• Panthers re-sign team sack leader Mario Addison to 3-year deal

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a new three-year deal with defensive end Mario Addison. "Mario has shown he is one of the best emerging pass rushers in the league and he deserves this contract," general manager Dave Gettleman told the team website. "He consistently affects the quarterback,..." February 26

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' ugly feud with Jimmy Johnson appears to finally be over

    CBS Sports "After 23 years of feuding, it looks like Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson are finally ready to make amends. Both men were in attendance on Saturday night as the Cowboys celebrated the 25th anniversary of the team’s Super Bowl win following the 1992 season. Saturday night’s party also just..." February 26

  • Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' pursuit of Romo, if released

    NBC News 9 Colorado "John Elway’s tenure as the Broncos’ general manager may well come down to this: Tony Romo or Paxton Lynch? And yes, Trevor Siemian may sneak in yet again and become the Broncos’ starting quarterback in 2017. He might even be the smart way to bet. But in terms of Elway’s vision for the..." February 26

  • NFLPA shrugs at possibility of enforcement of federal marijuana laws

    Denver Post "Despite recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer about “greater enforcement” of federal recreational marijuana laws in states that have legalized its sale and consumption, the NFL Players’ Association said it will continue to push for its proposal of a “less punitive” marijuana..." February 26

  • Rob Gronkowski hopes fellow TE Martellus Bennett “breaks the bank”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t weigh in on whether he’d like to see his team re-sign fellow tight end Martellus Bennett. But Gronkowski made it clear that he hopes Bennett cashes in when he becomes a free agent next month. “I’m hoping he breaks the bank,” Gronkowski..." February 26

  • LeSean McCoy freaks everyone out with ‘Buffalo was special’ Instagram post

    Sportsnaut "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had Bills fans everywhere freaking out for a little while Sunday because of something he posted on social media. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, via Mike Rodak, that McCoy’s interesting choice of words had nothing to do with the upcoming NFL season but was..." February 26

  • Marvin Lewis: Contract extension not “critical or crucial”

    Pro Football Talk "In late January, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that he’d “like to agree” to a contract extension with the team because he thinks it would put “everybody’s mind at ease going forward for their futures.” It’s now late February and the two sides haven’t agreed on a deal that would keep Lewis..." February 26

  • Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett have one big issue with Ezekiel Elliott’s game

    Sports Day "The two greatest running backs in Cowboys franchise history would like Ezekiel Elliott to stop leaping over defenders. It's not that they don't enjoy the highlights, they just don't want him getting hurt. "He better stop that," Tony Dorsett said Saturday. "That's one thing that I don't like..." February 26

  • Ravens say Elam not in 2017 plans after arrest on multiple drug charges

    Pro Football Talk "Technically, Matt Elam is still a Baltimore Raven. But in 11 days, he won’t be. Elam, who was arrested on drug charges early this morning in Miami, becomes a free agent on March 9. And the Ravens issued a statement following his arrest making clear that they will not re-sign him. “We are..." February 26

  • Darrelle Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way the New York Jets will keep Darrelle Revis on their roster next season is if the veteran defensive back agrees to restructure his contract, and it sounds like Revis is open to it. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Revis recently hinted that he is willing to take less money..." February 26

  • Raiders expect Latavius Murray to leave via free agency

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are reportedly expecting starting running back Latavius Murray to sign with another team in free agency this March. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Oakland isn’t shutting the door on a possible return for Murray but expects him to bolt for more money. As general..." February 26

  • 49ers have already spent more in 2017 free agency than a year ago

    CSN Bay Area "Under the 49ers’ new regime, the club has already invested more in the free-agent market than a year ago under then-general manager Trent Baalke. Just a reminder: The free-agent signing period does not officially open until March 9. The 49ers on Friday reached a contract agreement with..." February 26

  • Ravens Safety Matt Elam Arrested On Drug Charges

    CBS Baltimore "Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami, according to ProFootballTalk. Elam was reportedly booked on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled..." February 26

  • Robert Griffin III Restrained In Altercation At FSU Track

    TMZ "Robert Griffin III was physically restrained during a heated confrontation at an off-season training session in Tallahassee ... and TMZ Sports has the video. Witnesses tell us RG3 was sprinting Monday night at the track stadium at Florida State University (his girlfriend, Grete Sadeiko, is on..." February 26

  • Could Jamaal Charles be an option for Eagles?

