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Darren McFadden expected to be the Raiders starting running back

Even though the Raiders signed Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason,  Paul Guiterrez of ESPN.com believes Darren McFadden will be Oakland’s starting running back in 2014 If healthy, and that’s a big IF, Darren McFadden is the lead dog in the backfield, when you consider his home run potential and familiarity with the Raiders offense. If the Raiders are going to rely on McFadden...
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Andre Roberts to return kicks for the Redskins?

John Keim of ESPN.com believes Andre Roberts could return kicks and punts for Washington in 2014. While DeSean Jackson can help them on punt returns, that’s not a role you want him to do more than occasionally. They need him making plays at receiver more than anything and at his size, you want to limit the wear and tear on his body. Andre Roberts could potentially fill both roles...
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Jets told Chris Johnson that Michael Vick, Geno Smith will compete for starting quarterback job

Chris Johnson told reporters that the Jets told him that Geno Smith and Michael Vick will compete for the starting quarterback job in training camp. “They didn’t give me no indication,” Johnson said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “They said those two will battle it out in camp and may the best man win.” Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Jets told...
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Mel Kiper Jr. has the Vikings drafting Blake Bortles

ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has the Vikings taking Blake Bortles with the 8th overall pick in his latest mock draft. While some people believes Bortles will be the first overall pick, there’s a really good chance he slides down in the first round. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Mel Kiper Jr. has the Vikings drafting Blake Bortles appeared...
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Report: Giants unsure if they’ll exercise Prince Amukamara’s option

According to Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com,  the Giants haven’t decided whether or not they’re going to exercise the fifth-year option of cornerback Prince Amukamara. The New York Giants player to whom this applies is cornerback Prince Amukamara, who was selected with the No. 19 pick in that 2011 draft. To this point, the Giants have not made a decision about Amukamara’s...
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Report: Raiders will release Terrelle Pryor by Monday if they can’t trade him

The Oakland Raiders will release quarterback Terrelle Pryor by Monday if they’re unable to trade him this weekend,  according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. From the #asexpected #nosurprise file: Source tells @FOXSports1 that @RAIDERS will cut QB @TerrellePryor on Monday if unable to swing trade — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) April 19, 2014 There’s no way a team will be trading...
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Patriots continue to show a ton of interest in quarterback prospects

The New England Patriots have already brought in quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater,  Johnny Manziel, Zach Mettenberger, Aaron Murray and Logan Thomas.  They also spent some time at pro day workouts with Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois), Kenny Guiton (Ohio State),  A.J. McCarron(Alabama), Connor Shaw (South Carolina) and Keith Wenning (Ball State). Now the Patriots are checking...
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Colts reportedly picked up Anthony Costonzo’s option

According to Mike Chappells of the Indianapolis Star,  the Colts have picked up the fifth-year option of offensive lineman Anthony Costonzo’s contract. According to @AlbertBreer, 5th-yr option for #colts OT Anthony Castonzo is $7.438 mill. Expect team to exercise option by May 3 deadline. — Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) April 18, 2014 Costonzo is now under contract through 2015...
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Peyton Manning recently swapped some knowledge with Nick Saban

According to AL.com,  Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Peyton Manning recently visited Alabama head coach Nick Saban. “To be honest with you, he was just trying to learn so he could be a better player,” Saban said after Thursday’s practice. “I think a lot of people would say, ‘Wow, the guy is one of the best, if not the best, and certainly...
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Ravens will have Rolando McClain attend their OTA’s

The Baltimore Ravens will have linebacker Rolando McClain attend their offseason workouts after reinstating him on Thursday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Source says the current plan for Rolando McClain following reinstatement is to join Ravens as soon as Monday for start of offseason program — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 18, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site...
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Report: 49ers not expected to pick up Aldon Smith’s option

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday that the 49ers aren’t expected to pick up the fifth-year option of linebacker Aldon Smith. 49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2014 ProFootballTalk.com reported that the Niners haven’t made a decision yet. Per a league...
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Henry Melton settles lawsuit with bar owner he allegedly bit

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton was previously sued by a bar owner for biting and punching him back in December. According to the Dallas Morning News,  Melton and the owner have settled everything. “After sitting down together and talking face to face we have both agreed to drop our lawsuits,” according to a written statement provided by Dennie. “Talking openly and directly...
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Report: Jaguars will meet with Teddy Bridgewater for a second time

