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Weekend web roundup: New England Patriots

Mark Wahlberg cheers Tom Brady's Obama snub ► Actor Mark Wahlberg on Thursday applauded New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's decision to skip a White House ceremony with President Obama ... Bill Simmons: Patriots expected to sign C.J. Spiller ► According to Bill Simmons, the Patriots and C.J. Spiller were close to agreeing on ... the week prior to a matchup with...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Colts GM on Shane Ray: 'When I see him I see Robert Mathis'

Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian sees Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray in the same mold of the man he drafted back in 2003 - outside linebacker Robert Mathis. “When I see him I see Robert Mathis,” Polian said, per ESPN, via PFT. “Near a Hall of Fame player. People who don’t like him are going to say he’s narrow of build and therefore can’t stand...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Terence Newman knows 'exactly what to expect' from coach Zimmer

In joining the Minnesota Vikings, cornerback Terence Newman has the luxury of reuniting with an old acquaintance who happens to be his new head coach. As a rookie in 2033, Zimmer was Newman's defensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys, a job he held through 2006 before he made a lateral move to the Atlanta Falcons. “I just know exactly what to expect from him as a coach...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions GM looks forward to talking with James Ihedigbo, but ok with him skipping workouts

Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo was the lone player absent from the team's start to voluntary workouts this week, but general manager Martin Mayhew says he isn't too concerned with the news that James is looking for a new contract. "I look forward to talking with James," Mayhew told ESPN. "I understand what he's going through. I've been through that myself as a player, when...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs excerise 5th-year option on NT Poe

Nose tackle Dontari Poe will stay in town for another 2 years with the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps more, thanks to the team exercising their 5th-year option on him Friday. Poe, 24, was about to enter into the final year of his rookie contract, san the opttion, is now set through 2016 in KC, where he'll collect $6.146 million, per NFL.com. He had six sacks and contributed...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders' Trent Richardson looking to rebuild career ► For Richardson, the move to Oakland is as much a rebirth as it is a fresh start. ... Head coach Jack Del Rio and the Raiders hope that means becoming the back ... Michael Crabtree has a lot to prove in Oakland ► Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree probably expected to sign sooner than he did, but...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins silent on Dion Jordan's workout absence

Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey addressed the media in what's called the customary 'pre-draft' press conference, and made it abundantly clear that the draft is all he was going to talk about. But reporters understandably wanted some info on the peculiar absence of defensive end Dion Jordan. Jordan, who has only started in one of 26 games he appeared in, didn...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Anonymous NFL exec: I see JaMarcus Russell in Jameis Winston

Two NFL executives spoke anonymously to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding soon-to-be NFL QB Jameis Winston, with one them actually invoking the name of one of the biggest NFL Draft busts in its history - former Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell. "Lack of focus by JaMarcus is what I see in Winston," the unnamed exec said. "They're physically talented, but during the...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Polian: Shane Ray the next Robert Mathis

Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian sees Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray in the same mold of the man he drafted back in 2003 - outside linebacker Robert Mathis. “When I see him I see Robert Mathis,” Polian said, per ESPN, via PFT. “Near a Hall of Fame player. People who don’t like him are going to say he’s narrow of build and therefore can’t stand...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles rescind tender to RB Chris Polk

Per the NFL transaction wire, running back Chris Polk is now officially a free agent, not as presumed still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. On Friday, the Eagles rescinded their $1.6 million restricted free agent tender they offered to Polk in March. Things have certainly have changed for the Eagles' RB corps since then. The team now has RBs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden says Bears 'should consider looking for a young arm'

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden said that the Bears are handcuffed by quarterback Jay Cutler's contract; however, that shouldn't keep the team from drafting a young signal caller. Gruden isn't sure Cutler can turn it around despite having offensive weapons all around him. "I think Chicago, given the contract that Jay Cutler has, should consider looking for a young arm that has...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots plan to find a 'good player' at end of first round

New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio believes the club will be able to find an impact players in the late-first round or early-second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Patriot shave become accustomed to selecting at the bottom of the first round and have had a good amount of success in the process. "I'd say it's probably similar to most years," Caserio...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Herschel Walker says Vikings making a mistake by not trading Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker, who was acquired in a huge deal that eventually built the foundation for the Dallas Cowboys championship teams of the 1990s. Walker believes that keeping Adrian Peterson when he wants a fresh start is a big mistake. "It makes no sense just to hang on to him just to hang on to him," Walker said, via TwinCities.com. "I...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks looking for players who 'can’t back down' in 2015 draft

