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Knowshon Moreno wants to play in 2016

A recent report from Mike Klis of KUSA said that running back Knowshon Moreno was “80 percent done” mentally when it came to making a decision to retire, but a source very close to Moreno is taking issue with that. That source would be Moreno himself. Moreno responded on Twitter to an article describing him…

Tyler Eifert could miss the start of the regular season

Bengals Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert is probably wishing he had never been a Pro Bowler right now. Eifert suffered an ankle injury in the Pro Bowl that was slow to heal and will now require surgery, which he is scheduled to undergo today. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Eifert could miss the…

Rueben Randle out after gallbladder surgery

Wide receiver Rueben Randle has spent the last couple of months getting used to life with the Eagles, but that’s going to be on hold for a bit after his offseason took a turn to the operating room. Randle is recovering after having surgery to remove his gallbladder earlier this week. The procedure typically doesn’t lead…

Ron Rivera on Cam Newton comments: “I’m not putting anybody on blast”

It seemed fairly benign last week, when Panthers coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton had “an awful lot of room to grow.” But when some interpreted that as Rivera somehow criticizing Newton, the Panthers coach felt compelled to clarify himself. “I’m not putting anybody on blast, I’m just challenging him that he can become…

Wednesday morning one-liners

Despite Bills DE Shaq Lawson’s shoulder injury, coach Rex Ryan says every Bills fan will be glad they drafted him. Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh showed up for the first day of OTAs. Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is eager to get back on the field. Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to sign a new contract with the Jets,…

Mark Davis on opposition to Las Vegas: “I haven’t heard no”

While the topic of a possible Raiders move to Las Vegas was dubbed “very premature” by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at yesterday’s owners meetings in Charlotte, it’s also becoming clear that there’s an evolving sense of the city, and that the specter of gambling isn’t as intimidating as it used to be. In fact, it…

Ted Olson is encouraged by Chief Judge’s dissenting opinion in Brady case

Although Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association lost in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, triggering the reinstatement of his suspension, one of the three judges randomly assigned to the case voted for Brady’s side. That judge, Robert A. Katzmann, is also the Chief Judge of the Second Circuit.…

Eddie Lacy pleased with his progress, still has weight to lose

Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been working on losing his weight this offseason, after coach Mike McCarthy called him out and said he was out of shape last season. So far, McCarthy thinks he’s getting the job done. However, Lacy appears to have a few more pounds to lose before the Packers are fully…

Report: Ryan Mundy suing Schutt for injury suffered from helmet

Former Chicago Bears safety Ryan Mundy is suing helmet manufacturer Schutt due to a head wound suffered in a 2014 preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks left him with permanent scarring. According to TMZ, Mundy is alleging that the helmet he used sliced open a five-and-a-half inch gash in his forehead that required 17 stitches…

Broncos playing it safe with Ware’s back issues

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is sitting out the start of the Broncos organized team activity (OTA) practices with a back issue, and given his history that’s probably both a smart move and something worth keeping an eye on. Back issues sidelined Ware twice last season, and he missed a total of five games. The Broncos…

Owners think NFL’s concussion message needs to be delivered better

The NFL obviously has a concussion problem. But as the league’s owners meetings ended today in Charlotte, the guys who write the checks also made it clear they think their public relations problem is significant as well. The common theme from owners discussing recent criticisms from Congress and elsewhere about the league’s funding of CTE…

Lions waive rookie offensive lineman

The Lions waived-injured rookie offensive lineman Darius Johnson Tuesday. Johnson had attended the team’s post-draft rookie minicamp as a tryout player and then signed a contract on May 8, at which point the Lions cut offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson, a 2015 draft pick of the Vikings. Johnson was a four-year starter at Middle Tennessee State.…

Gary Kubiak is “really excited” about Trevor Siemian

With all the chatter regarding Denver quarterbacks focusing on the guys who left (Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler), the broken-glass emergency addition (Mark Sanchez), the flirtation gone nowhere (Colin Kaepernick), and the first-round rookie (Paxton Lynch), no one is talking about the guy who, in theory, could end up winning the job. He’s Trevor Siemian, a…

Roger Goodell makes NFL’s strongest statement yet on NC’s HB2

The NBA has been quite forward with their criticism of North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law, going so far as to threaten pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte. But the NFL has been more careful in its public relations efforts, though commissioner Roger Goodell offered the league’s firmest stance yet as he closed today’s owner’s meeting.…

Maurkice Pouncey “doing everything” in return from broken leg

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey missed all of last season after breaking his leg in the preseason and coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this offseason that he wasn’t sure if Pouncey would participate in OTAs as a result. Pouncey’s rehab appears to have gone well because he took every snap with the first-team offense as the…

Goodell: Standard practice to have dialogue back and forth with NIH

Monday’s release of a Congressional report critical of the NFL for allegedly trying to influence the direction of a National Institutes of Health study about detecting Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living brains has led to a variety of responses from the league and its medical advisors. Commissioner Roger Goodell echoed many of those previous responses…

Mark Davis says Las Vegas will “unite the Raider nation”

Commissioner Roger Goodell said little on Tuesday about a potential move of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Raiders owner Mark Davis said plenty. “I’m excited about it,” Davis said in comments televised on NFL Network. “It’s a new market. It’s got the potential to be a really exciting market.... The Raider fan…

Jameis Winston is glad to have Roberto Aguayo in Tampa

Last year, the Buccaneers not surprisingly made a former Florida State quarterback the first overall pick in the draft. This year, the Bucs surprisingly used a second-round pick to acquire kicker Roberto Aguayo. “It’s special to have another Seminole on the roster,” quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters on Tuesday. “We’ve got a lot of Gators…

Mike McCarthy on Eddie Lacy’s progress: So far, so good

Packers coach Mike McCarthy ensured that running back Eddie Lacy’s physical condition would be a running storyline this offseason when he said shortly after the team’s playoff loss to the Cardinals that Lacy “cannot play at the weight he did” in 2016. There were varying reports and responses from the Packers about how much of…

Leary absent from OTAs, wants Cowboys to trade him

Cowboys guard Ronald Leary is staying away from the team’s organized team activity (OTA) practices because he wants to be traded, per multiple reports. Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender worth $2.553 million in hopes of facilitating a trade, possibly during the draft, and the Cowboys took some calls from interested teams. But no deal…

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