• Auction house believes Johnny Manziel game-worn jersey will fetch record return, estimated at $100K

    TheScore.com "SCP Auctions announced Monday that it will auction off a Texas A&M jersey worn by Johnny Manziel for each of his six home games during his 2012 Heisman season. According to Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, the jersey is expected to fetch a record return, estimated at around..." July 28

  • Andy Reid says Chiefs’ negotiations with Alex Smith are ongoing

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are a little more than a week away from their first preseason game, and they still have no extension in place with quarterback Alex Smith. Last week, a source told The Star that there were “significant differences” between the team and player as it relates to a new contract, and..." July 28

  • LeSean in middle of fight in Eagles camp

    Pro Football Talk "As players grow weary of hitting the same teammates in training camp, fights break out. And everyone loves a blurb about a training-camp fight. In Philadelphia, multiple reports via Twitter indicate that running back LeSean McCoy got into a scuffle with one or more defensive teammates in only..." July 28

  • LeSean McCoy responds to Michael Vick saying he would race him, but not Chris Johnson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick made headlines last season when they raced each other in front of the whole team, with Vick coming out on top. Now with the New York Jets, Vick said on Saturday that he would not race his current running back, Chris Johnson, but..." July 28

  • Browns owner Haslam on Johnny Manziel: 'We expect better from him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam weighed in on Johnny Manziel's rock-star lifestyle for the first time Saturday and issued a stern warning to his rookie quarterback. "I don't want to wear this subject out,'' Haslam said after the first training camp practice. "Johnny said it himself. He made some..." July 28

  • Eagles coach Chip Kelly calls the draft the worst thing about the NFL

    CBSSports.com "Chip Kelly is entering his second season as the Eagles coach and one of the biggest surprises of Year 1 wasn't the speed of the game, or how different the NFL is from college, but ... the draft. Specifically, all the hype leading up to an event that pretty much involves middle-aged men reading..." July 28

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    NFL on ESPN @ESPNNFL

    Lions pres Tom Lewand said team has tabled contract discussions w/Ndamukong Suh, who's in the final year of his deal, until after the season

  • NFL paying attention to influence of high-stakes fantasy football leagues

    Pro Football Talk "Risking money, whatever the amount, on the outcome of NFL games constitutes gambling. Risking money, whatever the amount, on the outcome of the performance of specific players in NFL games does not constitute gambling. Playing fantasy football for money isn’t gambling because Congress has..." July 28

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    Conor Orr @ConorTOrr

    Interesting, Danny Langsdorf said the #Giants are trying to push Eli to a 70 percent completion rate this season. Very few QBs have done it.

  • 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

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    Jason McIntyre @jasonrmcintyre

    Smart collection here looks damning for NFL: Suspensions Under Roger Goodell http://t.co/WibPDr5Fo0 via @jasonlisk pic.twitter.com/YC5fRXqMP8

  • Geno Smith: 'I expect to be in top 5'

    ESPN New York "The New York Jets' Geno Smith is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, according to a recent ESPN survey, but he expects to be closer to the top than the bottom over the next year or two. "The thing about it is, you have to climb up," Smith told ESPN.com on Saturday after practice. "If I'm..." July 28

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Vikings and TE Kyle Rudolph have agreed to a new 5 year deal

  • Colts cut Chris Rainey

    Pro Football Talk "So much for Chris Rainey doing “anything and everything” for the Colts this year. Rainey, the running back and return man who appeared to be ready to compete for a big role in the offense after the injury to Vick Ballard, has instead been released. The Colts announced the move in a brief..." July 28

  • Drew Brees Gets Randomly Drug Tested After Saying He Wants to Play Until He's 45

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees can do nothing but laugh at the NFL's random drug-testing system after what happened this past week. The 35-year-old said on Friday that he would like to play football for 10 more years, via NFL.com's Albert Breer: No doubt. There's no question...." July 28

  • Randall Cobb: Haven't done enough

    ESPN.com "Now that the Green Bay Packers have receiver Jordy Nelson signed to a contract extension, you might think the next player in line for a new deal could be Randall Cobb. He wouldn't agree. "I don't believe I've done enough," Cobb said Sunday, "and I think that's on me." Cobb's comments came..." July 28

