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Jets Cut Suspended Previously AWOL DB Dimitri Patterson

This was never going to end well. The Jets have informed recently AWOL, and previously suspended, CB Dimitri Patterson of his release — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 30, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Dolphins, Jets, Packers, Ravens, & Vikings

  49ers 49ers OLB Aldon Smith released a statement regarding his nine-game suspension, per Albert Breer. “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to contribute on the field for the next several weeks. Over the last year, I have learned a lot and I’m working hard to grow from my experiences. I want to thank my family...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bills Gauging Trade Interest In OL Kraig Urbik

  Jason La Canfora reports that the Buffalo Bills are gauging trade interest in veteran OL Kraig Urbik. Reports earlier in the day mentioned that the Bills are still looking for a backup quarterback and they have already announced the release of Jordan Palmer. However, they could be looking for draft compensation in return for Urbik, but that’s purely speculation on my part...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Benjarvus Green-Ellis released from Bengals

courtesy rantsports.comIt is now being reported that Benjarvus Green-Ellis has been released from the Bengals, sighting that they want more youthful talent in the backfield. The Bengals are releasing RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis, going with youth in the backfield and letting the veteran go— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 29, 2014Jeremy Hill, the second round pick out of...
Via Patriots Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bengals are reportedly releasing Benjarvus Green-Ellis

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  the Bengals are releasing running back Benjarvus Green-Ellis. The Bengals are releasing RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis, going with youth in the backfield and letting the veteran go — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 29, 2014 With rookie Jeremy Hill and second-year back Gio Bernard,  Cincy no longer needs BJGE. Update: Bengals...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Releasing RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

  Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Bengals will release veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Brian McIntyre mentions that the Bengals will free up $2.3 million in cap space following this move. Green-Ellis, 28, was entering the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract and would have made $2.3 million for the upcoming season. Last year, Green-Ellis averaged just...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Will Decide on DV Suspensions on Case by Case Basis

The NFL has the same problem they had before with Ray Rice, the judgment is arbitrary and not set in stone. It needs to be set in stone. If you are convicted 6 games, if you plea to lesser charge but still violent offense “X Amount of Games”. There is too much gray area. Also, NFL not making blanket statement on when discipline commences (time of arrest?Charges?) each decision...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions looking to trade for help in defensive backfield

One of the big question marks for the Detroit Lions heading into the 2014 NFL season is its secondary. Last year the Lions gave up too many passing yards for comfort. Opponents averaged just under 247 yards per game in the air against Detroit, which ranked them 23rd in the league in pass defense. Help could soon be on the way, though. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the...
Via cover32 - Lions
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Jets, Lions, Panthers, & Patriots

  Browns The Browns are reportedly gauging interest in their defensive linemen. (Jason La Canfora) Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned that rookie WR John Brown could play as many as 60 percent of the team’s offensive snaps this year. (Peter King) Jets WR Stephen Hill was sent home during Monday’s practice after vomiting a few times. He’s widely considered to be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA’s Sean Gilbert could be stirring some things up a bit in the NFL

Sean Gilbert could blow up the new CBA, and we could be looking at another hold-out.  Jason La Canfora    @JasonLaCanfora  Ex NFL player Sean Gilbert, opposing DeMaurice Smith to become head of the NFLPA, will hold a conference call shortly to discuss candidacy According to Pro Football Talk, Sean Gilbert of the NFLPA is putting up […] The post NFLPA’s Sean Gilbert could...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No chance the Chiefs sign Justin Houston to an extension

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  it doesn’t look like there’s a chance the Chiefs will be able to sign linebacker Justin Houston to a contract before the season starts. Chiefs remain so far apart in negotiations w/Justin Houston that I'm told there is not a chance a deal gets done. He'll play out his deal — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 22...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No Chance Of Agreement Between The Chiefs & OLB Justin Houston

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports updates the situation involving the Chiefs and OLB Justin Houston. According to La Canfora, the two sides are so far apart in contract negotiations that there is no chance of a dealing getting done at any point in the near future. La Canfora expects Houston to play out the remainder of his rookie contract. Houston was reportedly considering a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Le’Veon Bell Doesn’t Travel with Team After Weed Arrest

Earlier it was reported that both Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount of the Pittsburgh Steelers were arrested for marijuana possession during a traffic stop. It appears that Bell may have taken the fall for both players. The Steelers left for a preseason game with the Eagles, and Bell was the only player of the two missing from the team according to multiple sources. Blount is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers have had contract talks with Jason Worilds

