chicago Sun-Times "Leading up to the NFL draft, which begins May 8, the Sun-Times will take a position-by-position look at the Bears’ needs and which players might be available to fill them. Coming off a borderline catastrophic season for their linebackers, the Bears have chosen to rebuild the unit not with new..." April 21

  • Foles: DeSean was a 'great teammate to me'

    CSN Philly "Nick Foles was the honorary captain for the Soul on Saturday before the team's home opener at the Wells Fargo Center. The Eagles' quarterback also fielded questions about his football team -- specifically its decision to cut ties with Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson. "You know, it's..." April 21

  • Aldon Smith should get tough love instead of contract extension

    Sacramento Bee "Ask any NFL agent or salary cap guru and he’ll tell you that picking up the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith’s contract is the prudent, no-brainer move for the 49ers. The Rams are doing that with their pass-rush specialist, Robert Quinn, and the Texans exercised the option with defensive..." April 21

  • Browns after Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater and Carlos Hyde

    Fansided "During this NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns have completely revitalized their organization at the top with a new GM in Ray Farmer and and a new head coach in Mike Pettine. But now it’s time to focus on revitalizing the team on the field, where it matters most, and that process could be in full..." April 21

  • Cleveland Browns linebacker lands chance with Red Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Magee knows Bo Jackson. Like the two-sport athlete who starred for the Kansas City Royals as an outfielder and the Oakland Raiders as a running back in the late 1980s, Magee wants people to know him as a two-sport athlete. Magee, who has been in Fort Myers the past two months working..." April 21

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