NFL draft watch: Needs that teams should pass on in Round 1Yahoo Sports (blog)It’s time to revive the need-vs.-BPA (best player available) debate, with an eye on this year’s draft. I was stunned at how many comments, Twitter remarks and emails I got after my post-combine mock draft that were something along the lines of “[insert …and more ...

The 2015 NFL draft can fill plenty of Miami’s needsSun SentinelThe 2015 draft class features few top shelf free safeties, which should make addressing the position in free agency a priority. 3. The 2015 draft class of cornerbacks features a lot of projects, which might explain why decent free agents are fielding …and more …read more From::...

Report: B.J. Raji expected to re-sign with Green Bay PackersFanSidedRaji dominated the NFC Championship Game, played in Chicago (the same game Jay Cutler was brutally criticized for sitting out the second half with a “minor injury”) in 2010. The Packers’ win put them in the Super Bowl, which they went on to win …and more …read more From::...

2015 NFL Free Agency: A Cap-Space Guide for Every TeamBleacher ReportAs the Super Bowl continues to fade further and further in the rearview mirror, we find ourselves in the throes of the NFL‘s business season, with free agency and the new league year set to kick off March 10. Each NFL team has a different salary-cap …Future NFL Power Rankings: Packers,...

Byron Jones’ NFL Draft Status Takes A Huge Leap ForwardHartford CourantJones’ 12-foot-3 broad jump on Monday, an NFL combine record also believed to be a world record, and his 44 foot, 5-inch vertical leap, a half inch off the record set this year, certainly got the attention of Kiper and many others. The Jones broad jump …Mel Kiper Jr.’s...

NFL Free Agency 2015: Bargain Solutions for Every TeamBleacher ReportAll 32 teams in the NFL are no different. Every organization is looking to enhance its roster with solid players without overpaying and sending the franchise into salary-cap disarray. We are less than two weeks away (March 10) from the start of the new … …read more From:: NFL NFC...

NFL analysts discuss risk vs. reward in giving Dez Bryant a long-term contractDallas Morning NewsThis guy was convicted of certain things, and yet they welcome him back when he’s free and clear to come back to the NFL. So, Jerry has a position here to say if you handle your business, if you handle your character issues we’re still somewhat …First...

NFL to study data from combine drillsESPN… anticipated changes in the combine process. “I think we’re in the midst of seeing some of these measurables change. I know we are,” he said. “We’re going to look at position-specific and be willing to start with a certain year and build from that …NFL Combine can be stereotype buster...

Super Bowl 50 hosts give $2.5 million for youth outreachSFGateThe host committee putting on next year’s Super Bowl events in the Bay Area announced $2.5 million in donations Friday to five local nonprofit groups — the start of what it hopes will be a record run of charity tied to the football bash. The 50 Fund …Super Bowl 50 Countdown: 50 Weeks. Which...

McManaman: Kiper helps break down 2015 NFL draftazcentral.comThat’s the player I projected Arizona drafting in my latest Mock Draft, but that was before the scouting combine. In my initial Mock, I had Beasley going sixth overall to the Jets and apparently I wasn’t far off the first time because ESPN draft …ESPN analyst: Jay Ajayi could fall to late...

NFL Draft 2015: Mock Draft and Potential Late-Round GemsBleacher ReportThe spectacle of hype (and overreaction) that is the NFL Scouting Combine is in the rearview mirror, which means all that stands in the way of the NFL draft and some of the nation’s top prospects are pro days and an evaluation process. Teams across the …Adrian Amos’ NFL draft...

Michael Sam accepted to veteran NFL CombineFanSidedIt is possible that no player in NFL history has created more stink without ever playing a regular season down than free-agent defensive end Michael Sam. This time last year Michael Sam had just completed the standard NFL Combine, which has become an …Report: Free-agent Michael Sam accepted into NFL veteran...

Chicago Bears mailbag: John Fox could target some Broncos in FAESPN (blog)… pocket passer,” Petty said at the NFL combine. “I want to extend plays, extend plays within the pocket. That might be a little bit different than most spread quarterbacks who want to run it out of the pocket. For me, I feel like my game can …and more …read...

Ravens drop the axe on Chris CantyNBCSports.comIt was Canty’s second year with the Ravens and the stop in Baltimore came after productive stints with the Giants and Cowboys in the first eight years of his NFL career. Canty said at the end of the season that he wasn’t … Sad to see Canty go, always …Carolina Panthers: The Jacoby Jones backup...

Report: Eagles are ‘determined’ to land Marcus Mariota in 2015 NFL DraftNJ.comAccording to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, the Eagles are “determined” to land Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here is the latest on what Kempski is hearing regarding the team’s pursuit of the quarterback: Every day, with …How...

How the Lions can become a Super Bowl contender for years to comeSB NationAccommodate Ndamukong Suh without jeopardizing the rest of the roster, and you may see the outline of a Super Bowl contender if you step back and take in the long view of the team. That should sound insane to anyone who has closely followed Detroit.and more …read more From:: Super...

NFL Combine Quick Hits: Pass RushersClevelandBrowns.comINDIANAPOLIS – The pass rusher category, which includes both defensive ends and outside linebackers, appears as if it’s the most talented position grouping in the 2015 draft. The Browns ranked 27th in the NFL last season in sacks. Will they look to add … …read more From:: NFL Combine...

