Arizona Republic "Running back Adrian Peterson has haunted the Cardinals not so much because of what he has done to them, but for what he could have done for them. Taking offensive tackle Levi Brown instead of Peterson with the fifth overall pick in 2007 turned out to be a colossal mistake. Eight years later,..." February 27
NFL.com "The free agent pool continues to fill up with veterans prior to the market opening on March 10. The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Brian Hartline on Friday morning. Hartline was a logical cut candidate as the Dolphins seek to dive deeper under the salary cap prior to the start of..." February 27
Pro Football Talk "The Falcons are no longer wild about Harry Douglas. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the team has released the veteran wide receiver as they continue to get their house in order ahead of the start of the new league year. The move comes a day after the Falcons parted ways with running..." February 27
ESPN.com "The Baltimore Ravens cut starting defensive end Chris Canty on Friday to create $2.66 million in salary-cap space. This move was long expected as the Ravens needed the cap room and can replace Canty with younger, cheaper players. Four players -- Brent Urban (a fourth-round pick from last..." February 27
Brandon Gibson has been released by the Dolphins.
The universe of teams for Adrian Peterson, barring something unexpected (e.g. Marshawn retiring): Vikings, Cowboys, Cardinals, Colts.
It looks as if LG Mike Iupati will hit the open negotiating market on March 7, but a return to the 49ers remains a possibility.
Free-agent DE Michael Sam has been accepted into NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 in Tempe, AZ, per source.
Not much progress on a long-term deal for D-Thomas. He expects to be franchise tagged on Tuesday. #Broncos
In important news, the @NFL is expected to appeal the Adrian Peterson ruling handed down by Judge Doty. Explanation coming online.
One interesting player taking part in the veteran combine on March 22 in AZ? Vince Young. He’s registered. One more shot.
Falcons released RB Steven Jackson, per source.
Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago
Pro Football Talk "In November, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media rattled off a laundry list of occasions when police were called to the home of Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. The raw number of incidents — six — was troubling. But the content of each specific instance showed that, in isolation, they were nothing. As..." February 27
Colts announce a one-year extension for QB Matthew @Hasselbeck ... Been a great resource for young star Andrew Luck.
If Vikings were to trade Adrian Peterson, his dad Nelson said he's heard "rumors" of possible teams being interested: Arizona, Indy, Dallas
Minneapolis Star Tribune "A federal judge has sided with Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Union in determining Thursday that the league’s arbitrator exceeded his authority by suspending the star running back. " February 26
Minnesota's decision on Adrian Peterson now will not wait until his reinstatement April 15. Clock starts running now.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are trying to re-sign cornerback Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition when he hits the free agent market March 10. Skrine, coming off a career season, will be highly sought-after on the open market, according to several league sources at the NFL combine. The..." February 26
#Panthers DE Greg Hardy will seek immediate reinstatement following today's Adrian Peterson ruling, per a league source. ... More coming.
Ricky Jean Francois signed a 3-yr deal with Redskins. Deal is for $9mil, with $4mil guaranteed. Total value with incentives $11.25M.
Buffalo Rumblings "It's been well over a week since Josh McCown made a free agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, but the team is reportedly working on a contract with the veteran quarterback - and could have a deal wrapped up this week. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and free..." February 26
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Dolphins are facing a touch decision regarding Mike Wallace future with the team, but one of the possible options to address his large salary presently doesn't feature re-structuring his existing deal. Sources tell the Sun-Sentinel Wallace has told the Dolphins he will not restructure..." February 26
FWIW: Was told the #Redskins met with Brian Orakpo's agent at the combine. Team expressed interest in his return. But: Long way to go.
The #Cowboys and WR Cole Beasley are in negotiations on a multi-year contract extension, per multiple league sources.
