This is the May 13, 2013 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
Seahawks sign two players following mini-camp tryouts
The Seattle Seahawks have signed a pair of players that tried out with the team during the team’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend. Seattle announced Monday they had signed defensive end Benson Mayowa and tight end Victor Marshall while releasing lineUpvote Share Tweet
An offseason of high-profile moves has confidence exuding from Miami. The latest to express that confidence is Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who says he sees his team being not just good, but great. “I think our football team is going to be great this yUpvote Share Tweet
Vikes unveil glass-centric plan for new stadiumOpening the roof over the new home of the Minnesota Vikings would have forced planners of the $975 million project to eliminate some of the fancy features.Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs couldn't have found a better source for help in implementing -- and maybe even defending -- the pistol offensive system sweeping through the NFL.Upvote Share TweetPerhaps no one other than Victor Cruz has more vested interest in the Victor Cruz negotiations than Eli Manning. And while the Giants’ quarterback has no insight into the negotiating process for his star wide receiver, he does have a preference. “We gUpvote Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals on Monday cut quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had been tendered at a second-round level, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos announced the signing of rookie quarterback Zac Dysert on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 231-pound Dysert, a seventh-round pick from Miami (Ohio), will compete to stick on the Broncos’ roster. The Broncos kept three quarterbacks a season ago, with BrUpvote Share Tweet
Cardinals sign rookie LB Kevin MinterRookie linebacker Kevin Minter has signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals, the team said Monday. The Cardinals selected Minter (6-0, 246) in Round Two (No. 45 overall). The pick first belonged to the Chargers, who traded up into Arizona’s spot (No.Upvote Share TweetBears receiver Brandon Marshall sympathizes with what former Lions receiver Titus Young is going through right now. And Marshall would like to be able to help. Young’s career in Detroit was derailed by off-field trouble, and he was arrested three timesUpvote Share Tweet
Taylor: When will Cowboys develop QB position?No franchise has drafted fewer since 1989. Can it afford not to develop position?Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith gets six years in prisonJimmy Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who is arguably the best player in the short history of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, recently began serving a six-year prison sentence for gun and drug crimes. Although it has gone largely unnoticed…Upvote Share TweetWhen the Rams traded up to take West Virginia’s Tavon Austin with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft, the only question was what his primary role would be in St. Louis: Will he be their No. 1 receiver? Take handoffs out of the backfield? Handle puUpvote Share Tweet
Former Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith serving six-year sentence in Mississippi jailyahoo.com Updated May 13, 2013Sad tale out of Mississippi as former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is currently serving a six years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after being convicted of drug and weapons charges, Chad Cushnir of firstcoastnews.com repo…Upvote Share Tweet
Police say Titus Young’s car was involved in two incidents before arrestTitus Young’s weekend arrest in San Clemente, Calif. came on the heels of two other alleged incidents linked to a car registered to him, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told PFT on Monday. Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino told PUpvote Share TweetThe Cowboys weren’t shy about their desire to add a running back in the draft to lighten the load on starter DeMarco Murray. They got that running back in the fifth round when they drafted Joseph Randle with the 151st overall pick and the team announcedUpvote Share TweetIn a surprising roster move on Monday afternoon, the Patriots have released defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick. The 25-year-old Deaderick, who joined the Patriots as a 2010 seventh-round draft pick, played in 14 games and started five for New England l…Upvote Share TweetThere aren’t many headaches left in the process of signing draft picks, but the few that remain generally only relate to first-round picks. The Buccaneers didn’t have one of those this year, so they shouldn’t have any problem getting their picks undUpvote Share TweetPhilip Rivers thought Manti Te'o had a decent first interaction with San Diego Chargers veterans.Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins get a pair of draft picks under contractThe Redskins didn’t have a first-round pick this year, so none of their contract negotiations should be worrisome at all. Two of them are already taken care of, with fifth-rounder Brandon Jenkins and safety Bacarri Rambo signing their rookie deals todayUpvote Share TweetIn 2011, the previous regime in Chicago liked Gabe Carimi enough to pick him in the first round of the NFL draft. In 2013, the current regime in Chicago may not even like Carimi enough to give him a spot on the 53-man roster. Brad Biggs of the Chicago T…Upvote Share TweetRavens tight end Dennis Pitta has signed his one-year contract offer, the team said Monday. Pitta was tendered at the second-round level in restricted free agency. Pitta, 27, set career-highs in catches (61), yards (669) and touchdowns (seven) in the 20…Upvote Share TweetEagles running back LeSean McCoy met the media after the Eagles OTA on Monday and one of the topics up for discussion was the footrace he lost to quarterback Michael Vick earlier this offseason. McCoy channelled one-time Jerry Seinfeld antagonist Duncan…Upvote Share Tweet
