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NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Bengals, Cowboys, Eagles, & Steelers

Peyton Manning Peter King of MMQB.com expects the Broncos and QB Peyton Manning to eventually work out an agreement no a restructured deal that “will make neither side happy.” King mentions that Manning probably feels like he shouldn’t have to take a reduction in pay based on the fact that he’s thrown more touchdowns than anyone in football over the past ...

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Mike Wallace Interested In Returning To The Steelers?

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is continuing to hear that Mike Wallace is interested in returning to the Steelers next year. However, La Canfora admits that “it remains to be seen how the Steelers feel about that.” According to La Canfora, Wallace is the only name being actively shopped around the league right now, as the Dolphins are working ...

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2015 NFL Offseason Tracker

Here’s our Offseason Tracker that will be updated with all of the 2015 NFL Free Agent signings, trades and roster cuts. If you notice anyone missing, please let us know in the comments below. 2015 Future/Reserve Tracker Top 100 Free Agents list Complete List of 2015 NFL Free Agents 49ers Bears Bears signed LB DeDe Lattimore to a two-year contract extension. (NFLTR) Bears re-signed CB Demontre ...

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NFL Notes: Combine, Vince Young, Dolphins, Steelers

Combine NFL director of player development Matt Birk says that the NFL will consider changing Combine tests during the offseason, per Mike Rodak. “It may be important to know how fast a receiver or defensive back can go 60 yards,” Birk said, per Rodak. “Maybe for an O-lineman it’s only 20 yards.” Vince Young Ian Rapoport reports that veteran QB Vince Young registered ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Kevin Dorsey, Chargers, Jaguars, Rams, & Steelers

Draft Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports believes UCLA QB Brett Hundley he could be drafted near the bottom of the first round. Dane Brugler of CBS Sports envisions Hundley being drafted somewhere between picks 25 – 50. Kevin Dorsey Free agent WR Kevin Dorsey has visited with the Patriots, and is scheduled to visit with three other teams next week. (Aaron Wilson) Chargers ...

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Report: Steelers Will Allow OLB Jason Worilds To Test The Free Agent Market

Scott Brown of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Steelers have no plans to use their transition tag on free agent OLB Jason Worilds for the second year in row. According to Brown, Pittsburgh is prepared to allow the Worilds to test the open market and field offers from prospective teams. Adam Caplan mentions that this year’s group of pass rushers ...

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Steelers Rework Three Contracts, Free Up $9.5M In Cap Space

Update: Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Steelers also restructured C Maurkice Pouncey‘s contract on Wednesday. According to La Canfora, this brings the total cap savings for the Steelers to $9.5 million following these three moves. Pouncey, 25, signed a six-year, $45.49 million contract that included a $13 million signing bonus with the Steelers back in June of last year. He has base salaries ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Ravens, Steelers, & Vikings

Bills Mike Rodak reports that the Bills have expressed interest in re-signing DE Jarius Wynn, but a deal is not imminent and there is not expected to be movement until March. According to Rodak, there hasn’t been any movement between the Bills and G Erik Pears, and it’s unlikely he’s be re-signed now that Buffalo has added Richie Incognito. Rodak reports there have ...

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Titans A Team To Watch For Veteran OLB James Harrison?

Update: Scott Brown of ESPN writes that even though veteran OLB James Harrison has decided to hold off on retirement, it does not mean he will be back with the Steelers in 2015. The Steelers could probably use some depth at outside linebacker, especially with Jason Worilds in position to test the free agent market, but it’s hard to say if they would ...

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Steelers Would Like To Have Jason Worilds Back, But May Allow Him To Reach Free Agency

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert tells Jason La Canfora that they’ve spoke to free agent OLB Jason Worilds and told him that they would like to have him back next year. However, Colbert added that Worilds may need to gauge the open market first to determine his worth. This probably isn’t a bad strategy for the Steelers. In the event someone is willing to offer Worilds a huge ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Buccaneers, Eagles, Steelers, & Vikings

Draft Chris Mortensen reports that Jameis Winston is still a “50-50″ to throw at the Combine, according to his QBs coach George Whitfield Jr. According to Mortensen, is sounds like Winston wants to throw, but it’s being discussed right now. Lindsay Jones reports that Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson tweaked his hamstring in training and will not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine this ...

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Contract Talks Between Steelers & Ben Roethlisberger Are “Progressing”

  Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told reporters on Wednesday that contract talks with QB Ben Roethlisberger are “progressing,” per Aaron Wilson. Colbert added that there is no timetable for a deal to get done with Big Ben. Colbert confirmed last week that the two sides had begun “preliminary” contract negotiations and said that he expects a deal to eventually get done. “It could happen ...

