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Cleveland Browns Workout Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel had a private workout for the Cleveland Browns on Saturday (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The Cleveland Browns were in College Station on Saturday to conduct a private workout with Johnny Manziel, according to NFL.com’s Daniel Kim and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.  Manziel will travel to Cleveland to visit their facilities later this week and sit down with new Head...
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Five potential draft day deals

We have a trade to announce… The words that bring excitement to every NFL fan, hoping their team is the one making a splash for one of the top college players in the country. The NFL draft can be incredibly difficult to foresee.  Predicting trades in this very same draft? Next to impossible.  But I’ll do my best here as I try to decipher five draft day swaps that could shake...
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Peyton Manning Gets Paid $105,000 to Speak at OSU

Peyton Manning gets paid $105,000 for one hour of speaking (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Denver Broncos, is a five-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion who is now under investigation for misconduct while visiting the University of Alabama this past week.  While Nick Saban did not pay anything for Manning to visit, Oklahoma State University’s Speakers...
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NFL Draft prospect Keith Price being mentored by Russell Wilson

via ZIMBIO The big names in the NFL quarterback class for the 2014 NFL Draft include the likes of Teddy Bridgewater, AJ McCarron, Derek Carr and Johnny Manziel.  These players are talked about constantly by analysts and fans. Then you have the likes of Keith Price who make up the lower echelon of quarterbacks who are not talked about much, if at all.  Price is the former starter...
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Patriots Continue to Look at Quarterback Prospects

John Bazemore / AP The activity of the New England Patriots this offseason suggests that they are preparing for life after Brady under center.  The franchise has no immediate need at the quarterback position with Tom Brady still putting up Tom-terrific numbers, but at age 36, this grants New England with another two to four years tops with their future hall of fame quarterback leading...
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49ers fans not happy seats on new San Francisco transit are in Seahawks colors

Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen. The rivalry is real. San Francisco 49er fans are angry that the new seats on the San Fransisco-area BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) train are in Seattle Seahawks colors.  As we can see from the image below...
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49ers fans not happy seats on new San Fransisco transit are in Seahawks colors

Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen. The rivalry is real. San Fransisco 49er fans are angry that the new seats on the San Fransisco-area BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) train are in Seattle Seahawks colors.  As we can see from the image below...
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Saints Re-Sign Robert Meachem

  Robert Meachem has re-signed with the New Orleans Saints (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The New Orleans Saints originally drafted wide receiver Robert Meachem with the 27th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.  After five seasons with the Saints, Meachem signed a new lucrative four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers but had a very disappointing season with them.  He was released...
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2011 Rookie Contract Options

49ers Aldon Smith records a sack on Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger Photo Credit: www.cbssports.com 2011 Rookie Contract Options   In 2011 the NFL adopted a new rookie wage scale that rookies would sign a four year deal with the team they were drafted by and they would have a fifth year team option. The option is a “no brainer” to pick up or drop for many of the players...
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Colts reportedly won't allow Hakeem Nicks to wear No. 88

(Credit: BSO) Although the number 88 isn’t officially retired by the Indianapolis Colts, it appears nobody else will wear it again for the team. This includes recently signed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who wore 88 with the New York Giants. 88 is a sacred number in Indy, as it belonged to the franchise’s all-time leading receiver Marvin Harrison, as well as Hall of Fame tight...
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Texans Pick Up Watt’s 2015 Contract Option

AP Photo The Houston Texans waste no time extending the contract of their 2011 first-round pick J.J. Watt through 2015.  Every NFL team has until May 3rd to declare whether or not they’ll extend their 2011 first-rounders through 2015. This doesn’t come as a surprise as Watt is arguably the best defensive player in the league at the age of 25.  In his first three seasons, he’s...
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‘Many in football’ believe Browns will draft Derek Carr

AP Image The Cleveland Browns and their quarterback situation has been a running joke in the NFL for some time now.  The need is very real after a succession of quarterbacks have busted while wearing the orange and brown, the most recent one being Brandon Weeden. The Browns have two first round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, the fourth overall pick and the 26th overall pick which...
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Eagles Offensive Outlook

Photo Credit: www.usatoday.com Eagles Offensive Outlook   The Philadelphia Eagles, made strides last year into becoming a solid NFL football team. Now, they will be entering their first year with quarterback Nick Foles as the full-time starter. Lesean McCoy is healthy, and the whole offense has a year under their belts in the Chip Kelly scheme. Let’s take a look at the Eagles...
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Brian Cushing says he’s 100% healthy for the Texans

