• 2014 NFL Schedule: Seahawks host Packers in Week 1

    NFL.com "The NFL season will kick off with a rematch of one of the most famous games in NFL history. As part of Wednesday's NFL schedule release, we learned that the Green Bay Packers will open the season in Seattle to face the Seahawks. The September 4th game will be the first trip for Aaron Rodgers..." April 23

  • Bucs considering Johnny Manziel

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for predraft visits. The source did..." April 23

  • Would the Seahawks turn Terrelle Pryor into a tight end?

    CBSSports.com "After weeks of hand-wringing about the possibility of either trading or cutting Terrelle Pryor, the Raiders finally got around to sending him to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick earlier this week. Here's the funny thing, though. Seattle already has a Super Bowl-winning quarterback at..." April 23

  • Broncos' DeMarcus Ware now passes on knowledge to Von Miller

    Denver Post "Workout over, Broncos players trudged back into the locker room Monday. They were tired, sore and hungry for anything but a request to meet with the press. There was no cajoling DeMarcus Ware. When the media relations staff pulled him aside, he never broke stride, walking straight to the..." April 23

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Former #Bears QB Caleb Hanie has signed a one-year deal with the #Cowboys, per a source.

  • Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo visits Jets

    New York Daily News "The Jets already have Geno Smith, Michael Vick and Matt Simms on their roster, but the team surely is keeping an eye on what the draft has to offer at the QB position. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the Jets Wednesday, according to a source. Garoppolo isn’t being..." April 23

  • Dolphins WR Mike Wallace excited about new offensive system

    Miami Herald "Don’t get him wrong, Mike Wallace sees the benefits of the voluntary offseason program, which began Monday. It’s a great way to build camaraderie. But in truth, Wallace and Ryan Tannehill won’t really make their much-needed strides until much later in the summer, he believes. “Right now,..." April 23

  • Herschel Walker says he could still play in NFL

    The Oklahoman "Even at 52-years-old, Herschel Walker still thinks he can play in the NFL. The former NFL running back isn't planning a comeback, but he says that he could jump back into the game if he wanted. "I can play in the NFL today," Walker told USA TODAY Sports this week. "I couldn't take every..." April 23

  • Sean Payton says no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the..." April 23

  • Patriots exercise 2015 option on Nate Solder’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Teams have until May 3 to exercise fifth-year options on contracts given to first-round picks in 2011 and many teams have already gone ahead and locked up productive players well ahead of the deadline. You can add the Patriots to that list. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that the..." April 23

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is throwing lightly and doing some running at OTAs following December back surgery. #cowboys

  • Aldon Smith takes part in 49ers' offseason workouts

    CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who faces an uncertain future with the 49ers after his latest off-the-field incident, participated in the first day of the team’s voluntary offseason program on Monday in Santa Clara. Smith’s appearance at the 49ers’ offseason program is notable because of..." April 23

  • Vernon Davis: 49ers 'must' win a Super Bowl

    CBSSports.com "Do you know why people play the game? Hello. I'll tell you. They play to win the game. So it's no real surprise that 49ers tight end Vernon Davis told NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk, in an interview that will air on Tuesday, that the 49ers want to win a Super Bowl. Nay ... must win a..." April 23

  • Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

    Pro Football Talk "Trent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence. Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running back who was viewed as a can’t-miss prospect..." April 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Colts have easiest schedule (opponents a combined 110-146). Last 2 teams with “easiest” sked, 2012 Pats and 2013 Broncos, reached Conf Champ

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Steelers, Big Ben still on same page

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract status has been a topic of interest because he has two years left on the $102 million deal he signed in 2008. That is the same number of years Roethlisberger had remaining on his rookie contract when he and the Steelers agreed to the deal that made him..." April 23

  • Bucs LG Nicks eyes return for training camp

    Tampa Tribune "If it's not one thing it's another for Tampa Bay Buccaneers left guard Carl Nicks. First, it was the left big toe injury that cut short his 2012 season. Then, it was the MRSA infection that ruined his 2013 season. Now, it's a case of "chicken pox." Not to worry, though. The strain of "pox"..." April 23

  • Bills cheerleaders suing team for pay, treatment and more

    SB Nation "The Buffalo Bills cheerleading team, known as the Jills, are suing the organization for what they believes are unfair business practices and poor treatment, according to Sports Illustrated. The cheerleaders allege the team is paying them below minimum wage, along with committing inappropriate..." April 23

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Payton on 5th-year extension on Ingram: “We’ve got time to do all of that. So there’s nothing we’ve decided permanently with that."