Geno Smith, Tim Tebow, Victor Cruz: Answers to Readers’ Questionsnytimes.com Updated May 13, 2013Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share TweetThe Browns have added some experience at punter, signing free agent T.J. Conley, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Monday. The 27-year-old Conley was the Jets’ regular punter in 2011. He ranked 30th in the NFL in gross average (42.7 yards) andUpvote Share TweetJacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon on Monday addressed reporters for the first time since he was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season, saying he doesn't think he has a substance-abuse problem.Upvote Share TweetEarlier today, we noticed a stream of tweets from writers covering the open portion of Monday’s first OTA practice for the Eagles under coach Chip Kelly. Many were pointing out the music blaring while the players put in work. The folks at CrossingBroad.Upvote Share Tweet
David Harris on defense: Jets “destroyed it to rebuild it”Jets linebacker David Harris knew there would be change. But the degree of change to the Jets defense was still alarming to him, and walking into a meeting room and not recognizing many people was an eye-opener. “It was expected when you have a six-winUpvote Share TweetIf Tim Tebow decides that he wants to make the move from the NFL to arena football, he’s got options. The Omaha Beef put an offer on the table for the former Bronco and Jet shortly after he was cut loose by the Jets and now he’s also gotten an offer fUpvote Share TweetThe Chargers continue to do their due diligence on veteran offensive tackles. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the club will host free agent Winston Justice. The Chargers’ willingness to research Justice makes sense. The clubUpvote Share TweetThe process of signing draft picks well in advance of Memorial Day continues, with the Bengals signing a pair of them. The team has announced that fourth-round linebacker Sean Porter (pictured) and sixth-round running back Rex Burkhead have agreed to te…Upvote Share Tweet
For quarterbacks, no one knows if they can do it until they do itAs the weeks of throwing footballs against a defense made up of Lennay Kekua and 10 of her family members yields to throwing footballs with a red no-touchy jersey against a bunch of other rookies and assorted slappies to throwing footballs with a red no…Upvote Share Tweet
Chiefs sign rookie RB Knile DavisThe Chiefs have signed rookie running back Knile Davis, the club announced Monday. The 5-foot-10, 227-pound Davis was a third-round pick (No. 96 overall) in April. He declared for the draft after his redshirt junior season at Arkansas. The 21-year-old D…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints sign six guys, including Baraka AtkinsAfter taking a look at a weekend rookie minicamp, the Saints decided to shuffle the bottom of the roster. The biggest name of the group is journeyman defensive end Baraka Atkins, who, surprisingly, is not the guy from “The A-Team.” Atkins was a fourthUpvote Share TweetAfter three seasons as Bills GM, Buddy Nix is out. This move was expected, but maybe not so soon.Read more...Upvote Share TweetGiants co-owner Steve Tisch feels sorry for Tim Tebow, saying that getting traded to the Jets last year may have ruined his NFL career. Tisch told TMZ that he is rooting for Tebow and wants to see his NFL career continue. “You know, I feel badly for theUpvote Share Tweet
Trespassing Snake Brutally Murdered With Pellet Gun By Patrick Willisdeadspin.com Updated May 13, 2013And we have the gory photos from the scene thanks to Patrick Willis, who posted them to Facebook. The 49ers linebacker looks pretty pleased with with himself for successfully protecting his home from the scourge of that nonvenomous gopher snake.Read mor…Upvote Share Tweet
O.J. returns to court in bid to get new trialO.J. Simpson is back in a Las Vegas courtroom to ask for a new trial in the case that sent him to prison in 2008.Upvote Share TweetIf Thomas Keiser is going to grow his NFL career, he’s going to have to transplant himself somewhere else. The former Stanford pass-rusher was among five players cut Monday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. In 2011, Keiser was second oUpvote Share TweetIf you paid any attention to free agency this year, you know that the Dolphins made their receiving corps a priority. They re-signed wide receiver Brian Hartline before anyone else could snatch him away and then landed Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson to…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears were thinking of Suh when they drafted LongVisions Ndamukong Suh putting a hurting on Jay Cutler were in the Bears’ heads when they spent their first-round draft pick on Kyle Long. Bears offensive coordinator and line coach Aaron Kromer told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that starting Long aUpvote Share Tweet
