• Goodell Berates NFL Employees for Being Overpaid; Robert Kraft Painted as 'Assistant Commissioner'

    Deadspin.com "Over at my other day job, GQ just posted this big fat schlongread from Gabriel Sherman about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. You should head over there and read the whole thing now, because the piece does wonders for anyone who (like me) is looking to hate Goodell even more than they already do...." January 26

  • Gordon tests positive again, facing 1-year ban

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns wideout Josh Gordon flunked another league-mandated drug test and "now will be subject to a one-year banishment," sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games this season for a repeat violation of the league's drug policy. Pro Football Talk reports the..." January 26

  • Brady Admits His "Feelings Got Hurt" After Deflategate Blowback

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, making his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan show, acknowledged that his “feelings got hurt” during last week’s attacks on his integrity and again issued a staunch denial of any role in Deflategate. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan..." January 26

  • Rams, are ready to make a deal for Eagles' Nick Foles

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles apparent indecision on what to do with quarterback Nick Foles has intrigued teams around the league, and possible suitors are beginning to emerge. According to a person familiar with the situation, but who requested anonymity, the St. Louis Rams have interest in Foles should the..." January 26

  • Richard Sherman: Pats won't be punished

    ESPN.com "A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes one photo in particular may be worth more. Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the New England Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to last..." January 26

  • Tom Brady: Haven't talked to NFL

    ESPN.com "Tom Brady told ESPN on Sunday that he hasn't yet spoken to NFL investigators regarding the allegations of the New England Patriots using underinflated footballs in the first half of the AFC Championship Game and expects that to happen after the season is completed. The Patriots quarterback made..." January 26

  • Belichick on sideline videotaping: “We never did it again”

    Pro Football Talk "After a more than 2,000-word opening statement in his Saturday press conference detailing how the club’s footballs might have become under-inflated in the AFC title game vs. Indianapolis, Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened the floor for a question-and-answer session. Seven questions in, a..." January 26

  • Did NFL run sting operation on Patriots to trigger deflate-gate?

    Yahoo! Sports "Forget all about the most debated topics that have stemmed from the New England Patriots' use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game – did Tom Brady order it, did Bill Belichick know about it, is Bill Nye the Science Guy even a scientist? The question that has clues but no..." January 26

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public

    ESPN.com "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Mariota, still healing from injury, not sure if he'll throw at NFL Combine

    Star Advertiser "Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal. "Right now we're still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half," Mariota..." January 26

  • Raheem Morris set to join Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris is set to accept a position with the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Washington Post. Morris, 38, currently Washington’s defensive backs coach, is scheduled to interview with the Falcons for a hybrid assistant-defensive coordinator position under new..." January 26

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville's defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources

  • Pete Carroll to speak with Marshawn Lynch about NFL crackdown on gesture

    Seattle Times "Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Sunday he plans to talk to running back Marshawn Lynch about the NFL’s plans to penalize the Seahawks on the field if Lynch continues to grab his crotch in the Super Bowl. ESPN reported Saturday that NFL has told the Seahawks they would be at risk of a 15-yard..." January 26

  • Andrew Luck on new contract: 'There's nothing there'

    Indianapolis Star "As much as Andrew Luck is a priceless commodity for the Indianapolis Colts, the team has no reason to be in a rush to renegotiate his rookie contract. That's why it was surprising to see a report last week that stated the Colts and Luck's representatives were working on a deal that would result..." January 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    On new #Raiders OC Bill Musgrave, he's planning on running a no-huddle offense. That's the 1 facet of Chip Kelly's offense he's taking.

  • If Cleveland Browns want 'accountability' talk to be taken seriously they must cut Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have told Johnny Manziel all the talk about changing his ways is meaningless unless he follows through with actions. It's time to hold the organization to the same standard in regards to Josh Gordon. Multiple outlets are reporting the receiver has failed his third drug test in as..." January 26

  • Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson slam Patriots on Deflategate: ‘Not surprised’

    New York Post "Consider Sheldon Richardson and Nick Mangold skeptics when it comes to the Patriots’ claim of innocence in Deflategate. “That’s the Patriots,” Richardson, the Jets’ opinionated defensive tackle, said Sunday night after making his first Pro Bowl appearance. “I’m not surprised at all. If they..." January 26

  • Odell Beckham says he played with 2 hamstring tears

    New York Post "Odell Beckham Jr. wowed the crowd in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday night, kicking field goals with ease in warmups and then making five catches — most of them of the acrobatic variety — in the actual game. What the Giants’ rookie sensation revealed after the game made all of that and his..." January 26

