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June 12, 2014

No charges against Colin Kaepernick from Miami incident

Pro Football Talk "There was a good indication the 49ers weren’t worried about potential charges against Colin Kaepernick when they gave him a contract extension. And now, there’s legal justifaction for that call. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, no charges will be filed against the 49ers quarterback from..." June 12

  • Brian Hoyer 'securely ahead' of Manziel , but lead not 'insurmountable,' coach Mike Pettine says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Brian Hoyer is "securely ahead' of Johnny Manziel heading into training camp next month and will be No. 1 on the depth chart, but that his lead is not "insurmountable'' for Manziel. "It's been hard to evaluate because Brian hasn't been able to take..." June 12

  • ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to skip the mandatory team minicamp next week because he wants a contract extension, sources confirmed Wednesday night. "It's very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,'' said a source close to the situation. "He wants the Seahawks to..." June 12

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford to have more control over offense

    Detroit News "Before many Saints plays, quarterback Drew Brees repeatedly shouts “kill” to signal which of the two called plays the offense will run. Brees and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning have as much pre-snap control as anyone in the league, and with three coaches who worked with them on the Lions..." June 12

  • Steelers extend Maurkice Pouncey by five years

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has made no secret of his desire for a long-term contract, his twin brother has gotten one in Pittsburgh. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth, according to a source with knowledge of the contract, a..." June 12

  • Brees believes Saints would be fine without Jimmy Graham

    Sporting News "Drew Brees isn’t hanging his cap on Jimmy Graham. It’s not that the Saints quarterback doesn’t value and appreciate the fact that he has arguably the game’s best tight end — or is it receiver? — on his roster. It’s more about Brees being a realist: If Graham holds out in an extended contract..." June 12

  • Report: Falcons are interested in Vilma, Dobbins, Angerer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the season-ending Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the Falcons are checking out the veteran free agent market in what one agent called a “four or five player Gong Show.” Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tim Dobbins and Pat Angerer are being..." June 12

  • Twinkie kingpin Metropoulos will consider buying Buffalo Bills

    Buffalo Bills News "Fewer things are more certain around here than Buffalo Bills fans not wanting their team owned by a New Jersey rocker with Toronto ties. What about the owner of Pabst Blue Ribbon, the same guy who recently resurrected the Twinkie? Hello, dreamboat. C. Dean Metropoulos, the food and..." June 12

  • Quarterback-guru Whitfield joins 49ers as intern

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback-coaching guru George Whitfield began an internship with the 49ers on Monday that will include work at next week’s mandatory minicamp and all of training camp. Whitfield is best known for his work with high-profile quarterbacks before the NFL Draft – a list that includes Cam Newton,..." June 12

  • Stevan Ridley, Patriots yet to talk extension

    NFL.com "Stevan Ridley has an opportunity to regain his early-down role in the New England Patriots backfield with LeGarrette Blount now in Pittsburgh. The question is whether he works his way back into coach Bill Belichick's good graces for a long-term contract during the final year of his rookie..." June 12

  • Sanchez not fully healthy, looks to be top backup

    CSN Philly "It’s always an amusing exchange, even if you already know the setups and the deliveries and the punchlines. It’s been going on for a year now. You can see it coming. Last season, most of the questions about who was winning what job -- the player handicapping that becomes all consuming during..." June 12

  • Yahoo! Sports "When the Seattle Seahawks convene for mandatory minicamp next week, the team doesn't expect star running back Marshawn Lynch to be there, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking. Lynch, who skipped the team's visit to the White House in May, and reportedly hasn't appeared at any..." June 12

  • Report: Terrelle Pryor has had 'breakthrough of sorts' in Seattle

    CBSSports.com "Back in late April, the Seahawks sent a seventh-rounder to the Raiders for quarterback Terrelle Pryor. It was a small price to pay for a player with plenty of raw ability but little to show for it in terms of actual on-field success. But the Seahawks didn't have much in the way of expectations..." June 11

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