|1.||Colts | Trent Richardson thinks he tried too hard
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson said after reviewing tape of the 2013 season he thinks he was trying to do too much. "It's human. But you can't hit the home run. You have to set up your runs," Richardson said. "That's one thing, (because of) not having as much success as I've always had, you catch yourself saying, 'I gotta score, I gotta score.' "||less than a minute||
|2.||Antrel Rolle says he has four years left
||(Rotoworld) Giants FS Antrel Rolle claims he has four "great" seasons left in him. Analysis: The Giants may not agree. Rolle is entering the final year of his contract, but there's been no talk about an extension. It's not a surprise considering he'll turn 32 in December. Rolle did play at a high level in 2013, grading out 10th among 86 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' grades.||1 hour|
|3.||Dwayne Allen cleared to participate full...
||(Rotoworld) Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) said he's been cleared to participate in everything. Analysis: Allen is running around at this week's offseason workouts, catching some passes with no restrictions. It confirms his proclamations from a month ago that his hip is back to "110 percent." Allen has the skill set to be an all-around beast and a major asset in the passing game -- especially if tight end-friendly special assistant Rob Chudzinski gains influence over OC Pep Hamilton.||1 hour|
|4.||Richardson says he was trying to do too ...
||(Rotoworld) After reviewing tape of his 2013 season, Trent Richardson said he was trying to do too much. Analysis: Richardson averaged 2.91 YPC in 14 games with the Colts. "You catch yourself trying to hit the home run when you haven't had the big runs yet," he said. "It's human. But you can't hit the home run. You have to set up your runs." We noticed T-Rich being overly hesitant and too slow to see holes, something that shows a lack of confidence. He must show improvement in preseason to separate from Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard.||1 hour|
|5.||Report: Manziel on Bucs' short list at N...
||(Rotoworld) A source tells ESPN that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on the short list of the players the Bucs are considering at No. 7 overall. Analysis: Despite the signing of Josh McCown and presence of Mike Glennon, recent rumors out of Tampa have tied them strongly to a quarterback. It's not as crazy as it sounds. The Bucs have a solid roster and can afford to take a shot at quarterback -- especially if the new Lovie Smith regime believes Manziel is a long-term difference-maker. We know McCown is a stop-gap option. ESPN's source did not disclose any other players on the "short list"... (More)||1 hour|
|6.||Buccaneers | Luke Stocker sidelined
||(KFFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (undisclosed) was on the sidelines for the voluntary workout Wednesday, April 23, due to an undisclosed ailment. "That's hurting guys like him," head coach Lovie Smith said.||9 hours|
||(RotoWire) Trufan will sign with the Seahawks on Thursday in order to announce his retirement, ESPN reports. Analysis: Trufant spent the entirety of his 10 NFL seasons in Seattle, where he started 125 games before becoming a free agent in March of 2013. Trufant signed with the Jaguars last May but was released prior to the regular season. He'll retire with the fifth-most interceptions (21) and tenth-most tackles (638) in Seahawks history.||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) The Cowboys have signed Hanie to a one-year contract, the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Hanie gives the Cowboys another backup quarterback option (to go along with Brandon Weeden) with starter Tony Romo recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton's future with the team unclear at this stage.||11 hours|
|9.||Ryan Broyles participating in workouts
||(Rotoworld) Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in Lions offseason workouts. Analysis: Broyles has torn both of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon through just two seasons in the NFL. He indicated that he's feeling some pressure for his roster spot. "You feel like you have a deadline because there's guys counting on you," said Broyles. "I feel like I have to go in there and prove something and maybe I did that a little bit before my body was ready (last year)." The Lions won't be counting on Broyles for a major 2014 role, though those plans could change with a produc... (More)||11 hours|
|10.||NFL | Marcus Trufant to retire
||(KFFL) Free-agent CB Marcus Trufant (Jaguars) will sign a deal with the Seattle Seahawks with the intention of retiring with the team.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Stocker (hip) was fully cleared in advance of the Bucs' three-day minicamp this week, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: The return of Stocker bolsters the Bucs' TE depth, but the presence of Tom Crabtree and the addition of newcomer Brandon Myers limits his fantasy utility at this stage.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Demps has indicated that he is putting his track career on hold for the foreseeable future, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Demps will thus focus on his football career, though with the likes of Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey also in the Bucs' backfield mix, Demps' clearest path to making a splash this season figures to rest in his upside as a returner.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Martin (shoulder) was fully cleared in advance of the Bucs' three-day voluntary minicamp, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Meanwhile, with reference to Martin, coach Lovie Smith offered the following encouraging tidbit, "did he have an injury last year? It doesn't look like it right now." In any case, barring any injury setbacks, Martin -- who was limited to six games last season -- is on track to head a Tampa Bay backfield that also includes Mike James, Bobby Rainey and Jeff Demps.||12 hours|
|14.||Cecil Shorts not yet 100 percent
||(Rotoworld) Cecil Shorts is not yet fully recovered from his December sports hernia surgery. Analysis: Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and expects to be 100 percent shortly. "I'm on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," he said. "I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back." Still only 26 years old, Shorts returns as Jacksonville's clear-cut No. 1 receiver with Justin Blackmon serving an indefinite suspension.||12 hours|
|15.||Collin Klein signs 2-year deal with CFL ...
