NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Scouts say Winston needs another year "When the news broke last week that Jameis Winston had been caught standing on a table and yelling a lewd obscene phrase in the Florida State student union, former Seminoles star Myron Rolle got a text message from Samari Rolle, his cousin and another former Florida State standout. “He needs to..." September 23

  • Scout to Breer: Jameis Winston is a fraud "It's not like these guys aren't trying. No one wants to land in the situation the Ravens or Panthers or Vikings, or even the Cardinals, found themselves in during this most embarrassing of NFL months. Beyond losing the player, or the brand damage, there's the matter of doing the right thing,..." September 20

  • Merrill Hoge: Johnny Manziel 'has no business' playing in NFL yet "Johnny Manziel is extremely polarizing. He has many fans and probably more critics. Count Merrill Hoge among them, in a big way. Hoge appeared on 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and completely torched the Browns rookie quarterback. Hoge claimed Manziel "has no business" playing in..." September 03

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns plan to start Brian Hoyer at QB this week against the #Redskins on Aug. 18 in preseason game No. 2, I’m told.

  • 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 08

  • Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: 'I'm expecting Johnny Manziel to be the starter' for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' quarterback competition is just starting to percolate in Berea. But legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau thinks he knows whom the Browns will start in the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. "I'm expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the..." August 05

  • Jerry Jones admits Cowboys were ‘that close’ to drafting Manziel

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t help himself. Instead of focusing on training camp, Jones gave new life to an old story during a live segment Sunday on the NFL Network. Jones admitted the Cowboys were close to drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall..." July 28

  • GM Reggie McKenzie compares Khalil Mack to Clay Matthews

    San Francisco Chronicle "There weren't any "wow" plays from rookie linebacker Khalil Mack on Sunday, the first day players wore pads, but he is drawing some pretty good comparisons from important training-camp observers. "He's reminded me of Clay Matthews from Day 1," Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie said. "He's..." July 28

  • Brandin Cooks quickly getting up to speed in 1st New Orleans Saints training camp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints already knew that first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks was fast. Now coaches are finding out that the rookie receiver is a fast learner, too. Cooks set single-season conference records during his final year at Oregon State, catching 128 passes for 1,730 yards. Those..." July 28

  • Browns 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's behavior, concerned it's set him back in QB competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar -- and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio..." July 26

  • Pressure non-existent for Watkins "From the moment Bills fans took their seats to watch the first day of practice, it was obvious who they were there to see: Sammy Watkins. Chants, banners and T-shirts were aplenty as the rookie wide receiver, taken fourth overall in this year’s draft, took to the field with the rest of his team..." July 21

  • Aikman surprised Cowboys passed on Manziel in NFL Draft

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Troy Aikman said Wednesday he was surprised that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones passed on Johnny Manziel in the NFL Draft. “I thought there was a real good chance if he fell to the Cowboys’ pick that he would take him,” said Aikman, the former Dallas quarterback turned Fox..." July 17

  • Taylor Lewan, Titans making progress in contract talks

    Tennessean "The Titans and first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan are making steady progress toward a contract and there is optimism a deal will be in place prior to training camp, according to sources familiar with the situation. Players report for camp on July 25 and hit the field on July 26. The tackle..." July 17

  • Chad Henne not on hot seat, but he's keeping it warm for Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles

    Florida Times Union "What Henne does realize he’s keeping the seat warm for Blake Bortles. But until he’s told otherwise by coach Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Henne is going to talk like a starter (full of confidence), act like a starter (exuding leadership on and off the field) and try and..." July 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Players in tomorrow’s Supplemental Draft: N Mex WR Chase Clayton, UNC LB Darius Lipford, Va.-Lynch DT Lakendrick Ross & SMU RB Traylon Shead

  • Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now' "The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not..." July 03

  • Bridgewater using video games to study "Once the Minnesota Vikings' minicamp concluded last week, it meant rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wouldn't have a team to practice with until the start of training camp on July 25. But Bridgewater still has a method for studying the Vikings' offense. Bridgewater said last week he's..." June 28

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    Evan Silva @evansilva

    Chris Mortensen said #Browns have talked to Manziel about 'toning it down.' J. Haslam was 'bothered' by some of his actions on social media.

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he wants to be starter for Week 1. Won't be satisfied starting season as Brian Hoyer's backup.

  • Three-sport athlete? Manziel drafted again -- by Harlem Globetrotters

    Fox Sports Ohio "In two months, Johnny Manziel has been drafted in three different sports. So is the life of one of sports' most scrutinized athletes. Manziel hasn't gotten a call from an NBA team yet (though that draft is Thursday), but he was selected Tuesday by touring exhibition basketball team the..." June 25

  • It’s time for Browns to urge Johnny Manziel to fulfill predraft promises about slowing down off the field

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns need to tell Johnny Manziel to slow down. If they’ve already delivered the message, they should do it again. They should do it every chance they get because, well, the celebrity rookie continues to party every chance he gets. A month ago, I defended the trip Manziel took to Las Vegas..." June 24

  • Manziel needs 'phone valet,' CB Haden says "Johnny Manziel settled down to business as a quarterback in the NFL this week, agreeing to terms on a rookie contract while even drawing the praise of Aaron Rodgers for how the Heisman winner has handled himself. But at least one Cleveland Browns teammate thinks Manziel should continue to heed..." June 21

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Brees believes Cooks can help replace Sproles

