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GM Reggie McKenzie on the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft: 'We are going to add some impact players'

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie overhauled his roster, adding veterans with track records for being proven winners in the NFL. Bringing back safety Charles Woodson while adding DE Justin Tuck, LB LaMarr Woodley, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, and trading for QB Matt Schaub will surely bring the experience level up. However, when it comes to the draft, McKenzie believes...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks decline fifth-year option on G James Carpenter, sign CB A.J. Jefferson

According to Todd Dybas of the News-Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks declined to exercise the fifth-year contract option for the 2015 season on guard James Carpenter. In addition, the club signed former Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson. Jefferson underachieved in Minnesota but fits the profile for cornerbacks the team prefers.
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Ted Thompson on Julius Peppers: There's no evidence of any decline in his play

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson doesn't sign a lot of free agents, but when DE/LB Julius Peppers became available, he couldn't pass him up. Even at the age 34, Thompson feels Peppers has the same ability he had coming out of college.
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cordarelle Patterson looking to make second year jump

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson said he wasn't happy with his 2013 performance as a rookie. The second year receiver believes it took him too long to get a grasp of the NFL and with a full offseason to get better, he expects to be a more productive player in 2014. "This year my whole mindset is, 'Remember everything. Do better than you did last year,'" Patterson said...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NT Steve McLendon ready for bigger role in middle of Steelers defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron Heyward  believes that the key player on the defense could be NT Steve McLendon, who became a starter in 2013. The team is tweaking their defense and McLendon could see more action in sub packages in 2014, rather than working out of the base 3-4 set the majority of the time. The Steelers want to keep McLendon, who has shown he can rush the...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' GM Phil Emery: There isn’t a single quarterback after the third round since 2006 that has been a long-term starter

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery doesn't believe drafting late round quarterbacks and trying to develop them is a good investment. Emery said that teams who try to develop late round quarterbacks rarely turn those players into franchise signal callers.
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Klecko: Coples 'looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane'

Former New York Jets great Joe Klecko threw out a little zinger towards DE/OLB Quintin Coples on WFAN Friday, via Seth Walder of the NY Daily News. Klecko isn't too high on Coples, the Jets' 16th overall pick in 2012 who hasn;t quite lived up to expectations. “A little bit of the time he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane,” former Klecko said. Coples was down from his...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Just in case anyone's listening, Bruce Arians does not want to be picked for 'Hard Knocks'

The Arizona Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians are one of the teams eligible to be picked (forced) to do HBO's "Hard Knocks" this year, and if the NFL's listening, Arians is basically sending out a cry of 'please, please don't pick us.' The Cardinals haven't reached the playoffs in the last 2 years, don't a have a new head coach and haven't been on the show in the last 10 years...
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LB O'Brien Schofield returning to Seattle

Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker O'Brien Schofield become a member of the New York Giants a few months ago, but due to questions surrounding his physical, the deal became null and void (Per Ian Rapoport). But as they say - when one door is closed, a familiar one becomes open... or something to that effect. Such is the case with Schofield, who Tweeted Friday afternoon that he...
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Kaepernick: Miami incident a wake up call

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has apparently learned a lot after his name, along  WR Quinton Patton's and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette's, was associated with a alleged sexual assult in a Miami hotel room. Kaepernick was never charged with anything as the initial report had more bark than bite, but the damage was already done. The 26-year-old's reputation...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers will pass on Derek Sherrod's 5th-year option

The Green Bay Packers will not exercise their fifth-year option on tackle Derek Sherrod, reports Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Sherrod was their final 2011 draft pick, and the team had until Saturday to make the decision. The declining makes complete sense to Josh Alper of PFT: ' It’s not a great shock. Sherrod has never started a game for Green Bay, broke his leg at the tail...
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Vikings' Patterson ready to build on late season success

2nd year Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson's talent was unleashed a little late last year, but it definitely added some optimism for things to come. Patterson had six touchdown in the final five games of the season, and now looks forward to building off that in 2014. "This year my whole mindset is, 'Remember everything. Do better than you did last year,' " Patterson...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns to stick with DL Phil Taylor through 2015