||(Rotoworld) Former Kansas State QB Collin Klein has signed a two-year contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. Analysis: Klein, 24, was invited to Texans rookie camp last year, but failed to earn a contract and didn't resurface in an NFL training camp. As CFL contracts are binding, Klein will have to wait two more years if he hopes to earn another NFL shot.||12 hours|
|16.||Cowboys | Caleb Hanie signed
||(KFFL) The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent QB Caleb Hanie (Browns) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.||13 hours|
|17.||Lions | Mikel Leshoure sits out workout
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) did not participate during the media-access portion of the team's workout Wednesday, April 23. Leshoure did participate in the workouts Tuesday, April 22.||13 hours|
|18.||Saints | Coach says no decision on Mark Ingram's option
||(KFFL) New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team has not made a final decision on whether to pick up the fifth-year option in RB Mark Ingram's contract and that they have more time before making a decision.||13 hours|
|19.||Giants | Victor Cruz fully healthy
||(KFFL) New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy and will not be limited during offseason workouts.||13 hours|
|20.||NFL will open season with Packers at Sea...
||(Rotoworld) The 2014 NFL season will open on Thursday, September 4 with the Packers at the Seahawks. Analysis: The defending Super Bowl champs host Aaron Rodgers and the team they beat on the famous "Fail Mary" play from 2012. NBC's Sunday Night Football opener is equally as intriguing as Andrew Luck travels to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos. The opening Monday Night will be a doubleheader: Giants at Lions and Chargers at Cardinals. Other highlights include a Seahawks/Broncos Super Bowl rematch in Week 3 and Seahawks/49ers on Thanksgiving night.||13 hours|
|21.||Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul will not be limited
||(KFFL) New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) said great and that he will not be limited during offseason workouts. Pierre-Paul has lost 15 pounds this offseason and is comfortable at his current weight of 270 pounds.||13 hours|
|22.||Giants | David Wilson feels good
||(KFFL) New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) said he is feeling good and is just waiting for the doctors to clear him to play again. Wilson said he is not experiencing any pain in his surgically repaired neck.||14 hours|
||(RotoWire) Mathieu (knee) wants to avoid the PUP list at the start of the 2014 season, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Mathieu isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp and likely won't be available for any part of training camp. His ultimate goal is to avoid the PUP list and be ready for Week 1, but that seems questionable at this point.||14 hours|
|24.||Lions | Ryan Broyles participating
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in the team's workout Wednesday, April 23. Broyles did not participate Tuesday, April 22.||14 hours|
|25.||Dolphins | Jamar Taylor considered quitting
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor said he considered quitting football after he dealt with injuries during the 2013 season but is ready to play this upcoming season. "It was to the point last year I thought I was done playing football," Taylor said. "I didn't want to play anymore. I was out of it. Thank God for my girlfriend, my family, my pastors and God -- because I made it through and kept working. I'm really looking forward to this year. I'm going to turn a lot of heads."||14 hours|
|26.||Rams | Sam Bradford limited as workouts begin, remains ahead of schedule
||(KFFL) St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will start the offseason conditioning program in a limited fashion while still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season. Head coach Jeff Fisher added that Bradford is well ahead of schedule and will be throwing once organized team activities commence.||14 hours|
||(RotoWire) Draughn has signed a one-year contract with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Draughn -- who carried just four times for two yards in three games for the Ravens in 2013 -- will join Michael Ford in the Bears' backup RB mix behind Matt Forte, though we'd expect the team to add more depth at the position as the 2014 season approaches.||14 hours|
|28.||Cowboys | Lance Dunbar taking part in workouts
||(KFFL) Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) has been participating in offseason workouts this week. He is expected to enter the 2014 season as the team's No. 2 running back.||14 hours|
