• Philip Rivers' version of trade story doesn't add up

    ESPN.com "Philip Rivers wants you to believe he has no idea where the trade talk began. He wants you to believe he had no interest in being traded before the NFL draft. He wants you to believe that the speculation about his future was nothing more than media hype, and that his hands and conscience are..." May 04

  • Madden cover finalists are out: Who made the cut?

    NFL.com "Just when you thought you could take some fan time off, it's now the season when you'll need to feverishly worry about the Madden NFL 2016 cover jinx. As of Monday, the four finalists are out. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Giants receiver Odell..." May 04

  • 3h
    Jerit Roser @JeritRoser

    Email from BRPD: La'el Collins met with police this morning, fully cooperated & is still not considered a suspect. pic.twitter.com/lrWNCUkhFE

  • Bruce Irvin rants on Twitter after Seahawks decline option

    ESPN.com "If the Seattle Seahawks were hoping to motivate linebacker Bruce Irvin by not picking up his fifth-year option, it seems to have worked. Irvin sent out a series of tweets Monday morning, some of them profane, that revealed his feelings about not receiving the option, which would have paid him..." May 04

  • NFL.com already has a Los Angeles Rams redirect page

    CBSSports.com "Football is coming to Los Angeles at some point. On NFL.com it's already there. The league's official website has a landing page for each individual team with a basic URL structure: http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=CAR. Go to that URL and you'll see the Carolina Panthers home page. But..." May 04

  • Texans agree to 4-year extension worth $26M with Whitney Mercilus

    ESPN.com "The Houston Texans have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million with outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, sources said. Mercilus was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. The Texans opted to not pick up his fifth-year option, choosing a contract extension instead...." May 04

  • 49ers’ Justin Smith says decision coming soon

    Sacramento Bee "Justin Smith plans to sit down with 49ers officials some time this month and decide whether he will return for a 15th -- and likely final -- season in the NFL. "You'll know in about three weeks or so," the veteran defensive lineman said. Smith, 35, would not say which way he was leaning. He..." May 04

  • Ex-Jet Jermaine Cunningham to face 'revenge porn' charges in court Wednesday, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham is scheduled to face 'revenge porn' charges in court on Wednesday, according to a report from the Associated Press. Cunningham was arrested in December and charged with third-degree invasion of privacy after disseminating naked photos of a woman to the..." May 04

  • Jim Irsay wants two Super Bowl titles in 'Andrew Luck era'

    CBSSports.com "No pressure, Ryan Grigson. Your boss just wants back-to-back Super Bowl titles. While introducing new first-round pick Phillip Dorsett over the weekend, Colts owner Jim Irsay slipped in a line about winning during "the Andrew Luck era" that would probably frustrate any Colts front-office..." May 04

  • Hardy says he's ditching Twitter after backlash

    ESPN Dallas "Two days after an insensitive tweet about the Sept. 11 attacks, it appears as if Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has decided to get off Twitter. At the Taste of the NFL event Sunday at AT&T Stadium, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team addressed the tweet with Hardy that..." May 04

  • 4h
    Hays Carlyon @HaysCarlyon

    Caldwell also asked on SiriusXM about Blackmon. Said drafting 2 WRs should give an indication of the situation. #Jaguars

  • Bucs clause prohibits Jameis Winston from playing pro baseball

    ESPN.com "At least for the foreseeable future, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have to worry about Jameis Winston chasing his other dream of playing professional baseball. That's because the Bucs had a clause written into the first overall draft pick's rookie contract that states Winston is prohibited..." May 04

  • Some Colts players not happy with decision to draft Dorsett

    Pro Football Talk "The folks running the football operations in Indy are getting public pressure from above. They’re also getting private pressure from below. Per a league source, multiple Colts players aren’t happy with the team’s draft strategy, specifically with the decision to use a first-round pick on..." May 04

  • Maccagnan cleans house on Jets scouting staff after draft

    New York Post "Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan wasted no time beginning to reshape his personnel department after the draft. Maccagnan fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett on Sunday along with scouts Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner, according to..." May 04

  • Cowboys Don’t Pick Up Morris Claiborne’s Option

    Sportsnaut "In a less than surprising move, the Dallas Cowboys have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Morris Claiborne’s rookie contract (via ESPN). Claiborne, the team’s first-round pick in 2012, has struggled with injuries and inconsistency during his three-year NFL career. The Louisiana..." May 04

  • Bucs decline 2016 option for RB Doug Martin

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will not pick up their fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season. Martin, who rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, has been limited by injuries the last two seasons. Backup Bobby Rainey..." May 04

