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NFL Notes: Jameis Winston, Giants, Lions, Patriots, & Redskins

Jameis Winston  Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report mentions that saying FSU QB Jameis Winston has been doing incredibly well in combine interviews is a dramatic understatement. Giants Giants GM Jerry Reese said that they are in talks with DE Jason Pierre-Paul, but wouldn’t offer much beyond that. “We are talking,” Reese said, per Ebenezer Samuel. “But that’s really all I am going to ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Winston, Mariota, Bears, Falcons, Lions, Rams & Ravens

Draft UCLA DL Owa Odighizuwa will meet with the Patriots Friday night. (Doug Kyed) USC DL Leonard Williams will meet with the Tennessee Titans first, who own the No.2 overall pick. (Dane Brugler) Jameis Winston ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Florida State QB Jameis Winston had further testing done on his shoulder do determine the cause of “weakness” in his ...

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Lions Have Had “Extensive” Talks With Ndamukong Suh, But Agreement Not Considered Close

Update: Lions GM Martin Mayhew wouldn’t categorize their talks with free agent DT Ndamukong Suh as being “close” to reaching a new deal. “As my experience with these things is, there’s no such thing as close,” Mayhew said, via the Detroit Free Press. “Either it’s done or it’s not done. There’ve been a lot of deals where we felt like we were really ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Lions, Packers, & Ravens

Draft Alabama LB Trey DePriest had postseason surgery and won’t workout at the Combine. (Ian Rapoport) Bills Bills GM Doug Whaley said that an extension for DT Marcell Dareus may have to wait while they address unrestricted free agents. “After we get done with all the unrestricted (free agents) and all we have to do this offseason then we would start to broach that ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Browns, Lions, & Rams

Bears Bears HC John Fox said they’ve yet to decide whether Shea McClellin will play outside or inside in their new 3-4 defense. (Michael C. Wright) Broncos Broncos new HC Gary Kubiak said that RB C.J. Anderson is not guaranteed the starting job next year. “He’s got to go earn that,” Kubiak said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “When ...

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Lions “Very Optimistic” About Re-Signing DT Ndamukong Suh

Lions GM Martin Mayhew said on Wednesday that he’s “very optimistic” they will be able to re-sign free agent DT Ndamukong Suh at some point. “You have to make a serious financial commitment to him and we’re ready to work that out with him,” said Mayhew. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported last night that the Lions plan to meet with Suh’s ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Lions, Raiders, & Redskins

Browns Aaron Wilson reports that the Browns have signed defensive back Varmah Sonie to a contract. Cardinals Cardinals GM Steve Keim tells Jason La Canfora that he expected some of his free agents like CB Antonio Cromartie to test the market before gauging whether or not he’ll be back. Lions Lions GM Martin Mayhew said that no decision has been made on free agent ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Buccaneers, & Titans

Draft Arizona State OL Jamil Douglas has already interviewed with the Packers, Ravens, Lions, Browns, Chiefs, Patriots, and Panthers. (Chase Goodbread) Bears New Bears GM Ryan Pace was also reluctant to refer to Jay Cutler as the team’s starting quarterback. (Kevin Patra) Pace says that they will take their time with Cutler. Pace also wouldn’t offer any details about WR Brandon Marshall‘s ...

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Lions To Meet With Ndamukong Suh’s Agent At The Combine

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions plan to meet with free agent DT Ndamukong Suh‘s agent, Jimmy Sexton, at he Combine this week. Birkett mentions that the two sides are likely to ramp up contract negotiations during their meeting, but there will be other interested teams in Indianapolis. NFL teams are not allowed to speak to any ...

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Draft Notes: Brett Hundley, Eagles, Lions, Panthers, & Ravens

Brett Hundley Ian Rapoport reports that UCLA QB Brett Hundley will throw at the Combine and participate in all of the drills. Eagles Mike Mayock offered some potential targets for the Eagles at No. 20 overall including Alabama S Landon Collins, Washington’s Shaq Thompson (at safety), LSU CB Jalen Collins, and possibly Washington CB Marcus Peters. Lions Mike Mayock said he could see the ...

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NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Colts, Lions, Panthers & Saints

Marcus Mariota Mike Mayock doesn’t think the Scouting Combine can elevate or drop Oregon QB Marcus Mariota’s draft stock. (Bryan Fischer) Colts Mike Wells of ESPN mentioned over the week that Colts OLB Robert Mathis may have suffered a “slight setback” in his return from an Achilles tendon tear. However, his agent, Hadley Engelhard, tells Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that his client has had “no setbacks” in his recovery ...

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Raiders & Lions Could Be Options For Broncos DT Terrance Knighton

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Raiders and Lions could be among the interested teams in Broncos free agent DT Terrance Knighton this offseason. Of course, the Broncos may try to prevent Knighton from reaching the open market, seeing as losing him would force them to look for a new nose tackle for Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. For what it’s worth, Renck suggests Cardinals ...

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Lions Interested In Re-Signing RFA QB Kellen Moore

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have told people around the league that they’re hoping to re-sign restricted free agent QB Kellen Moore this offseason. However, Detroit’s plans for backup QB Dan Orlovsky are “less clear.” Birkett mentions that the Lions would like to find a young quarterback to develop this offseason and possibly pair him with Moore as their back up ...

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Nick Fairley Wants To Re-Sign With The Lions

Lions free agent DT Nick Fairley recently mentioned that he’s loves Detroit and is hoping to be back with them next year. “I want it to be,” Fairley said when asked if wanted to be back with the Lions, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “I love Detroit, to be honest. I feel the city, the people in it. I love ...

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NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Panthers, & Vikings

Bears Michael C. Wright mentions that the Bears are expected to be move to a run-heavy offense in 2015, which should mean more carries for Ka’Deem Carey. According to Wright, the Bears would only take Marcus Mariota if he’s deemed to be the best available player by GM Ryan Pace. On the subject of Jay Culter being released, Wright believes it’s doable, but ...

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NFL Notes: Roger Goodell, Draft, Bears, Jets, & Lions

Roger Goodell According to Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $35 million in 2013. Before that, Goodell was $44.2 million in 2012, but had $9 million of that salary deferred. Draft Jim Wyatt reports that the NFL has withdrawn the invitation for former Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson to attend the NFL Combine following his indictment on rape ...

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Lions Won’t Tender RFA LB Josh Bynes, But Hoping To Re-Sign Him

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have informed restricted free agent LB Josh Bynes that they won’t be extending him a tender this offseason. However, Birkett adds that the Lions would still like to re-sign him at some point. The Lions signed Bynes off of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad back in September of last year after they lost veteran ...

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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Eagles, Lions, Ravens, Texans, & Vikings

Chiefs Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Chiefs are expected to franchise OLB Justin Houston two-week window that opens on Monday. According to Florio, Houston is likely to  immediately sign the franchise tender. Eagles Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com doesn’t see the Eagles re-signing either CB Bradley Fletcher or S Nate Allen in the coming weeks. Lions Lions GM Martin Mayhew and ...

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Lions Working Out QB Tajh Boyd

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing a league source, reports that the Lions will be working out former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd on Tuesday. Both Lions backup quarterback, Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore, will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks, so it won’t be surprising to see them kick the tires on a few options this offseason. Boyd was ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Lions, & Rams

Browns Free agent QB Brian Hoyer doesn’t know if he’ll reach the open market, but he is still open to returning to the Browns next year if he has an opportunity to compete for the starting job. (Scott Petrak) Cardinals Josh Weinfuss of ESPN identifies C Lyle Sendlein, LB Lorenzo Alexander, and TE John Carlson as players that will need to step up in ...

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