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NFL Draft Rumors: Derek Carr, Dee Ford, Falcons & More

NFL Draft Rumors: Derek Carr, Dee Ford, Falcons & More

Derek Carr Fresno State QB Derek Carr has really been the bigger thus far for quarterback prospects. “Derek Carr has clearly separated himself as the top passer in Mobile with his top-shelf arm strength, athleticism and overall feel for the game,“ Dane Burgler writes. “He hasn’t been perfect and needs to iron out a few of his [...]

January 21, 2014 Nate Bouda Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Raiders, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Steelers 2

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 9/3

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 9/3

NFL Notes RB Jonathan Dwyer was waived in part because he did not take his job seriously enough. (Ed Bouchette) 49ers Free agent QB John Skelton worked out for the 49ers. (Howard Balzer) Bears WR Brandon Marshall‘s hip “is great” says Marshall’s doctors. (Michael C. Wright) Bears re-signed TE Kyle Adams and released OT Jonathan Scott. [...]

September 3, 2013 Nathan J. Rivera Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Steelers, Texans, Titans 0

Packers Looking To Add A “Lead Back” During The Offseason

Packers Looking To Add A “Lead Back” During The Offseason

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that “there’s a feeling among some in the organization” that need to find a lead running back versus the committee approach that they’ve been employing. Silverstein mentions that Rams RB Steven Jackson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming months, “would be [...]

January 18, 2013 Nate Bouda Packers 0

Packers Expect Ryan Grant To Be Active Against Detroit

Packers Expect Ryan Grant To Be Active Against Detroit

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that they expect to have Ryan Grant for Sunday’s game against the Lions, despite the fact that he was brought in off of the street on Wednesday. “Frankly, where we are from a health standpoint, we might not have a choice,” said McCarthy, per Adam Schein. Green Bay has [...]

December 6, 2012 Nate Bouda Packers 0

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 12/5

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 12/5

Free Agents WR Chad Johnson mentioned that his arrest for domestic battery and obsession with self-promotion spelled the end for his NFL career. 49ers QB Alex Smith could be a trade option in the offseason. (NFLTR) WR Mario Manningham did not practice today due to a shoulder injury. (Matt Maiocco) Bears WR Earl Bennett unlikely [...]

December 5, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens, Seahawks, Steelers, Vikings 0

Packers RB James Starks Will Be Out For “Multiple Weeks”

Packers RB James Starks Will Be Out For “Multiple Weeks”

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed during his Wednesday press conference that running back James Starks will be out for “multiple weeks,” per Ty Dunne. MM: Starks’ injury will be “multiple weeks.” Flared up Monday. Thought it was a bruise. — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) December 5, 2012 At this point in the season, multiple weeks [...]

December 5, 2012 Nate Bouda Packers 0

Redskins Cut Ryan Grant, Sign Keiland Williams

Redskins Cut Ryan Grant, Sign Keiland Williams

John Keim reports that the Washington Redskins have released RB Ryan Grant and signed Keiland Williams to take his place. Grant only received one carry, but he wasn’t exactly going to be their option if they were forced to play him because of an injury. Grant has very little explosiveness at this point in his career, which is [...]

October 23, 2012 Nate Bouda Redskins 0

Redskins Place RB Roy Helu On IR

Redskins Place RB Roy Helu On IR

The Washington Redskins officially announced the signing of RB Ryan Grant this afternoon and in doing, they also announced that Roy Helu will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Helu has been dealing with an Achilles’ tendon dating back to training camp, as well as a turf toe. He comes with an injury history, but it [...]

September 26, 2012 Nate Bouda Redskins 0

Report: Redskins Will Sign RB Ryan Grant

Report: Redskins Will Sign RB Ryan Grant

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Washington Redskins will sign RB Ryan Grant. This comes after he worked out for the Chicago Bears this afternoon. Brad Biggs tweeted earlier that Grant looked good during his workout, but added that he was expected to sign with a team other than the Bears. Mike [...]

September 25, 2012 Nate Bouda Redskins 0

Report: The Lions Are Making Calls To Find A RB

Report: The Lions Are Making Calls To Find A RB

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew has been calling around in the hopes of trading for a running back. There’s been a lot of speculation that Ryan Grant could be an option for the Lions, but Detroit has shown very little interest in him. Kevin Smith is currently dealing with a [...]

August 28, 2012 Nate Bouda Lions 0

Lions RB Jahvid Best Likely To Miss The First Six Weeks Of The Season

Lions RB Jahvid Best Likely To Miss The First Six Weeks Of The Season

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best likely to miss the team’s first six regular season games after the team places him on the PUP list. This was certainly a possibility, considering that Smith has yet to receive medical clearance following a season-ending concussion that he suffered last year. The Lions will have to look [...]

