Found March 07, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has been cleared to work out after missing the final 10 games of the 2011 season due to multiple concussions.

Best will be able to participate in OTA’s, mini camp and training camp.  Schefter’s source indicated that he’d be “shocked” if he won’t be able to fully participate, even though he hasn’t been cleared to play football yet.




Lions RB Best cleared for workouts

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has been cleared to work out, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Best sat out the final 10 games of last season because of a concussion he suffered on Oct. 16 when the Lions lost to San Francisco. The 23-year-old also sustained a concussion during the preseason and missed action.Best rushed for 390 yards on 84 carries and two touchdowns in 2011.

Bills WR Johnson agrees to five-year contract

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson agreed to a five-year deal on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing a league source. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the contract enables the Bills to avoid using the franchise tag on Johnson. The 25-year-old Johnson had a team-leading 76 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns to become the Bills' first receiver...

Bills, Stevie Johnson agree on new five-year contract

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills and wide receiver Stevie Johnson have agreed on a new five-year $36.2 million deal, with $19.5 million guaranteed.  He’ll also be paid $24 million in the first three years of the contract.

Schefter: Matt Prater to be franchise tagged

The Broncos had until Monday to reach a new contract with kicker Matt Prater, or slap him with a franchise tag.  According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the tag will come today. The tag is a one-year deal worth $2.6 million and prevents Prater from being able to sign elsewhere in free agency while freeing the Broncos from a big money, long-term deal.  Prater is now likely to receive...

Stevie Johnson's New Contract May Help Determine DeSean Jackson's Terms

The Bills didn't disclose terms of the agreement, but a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Johnson received a five-year, $36.25 million deal that includes $19.5 million guaranteed and over $24 million in the contract's first three years.   [Via ESPN]

Colts officially release Peyton Manning

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts have officially released future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. Today is a very sad day, just to think how quickly Manning’s career has ended in Indy.  I know it was 14 years ago that he was drafted by the Colts, but it seems like just yesterday that he led the Colts to their first Super Bowl title. Manning...

Schefter: Broncos will inquire about Manning

When Adam Schefter speaks, we listen. And he has spoken: Broncos will inquire about former QB Peyton Manning’s availability and see if he has interest in coming to Denver. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2012

NFL Free Agency: Stevie Johnson signs five-year deal to stay with Buffalo Bills

The Browns search for a free agent wide receiver is suffering greatly in the lead-up to free agency. DeSean Jackson was franchised last week and according to Adam Schefter and ProFootballTalk Bills receiver Stevie Johnson won’t be available either signing for five years and $36.25 million. Per Schefter, the contract guarantees Johnson $19.5 million and calls for Johnson to receive...

Report: Randy Moss has more visits lined up

We already know that free agent receiver Randy Moss is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints today. Now it looks like he also has two other visits lined up, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva. At this point we don’t know who the two teams are that Moss will meet with. All we know is that they’re both scheduled for next week. But it is clear that Moss...

Marques Colston likely done in New Orleans

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, it looks like wide receiver Marques Colston won’t be back with the New Orleans Saints in 2012. “Somebody that looks like he’ll be moving on from N.O. … Colston looks like he will not return,” said Schefter per Silva. Along with Vincent Jackson, Colston will be one of the most heavily pursued free agent receivers on the...

Schefter: Broncos will join Browns in franchising their kicker Matt Prater

It was something of a punchline among other NFL fans that the Cleveland Browns decided to use their franchise tag on Phil Dawson… last year. This year, when they did it again many scoffed again because the Browns seemingly didn’t have any “real football players” worth franchising. Even as a Cleveland fans who loves Phil Dawson, I kind of get it even if the truth is the Browns...

Texans lock up Arian Foster with five-year deal

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans have signed running back Arian Foster to a five-year extension. Foster will make a total of $43.5 million over five years, with $20.75 guaranteed, $40 million in the first three years of the contract and $18 million in 2012. Foster tore apart the NFL in 2010 and quickly became one of the NFL premiere running backs.  He had...

Titans officially place franchise tag on Michael Griffin

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans have officially placed their franchise tag on safety Michael Griffin. This means cornerback Cortland Finnegan will become a free agent and likely sign elsewhere.
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