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Texans coack Gary Kubiak liked what he saw from quarterback Collin Klein, who participated in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. But Kubiak didn’t like Klein enough to give him a contract. “No, I did not sign,” Klein told FOX 26 after m
Share TweetOn Monday night, the Vikings will share with the public for the first time the design of the team’s new stadium. But you don’t need a ticket to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to see it happen. The event will stream live on the team’s official we
PFT’s OTAs Primer: With the Bears, Bills, Chargers, Eagles and Jagua…Updated May 12 Share TweetWith the Bears, Bills, Chargers, Eagles and Jaguars beginning OTAs (organized team practice activity) on Monday, here is a primer on what teams can and can’t do as spelled out by the collective bargaining agreement between players and owners. Here are s
Hugh Thornton brings sad, unique story to ColtsUpdated May 12 Share TweetAs this year’s rookies make their debuts in T-shirt-and-shorts workouts throughout the NFL, few have stories as compelling as Colts offensive lineman Hugh Thornton. Thornton, a third-round pick from Illinois, was living in Jamaica nine years ago when hiShare TweetRams first-round draft pick Tavon Austin is glad to be in the NFL, but he’s already realizing one down side: The requests for cash never stop. Austin hasn’t actually received an NFL paycheck yet, but the mere fact that he’s a high pick who will be gShare TweetWell, Packers fans, the time you’ve been waiting for has come. You finally get your chance to nominate players, coaches, and anyone else for the Packers Mt. Rushmore.List them below. Vince Lombardi is a given; it won’t be easy to narrow the rest of thShare TweetA white male wearing a Jets jersey under a brown leather jacket robbed two Manhattan banks and tried to rob three others on Friday. The crook got nearly $13,000 at one bank and $2,500 at another. Though surveillance images plainly reveal his face, he re…
Republican Senator targets NFL’s tax-exempt statusUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe many NFL owners who are staunch Republicans may need to re-think their affiliations. From Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, who derailed the effort to upgrade Sun Life Stadium, to Arizona Senator John McClain, who wants to outlaw blackouts at …Share TweetThe Texans aren’t shy about putting pressure on first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins. Before he got Hopkins on the field, head coach Gary Kubiak compared him to Andre Johnson and Rod Smith (whom he coached in Denver), setting a high bar for the rookie wide rec
Jets sign four tryout players to contracts, release Derek DimkeUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe Jets announced the signing of four players Sunday, including rookie placekicker Brett Maher, whose signing was reported earlier in the day. Maher’s agent, Robert Roche, told PFT that Maher has signed a three-year deal with the Jets. The Jets’ otheShare TweetIt’s no secret that Jets coach Rex Ryan’s future is on the line this year. And if that’s the case, he’s going to take hold of it the best he knows how. Ryan said he intends to take a more hands-on role with the Jets defense this year, but not becaShare TweetIf you've ever watched college football tape with an analytical eye, written a scouting report, opined on the future prospects of a collegiate star, or spent any time in the throes in the ever-burgeoning draft analysis industry, you owe Jack Butler a de…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetCarolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula believes Cam Newton is ready to take a big step forward entering year three, providing he can manage the ups and downs that come with the job.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetIt hasn’t been an entirely healthy offseason for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones had surgery last week to repair a damaged retina in his left eye. The recovery from that surgery did not force Jones to skip the team’s rookie minicamp, so he was able tShare TweetAuthorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.