  • Bruce Irvin tweets Seahawks won't pick up option

    NFL.com "Pete Carroll wants Bruce Irvin in Seattle for a long time. He just doesn't want to pick up Irvin's fifth-year option. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted that it was unlikely the Seahawks would exercise the option on the pass rusher, who was chosen in the first round back in 2012. He's had..." May 04

  • Miller charged with misdemeanor vandalism

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. Miller, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Monday at 1:30 p.m. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. “Even relatively..." May 04

  • Winston tapped brakes on ESPN interview

    Pro Football Talk "With Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, it’s always something. For multiple reasons. At times, it’s always something because there’s always something he’s doing that attracts scrutiny. At other times, it’s always something because the media scrutinizes him more closely than other young..." May 04

  • Draft concluded, Falcons can address Julio Jones' contract

    ESPN.com "The conclusion of the NFL draft means the Atlanta Falcons can focus on another important matter: a long-term contract for Julio Jones. There have been no discussions between the team and Jones' agent, Jimmy Sexton. However, general manager Thomas Dimitroff continues to indicate that Jones is a..." May 04

  • Raiders to release WR James Jones

    CSN Bay Area "Veteran receiver James Jones is being released by the Raiders. The San Jose native received a phone call from general manager Reggie McKenzie on Sunday evening informing him of the news. Jones confirmed this information to CSN reporter Fallon Smith via text message. Jones returned home after..." May 04

  • Nick Saban: Giants got a steal with Landon Collins

    New York Post "Alabama coach Nick Saban knows a first-round draft pick when he sees one, as he’s coached 16 of them the past five years. That’s why Saban does not understand why safety Landon Collins made it out of the first round this year. “I cannot for the life of me think why he would slide in the..." May 04

  • Panthers agree to terms with 10 college free agents

    NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 10 college free agents. The 10 undrafted rookies, along with Carolina's five draft picks, selected qualifying players on the current roster and 25-35 tryout players will participate in the Panthers' rookie minicamp May 8-9. The agreements with the..." May 04

  • Tracking players planning to sign with Browns as undrafted rookie free agents

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns have struck deals with several undrafted rookie free agents since the NFL Draft ended Saturday night. The team isn't expected to announce any of its undrafted rookie free-agent signings until later this week. However, many of the players who have agreed to deals with the Browns have..." May 04

  • 9h
    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Some 2016 fifth-year options that were not picked up: Cowboys CB Mo Claiborne, Packers OLB Nick Perry & Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus.

  • 9h
    NFLTradeRumors.co @nfltrade_rumors

    Texans Decline To Pick Up OLB Whitney Mercilus’ Option http://t.co/sqNGX3Va5b #NFL

  • Vikings finalizing undrafted free agent class

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings are still putting the finishing touches on their 2015 class of undrafted free agents, and will announce the entire group in the next few days. After the Minnesota Football Honors banquet in Minneapolis on Sunday night, however, general manager Rick Spielman confirmed the..." May 04

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back

    ESPN.com "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 04

  • Sean Payton: WR Joe Morgan deserved another shot with Saints

    ESPN.com "Receiver Joe Morgan “deserved” an opportunity to come back to the New Orleans Saints this offseason, coach Sean Payton said on Saturday. Payton was asked about Morgan for the first time since he was re-signed by the Saints last month. The reunion came as a bit of a surprise since Morgan was..." May 04

  • Bills To Sign Alex Carrington

    Pro Football Rumors "After not addressing the defensive line in the draft, the Bills will add some depth to the unit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Rapoport reports that veteran defensive lineman Alex Carrington is signing with Buffalo, having visited the club today. For Carrington, it’s a..." May 04

  • Jason Garrett: Cowboys have the right support for Randy Gregory

    Pro Football Talk "Randy Gregory was a top 10 talent who slipped to the Cowboys at No. 60 in the draft primarily because of off-field concerns. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says those concerns are alleviated by the support system the team will have in place for Gregory. “We believe we have the right kind of..." May 04

  • Eagles Report Tim Tebow is there to Compete for Quarterback Job

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles almost literally have the biggest circus in town. It’s actually comparable to the Ringling Brothers with Chip Kelly running the show. It also consists of quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley. While nothing should surprise us when it..." May 04

  • Patriots long snapper unsure if Navy will let him join team

    Boston Herald "Midway through an answer during a conference call yesterday, Joe Cardona trailed off a bit, then realized again that he’d just been drafted by the Patriots. “Sorry,” he said, “everything is still sinking in.” Maybe it was a bit hard to believe for the long snapper from Navy, but in many..." May 04

  • Washington takes a flier on Connor Halliday

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Robert Griffin III — your team didn’t draft a quarterback. Bad news (possibly), Robert Griffin III — your team may have nevertheless added your eventual replacement. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, whose final college season was marred by a broken ankle, has agreed to..." May 04

