10:27 AM EDT, Wed April 01, 2015
Niners Nation 27 mins ago

2015 NFL Draft: Wednesday April 1st pro day schedule featuring Miami, South Carolina

Pro days for Wednesday include Florida International, Miami, and South Carolina. The first day in April brings a small amount of colleges to the pro day schedule, with only Florida International, Miami, and South Carolina on the schedule. Miami - Receiver Phillip Dorsett was a big combine winner because of his 4.33 forty time. At 5'9" with a tendency to drop a lot of footballs, it's unclear how long Dorsett will stick in the league. Right now, Dorsett's biggest asset is speed and because of his jets he could crack a roster on special teams as a return man. Dorsett has 10 touchdowns in...

Arizona Cardinals have more salary cap space, was there a contract restructure?

The numbers would suggest it was Calais Campbell. It was noticed by team reporter Darren Urbanon Tuesday afternoon. The Arizona Cardinals appear to have add some salary cap space and this brings two questions -- how and why? After showing the Cardinals had $9.9 million in salary cap space a week ago, the NFLPA salary cap report now shows the Cardinals have $4 million more space. They are now $13.9 million below the salary cap. Since the team has announced no releases recently, the added space suggests there was some contract work done. Someone had to have restructured. Who would that have...
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 32 mins ago

Daily Bucs Links: Winston's pro day happened

Here's your open thread for today. Jaelen Strong is the most intriguing receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft - SBNation.comHe's not getting the attention that others are, but Arizona State's Jaelen Strong has the potential to be the best receiver in this year's draft class, according to retired NFL defensive end Stephen White. The Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator - SBNation.comThis is not meant to be fun. This is a tool, and not a toy. Do not abuse or enjoy the Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator. Mailbag: The Season OpenerA fan asks Scott Smith what the chances are of the Buccaneers hosting...
Acme Packing Company 1 hour ago

Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 1, 2015

Byron Jones and P.J. Williams are two big names who worked out for NFL teams on Tuesday. As the Pro Day circuit slowly approaches its end, most of the major NCAA Division I schools have completed their workouts. However, Tuesday's workouts of note included one high-profile school with numerous draftable players (including the likely top overall pick) while another school that featured one of the hottest risers in the entire draft pool. On Wednesday, that will be followed up by another college football blue-blood, Miami, which has no fewer than four prospects who could be picked in the first...
Revenge Of The Birds 1 hour ago

2015 Offseason: Arizona Cardinals release official dates for workouts

The team released their official dates for offseason workouts. The NFL draft is 29 days away, so that leaves 29 more days of pure speculation as to who we pick in the first round. Luckily there are now some concrete dates as to when the Cardinals will hold their offseason workouts, including OTA's and Minicamp. Which means knee high socks once again from Bruce Arians. -- Starting April 20th, players can work with strength and conditioning coaches. Players cannot speak to Arians or the coordinators about football specifics. -- May 4th (May the 4th be with you... Star Wars anyone?) players...
Blogging The Boys 1 hour ago

Dallas Cowboys Agree To Terms With Rolando McClain

One of the last looming free agency questions has been answered. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with their starting middle linebacker. It's been a back and forth type of negotiation, but that's just how these things play out sometimes. The Dallas Cowboys were reported to have competition in the New England Patriots, but although he visited, he never signed. Once back in Dallas, the Cowboys thought it best for them to retain his services. Ed Werder of ESPN reported the terms of the deal are only one-year but the deal is worth up to $3,000,000 with another $1,000,000 in playtime...
Niners Nation 1 hour ago

NFL mock draft 2015: NN 2.0 49ers pick goes cornerback

My post-free agency mock draft has a familiar name going to the 49ers. Now that the free agent frenzy has died down, here is my latest first round mock draft. I know what you're thinking: "Not very original, Nick!" And you're right. It seems the Trae Waynes to the San Francisco 49ers pick is picking up more and more steam. It was hard for me to bail on my desire to see Dorial Green-Beckham end up with the 49ers. I had to face the music. This team has consistently prioritized defensive over offense, even with an offensive coach. Now with a defensive guy at the helm, they're definitely going...

2015 NFL mock draft: Seven-round mock for Lions

Let's examine a seven-round mock draft for the Detroit Lions. Last month, I put together five different mock draft scenarios for the Detroit Lions that focused on the first three rounds. Now, with the entire 2015 NFL Draft order set, let's turn our attention to a seven-round mock draft for the Lions. Using First-Pick.com, I made the following selections for the Lions: Round 1 - Pick No. 23 (23): OT Andrus Peat (Stanford) If a top offensive tackle falls to the 23rd overall pick, it will be tough for the Lions to pass on him. In this case, it was really a no-brainer to take Peat, as he...

Tony Romo would have taken $5 million pay cut to help Cowboys keep DeMarco Murray

Well, so much for that. Tony Romo isn't happy that the Philadelphia Eagles stole DeMarco Murray away from Dallas. According to the Cowboys quarterback, he was willing to take a pay cut in order to prevent Murray from leaving in free agency. Here's what he had to say in an interview with 105.3 The Fan, via ESPN's Todd Archer: "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was...
Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago

Byron's Bell named Panthers starting left tackle

An early announcement, but one that should help cement the starting lineup before the draft. The Carolina Panthers aren't hiding their offensive line plans before the NFL Draft with the announcement Byron's Bell has been acquired by the team and will start at left tackle over free agent signing Michael Oher, as previously expected. When reached for comment the Panthers were excited about the promise of their new signing telling CSR: "Byron's Bell has been tested and proven reliable for over two hundred years. It brings the kind of steely determination and demeanor we've been looking for to...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 2 hours ago