Agent: Jets sign rookie PK Brett MaherUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe Jets have signed undrafted rookie placekicker Brett Maher, agent Robert Roche said Sunday on Twitter. Maher, a Nebraska product, took part in the Jets’ weekend rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Maher (6-0, 186) connected on 20-of-27 field goals inShare TweetThe Broncos are looking to their past for some help with their offensive future. Alex Gibbs was the offensive line coach who was in Denver when the Broncos won two Super Bowls with John Elway a one-cut, zone-blocking scheme in the running game and he ha…Share TweetTyler Bray believes that every rookie has something to prove.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThere usually isn’t much meaningful news made at rookie minicamps. There are plenty of profiles of new members of every team and glowing reports from coaches about how a high draft pick did in his first couple of days, but very little of it winds up matShare TweetRay Rice has caught more than 60 passes in each of his four seasons as the Ravens’ starting running back, and his total of 311 catches since entering the league in 2008 is the most of any running back in the NFL. And now Rice wants more. Rice told the B
Ryan Clark loved the Steelers draftUpdated May 12 Share TweetSteelers safety Ryan Clark grabbed some headlines recently with comments about the Patriots and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, but he’s got his mind on his own team as well. He thinks those doubting the Steelers should have faith in the decisiShare TweetThe name has an extra L, but it sounds the same as the name of the guy the Seahawks stole with a third-round pick in the 2012 draft A year after grabbing quarterback Russell Wilson with the 75th selection, the Seahawks have pounced on tight end Luke Wil…Share TweetWhen you look at wide receiver Marquess Wilson’s numbers as a member of the Washington State football team, it is hard to believe he was available for the Bears to take him in the seventh round of the draft. Wilson set a school record with 3,207 receiviShare TweetBy now, the remarkable story of Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden’s recovery from the ruptured inferior vena cava in his heart, an injury that’s fatal 95 percent of the time, that he suffered on an otherwise unmemorable play in practice last year at the
Ryan Tannehill: Mike Wallace is the fastest guy I’ve thrown toUpdated May 12 Share TweetDolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been working with new Miami receiver Mike Wallace, and he likes what he sees. “Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true — he’s as advertised,” Tannehill told the Miami Herald. “He’s t
Packers’ Datone Jones: Kaepernick can’t keep running like thatUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe Packers have made no secret this offseason that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s big game in a playoff-ending loss at San Francisco has forced them to re-think things on defense. Packers coach Mike McCarthy sent his defensive staff to Texas A&MShare TweetOn Friday, PFT reported that the big sticking point in talks between free agent defensive end John Abraham and interested teams has been the amount of playing time Abraham would receive each week. Abraham reportedly wants to play around 60 snaps a game …
Bills willing to give Da’Rick Rogers one chanceUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe challenge for players who have screwed up their own chances is realizing when they’re on their last one. And while actions will show whether Bills wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers has truly learned, the undrafted rookie’s words indicate he understanShare TweetThere was a time when it looked like Keenan Allen would be one of the first two or three wide receivers off the board in the draft, but he wound up having to wait until the third round to land with the Chargers. Explaining the drop isn’t all that hard.
Giants sign two more veterans after tryoutsUpdated May 12 Share TweetLinebacker Aaron Curry wasn’t the only veteran player to convince the Giants he deserved a job at their rookie minicamp. The team announced that they have also signed defensive tackle Frank Okam and tight end Michael Palmer after the completion of on-fi
Sunday morning one-linersUpdated May 12 Share TweetWR Robert Woods should be competing for a starting role with the Bills. Recapping a busy offseason for the Dolphins. Patriots CB Kyle Arrington isn’t spilling the details of the payment that landed S Adrian Wilson No. 24 upon his arrival in New England.
Packers drafted backs rooming, working togetherUpdated May 12 Share TweetThe Packers drafted two guys at the same position to help fix the same problem. But in addition to a competition for carries, there might also be a sit-com in the works, as second-rounder Eddie Lacy and fourth-rounder Johnathan Franklin are rooming toge…Share TweetIt’s been at least a day, maybe longer, since the T-word has appeared in this space. For those of you with zero interest in Tim Tebow, scroll on by. For those who continue to be intrigued by the future of a man who led the Broncos in 2011 to the final eShare TweetThe coach best known for presiding over an 0-16 season is trying to carve a new niche. Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli has changed the name of his position group to “rushmen,” because the goal of the group is to get to the quarterback. “TShare TweetAfter getting his first look at first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo in a Browns uniform at rookie minicamp, at least one Cleveland reporter thought he looked too small to be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. But when Mingo was asked, “Do you thin