• Millions still in dispute between Patriots, Aaron Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez concludes all criminal cases against him. The various cases arising from his NFL contract eventually will resume. Per multiple sources, the NFL and NFL Players Association previously agreed to put any grievances on hold until all criminal..." April 22

  • DeShone Kizer doubles down on Brady/Newton comparison

    Sportsnaut "DeShone Kizer recently made comments comparing himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton that raised eyebrows throughout the NFL draft community. “I do have the ability to be the greatest quarterback to ever play,” Kizer said. “Imagine taking Brady’s intellect and Brady’s preparation and putting..." April 22

  • Falcons' Taylor Gabriel signs second-round tender

    NFL.com "Taylor Gabriel is officially under contract for the 2017 campaign. Fresh off a breakout 2016 season, the unrestricted free agent signed his second-round tender worth roughly $2.8 million with the Falcons, the team announced Saturday. Atlanta was never really at a risk of losing Gabriel to..." April 22

  • Jets told Jamal Adams he's wasting his time visiting teams outside Top 5

    The Comeback "NFL prospect Jamal Adams visited with the Jets recently, and Adams told Jenna Laine of ESPN that the franchise is not exactly hopeful they’ll have a chance to draft the former LSU safety. Adams is basically a consensus top five pick for next week’s draft, and the Jets hold the No. 6 pick. So..." April 22

  • Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Leaving Most of His NFL Money to His HS Gay Male Lover

    Black Sports Online "It is very odd that all this information about Aaron Hernandez being gay leaked just days after his death by alleged suicide. It seems like something that would have been reported during both his trials, but there was never a peep about it. Even when Hernandez’s sexuality is now being used..." April 22

  • The Aaron Hernandez smear campaign apparently has begun

    Pro Football Talk "On the heels of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committing suicide and at the outset of an effort by his family and lawyers to ask tough and pointed questions about it, someone in law enforcement has decided to begin leaking inflammatory allegations about Hernandez. And multiple media..." April 22

  • Brian Westbrook: Eagles shouldn't pick Christian McCaffrey at No. 14

    ESPN "A vote against Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey almost comes off like a vote against himself, which is part of the reason why Brian Westbrook's firm "no" on the idea of drafting McCaffrey in the first round is so interesting. “I think the kid is going to be a good player, I just don’t..." April 22

  • Packers must ace draft to keep Super Bowl window open

    Sportsnaut "Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, there have been six seasons in which a quarterback threw for over 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns while completing over 65 percent of his passes and having less than 1.5 percent of them intercepted. Four of the six belong to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron..." April 22

  • Rams needed geography lesson, didn’t know where Jacksonville is on the map

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Rams apparently needed help remembering where Jacksonville is on the U.S. map, based on a recent Instagram post detailing the team’s flight plans for the upcoming season. It’s not a big faux pas that will hurt anyone, but it sure is funny. Based on the image, it appears whoever..." April 22

  • Chiefs release DL Jaye Howard

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran defensive lineman Jaye Howard, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Howard, 28, spent the last four seasons with the Chiefs and was scheduled to make $3.7 million in base salary in 2017, including $2.5 million in guarantees. The Chiefs released..." April 22

  • NFL GM: Two QBs will be chosen among top nine picks

    NFL.com "The best-player-available draft strategy is the one general managers swear by, but they all need a quarterback they can swear by, as well. And according to one NFL general manager, two of the 2017 NFL Draft's top quarterbacks will come off the board very early in the first round. "I had a..." April 22

  • Glen Coffee making NFL comeback after four years in Army, seven years away from game

    Sportsnaut "Glen Coffee stunningly retired from the NFL back in 2010 after spending just one year in the league. Seven years later, he’s back. Coffee has been enrolled in the United States Army since 2013 and completed training to become an Army Ranger. Now he’s looking for another shot to fulfill his NFL..." April 22

  • Mitch Trubisky still a serious candidate for Browns at No. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mitch Trubisky is still under serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1, league sources tell cleveland.com. Despite that Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown gave strong vibes during his pre-draft press conference Wednesday that the Browns have zeroed in on Myles Garrett, they're..." April 22