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider described the type of player the team looks for in the draft, and one trait that has to be present is the ability to be tough while not backing down. It's the team's personality, a tough gritty club that wins with a tough ground game and dominating defense. “They can’t blink. They can’t back down," Schneider said, via ESPN...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden becoming a leader for Browns: ‘I know what's going on’

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is considered one of the best cover men in the NFL; however, he wants to be one of the top leaders on his team. Haden, going into his sixth season, has matured and wants to help the younger players succeed in the NFL. "This is my sixth year in the league (and) it sounds crazy when I even say it," Haden said, via Cleveland.com. "But I...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Jennings: We're going to win the championship

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings believes his team is ready to make a run at a Super Bowl. The offense is in the second year of coordinator Ben McAdoo’s system, while wide receiver Victor Cruz returns to bookend second-year playmaker Odell Beckham Jr. “No question,” Jennings said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “We’ve got the skill set to do that. We showed...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Carr pleased by progress building chemistry with Michael Crabtree

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Michael Crabtree seem to be build some chemistry early in the offseason, and despite the limited amount of time he's been able to spend with the pass-catcher, the second-year quarterback is pleased with the progress. “He [Crabtree] works hard,” Carr said, via Raiders.com. “He stays with me after practice. He told...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has Steelers taking UConn cornerback Byron Jones with the 22nd overall pick

According to Scott Brown of ESPN, draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking UConn cornerback Byron Jones with the 22nd overall pick in the NFL draft. Jones has played the safety position, but press corner is where he'll make his money and his versatility adds more value. "I love versatility, I love a guy who makes plays throughout his career," Kiper said...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vice president of football operations Ed Marynowitz says he's not Chip Kelly's 'yes man'

Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Ed Marynowitz defended his position as a front office personnel evaluator, not coach Chip Kelly's 'yes man.' Ever since Kelly pushed former GM Howie Roseman out of the position, he's made a lot of curious moves and some wonder if there is anyone in the Eagles organization that would stand up to the coach. "I know that...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

GM John Elway says Demaryius Thomas being away from Broncos has 'absolutely zero value'

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway could have taken the high road; instead he turned onto the off ramp and let his feelings be known on wideout Demaryius Thomas not attending offseason workouts. Thomas, who had the franchise tag slapped on him as free agency started, is staying away form the team until he get a new deal. However, Elway didn't mince words in saying, ...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Ted Thompson on keeping pre-draft visits private: 'We don't necessarily think its pertinent or a whole lot of anybody's business'

The Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson doesn't believe it's anyone's business on personnel matter outside of the front office. Thompson, in a very Bill Belichick style of doing things, prefers to keep his pre-draft visits and workouts private. "We don't necessarily think it's pertinent or a whole lot of anybody's business," Thompson said, via ESPN. "If I can keep...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant for Adrian Peterson and a 2nd-round pick?

Although this unlikely scenario has probably been brought up before, should the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings consider swapping one troubled and talented player for another? That very question was posed to the Dallas Morning News' Bob Sturm - a scenario where Minnesota send Dallas Peterson along with 2nd-round pick. Said pick would be used for a likely Cowboys' Dez Bryant...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New Raiders WR Crabtree has 'a lot to prove'

According to the Oakland Raiders newest wide receiver Michael Crabtree, he's got some work to do to silence his doubters, per CSNBayArea.com. The former 49er comes to Oakland after totalling 68 receptions for 698 yards in 2014. "I've got a lot to prove, a lot," he said. "I don't have anything to lose, but I've got a lot to prove." Head coach Jack Del Rio on his newest offesnive...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings excited to work with Tannehill, reunite with Philbin

The Miami Dolphins officially announced the signing of WR Greg Jennings to a 2-year $8 million deal on Thursday. "Greg brings a track record of success and is a proven player who can help strengthen the offense," Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said, while Jennings also touched on his excitment to join the team: "I've been fortunate to have a great career and it's going...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles VP: Tim Tebow improved since stint with Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz says the team saw some definite improvement in WB Tim Tebow's play that led them to take a shot on him with a one-year deal. "We had exposure to him live when he was with New England, when they practiced here," Marynowitz said Thursday, via ESPN. "When we worked him out, we saw a great deal of improvement with...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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