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Popp hopes Michael Sam chooses CFL’s Alouettes

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The Montreal Alouettes hold defensive end Michael Sam’s rights in the CFL.  Their General Manager believes Sam may indeed choose to give Canadian football a try. “The CFL is cut out perfectly for his style,” Popp told the Montreal Gazette.  “It would give him the opportunity to do what he does best. “His agent knows.…
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Marcus Mariota reportedly is not planning to attend NFL draft in Chicago

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — The NFL is taking its big draft show on the road for the first time in 50 years, and the two biggest names to enter the league might not be in attendance. Florida State QB Jameis Winston has said he might not go to the draft in Chicago — moved from New York City for the first time in half a century — and now Oregon QB Marcus Mariota appears to be skipping, too, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. ...
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Marcus Mariota also not attending the NFL Draft

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has also decided to forgo attending the NFL Draft on April 30. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Mariota has elected to remain home in Hawaii instead of attending the draft in person in Chicago. Per Schefter, Mariota feels it’s important for him, personally…
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ProFootballTalk: Jameis Winston comparable to Eli Manning and Drew Bledsoe

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Kevin Gilbride gives his analysis of Jameis Winston following the QB’s pro day. Gilbride said he saw what he expected, including arm strength, but didn’t see anything to separate him from Marcus Mariota.
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QB coach: Teams spying on Jameis Winston leading up to draft

Yahoo.com: Charles Robinson (Charles Robinson) — George Whitfield Jr. said extreme measures have been taken to shadow Winston, including following him on plane trips.
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ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with Jameis Winston

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Jameis Winston is full of confidence following his pro day, saying being surrounded by his teammates played a big factor and just hopes teams see him as the “workaholic” he is.
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Winston lacks no confidence

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Questions remain regarding whether quarterback Jameis Winston will thrive at the next level.  But there should be no questions about his confidence. Winston displayed that confidence after Tuesday’s Pro Day workout, in response to a question from Paul Burmeister of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk. “On Saturdays, right there on that field, you knew if you…
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Chargers sign guard Michael Huey

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Another of the NFL’s Veteran Combine participants has found a job in the league. The Chargers have signed offensive guard Michael Huey, the team said Tuesday. This is his second stint with the club; he spent time with San Diego in the 2011 preseason. A Texas product, the 26-year-old Huey was with Washington’s practice squad…
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Cardinals sign Chandler Harnish

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Arizona Cardinals have added an extra arm to their roster with Carson Palmer still recovering from an ACL tear. The Cardinals signed former Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Harnish has not appeared in a regular season game in his three seasons since being “Mr. Irrelevant”…
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Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Bears secured a contender for a reserve role in their backfield Tuesday, signing tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, the club said. Rodgers, 25, has played the last four seasons with Atlanta, rushing 305 times for 1,116 yards and five touchdowns and catching 155 passes for 1,104 yards and five TDs. He has also returned 49 kickoffs…
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Ravens get Schaub for a mere $2 million base deal

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Quarterback Matt Schaub has made plenty of money over the years for playing quarterback at a good but not great level.  In 2015, he’ll make pretty good money by, ideally, not playing at all. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schaub’s deal with the Ravens has a base value of $2 million, with…
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Report: Texans interested in Antonio Smith return

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Raiders announced the release of defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Tuesday afternoon, clearing $4 million from their salary cap and taking another step away from a 2014 free agent class that failed to bring better results to Oakland. Smith may not have to wait long to find a new place of employment. He also…
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PFT Live 3/31: Kevin White

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (PFT Editorial Staff) — Mike Florio breaks down all the latest news from around the NFL, including the Aaron Hernandez trial and Jameis Winston’s pro day. Mike talks to WVU WR Kevin White about his road to the draft and Darrin Gantt about the Panthers’ possible interest in Randy Gregory. Mike also talks to Scott Zolak and Paul Burmeister about…
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Mike Tannenbaum: Winning the offseason “really doesn’t mean anything” come September

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — For three teams in the AFC East, March has brought some major changes to their rosters. The Jets brought back cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie while also trading for wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Bills traded for running back LeSean McCoy and signed several players, including tight end Charles Clay, while the Dolphins landed…
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Jets to Stay in Florham Park for Training Camp

NY Times: The Fifth Down (BEN SHPIGEL) — Following a leaguewide trend, the Jets announced on Tuesday that they would hold their training camp at their headquarters in New Jersey.
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