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Report: Browns To Explore All QB Options Including Trading Up For Marcus Mariota

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that even after using a first-round pick on QB Johnny Manziel, the Browns will explore “all of their options at quarterback” next year. According to Cabot, the Browns are willing to consider the idea of trading up into the top-five to get Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. League sources tells Cabot that Browns GM Ray...
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Bears Could Be A Team To Watch In Regards To Jim Harbaugh?

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports mentioned that the Chicago Bears are a team to “keep an eye on” in regards to 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh, per Mike Garafolo. Chicago is widely expected to part ways with HC Marc Trestman after a disastrous second-year and you would have to think that they’d be interested in bringing in Harbaugh to get them back to being an contender in the NFC North. Harbaugh...
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Raiders To Announce One-Year Lease Extension In Oakland

Ian Rapoport report that the Raiders are expected to announce a new one-year extension of their current lease in Oakland. The Raiders lease was set to expire after the season, but with no team headed to Los Angeles for the 2015 season, this was the overall expectation. According to Rapoport, owner Mark Davis has worked hard to rebuild relationships with other owners after his...
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Philip Rivers Is Playing With A Bulging Disk In His Back, May Need Surgery

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, citing team sources, reports that Chargers QB Philip Rivers is playing with a bulging disk in his lower back. According to Mortensen’s sources, doctors fear that Rivers’ back injury is “on the brink of being herniated.” Ian Rapoport reports that Rivers’  bulging disc was so bad two weeks ago that  he received urgent treatment and considered...
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NFL Notes: Coaching Candidates, Michigan, Jay Cutler, 49ers

Coaching Candidates ESPN’s Chris Mortensen mentions that it’s clear former Redskins and Broncos HC Mike Shanahan wants to coach again, but in the right situation. Adam Schefter reports that despite being viewed as the No. 1 head coaching candidate in college, Stanford HC David Shaw has told people he plans to remain at the University. Ian Rapoport reports that two other college...
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Bears & Jets Among Teams With Interest In Cardinals DC Todd Bowles

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Bears and Jets are among the NFL teams “intrigued” by Cardinals DC Todd Bowles. Bowles has done a phenomenal job with the Cardinals defense in recent years, especially when you consider the number of key injuries they have sustained. According to La Canfora, HC Bruce Arians is operating under the assumption that he’s going...
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Report: Falcons Plan To Fire Mike Smith, GM Thomas Dimitroff Safe For Now

Jason La Canfora reports that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has informed multiple parties that he plans to move on from HC Mike Smith at the end of the season. According to La Canfora, “it would take a shocking playoff run to alter that scenario.” There has been some question as to whether or not GM Thomas Dimitroff would be retained for another season given the state...
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Titans Have Reportedly Been Doing Their Homework On Jay Cutler

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Tennessee Titans began doing their homework on Bears QB Jay Cutler as soon as the news broke that he was being benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Rapoport mentions that although Cutler would like to stay in Chicago, Nashville would be a “preferred location” for him given that he attended  Vanderbilt. According to Rapoport, if the...
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NFL Notes: Hot Seat, Cowboys, Patriots, & Ravens

Hot Seat Bob McManaman of AzCentral.com has a great article up that takes a look at 11 NFL coaches to watch once Black Monday is here on Dec. 29. According to McManaman the guys to watch are: 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh Bears HC Marc Trestman Raiders interim HC Tony Sparano Jets HC Rex Ryan Dolphins HC Joe Philbin Redskins HC Jay Gruden Giants HC Tom Coughlin Falcons HC Mike Smith Panthers...
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NFL Transactions: Saturday 12/20

49ers 49ers placed ILB Chris Borland on the season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) 49ers signed OLB Chase Thomas from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Browns Browns placed S Tashaun Gipson on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Browns signed OLB Scott Soloman from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers placed S Major Wright on the season-ending injured reserve...
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Bucs Place S Major Wright On Season-Ending I.R. & Promote CB C.J. Wilson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed S Major Wright on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, per Jenna Laine. The Bucs also signed CB C.J. Wilson to their active roster to take Wright’s place. Wright, 26, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Buccaneers back in April, which included a $65,000 signing bonus. Despite not making the team’s final 53-man roster, Wright...
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49ers Place Rookie ILB Chris Borland On Season-Ending I.R. & Promote OLB Chase Thomas

The San Francisco 49ers have placed rookie ILB Chris Borland on on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, due to an ankle injury, per Eric Branch. The 49ers also promoted OLB Chase Thomas from their practice squad. This comes as no surprise as Borland was expected to miss the team’s final two regular season games. Borland, 23, put together a very impressive first year after...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Broncos, Cardinals, Cowboys, Dolphins & Redskins

Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur is listed as doubtful for Week 16. (Paul Dehner Jr.) Broncos QB Peyton Manning is listed as questionable for Week 16 due to a thigh injury. (Chris Hall) Cardinals G Jonathan Cooper will not play in Week 16 due to a wrist injury. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is expected to play in Week 16 after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hand earlier...
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Dolphins Promote WR Matt Hazel & Waive LB Jake Knott

The Dolphins announced Saturday that they have promoted WR Matt Hazel from their practice squad and waived LB Jake Knott. The team has signed WR Matt Hazel off the practice squad. To make room on the roster for Hazel, the team waived LB Jake Knott. — Mm Dlphns (@MiamiDolphins) December 20, 2014 Hazel, 22, was the Dolphins sixth-round pick this past May, but he was unable to...
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Latest Regarding 49ers & Jim Harbaugh

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the 49ers situation won’t be resolved until Jim Harbaugh meets with team’s brass and the players following the season. Rapoport confirms that people close to Harbaugh have said that he’s conflicted about whether to remain in the NFL or take the job at the University of Michigan. According to Rapoport, Harbaugh is even surprised at how...
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Raiders Place CB Tarell Brown On Season-Ending I.R.

Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area reports that the Raiders are placing CB Tarell Brown on season-ending injured reserve. Brown has been dealing with foot injury that’s bothered him the last three weeks, but with the year almost over, it probably makes more sense for them to give Brown the time he needs to get healthy. He signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Raiders back...
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49ers Could Target Young Offensive Minded Coaches To Replace Jim Harbaugh

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, that the 49ers are expected to target a young offensive specialist to take over for Jim Harbaugh next year. According to Mortensen, two candidates to keep an eye on are Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. This is somewhat interesting news given that there...
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Browns Place S Tashaun Gipson On I.R. & Promote OLB Scott Solomon

The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they have placed S Tashaun Gipson on season-ending injured reserve and signed OLB Scott Soloman from their practice squad. NEWS: Browns elevate LB Scott Solomon from practice squad; place DB Tashaun Gipson on injured reserve — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 20, 2014 Gipson was expected to miss 6-8 weeks after he suffered an MCL...
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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Jaguars, Jets, Raiders, Redskins, & Titans

Chiefs Adam Teicher writes that OLB Justin Houston appears to be headed for the franchise tag, but he admits that the two sides still have more than two months to get a deal done. Jaguars Michael DiRocco mentions that Patriots free agent S Devin McCourty could be a name to watch for the Jaguars in free agency. DiRocco has the Jaguars’ top-three draft priorities as 1) elite...
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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Packers, Panthers, Saints

Cowboys Todd Archer expects the Cowboys to begin contract talks with free agents RB DeMarco Murray, ILB Rolando McClain and WR Dez Bryant at some point in January. Archer adds that deals may not get done too quick as they may want to see what the market has to offer. Giants Dan Graziano doesn’t see any reason why the Giants wouldn’t bring back WR Rueben Randle next...
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Bears May Have To Include A Draft Pick For A Team To Trade For Jay Cutler

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that several NFL executives believe the Chicago Bears may have to include a “decent” draft pick to trade QB Jay Cutler next year. This is, of course, due to the fact that Cutler has $25.5 million worth of guarantees remaining in his contract. Schefter adds that NFL rules will force a team taking on Cutler and a possibly pick in a trade to part...
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NFL Notes: Jim Harbaugh, Los Angeles, Falcons, Lions, & Vikings

Jim Harbaugh Jason La Canfora “staunchly” believes Jim Harbaugh is staying in the NFL and most likely coaching the Oakland Raiders. According to La Canfora, there is a “10,000 percent” chance of Harbaugh leaving the 49ers. Los Angeles ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that commissioner Roger Goodell has informed the Chargers, Raiders, and Rams this week that there will...
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NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Chargers, Redskins, Texans

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Week 16. WR Stevie Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16. Bears The Bears held kicker tryouts on Friday, but Jay Feely is expected to play in Week 16. (Alex Marvez) Browns Impending free agent NT Ahtyba Rubin said he wants to be a member of the Browns for life. (Nate Ulrich) Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (leg...
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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Broncos, Cardinals, & Redskins

Draft Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that Alabama S Landon Collins is considered to be a lock to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Getlin adds that Collins’ camp has conducted preliminary meetings with agents. Bears Albert Breer spoke to sources close to current Bears HC Marc Trestman about whether or not he would be able to navigate the trouble ahead. However, Breer’s sources...
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Report: Jim Harbaugh’s Family & Friends Encouraging Him Take Michigan HC Job

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh’s family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head coaching job. However, sources close to the situation say that Harbaugh is torn about the idea because “his heart is in the NFL.” According to Schefter, Harbaugh would like to see all of his head coaching opportunities before...
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