  • Marshawn Lynch balking at Raiders contract offer

    Sportsnaut "The latest in the series of news leading up to a possible trade of running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders just got more interesting. This time, it’s all about cold hard cash. Reportedly, Lynch and the Raiders do not seem anywhere near agreement on a contract for the 2017 season...." April 22

  • Judge orders preservation of evidence related to Aaron Hernandez’s death

    Pro Football Talk "A medical examiner ruled on Thursday that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday. On Friday, a judge ordered authorities to preserve various forms of evidence related to Hernandez’s death. Via the Associated Press, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez (who was not..." April 22

  • Lawyer: Mother of Aaron Hernandez's murder victim asks Patriots for $6 million

    CBS Sports "The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered by former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, is asking the New England Patriots for $6 million, according to the Associated Press. Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, is represented by Doug Sheff in a wrongful death suit. And on Friday, two days after Hernandez..." April 22

  • Some teams won't draft John Ross due to injury concerns

    NFL.com "The fastest player in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine won't even be on the board for some teams when the NFL draft commences next week. NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock said Friday on a media teleconference that injury concerns have made Ross undraftable for some, and downgraded for..." April 22

  • Stephen Jones: Unlikely Cowboys trade up in the first round of 2017 NFL Draft

    Sports Day "Pass rusher is clearly the Cowboys' biggest need heading into next week's NFL draft. Not picking until No. 28 makes it difficult to predict who might still be there when Dallas goes on the clock. Ideally, one of the top right defensive ends on the Cowboys' board will be available. But..." April 22

  • Cowboys CB Anthony Brown gets tattoo of ‘chip’ on shoulder

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown is truly expressing himself with this interesting bit of art he had inked on his right shoulder. Brown actually had a chip designed on his shoulder with 189 written below. He was indeed the 189th pick in last year’s draft by Dallas. Brown played in all..." April 22

  • Reuben Foster may ‘slide down boards’ after flagged drug test

    CBS Sports "It appears that getting kicked out of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine was just the beginning of the problems in Indianapolis for Alabama star linebacker Reuben Foster. Foster's stock is in flux just a week before the 2017 NFL Draft with the news Thursday that a drug test he took at the combine..." April 22

  • Giants, Eli Manning say memorabilia dealer misrepresented emails

    ESPN "Attorneys representing the New York Giants and Eli Manning have fired back, filing a motion stating that "relevant evidence" was intentionally omitted to create the impression that the quarterback was complicit in a game-used memorabilia scheme. The claim was part of a brief filed Wednesday in..." April 21

  • Jaguars GM: No decision made on Blake Bortles’ contract option

    CBS Sports "According to general manager David Caldwell, the Jaguars have not yet decided whether to exercise the fifth-year option of Bortles' contract, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. The third overall pick in 2014, Bortles has largely disappointed through his first three seasons, as..." April 21

  • Split between Browns’ coaches and front office grows

    Sportsnaut "There’s a consensus No. 1 player in the 2017 NFL Draft. That comes in the form of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, who has been likened to Khalil Mack and Von Miller from a pass-rush standpoint. In need of any elite-level talent they can get, it would make sense that the Cleveland Browns..." April 21

  • Doug Marrone surprised he hasn’t heard from Branden Albert

    Florida Times Union "Left tackle Branden Albert and tight end Marcedes Lewis were the only two Jaguars not present for this week’s opening of voluntary off-season conditioning. Lewis is the Jaguars’ longest-tenured player and kept the organization in the loop about his plan to remain in southern California. “He..." April 21

  • New Report Explains Aaron Hernandez Killed Odin Lloyd Because Lloyd Knew Aaron’s Gay Lovers

    Black Sports Online "It is odd all these theories about Aaron Hernandez’s personal life have come to light after he was found hanging in his cell. It almost seems coordinated. Here is the latest via Daily News. The motive for Lloyd’s “execution” death near the New England tight end’s mansion has always..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez Family Pissed 'Why Didn't We Know About Suicide Notes?!'