The Jacksonville Jaguars will meet with former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a second time leading up to next month’s draft,  according to Josina Anderson of ESPN. Source: Teddy Bridgwater, who has already visited with the Jaguars, is scheduled to have a '2nd meeting & workout tomorrow' with the team. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 18, 2014...
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Packers' players served worked at fast food restaurants (Video)

Some of the players on the Green Bay Packers served meals on Friday at McDonalds and Subway. Members of the Green Bay Packers spent time as sandwich artists at Subway on Thursday. It was part of their Tailgate Tour. Cornerback Jarrett Bush and former Pro Bowl Tight End Paul Coffman spent some time behind the counter serving food. “Definitely gave me a crash course on the wheat...
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Former NFL GM believes Johnny Manziel will fall

Former Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominek was on ESPN’s NFL Insider’s on Friday and stated that he believes Johnny Manziel will ”fall a little more than people think” in next month’s draft. Dominik’s thoughts are particularly interesting because he was GMing in the NFL as recently as this past January, and it’s probably a safe bet that he still talks to a lot...
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Saints re-sign Robert Meachem

The New Orleans Saints announced on Friday that they re-signed wide receiver Robert Meachem to a  one-year contract. The #Saints have re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a 1-year deal! http://t.co/yOdHGdSGWl #NFLFreeAgency pic.twitter.com/GP3i3vkzLr — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 18, 2014 Meachem is a seven-year NFL veteran who was originally the club’s first round draft pick...
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Redskins fan has “RCIII” license plate (Photo)

If you can’t get an “RGIII” license plate,  why not just get one that says “RCIII?” var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Redskins fan has “RCIII” license plate (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Darren Sharper was denied bail in Arizona

Without any surprise at all,  former NFL safety Darren Sharper has once again been denied bail in Arizona and will remain in jail in Los Angeles,  which is where he’s been in February,  according to TMZ Sports. So Sharpers lawyer made the case in Arizona today, claiming Sharper had a right to bail in the case involving 2 woman who claimed he drugged and raped them last year...
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Seahawks running back Christine Michael took an autistic girl to her prom (Video)

Seahawks running back Christine Michael ended taking an autistic girl named Taylor Kirkwood to her high school prom. “I’m just here for Taylor,” Michael said. “It’s a blessing. Like I said, she’s a beautiful kid. I’m very proud of her.” Michael has actually been a friend of Kirkwood’s family for some time. Of course Kirkwood had a great time. “I’m so happy...
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Brandon Marshall runs 24 MPH on a treadmill (Video)

We’ve seen Chad Johnson run at a pretty high rate of speed on a treadmill. Now Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall decided to give it a shot by running at 24 MPH on a slight incline. h/t Bleacher Report var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Brandon Marshall...
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Former Army Ranger believes he may have killed Pat Tillman

Former Army Ranger Steven Elliott told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that he believes he may have fired the fatal shot that killed former NFL safety Pat Tillman back in 2004. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Elliott said, via Bleacher Report. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? ...
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Sod is almost finished being laid at Levi’s Stadium (Photo)

The sod at Levi’s Stadium is almost finished being laid as the 49ers get ready to open their new stadium in just a few months. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Sod is almost finished being laid at Levi’s Stadium (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Terrelle Pryor needs to lose the blonde hairdo (Photo)

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took a photo prior to Friday night’s Dodgers game with star outfielder Yasiel Puig. Pryor to tonight's game: pic.twitter.com/ekpMxvAmRN — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 19, 2014 I really wish Pryor would get rid of the blonde look.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need...
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Sounds like LaMichael James has known for some time the 49ers have been trying to trade him

Right after a report from the Sacramento Bee surfaced a few days ago stating that the 49ers are shopping running back LaMichael James,  James tweeted the following. When old news become new news — LaMichael James (@LaMichaelJames) April 17, 2014 Sounds like he’s known for some time the Niners are trying to move him.  The only problem is they’re not going to get much for...
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Josh Gordon still believes the Browns will draft a quarterback

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon told FOX Sports Ohio that he still believes his team will be drafting a quarterback next month. “From talking with Ray Farmer, I’m still pretty sure we’re going to take a quarterback,” Gordon said. Gordon also believes in Brian Hoyer. “Brian is doing well and he can do a great job for us and lead us to wins.” Gordon believes...
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