Seahawks’ GM on Marshawn Lynch: “Next man up”

Seahawks general manager John Schneider spoke with ESPN’s John Clayton about Marshawn Lynch and explained what their plan is. “You know, no. Everybody loves Beast Mode. We love him and respect the guy. I think what he’s done in this community, for this franchise, is outstanding. It’s one of those deals where you can never get inside somebody’s head. We’re just going with...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

What if Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Report?

The idea that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will not report to camp is hypothetical at this point. And as ESPN insider John Clayton indicated shortly after it was reported Lynch was holding out of camp, that said holdout would only last a few days.  John Clayton on NFL LIVE says Marshawn Lynch's holdout will probably be 5 or 6 days at the most and he likely will...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

John Clayton: Marshawn Lynch’s hold out will likely only last 5-6 days

ESPN’s Ed Werder said that he believes Marshawn Lynch’s hold out will only last “five to six days at most,” per With each passing day, Lynch will be fined $30K, so it would make sense for him to report sooner rather than later. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gore To Get 50 Less Carries Compared To 2013?

According to ESPN's John Clayton, 49ers running back Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014 than he did last year.Fantasy Spin:Earlier this month, ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson projected Gore to get 220 carries, 56 fewer than the 276 he had last season. Gore no longer contributes in the passing game so he'll be no more than a low-end RB2 with just 220 carries.
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Falcons & Redskins

  49ers ESPN’s John Clayton reports that “early word out of San Francisco” is that veteran RB Frank Gore could see his total carries reduced by 50 this season. Clayton admits that the big question is who could cut into his workload. Rookie Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore are two interesting guys to watch, but Kendall Hunter will probably enter camp as the No. 2 back. The...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Chicago Bears preview day with Michele Steele July 28

Michele Steele is name you recognize a lot from ESPN and their NFL coverage. She’s on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown all the time and reports on site for NFL games regularly. And she’s handling the Chicago Bears on Monday July 28th, as part of ESPN’s 32 NFL teams in 10 days. She’s a fellow Illini! Yes, she’s a Daily Illini alum, as I remember that she used to write the Scout...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans OT Michael Roos Could Be Trade Bait?

  John Clayton of ESPN, in discussing training camp battles to watch, suggests that the presence of first-round pick OT Taylor Lewan could make the incumbent LT Michael Roos “trade bait” for a team in need of a veteran tackle. Clayton notes that teams with an excess of talented tackles often move one inside to guard, but Tennessee is uniquely positioned in that they have invested...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica stars in new This is SportsCenter commercial

The newest ESPN This is SportsCenter commercial has been getting some love online, and we’d figure it would be worth sharing. In the ad, Metallica is hanging out at ESPN’s Bristol offices wondering what to do now that Mariano Rivera retired. Personally, I think ESPN missed a huge opportunity by not inserting John Clayton into this commercial after the hilarious ad he was in...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Ranked 21st in ESPN’s “Futures” Power Rankings

As you may have heard by now, the worldwide leader recently came out with its 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings, which is an annual ranking of how each NFL team ranks in it’s projection over the next three seasons. The methodology was simple: Have the panel of NFL experts (John Clayton, Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando) rate the teams in five weighted categories and then use...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Santonio Holmes won’t return to the NFL until a player gets injured

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, unrestricted free agent Santonio Holmes won’t be pursued until a player sustains an injury in training camp. The 30-year-old Holmes has been unemployed since getting clipped by the New York Jets on March 10. Gang Green pocketed $8.25 million by axing the retired Florida drug peddler three days before he was due a $1 million roster bonus. Holmes...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Land in No. 3 Spot on ESPN Insider’s Future Power Ranking

The window of opportunity won’t be closing anytime soon for the San Francisco 49ers. The team checked in at the No. 3 spot on the ESPN Insider Future Power Rankings (subscription required). Complied by John Clayton, Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando, the rankings measure how likely a team is to succeed over the next three seasons. The squads are ranked on roster (30 percent...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement

Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton took a look at how players in sub-packages are beginning to command more respect by front offices, even if many of them are not technically starters, and thus are getting paid more. Of course, the fact that teams are employing sub-packages more and more frequently has a lot to do with […] Steelers Sub-Packages Should See Improvement is a post from...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Fall Three Spots In ESPN’s Post Draft NFL Power Rankings

