• John Madden: Pete Carroll will be 'tormented' forever by Super Bowl

    CBSSports.com "John Madden has been there for both wins and losses as a head coach in the NFL. So, when he talks about the challenges that come with heartbreaking results, there's a good chance his assessment is spot on. That might not be good news for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. In an interview with..." May 24

  • Goodell’s quest for “new information” makes for confusing Brady appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Apart from the question of whether Commissioner Roger Goodell possesses sufficient independence to ever serve as the arbitrator in cases involving NFL teams and NFL players is the question of whether he possesses the basic competence to do so. Unlike some of his predecessors, Goodell isn’t a..." May 24

  • Bartu’s two-game suspension lifted

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu had a two-game suspension lifted, but was fined $50,000 by the league, according to league-outlet NFL Media. Bartu had a driving under the influence no contest plea in 2014. He reportedly received a two-day suspended sentence and 12 months of probation, along..." May 24

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  • Seahawks fan starts GoFundMe page to help re-sign Russell Wilson

    CBSSports.com "If the Seahawks aren't willing to meet Russell Wilson's contract demands, it looks like fans in Seattle have a backup plan for meeting Wilson's demands: They're going to raise the money themselves with a GoFundMe page. It's a crazy plan and it probably has no chance of working, but I'm not..." May 24

  • Marcus Mariota ranked 39th most marketable athlete

    ESPN.com "During a six-year downturn with no playoff appearances that bottomed out with last year’s 2-14 season, the Tennessee Titans haven’t had much to market. Now they’ve got the 39th most marketable athlete in the world, according to SportsPro. On their list of the most marketable athletes,..." May 24

  • Patriots fans to hold 'Free Tom Brady' stadium rally

    Covers.com "New England Patriots fans will hold a rally on Sunday in support of beloved quarterback Tom Brady, who is fighting his four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate. The "Free Tom Brady" rally is scheduled to take place Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...." May 24

  • Doug Whaley: All our quarterbacks are on equal footing

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman denied a report that the Bills were thinking about parting ways with third-year quarterback EJ Manuel before the start of the 2015 season. General Manager Doug Whaley was on the same page during an appearance on The Jim Rome Show. Whaley called..." May 24

  • New Alouette Michael Sam 'itching to get back on the field'

    Montreal Gazette "We have come to understand some things about Michael Sam, the man, who will forever be known as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. But in the weeks ahead, we’ll discover whether he can actually play in the Canadian Football League. And that, in truth, is what this really is all..." May 24

  • No developments yet in Mariota talks

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans and quarterback Marcus Mariota had intended to commence contract negotiations this week. If they did, they didn’t get very far. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no developments are expected this week. Mariota is the only pick taken in the top seven who has not yet..." May 24

  • Can Ravens afford to keep Pro Bowl OG Marshal Yanda?

    NFL.com "If the Ravens want to keep the best guard duo in football, it's going to cost them. Four-time Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda and road-grading left guard Kelechi Osemele are both entering contract years in Baltimore after paving the way for Justin Forsett's surprising breakout season in..." May 24

  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith on Wells Report: It delivered 'exactly what the client wanted'

    The Score "As we continue to wait for the NFL to hear Tom Brady's appeal, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has weighed in on the situation. During a television interview with ESPN on Friday, Smith had some choice words about the validity of the Wells Report, which ultimately led to a four-game..." May 23

  • Wahlberg: Tom Brady 'an American hero

    CBSSports.com "While everyone's busy freaking about the issues with the Patriots, NFL and Deflategate, we're managing to miss the REAL Tom Brady story going on right now. Namely: he's about to appear in "Ted 2" where Mark Wahlberg's character, along with his fuzzy friend, will be chasing after Brady in a..." May 23

  • NFL rejects union; Goodell stays for Brady appeal

    ESPN.com "The NFL has rejected a request from the NFL Players Association that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The NFLPA formally made the request Tuesday, citing "a process that has contained..." May 23

  • Source: Texans are preferred team among three ‘Hard Knocks’ finalists

    Houston Chronicle "HBO wants the Texans to be featured on the 10th edition of the network’s “Hard Knocks” series. It would be the Texans’ first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August. The Texans have been one of three finalists, but HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington, according to..." May 23

  • Dion Jordan not responding to teammates' texts

    The Phinsider "There is nothing good about the situation with Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan. In the span of less than a year, Jordan has been suspended by the NFL for drug use three times, twice last season for a total of six games, then again this offseason for the entire 2015 season. When he was..." May 23

  • NFL Network's Steve Wyche: "I Think The Feeling Is...The Rams Are Going To Be [Going To LA]"

    Turf Show Times "NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche was on St. Louis' CBS Sports Radio affiliate, WGNU-AM 920, and offered some pretty blunt observations based on what he heard coming out of the league meeting this week. Obviously, the rec here is to listen to the interview in its entirety over the weekend, but..." May 23

