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  • !Joe Reitz signs RFA tender with Colts
    The Colts start their offseason workouts on Monday, which may explain why guard Joe Reitz decided to bring his time as a restricted free agent to an end on Thursday. The team announced that Reitz has signed the tender offer extended to him earlier this offseason. Reitz will make $1.431 million as a result. Reitz was…
    - 5 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:43 pm - -
  • !McNabb’s arrest relates to traffic citation
    Yes, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested in Arizona.  The details of the arrest remain largely vague. Via, the arrest relates to a “criminal traffic” situation.  The incident apparently occurred on January 6, with an arraignment on January 15. The list of court dates shows three different “change of plea” entr…
    - 15 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:33 pm - -
  • !Arizona sheriff releases mugshot of Donovan McNabb
    It’s unclear why a mugshot has been taken of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.  But a mugshot of McNabb has indeed been taken. The mugshot also has been released publicly by the Maricopa (Arizona) County Sheriff’s Office, with no explanation of the purpose or reason for the mugshot. It’s rare for a law enforcement agency…
    - 41 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:07 pm - -
  • !Dominique Easley says he’ll be ready for OTAs
    After his workout for NFL teams Thursday, Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley said his knee was “about 80 percent” and that he’d be ready to minicamp practices this spring. His coach is 100 percent sure he’ll make some team very happy. According to Jeff Barlis of, Easley worked out for 17 teams Thursday, showing…
    - 1 hour ago, April 17, 2014 2:45 pm - -
  • !Johnson’s knee nothing unusual for six-year running back
    An intriguing slow-day skirmish has emerged regarding the status of the knee of Jets running back Chris Johnson.  Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that the Jets have “some concerns” about the knee, and that it contains arthritis.  Johnson has said there’s no arthritis. Here’s what we know, from a source close to the situation.…
    - 1 hour ago, April 17, 2014 2:21 pm - -
  • !Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson
    Chad Johnson will resume his football career in Canada. The Montreal Alouettes said Thursday that Johnson had signed with their club, the CFL’s website reported. The Alouettes also tweeted a picture of Johnson ostensibly signing a contract with the team. The 36-year-old Johnson participated in the Alouettes’ minicamp in Vero Beach, Florida befo…
    - 2 hours ago, April 17, 2014 2:12 pm - -
  • !Chris Johnson disputes report of arthritis in knee
    Jets running back Chris Johnson had knee surgery earlier this year, but he nevertheless passed a physical on his way out the door in Tennessee and on his way in the door in New York. Despite being healthy enough to play professional football, that could change in time. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the…
    - 2 hours ago, April 17, 2014 1:30 pm - -
  • !Brian Cushing sends out word that he’s cleared
    The Texans got some good news this week that had nothing to do with the draft. Via Dave Zangaro of, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tweeted out word that he’s been cleared by his doctors after his latest knee injury. Cushing’s been limited to 12 games the last two years because of knee injuries, from…
    - 3 hours ago, April 17, 2014 1:13 pm - -
  • !49ers meet with another running back
    The 49ers are reportedly shopping running back LaMichael James for a trade, which seems fine with James while also opening up a spot on the roster that could possibly be filled by another back selected in the draft. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers met with a prospect for that spot…
    - 3 hours ago, April 17, 2014 1:00 pm - -
  • !Aaron Hernandez investigation leads to an arrest in Florida
    Two of Aaron Hernandez’s alleged accomplices have been indicted in connection to Odin Lloyd’s murder in Massachusetts last year and now an arrest connected to the case has been made in Florida as well. Oscar Hernandez Jr., who is not related to Aaron Hernandez, has been arrested on federal charges of lying to a grand jury,…
    - 4 hours ago, April 17, 2014 12:05 pm - -


