• Giants lawyers release more Eli Manning emails to media

    Pro Football Talk "Nearly two weeks ago, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants produced an email that arguably contains smoking-gun evidence of quarterback Eli Manning’s involvement in the scheme, with Eli asking the team’s equipment manager for two helmets that..." April 26

  • Will McCaffrey overtake Fournette in draft?

    NFL.com "Draft buzz: Will McCaffrey overtake Fournette in draft? Print 0 By Chris Wesseling Around the NFL Writer Published: April 26, 2017 at 05:59 p.m. Updated: April 26, 2017 at 06:32 p.m. The same dynamics that depressed Adrian Peterson's market in free..." April 26

  • Browns’ Joe Thomas: ‘I’m already seeing memory loss’

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas is experiencing memory loss, he said in an interview released Wednesday. Thomas could not say, though, whether playing in the NFL has caused the problem. "I definitely expect memory loss," Thomas said on "In Depth With Graham Bensinger." "I'm..." April 26

  • Browns say they’ve known the No. 1 pick for two weeks

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the season of smokescreens and horsesh-t, so why not throw some more of it onto the pile? Browns executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown tells Mike Silver of NFL Network that the Browns know who they’ll be taking with the No. 1 overall pick, and that they’ve known it for two..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch wouldn’t take Raiders helmet off after leaving team facilities

    Sportsnaut "If a man is spotted walking around the Bay Area in an Oakland Raiders helmet, there’s a good chance that it’s the team’s newest acquisition, Marshawn Lynch. The Raiders released a video spotlighting some of the recent rumors regarding Lynch coming to the team. It concluded with a shot of him at..." April 26

  • Saints GM: We haven't talked Malcolm Butler trade in 'quite some time'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis didn't rule out the possibility of trading to acquire New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, but he indicated nothing would happen soon. Speaking at his annual pre-draft news conference Wednesday, Loomis effectively echoed Sean Payton's..." April 26

  • Niners CEO: You probably need 'superstar QB' to win Super Bowl

    NFL.com "The football cognoscenti are in firm agreement: The Browns should and will take Myles Garrett first overall. But there is far less consensus surrounding the 49ers, who pick second overall and have just as many holes to fill as Cleveland. Might San Francisco bolster its secondary with a..." April 26

  • Packers sign 6-time Pro Bowler Jahri Evans

    Fanrag Sports "The Packers have signed former Saints guard Jahri Evans, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Last month, Evans wrote the following message to the Saints and New Orleans, from his Twitter account: “Thank you. Nola is a great place I enjoyed playing in the one of the most..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch, Raiders poised to give Oakland memorable run

    NFL.com "It had never seemed right that Marshawn Lynch's career would fizzle to an end with an ignominious decision not to give him the ball at the 1-yard line with the Super Bowl in the balance, with injuries shortening what would have been his final season, with a single tweet sent into the vacuum..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch’s mom ‘so excited’ son is going ‘out with a bang’ in Oakland

    Sportsnaut "It’s official. Marshawn Lynch is an Oakland Raiders running back. Just look at that smile! Also smiling ear-to-ear is Lynch’s mom, Delisa, who went public with her happiness. Delisa also revealed she had already chatted with retired safety Charles Woodson about his No. 24, which is Lynch’s..." April 26

  • Mitch Trubisky reportedly still in play for Browns at No. 1

    CBS Sports "The Browns couldn't possibly veer from the plan and not take Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night, right? Well, there are still rumblings, which have persisted for quite some time leading up to the draft , that Cleveland could go in a different..." April 26

  • ESPN layoffs begin as Trent Dilfer, Ed Werder, Danny Kanell and Jayson Stark among those out of a job

    New York Daily News "The Worldwide Leader in Sports has begun its purge. ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer, who spent 9 years with the network, tweeted he was amongst Wednesdays layoffs. He said he"loved his job" and was "filled with gratitude and appreciation." Veteran Ed Werder was the first name to be announced,..." April 26

  • Jason Witten on extension: I will always take things a year at a time

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said he's isn't ready to slow down like his former teammate Tony Romo. In fact, Witten was in North Arlington on Wednesday helping to build a playground for a charter school after he had practiced. Witten, who will turn 35 in two weeks, was entering the..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch confirms he’s heading to Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "The last time there were reports that Marshawn Lynch was on his way to officially joining the Raiders, Lynch threw cold water on them and said that he’d let us know when “s–t gets REAL.” Wednesday morning brought more reports that the deal was done and this round included trade terms between..." April 26

  • Gareon Conley: Rape allegations 'not true, don't fit my character'

    ESPN "Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has spoken out on rape accusations made against him, saying the claims are "completely false" in a statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson. "I pride myself on doing things the right way on and off the field," Conley said. "The things being said about me..." April 26

  • Deshaun Watson had extremely ‘positive’ meeting with Texans

    Larry Brown Sports "Deshaun Watson is hoping to be chosen early in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. But even if he tumbles down the board a bit, it doesn’t sound like there is much risk of the former Clemson star falling out of the first round entirely. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the..." April 26

  • Amber Rose on if Odell Beckham is Gay and Him Being Her BFF

    Black Sports Online "I would assume Amber believes this because they had sex before, otherwise how would she know 150% as she says in the below quote. Rose told The Jasmine Brand, “I am like can my vagina a rest. You all just think I am out here just slinging my thing. No you know what Odell is literally one of..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch will reportedly announce signing at Oakland ‘block party’

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, and he is planning to announce that deal to his hometown in a big way. Lynch, who grew up in Oakland, is reportedly going to sign autographs at a “block party” on Thursday, when he will officially announce he is a Raider. Although..." April 26

  • How Did Aaron Hernandez Get Synthetic Weed in Jail & Could It Have Impacted His Suicide?