  • Is Sam Bradford 'That Guy'?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The 2014 NFL playoffs have reaffirmed something that we already knew, but it’s worth repeating: if you want to win big in this league, you’d better have a quarterback capable of leading the way. Without a very good quarterback in place, you’re pretty much out of luck. Put the outliers aside...." January 26

  • An early look at seven free agents who might be good fits for the Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "The start of free agency is still nearly a month and a half away (March 10), but the Chiefs’ primary needs are crystal clear — offensive line, receiver and linebacker — and it’s never too early to take a look at pending free agents who might look good in red and gold. Here are seven players who..." January 26

  • Bengals' Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery

    NFL.com "Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict will spend his offseason recovering from one of the NFL's most dreaded procedures: Microfracture surgery. But according to the surgeon who performed the operation to correct cartilage damage on the side of his knee, it's very much in the realm of..." January 26

  • Can Shane Vereen exploit Seattle’s linebackers?

    Providence Journal "The Seahawks are as good as it comes in stopping running backs on the ground. But might they be susceptible to running backs in the passing game? Seattle allowed more than 700 receiving yards to running backs this season — 10th most in football. Washington’s Roy Helu, San Francisco’s Bruce..." January 26

  • Weddle wants Chargers to join him at top

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Eric Weddle was here a week earlier than he’d have preferred. And it was more of a vacation than the business trip he'd have liked to have taken to the Valley of the Sun, one where more than one other teammate was with him. It had been a long four weeks since the Chargers’ regular season..." January 26

  • Making sense of the Cowboys' linebacker situation

    Dallas Morning News "Hey Kevin, I feel this question will come up a lot this offseason but how do you see the LB positions shaking out next year? I know it depends on who stays but let's assume for sake of argument you're looking at Sean Lee, Rolando, Carter OR Durant, Hitchens, and Wilbur. Sherrington: Let's say..." January 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Because of his looming suspension, #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract thru ’16, and he’ll only be a restricted FA after that year

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    On flip side of @browns Josh Gordon news, lots of #NFL folks optimistic @Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon overcoming issues & will be back in '15

  • Edelman on Legion of Boom: 'They're all big, strong, ferocious players'

    CBSSports.com "Standing only 5-foot-10, Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is one of the smaller wide receivers in the NFL. On Super Bowl Sunday, he'll be going up against a Seahawks defense that is filled with big defensive backs. "They're all big, strong, ferocious players. They play in their scheme. They're..." January 26

  • Bill Nye says Bill Belichick made no sense

    Pro Football Talk "We’ll be posting the entire transcript of Bill Belichick’s Saturday press conference so that anyone interested in reading the whole thing can review it, process it, understand it. One fairly famous scientist who presumably listened to the entire press conference and/or read the transcript already..." January 25

  • NFL to test new replay system

    ESPN.com "The days where the head NFL official ducked under a hood to see an instant replay might be coming to an end. The NFL will test a new instant replay system at Sunday's Pro Bowl involving two of its technology partners. When a play needs to be reviewed, an NFL staffer will hand Bose headphones..." January 25

  • Brian Hoyer open to Browns return if he can compete for starting job

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns benched Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel late in the regular season, it seemed as if they would be moving on from Hoyer when he became a free agent. Manziel fizzled, though, and there’s nothing close to certainty that he’ll be the starter when the Browns take the field to..." January 25

  • Mariota, still healing from injury, not sure if he'll throw at NFL Combine

    Star Advertiser "Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal. "Right now we're still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half," Mariota..." January 25

  • Colts frontrunners for CFL star WR Duron Carter

    Indianapolis Star "Canadian Football League standout Duron Carter can't sign with an NFL team until Feb. 10, but a source with knowledge of the situation said the Colts remain one of the frontrunners for the services of the former Ohio State and Alabama receiver. The other team to watch: The Minnesota Vikings,..." January 25

  • Belichick: Pats followed every rule

    ESPN Boston "Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots "followed every rule" in preparing their footballs for last Sunday's AFC Championship Game, offering several potential reasons behind the "Deflategate" controversy. Belichick addressed the issue in a lengthy statement Saturday, one day after..." January 25

  • Romo is pressing Jerry to re-sign DeMarco and Dez

    Dallas Morning News "Tony Romo made it clear Friday morning that he’s doing everything he can to persuade Jerry Jones to keep both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray long-term. Obviously, that’s easier said than done. There’s a business side to the game and keeping a pair of talented free agents like Bryant and Murray..." January 25