|29.||Patriots pick up LT Solder's 2015 option
||(Rotoworld) Patriots exercised LT Nate Solder's fifth-year club option for 2015. Analysis: Solder, the 17th overall pick out of Colorado in the 2011 draft, has started 44 of a possible 48 regular-season games since entering the league and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 left tackle in 2013. He excels both in pass protection and as a run blocker. Solder will earn a little over $7 million in 2015.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Weatherspoon (knee) has yet to be been cleared for team workouts, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Analysis: That said, Weatherspoon who injured his knee back on Dec. 15, indicates that he is making progress. "I have been working nonstop with the training staff about four or five days a week doing whatever I can do to get my body feeling good so I can get back to where I'm feeling at top (speed)," Weatherspoon said. "I would say I'm feeling about 80 percent right now. I'm working hard and looking forward to getting back to 100 percent. I really don't know my schedule."||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Burton (concussion) is on the Jaguars' reserve/retired list, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Burton, who was limited to four catches for 76 yards in 2013, sustained two concussions last season, with his NFL career now on hold, as a result.||15 hours|
|32.||Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu expected to start camp on PUP
||(KFFL) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said FS Tyrann Mathieu's (knee) rehab is on schedule but believes Mathieu probably will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Mathieu has been able to run and backpedal in a straight line but has not done any cutting or other quick movements at this point.||15 hours|
|33.||Manziel on short list for Bucs
||(FFToday) Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for predraft visits. The source did not disclose how short the team's list is for its first pick.||15 hours|
|34.||Clemson G/T Thomas undergoes ACL surgery
||(Rotoworld) Clemson T/G Brandon Thomas underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday. Analysis: Thomas was a potential first-round sleeper before going down in a pre-drafrt workout for the Saints earlier this month. Now, he's not expected to be taken before the third round. Thomas will open the season on the PUP list and could be back for the stretch run. It's possible he'll "redshirt" as a rookie on I.R.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Washington was sentenced Wednesday to a year of supervised probation stemming from an assault charge related to an incident last May, the Associated Press reports. Analysis: The report adds that Washington, who served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy to start the 2013 season, may now be subject to further league discipline as a result of the ruling. The inside linebacker recorded 75 tackles and three sacks in 12 games for the Cardinals last season.||16 hours|
|36.||Rams WR Justin Veltung signs ERFA tender
||(Rotoworld) Rams re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Justin Veltung to a one-year, $495,000 contract. Analysis: Geltung was promoted from the practice squad in December and handled returns while Tavon Austin was sidelined. He faces long odds to make the roster.||16 hours|
|37.||Panthers OG Chris Scott signs ERFA tende...
||(Rotoworld) Panthers re-signed exclusive rights free agent OG Chris Scott to a one-year, $570,000 contract. Analysis: Scott appeared in ten games for the Panthers last season, making eight starts. He's had weight problems as recently as last summer when he reported to the Bills at 360 pounds. Jobs on the Carolina offensive line are open to competition.||16 hours|
|38.||CB Marcus Trufant retiring after 11 seas...
||(Rotoworld) Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons. Analysis: Trufant, 33, will sign a one-day contract with Seattle on Thursday so he can retire as a member of the team. The former No. 11 overall pick out of Washington State spent his entire career with the Seahawks before inking a one-year deal with the Jaguars last offseason and getting released at final cuts. He spent the 2013 season on the street. Trufant started 125 games in his career, making 644 tackles, deflecting 102 passes and picking off 21 others.||16 hours|
|39.||Jaguars | Toby Gerhart on top of depth chart
||(KFFL) Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Toby Gerhart is on top of the running back depth chart at this time.||16 hours|
|40.||Seahawks likely to decline Carpenter's o...