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's family did not know the ex-NFL star left suicide notes for them until it was reported in the media ... and they're furious about it. Attorney George Leontire went off in front of a judge about how officials have left the family in the dark about the circumstances surrounding..." April 21

  • Texans GM says team doesn't feel pressure to draft QB in first round

    ESPN "Although the Houston Texans have only two quarterbacks on their roster, with Tom Savage set to be the starter next season, general manager Rick Smith said he doesn't feel pressure to take a quarterback in the first round of next week's draft. Smith said the team wants to go into training camp..." April 21

  • Saints, Patriots expected to continue talking Malcolm Butler trade

    Sportsnaut "With the 2017 NFL Draft less than a week away, time is running out for teams to take advantage of their assets in the annual event and make trades for veteran players. That list surely includes a New Orleans Saints team that has been linked to New England Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback Malcolm..." April 21

  • Raiders GM issues a soft deadline for Marshawn Lynch to make a decision

    CBS Sports "A week ago, it was reported that Marshawn Lynch had agreed to terms with the Raiders. A week later, it's all quiet on the Beast Mode front. The last we heard, Lynch's agent reportedly denied the report, saying there wasn't a deal in place. Lynch himself added,"When s--- get REAL I'll let you..." April 21

  • Cowboys wideout Shaquelle Evans suspended four games for drugs

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for any and all suspensions to come out. Our first this week is Cowboys wide receiver Shaquelle Evans. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Evans is suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league’s drug policy." April 21

  • Texans GM expects that Vince Wilfork is retiring

    Larry Brown Sports "Vince Wilfork still has not made an official decision regarding his NFL future, but the Houston Texans are not expecting him to play next season. Texans GM Rick Smith said on Friday that he does not expect Wilfork to play next season. As recently as last month, Wilfork told the Houston..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez left behind a note for his gay prison lover

    New York Daily News "One of the three handwritten notes Aaron Hernandez left behind before hanging himself in his single cell was reportedly for his gay prison lover. Although the existence of the notes was made public by prison officials Thursday, the Daily Mail is citing a "source close to the investigation"..." April 21

  • Patriots might owe Hernandez's family $3.5M

    New York Daily News "Following the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots might now owe the former tight end’s family millions of dollars. The Patriots could be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate $3.5 million as part of a salary bonus that was never given to him because of his murder..." April 21

  • Joe Mixon settles civil lawsuit arising from 2014 incident

    Pro Football Talk "The criminal charges related to the devastating punch thrown by running back Joe Mixon at the face of a young woman in Oklahoma in July 2014 were resolved months ago. On Friday, the civil claim arising from the incident was settled. ““I am happy we were able to bring the lawsuit to an end,”..." April 21

  • NFL officially lists Dean Blandino's old job, the senior VP of officiating position

    CBS Sports "Waves were made in officiating circles when former NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino decided to step down from his position last week. He's reportedly headed for a TV job, but the NFL still needs to replace him. Apparently, this is a job you can actually apply for. It's..." April 21

  • Jake Coker retires from football 1 year after winning national title

    The Spun "Jake Coker, who helped lead Alabama to a national title during the 2015 season, is hanging up his cleats. Coker, who went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals last summer, announced the news on WNSP-FM 105.5 this week. He cited injuries as part of his decision...." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Sues Over Prison Suicide Evidence

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's fiancee is concerned evidence from the ex-NFL's star's death could be discarded ... so she's suing the Dept. of Corrections to make sure they preserve every single thing that could possibly prove he didn't kill himself. Shayanna Jenkins -- the mother of Aaron's 4-year-old..." April 21

  • Former Patriots Beat Writer Shares Chilling Story About Aaron Hernandez

    Complex "Aaron Hernandez's story caught a lot of people off guard when he first ran afoul of the law, and each passing day seems to bring a crazier story about the former tight end to light. When a talented person you worked alongside is living a double life, it's hard to process for colleagues and loved..." April 21