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Yahoo Sports

  • !Vikings sign safety Kurt Coleman (Yahoo Sports)
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman.
    - 35 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:13 pm - -
  • !Jets' Johnson not concerned about knee, carries (Yahoo Sports)
    Newly signed Jets running back Chris Johnson has no concerns about whether his surgically repaired knee will be healthy in time for training camp or how New York will split carries in its backfield. Johnson was signed Wednesday by the Jets after he was released by the Tennessee Titans on April 7. Johnson adds that a report suggesting he has art…
    - 45 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:03 pm - -
  • !Aaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds (Yahoo Sports)
    An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in a gun trafficking investigation related to the murder case against Hernandez. Oscar Hernandez Jr. - no relation to Aaron Hernandez - was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Boston on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying under…
    - 1 hour ago, April 17, 2014 2:29 pm - -
  • !Metrodome demolition reaches completion early (Yahoo Sports)
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Metrodome is no more.
    - 1 hour ago, April 17, 2014 2:26 pm - -
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence (Yahoo Sports)
    Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. It's the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona an…
    - 12 hours ago, April 17, 2014 3:41 am - -
  • Sidney Rice agrees to terms with Seahawks (Yahoo Sports)
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice have agreed to terms on a deal.
    - 19 hours ago, April 16, 2014 9:10 pm - -
  • Chiefs WR Bowe pleads guilty to lesser charges (Yahoo Sports)
    Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering in connection with his November arrest for possessing marijuana. City prosecutor Amy Ashefford says Bowe's amended charges are no different from what others get when charged with speeding and possessing pot for the first time. Bowe's a…
    - 21 hours ago, April 16, 2014 6:32 pm - -
  • AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup (Yahoo Sports)
    A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. The 17th pick in the 2009 draft, Freeman started 59 games for the Bucs over four-plus seasons before the relationship soured.
    - 22 hours ago, April 16, 2014 5:19 pm - -
  • Judge nixes deal in batch of NFL concussion cases (Yahoo Sports)
    A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody's preliminary ruling Wednesday follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 million umbrella settlement. Brody's latest ruling involves a group of plaintiffs…
    - 23 hours ago, April 16, 2014 4:47 pm - -
  • Backup QB Matt Flynn returns to Packers (Yahoo Sports)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season.
    - 1 day ago, April 16, 2014 1:24 pm - -

Yard Barker

  • !Montreal Alouettes officially sign Chad Johnson
    The Montreal Alouettes have reportedly signed former NFL star receiver Chad Johnson. IT’S OFFICIAL: @ochocinco puts pen to paper with @PoppJim. Bienvenue à #HuitCinq chez les #Alouettes! #CFL #LCF — Montreal Alouettes (@MTLAlouettes) April 17, 2014 [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available] Johns…
    - 2 hours ago, April 17, 2014 2:06 pm - -
  • !Chicago Bears ‘New Look’ defense needs ‘Old School’ results
    The Chicago Bears spent their offseason giving their defense a makeover and hoping for better results. All Pro defensive end Julius Peppers was sent walking, defensive linemen Henry Melton, and Corey Wooten were also allowed to take their talents elsewhere. While the names are big, their impact on the 2013 Chicago Bears was anything but.The Bear…
    - 5 hours ago, April 17, 2014 10:45 am - -
  • !Seahawks bring back WR Sidney Rice on one-year-deal
    According to John Breech of CBS Sports, the Seattle Seahawks and WR Sidney Rice have come to an agreement on a one-year deal. The team had released Rice earlier this offseason, but the loss of fellow wideout Golden Tate left a void in the receiving corps. On Monday, he received clearance to return to football activities from Dr. James Andrews a…
    - 6 hours ago, April 17, 2014 9:22 am - -
  • !49ers actively looking to trade LaMichael James
    The San Francisco 49ers would like to move up in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they are dangling a former second-round pick in talks to teams. According to reports, the 49ers are “actively” looking to trade running back LaMichael James, who was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. This is certainly an interesting rumor coming out of San…
    - 8 hours ago, April 17, 2014 7:58 am - -
  • !Aikman: Romo's back should be a concern for Cowboys
    Although there's been nothing but good news concerning Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's recovery from back surgery, former QB Troy Aikman thinks it should be a concern for the team going forward.“I came back in a relatively short period of time because of when I had my surgery, so he’s at least afforded more time to get ready,” Aikma…
    - 8 hours ago, April 17, 2014 7:18 am - -
  • !Raiders looking to unload Terrelle Pryor before start of OTAs
    Organized team activities begin for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday of next week, and the team is aimiing to be without quarterback Terrelle Pryor when it begins.Pro Football Talk reports that the team is looking to trade the fourth-year QB before the start of the offseason program.Soon after the team trade for Matt Schaub, Pryor asked for his…
    - 9 hours ago, April 17, 2014 6:45 am - -
  • !Clay Matthews expects a very light workload at OTAs
    The Green Bay Packers aren't about to risk the health of linebacker Clay Matthews again, and will likely have him watching on the sidelines for the most part of the team's organized team activities, writes Kevin Patra of"Obviously, OTAs will probably be one thing," Matthews told USA Today's Tom Pelissero. "I can't imagine I'll be too h…
    - 9 hours ago, April 17, 2014 6:38 am - -
  • !Chris Johnson joins Jets 'with a chip on my shoulder'
    After much speculation whether a deal would get down, the New York Jets got their man, signing former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson to a two-year deal, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Networks reported Wednesday. The contract has a base value of $8 million and an extra $1 million in available incentives, according to a source. Johnson is…
    - 9 hours ago, April 17, 2014 6:25 am - -
  • Steelers may have to bring back Brett Keisel
    var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review believes the Steelers may not have a choice but to bring back 35 year-old Brett Keisel.Steelers have huge issue at DE. No experience, no depth and nothing in draft that can help right away. Keisel looking like only legit option— Mar…
    - 14 hours ago, April 17, 2014 1:23 am - -
  • 49ers reportedly 'shopping' LaMichael James
    The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly “shopping” running back LaMichael James, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. The report doesn’t exactly come as a shock, as James has received just 44 offensive touches since entering the league as a second round pick (No. 61 overall) out of Oregon in the 2012 NFL Draft. But looking back, it’s pret…
    - 15 hours ago, April 17, 2014 12:49 am - -


