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Report: Cowboys Still Making Run At Adrian Peterson

The Dallas Cowboys are among the four “teams to watch” for a potential Adrian Peterson trade, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday evening on Path to the Draft. According to Rapoport, if a trade does happen, it will be during the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft (April 30 to May 2). The other three teams to watch for a potential A.P. trade are the Bucs, Cardinals and Jaguars...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Sam Bradford Already On Hot Seat

Franchise quarterbacks don’t grow on trees in the NFL. Case and point: 17 QBs have been drafted in the first round since 2009. Only five of them have managed to establish themselves as franchise quarterbacks or are on the cusp of doing so (Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater). Five of them are currently cemented as backups (Mark Sanchez...
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Report: Buccaneers ‘Team To Watch’ For Adrian Peterson Trade

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among the four “teams to watch” for a potential Adrian Peterson trade, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday evening on Path to the Draft. According to Rapoport, if a trade does happen, it will be during the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft (April 30 to May 2). The other three teams to watch for a potential A.P. trade are the Cowboys, Cardinals and...
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Check Out These Amazing Skills From Browns Receiver

Andrew Hawkins lived up to expectations as our breakout candidate for the Cleveland Browns last season, racking up a career-high and team-high 63 receptions and 824 yards with a pair of touchdowns. But the 5-foot-6, 180-pound jitterbug, renown for his speed, work ethic and unbelievable journey to the NFL, isn’t going to allow himself to get complacent or distracted by the team’s...
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Check Out This Awesome Custom Denver Broncos Car

NFL fans like to find creative ways to show support for their favorite team. That’s especially true for some of the most passionate fan bases, like the Denver Broncos. Jon Heath of MileHighReport.com (SB Nation’s Broncos blog) posted a picture of a car with an awesome custom Broncos-themed paint job as the “fancy car of the day.” Via @JonHeathNFL   No additional information...
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Report: Jaguars ‘Team To Watch’ For Adrian Peterson

The Jacksonville Jaguars are among the four “teams to watch” for a potential Adrian Peterson trade, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday afternoon on Path to the Draft. This isn’t the first time Jacksonville has been mentioned as a landing spot for Peterson. SI’s Peter King previously referred to the Jaguars as the “upset special” to land the six-time Pro Bowler...
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Babatunde Aiyegbusi Plans To ‘Put J.J. Watt To the Ground’

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Babatunde Aiyegbusi. He’s a 6-foot-9, 351-pound Polish-born offensive tackle and potential free agency gem with a crazy journey to the NFL.   He just signed with the Minnesota Vikings in late March, but he’s already made a huge proclamation. Babatunde Aiyegbusi (pronounced “Bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see”) told Vikings...
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Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III Already On Hot Seat?

Franchise quarterbacks don’t grow on trees in the NFL. Case and point: 17 QBs have been drafted in the first round since 2009. Only five of them have managed to establish themselves as franchise quarterbacks or are on the cusp of doing so (Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater). Five of them are currently cemented as backups (Mark Sanchez...
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Zach Mettenberger ‘Better Quarterback’ Than Jameis Winston?

NFL Films executive producer Greg Cosell says he would take Tennessee Titans current starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger over Jameis Winston, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft. “Mettenberger and Winston are very, very similar in style of play,” Cosell said in his weekly appearance on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville on Wednesday. “I’d argue Mettenberger...
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Marcus Mariota Continues To Impress, Will He Head To Browns?

Oregon star quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to impress leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, which kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in Chicago. Mariota posted an impressive score score of 33 on the Wonderlic Test, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. Jameis Winston, the heavy favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick, scored a 27. Mariota’s score stacks up...
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Jameis Winston Continues To Impress Leading Up To 2015 NFL Draft

Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston continues to impress leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, which kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in Chicago. The fun-loving, charismatic quarterback and heavy favorite for the No. 1 overall pick posted a solid score of 27 on the Wonderlic Test, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. That score stacks up well with several...
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2015 NFL Draft: Cowboys Trading Up For Melvin Gordon?