Andy Reid sells off Eagles gear for charity in enormous garage saleyahoo.com Updated May 13, 2013If Andy Reid ever goes back to the Philadelphia Eagles for any reason, he's going to have to buy his swag all over again. Reid, who coached the Eagles from 1999 through 2012 and now does the same for the Kansas City Chiefs, held a memorabilia sale at Ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Panthers sign Gaydosh, top pick in CFL draftNot that long ago, he was the top pick in the draft. Now, he’s fighting to get in on the ground floor. No, not JaMarcus Russell. For Canadian defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh, a weekend tryout with the Panthers resulted in a contract offer. That means hUpvote Share TweetFree-agent Browns receiver Josh Cribbs eventually will be former Browns receiver Josh Cribbs. His potential next destination has been limited to four suitors, barring an unexpected development. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cribbs, an ei…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live, PFT are off for a weekFor those of you who have become accustomed to watching either PFT Live and/or Pro Football Talk each weekday, we have some bad news: Neither show will be on this week. For those of you who don’t like either show, we have some bad news: We’ll be backUpvote Share TweetWith the nomination process completed for three divisions in the NFC, we turn to the NFC West. And we arrive at the most storied of the four franchises in the division: the 49ers. The problem in San Francisco, as it will be with other teams that have ac…Upvote Share TweetThis is the time of year when veteran free agents are trying to get in where they can, and former Chargers guard Tyronne Green has found a home. According to the Twitter account of his agents, Green has agreed to terms with the Patriots. Green, a former…Upvote Share TweetThrough two years in the NFL, Cam Newton hasn’t left much doubt about having the necessary physical abilities to be a starting quarterback. There have been some questions about less tangible qualities like leadership after watching Newton mope on the siUpvote Share Tweet
NFLPA confirms deal to prop up 2012 salary capThe NFLPA’s ongoing effort to pursue the league for collusion in the uncapped year has made even more clear the chain of events that ultimately triggered the union’s claim that a secret salary-cap existed in 2010. Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness JournUpvote Share Tweet
NFL wants to make Ohio Rookie Symposium’s homeThere are more glamorous vacation destinations, but at least one league official wants to make Northeast Ohio the summer home for NFL rookies. For the second straight year, the league will hold its Rookie Symposium at the Bertram Inn and Conference Cent…Upvote Share TweetTyler Bray believes that every rookie has something to prove.Upvote Share TweetWhen the regular season starts, you won’t get many Redskins offering advice to many Cowboys. But for now, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t mind helping Dallas rookie receiver Terrance Williams with his transition to the NFL. The formeUpvote Share Tweet
Milliner minimizes impact of five 'minor' surgeriesCNNSI.com Updated May 13, 2013Milliner minimizes impact of five 'minor' surgeriesUpvote Share TweetIn Seattle last year, quarteraback Matt Flynn found himself backing up a rookie quarterback taken after the first round with the last name of Wilson. Flynn is in Oakland now, but Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that he may still wind up…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday morning one-linersNot being drafted doesn’t make Bills LB Keith Pough doubt himself at all. Eight members of the Dolphins volunteered to help at a prom for high school students battling cancer. Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com ranks Patriots DT Vince Wilfork as one of the leaUpvote Share TweetMark Sanchez may be atop the Jets’ quarterback depth chart right now. But he may not be on the Jets’ quarterback depth chart at all in four months. There’s increasing talk that if rookie Geno Smith looks good this summer, and if veteran David GarrarUpvote Share Tweet
Jay Gruden: Bengals’ 2-TE sets “will be something to deal with”The Bengals have spent first-round draft picks on tight ends in two of the last four years. Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden expects that to pay off in a big way this season. Gruden said this year’s first-round pick, Tyler Eifert, can play atUpvote Share Tweet
Chip Kelly Bans Tacos, Has Your Stepdad's Music Tastegrantland.com Updated May 13, 2013Chip Kelly has been busy revolutionizing the Philadelphia Eagles. I think it was Lenin who said all revolutions have casualties. The first casualty in...Upvote Share Tweet
The Back-From-Injury NFL Stars Not to Forget in 2013grantland.com Updated May 13, 2013Few things betray Roger Goodell's unquenchable thirst for power like the NFL's efforts to be a constant fixture in the sports calendar. It's not enoug...Upvote Share Tweet
Can LeSean McCoy produce in Chip Kelly's scheme?May 13Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has some unique insight into the complexities behind new head coach Chip Kelly's offensive game plan.
Will San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o fit in with Chargers veterans?May 13Omar Ruiz has the latest from San Diego Chargers organized team activities on linebacker Manti Te'o's adjustment to his new team and if he can be a viable three-down player as a rookie.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon: I had a problem with making poor decisionsMay 13Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon responds to questions about his recent off-the-field problems, while Ian Rapoport discusses if Blackmon's job is safe in Jacksonville.
Which team has the best receiving corps in NFL?May 13The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses which team has the league's best set of receivers, following Brian Hartline's comments that the Miami Dolphins boast the AFC East's top wideouts.
Chadiha: Ronde Barber's quiet greatnessMay 13Retired cornerback Ronde Barber was the most underrated defender of his generation, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Peter King: NFL life in earnest begins today for Manti Te'o in San DiegoMay 13So the early reviews on Manti Te'o are positive in San Diego, but what would they be, really, when the players aren't in pads and it's only the rookies out there? Today, when the veterans report and the full squad begins offseason training activities, i…