2015 NFL Draft: Would trading down from No. 9 be a good move for the New York Giants?

It might be. Here's why. According to the 'Big Blue View rules for draft success,' trading down in the NFL Draft and adding draft picks is almost always preferable to trading up and giving them away. Which brings me to the real subject at hand, the New York Giants and the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Peter King wants us to believe that nine is the magic number in this year's draft, that there are nine players who are head and shoulders above the rest in the 2015 NFL Draft class. What if not all nine of those players are the Giants' cup of tea? King says there are 8-10 players...
The Falcoholic 2 hours ago

Matt Ryan to debut new reality show, with trademark zaniness

The Falcons franchise quarterback had been denying for months that he was shopping a reality television show, but Spike TV's announcement this morning confirms Ryan will be on television a lot more than just Sundays. One of the nation's premier peddlers of reality television has announced their newest unscripted reality show, "Bottles on ICE," a show dedicated to the exotic travels and intriguing social life of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. The news should not be surprising, after Ryan had a starring role in HBO's Hard Knocks, had a cameo in P Reign's video for DnF, featuring Drake and...

Arizona Cardinals news 4/1: New QB added, defensive predictions

Enjoy your Wednesday morning Cardinals and NFL links. It's April Fool's Day. But there are no jokes here. The Cardinals added a QB and one reporter predicts the defensive starters. Cardinals: Projecting the Arizona Cardinals' defensive starters Projecting the defensive starters for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 after the free-agent rush. Is the Time Now for the Cardinals?Discussing if the time is now for the Arizona Cardinals with the roster as it stands or if they should shift their focus to winning in the future. Cardinals Set 2015 Offseason DatesStrength and conditioning program starts...
Turf Show Times 3 hours ago

Random Ramsdom; The NFL Draft Approacheth

Peyton leaving Denver? Romo taking a pay cut? And who forgot to take their meds at MMQB? It's all here, your daily dose of NFL and John Cleese. John Cleese; Satire makes people think -Der Spiegel He's right, you know The good folks at TST are not the only one who see the gaping holes in the Rams O-line -101 Sports It’s hard to knock Jeff Fisher and Les Snead for their approach to free agency this offseason. They’ve been patient, have added excellent defensive depth with the signings of Nick Fairley and Akeem Ayers, and best of all they haven’t overspent like they’ve done in the...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 3 hours ago

Eli Manning: 'Anxiousness' of 2014 has turned to excitement for 2015

Manning talks about upcoming season. A year ago at this time New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was facing ankle surgery and wondering what it was going to take to learn a new offense for the first time in his NFL career. He admitted Tuesday in an interview with Giants.com that "there was a lot of anxiousness." Heading into the 2015 season there may still be anxiousness. That anxiousness, however, is because Manning can't wait to get started. Like Giants fans, he can't wait to see what will happen in Year 2 with Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator. "I'm excited about this upcoming...
Field Gulls 3 hours ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

Read! Free Agency, and the Most Improved TeamsThere are a lot of articles out there that suggests free agency is over-rated (as usual, Neil Paine has one of the better ones). But today I want to look at the question from a different perspective: instead of looking at how teams who are active in free agency have fared, what is we look at what free agent veterans were added by the teams that improved the most? The 2014 Class of Rookie Wide ReceiversIn December, I provided a quick look at rookie receiving production, and noted that an unusually large amount of receiving yards had come from...
Canal Street Chronicles 3 hours ago

Saints Podcast: Best Sean Payton NFL Draft Picks Tournament

Want to join the fun or ask the guys a question, tweet them @PodcastSaints or email them at cscpodcast@hotmail.com. This week the podcast is sponsored by Stephanie Bettelli, who donated $150 to get the Laptop Pledge Drive across the finish line! After thanking her and everyone else who donated the boys discuss Ralph's pronunciation nightmare saints draft scenario We laugh at Atlanta losing a draft pick Best Sean Payton Draft Pick Bracket P.S. - Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and don't forget to download our iphone app! Listen to this podcast below. Get the feed right here...

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Peter King has Eagles picking Jaelen Strong

Check out our (2015 Eagles mock draft central) for more opinions on who could be the #20 pick in April. Peter King of the The MMQB released his latest 2015 NFL mock draft and he has the Eagles taking a wide receiver at No. 20. I always find King's mock drafts interesting when it comes to the Eagles because he generally seems to have a good read on what Philadelphia ends up doing. In 2011, King was one of the few (if only?) people to have Danny Watkins mocked to the Eagles. Last year, King had the Eagles trading up for Odell Beckham Jr. The Eagles didn't end up getting Beckham but...

Eagles News: Marcus Mariota will not attend 2015 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/1/2015. Let's get to the links... A look at the recent injury histories of the guys the Eagles acquired or re-signed this offseason - PhillyVoiceChip Kelly must reeeeaaaally believe in his sports science stuff, as the Eagles signed a mix of the most injury prone players in the NFL this offseason. Let's recap all the Eagles' signings, and take a look at their recent injury histories (in alphabetical order). Marcus Mariota will not attend 2015 NFL Draft - Addicted to QuackWe've still got a month before the 2015 NFL Draft, so that means we get to...
Cat Scratch Reader 4 hours ago

Ron Rivera Bought a Riverboat

You apparently can buy these things cheap these days (because the Panthers don't pay retail for anything). Now if you think this boat might be an extension of our Head Coaches new found ability to gamble you might want to think again after you see what he named it: Will he ever learn to take a gamble? If he can't even gamble on his own riverboat...well damn, not much hope there. When asked about the unusual name Rivera has this quip ready: Playing it conservative got me to the top of my profession so I'm not going to ruin that by taking chances on going to the Super Bowl. We...

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