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August 7, 2014

Red McCombs would buy into Raiders for San Antonio move

CBSSports.com "A much-publicized and reported visit to San Antonio from Mark Davis has plenty of people talking about the possibility of the San Antonio Raiders. Even if the whole thing is simply a bluff for stadium-procuring purposes, the chatter won't slow down after billionaire and former..." August 07

  • No Josh Gordon settlement talks, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension will last for a full calendar year or not at all, if his appeal eventually is resolved with a ruling from hearing officer Harold Henderson. If the NFL and NFLPA get together and craft a settlement, Gordon’s suspension could last for less than a calendar..." August 07

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 07

  • Chris Kluwe’s lawyer, Vikings hold first settlement talks since threatened lawsuit put on hold

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Chris Kluwe’s lawyer held settlement talks Wednesday with the Vikings for the first time since it was announced two weeks ago that the former Minnesota punter was holding off on possibly suing the team. Clayton Halunen, who represents Kluwe, confirmed the meeting was held. Halunen said the..." August 07

  • Clowney will play; Foster, Johnson won't

    CSN Houston "The Texans are unleashing Jadeveon Clowney on the NFL on Saturday night. The No. 1 overall pick, who has missed the last few days of practice, was back on the field Thursday and said he’ll play in the team’s first preseason game against the Cardinals in Arizona. “Oh yeah, I’ll be playing,”..." August 07

  • Maurkice Pouncey, but not Mike, to be charged with battery

    CBSSports.com "Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey were accused last month of assaulting nightclub patrons at a nightclub during the twin brothers' annual birthday bash in Miami. Though an attorney for the brothers denied the Pouncey's involvement, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports that Maurkice, a..." August 07

  • Sources: As many as eight Bills suitors scheduled for in-person presentations

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills' trust has begun making in-person presentations to prospective buyers, with as many as eight scheduled over the next three weeks, The Buffalo News has learned. Only three candidates were confirmed to have submitted non-binding initial bids by the July 29 deadline. But that..." August 07

  • Perry Fewell all fired up about retooled Giants defense

    New York Post "Perry Fewell attached the usual caveats to all the things he thinks the Giants defense can accomplish this season. They can be great, if they work hard enough. They can change games, if they grow comfortable with new schemes and new teammates. The fifth-year defensive coordinator seemed..." August 07

  • Source: Ryan Mallett to start Patriots' preseason opener tonight against Redskins

    Boston Herald "Tom Brady has paid his dues this week. Quarterback Ryan Mallett will start tonight's preseason opener against the Redskins, according to a source. Since Brady entered his first training camp as the fulltime starter in 2002, he has only sat out three preseason openers (2005, 2008, 2011)...." August 07

  • Arrival of Revis, Browner signals new approach for Patriots secondary

    SI.com "The NFL made aggressive play in the secondary a point of emphasis this offseason, and perhaps coincidentally, the New England Patriots did, too. Now the question is: How much might those two efforts come into direct conflict this season? The league is asking its referees to strictly enforce..." August 07

  • Hakeem Nicks: I’m in the best shape of my life

    Pro Football Talk "Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said recently that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was “still working to get himself in game shape,” a comment that seemed to suggest Nicks was failing to make the most of the one-year prove-it deal he signed with the Colts this offseason. According to a..." August 07

  • Marvin Lewis calls Darqueze Dennard "best rookie corner I've seen"

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have been happy thus far with the performance of first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. Though it's only the second week of training camp and the first preseason game coming up, Dennard has impressed the coaches with how well he's transitioning to the NFL. Dennard was considered one of..." August 07

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jordy Nelson, judged by performance and now by contract, is unquestionably the No. 1 wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. Where that leaves Randall Cobb bears watching. After closely observing Nelson and Cobb during the first two weeks of training camp, it's become clearer than ever that..." August 07

  • Trestman: Bennett talk 'very positive'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke Tuesday by phone with suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and characterized the conversation as "very positive," adding that Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I did [speak with Bennett],"..." August 07

  • Cowboys starters Romo, Witten, DeMarco Murray not expected to play preseason opener

    Dallas Morning News "Tony Romo won’t play against San Diego on Thursday in the Cowboys’ preseason opener. But tight end Jason Witten and running backs DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are also expected to sit out the game, according to a source. This isn’t a surprise. Last season, Romo, Murray and Witten were held..." August 07

  • Eagles CB stands by Pats 'cheaters' opinion

    ESPN.com "Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said Tuesday he stands by his opinion that the New England Patriots are "cheaters" and said he isn't afraid he will be targeted for retribution by New England when the teams hold joint practices next week. Williams first made his opinion on the..." August 07

  • Rodgers: I think it’s important to bring Favre back in the fold

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers hasn’t always had a great relationship with the quarterback he first backed up and then replaced, Brett Favre. But Rodgers is glad to hear that the Packers will retire Favre’s number next year. Rodgers says he was talking to the higher-ups within the Packers organization to..." August 07

  • New York Daily News "Whenever Rashad Jennings goes to speak to children, he always brings a picture because they never believe what he tells them. He really was once a 270-pound, “chubby, dorky” kid with red-rimmed glasses and asthma. He used to bring “little drinks” to his high school football game so he had..." August 07

  • 49ers' Boldin seeking closure in return to Baltimore

    San Jose Mercury News "An exhibition opener shouldn't mean much for a 12th-year veteran. But these are special circumstances for Anquan Boldin. Closure is on Boldin's mind as he begins another potential Super Bowl run. He wants to thank Baltimore Ravens fans, a year and a half after his stunning trade to the 49ers, a..." August 07

  • Kaepernick: Simpler offense will lead to quicker play calls

    San Francisco Chronicle "Before the 49ers bolted for Baltimore, and Thursday night’s exhibition opener against the Ravens, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and offensive coordinator Greg Roman addressed offseason changes to the team’s playbook. The essential premise: Roman and head coach Jim Harbaugh sought to simplify..." August 07

  • Texans owner McNair healthy after 10-month cancer battle

    Houston Chronicle "After a 10-month ordeal in which he battled two forms of cancer under an assumed name at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has been given a clean bill of health by the team of doctors that treated him. McNair's remarkable recovery has included ground-breaking..." August 07

  • 49ers evaluating whether Dorsey can return this season

    CSN Bay Area "Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn biceps, but the 49ers have not yet made a determination on his timetable for return, a source told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers continue to carry Dorsey on their 90-man roster. The 49ers are expected to keep Dorsey on the roster..." August 07

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