New York Post "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s past behavior, his connection to any appearance of impropriety, will continue to be scrutinized as long as his own outrage stokes the nagging rumor of video footage that would be extremely damaging to the reputation of the free-agent-to-be superstar. “Walmart”..." February 26
CBSSports.com "Two months ago, few people outside of his teammates knew who Brandon Bostick was. That changed late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship when Bostick, a backup tight end for the Packers who also played on the hands team, muffed an onside kick. The Seahawks recovered and eventually won in..." February 26
New York Post "Is another video bombshell about to rock the NFL? It depends whom you believe. Rumors have run rampant about an incriminating video involving Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, a pending free agent. However, no video has been leaked, and it is unknown what exactly is on the video. Bryant..." February 26
NFL.com "The Cowboys have balked at handing Dez Bryant a long-term contract extension with significant financial guarantees, in part because of their lack of off-the-field trust in the Pro Bowl receiver. With no new negotiations scheduled between Dallas and Bryant's agents, Tom Condon and Kim Miale of Roc..." February 26
Denver Post "The Broncos and representatives for Peyton Manning have been working on revising the quarterback's contract, according to multiple NFL sources. Manning is scheduled to draw a $19 million salary in 2015 and 2016 — down from the $20 million he made in both the 2013 and 2014..." February 26
Pro Football Talk "The Packers decided to remove an aging, expensive player from their defense when they cut A.J. Hawk yesterday. So might they remove an even older, even more expensive player and cut Julius Peppers? Not according to coach Mike McCarthy, who said at the Scouting Combine that Peppers will be..." February 26
Arizona Republic "Addressing the contracts of their two longest tenured players topped the Cardinals' off-season check list. One, receiver Larry Fitzgerald, was crossed off last week. That didn't turn out to be as hard as expected, given that the Cardinals guaranteed No. 11 $22 million over the next two..." February 26
TMZ.com "Marshawn Lynch thinks the biopic about his life growing up in Oakland is TERRIBLE and is demanding wholesale changes to the project before it can be released ... TMZ Sports has learned. A four-minute-plus "promo" for "Family First the Marshawn Lynch Story" -- which stars Lynch as himself --..." February 26
SI.com "It's been three years since a running back was selected in the first round. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon might break that drought, but the film reveals a player who doesn't belong in the draft's first 32 selections With Georgia’s Todd Gurley on the mend from ACL surgery, we should see a third..." February 26
NFL.com "The Miami Dolphins are not prepared to cut disgruntled wide receiver Mike Wallace just yet. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Total Access on Wednesday that the Dolphins are exploring the trade route based not just on Wallace's play, but also his fit in the locker room. Wallace..." February 26
CSN New England "The season ran long. Preparations for the Combine came next. But now, with the league year starting on March 10 the Patriots are elbows-deep in contract talks. Darrelle Revis is, as we’ve explained, the first domino that needs to fall. Then the Patriots can get to the re-signing/moving on..." February 26
Detroit Free Press "Reggie Bush spent the last few months nursing an ankle injury that limited his role in the Detroit Lions' underachieving offense. He'll spend the next few weeks looking for a new team. The Lions released Bush today in a cost-cutting move that will free up cap room to help the team with its..." February 25
Pro Football Talk "Jacoby Jones is out in Baltimore. The Ravens announced today that they have released Jones, a veteran receiver and return man. Jones was scheduled to cost $3.3 million against the Ravens’ cap this year, so the move is not a big surprise." February 25
Sacramento Bee "The 49ers are one of a handful of teams in the running to sign former Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne, who presumably would compete for the role of return specialist in 2015. Hayne, who turned 27 last week, worked out for the 49ers in December, his agent, Jack Bechta, said Tuesday. He also..." February 25
SB Nation "A plan to build an NFL stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack was approved unanimously by the Inglewood city council Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. The stadium plan, spearheaded by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, was originally created in January and..." February 25
NFL.com "The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday they have cut linebacker A.J. Hawk. The inside linebacker ranks first in franchise history with 1,118 tackles. "I spent nine great years in Green Bay," Hawk said in a team statement. "I had awesome teammates and coaches and a great medical staff and..." February 25
CSN New England "When Devin McCourty stepped inside the Little Theater at Lowell High on Wednesday, he was greeted by students standing and chanting, "Re-sign D-Mac . . . Re-sign D-Mac!" While Patriots corner Darrelle Revis and the prospects of his next deal in New England have dominated headlines, well-versed..." February 25
CBSSports.com "If Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hits the free-agent market, he should become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, passing Houston's J.J. Watt. Suh isn't as good as Watt. But he's not far behind. Last week, at the NFL's Scouting Combine, I had a debate with a..." February 25
Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars have hired former New York Jets general manager John Idzik as a consultant. The move was first reported by ESPN. Idzik was fired on Dec. 29, a day after completing his second year with the Jets. He was previously in Seattle’s front office, where he would have a tie with current..." February 25
Pro Football Talk "Safety Mike Adams made it to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2014 and the 11-year veteran said that playing in the Colts’ system had everything to do with that trip. Adams said that he’s thanked Colts coach Chuck Pagano and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky because “they let me play”..." February 25
NFL.com "Bryant, 5-9, 203 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a free agent at the end of the 2009 season after spending time with the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since joining the Falcons, Bryant has been one of the most consistent place kickers in the..." February 25
The Score "The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly changing their philosophy after dealing with the repercussions of the Ray Rice domestic assault incident. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome made it clear the team wouldn't consider drafting prospects with a history of domestic violence. Rice was..." February 25
NFL.com "Ozzie Newsome isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The 58-year-old Hall of Famer has been in charge of the personnel for a team that has made the playoffs 10 out of the last 14 seasons. In that same window, Baltimore has won the division four times, the conference twice and the Super Bowl..." February 25