  • Vick not interested in racing Johnson but will take on McCoy again

    CBSSports.com "A year ago, when Michael Vick was still with the Eagles, he beat the fleet-footed LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash. Pretty impressive for the then 33-year-old. Earlier this month, Jets running back Chris Johnson said that he'd take Vick, now Johnson's teammate in New York, in a race. Over the..." 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

  • Jim Caldwell optimistic Ndamukong Suh will stay with Lions

    Detroit News "As the Lions prepare for training camp Monday, star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s future in Detroit remains in doubt. But the team is confident Suh’s contract negotiations won’t be a distraction as it prepares for the season, and coach Jim Caldwell remains optimistic that the Lions can keep..." July 28

  • Rishard Matthews making bid to grab Dolphins WR job

    Palm Beach Post "Rishard Matthews may have gone into Sunday looking like the odd man out for the Dolphins, but he came out of Day 3 of training camp as one receiver who stood out. Matthews made a series of catches to become the unofficial star of a workout held before a fairly intimate invitation-only crowd at..." July 28

  • Cards’ Peterson says he’s the best CB in NFL

    Sportsnet.ca "Patrick Peterson says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the NFL will go on and on and his opinion will never change: He is the best. "As a man, I can’t fathom putting another guy in front of me," he said. Peterson has jousted with Seattle’s Richard Sherman over which is the best..." July 28

  • Steelers will wait until after season to address Roethlisberger's contract

    CBSSports.com "Ben Roethlisberger is the Steelers' most important player. His contract runs through 2015, but the team won't be giving him a much-deserved extension in the coming weeks. Instead, that payday will have to wait until the offseason. We know this because Steelers president Art Rooney II said as..." July 28

  • Dee Milliner: I'm best CB in NFL

    ESPN New York "Dee Milliner's confidence evidently was not shaken by his inconsistent rookie season with the New York Jets. Milliner, who will enter his second NFL season as the Jets' top cornerback, told the New York Daily News that he believes he is the league's best player at the position. "The best..." July 28

  • Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

    Pro Football Talk "Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel. As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston isn’t around. And no one will say what’s..." July 27

  • Maurkice Pouncey: Not involved

    ESPN.com "Maurkice Pouncey denied having any involvement in assaults that allegedly occurred at a South Beach nightclub earlier this month during a birthday party for the Pittsburgh Steelers center and his twin brother Mike. "Any time I've made a mistake in my NFL career I've admitted to it," Maurkice..." July 27

  • Titans' Zach Mettenberger: 'Never fun to get punched'

    USA Today "Last weekend, Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker-punch from an Alabama fan. More recently, the incident has been a punch line of some good-natured ribbing in the locker room. "I get Roll-Tided a lot,'' the former LSU quarterback said with a smile on Saturday after the Titans..." July 27

  • Larry Fitzgerald's future coming down to finances

    Arizona Republic "Over the past decade, the image of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald sprinting down the sideline, hair flapping against the name on his jersey, eyes wide and focused on the football sailing his way has become an iconic one to the team's fans. It's one fans should savor in 2014, because this..." July 27

  • Raiders teammate: Matt Schaub is 'getting his confidence back'

    CBSSports.com "It's rarely the case that "a change of scenery" is what a player struggling with one team needed to jump-start his career elsewhere. But the hope in Oakland is that former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub can do just that for a Raiders team that hasn't had a winning record since 2002 and is coming..." July 27

  • Talk of Manziel’s lifestyle avoids rolled-up bill photo

    Pro Football Talk "The biggest story of a slow month came from the all-that-that-implies image of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel tightly rolling up a dollar in a nightclub bathroom. The Browns had no comment on the photo at the time, and Manziel’s camp (which had no qualms about calling B.S. on that phony..." July 27

  • Report: Rice's wife made case to Goodell for lesser punishment

    CBSSports.com "On Thursday, the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The punishment, which was widely criticized as too lenient, was handed down months after Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge following a physical incident with his now-wife, Janay..." July 27

  • Johnny Manziel: Partying doesn't hurt my chances of winning Browns QB job

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel humbled himself on the eve of training camp Friday night and admitted he hasn't approached his offseason in the most professional manner. "At the end of the day, I've made some rookie mistakes,'' he said after a conditioning session for most veterans Friday night. "There's some..." July 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Packers WR Jordy Nelson averages $9.76M on his new deal, which is a large upgrade. He gets an $11.5M signing bonus. Well-deserved