  • Geno Smith has no doubt he’ll be Jets starter over Vick

    New York Post "There is no question in Geno Smith’s mind who the Jets starting quarterback will be. The second-year signal caller said Monday he expects to beat Michael Vick out in the team’s latest edition of a quarterback competition. Smith simply said, “Yes,” when asked if he still expects to be the team’s..." April 23

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    .@PittCritic Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team.

  • Ndamukong Suh does not attend Detroit Lions minicamp

    Detroit Free Press "Ndamukong Suh is a no show at Detroit Lions minicamp. Suh, who's in the midst of negotiating a new contract that will make him one of the highest-paid defensive players in NFL history, did not take part in the Lions' first voluntary practice of the week today. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle..." April 22

  • Giants: David Wilson 'expects to' be cleared for OTA's next month

    Newark Star-Ledger "For David Wilson, the hardest part has always been accepting the unknown. He doesn't feel any pain in his neck, and never has. The only thing keeping him off the field are "pictures," or X-Rays that will show whether or not his spinal chord has fused properly following surgery in..." April 22

  • Seahawks, Richard Sherman near deal to make him top-paid NFL CB

    CBSSports.com "The Seattle Seahawks have made considerable progress towards getting corner Richard Sherman signed to a long-term contract, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Both sides are hopefully of getting the deal done prior to the May 8-10 NFL Draft. The Seahawks are prepared to make..." April 22

  • Russell Allen suffered on field stroke, kept playing

    SI.com "Russell Allen will never play football again. The Jaguars linebacker confronted this reality last Thursday, sitting on the beige sectional in the living room of his home in San Diego’s northern suburbs. It was 9 a.m. in California and noon in Jacksonville, when his agent called with the..." April 22

  • Will Hill likely 'done' with Giants as safety faces another drug-related suspension

    New York Daily News "Will Hill, the troubled but talented Giants safety, is facing a drug-related suspension for the third straight year -- and this time it will likely cost him his Giants career. Hill, 24, failed a recent drug test, according to multiple NFL sources and both he and the Giants have been informed..." April 22

  • Alex Smith says his agent is working on a contract extension with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said on Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been in negotiations with the club about a contract extension, and that’s the way Smith wants it. “My agent handles all of that, and that’s why you hire that guy to take care of that, so you can focus on football,”..." April 22

  • Bears wouldn’t mind drafting a QB that Marc Trestman can groom

    Chicago Sun-Times "Leading up to the NFL draft, which begins May 8, the Sun-Times will take a position-by-position look at the Bears’ needs and which players might be available to fill them. Jay Cutler has his lucrative long-term deal, and Jordan Palmer has the confidence of coach Marc Trestman. But the Bears..." April 22

  • Baldwin says he hasn’t signed tender yet, hopes to work out long-term deal

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks’ workout sessions that began this week are technically voluntary. But receiver Doug Baldwin is there with the rest of his teammates despite the fact he technically is not yet under contract for the 2014 season. Baldwin said in an interview with ESPN 710 Seattle this afternoon that..." April 22

  • Raiders trade Terrelle Pryor to Seahawks

    USA Today "The Oakland Raiders found a trade partner for quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday, shipping him to the Seattle Seahawks, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced the deal. Terms weren't immediately..." April 22

  • Trading back in the draft makes sense for the Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens will go over numerous scenarios in the days leading up to the NFL draft that might play out in the first round, but they probably won't make a move until they are on the clock with the No. 17 overall pick. And they could trade with another team and move back in the first round. The..." April 22

  • Warren Sapp questions, criticizes Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp questioned and criticized Jadeveon Clowney the same day the star defensive prospect was scheduled to arrive in Houston for a meeting with the Texans. “My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” said..." April 22

  • DeSean Jackson has 'something special' for Eagles in 2014

    CBSSports.com "This offseason saw DeSean Jackson cut by the Eagles and quickly land in Washington. As a receiver for the Redskins, he'll get to face his old team twice a year. And Jackson definitely knows this. Asked on The Arsenio Hall Show if he was looking forward to revenge against Chip Kelly and the..." April 22

  • Vontaze Burfict and Bengals working on contract extension

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have exercised the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green, and now it's time for the next order of business. The Bengals will now look to re-sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a manageable deal that ensures he remains the team's starting QB for the foreseeable..." April 22

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Newton: The ankle is great. The boot is just for precautionary reasons.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Nicks says he still has pain and nerve damage in his foot, which underwent surgery for a recurrence of MRSA.