||(Rotoworld) The Seahawks are leaning toward declining LG James Carpenter's club option for 2015. Analysis: Carpenter was the 25th pick in the 2011 draft and has missed 16 career games due to injuries. He did start the NFC Championship game and Super Bowl at left guard last season and appeared in all 19 games but was a liability both as a run blocker and pass protector. Carpenter's roster spot could even be in jeopardy.||17 hours|
|41.||Luke Stocker sidelined at Bucs workouts
||(Rotoworld) Bucs TE Luke Stocker is not participating in voluntary workouts this week due to an undisclosed ailment. Analysis: Stocker went on injured reserver with a hip injury in late September, but it's unclear if the two situations are related. "That's hurting guys like him," said coach Lovie Smith about Stocker not taking part this week. The fourth-year tight end has just one year left on his rookie deal and won't be handed anything.||17 hours|
|42.||Giants | Antrel Rolle would like to finish career with team
||(KFFL) New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle, who is entering the final year of his contract, said finishing his career with the Giants would be an ideal situation. Rolle said he believes he can play four or five more seasons in the league.||17 hours|
||(RotoWire) Floyd (neck) 'looks good' at Chargers workouts according to Philip Rivers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Analysis: Floyd, who is attempting to come back from the potentially career-ending neck injury that he sustained on September 15, has been cleared to run and do light weightlifting, but has not returned to full football activities yet. "Hopefully, he can keep progressing, and we'll see where he stands, if he's ready to roll or not," said Rivers. "You'd hate for it to end the way it did. Hopefully, he's back rolling. He looks good and himself from all I've seen." Nice words from the quarterback, but looking good while... (More)||17 hours|
|44.||Buccaneers | Jeff Demps to focus on football
||(KFFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeff Demps said he has put his track career on hold for now and will focus solely on football.||17 hours|
|45.||Falcons | Sean Weatherpoon still rehabbing
||(KFFL) Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) said he is still rehabbing the knee injury he suffered during the 2013 season. Weatherspoon said he did not undergo surgery on the knee this offseason.||17 hours|
|46.||Cowboys sign QB Caleb Hanie
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys signed QB Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract. Analysis: Hanie, 28, hasn't appeared in a game since compiling an 0-4 record for the Bears in 2011, completing just 50 percent of his passes for 613 yards, three touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He's merely a camp arm for Dallas.||17 hours|
|47.||Cardinals | Daryl Washington receives probation
||(KFFL) Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington has been sentenced to one year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend.||17 hours|
|48.||Bills | Three ERFAs re-signed
||(KFFL) The Buffalo Bills have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent FB Frank Summers, WR Chris Hogan, and OG Antoine McClain. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.||17 hours|
||(RotoWire) Dunbar says he's fully recovered from last season's knee injury, the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: The Cowboys running back situation is still unsettled behind DeMarco Murray, as Joseph Randle did little as a rookie to show he deserves to be the top backup. A healthy Dunbar could be poised to see a fair number of snaps in 2014, but he'll need to prove himself in camp first.||17 hours|
|50.||49ers | Aldon Smith present for workouts
||(KFFL) San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was present for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 21, even though he was arrested in Los Angeles last week.||17 hours|
||(RotoWire) Houston (undisclosed injury) was not present for the Lions' voluntary minicamp, which opened up on Tuesday, the Detroit News reports. Analysis: Coach Jim Caldwell noted that Houston is dealing with an injury, though it's unclear if the cornerback's current issue is related to the toe injury that kept Houston out of action for four games late last season. When healthy, Houston -- who recorded 44 tackles and two picks in 12 games in 2013 -- is penciled in as the Lions' starting left cornerback.||18 hours|
|52.||Steelers | No deal imminent with Ben Roethlisberger
||(KFFL) The Pittsburgh Steelers are not close to a contract extension with QB Ben Roethlisberger, but his agent said Roethlisberger still wants to finish his career with the team. The two sides have been talking about an extension for a while.||18 hours|
|53.||Mikel Leshoure skipping voluntary workou...