Dez Bryant playoff catch reversal not likely to cause the NFL to make a rule …Florida Times-Union (blog)When the sensational catch by Dallas’ Dez Bryant was overturned in the playoff game against Green Bay in the playoffs, there was a lot of talk that the NFL would change the rule defining what a catch is. But it now appears the rule will stand that a...

Wide receiver tiers for 2015 draftESPNAs I was taking in the NFL combine last week, I found myself flashing back to a couple of other draft classes, because of how the wide receivers were grouped on my board. In 1985, I had very close grades on a trio of wideouts who turned into really …Post-Combine Wide Receiver Rankings for 2015 NFL DraftBleacher Report 2015...

After $160M loss, Sears CEO compares criticism to fateful Super Bowl playNew York Post“The ‘Super Bowl‘ for second-guessing was clearly, undeniably, this year’s actual Super Bowl,” Lampert wrote in a peevish letter to shareholders. “Millions of words and billions of pixels were electrified about how plays were called, but even that didn …and...

North Texas Super Bowl Trial Starts Next Week In DallasCBS LocalThe lawsuit claims that seats were sold to several fans for 2011’s Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium that either did not exist or were located behind posts, railings or concrete obstructions. Attorneys representing the fans say they will call NFL …Super Bowl XLV Seating Fiasco Trial Starts MondayNBC...

Falcons release active NFL rushing leader Steven JacksonUSA TODAYThe Falcons signed Jackson in 2013, hoping the all-time leading rusher in Rams history could vault them to the Super Bowl on the heels of an NFC South title and NFC Championship Game appearance in 2012. But it never worked out. Jackson was often …Falcons release RB Steven JacksonESPN all 66 news...

Colts agree to extension with backup QB HasselbeckSan Francisco ChronicleBut before the conference title game, Hasselbeck told reporters he wanted to consider his options and thought eventually he would decide to continue playing. Now that he has, the 16-year NFL veteran hopes to add another chapter to his unusual career.and more …read more From:: NFL NFC...

Casserly: Packers can upgrade on AJ Hawk in 2015 NFL DraftNFL.comAnd according to former NFL general manager Charley Casserly, the Packers could end up not only improving at the position in the draft, but do so without using their first-round pick. On NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft,” Casserly identified two names …and more …read...

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Four roundsU-T San DiegoThe NFL Draft has become a nice appetizer before our main course in September. A mock version of said draft is meant to educate, and even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time. What follows is an early attempt at figuring out the best …NFL Draft Preview 2015: CB Marcus PetersNational Football Post Steelers’...

2015 NFL draft Big Boards: Leonard Williams leads our dueling top 40sSI.comSports Illustrated’s Chris Burke and Andy Staples discuss three of the NFL draft’s top pass rushers and where their best fits on a NFL team might be. by Chris Burke & Doug Farrar. Posted: Thu Feb. 26, 2015. The NFL draft combine signals the real start … …read...

Former Cleveland Browns RB Earnest Byner mentors NFL player trying to cope …cleveland.comThe sight of Bostick’s gaffe, which contributed to the Packers’ stunning collapse against the Seahawks, didn’t compel Byner to contact an athlete he’s never met. The sports world, after all, is filled with winners and losers, playoff agonies and...

Should the Eagles have interest in Reggie Bush?NJ.comLast offseason the Eagles were able to take advantage of a NFC team cutting loose an aging running back, trading for running back Darren Sproles, who made the Pro Bowl in his first season with the team. Now, nearly a year later, another interesting …and more …read more From:: NFL NFC Game News...

NFL: Next season’s 5 new playoff teamsFanSidedDeath, taxes, and five new NFL playoff teams — it’s just about that certain. Serving as testament to the success of the NFL’s philosophy — from the draft, to compensatory picks, free agency, revenue sharing, and everything in between — their design … …read more From:: NFL Playoffs...

Jamie Newberg On What The Ravens May Do In The NFL DraftCBS LocalJamie addressed the Jacoby Jones release and who could replace him saying “quite honestly you look back at last year’s draft and it was the year of the receiver, this draft is pretty loaded at receiver too…there are going to be some talented guys on …#TBT: Jacoby Jones and the 2007 NFL...

Incident report involving Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant released by NFL MediaNJ.comGREEN BAY, WI – JANUARY 11: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch over Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Initially …Walmart Police Report...

NFL Draft Preview 2015: CB Marcus PetersNational Football PostThe Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the ten weeks leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This second week, the focus is on cornerbacks. Today’s CB is …NFL Draft 2015: Green Bay Packers...

What happens to the NFL Combine’s fastest players?SB NationThe majority of talk overheard at the Combine last week was uncharacteristically rational. So far, anonymous scouts are still mostly dormant as far as character assassination goes. Hype for individual players focused more on the total package, guys … …read more From:: NFL Combine News...

Former Terp Deon Long Impresses Scouts At NFL CombinePress BoxLong also said he embraced the process of how medical evaluations were conducted at the combine, which are broken down into two segments — internal medical examinations and orthopedic examinations, according to NFL Physicians Society president Dr. …read more From:: NFL Combine News By...

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine UpdateBleacher ReportBut there’s no time to sit back and reflect as the NFL draft train rolls on at 500 mph now until April 30, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turn in their draft card with the No. 1 overall pick. I left Indianapolis convinced the Buccaneers already know who …2015 NFL Mock Draft: Titans can’t ignore...

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