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NFL Notes: Broncos, Browns, Cowboys, Redskins, & Steelers

Broncos Mike Mayock believes the Broncos could consider an OT like Stanford’s Andrus Peat or wait until the second round and target Oregon’s Jake Fisher, Wisconsin’s Rob Havenstein or Penn State’s Donovan Smith. Browns The Browns officially hired Kevin O’Connell as their quarterbacks coach on Tuesday. “Kevin has already shown a knack for individual teaching at a high level,” HC Mike Pettine said. “Our experience ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Packers, Steelers, & Titans

Draft Mike Mayock said of the idea that teams could trade up for either Oregon QB Marcus Mariota or Florida State QB Jameis Winston: “I’m not sure you can mortgage your future on either guy.” (Bryan Fischer) Mayock says scouts are concerned about Clemson DE Vic Beasley lacking “power” in general and against the run. (Chase Goodbread) Mayock believes Michigan WR Devin Funchess has “better movement skills” than Panthers WR ...

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NFL Notes: Potential Roster Cuts, Buccaneers, Dolphins, & Patriots

Potential Roster Cuts Ben Volin of the Boston Globe takes a look at a number of veteran players could be roster cuts in the next few weeks. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Jets WR Percy Harvin, Bears WR Brandon Marshall, Steelers S Troy Polamalu, Buccaneers G Logan Mankins and Dolphins WR Mike Wallace are among the players who could be on the chopping block, according ...

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Expected To Receive Two-Game Suspension

John Clayton of ESPN is reporting that Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges. This comes just a few days after Steelers GM Kevin Colbert acknowledged that they will need to be prepared in the event Bell does receive a suspension ...

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NFL Notes: Hall of Fame Game, Browns, Patriots, Seahawks, & Titans

Hall of Fame Game ESPN Adam Schefter reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 Hall of Fame game on Sunday, August 9. Browns Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn’t rule out the possibility of trading up for a quarterback this year. “We’ve said we would do what’s necessary to solve the quarterback situation,” Haslem said, per Nate Ulrich. ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Eagles, Jets, Saints, & Steelers

Bears Bears announced the hiring of Ben Wilkerson as assistant offensive line coach. Bears announced that Pat Meyer (O-line) and Chris Harris (defensive quality control) will not return to their coaching staff under John Fox. Eagles Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com writes that DT Fletcher Cox is “exactly the kind of homegrown talent the Eagles should lock up and build around.“ Kapadia ...

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Steelers Haven’t Ruled Out Using Transition Tag On Jason Worilds

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert mentioned Tuesday that they hasn’t ruled out using their transition tag on free agent OLB Jason Worilds for the second-straight year, per Gerry Dulac. However, Colbert did say that his preference would be to avoid the franchise and/or transition tag. “We never like to use the tag,” Colbert said, per Mark Kaboly. “It is not our preference.” With Worilds set to be an ...

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Steelers Have Begun “Preliminary” Negotiations With Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert mentioned on Tuesday that they have begun “preliminary” contract negotiations with QB Ben Roethlisberger regarding a long-term extension, per Burt Lauten. Colbert added that he expects a deal to eventually get done, but he didn’t offer any sort of timetable. “It could happen quick. It could take a while,” Colbert said, per Mark Kaboly. “…Ben is going to be a ...

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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Broncos, Ravens, & Steelers

Adrian Peterson Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is enrolled in four months of psychological counseling and parenting supervision. Peterson will be allowed supervised visits with his son while he’s banned from using corporal punishment. Peterson has submitted to parenting evaluations by social workers and a psychologist. “The conditions in that petition are being met,” said Chuck Laszewski, spokesman ...

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Ike Taylor Interested In Following Dick LeBeau To Tennessee

Long-time Steelers CB Ike Taylor mentioned Sunday during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio. that he would be willing to follow defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau to Tennessee if the opportunity presented itself. “If there’s anybody I would follow, it would be him and him only,” Taylor said of LeBeau. Taylor mentioned that he would consider other opportunities in either broadcasting or as an ...

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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, John Skelton, Patriots, & Steelers

Adrian Peterson Jason Cole, citing sources from both sides of the Adrian Peterson case, reports that the NFL is trying to stall his legal case in order to increase the Vikings leverage this offseason. Peterson, of course, is hoping for a quick resolution that would allow him to be reinstated before March 10, which happens to be the first day of free agency. This ...

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