  • !Chris Johnson: Report of knee arthritis is 'not accurate'
    Chris Johnson says the New York Jets didn't have any concerns about the condition of his surgically repaired knee during his physical with the team this week. Will a healthy CJ2K bounce back in 2014?
    - 2 hours ago, April 17, 2014 1:55 pm - -
  • !Bush: Peppers makes Packers 'championship-caliber'
    Packers defensive back Jarrett Bush thinks the addition of Julius Peppers gives his team all they need for a Super Bowl run. Will the veteran defensive end have a resurgence in Green Bay?
    - 4 hours ago, April 17, 2014 12:05 pm - -
  • !Jairus Byrd thrilled for Rob Ryan's 'exotic' defense
    Jairus Byrd's signing with the New Orleans Saints made perfect sense for both sides. The safety said he can't wait to work with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's "unorthodox" system.
    - 5 hours ago, April 17, 2014 10:35 am - -
  • !T.J. Ward: Broncos' D will 'make a statement' in 2014
    New Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward said the team's defense plans on matching Peyton Manning's offense as one of the NFL's best in 2014. Can Ward's play match up with his promise?
    - 7 hours ago, April 17, 2014 9:04 am - -
  • LaMichael James reportedly on 49ers' trade block
    With Frank Gore firmly entrenched in the 49ers backfield and a recovering Marcus Lattimore due for some snaps, third-year running back LaMichael James might be on San Francisco's trading block.
    - 18 hours ago, April 16, 2014 9:30 pm - -
  • Sidney Rice agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks
    Sidney Rice is back with the Seattle Seahawks. The wide receiver agreed to terms with the Super Bowl champs on a one-year contract.
    - 20 hours ago, April 16, 2014 8:01 pm - -
  • Report: Raiders hoping to trade QB Terrelle Pryor
    The Raiders are ready to ship Terrelle Pryor out of town. Oakland reportedly is hoping to trade the fourth-year quarterback before the start of its offseason program next Tuesday.
    - 23 hours ago, April 16, 2014 4:43 pm - -

