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May 25, 2014

Cowboys, Dez Bryant could sign long-term extension in training camp

Fansided "The Dallas Cowboys have one of the league’s best wide receivers in Dez Bryant, and he is headed into the final year of his rookie contract. He is slated to make $1.78 million this year before being eligible for free agency, and the Cowboys could be looking to get a deal done before the..." May 25

  • Rice’s lawyer says a lot about the case, hypothetically

    Pro Football Talk "Setting aside (for now) the P.R. debacle that unfolded at Ravens headquarters on Friday and that possibly was exacerbated by his lawyer’s decision to give a radio interview on Saturday, attorney Michael Diamondstein shed plenty of light — hypothetically — on the events that transpired between..." May 25

  • Cecil Shorts says he knew it wasn't a groin injury when he felt it in his testicles

    BigCatCountry.com "Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III had his 2013 season cut short due to injury, just like his 2012 NFL season. The difference though, is Shorts played injured the entire regular season in 2013 until he just couldn't go on the field any longer. "We thought it was a groin strain,..." May 25

  • NFL players treated like 'livestock,' former Bear Dent says

    Chicago Tribune "Bears Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent referred to the plight of NFL players as “livestock” when it comes to the league’s treatment of its players. Dent and former Super Bowl XX champion teammates Jim McMahon and Keith Van Horne are among the more than 500 players in a class-action..." May 25

  • Seahawks waive draft pick with heart issue, still give him $100K bonus

    CBSSports.com "The Seahawks became the first NFL team to release a 2014 draft pick on Friday when they waived offensive lineman Garrett Scott. The sixth-round pick out of Marshall was waived less than 24 hours after signing his rookie contract on Thursday. However, the story doesn't end there though. Scott..." May 25

  • Redskins use rapper Wale, Alex Trebek to defend their name

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins have heard the recent outcry over their name, and they have no desire to do anything about it. In a strange series of tweets on Friday, the team showed their defense of the nickname. The first tweet featured a letter from Redskins general manager Bruce Allen to Senator..." May 24

  • Patriots could be waiting to sign Dustin Keller

    Fansided "Not all that long ago, free agent tight end Dustin Keller worked out for the New England Patriots but little was heard about the results. A few weeks later, Keller, who is coming off what many thought would be a career ending injury with the Miami Dolphins, worked out for the Patriots again..." May 24

  • Chiefs sign Dee Ford

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs have wrapped up their draft pick signings by reaching a deal with their first-round selection. Outside linebacker Dee Ford, the No. 23 overall pick, has signed a four-year deal with Kansas City, the club said Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 243-pound Ford recorded 10.5 sacks for SEC..." May 24

  • One Jets fan pays big bucks for Mark Sanchez's 'Butt Fumble' jersey

    Yahoo! Sports "When Mark Sanchez signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in late March, it was thought (and hoped) that the door would finally be closed on the "Butt Fumble." Not so fast. Jake Hendrickson was on the NFL auctions website last week, scouring the items put up for bid on the New York Jets portal. He..." May 24

  • Irsay could face a suspension

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when many believe that the NFL should hold Colts owner Jim Irsay to a higher standard than players, there’s a chance that will indeed happen. Irsay has been charged with one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance..." May 24

  • Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers’ angry evasion of a rationalization of a tired excuse for their handling of Aldon Smith

    San Jose Mercury News "Jim Harbaugh bristled at every one of my questions about Aldon Smith on Friday, which is fair but also symbolizes the 49ers’ entire flustered approach to the Smith conundrum. They just don’t have answers about their troubled star. They have anger, they have frustration, but they don’t have real..." May 24

  • Michael Vick believes he can take Jets to Super Bowl

    Fansided "It looks like the New York Jets are set to go with second-year quarterback Geno Smith under center. Jets head coach Rex Ryan isn’t necessarily coming out and saying Smith is the starter and left the door open for veteran Michael Vick, who the Jets signed this offseason, to come in and win the..." May 24

  • Is Browns' Johnny Manziel the NFL's next Jeff Garcia?

    NFL.com "A common pre-draft sentiment regarding Johnny Manziel had the Texas A&M quarterback playing a Fran Tarkenton-type in the NFL. In a Friday appearance on the (award-winning) "Around The League Podcast," NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks shared a conversation with one league executive who believes..." May 24

  • Bruce Allen responds to the Senate

    Pro Football Talk "The back-and-forth continues regarding the only NFL team name that has sparked a reasonable debate as to whether the name should change. Earlier this week, 50 Senators sent a letter urging the NFL “to formally support and push for a name change for the Washington football team.” On Friday, the..." May 24

  • Rex Ryan says he's lost 130 pounds

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL Network's four-part Total Access Live "Coach Speak" segment wrapped up Thursday night, this time with head coaches Rex Ryan of the Jets, Tom Coughlin of the Giants, Bruce Arians of the Cardinals, and John Harbaugh of the Ravens all talking about their health. We already told you about..." May 24

  • Ravens preparing for RB Ray Rice to miss at least three games

    CBSSports.com "Following Ray Rice's press conference on Friday, Ravens president Dick Cass noted that Rice is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sometime in the near future. That conversation will likely lead to a punishment for Rice, a punishment that could lead to the Ravens running back..." May 24

  • Colts’ Jim Irsay officially charged following March OWI arrest

    Fox 59 "FOX59 News has learned Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been charged with two misdemeanors after a late night driving arrest in Carmel on March 16, according to our source. Irsay has been charged with one count of operating while intoxicated, a C misdemeanor and one count of operating a..." May 24

  • Manziel may sue lawsuit prankster

    Pro Football Talk "Whoever filed the fake lawsuit against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel may be getting sued. The woman named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, HLN contributor Samantha Schacher, said via Twitter that the civil complaint filed in a Florida federal court is indeed a hoax. She claims that the..." May 24

  • Jonathan Lee Riches reportedly filed Manziel lawsuit

    Larry Brown Sports "As we all expected, the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Johnny Manziel earlier this month was nothing more than a hoax that someone slipped through the cracks in a Florida courtroom. The suit was filed under the name Samantha Schacher, as in the cohost of the “Dr. Drew on Call” show on..." May 24

  • Matt Russell gets seven months for first-offense DUI

    Pro Football Talk "A judge in Colorado has sent a powerful message about drunk driving. Arguably, too powerful. Per multiple reports, Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell has received a sentence of seven months after pleading guilty to DUI, careless driving, and possession of an open container of..." May 24

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