NFL

Report: A.J. McCarron called in sick for Titans visit

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Perhaps more than any position, quarterbacks are in the perception business. As it stands, A.J. McCarron is generally perceived positively, despite the reality show that his soon-to-be-wife may or may not be working on. Now we get a nugget that may or may not change the perception of McCarron. According to Jim Wyatt of the…
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Victor Cruz would like the Giants to draft an outside receiver

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Giants got very little out of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks the last two years, which led the Giants to put forth very little effort to stop him from leaving as a free agent and offered a big reminder of how much better the Giants offense looks with an outside receiver drawing the attention of…
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NFL questions appear on 'Jeopardy' (Tebow included!) but contestants miss easiest one

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — It's not often you see a bunch of NFL questions on the game show "Jeopardy" (fine, it's answers, and you answer in the form of a question) but they recently popped up.  You never know how sports questions will go over on the show, known for much more high-brow categories than guessing quarterbacks' names. The category of "Touchdowns" was going pretty well, until the contestants blanked on the...
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Falcons will put Jadeveon Clowney through a short workout

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The agent for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has previously said his client might do one short private workout for one team prior to the draft. Now we have a report that one team is going to put Clowney through a short private workout. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Falcons will…
  • New: 46 min ago

Draft prospect Charles Siddoway arrested

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Charles Siddoway, a former Mississippi State offensive lineman and prospect in this year’s NFL draft, has been arrested on a charge of residential burglary. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Siddoway and current Mississippi State defensive lineman Jordan Washington were both arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at an apartment in Starkville,...
  • New: 52 min ago

Jeremy Maclin: “I think we’ll be fine” without DeSean Jackson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Eagles’ decision to part ways with DeSean Jackson put a little bit more pressure on wide receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin in the 2014 season. Jackson led the Eagles in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns last season, leaving a lot of production to replace on offense. It won’t all come down to…
  • New: 1 hr 9 min ago

Could Falcons trade up to No. 1 for Clowney? Texans said to be open to it

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — For months, we've wondered what the Houston Texans might do with the first pick — take a quarterback or draft Jadeveon Clowney. So what's behind Door No. 3? There appears to be some smoke now for a possible trade of the pick, per ESPN's Ed Werder suggests. Teams expect Texans to trade down, maybe to Falcons at 6. @SeniorBowlPhil says rookie pay scale makes taking Clowney, then trading...
  • New: 1 hr 10 min ago

Jim Caldwell uncertain about Chris Houston’s ability to return to form

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — In February, Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew said that he was “very confident” that cornerback Chris Houston would bounce back from a poor 2013 season. Coach Jim Caldwell isn’t so sure. Caldwell said Thursday that Houston has a clean slate with the new coaching staff after a season that saw him deal with a toe…
  • New: 1 hr 23 min ago

Report: Preseason extra points to be snapped from the 15, not the 20

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The NFL will have its kickers try longer extra points in the first two weeks of the preseason. However, the attempts will be shorter than first announced in March. NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday that the longer preseason extra points will be snapped from the 15-yard-line, not the 20-yard-line, Bob Glauber…
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PFT Live: Talking 2014 NFL schedules

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — With the ongoing lull in the NFL offseason, the biggest news to hit the wire is the release of the regular season schedule. Mike Florio didn’t watch any of the coverage and doesn’t blame any fan if they didn’t either because it’s way too early for pundits to make predictions on games. Florio also breaks…
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L.A. district attorney refers Aldon Smith case to city attorney

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — The case of Aldon Smith’s fake bomb threat is being passed around like a real hot potato. First, LAX police gave the file to the LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Unit.  Now, the L.A. County district attorney’s office has punted the prosecution to the L.A. city attorney. According to the Associated Press, the case has been sent…
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PFT Live: Draft’s QB prospects on display

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — Mike Florio takes tweets and calls from PFT Planet and deciphers how important it is for teams to look for a QB in the second round, if the Bengals will send a message to Andy Dalton by drafting a passer, which quarterback prospect would best fit in Oakland and more.
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Draft delay not good for the NFL

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — Mark Cuban may have been right. It took me a while to type that.  I don’t want Mark Cuban to be right, for various reasons.  Including, you know, Mark Cuban. But I’ve come to wonder whether Cuban may be on to something when he talks about the NFL getting too big for its own good. …
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PFT Live: Should NFL implement a minor leagues?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (NBCSports.com) — The NFL pushed the draft back two weeks and because of that, we are still speculating what teams will take which prospects and with what pick. DraftNasty.com’s Corey Chavous joins Mike Florio to chat about the latest draft news including, if the NFL should implement a minor league system, how high Taylor Lewan’s stock can…
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Should the Vikings draft a first-round quarterback?

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Will the Vikings draft a quarterback with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft? That’s the big question as we examine the Vikings’ draft needs. Three years ago, the Vikings used their first-round pick on a quarterback, Christian Ponder. Although Ponder remains on the roster, no one thinks he’s the franchise quarterback of the…
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