Player News

Date: Team: Pos:

The Rams notified the Convention and Visitor's Commission of St. Louis that they'll go year-to-year on their lease with the Edward Jones Dome.

It's the expected procedural move, so this isn't earth-shattering news by any means. The Rams will remain in St. Louis for the 2015 season, but everything after that is up in the air. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported Monday that owner Stan Kroenke's stadium-plan designs in Inglewood, CA were met with "quiet applause" in the league office. St. Louis recently revealed its own stadium proposal, but financing the venue is a major hurdle. This story will remain an offseason headline.
Jan 26 - 6:18 PM

Former Bears DC Mel Tucker has accepted a position as the secondary coach at Alabama.

It's quite the step down for Tucker, going from an NFL defensive coordinator to position coach at the college level. In Tuscaloosa, Tucker will work under Nick Saban, who is a maven of defensive backs himself.
Jan 26 - 5:48 PM

Suspended WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on November 20.

The charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon commits no crimes six months after November 20. According to beat writer Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement "within the next five weeks." From the date Blackmon fills out the application, Roger Goodell would have 60 days to decide whether to reinstate him to the NFL.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 5:01 PM

The player rep for free agent Justin Houston was seen meeting with Chiefs GM John Dorsey at last week's Senior Bowl.

It's a slow news day, indeed. Houston is repped by Joel Segal, who will surely seek top dollar for his client, arguably the top outside-edge pass rusher on the market. If Segal and Dorsey indeed met regarding Houston in Mobile, it's believed it was the first meeting of its kind since the Chiefs' season ended. Houston is going to want over $10 million per year.
Jan 26 - 4:46 PM

Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 Phoenix is hearing the Cardinals will name OLBs coach James Bettcher their defensive coordinator.

He would be getting the nod over DBs coach Nick Rapone. Bettcher has spent the last two seasons as Arizona's outside linebackers coach, helping to develop Matt Shaughnessy and Alex Okafor. Bettcher would likely only make slight tweaks to outgoing DC Todd Bowles' scheme after working under him.
Jan 26 - 4:04 PM

Raiders re-signed SS Charles Woodson to a one-year contract.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has a curious affinity for declining veterans. Woodson remains a team leader at age 38, but his on-field play slipped precipitously as the 2014 season progressed. He wound up grading out 68th among 87 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades, but did rack up 113 tackles and four interceptions. Woodson is very likely to return as a 2015 starter.
Jan 26 - 3:53 PM

Vernon Davis promises he will participate in the 49ers' offseason program.

Davis skipped almost all of the 49ers' offseason last year before turning in a career-worst season. Davis turns 31 years old later this week and it's fair to wonder if he's reached his decline phase. He failed to produce in the passing game last season and even seemed to hit a wall as a run blocker.
Jan 26 - 3:48 PM

FOX's Jay Glazer reports the NFL has identified a Patriots locker room attendant as a "strong person of interest" in the ball-deflation scandal.

The league finally has its Ollie North. Per Glazer, the attendant "allegedly took balls from the officials' locker room to another area on way to the field." There is reportedly video of the incident. Glazer says the league is "still gauging if any wrong doing occurred." It's been obvious from Day 1 the Pats were going to set up some sort of underling as the fall guy, the only question is if he'll sing. The entire "scandal" is long past played out. It would be a shame were it to dominate all pre-SB chatter.
Jan 26 - 3:27 PM

Impending free agent FS Mike Adams would like to re-sign with the Colts.

Signed to a one-year, $955,000 deal in June, Adams ended up starting all 16 games, qualifying for the Pro Bowl. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 7 safety after two highly-uneven years in Denver. The Colts have been noncommittal on Adams' status. He turns 34 in March.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 2:56 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirms he plans to promote from within for his next defensive coordinator.

The Arizona Republic reported as much two weeks ago. XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki has reported that DBs coach Nick Rapone is the favorite to replace Todd Bowles, though OLBs coach James Bettcher is also believed to be on the map. Arians has said he'll make a decision by next week.
Jan 26 - 2:35 PM

Ex-Giants DC Perry Fewell is interviewing for the Redskins' DBs coach opening on Monday.

Fewell is a candidate for the same job in San Francisco. Fewell has been coordinating NFL defenses since 2006, and served as at least a DBs coach since 1998. His experience would make him a nice addition for any staff.
Jan 26 - 2:24 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports ex-Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett is scheduled for a second interview regarding the same position in St. Louis.

Per La Canfora, new Bills OC Greg Roman would also like to keep Hackett on staff. The Redskins and Jaguars are reportedly interested in Hackett as a potential quarterbacks coach.
Jan 26 - 2:09 PM

NBC Washington reports the Raiders are interested in Louisville DC Todd Grantham for their defensive-coordinator vacancy.

Dianna Marie Russini reports Grantham is the "favorite" for the job. New coach Jack Del Rio has had trouble interesting top talent in coordinating his defense. Perhaps it's because they believe Del Rio will operate as the team's de facto coordinator. Grantham has spent the past five years at the college level, but has plenty of NFL experience. He coordinated the Browns' defense from 2005-07.
Jan 26 - 1:21 PM

Tom Brady has dealt with a cold for the last few days but never missed practice.

Tommy has a case of the sniffles and will also have to use a fully inflated football against the Seahawks Sunday. We're not sure how he'll survive these dual obstacles.
Jan 26 - 12:18 PM

CSN Bay Area says it appears Rob Chudzinski is the 49ers' top candidate for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Chudzinski's contract as a "special assistant" with the Colts expires Monday, making him a coaching free agent. At worst, he's one of the top candidates available. At best, he's at the top of the list. Other names linked to San Francisco include Mike Shanahan and Geep Chryst.
Jan 26 - 11:34 AM

Super Bowl Countdown



Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Back

    Back's NBA 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    Draft: Norris on WR breakdown

    Draft: Norris on WR breakdown
  •  
    Norris: Senior Bowl

    Norris: Senior Bowl's Top 20
  •  
    Norris: Who

    Norris: Who's No. 1?
  •  
    Short: Expectations for Hanley

    Short: Expectations for Hanley
  •  
    Short on Max Scherzer in NL

    Short on Max Scherzer in NL
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Wednesday