• Russell Wilson says Rangers want him to play baseball

    Pro Football Talk "When some of the quotes first emerged from Russell Wilson’s interview with HBO’s Bryant Gumbel regarding Wilson playing baseball, it sounded like the musings of an elite, 25-year-old athlete who thinks he can do anything — but who surely would never undermine his football career by playing..." April 18

  • Cowboys are interested in RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, the Vikings "look forward to Adrian re-joining" the team. Except that Peterson, who felt the organization didn't support him after he was indicted on child-injury charges last fall, feels differently. For months there have been reports..." April 18

  • Greg Jennings leaves New Orleans following visit with Saints

    The Advocate "Greg Jennings’ visit with the Saints has come to an end. The veteran wide receiver met with the team on Thursday and left New Orleans later that evening. It was the last visit he currently has scheduled after also meeting with the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars,..." April 18

  • Aldon Smith looks 'hungry' to GM Trent Baalke

    ESPN.com "Aldon Smith, like many fans, would most likely prefer a do-over for last season. The San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker missed the first nine games of the season while serving a league-mandated suspension for general malfeasance and finished with a career-low two sacks, both of which came..." April 18

  • Steelers’ doctors clear Jaelen Strong’s wrist

    Pro Football Talk "We noted yesterday that former Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong would miss Saturday’s medical re-check in Indianapolis, and that he had a visit with the Steelers. As it turned out, Strong’s visit allowed the Steelers’ doctors to give Strong’s injured wrist a thorough check. Adam Schefter of..." April 18

  • RB Todd Gurley's ACL checks out at medical rechecks

    CBSSports.com "Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley tore his ACL during last season and underwent surgery back in November. According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, Gurley was one of a few players that underwent a medical recheck in Indianapolis ahead of the upcoming draft, and his ACL checked..." April 18

  • Nike reaches deals with Mariota, Winston, three other top prospects

    ESPN.com "Nike has likely assured itself of the top overall pick in the NFL draft. The world's largest shoe and apparel company confirmed to ESPN.com that it signed Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Sources say the company has also signed this year's Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota, and the..." April 18

  • No surprise if Rivers retired over L.A.

    San Diego Union-Tribune "What Philip Rivers does first is identify the deepest defender. When the Chargers quarterback talks with reporters, such as four summers ago, he also displays downfield vision. He was asked in July 2011 if it was good for the NFL that the new collective bargaining pact, just reached, would..." April 18

  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty..." April 18

  • Bruce Miller missing voluntary workouts

    ESPN.com "Fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse last month, is not taking part in the first phase of the San Francisco 49ers' voluntary offseason workout program, general manager Trent Baalke told reporters Friday. Miller was "at home in Georgia, taking care of business,"..." April 18

  • Raiders in mix to land Adrian Peterson

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson is back. OK. Now what? For the moment, let's not get into whether he should be back—whether a player should be back after he did this to a four-year-old child and showed only cockiness and arrogance, daring his team to release him, when he should have shown contrition. For..." April 18

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, says he's working to earn back trust

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of rehab, and he might not be ready to discuss his various difficulties, but he is ready to say he's sorry. In a statement released by Manziel through the team, he said: "I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my..." April 18

  • Former Patriots advisor admits team knew Aaron Hernandez had issues

    CBSSports.com "Floyd Reese worked as a senior football advisor for the Patriots from 2009-2012. Before that, he was the longtime general manager and executive vice president of the Titans (and Oilers, before them). Now retired from the NFL, Reese hosts the Sports Night radio show on Nashville's 102.5 FM. On..." April 18

  • DeVante Parker may only be a dream for Dolphins

    Miami Herald "Projections, rumors, speculation, smokescreens, and yes, lies. That's the NFL's draft season. And so take this for what you deem it worth (no jokes, funny boys): In talking to multiple NFL personnel department sources, the buttlescut I keep hearing is that Louisville wide receiver DeVante..." April 18

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    Rebecca Lopez @rlopezwfaa

    The Dallas Police Department has suspended Aqib Talib's case. They say after talking to witnesses they don't have enough evidence to proceed

  • Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already...." April 17

  • Erica Kinsman sues NFL prospect Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in Orange County over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional..." April 17

  • Adrian Peterson reinstated effective Friday by NFL

    NFL.com "Adrian Peterson is officially back in the NFL. The NFL announced Thursday that Peterson has been reinstated effective Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List on September 17..." April 17

  • Would Seahawks let Russell Wilson walk? GM hints that it's possible

    CBSSports.com "Negotiations to extend Russell Wilson's contract in Seattle have gotten off to a slow start and thanks to recent comments made by Seahawks general manager John Schneider, you probably shouldn't expect negotiations to speed up anytime soon. During an interview with KIRO radio in Seatte on..." April 17

  • Coroner rules death of ex-RB Lawrence Phillips' cellmate a homicide

    ESPN.com "The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner's report released Thursday. Damion Soward, 37, was found lifeless early Saturday in a Central California prison cell, and he was later pronounced..." April 17

  • Darrelle Revis to reunite with Patriots at White House after signing with Jets

    New York Daily News "Get ready for an uncomfortable reunion in the nation's capital. Darrelle Revis plans to attend the Patriots' visit next Thursday to the White House, according to a source. The team will be honored by President Barack Obama, but the trip could be interesting given all that has happened with..." April 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys, apparently in the QB mix this draft, had a private workout with #UCLA QB Brett Hundley yesterday at UCLA, I’m told.

  • Bills' brass was on a yacht drinking wine when LeSean McCoy offer came

    CBSSports.com "One of the biggest trades of the NFL offseason so far came on March 3 when the Eagles agreed to ship LeSean McCoy off to Buffalo in exchange for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The most surprising part of the deal though might not be the fact that it involved McCoy, but the fact that the Bills..." April 17

  • “Draft Expert” Says Bucs Need to Be Convinced Jameis is Not Another Hernandez

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is filled with a lot of bad people, but let’s use some common sense here, the chances of any player being “another Hernandez” are very slim. Most people aren’t going around shooting people just because. Even less people are shooting people who have jobs that trigger a 6 or 7 figure income...." April 16

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    Sam Farmer @LATimesfarmer

    Adrian Peterson reinstated by the NFL, effective tomorrow.

  • Patriots mostly silent about Aaron Hernandez's conviction

    Boston Herald "While the Patriots remained mostly silent, the NFL community littered the Internet with a wide range of reactions yesterday to Aaron Hernandez’ guilty verdict. The Pats had no official comment after the conclusion of Hernandez’ murder trial. Also, current and former players had no interest in..." April 16

  • Chris Johnson -- 'In Talks' With NFL Teams ... Prepping for Comeback

    TMZ.com "Just one month after he was hit in the shoulder in a drive by shooting, Chris Johnson is already getting ready to return to the NFL -- and sources tell us he's "in talks" with multiple NFL teams. Johnson has previously said he's been checked out by a doctor -- and insists he's good to go...." April 16

  • Vikings ought to let Adrian Peterson go to another team

    Denver Post "Adrian Peterson wants out of Minnesota. What began as speculation grew roots when his agent became engaged in a shouting match with Vikings representatives at the NFL combine. An uneasy relationship became exposed and crawls toward divorce. The Vikings continue to maintain that Peterson can..." April 16

  • Denver's Brandon Marshall underwent foot surgery last month

    247 Sports "After playing the last month of the 2014 season with what was called a right foot sprain, it was reported Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall wouldn't need surgery. Apparently, that was not the case. Vic Lombardi of CBS4 and 104.3 the Fan reported on the Fan Morning Show on Thursday that..." April 16

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    Reuben Frank @RoobCSN

    DeMeco Ryans said his rehab from Achilles surgery is "going great" and said he will "definitely be back for the start of training camp."