Dead Spin

  • !What The Hell Is Going On With Donovan McNabb's Mug Shot?
    The Maricopa County (Ariz.) sheriff's office today released this mug shot of former NFL player Donovan McNabb...and absolutely zero details. Which is a pretty fucking weird thing to do, even in the land of Joe Arapaio.Read more...
    - 20 mins ago, April 17, 2014 3:28 pm - -
  • How Nolan Nawrocki Made Himself Into The NFL's Most Infamous Scout
    Nolan Nawrocki lives in the nicest house in a tidy neighborhood in Elmhurst, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago. When I visit him a couple of weeks before Easter, the windows are already awash in signage.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, April 15, 2014 1:26 pm - -
  • NFL Draft Scouting Has Eaten Itself
    We're less than a month from the draft, which means we're at the point where front-office personnel have mostly made up their minds and anything said about prospects is likely to make you demonstrably dumber. To wit:Read more...
    - 3 days ago, April 14, 2014 2:58 pm - -
  • 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Detained At LAX After Bomb Mention
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport today, according to multiple reports.Read more...
    - 4 days ago, April 13, 2014 7:34 pm - -
  • ESPN Uses "Street Clothes" Photo Of Kaepernick, Then Decides Otherwise
    For some reason, ESPN used a photo of Colin Kaepernick in a backwards hat and regular clothes early Saturday morning while reporting on his "suspicious incident." Usually, a standard photo of him in a uniform would accompany the report. Why the switch?Read more...
    - 5 days ago, April 12, 2014 11:58 am - -
  • Hernandez Associates Indicted On Murder Charges, And That's A Huge Deal
    Two of Aaron Hernandez's associates have been indicted on murder charges, a move that has major implications for Hernandez's case. Now, to convict him of murder, prosecutors will no longer have to prove that Hernandez pulled the trigger. Read more...
    - 6 days ago, April 11, 2014 5:03 pm - -
  • Chargers Logo Used To Spice Up Synthetic Chemistry Research
    In an outstanding sports-nerd move, chemists at the Scripps Research Institute—located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego—have managed to slip the Chargers logo into the research abstract of an upcoming Journal of the American Chemical Society paper. Read more...
    - 7 days ago, April 10, 2014 12:51 pm - -
  • Bitchy Pats Fans Harass Brandon Spikes After He Talks About Winning
    Linebacker Brandon Spikes left the Patriots after four seasons to sign with the Buffalo Bills. New England didn't seem to want him back, and the parting seemed amicable. But that won't stop some Patriots fans from overreacting when Spikes talked about beating the Patriots today in the most boring way.Read more...
    - 8 days ago, April 9, 2014 3:25 pm - -
  • That Isn't Arian Foster, Ma'am
    Some dude is apparently pretending to be Arian Foster, or at least didn't correct this woman when she posed for a photo with him.Read more...
    - 11 days ago, April 6, 2014 2:37 pm - -
  • Report: The Eagles Seriously Hated DeSean Jackson
    Football fans are smarter than teams and media give them credit for. When the Eagles released DeSean Jackson, they could easily have said, "Jackson is a great player, but between his sometimes-spotty play and his occasional inability to get along with coaches and teammates, we don't believe he's worth the $10 million he's due this season," and no…
    - 13 days ago, April 4, 2014 3:34 pm - -

  • !Report: LaMichael James on trading block
    Hot News for RB LaMichael James
    - 4 hours ago, April 17, 2014 11:38 am - -
  • Gordon still thinks Browns will draft a QB
    "From talking with Ray Farmer, I'm still pretty sure we're going to take a quarterback," Gordon said in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports Ohio in Rochester, N.Y.
    - 2 days ago, April 16, 2014 12:23 am - -
  • Insight from Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine
    Pettine made it sound like his practices will be more like Eric Mangini's practices were in 2009-10 than Browns practices were under the last two coaches."I'm a firm believer that you make practice harder than a game," he said.
    - 2 days ago, April 16, 2014 12:07 am - -
  • The fateful 80 jersey: Browns history, Part 1
    More than a dozen others have donned the doomed 80 with nary a counterexample. Since 1972, only busts, breakdowns, or bit players.
    - 2 days ago, April 15, 2014 11:44 pm - -
  • Hall of Fame lineman lobbies for Joe Klecko
    Hall of Fame offensive lineman Anthony Munoz was one of Joe Klecko's fiercest competitors during their playing days and now the former Buffalo Bill and Cleveland Brown is willing to write a letter on Klecko's behalf to get him into Canton.
    - 3 days ago, April 14, 2014 11:03 pm - -

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USA Today

  • Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson
    NEW YORK (AP) Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday - the first team he visited - and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-N…
    - 18 hours ago, April 16, 2014 9:30 pm - -
  • AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup
    A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team had not announced the move.Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. He signed with Minnesota four days later, but played just one game…
    - 22 hours ago, April 16, 2014 5:22 pm - -
  • Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim
    PHOENIX (AP) Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.Tempe police Detective Kevin Mace said at a bail hearing in Phoenix that Sharper's DNA was recovered from one of the women's clothing,…
    - 22 hours ago, April 16, 2014 5:20 pm - -
  • DeSean Jackson joins Redskins voluntary workouts
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeSean Jackson has reported for the Washington Redskins' voluntary offseason workout program after skipping the first week to take a vacation.The Redskins tweeted a photo of their biggest offseason acquisition working out in the weight room Monday, and the three-time Pro Bowl receiver tweeted a photo of his No. 11 jersey in his…
    - 3 days ago, April 14, 2014 5:03 pm - -
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport
    LOS ANGELES (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the proc…
    - 4 days ago, April 13, 2014 10:30 pm - -