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May 22, 2014

Peterson on McCoy’s comments: “He didn’t really mean it”

Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says Eagles running back LeSean McCoy doesn’t really consider himself the best running back in the NFL. Peterson said on FOX Sports Radio that he found it funny when he saw McCoy make that claim on ESPN. “I definitely started laughing,” Peterson said. “It..." May 21

  • Gus Bradley: Bortles may not be ready to be starting QB just yet

    NFL.com "The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be very serious about keeping Blake Bortles off the field until 2015. In a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley once again reiterated the team's desire to sit Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick, behind Chad Henne for..." May 21

  • Bucs' first-round pick notches first injury

    Tampa Bay Times "A one-on-one passing drill ended the day for two valuable players. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans, the Bucs' first-round draft pick, and free agent CB Mike Jenkins were injured early in the first organized team activity workout Tuesday. Evans "tweaked" his left hamstring and Jenkins had the wind..." May 21

  • Jim Irsay is Back with the Support of the Owners

    Stampede Blue "For the first time since his arrest two months ago, Colts owner Jim Irsay addressed the media. He is in Atlanta this week for the owner's meetings and was there to pitch Indianapolis as the host city for the 2018 Super Bowl, though the bid eventually went to Minnesota. The 54-year old owner..." May 21

  • Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'inconsistent'

    ESPN.com "Brian Hoyer worked with the first team Wednesday at the Cleveland Browns' offseason practice, with Johnny Manziel up third. The Browns followed through on the plan to make Manziel earn his spot, and on some plays during the workout, the rookie showed why. "I just think just like any other..." May 21

  • Cops: If you tattooed Aaron Hernandez, we want to talk to you

    Boston Herald "Police and prosecutors gathering evidence against ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in a 2012 Boston double homicide want to speak to any tattoo artists who may have inked the disgraced former NFL tight end. Investigators are seeking to speak with any tattoo artists who provided..." May 21

  • Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges; sentencing in July

    Sacramento Bee "Aldon Smith on Wednesday pleaded no contest to the three weapons charges and one count of misdemeanor DUI in Santa Clara Superior Court. The 49ers' linebacker must appear again on July 25 when he will be sentenced. The 49ers are expected to report for training camp earlier that week. The case..." May 21

  • Tony Romo: 'I'll make it through another five years'

    NFL.com "Don't worry about Tony Romo. That's the message from the Dallas Cowboys quarterback himself, who has absolutely no concerns about making it through a 16-game season after his second back surgery in as many years. "There's no question in my mind, not only am I going to be able to make it..." May 21

  • Pro Football Talk "CBS has announced that its No. 1 NFL broadcasting team, which will call both Thursday night and Sunday afternoon games, has added a sideline reporter. Tracy Wolfson, a veteran sideline reporter who has worked primarily on SEC football games and NCAA Tournament basketball games, will join the..." May 21

  • Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming obvious that Alex Tanney’s greatest trick is maintaining employment. The quarterback who rose to fame through his Youtube video of trick shots has found another home, signing with the Buccaneers today. Tanney was let go in Cleveland most recently, and has also had stints with..." May 21

  • Highly unlikely Derek Carr replaces Matt Schaub in '14

    NFL.com "The Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback job will be a highly discussed position battle during the offseason. With Matt Schaub coming off a horrendous season with the Houston Texans, second-round pick Derek Carr should be given every opportunity to succeed. However, the Raiders might not be..." May 21

  • History shows Ray Rice may still face punishment from the NFL

    Baltimore Sun "Now that Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a diversionary program that could allow him to eventually clear his record following a third-degree aggravated assault charge, but the NFL could still discipline the three-time Pro Bowl selection. The league has been monitoring the..." May 21

  • James Island man charged in killing of Roddy White's brother

    The Post and Courier "A 23-year-old James Island man arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of an NFL player's brother once struck fear in his own family members, according to sheriff's reports. Darnell Claven Lafayette of Sol Legare Road faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm in a violent crime in the..." May 21

  • Mike McCarthy extension up to Ted Thompson

    NFL.com "A recent report out of Green Bay suggested that Packers president Mark Murphy started talking about a long-term contract with coach Mike McCarthy. Before that happens, it sounds like general manager Ted Thompson will be taken care of. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport asked Murphy on Tuesday at..." May 21

  • Arizona Cardinals GM: Ryan Williams cut because he 'was outperformed'

    Arizona Sports "Ryan Williams' unlucky career as an Arizona Cardinal came to an end last week when the team released him. The move was at the same time both surprising and expected. On one hand, Williams was a second-round pick in 2011 who had shown flashes of being a quality running back. On the other hand,..." May 21

  • NFL.com "If you build it, the NFL will come. Keeping with its tradition of rewarding teams with new a stadium, NFL owners announced Tuesday it awarded Super Bowl LII to the Minnesota Vikings. After four rounds of voting, owners selected Minnesota by a simple majority over New Orleans. Indianapolis..." May 21

  • Ray Rice to enter pretrial intervention program, avoid jail time

    CBSSports.com "Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a pretrial intervention program, which means that he will avoid prosecution -- and possible jail time -- in his felony aggravated assault case, the pressofAtlanticCity.com reported Tuesday. Earlier this month, Rice pleaded not guilty to the..." May 21

  • Buffalo News "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves him some Jon Bon Jovi. Shortly after arriving at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead for the NFL's annual May meeting, Jones delivered several glowing remarks about the rock star who wants to join the exclusive club and reportedly is interested in pursuing the..." May 21

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