  • Ex-Cowboy Randle found guilty in aggravated battery case

    TMZ "Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been found guilty of battery after allegedly running people over with his car last year ... but the court session was very bizarre. Randle was in court in Wichita, Kansas to face multiple charges for the incident -- in which prosecutors say he..." April 21

  • Prison Guard Being Investigated for Conveniently Missing a Bed Check Before Aaron Hernandez Alleged Suicide

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez was the most high-profile inmate they had at the prison, just seems odd that no one would have noticed what he was up to. If you believe investigators he was writing messages in blood, left three notes, barricade his cell and then hung himself, but no one saw a thing until it..." April 21

  • DeShone Kizer suggests his Brady/Newton comparison was taken “out of context”

    Pro Football Talk "In recent comments to USA Today, former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer said he combines Tom Brady’s brain with Cam Newton’s body. Regardless of whether Kizer should have kept those thoughts to himself (he should have), Kizer now takes issue either with the quote or the characterization it..." April 21

  • Get ready for chaos when the Rams and Chargers host games at the same time

    Los Angeles Times "If freeway traffic gets bad enough, does it actually move backward? We could find out this NFL season when, in the rarest of scheduling rarities, the Rams and Chargers will play simultaneous home games at the Coliseum and StubHub Center, respectively. That hasn’t happened in the same market..." April 21

  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vows to 'embarrass' Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fired back early Friday morning at Janoris Jenkins for comments the Giants cornerback made in February. Ahh, the joys of social media. Responding to a tweet yours truly posted on Feb. 9 that said, "Janoris Jenkins explains how he shut down Dez Bryant last..." April 21

  • Jameis Winston dreamed of being a foot doctor before football career took off

    TMZ "Jameis Winston didn't always dream of becoming a superstar in the NFL ... instead, the Tampa Bay Bucs QB says he wanted to work on FEET for a living. The Pro Bowl signal caller revealed his childhood inspiration in a Twitter Q&A ... saying a family podiatrist left such a big impact on his life,..." April 21

  • Alex Smith knows the Chiefs will add a QB soon

    The Sports Daily "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith knows the team will look for a quarterback soon. Smith is a 32-year-old veteran who has been put through the ringer, including five offensive coordinators in as many years while being asked to manage games. So the man understands the realities of the..." April 21

  • Four teams ‘zeroed in’ on Mitch Trubisky in first round of NFL draft

    Sportsnaut "Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky might have teams fighting over him come NFL draft day, as four teams have reportedly “zeroed in” on him. “At various points in the past week, four NFL evaluators told Yahoo Sports (adamantly) that different teams had zeroed in on Trubisky as..." April 21

  • Giants GM: We’re exploring picking a QB in NFL draft

    New York Post "During his tenure as Giants general manager, Jerry Reese never has traded up in the first round of the NFL draft. The Giants own the No. 23 overall pick in this year’s draft and Reese is unlikely to pull the trigger on a move up. But you never know. “If we have an opportunity to trade in the..." April 21

  • Aaron Hernandez planned suicide “for weeks”

    Daily Mail "Three handwritten notes were discovered in the cell were Aaron Hernandez hanged himself, leading investigators to officially declare his death a suicide. The notes were discovered next to a Bible opened to John 3:16, the same verse that Hernandez had written across his forehead in marker...." April 21

  • If Joe Mixon is available in draft, Vikings ‘should just take him’

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings could be debating whether in next week’s draft to consider Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was captured on video fracturing a woman’s face with a punch in 2014. Mixon has been meeting with NFL teams in an effort to assure them something similar won’t happen again. Former..." April 21

  • Tony Romo will call two Dallas Cowboys games this season with CBS

    Sports Day "Tony Romo will have to wait until Nov. 5 to work his first Cowboys game. As CBS' lead analyst, the rookie broadcaster will be alongside veteran play-by-play voice Jim Nantz when the Kansas City Chiefs visit AT&T Stadium in a nationally televised 3:25 p.m. game. Romo and Nantz will be back at..." April 21