    Black Sports Online "Newsweek is reporting that an autopsy conducted on the body of ex Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, tested positive for K2, a synthetic form of marijuana. Hernandez was found dead in his cell on April 19th after hanging himself. During an investigation inmates at the correctional facility advised..." April 26

  • Seahawks and Raiders flip 2018 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "Because of the relationship between the General Managers involved in the soon-to-be-finished Marshawn Lynch deal and the urgencies each side felt, the compensation didn’t figure to be complicated or excessive. And it’s not. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Seahawks will get..." April 26

  • Cardinals pick up Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals have picked up LB Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option, according to hie agency. The fifth-year option will run the Cardinals $8,718,000 million for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term..." April 26

  • Vikings unlikely to pick up Bridgewater's 5th-year option

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly unlikely to pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year contract option for 2018 by the May 2 deadline. According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, the Vikings are reluctant to pick up the option since it would guarantee Bridgewater $11 million-plus..." April 26

  • Jets reportedly willing to trade No. 6 pick to Browns

    Yardbarker "The New York Jets could end up being the one team standing in the way of the Cleveland Browns drafting Mitchell Trubisky, but one report claims they are willing to step aside. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Jets would be willing to trade their No. 6 overall pick to the Browns..." April 26

  • Will someone roll the dice on Gareon Conley being cleared?

    Pro Football Talk "Barring a clear and unequivocal public declaration in the next 24 hours or so from the alleged victim that she was not sexually assaulted on April 9 by Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, Conley will enter the draft with a cloud hanging over his NFL future. But with plenty of evidence available..." April 26

  • Caleb Brantley turned down opportunity to settle with alleged assault victim

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft hopeful Caleb Brantley was recently involved in an altercation in which he is alleged to have hit a woman outside a bar in Florida. The woman reportedly offered to get him to put it all behind him with a financial settlement. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report provided the details. Cole..." April 26

  • Davis Webb could entice teams to trade into late first round

    Pro Football Talk "With the annual desperation for quarterbacks about to manifest itself again, it’s time for he annual surprise at a guy getting drafted higher than anyone anticipated. This time, it might be Cal’s Davis Webb. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there’s some thought that a team might..." April 26

  • Ed Werder reveals he will not survive widespread ESPN cuts

    Washington Post "In a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin the ranks of ESPN’s on-air and online talent. “A necessary component of managing change involves..." April 26

  • Deshaun Watson: I’m chasing Tom Brady, I’m going for six

    Sportsnaut "If there’s one thing quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft class don’t lack, it’s confidence. After former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer compared himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton, yet another soon-to-be rookie signal caller is setting high expectations for his career. Fresh off leading..." April 26

  • Titans mulling trade of No. 5 draft pick

    Bleacher Report "The Tennessee Titans are reportedly fielding offers and considering trading the No. 5 overall pick in Thursday's 2017 NFL draft, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tennessee also holds the No. 18 overall selection. The fifth pick originally belonged to the Los Angeles Rams and was acquired..." April 26

  • Mitchell Trubisky likely key in trading down, but Bears face competition

    Chicago Tribune "If the Bears can trade down out of the No. 3 pick Thursday night there's a good chance that scenario will be centered on North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The challenge for general manager Ryan Pace, as another NFC personnel man sees it, is at least half of the teams in the top 10..." April 26

  • Derek Carr welcomes Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Now that a physical is the only thing standing in the way of Marshawn Lynch being traded to the Raiders, it looks more and more like Beast Mode will suit up for his hometown team in 2017. It’s been a rather drawn-out process between Lynch, the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. But all that..." April 26

  • Buccaneers in talks to move back in draft, perhaps out of 1st round

    Pro Football Talk "There was a report early this week that many of the teams drafting at the top of the first round are open to trading down and that feeling apparently extends to the later sections of the round as well. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers have spoken to “at least three teams” about..." April 26

  • Mark Ingram says he’s fine with addition of Adrian Peterson

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram hasn't talked to his new backfield partner Adrian Peterson yet. But Ingram emphasized Tuesday after playing in the Zurich Classic Celebrity Shootout that he didn't have an issue with the team bringing in another running back. "I'm all about..." April 26

  • ‘Scuttlebutt’ the 49ers could select Leonard Fournette at No. 2

    Sportsnaut "Rumors that the San Francisco 49ers could be considering Leonard Fournette at No. 2 overall continue to persist. Following up on a report from last week that the 49ers were “seriously considering” making Fournette their selection with the second pick of the draft, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune..." April 26