||(Rotoworld) Mikel Leshoure is skipping voluntary workouts this week. Analysis: Leshoure is one of four players not in attendance, including Ndamukong Suh, CB Chris Houston (toe), and WR Carlin Isles (rugby). Leshoure likely wants out of Detroit, as he's no higher than the No. 3 running back and might even be No. 4. GM Martin Mayhew has already stated he doesn't want to deal Leshoure.||18 hours|
|54.||Bills | Doug Marrone has cancerous mole removed
||(KFFL) Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed Tuesday, April 22. "That's basically the end of the story," Marrone said. "The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward."||18 hours|
|55.||Cardinals expect Mathieu to start camp o...
||(Rotoworld) Coach Bruce Arians expects DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) to begin training camp on the PUP list. Analysis: "I think Ty is going to up to the wire," Arians said. "I still anticipate him on PUP, but he refuses to believe it. That's a good thing." Mathieu had never even heard of the PUP list before Wednesday. The kid is relentless and is aiming to take the field for day one of training camp. We can't see it happening, however. Being ready for the season opener is much more realistic.||18 hours|
|56.||Report: Patriots 'incredibly high' on Sa...
||(Rotoworld) TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports the Patriots are "incredibly high" on Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage. Analysis: Some in the New England organization are now referring to Savage as "Tom #2," with Tom Brady being "Tom #1" of course. Savage has been generating a ton of buzz in recent weeks and has even had to turn down workout requests due to a jam-packed schedule. He has a rifle for an arm but accuracy flaws. Savage may need to sit for a couple years. Ryan Mallett can be a free agent next March.||19 hours|
|57.||Lions | Naaman Roosevelt working out
||(KFFL) The Detroit Lions are working out free-agent WR Naaman Roosevelt (Browns) Wednesday, April 23.||19 hours|
|58.||Raiders higher on Lewan than Matthews, G...
||(Rotoworld) The Oakland Tribune reports the Raiders are higher on Michigan OT Taylor Lewan than Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews and Auburn OT Greg Robinson. Analysis: Lewan is widely considered the third-best tackle in this year's class behind both Robinson and Matthews, but he's still a top-notch prospect and likely would have been the No. 1 pick last year. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. described Lewan as a "nasty street fighter" and thinks he could go as high as No. 2 overall to the Rams. The Raiders sit in the No. 5 slot and are far from set at the tackle spots.||19 hours|
|59.||Dolphins | Mike Wallace digs new scheme
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said the team's new offensive system fits his big-play style.||19 hours|
|60.||Bears do deal with RB Shaun Draughn
||(Rotoworld) Bears signed RB Shaun Draughn. Analysis: Draughn carried the ball four times for two yards in three games with the Ravens last season before being released and spending four days on the Colts' roster. He can also return kicks and will compete for a roster spot.||20 hours|
|61.||Bucs KR Demps putting track career on ho...
||(Rotoworld) Bucs KR/RB Jeff Demps is putting his track career on hold and focusing solely on football. Analysis: Demps is an Olympic sprinter and skipped much of last offseason to run in the IAAF World Championships last August. He was part of the team that won a silver medal in the 4x100 relay at the 2012 Olympics. Demps is penciled in as Tampa's return man, though he'll be competing with Eric Page and others.||20 hours|
|62.||McShay goes all-in on Indiana WR Latimer
||(Rotoworld) After studying five games of Indiana WR Cody Latimer, ESPN's Todd McShay declared him "the most underrated player in the draft." Analysis: "He did not drop a pass in five games I studied," stated McShay, who is all-in on Latimer's pro prospects. Latimer stands just under 6-foot-3 and weighs 215, and McShay reported he was clocked as fast as 4.39 at IU's Pro Day. There are whispers Latimer could sneak into the back end of the draft's first round. Jets GM John Idzik and Chargers GM Tom Telesco attended his Pro Day.||20 hours|
|63.||Jaguars WR Stephen Burton hangs 'em up
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars placed WR Stephen Burton on the reserve/retired list. Analysis: Burton suffered two concussions last season after being claimed off waivers from the Vikings and couldn't shake his second one, ending the year on I.R. The coaching staff had been high on the 6-foot-1, 224-pound West Texas A&M product. Burton caught 15 passes for 149 yards and a score through three seasons.||20 hours|
|64.||Lance Dunbar says he's 100 percent
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee surgery) said he's 100 percent. Analysis: The left knee injury Dunbar sustained on Thanksgiving is behind him. He's projected as the clear-cut No. 2 back behind DeMarco Murray and will have some upside as a handcuff. Dunbar has flashed legit juice (5.0 YPC in '13) and is a nice fit in Scott Linehan's pass-happy scheme.||21 hours|
|65.||Sean Weatherspoon still rehabbing knee
||(Rotoworld) Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon is still rehabbing a knee injury. Analysis: Weatherspoon appeared in just seven games last season, starting the year on injured reserve with a designation to return (foot) and ending it by sitting out the last two weeks (knee). The good news is he didn't need surgery. Weatherspoon should be fine to run with the starters on the weak side by training camp.||21 hours|
|66.||LB Daryl Washington gets one year probat...