    ESPN "With needs at several positions but not much money to go around, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to get creative this offseason as they build their team. The Eagles have just under $10 million in cap space, per OverTheCap. They are expected to make several moves before the league year opens..." February 26

  • Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party. Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on..." February 26

  • Trump Hotel Sues NFL Player Over Wedding Reception

    TMZ "Donald Trump's Chicago hotel is suing an NFL player and his bride for allegedly stiffing the hotel on a big wedding bill, but it seems from the lawsuit something went wrong during the reception. Tennessee Titans linebacker Justin Staples tied the knot with Amber last June and, judging from the..." February 26

  • Jaguars grew tired of “non-existent” blocking from Julius Thomas

    Jacksonville Times-Union "When the Jaguars made tight end Julius Thomas the centerpiece of their March 2015 free-agent frenzy, the talk was about how he would improve the team’s passing game, the kind of player who could create match-up problems and catch touchdown passes from quarterback Blake Bortles. The fit never..." February 26

  • Jets decline Erin Henderson’s option

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets made headlines by releasing center Nick Mangold on Saturday, but that wasn’t only decision they made regarding a veteran’s future with the franchise. According to multiple reports, the Jets have decided not to pick up the option on linebacker Erin Henderson’s contract for the 2017..." February 26

  • Cowboys Have Yet to Decide on Tony Romo's Future With Team

    12 Up "The biggest story in the NFL this offseason has been and will continue to be what the Cowboys decide to do with Tony Romo. They've been rumored to be considering just about every option. Considering this uncertainty, it might be a good idea to go straight to the source--Jerry Jones..." February 26

  • Vacationing Raiders players give coach Jack Del Rio some serious anxiety

    CBS Sports "When Patriots coach Bill Belichick started yelling about “No days off” at the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade in early February, it’s very possible that he was doing it to show camaraderie with his other NFL coaches, who apparently get no days off. For instance, take Raiders coach Jack Del Rio...." February 26

  • NFL teams objecting to Scouting Combine exclusion rule

    Sportsnaut "Neither Joe Mixon nor Chad Kelly were invited to this year’s NFL Scouting Combine thanks to a rule that could be changing in the near future. The exclusion rule keeps players who have been involved in certain types of crimes from attending the combine. However, this rule isn’t sitting well with..." February 25

  • Will Jets release Darrelle Revis before they have to?

    Pro Football Talk "It remains to be seen whether the Jets will keep or cut cornerback Darrelle Revis. They have until March 11 to decide whether to pay a $2 million roster bonus for the privilege of paying him a $15 million base salary in 2017. They owe him $6 million in fully-guaranteed base salary even if they..." February 25

  • Jets to cut center Nick Mangold, who spent 11 seasons with them

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets are planning to release longtime center Nick Mangold, a move that will create $9.075 million in salary cap space, with no dead money attached. Mangold confirmed he would be released on his Twitter account. Mangold, 33, would've been entering the final year of his contract in..." February 25

  • 49ers interested in Reuben Foster as No. 2 pick?

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco 49ers could be looking to Alabama once they're on the clock for the No. 2 overall selection. Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News says he has heard buzz that Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster could be the team’s selection at No. 2, and that the player may not fall out of the top..." February 25

  • 2017 salary cap currently pegged at $166-169 million

    Pro Football Talk "On the surface, the salary cap seems to be an objective, unambiguous formula. In reality, the specific team-by-team spending limit is finalized via back-and-forth negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. For 2017, the final number will be announced soon, since each team..." February 25

  • Vince Young has agent looking at CFL

    ESPN "Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has his agent exploring a possible comeback in the Canadian Football League. Agent Leigh Steinberg says he's reached out to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on behalf of Young. The former AP Offensive Rookie of the Year hasn't played a game since 2011. He..." February 25

  • Mia Khalifa 'Hey Ladies, Jameis Winston's Not Sexist ... He's Just Not That Smart'

    TMZ "Ex-porn star turned sports blogger Mia Khalifa says everyone piling on Jameis Winston's comments needs to CALM DOWN ... saying the dude isn't sexist, he's just not great with words. Khalifa shot to fame as the #1 adult star on PornHub a couple years ago (she's still ranked #2 even in..." February 25

  • NFL has no comment on Revis tampering investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The biggest headline from one of the last semi-slow weekends of the offseason came from a report regarding the extent to which the Jets tampered with cornerback Darelle Revis in 2015, while he was still under contract with the Patriots. The news from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, a far..." February 25

  • New England Patriots’ last punishment for Deflategate is finally official

    Fox Sports "The NFL released its list of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, along with the final draft order for all seven rounds. Noted in that release is that the New England Patriots will forfeit a fourth-round pick, No. 132 overall — their final punishment for the Deflategate scandal...." February 25

  • Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett Speaks on Kaepernick, Trump, And Why He Didn’t Go to Israel

    Complex "Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett drew attention earlier this month when he backed out of a trip with fellow NFL players to Israel. The trip was sponsored by the Israeli government. "One of my heroes has always been Muhammad Ali," Bennett wrote at the time. "I know that Ali always stood..." February 25

  • Vikings set to meet with Adrian Peterson’s agent next week

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Vikings have an $18 million decision to make between now and the middle of March. It’s somewhat of a potentially dramatic decision that could involve parting ways with one of the best players in franchise history, Adrian Peterson. Coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him play just..." February 25

  • Leonard Fournette likened to Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker

    NFL.com "LSU running back Leonard Fournette will put his combination of size and speed on full display next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but even before he hits that crucial combine stage, NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein already has seen enough to compare it to once-a-decade type..." February 25

  • Will the Steelers use the transition tag on Le’Veon Bell?

