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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...

Free Agent CB Cortland Finnegan Headed For The Open Market

Update: Tony Softli, writer for 101 Espn, also feels that the Rams will try to lure CB Finnegan, should he reach the market. New HC Jeff Fisher is known for expecting tough, physical play from...

Raiders CB Stanford Routt Still Out Visiting

Update: Jason LaCanfora tweets that CB Routt returns Wednesday for a second day of talks with the Chiefs.   Routt will hit the trail again and meet with the Bengals on Friday. Meanwhile, John McClain of the...

Lions Forced To Renegotiate Calvin Johnson’s Contract?

  Detroit Lions have made it known that they intend to discuss a long-term contract extension with WR Calvin Johnson, and rightfully so. Johnson put up some ridiculous numbers in 2011 and was one of the...

Detroit Lions Rumors: Mikel Leshoure, Jahvid Best, Free Agents

Mikel Leshoure Dave Brikett of the Detroit Free Press writes that Lions RB Mikel Leshoure is entering the "final stages" of his rehab after tearing his Achilles tendon last season. Leshoure had been rehabbing in Arizona but has recently relocated to Detroit where he's doing...

Lions Plan On Re-signing QB Shaun Hill

Dave Brikett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit Lions have already told Shaun Hill that they intend to re-sign him during the offseason and apparently, Hill would like to remain in Detroit. Brikett even mentions that Hill...

Lions Have Interest In Titans CB Cortland Finnegan?

Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports that a league source has mentioned that the Detroit Lions “could” have interest in signing Titans CB Cortland Finnegan. Monarrez also lists the Rams, Cowboys, Raiders, 49ers, Buccanners and Jaguars as other possibilities. Monarrez's...

Bears Most Capflexible Team in the NFC North

According to ESPN's Kevin Seifert the Bears have the most cap room going into the 2012 league year. The relatively new CBA will probably set the cap at 120 million dollars per team. According...