||(Rotoworld) Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has been sentenced to one year of probation for aggravated assault.||22 hours|
|67.||Chris Givens said he was bothered by ank...
||(Rotoworld) Chris Givens said a nagging ankle injury bothered him for most of last season. Analysis: Givens played in all 16 games and appeared on 77.5 percent of the offensive snaps, but managed just 34 catches for 569 yards and zero touchdowns. Sam Bradford's ACL tear hurt, but Givens' inability to be much more than a straight-line speedster was not promising. He's clearly not a No. 1 receiver, regardless of the ankle tweak. The Rams need to bring in competition for Givens via the draft.||22 hours|
|68.||Aldon Smith with the 49ers for offseason...
||(Rotoworld) Aldon Smith is participating with the 49ers at this week's offseason workouts. Analysis: Smith's immediate and distant future with the club is in doubt following his latest off-field incident. But the team isn't making any rash decisions, such as suspending him and telling him to stay away from the club. As PFT's Mike Florio points out, having Smith in a structured environment with an ability to evaluate him is a good thing. Especially with the deadline to decide on a fifth-year option looming on May 3.||23 hours|
|69.||Wallace excited about new Dolphins offen...
||(Rotoworld) Mike Wallace said the Dolphins' new offensive scheme is "my style." Analysis: Fired OC Mike Sherman believed in a quick-hitting, horizontal West Coast offense. Wallace was predictably a square peg in that scheme, simply lining up as a right-side clear-out receiver the majority of the time. He set career-lows in YPC (12.7) and touchdowns (5). New OC Bill Lazor is about chunk plays and moving his best players all over the formation. Wallace has bounce-back appeal.||1 day|
|70.||Nothing imminent between Big Ben, Steele...
||(Rotoworld) There's "nothing imminent" on extension negotiations between the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. Analysis: Although Roethlisberger carries an $18.9 million cap hit this season, the Steelers aren't in desperate straights. They've already done their free-agent shopping and will get another $8 million in relief once their "post June 1" cuts go through. Both sides say they remain committed to having Big Ben, 32, retire as a Steeler.||1 day|
|71.||Champ Bailey to compete for No. 2 CB job
||(Rotoworld) Champ Bailey is expected to compete for the No. 2 corner job.||1 day|
|72.||McAdoo installing West Coast scheme with...
||(Rotoworld) New OC Ben McAdoo has been handed complete control of the Giants offense.||1 day|
|73.||Rolando McClain goes back on retired lis...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens placed ILB Rolando McClain on the reserve/retired list. Analysis: It's the second time the Ravens have made this transaction in the last 12 months. It simply allows them to retain McClain's rights should he change his mind once again. For what it's worth, the former No. 8 overall pick says his retirement decision is final this time. McClain, 24, says his "heart pulls" him away from football.||1 day|
|74.||Tony Romo doing light throwing and runni...
||(Rotoworld) Tony Romo (back surgery) is doing light throwing and running this week. Analysis: It's confirmation that Romo's availability for training camp is not in doubt. In fact, he could very well be ready to go once the Cowboys move on from this conditioning week and onto OTAs. Dynasty owners should have more concerns on the 34-year-old Romo than re-draft speculators.||1 day|
|75.||Maurice Jones-Drew hoping to get back to...
