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May 18, 2014

Quick decision not expected on location, timing of 2015 draft

Pro Football Talk "The league’s owners will gather in Atlanta on Tuesday for their quarterly meeting, less than two weeks after the 2014 NFL draft. At that time, a decision is not expected to be made on the date and timing of the 2015 NFL draft. This year, the league moved the draft into May for the first time..." May 18

  • Browns fumble Johnny Manziel handling from start

    USA Today "ohnny Manziel isn't the only one in the Cleveland Browns camp on a steep learning curve. The franchise's newly-empowered brain trust needs to grow up, too. The Browns are holding their rookie minicamp this weekend with a virtual Iron Curtain in an effort to minimize the buzz about Johnny..." May 18

  • Jets may use Tajh Boyd as RB … or in Wildcat

    New York Post "If the Jets have thoughts of using Tajh Boyd as something other than a quarterback, as coach Rex Ryan hinted last week, the former Clemson star doesn’t sound like he will be an enthusiastic participant. “I can’t see myself playing another position,” Boyd said as the Jets completed the second..." May 18

  • Colts WR Donte Moncrief went pro to support daughter, sick father

    Indianapolis Star "A record 98 underclassmen were involved in the recent NFL draft, opting to leave college early for a variety of reasons. Donte Moncrief's was personal. "It was just time," said the former Ole Miss wide receiver who was selected in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts. "I had some family..." May 18

  • Thurman’s accuser has been arrested in the past for making a false report

    Pro Football Talk "Whenever someone in the public eye is accused of wrongdoing, it’s always possible that the accusation is something other than true. When it comes to the accusation made against Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, that possibility is enhanced by the reality (as reported by the New York..." May 18

  • Broncos Hillman in danger of being cut

    Denver Post "Ronnie Hillman is No. 2 because of four. The latter represents his number of fumbles over the past two seasons, sending him from training-camp darling to a player whose hands have him white-knuckling a roster spot. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase made it clear improvement is..." May 18

  • Dominic Raiola: NFL draft felt like someone hitting on my wife

    Detroit News "Watching the NFL draft wasn’t much fun this year for Dominic Raiola. Even though he has been the Lions’ starting center since 2002 and is coming off his best season, the team drafted center Travis Swanson out of Arkansas in the third round last week to be Raiola’s long-term..." May 18

  • Bill Callahan trying to make best of situation with Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Bill Callahan could be somewhere else, but he is here, because the Cowboys wanted him here. After the Cowboys took away Callahan's play-calling duties, the Browns and the Ravens asked for permission to interview him. Dallas declined, with Callahan forced to stay for the final year of his..." May 18

  • Pro Football Talk "Colts linebacker Robert Mathis has received plenty of support in the wake of the news that he’ll be suspended four games for violating the league’s policy regarding performance-enhancing substances. From his agent to his coach and now to the union that agreed to include the fertility drug..." May 18

  • Vikings' Jerick McKinnon sees himself as 'better' than LeSean McCoy

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings star Adrian Peterson relinquished his NFL rushing crown last year to LeSean McCoy. That's OK. Now the Vikings have a guy who compares to himself to McCoy. That would be Jerick McKinnon, taken in the third round of the recent NFL draft. If you had never heard of him before his..." May 18

  • Team keeping an eye on WR Greg Little

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have discussed adding free agent wide receiver Greg Little but are not planning to sign him at this point, two team sources said Saturday. Little, the Durham native and former North Carolina standout, was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday after three seasons..." May 18

  • Ravens RB Bernard Pierce won't be available until training camp

    CBSSports.com "While the Ravens are ready to welcome back running back Ray Rice, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated assault earlier this month and who likely won't face a trial or any jail time, it's unclear if the NFL will try to suspend him for his off-field actions. If the NFL does find the..." May 18

  • Vince Young doesn't want to play in Canada

    Pro Football Talk "Vince Young wants the NFL. The NFL doesn’t want him. The CFL may want him. But he doesn’t want the CFL. David Climer of the Tennessean makes the case for Young changing his tune about the 110-yard alternative to the highest level of the sport. With two years out of the NFL and not even a..." May 18

  • Mike Ditka says Michael Sam maybe should have been drafted earlier

    Fansided "The story of Michael Sam is one that a lot of people have become familiar with over the past week now that we have the first openly gay player in the NFL. But while we have the first openly gay player in football, there are still questions about why it took almost the entire draft for Sam to be..." May 18

  • Roddy White's brother shot dead on James Island

    The Post and Courier "The brother of Atlanta Falcons standout wide receiver Roddy White was shot to death outside a James Island nightclub early Saturday. Tyrone Moore Jr., 21, of Charleston died of a gunshot wound, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said. Moore, White's half-brother, had lived with..." May 18

  • Rex defends Dennis Thurman after accusation he slapped a woman

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets head coach Rex Ryan opened his post-practice press conference here Saturday with an impassioned defense of the character of defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who was accused earlier this week—though not arrested or charged—of slapping a woman in the face. "I know Dennis Thurman, and..." May 18

  • Johnny Manziel: I’m a rookie, I need to earn my place

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns’ emphasis on Johnny Manziel entering training camp as a backup has not gone unnoticed by Manziel himself. Manziel said at the Browns’ rookie minicamp today that he realizes nothing is going to be handed to him, and he needs to prove he belongs before he’ll be Cleveland’s starting..." May 18

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