  • NFL may see its first one-point safety

    Pro Football Talk "A little-noticed aspect of the NFL’s new extra point rule is that we could see, for the first time in league history, a one-point safety. If the defense gets the ball in the field of play on a conversion attemp, and then a defensive player takes the ball into his own end zone and is tackled,..." May 23

  • Mike Shanahan: Injuries aren’t why RGIII has struggled last two years

    Pro Football Talk "When Robert Griffin III landed in the NFL in 2012, the Redskins closed the regular season with seven straight wins to take the NFC East and advance to the playoffs. Griffin missed one of those games with a knee injury, which served as a preview of the more serious knee injury he’d suffer in the..." May 23

  • Latest on Daryl Washington reinstatement

    Foxsports 910 "The latest regarding #AZCardinals LB Daryl Washington who currently is serving a one-year suspension for substance abuse, he was suspended on May 30th, 2014. The NFL suspended him for at least a year before being eligible for reinstatement. Per source, Washington is not aware where he stands..." May 23

  • Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

    Larry Brown Sports "Hundreds of former NFL players have filed another lawsuit alleging that doctors, trainers and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams pumped players full of painkillers to keep them on the field without taking their long-term health into consideration. A similar lawsuit that was filed last year..." May 23

  • Signing Cam Heyward to extension now makes sense for Steelers

    ESPN.com "A contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward would cost more up front, but would be cost-effective in the long term for an ascending player who's not yet a household name. The Steelers want Heyward to be a Steeler long-term and have told Heyward as much. Heyward wants..." May 23

  • Michael Sam heads to CFL, signs with Montreal Alouettes

    CBSSports.com "Michael Sam said he was confident he would be playing football this year. On Friday, he signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing. The 25-year-old shared joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year..." May 23

  • Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys Reach Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "9:02am: It’s a one-year, $9.5MM extension for Scandrick, keeping him locked up through 2019, according to Rapoport (via Twitter). It sounds like the cornerback’s salaries for the next four years will be unchanged, though his cap numbers still figure to increase a little, depending on the size of..." May 22

  • Chargers optimistic about Philip Rivers extension

    NFL.com "Give the San Diego Chargers credit for standing their ground when Philip Rivers questioned his future with the organization. After making it clear leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft that Rivers would not be traded, the Chargers are renewing efforts to keep their franchise quarterback in blue and..." May 22

  • Zimmer: 'I think I do have an indication' of when Peterson will show

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "When Adrian Peterson will report to the Vikings remains an unknown, but Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea of when he might see his star running back. The Vikings coach, however, wasn't willing to tip his hand. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer told 1500 ESPN this week, adding he's not..." May 22

  • Source: Carr not contemplating surgery, should throw soon

    CSN Bay Area "Derek Carr’s injury was always considered minor, both by the team and those around him. That was reported by CSN Bay Area on Tuesday, shortly after the Raiders quarterback missed the team’s first OTA session. There was good news then, and better news now. A league source confirmed on..." May 22

  • Michael Bennett: Playing for Pete Carroll is “like playing for Willy Wonka”

    The News Tribune "Michael Bennett appeared in a telephone interview from his Seattle-area home on 750 The Game radio in Portland this week — and had what may be the most apt description yet of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from one of his players. “It’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” the disruptive, and always..." May 22

  • Attorney: Aaron Hernandez has run out of money

    Sporting News "The attorney representing Aaron Hernandez in civil court says the former Patriots tight end, who three years ago signed a lucrative $40 million NFL contract, has run out of money. "There's nothing left here as a practical matter," John Fitzpatrick said Thursday, via The Herald News, during..." May 22

  • Report: Texans, Redskins or Bills will be on this year's 'Hard Knocks'

    CBSSports.com "According to a report from ESPNCleveland.com, NFL Films will choose between the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills when selecting a participant for this year's version of HBO's Hard Knocks. The Cleveland Browns, according to the report, "emphatically stated their opposition..." May 22

  • 49ers RB Bush asks to be included in punt-return competition

    CSN Bay Area "Reggie Bush has gone the past three seasons without lining up deep to field a punt. When he came to the 49ers, he asked to be given that opportunity -- again. “It was my idea,” Bush said on Thursday after the 49ers wrapped up a practice at organized team activities. “I told the coaches I..." May 22

  • Robert Griffin III -- My Baby Has Arrived, But Won't Be RG4

    TMZ.com "Robert Griffin III officially became a father Thursday, but he's going to have to wait a while for RG4 ... because his wife gave birth to a girl. Rebecca Griffin squeezed out 7 lbs, 9 oz. of baby today ... and they named her Reese Anne. " May 22

  • Dolphins optimistic Branden Albert's ready for Week 1

    NFL.com "The Miami Dolphins were forced to navigate the second half of last season without left tackle Branden Albert. The team remains hopeful they'll have Albert back for the start of a new campaign. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week there is a "reasonable..." May 22

  • Belichick suspected Brady wasn't being honest with him

    CSN New England "The Deflategate controversy took an interesting turn on Tuesday when Robert Kraft threw in the towel instead of challenging the NFL like many thought he would. On Sports Tonight, Michael Felger suggested Kraft did an about-face with his argument because he and coach Bill Belichick were starting..." May 21

  • Could Tom Brady turn over his cell phone to have suspension overturned?