What do the NFL experts think about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and offseason moves made? By the looks of their latest power rankings, they're not too impressed. Combined, voters John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert have all spoken and they have the Steelers falling three […] Steelers Fall Three Spots In...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jets, 49ers thinking about trading up for a receiver

The Jets and 49ers are thinking about trading up for a wide receiver,  according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 2 teams pondering trading up for a WR: #49ers & #Jets. Beckham, Cooks, Lee possible targets. For SF, move into teens more likely than Top 5. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2014 ESPN’s John Clayton also reported that the Niners are thinking about packaging...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers may reportedly move up for a receiver

ESPN’s John Clayton says the 49ers might attempt to package a few of the numerous draft picks they currently have in order to move up in the draft to take a wide receiver. The San Francisco 49ers might package some of their draft choices to move up to take a wide receiver. While Micbhael Crabtree is a good player,  the Niners need to continue to load up with weapons for Colin...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four or five teams could reportedly trade into the 20′s to take Derek Carr

According to ESPN’s John Clayton,  a few teams could end up trading back into the first round in order to take Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in the 20′s. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr said Friday four or five teams have told him they would like to trade into the 20s of the first round to draft him. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Want To Trade Up For WR Mike Evans

Have the Detroit Lions fallen out of love with Sammy Watkins?  According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Lions would like to trade up a few spots in the first round to draft former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.  If the price isn’t too expensive, the Detroit Lions would like to move up a few spots to draft wide receiver Mike Evans. For weeks now, the consensus was...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions would Like to Trade Up for Mike Evans

Lions fans, what say you? Per ESPN’s John Clayton: “If the price isn’t too expensive, the Detroit Lions would like to move up a few spots to draft wide receiver Mike Evans.”
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions would like to trade up for Mike Evans

The Detroit Lions would like to trade up a few spots to draft former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans,  according to ESPN’s John Clayton. If the price isn’t too expensive, the Detroit Lions would like to move up a few spots to draft wide receiver Mike Evans. While the Lions have Calvin Johnson,  they would really do Mathew Stafford a big favor by getting him another...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple Teams Interested In Trading Back Into Round One For Derek Carr?

  According to ESPN’s John Clayton, four to five teams have told Fresno State QB Derek Carr that they are interested in trading into round one take him in the 20s. Many have said that Carr could end up being a first-round pick and possibly get drafted higher than Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. The Browns are in decent position to take a quarterback at No. 26 overall given that...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Clayton: Seahawks could release Marshawn Lynch in 2015

ESPN’s John Clayton believes the Seattle Seahawks could end up releasing running back Marshawn Lynch in 2015.  Marshawn Lynch will make $7 million a year for theSeattle Seahawks, but he could be cut in 2015 if he experiences a decline.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Clayton: Seahawks could release Marshawn Lynch in 2015 appeared first...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Restructure S Jeron Johnson’s Contract

  ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the Seahawks have restructured the contract of safety Jeron Johnson. Clayton adds that Johnson’s one-year deal can be worth as much as $2 million next season. This move will ensure Johnson’s roster spot for the 2014 season, according to Clayton. Johnson, 25, was set to make $2.187 million after the team placed a second-round tender...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing The Eagles First Day of Free Agency

Free agency is always a good time. We wait and wait for the gun to sound, and then they’re off. The 2014 free agency period came with no lack of excitement. When the whistle sounded, the deals started coming in rapidly. John Clayton of ESPN was following the free agency market closely and tweeted out a fun statistic. So far 26 unrestricted free agents have moved to different teams...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins are showing interest in Aqib Talib

Washington Redskins are trying to sign corner back Aqib Talib, the former New England Patriots cornerback. Who is coming off of the best seasons of his career. ESPN’s John Clayton believes that Talib will land in Washington come Tuesday. @ClaytonESPN: Early prediction is that Aqib Talib ends up in Washington.The post Redskins are showing interest in Aqib Talib appeared first on...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 2014 Salary Cap Could Come In Even Higher Than $132 Million

On Saturday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that sources had informed him the 2014 NFL salary cap is now projected to come in at somewhere around $132 million. Could it wind up even higher? On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting a source has told him the 2014 cap number could be a "few million" higher than $132 million. With the start of the new league...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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