5:35 PM EST, Tue March 03, 2015
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Andre Johnson isn’t the first Houston star to move on

Craig Biggio is the exception to the rule when it comes to Houston sports. Twenty years with the same team and being elected to the Hall of Fame? That doesn’t happen very often. With Monday’s news that franchise icon Andre Johnson asked the Texans to trade or cut him after being told of a reduced […]
Neal Coolong / Behind the Steel Curtain 11 hours ago

Andre Johnson asks for trade or release, can the Steelers make it happen?

Perhaps it's better to frame it as "should they make it happen?" Texans gave Andre Johnson permission to seek a trade. Told him he'd have a reduced role next season. He asked to be traded or cut instead. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 3, 2015 Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson...
Field Gulls 1 hour ago

Andre Johnson done in Houston, will Seahawks pursue?

Texans receiver Andre Johnson has been given permission by the Houston coaching staff and front office to seek a trade. If his reps cannot find a suitor in the trade market, it's expected he'll be released. Johnson was the 3rd overall pick out of Miami in 2003 and has spent his entire 12-year career...
Stampede Blue 6 hours ago

Should the Colts Pursue Texans Wide Receiver Andre Johnson?

According to a report from the Houston Chronicle's John McClain on Monday night, the Texans are looking to trade star wide receiver Andre Johnson and if that doesn't happen they will release him. Should the Colts pursue the veteran receiver? What the Indianapolis Colts need is a veteran wide receiver...
CBS Sports 45 mins ago
Video: Andre Johnson seeks trade

Watch: Andre Johnson seeks trade

Doug Gottlieb discusses Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson seeking a trade.

Not buying the Marshawn Lynch conspiracy theories at the end of the Super Bowl; Jon Ryan, Ninja Warrior?

My story in today’s News Tribune leads with Marshawn Lynch in … Turkey, of course. Specifically, it leads with what we’ve already discussed here, what I see as the news of what the Seahawks’ star runner told Turkish television network NTV Spor while there on a football goodwill trip. That is him describing the specter of becoming “the face of the nation” had he carried the ball from the 1-yard line at the end of Super Bowl 49 rather than Russell Wilson throwing a title-dooming interception with 20 seconds left. Some readers have jumped me for inferring too much … Read...
Seahawks Blog | 710 ESPN Seattle 2 hours ago

Seahawks' Robert Turbin isn't buying into final-play conspiracy

"I highly doubt that," Seahawks running back Robert Turbin told "The Barbershop" when asked about the possibility that Seattle's coaches had some ulterior motives in not handing off to Marshawn Lynch on the decisive play of the Super Bowl.
Field Gulls 4 hours ago

Talking Seahawks with Softy: The Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch, and free agency [PODCAST]

Brian "HawkBlogger" Nemhauser and I joined Dave "Softy" Mahler in studio on Monday evening to talk about the Seahawks, so give it a listen below. We debriefed on the Super Bowl, talked about Marshawn Lynch's future, and broke down some free agents worth looking at.
Los Angeles Times 7 hours ago

Matt Barnes tweets that if he'd kicked LeBron James he'd be in jail

Matt Barnes apparently thinks there's a double standard in the NBA.
Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago

Houston Rockets' James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer and a top MVP candidate, won't play when Houston visits the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
CBS Sports 1 hour ago
Video: James Harden suspended

Watch: James Harden suspended

Doug Gottlieb discusses if a one game suspension is enough for James Harden.
Newark Star-Ledger 6 hours ago
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez nervous for 1st game since suspension?

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez nervous for 1st game since suspension?

39-year-old expected to DH Wednesday vs. Phillies
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago
Should the Giants go after Ndamukong Suh or Devin McCourty in free agency?

Should the Giants go after Ndamukong Suh or Devin McCourty in free agency?

The Giants will likely have to choose one or the other to target with their limited cap space.

Beasley deal in different neighborhood than Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray

IRVING, Texas -- With the news that the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with Cole Beasley on a four-year deal comes the natural wondering why they have not been able to strike deals for Dez Bryant or DeMarco Murray. Beasley's deal and the contracts for Bryant and Murray will be in far different neighborhoods. Beasley's cap figure for 2015 is likely less than $2 million based on the $4 million signing bonus and how the Cowboys have structured deals in the past with the first-year base salaries being at or close to the NFL minimum.
Acme Packing Company 2 hours ago

What's Randall Cobb's real asking price?