||(Rotoworld) Maurice Jones-Drew said his goal is to play at 208 pounds this season. Analysis: Jones-Drew played at 205 during his time at UCLA. His desire to get back around that mark shows an understanding that he wasn't explosive enough last season while averaging a paltry 3.43 YPC. Aging running backs cutting weight is one of the best ways to put a little juice back in the tank. Jones-Drew has a realistic shot to beat out Darren McFadden for the starting title in training camp.||1 day|
|76.||Kelechi Osemele recovering well from sur...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens G/T Kelechi Osemele (back surgery) remains on track with his rehab. Analysis: Osemele went under the knife in November and was slapped with a three-month timetable before he could resume real physical activity. Now he's building his body back up. Osemele's return, likely as the starting left guard, will be a nice boost to an offensive line that projects to be vastly improved in 2014.||1 day|
|77.||Costa blames physical rigor for retireme...
||(Rotoworld) C Phil Costa said physical concerns are the reason he decided to retire at age 26. Analysis: Costa signed a two-year, $2.7 million contract with the Colts in March. He abruptly and surprisingly left that on the table by retiring Monday. "Unfortunately, the day-to-day physical rigor of the NFL season has taken a toll on my body and has been a driving force behind my decision," Costa said in a statement. He lasted only three games in each of the last two seasons, battling ankle woes.||1 day|
|78.||Terrelle Pryor could play slash role for...
||(Rotoworld) GM John Schneider didn't rule out using Terrelle Pryor in a "slash" role. Analysis: The Seahawks gave up a mere seventh-round pick to acquire an athletic specimen that goes 6'4/233 and ran a 4.38 at his 2011 Combine. It'll be up to the coaches to figure out how to use Pryor. They know he's not going to climb any higher than third on the quarterback depth chart.||1 day|
|79.||Jaguars | Will Ta'ufo'ou signs ERFA
||(KFFL) Jacksonville Jaguars FB Will Ta'ufo'ou signed his ERFA tender on Tuesday, April 22,||1 day|
|80.||Colts | Colt Anderson financials
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts S Colt Anderson has signed a minimum-salary deal with the team for one season. $65,000 of the money is guaranteed, likely coming in the form of a signing bonus.||1 day|
|81.||Giants | Josh Freeman financials
||(KFFL) New York Giants QB Josh Freeman signed a minimum-salary deal that only guarantees $55,000 in signing bonuses and $10,000 in workout bonuses. Assuming he plays out the season, Freeman will earn $795,000 and the cap hit for the team will be $635,000.||1 day|
|82.||Lions | Golden Tate off to quick start
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday, April 22, that he can already see a rapport between QB Matthew Stafford and new target WR Golden Tate. "Matthew is certainly getting a good feel for Golden," Caldwell said. "Those two I think are going to function well."||1 day|
|83.||Lions | Ndamukong Suh not at workouts
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was one of just three players missing from the team's first voluntary minicamp practice Tuesday, April 22. Suh has opted not to participate in any offseason workouts so far this season. Suh reportedly will attend the organized team activities (OTAs) portion of the offseason program, as well as June's mandatory minicamp.||1 day|
|84.||Lions | Chris Houston missing workouts
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday, April 22, that the absence of CB Chris Houston (toe) from minicamp practice was injured related.||1 day|
|85.||Seahawks | Doug Baldwin hopes to work out deal
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin showed up for the team's voluntary workout sessions this week, but he is technically not yet under contract for the 2014 season. Baldwin said Tuesday, April 22, that he has not yet signed his second-round contract tender, and he said his goal is to play in Seattle "for a long time."||1 day|
|86.||Falcons | Mike Smith wants bigger, strong lines
||(KFFL) Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage. He fears the team could bottom out for a second straight year if they do not change for the better. "I feel like we've lost our way," Smith said Tuesday, April 22. "I feel like I've lost my way a little. The emphasis along the way is to be a bigger and stronger football team and win the line of scrimmage."