The Cleveland Browns have picked up the option for a fith year for defensive lineman Phil Taylor, who was drafted in the 1st-round of the 2011 draft, reports the Associated Press, via ESPN. The team had until Saturday, May 3rd to make a decision. New head coach Mike Pettine liked what he saw out of Taylor during the team's 3-day minicamp, saying Taylor "is a great fit for what...
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Bengals trim QB corps down to 3, waive Zac Robinson

Quarterback Zac Robinson's time with the Cincinnati Bengals has come to and end, as the team prepares for the NFL Draft next week, the team announced, via PFT. The move leaves only three at the position - starter Andy Dalton, with Jason Campbell and Josh Johnson as backups. Robinson was a 2010 7th-round pick for the Patriots, and also bounced around from the Seahawks to the Lions...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DE Frank Alexander suspended 4 games

Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, reports Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com. As with all substance abuse suspensions, the league does not indicate what the exact violation was. Alexander will miss the first 4 games of the 2014 season, but can participate in offseason workouts, including...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

McKenzie: 'The foundation has been laid,' Raiders will be better in 2014

After an active free agency signing spree, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie believes that the team will be much more competitive in 2014. “The foundation has been laid,” McKenzie said, via Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “We’re working toward progress, continuous progress. There’s progress that began, really, the foundation since I got here and working to...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

TE Keller a good fit for Pats' multiple formations

Free agent tight end Dustin Keller traveled to New England Thursday for a workout, but left without a deal in hand. However, he is worth keeping an eye on because his skill set is a good match for the team's multiple formation spread offense. He sustained ACL, MCL and PCL damage along with a dislocated his knee last August during a preseason game, but is healed and now focusing...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A bigger role for Steve McLendon in 2014?

According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Pittburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward may have tipped off a few with his words on the team's plans for DT Steve McLendon in 2014. Heyward says that “the nose tackle position is vital. I think it’s the most critical position on our defense in the run," when he was asked if the 3-4 scheme is becoming devlaued as a result of teams...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John McCain adds his two cents on Redskins name-change controversy

Senator John McCain is crossing a few aisles as he'd been known to do from time to time, siding with the so-called liberals on whether the Washington Redskins should change their name. McCain, a guest on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, said owner Daniel Snyder should “probably” change the name. “I do believe that, if I were him, I would sit down with Native American leaders...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Caldwell: Blackmon playing in 2014 'not something we're counting on'

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell says the odds of receiver Justin Blackmon playing for the team in 2014 is highly unlikely. "It's not something we're counting on," Caldwell told reporters, via Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. Blackmon was suspended in 2013 for violating the NFL policy on substance abuse, and Caldwell would be "relatively surprised...
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Pennington to announce 2nd-round pick for Jets

The New York Jets will bring blast from the past quarterback Chad Pennington to the podium during the NFL Draft to announce their 2nd-round pick, reports Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. Pennington, now 37, played for the Jets from 2000-2007, but was released before the short-lived Brett Favre era started. He played out the last few years of his career in Miami from 2008-2010. ...
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49ers exercise fifth-year option on troubled LB Aldon Smith

According to Michael David Smith of Profootballtalk.com, the San Francisco 49ers triggered the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract for 2015. The team can still release Smith with the exception of an injury or a failed physical. The club is still trying to decide on the future of the troubled linebacker, who has been arrested multiple times for drunk driving, illegally...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings adapting to Mike Zimmer's style

Vikings defensive end Brian Robinson believes the team is shedding the Leslie Frazier era, and embracing the start Mike Zimmer's time in Minnesota. Under Frazier's watch, the club at times seemed chaotic, had double standards, and undisciplined between the players and coaches. Frazier's handling of the 2013 quarterback situation was a downright embarrassment and the undoing of...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns exercise fifth-year option on NT Phil Taylor

According to Jamey Eisenberg of CBS Sports, the Browns have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor's rookie deal triggering a $5.5 million contract for 2015. Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine said that Taylor is a good fit for the team's defense and proved it during a three day minicamp this past week.
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks, LB O'Brien Schofield agree to terms

According to Darin Gantt of Profootballtalk.com, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with LB O’Brien Schofield. Schofield was claimed off waivers in 2013 by the Seahawks In 2014, Schofield and the New York Giants agreed on a two year, $8 million contract, however, the deal fell through when he failed his physical. 
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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