August 15, 2012 Nate Bouda NFL Rumors 0

Detriot Lions Monitoring Veteran RB’s Including Ryan Grant?

Detriot Lions Monitoring Veteran RB’s Including Ryan Grant?

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Detroit Lions will continue to keep an eye on some of the free agent running backs, including Ryan Grant. La Canfora adds that the Lions showed no interest in signing RB Cedric Benson due to off-the-field concerns, age, and the number of carries that he’s had throughout [...]

August 14, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera Lions 0

Packers RB James Starks Needs A Strong Preseason

Packers RB James Starks Needs A Strong Preseason

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Packers RB James Starks “really needs to show up in the (preseason) games.” Silverstein notes that Starks’ practices “aren’t as good as they could be, and he seems to have regressed as a receiver.” This coincides with what Bob McGinn was saying just a few days ago. Green Bay chose to move [...]

August 8, 2012 Nate Bouda NFL Rumors 0

Raiders Runningback Position Plan Doesn’t Include Cedric Benson

Raiders Runningback Position Plan Doesn’t Include Cedric Benson

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen mentioned that they plan using running backs Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones as Darren McFadden‘s backup, rather than sign free agent Cedric Benson, per Jerry McDonald. It’s hard to say if Benson will be able to secure a job before the start of the season. The Redskins and Packers have been rumored to have minimal [...]

July 29, 2012 adam dyson Redskins 0

Packers Moving Forward With James Starks As Their Primary RB

Packers Moving Forward With James Starks As Their Primary RB

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com writes that Green bay Packers are “committed to James Starks as their primary running back.” The fact that they chose not to retain Ryan Grant during the offseason, suggests that it’s really his show now. The Packers have appear to have faith in 2011 third-round pick Alex Green and undrafted free agent Brandon Saine, but clearly [...]

June 13, 2012 Nate Bouda Packers 0

Packers Look To Be Preparing James Starks For Featured RB Role

Packers Look To Be Preparing James Starks For Featured RB Role

The Green Bay Packers appear to be prepared to hand James Starks the bulk of carries this season, as he wound up handling all of the team’s first-string reps during OTAs on Tuesday, per Tyler Dunne. Packers OC Tom Clements added that Brandon Saine figures to be in the mix for a decent role in the team’s [...]

May 23, 2012 Nate Bouda Packers 0

Ryan Grant Looking For More Money Than The Lions Were Offering

Ryan Grant Looking For More Money Than The Lions Were Offering

ESPN’s John Clayton made an appearance on SportsCenter this afternoon to discuss what’s currently happening with RB Ryan Grant. According to Clayton, Grant is looking for both better compensation as well as a shot at a decent role in the team’s offense, which is why he’ll not be visiting with the Lions in the coming days. “It [...]

May 8, 2012 Nate Bouda Lions, Packers, Patriots 0

Patriots Not Guaranteeing RB Joseph Addai A Roster Spot

Patriots Not Guaranteeing RB Joseph Addai A Roster Spot

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss writes that despite being signed by the Patriots yesterday, Joseph Addai is by no means a lock to make the Patriots’ roster this season. New England tends to go with a committee approach to their backfield, so it was surprising to them grab a cheap veteran running back, but Reiss mentions that they [...]

May 6, 2012 Nate Bouda Colts, Patriots 1

RB Ryan Grant Considering Offer From Lions?

RB Ryan Grant Considering Offer From Lions?

Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports that RB Ryan Grant “is now considering an offer from the Packers’ NFC North Division rival Detroit Lions,” this is according to Grant’s agent Alan Herman. Some felt that the Lions would address the running back position during the draft, but the wasn’t the case. Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best figure [...]

May 3, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera Lions, Packers, Patriots 0

Raiders Believe Darren McFadden Can Be A Featured RB

Raiders Believe Darren McFadden Can Be A Featured RB

Oakland Raiders new head coach Dennis Allen mentioned that he believes Darren McFadden can “absolutely” be a lead back in the NFL, but concedes that they most likely try to get other players some work as well. “Can he run the ball 25, 30 times? Absolutely,” said Allen, via the San Jose Mercury News. “But I [...]

May 3, 2012 Nate Bouda Raiders 0

Raiders Considering Veteran RB Options Like Ryan Grant & Cedric Benson?

Raiders Considering Veteran RB Options Like Ryan Grant & Cedric Benson?

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders may consider bringing in free agent RB Ryan Grant. Yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton reported that Cedric Benson was hoping to sign with the Raiders, which is still a possibility, but Grant does have a connection to new Raiders GM Reggie McKenize. Neither has received much of [...]

May 2, 2012 Nate Bouda Raiders 0