Reports conflict as to how much the receiver seeks in his next contract. Following the Packers' decision not to apply the franchise tag to Randall Cobb, questions arose over what the receiver desires in his next contract. With a week remaining before the official start to free agency, there isn't one clear answer. In mid-February, a report from ESPN's Rob Demovsky suggested that Cobb was shooting for a deal averaging $9 million per year. That seemed in line with our estimation that a top-shelf slot receiver would max out at the 2015 equivalent of Victor Cruz's contract, which averages $8.6...
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Cornerback Byron Maxwell, likely Jets and Eagles free agent target, changes agents, per report

The timing is certainly curious. Free agency is exactly one week away.
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Victor Martinez talks about knee injury, surgery, rehabilitation process and 2015 Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez talks about knee injury, surgery, rehabilitation process and 2015 Detroit Tigers

Martinez: They just cleaned the meniscus out and I was out of crutches in three, four days. Im not a very good friend of the crutches. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- No one seems 100 percent certain how many swings Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez took Monday. But everyone with any stake in the Tigers agreed that it was good to have him back. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Martinez took 30 swings from each side of the plate while hitting off a tee. On Tuesday, Martinez said it was 25 from each side. A short time later,...
Akron Beacon Journal 7 hours ago
Free-agent wide receiver Brian Hartline, a Canton native, visiting Browns on Tuesday

Free-agent wide receiver Brian Hartline, a Canton native, visiting Browns on Tuesday

The Browns are looking for a player from their own back yard to boost the receiving corps. Brian Hartline, a Canton native, GlenOak High School graduate and Ohio State product, will visit the Browns on Tuesday as a free agent, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on visits. ProFootballTalk.com first reported the news. Last week, the Miami Dolphins released Hartline, who was due $5.95 million next season, while clearing salary-cap space. But owner Steve Ross reportedly called him after he was cut...

No significant trade talk happening now

Dillon Gee #35 SPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM22 W7 L8 BB43 K94 ERA4.00 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday that there is little active dialogue with other clubs about trades for a Mets starting pitcher. Dillon Gee, who starts Wednesday's Grapefruit League opener at ESPN Wide World of Sports against the Atlanta Braves, currently is poised for long relief because the Mets have six established starting pitchers. "I think most clubs, including ours, are focused on what's going on in camp and evaluating what they already have," Alderson said.

Romine gets the start at catcher in Game 1

Jacoby Ellsbury CF Brett Gardner LF Chris Young RF Garrett Jones 1B Jose Pirela 2B Austin Romine C Kyle Roller DH Jonathan Galvez 3B Nick Noonan SS RHP Adam Warren The post Romine gets the start at catcher in Game 1 appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Mark Dominik's take on Darrelle Revis

ESPN front office analyst Mark Dominik, the former general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, might have more educated insight on cornerback Darrelle Revis than most.  Dominik, of course, was the Buccaneers’ primary personnel decision-maker when the team traded for Revis in 2013. What does Dominik think will happen with Revis this offseason? “I think Revis stays in New England, and I think you’re going to see Revis on a more marginal deal,” Dominik said Tuesday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” program.
CBS Sports 10 hours ago
Video: Boomer & Carton: Jets want Revis back

Watch: Boomer & Carton: Jets want Revis back

Reports indicate that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has expressed interest in having New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis return to the team. Boomer and Carton discuss if this could be a realistic move.
Behind the Steel Curtain 11 hours ago

Jason Worilds avoids tag, days in Pittsburgh could be numbered

The Steelers surprised no one by choosing to decline a franchise tag for free agent OLB Jason Worilds, who appears headed to a lucrative contract via free agency. The Steelers told Jason Worilds he would be able to test the open market by becoming an unrestricted free agent, and the team did just that on Monday by refusing to place the franchise tag on the former second round pick from Virginia Tech. While the move surprised no one, the allowance of Worilds to test free agency will likely spell the end of his tenure as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Mark Kaboly of the...
Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

Cut by Eagles, former Ravens cornerback Cary Williams is worth exploring

Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran cornerback Cary Williams, rather than pay him a $6.5 million base salary next season, the feisty defensive back is an option worth exploring for the Ravens.

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