Smith said the team was hurt last season by a lack of strength and size up front. They ranked last in rushing, and QB Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times.||1 day|
|87.||Dolphins | Dion Jordan arrived early
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday, April 22, that LB Dion Jordan showed up at the team's training facility "a couple of weeks ago" to begin training for the 2014 season.||1 day|
|88.||Ravens | Rolando McClain's retirement is official
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens have officially placed LB Rolando McClain on the reserve-retired list for a second time. The Ravens will retain McClain's rights if he changes his mind again.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) The Steelers exercised Cameron Heyward's fifth-year club option, according to Steelers.com. Analysis: The Steelers chose to announce the move today in conjunction with the beginning of the team's offseason program. Heyward has not missed a game since Pittsburgh selected him 31st overall in the 2011 draft, and is coming off a season in which he led the team's defensive linemen in virtually every statistical category. He totaled 63 tackles, five sacks, five passes defensed, and 31 pressures while starting in 13 games. Heyward is now bound to the team through the 2015 season for just over $8 million.||1 day|
|90.||Giants | Eli Manning denies injuring ankle playing basketball
||(KFFL) New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) addressed the rumor that he was injured playing basketball, stating the procedure was already scheduled before he visited Duke University's practice facility for a shootaround.||1 day|
|91.||Giants | Eli Manning expects to be 100 percent to start training camp
||(KFFL) New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) expects to be 100 percent for the beginning of training camp. Manning has no concerns about learning the Giants' new playbook, instead getting healthy is his first priority.||1 day|
|92.||Doug Marrone has cancerous mole removed
||(Rotoworld) Bills coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed. Analysis: An odd story was posted on the Bills' official website stating Marrone had been diagnosed with "BLANK cancer" which was "very treatable." The story spread through social media, prompting its removal from the website and an official statement from the Bills. In the statement, Marrone revealed the procedure, assured fans it went well, and stated it "will have no effect on [his] ability to coach the team moving forward."||1 day|
|93.||Chiefs | Staff treating Dwayne Bowe like an adult
||(KFFL) Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid are treating WR Dwayne Bowe like an adult by allowing him to work hard while expressing himself. Reid has shown a willingness to trust Bowe's on-field observations and adjust Reid's play calling accordingly.||1 day|
|94.||Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe focused on winning
||(KFFL) Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is focused more on working hard with his teammates and winning than individual statistics entering the 2014 season. Bowe also hired a personal trainer and nutritionist.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Manning, who underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery on April 10, indicates that he will be ready for action by the start of training camp, the Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: Though Manning was sporting a walking boot Tuesday, he remains confident that he'll be good to go when the Giants open their training camp on July 19. "I'd think I'd be safe to say I'd be 100 percent for the start of training camp," Manning said Tuesday. "The procedure went well. It's healing quickly. I don't have an exact timetable. This is the first kind of surgery I've ever had. I'm going to be smart with it and let it heal fully and make sure I come back 10... (More)||1 day|
|96.||Chiefs | Kyle Williams re-signed to one-year contract
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs has re-signed WR Kyle Williams to a one-year contract. The financial terms remain undisclosed.||1 day|
|97.||Gil Brandt: 'Good chance' Texans trade N...
||(Rotoworld) NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes there is a "good chance" the Texans trade down from the No. 1 overall pick.||1 day|
|98.||Doug Baldwin has yet to sign RFA tender
||(Rotoworld) Doug Baldwin has yet to sign the second-round tender the Seahawks offered him in March. Analysis: Because he is only a restricted free agent, Baldwin does have the opportunity to negotiate and sign a deal with another team, but that does not appear to be his intention. Baldwin worked out with a group of Seahawk players last week and signed a waiver to participate in voluntary workouts this week. He also said he is interested in working out a long-term deal with Seattle. Baldwin will be a Seahawk in 2014 and has some upside as their No. 2 receiver.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Wilson -- who says that his neck is pain-free -- expects to be ready for the Giants' offseason training activities, the Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: Meanwhile, Wilson suggests that the only thing holding him back on that front is the medical clearance that could come once X-Rays confirm that his neck has healed properly. "As soon as the doctors see what they need to see, I'm good," said Wilson. "For right now, he said I'm doing really well and I'm ahead of schedule." Moreover, Wilson indicated that he was never advised by doctors to stop playing football, so assuming he is cleared, Wilson will have an opportunity to compete for... (More)||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Jones-Drew indicated that his foot "feels phenomenal" these days, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Analysis: Jones-Drew, who currently checks in at 215 pounds, is hoping to get down to about 208 pounds, with regaining explosiveness in mind. In any case, the veteran back -- who underwent foot surgery back in December of 2012 -- suggests that he is getting his strength back, adding that his "body has really responded" now that he's further removed from his foot woes. Jones-Drew is slated to work in tandem with Darren McFadden this coming season, with the duo in line to compete for the Raiders' top RB job in training training ca... (More)||1 day|