  • Vikings are suddenly in play for a quarterback in the draft

    Pro Football Talk "Technically, the Vikings already have selected a quarterback in the 2017 draft. They did it by sending their first-round pick (and more) to Philadelphia last year for Sam Bradford, whose contract expires after the coming season. With the news that 2014 first-round selection Teddy Bridgewater..." April 26

  • Selection of Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson could mean a Panthers draft bonanza

    Charlotte Observer "Draft experts have spent the past couple of months dumping on this year’s crop of quarterbacks. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he’s not “banging the table” for any of the top quarterbacks, and several recent mocks don’t have a quarterback being drafted until No. 12, by Cleveland. Only once..." April 26

  • Broncos open QB competition in earnest

    The Spokesman Review "If comfort is any factor in the Denver Broncos’ “50-50” quarterback competition, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch were, appropriately, tied after Day 1. The QBs split the snaps Tuesday at new coach Vance Joseph’s first minicamp practice. Both were sharp and steady during the 20-minute open..." April 26

  • With Alex Smith in fold, Chiefs still open to drafting QBs

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Alex Smith has seen the young quarterbacks walking through the doors of the Chiefs’ facility the last few weeks, each wanting nothing more than to one day take his job. He’s not worried about it in the least. The veteran quarterback is firmly entrenched as the starter in Kansas City,..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch agrees to Raiders deal; teams agree to trade terms

    NFL.com "If all goes according to plan, Marshawn Lynch will be a member of the Oakland Raiders by the end of Wednesday. Lynch's representatives and the team have agreed to terms on a one-year contract and the Raiders and Seahawks have already hashed out the details of a trade that would send Lynch's..." April 26

  • Titans coach Mike Mularkey didn't reach out to Derrick Henry about workout absence

    Alabama "When the Tennessee Titans started their offseason workouts on April 17, coach Mike Mularkey was at a loss to explain why second-year running back Derrick Henry hadn't reported. Except for a three-day minicamp, all workouts by NFL teams between the end of one season and the start of training..." April 26

  • Deshaun Watson has special connection to Falcons, Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson grew up in Gainesville, Ga., just a few minutes away from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch. In an interview conducted by DraftKings, Watson discusses how he became a ball boy for the Falcons through the Boys and Girls Club when he was..." April 26

  • Mixed signals from Rams on Trumaine Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams opted to apply the franchise tag to cornerback Trumaine Johnson for a second time, despite the 20-percent raise over last year’s eight-figure salary. Since then, mixed signals have emerged as to whether the Rams will keep him under the one-year, $16.74 million tender (which he has..." April 26

  • Aaron Rodgers tweets he could play another 12 years

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers is in the best shape of his career because he wants to play for as long as he can. But does he want to play another 12 years? Rodgers recently found out this past Sunday that it was 12 years ago when the Green Bay Packers drafted him at No. 24 overall. So he responded by saying..." April 26

  • Payton: Peterson's 'role will be very clear and defined'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints won't reveal their plan for deploying running backs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson until September, but coach Sean Payton expects the duo to work well together. Peterson, 32, signed with the Saints on Tuesday, and although he's been a workhorse for most of his career,..." April 26

  • Aqib Talib: 'Definitely a relief' not to be suspended for shooting myself

    ESPN "Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on Tuesday said he was relieved that the NFL did not discipline him for the incident last June when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Talib was facing a possible suspension and fine, but the NFL ultimately decided to do neither. "Definitely a..." April 26

  • Here come the ESPN firings, worse than we thought

    New York Post "The mass firings can turn into a blaze. The 40 to 50 pink slips that ESPN insider Jim Miller expected to be dished out may escalate to about 70 at the Worldwide Leader, according to the Sporting News. Talent from all over — from front-facing TV personalities to online writers — is in jeopardy..." April 26

  • Jon Gruden: Not drafting Aaron Rodgers is 'one of the greatest regrets in my lifetime'

    ESPN "The day before the 2005 NFL draft, Aaron Rodgers joked with a few other prospects that they should throw some money in a pool to see who would be the last one called out of the green room at the Javits Convention Center in New York. By the time Rodgers was picked at No. 24 by the Green Bay..." April 26

  • Sam Bradford, Vikings Haven’t Discussed Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings have not yet discussed an extension with quarterback Sam Bradford, as Bradford himself tells Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune (Twitter link). Bradford is entering the final year of his contract in 2017. Bradford, 29, signed a two-year deal with the Eagles before being traded to..." April 26

  • Report: Falcons Discussing Trade Up With Seahawks For Pass Rusher

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com reports that that the Falcons and Seahawks are discussing a potential trade that would involve them swapping first-round picks. According to Pauline, the Falcons would like to get ahead of the Steelers, Packers, and Cowboys to ensure that they’re able to come..." April 25

  • Dalvin Cook apparently the victim of sabotage campaign

    SI "Former Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has apparently been targeted by a man attempting to sabotage his draft stock, The MMQB’s Robert Klemko found. The allegations of sabotage emerged as part of Klemko’s profile of Cook published Tuesday on The MMQB. Cook’s trainer, Tony Villani,..." April 25