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Brian Orakpo still hoping for long-term deal

Linebacker Brian Orakpo stands to make $11.45 million for the 2014 season after signing the franchise tag the Redskins used on him this offseason, but he’s still hoping that he’ll wind up signing another deal with the team before July 15. That’s the deadline to sign a multi-year deal and Orakpo said Wednesday that remains…

Troy Aikman remains concerned about Tony Romo’s back

When Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a back injury at the end of the 2013 season, former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman said Romo’s bad back should concern the Cowboys. From all indications, Romo has made good progress in recovery. But Aikman remains concerned anyway. Aikman told the Cowboys’ website that he doesn’t think a quarterback…

Taylor Mays working way back from shoulder dislocation and labrum tear

The Cincinnati Bengals lost safety Taylor Mays for the season when he suffered a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder last October. Mays dislocated his shoulder when attempting to tackle Bilal Powell in a game against the New York Jets. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the shoulder dislocation tore Mays’ labrum in two places…

49ers turmoil could get Harbaugh what he wants

The 49ers’ offseason started in rocky fashion, as the tension between coach Jim Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke bubbled over.  The drama became obvious even before the season ended, via the reporting of Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. As Harbaugh moves toward the fourth of five years of his contract with the…

Report: Arbitrator rules DeSean Jackson owes Drew Rosenhaus over $500,000

New Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson will have to allocate some of the money from his new contract with Washington to pay off a debt to his former representation. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, an arbitrator ruled Tuesday that Jackson owes $516,415 in back loans and fees to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus filed…

Jaguars re-sign WR Mike Brown

The Jaguars have re-signed wide receiver Mike Brown, an exclusive rights free agent, according to the NFL’s Wednesday transactions. Brown was third on the Jaguars in receiving yards (446) and fourth in catches (32) in 2013. He also hauled in two touchdown passes. Brown appeared in 11 games, starting six. A third-year pro, Brown (5-10,…

Judge Brody has not rejected concussion settlement a second time, yet

A document that appeared on the federal court docket in Philadelphia on Wednesday but that was misunderstood by the media resulted in a flurry of headlines proclaiming that Judge Anita Brody has rejected the proposed settlement in the concussion lawsuit a second time. She hasn’t.  (Yet.) The document, we’re told, merely reflected internal court housekeeping…

Report: 49ers “shopping” LaMichael James

The 49ers are reportedly willing to deal a recent second-round pick. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are “shopping” reserve tailback LaMichael James. An Oregon product, the 24-year-old James has attempted just 39 regular season rushes since being drafted in 2012. He returned 23 punts and 12 kickoffs for the Niners…

Dollars suggest Chris Johnson won’t be a role player

On the surface, it’s easy to assume that Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson will share the load in the New York backfield.  The numbers suggest strongly that Johnson will be the lead dog. Johnson will earn $4 million in 2014.  Ivory will earn $1 million.  While that doesn’t mean Johnson will have four times the…

Sidney Rice returns to the Seahawks

It’s been a good week for receiver Sidney Rice. On Monday, he received clearance to return to football activities from Dr. James Andrews.  On Wednesday, he agreed to terms to return to the team that cut him earlier this year, the Seattle Seahawks. Rice broke the news himself on Twitter.  Per a league source, it’s…

PFT Whiparound: Smith’s 49ers roster spot in danger

The guys of ProFootballTalk run through the latest news from around the NFL, including Chris Johnson heading to the Jets, Aldon Smith potentially leaving San Francisco, the Raiders trying to trade Terrelle Pryor and more.

Dwayne Bowe pays fine, resolves case stemming from pot arrest

Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was arrested in November for marijuana possession, has paid a fine and pleaded guilty to amended charges to resolve the matter. Bowe pleaded guilty today to defective equipment and littering and paid $610 in fines. “Like others charged with speeding and possessing marijuana for the first time, Mr. Bowe pleaded…

ProFootballTalk: Giants sign Freeman

The PFT guys discuss why the Giants signed QB Josh Freeman to a one-year deal, Eli Manning’s offseason ankle surgery and more.

RB-needy teams left to focus on the draft

There has been much said about running backs having a tough go of it in free agency, and in case we had forgotten, we were reminded with Chris Johnson taking more than a week to find a new team. Johnson, who was PFT’s No. 34-ranked free agent, signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the…

Busy day for Jets, with Sidney Rice visiting

On the same day the Jets added a home-run threat to their running game, they’re looking for more help for their passing attack. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice is visiting with the Jets today. The Jets will want a look at his surgically repaired knee, as he was just…

ProFootballTalk: Jets nation welcomes CJ2K

The guys of ProFootballTalk discuss the Jets signing RB Chris Johnson, the terms of his two-year deal, how much gas is left in CJ2K’s tank and more.

Police say Sharper’s DNA was found on clothing of one of his accusers

A Tempe, Arizona police department testified Wednesday that ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper’s DNA was found on the clothing of one of the two women accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. The Associated Press reports that the testimony came at a hearing in Tempe on Wednesday that saw Sharper’s lawyers challenge the evidence authorities…

Reports: Victor Hampton arrested after altercation with his sister

Former South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton, a prospect in next month’s NFL draft, was in the news this week when it was reported that he was wanted for questioning in connection with an attack on a man in a New York City nightclub. But that’s not the only incident that has Hampton in the news.…

Chris Johnson: I want to prove the doubters wrong

The Jets landed running back Chris Johnson on Wednesday, ending a brief free agent stint that didn’t feature overwhelming interest around the league in Johnson’s services. Johnson spoke to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean after signing his contract and he had some of those teams on his mind when discussing his plans for the upcoming…

Saints bring former center Jonathan Goodwin in for visit

The Saints lost center Brian de la Puente in free agency, so they need to find a replacement. They might be turning to the guy de la Puente replaced. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints brought veteran center Jonathan Goodwin in for a visit today, making a reunion possible. Goodwin was made expendable…

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