  • Adrian Peterson’s agent changes tune, now wants more money from Vikings

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ben Dogra, the agent for Adrian Peterson, seemingly has accepted with the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft come and gone that his client will be a member of the Minnesota Vikings next season. And because of that reality setting in, Dogra has changed his tune, now suggesting that the team should..." May 03

  • La'el Collins goes undrafted; not eligible for '16 draft

    NFL.com "LSU's La'el Collins, once thought of as a likely first-round pick, was not selected at all during the 2015 NFL Draft. Collins is scheduled to meet with Baton Rouge (Louisiana) police in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, Brittany Mills. He is not a suspect in..." May 03

  • Jets get Zac Stacy in trade with Rams

    ESPN New York "Two days after requesting a trade or his release from the St. Louis Rams, running back Zac Stacy got his wish Saturday and was dealt to the New York Jets for a seventh-round draft pick. Stacy became expendable in the first round, when the Rams surprised many by selecting running back Todd..." May 03

  • Greg Hardy apologizes for 9/11 joke

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is not off to a great start with his new team, and an ill-advised comment he made on Friday night about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks certainly didn’t help. After the Carolina Panthers drafted 6-foot-5 wide receiver Devin Funchess, someone on Twitter..." May 03

  • Without drafting a quarterback, Browns give Manziel silent endorsement

    Sporting News "Browns captain Joe Thomas said Johnny Manziel is a changed man. Their Browns teammates welcomed Manziel back with open arms. But the Browns front office and coaching staff may have given Manziel the biggest endorsement during the NFL Draft by not selecting a quarterback. The Browns have four..." May 03

  • Titans' last selection changes Twitter name to 'Pick 245' after NFL Draft fall

    CBSSports.com "When athletes are snubbed it stokes a fire. Former William & Mary wideout Tre McBride is all kinds of lit up. McBride was listed as a top 100 prospect by NFLDraftScout.com (99 overall) and the 15th-best wide receiver in this class. In February Dane Brugler called McBride a "Pierre Garcon-like..." May 03

  • Kelly: Eagles have 'never had an offer' for Evan Mathis

    NFL.com "Had Philadelphia swung a deal with the Titans on Thursday night, more than a few Eagles veterans were expected to be shipped to Tennessee in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick. That trade never went down, but at least one Eagles starter remains on the block: Evan Mathis. Coach Chip Kelly..." May 03

  • Report: Patriots sign former Michigan QB Devin Gardner to play receiver

    The Score "The New England Patriots have signed former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and are planning to move him to wide receiver, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. After Gardner went undrafted, he will join a Patriots team that has successfully converted former seventh-round pick Julian Edelman..." May 03

  • Cowboys weren’t kidding about lack of urgent need for running back

    Pro Football Talk "When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said before the draft that running back wasn’t an urgent need for his team, it sounded like the kind of attempted smokescreen that teams are so fond of throwing up to cloud their intentions once the draft does get underway. After all, the Cowboys didn’t re-sign..." May 03

  • Louisville TE Gerald Christian joins Mr. Irrelevant legacy

    Sporting News "The latest player to be Mr. Irrelevant learned the news via a former Mr. Irrelevant. Chandler Harnish, the final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, announced Arizona's selection of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian Saturday to close to draft. Harnish, a quarterback from Northern Illinois, was..." May 03

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back

    ESPN.com "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 03

  • Will Frank Gore Be Willing to Give up his No. 23 to Josh Robinson?

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts drafted Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson with the 205th overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Robinson, who has established a major connection with the number 23, will need to find a jersey number. He actually has a huge 23 tattooed on his chest...." May 03

  • Report: La'el Collins situation takes another tragic turn as baby dies

    Fox Sports "The La'el Collins saga around the NFL Draft, already tragic, took a terribly sad turn Friday. Brittney Mills, reportedly an ex-girlfriend of the LSU offensive tackle and draft prospect, was shot and killed April 24. The baby born after doctors were unable to save Mills died on Friday, Baton..." May 03

  • Pete Carroll says Russell Wilson 'is going to be with us'

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the contract negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson are ongoing, but added that Wilson "is going to be with us." Carroll was interviewed on ESPN during the NFL draft Saturday afternoon. "It's ongoing, but going a little slow," Carroll said...." May 02

  • Packers draft UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley

    Pro Football Talk "During his career at UCLA, Brett Hundley was described at times as a potential first-round quarterback. Instead, he fell to the fifth round. The Packers finally stopped Hundley’s slide by picking him today, with the 147th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Green Bay is obviously hoping..." May 02

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace: Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Friday that absent Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade. "No, no, [Bennett has not asked to be traded]," Pace said. Bennett failed to attend the first phase of the Bears' voluntary offseason program and this week's..." May 02

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