  • Pounceys will file counterclaim in response to “complete sham” lawsuit

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will be fighting fire with fire. In response to the lawsuit filed against them on Friday, they’ll be exercising their right to sue the persons who have sued them. “The allegations in the complaint about my clients are completely..." July 27

  • Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch's holdout: 'It's a contract for a reason'

    USA Today "Two or three years down the line, Richard Sherman or Earl Thomas might feel much like Marshawn Lynch does now: underpaid on a contract that once helped set the market with multiple years to go. Lynch began his holdout Friday in hopes the Seattle Seahawks will upgrade his deal, which has two..." July 26

  • David Tyree: I would support any Giants player who identified as gay

    CBSSports.com "When the Giants earlier this week hired former receiver David Tyree as their new director of player development, the announcement unleashed a firestorm of controversy that focused on Tyree's past comments about marriage equality. And with the fact that the first openly-gay player is beginning..." July 26

  • Colts RB Vick Ballard Tore His Achilles Friday, Likely Done For The Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Colts RB Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Friday’s practice. Mike Garafolo confirms the news and mentions that this is just an “initial diagnosis” with an MRI to come. He had to be carted off the field, so it appeared as though the..." July 26

  • 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

  • Pounceys sued by three people after alleged incident at nightclub

    Pro Football Talk "Somehow, the Pouncey twins’ birthday party featuring the “Free Hernandez” hats ended up being less eventful than this year’s self-celebration of survival for another 365 days. Andy Slater of 940 WINZ in Miami has obtained a copy of the civil complaint filed by Riquan James, Brantley Williams,..." July 26

  • Carl Nicks, Buccaneers part ways

    Pro Football Talk "Two years ago, the Buccaneers pilfered free-agent guard Carl Nicks from the Saints with a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Now, Nicks is a free agent again. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Bucs and Nicks have struck a deal to end his time in Tampa. Glazer calls the situation an “amicable..." July 26

  • Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks camp

    NFL.com "Marshawn Lynch will not be in attendance when the Seattle Seahawks open training camp. Former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson broke the news on Thursday's edition of NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live. "Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked," Robinson said. "He said he will..." July 25

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Andre Johnson reported to Texans this morning.

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    bob holtzman @BobHoltzmanESPN

    Browns player: "we're all expecting Hoyer to start" week 1. Feeling in locker room is Pettine will announce WELL BEFORE 3rd preseason game

  • NaVorro Bowman expected to return at season midpoint

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is..." July 25

  • Jordy Nelson wants $10M per season

    ESPN.com "The Packers and veteran receiver Jordy Nelson no doubt took notice of the contract extension Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White signed on Thursday. Like Nelson, White was entering the final year of his contract and was seeking a long-term extension. Although the specific breakdown of the..." July 25

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens signed suspended GIants safety Will Hill

  • Jim Brown's NFL Ring -- AUCTION ON HOLD ... After NFL Star Claims 'Stolen Property'

    TMZ.com "Jim Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship ring has been PULLED OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK amid allegations the ring was stolen from the NFL legend back in the '60s ... TMZ Sports has learned. Earlier this week, Brown sued Lelands Collectibles Inc. in the hopes of getting the ring back --..." July 25

  • Former Alabama star Rolando McClain found guilty on 2 charges in Decatur

    Alabama.com "A judge today found former Alabama All-American Rolando McClain guilty on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2013 incident in his hometown and sentenced him to 18 days in jail. The jail term will be delayed after McClain's attorneys filed an immediate appeal in Morgan County Circuit Court..." July 25

  • As Everbank extends naming rights deal with Jaguars, Khan talks economic impact

    The Business Journal "EverBank will be extending its naming rights deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for another 10 years in a $43 million deal. The deal is a sign of the team's commitment to the area, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said, and a demonstration of how football plays into economic development for the..." July 25

  • Fisher says Bradford is 'full-go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Rams hit the practice field at 3:30 p.m. today for the start of training camp, quarterback Sam Bradford will be “full-go” according to coach Jeff Fisher. “Sam is in great shape,” Fisher said. “He’s ready to go. We don’t have (reservations) — right now as we speak, as camp starts — he’s..." July 25