    USA Today "The last time I talked to Drew Brees, we were in Orlando at the NFL Players Association meetings in late March, and the conversation inevitably turned to Darren Sproles, whom the New Orleans Saints had traded to the Philadelphia Eagles a few days earlier. Brees, the Saints’ star quarterback,..." June 19

  • Blake Bortles signs contract with Jags worth $20,654,796 Wednesday morning

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has signed his rookie contract ahead of the team’s second mini-camp practice. The Jaguars posted a picture of Bortles signing the paperwork shortly before 8 a.m. The four-year deal is worth $20,654,796 and includes a signing bonus of $13,341,672 and a salary..." June 18

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    Cleveland Browns @Browns

    Breaking: Browns have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel

  • Browns agree to terms with quarterback Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have agreed to terms with No. 22 overall pick Johnny Manziel, the club announced. Manziel heads into camp as the No. 2 quarterback behind Brian Hoyer. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Browns coach Mike Pettine stressed last week that Hoyer is "securely ahead' of..." June 17

  • Browns decline comment on Johnny Manziel's 'money phone' video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have declined to comment on Johnny Manziel's latest partying controversy -- the "money phone'' video on Instagram. A team spokesman said the club will not respond to the video, in which Manziel is holding a big stack of money and pretending it's a phone. Manziel tries to talk into..." June 17

  • 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 13

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery; out until training camp

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery, coach Bill O’Brien said Friday at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, was dealing with a groin injury. O’Brien said Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option..." June 13

  • Browns not worried about Manziel playing baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns aren’t worried about what Johnny Manziel does off the field. Or on a field that isn’t a football field. Less than a week after the Padres made Manziel a 28th-round draft pick, coach Mike Pettine said the team has no concerns about Manziel possibly choosing to play baseball. “My..." June 12

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    Bill Reiter @foxsportsreiter

    Good stuff from @EddieGeorge2727 on Manziel: "It tells me he's more wrapped in being a celebrity than being in his playbook."

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    Bill Reiter @foxsportsreiter

    More Eddie George on Manziel: "You can't be a franchise quarterback from Vegas, I'm sorry." Added he's more into celebrity than his craft.

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Lions rookie LB Kyle Van Noy signs four-year contract

    Detroit News "Pretty good week for the Lions’ Kyle Van Noy. On Saturday, he will marry his long-time love, former Miss Utah Marissa Powell. On Wednesday, he got a nice wedding present from his employer. The Lions signed Van Noy, their second-round pick in last month’s draft, to a four-year rookie contract...." June 05

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Judge dismisses $25 million hoax lawsuit against Johnny Manziel

    Houston Chronicle "A Florida judge has dismissed a $25 million lawsuit that was filed against Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel last month, according to a TMZ report. The suit, which was filed by Jonathan Lee Riches, a former federal prisoner who is known for filing frivolous lawsuits." June 04

  • Taylor Lewan's ex-girlfriend says he "punched" man

    Tennessean "Titans rookie tackle Taylor Lewan has said repeatedly he was merely breaking up a fight the night he was charged in an incident while in college. His ex-girlfriend and the alleged victim say otherwise. Lewan, a first-round pick of the Titans who played at Michigan, is facing three..." May 30

  • Humbled Colt Lyerla eager to move on

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For months, the name Colt Lyerla has been synonymous with a government conspiracy, a cocaine arrest, trouble. This was a welcome change of pace. At Thursday's OTA practice, the Green Bay Packers rookie tight end made a high, outstretched catch and was showered with loud cheers at Ray..." May 30

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers have agreed to terms with 1st-round pick, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, on a contract, according to a league source. Terms not available yet.

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I'm going to live life to the fullest'

    Fox Sports "If you're expecting Johnny Manziel to become a hermet because he's now a rookie in the NFL, think again. The Browns quarterback addressed the backlash to his highly publicized weekend trip to Las Vegas on Wednesday. There were no regrets and no apologies. Browns coach Mike Pettine also..." May 28

  • Browns rookie Johnny Manziel defends his Vegas vacation: 'I’m going to live my life to the fullest'

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel defended his choice to party in Las Vegas this past weekend and insisted the trip doesn’t have any affect whatsoever on his commitment to an NFL career. “I don’t live my life according to you guys [in the media] or according to what other people think of..." May 28

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    Buffalo Bills @buffalobills

    .@sammywatkins on signing his rookie deal: "(Now) every day I can worry about football"

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel’s holiday weekend activities off the field draw big-time attention

    Akron Beacon Journal "The celebrity status of Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has caused a stir once again. After participating in the team’s rookie camp and its first offseason organized team activity, Manziel went to Las Vegas during his time off and was seen partying with New England Patriots..." May 27

  • Browns GM compares Manziel to Babe Ruth

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel took a break from organized team activities and bizarre fake lawsuits to party it up in Las Vegas over the Memorial Day weekend. It was the kind of holiday weekend one might expect from Johnny Football, complete with celebrity pals, ringside seats, bikini-clad..." May 26

  • 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

  • Manziel’s agent says acceptance of hoax lawsuit reflects a “real problem” with system

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe justice really is blind. Stupid, too. While the lawsuit filed in Florida against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will provide: (1) plenty of entertainment on what could have been a slow day before a holiday weekend; and (2) an array of terms that fans of opposing teams can use to..." May 23

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Blake Bortles UCF
4 Bills* Sammy Watkins Clemson
5 Raiders Khalil Mack Buffalo
6 Falcons Jake Matthews Texas A&M
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Browns* Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
9 Vikings* Anthony Barr UCLA
10 Lions Eric Ebron North Carolina
Full NFL Draft Results