    Pro Football Talk "Although the question of whether the Vikings cut running back Adrian Peterson won’t affect the amount of the franchise tag applicable to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, there’s another development that will: Not using the franchise tag at all. The Steelers could opt to use the transition..." February 25

  • 49ers win Earl Mitchell derby, add to defensive line

    San Jose Mercury News "Veteran free agent Earl Mitchell agreed to a four-year contract Friday to join the 49ers up-and-coming defensive line, a league source confirmed. Mitchell will earn $5.5 million this season as part of the $16 million deal, as first reported by NFL Network. The 49ers have not confirmed the deal..." February 25

  • Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams may get cut

    Pro Football Talk "Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams made his fifth Pro Bowl this year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back in Buffalo for the season ahead. Williams has an $8.3 million cap hit in 2017, and Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News describes Williams as very vulnerable to getting cut. It’s also..." February 25

  • Vikings open to re-signing left tackle Kalil

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kalil return? The Vikings felt good about Matt Kalil heading into his fifth NFL campaign, before a torn labrum in his hip derailed the left tackle’s season. So where does that leave Kalil, the pending free agent, and the tackle-needy Vikings? Spielman didn’t get into specifics, but he..." February 25

  • Adrian Peterson is perplexed that people doubt him

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows a lot of people doubt he can ever return to his past greatness, but he doesn’t understand why. Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN he’s perplexed by that talk. Peterson notes that he has previously recovered from a serious knee injury to have an MVP..." February 24

  • Redskins to begin negotiations with impending FAs at combine

    Washington Post "The Kirk Cousins-Redskins contract watch has dominated the offseason conversation, but uncertainty — and a degree of uneasiness — also has loomed over Washington’s other impending free agents. To date, the team hasn’t engaged in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts. The list..." February 24

  • Broncos say Siemian will be ready for OTAs despite contrary report

    247 Sports "Trevor Siemian will be healthy enough to participate in Organized Team Activities in a few months. Or will he? Conflicting reports surfaced Friday regarding the status of the Broncos' incumbent starting quarterback, who underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder last..." February 24

  • Tom Coughlin tiptoes around commitment to Blake Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "For the most part, the Friday Tom Coughlin process was quintessential Tom Coughlin. Direct. Candid but guarded, and candid about being guarded. On one of the first questions, however, Coughlin was asked a direct question and evaded it. Asked whether he is committed to Blake Bortles as the..." February 24

  • NFL awards 32 compensatory picks for 2017 draft

    Sportsnaut "Every year around this time, some NFL teams are giving nice little gifts prior to the start of free agency. The league itself doles out compensatory picks on an annual basis, picks that are given to teams who lose more free agents than they signed the previous spring. While comp picks..." February 24

  • Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

    The Sports Daily "Running backs in their 30s don’t normally generate a lot of interest on the open market. Even when that running back’s name is Jamaal Charles, the age and the injury history could combine to keep the phone from ringing. It’s not a guarantee that Charles will remain with the Chiefs next..." February 24

  • Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Giants are going to have to pay big bucks to keep Jason Pierre-Paul around, and early indications are that they are willing to do that. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said this week that the Giants are planning to be “aggressive” in trying to sign Pierre-Paul to an extension. However, they..." February 24

  • Mohamed Sanu: SB LI collapse won't define Falcons

    NFL.com "Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu might be guilty of wishful thinking, but he doesn't think the Falcons should be defined by their performance in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI. "I mean, it's however you guys want to interpret it as. Us as a team, we know what we have and what we did..." February 24

  • Nine days in, no franchise tags yet

    Pro Football Talk "When the franchise-tag window opened nine days ago, I pointed out that no one would be using the franchise tag any time soon. And, of course, I assumed that three or four tags would end up being applied that same day. It hasn’t happened. And for good reason. The NFL is, and always will be, a..." February 24

  • 49ers could talk trade for a QB at the NFL Scouting Combine

    CSN Bay Area "Four years ago at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the 49ers agreed to the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. Next week, the 49ers could have similar discussions. Only this time, they figure to be in the market to acquire a starting..." February 24

  • Sean Payton doesn't see a sophomore jinx in Dak Prescott's future

    ESPN "Tony Romo will join a new team in a few weeks because the Dallas Cowboys don’t believe in jinxes or sophomore slumps. The Cowboys will either trade or release Romo, allowing him to continue his career as a starting quarterback instead of as Dak Prescott ’s backup. They believe Prescott will..." February 24

  • Gronk shocks no one, says Roger Goodell would not be welcomed by Patriots fans

    CBS Sports "Rob Gronkowski didn’t get to play during the Patriots’ run to their Super Bowl LI victory. But he’s still enjoying the fact that he’s a Super Bowl champion yet again, and he couldn’t have been happier to see Roger Goodell hand the Lombardi Trophy over to his team. “It was great to see him hand..." February 24

  • Ezekiel Elliott Best Friend's Felony Gun Charge Dropped ... For Now

    TMZ "Prosecutors have dropped the felony gun charge against Ezekiel Elliott's best friend -- at least for now -- after he allegedly tried to bring a loaded gun into an Ohio bar this past weekend. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Alvarez Jackson was arrested in front of the Park Street Patio bar in..." February 24