  • Report: Jaguars, Paul Posluszny agree to 1-year extension

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Jaguars and linebacker Paul Posluszny have agreed to a one-year contract extension Wednesday night, according to a report from FOX Sports. It's possible the Jaguars and Posluszny agreed to this so that the organization could free up some cap space for the 2015 season. Prior to this..." April 16

  • Antonio Gates would like his workload dialed back in 2015

    NFL.com "Prior to the 2014 season, the world looked at the San Diego Chargers' tight end group and declared that an aging Antonio Gates would give way to a younger, athletic Ladarius Green. Per usual, the world was wrong. Instead of stepping aside, Gates caught touchdowns. The tight end, who turns 35..." April 16

  • Dont'a Hightower: I'll take a torn shoulder for a title

    Boston Herald "We know football players are tough. Sometimes, they’re insanely tough. Consider Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who played the final month of the regular season and playoffs with a torn right labrum. As such, he played in pain, with just one fully functional arm through the most pivotal..." April 16

  • 49ers consultant: Chris Borland worried about CTE 'last October'

    CBSSports.com "Though the exclamation about the death of the NFL has simmered significantly in recent weeks, the reality of Chris Borland suddenly retiring from the league still lingers. Perhaps it wasn't as sudden as it seemed, with Borland apparently considering making a move as early as last October. Dr...." April 16

  • Zach Mettenberger takes lead in Titans' offseason

    Tennessean "The Titans will have the option of picking either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Titans could trade for veteran Philip Rivers — if the Chargers want to deal him. But right now, Zach Mettenberger is the team's starting quarterback,..." April 16

  • Sammy Watkins Believes in E.J. Manuel 100 Percent

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills seem to be thriving under new head coach Rex Ryan. With fresh leadership in town, the team is pumped, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be especially supportive of third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Though Watkins is on the mend following offseason hip surgery, he’s..." April 16

  • Schneider says Seahawks will be cautious in Russell Wilson negotiations

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson are talking about a new contract but getting nowhere. If/when they get anywhere, the Seahawks will get there carefully. “Every negotiation is unique in and of itself and this is no different,” G.M. John Schneider told KIRO radio on Wednesday, via..." April 16

  • Check of Georgia RB Todd Gurley’s knee to determine draft status

    Charlotte Observer "Most scouts, general managers and draft experts agree that Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a first-round NFL pick, even during a pass-happy era that has seen the position become devalued. Now the doctors will have their say on Gurley. Gurley is the prospect with the highest profile –..." April 16

  • Jaelen Strong has broken bone in wrist, likely needs surgery

    NFL.com "The medical rechecks for 2015 NFL Draft prospects are scheduled for this weekend in Indianapolis, and Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is among the players that will be under examination. The potential first-round pick has a broken bone in his wrist and likely will need surgery,..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs

    ESPN.com "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    @gregcosell on @Midday180: I would pick Mettenberger over Winston for my team. Know I am in minority, doesn't mean I'm right. #Titans

  • Why would the Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    SB Nation "Finding a franchise quarterback is about as difficult as it gets for NFL decision makers. Those who are able to find an elite passer are usually the ones that are able to stay employed, but those who whiff on a quarterback in the NFL Draft are the general managers and head coaches that tend to get..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

    CNN.com "Jurors in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have found him guilty of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez appeared to mouth 'wrong' at jurors after guilty verdict

    CBSSports.com "On Wednesday former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail for life without parole as dictated by Massachusetes state law. For much of the trial, Hernandez appeared almost aloof. He was never scared or..." April 15

  • Jurors call Kraft’s testimony compelling evidence against Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Hernandez’s claim of innocence to Robert Kraft helped jurors decide to convict Hernandez of first-degree murder today. After Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, was found guilty today of murdering Odin Lloyd, jurors told reporters that the testimony of Kraft, the Patriots’ owner,..." April 15

  • Draft Picks, Not Kiko Alonso, Were Eagles’ True Target in LeSean McCoy Trade with Bills

    Sportsnaut "In a recent profile of new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan by the MMQB.com’s Jenny Vrentas, an interesting nugget of information emerged: The Philadelphia Eagles were actually after draft picks in their trade of running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, not linebacker Kiko Alonso. The Bills’..." April 15

  • Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

    Chronicle-Telegram "Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football..." April 15

  • Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27

    ESPN.com "The Wonderlic scores for Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already. Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has..." April 15

  • Philip Rivers reportedly does not want to play in Los Angeles

    Larry Brown Sports "Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who was drafted..." April 15