  • NFL warns Marshawn Lynch a crotch grab will cost 15 yards

    Pro Football Talk "The threat of fines has not deterred Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from grabbing his crotch after scoring touchdowns. But the threat of a 15-yard penalty might. The NFL wants Lynch to know that officials will be on the lookout and ready to assess a 15-yard penalty if Lynch does it again...." January 25

  • Colts' Andrew Jackson arrested in DUI case in Kentucky

    Indianapolis Star "Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky early Friday morning on an impaired-driving charge, according to jail records. Jackson, 22, was booked into the jail just before 5 a.m. on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and..." January 25

  • Matthew Slater: NFLPA has “instructed” Patriots players to “reserve comment” on deflation investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s football-deflation investigation figures to be much discussed at the Super Bowl. However, the discussion might go on without Patriots players contributing much. At a Saturday morning press conference, Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater said the NFL Players Association had..." January 25

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Delvin Breaux, a standout CFL CB who worked out for 13 NFL teams, has reached agreement with the New Orleans Saints.

  • Eagles and Jeremy Maclin have hit a bit of a wall in negotiations on a new contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Eagles cleaned out their lockers late last month after their season ended, it was considered a no-brainer that wide receiver and free-agent-to-be Jeremy Maclin would be back. He still might be, but with each passing day, the louder the noise gets that there is plenty of work still to..." January 24

  • Sanders thinks Peyton Manning will return to Broncos

    NFL.com "Emmanuel Sanders said last offseason he had made it to "receiver heaven" after linking up with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Playing in that paradise earned the wideout his first Pro Bowl trip. Sanders told Around The NFL on Friday his season was almost everything he dreamed..." January 24

  • Seahawks GM: No timetable for Wilson talks

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, speaking to team reporters Friday for the first time since the season began, had no update on negotiations involving quarterback Russell Wilson's contract. "We don't have a timetable," Schneider said. "At the appropriate time when we are able to..." January 24

  • Dungy: NFL needs to restrict Patriot’s substitution game

    Pro Football Talk "Lost amid the furor over #DeflateGate is New England’s newfound penchant for playing the ineligible-eligible receiver game. Whether it’s a player wearing an ineligible number reporting as an eligible receiver or a player wearing an eligible number reporting as an ineligible receiver, the Patriots..." January 24

  • Justin Forsett: Ravens expressed they want me back

    NFL.com "Justin Forsett turned a nomadic career into a Pro Bowl season in 2014, churning for 5.4 yards per attempt, tops in the NFL. After spending the past four seasons with four different franchises, the 29-year-old wants to return to Baltimore for another season. "That is the plan, they gave me..." January 24

  • Former players laud Bears' John Fox: 'A player's dream for a head coach'

    Chicago Sun-Times "You can hardly make a move at Pro Bowl practices without running into a Bronco with good things to say about playing for John Fox. It’s almost disconcerting. How does a team get 11 players in the Pro Bowl — nine of them original-ballot selections — and get knocked out in the divisional..." January 24

  • Teammate said Johnny Manziel was a '100 percent joke'

    CBSSports.com "Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had seen enough. This is the same Kyle Shanahan who endured the Robert Griffin III circus in 2013 that eventually cost him and his father, then-coach Mike Shanahan, their jobs. But drafting Johnny Manziel to the Browns in May 2014 ratcheted..." January 24

  • NFL fines Jermaine Kearse for throwing TD ball, which he now has

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse, who scored the game-winning touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, celebrated by throwing the football into the stands. That’s against NFL rules, and the NFL has fined him $5,512 for it. But the good news for Kearse is that he got the football back. Scott..." January 24

  • Jim Miller says Nate Solder's TD catch shouldn't have counted vs. Colts

    CBSSports.com "Good news for those of you suffering full-on Deflategate fatigue: Here's a story about something other than under-inflated balls. But it's bad news for those of you who don't want to hear about more Patriots shenanigans during their run to the Super Bowl. Either way, you've been warned. The..." January 24

  • Ravens release Terrence Cody

    ESPN.com "The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they are releasing backup nose tackle Terrence Cody, who is under investigation for animal cruelty. A Baltimore County police spokeswoman said Cody has not been arrested. The Baltimore Sun reported that the animal cruelty case involves a dog. Cody,..." January 24

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    John Boyle @johnpboyle

    Earl Thomas listed as limited participation for today. Sweezy DNP, everyone else a full-go. #Seahawks

  • First Hernandez murder trial could start Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "With jury selection nearly complete, the first murder trial against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez could begin as soon as Tuesday, with opening statements. Via the Associated Press, Judge E. Susan Garsh has cleared a pool of 53 potential jurors. The judge individually questioned the..." January 24