AP Image Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has played a grad total of 12 games out of a possible 32 over the past two years due to knee injuries ending his season prematurely.  In 2012, he tore his ACL ad in 2013 he broke his fibula and tore his LCL. On Wednesday, the former Defensive Rookie of the Year tweeted that he is ready to go for the Houston Texans in 2014 and is 100...
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T.J. Ward: Broncos trying to be the best defense in the world

After signing T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware, safety T.J. Ward believes the Broncos can be one of the best defenses in the world (Credit: CBS Sports) As free agency began in March, the Denver Broncos made a big splash by signing Pro-Bowl safety T.J. Ward from the Cleveland Browns. As free agency went on, the Broncos also signed bigger names by adding corner back Aqib Talib...
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Report: Raiders hope to trade QB Terrelle Pryor before April 22

USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders traded for Houston Texans quarterback back in March.  This move helped the Raiders get some stability at the quarterback position.  This move also meant that Terrelle Pryor was surplus to requirements. Pryor asked to be traded as a result of this move.  And that’s exactly what the Raider are trying to do. According to Pro Football Talk, the...
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Wide Receive Sidney Rice Returns to the Seattle Seahawks

(AP Photo/John Froschauer) Per his Twitter feed and a report from ESPN, wide receiver Sidney Rice has elected to return to the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract: Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN’ HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2 http://t.co/am8tOXAwmu — Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 16, 2014 Terms of the deal were not immediately available; Rice was cut...
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Chris Johnson Agrees to Join The Jets

Photo Credit http://www.sportsglory.com   Running back Chris Johnson, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, has agreed to the terms of a two-year contract with the New York Jets. CJ2K only went on one visit and they made sure to keep him around for good. Johnson is coming off of a less than spectacular season averaging only 3.9 yards per carry.  However, his ability is still there...
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Peyton Manning: ‘Montee Ball ready to be Broncos starting RB’

USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos drafted Montee Ball out of Wisconsin in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  At the time, Ball was considered to have worn tires due to the amount of running he had done in four years as a Badger.  He carried 924 times for 5,146 yards and 77 touchdowns – an NCAA record. But after a season on the sidelines mainly pertaining as a back-up...
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49ers Awful Off Season

Photo Credit: www.singleblackmale.org 49ers Awful Off Season   It has been a rough 2014 for San Francisco thus far. First, cornerback Chris Culliver gets charged with hit and run likely earning him a suspension to start the season. Not longer after that they must deal with sexual assault allegations made towards star quarterback Colin Kapernick. Now, defensive star Aldon Smith has...
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RGIII unveiled the ugliest cleats in the history of cleats

What. In. The. Hell. Someone actually got paid to design these things? My 20-month old daughter could have done better. Check these hideous RGIII cleats out that will only cost you $150!   Shake up spring with a whole new flair. @RGIII Carmouflage cleats Cop: http://t.co/WHlSBCf2Oa #FreshKicksFriday pic.twitter.com/d8dmWWm802 — adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) April 12, 2014...
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Donald Trump serious about buying Bills, says he would keep them in Buffalo

  (Credit: ABC) Entrepreneur extraordinaire and multi-billionaire Donald Trump insists he is serious about buying the Buffalo Bills, and even says he would try to keep them in Buffalo. Thus far, it is reported that Trump has several talks with Bills CEO Russ Brandon, although a deal like this would certainly take some time to materialize. Per NFL.com: “I’m going to give it a...
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St Louis Rams Offer $100,000 for Predicting Schedule

(G. Newman Lowrance/St. Louis Rams) Per the team’s website, the St Louis Rams are offering fans $100,000 if they correctly predict their schedule by 4:59PM Central Time on April 21, 2014.  Entries must accurately predict every week’s opponent as well as the bye week. Although the odds of winning may not be as difficult as choosing a perfect NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket, it...
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Shawne Merriman Suing Nike Over ‘Lights Out’ Name

Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is in the news again.  He previously made headlines by announcing that he is joining the WWE family.  Now the ‘Lights Out’ linebacker may have another money-maker in the works. Merriman, on behalf of his Lights Out Holdings LLC, has filed a suit against Nike for trademark in infringement and unfair competition...
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NFL Reader’s Questions

Photo Credit: fanspeak.com NFL Reader’s Questions   I will be reading all the questions asked to me on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below then compile the best of the month and answer them here in the monthly edition of “NFL Reader’s Questions”. Thank you for the questions this month and let’s get started.   Chiefs? Question from Twitter @senior_gage An odd way...
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