NFL

Report: Rams to pick up fifth-year option on Robert Quinn

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Rams will reportedly add a fifth year to defensive end Robert Quinn’s contract. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the club will pick up the 2015 option on Quinn, their 2011 first-round pick and one of the NFL’s top pass rushers, by the May 3 deadline. Quinn, 23, notched 19 sacks…
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Carr believes there’s a “very good chance” he’ll go in round one

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Today’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN includes a visit from former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.  The younger brother of 2002 first overall pick David Carr, some think Derek could be a first-rounder, too. Derek believes it could happen, based on everything he has been hearing. “I would say there’s a very good chance,” Carr…
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Dolphins thinking about shaking up linebackers

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Dolphins spent a lot of money on free agent linebackers last year, and they appear to be set to shuffle some of those guys around. According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are planning to move outside linebacker Koa Misi to the middle, replacing Dannell Ellerbe. Ellerbe would then move…
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Patriots, Browns, Steelers and Jets reportedly showing interest in Andre Williams

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Running backs might not be a first round staple anymore, but teams are still going to be selecting the top collegiate runners from 2013 at some point over the three day draft process. One that should be off the board near the top of the list is Boston College’s Andre Williams. Williams was a Heisman…
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Dolphins’ Brandon Gibson has no doubts he’ll be ready Week One

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson had his season ended by a torn patellar tendon last year, the kind of knee injury that often prevents a receiver from being ready to return for the start of the following season. But Gibson has no doubts that he’ll be ready to go when the season starts. Gibson told ESPN…
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Report: Ravens, 49ers plan joint practice before preseason game

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Harbaugh brothers are scheduled to face one another in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII in the exhibition season this summer and it sounds like they’ve figured out a way to spend some time together ahead of the contest without infringing on practice time. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Ravens…
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Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Just before defensive tackle Henry Melton signed with the Cowboys, he was sued by a Texas bar owner for more than $1 million for allegedly biting the man in the back during an incident December of last year. Melton, who countersued with a claim that he was attacked by employees of the bar, called it…
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PFT Live: Will Cam Newton holdout?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio discusses the possibility of a Cam Newton holdout.
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Isaiah Crowell just hoping an NFL team gives him a chance

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — In 2011, although South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney immediately made his presence known in college football, the reporters who covered the SEC voted Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell as the conference’s freshman of the year. Three years later, while Clowney (who was voted freshman of the year by the SEC’s coaches) is a candidate…
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NFL draft: Q&A with UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — Jordan Zumwalt seemed destined to play football at Arizona State, considering his father was a scrappy, undersized pass rusher there and his mom also attended the school. Jordan, his parents and his brother and two sisters often would load up the family RV and roll down the highway from their southern California home to Tempe to watch the Sun Devils play ever year. But Zumwalt, a star player...
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One thing to know: Bridgewater sliding down draft boards

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Following a less than stellar pro day, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater could be falling out of the first round of the NFL Draft. Mike Florio believes we could see teams move up into the bottom half of round one to grab guys like Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel, if they’re still there, especially considering that drafting…
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Source: 49ers haven’t made decision on Aldon Smith’s option

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — On Sunday, we reported that the 49ers haven’t decided whether to pick up the 2015 option on linebacker Aldon Smith’s contract.  Since then, more pessimistic accounts have emerged. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reported that it’s “very unlikely” the option will be exercised.  Earlier on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN explained that…
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NFL Draft Under the Microscope: Alabama LB C.J. Mosley

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — Leading up to the NFL draft on May 8-10, Shutdown Corner will examine some of the most interesting prospects in the class, breaking down their strengths and weaknesses. C.J. Mosley Linebacker Alabama 6-foot-2, 234 pounds 2013 stats: 108 tackles (61 solo), 9 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hits 40-yard dash:  4.63 seconds (unofficial time, at pro day) The good:  Mosley, first...
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Texans bringing Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit next week

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Jaguars will be taking a second look at Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater over the weekend and one of their AFC South rivals will also be bringing Bridgewater in for a meeting. Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com reports that the Texans will host Bridgewater next week as they continue to peruse the quarterback options available to…
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PFT Live: Falcons looking to bounce back

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — After a disastrous 2013 season, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to climb their way back to the top of the NFC South.
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