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May 5, 2014

Some Dolphins players don’t believe coaches like Mike Wallace

Fansided "After a handful of successful seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Wallace made his way to the Miami Dolphins where he was expected to be the Pro Bowl wide receiver they desperately needed. Sadly, Wallace’s first season with Miami was forgettable and the offseason has been filled with..." May 04

  • Marcus Allen: Run game will regain prominence in NFL

    NFL.com "In the 1982 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Marcus Allen at No. 10 overall. He was the third running back taken in a draft that saw seven rushers go in the first round. Thirty two years later, there might not be a single running back drafted in Thursday's first round. Sunday at..." May 04

  • Packers must start looking into their future with Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A few days from now Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy will sit in adjoining seats at the close of their ninth draft together for the Green Bay Packers. No National Football League team can match the Packers for consecutive years of service in the jobs of general manager and coach. Nine years is an..." May 04

  • NFL teams say wrist issue not hurting Tre Mason's draft stock

    NFL.com "It's looking more and more likely that the wrist surgery former Auburn running back Tre Mason needs is nothing for him, or NFL teams interested in drafting him, to worry about. NFL Media's Gil Brandt reported last week that NFL teams he talked to said Mason would pass a physical despite the..." May 04

  • Report: Bills could be sold by July

    Pro Football Talk "The state of New York has increased efforts to keep the Bills in Buffalo, extending a contract with attorney Irwin Raij to work on getting a new stadium that would ensure the continued presence of the team after Ralph Wilson’s survivors sell the team. “The governor wants to be prepared if there..." May 04

  • Broncos targeting C.J. Mosley

    Fansided "The Denver Broncos are set on offense after Peyton Manning re-wrote the record book in 2013. Their defense, however, needed some work. They made a huge splash adding defensive end DeMarcus Ware, safety T.J. Ward and cornerback Aqib Talib, but could still use another cornerback and a..." May 04

  • Cowboys' Stephen Jones on hosting NFL Draft: 'We like the idea'

    CBSSports.com "Pretty much everyone agrees that delaying the NFL Draft two weeks has been a bad idea. The official reason the league's biggest offseason spectacle was moved to May 8 was because of a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall (funny story: the show responsible for rescheduling the draft has..." May 04

  • Draft delay could impact rookie development

    Pro Football Talk "Teams and players and agents and fans have many reasons to not like this year’s two-week delay in the draft. Here’s another. Rookies will have two fewer weeks to make the transition from college football to professional football. Two fewer weeks to have the playbook. Two fewer weeks to get..." May 04

  • On Super Bowl trip, the Saints unearthed a gem named Jimmy Graham

    The Advocate "When the Saints traveled to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV at the end of the 2009 season, they didn’t just capture their first NFL championship. They also seized the inside line on a draft prospect who blossomed into one of the best players in franchise history: Jimmy Graham, at whose campus the..." May 04

  • The Jaguars should draft ... Blake Bortles

    ESPN.com "Remember all that stuff we talked about Thursday regarding Johnny Manziel? The ability to make plays outside the pocket, to improvise, to extend plays? That all applies to Blake Bortles, too. But there's one additional thing that he has that Manziel doesn't. Size. There are no concerns..." May 04

  • Vikings also could be hunting for Peterson backup in draft

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings will look for a possible franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. They also might seek a future key running back. Adrian Peterson will play in 2014, his final season in his 20s. With backup Toby Gerhart having bolted to Jacksonville as a free agent, it's not too early to be thinking..." May 04

  • Teddy Bridgewater to his critics: 'Put on the game tape'

    CBSSports.com "There used to be a time (like, say, two months ago) when a pro day didn't mean nearly as much as game tape. The logic: running around in shorts and T-shirts during a scripted passing session didn't really compare to actual games. That all changed once Teddy Bridgewater short-hopped his way..." May 04

  • Hall of Famers applaud Michael Sam

    ESPN.com "As defensive end Michael Sam prepares to hear his name called some time during the NFL draft next week, he continues to draw support from peers, including several Hall of Famers, who applauded his decision to reveal his sexuality. In predicting the type of support he expects Sam will receive..." May 04

  • Vick concedes starting job to Geno Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The competition between Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Mike Vick already is over. There was one? On Saturday, Vick conceded the position to the second-year signal-caller out of West Virginia. “Geno’s the starting quarterback for that football team,” Vick said Saturday at a personal..." May 04

  • Cowboys won’t ‘throw max money’ at DeMarco Murray

    Fansided "The oft-injured Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played his healthiest season in 2013, and had a career year. Murray carried the ball 217 yards for 1,121 yards in just 14 games and it looks like the Cowboys finally have a reliable running back on their roster. But as the league begins..." May 04

  • Cleveland Browns OC Kyle Shanahan says Johnny Manziel's act will play well in NFL: 'The guy can play football'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is convinced that Johnny Manziel is more than just a college phenomenon. "It’s obvious how good of a player he is, how fun he is to watch,'' Shanahan said Thursday on the final day of minicamp. "I think it does translate to the NFL. If you can make..." May 04

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