  • Rice 'looks great' in conditioning

    ESPN.com "With his legal troubles having cast doubt on his playing future, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been committed to what he can control: losing weight and getting back to full strength after a hip injury derailed him last season. Rice is attending the start of the Ravens' offseason..." April 22

  • Trial for 3 men accused of stabbing Steelers lineman to begin Tuesday

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Certain details of Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Adams' contract will be admitted into evidence this week in the trial of three men accused of stabbing the offensive lineman, a judge ruled Monday, but it remains uncertain whether Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will be required to..." April 22

  • Steelers pick up fifth-year option on DL Cam Heyward

    CBSSports.com "May 3 is the deadline for teams to pick up the fifth-year option for players selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. We've seen quite a few options already picked up. Add the Steelers and defensive end Cameron Heyward to the list as the team announced the move on Tuesday..." April 22

  • Latest draft chatter has Texans trading down to take Khalil Mack

    Houston Chronicle "As the NFL gets closer to the draft on May 8-10, there will be more and more media reports about what the Texans plan to do with the first overall pick. Most believe they’ll select defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and move him to outside linebacker or draft a quarterback – Johnny Manziel or Blake..." April 22

  • 49ers checking out tight ends; list of pre-draft visits

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers are checking out tight ends in the upcoming draft, including McNeese State's Nic Jacobs, who began is college career at LSU. The 6-5, 265-pound Jacobs will visit the Cardinals and 49ers, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. He had 32 catches for 453 yards and four touchdowns last..." April 22

  • DeMarcus Ware: Broncos’ training methods ‘a whole different deal’ than what I did with the Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "DeMarcus Ware was one of 10 Dallas Cowboys starters to miss a game last season due to injury. The Cowboys rank third over the last two seasons in terms of games missed by starting players. The Cowboys have been searching for ways to reduce that number in 2014. If they need any more outside..." April 22

  • Report: Texans prefer Khalil Mack over Jadeveon Clowney

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Houston Texans might not be deciding between a quarterback and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. According to a report by Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a source close to Texans' general manager Rick Smith says they like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack more than Clowney. Mack, a 6-foot-3,..." April 22

  • Bills on hook for up to $3M for texts

    ESPN.com "The Buffalo Bills will pay a heavy price -- potentially more than $3 million -- for sending too many text messages to fans. Jerry Wojcik, who filed a class action lawsuit in 2012, asserted that he and others opted to receive text messages from the Bills but said the team sent more than it was..." April 22

  • Lions sign DE George Johnson

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions have signed a former Minnesota Vikings defensive end. On Monday, the Detroit Lions signed a pair of cornerbacks in order to add some extra depth to the secondary before their voluntary minicamp begins on Tuesday. Also, it turns out that they added some extra depth on the..." April 22

  • Bengals exercise fifth-year option on A.J. Green

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have ensured that AJ Green will remain with the team for at least two more years. The best player on the Cincinnati Bengals roster is now locked-up for at least one more year. That's because the team exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver A.J. Green, which means he has two..." April 21

  • Cardinals exercise fifth-year option on Patrick Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "There are some teams with difficult choices to make when it comes to exercising the fifth-year option on their 2011 first-round pick, but the Cardinals aren’t one of them. Cornerback Patrick Peterson has been everything the Cardinals hoped he’d be as both a defender and a returner when they..." April 21

  • Report: NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson arrested after 'domestic dispute'

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges, according to a report. TMZ.com reported early Monday that the former USC star was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and later released on $20,000 bail. CBS Los Angeles..." April 21

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    The Saints have exercised the 5th year option on DE Cameron Jordan, per league source. 2015 pay will be $6.969M.