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  the Steelers have been talking to linebacker Jason Worilds about a new contract. The Steelers have had conversations with Jason Worilds on an extension as well, but they are nowhere close at this point — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 19, 2014 Worilds is currently under Pittsburgh’s franchise tag for the upcoming season...
Via Pro Football Zone
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Increasing Practice Squad from 8 to 10

Here are the details. In memo to teams on expanded practice squad (now 10 players), NFL now allows teams to have up 2 PS players w/no more than 2 accrued seasons — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 19, 2014 So you could now have a player with 32 reg season games over 1st 2 seasons eligible still for practice squad in 3rd year… — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers, Alex Boone haven’t made any progress

The 49ers and offensive lineman Alex Boone haven’t made any progress towards a new contract. As injuries mount across OLs, hearing more teams interested in Alex Boone. At some point would they deal him? No progress in contract talks — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 18, 2014 Boone is currently holding out for a new contract since he’s only scheduled to make $3.6...
Via Pro Football Zone
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Expected To Initiate Contract Talks With QB Philip Rivers During The Offseason

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Chargers are expected to initiate contract talks with QB Philip Rivers after the 2014 season. According to La Canfora, Chargers want Rivers around beyond 2015, which happens to be the final year of his current contract. Addressing Rivers after the season would prevent him from enter a “lame duck” year, but it looks like he’ll...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. Wright, Cliff Avril & Russell Okung All Extension Candidates For The Seahawks

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports offers a number of notes regarding potential extensions candidates for the Seahawks in his latest camp report. K.J. Wright  According to La Canfora, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Seahawks try to get a long-term extension in place with LB K.J. Wright before the start of the regular season. Wright, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills Haven’t Received Any Calls Regarding RB C.J. Spiller

  Bills GM Doug Whaley told reporters on Wednesday that they have not been contacted by any team regarding RB C.J. Spiller‘s availability, per Mike Rodak. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports wrote a few weeks ago that he expects the Bills to field calls for one of their running backs as injuries start piling up around the NFL. La Canfora specifically mentioned that Spiller “could...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Packers, Rams, & Titans

  Cowboys QB Tony Romo still is “not close to his old self.” (Jason La Canfora) However, Tony Romo will play in the Cowboys second preseason game this Saturday. (Adam Schefter) Eagles Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie mentioned that he envisions HC Chip Kelly will be with the franchise for the next 10-15 years. (Albert Breer) Packers Undrafted rookies NT Mike Pennel, ILB Joe...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Mark Davis’ growing desire to move to LA, NFL opposes move

It sounds like Raiders owner Mark Davis continues to eye a possible move back to Los Angeles.  The only problem is that the NFL doesn’t want them there. “Davis has no long-term viable options in the Bay Area, short of perhaps sharing Levi’s Stadium with the 49ers, which he remains diametrically opposed to. He would love to move to Los Angeles and has intensified his desire...
Via Pro Football Zone
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Owner Mark Davis Has “Intensified His Desire” To Move To Los Angeles

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Raiders owner Mark Davis has “intensified his desire” to move the team back to Los Angeles. According to La Canfora, Davis has been “spending oodles of time in the area.” However, the NFL would reportedly prefer to give the Los Angeles market to an ownership group other than Davis given that his father had already left Southern...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys, Raiders Get Into Huge Fight During Joint Practice (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders had a joint practice on Tuesday, and the action got out of hand toward the end of the session. The two sides got into a huge fight during one of the drills, and many players rushed in to defend their teammates. Cowboys-Raiders brawl after Mo Claiborne puts TE Mychal Rivera on his back and barks to crowd. Whole Dallas D and Oakland O involved...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Patriots, Raiders & Ravens

Dolphins It looks like the Dolphins aren’t signing one of the three veteran quarterbacks they brought in for workouts today. (Jason La Canfora) Giants Rookie WR Odell Beckham did “at least some” individual drills at Monday’s practice. (Ralph Vacchiano) Jaguars OG Jacques McClendon started at center during an 11-on-11 session during Monday’s practice. (Michael DiRocco...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Head Of Officiating Spotted On Cowboys Party Bus

The Dallas Cowboys may have taken their partying a little too far this week. Director of player personnel Stephen Jones and some other team officials took a Cowboys bus out for a night of partying on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on Tuesday. It’s not a surprise that they were partying in Los Angeles — the Cowboys practice just 90 minutes from the city. The real surprise was...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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