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NFL Draft Rumors: Ryan Tannehill, Justin Blackmon, Andrew Luck, Nick Perry, Stephen Gilmore, Orson...

  Ryan Tannehill Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that the Browns will "seriously consider" Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill if they end up missing out on Robert Griffin III. Cabot still expects Cleveland to pursue RGIII "hard." The Browns...

Lions DE Cliff Avril Gets The Franchise Tag

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Detroit Lions have placed their franchise tag on DE Cliff Avril. Detroit reportedly spent much of yesterday working on a long-term contract extension with Avril but ultimately chose to use the tag on...

Cliif Avril To Be Tagged By The Lions?

According to Aaron Wilson, league sources believe that the Detroit Lions could be close to applying the franchise tag on DL Cliff Avril.  Wilson stated, via twitter, that the deal could be done as...

Mixed Signals Regarding Titans Decision To Franchise Cortland Finnegan

NFL Network's  Jason LaCanfora reported that the Titans are "likely" to use their franchise tag to keep CB Cortland Finnegan in Tennessee next season but since then, ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported the contrary. Schefter sources have told him...

Lions & LB Stephen Tulloch Far Apart In Contract Negotiations

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that the Detroit Lions and LB Stephen Tulloch are "not close to getting a deal done." The team has already made it clear that they would like to retain Tulloch who put...

Lions Rumors: Stephen Tulloch, Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure, Eric Wright

Stephen Tulloch The Philadelphia Inquirer mentions that the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to target a middle linebacker in free agency rather than the draft. The most obvious target for the Eagles is Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit...

New & Rumors: Matt Ryan, Dwayne Bowe, Alphonso Smith

Matt Ryan La Canfora tweets that the Atlanta Falcons are expected to "explore" a possible contract extension for QB Matt Ryan. Currently, Ryan is under contract with the team through the 2013 season so they have some time to...

Lions Still Working On A New Contract For Cliff Avril But A Franchise Tag...

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters that they're trying to re-sign DE Cliff Avril rather than use their franchise tag on him. “It certainly is not our desire to franchise Cliff,” Mayhew said...

Titans Make No Progress With CB Cortland Finnegan

Titans Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans met with CB Cortland Finnegan's representation today but adds that there was no progress made towards a contract extension. I can't say that this is all too surprising considering that Titans...

Lions Getting Closer To Reaching A Deal With WR Calvin Johnson

Philip Zaroo of Mlive.com reports that discussions between the Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson are "progressing along," according to Lions GM Martin Mayhew. Detroit is trying to address Johnson's contract in the hopes that it will free up some extra cap...

Lions Rumors: Jahvid Best, Nate Burleson, Corey Williams

  Jahvid Best Lions coach Jim Schwartz told reports that "all signs are good" in regards to Jahvid Best status for next season, per Terry McCormick. All signs have pointed to him returning next season but given that...

Lions DE Cliff Avril Explains His Reasoning For Potentially Holding Out

Lions DE Cliff Avril was a hot topic last week after he mentioned that he would consider holding out if the team chose to franchise him in the coming weeks instead of offering...

Cliff Avril Willing To Holdout If Franchised

Update: Chris McCosky of the Detroit News caught up to Avril at a fanfest and asked him about the reports that he may holdout if he tagged by the Lions. "The thing is, I wanted a deal last...