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Wednesday that he is unlikely to grant the NFL Players Association’s request of recusing himself from the Tom Brady appeal. Could that wind up being a good thing for Brady? Brady, who is appealing a four-game suspension, has maintained that he did..." May 21

  • Cowboys working out RBs Ben Tate, Felix Jones

    Fox Sports Southwest "This is the time of year where teams kick the tires on prospective signings. The Cowboys signed current running back Ryan Williams to a free agent contract around this time last year. So it's not overly surprising to hear that the Cowboys intend to work out some prospective running backs and..." May 21

  • NFL's Antonio Smith -- Investigated for Child Abuse

    TMZ.com "Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith -- a former Pro Bowler -- is being investigated for alleged child abuse in Texas ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with the Fort Bend County District Attorney, John Healey, who confirms the child abuse division is handling the case against Smith --..." May 21

  • Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty in witness intimidation case

    CBSSports.com "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to witness intimidation in a Boston courtroom on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Hernandez is being charged with trying to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting the man in the face. " May 21

  • Le'Veon Bell on his three-game suspension: "It's going to suck"

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl RB Le'Veon Bell will be missing the first three games of the 2015 season due to a suspension stemming from a DUI and violating the league's substance abuse policy, and don't think he is looking forward to missing the season opener and the games following. As he..." May 21

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr doesn’t need hand surgery, agent says

    San Francisco Chronicle "Derek Carr’s agent called reports that the Raiders’ quarterback will need surgery on his injured right ring finger a “nonstory,” saying Carr is being held out of the team’s offseason practices out of an abundance of caution. “It’s a very minor situation,” Tim Younger said Wednesday. “I think..." May 21

  • Kraft says refusing to fight the NFL was best for the Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots owner Robert Kraft says that in refusing to fight the league’s punishment for Deflategate, he wasn’t just doing what was best for the NFL. He was also doing what’s best for his own team. Responding to criticism from some in New England that Kraft quit when he should have fought, Kraft..." May 21

  • Darrelle Revis: ‘[The Patriots] have a history of doing stuff’

    New York Daily News "Darrelle Revis has a healthy professional respect for nemesis-turned-teammate-turned-rival Tom Brady, but he's not shedding any tears for the golden boy quarterback at the center of the Patriots' latest cheating scandal. "Everybody's blowing it up because it is Tom Brady," Revis told the Daily..." May 21

  • Bills' Marcell Dareus suspended 1 game for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

    The Score "Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been suspended one game for violation of the league's substance abuse policy, according to multiple reports. Dareus was arrested last offseason for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. he was also involved in a..." May 21

  • Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

    Cover32 "After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. " May 21

  • Aaron Hernandez Got A New Neck Tattoo In Prison

    Deadspin.com "Aaron Hernandez was in court again today, entering a not-guilty plea to witness intimidation charges stemming from an incident when he allegedly shot his friend in the face for talking about those other guys he allegedly shot. Anyway, Aaron Hernandez got himself a new tattoo in prison." May 21

  • Chargers-Raiders stadium co-op fast-tracks NFL's LA return, but Rams may fight

    CBSSports.com "The joint stadium project between the Chargers and Raiders in Carson, Calif., continues to gain momentum and there was strong positive buzz about their plan coming out owners meeting in San Francisco this week, according to several high-ranking ownership sources. Meanwhile, concerns linger as to..." May 21

  • If Whisenhunt flops, expect Titans to woo serial flirt Jon Gruden

    CBSSports.com "I know you are probably sick of hearing this stuff, and frankly so am I, but I'm already hearing whispers about Jon Gruden and possible landing spots for 2016. One I would keep a close eye on is the Titans. Gruden has strong family ties to Tennessee and he was courted heavily by the University..." May 21

  • Saints Sign First-Round Pick OT Andrus Peat

    NFL Trade Rumors "Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Saints have agreed to terms with first-round pick OT Andrus Peat on a four-year contract. New Orleans has now locked up their entire 2015 draft class following this move. According to OverTheCap.com, Peat is projected to receive a four-year..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Panthers sign safety Marcus Ball

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers tweaked their roster on Wednesday by waiving 2013 fourth-round pick Edmund Kugbila off of their offensive line and they made another alteration on Thursday. The team announced that they have signed safety Marcus Ball and waived safety Kimario McFadden. The moves leave the Panthers..." May 21