The Dallas Cowboys are “very high” on Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon and could trade up to get him in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports. The 2014 Heisman Trophy runner-up to Marcus Mariota, Gordon has drawn plenty of comparisons to Chiefs superstar Jamaal Charles over the past several months. “Gordon doesn’t have...
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Raiders Strengthen Offense, Add Another Weapon For Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders added another much-needed weapon for quarterback Derek Carr, signing free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a one-year, $3 million contract. The deal includes another $2 million in incentives, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: 49ers.com Crabtree, 27, visited...
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NFL Suspends Eben Britton Four Games

Photo Credit: Jaguars.com Free agent offensive tackle Eben Britton has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season, Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange reports. The policy under which Britton has been suspended was not specified in the report, so stay tuned for updates. A former 2009 second round pick (No. 39 overall) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Britton seemed...
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Jameis Winston Pokes Fun At Himself Over Crab Leg Incident

Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston was the butt of the joke early on last season after shoplifting crab legs last spring. Now a year after the infamous incident, the fun-loving and charismatic quarterback is showing he can get in on the joke and poke fun at himself. shows sense of humor over crab leg at charity event pokes fun at himself Winston attended a...
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New Orleans Saints Bolster Front Seven, Depth On Defense

The New Orleans Saints bolstered their front seven and depth on defense with the addition of veteran edge rusher Anthony Spencer, who signed a one-year contract with the team on Friday. A former 2007 first round pick (No. 26 overall) out of Purdue, Spencer has spent his entire eight-year NFL career in Dallas, recording a total of 385 tackles with 33.0 sacks, 14 pass deflections...
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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Taking His Game To the Next Level?

Colin Kaepernick has been working on his mechanics with NFL Network analyst, 2015 Hall of Fame finalist, Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner this offseason, and it’s apparently paying off in a big way for the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. “I didn’t even know that was Colin,” tight end Vernon Davis said to laughter after a workout at Levi’s...
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Report: Dolphins Showing Interest in Top Free Agent

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly among the three NFL teams that have shown the most interest in veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree, one of the top remaining free agents. The Ravens and Raiders are the other two teams, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: 49ers.com Crabtree, 27, visited Oakland...
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Report: Ravens Showing Interest in Top Free Agent

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly among the three NFL teams that have shown the most interest in veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree, one of the top remaining free agents. The Dolphins and Raiders are the other two teams, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Photo Credit: 49ers.com Crabtree, 27, visited...
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Robert Griffin III Laughs Off Talk of Redskins Drafting Marcus Mariota

With Jameis Winston fully expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, much of the conversation has shifted to the consensus No. 2 QB, Marcus Mariota. Some expect the Oregon star quarterback to get selected in the second spot, either by the Titans or a team trading up into Tennessee’s spot, such as the Jets, Browns, Eagles, Bears or Chargers. That projection...
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Matthew Stafford Living Life On the Edge in New Zealand

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford married his longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall last weekend. Since then, the thrill-seeking newlyweds have been living life on the edge in New Zealand.   Landing on a glacier ✔️ #NewZealand #yolo A photo posted by Kelly Stafford (@khstafford82) on Apr 11, 2015 at 5:59pm PDT My man doing his best @dre_levy impersonation...
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Detroit Lions Expecting ‘Big Leap’ From Ezekiel Ansah

The Detroit Lions are expecting a breakout season from Ezekiel Ansah in 2015. Photo Credit: Gavin Smith/DetroitLions.com The 6-foot-6, 278-pound defensive end entered the league in style as a raw, but immensely talented prospect and the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, just as we predicted. Ansah, who turns 26 in May, has performed very well during his first two...
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Denver Broncos Add Weapon For Peyton Manning

The Denver Broncos added another weapon for star quarterback Peyton Manning on Saturday, signing tight end James Casey to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal weren’t announced. Photo Credit: DenverBroncos.com Now a month into free agency, this obviously isn’t a real high-impact signing by the Broncos. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a savvy bargain addition. Casey...
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Report: Browns Want To Trade Up For Marcus Mariota

The Cleveland Browns have real interest in trading away both of their first round picks to select Oregon star quarterback Marcus Mariota in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, league sources tell ProFootballTalk.com. This of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Browns are interested in trading up for Mariota. Photo Credit: GoDucks.com [RELATED: Browns ‘Now Positioned’...
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Report: Eagles Trying To Trade Sam Bradford To Land Johnny Manziel, Marcus Mariota

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly “engaged in multiple discussions” to trade quarterback Sam Bradford to the Cleveland Browns for QB Johnny Manziel and multiple draft picks, according to Mack Ferguson of ChatSports.com. Ferguson cites “a source very close to an agent involved in the trade talks.” Via PhiladelphiaEagles.com There are “two major sticking...
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