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Minneapolis Will Host Super Bowl LII

Minneapolis Will Host Super Bowl LII

NFL Shield (NFL)(ATLANTA) — Minneapolis on Tuesday was chosen to host the Super Bowl in 2018.
Minneapolis beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis after a secret ballot was held by NFL owners.
“We’re very proud to host Super Bowl LII,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said. “It’ll be an exciting time. I know we’ll do a great job and we’ll be proud. Working very hard right now to build a world-class venue.”
Wilf is talking about the $1 billion stadium that will be built at the site of the old Metrodome and should be ready in 2016.
Minneapolis made history by beating out New Orleans, which had been 10-for-10 in previous Super Bowl bids.
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Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Colts’ Mathis Suspended Four Games

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Indianapolis star linebacker Robert Mathis has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 NFL season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. However, the drug which Mathis tested positive for is not a common one to football fans.
The linebacker was seeking fertility assistance and was reportedly told by the prescribing doctor that the drug would not cause a problem with the NFL.
“It is difficult for me to address the circumstances surrounding this suspension because they involve very personal medical information,” said Mathis in a statement. “Like many families, my wife and I faced fertility challenges, and I sought medical assistance. I specifically asked the doctor if the medication he prescribed for me would present a problem for NFL drug testing, and unfortunately, he incorrectly told me that it would not. I made the mistake of not calling the NFL or NFLPA to double-check before I took the medication at the end of last season.”
Mathis’ mother, Denis White, was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer in August of 2013. Wishing to give her another grandchild, Mathis sought out fertility help from Dr. Steven Morganstern in Atlanta. Due to a health condition that his wife, Brandi, suffers from, Dr. Morganstern advised Mathis begin taking the drug Clomid to help accelerate the process.
The 33-year old began taking the drug in November and stopped after finding out his wife was pregnant. The couple is expecting a baby girl in the fall and Mathis’ mother is still alive.
“The drug for which Mr. Mathis tested positive is not approved by the FDA for fertility in males and is a performance-enhancing drug that has been prohibited for years,” said a statement released by the NFL. “Importantly, Mr. Mathis did not consult with the policy’s Independent Administrator, a physician jointly approved by the NFL and NFL Players Association. Nor did he consult with his team doctor, the team’s training staff, the NFLPA, the league office or the hotline established under the policy to give confidential information to players. Each of these sources would have warned against using this substance.”
Mathis was the league leader in the sacks in 2013, recording 19.5 in his 12th season. He is eligible to return on Sept. 29 following the Colts Sept. 28 meeting with Tennessee. Mathis is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason workouts, including team practices and games.
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Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The St. Louis Rams have released former starting running back Daryl Richardson, helping them thin out their extremely crowded backfield.
Richardson finished the 2012 season on a strong note as a rookie.  He won the starting job as Steven Jackson’s replacement during this past training camp but suffered a toe injury against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener and never recovered.
In 2013 he finished with 215 yards and an average of 3.1 yards per attempt while playing in just eight games.
Zac Stacy received the bulk of the carries in Richardson’s absence, supplanting him on the depth chart.  The Rams also drafted running back Tre Mason out of Auburn in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft.  Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham are the other running backs on the roster.
Richardson was scheduled to make $581,474 his season, and his release will save the Rams $558,526 in cap space.  He was claimed on waivers Friday by the New York Jets.
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Browns Sign WR Miles Austin

Browns Sign WR Miles Austin

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — Receiver Miles Austin agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Thursday.
Austin provides the Browns with depth, which could be needed if star receiver Josh Gordon is suspended.
The 29-year-old Austin is a two-time Pro Bowler but is coming of an injury-filled season during which he caught 24 balls for 244 yards.
For his eight-year NFL career, Austin has 301 catches for 4,481 yards and 34 touchdowns.
The Browns agreed to terms with receiver Earl Bennett Thursday. He and Austin join Greg Little, Andrew Hawkins, Nate Burleson and Travis Benjamin as part of the Browns’ receiving corps.
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Joe Haden Is Happy to Stay with Browns

Joe Haden Is Happy to Stay with Browns

NFL via Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — Cornerback Joe Haden is happy to be playing in Cleveland for five more years.
The Browns and Haden agreed to a $68 million five-year extension, which includes $45 million in guaranteed money.
“This contract only makes me feel like now I have to play like the best corner in the league,” Haden said Wednesday.
“I love Cleveland, man. I really like it here. I enjoy it here. The fans are great. I never want to just bail out on anything. I started here. They drafted me,” Haden continued. “And the fan base is one big part. The way they feel about the team and the Browns, I feel like if we can really start winning, there is no other place I’d rather play.”
The Browns selected Haden with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft out of the University of Florida.  In 57 career games, Haden has registered 13 interceptions, 68 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two sacks.
The extension will keep Haden in a Browns uniform through the 2019 season.
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Andre Johnson Unsure of His Future in Houston

Andre Johnson Unsure of His Future in Houston

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is entering his 11th year in the NFL, but he isn’t sure of his future with the team.
“Nobody’s been here as long as I have,” Johnson said on Tuesday.  “You just kind of look at things. I’ve been thinking about things this offseason. And I just kind of wonder sometimes, ‘Is this still the place for me?’”
The Texans brought in first-year head coach Bill O’Brien this offseason, which is the third coach that Johnson will play under during his time in Houston.
During his 11 years in Houston, Johnson has only made the playoffs twice and doesn’t think the Texans are building a contender.
“I think we’ve only had three winning seasons,” Johnson said. “I don’t think any player wants to experience that. I think over time it can become very frustrating. And this offseason has been very frustrating for me; beginning of the offseason, I should say. That’s just kind of where I’m at right now.”
Johnson skipped the Texans voluntary workouts last week and said he has no plans to show up for OTAs and the mandatory minicamp.
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Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Says Johnny Manziel Is the Backup QB

Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Says Johnny Manziel Is the Backup QB

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Cleveland Browns fans are greatly anticipating the start of the Johnny Manziel era, team owner Jimmy Haslam says the quarterback will not enter training camp as the team’s starter.
While addressing a luncheon in Canton, Ohio, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Haslam said Manziel needs to start acting “like a backup quarterback.”
While Haslam was quick to praise his prized rookie, he also made it known that Manziel will have to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job.
Hoyer had a nice run as the Browns’ starting quarterback this past season, but suffered a torn ACL and was forced to miss a majority of the season.
The Browns traded back into the first round to select Manziel in hopes that he will finally be the answer for the team at quarterback.
While at Texas A&M, Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and accounted for 93 total touchdowns during his two seasons at Texas A&M. He also became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy.
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Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) — With almost four months until the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, the St. Louis Rams have already been dealt a blow to their offense as wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
The team has confirmed the suspension, and Bailey will be eligible to return to the field after the Rams’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 5.
“I see all the negative comments! Everyone makes mistakes, I guarantee I will bounce back. My promise to my fans & #RamsNation,” Bailey tweeted on Monday.
Despite the suspension, Bailey can still participate in the team’s offseason program, including preseason practices and games.
After serving a limited role in his rookie year this past season, Bailey was expected to see an increased role in the team’s offense in 2014.
As a rookie, Bailey caught 17 passes for 226 yards in 2013.
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Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Ready for New Contract

Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Ready for New Contract

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Fresh off Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman getting a his record-setting contract, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is ready to cash in.
The Cardinals and Peterson are in the midst of extension talks for the All-Pro cornerback’s rookie contract. Sherman recently agreed to a four-year deal worth $57 million, and Peterson thinks he’s in the same class.
“I’m making OK money right now, but I’m just not making his money right now,” Peterson said.
The 23-year-old Peterson is set to make $2.88 million in 2014, and $10 million in 2015.
“I think cornerbacks are definitely worth the dollars that they get because now this league is a passing league,” he added. “You need that shutdown corner to lock down one side of the field, or like myself, go out there the entire field.”
This past season, Peterson made 42 tackles and intercepted three passes.
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Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(MIAMI) — While many are welcoming newly drafted St. Louis Ram Michael Sam into the NFL, Miami Dolphins cornerback Don Jones is being punished by the team for his negative tweets following Sam getting drafted.
After Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible.” He later deleted the tweets.
Sam, who is the NFL’s first openly gay player, was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round.
For his actions, the team has fined Jones an undisclosed amount of money and have excused him from the team until he finishes educational training.
Jones later apologized for his comments.
“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment.”
“I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team that I wish him all the best in his NFL career,” he continued.
Jones is entering his second season with the Dolphins, and made 10 tackles last season during his rookie year.
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Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The New York Jets selected former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd with the 213th overall pick on Saturday.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s son, Seth, is a freshman wide receiver on Clemson and gave the Jets and…

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, being chosen in the seventh round (249th overall) by the St. Louis Rams. Sam announced his sexuality back in February and said his announceme…

Eagles Trade Running Back Bryce Brown to the Bills

Eagles Trade Running Back Bryce Brown to the Bills

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Bills continue to wheel and deal during the NFL Draft as they’ve most recently made a trade to acquire running back Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles.
In order to get Brown, the Bills will send a conditi…

Greg Jennings Happy to have Teddy Bridgewater on the Vikings

Greg Jennings Happy to have Teddy Bridgewater on the Vikings

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — With the issues the Minnesota Vikings issues at quarterback in recent years, wide receiver Greg Jennings is thrilled the team has drafted former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The Vikings traded back i…

Browns’ Gordon Could Be Suspended for Season

Browns’ Gordon Could Be Suspended for Season

Jason Miller/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — One day after fans were in jubilation over the drafting of quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Browns may be down their top receiver this coming season. Sources tell ESPN that Josh Gordon is facing a season-l…

Bills Trade Wide Reciever Stevie Johnson to the 49ers

Bills Trade Wide Reciever Stevie Johnson to the 49ers

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a move that could prove to be beneficial to both sides, the Buffalo Bills have traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015.
Johnson had spent his ent…

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Draft Round 1:
1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
4. …

Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium

Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) — With the Buffalo Bills ownership in flux, commissioner Roger Goodell thinks that the team needs a new stadium as well.
Despite undergoing $130 million in renovations during the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium is one of the…

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a new four-year contract extension on Wednesday worth $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed.
“The goal has always been to stay in Seattle and contin…

Bills’ DL Marcell Dareus Arrested on Drug Charges

Bills’ DL Marcell Dareus Arrested on Drug Charges

NFL Shield (NFL)(HEFLIN, Ala.) — Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was arrested in Alabama on Monday night on drug charges, the county sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday.
A jailer for Cleburne County in Heflin, who wanted to…

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